Chris Horkan

Portfolio site for a Manchester-based journalist and web developer

Posted on October 16, 2008 No Comments launched in March 2007 to serve the media industry in the North West of England. It was conceived by Nick Jaspan, co-founder in 1992 of Newsco Publications and publisher of the short-lived North West Enquirer newspaper.

The website – which offers news, opinion, features and resources – attracts tens of thousands of visits per month. It has spawned several regional initiatives including the How-Do Media 100, Top 100 Marketers, Top 100 Brands and the How-Do Awards, which debuted at Old Trafford in April 2008.

My involvement with How-Do began before the site’s launch. I previously worked with Nick at the Enquirer – building, developing and editing its website on a tiny budget – and in January 2007 he invited me to get involved with this new concept.

Using my content management systems expertise, I built the website to Nick’s specification and it launched two months later. I continue to develop it.

About Chris Horkan

I'm a journalist and web developer based in Manchester, England. I specialise in arts, culture, technology and the internet.