Graham Jenkins on Muck Rack

Graham Jenkins

Verified
Based in London but travel the rugby globe
Freelance Sports Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  finance and sport, rugby world cup, business and sport, media and sport, aviva premiership, six nations, heineken cup, rugby union, sports

Interview

What was your first job as a journalist?

Matchday programme columnist for my local football club - Kingstonian FC

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Many times - was top of my Christmas list one year.

How is social media changing news?

It is making and shaping news every second of every day.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Kenny - Press Gang

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

Notepad, pen, laptop, digital dictaphone and contacts book

What's your favorite social network?

Twitter

Why did you become a journalist?

It was the best way to indulge my passion for sports when my dreams of making it as a pro faded

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

I've been writing sports reports ever since I could run, kick, hit and throw. Graduating from home spun tales to school and then my career

What advice can you offer to aspiring journalists?

Be creative in some way every day.

When's the best time to pitch you?

Anytime

When you're not at a computer, where are you most likely to be?

Watching sport - in person or on TV.

Aside from your own, what's your favorite publication to read?

Sports Illustrated

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