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.
Journalists need greater protections for their mental health, City panel event warns
Trolls “radicalised” by social media have “put people off from coming into journalism”, a BBC journalist warned at a City event discussing mental health and journalism.
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.
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.
City’s Associate Dean wins John C. Hartsock Prize
An essay about Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich has landed City lecturer an award.
The Five Ws Podcast: Jane Flanagan
Today, Kay Leong speaks to City Journalism alumni Jane Flanagan, who works as The Times’ Africa Correspondent.
City’s Jane Martinson nominated for journalist of the year
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.
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.
Substack creates newsletter opportunities for freelance journalists hit by the pandemic
Sophie Yeo thought she might never work again. Having finished her last commissioned article on 7 April 2020, Yeo was without any environmental writing opportunities for the first time since she became a full-time freelancer three years earlier.
Five reasons why Citizen Kane is still relevant to journalism
Unless they’ve been living under a rock, the odds of meeting a journalist who hasn’t seen, or at least heard of, Citizen Kane are slim. Repeatedly deemed one of the greatest films of all time by critics, the drama celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.
Mouthing off: The most heated on-air radio moments told by the broadcasters behind them
Like social media, talk radio lends itself to debate, criticism – and heated moments. Four radio hosts reveal to XCityPlus their most heated on-air encounter and whether they have any regrets.
What Apple News is hiding about its notifications
Beneath the user-friendly surface, there is a decaying impartiality at the core of Apple News Just three days before the 2019 general election, Apple News sent out a push notification linking to three video highlights of the Conservative campaign; Boris Johnson pocketing a reporter’s phone, Matt Hancock being heckled by activists