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London, UK
Freelance Journalist and Digital Producer — ITV News
As seen in:  ITV News
Covers:  International News, Drinks And Nightlife, Uk News, Rugby
Doesn't Cover: Football, Association

Freelance journalist. Mostly causing typos at @ITVNews Online. Known troublemaker.

What was your first job as a journalist?

City Editor (Belfast) for www.myvillage.com

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Email, Twitter or even in person. There's a lot to be said for a pint and a chat.

Did you work for your high school newspaper? If so, what did you do there?

I had a brief period as the 'go-to Jock' on my University magazine.

Stuff and Loaded break cover: Is this the new age of the Lad’s Mag?

tumblr.com — Yesterday tech magazine Stuff announced that it was ditching scantily clad female models on its covers as research suggested boobs and acres of flesh put off potential readers. Stuff is the UK's best-selling technology magazine and used 'girls with gadgets' since its foundation in 1996 at the height of the Lad's Mag era.

Snort it or sprinkle it on your breakfast: the future of boozing is coming

tumblr.com — bottlemagazine: The part of the internet that judges people for wanting to have fun is currently whipping itself into a pointless, digital fury because a US company has perfected powdered alcohol and will be cleared to sell it from this autumn. Prior to their approval by the government stateside, the...

Neck and Nominate: a classic example of British boozing culture

tumblr.com — One motivated and slightly drunk man in Edinburgh on Christmas Day sparked the latest bout of what the Daily Mail have called "the most outrageous drinking game yet" - but you probably think the whole thing started Down Under, especially after the social media phenomenon was picked up and mauled by that most ludicrous of the male species, the Australian bogan.

'Wonder pill' could replace alcohol - and cut out hangovers forever

news.uk.msn.com — The morning after the night before could soon become a thing of the past, thanks to the development of synthetic alcohol. Currently being tested at Imperial College, London, this sci-fi alternative to traditional booze would give imbibers the same confidence-boosting buzz but without the damage to brain cells or a user's liver.

The (Yorkshire) Embassy of a Fallen State

tumblr.com — One year, in my desperation to get a ticket to Glastonbury, it appears I attempted to pitch my own little installation in that hedonistic corner of Worthy Farm, Shangri-La: *NOTE: There's no record of Debs Armstrong or the rest of the Shangri-La team ever receiving this desperate stab at creativity.

TomMcArthur | This Is My Jam

thisismyjam.com — "Who'll pay reparations on my soul/" by Gill Scott Heron

Obvious fake is fake; How to spot future golden eagle snatches kid fake videos

tumblr.com — Do eagles eat babies? Almost certainly not, especially in North American suburbs where sightings of such majestic winged creatures are rarer than rocking horse faeces. So; why all the fuss yesterday about this video supposedly of a golden eagle attempting to snatch an unsuspecting toddler and carry it away for some human jerky lunch?

TomMcArthur | This Is My Jam

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Oct 30, 2014

RT @GazTheJourno: Weekend column musings: police lies, shooting, unintended consequences of legal privilege... which shall I pick?

Oct 27, 2014

Thanks to @George_Berridge I've been watching Marnie the Derp Dog videos all evening. Internets ftw.

Oct 27, 2014

RT @ISIS_fake: (•_•) <) )╯ ALFREDO / \ \(•_•) ( (> SAUCE / \ (•_•) <) )> PLEASE / \

Oct 27, 2014

*Remembers to carry around a custard pie at all times in case I stumble across a key member of government with lax security*

Oct 27, 2014

RT @WestYorksPolice: To clarify re arrest in #Leeds as man came close to PM's group: Nothing sinister, just a man in the wrong place at the wrong time....



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