Bio for Dr Stephen Quinn

Stephen Quinn has been writing about wine since March 2010, after researching the topic (a fancy term for drinking) while working as a journalist for almost four decades. Dr Quinn writes a weekly wine column published in four English-language daily newspapers and a blog in five countries in Asia, and a wine blog in the Netherlands. The wine column reaches a potential audience of almost 3 million people.

Stephen Quinn

He also contributes to a range of wine magazines. These include Meininger’s Wine Business International (Germany), Epicure (Singapore), the drinks business (UK) and Sommelier India. Examples of magazine articles can be found as pdf files at Magazine PDFs. Copies of the newspaper column can be found each week elsewhere on this site. The wine column goes to these English-language daily newspapers and their online sites:

  • The Sunday edition of The Statesman, India’s oldest English-language national daily (circulation 230,000)
  • MyPaper in Singapore, a bi-lingual daily in Chinese and English (circulation 250,000)
  • China Post in Taiwan (circulation 104,000 and readership of more than 400,000)
  • The Jakarta Globe in Indonesia (circulation 40,000, but an elite audience)
  • The column also appears each week in the highly influential wine blog WinesTimesHK in Hong Kong and its Facebook and Linkedin sites which reach about 180,000 people.

Stephen Quinn had a weekly wine column in the English-language China Daily from March 2010 until March 2012, and continues to contribute to that newspaper. Examples of Dr Quinn’s China columns can be found in this blog archive from 2010-2012. Dr Quinn has made videos (with only an iPhone) for Details are available here. Examples of his videos, all made with only an iPhone, can be found here.

Dr Quinn is the author of 24 print books (the latest was published in September 2015) as well as four iBooks. He also makes digital books for wine writers. 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.

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

The easiest 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. His Skype “handle” is sraquinn and his Twitter account is @sraquinn. You can find Stephen Quinn on Facebook and Linkedin. His wine videos are on YouTube.

Academic bio
Professor Stephen Quinn is a professor of mobile journalism (mojo) at Kristiania University in Norway. He 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 by repurposing existing content. It also trains people to make videos using only an iOS device. He also shows people how to make interactive books using Apple’s iBooks Author software. Videos included in those books are made with an iOS device.

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.

In the two decades to 1995 Dr Quinn worked across all media platforms in Australia, Thailand, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. He has 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; the Middle East Broadcasting Centre in the UAE and Television New Zealand.

Dr Quinn has published 24 print books and four digital books. The most recent print book was MOJO: The Mobile Journalism Handbook (Boston: Focal Press), co-written with Dr Ivo Burum, which appeared in September 2015. Find it at Amazon here. Other relevant books include Volume 3 of Asia’s Media Innovators, which appeared in August 2013. Volume 1 (co-written with 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) appeared in 2010 and the third edition of MOJO: Mobile Journalism in the Asian Region (Adenauer: Singapore) in 2012. Do note that this last book is quite dated.

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