For 15 years Janet was a BBC television producer and senior broadcast journalist where she was series editor for ‘BBC for Business’ and worked as a producer across a range of financial and political programmes including ‘The Money Programme’, ‘Financial World Tonight’, ‘In Business’ and ‘Panorama’. Professor Jones’ first lectureship was with the University of Wales, Aberystwyth before moving to the University of the West of England, Bristol to undertake the role of Associate Head of Department from 2006 to 2013. Janet then moved on to Middlesex University as Professor of Media and Head of Department. An authority on the media industry, Janet has written several academic articles and books on the subject of journalism and democracy, the study of the internet and the public sphere, the future of public service broadcasting and public participation in multi-platform media. She has also published a book on the International Big Brother phenomenon. Her latest co-authored book, ‘Digital Journalism’ (Sage) was published in 2012.