Name: Sam Downie
Company name: Various – inc Dsoundz Media / ITV / BBC / ILM
Job title: Wears many hats
Job description: Neurodiverse Media Content Delivery (filmmaker, actor, voiceover, public speaker, UX designer)
Fields: Various in media, technology & disability
A brief biog can be found at : https://about.me/samdownie .
Sam Downie’s expertise as a broadcaster extends from Network TV and Radio into Journalism, Webcasting, Netcasting & Podcasting.
As a tech pundit his knowledge and passion for entertainment, gadgets, current affairs and filmcraft make him a multi-skilled journalist and in-demand as a co-host and broadcaster who delivers.
Sam is also a voice for disability on Epilepsy and “”other”” disability issues.
Sam has over 15 years of Network TV, Radio and Online Webcasting experience including:
Currently appearing as a guest contributor across shows on the popular TWiT TV Network (USA) : TWiT ‘this week in tech’, MacBreak Weekly and TNT ‘tech news today’
Reporter for BBC Click – the weekly technology show that goes out worldwide
Works for ITV Studios (in England and USA)
The Gadget Show (Channel 5 / UK) as a tech pundit
Contributing Guest on BBC Radio Bristol
Contributing Guest on BBC Introducing / BBC Radio 1 / BBC Radio 2 / BBC 6Music
Producing and Presenting a BBC Radio 6Music “6 Mix” on the Bristol Sounds
Sam Downie also works as a web & print journalist and a producer in TV & Radio.
He delivers talks on a range of topics including Technology, Gadgets, Social Entrepreneurship, Living with Epilepsy and Innovation.
Sam’s other skills and acclaims include helping to launch the world’s 1st Wikipedia town (Monmouth, Wales) as well as being named a “Digital Noisemaker” and a “”Web Celebrity”” according to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
In June 2011, Sam Downie was chosen by BT Communications (the UK’s Internet and Communications giant sponsoring the London 2012 Olympic’s) as a “”BT Storyteller”” one of 100 people chosen to make a digital record of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the 2012 Paralympic Games and the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Sam’s coverage included podcasts, interviews and he also got to take over the large screen atop of the BT Tower in London, broadcasting the Olympic news as it happened via text and images.