Madelaine Dowds

Co-Editor in Chief

Madelaine Dowds
Birmingham University

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  • Madelaine Dowds is Co-Editor in Chief at The Tab Birmingham, where she manages a team of editors and writers, pitches and edits stories for the site, and oversees content - alongside producing her own articles.
  • Madelaine is passionate about covering stories that matter to students, including news about Birmingham and its universities, local events, and student life.
  • Madelaine loves all things theatre, whether she is watching musicals live, or acting on stage herself.


Before becoming co-Editor in Chief of The Tab Birmingham in her final year, Madelaine spent a year in California where she became a student news reporter for local TV. She has since worked in the UK part-time at a commercial radio station as a breakfast show co-host, and news and travel presenter


Madelaine Dowds is a final year Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences student, majoring in Economics. Between the University of Birmingham and her year abroad at San Jose State University in California, she has studied microeconomics, behavioural and experimental economics, broadcast journalism, drama and theatre arts, and game theory. She is currently working on her undergraduate dissertation that combines information economics and journalism.


The Tab's journalism is brought to you by young reporters who like being first. On university campuses, our writers deliver local news you care about. At The Tab HQ, our experienced journalists write about everything from breaking news to politics to pop culture to TikTok trends to the latest entertainment and celeb gossip. Our aim is to deliver sharp, original, and agenda-setting journalism to young people. All our stories are fact checked and sources verified. Further information on our editorial policies and processes can be found here.


Applications to join The Birmingham Tab’s editorial team are now OPEN

We’re looking for our next Editor in Chief, News Editor, Features Editor and Social Media Editor

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