I’m Jane, a content creator and postgraduate student of multiplatform and mobile media.

I’ve an experienced former journalist, newspaper news editor and magazine editor, and remain a keen follower of traditional, online and community news. I’ve worked for the Express & Star, Shropshire Star, Nottingham Post, South Wales Evening Post and Archant lifestyle magazines.

I’ve also enjoyed five years as a freelance public relations specialist, focussing on NHS and education clients.

I now put my skills to use in a public sector organisation, creating online and digital content and measuring its impact among residents and influencers.

I’m also on a mission to explore the innovative work taking place across the UK outside of the major news organisations, particularly among the hyperlocal community. I’m interested to see how the culture of journalism and the craft of being a journalist develops in the coming years, and particularly how the UK’s major publishers respond to the dramatic digital and revenue-generating challenges they face.

I’m doing a part time Masters in multiplatform and mobile journalism at Birmingham City University, under the tutelage of renowned data and mobile journalism specialist Prof Paul Bradshaw, while working at Worcestershire County Council.