I am a freelance journalist, editor and analyst, covering computing, government, climate and data, often in combination. I write for publications including ComputerWeekly.com and PublicTechnology and edit In Our View, Socitm’s magazine for members. A selection of articles can be found through the portfolio pages linked from the navigation bar, and through the map below.
I also run training courses on data journalism including for apprentice journalists working for media organisations through Bauer Academy; act as a marker on data journalism for the NCTJ; and run courses on working as a freelance for the NUJ. I also provide editorial services including work on white papers.
Map of articles: click on a circle for details and links. Newer articles are lighter coloured
I worked as an analyst for EHI Intelligence (now Digital Health Intelligence) and Kable, in both cases focusing on healthcare IT. Before becoming an analyst, I was launch editor of SmartHealthcare.com, relaunched it as Guardian Healthcare Network and then opened its sister site Guardian Social Care Network. I originally joined Guardian News and Media in February 2008 as news editor of Government Computing magazine, after editing Elsevier’s Infosecurity magazine.
I have written about the public sector and IT for nearly two decades, as a reporter for Computing then as a freelance journalist for titles including the Guardian, Health Service Journal and Government Computing. This has included coverage of general computing issues, but I have had a focus on government and healthcare – both IT topics and management issues – for many years.
You can contact me on +44 7967 502073 or mail [AT] samathieson.com.