Journalist • Editor • Publisher • Broadcaster • Educator
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Newcastle University

For the last seven years, I've been helping Newcastle University train and equip the next generation of journalists, teaching on the Multimedia Journalism Masters programme, but also creating extra-curricular projects for experience and experimentation

Civic Journalism Lab

Civic Journalism Lab

I direct a joint venture between Newcastle University and BBC North East and Cumbria called Civic Journalism Lab - a forum for professional, student and community journalists in the north east of England to meet, learn and collaborate. We run a monthly series of talks, seminars, workshops and hack-days.

JesmondLocal

JesmondLocal

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.

Project Turnaround

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.