Charles Riddle​​

Charles Riddle

Principal Academic Staff Member
Programme Coordinator - Journalism pathway

Contact info


07 834 8800 ​​​​Ext. 7846


Office: P Block, corner of Collingwood and Tristram




Areas of expertise

Industry experience, affiliations and achievements

Research activity

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What do you enjoy about teaching/your job?

The students, their minds, and their ambitions.

What do you love about your area?

Journalism is in a constant change of flux with no one day the same. It is an exciting and challenging area to work and teach in.

Tell us about your experience in the industry

I trained as a journalist in South Africa where I worked for a large daily newspaper in Cape Town, before moving to Fleet Street as a foreign correspondent. I have worked as a news agency desk editor, travel writer, magazine editor, and obituarist. I spent 10 years lecturing journalism at Rhodes University before joining Wintec.

What keeps you busy outside of Media Arts?

I enjoy freelance writing for newspapers.