The awards recognise outstanding achievement in the fields of business, economic and financial journalism in the UK. Professor Martinson has previously judged the awards but stepped down from the judges panel this year after being nominated for her Tortoise long-read Barclay v Barclay.
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.
Work-from-home wellbeing: How the UK’s leading health and fitness journalists are getting through the pandemic
For journalists working through the pandemic and the changes it sparked, it can seem impossible to balance a career and still take care of their mental and physical health.
But what about the people who write about these topics for a living? We spoke to some leading health journalists to find out how they stay happy and well when working from home – and what they’ll do going forward.
The best dressed list: Fashion highs and lows from broadcast journalists this year
We’re used to seeing broadcasters trotting out the same old uniform of navy blue suits and bodycon midi dresses, so it’s always a treat when they spice it up a little.
But sometimes their sartorial choices can lead to raised eyebrows – even when it’s entirely unwarranted.
A coffee with: travel editor Nicola Trup
The associate editor of National Geographic Traveller UK on her time at City and the art of travel writing. With the coronavirus situation, how are you handling travel pieces at NatGeoTraveller – given that the majority of the world is now threatened by the outbreak? It’s a tricky one because
10 women under 30 changing the face of journalism
It’s no secret that journalism lacks diversity, a survey by City in 2016 revealed that the industry was 94% white, 86% university-educated, and 55% male. But these 10 women are shaking things up, hopefully representing the beginnings of a much needed change in the industry. Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, 24, I newspaper, @CharlieBCuff Having graduated from
Foreign correspondents’ fondest food memories
Five foreign correspondents tell us about what food they crave when they’re far away, special meals on the road, and homecoming moments around the kitchen table. Jina Moore, East Africa bureau chief for the The New York Times “I miss so many other silly things. In Rwanda I once spent
Listings Interview: Esther Addley, The Guardian Senior News Writer
Esther Addley – Senior news writer at The Guardian Course: Newspaper, 1999 If you weren’t a journalist, what would you be? Archaeologist, no question – but it wasn’t a career that I imagined would have been open to me when I was at school. In fairness, journalism wasn’t either. Now
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
Video: City Journalism Department 40th Anniversary
About 400 City students, staff and alumni celebrated the 40th anniversary of City’s Department of Journalism at a sold-out party held at Drapers’ Hall in central London earlier this month. The party attracted high-profile City graduates, including Sky News presenter Dermot Murnaghan and BBC News economics editor Kamal Ahmed. Murnaghan
Ex-City staff recall their experiences
City’s Department of Journalism is regarded as the pacemaker, with more than 5,000 former City students working as journalists and media professionals in the UK and internationally. As students graduate into the fast-moving world of journalism, City remains with them. We have gathered unique memories, stories and lessons learned from
Video: How radio helped Sierra Leone survive Ebola
In Sierra Leone, where literacy levels are less than 30%, radio is king. When Ebola broke out BBC Media Action Producer Hassan Arouni (International Journalism, 1993), who grew up in Sierra Leone, flew straight from England to Freetown to join the fight against the killer disease. Watch the video to