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Jude Rogers (born 1978)[1] is a Welsh[2] journalist and lecturer who is a music critic for The Guardian.[3] She also regularly writes features and articles for The Observer,[4] New Statesman[5] and women's magazines such as Red.[6] Her articles have also been published by The Times and by BBC Music[7] and she broadcasts on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4 and BBC 6 Music.[4] She is a senior lecturer in journalism at London Metropolitan University.[4][8]

Early life and educationEdit

She was born and bred in two villages near Swansea,[9][10] where she went to comprehensive school.[11] In 1997 Rogers became president of the student union at Wadham College, Oxford.[11] She has an English degree from the University of Oxford and an MA from Royal Holloway.[8]

Professional careerEdit

In 2003, Rogers co-founded the magazine Smoke: a London Peculiar.[12][13] After working as reviews editor on The Word, she became a full-time freelancer in 2007.[8]

She has been a judge on several music prize panels,[4] including the Welsh Music Prize[10][14] and the Mercury Prize,[10] and was one of ten experts chosen to write for the University of Westminster's MusicTank 10:10 project, writing about the future of music journalism.[4][15]

In 2017 she scripted an audio guided tour, narrated by Jarvis Cocker, for the Southbank Centre's exhibition ABBA: Super Troupers on the Swedish pop group ABBA.[16]

Personal lifeEdit

She married in 2011.[17] She and her husband Dan[17] have a son, Evan, born in 2014.[1] They live in Wales, having moved there in 2016[18] from Leyton, north east London.[9]


  • Matt Haynes (editor) and Jude Rogers (editor): From the Slopes of Olympus to the Banks of the Lea, Smoke: a London Peculiar, 2013 ISBN 978-0957568006
  • Jude Rogers and Alex Farebrother-Naylor: Pop!, Fisherton Press, 2016 ISBN 978-0993077333


  1. ^ a b Rogers, Jude (25 November 2014). "Roy Rogers, by Jude". My Old Man. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  2. ^ Rogers, Jude (16 February 2012). "Jude Rogers: The Welsh language is too precious to be allowed to disappear". The Independent. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Jude Rogers". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Jude Rogers". Faculty of Social Services and Humanities. London Metropolitan University. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Jude Rogers". New Statesman. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  6. ^ Rogers, Jude (1 July 2013). "Interviews: Vanessa Paradis". Red. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Music: Jude Rogers". BBC. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  8. ^ a b c "Journalism lecturer has star quality". London Metropolitan University. 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  9. ^ a b "Northbound". Smoke: a London Peculiar. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  10. ^ a b c "Judges". Welsh Music Prize. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  11. ^ a b Rogers, Jude (13 August 2009). "Look Back in Anger". New Statesman. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  12. ^ Rogers, Jude (7 August 2013). "Tough deal". The Bookseller.
  13. ^ "Smoke: a London Peculiar magazine". Smoke: a London Peculiar. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  14. ^ Elfyn, Bethan (17 October 2011). "Welsh Music Prize: let judging commence!". BBC Wales. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  15. ^ Rogers, Jude (14 May 2013). "10 @ 10: Jude Rogers – The Future of Journalism". Music Tank. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  16. ^ Yeung, Vivien (23 November 2017). "Jarvis Cocker announced as narrator for new ABBA exhibition". Crack. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  17. ^ a b Rogers, Jude (29 April 2011). "Here comes another bride". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  18. ^ Rogers, Jude (30 July 2017). "Why I revisited every place I've ever lived". The Observer. Retrieved 27 November 2017.

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