Life Before Ulster
Following a career in public service during which Milne Rowntree was awarded an MBA from Ulster, he undertook an MA Journalism course at Coleraine. This training led to his subsequent employment as a journalist in a range of local newspapers and involvement in the development of online news sources. Following a period of part-time teaching at Coleraine he joined the teaching staff on the BA and MA Journalism programmes in Coleraine.
Milne's teaching includes areas such as Political and Public Affairs in the UK and EU and Media Law. Milne teaches multi-platform journalism with an emphasis on print, online and mobile journalism. He supervises dissertation research and project development across a number of programmes. In addition, Milne is an examiner with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and involved in the development of professionally recognised training for journalists. He has completed the PGCHEP and is a fellow of the HEA
Milne is a contributor to textbooks: McNea's 'Essential Law for Journalists' and Morrison's 'Essential Public Affairs for Journalists'. He has also been involved in research and development of the oral history publication: 'Green and Blue, Across the Thin Line' and the associated drama production 'Green and Blue' with Kabosh Theatre Company.
Milne is involved in the organisation and provision of services provided by the National Council for the Training of Journalists, an educational charity and provider of industry recognised training in journalism. Mr Rowntree is on the board of Diversity Challenges, a community organisation researching oral history in Northern and Southern Ireland. He has also worked on projects with Coleraine Borough Council, the Society of Editors, the US Consulate, and the World Journalism Education Congress in Auckland, New Zealand.