Guest Lecture at Leicester University on Crisis Comms and how to use social media channels.











I have written a chapter for the book, The Community Lover’s Guide To Birmingham. My chapter is about the 4am Project and how I have grown a community around the project. Editor, Nick Booth says, “Making the 4am Project work is a measure of Karen’s experience and understanding of the subtleties that make community building work.”


Request from BBC to comment on former heritage’s minister John Penrose’s idea that urban views should be protected.


Speaking at Foltofilia Studios

Speaking at two photographic societies about my photography career and the 4am Project at Fotofilia Studios.

Fotofila said ‘Karen’s presentations were fun, informative and inspirational’

Speaking at the Migrant Voice Seminar about migrants can use social media to tell their stories and share their news.  “Karen’s presentation was engaging and inspiring.” Migrant Voice

Interview about my monthly social media event the Birmingham Social Media Cafe. Video by CMA Video

Birmingham City University Student, Alina Stan asked me ‘What does it take to be a successful social media practitioner?

Karen Strunks by Alina Loredana Stan

Google hangout with Birmingham City University Students on how to use Linkedin for success.

Karen Strunks on LinkedIn by Alina Loredana Stan

Guest Lecture at Birmingham City University to MA Social Media Students on how I utilise social media for my creative online projects and how I manage my online profile.

Birmingham Girl Geeks4am Project

Pecha Kucha4am Project

Red Eye Photography NetworkNational Photography Symposium Conference – 4am Project

Speaking about running a hyperlocal website at a Talk About Local event.

BBC Radio Wales interview4am Project

Birmingham City University – Lecture – Using social media to build a community

Birmingham City University – Photographer v Terrorist Panel Debate

BBC Radio interview4am Project

BBC TV Interview4am Project

Birmingham City Council Interview – City of culture & 4am Project

Birmingham City Council Interview4am Project – Night at the museum

Karen Strunks 4am Project Interview Touch Base magazine

Interview with Touch Base Magazine

Photo Professional April 2011 4am Project interview with Karen Strunks

Interview with Photo Professional Magazine


Interview with Creative Boom


Interview with How Do You Do Marketing: How to successfully build and manage an online community


The Guardian reports on the 4am Project in Cardiff, Wales


Birmingham Post ‘Karen Strunks gets inside New York with social media’

Birmingham Post 30th September 2010 Big Apple Unpeeled

Birmingham Mail newspaper covers my live month-long social media reporting from New York City



BBC Radio 4 takes part in the 4am Project


4am Project on 1854 Blog ‘Insomniacs gather for photo project’

Article: Cultural Heroes by Rewired Pr 

Article: ‘Freelance photographer to capture 4am global snapshot’ 

Article: Birmingham Mail ‘Photographer’s project prompts worldwide craze’