Adam Tinworth

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Adam Tinworth
Photo of Adam Tinworth taken by Frédéric de Villamil on December 11th, 2013.
Adam Tinworth
BornAdam Matthew J. Tinworth
(1971-11-06) 6 November 1971 (age 50)
Stockport, England
OccupationConsultant, journalist, writer
Notable awardsFRSA[1]
Years active1999–2007 (as a Role-playing game designer and writer)

Adam Matthew J. Tinworth (born 6 November 1971[2]) is a journalist and writer who co-authored two major role-playing games, Demon: The Fallen and Werewolf: The Forsaken from White Wolf Publishing. He was also an extensive contributor to Hunter: The Reckoning, a game line that was subsequently ported to video games.

Since around 2005, he has become known as a commenter and analyst of digital journalism and social media. The Guardian covered his dispute with the National Union of Journalists over the role of bloggers in the news ecosystem,[3] and has extensively referenced his work.


Adam Tinworth began his journalistic career by working on student magazines at Imperial College, London and Queen Mary, University of London.[4] He has written the long-running journalism blog One Man & His Blog since 2003.[5][6]

His blogging was first written about in the press during the 7 July 2005 London bombings, and was widely cited as an example of citizen journalism[7] - ironically, as he was a working journalist at the time. By 2009 his site was described by The Guardian as a prominent blog,[8] alongside publications like Paul Staines' Guido Fawkes.

His blogging work led to him being appointed blogging editor for Reed Business Information,[9] leading a push by the business-to-business publisher into blogs.[10] Previously, he was features editor of Estates Gazette, a weekly business magazine for the UK commercial real estate industry.

Tinworth has become known as a commenter, writer and analyst of digital media and its inter-relationship with journalism. His work initially was in the trade press,[11] but expanded later to cover wider issues in more general forms of journalism. His work was quoted in The Guardian regularly during the late 2000s,[12] presenting his comments on areas including journalistic blogging[13] and the rise of paywalls.[14]

In recent years, he has participated in evolving business models for online publishers.[15] He has also participated in the debate around "fake news",[6] and been interviewed,[16] in his role as a journalism lecturer at City, University of London, on social media's role in its spread. He is regularly interviewed by trade sites for journalists.[17][18][19]

While no longer a working journalist, he occasionally breaks stories like the closing of Friends Reunited,[20] and the arrival of a new Kindle typeface.[21]

Tinworth's work has been quoted in books,[22] media articles[23] and academic papers[24] about digital journalism. He is one of the panel that contributes to the annual Reuters Institute study Journalism, Media, and Technology Trends and Predictions.[25]


Tinworth was criticised for taking non-traditional journalistic positions during a dispute with the National Union of Journalists,[3] and debates[26] about the future of journalism careers with journalism writer and academic Roy Greenslade.

Role-playing games[edit]

In parallel to his journalism career, he began writing about RPGs for the British magazine Arcane.[27] He has contributed to over 25 role-playing game books for White Wolf Game Studio, including Werewolf: The Forsaken and Demon: the Fallen, as well as two for Onyx Path.[28]

Author credits[edit]

Role-playing games[edit]

Hunter: The Reckoning

  • Hunter Book: Wayward
  • Hunter: The Moonstruck
  • Hunter Players Guide
  • Hunter Storytellers Handbook
  • Hunter Book: Innocent
  • The Walking Dead
  • Hunter: The Infernal
  • Hunter Book: Visionary[30]

Other supplements which Adam Tinworth has co-authored include: (all White Wolf Game Studio publications)

  • Lodges: the Faithful[31]
  • Savant and Sorcerer
  • World of Darkness: Ghost Stories
  • Damned and Deceived
  • Dark Ages: British Isles
  • Houses of the Fallen
  • Players Guide to Garou
  • Shadow Games
  • Tribebook: Silver Fangs, Revised Ed.
  • Vampire Players Guide
  • Victorian Age: Vampire Companion
  • Dark Ages: Vampire
  • London by Night[32]
  • Tribebook: Fianna, Revised Ed.
  • Werewolf Storytellers Handbook, Revised Ed.
  • Exalted Storyteller's Companion
  • Veil of Night
  • A World of Rage
  • World of Darkness: Blood-Dimmed Tides

(All Onyx Path)

  • Guildhalls of the Deathless[33]
  • Hunter: Mortal Remains[34]


  • Lucifer's Shadow[35]


  1. ^ "New RSA Fellowship cards…at last". One Man & His Blog. 14 February 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  2. ^ Mary Williams [@marymaryw] (6 November 2011). "@adders It's the new 30. Happy Birthday!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ a b Anderson, Kevin (23 February 2009). "NUJ training chair at centre of blog storm". the Guardian. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Censorship, politics and student lessons". One Man & His Blog. 7 December 2005. Archived from the original on 22 June 2007. Retrieved 13 June 2007.
  5. ^ Oliver, Laura (19 May 2010). "Journalism students may 'crave old media' — but who's pushing this view?". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b Naughton, John (12 February 2017). "How good journalists can face down fake newsmongers | John Naughton". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Cell Phones Capture London Blasts". Wired. 8 July 2005. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  8. ^ Bunz, Mercedes (13 October 2009). "Twitter can't be gagged: online outcry over Guardian/Trafigura order". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  9. ^ Anderson, Kevin (2 March 2009). "Blogging etiquette gets personal". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 December 2017 – via
  10. ^ Allen, Katie (14 February 2007). "Farmers take online bull by the horns". Guardian Unlimited. London. Archived from the original on 23 February 2007. Retrieved 2 April 2007.
  11. ^ "Adam Tinworth: Journalism in a Period of Continuous Change". B2B Memes. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  12. ^ Anderson, Kevin (10 July 2009). "Adam Tinwoth, RBI head of blogging, looks to future of reporting". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  13. ^ Greenslade, Roy (25 June 2008). "Why journalists must learn the values of the blogging revolution". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  14. ^ Greenslade, Roy (3 November 2010). "The Times paywall: making sense, and nonsense, of 'fluffy numbers'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  15. ^ "This Week in Review: Newspaper survival strategies, and the price of change in New Orleans". Nieman Lab. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Journalism lecturer Adam Tinworth on the tragedy of platform dependency - Media Voices Podcast". Media Voices Podcast. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Adam Tinworth on The Rise of New and Social Media". ASBPE. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  18. ^ Norris, Ashley (9 August 2015). "Adam Tinworth on longform content, media start ups and more". Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  19. ^, aberratio GmbH, Hamburg. "Do we really need each other? Adam Tinworth on the evolving relationship media brands have with social platforms". Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  20. ^ Burgess, Matt. "Friends Reunited to close after 15 years". Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  21. ^ "Have You Tried The New Kindle Font, Bookerly? | The Digital Reader". The Digital Reader. 8 February 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  22. ^ Holmes, Tim; Hadwin, Sara; Mottershead, Glyn (19 September 2014). The 21st Century Journalism Handbook: Essential Skills for the Modern Journalist. Routledge. ISBN 9781317864776.
  23. ^ Charara, Sophie (26 March 2019). "How Google warped the hyperlink". Wired UK. ISSN 1357-0978. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  24. ^ "Google Scholar". Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  25. ^ N, Newman (11 January 2017). Journalism, Media, and Technology Trends and Predictions 2017 (Report).
  26. ^ Greenslade, Roy (18 May 2010). "Roy Greenslade: Journalism students want to work for national newspapers". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  27. ^ "[necro]Arcane Magazine: What was it? - Page 6". RPGnet Forums. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  28. ^ "Interview with Mummy Developer: Part One". Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  29. ^ Rein-Hagen, Mark; Dresner-Thornber, Emily K. (2002). Dark ages, inquisitor. Stone Mountain, GA: White Wolf. ISBN 978-1588462824. OCLC 57345524.
  30. ^ Dedopulos, Tim; Tinworth, Adam (2001). Hunter Book: Visionary. ISBN 1565047478.
  31. ^ Dembroski-Bowden, Aaron (2005). Lodges the faithful. Stone Mountain, GA: White Wolf Pub. ISBN 978-1588463302. OCLC 144538556.
  32. ^ Brian., Campbell (2002). London by Midnight. Rein-Hagen, Mark. Stone Mountain, GA: White Wolf Pub. ISBN 9781588462305. OCLC 607886733.
  33. ^ "Hunter: Mortal Remains - Onyx Path Publishing | Demon: The Descent | Mummy: The Curse | Changeling: The Lost | Chronicles of Darkness | Hunter: The Vigil |". Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  34. ^ "Guildhalls of the Deathless - Onyx Path Publishing | Mummy: The Curse | Mummy: The Curse |". Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  35. ^ Lee, Michael; Stolze, Greg; Tinworth, Adam (1 December 2002). Lucifer's Shadow: Tales of Fallen Angels. Stone Mountain, GA: White Wolf Publishing. ISBN 9781588468246.

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