DJ Clark first described himself as a multimedia journalist back in 1994 while single-handedly covering the British Winter Special Olympic team for TV, radio and print. He now has over 30 years experience working with media organisations across the world as a video producer, photojournalist, presenter, writer, trainer and multimedia consultant.
DJ is currently Multimedia Director at China Daily Asia Pacific, host and producer of the adventure travel show Drone & Phone, and course leader for the University of Bolton MA in Visual Journalism. He also acts as video advisor to the Asia News Network and is a regular contributor to The Economist, BBC radio and National Geographic. In 2006 he moved to China as a base for covering Asia where he continues to live with his growing family.
Both as a practitioner and researcher DJ has a deep interest in visual journalism as a tool for change in the Majority World. In 2009 he completed a PhD at the University of Durham that focused on the subject and has gone on to write and speak extensively on the issue. He has taught at the Asia Center for Journalism, been a tutor for World Press Photo & British Council workshops, was a co-founder/tutor of Multimedia Train and is co-host of the Multimedia Week Podcast. In 2017 DJ was chair of the World Press Photo Short Form Digital Story Telling jury. In 2020 his immersive 360 film Battleground PolyU won a series of awards including World Press Photo Interactive of the Year and was nominated for a Webby.