Journalism

I’ve written for the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph, the Kent Messenger, the Huffington Post as a blogger, and a variety of student publications. I graduated from the NCTJ-accredited MA in Multimedia Journalism at the University of Kent in the summer of 2018.

I’ve been employed by MailOnline as a trainee reporter since September 2018 and have been writing for them since February 2019. Between September last year and February this year I was on placement at the Liverpool ECHO and then SWNS news agency in Birmingham.

From November 2015 to June 2016, I was the Editor of The Badger, Sussex University’s student newspaper. Previous to that, I was the paper’s Comment Editor.

Prior to coming university, I interned with and wrote on a freelance basis for GiveMeSport.com, mainly contributing on football and motorsport. You can find my body of work here: www.givemesport.com/harry-howard 

Current work

I’m a reporter at MailOnline. As part of the graduate scheme which I’m enrolled in, I am set to do stints on a number of desks including Foreign News, Showbiz, Sport, Health and Femail. From February until September, I was working as a Home News reporter.

You can read my body of work here.

I’ve written a number of exclusive stories, including this one which became the leading story on the site.

‘Self-serving arrogance’: Margaret Thatcher’s former press secretary Bernard Ingham savages Tory arch-Remainer Ken Clarke’s claim that she would have voted to stay in the EU in 2016 referendum


Past work

From the middle of September 2018 to December 21st 2019 I worked as a reporter at the Liverpool ECHO as part of the MailOnline graduate scheme. I enjoyed it enormously and because it was my first job as a journalist, I learnt a lot.

All of my articles can be found here: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/authors/harry-howard/

Some highlights included this very moving story about a mother with terminal cancer who was trying to ensure that her last months with her children were happy ones – Amazing ways mum with incurable cancer is making sure her children remember her 

The ECHO was a digital-first publication so I was primarily an online reporter but I did get some bylines in the paper, including a front page story in September.

 

23 August 2018, page 14 NIB, no byline: Exam stress ‘helps pupils’ 

 

17 August 2018, page 12 lead, joint byline, double page (1): Just a C-grade needed to get on top course

 

17 August 2018, page 12 lead, joint byline, double page (2): Just a C-grade needed to get on top course

 

17 August 2018, page 11 lead, joint byline: Whatever happened to tougher A levels? Proportion of A* and A grades at its highest level for six years

 

15 August 2018, page 28 lead, single byline: Universities will try to lure A-Level students who don’t get their grades with ‘Mickey Mouse’ courses like BA body contour fashion, tournament golf and bakery and patisserie technology

 

11 August 2018, page 26 lead, joint byline: Three quarters of the UK’s top universities still have places to fill this year, making 2018 the easiest ever for students to get in through clearing

 

28 July 2018, page 20 lead, joint byline: Universities offering unconditional places can harm A-level results as data reveals some students slip by SEVEN grades

 

28 July 2018, page 40 lead, joint byline: Stabbed to death, rapper known as Splash Addict* – *That’s slang for liking bloody knife attacks

 

28 July 2018, page 3 lead, joint byline: Who do they think they’re fuelling? Two BP garages facing each other on the same road charge different prices for petrol

 

 

26 July 2018, Kent Messenger, page 9 lead, single byline: Criminals turning rural areas into a ‘war zone’

 

20 June 2018 Sittingbourne News Extra, page 4 lead, single byline: Bedsits could be ‘very poor quality’ chief planner warns

 

As a page lead story in the newspaper and online here: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/maidstone/news/floor-was-at-risk-of-collapse-for-months-181108/