Lisa Meakin

Trainee Reporter

Location icon United Kingdom

I am a multimedia journalist, currently working as a trainee reporter for the South Wales Guardian.
During my time at this weekly paper, I have been able to establish strong contacts, securing exclusives, bringing front pages, off-dairy stories, writing investigations, court reports, features, human interest pieces and covering entertainment and sports.
Thanks to my qualification as a production journalist, I am able to contribute to the design of the newspaper and assist in every phase of the production.
I am a keen user of various social media including twitter, storify and google maps.
After the MA in media practice at Bangor University, I trained at Brighton Journalist Works, where I completed a fast-track NCTJ course with a gold standard.

South Wales Guardian
Jenkins gears up for toughest test

Cwmgors' undefeated light-welterweight champion is to face his toughest fight to date when he tops the bill at the Liverpool Echo Arena next month. Welsh star Chris Jenkins will face captain of the London 2012 Olympic team Tom Stalker for an eliminator ahead of a bid for the British Light-Welterweight title at the Magnificent Seven Fight Again event on Saturday, October 25.

South Wales Guardian
That was the week that was... May 20, 1965

THESE were the stories making the news in the South Wales Guardian 50 Years ago on May 20, 1965 A THREE day search by police and fellow pupils of Llandovery College for the 16-year-old son of an Ammanford actress ended when he walked into Swansea police station.

South Wales Guardian
Gay Ammanford slams claims of 'homophobic' town

AN AMMAN Valley gay and lesbian support group has slammed a national newspaper article which branded the area homophobic. Gay Ammanford dismissed claims made by The Observer magazine's article, Story of a Male Escort, which gave a frank interview with 'Josh Brandon' a 21-year-old originally from Ammanford.

South Wales Guardian
UPDATED - Two injured in Tycroes explosion

Two men suffered serious burns following a suspected gas explosion and fire at a house in Tycroes. Emergency services were summoned to Hafod Road at 4.20pm on Monday, August 4, by residents. Witness Polly Powell, who called the fire service, described how she heard the explosion and saw flames coming from the property.

South Wales Guardian
Carmarthenshire's soaraway success story

There are few sights more spectacular than the vision of a Red Kite soaring overhead on a glorious summer's day. Here, in Carmarthenshire, we are blessed by the fact that such incredible aerial displays have become an everyday occurrence.

South Wales Guardian
Labour cries foul over County hall coalition deal

FOLLOWING Plaid's seizure of Carmarthenshire County Council ending Labour's reign at County Hall, a political storm has erupted between both sides over how the deal was struck. Tycroes councillor, Calum Higgins, has accused Plaid of turning down an opportunity to negotiate a Labour coalition, claiming a deal with the Independents was done behind closed doors beforehand.

South Wales Guardian
The longest hair in Britain? Meet Ammanford's real-life Rapunzel

TO HAVE beautiful long hair is just a dream for some girls and the envy of most, not so, for Ammanford's very own real-life Rapunzel. Schoolgirl Katy White, of Bishop Road, is four-foot eleven-inches tall, and her hair measures an extraordinary three-foot four-inches.

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