Michael Smitprofile-pictureh is a current masters student at Birmingham City University Media studying an MA in Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism and Communications degree. He currently holds a BA in Media and Communication specialising in Journalism and is part of the Birmingham City university Alumni.

Michael is often finding new and creative ways to engage and tell news stories through different mediums. He is often found experimenting with new technologies and the latest apps. Outside of his studies, Michael is often engaging in communities projects that range in genre from the creative arts through to technology and more.

One of the projects he is involved with is Silicon Canal, a community interest community that is committed to creating a world-class technology eco-system within Birmingham, UK.

Michael also offers social media based strategy training to his fellow students and assists with various student projects. He is also the technology editor at birminghameastside.com. Michael regularly publishes content for a variety of organisations and across various different online platforms and occasionally freelances as a consultant for various areas of the media. Michael has consulted on developing new strategies, media content and social presence for a range of SME in tech within the greater Birmingham area. 

As part of his third-year media project, Michael became the co-founder of New Reality Network. The project is designed to educate and inform media workers and industry on how to create 360-degree content and VR along with other emerging future technologies such as augmented reality. It is now a legacy project and point of reference for other looking into that field of media. The project is currently on hiatus while Michael completes his masters and hopes to resume the project in the near future. 

Michael is always looking for new collaborative projects and is always open to new working relationships and projects. Please feel free to contact him directly via social media or through the contact form listed on this site.