Author Archives: Louise Tickle

About Louise Tickle

Louise Tickle specialises in writing on education and social affairs and has also written on work issues, ethical business, international development and travel. You’ll mostly see her work in the Guardian but other publications include Community Care, YoungMinds, Social Enterprise, BBC Countryfile, BBC Wildlife, Eve, Elle and Coast magazines. Louise also spent a year in Kosovo working with local journalists to ensure fair reporting of elections as part of encouraging a more independent, rigorous media. Before journalism, Louise worked in press and campaigns for the RSPB, CSV (Community Service Volunteers) and Comic Relief. She also designs and delivers media workshops for the education, voluntary and social enterprise sectors, and is currently organising a major event at City University, London, So you want to be a journalist? which you can check via Louise is based just north of Bristol where she lives with her partner, a cat and two small monsters. Follow Louise on Twitter @louisetickle @ or email via

Writing about wrongs: can social affairs journalism make a difference?

TweetAs a journalist writing on social affairs I often wonder if my articles make any difference or whether this kind of journalism is essentially exploitative. The dilemma isn’t original. Journalists and photographers struggle with it all the time. Mostly I … Continue reading

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