About Samson Dada

Samson Dada (born December 31, 1991, pictured right) is a communications professional with in-house journalism and public relations experience.

He was an Assistant Press Officer at Transport for London (TfL) where he worked across campaigns, policing, cycling, streets and freight teams.

DadaSamson graduated with a 2.1 BA (Hons) International Relations and Politics degree at De Montfort University in July 2013. Samson was an undergraduate finalist at Leicester Mercury Young Achiever Awards 2012.

His first experience of newspapers was aged 16, as the only ever freelance Youth Community Correspondent for North and East Manchester Advertiser.

Samson wrote local news and feature articles, including Asylum seekers: Should they be allowed to stay? receiving positive feedback from readers.

He has contributed to Guardian News & MediaMancunian Matters and Stockport Express.

Samson won the Best Article Award for an interview with Liz Kendall MP (pictured right) published in university newspaper, The Demon.

In December 2008, he became the youngest ever scholar of the Cleland Thom Journalism Training Mentoring Scheme.

CTJT Course Director Cleland Thom has described Samson as “having bags of talent, but more importantly, the right attitudes.”

Conversation with Ed Miliband SHARPHe has interviewed politicians including Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband (pictured left) and Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese.

Samson’s hobbies and interests are jogging, current affairs, reading non-fiction and political memoirs.

Read his published articles by clicking on Publications.


 

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