Writing for newspapers and magazines

Jan 19, 2014   //   by Nicholas Milton   //   Blog  //  No Comments

Have you ever wanted to write for newspapers or magazines? I’m an environmental scientist by training but I’ve also been a freelance journalist for over 10 years. I started writing letters, then wrote articles, did some news reporting for Daily Telegraph and I now write for the Guardian. Over the years I’ve had articles published in most of the national newspapers and a wide range of magazines. I write about what I know best: the environment, community relations and the history of world war two.

So over the next ten weeks I’m going to be taking an evening course in writing for publication at my local college in Stratford-Upon-Avon. The course will cover a wide range of subjects including generating ideas, what makes a good article, writing for an online audience, interviewing, developing a specialism, editing, pitching and most importantly getting paid! Interested? Drop me or the college an email.

The eyes of the world will once again be on the Maldives

Aug 1, 2013   //   by Nicholas Milton   //   Blog  //  No Comments

In a month’s time on 7th September the eyes of the world will once again be on the Maldives. The second Presidential election will be a test not just of the islands young democracy but also the statesmanship of its politicians. How they behave and whether they are magnanimous in victory or defeat will be crucial to the Maldives status as a tourist destination and its standing in the world.

As a journalist I have had the privilege of visiting the islands over the last decade and have witnessed their transition from a dictatorship to a democracy and their struggles since to make that democracy work. In 2008 I reported on the first Presidential election for the international press and still remember the euphoria on the streets of Male which greeted the election of former President Nasheed and his coalition government. It was a great time to be a Maldivian because the country was filled with hope and optimism for the future. READ MORE

I sank a German U-boat in 1943, I was just 20-years-old and terrified

Jun 3, 2013   //   by Nicholas Milton   //   Blog  //  No Comments

What was it like to be on ship during the Battle of the Atlantic and to run the gauntlet of Hitlers U-boats? Here is an interview I carried out with Chris Durban, a 90 year old veteran of the Battle of the Atlantic who sank a U-boat on Christmas Day 1943. “I never thought I’d see one again, especially this close up,” Durban told me . “When I last saw a U-boat 70 years ago they were firing at me as they went down. I was just a 20-year-old and I was terrified”. It was published on the Independent newspaper’s website.

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Nicholas Milton

I am a marketing and communication expert with over 20 years experience. Over this time I have campaigned on issues I feel passionately about - conservation, climate change, racial equality, land reform, rural poverty and most recently international development. I am also a successful freelance journalist and have been published in the Guardian, Times, Daily Telegraph and the Independent.

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Email: nicholasmilton@hotmail.com Telephone: 0044 7880 622059

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