School of Arts and Cultures

Staff Profiles

Fiona Smith

Associate Lecturer in Journalism



Fiona Veitch Smith has worked as a staff reporter, sub-editor and freelance journalist for newspapers and magazines in South Africa and the UK. She writes and edits across media including writing, ghostwriting and editing children's books, non-fiction writing, screenplays, stage plays and documentary filmmaking. She's currently the new writing editor of Plain Truth magazine and lectures in scriptwriting and writing for the media. She has a Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies (Rhodes University); MA Creative Writing (Northumbria University) and is currently working towards a PhD in the adaptation of literary texts to the screen (Newcastle University).

Roles and Responsibilities

She is the module leader for COM 1030 Writing for the Media 1; COM 2068 Writing for the Media 2 and COM 3001 Magazine Publishing