Quinn bio

Stephen Quinn has worked as a journalist and journalism teacher for more than four decades in nine countries. Dr Quinn has published 30 books, and has been writing about wine since March 2010. He also makes videos about wine.


Dr Quinn

Stephen Quinn currently contributes to a range of wine magazines and blogs, and publishes a weekly wine column online. The magazines include Meininger’s Wine Business International (Germany), Lieu Dit (UK), the drinks business (UK) and Sommelier India. Examples of magazine articles can be found on this site as pdf files or links. The wine blogs include Winebusiness in the Netherlands. He used to contribute to Grapevine, an online wine magazine in Singapore, and WineTimes in Hong Kong (from February 2013 to August 2017) before the latter ceased publication.

His wine column appeared in five English-language daily newspapers in Asia between 2010 and 2018. Many of those newspapers have gone online only in recent years, which meant they stopped using features and focused on news and sport. The column appeared in the Sunday edition of The Statesman, India’s oldest English-language national daily, China Post in Taiwan (digital only since 2017), The Jakarta Globe in Indonesia (digital only since 2017), China Daily (March 2010 until March 2012) and MyPaper in Singapore (2014-2018). Examples of columns can be found in the archives of this site.

Dr Quinn makes broadcast-quality videos using only an iPhone. This process is known as mojo, a neologism from mobile journalism. All stages of the production process, including the editing, are done on a smartphone. Read more about this process here. He has made mojo videos for DecanterChina.com. Examples of his videos can be found on his Vimeo and YouTube channels.

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Wine columnist hard at work

Dr Quinn also runs MOJO Media Insights, a digital consulting company based in Brighton in the United Kingdom. The company helps media companies embrace digital possibilities and make money through repurposing existing content. Dr Quinn has trained people to make videos using only an iOS device in 19 countries since 2010. Details can be found here. He also shows people how to make electronic (e-books) or interactive (iBooks) books. For the latter he uses Apple’s iBooks Author software and for the former he uses the Kindle Digital Publishing suite of tools. Videos included in iBooks were all made with an iOS device. Wine-Life Lessons by Annabel Jackson is an example of such an iBook, available from the iBookstore here. Dr Quinn is available to train people to make iBooks and e-books as well as smartphone videos.

Dr Quinn is the author of 26 print books (the latest was published in November 2018) as well as four iBooks. He is professor of mobile journalism at the Westerdals Institute for Film and Media at Kristiania University in Norway, where he teaches mojo skills. For more details about his academic work see Video1 teaching and the Mojo sections of this site, and his academic bio below.

The best way to contact Stephen Quinn is via email: sraquinn (at) gmail (dot) com or SMS via his UK mobile +44 (0) 793-99-70-100 or his Norway mobile +47-98-28-92-23. His Skype “handle” is sraquinn and his Twitter account is @sraquinn. You can find Stephen Quinn on Facebook and Linkedin.

Academic bio
Professor Stephen Quinn is professor of mobile journalism (mojo) at the Westerdahls Institute for Film and Media at Kristiania University in Norway. Dr Quinn was digital development editor at the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong from 2011-13. Prior to his return to journalism, Dr Quinn taught multi-media journalism at universities in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and China between 1996 and 2011.

Between 1975 and 1995 Dr Quinn worked across all media platforms in Australia, Thailand, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. He worked for regional newspapers in Australia; the Bangkok Post; the Press Association, BBC-TV, Independent Television News and The Guardian in London; the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Sydney; and Television New Zealand.

Dr Quinn has published 26 print books and four digital books. The most recent print book include the second edition of CLARITY: A guide to clear writing (2018) and MOJO: The Mobile Journalism Handbook (Boston: Focal Press 2015), co-written with Dr Ivo Burum. Find it at Amazon here.

Other relevant books include Volume 3 of Asia’s Media Innovators (2013). Volume 1 (co-written with Professor Werner vom Busch) was published in 2008 and Volume 2 (co-written with Professor Kim Kierans) in 2011. Funding Journalism in the Digital Age (co-written with Jeff Kaye) was published in 2010 and the third edition of MOJO: Mobile Journalism in the Asian Region (Adenauer: Singapore) appeared in 2012. Do note that this last book is quite dated. More about his books can be found at his Amazon author page.

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