Darlington-born David Wriglesworth developed a passion for writing during his time at Hummersknott School and Language College, which lead him to pursuing a career in journalism over the coming years.
In 2008, David attended the Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, where he studied English Language, Film Studies and Media: Communication and Production. In his spare time, he produced an online portfolio to show off his work and to raise his profile.
Two years later, David attended the University of Lincoln, where he graduated from with a 2:1 degree in BA (Hons) Journalism. During his time at university, David volunteered for the local community radio station, Siren FM, as well as online publications including The National Student, There Goes The Fear and Console Monster.
In November 2012, David visisted BBC Radio 1‘s studios in London, including the BBC Newsbeat and 1Xtra studios – where he appeared on Tim Westwood’s radio show.
However, his main passion was the University of Lincoln’s premier student newspaper, The Linc, which he became the editor of in his final year. His work for The Linc was rewarded with Website of the Year at the BJTC Awards in November 2013.
David founded events listing website What’s On Darlo in October 2013, which has become incredibly popular across social media channels and has received extremely positive feedback from its users.
In March 2014, David Wriglesworth was hired by Webworks Internet as a Website Copywriter.
In his capacity as Editor of The Linc, David Wriglesworth proved himself to not only be a great journalist and a competent leader, but he also showed his willingness to work hard and surpass any expectations placed upon him. It was my pleasure working with him.
– Tom Mughal, Social Media Executive at Perrys Motor Sales Ltd
David was a pleasure to work with. He showed passion and dedication to the The Linc newspaper and his fellow team. He was well organised and communicated well within the team and when making sure content was published on the website and each print edition went out with quality journalism. His leadership and encouragement throughout the year made him someone who could be trusted and looked up to and he would be a great addition to any company.
– Samantha Coombes, Freelance Writer
David, in his short time running The Linc, has already shown that he is a capable editor. Willing to help with each of the categories and pitch original and interesting stories. His attention to detail means that the content on The Linc is of an extremely high quality. A fantastic all round journalist, with a great future ahead of him.
– John Fernandez, Broadcast Journalist at the BBC