SANJANA VARGHESE

I’m a journalist, researcher, editor & writer (for hire), based in London. I write about technology, culture and the environment – particularly where they intersect. I also work as a researcher on the Exponential View podcast and newsletter.

I can write news pieces, reported features, cultural criticism, profiles, essays, interviews and more. I’ve written for outlets such as WIRED UK, New Statesman, VICE, The Observer, the Outline, Al Jazeera and many others, online and in print. For all of my bylined work, visit my portfolio page above, but selected clips are below.

If you’d like to look at my CV, you can view an online version here. I can also transcribe speech, edit audio and video, create social media content, ghostwrite and write to a brief. I’m always looking to take on more on camera or radio work. If you’re interested in working together, or think I might be a good fit for your project, contact me at sanjanamvarghese@gmail.com.

Selected clips

  • How coronavirus could undermine the British justice system (Tribune) – a piece on how coronavirus could affect justice in the UK
  • The noise of time (New Statesman, in print) – a print feature on the British Library’s Sound Archive, examining how listening to the past can help us understand the present
  • Ruha Benjamin: ‘We definitely can’t wait for Silicon Valley to become more diverse’ (The Observer, online and in print) – an interview with Ruha Benjamin,
  • Gig economy workers have a new weapon in the fight against Uber (WIRED UK) – a feature looking at the International Association of App-based Transport Workers
  • The junk science of emotion recognition technology (The Outline) – a feature on emotion recognition technology’s false promise
  • A Clash magazine cover story / profile on FKA Twigs
  • Extinction Rebellion’s drone protest is tearing it in two (WIRED UK) – a reported story on how drone protests started to create tension in XR
  • How the Royal Albert Hall was redesigned to fix its dreaded echo (WIRED UK) – an exclusive, long form feature on the Royal Albert Hall’s renovation, the first in its history