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Mr Jan Goodey

Course Director MA Magazine Journalism


I have worked on (online) magazines/newsletters/newspapers/B2Bs since leaving school. I started out on the Harlow Gazette, working for locals in Ilford and Camden before joining the Sunday Mirror, briefly.

Having freelanced on Fleet St, I  co-founded an award-winning magazine on the south coast called New Insight.

Since November 2013   I have been leading journalistic/academic investigations into UK Local Government Pension Schemes (published as exclusives in national newspapers in 2014 Independent on Sunday/i newspaper).

More recently I undertook a six month investigation in  collaboration with the Bureau of  Investigative Journalism, London (Jan-July 2017) looking at unethical investments using public sector pension funds which resulted in international stories on a baby formula milk scandal and coal mining set to destroy the Great Barrier Reef.

I currently write for The Ecologist online magazine and occasionally Red Pepper magazine as well as iNews and iNewspaper.

Areas of specialism

  • National park conservation
  • Local government pension schemes
  • Data journalism
  • Production journalism

Courses taught




  • PGCE, University of Brighton
  • BA (Hons) Philosophy and Politics, University of Hull
  • NCTJ One Year Diploma in News Journalism


Since 2013, I have been researching the financing of industries like hydraulic fracturing, extreme energy extraction and tobacco resulting in the following publications:

Published Exclusive: Milmo, Cahal and Goodey, Jan (2014) Exclusive: Local authorities have 'conflict of interest' on fracking investments, The Independent, April 27. See conflict-of-interest-on-fracking-investments-9294590.html

Published Exclusive: Milmo, Cahal, Kennedy, Jennifer and Goodey, Jan November 2014, Councils paid to cut smoking, but have £2bn of tobacco shares, Independent on Sunday, Nov 9. See

In 2015 I wrote a chapter on data journalism in  academic text: Data Journalism: Inside the Global Future (Abramis Academic Publishing, Bury St Edmonds) focusing on how you deliver a data journalism investigation from idea through to publication.

More recently I have been investigating the existential  threats faced by National Parks which have resulted in the following publications:

Published: Goodey, Jan, May 2017, Development Threat to Welsh National Parks, The Ecologist online, May 11 2017. See


Number of items: 4.


Goodey, Jan and Milmo, Cahal (2017) Public sector pension funds invest nearly £600m in controversial baby milk producers. i News,

Goodey, Jan, Kennedy, Jennifer and Milmo, Cahal (2014) Councils paid to cut smoking, but have £2bn of tobacco shares. Independent on Sunday, 09 Nov, p. 6. ISSN (print) 0958-1723

Goodey, Jan and Milmo, Cahal (2014) Local authorities have ‘conflict of interest’ on fracking investments. Independent on Sunday, 28 Apr, p. 4. ISSN (print) 0958-1723

Book Section

Goodey, Jan (2015) Data journalism: A-Z from pitch to delivery. In: Felle, Tom , Mair, John and Radcliffe, Damian, (eds.) Data journalism: inside the Global Future. Bury St Edmunds, U.K. : Abramis Academic Publishing. pp. 19-26. ISBN 9781845496630

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