Biographies for Media Careers Seminar on Wednesday 24 June 2020 Duncan Hooper (Windsor, 1990 – 1997)
after graduating from Oxford with an English degree Duncan took up a six-month internship in the credit risk department at JP Morgan. This led to a graduate job on Bloomberg's newswire service from which I progressed to the economics desk and ultimately to a reporter role in Brussels.
He spent a year tracking Peter Mandelson's every move around the EU institutions and beyond. There were occasional TV appearances and he covered stories ranging from the growth of the Belgian microbrewery to the reform of the EU sugar market.
Returning to the UK in 2006 Duncan became online news editor at the Telegraph. He oversaw the first integration of a newspaper and digital news desk on Fleet Street and worked with the MPs' expenses team in a windowless bunker for a long but rewarding couple of months.
He then moved to MSN, delivering news and sport in the UK for an audience of more than 20 million each month before becoming the first digital editor in chief at European broadcaster Euronews in Lyon. He built up and ran digital teams working in 12 languages from more than 20 nationalities and expanded output to include interactive video and virtual reality.
Last summer he once again returned to London to launch the European digital channels of the world's biggest broadcaster, China Media Group. Today he oversees teams producing content text, video, audio and graphics from CGTN's offices in Chiswick.
Elizabeth Culliford (Jago, 2009 – 2011)
Liz also read English at Oxford. She now works from Reuters News Agency San Francisco offices, currently reporting on technology and politics, focusing particularly on social media platforms and the 2020 presidential election
Previously Liz has worked as a digital editor for Reuters in London and New York, curating their social and online coverage of global breaking news, major stories and investigations to reach millions of readers across multiple platforms.
She led the storytelling efforts for Reuters consumers and clients, working across teams to create interactive graphics, social video and other multimedia content and test new formats for different audiences.
• In 2018 Liz was part of a team that won Gerald Loeb, SABEW Best in Business, Scripps Howard and Deadline Club awards for our coverage of the human body parts trade in the United States. As a multimedia reporter, she has covered topics from the commercial space industry to climate change.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arthur Haynes (Pole, 2004 – 2011)
In 2014 Arthur graduated from Lancaster University with a degree in Fine Art. While there he had developed a specific interest in creating art films. He is now a freelance Assistant Producer working in TV documentaries and current affairs.
Arthur has worked predominantly with the BBC and Channel 4 his most recent project was a BBC2 Documentary 'Hospital Special: Fighting Covid-19’, where he filmed the work of the NHS at The Royal Free from day 1 of Lockdown, through to the end of April.
He first became interested in Broadcast Media at University, where he presented a weekly student radio show.
Straight after university, he worked for 3 months as a Content Producer, at the Birmingham-based digital Media company Colonel Duck Productions run by James Adie (Jago, 1999 – 2010)
he was then accepted into the BBC Production Talent Pool Scheme, which is essentially a BBC employment agency that posts job vacancies you can apply for.
Arthur has worked as a Runner on working for 3 years as a freelancer for the BBC at New Broadcasting House, moving between programmes such as Rogue Traders, Stargazing Live and Panorama, and progressed to Assistant Producer level.
Since then he’s worked for several independent companies on programmes for major broadcasters, including Joe Lycett's Got Your Back, which is nominated for a BAFTA this year. Arthur has just spent a year working in Bedfordshire Police for Channel 4's '24 Hours in Police Custody', which will be broadcast in the Autumn.
He’s also worked abroad; to the Guatemalan jungle for National Geographic to film archaeologists discovering Mayan ruins, and to Dominica for The One Show to record the devastating impact that had been caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.