Lauren Hurrell

Freelance journalist

United Kingdom

Freelance multimedia journalist completely an MSc Digital Journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Skills include: HTML, CSS, Python, Javascript, R, mobile journalism, news and feature writing, interviewing, editing, WordPress, Premiere Pro, graphic design, and open source investigation.

I cover topics ranging from the arts and culture, the news, social impact and beyond.

I also have experience as a digital communication professional in the social impact sector. Currently, I work as the communications lead at an award-winning creative youth service in Tower Hamlets. Within this role, I create impactful content and manage the publication process from brief to launch to analytics across multiple digital and social media platforms.

This is a small cross-section of the work I have done over the past several years.

Contact me: [email protected]

Coursework - MA/MSc Digital Journalism, Goldsmiths University of London
Child Poverty: A Pre-Pandemic Problem

Multimedia, data-driven article built on a page I hand-coded myself about this rising trend of child poverty, not just during the pandemic but over the last ten years.

Coursework - MA/MSc Digital Journalism, Goldsmiths University of London
Power, Profit, and Privilege in a Pandemic

Group data dashboard coding project investigating how global economic inequality has impacted the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, from vaccine company profiteering to vaccine hoarding by higher-income countries.

Coursework - MA/MSc Digital Journalism, Goldsmiths University of London
MOJO Documentary: The Cycle Continues

Short-form documentary about youth workers in Tower Hamlets. It tells the story of their experience of growing up in the borough, and how they used this to inspire the next generation of young people. Shot on mobile.

The Sunday Times
Female students should be able to feel safe on campus

An opinion piece published in The Sunday Times online about the University of Warwick 'rape chats'. Sunday Times Education editor Sian Griffiths said about the piece 'It was great and got re-tweeted a lot too'.

The 730 Review
Crisis? What Crisis? (Parabolic Theatre)

Review of Parabolic Theatre's immersive theatre production 'Crisis? What Crisis?'. Set in 1979, audience members taking on the role of SPADs (special advisors) to a Labour government battling its way through the Winter of Discontent.