Chris Horkan

Portfolio site for a Manchester-based journalist and web developer

Through my association with Sound Communication, the ethically minded community interest company, I have created a campaign website for the North West Trade Union Congress (TUC). It highlights issues facing some 250,000 agency and temporary workers in the region – particularly working conditions and pay. The website,, features news stories, a video channel, labour […] is the homepage of a coalition of Manchester residents campaigning for a ‘yes’ vote in the city’s referendum on public transport. It is ‘the voice of 9 out of 10 residents who will not pay the congestion charge’, with its members wanting more trams, trains, buses and cycle routes – and a better environment. […] launched in October 2008 as part of Manchester Literature Festival. Kate Feld, a North West-based freelance writer, received funding from Arts Council England for an innovative literature project for Greater Manchester. She asked me to build a website that would allow stories and poems by both commissioned writers and the general public to be […] 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 […]

Launched in April 2007, is a satirical website covering the worlds of politics, media, culture and sport with spoof news stories, commentary and opinion. The site is edited by ‘two of Britain’s least respected journalists’: Neil Rafferty (ex-Sunday Times and Press Association) and Paul Stokes (ex-Scotland on Sunday and The Scotsman). Since its launch, […]

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About Chris Horkan

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