CHARLES THOMSON

 

Freelance Writer/Reporter

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Charles Thomson is a multi-award winning writer.

Described by media experts as a livewire and a credit to his profession, Charles has won accolades as an investigative journalist, a court reporter and feature writer, establishing him as one of Britain's brightest young media professionals. Before he turned 25, his stories had appeared in the Sun, the Mirror, the Guardian, the Daily Star, the Daily Mail, MOJO, Wax Poetics, the Huffington Post and many other publications.

Charles began his career as a freelance music and celebrity journalist, supplying a string of exclusive stories to the Sun before he had even left university. He is best-known for his work on Michael Jackson, having broken numerous global exclusives about the star and contributed to two chart-topping biographies.

As a court reporter he has covered numerous high profile cases and broken several exclusive stories of national significance. He was commended at the 2012 EDF Regional Media Awards for overturning a court ruling which protected the identity of a paedophile and for exposing a religious sex abuse scandal in the Jehovah's Witness church.

At just 21 years of age Charles was invited to join the Huffington Post as a blogger - one of the youngest writers ever to receive the honour. His Huffington Post articles highlighting distortion and propaganda in the media have been praised by broadcasters including Aphrodite Jones and J Randy Taraborrelli. They have also led to a string of television and radio appearances across Europe and America.

In November 2009 Charles won a prestigious Guardian Award for his article 'James Brown: The Lost Album', which appeared in JIVE magazine. In February 2013 he picked up a 'Highly Commended' award in the Best Newcomer category at the EDF Regional Media Awards.

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