Douglas Whitbread

journalist, copywriter & photographer

About Me

Though currently resident in Manchester (U.K.), I have worked as a writer in several different settings. My published material includes reviews, previews, advertisements, news items, cover stories, features and listings. I have also captured and edited photographs for publications.

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Writing Experience


October 2019 – ongoing

Mancunian Matters: journalist, photographer

My reporting for MM has covered China’s UK presence, election protests, the homeless pandemic and responses to gentrification, underpinned by frequent use of FOI requests.

July  November 2019

Viva Magazine & Pink Wafer: freelance journalist

As a freelancer at Viva Magazine and music site Pink Wafer, I wrote interview based feature articles on Manchester’s restaurant scene, artisanal producers and touring musicians.

October 2018 – May 2019

Scandinavia Standard: journalist, photographer

For lifestyle publication Scandinavia Standard, I created arts and human-interest features, founded an interview series on Nordic nightlife, “Live from Copenhagen”, and wrote listicles.

June – September 2018

Globuzzer: writer, editor, photographer

At social networking platform Globuzzer, I edited junior writers’ work, wrote events based SEO articles and established an interview series on expats’ life stories, "Passage to Denmark".

June  July 2018

One World Music & Brøl: freelance PR writer

As a freelancer in Copenhagen, I authored market content for One World Music, a record label promoting cross-cultural dialogue, and Brøl, a brewery addressing the food-waste crisis.

February May 2018

The Copenhagen Post: journalist, photographer

At daily newspaper The Copenhagen Post, I contributed local reports, features and cover stories. I also worked overseas, covering landmark events in Jerusalem during March 2018.

2016 ongoing

Coll Collective: columnist

Coll Collective is a group of musicians and singers who create classical music concerts. I contribute written content to the group, which is read by its online audiences.

2016 ongoing

Immersive Reviews: writer, editor

I founded Immersive Reviews, a website publishing social depictions of public places and private venues. My inspiration for the site comes from my academic background in anthropology.


Academic Education


October 2019 -- June 2020

News Associates Journalism School, Manchester, UK

NCTJ Diploma in 'Multimedia Journalism'


September 2015 -- December 2017

​Aarhus University, Denmark

MA 'Anthropology of Education and Globalisation'

September 2011 -- June 2015

University of Manchester, UK

BSocSc (Hons) 'Social Anthropology with International Study'

September 2013 -- July 2014

McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Full-year study abroad scholarship


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