Welcome to the personal blog of Dan Kerins.
I am a journalist who likes tech, sport and various other bits and pieces that eat up my time. Essentially this website is a forum for me to mess around with various web features to see how I can use them at work to best effect.
I hav been working at BBC South as the leader of the digital team since 2016. I was the digital editor at the Daily Echo in Southampton from January 2008 to May 2016. Prior to that, I spent two years as a general reporter at the The News, Portsmouth, which I joined straight from completing my NCTJ.
In 2010, I was shortlisted for Print Journalist of the Year (Daily) at the EDF London and South Journalism Awards. In evaluating my work, the judges said:
‘Dan writes for the paper’s website. Contacts got him a strong Southampton football story, while other leads emerged from monitoring Twitter and various social media sites. 6,000 readers watched his live election night blog. His approach is different, modern and delivers the goods.’
Since then, I have also been nominated for Digital Journalist of the Year 2012 and the same year the Daily Echo won website of the year.
I have covered a variety of beats over the years, ranging from international and Premier League football to murders and shootings on nuclear submarines, as well as pretty much everything else in between.
During early 2012, I also worked on an iPad app, documenting the links between the city of Southampton and the sinking of the Titanic. You can find this on the App Store and discover more details on the accompanying website I also put together.
Of course, this website is a purely personal venture and in no way reflects the opinons of any employers, past or present.
Mainly you will see posts on here about football, rugby, gadgets, games and occasionally experiments with things like AudioBoo, videos and the like. The site has existed in various forms since 2004 and has been a blog since early 2006, although 99 per cent of the content (what little there was!) has been lost due to a combination of over-eager experiments and migration.
If for some reason you feel the need to get in touch with me, such as news about a long lost billionare Nigerian cousin who just so happens to be on their death bed, you can do so via the social networking links on this page or via the LinkedIn widget below: