I am a journalist, author and editor. Until September 2016 I was assistant national news editor and the Guardian and I led the paper’s award-winning climate change campaign Keep it in the Ground. I was previously the paper’s online environment editor and science correspondent. Before joining the Guardian in 2005 I was deputy news editor at New Scientist magazine. I regularly lecture and teach courses on digital journalism; science and environmental journalism and blogging.

I have a PhD in evolutionary genetics and have authored or edited three books. I live with my family in “increasingly trendy” Clapton in East London. Twitter: @james_randerson.


cropped-JR_cameraman_crop.jpg2016 – Kevin Carmody award for Outstanding In-depth Reporting (large market) at the Society of Environmental Journalists awards for the Big Carbon investigations – winner

2016 – Best Use of Video or Moving Image at the Webby Awards for Mekong: a river rising – winner

2016 – Digital Media Award at the One World Media Awards, for Mekong: a river rising – winner

2016 – Best Environmental Journalism, Green Ribbon Political Awards, for the Guardian’s environment coverage – winner

2016 – Online editorial campaign of the year at the Drum Online Media Awards – commendation

2015 – Press Gazette British Journalism Awards, best campaign for Keep it in the Ground – winner

2012 – One World Media award in the Sustainable Development category for the Guardian’s Crowded Planet series – shortlisted

2006 – Association of British Science Writers’ award for science reporting – runner up

2003 – Association of British Science Writers’ award for investigative journalism – winner