Shirish Kulkarni

Shirish Kulkarni
Based in: Glascoed, 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’s currently working on the Bureau’s People’s Newsroom initiative, leading on the design of a community journalism project, with the Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team in Swansea. Alongside his part-time work at Bureau Local, he’s also researching innovative forms of news storytelling and is part of Collective Cymru, the team producing “Galwad” – Wales’ project for Unboxed: Creativity in the UK. Shirish is a big fan of the work done by publications grounded in community, like Caerphilly Observer, Greater Govanhill and Cwmbran Life.