Quinn bio

Stephen Quinn has worked as a journalist and journalism teacher for almost five decades in nine countries. He makes videos and teaches people how to make videos with only a smartphone. He also writes screenplays for feature movies and short films. His most recent film is here. Dr Quinn has been writing about wine, and making videos about wine, since March 2010.

(Notes updated 28 May 2021.)

Stephen Quinn has published 26 print books (the latest appeared in 2018) as well as four iBooks. Details about his three most recent books can be found here. He also runs a small press that publishes poetry books.


Dr Quinn is a part-time professor of mobile journalism at Kristiania University College in Norway, where he teaches mojo video skills. For more details about his academic work see Video1 teaching and the Mojo sections of this site.

From 2011-13 Dr Quinn was digital development editor at the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. 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 has been a journalist with 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; the Middle East Broadcasting Center in Dubai; and Television New Zealand.

MOJO: The Mobile Journalism Handbook (Boston: Focal Press 2015), co-written with Dr Ivo Burum is one of the world’s most adopted books about mojo. Find it at Amazon here. More about his books can be found at his Amazon author page.

Dr Quinn, wine poseur

Wine writing: Dr Quinn currently contributes to a range of print and online wine magazines and web sites. He published a weekly wine column online for almost a decade (archives can be found here). The print 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.

Dr Quinn is currently on the committee of the Circle of Wine Writers (CWW) and a board director of the International Federation of Wine Journalists (FIJEV). He administers Fijev’s YouTube channel. Dr Quinn has made videos (with only an iPhone) for DecanterChina.com. Details are available here. Examples of his videos, all made with only an iPhone, can be found at his YouTube channel and his Vimeo Professional site.

Quinn’s wine column used to appear in five English-language daily newspapers in Asia: 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).

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A wine columnist hard at work. A tough life

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 (only in August and September each year). His Skype “handle” is sraquinn and his Twitter account is @sraquinn. You can find Stephen Quinn on Facebook and Linkedin.

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