Welcome!

Umar is a journalist and analyst, specialising in data-driven stories, sport, news and technology. His work has been published in HuffPost UK, DatacenterDynamics, The Overtake, Journo Resources and more.

He’s been featured in a huge list about journalists outside London for Journo Resources and a guest on the Freelancing for Journalists podcast on contacts and networking.

Editorial Samples

These 7 Charts Show How The Pandemic Changed One Part Of The UK HuffPost UK

Online learning: Government sends internet devices for 1 in 20 students in Birmingham  – Birmingham Eastside

Almost half of total budgeted funds in Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council left unspent in first four years of accounts  – Birmingham Eastside

A Day in the Life of… Louise Goodman, ITV’s Pit-Lane Reporter – Journo Resources

The autistic football fan who has visited 92 football league clubs in 12 years – The Overtake

Which WWE Superstars are the most successful in WrestleMania main events? -Mirror Sport

EXCLUSIVE – Government Awards £500m Data Centre Contract without Competitive Tender as Brexit Looms – Computer Business Review

Need a hand with data visualisations and infographics? Umar uses data to design clean, concise visuals using Tableau, Datawrapper, R and Flourish to bring those charts and graphics to life.

“Umar has many qualities but one has stood out for me, it has been evident from the first day I met him that he genuinely cares about other people. I have seen him take responsibility and volunteer and be willing to help others and would be an asset in team based environments.” – Dave Rooke – Head of Content Services at Sky UK

“Umar has been very enthusiastic with his work and keen to make the most of the opportunity with theCheckeredFlag.co.uk.

“He has understood the values we represent at TCF and fitted in with our house style quickly.”  – Vince Pettit – Editor-in-Chief of theCheckeredFlag.co.uk

If you would like more information about Umar, his experience and how to get in touch for new opportunities or a chat, you can contact him via the contact me page.