I am Martin Steers, this is my site and this is all about me.
I am a media person, although it’s more a radio person through and through, with a strong interest in the wider media ecology & landscape, developing media trends and also with a focus for community media & journalism.
Becoming more passionate about journalism and the power to tell stories to represent communities, report the truth, hold power to account and help enact social change.
Career & work
I’m just finishing my masters in Multimedia Journalism at the University of Westminster, with a focus on Broadcast / Radio.
I’m a Broadcast Assistant at BBC Radio Oxford, mainly producing the Friday night show; Time Out with Laurie Bailey, where I also occasionally present a feature called the New Media Review with a focus on podcasts and youtube channels.
I am an associate lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, the defacto module leader for all the broadcast radio related modules in the English & Media department.
I am a director and lead practitioner of Home Counties Community Media CIC, running & supporting community media projects, teaching & training in media, marketing and communication skills, and also providing advice, support & guidance to not for profits with their marketing, media & communications.
As part of the above organisation I am one of two founders of Bedford Radio, a new community focused radio station we are working to launch for Bedford.
Volunteer-wise I also do the following
I am the founder and chair of the national Community Radio Awards, set up to celebrate, promote and share best practice of the over 280 Ofcom licensed and broadcasting community radio stations.
I’m the founder and manager of Scout Radio the national broadcast radio team for the Scouts, providing radio stations at scouting events and enabling young people to give radio a go.
and something without anything to do with the media, I am the general manager of the Cambridge University Pythons American Football team!