- The 29-year-old investigative journalist was killed in Northern Ireland on Thursday night.
- She did a Masters course at Birmingham City University
- Her former lecturer has written an emotional blog post detailing her achievements and his grief that her talent will not be fully realised.
A Birmingham City University lecturer has paid tribute to "tenacious" "passionate" and "full of love" journalist Lyra McKee, who was killed this week as she watched the rioting in the Creggan area of Londonderry, on Thursday night.
Paul Bradshaw taught Lyra on the Masters programme at Birmingham City University and described her death as "devastating"
In his blog post he describes her as "tenacious, a fighter, passionate about journalism, and full of love for her family and partner."
He describes how impressed he was by her life experience before she approached him with an interest in the Masters course.
He describes how she was prepared to take on difficult stories, which could take years to come to fruition, and how she had crowdfunded in order to investigate the unsolved murder of a politician.
A memorial fund set up in her memory has passed £50,000.
Other members of staff at the university have paid their own tributes.