Matt Horn MBE

UCLan’s Matt Horn is among current and former regional press journalists recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Matthew Horn worked for the Lancashire Telegraph as a reporter covering Burnley Football Club before moving into journalism lecturing for the University of Central Lancashire.

He now lives in China teaching international journalism at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies on behalf of UCLan and has been awarded an MBE for services to the development of journalism and to charitable work in China.

Matthew is one of four serving or former journalists to be recognised in the list, which is released to mark the Queen’s official birthday.

He said “I feel really delighted and I never thought I would get this in a million years.”

“I have always loved journalism and being able to teach future journalists and then see them start their careers in the real world makes it all worthwhile and am really grateful to UCLan and Guangdong University for their support.”