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The Spark Newspaper is run by students at Reading University.

Here are the people behind your newspaper. Below you will find a little bit of information about us. Contact us using the relevant emails below, or click here if you want to get involved.

The Editors:

Emer Scully – Print Editor

Print Editor and third year English Literature student. An experienced student journalist she spends her spare time teaching herself shorthand and reading the latest news. Massive fan of Game of Thrones and is worried about those who say they do not like it.

Contact Email: editor.spark@reading.ac.uk

Jack Champion – Online Editor

One day, I’d love to become an author or an editor, so becoming one of the Deputy Editors of The Spark is a great start for me. I love reading, binge watching TV and (unsurprisingly) writing and editing.

Contact Email: onlineeditor@sparknewspaper.co.uk

Alexia Lavender  – Deputy Editor

Contact Email: deputyeditor@sparknewspaper.co.uk

Harriet Salmons – Deputy Editor

Contact Email: deputyeditor@sparknewspaper.co.uk

Marketing & Admin:


Laura Staes – Secretary

Contact Email: secretary@sparknewspaper.co.uk

-Head of Marketing & Distribution 

Contact Email: publicity@sparknewspaper.co.uk

News Editors:

Alya Zayed- News Print Editor

Contact Email: news@sparknewspaper.co.uk
Facebook Group: The Spark News Group

 – Online News Editor

Contact Email:

Entertainment Editors:

Ari Carrington – Entertainment Print Editor

Contact Email: entertainment@sparknewspaper.co.uk
Facebook Group: The Spark Entertainment

Sam McNulty – Online Entertainment Editor

Second year English Literature and Language student.

Contact Email:

Lifestyle Editors:

Sally Nicholls – Lifestyle Print Editor

Contact Email: lifestyle@sparknewspaper.co.uk
Facebook Group: The Spark Lifestyle Group

Ari Carrington – Online Lifestyle Editor

Contact Email:

Sports Editors:

Manon Jones – Sports Print Editor

Sports Print Editor and previously Head Of Photography 2015/2017 . Currently studying Joint Honours Art and English Literature for her final year. You can often find Manon working hard on some project or thinking up wacky ideas. When she’s not bogged down with work she’s a force to be reckoned with on the rugby pitch.

Contact Email: sport@sparknewspaper.co.uk
Facebook Group: The Spark Sport

Libby Twitchen – Online Sports Editor

Contact Email:

Design Editors:

Vicky Matthews – Head of Design & News

Contact Email: design@sparknewspaper.co.uk
Facebook Group: Spark Designers 2017 -2018

Lucy Robbins – Entertainment Design Editor

Ruth Johnson – Lifestyle, Photography & Art Design Editor

Riccardo Zazzini – Sports Design Editor

Photography & Art Editors:

Photo credit to Chase Elliot Clark, https://goo.gl/BlMpOl

Laura McCarthy -Head of Photography 

Contact Email: sparkphotographers@yahoo.co.uk
Facebook Group: The Spark Photographers/ Artists

 -Photography Assistant 

Contact Email: sparkphotographers@yahoo.co.uk