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Umar’s beats are technology, local news, media and data journalism. He has previously covered lifestyle and sport in which his work has been published in publications such as Mirror Sport, DatacenterDynamics, The Overtake, Journo Resources and more.

Umar specifically covers technology within the consumer and enterprise technology sectors while focusing on using data journalism to find interesting issues and subjects to cover using a range of tools, including Tableau and R. 

His skills extend outside of journalism where he is also a technical writer, specialising in writing instruction manuals for clients in the data analytics sector while also providing marketing, copywriting and content creation for clients within the technology and media industries.

He’s also been featured in a huge list about journalists outside London for Journo Resources too for good measure!

Editorial Samples

A Day in the Life of… Lewis Warner, Reporter at ITV News Border  – Journo Resources

EdgeMicro deploys micro data centers in Southern United States – DatacenterDynamics

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 Infogram, as well as self-shooting and editing video content on Umar’s own YouTube channel.

“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 as well as accessing a copy of his up-to-date CV here.