John Mathews

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John began his journalism career at  the Windsor, Slough

& Eton Express newspaper in 1988. He worked there for six

years before joining BBC Ceefax, where he became Sports

Editor. John moved over to web publishing in 2000 for the

launch of the BBC Sport site.


As Special Events Editor, he helped launch more than 50

separate BBC websites on the Olympics, World Cup and

every major sports event.


Since turning freelance in 2005, he has worked for football's

governing bodies, FIFA and UEFA, in Canada, Peru and the

Netherlands, as well as the FIFA World Cups in Germany and South Africa, plus UEFA EURO 2008 in Austria and Switzerland. He has also covered Liverpool's UEFA Champions League home matches at Anfield for


John began teaching at LJMU in 2006 and went full-time in 2008. He has a Masters degree in Journalism.


He lectures in Online Journalism and Sports Journalism, and was the Producer of JMU's World Firefighters Games Media Crew, along with being one of the Editorial Directors of this website.



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