Birmingham City University

Below are a few examples of work produced while studying MA Online Journalism at Birmingham City University. Modules include online journalism, enterprise, data and multimedia journalism, production labs, and the MA by Practice final project.

A critical evaluation of Apple News

Research conducted into the effectiveness of Apple News as a platform for distribution submitted as coursework for a module on online journalism at Birmingham City University. I was interviewed as part of a discussion into the best tips on publishing to social media by lecturer Paul Bradshaw, alongside Nuria Riquelme and Lívia Vieira, at Birmingham City University. How effective […]

An introduction to the debate between privacy and security in 360º

As part of my final MA project, I produced three interactive videos introducing the debate between privacy and security in the context of recent terrorism activity and changes to surveillance legislation. The aim of the project was to explore interactive video, and to find a way of providing additional context to the viewer. The formats […]

Best Before End

Warning: some of the multimedia content in this project contains explicit language. Best Before End is a satirical television and online news bulletin that spoofs British news and current affairs; brought to you by the most sophisticated news team in the history of television broadcasting, if you exclude every other news team in the history […]

Birmingham City Council foots £2 million bill on hotels for homeless

It’s no secret that councils across the country use budget hotels to accommodate the homeless in their towns and cities. But to what extent does this happen in Birmingham? Data made public by the Birmingham Data Factory, on behalf of the City Council, shows expenditure on hotels for the homeless reach nearly £2.2 million in the last twelve months. […]

Campaigners launch legal challenge against Snoopers’ Charter

Human rights group Liberty has received over £40,000 in pledges in a crowd-funded legal challenge against the Snoopers Charter, just days after it was launched. The new powers require internet service providers (ISPs) to keep records of every website their customers visit for a year, and allows 48 state agencies unwarranted access. They also force companies […]

Production gallery

I photographed the production gallery that will be used to broadcast results of the 2016 US presidential election from Birmingham City University. I am directing the overnight live-stream with a team of MA Media students from the university. You can learn more about the project here.

Radio news bulletins

News bulletins: 12th January 2017 A 1’20” news bulletin at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. News bulletin: 18th October 2016 I recorded a short voice-piece about Birmingham Airport recording its fifth consecutive month where it has handled over one million passengers for a news bulletin presented by Cheralene Lavery. News bulletin: 4th March 2015 A 2’30” 7pm news bulletin for […]

UK General Election 2017

On the 8th June, I presented a series of programmes on Facebook Live for Birmingham Eastside, each on the hour throughout the night, with results updates and discussions from the General Election. I worked with a group of students across the MA and BA Media suite at BCU, including Online Journalism, International Broadcast Journalism, Television Production, and […]

US Presidential Election 2016

On the 8th November, I directed two live broadcasts for Birmingham Eastside, at 11pm and 2am, using my experience from City OnAir to ensure they run smoothly. I was based in the gallery, but communicating with the newsroom to establish breakaways for breaking news segments. Our content reached thousands of people; our tweets had over 17,000 impressions and Facebook updates reached over […]

WMCA Mayoral Election 2017

In early May, the West Midlands voted for its first combined Mayor to oversee spending on a consolidated transport budget and a 30 year 1.1 billion pound investment fund, and to be responsibility for a compulsory purchase power over housing and planning. I used the election as a subject for a research project into the […]