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Declan Harvey

Belfast | London
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  Interested in anything you want to offer, but have particular experience on issues around Northern Ireland, social media, LGBT and mental health.

Broadcaster. Journalist. Formerly @BBCR1. 📻 📺 💻 🎥 🎤 [DMs open]

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Sony nominated for National Radio Journalist of the Year. I am a multi-media journalist making radio and TV/online films for BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat. I am also a newsreader on Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra.

I have reported for the BBC One O'Clock News, News at Six, the BBC News Channel, Victoria Der...

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@NewsDeclan — 4,277 followers, 6,139 tweets

@Campbell_Cormac You’d not be saying that having slayed a wild boar and needing something on the side!!
@Campbell_Cormac It’s my luxury item on Desert Island Discs. Not even joking.
“In a democratic society...everyone needs to have a basic understanding of science to make informed decisions about the future. So communicate plainly what you are trying to do in science”- #StephenHawking with a principle all journalists/lawyers/experts would do well to remember
RT @BBCSteveR: "Deadly place": Russian state TV today surmises that Britain poisoned Sergei Skripal. "Only the British stand to be…
RT @BBCArchive: #OnThisDay 1974: Scene Around Six asked the public their opinions on streaking. General consensus: bit cold for tha…
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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first official job was as a reporter at LBC. I had volunteered as a current affairs presenter on community radio before that.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

We had an old one in the house when I was young. We thought it was fancy. I wanted to be Jessica Fletcher. Ireland in the 80's!

How is social media changing news?

It's making news old quicker but it also means the options for delivering news are more varied, which gives room for creativity.

UK Digital Media Awards

2016 - Outstanding Digital Team: Newsbeat
Duty Editor and contributor to the multi-platform digital team at Newsbeat - beating competitors Channel 4 News, Vice and Al Jazeera, Wired & Alphr.

Radio Academy Awards

2014 - National Radio Journalist of the Year