Portrait of  Steve Burnip Steve Burnip

steve.burnip@hud.ac.uk | 01484 478420


Stephen Burnip has a background in both newspaper and broadcast journalism.

A postgraduate of the Centre for Journalism Studies at Cardiff University, he worked as a news reporter and then a feature writer for the Yorkshire Evening Post in Leeds.

At Yorkshire Television, he worked as a news bulletin producer on Calendar before moving into the features department as a researcher. Over the 17 years that he was there, latterly as a producer /director, he worked on a wide variety of feature series…. from travel and business to light entertainment and current affairs.
He also produced one-off documentaries, and was studio producer of YTV’s highly rated “live” Tonight programme for several years.

He left in 2005 to form his own company Media Frame Productions, before joining the University of Huddersfield as a senior lecturer in journalism and media.  

Research and Scholarship

The early history of Regional Television, with special reference to Yorkshire Television.

The life and works of Halifax journalist and writer J. S. Fletcher, including his work for Practical Teacher magazine 1881 to 1883.

Employability links between the University and TV Production companies.

Research Degree Supervision

Steve is happy to co-supervise research students (MA by Research, MPhil, PhD) in any aspect of Journalism and Media, and he particularly welcomes those researching various aspects of Television. Areas of interest include…:

  • Regional Television and Regional Identity
  • Deafness and Television
  • Victorian Photojournalism in the Regional Press
  • Journalists and the Novel
  • Fake journalism