Carrington Walker

Journalist
 

About Me

I am a 24-year-old journalist, based in Bristol, currently reporting for Archant's Weston Mercury and North Somerset Times titles. Alongside this, I am a current Press Association trainee on its full-time NCTJ Diploma course. 

I have an interest in reporting on human interest, politics, and sports stories with experience in print, online, and broadcast journalism.

Previously, I have worked with publications such as BT Sport, Bristol Live, and The Sunday Independent. My experiences here will be expanded on below.

 

Work Experience

2017 - 2018 - BT Sport

Filmed and edited Aldershot Town's home fixtures for the BT Sport 'National League Highlights Show' throughout the 17/18 season. During this time, I honed my content creating skills to a professional standard.

2017 - 2018 - 2019 - Bristol Live

I have completed three separate work placements with Bristol Live. The first of these took place in 2017 during my first year of university. I featured on the news desk, utilising social media tools to discover stories, and assisted with crime reporting in print and on Bristol Live's live blog.

 

I joined the sports desk for the next two placements. This resulted in much more output as I published six to ten news stories a day on multiple sports. I became a valuable member of the newsroom by the end of my time there and also attended press conferences at Bristol City during which I interviewed then-manager, Lee Johnson and Chelsea loanee, Jay Da Silva.

2019 - 2020 - The Sunday Independent

From September 2019 to January 2020 I contributed articles and features to The Sunday Independent. Covering the South West of England, from Penzance to Bristol. I acted as The Indy's first port of call for any sports news in Bristol as well as giving me the freedom to independently source and complete my own features for their weekly newspaper.

 

Contact Me

carringtonwalker25@gmail.com
Tel: 07391433897

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