Most who begin their journey to creating an independent magazine are journalists, designers or creatives. At the start, many of them anticipate the process to be a piece of cake and never consider the logistical side of creating a magazine from scratch. But in order to be successful, independents must
City research project to analyse media coverage of asylum seekers
A research project analysing the way UK news organisations report on asylum seekers is being undertaken by City academics. Journalism lecturers Dr Melanie Bunce, director of City’s Humanitarian News Research Network (HNRN), Dr Lindsey Blumell and Dr Glenda Cooper will carry out the research along with Professor Christopher McDowell, who
Pitchside story: An interview with Dominic Fifield, football correspondent for The Guardian
Striking up an unusual friendship with an England international, being mistaken for a soccer star in China, and attending World Cup finals – that’s just some of the ups and downs of working as The Guardian’s London football correspondent. Ex-City student Dominic Fifield (Newspaper, 1999) talks to Katie Burton about life
From Nairobi to Hong Kong: Six City Alumni around the world
XCity Plus spoke to six alumni of City Journalism who work around the world – in locations such as Quito and Paris – asking them why they work abroad, and which stories they are most proud of working on.
XCity Plus’ 5 step guide to making an online portfolio
Does thinking about putting your journalism portfolio online fill you with dread? Here’s our helpful guide on how to stand out online.
Are you more Roy Greenslade or Fake Sheikh? Take our ethics quiz to find out
In the age of fake news and phone hacking, media ethics has never been so important. But are your journalism ethics up to scratch? Take our quiz and find out if your potter-box recall skills are still sharp.
22 questions with Good Housekeeping’s Michelle Hather
Good Housekeeping editor, Michelle Hather, whizzed through a quick-fire round of 22 questions with XCity Plus at the Hearst offices. We discussed Vogue editor feuds, favourite yoga positions, and the Merseyside derby (basically, the most important stuff).
XCity Plus says goodbye to Lis Howell
City’s much-loved journalism professor and head of Broadcasting, Lis Howell, is leaving in June after 16 years at City. She is an award-winning journalist who has worked for some of the top British broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky News. To mark her retirement, XCity Plus asked
Exclusive interview: Washington Post executive editor, Marty Baron
In-depth investigative reporting and a move to subscriptions could save local news, says Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post. The “biggest challenge” for media business models is local coverage, according to Marty Baron, the executive editor for The Washington Post. In an exclusive interview with XCity Plus, Baron
Speed-dating, Japan and Francis Ford Coppola: An interview with commissioning travel editor Soo Kim
Ex-City student Soo Kim (International, 2010) is commissioning travel editor at The Telegraph. She sat down with Rebecca Knight to talk speed-dating flights, dream travel destinations, and chasing her next big interview. What has been the most embarrassing moment of your career? Several years ago I had to write a
XCity Plus catches up with Nicholas Coleridge to talk dirty martinis and Vogue covers
XCity Plus caught up with Nicholas Coleridge, the former managing director of Condé Nast Britain. For 26 years he oversaw the production of some of the country’s most famous glossy magazines including Vogue, Tatler and GQ. Coleridge is now chairman of the Victoria and Albert Museum – where we met
XCity Plus says goodbye to Dr Barbara Rowlands
XCity Plus bids farewell to our beloved head of the magazine course, Dr Barbara Rowlands, who has been with City since 1999. Arielle Witter and Rebecca Knight chat with colleagues and students, both past and present, to reminisce about their time with her.