Media Expert – Author – Speaker
I am a journalist, international media expert and communications consultant with an extensive network of contacts. Committed to helping your organisation and our industry create success stories through empathy, inclusivity and compassionate leadership, my work combines thought leadership, research and an extensive experience and understanding of international media. I have recently founded Headlines Network, which promotes more open conversations around mental health in journalism.
I am an award-winning author of flash-fiction. My writing has been published online and in anthologies and I have been named in the top 50 British and Irish writers of Flash Fiction of 2019-20. My memoir was shortlisted in the most recent Mslexia awards, while my debut flash collection ’The Thin Line Between Everything and Nothing’ is available through Reflex Press. I am currently working on my first novel and have also designed and delivered several writing workshops.
A sought-after speaker and moderator, I have international experience addressing large conferences and seminars as well as convening smaller scale conversations and writing speeches. I am comfortable chairing a range of conversations, my specific expertise is in journalism safety, online harassment, mental health, gender and ethics. I have recently co-hosted an international event focussed on online harm for CBC/Radio-Canada and also facilitate regular cross-industry meetings across a variety of subjects related to journalism safety and mental health. I speak Spanish and French to a decent level.
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Leading by Example: How investing in mental health benefits journalists and journalism
This was my address to the Society of Editors’ ‘Future of News’ conference on March 15, 2023. Thank you, Dawn for inviting me to speak today. It is encouraging that mental health is on the agenda today – proof it is now seen as pivotal in securing the future of news. Over the next 15…