I’m Michael. I am a journalist and linguistics graduate from Lancaster University.
I am currently the Associate Editor for SCAN, Lancaster’s student newspaper. I am also a regularly featured freelance writer for Blooloop, one of the largest industry news sites for the tourism industry.
I was selected by Lancaster University to travel to Chennai, India (expenses-paid) to work with the media team of the WBCSD. I wrote about my experiences here.
I have been interviewed on national and regional BBC Radio Stations on various topics after writing freelance articles.
I have learnt extensively about journalism. I was selected by the British Council to attend a conference for Young Journalists in Glasgow (expenses-paid). I have also attended Amnesty International’s Media Summit and the Student Publication Association Conference. In addition I have attended training run by FEU and my Students’ Union.
“I’m very impressed with your story: lots of sources, balanced reporting, no needless sensationalising, no stigmatising language. Clearly you were being modest when you said you didn’t know much about mental health reporting.”
“I think Michael could have a promising career in journalism.”
“Michael is a really engaging, very smart writer and I wouldn’t hesitate to work with him again. In working with us he has been diligent, dedicated and efficient and has been a total pleasure to work with. He has also shown great initiative and drive.”
Interesting things about me
I did a bungee jump in London, outside the O2 Arena – and a parachute jump in Berlin, Germany.
I was an extra in a zombie film.
I have been on the tallest swing in Europe – 328 feet above the ground.
I rode a bike across a tightrope in Portugal.
I have climbed the O2 and The Orbit in Stratford.
I went to a Silent Disco in the Natural History Museum, London.
I fed alligators in Florida.