If you haven’t stumbled across the new internet phenomenon that is TikTok, I’m slightly jealous. Millions of young people have been caught in the snare of the social media app – 689 million users every month, to be precise.
Newspaper licensing in the age of social media: Q&A
Becca Challis interviews Andrew Hughes, secretary general of the Press Database and Licensing Network (PDLN) and founding member of the Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA).
News as resistance: Reporting Myanmar
“Journalists were widely regarded as traitors, enemies to the state.” Poppy Mcpherson, City alumna, is the South East Asia correspondent at Reuters, and has been reporting on Myanmar’s political situation since 2015.
Sun, sea and sponsored posts: Does travel blogging pay the bills?
The life of a travel blogger sounds brilliant, but how does someone turn their travels into cash? XCity Plus spoke to successful travel bloggers to find out. How much money do travel bloggers earn? Travel bloggers don’t make a stable income; earnings vary each month. Megan Starr, a travel blogger from
Eight journalists you should be following on Instagram
Long gone are the days when your Instagram feed was filled only with photos of your friend’s avocado-based brunch. Today’s Insta-crowd, which reached 800 million monthly users worldwide in September 2017, use the platform for everything from bringing about social change to serving up stand-up comedy in a couple of
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
Nine photojournalists talk us through the story behind their favourite photo
The best photojournalism captures a moment that expresses something much bigger. It asks us to pause and consider these moments, and yet we rarely have the full story. How were these photos taken, and why? As the photographers talk us through their most powerful images, we are given a rare
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
In defence of Twitterphobic journalists
On day one of the Magazine MA at City you are now instructed to set up a Twitter profile and craft an eye catching tweet. Of course, for many journalists Twitter is crucial. It provides a means to track news, find stories and show-off (sorry – distribute work). But there
Embrace the Snap: Why journalism needs to make the most of social media
Twenty years ago, if you replied to someone’s question with the phrase “just Google it”, you would have received a blank stare, quickly followed by a comment regarding your wellbeing. Fast forward to 2006 and the word “Google” was officially recognised in the Oxford English Dictionary. But while the iconic
5 Things To Know Before Dating a Journalist
My boyfriend is often asked what it’s really like to date a journalist. Are the hours really long? Are we always wired? Do we ask more questions than Joey Essex? Us journalists are witty, passionate and driven – but we’re also neurotic, sleep deprived and attached to our smartphones. So
Top 10 Twitter Accounts For Journalists to Follow
Twitter is arguably one of the most valuable tools journalists have in their toolkit. Alongside the trusty mobile phone, it provides another way to engage with different communities around the world. News of the Boston bombing? Whitney Houston’s death? Both stories broke on Twitter before the mainstream media even caught