Content from the pulse of the industry

The British College of Journalism has recruited an impressive team of award-winning journalists, photographers and travel writers to contribute to this course. They will provide you with a wealth of knowledge about writing for local and international media markets. Between them, our contributors reveal all the secrets of the ultimate ‘dream job’, giving you the best chance of carving a successful career in travel journalism.

SARAH BARRELL.

Sarah is the London-based Associate Editor for National Geographic Traveller magazine. She is a successful travel writer who frequently writes for The Independent and Independent on Sunday, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Scotsman and The Evening Standard. She writes for magazines including Wanderlust, Marie Claire and Telegraph Ultra Travel. Sarah has recently published a new destination cookbook, Lonely Planet : From the Source – Italy.

DAVID WHITLEY.

David is a UK based freelance travel writer and blogger, regularly contributing to The Guardian and National Geographic Traveller as well as several other papers and publications in the UK and Australia. Posts from his hugely successful blog, The Grumpy Traveller have since been published into a book, Hardly Paradise: Anti-Postcards From A Grumpy Traveller.

KRIS MADDEN.

Kris is an award-winning travel journalist whose work appears in many British and international print and online publications. She has also a contributor to a number of books, including Lonely Planet’s Code Green – Trips of a lifetime that won’t cost the Earth; the National Geographic Adventure Atlas of Australia, and Insight Guides. In 2012, Kris won the ATSW’s Travel Writer of the Year Trade/Industry.

KERRY VAN DER JAGT.

Kerry is a frequent contributor to titles such as The Sun-Herald, Get Lost, Vacations & Travel, Australian Traveller and many more. She has also won a number of international awards, including the ATSW’s Best Responsible Travel Story and Best International Story awards.

ROBERT UPE.

Robert was the founding co-editor and former editor of Traveller in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. He is currently National Travel and Tourism Writer for the Fairfax newspaper group in Australia

SUSAN GOUGH HENLY.

Susan is the author of the best-selling app Australia’s Best Places. She is an award-winning photojournalist and travel writer whose byline has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Travel & Leisure, The Toronto Star, Wine Enthusiast, The Sun Herald and many more.

MARC LLEWELLYN.

Marc was the former President of the ASTW and is now a Life Member. During his 15-year career as a travel writer he has written several hundred travel articles and two travel books: Riders to the Midnight Sun, and Finding Nino: A Sea Change in Italy, that won ASTW’s Travel Book of the Year Award. Marc is a writer for the hugely popular website Skyscanner, and is the director of a copywriting and content company for online and print media.

TIM RICHARDS.

Tim has been a freelance travel writer since 2004. His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and on websites around the world. As a Lonely Planet author, he has researched several editions of the publisher’s Poland and Europe guidebooks, along with trade and reference books such as Lonely Planet’s annual Best in Travel guide.

JOHN BORTHWICK.

John has been a full-time freelance writer/photographer for 25 years, and has published several thousand illustrated articles in both UK and international publications, including Australia’s Weekend Australian, and the Herald-Sun. He has been named both Travel Writer and Travel Photographer of the Year in the ASTW awards on several occasions.

BRIAN THACKER.

Brian is an acclaimed travel author and has written nine books. These include the hilarious Rule No. 5: No Sex on the Bus, about his experiences as a guide on a tour bus in Europe. His books have been translated into several languages and sold internationally.

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