About us

Meet your editorial team!

The River is Kingston University’s student newspaper and we are here to give you the latest student news and much more!

Written and managed by third-year journalism students, we publish online and a print newspaper, be sure to check out our socials too! We welcome ideas from across the university so if you have a story idea, don’t hesitate to contact us at editors.river@gmail.com

Nora Marie Vatland | Editor | she/her

My main interests include slow and investigative journalism, sustainability and plant-based cooking.

Aimen Rehman | Deputy Editor | she/her

I’m passionate about anything to do with travel, especially hiking. I’m a massive dog lover, and enjoy horse riding.

Martine Aamodt Hess | News Editor | she/her

My areas of interest include LGBTQI issues, photography, and print journalism. 

Emily Kimber | Features Editor | she/her

I’m a Rory Gilmore wannabe, magazine obsessive and avid crocheter. I can be found dreaming up features, watering my plants and watching too much television.

Will Arnot | Comment & Analysis | he/him

I’m passionate about all things sport, food and data, and most often find myself writing about inequality issues inside and outside of journalism.

Elijah Cruz | Video & Multimedia Editor | he/him

The art of visual storytelling is perhaps the most creative side of journalism and is something I am passionate about. Turning written content into a digital format will bring life to journalism in the 21st century.

Eleanor Yates | Pictures & Visuals Editor | she/her

My passion is wildlife & travel photography, combining my love for animals and travelling. I also enjoy TV, Film and do kickboxing and hockey in my spare time.

Davina Jethwa | Co-Social Media Editor

 I love controversial debates, I’m a Louis Theroux enthusiast and my dream job is to be an investigative journalist.

Chris Dudek | Podcast Editor

I am outspoken and opinionated, these are the two things I am known for. I am passionate about freedom of speech and politics.

Naomi Grant | Chief Layout Sub Editor | she/her

I am specifically interested in working within magazine journalism focusing on the music, culture and fashion sectors. In addition to this, I have always had a passion for keeping up to date on the latest fashion trends and music artists.

Georgia McJannett-Smith | Chief Website Sub Editor | she/her

My main interests include heavy music, coffee and indoor plants. I have always been passionate about the English language and love exploring my creativity through writing.

Halimah Khan | Entertainment Editor | she/her

I’m an aspiring journalist who’s interested in fashion and entertainment.

Ollie Auguste | Sports Editor

I’m an avid sports fan specialising in football and boxing with a versatile knowledge of various letting topics.

Hava Kiani | Life Editor

I’m a very spontaneous soul who is career focussed and hoping to be on Capital XTRA one day! I love the largest trends and anything to do with gym wear, I’m all for it. I would describe myself as a social butterfly.

Jamelia Brown | Visuals & Sub Editor | she/her

My main interests are writing about travel, culture and current affairs.

Deputy News Editor | Omar Marwa

Co-Social Media Editor | Melissa Okoroafor