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Simon Austin

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

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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 — 24,831 followers, 41,800 tweets

RT @Milford486: @sport_simon @_SalmanAnwar And they’ve altered his hat to look more Russian which is the worst part.
@_SalmanAnwar Hardly comparable - consider the context now and two months ago
RT @Harryslaststand: Make no mistake when #Newsnight photo shopped Corbyn into a Kremlin back drop as a graphic to imply he was a stoog…
RT @Indochine_UK: Hahahahahaaaaa Sebastiano Pochettino cracks me up. Lad seems to get captured on camera at the most inopportune time…
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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