I have been a journalist and editor since 1998, back when the idea of one shared computer capable of receiving emails felt like cutting-edge newsroom technology.
Over the years I have written, blogged, edited and made podcasts for a wide range of publications from the world’s best-selling gadget magazine Stuff, BBC News Online and The Times newspaper to award-winning trade titles such as Community Care and specialist consumer websites like Eurogamer.
Here’s a few samples of my work:
Driving ambition: pCARS, crowd funding and the FSA (Eurogamer.net, 18 April 2013) – An investigative feature examining how the crowd-funded racing sim Project CARS ended up being looked into by the UK’s financial services watchdog.
Charging parents for care undermines social work and does not save money, councils find (Community Care, 16 August 2013) – After Worcestershire County Council floated the idea of charging parents who put their children into local authority care, I took a look at previous attempts to enact that policy.
Tomb Raider Review (Stuff, 5 March 2013) – The polygon starlet of the PlayStation generation gets resurrected, but can Tomb Raider cut it in the age of Uncharted?
Doncaster brings in Impower to overhaul children’s services (Children & Young People Now, 20 June 2013) – News story on how consultants are being brought in to help fix Doncaster Council’s children’s services.
10 Tips: Getting the most from motion and performance capture (Gamasutra, 4 July 2012) – The second in a series of features I did for Gamasutra gathering advice for game developers from game developers. In this one I get the motion capture experts at game development studios Bungie, Lionhead and more to share their secrets.
Royal British Legion was right to accept Tony Blair’s gift (Third Sector, 31 August 2010) – An editorial from my days as deputy editor of charity magazine Third Sector.