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Oliver Pickup

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London, mainly
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
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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Biography

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...

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@OliverPickup — 1,916 followers, 6,199 tweets

Sep 24, 2017

RT @MFordFuture: Robot dentist is first to fit implants without a human touch  http://sc.mp/mKsIZE  via @SCMP_news

Sep 23, 2017

Can you guess how old Freddie is today? Come on @ManCity, let’s bag THREE points, too! https://t.co/jqPjhNoPYF

Sep 21, 2017

RT @JayShettyIW: 15 years ago the internet was an escape from the real world, today the real world is an escape from the internet

Sep 21, 2017

What do you do when the going gets tough? Don't be a chimp & keep the communication channels open, says @businessgp.  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/when-going-gets-tough-marc-lawn?trk=mp-reader-card 

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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?

No.

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.

Awards

PSA Travel Journalism Award

2012 - Online article