About

Sophie Perry is a journalist, writer and the founder of the LGBTQ+ Journalism Network. She is an exceptionally driven person, passionate about her work and a firm believer in the positive impact quality reporting can have on local communities.

She is passionate about social justice, arts and culture and LGBTQ+ issues. 

Qualifications

2020 – 2021 National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)
Level 3 Diploma in Journalism
Media Law Court Reporting (A), Essential Media Law and Regulation (A), Public Affairs (A), E-portfolio for journalists (A), Essential Journalism (B), Essential Journalism Ethics (B), Videojournalism for Digital Platforms (B)

2017 – 2019 King’s College London
Contemporary Literature, Culture and Theory MA
Merit

2014 – 2017 Brunel University London
Theatre and English (BAHons)
First-Class Honours

Work history

2021 – Present Oxford Mail
Digital Reporter

2021 Archant
Editorial Work Placement (Reporter)

2021 MyLondon
Editorial Work Placement (Reporter)

2019 – Present Freelancing
Freelance journalist
Bylines include DIVA Magazine, The F-Word, The Gallery, Selfish Darling, Unite UK, EachOther, Curve Magazine, Gay Star News, Liberally, Creative CoLab and the Express and Star

2015 – 2021 Student journalism
Reporter at Wolf Reporter (2020 – 2021)
Features Editor at The Clandestine (2018 – 2019)
Writer at The Clandestine (2017 – 2018)
Reporter at Roar News (2017 – 2019)
Writer at Strand Magazine (2017 – 2019)
Writer at HeyMillennials (2017)
Culture Sub-Editor at Le Nurb (2015 – 2017)
Reporter at Le Nurb (2015 – 2017)

Honours and awards

2022 Newsquest Excellence Awards
 Inclusion & Diversity award

2022 National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)
‘Highly commended’ in Trainee News Journalism

2021 City of Wolverhampton College
Student of the Year

2020 Journalism Diversity Fund
Awarded full funding by the Journalism Diversity Fund to undertake my NCTJ studies

2019 King’s College London Student Union
The Clandestine nominated for ‘Best Student Media Project’

2017 Brunel Volunteers at Brunel University London
Achieved Brunel Volunteers Gold Award (100 hours of volunteering)

2016 Brunel Volunteers at Brunel University London
Achieved Brunel Volunteers Gold Award (100 hours of volunteering)

2016 Union of Brunel Students
Brunel Debate Society nominated for ‘Best Political, Campaigning and Causes Society’