Max Brimelow

Max is a British shortform video journalist, most interested in the environment, social issues and sports. He currently works for Berkeleyside, both in print and video. He is a student at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and a Hugh Fulton Byas Scholar, an award for ‘British journalists of outstanding promise.’ He has won several student journalism awards, including ‘Best Presenter 2018’ for his undergraduate radio show, ‘Best News Video’ as a presenter for Cal TV at Berkeley in 2017, and a newsroom award for The Mancunion, the UK’s biggest student newspaper.


  • University of Manchester

    BA (Hons) Geography with International Study, 1st Class Honors

  • University of California, Berkeley

    Master of Journalism, Class of 2020


  • Video Intern - Berkeleyside, Summer 2019

  • Freelancer - East Bay Express, Berkeleyside, Oakland North, 2018-19

  • Radio Presenter/Writer Manchester Media Group, 2015-2018


  • Hugh Fulton Byas Memorial Fund Scholar

  • 'Best Presenter 2018' at Fuse FM, University of Manchester

  • 'Best News Video 2017' at Cal TV, UC Berkeley

  • 'Best Impact' in the Student Publication Assocation's 2017 Regional Awards for The Mancunion (Newsroom award)


Environment, Police, Social and cultural issues, Sports


Audio Journalism, Documentary, Narrative Writing, Political Communication, Print Journalism, TV & Radio Stations, Video Journalism