Barry Michael Jones is a working journalist who is available for freelance jobs in the UK and abroad. He has extensive experience as an on-screen reporter for BBC, ITV and ITN, as well as a documentary film-maker.
He has also worked extensively for local, regional and UK national newspapers and has a solid understanding of its production methods. As part as his managerial role at the heart of BBC's Newsgathering team, he has been involved in the day-to-day running of a busy newsroom - with a specialism in breaking news and major events planning. On the political front, he has organised coverage of the Welsh Assembly and produced the weekly political programme Dragon's Eye. He has also played a central role in General Election planning, as well as coordinating coverage of Welsh Assembly Elections.
With a penchant for world-wide travel, Barry Michael Jones not only relaxes, he observes and writes about his experiences too. He's also had published work on themes closer to home.
See some of his articles here.
Faced with having to make an important speech - perhaps at a conference, a wedding or another special occasion? Or preparing a report you want to jump off the page? Barry can help you choose the right words for the appropriate event.
One of the "go-to" people whenever the BBC has needed trainers to present courses to staff.
Among his roles:
- Delivering the BBC's Safeguarding Trust and Safeguarding Values courses - including to Board Members in Wales.
- Delivering Creativity courses and undertaking a UK Roadshow on Best Practice.
- Co-ordinating an Ultimate Researcher course for the independent training group Cyfle.
- Providing tips to organisations and charities on how to use the media and social media to get better coverage.
- Providing advice to young, would-be journalists through careers fairs and the BBC's School Report project.