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Oliver Pickup

London, mainly
Freelance Journalist — Freelance, The Telegraph
Covers:  travel, six nations, olympics, gigs, jazz, football, rugby league, rugby union, world music, food and drink, music, cricket
Doesn't Cover: finance
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Award-winning freelance journalist, specialising in sport, travel, music and food and drink. Published in all English newspapers and dozens of internationally distributed magazines and adapt at online work, including live blogs. Based in London, able to write on numerous subjects, including comme...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Junior sports reporter for the Observer (at least they paid my train fare).

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

I think I explained this in my earlier answer: raw but vital now, and it's altered the newspaper landscape ... for the better.


PSA Travel Journalism Award

2012 - Online article