Entrepreneur, local activist and journalist wrapped up in one person
— Dave Harte, senior lecturer in media and communication at Birmingham City University, Birmingham Post, 2010

Press Selects



Speaking Engagements

Workshops and Teaching

  • Cultivator Cornwall, 2018-2019

  • Newsrewired workshop, Nov 2018

    • How to cultivate thriving online communities through social stories

  • Vogue Digital Editors Conference, Conde Nast International 2017

    • Mobile Video Workshop

  • Creating for Good conference 2017

    • Instagram Stories Workshop

  • Instagram Video Workshop

    • Instagram Video Workshop

  • National Council for the Training of Journalists, Journalists Skills Conference, Instagram Masterclass

    • Masterclass delivered to a conference of NCTJ course creators, national and regional editors and examiners to debate key skills and training for journalists of tomorrow: the masterclass covered how journalists can create, produce and share stories for short-form visual platforms.

  • BBC World and BBC Sites, Storytelling on Instagram Workshop

    • Workshops created for BBC World editors and journalists on telling short-form stories with Instagram, using Instagram to source and discover communities and stories as well as basics in short-form storytelling.

  • Guardian Masterclass, Managing Online Communities

    • Evening sessions delivered over four weeks for a range of clients covering how to build online communities, social presence, community crowdsourcing, and brand development.

  • Guardian Masterclass, An Introduction to Building Online Communities

    • Presented and curated full day events programme of talks, speakers and Q&As for delegrates on how to harness the power of online communities using social media and comments.

  • Cardiff Centre forJournalism Studies: Lectures for students taking the PgDip in journalism, delivered from 2010-2014

  • Community Clinics and Social Media Surgeries, various locations, 2008-2012


Connected: The power of modern community

—A Guardian Shorts ebook by Marc Thomas, Hannah Waldram, Ed Walker