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Journalism.co.uk is published by Mousetrap Media Ltd, an independent online publishing company.
Mousetrap Media Ltd 100 North Road Brighton East Sussex BN1 1YE
- +44 (0)1273 384293
- +44 (0)1273 232179
- info at journalism.co.uk
- Company registration no:
- VAT no:
- 744 7604 19
Please send all story suggestions, press releases etc to:
rachel at journalism.co.uk.
Who we are
John Thompson - publisher/owner
John Thompson began his journalism career on a local newspaper and spent more years than he cares to admit freelancing mostly as a layout/sub-editor on business and professional publications.
He launched www.journalism.co.uk in early 1999 and his online publishing and news photography business Mousetrap Media Ltd was fully incorporated in May 2000.
Rachel McAthy - editor
Rachel is the person to contact about: story leads, feature ideas and speaking at news:rewired events.
Rachel joined Journalism.co.uk in 2010 after studying multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University.
Her journalism career began with a work placement at BBC Worldwide as a teenager, and she has since gone on to produce work in print, video, radio and online for a range of news organisations, from local and regional newspaper houses to national agencies.
Away from the media world Rachel's biggest loves are bargain shopping, watching documentaries and often regretfully - eating as much chocolate as possible.
Sarah Marshall - technology editor/training manager
Sarah is the person to contact about: technology news and new products.
Sarah blogs, reviews, writes features and 'how to' guides about useful technology for journalists. You can also hear some of her interviews and articles on our #jpod weekly podcast.
She has worked as a senior multimedia reporter for Johnston Press and the KM Group and spent a year getting up at 4am to read the news on the radio.
She has a PGDip in broadcast journalism from City University and is an Anthropology graduate of UCL. She's now studying Arabic at the University of Sussex.
Sarah joins the team after nine months spent driving to Morocco and back in Dolly, her beloved campervan.
Alastair Reid - reporter
- +44 (0)1273 384290
- alastair at journalism.co.uk
Alastair is the person to contact about: story leads, feature ideas and new products or platforms.
Alastair joined Journalism.co.uk in 2013 after gaining his NCTJ Diploma and meeting members of the team in Brighton. He has a degree in International Relations and Development Studies from the University of Sussex and spent several years teaching English in Jakarta before university.
Outside of the office, Alastair writes for local and national music websites, blogs about politics and current affairs, makes weird music and gets injured playing football.
Sophie Wallace - senior media sales/account manager
Sophie graduated from Bath Spa university with a degree in Graphic Communication. After this her love for snowboarding took her to the French alps where she was a chalet host for two years and brushed up on her cooking skills.
She has now settled in Brighton and taken up the career in media sales for three years. Sophie is the newest member to Jornalism.co.uk and with her experience in recruitment advertising she is more than happy to help find the best possible package to fulfil the clients needs.
Sophie has a great passion for creative projects, portrait painting and dinner parties are her most happiest times and yoga is her favourite way to wind down.
Jen Crosland - senior media sales/account manager
Jen is the person to contact about: PressGo (our press release publishing and distribution service), PressQuest (our "help a reporter out" service) and display advertising (banner/buttons/email insertions).
Jen graduated from the University of Brighton in 2008 with a degree in communications and digital media. After university Jen spent five months travelling the world then settled back in Brighton as she loves the chilled seaside way of life.
She worked in field sales in the FMCG sector for the two years before deciding it was time for a change from life on the road and was excited to join the team at journalism.co.uk.
Outside of work, Jen has a keen interest in photography, loves cooking and going to festivals.
Sophie Green - senior media sales/account handler
Sophie is the person to to contact about: university, college and distance learning course listings; the short course training diary; display advertising (banner/buttons/email insertions); advertising your freelance services; and Journalism.co.uk's open and in-house training courses.
Sophie graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2010 with a degree in English Literature. She is currently completing a Masters in the same subject, specialising in the relationship between literature, culture and identity.
She has worked in retail and customer service throughout her studies and after moving to Brighton last year was thrilled to join the team at Journalism.co.uk.
Having always been considered a book worm, outside of work Sophie enjoys reading and writing. She is also guilty of being a serial tea drinker and collector of anything vintage.
Colin Meek - consulting editor
Colin Meek has been a freelance news and features journalist for 10 years and his work currently appears on three ground-breaking internet publications. Before he began his freelance career, he worked on two high-profile news magazines over eight years, breaking a string of stories that were picked up by the UK's national media.
In 2003 he was awarded a Special Commendation at the national 2003 Norwich Union Medical Journalist Association awards for feature writing.
He specialises in medicine and health but has always been interested in how the internet is changing journalism. He has covered online journalism for Journalism.co.uk for several years, and came up with the original concept for the newsletter.
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