I am a multimedia journalist based in London, currently covering Woking for the Surrey Advertiser. I have experience in writing for print and online (both news and features), and in photojournalism and shooting and edited video. My main interests are in foreign affairs, UK politics and sport.
This blog is mainly for me to showcase some of my work. Above you’ll be able to find a page with links to things that have been published elsewhere, along with things I’ve written specially for this site.
If you would like to get in touch, you can find me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter (@cjmckeon).
I hail from Wimbledon in south west London, I studied for a Bachelor’s degree in History and then a Master’s degree in African Studies, focusing primarily on Kenya. While I should have been focusing on my degree, I also took up rugby league and wrote for student newspapers The Cambridge Student and The Tab, contributing to the comment, international and sports sections and acting as sports columnist for both papers and sports editor for the latter.
After graduating, I spent three months in Kenya working for Arete Stories as a writer and production assistant, mostly covering international development. Then I came back to the UK and worked freelance for a short period before spending just over two years working as an Africa analyst for a political risk consultancy. In early 2017 I completed a diploma in multimedia journalism with the Press Association, and began working for the Surrey Advertiser in July 2017.