Noah Keate

I'm Noah Keate and welcome to my JournoPortfolio page. Between September 2022 and February 2023, I completed the NCTJ fast-track Multimedia Journalism Diploma at News Associates in Twickenham. I have written for a range of national publications including the Daily Mirror, Metro, Politico and Reaction. I am interested in political journalism, social policy and cultural trends. 


From July 2022 and February 2023, I was an editor at the Backbench website, helping other writers craft their words. Between September 2022 and February 2023, I was also an editor at The Speaker website doing a similar role. From 2019 and 2022, I read politics at the University of Warwick, graduating with a first (with honours).

While studying at Warwick, I wrote over 250 articles for The Boar, Warwick's award winning student newspaper, writing for every section. Between 2020 and 2021, I was a Deputy Comment Editor, going onto serve as a Deputy Books Editor between 2021 and 2022. I have also written for a range of other student publications, including Perspectives, Backbench, the Meridian magazine and Nowadays. While at Warwick, I was a presenter on the student radio station 'RAW 1251AM', where I covered the heavier and lighter sides of news. 


I've been involved with local print, online and broadcast journalism. I've written culture pieces for the Inside Cambridge website and EastLife magazine, as well as news pieces for Kenilworth Nub News. While at News Associates, I wrote for their in-house website: South West Londoner. I was also a researcher for the community radio station 'Cambridge 105 Radio', booking guests for the politics show to ensure a wide variety of views are heard.


I wrote a chapter in the book 'Prime Minister Priti...And other things that never happened', which was published by Biteback in July 2021 and helped the LBC presenter Iain Dale with his book 'On this Day in Politics: Britain's Political History in 365 Days' by researching stories and contributing first drafts of chapters. The book was published by Allen and Unwin UK in October 2022.


In July 2022, I undertook two weeks of work experience at Prospect magazine. In preparation for their summer edition, I fact checked numerous articles, which involved conducting research. I also helped to proof-read articles, making sure they were coherent and convincing for readers. The experience required working well in a team as well as independent working and using my initiative. 


In August 2022, I partook in two weeks of work experience at the Reaction website. This involved researching stories, writing articles in the house style, communicating with editors and using my initiative. A mixture of short-form and longer feature articles were written. The topics related to the Conservative leadership election, the Archie Battersbee case and increased energy prices. From September 2022 to January 2023, I completed a weekly placement at Reaction, helping with the evening news email, writing political stories and promoting writing on social media.


In August 2022, I also completed a week of work experience at Politico. This involved joining morning meetings and helping the London team with research. It required working well in a team while being independent and using my initiative as I complied Liz Truss' promises made during the leadership campaign. Referencing was particularly important to ensure my findings were built on concrete statements and evidence. The work experience was valuable for teaching me how long term projects develop and come together. 


Technically, I am experienced with using WordPress, PhotoShop, InDesign and Audacity. Furthermore, I am adept at driving a radio desk, thinking of timely pitches, communicating with editors, fitting a house style and promoting my work on social media. 

Is Prince Harry’s Taliban disclosure a security threat?

Of the many revelations that have leaked from Prince Harry’s forthcoming memoir Spare, perhaps most striking is the declaration that the Duke of Sussex killed 25 Taliban fighters. According to the Prince, these killings took place while he was serving as an Apache helicopter pilot during his second tour of Afghanistan. Prince Harry served in the army for ten years, including in the Helmand province, ending his military career at the rank of captain in June 2015.

Ill Croydon kitten given donations for treatment against viral disease

An ill Croydon kitten has received donations which will help to fund treatment against a serious viral disease. Millie, a ragdoll born in April 2022, suffers from Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), a viral disease caused by strains of the feline coronavirus. After being told treatment would cost around £5,000, her owner Charlotte Williams, a 33-year-old financial adviser from south Croydon, used GoFundMe to gain support.

The Fall of Boris Johnson: Sebastian Payne on leadership, policy and the future of journalism

How will 2022 be remembered? The year the Queen passed away, Russia invaded Ukraine and Britain was hit by a devastating cost of living crisis are all potential nominations for this most influential of years. As a future pub quiz question however, 2022 will likely be known as the year of three prime ministers, one of whom won the accolade of the shortest serving PM in history.

Labour lead drops to just 11%, new poll

It’s Christmas, and in a manner not too dissimilar to Charles Dickens’ Ebenezer Scrooge, Sir Keir Starmer is being haunted by his Ghost of Christmas Past. How so? Through a new Savanta poll which reveals Labour’s polling lead has fallen to *just* 11%. Polled between 2 and 4 December, Labour enjoyed 42% of national support, compared to 31% for the Conservatives, 10% for the Lib Dems, 5% for the Reform Party and the SNP at 4%. This marks the lowest Labour lead and vote share from Savanta since th

What does strike chaos mean for the future of rail?

Rishi Sunak is scrambling to respond to large-scale industrial action threatening to grind the country to a halt. The sheer number of professions taking strike action this month, and the chaos it will create, led Education Secretary Gillian Keegan to endorse widening the list of workers banned from striking. Both the police and military are currently banned, with Keegan suggesting NHS staff and others in “critical infrastructure” roles could join them.

Will Rishi Sunak target foreign students in immigration crackdown?

Rishi Sunak is mulling a crackdown on foreign students arriving in the UK. But will he go through with it? He’s certainly under pressure to do something, after ONS data sent shockwaves around the nation yesterday as it emerged net migration rose by more than half a million in the year to June 2022. With more than half coming from bespoke humanitarian schemes for Ukraine (89,000), Afghanistan (21,000) and Hong Kong (76,000), another 227,000 arrived on student visas, double the previous year.

Dehenna Davison joins the list of young Tory MPs leaving Parliament

The exodus of young MPs from the Conservative party is gathering pace, conjuring unfortunate comparisons with rats and sinking ships. Today, Dehenna Davison, Tory MP for Bishop Auckland, became the latest to announce that she will stand down at the next general election. Elected only in 2019, she won a seat held by Labour since 1935. Heralded as the latest generation of Conservative MPs, the 29-year-old said she wanted to devote more time to “life outside politics – mainly to my family”.

Boris Johnson isn't the only one to profit from his political fall

While the country faces a killer combo of higher taxes and lower public spending, it’s encouraging to see some people are not suffering – economically at least. While the political fortunes of Boris Johnson may be terminal after his unsuccessful attempt at a resurrection last month, on the money front, the former Prime Minister has seen an end to his own boom and bust, as Gordon Brown would put it.
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