Aleksandar Kocic

Aleksandar Kocic

Mr Aleksandar Kocic



I have been a journalist for more that 30 years and although I have done reporting and writing for television, print and online, I am first and foremost a radio journalist. I have worked in local, regional and national radio, including 15 years with BBC Radio - World Service and domestic channels.

I have worked as a journalism lecturer since 2011, delivering a range of modules in both undergraduate and postgraduate
programmes. Modules I have taught are: Radio News, TV News, Radio
Bulletins, Social Media, Introduction to Broadcast Journalism (ML), Business Journalism and more.

I also supervise BA and MA students working on their Major Projects and Dissertations. Currently, I am Programme Leader for BA Journalism at Edinburgh Napier.

Conferences and Publications:

National, regional, local? What should public service radio in Scotland be? Paper presented at Radio Studies conference in Prato, Italy, July 2018

Kocic, A. (2017) From diplomacy backed by force to force backed by diplomacy - a comparative look at the Bosnia and Kosovo talks. Balkania, Num 8 (2017)

How Local can National/Regional Be? The peculiar position of BBC Radio Scotland in local news provision Paper presented at Radio Studies Network: Reaching Out: The past, present and future of BBC Local Radio conference De Montfort University, Nov 2017

50 years without local BBC radio in Scotland. What’s the way forward? Paper presented at BBC Local Radio 50th Anniversary Symposium by Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster, Nov 2017

Kocic, A. (2017) Hands On or Hands Off: Reviewing Newsday as a Teaching Tool, Journalism Education, Vol. 6, No 1, 67-74

Hands On or Hands Off: The value of Newsday as a tool in the teaching of journalism - paper presented at the annual AJE conference in London, June 2016

How useful is Newsday in the teaching of journalism - paper presented at HEA conference on Innovation in Education, Brighton, January 2016

From Diplomacy Backed by Force to Force Backed by Diplomacy - paper presented at Theorizing the Popular conference, Liverpool June 2015

Kocic, Ceballos, Mateos (2013) La radio como difusora de cultura politica: Europea Radio y las elecciones presidenciales estadounidenses in Contreras (eds) +Ciencia: Como trabajar la divulgacion cientifica desde las radios universitarias. Madrid, Communicacion Social, pp: 2015-14


External Adviser, Validation Panel for BA Journalism, Teesside University (2015)

External Adviser, Validation Panel for MA Journalism, University of Chester (Sept - Dec 2017)

External Examiner, MA Journalism, University of Chester, Sept 2018 -

External Examiner, MA TV Production and MA Broadcast Media, University of Chester, Nov 2018 -

Fake News Workshops, Secondary schools in Scotland, Ongoing

Research Areas


Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow The Higher Education Academy