| Introduction |
UKPress was set up during February 2000, as a central
resource where press and PR people could share ideas, make useful
contacts and discuss industry issues. The idea of Paul Douglas
and Jo Chipchase, UKPress aims to make editorial and targeting
roles easier for its members. Although UKPress tends to focus
on the technology sector, communications professionals from
other sectors are welcome to join and widen the debate.
While Paul is responsible for defining the direction of
the list, Jo produces the website (constructive suggestions
are always welcome). The technical side is taken
care of by UKPress' third team member, Robert Shepherd.
More about the UKP team...
Paul is an editor and journalist who has written for various
magazines and newspapers over the last nine years, including
.net, Internet Advisor, Internet Works, PCFormat, MacFormat,
The Independent and The Sunday Times. He has also spoken about
technology issues on BBC Radio, LBC and lots of local radio
stations. Paul is currently working on a new launch at Future
Jo is a professional writer of 14 years' standing. She has worked
on both sides of the fence, in PR and journalism, covering topics
ranging from business to lifestyle. Since 2003 she has been editorial director
of Press Dispensary.
Originally starting his professional life as a writer and musician, Rob has since had a long and successful career in TV, radio and business communications. During the 90s, Rob's work ranged from writing comedy for Radio 4 to winning a string of British and American awards as a corporate communications writer and director. Since 2003 Rob has been the technical director of Press