Shortly after graduating from City University’s postgraduate diploma in journalism course in London, British journalist Jamie Fullerton started his writing career in what was arguably the last hurrah of the UK’s ‘lad’s mag’ industry, as staff writer of Loaded magazine.
The job involved feature assignments such as wrestling a seven-foot black bear named Caesar in Ohio, projectile vomit-based drug rehab in Thailand, and living with snake charmers in India – experiences that fuelled his passion for writing about the more esoteric sides of life.=
He spent most of his 20s in less hazardous territory, working at NME: the iconic British music magazine that he obsessed over as a teenager, largely covering indie rock and developing chronic tinnitus due to the amount of gigs he inevitably went to. A few months before his 30th birthday, in 2013, he moved to China.
Returning to more esoteric subject matter than The Strokes and Kings of Leon, his assignments have seen him living as a patient in an internet addiction rehab centre, wearing fake breasts for 24 hours for a course designed to teach men about motherhood, scuba diving the Great Wall of China, and much more. He has written for titles including The Times, The Guardian, Vice, CNN, The Independent and various airline magazines.
Check out his articles at www.jamiefullerton.co.uk.