Peter Cole is Emeritus Professor of Journalism at the University of Sheffield, where he was head of journalism for nine years. He was previously head of journalism at the University of Central Lancashire. He spent more than 25 years in national newspaper journalism, on the Guardian, where he was deputy editor and news editor, the Sunday Correspondent, where he was co-founder and editor, the Sunday Times where he edited News Review, the Evening Standard and the Evening News.
He has carried out journalism training for British regional newspapers, and in Kenya and South Africa. He has served on the boards of the National Council for the Training of Journalists and the Society of Editors.