I’m producing a series of reporting guides for the European Journalism Centre to aid freelance journalists working on development stories. Each guide will feature expert advice and practical tips to strengthen freelancers’ work.
I’m currently working as a freelance reporter for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism covering media and journalism trends in the Global South. See links to my RISJ articles below.
How journalism training is changing (and flourishing) in sub-Saharan Africa
Since 2017, I have been a freelance editor for the World Economic Forum. I liaise with writers, edit articles and source images and graphics to accompany pieces on topics ranging from the future of work and the Fourth Industrial Revolution to climate change, the future of cities and the COVID-19 pandemic.
I worked with the European Journalism Centre to deliver a webinar in audience development for freelance journalists and a series of 1-1 mentoring sessions as part of its Freelance Journalism Assembly.
I spent two months with NSMG (April-May 2020) advising on a new audience strategy for a series of to-be-launched websites and its existing portfolio of B2B and B2C websites. This included work on SEO, audience growth, audience development and engagement strategies and tools.
A data and editorial analysis of GQ’s Facebook strategy, its editorial strategy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and training and guidance on visual production across 10 markets.
This work is ongoing. My latest project involves a deep look into GQs editorial output and ways to drive growth and engagement with is journalism.
Worked with the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime (GITOC) on editorial and digital strategies for the launch of two major reports. This work is ongoing and now involves strategic work and training to enhance the GI’s social media output and engagement with digital audiences.
I teach as a visiting lecturer on the undergraduate, second-year module online and social media journalism in the university’s Spring term. This year, I also led a series of ethics and journalism seminars for postgraduate journalism students.
Delivered a week-long training to local journalists in Chongqing, including workshops on story development, handling financial data and stories, data visualisation and mobile journalism.
Summary report on a new project to build more resilient indigenous communities in Alaska as climate change threatens their way of life.