Here you’ll find a selection of articles I’ve written, talks I’ve given and media coverage of work that I’ve been involved in:


Africa Cup of Nations 2022: Why wary parents, deadly viruses and red tape make it tough to find the next Mané or Salah (The Times)


A Twitter tightrope without a net: Journalists’ reactions to newsroom social media policies (Columbia Journalism Review)

Forget your gut, look at the data: How Netflix changed the way stories are commissioned (British Journalism Review)

“It’s a Challenge From A Morale Perspective”: What it’s Like Setting the Rules at Some of the World’s Largest Platforms (Kinzen)

Be careful what you wish for: How the British press may regret its campaign for the regulation of social media (British Journalism Review)


The Resilience Report 2020: How Europe’s independent media dealt with the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 (European Journalism Centre)

Saved for history, the British island fort that send 50,000 slaves to a life of misery (The Times)

The Road To Recovery: First-person stories of healthcare in Sierra Leone (On Our Radar)

Writing what they tell you: How news organisations can grow audience and revenue by listening to what people want (British Journalism Review)

Coronavirus struggles for toehold in Sierra Leone as ‘mammy queens’ go into battle (The Times)

BBC Sport introduces new policies to combat hateful social media comments (NiemanLab)

Whole new ball game: Why The Athletic is a welcome addition to the top-flight of sports journalism (British Journalism Review)

XCity Award longlist for outstanding contribution to journalism announced (XCity)


Readers want to feel like they belong: How subscribers and members are dipping into their pockets to help fund original journalism (British Journalism Review)

Engaged Journalism Accelerator funds eight more community journalism projects (

Welcome to the Independent Media Accelerator, a search for the future of independent media (Steady)

How to Measure the Impact and ROI on Engagement (Outriders Mixer)

“Surveys can drive engagement and revenue” for publishers, study finds (What’s News In Publishing)

Hacks/Hackers London: News for millennial investors, engaged journalism and data leakage to Facebook (One Man & His Blog)


How The Times of London uses newsletters to drive subscriptions (Digiday)

Private Sector News, Social Media Distribution and Algorithm Change (Reuters Institute)


How commenters are the most valuable visitors (Digiday)

How we created a space on Facebook for people to rationally discuss Brexit (Digiday)

Using Facebook groups to entice paying subscribers (Digiday)

Video as a means of driving awareness to purchase (Digiday)


Using Instagram to build an engaged foodie community (Digiday)


How to mobilise journalists to amplify your most important stories (NiemanLab)

An experiment in using Tumblr to reach new audiences (NiemanLab)

Hack day victory for ‘comment thermometer’ (


How The Times covered the 2012 London Olympics (YouTube)

XCity Award shortlist for journalist of the year announced (