BiographyPeter Stewart is a British journalist and presenter with 25 years’ experience in BBC and commercial radio, and author on broadcasting and social media.
As well as writing the world’s first book on live-streaming on this app, ‘Up Your Periscope’, he is the author of ‘Essential Tweeting Skills for Radio Stations’ and ‘Essential Radio Skills’, ‘Essential Radio Journalism’ (publ: Methuen Drama), and ‘Broadcast Journalism’ (publ: Focal Press) which are core texts for media students and have been published in several languages. (The 7th edition of ‘Broadcast Journalism’ is published in spring 2016.)
The first edition of ‘Up Your Periscope’ was published in April 2015, just a month after the app was launched. Since then Peter has presented hundreds of Scopes on his own channel and those of others, including for the BBC. He was a speaker at the inaugural Periscope Community Summit in New York (September 2015), and has written about the app for various websites and (in June 2015) a paper for the University of Cardiff’s media/journalism department on the use of live-streaming for news media.
In 2014 Peter was a key player in a project for BBC English regions on the integration of social media into the Corporation’s newsrooms. Previously, in his 3 years with the BBC’s journalism training department, Peter devised and led broadcast presentation and production courses, as well as others on law and voice technique, for all levels of the Corporation’s staff. His weekly broadcast journalism coaching articles for the British ‘Radio Magazine’ (2001-10) was read by thousands, and his monthly BBC email of broadcast presentation advice had a worldwide subscriber list of 7,000.
Peter’s presented a wide variety of radio and TV programmes, hosted debates, events and award-ceremonies, and is the recipient of a New York International Radio Award. He has qualifications in advertising and marketing.
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