Thanks for clicking on this link to view some more of my cuttings. Pasting links onto a CV isn’t the best way to showcase my work, so I’ve put together a list of some of the journalism I’m most proud of below, with some details about the stories.
Work for The Telegraph
I have had over thirty bylines in The Telegraph, many of which have been national exclusives. From Oxford, I’ve been working closely with the education desk for two years, reporting on stories that crop up in the student press or that I’ve sourced myself.
Fortunately, stories about Oxford are often popular, which has given me a great opportunity to write news about the University or report on student events that happen here. The Oxford Union regularly hosts important speakers, and I’ve written up pieces about Baroness Chakrabarti’s comments on anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, Derek Jacobi on Strictly Come Dancing and Marc Jacobs on political correctness in the fashion industry.
In January 2018, I spent a week on work experience at The Telegraph, where I worked on a number of stories including an exclusive on Sam Gyimah’s university days, which I found though archival research of his first forays into politics as a student.
I also worked on a story about a national flu vaccine shortage with the paper’s Health Correspondent, Henry Bodkin, which became the splash in the Saturday paper.
Following my work on that story, I was asked to return to work on the news desk as a casual shift worker at weekends, where I worked on stories about a Bitcoin robbery and Jacob Rees-Mogg being attacked.
The rest of my work for the Telegraph can be found here, on my author page.
Tony is an exceptionally talented journalist who I have worked with over the past couple of years. He regularly pitches me stories about the goings on at Oxford University, and is always on hand to get hold of documents or individuals at short notice to stand up stories. He is excellent at picking out the best … Continue reading Camilla Turner, Education Editor, The Telegraph
I have worked at a number of other newspapers and broadcasters. Here are some of my clippings from work experience and freelancing elsewhere.
For The Independent, I wrote an exposé of study drugs at universities, with exclusive comments from a leading neuroscientist and testimonials from students around the country.
While in India reporting on the battle against leprosy, I also wrote for the New Statesman’s digital tech and infrastructure blog, CityMetric, on the future of the Indian tuk-tuk.
For BuzzFeed news, I have broken two national exclusive stories. One, on Corey Lewandowski, led the worldwide front page for 12 hours. The other came after George Osborne’s appointment to the editorship of The Evening Standard: I raced Fleet Street to find the missing copies of his ‘hemp’ edition of a student magazine, and won.
In broadcasting, I have had a producing credit on the BBC’s ‘World This Weekend’ programme, for a package on Brexit in Cambridgeshire uploaded to Soundcloud here. For Channel 4, I produced several news videos for output on Facebook, using the Adobe Creative Suite of Premiere Pro and After Effects to create interesting pictures while conforming to a strict house style. I also recently featured on one of The Telegraph’s lunchtime broadcast bulletins for Alexa and Google Home devices, talking about a story on women in university exams.
“Tony Diver is one of the most impressive young journalists who has done a work placement at The Sunday Times during my three years as Political Editor. In a highly competitive environment, I have no doubt that he will continue to stand out from the crowd and build a successful career.”
“In my current job, and as the BBC’s Europe and North America editors, I have worked with a great number of producers, and I can confidently say, at the very beginning of his career, Tony shines out. He’s confident and courteous, well-informed and hard working. I highly recommend him.”