Brendan O’Neill

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Brendan O'Neill is assistant editor at Spiked. He founded and teaches the online journalism course at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in England.

Brendan O'Neill is a British far-leftie who was originally with a secretive group called "Socialist Action". He is now primarily the editor Spiked Online, a transmogrification of the previous lefty magazine, Living Marxism. Spiked is a distinctly dubious group, e.g., receiving funds from the Hill & Knowlton PR company...

From the Battle of Ideas biography:Battle of Ideas 2007 festival [1]:

Brendan O’Neill is the editor of spiked. He started his career in journalism at spiked‘s predecessor, Living Marxism, until it was forced to close in 2000 following a notorious libel action brought by ITN.
When he’s not writing for and editing spiked, and commissioning journalists who have something to say and the guts to say it, O’Neill writes widely for publications on both sides of the Atlantic. His journalism has been published in the New Statesman, the Spectator, the Guardian, The Sunday Times, the British Journalism Review, the Press Gazette and the Catholic Herald in Britain, and in Salon, Slate, the Chicago Sun-Times, the American Prospect, the American Conservative and Reason magazine in the United States. He is also a feature-writer for the Christian Science Monitor in America and for the BBC in Britain. He writes a weekly blog for the Guardian website, Comment Is Free.
He is a British correspondent for the Polish political weekly ''PrzeKroj'', and has written for newspapers and magazines in Australia, South Africa, Canada, India, Germany, France, Italy and Denmark. His work covers everything from war and terrorism to free speech and junk food. He was a consultant for the book Human, published by Dorling Kindersley and winner of the British Medical Association Medical Book Award 2005. (continues)


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