Education

Press Association training course, Yorkshire:  Autumn 2010

Seven-week training as part of the Daily Telegraph graduate scheme

City University, London: 2008-2009

MA Newspaper Journalism, Merit

University of Nottingham: 2005-2008

BA Hons English Studies , 2:1

Mill Hill County High School: 1998-2005

A levels: English Literature- A, Law- A, Psychology- A

Journalism Experience

National

The Sunday Times: December 2008-February 2009

  • I have had three features commissioned.  One feature on Terry Pratchett and Alzheimer’s was published in January 2009 with a picture byline and another feature was published in February 2009.

The Guardian and The Guardian Weekly: Various dates 2003- present.

  • I did a first-person piece for an article on a debate over the neo-colonist effect of the boom of young volunteers abroad. I have been invited back for a work placement over Easter 2009.
  • I have worked on the Guardian’s news desk and extensively on the Guardian Weekly.

The Mirror: February 2009-March 2009

  • I did two shifts a week on the news desk and Mirror.co.uk, uploading content, editing and writing
  • I had several stories published, including my own exclusive on a new Banksy work.

The Times: February 2008

  • I was recruited to be part of a student interviewer team for articles on graduate employment.

The Observer: Summer 2008

  • Worked with Oliver Marre on the Pendennis column, contributing news and gossip for his column and spent some time on the Observer Woman Magazine.

The Daily Star, Beirut: April 2009-present

  • Copy editor and reporter.  Write on local and regional politics, business and human rights.

Regional/Local

Nottingham Evening Post: January 2008

  • I investigated a major fraud case using contacts at the Insolvency Bureau as part of my own story
  • I worked with the court correspondent on high-profile stories at the crown court.

St Albans Review: January 2009

  • Two double page spread features, one on the inauguration of the new bishop of St Albans.

Borehamwood Times: Summer 2008

  • Several features and news pieces were published online and in the weekly paper.

Barnet Press: January 2009

  • Splash with a story on Andrew Parker Bowles and a page three lead with my FOI on knife crime prevention in secondary schools.
  • Several features, reviews and news articles published online and in the paper.

Awards

Guardian Student Media Awards 2007: Runner up for Impact Magazine, Nottingham University
Other

Impact Magazine- Features, News and Reviews

KnightAyton Media Management- Organising media events for newsreaders such as Jon Snow, Peter Sissons, Samira Ahmed and Sir Trevor McDonald.

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