Ruth Halkon is a reporter for the Mirror Online.
She previously worked as a reporter for National News, an agency that reports on breaking news and courts throughout London, and as a reporter and sub-editor for the North London Times and Independent Series.
She has recently completed an MA in Newspaper Journalism at City University, London.
Ruth has written for national newspapers including the Independent on Sunday and The Daily Telegraph. She has also worked as a sub-editor for the i-Pad edition of London’s Metro newspaper.
She has gained extensive experience at a number of local and regional newspapers, producing front page stories for the Hull Daily Mail. She has also written for The Cambridge News, The Yorkshire Post, The Ham & High and The East London Advertiser.
She has also worked in foreign news. She has done work experience at the Sunday Times foreign desk, during which she was shortlisted for their Tom Walker Award (which acknowledges the work of aspiring foreign correspondents). She also spent a month in Austria, Croatia and Slovenia as an intern for the freelance foreign correspondent Norbert Mappes-Niediek, who specialises in the former Yugoslavia.
Prior to studying at City, Ruth took a degree in English from the University of Cambridge. She wrote extensively for both student newspapers in Cambridge, The Cambridge Student and Varsity. She was also an Arts Editor for The Cambridge Student.
She can be contacted at:
E-mail: ruth(dot)halkon(at) trinitymirror(dot)com
LinkedIn page: uk.linkedin.com/pub/ruth-halkon/41/537/635