Nicola Walton is a writer, broadcaster and author. She is also a trustee of two arts organisations.
Her first book “How to Report Economic News,” was published by Routledge in February 2017.
She wrote and presented “Dawn Traders”, a financial news programme on LBC Radio and her features and news articles have appeared in The Independent, Financial Times surveys, Glasgow Herald, Cotswold Essence and others.
For four years she was a visiting lecturer at City University and is a trustee on the patrons’ board of the Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology and of Modern Art Oxford. She is also an advisor to the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion, the Oxford-based ethics think- tank.
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Nicola wrote and presented “Dawn Traders”, LBC Radio’s early morning financial news programme aimed at City professionals. It had a wide remit including interviews with economists ahead of the publication of important data, company news and business features.
She also contributed to Family Money, LBC Radio’s personal finance programme.
Nicola has written for a number of newspapers and magazines including a weekly chief executive profile column in the business review section of The Independent newspaper. She also wrote news, feature and comment articles on a wide range of City, Business and economic topics as a London-based reporter for the Glasgow Herald.
Her exhibition preview articles on “Discovering Tutankhamun” at the Ashmolean Museum or Art & Archaeology and the “Love is Enough,” William Morris & Andy Warhol exhibition at Modern Art Oxford, appeared in Cotswold Essence magazine.
“How to Report Economic News,” by Nicola Walton published in 2017 by Routledge, UK.
A 10 week economic reporting course for the Masters in Financial Journalism course at City University, London. Topics covered included globalisation, emerging markets, monetary policy and business surveys.
Since the global financial crisis in 2008, economics has dominated the news agenda, with issues such as migration, growth, trade and unemployment remaining hotly debated in the media. “How to Report Economic News” is an accessible introduction to our contemporary economic landscape and journalistic approaches to economic news coverage.
Chapters cover key topics including inflation, monetary policy, labour markets, fiscal policy and residential property markets. The book takes the UK as its main focus, but also explores European, US and Japanese markets. In addition, the title explores other major global topics such as the rise of the Brazil, Russia, India, China (BRIC) economies and the role of multinational organisations such as the International Monetary Fund.
By combining an overview of current financial systems and economic developments with instruction on economic reporting, this title is a valuable resource for students of journalism, trainee journalists, as well as anyone interested in learning more about modern economics.
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