My name is Andrew Trench and I am an editor and a journalism addict. Right now, I am editor of Media24's Investigations team. Up until the end of August 2010 I was editor-in-chief of the Daily Dispatch in East London, South Africa, a newspaper with a proud 137 years of history. I also edited DispatchOnline, the paper's website and which has won a number of awards over the last two years for innovative online reporting.
I m passionate about investigtive reporting and have led Dispatch teams (and hopefully my new Media24 team!) which have won a string of investigative journalism awards over the last couple of years. Dispatch experiments in print/online investigative reporting projects have been acknowledged with several top gongs.
My personal interests are data visualisation, geo-located information and crowdsourcing and how these technologies and techniques will impact on journalism and media more generally.
This is my personal blog where I ruminate on the trends I am observing in our rapidly changing industry and also on my own experiences in it. None of the opinions expressed here reflect those of my present or previous employers and should not be construed as such.Scridb filter