Fleet Street Fox trots to Leeds Trinity Journalism Week

Fleet Street Fox aka Susie Boniface

Fleet Street Fox aka Susie Boniface







by Elizabeth Archer

Hailed as both a “vile anonymous troll” and “a terrific blogger”, Susie Boniface AKA the Fleet Street Fox will come to Leeds Trinity’s Journalism Week on Thursday.

Susie has been a news reporter for almost 20 years, and gained notoriety through her anonymous news comment blog Fleet Street Fox, which garnered more than 50,000 followers in two years.

Her blog was nominated for the British Press Awards in 2009, and she was named a “must follow journo” at the CRAPPS in 2011.

Hayley Longster, 30, a post-graduate journalism student at Leeds Trinity University, said: “I’m extremely excited to hear Susie speak at Journalism Week. I think I’ll probably be a bit star-struck on the day.

“She is a bit like the Belle de Jour of journalism. She can be quite dark which I enjoy. She’s bolshy and she’s got balls.”

Susie caused a stir in 2013 by outing herself as the blogger behind Fleet Street Fox, and has since released her debut book, Diaries of a Fleet Street Fox.

She currently works as a freelance journalist, and has a weekly column in The Mirror, as well as writing for a diverse range of publications including The Times, The Sun and The Daily Mail.

Ms Boniface is known for being outspoken, and recently raised eyebrows on social media by suggesting that “racist Chelsea fans” should be sent the Mars One mission.

The talk on Thursday promises to be a colourful one, and journalism tutors at the university hope she will inspire confidence in students.

Rebecca Whittington, 33, a PhD student at Leeds Trinity and former News Editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post said: “It will be nice to have a strong female voice being represented at Journalism Week.

“I think she will be an extremely interesting person to listen to.”



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