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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 Bartlett - 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.
Abigail Edge - technology editor/training programme manager
She writes blogs, reviews, features and 'how to' guides about useful technology for journalists. You can also hear some of her interviews and articles on our weekly podcasts.
Beginning her career as a local news reporter, Abigail has worked as group online editor at MNA Media and regional publisher for the South West at Northcliffe Digital.
She was awarded the Guardian's Scott Trust bursary in 2008 and has a PGDip in newspaper journalism from City University.
Abigail enjoys going to gigs and festivals and loves to travel, having spent time backpacking in Morocco, Thailand, Australia and Sri Lanka. She's also ghostwritten a book.
Alastair Reid - reporter
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.
Oliver Kingston - sales manager
Oliver is the person to contact about: new business development, sponsorship, training and events.
After cutting his teeth selling classified and display advertising in both Cleaning Matters (he once attended the Loo of the Year Awards!) and Water Energy and Environment magazine, Oli joined Reed Business Information to work across a wide range of titles.
With more than seven years' media sales experience, Oliver is now overseeing the sales operations here at Journalism.co.uk whilst also looking for new and creative ways to allow our customers to reach their target audience.
Outside of the office you will find Oli scoring goals for East Grinstead Lacrosse Club, sharing his wisdom in a bar or attempting to cook a good meal.
Alexander Heady - senior media sales/account manager
Alex has worked in the recruitment industry for more than eight years mainly with senior level appointments and commercial.
Alex joined Journalism.co.uk so he could tie together his interests and career history, to bring together what he really loves with what he is really good at.
Outside of work, Alex has a keen interest in film, music and wearing jeans so tight he isn't sure of the last time his blood fully reached his ankles.
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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