Britain’s top broadcast journalists – from Laura Kuenssberg to Robert Peston – give XCityPlus some tips on virtual interviews.
The social media journalist: Q&A with Lewis Goodall
Lewis Goodall covers politics, policy, and economics for the BBC as Newsnight’s policy editor. He was a political correspondent for Sky News until 2019. Goodall’s prolific use of social media – with almost 40,000 tweets since 2011 – has led to him amassing over 200,000 followers on Twitter.
A journalist’s guide on how to report a protest
Aisha Rimi speaks to four journalists who covered major protests in 2020 about what every reporter needs in their protest toolkit.
Documenting the Trump presidency: An interview with The Guardian’s David Smith
It is November 2016, and David Smith is at the New York Hilton hotel for Donald Trump’s election night party. Trademark scarlet caps are displayed in glass cases, like holy relics promising to make America great again.
The evening begins quietly, with few expecting a Trump win. But as the results roll in on giant television screens, excitement bubbles through the gathering crowds.
Five reasons why Citizen Kane is still relevant to journalism
Unless they’ve been living under a rock, the odds of meeting a journalist who hasn’t seen, or at least heard of, Citizen Kane are slim. Repeatedly deemed one of the greatest films of all time by critics, the drama celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.
Mouthing off: The most heated on-air radio moments told by the broadcasters behind them
Like social media, talk radio lends itself to debate, criticism – and heated moments. Four radio hosts reveal to XCityPlus their most heated on-air encounter and whether they have any regrets.
A history of climate journalism
“Gaffers who claim the winters were harder when they were boys are right,” reads a Time magazine article from 1939. “Weathermen have no doubt that the world at least for the time being is growing warmer.”
The weathermen’s warnings are now a dark ultimatum as climate change threatens the world as we know it.
The critics’ choice of lockdown films
Film critics have played an important role throughout the pandemic. Lockdown pushed one in five UK households to sign up for a new streaming service last year and film writers helped identify the hidden gems. They compiled extensive lists of the greatest movies and TV shows, and provided some much-needed joy in doing so. XCityPlus asked four film critics what their own comfort films were over the past year, check out the list below.
City alumni to take part in prestigious journalism mentorship scheme
Four City alumni have been selected to take part in a prestigious journalism mentorship programme this year that pairs early career journalists with some of the leading reporters in British broadcasting.