Writing

My writing includes everything from technology and government transparency to culture and business. If you would like to commission me please send me an email: mattburgess100@gmail.com. Below is a small selection of my work.

WIRED 

I joined the UK edition of WIRED as a staff writer in October 2015. Since then I have also worked as a senior editor and deputy website editor. The list below is a small selection of my favourite stories that I have written since I joined the publication. (Last updated May 9, 2020).

News & other 

Below is a list of some of the other stories I have worked on in my career. These range from the very earliest pieces I had published as a professional journalist to more recent freelance work. (This list is rarely update and contains some stories for posterity!)

  • All ears: Business Life, British Airways magazine (freelance)
  • Watching them, watching US: Can we trust big tech to regulate itself? – Creative Review (freelance)
  • Tightening the Net – Business Life, British Airways magazine (freelance)
  • Unchartered Territory – Modus (freelance) 
  • Freedom of Information Act: 103 stories that prove Chris Grayling wrong – The Guardian
  • Come on, who nicked the MP’s teddy bear? – The Sun (freelance)
  • Police forces pay £25million to informants – Daily Mail (Hotspot Media, press agency)
  • Boy, five, who can only eat smooth food is told school can’t prepare his mashed potato ‘because teachers haven’t had hygiene training’ – Daily Mail (Hotspot Media)
  • Boozy MPs went on £250k bender – The Sun (freelance)
  • ‘A brain tumour made me follow my dream to become a Mermaid’ – Daily Mail (HotSpot Media)
  • Video: Inside the record breaking fusion reactor – Factor Magazine
  • Pensioner builds world’s tiniest cinema in his home – Daily Mail (HotSpot Media)