About me

I am a journalist and researcher with online, print and broadcasting experience.

The bulk of my experience has been in print media, but I have also worked as a online journalist and a broadcast researcher.

I am currently working on the website Efficiency Exchange, which is aimed at the UK higher education sector. I am available for occasional freelance commissions.

Online and print

I have freelanced for a number of titles including The Guardian’s professional networks, Public Finance, Press Gazette, Social Enterprise and various BBC websites. In 2008, I spent a month working on a national newspaper in India where I covered education and social issues.

During the 2010 general election I worked for Channel 4 News. Most of my work was for the acclaimed FactCheck blog where I checked politicians’ claims for accuracy. I continued to freelance on Channel 4 News‘ website until 2014.

After graduating from the University of Sheffield in 2000, I cut my teeth in journalism by working as a reporter on weekly magazines Planning and New Start.

Broadcast Research

After returning from a career break in 2009, I worked on a project for Look North, the BBC’s evening news programme for the North East and Cumbria. The project was multimedia so it involved working closely with producers and reporters on local radio stations and websites.

In summer 2010 I was one of 20 journalists selected out of more than 1,000 candidates for the BBC’s Journalism Talent Pool programme. This led to freelance opportunities including at BBC London’s website, Newsnight and Radio 4’s You and Yours.

Other interests

I’m well-versed in new media and active on Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media sites. A blog of my travels was selected to be part of Lonely Planet’s Blogsherpa programme.

I am based in north east London. In my spare time, I follow the misfortunes of Newcastle United and enjoy watching athletics and tennis. I also like to go walking, and occasionally help out my filmmaker husband with his latest project.

Rosie Niven, May 2016


5 thoughts on “About me

  1. Orla says:

    Just started following your blog. It looks great. can’t wait to have a proper read.

  2. Danny Hunt says:

    I’ve just started following too. It looks average.

    Best wishes,


  3. rosieniven says:

    Keep reading Danny. My next post will be slightly better than average!

  4. Cuong nguyencao says:

    Hi, Rosie
    I want to find out in what magazine u wrote about ” pho” Viet nam. Nice to c you

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