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XCity award 2015 shortlist revealed: Nick Duxbury

Nick Duxbury

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One of the UK’s foremost writers on social housing has been nominated for this year’s XCity award.

Nick Duxbury (Magazine, 2007) currently works as executive editor of Inside Housing magazine. He enjoyed remarkable success in 2014, having won Journalist of the Year, Feature Writer of the Year, and Sustainable Writer of the Year at the 2014 International Building Press awards. The 2007 Magazine student is the third of five shortlisted candidates to be released.

Duxbury enjoys “making a difference” through his work and the opportunity it creates for investigative journalism. His most memorable piece looked into haunted social houses, which used FOI to expose Sheffield as the part of the UK with the highest number of reports.

A thriving career as a housing journalist was not what Duxbury anticipated when he started studying at City. He came as a music journalist and left as a freelancer for the Travel Trade Gazette. His first full-time role was as a reporter at Property Week in 2008, which he remembers as a “baptism of fire”. He moved to Inside Housing in 2010 where he has held the positions of deputy features editor, news editor and acting deputy editor. He took over the role of executive editor in 2010, focussing on web and visual development.

Duxbury is one of five people to be shortlisted for the XCity Award and £500 prize, which recognises an outstanding contribution to journalism in the past year by a City alumnus.

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