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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.
Alastair Reid - 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 - technology reporter/training programme manager
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.
Mădălina Ciobanu - reporter
Madalina is the person to contact about: story leads, feature ideas and tips for journalists.
Madalina joined journalism.co.uk in May 2015 after graduating from a BA in Journalism and Public Relations at UWE Bristol.
Previously, she was published in The Independent, did work experience at Esquire and Harper's Bazaar and covered the Digital Innovators' Summit and the International Journalism Festival.
When she's not in the office, Madalina spends her time reading, re-watching Gilmore Girls and eating more pancakes than people give her credit for.
Abigail Edge - US correspondent
Abigail is the person to contact about: technology news, new tools and apps.
She writes articles, reviews, features and 'how to' guides on useful technology for journalists. You can also hear some of her interviews on our weekly podcasts.
Beginning her career as a local news reporter, Abigail was a regional publisher at Northcliffe Digital and group online editor at MNA Media, publisher of the Express & Star.
After joining Journalism.co.uk as technology editor, she relocated to the US where she lives in Denver, Colorado, and continues to write for it on a freelance basis.
She has a PGDip in journalism from City University and is an awardee of the Guardian's Scott Trust bursary.
When she's not working, you can usually find Abigail with her nose in a book, hiking in the Rocky Mountains or attempting to convince Americans of the joys of PG Tips and Marmite.
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 eight 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.
Grace Foley - senior sales executive
Grace 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.
Grace began her career in account management in 2010, before progressing into sales roles in the energy industry. Journalism.co.uk has provided her with the chance to use her sales and account management experience in an industry which values correct grammar as much as she does!
Outside of work, she enjoys frequenting the night life that Brighton and London have to offer, as well as persuading her boyfriend that another holiday is necessary.
Clare Shearwood - senior sales executive
Clare 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.
Clare began her career in account management roles as a result of working in retail throughout her education. Having studied English literature and philosophy at The University of Sussex, her role at journalism.co.uk has given her the opportunity to tie her sales experience to an industry she is passionate about.
Outside of the office, Clare enjoys exploring the variety of music which Brighton has to offer. She can frequently be found with a paintbrush in hand helping her partner with his carpentry business or planning her next escape abroad.
Liam Reid - junior sales executive
Liam Reid is the person to contact about: recruitment.
Liam joined journalism.co.uk in 2015 after managing a lawn care service company for more than five years. Gaining sales experience and building client relations on the job, he helped grow a small, family-run franchise.
Journalism.co.uk has provided a new chance to bring together his personal interests and experience in sales and account management, whilst offering exciting new challenges.
Outside of the office, Liam enjoys listening to any live music he can find, cooking up a storm in the kitchen and travelling to new places to immerse himself in different cultures and act awkwardly in new situations.
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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