Based in: Monmouthshire, Wales. Shirish has more than 25 years’ experience in journalism – initially in TV newsrooms at ITN and Sky, before returning home to Wales to go freelance. His work uncovering the British Steel pensions scandal won a Wales Media Award and led to a parliamentary inquiry and a ban on pensions cold-calling. He leads on the Bureau Local’s Open Newsrooms, story clinics and Decolonising the News project. Alongside his part-time work at Bureau Local, he’s also researching innovative forms of news storytelling in collaboration with Cardiff University and BBC News Labs. Shirish is a big fan of the work done by Welsh publications like Nation.Cymru, Caerphilly Observer and Cwmbran Life.