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Simon Austin

Manchester
Editor, Training Ground Guru and Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  features, liverpool, football, tennis, rugby union, leeds united, tottenham, sports news

Ex-BBC. National newspaper journalist. Proud dad. Now busy with @ground_guru. Sign up to our weekly newsletter http://bit.ly/2mHDazS

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Biography

Story getter. Exclusive stories for New York Times, The Sun, Daily Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, among others. TV producer for BBC/ ITV.

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@sport_simon — 24,313 followers, 38,628 tweets

Sep 22, 2017

RT @ground_guru: .@SouthamptonFC bring in an expert to try & discover why their players are losing so many days to hamstring injurie…

Sep 21, 2017

RT @_JasonLewis: Spider-Man above a newsagents in Poole, a German shoe shop in Bournemouth and Harry Redknapp opening a ice cream cafe. Another normal day...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Trainee reporter, Banbury Guardian

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. Grateful for tippex.

How is social media changing news?

Journos still need good principles - source a story/ verify/ don't rely on Twitter gossip