In The Press

The Economist covers the PINF Index

Public Interest News Foundation Index covered by

Annual Review for International Media Support

Launching the Public Interest News Foundation Index

Giving evidence to the Cairncross Review

Project discussion Value My News podcast

Interviewed 4M Paris

Interviewed for That’s Lancashire 

Interviewed for Understanding information needs

Interviewed as Investigative journalism a murder trial

Debating the potential of CAST as decentralised technology in the Manchester University ICT4Dblog

Interviewed by on CAST

Interviewed by about journalism training


‘I have known Clare Cook in a professional capacity since 2003. During that time I have seen her embrace a number of different roles within the media, from education reporter to sub editor, media lecturer, published author and social media specialist. I have always found her to be very professional in her approach to her work. She is very passionate about what she does and is hard working and enthusiastic.
I have guest lectured for her on a number of occasions at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). I believe her students and their achievements are a credit to her exceptional teaching and management skills.
On a personal level she is very friendly and approachable and I believe that she would be a very valuable asset to your organisation.’

Michelle Fiddler, Multimedia desk editor, Liverpool Post and Echo, Trinity Mirror now head of Police communication, Merseyside

“Untangles the jargon and sets out the route-map for how the social network can enable us to become major contributors to the multiplatform digital age. The right message, the right time – this is the right book for taking advantage of it all.”

Jon Snow, C4 News on Social Media for Journalists: Principles and Practise (Sage)

“The work undertaken by Clare Cook in focusing on hyperlocal journalism has been immensely valuable. The emphasis has been both on adding fresh data to support claims for vitality and potential of this sector, and in supporting practitioners to innovate and stay competitive. We need clear insight into how hyperlocal journalists are contributing to local media ecosystems and this team’s work has shown that whilst the sector is fluid and sometimes precarious, it has great potential to fill the gap left by an ever-declining mainstream press. In partnership with key agencies, Clare leads the way in demonstrating the real world impact that academia can have on industry.”
Dave Harte Birmingham City University