Charlie Coombs

Editor In Chief London, UK

I’m Charlie (He/Him), the Editor In Chief at Thred. I studied English at the University of Birmingham and as a music and gaming enthusiast, I’m a nerd for pop culture. Follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn and drop me some ideas/feedback via email.

Hi, I’m Charlie, and I’m the Editor In Chief at Thred.

I briefly ventured northward to study English with Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham before promptly returning to the south to pursue a creative career in London.

As the gaming and music enthusiast of Thred I’m a bit of a nerd, particularly for console news and album releases, and whenever I’m not making socials for Elliot or article images for Jamie I can usually be found crafting playlists and making posters on Photoshop.

A proud tea binge-drinker who’s worn my habits off on the rest of the office, I’m never one to say no to an edgy aesthetic in all areas of life.

      

Latest Stories from Charlie

Joe Biden expected to pledge big US emission cuts

Joe Biden expected to pledge big US emission cuts

The US president Joe Biden will be leading a virtual summit with 40 world leaders, asking major countries to take action against the worsening climate crisis. Joe Biden is expected to make big announcements regarding the US emissions cuts this week as he leads the charge in a virtual summit with 40 world leaders. He has already made the climate emergency one of his administration’s top priorities and heavily emphasized widespread...

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Hank Azaria apologizes for Apu role in The Simpsons

Hank Azaria apologizes for Apu role in The Simpsons

Having taken the role of Apu in 1989, Hank Azaria stepped down last year. He has now apologized ‘to every Indian person’ for the part.   Actor Hank Azaria has apologized to ‘every single Indian person’ for his role of Apu in the long running sitcom The Simpsons. He played the role from 1989 until 2020, when the character came under fire for being an insensitive racial stereotype in the mainstream...

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Changemakers to meet with Dalai Lama in online event

Changemakers to meet with Dalai Lama in online event

Big names including Killer Mike, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and twelve others will be chatting to the Dalai Lama via video call, asking for advice on social change. Have you been using Zoom for your everyday lessons or company meetings? Twelve change-makers and big name influencers are about to step-up their video conference bragging rights, as they’ll be given the opportunity to chat directly to the Dalai Lama about all things social...

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Deep fake AI could reshape the music industry

Deep fake AI could reshape the music industry

Tech engineers are now able to simulate the vocals of musicians and artists to re-imagine old songs, which could have long-term ramifications for the industry as a whole. Older Gen Z music fans may remember hearing Eminem’s breakout single ‘My Name Is’ all the way back in 1999. Released as the first single off his debut studio album, the song was a smash pop culture hit thanks to its wordplay,...

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YouTube demonetizes David Dobrik due to sexual assault allegations

YouTube demonetizes David Dobrik due to sexual assault allegations

Multiple women have come forward with stories of sexual assault whilst filming with David Dobrik’s Vlog Squad. Sponsors and advertisers have now dropped his channel as a result. A report from Business Insider was published last week in which a woman alleges that she was raped in 2018 during the filming of a vlog with popular YouTuber David Dobrik. She has stated that Durte Dom, former member of a group...

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How gene editing could shape the future of food

How gene editing could shape the future of food

Food production will change in a big way over the next century, as populations increase and demand grows. Here’s how gene editing could help evolve the agricultural industry. Ever edited a Word document by cutting and pasting different sections, moving things around, and reworking bits and bobs until it’s exactly how you want it? Gene editing works in a very similar way, except it’s not Word documents that get altered, it’s...

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Facebook considered least secure social media site

Facebook considered least secure social media site

A recent study suggests that Facebook is considered to be the least secure social media platform, despite TikTok’s ties to China and longstanding controversies. Before receiving the results from the latest tech surveys you’d be forgiven for thinking that TikTok takes the crown as the least secure social media platform, at least as far as public opinion is concerned. Plagued by accusations of Chinese spyware and repeatedly called out...

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Gen Z company HiP launches new vegan chocolate

Gen Z company HiP launches new vegan chocolate

Founded by Gen Zer James Cadbury, HiP is a new vegan confectionary company that says it aims to ‘reinvent chocolate’ by replacing dairy ingredients with plant-based oat milk. Anyone who’s ever dabbled in veganism knows it can be a tricky transition, particularly when trying to find alternatives to your favourite treats and comfort snacks. We are steadily seeing a rise in vegan options, however, whether it be increasingly convincing plant-based...

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Exclusive – Talking social media success and online art with Paperboyo

Exclusive – Talking social media success and online art with Paperboyo

Rich McCor has amassed a huge Instagram following for his unique blend of paper crafting and architectural photography. We spoke to him about creating a successful brand, learning as you go, and grinding to get to where he is today. You may already be familiar with Rich McCor’s work, which combines landscape and architectural photography with original paper crafting. Better known as ‘Paperboyo’, McCor has managed to gain a sizeable...

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Grammys to study women’s representation in music

Grammys to study women’s representation in music

Only 23% of nominees for the 2021 Grammys identify as women. A new study by the music industry body behind the awards will study female representation within the business. The body that organises the Grammy Awards will be launching an investigation into female representation within the music industry. It comes after frequent accusations of sexism, voting irregularities, and racial bias within the Recording Academy. The Grammys are routinely hit with...

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