Experience

Umar has worked with several local, national and global media organisations during his career, which you can view some of his work by clicking the links below:

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Journalism

Umar has covered a wide range of beats in his journalism career, including sport, business, technology, and data to name but a few.

Here are a few links to his work being published on different digital newspaper/magazine websites which you can check out below:

Birmingham Eastside

Online learning: Government sends internet devices for 1 in 20 students in Birmingham – 21/01/2021

Almost half of total budgeted funds in Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council left unspent in first four years of accounts – 15/12/2020

DatacenterDynamics

Stockholm Data Parks announces three new facilities – 12/11/2019

EdgeMicro deploys micro data centers in Southern United States – 31/10/2019

Journo Resources

A Day in the Life of… Jim Rosenthal, ITV Sports Presenter – 18/11/2019

A Day in the Life of… Adam Shepherd, Reviews and Community Editor at IT Pro – 11/11/2019

A Day in the Life of… Lewis Warner, Reporter at ITV News Border – 04/11/2019

A Day in the Life of… Louise Goodman, ITV’s Pit-Lane Reporter – 01/10/2019

The Overtake

The autistic football fan who has visited 92 football league clubs in 12 years – 20/08/2019

Mirror Sport

Which WWE Superstars are the most successful in WrestleMania main events? – 02/04/2019

Express.co.uk

Easter 2019 date: When is Easter – when is the Easter bank holiday? – 27/03/2019

Hawaii volcano news: How scientists PREDICTED Hawaii volcano was on BRINK of HUGE eruption – 27/03/2019

Computer Business Review

EXCLUSIVE – Government Awards £500m Data Centre Contract without Competitive Tender as Brexit Looms – 24/07/2018

Matt Calkins – “You Don’t Code Software, You Draw it Out” – 04/07/2018

GitHub Sold for $7.5 Billion in Microsoft Stock – 04/06/2018

DESIblitz.com

5 Reasons to be Excited about the Huawei P20 – 31/03/2018

What Will 5G mean for Broadband and Mobile Users? – 22/03/2018

India’s Video Games Industry is becoming a Billion-Dollar Market – 17/03/2018

theCheckeredFlag.co.uk

MINI announces crews for 2017 Dakar Rally – 10/11/2016

Osian Pryce: “Luckily it all came along in the end” – 02/11/2016

The Championship That Never Was – Grönholm Loses 2006 WRC Title by One Point – 21/10/2016

Read Motorsport

Mixed fortunes for ABT Schaeffler in Buenos Aires – 07/02/2016

F1 teams and bosses agree engine cost reductions – 20/01/2016

Pirelli’s Tyreless Debate for 2017 – 12/01/2016

The Irish World

Sean McDermotts cruise past St Barnabas – 15/04/2015

Warwickshire off to flying start – 22/03/2015

Data Visualisation

For more than a few years, Umar has used tools such as Tableau, R, Flourish, and Datawrapper to create data visualisations and dashboards that make an impact and help make sense of the stories he is telling and communicating.

You can view his Tableau Public profile, and feel free to have a look at some of the visualisations he has created below.