journalist, copywriter & photographer
Douglas is a journalist, copywriter and photographer.
He is currently a reporter at news agency Cavendish Press, where he writes about court proceedings and human interest topics in the North West of England for national media outlets.
In the past, Douglas has worked as a freelance journalist and staff writer for publications in Britain and Denmark. He has also created content for marketing firms and independent businesses.
Douglas has the "gold standard" NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism with 100 wpm shorthand, along with a bachelor's and master's degree in social anthropology.
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January 2021– present
The i newspaper: freelance journalist
Wrote a "long read" feature article for The i newspaper (print & online) on the experiences of Hong Kong political activists fleeing persecution and those helping them to re-settle in Britain.
February – December 2020
Wrote and edited newsletters, articles, website content and press releases for marketing firm Orange and Gray's US clients, which led to national coverage on NBC News and others major outlets.
April – August 2020
Byline Times: freelance journalist
Wrote separate features for Byline Times on people's dating behaviour under lock down and the experiences of nature-led, off-the-grid communities at the start of the pandemic.
October 2019 – September 2020
Reported for Mancunian Matters on China’s presence in the UK, election protests, the homeless pandemic and responses to gentrification, using frequent FOI requests.
July – November 2019
Wrote for independent culture publications Viva Magazine, Now Then and Pink Wafer on Manchester’s restaurant scene, artisanal producers and touring musicians.
October 2018 – May 2019
Created arts and human-interest features, founded an interview series about Nordic nightlife, “Live from Copenhagen”, and wrote listicles on local events.
June – September 2018
Edited writers’ work, wrote events related SEO articles and established a series on expats’ life stories, "Passage to Denmark", featuring voices from Palestine, Japan and Mozambique.
June – July 2018
Authored marketing content for One World Music, a record label promoting cross-cultural dialogue, and Brøl, a brewery addressing the food waste crisis, raising both their profiles.
February – May 2018
Contributed daily news reports, national issue features and worked overseas, covering events in Jerusalem (Independence Day/Great March of Return) during March 2018.
October 2019 -- June 2020
News Associates Journalism School, Manchester, UK
'gold standard' NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism with 100 wpm shorthand
September 2015 -- December 2017
Aarhus University, Denmark
MA in Anthropology of Education and Globalisation
September 2011 -- June 2015
University of Manchester, UK
BSocSc (Hons) in Social Anthropology with International Study
September 2013 -- July 2014
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Full-year study abroad scholarship