I began my career as a music/arts journalist and have worked as a columnist, feature writer, reviewer and magazine editor.


Rock’s Back Pages

You can read some of my music journalism from Melody Maker and Smash Hits at Rock’s Back Pages (subscription required, but you may be able to access the site through your library).

more examples

Liverpool Confidential: Forever bold, forever beautiful (tribute to Pete Burns)

Ship of Fools: I believe in Rev (TV review)

Oxford NUJ: Is it time you had your own digital shop window? (blog post)

Liverpool Confidential: Holding back the years (opinion piece)

Rural Payments Agency: I was editor of the staff magazine, which won a Plain English Campaign award

journalism by penny kiley

I would welcome commissions. My specialisms are punk rock and the Liverpool post-punk music scene. 

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