Many of us clung to memories of travel to escape the daily monotony of the lockdown. But what about the benched travel writers who rely on the exploration of remote destinations to make a living? How have they persevered and pivoted through the lockdown without much to write about?
Escape to the country: Young journalists leaving London
For decades, London has enticed thousands of budding young journalists eager to make their mark in the one of the world’s most established and prestigious media hubs. While Fleet Street’s heyday as London’s journalism epicentre may be over, London still houses just over 50 per cent of the UK’s journalists.
Tackling COVID-19 vaccine myths: Q&A with Laura Garcia
The COVID-19 vaccination programme is a light at the end of the tunnel for those whose lives have ground to a halt due to the pandemic. But the success of that programme is being impeded by myths being spread online. XCityPlus spoke to Laura Garcia about how misinformation and disinformation is spread and the causes behind vaccine hesitancy.
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.
Coronavirus: is breaking news breaking us?
As more and more stories about COVID-19 continue to fill our news feeds, many of us are dismayed – yet unable to look away There has been a slew of articles written about the coronavirus since the beginning of this year; just over 1.4m so far and rising by