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New Civil Engineer bolsters news team

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New Civil Engineer has added two new journalists to its team, to deliver a greater depth of news, insight and analysis.

Multimedia expert Sam Sholli and data journalist Connor James Ibbetson have both joined the newsdesk in recent weeks, as New Civil Engineer looks to bring its readers a broader range of content.

Sholli joins having spent the previous year working at the Express. A keen videographer, Sholli created his own YouTube channel where his hard hitting interviews gained him over 8,000 followers. He can be reached at and can be found tweeting at‏.

Fresh from graduating from an interactive journalism masters programme at City, University of London, Ibbetson specialises in data journalism. Usually immersed in Excel or Rstats, Ibbetson will can be contacted at He can also be found tweeting at

The news team is led by Rob Horgan who joined as news editor earlier this year. He can be reached at and can be found tweeting at

Katherine Smale is New Civil Engineer’s technical reporter and can be reached at She can also be found tweeting at Smale, a qualified structural engineer, is an award-winning writer on infrastructure and will lead on New Civil Engineer’s news coverage of technical and technology issues, including major projects such as High Speed 2 and the Highways England’s major projects programme.

The news team remains supported by associate editor Emily Ashwell and deputy editor Alexandra Wynne with additional support on a project by project basis from specialist writers Margo Cole and Jackie Whitelaw. Technical editor emeritus Dave Parker continues to advise on technical content.

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