Elizabeth Gregory meets Hayat Mirshad, the activist and journalist fighting for a better future in a country struggling to survive.
Fifth name on XCity Award shortlist announced: Ben Hunte
The BBC’s first LGBT correspondent and their newest West Africa correspondent has been shortlisted for the XCity Award for his work shedding light on anti-LGBT discrimination.
Quiz: Which fictional journalist are you?
Are you a classic Bridget Jones or more of a Rita Skeeter? Take Simone Fraser’s quiz to find out which fictional journalist you are.
The Five Ws Podcast: Claire Miller
In today’s podcast, Isabelle Gray speaks to Reach PLC’s Head of Data Journalism, Claire Miller.
Fourth name on XCity Award shortlist announced: Rabiu Alhassan
A pioneering investigative journalist has been shortlisted for the XCity Award for his work setting up Ghana Fact, the largest fact-checking network in Ghanaian history.
Shelagh Fogarty on staying impartial in a world of controversy
Shelagh Fogarty is an award-winning journalist and radio presenter, and this year marks 30 years since she made her way onto the airwaves. Originally from Liverpool, she joined the BBC trainee scheme in 1989 and has since had a successful career on Radio 5 Live and, as of 2014, has hosted LBC’s afternoon programme. XCityPlus spoke to Fogarty about her journalism inspirations, broadcasting career and time at LBC.
A piece of Chanté’s mind: Video series
For the fourth instalment of the series, we’re hearing from Chanté Joseph, a freelance writer who has written for publications such as British Vogue, The Guardian, and VICE. She tells us about finding a support network in journalism and an article she wished she had written.
The Five Ws Podcast: Elle Rudd
XCityPlus ask journalists the who, what, why, where and when of their careers. Today, Charlotte Colombo speaks to Elle Rudd.
Inside XCity Podcast: Episode 7
Jake Helm and Nicola Blackburn chat to Ella Doyle about her interview with royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills. They also catch up with Catherine Entwistle who interviewed broadcaster Shelagh Fogarty for XCityPlus.
How to spit bars with Stormzy, avoid “being a knob”, and nail a celebrity interview
Alex Moshakis, commissioning editor at The Observer Magazine, is well-versed in the art of interviewing famous people. With VIP interviews such as Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard and Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson under his belt, he shares his step-by-step guide on how to get the most out of interviews with the stars. His first tip? “Always make sure your Dictaphone is on,” as my eyes dart towards my phone to check that I’m recording.
Inside fashion journalists’ post-lockdown wardrobes
No more will fashion journalists pine over the clothes they’ve longed to wear from new collections. It’s time to return to walking, breathing examples of the latest trends. XCityPlus asked four leading fashion journalists which outfits they’ve been dying to reveal to the world once it opens up again.
Third name on the XCity Award shortlist announced: Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff
The outgoing editor-in-chief of gal-dem, a magazine working to amplify the voices of women and non-binary people of colour, has been shortlisted for the 2021 XCity Award.