Dina Aboughazala, the founder of an Egypt-based startup that helps local journalists, is the first name on the shortlist for the XCity Award.
Four times journalists hit back at Twitter trolls
The classic advice given to children is to “turn the other cheek” if someone is bothering them: Don’t give people the satisfaction of a reaction. But life online means abuse has found a home in people’s very own notifications and it soon becomes hard to ignore. Journalism especially invites a world of criticism and although social media gives journalists more exposure, it comes at a price.
Inside XCity Podcast: Episode 4
Today, Jake Helm and Nicola Blackburn chat with Cara Laskaris and Eloise Feilden about City’s new podcasting module and those magical “lightbulb moments” all writers dream of.
From headlines to hops: Leaving journalism to open a brewery
Opening his own brewery was food writer Daniel Tapper’s dream. The brewer began his journalistic career, writing for the likes of The Guardian, Waitrose Kitchen Magazine and Delicious, but it was while freelancing full time that he began experimenting with home brewing.
Light bulb moments: How to develop compelling ideas
As journalists we’re often told that ideas are our currency – as if cartoon-like ‘light bulb moments’ pop into our heads on demand. But how often have you found yourself uninspired? Does it ever feel like your well of pitches has run dry? Cara Laskaris speaks to Richard Klein, Oscar-winning factual TV producer and commissioner, about how to develop compelling ideas.