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Journalism.co.uk is published by Mousetrap Media Ltd, an independent online publishing company.
Mousetrap Media Ltd Shaftesbury Court
95 Ditchling Road Brighton
East Sussex BN1 4ST
- +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:
alastair 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.
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 - news editor/editorial events manager
Alastair is the person to contact about: news:rewired, 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.
Catalina Albeanu - reporter
Catalina is the person to contact about: story leads, feature ideas and tips for journalists.
Catalina joined Journalism.co.uk in the summer of 2014 after completing the BA Journalism course at City University London.
Previously she was a freelance multimedia reporter covering all things tech in Shoreditch, a gig that made her the proud owner of 3D printed bracelets.
She was a trainee for Olympic Broadcasting Services during London 2012, where she learned to appreciate the value of a good flat white.
She moved to the UK from Romania in 2009, and sometimes misses her dad's home-made jam.
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 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.
Chris De Banks - senior sales executive
Chris is the person to to contact about: university, college and distance learning course listings; the university/college journalism course open day diary; the short course training diary; display advertising (banner/buttons/email insertions); and Journalism.co.uk's open and in-house training courses.
Chris' background is in sales, training and customer services.
After finishing a degree in business and management (music) in 2013 at the University of Brighton, he worked for working for an international aromatherapy company as a business development/customer management co-ordinator.
Realising that aromatherapy sales was probably the wrong career for him, he decided to look for a new challenge which brought him to Journalism.co.uk.
Outside of work, Chris can be found at one of the various live music venues in Brighton or sitting at home listening to bad 80s music.
Leonie Hawkins - sales executive
Leonie is the person to contact about: PressGo (our press release publishing and distribution service); PressQuest (our "help a reporter out" service); news:rewired sponsorship and product placement in delegate bags.
Leonie previously spent over a year at Journalism.co.uk as a sales-assistant/researcher whilst completing her Media Studies BA (Hons) degree at the University of Brighton. Fresh from her studies. Leonie joined our team full-time both for her love of the brand and the friendly Brighton office that comes with it.
Outside of the office Leonie can be found stroking cute dogs and talking to anyone who will listen.
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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