njmitchell.co.uk

pragueHello. As you’re here, you’re probably wondering who I am. No, I’m not Nick Mitchell the fitness guru, or Nick Mitchell the actor.

While my battle for Google supremacy of “Nick Mitchell” takes up most of my waking hours, the little time I have left is mostly spent as Head of Content for Emerging Products at Johnston Press.

This means I’m responsible for commissioning and editing content for the company’s online brands, including iNews.co.uk, the first dedicated website for the i newspaper, which I helped to launch in 2016.

Previously I was Head of Content for WOW247, Deputy Digital Editor at The Scotsman, and I’ve written for publications like The Skinny, The List and Clash in the past.

This website is a collection of my irregular posts, links to my work, some amateur photographic efforts and occasional travel blogs.

I’m also currently taking a course in screenwriting, which I’ll be mentioning from time to time.

Me elsewhere on the web: Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram

You can reach me at: mitchell83 AT gmail DOT com.

Some recent work:

Inside No. 9 is a cure for box set fatigue: Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith talk about why their anthology series goes against the grain

How Brian Eno showed the potential of ambient music – a retrospective look at the Professor of Rock’s remarkable influence on a misunderstood genre

What’s going on with Britain’s nightlife? Interviews with Dave Haslam, Shaun Roberts and Alan Miller following the closures of Fabric and The Arches

How to play five-a-side football – an expert’s guide (clue: I’m not the expert)

How podcasters are renewing the oral storytelling tradition – featuring insights from the people behind Lore and The Black Tapes

The Simpsons did not ‘predict’ President Trump – a thinkpiece written the day after the US Election

The refugees who did much more than survive – Talking to three refugees about how their stories have inspired their art

Arab Strap stories – On the eve of their live comeback, I asked some fans and musicians to share their own stories about the band

We asked some chatbots to review Google’s computer-generated song. Just because.

The Ultimate Bob Dylan Quiz. The answers are blowin’ in the wind.

A profile of kaleidoscopic pop act Bossy Love. You heard them here first.

An interview with Jon Ronson about his book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

The many reinventions of David Bowie – retrospective piece written shortly before his death

‘We can do what we want’ – interview with punk duo Drenge

An interview with the director David Mackenzie about the music of Starred Up

A live review of Sleaford Mods in Edinburgh

An interview with Leftfield’s Neil Barnes about their first album in 16 years

An interview with Young Fathers on following up their Mercury Prize win

Average Homeboy – an interview with the man responsible for the worst music video of all time

‘A compelling explainer of our chaotic times’ – a review of the Adam Curtis film Bitter Lake

An interview with tUnE-yArDs’ Merrill Garbus on pop, violence and trying not to ‘get it right’