Liam Blackburn

NCTJ-qualified journalist who recently graduated from the University of Sheffield's MA Print Journalism course which ranked in the top three of both the Guardian and The Times' university guides.

Proficient in print journalism skills such as writing copy to tight deadlines, shorthand (NCTJ qualified at 90wpm), and sub-editing. Also excel in new media techniques such as audio-slideshows, vox pops and video packages.

Excellent knowledge of social media. Rank in the top 10% on The Sunday Times Social List with over 570 Twitter followers and 7,000 tweets. Recently conducted social media research for BBC Sport.

Spent over six weeks on work experience at places such as The Sunday Times, Manchester Evening News and Shropshire Star.

Aspiring sports journalist who has had a large passion in this field from a young age. Elected Online Editor for student newspaper Student Direct at the University of Manchester.