Until three weeks ago, many of this year’s Magazine MA cohort had never met face-to-face after months of remote working. Nicola Blackburn and Nick Harris reveal the realities of XCity production in a pandemic.
Inside XCity Podcast: Episode 8
In the final episode of the series, Nicola Blackburn and Jake Helm are joined by Aisha Rimi, Editor of XCity magazine, and Chloé Meley, chatting all about the XCity Award.
XCity Award winner announced: Dina Aboughazala
The winner of this year’s XCity Award and £500 prize is Dina Aboughazala, the founder of a brand-new startup that empowers journalists in the Middle East and Africa.
City’s Associate Dean wins John C. Hartsock Prize
An essay about Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich has landed City lecturer an award.
The Five Ws Podcast: Jane Flanagan
Today, Kay Leong speaks to City Journalism alumni Jane Flanagan, who works as The Times’ Africa Correspondent.
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.
The Five Ws Podcast: Claire Miller
In today’s podcast, Isabelle Gray speaks to Reach PLC’s Head of Data Journalism, Claire Miller.
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.
Second name on XCity Award shortlist announced: Mary Fitzgerald
The outgoing editor of openDemocracy has been shortlisted for the XCity Award for her work in holding the government to account through its interrogation of social and political issues.
First name on XCity Award shortlist announced: Dina Aboughazala
Dina Aboughazala, the founder of an Egypt-based startup that helps local journalists, is the first name on the shortlist for the XCity Award.
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.
Google funds news site ‘fact cards’ created by City alumnus
Google is funding an innovative scheme devised by a former City student to provide interactive “fact cards” on news stories. Jeremy Evans (Broadcast, 2013), along with cofounder Matt Morley, are using funding from Google’s Digital News Initiative – a grant of up to £50,000 – to launch Explaain, a plug-in