Dr Lily Canter is a journalist, lecturer and journalism studies researcher. She is Principal Lecturer and Subject Group Leader for Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University where she teaches digital journalism, research methods and journalism issues. Her research interests include regional newspaper websites, online participatory journalism, social media and journalism training. Lily previously worked as a reporter and features editor in the regional press and continues to work as a freelance journalist. She is also festival chair and co-founder of short film festival Film Northants.