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Freelance Journalist Focus: Chris Gaynor

Chris Gaynor is a freelance journalist writing on politics, food and alternative news. He publishes his work on and

This week, FeaturesExec caught up with Chris to find out what his most memorable work has been, the features he’d most like to write, and what he’d do with £1000.

About your journalism:

What do you write about?
I write about anything really – but love politics, food, alternative news, and quirky comment pieces.

Where are we likely to see your work?
I publish on my own websites and on the UK’s premier citizen journalism website I’ve been published before in some local newspapers, and a publication as far away as Romania.

What’s the most memorable work you’ve done?
I lived and worked for a month in one of Romania’s poorest neighbourhoods and walked up the steps of the not so spooky Dracula Castle.

What interview or feature would you love the chance to do?
I’d love to interview one of the celebrity chefs and have them cook a meal for me – (in my dreams)….

About you and PRs:

Where do you source ideas for articles?
Anywhere and everywhere

How and when do you like them to get in touch?
On mobile or via my website.

Do you find press conferences, trips, parties and other events useful or an interruption?
Depends on the topic…

About you:

How would you pay the bills if you weren’t a journalist?
Good question….

If we gave you £1000, how would you spend it?
I’d probably pay someone to spruce up my website with a swanky blog design.

What’s the best advice anyone ever gave you?
“Write the truth,” and be yourself.

What books are on your bedside table, magazines in your bag, or blogs on your screen?
I love biographies – (mainly political ones). I read a lot of travel books, and I love journalism and website design books. I follow a lot of blogs via Twitter and Facebook. I tend to read The Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Independent. I love reading Total Politics magazine (or website), FHM, Mens Health and as a light touch, Private Eye.
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