Journalist • Editor • Publisher • Broadcaster • Educator


I help train and equip the next generation of journalists via extra-curricular projects that enable them to gain practical experience... and give me the opportunities to experiment with journalism's latest tools, techniques and thinking.



Since 2010, I've been recruiting a dozen volunteer reporters to work on hyperlocal news site JesmondLocal, and we learn together how to deliver responsible journalism to local communities in an age of social and multi-media.


Civic Journalism Lab

This year (2017) I've been asked by Newcastle University and BBC North East and Cumbria to create a Civic Journalism Lab - a forum for professional, student and community journalists in the north east of England to meet, learn and collaborate. We're staring with a monthly series of talks, seminars, workshops and hack-days.


Project Turnaround

In 2011, I led a team of Newcastle students, alumni, staff and school pupils at the BALTIC gallery to create a magazine in just 48 hours about the Turner Prize that was being awarded there. You can read the final magazine here.