About Me

I’m Michael. I am an aspiring journalist studying linguistics at Lancaster University.

My reporting has been published in local newspapers (Billericay Gazette, Brentwood Gazette, Billericay Resident); specialist industry websites (RideRater, Theme Park Tourist, Airgates Attraction News); and literature blogs (ThatLitSite, RoaldDahlFans).

As well as these, I am currently the News Editor of SCAN, and a writer for Three Piers Media.

I was selected by the British Council to attend an all-expenses paid conference for Young Journalists in Glasgow.

I was selected by Lancaster University to travel to Chennai, India (expenses-paid) to work with the media team of the WBCSD. More here.

I attended a Channel 4 training day in London, alongside the NUS and Amnesty International.

I was interviewed on 2 national and several regional BBC Radio Stations as an expert after writing freelance articles about The Smiler crash.

About this site

This site will show a selection of my articles and other work, as well as information about other experiences I have been involved in, general blogs, or unpublished articles.

Interesting things about me 

I did a bungee jump in London, outside the O2 Arena – and a parachute jump in Berlin, Germany.

I was an extra in a zombie film.

I have been on the tallest swing in Europe – 328 feet above the ground.

I rode a bike across a tightrope in Portugal.

I have shook hands with Jeremy Corbyn, Neil Kinnock and Natalie Bennett. There is a serious lack of right-wingers on that list.

I learnt to scuba-dive in Lancashire.

I drove an auto-rickshaw in India.

I have climbed the O2 and The Orbit in Stratford.

I went to a Silent Disco in the Natural History Museum, London.

I fed alligators in Florida.