About Me

I’m Jane,  journalist and  former newspaper news editor and magazine editor. I’m 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; and have just finished a six month stint as a content creator for a county council, creating online and digital stories.

I’m keen to learn from passionate journalists who are working with their communities to provide an alternative to major news organisations, while also intrigued to see how the craft of journalism is evolving in newsrooms.

I’m currently doing a Master’s in multiplatform and mobile journalism at Birmingham City University, under the tutelage of renowned data and mobile journalism specialist Prof Paul Bradshaw.

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