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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. Freelance across UK and Irish airwaves. Formerly @BBCNewsbeat 📻 📺 💻 🎥 🎤

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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 — 3,867 followers, 5,576 tweets

Jun 23, 2017

I'm told there were "very angry discussions" at Belfast City Hall during private session to discuss bonfire pallets stored on council land.

Jun 23, 2017

This headline is naughty to the point of misleading @DailyMirror. He was shouting at a 'non-Tory-voting' business woman when he was ejected.

Jun 22, 2017

RT @bbcstories: "He called me a filthy faggot and spat in my face." - Homophobia drove Josh out of Northern Ireland. Now he’s back…

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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