Siren FM
Presenter/Producer/Technical Assistant

March 2014 - Present

I help produce Siren's live outside broadcasts and managing the technical side of the station including the website. Formerly, I co-presented on the Monday breakfast show and the Tuesday Drivetime show.

Siren News Volunteer reporter & news/sport reader

October 2013 - Present

As a volunteer news reporter, my job is to find stories to cover in our 5.45pm bulletin, source and perform interviews, write cues and copy, edit together clips and packages.

I also occasionally present the news or sport live during the bulletin.

Siren News - Sports News - 06/02/2014

CityVibe 13/12/2013 - Homeless Christmas package

University staff strike

Federated newspaper Reporter & Editor

September 2010-November 2012

Small local newspaper written by students in my local area. Writing articles, interviewing, editing in Adobe InDesign.

Click here to read my Federated articles

Magnate Magazine Digital and Culture Writer

June 2012-August 2012

I wrote about technology (including startups, covering events and announcements), culture and entertainment (including TV shows and reviewing events such as music concerts).

Coldplay: Mylo Xyloto Tour 10th June 2012

Review: The Voice UK - The First Series 3rd June 2012

More posts available upon request - email me
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PostDesk Writer

December 2011-June 2012

I wrote large opinion and feature pieces for PostDesk on a variety of topics including technology, media and politics.

Exclusive: Ofsted are heavily favouring academies and 'free schools' in inspections, claim teachers 24th April 2012

Why teenagers and children should be banned from using smartphones like the BlackBerry or iPhone 29th December 2011

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Updates and comment from John-Paul Dickie

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More of my past work and a full portfolio is available upon request - email me

Other Work & Activities

University of Lincoln Students' Union (School of English and Journalism Representative) / July 2014 - Present - Managing course reps across seven courses, working with other reps and members of in the school, University and Students' Union to maintain a high academic experience, sitting on committees at the University representing students in the school.

Northumberland Youth Service (Volunteer Support Worker - Youth Cabinet) / November 2013 - Present - Supporting the work the Youth Cabinet does and doing behind the scenes work.

Northumberland Youth Cabinet (Youth Cabinet Member) / February 2011 - September 2013 - Representing Young People and gathering their views within the County Council.

Interests & Hobbies

  • Journalism

  • Technology

  • Photography

  • Biking