Sophie Atkinson

Journalist /copywriter /writer


Internet Superheroes: Obama's Social Media Director Laura Olin

Laura Olin has that most enviable of CV entries: covering social media for Barack Obama. Here she talks landing the ultimate political media role and the highs & highs of tweeting for Obama.

Internet Superheroes: MigrantHire

While many German organisations aim to help refugees, MigrantHire has one key difference — Hussein Shaker, the company’s co-founder, is a Syrian refugee himself.

Watch These Series & RSVP No To Everything

It’s at least five degrees too cold to venture outside and lo! Is that the siren call of your laptop? Skip the following social events this Christmas season to watch webseries in bed, instead.

Which Popular 2016 Meme Are You?

Elon Musk thinks you’re probably living in a simulation. I can't get behind his theory, not because I believe the world around us is "reality" — but because you’re clearly a meme from 2016. Question is, which one?

Start Battling That Internet Addiction, You Half-Robot, You

Forget meditation. Say no to that yoga retreat. It's time to vanquish your gross internet dependency via the internet itself. Smartphone addict Sophie Atkinson reviews the best resources the internet offers to keep you on track.

Brexit: A Reading Guide

The worst politically-induced depression of your life or an opportunity to read up on the UK's place in Europe? Embrace the worst with our Brexit-focused reading list.

Interview: Berghain Guide Illustrator Sophia Halamoda

Berlin-based illustrator Sophia Halamoda showed the world how to get into the most closely guarded club in the city with her adorable Berghain Guide. But how much has viral success really changed her life?

Why Berlin Needs a "Toilet Graffiti" Hashtag NOW

Sophie Atkinson explains why Berlin’s most important form of graffiti isn’t found on walls, but inside toilet stalls.