Journalists’ tales of self-doubt and success

Everyone experiences self-doubt – or as it is often now known: imposter syndrome. The psychological condition affects 70 per cent of the population, and it isn’t limited to people entering a new profession or starting university – it can affect even the most seasoned of professionals. 

XCityPlus spoke to three journalists to find out about their experiences with imposter syndrome, and moments in which they overcame it.

Substack revolution: Five best independent newsletters to follow

Imagine opening up your email and there’s something you actually want to read. Substack is a platform that allows anyone to start their own newsletter, with every article sent directly to their subscribers’ inbox. Substack attracts around 16 million people to their website every month, with over 500,000 subscribers paying for a flood of distinct newsletters. Here are five top-tier newsletters to get you started.

The perks and pitfalls of dating a journalist

You made it. You’re a journalist, living the dream (ish). But do you ever feel that people outside the industry just don’t get it? You may be brimming with anecdotes, but do unsociable hours and work pressures ever leave you feeling ‘undateable’?

XCityPlus hears the stories of two non-journalists – the first: a cautionary tale; the second: an enduring romance – to get their advice on the perks and pitfalls of dating a journalist.