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.
Producing XCity in a pandemic
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.
The Five Ws Podcast: Claire Miller
In today’s podcast, Isabelle Gray speaks to Reach PLC’s Head of Data Journalism, Claire Miller.
China’s expelled foreign journalists
XCityPlus spoke to Chris Buckley and Amy Qin about their expulsion from China and being a correspondent in offshore.
Seven times Trump threw a tantrum at the media
The past few months have been a whirlwind of Twitter tantrums and political spats with the media. President Donald Trump has vented his controversial views on Twitter, frequently condemning news networks for their “fake news” coverage and the media’s overall reporting on his behaviour. Here are some of our favourite
Amazing stories from international City alumni
XCity Plus asked six City international journalism alumni about where global journalism is going and how the trade works in the countries they’re based in. From risking arrest as an illegal journalist in Zimbabwe, to investigating dead bodies in Cambodia. From facing a system crash while presenting Norway’s national election, to interviewing the
How to: Be a succesful media power couple
City has been producing top quality journalists for 40 years, but it has also been instrumental in bringing like-minded people together. We asked two couples whose love blossomed at City how being a media power couple has helped and (possibly) hindered their careers in journalism. The Couples Janice Turner, columnist and
No Cuba libre: Why the Castros won’t let the media go
US and Cuban relations may be on the mend, but the Caribbean island still has a long way to go towards press freedom… Retro cars. Smoking cigars. The cult of Che Guevara. These cliches continue to dominate international perceptions of Cuba. A decades-long trade embargo with the US and its associates
Why digital media should be the next step in your journalistic career
Take note, the digital media industry is too big to ignore. Taster from ‘XCity guide to digital journo jobs’.