About me

I’m Michael O’Connell-Davidson, a journalist and editor based in London. I currently work for the Daily Mail as sub editor on the news and finance sections, where I write headlines, sharpen up stories, and freshen up pages before sending them to print. I also work on the iPad edition as a production assistant, bringing over content from the paper for Mail Plus subscribers. Previously, I was a sub at the Evening Standard for news and features, and before that, I worked as a digital content editor at the British Council.

I studied at Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University, where I was the editor of the student newspaper Gair Rhydd, and later completed a PGDip in Print Journalism and the NCTJ diploma at Sheffield University. While studying, I freelanced for the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator, the Independent and Vice magazine; I also completed placements at the Mail on Sunday, the Guardian and the BBC.

I like keeping myself busy, and write a weekly column for MMORPG.com, a specialist video games website that’s the largest of its kind in the world.┬áReach out to me on social media (Twitter, Linkedin) or email if you’d like to talk about any opportunities, or if you just want to say hello.