Jamie Watts

Editor in Chief London, UK

I’m Jamie (He/Him), the Editor in Chief at Thred. Keeping up with social media updates and revolutionary technology is my forte, but when away from my keyboard, you’ll probably find me wrapped around a large Tango ice blast at the latest mediocre horror flick. Follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn and drop me some ideas/feedback via email.

Hi, I’m Jamie, and I’m the Editor in Chief at Thred.

I studied Freelance Journalism at the British College of Journalism before heading straight into sports writer roles for several football news outlets. Following Manchester United’s decline, I had an immediate change of heart and generously decided to lend my talents to Thred. Now, as the tech whizz, I spend my days obsessing over transformative innovations, while grazing on fresh fruit and the occasional hobnob.

Often referred to as the resident cockney, I like to break up the daily hustle by irritating the rest of the office. I also love a headline image on Photoshop and get aroused by a tasty gradient.

      

Latest Stories from Jamie

Britain’s ageing homes offer ‘worst value for money’ of major economies

Britain’s ageing homes offer ‘worst value for money’ of major economies

Britain’s ageing house stock offers the worst value for money of any advanced economy, the Resolution Foundation found in a recent survey. If you’re looking to buy a property – which, unfortunately, I am for the first time – here’s a hefty dose of anxiety about the housing market to top you up. Britain’s ‘expensive, cramped, and ageing housing stock offers the worst value for money of any advanced economy,’ says...

By London, UK
What is ‘Project 2025’ and will it ever see daylight?

What is ‘Project 2025’ and will it ever see daylight?

A think tank called the Heritage Foundation is urging Trump to make the US a Christian nationalist state, should he get a second term in charge. Liberals are laughing and the former president is emphatically distancing himself. Imagine a ‘Land of the Free’ where watching porn is enough to land citizens in jail. That is a future the Heritage Foundation, a major US think tank, is hoping to secure by as...

By London, UK
Why are European Gen Zers taking Nazi-themed party drugs?

Why are European Gen Zers taking Nazi-themed party drugs?

As an increasing number of European youngsters lurch towards far-right political views, are the themes of their party drugs following. Or, is this just another obscure trend? When one mentions ecstasy, what immediately springs to mind: perhaps love, euphoria, or overwhelming feelings of empathy. What isn’t typically conjured is thoughts of genocide, hate, and fascism. Why then are party drugs across Europe increasingly showing iconography related to Nazis and other extremist...

By London, UK
Survey reveals half of NHS nurse students have considered quitting

Survey reveals half of NHS nurse students have considered quitting

Figures revealed by the Guardian suggest that 32,000 nursing students in England may walk away over fears of burnout. Nearly half of nursing students in England have contemplated quitting their studies before graduation, amid the worst workforce crisis in NHS history, according to a new survey by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). The end of a supportive grant for nursing students in 2017 has led to a steep decline in...

By London, UK
Opinion – Petition to ban Assassin’s Creed Shadows is missing the point

Opinion – Petition to ban Assassin’s Creed Shadows is missing the point

From one storm in a teacup to another, Ubisoft will now likely be aware of a petition to cancel Assassin’s Creed’s Shadows before release. 40,000 people have signed so far. Since Ubisoft unveiled the next entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise last May, select portions of the gaming community have been gunning for its demise. Set in the fascinating and volatile era of feudal Japan, Assassin’s Creed Shadows will see players...

By London, UK
Climate change barely covered in US presidential debate

Climate change barely covered in US presidential debate

After a marathon debate between Biden and Trump lasting over an hour and a half, climate change got its brief moment under the spotlight - lasting around a grand total of 90 seconds. In what seemed more like an afterthought than a planned discussion, the global crisis barely made the agenda between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. It was the first time the two had squared off since...

By London, UK
Why are performers ditching Latitude Festival 2024?

Why are performers ditching Latitude Festival 2024?

Barclays has cut all ties with Live Nations events for 2024 including Latitude Festival. The bank’s financial interests in Israel’s weapons trade prompted a host of sponsors and performers to ditch the event. As boycotts go in the cultural scene, this is a big one. A host of talent across both music and comedy have decided to axe themselves from the lineup at Latitude Festival, which is fast approaching next...

By London, UK
Former PS boss calls for shorter games with worse graphics

Former PS boss calls for shorter games with worse graphics

As the expectation for games to become bigger and more visually striking grows, former PlayStation president Shawn Layden says the industry should pivot to shorter games with less emphasis on realism to cut development costs. I’ll hazard an early guess that this suggestion probably won’t go down too well on Reddit. Recently talking at length with GamesIndustryBiz about the state of gaming and the issues facing AAA development, ex-PlayStation boss...

By London, UK
Gen Z want green jobs but don’t know how to get them

Gen Z want green jobs but don’t know how to get them

60% of Gen Z workers are reportedly keen to launch their green career in the next 5 years, but less than 20% have any idea about where to begin. Existential dread about the state of the climate is part and parcel of being a Gen Zer, but many of us want to avoid the pit of nihilism by jumping into green careers. Unfortunately, however, information and guidance on how to get...

By London, UK