XCity Magazine 25th Anniversary Issue
Welcome to the 25th anniversary issue of XCity, the flagship publication for City University journalism school
XCITY XCITY FOR JOURNALISM ALUMNI OF CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON Exclusive Interview ISSUE 25, 2011 XCITY-MAGAZINE.COM Sir Harold Evans XCITY-MAGAZINE.COM Fixers Unsung heroes of foreign reporting Fiction Can hacks make cash from writing novels? 25th anniversary issue ISSUE 25 2011 plus Kelvin MacKenzie Zoë Heller Robert Peston Lucy Mangan AA Gill: "How I write" [welcome] W EDITOR’S LETTER elcome to the 25th anniversary edition of XCity. It’s often said that the root of good journalism is asking a question, but it’s equally true that good journalism is about coming up with the answers. So what better starting point for our celebration of journalism at City than a spot of afternoon tea with Kelvin MacKenzie? The legendary former Sun editor rewarded us with an article spelling out why journalism courses are a waste of time and money and should all be abolished. And so we had our question. Is what we’re doing, and by extension what City have been doing since the first journalism diploma course started in 1976, worth anything? Certainly a qualification isn’t the path for everyone, and many a fine journalist (MacKenzie included) has started by leaving school at 16 and working their way up on a local paper. Nonetheless, it goes without saying that most of us at XCity disagree with Mr MacKenzie’s sentiments. We toyed with the idea of printing a response or rebuttal, and almost got as far as enlisting Roy Greenslade to write an appropriately hefty argument to the contrary. But then we realised there was no need. The proof is in this perfect-bound pudding. Every page of this magazine exists solely because of City University’s journalism department. Every feature, news story and interview has been pitched, researched, executed, written and subbed by students and staff on the magazine MA course. It’s by us, about us, for us – for the department and its students, past and present. In addition, we’ve created the most comprehensive and interactive XCity website ever, stuffed with exclusive material including videos, slideshows, features, news, infographics and competitions. What better rejoinder could we offer? I should also mention our exclusive interview with Sir Harold Evans, who in 1976 provided inspirational support during the launch of City’s first postgraduate journalism diploma. We’re also celebrating the calibre of journalists City produces in our ‘25 of 25’ anniversary feature, in which notable alums from the past quarter-decade reflect on what their days at City taught them. Exhibits B and C, Mr MacKenzie. And in case we needed further vindication, Jeremy Paxman recently reassured me that while journalism courses aren’t the only way in, if he were to employ anyone from a course it would be from City. This vote of confidence is repeated by editors throughout the land. The above’s only a taster of what we’ve crammed into this issue. We’ve got writing tips from AA Gill, Robert Peston on financial journalism’s failures and Zoë Heller on how she made the much-coveted switch from journalism to novels. We’ve sourced the freshest news stories from the hyper-local, the winner of the new XCity Award, to the international, with the story of one former student who witnessed the earthquake in Japan. We hope you find the reading experience of this year’s XCity as engrossing, emotional and all-consuming as we’ve found the writing and production experience. XCITY Issue 25 Spring 2011 Editor Emma Dibdin Listings Editor Helen Stuart News Editor Clare Conway Deputy News Editor Ianthe Butt Features Editor Helena Lee Deputy Features Editor Nikki Osman Managing Editor and Ad Manager Jemima Johnson-Gilbert Production Editor Elizabeth Davis Art Editor Andy Tweddle Picture Editor Harriet Thurley Chief Sub-editor Jenny Roper Online Editor Charlotte Barnes Deputy Online Editor Daniel Masoliver Online Production Editor Aleeza Khan Multimedia Editor Miranda Thompson Reporters Katherine Button, Sophie Monks Kaufman, Olivia Wakefield Publisher Jason Bennetto Thanks to Dan Davies, Getty Images, Mary Ivers, Christopher Niesyto, Cindy Quillinan, Clive Raven, Shane Richmond, Barbara Rowlands, Roger Tooth (Guardian) Malvin Van Gelderen Emma Dibdin, Editor Illustrators Ian Baker IBaker4544@aol.com XCity Magazine Department of Journalism, City University Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB Tel +44 020 7040 8221 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web http://xcity-magazine.com Bryan Conway email@example.com Printed by The Magazine Printing Company Wilf Hanson www.wilfhanson.carbonmade.com Ali Coombs XCity is written and produced by the Magazine Journalism MA programme XCITY 0 0 1 [contents] CONTENTS 12 Entrepreneurs News 4 238 books and more to follow... Is ex-student Ian Graham City’s most prolific writer? 7 Reporting in crisis How an ex-City reporter reacted to Japan quake 5 Interactive MA 8 City goes to the Olympics 6 Trans-social media 9 New City staff need doctorates Embracing data journalism and community management Alumna helps set up website after transgender death Students offered top sports broadcast experience Vice chancellor wants academic excellence 10 Training in Nigeria City lecturer counsels reporters on election coverage 11 Too Extreme? Is extremism at City a thing of the past? Journalism students to be taught business acumen 13 Simon Rogers wins XCity award The inaugural winner of City’s prestigious new award 14 Q&A: Investigating the Bureau Bureau of Investigative Journalism a year on 15 Opinion: Kelvin MacKenzie “Don’t be a media graduate” 16 Awards The celebrated journalists of 2010/11 18 Events Debates and talks over the year at City Listings 53 Alumni Directory 2011 Who’s doing what and where? Catch up on your classmates’ most recent career moves. p31 AA Gill 0 0 2 XCITY PLUS Check out: http://xcity-magazine.com/ for alumni blogs and Twitter links. [contents] p40 Bar Hopping Features 21 25 years of City wisdom 40 Booze international 26 COVER FEATURE 42 From fact to fiction 31 AA Gill 46 The Twit Awards 32 Appsolutely fabulous 48 Critical condition 34 Courting the crown 51 Life after death Notable alumni share memories of City and beyond Sir Harold Evans on failures of modern journalism The outspoken wordsmith reveals his craft Smartphone add-ons no modern hack should be without What it takes to report on the royals We hunt out the world’s finest hack haunts How journalists make the switch to novel writing Find out who we’ve crowned top of the tweets Is criticism dying? Four esteemed critics give their verdict Why obituaries are the life and soul of the British newspaper 35 The invisible journalist 52 The kill switch Fixers: the life of a foreign correspondent’s secret weapon Could the UK experience total internet blackout? 39 Robert Peston 104 Lucy Mangan Why journalists failed to spot the financial crisis The Stylist and Guardian columnist on being funny Online On Our Website Video interviews with leading journalists, behind the scenes footage of the making of this issue, guest blog posts predicting the future for the industry, and alumni own up to their professional howlers. p52 The Kill Switch xcity-magazine.com p26 Harold Evans XCITY 0 0 3 [news] Once, twice, 238 times an author Jewish paper gets online revamp THE Jewish Chronicle is collaborating with seven City University students to revamp the Jewish newspaper’s website. The students, enrolled on the electronic publishing MA, have been working with online specialists from The Jewish Chronicle in order to produce a new template for the existing site by May. They will transform the website’s design, business directory and news archive which dates back to 1841. Each student has been assigned an area of the website to improve. They will pitch their initial concepts to a panel of staff, including editor Stephen Pollard and managing editor Richard Burton. Burton said: “I am treating the students as if they worked for a digital agency. They will get a hard time. I will offer a great deal of honest, business-like feedback. What I expect in return is some cutting-edge thinking that will shape our website.” Each student’s work on the project will be assessed as part of their course. Student Anna Walters, who is in charge of designing the layout for the new site, said: “I chose this project because I wanted the professional feedback. I have never designed a website before and I think it will be a great challenge for me to put my ideas to the test.” Burton added that electing City students for the project was an easy decision. “The collaboration is risk-free. I know the quality of City students and I am confident enough to be associated with their work,” he explained. Olivia Wakefield Author and ex-City student Ian Graham with just a small selection of his books Sophie Monks Kaufman COULD a former City student be one of Britain’s most prolific authors? Ian Graham (diploma, 1978) has been commissioned to write his 238th book, My First Book of Transport, an 80-page non-fiction work for children to be published by Harper Collins. This comes 29 years after he first made the switch from journalist to author with Computer and Video Games, published by Usborne Books in 1982. The bulk of Graham’s extraordinary output has been non-fiction for children with subjects ranging from space exploration to the internet to military technology. He has worked with over 30 publishers including Dorling Kindersley, part of the Penguin Group. Graham is sanguine about the breadth of his achievement. He said: “I like paying the mortgage. Writing is my only source of income, so you’ve really just got to keep going. If you’re a car mechanic, you fix car after car. If you’re a writer, you write book after book.” Graham’s proudest achievement is a 2010 graphic novel retelling the story of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. TWO years after graduating from the investigative journalism MA, ex-student James Ball has returned to teach on the same course. Ball began teaching data journalism skills on computer assisted reporting workshops for students on the MA this year. Since graduating in 2008 Ball has been working closely on data-related stories both with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and with WikiLeaks. He is currently a data reporter for the Guardian. Speaking of his appointment, Ball said that he was keen to emphasise that traditional journalistic skills are still needed in the field of data journalism: “This isn’t about learning how to use a computer better or becoming a statistics nerd. It’s 0 0 4 XCITY not about how to make a good graph or confuse your audience by throwing lots of numbers at them. It’s about stories and that’s the key thing.” He wants students to come away with the tools for filtering large volumes of data. He said: “Right now virtually every piece of government information is being released in the form of data. Unless you feel like you can understand and criticise it you’re not going to be able to cope with how corporate and government information comes out.” This is not the first time Ball has taught data journalism at City. Visiting Professor Heather Brooke, who worked to reveal the MPs’ expenses scandal, invited him in for one session to give a lecture to students on the 2009/10 investigative course. Head of Photo: the Guardian Having a Ball with data journalism James Ball investigative journalism Rosie Waterhouse then asked Ball to come back on a more regular basis. Sophie Monks Kaufman [news] City goes interactive with new groundbreaking MA Ianthe Butt Photo: the Guardian A pioneering MA course in interactive journalism that includes training in data journalism and community management is being launched at City this September. The new postgraduate course reflects the growing importance of working with data, user engagement and the use of online technology. With governments and public bodies increasingly making their data freely available, journalists need to be able to sift through large databases, pull out what is relevant and combine this with their existing knowledge to produce news stories. The interactive MA has been developed by Jonathan Hewett, course director of the newspaper MA, with online expert and current leader of City’s online journalism module Professor Paul Bradshaw. The interactive journalism MA students will learn how to analyse spreadsheets and statistics, use software, create interactive graphics and use social media to aid community engagement. Initially the new modules will only be available to those on the interactive journalism course. Hewett will be the course director of both the interactive and the newspaper MA courses, which will run in tandem with a combined total of 40 spaces available. Hewett said the way people consume news had fundamentally changed: “Users, readers, viewers and listeners are no longer passive recipients. They act as source, writer, and critic in the form of comments on blogs and in online communities such as Facebook and Twitter.” He believes the new course will prepare new journalists to take on a more participative approach with their audience and to engage their readers. The power of online communities has been seen during the coverage of the Global takeover: Online across the world uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt where much of the news coverage was generated by citizen journalists. Although the interactive MA will largely focus on creating content suitable for publication online, Hewett stressed that it is not all about online techniques, and that students will also be taught traditional journalistic skills. “The demand for journalists with the skills to bridge the gap between programming and print is on the rise,” Hewett said. He highlighted the number of jobs being advertised for people who can work in community engagement roles and with data. Simon Rogers (newspaper, 1991), news editor and editor of the Guardian’s Datablog, agreed: “I know scores of journalists who got their jobs because they could handle a spreadsheet – it’s a skillset that you need for the future. Journalists can survive without them, but they are going be left behind.” Of the new MA, Rogers said: “The leaders in the new world of data journalism are going to be the new young journalists. I’m really pleased at such a major initiative.” In a separate development Hewett said City is currently considering the introduction of a rolling news and features website run by students. The site is expected to pilot on the newspaper MA this September, with scope for those on the interactive course to be involved, before being introduced across other courses. Proposals for the site include a hyperlocal, news or other communitybased site. Professor George Brock, head of journalism, said: “We don’t yet know for sure that we can start such a site, but I’d certainly like to. It would provide a richer set of opportunities for both postgraduates and undergraduates to work in the closest to ‘live’ conditions that we can produce.” A rolling website could also benefit students’ employability as it would give them the chance to showcase live stories and allow them to build up a professional online presence, added Hewett. He said: “I’m increasingly aware that employers Google students’ names – what’s going to come up? Your Facebook profile? Your Twitter account? If your byline comes up with some good stories attached from a site we run, that’s all to the good. It acts as an incentive for students.” A tale of two Citys: newspaper MA graduates plan to tie the knot Student union: Joanna Sugden and Andrew MacAskill TWO students from the 2007 newspaper MA are engaged. Andrew MacAskill, 26, and Joanna Sugden, 28, plan to marry in September. MacAskill works in New Delhi as a political correspondent for Bloomberg, and Sugden writes about education for The Times. He proposed to her on Christmas Day, getting down on one knee while walking on the Yorkshire moors. MacAskill said: “We were good friends while we were at City but I went away the year after to work for the China Daily. We stayed in touch and it was during this time I realised how amazing she was. When I returned I asked her out.” Sugden said: “We were really good friends but I think I realised it was more than that when Andy was working in China and the earthquake struck. I was terrified something might have happened to him and so pleased when he emailed me straight back to say he was okay. I’m so happy to be marrying my best friend.” Nikki Osman XCITY 0 0 5 [news] Photo: Rena Pearl Magazine campaign at Number 10 Immigration lawyer Burgess Lawyer’s death gives voice to minorities Katherine Button Far left: Catherine Bennion-Pedley Photo: Tom Welsh The class of ‘76 reunion From left: Patrick Smith, Jon Slattery, Fran Robinson, Steve Howell, Jacky Law, Sarah Bayliss, Robin Wills, Tom Welsh 0 Watch (TMW), a voluntary transgender organisation to work with them on a new website to provide a platform for transgender issues. The site, called UK Trans Network, is in the early stages of development but will include forums, blogs and act as a resource for those inside and outside of the community. It is scheduled to go live in May. McDermott, who set up social enterprise On Road Media in 2005, runs online social media courses. McDermott said: “[Transgender] communities have very little protection in the media. You can basically say whatever you like about them: tranny, man in a dress. You couldn’t get away with saying those kinds of derogatory things about any other minority community. This work might change things.” Paris Lees, a spokesperson from TMW, who is working on the website said: “It would be great for [transgender people] to come together and speak with one voice.” Photo: Charlie Grey/ Company Magazine A CITY alumna who witnessed the death of a transgender woman at a tube station was so outraged at the news coverage she helped set up a website to give transgender people a voice within the media. Sonia Burgess was bi-gender. In her personal life she identified as a woman but her colleagues knew her as the high profile immigration lawyer David Burgess. Burgess died in October, when she was pushed off the platform into an oncoming train at King’s Cross. Nathalie McDermott, (international, 2002), decided to help the transgender community after the media’s reaction to Burgess’s death. She said: “The news coverage was really transphobic. This woman changed the landscape of immigration law in the country, but the focus was that she had a profile on a dating site and what she was wearing when she died. I was really angry.” McDermott contacted Trans Media A FORMER City student met David Cameron when she went to 10 Downing Street in February to discuss a campaign to help women get home safely after a night out. Catherine Bennion-Pedley (magazine, 2007), senior features writer at Company, spoke with the Prime Minister and Home Secretary Theresa May as part of the magazine’s Get Home Safely campaign. A group of women, including Company readers and representatives from the Norwich SOS Bus Project and the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, voiced concerns about unlicensed minicabs, poor street lighting and what the coalition is doing to help. Bennion-Pedley said that walking through the door of the most famous address in the country was incredible. “We’re the only young women’s monthly to take readers to Downing Street for a campaign like this. That says something about how important the Government views the scheme,” she added. Bennion-Pedley has been involved with the 12-year campaign since 2009, when she organised the first Get Home Safely Awards to recognise the voluntary and local schemes that help keep women safe. Since then she has investigated illicit black cabs and spoken to female victims who want to raise awareness of risks on a night out. Ianthe Butt 0 6 XCITY CITY’S first set of journalism students gathered in October for their annual class of 1976 reunion. Eight of the original thirteen met at the home of Tom Welsh, City’s first director of journalism, and then went to a restaurant in Islington for dinner. Steve Howell, a first time attendee, said: “I was really struck by how the class of ‘76 had kept in contact and supported one another in weathering the changing nature of journalism.” One absent student usually in attendance was Mark Newham, who was preparing for the launch of his book Limp Pigs and the five-ring circus, a memoir of his time working with the Chinese state news agency. Aleeza Khan [news] Top accolade for deportee abuse exposé AN INVESTIGATIVE MA student has won the prestigious Hugh Cudlipp award for his piece on the mistreatment of failed asylum seekers being deported from the UK. Billy Kenber (investigative, 2010) had his article published in The Independent in July 2010. The article revealed the abuse suffered by deportees, and that leading airlines were among those paid to carry out deportation flights. It also uncovered that individuals hired to escort failed asylum seekers could have criminal records, and use restraint techniques on exiles. Speaking about the award, Kenber said: “It felt like a validation. I could bring together all the different things I learnt at City and put it into a cogent piece of journalism of which I could be proud.” The Hugh Cudlipp award is given annually to a journalism student for a public interest article that shows lucid and graphic communication. The award commemorates renowned journalist Cudlipp, who died in 1998. Billy was presented with the award on 31 January at the seventh Hugh Cudlipp lecture, held at the London College of Communication. Tony Miles, ex-editor of the Daily Mirror and chair of the judging panel said: “Billy did very well. It was a revealing, well-researched article that really opened my eyes.” Rosie Waterhouse, programme director of the MA in investigative journalism said: “Billy was a star, a great student and I think he’s going to be a great journalist.” Originally written as his MA project, the piece made the front page of The Independent and Kenber is now a graduate trainee working at The Times. Ianthe Butt Photo: the Guardian Aftermath of the tsunami Journalist performs under pressure amid terrifying earthquake in Japan Sophie Monks Kaufman T rapped on the subway when the earthquake hit Japan, a former City student has described trying to file copy to her editor about the chaos and panic surrounding her. Mariko Katsumura, 38, (international, 1999) was on her way from the Reuters building where she works in Akasaka, central Tokyo to Setagaya, west Tokyo to pick up her four-year-old twins from kindergarten when the quake hit. She said: “The train stopped and started rocking. Everybody started shouting and screaming. The funny thing is the first thing I did, even though we were in the middle of the earthquake, was to try to send a text message on my BlackBerry to my boss. I thought it would be great colour for Reuters. I was thinking about the news.” The earthquake at 2.46pm on 11 March lasted two minutes and Katsumura’s train was stuck between stations for ten minutes. Once the earthquake subsided and the passengers were driven to safety, Katsumura made her way to the newsroom. To avoid being hit by shrapnel from falling buildings during the aftershocks, Katsumura hitch-hiked to work. She arrived back at Reuters just after 3pm and had to walk 30 flights of stairs as the elevators had stopped working. Back in the office, she found 30 of her colleagues trying to piece together stories despite many phone lines being down across Japan. “Everybody was running, shouting and screaming, making calls and everybody was glued to the NHK TV screen. I started trying to make calls to the transportation ministry. We have some reporters who don’t speak Japanese so I was watching NHK screen at the same time and just shouting out whatever I heard in Japanese like ‘that was magnitude 8.6’ or ‘big tsunami coming.’” As an equities correspondent, Katsumura has been looking closely at the effect on the Japanese economy which – at the time of going to press – is reported by the World Bank to have suffered from £145 billion worth of damage. It is the most dramatic story she has ever covered. “I remember the big fall in Japanese stock prices after 9/11 but there has never been anything like this. First we had the earthquake, then we had the nuclear power plant problem, now we have a stock market going rollercoaster. We don’t know when this will end.” ITN call on City A STUDENT on the international MA was called in to work at ITN after the news provider contacted City urgently requesting Japanese speakers. Shuhei Nakayama, 29, was asked to find footage shot by ordinary citizens of Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. Producers also turned to him for help translating content in their news packages. Nakayama comes from Kamakura, a coastal city in central Japan where his parents and friends still live. He said: “It was crazy because I was worrying about my friends and family but it was also my first time at a big news provider so I was really under pressure to do well.” XCITY 0 0 7 [news] Photo: the Guardian Founding fathers of City journalism die Jemima Johnson-Gilbert City goes to the Games Ianthe Butt U p to 200 undergraduate journalism students are hoping to gain broadcast work experience at the London 2012 Olympics, which will take place in July. City University students have been invited by the Olympic Broadcasting Service (OBS) to apply to work as paid professionals at the Olympics on its Broadcast Training Programme. Successful applicants will take part in training sessions in the latter half of 2011, to be considered for a position during the summer Games. There are a variety of assistant roles on offer including archiving, audio and camera work, equipment set-up, video logging and production. OBS will film all events which take place during the Games, ensuring that it can supply relevant unbiased content to any broadcast organisation worldwide with television and radio rights to the Games. Undergraduate student Kamilla Nyegaard-Larsen, who has been accepted on to the training sessions, said: “I’m very excited. Imagine how it will look on our CVs. It’s going to be really great for future sports reporters.” Head of undergraduate journalism programmes Anna McKane said it was “a brilliant scheme and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” In total OBS are looking for about 1,000 students and McKane believes that many City students will be accepted. TWO key figures involved in the creation of the journalism department at City have died in the past year. Gerard Mansell died on 18 December, aged 89, two days before David Jenkins who died aged 88 on 20 December. In 1976 Jenkins played a key role in persuading the then vice chancellor of City, Edward Parkes, to set up a journalism faculty at City. Jenkins, who at the time was the director of general studies, helped put together the programme. He undertook this challenge alongside Tom Welsh, who went on to become the first director of journalism at City University. Welsh said: “Jenkins gave steady support to me in the setting up of the courses but, thankfully, though he was in overall charge of the operation, once the courses started he did not interfere and left me to get on with it.” Mansell played an important part in setting up and supporting the broadcast course at City. He had a distinguished career in radio, but was best known for his role as a BBC executive. He was responsible for transforming stations such as Light Programme, Home Service and Third Programme into what we know now as Radio 1, 2, 3 and 4. He retired in 1981 and was approached by the Joint Advisory Council for the Training of Radio Journalists (JACTRJ) to become its first chairman. This came at a time when the NUJ were pushing for a structured training course for broadcast journalists. Mansell worked closely with them to instigate a broadcast diploma programme at City. Student is first past the post in receiving political hack award THE political journalism MA has launched a new student award in memory of Jack Amos, a union activist and film maker. The prize will be awarded annually to an outstanding student on the political journalism MA course. Amos, who died in January 2010, was the husband of City’s public administration and political reporting lecturer Joy Johnson. Professor Ivor Gaber, head of the political journalism MA, named the award after Amos as a gesture to all of his hard work in journalism and his dedication to political activism. Later in his career, which spanned over 40 years, Amos combined his passions for broadcast and activism and set up Red Flag Productions, which made educational videos for trade unions. Johnson said: “Ivor thought, as Jack had worked all his life in the industry, that it would be a fitting tribute.” 0 0 8 XCITY Jack Amos The inaugural Jack Amos prize went to Veronika Oakeshott, a graduate of City’s political campaigning and reporting MA in 2010, now called political journalism. The exam board commended her final project, which reported on the UN’s eight Millennium Development Goals. Oakeshott said: “It was a real honour to win the prize. Jack sounds like such an interesting man. I’m sorry I didn’t get the chance to meet him.” Aleeza Khan [news] All old and new journalism staff encouraged to get doctorates Photo: the Guardian Clare Conway L ecturers and other academic staff joining the journalism department will be expected to have a doctorate before they become permanent members of staff, the new Vice Chancellor of City University London has told XCity. Meanwhile existing members of staff will be encouraged to obtain a doctorate, such as a PhD, although no one will be forced to gain the higher academic qualification, Professor Paul Curran said. While Professor Curran said obtaining a doctorate was not “a prerequisite to teach” for current members of the department, all new staff joining City would be recruited on the basis that they either have a doctorate or that they agree to obtain one while at City. He said: “What we’ve done is said that academic staff, who we recruit to permanent appointments, will need a PhD, or another sort of doctorate; any doctorate will do. If someone doesn’t have a doctorate then it’s really unfair on us to recruit them to a permanent post and expect them to do research and everything else, which is in their contract.... So they come in, and we put all the support behind them. Once they have a doctorate we confirm their contract.” He added: “It’s really about having academic staff who are really passionate about their subject. [They do this] through research and professional practice and enterprise.” The move to increase the proportion of academic staff with doctorates has caused concern in practice-based departments and schools such as journalism, law and health, where most staff are recruited because of their professional experience and teaching skills rather than their academic achievements. There are currently no members of staff in the journalism department with a doctorate. Professor Curran told XCity he thought it was important that a majority of academics had doctorates. The drive towards “academic excellence” comes amid plans to bolster City’s standing in the university league tables and improve the university’s international reputation, from the top 5 per cent of universities in the world, to the top 2 per cent by 2016, according to the University’s drafted Vision plan for City. Professor Curran said although he felt the journalism department was “extremely strong” and “prestigious within journalism”, its standing is something which is “difficult to evidence”. “It doesn’t feature well in the university guides,” he said. Professor Curran said he hoped to see the number of staff at City with doctorates increase from “about half ” to threequarters. “Overall, over time, we’d expect to see the proportion of staff with doctorates increase up to the level of the average for universities like us.” Richard Farmer, the Director of Human Resources at City has said all staff, new or existing, will be supported by the university’s doctoral track to obtain a doctorate, and their fees would be waived by City. But media journalist and City alumus John Slattery said he felt a doctorate was an “unnecessary stipulation” to teach in the journalism department. Slattery, who was on the first City postgraduate course in 1977, said: “When I was at City, there was always a battle between the academic side and the practical side. I think the students did favour the practical side because that’s what helps you get a job. I think certainly now, [students will] want fairly young, switched on people who know all about new technology and don’t have time to do a PhD.” Trial run for budding sports journalists at European Cup Photo: the Guardian Football fans TWENTY lucky journalism undergraduates from City will be chosen to go to Poland this summer to report on their preparations for hosting the football European Cup in 2012. Twenty of the 100-plus applicants will be chosen to work as reporters for Gazeta Wyborcza, a free Polish newspaper renowned for its unusual projects. The scheme will involve research, interviewing and producing publishable material. The exclusive trip for City students has been organised by Grzegorz Piechota, head of social campaigns. Piechota said: “City is one of the most practical courses in journalism teaching today. It's going to be an exciting experiment in journalism.” In June, a selection of students will be sent to 20 different cities to report on how Poland is preparing for co-hosting, along with Ukraine, a football tournament which attracts thousands of visitors. Anna McKane, head of undergraduate journalism, said: “They need to act like football-hungry tourists and report back. They’ve got to tweet, blog, take photos and shoot bits of video.” There are also plans for the students to meet the respective mayors of each of the 20 towns involved, to discuss their thoughts on Poland’s football preparations. Piechota said: “The result might be the first ever multimedia ‘rough guide’ to Poland.” Aleeza Khan XCITY 0 0 9 [news] Photo: the Guardian City helps to modernise teaching media in Vietnam Campaigning during the Nigerian elections Nigerian journalists trained to report on elections by Prof Nikki Osman J ournalists in Nigeria are being taught how to cover the forthcoming Nigerian election by a journalism professor from City. Ivor Gaber, professor on the political journalism MA, is in Nigeria working on the scheme with about 150 reporters in the run up to the elections, which take place on 9 April. Professor Gaber is involved in the project due to his work as a consultant for the London-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting, which is working in partnership with the International Press Centre in Lagos. Six political journalism sessions have been carried out across Nigeria, covering skills such as how to interview politicians and how to report on the issues that politicians sometimes avoid. Professor Gaber said: “Censorship of the publicly owned media is a big problem. I have yet to find a single state which allows its journalists to report on opposition parties in anything other than the most minimal terms. As radio is the predominant news medium in Nigeria, the majority of people are hearing a very biased account of the political situation.” He also said he felt journalists were under threat from violence when reporting on elections: “It’s mainly inflicted by young men supporting one party or another,” he explained. As a result a core part of the workshops is safety training and advice on conflict reporting. The project is funded by USAID, the US government’s international development department. In 2006 Gaber worked on a similar scheme in the run-up to the elections in Uganda, where he helped to establish the Uganda Radio Network. Today the network enables journalists to produce stories which are made available to more than 130 private FM radio stations across the country. TWO programme directors from City’s journalism department have successfully completed a two-year project to draft a new Code of Ethics and modernise the journalism curriculum in the three leading journalism training schools in Vietnam. Barbara Rowlands, programme director of the MA in magazine journalism and Barbara Schofield, progamme director of the BA journalism and contemporary history, travelled to Vietnam five times to work closely with journalism educators in designing the new curricula. They were joined by former Reuters journalist and ethics expert, Paul Iredale, who worked with academics and Vietnamese journalists in drafting a new Code of Ethics. “It’s been an incredibly rewarding two years,” said Rowlands. “The Vietnamese curriculum was top heavy with theory and students often didn’t get round to writing a news story or holding a camera until the third or fourth year. Now Vietnam has a journalism curriculum that satisfies students, the media industry and lecturers. It will produce graduates who will be effective in modern Vietnamese newsrooms.” The City consultants worked with Vietnam’s three leading journalism schools – The Academy of Journalism and Communication in Hanoi and the Faculties of Journalism and Communication at the Universities of Social Sciences and Humanities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The project was funded by the Foreign Office through the British Council. Staff writer From ward to awards: prizes for former doctor and City grad LAST year’s top science MA student has picked up two major industry awards and was a recipient of the Wellcome Trust Mentoring Program for Emerging Talent 2010. Smitha Mundasad (science, 2010) won the Science Journalism Award in November last year. She received $750 (£460) prize money and also spent a week in San Diego attending the Society for Neuroscience World Conference. She said: “One of the most exciting things about being a journalist is finding out about new discoveries and being able to travel. I was completely amazed by all the research going on. I met neuroscientists I would never meet otherwise.” She also won the Naked Scientists Prize Studentship in July 2010, which is supported by the Medical Research 0 1 0 XCITY Smitha Mundasad Council. She spent two months making radio programmes and podcasts, and being trained in web development and video editing. Mundasad said the highlight was producing and presenting an hourlong science radio show for the BBC. She received a £1,000 cash award. Before her time at City, Mundasad worked as a doctor. She said: “I wanted to get into journalism and I am really pleased I did the masters. It has opened so many doors.” She graduated from City with a distinction and the highest grade in the year. Connie St Louis, director of the science MA, said: “It’s so exciting to see Smitha doing so well, she’s extremely talented and it was such a big step for her to leave medicine and become a science journalist. She will do extremely well and I will follow her career with great interest.” Mundasad also started a one-year Broadcast Journalism Traineeship with the BBC in February. Harriet Thurley [news] Extremism at City tackled by free speech approach CITY University is adopting new guidelines to “engage not marginalise” extreme views on campus, partly to help tackle the City Islamic Society’s previous reputation for extremism. The guidelines, published by Universities UK, are being used to assess whether controversial figures should be allowed to speak at society events. The university is encouraging societies with strongly differing viewpoints to hold debates between guest speakers. Amish Patel, president of the student union, said: “Going down the route of debating is the ideal solution. If you can’t have the conversation how can you challenge the view?” The issue of extremism was highlighted in a report about radicalism at British universities, which focused on the behavior of the Islamic Society of City University (Isoc) in the 2009/10 academic year. Counter terrorist think tank Quillam reported that a small group of extremist students had taken over the society and used it to propagate intolerant and proviolent ideologies. The report alleged that society members had intimidated Jewish students, expressed homophobic sentiments and put pressure on Muslim female students to wear the hijab and leave the campus at 4pm. It was also criticised for inviting highly controversial speakers to the university and endorsing them on their website. The university responded by shutting down the website and replacing it with one hosted by the student union. They also held talks with the society. However Isoc, the student union and the Jewish Society all expressed doubts about whether the situation was really as drastic as Quillam had reported. Professor Paul Curran, Vice Chancellor of the university, said: “The Islamic Society has been brilliant this year. The experience City had last year, before I arrived, is a thing of the past as far as I’m concerned.” But at a time when the government is reviewing its policy on radicalisation and calling for lecturers to more closely monitor students, there is also evidence that this freedom of expression approach is struggling to get off the ground at City. The first debate, on 1 March, was advertised as a discussion about Palestine between director of IslamExpo Ismail Patel and author and political writer Douglas Murray. However it only featured Patel, because the Jewish Society could not organise Murray’s appearance in time. But Suzanne Smulovitch, chair of the Jewish Society, said that avoiding tension between the two societies was also a factor. “Some people in the society didn’t think it would be too clever to go into a debate where the platform had already been set. But we would love to cooperate on debates in the future,” she said. Imran Ali, vice president of Isoc, said that their society was also keen for more debates. “I would agree with the university banning a speaker if it was a monologue but if there’s another speaker challenging them that is the best thing. That’s the only way we are going to learn.” Islamic Society demonstrating against a multifaith prayer room at City in March 2010 Photo: the Guardian Jenny Roper Not on the Wires covered political repression in Uzbekistan New story site goes for quality not quantity AN INTERNATIONAL story-sharing site for journalists has been set up by two department alumni working with a visiting City lecturer. Not on the Wires focuses on creating a network of stories and sources not found on the news wires. It was set up in 2009 by international MA students Alex Wood and Dominique van Heerden working with lecturer Marcus Gilroy-Ware. The site blends traditional journalistic practice with new media tools. It has a network of international contributors and has ties with the British Council. In August of last year Not on the Wires travelled to Uzbekistan to document civilian life and map an undercurrent of political repression. The trip was made four months before WikiLeaks released US cables to reveal corruption in the post-Soviet government. Co-founder Alex Wood said Not on the Wires is “less about offering raw, live information and more geared towards producing fewer stories of a higher quality”. Gilroy-Ware has heralded the site as a “departure from the quick-fix citizen journalism and blogging often associated with new journalism”. “In a world where you have so much information, you can build your own network,” said Wood. “Having been at City is a massive help. I have kept in touch with other students from the international course, and about half of the writers on our roster around the world are ex-City students.” Clare Conway XCITY 0 1 1 [news] Students get business savvy Andy Tweddle A new entrepreneurial journalism module in which students create their own media products and pitch them to industry experts will be launched at City next year. The announcement comes after the success of similar programmes at New York University (NYU) and the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism (CUNY), both of which have embraced entrepreneurial aspects on their journalism courses. Entrepreneurial journalism involves journalists researching and creating new business models, and devising innovative media products in order to make money. In a bid to make students more business savvy, the module will teach students business management for when they create their own innovative journalistic enterprises. The new module marks a trend in entrepreneurial journalism with projects such as Future Human, a digital forum set up by Bad Idea magazine that presents journalism in a range of media. Future Human holds live events where readers can meet and discuss new trends in journalism. Students will attend lectures on writing business plans, media convergence, not-for-profit journalism and pitching, before splitting into groups and creating a final product. This product could be a print publication, a smartphone app or a hyperlocal news website. “Digital media has challenged the old methods of making money out of print media,” said Barbara Rowlands, course director of the MA in magazine journalism who will lead the module. “Students need to be trained to be flexible, innovative and creative. We don’t expect all students to come out as entrepreneurs and launch their own media products, but a minority will.” Rowlands hopes that the pitches will attract genuine interest from the ‘dragons den’ panel, which could include editorial directors and venture capitalists. “It will give [students] the skills to build a media product that is commercially viable,” she said. In America, NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute introduced their entrepreneurial journalism module last year and CUNY launched an MA in entrepreneurial journalism in July 2010. Jeff Jarvis, director of the Tow Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at CUNY, believes courses in entrepreneurial journalism bring necessary business innovation to the field. Jarvis said: “Journalists need to make their own jobs and find ways to sustain and support their journalism. We need to encourage experimentation and try new models. When I came to journalism school we were told to stay away from money and that it was corrupt, but now it’s time to take responsibility for the business sustainability of journalism.” Top tips from the Wannabe Hacks blog on how to be an enterprising journalist BEN Whitelaw, 22, (newspaper, 2011) is a founding member of Wannabe Hacks. Since its creation in August 2010, Wannabe Hacks has generated a cult following and has an average of 400 unique daily users. Do you think it is important for journalists to be business savvy nowadays? You can’t make a lot of money out of producing news, especially not in traditional forms. You have to think of different ways of doing that. A lot of it revolves around small communities and knowing that community very well. How do you deal with downfalls? No idea is perfect. It’s important to get started and tinker as you go. 0 1 2 XCITY Do aspiring journalists need to create a product to stand out of the crowd? I think so. In the past if you had a blog you were special and that set you apart. Now the standard has been raised. You have to have the right idea and the right people involved. What advice would you give to students starting the entrepreneurial journalism MA next year? There has to be a hole in the market that there’s demand for. It’s basic business. Get together with other people and every idea thrown about will become stronger and more innovative. Andy Tweddle [news] Data journalist has the XCity Factor Simon Rogers, winner of XCity Award Clare Conway A new award established by XCity to recognise outstanding and innovative journalism by former students has been won by Guardian reporter Simon Rogers for his pioneering work with data. Rogers (newspaper, 1991) is the editor of the Guardian’s Datablog and Datastore and has used data journalism as a crucial part of the investigations into MPs’ expenses and the WikiLeaks story. The XCity Award is for a former student of City University London, who in the past year has made an outstanding contribution to journalism in terms of making a difference in the way news and features are written or presented. The prize also marks the 25th anniversary of XCity magazine. Five other City alumni were shortlisted for the XCity Award and a £500 prize. Their backgrounds in journalism covered a range of specialisms, including innovation within newspaper web design and pioneering work with online communities. All nominees were highly commended for their journalism. Speaking from the Guardian’s HQ in London, winner Rogers said: “It’s recognition of the importance of data journalism in the world now. A couple of years ago no one had heard of this field.” He called the award “a huge honour” but added there were worthier candidates. Modesty aside, Rogers is an excellent choice. His Datablog uses interactive infographics to cover an eclectic range of topics, from Olympic ticket prices to the threat of radiation to factories in Japan. The site garners over a million page impressions a month. His work on the MPs’ expenses scandal is arguably the standout. It was his joint decision to crowd-source data sifters for the online campaign ‘Investigate your MPs’ Expenses’. He explained: “We did a million pages in a day and a half. There was a real flurry.” It’s a far cry from City where Rogers did the newspaper diploma. He was there in 1991, when computers were just for typing. He said: “There was a ticker machine in one of the rooms that spewed out print outs. I’ve still got some from when Margaret Thatcher resigned. It was a different place and a much smaller course. The facilities now are amazing.” His time at City was overshadowed by an impatience to begin work. He described himself as “an awful student”. His aptitude for data came later, although Rogers suggested that data found him. His first days as assistant news editor at the Guardian were tempestuous. He started work the day before 9/11. In the turmoil that ensued in the following weeks there was an incredible demand for stories. Rogers turned to the graphics team to produce visual news. Soon he was making data sets and analysing reams of figures. He stressed that data is like any other story. “It just happens that you’ll find it in numbers, as opposed to something given to you from a source down the pub.” He said: “A lot of journalists don’t want to do data – they want to write columns or opinion pieces. This is one thing that can give you a set of skills that not that many people have and increasingly it’s one of the few areas that’s expanding in newspapers.” He is annoyed that many journalists still believe written news is more powerful than visualisations. “If you’re telling a story and making a point and it just happens to be visually, why is that any less journalism than a 2,000 word piece?” Professor George Brock, head of journalism at City and a member of the judging panel, acknowledged the growing role of data journalism in choosing Rogers as the winner. He said: “Through his pioneering work at the Guardian, Simon Rogers has shown how editing data can make a distinctive contribution to contemporary journalism.” Professor Brock added: “We are proud to count Simon Rogers as one of our journalism alumni of City University London, and a worthy winner of the first XCity Award.” Shortlisted for the award Asad (international, 2002) is the editor of Okhla Times in New Dehli. He set up India’s first community portal covering business and political issues, as well as local community news. Asad also runs courses to equip local residents with the tools to report on the issues that affect them. Social media entrepreneur Nathalie McDermott (international, 2002) was nominated for her work setting up social networking sites with fringe communities. On Road Media was founded in 2005 to advise marginalised communities on how they can best voice their issues in the media. James Ball (investigative, 2008) was nominated for his work within data journalism. After leaving City, Ball worked for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and WikiLeaks. He has analysed thousands of Iraq War logs, as well as US embassy cables. He is currently a data reporter for the Guardian’s investigative team. Editorial director for Times Digital Tom Whitwell (newspaper, 1996) developed the first website behind a paywall for The Times and The Sunday Times. The innovation came at a time when publications were looking to make online media profitable. Kate Day (newspaper, 2007) is The Telegraph’s first social media and engagement editor. She was nominated for her work on the publication’s Debate2010 project, which gave readers the opportunity to suggest government policies ahead of the 2010 General Election. XCITY 0 1 3 [Q&A] Photo: Bureau of Investigative Journalism Q&A: The investigator RACHEL Oldroyd is deputy editor at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, a notfor-profit organisation which employs over 20 journalists and is funded by The David and Elaine Potter Foundation, donations and commercial income. The Bureau will celebrate its first birthday on 26 April. What’s been the Bureau’s biggest success? Being part of the WikiLeaks story put us on the map. Also we have had stories in all key media outlets: Panorama, Dispatches, Channel 4 News, the Today programme, a partnership with the FT, front page stories in The Independent and pieces in the Guardian. What do you think WikiLeaks has done for investigative journalism? It has changed the focus; it’s made data journalism very important. Our government is opening up the databases of Britain and journalists will have to deal with huge databases. If they don’t have the skills to interpret them they are not going to get the stories. Do you think all journalists are going to have to embrace data journalism? I don’t think all journalists as everyone has different specialisms, but certainly as somebody who might be looking to employ people data journalism is one of the areas I’d be looking for. Do you get paid for your journalism? We get paid to make television because it is very expensive to make. We haven’t been paid by any newspaper for our stories. Because we are not-for-profit, if we ever make any money it gets put straight back into the organisation. Is it feasible to be self-funding? That is one of the questions we are asking ourselves. Is there a financial self-sustaining model for investigative journalism? I don’t know that we know the answer yet. Before you even start to ask that question you’ve got to be well established. Do you think there is a danger of society becoming too transparent? There are two opposing sides: one is the opening up of government and one is the closing down of personal privacy. While the cult of celebrity is top of the agenda, journalists are always going to be pushing the limits there because that’s where the stories are going to be. But if we get past the cult of celebrity then that won’t really be an issue anymore. What do you think of the proposal for notification prior to publishing? I totally understand why Max Moseley wants to see privacy laws tightened. But the press have the right to know when a person of influence is breaking the law or causing a human rights violation. The issue of introducing legislation that will protect an individual against the prying press is that it will obviously be used in cases where it shouldn’t be. Do you think there is room for investigative journalism on the internet? Niche. Possibly. No one is going to go to a certain place on the internet to read investigative pieces. They are too involved and too long. Investigative journalism works best in a mix, within a paper or a news programme. What are your plans for the BIJ for 2011? To build on what we achieved in 2010, to cement relationships and to further our recognition. We’ve got to a place where every newspaper and every media outlet knows who we are, but we need to keep reminding them that we are here and doing good journalism. Ianthe Butt 0 1 4 XCITY “You’ve P rint journalism is not a profession, it’s a job, and there’s nothing you can learn at university that you can’t learn in one week on a local or regional paper. You cover a car crash, what’s there to know? University may be enjoyable: you make friends, drink a lot and occasionally turn up to lectures but you don’t need any of those things to be a journalist. You’re meant to be the nasty boy in the corner throwing the bread rolls. You’re there to discover a world that people won’t tell you about. So why not leave school at 18 and go straight in? Steve Jobs dropped out of university, as did Bill Gates. If you’ve got anything about you don’t bother with it, unless you want to get into the hedge fund business. Then by all means, go. In 1999, 7,400 students were on undergraduate media courses. Ten years later there were 25,400. Yet the number of jobs in the UK news industry has shrunk by 30-40 per cent since 2001, so why do so many people want to train as journalists when there are no jobs? I can tell you why. Because working in the media is not like working. It attracts everybody because it’s a bloody fantastic job but it has become too fashionable. Print is going to be like the hotel and security [opinion] Photo: the Guardian either got it or you haven’t” Opinion: Journalism courses are a waste of time and money, says former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie industries: prices are going down. There is no money in journalism and the queue to get a job stretches 20 times round the block. If you want the unhappiest 10 minutes of your life look at the ABCs’ newspaper and magazine figures. The print business is working out ways of getting rid of you, not hiring you. The best way to become a journalist is to leave school at 18 with three good A-levels, go to a local paper, then to a regional, and then head out on to nationals or magazines by the time you’re 21. If I had two CVs in front of me, one from a student who left school at 18 to join their local paper and another from a student who is already 23 and just out of university, I’d hire the first one a thousand miles an hour ahead of the other. I’d think the graduate was a Princess Primrose leading a gilded life with no understanding of what the world looks like out there. Print is a very small business. Follow your heart when you’re 18 or you’ll kick yourself. Learning on the job is a tougher regime than 30 of you sitting in a classroom listening to a teacher. But no amount of an academic explaining X, Y and Z at university is going to give you news sense, even if you have a PhD. It’s a knack and you’ve either got it or you haven’t. Half of the students on these courses won’t have it. Unfortunately, they will find out too late and when in a lot of debt. Local newspaper groups should change their hiring policy and start recruiting people at 18, not 21. They are idiots not to. The position we are in now, with tuition fees going up to £9,000 a year, means you will come out of university owing in excess of 30 grand. If you then go on to do a postgraduate course in journalism, you’ll spend another £25,000. You’re racking up nearly sixty grand of debt in order to take a job which pays £15,000. And that’s only if you get the job. I can understand those who do media courses for skilled subjects, like animation or film direction and editing but there does not need to be a separate academic focus for the writing process. Writing is personal and subjective. From the age of 21 to 60, I barely wrote anything. The longest word I ever put down was “Gotcha.” I was a short word specialist. And what do you need to know about the law? If you want to avoid libel a) be accurate and b) have the goods. If you haven’t got the evidence you’re going to get sued. As for privacy, apart from hypocrisy, you can’t report most things. What is there to know beyond that? I would shut down all the journalism colleges. There are over 80 schools in the UK teaching journalism but these courses are make-work projects for retired journalists, some of whom have been successful in the past and have chosen the academic route to give something back. But some of what they give back isn’t worth it. There is no merit whatsoever in going to university if you want to be a print journalist. It’s a complete waste of time and money. You should go straight from school and start working on a local newspaper. Just like I did. As told to Harriet Thurley XCITY 0 1 5 [awards] AWARDS AYESHA DURGAHEE HANNAH ROBERTS AN INVESTIGATION into an illness caused by toxic fumes on aeroplanes has landed a former City broadcast student an award. Ayesha Durgahee (broadcast, 2003) was presented with the Business Travel News Journalist of the Year award on 17 November 2010. Her winning entry was an investigative report into the dangers of aerotoxic syndrome. Durgahee said: “I’m proud that this piece grabbed the judges’ attention and that the subject has been recognised.” She added: “I will be following this very closely for any new developments that I can share with the general public. This could relate to everyone who flies.” The report was broadcast last year on CNN where Durgahee has worked in the Business Traveller department since 2007. HANNAH Roberts (newspaper, 2010) was runner-up in The Times Tom Walker Trust competition. The competition is held annually in memory of Tom Walker, an acclaimed foreign correspondent who died of cancer in 2007. ALEXIS PETRIDIS THE GUARDIAN music critic and GQ music editor Alexis Petridis (periodical, 1995) won the title of Reviews Writer of the Year at the 2010 Record of the Day Awards making it his sixth consecutive win in this category. The awards, voted for by music press and PRs, were given out last November at a ceremony in Shoreditch’s Idea Generation Gallery which James Foley, Record of the Day music editor, described as “delightfully shambolic.” Judges said Petridis was “head and shoulders above the competition.” Petridis has won the award a grand total of seven times, as well as winning the Feature Writer of the Year award twice. Foley said: “He wins so often that some people think it should be renamed the Alexis Petridis Award.” DANIEL TRILLING NEW STATESMAN writer Daniel Trilling (magazine, 2006) has won the UK category of the European Parliament awards for his political coverage of far right parties in Strasbourg. Trilling went to the opening session of the EU parliament in June 2009, where two BNP MEPs had secured seats. “It was a shocking development for the UK, 0 1 6 XCITY but to have ultra right parties in Europe is normal,” he said. His feature won the UK category for written press, announced in May 2010. Speaking of the UK award, Trilling said he was pleased his article had been selected. “I put a lot of work into the piece. I hope the nomination means the article will be more widely read and disseminated.” Roberts, who now works at the Daily Mail, received much positive feedback for her two foreign news pitches. She picked up £1,000 for the win. She pitched her City dissertation piece on hostage negotiation as well as a story about Sri Lankan Tamils who deliberately get their daughters pregnant. Roberts recalled recieving praise from Tom Walker’s widow Milena: “She told the panel that I could persuade people to tell me anything.” [awards] PTC AWARDS 2010 SAEED KAMALI-DEHGHAN FORMER City magazine students scooped three of the top prizes at the prestigious Periodicals Training Council (PTC) awards. The 2010 PTC Magazine Academy awards were held at London’s Vinopolis on 26 November. City alumni fared well: three ex-students won category awards, and three came highly commended for efforts in their respective fields. Most promising student journalist of the year went to Moya Sarner (magazine, 2010), while Rachel Smith (magazine, 2010) was highly commended. City students from the magazine MA 2010 class won the New Magazine Concept award for Ground, a publication for baristas. The magazine concept was developed as part of a university project. ALICE HUTTON ALICE Hutton (newspaper, 2009) has won Feature Writer of the Year at the EDF Energy East of England Awards 2010, held at Trinity Park in Ipswich on 3 February this year. Hutton, a reporter for Cambridge News, submitted features on student riots, street art and paddle boarding, which she researched and wrote in her spare time. The judges described her entries as: “A great read and showing the greatest range of work.” Winner: Moya Sarner New Consumer Specialist/Customer Journalist of the Year 2010 went to Daniel Bennett, BBC Focus, BBC Bristol. New Business Features Journalist of the Year was won by Nick Duxbury (magazine, 2007) on Inside Housing, Ocean Media Group, and Camilla Pemberton (magazine, 2009) was highly commended for her work on Community Care, Reed Business Information. In the New Section Editor of the Year category, Lucy Foster (magazine, 2007) was highly commended for ShortList, ShortList Media. Barbara Rowlands, course director of the MA in magazine journalism, said: “We are thrilled that a City student has won the most promising student journalist award for the third year in a row and for the second year has also walked away with the highly commended prize. It’s a real testament to the talented individuals the course attracts, the dedicated journalists who teach them and the work students put into building up prize-winning portfolios.” XCITY 0 1 Words by Clare Conway, Sophie Monks Kaufman, Miranda Thompson and Olivia Wakefield CITY University student Saeed KamaliDehghan has been named journalist of the year at the Foreign Press Association awards for his coverage of the Iranian elections in 2009 and his documentary For Neda. The ceremony was held on 23 November 2010. Dehghan, who studies on the international MA, reported for the Guardian, exposing the corruption underpinning the election results. He said: “I saw terrible things there; people being beaten, even killed. As an Iranian myself it was very important to me to go and report on the trouble.” Dehghan also won an award for best documentary with his work, For Neda, a piece on the life and death of the Iranian protester Neda Agha-Soltan. The documentary saw Dehghan interview the family and friends of AghaSoltan who was shot dead while watching a protest against the election result. Today Agha-Soltan is regarded as an emblem of freedom among Iranians. Dehghan described the documentary as a “triumph” given the Iranian government’s numerous attempts to suppress it – most notably cutting the electricity during the premiere. He has said he will continue to report on his home country “until there is peace in Iran.” 7 [events] EVENTS FUTURE HUMAN WASHINGTON POST THE ORIGIN of hacking culture in America formed part of a talk on data journalism at City University by Jack Roberts, director of Good Publishing. The event on 24 February, called ‘Data Journalism: How Hacker Culture is Transforming the Way that Information is Made Public’, highlighted the influence of whistle-blowing platforms such as WikiLeaks. Roberts said: “Data journalism is the most interesting and exciting form of news journalism possibly for 100 years. It’s completely transforming the way that the general public receive information and is a fantastic opportunity for journalists to make themselves useful to the wider community, because this information needs to be analysed, contextualized and vetted.” LEONARD Downie Jr, publisher and ex-editor (1991-2008) of The Washington Post came to City for the James Cameron Memorial Award and Lecture, on 22 September 2010. He paid tribute to Michela Wong, who won this year’s award for her reports on post-Cold War Africa, before delivering a 40 minute lecture that focused on the fate of accountability journalism Jack Roberts FINANCE REPORT IN HIS inaugural speech, Professor Steve Schifferes discussed the challenges faced by financial reporters in the wake of the economic crisis. The speech, held on 17 February, marked the former BBC economic correspondent’s appointment as director of the financial journalism MA. Professor Schifferes charted the history 0 1 8 XCITY PAUL BRADSHAW DATA expert Professor Paul Bradshaw’s inaugural lecture at City dealt with journalists’ confusion between technology and content. Bradshaw explained how technology had changed the linear nature of news production, and said that some journalists had confused the new mediums used to deliver content for the content itself. He addressed cyber-cynics who ask ‘is blogging journalism?’ and stressed that content should not be separated from the technology but that the two should be used together to present the content in the most effective way. Bradshaw ended the 3 March lecture, called ‘Is Ice Cream Strawberry? Journalism’s invisible history and conflicted future’, with an instruction to the assembled students and journalists to “take the responsibility and make journalism better”. He said: “Technology will not change journalism – you will.” in America as the “tsunami of economic, technological and social change washes over news media”. He put forward the argument that: “American society must now take some collective responsibility for supporting news reporting in this new environment, as it has traditionally for education, health care, scientific advancement and culture.” of economic reportage, and discussed how developments such as 24-hour news services and the internationalisation of coverage have changed the way journalists create and consume financial stories. He went on to outline vital skills that the next generation of financial reporters must gain in order to ensure the successful future of financial journalism. He said: “The key tasks are to re-establish the trust of the public, to provide an independent perspective on key developments, to understand that the news agenda has become global rather than national or regional, and to make sure that the vast wealth of information that now flows to financial institutions can be reported and understood in a timely fashion.” The course, London’s first financial journalism MA, started in September 2010. Leonard Downie Jr [events] NEWS HACKING DEBATE WIKILEAKS DAVID Aaronavitch (The Times) was pitted against Julian Assange (founder of WikiLeaks) in a sell-out City debate on the subject of censorship in a WikiLeaks age. The event was hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby (Chairman of Index on Censorship) on 30 September 2010. Though the debate was before the Iraq war logs, the US diplomatic cables and Assange’s arrest, there was considerable public interest surrounding the founder of WikiLeaks. Media access to the event was restricted by Assange who feared professional journalists would hijack the debate and turn it into a press conference. He said: “I’m not scared to make mistakes or be blamed, or even accidentally cause harm in the cause of justice.” Speaking later to XCity, Aaronovitch said: “The audience became aware that there were some fairly big problems in [Assange’s] approach. He didn’t seem aware of himself, his own responsibility or the question of his own accountability.” Max Mosley GIMME A JOB EVENT THE News of the World’s phone hacking was scrutinised at a City debate for which the central conflict was public interest versus the right to privacy. The panel was made up of Paul McMullan (ex-features editor at News of the World), Max Mosley (privacy campaigner), Ken Macdonald (former Director of Public Prosecutions), Mark Lewis (solicitor), Roy Greenslade (assuming the voice of the News of the World) and Nick Davies (the Guardian), with Andrew Caldecott QC in the chair. McMullan, who admitted to phone hacking, said that privacy “is the place where we do bad things.” Davies, like the majority of the panel, argued with McMullan, but highlighted the complexity of the subject. He said “I would like to see a change in the law to allow journalists to intercept voicemail messages if it’s in the public interest. The huge problem is that nobody knows where the boundaries of that concept are.” ALTERNATIVE careers in journalism were the focus of a ‘Gimme a Job’ talk at City on 22 February. The panel was chaired by editor of Press Gazette Dominic Ponsford and featured Adam Smallman, editorin-chief of Lloyds List Group, and editorial director of Future Publishing Jim Douglas. The team shared insights and advice with about 50 postgraduates and undergraduates on the opportunities in specialist consumer, B2B and customer magazines, and newswires. All acknowledged the role of online journalism in each of their publications, and Douglas advised that any copy should “enable the promise of the brand and magazine.” Words by Sophie Monks Kaufman, Helena Lee, Helen Stuart, Miranda Thompson and Andy Tweddle Julian Assange Illustrations: Bryan Conway XCITY 0 1 9 [features] 25 years of City wisdom Some of the universityâ€™s finest journalism alumni reveal what their time at City really taught them. Edited by Nikki Osman XCITY 0 2 1 86 87 [features] Izabel Grindal head of content integration, Reuters, founder, Reuters professional women's network When I began my career, newsrooms were still something of a boys club. The City course was incredibly competitive so we were well prepared. At Reuters it was like the diplomatic service: white British and American men, travelling the world with their wives in tow. I was very surprised to become a news editor after only two years, which helped me become the first woman on the editorial management team. Women still didn’t have the same opportunities as men which is one of the reasons I set up the network in 2005, to help women find role models and mentors. When we merged with Thomson it became a global group with nearly 1,000 members. There have been a lot of highlights during my career at Reuters, such as covering European summits and Olympic Games. But the women’s network is one of the things I feel proudest about. Periodical Ben Preston, editor, Radio Times My father [Peter Preston, editor of the Guardian 19751995] never wanted me to go into journalism and he never talked about it at home. Getting into journalism was a complete accident. I broke my kneecap playing football during my first year at university and decided to have a bash at the student paper while I was recovering. We did a survey on students’ sexual habits and discovered that the Tories were best in bed and the Liberal Democrats were virgins. It made a page lead in The Sun and we got paid £200 for it! But the moment I got to City I realised it wasn’t quite that simple. You actually have to have a bit of structure. Newspaper 89 88 George Parker, political editor, Financial Times The most useful thing I did at City was to fail my media law exam, which meant a year later I had to come back to retake it and that’s when I met my wife, who did the course the year after me. I owe City quite a lot in that respect. I’ve learned you need to distinguish between the day-to-day stuff that you churn out and the stuff you should really put your heart and soul into. Those are the things that that you’ll look back on in later life with pride. Newspaper Marianne Curphy, freelance financial journalist When I started at City I had just left York University with a First in English. I thought I knew everything about life. Then my first article came back covered in red ink and I thought, ‘actually, I’ve got a lot to learn here’. I thought I wanted to be a magazine journalist – but in fact I became a reporter in the City and I loved it. I remember my first careers advisor suggesting accountancy; looking at numbers all day, never talking to anyone and never leaving my desk would have just been entirely unsuitable for me. Journalism was a lucky escape. Periodical 90 91 Samira Ahmed, presenter/reporter, Channel 4 news My enduring bad memory of City was a coffee machine which had the nastiest cups and powdery drinks. I hated that you couldn’t get a decent cup of coffee at City! But I loved the course and I take every opportunity to say how valuable it was. It was a really important bridge year between being a student journalist and a working journalist. I remember one of my fellow students, Darius, got on a plane to Berlin when the wall came down and came back on Monday morning with a piece of the wall! I thought “why the hell didn’t I do the same?” If I could tell my former self anything, it would be “get on that bloody plane!” Newspaper 0 2 2 XCITY Imogen EdwardsJones, author and freelancer A lot of your contemporaries go on to do amazing things. It’s quite a dog-eat-dog world and it’s nice to know there are people on your side. There are enough people being rude about you, so it’s comforting to know that your friends from City won’t be, because they know you heard them vomiting on a Friday night after one too many shandies! Luck and charm go a long way in this job – but they’re things that you can’t really teach. There are lots of fantastic little moments – and lots of bad moments – and occasionally it’s good to step back and a) realise how lucky you are and b) gloat. Newspaper [features] 92 93 Sophie Raworth, Jørn Madslien, newsreader, BBC business features editor, Six o’clock News BBC News online City gave me the practical skills and the confidence to go out there and get stuck in from day one. Technology has changed a lot since I was a trainee reporter for the BBC. I used to spend hours putting together radio pieces, editing the tape with a razor blade and pencil. Sometimes I cut the wrong word out and had to scrabble around on the floor to find the piece of tape again. I had no ambition to be a TV presenter or newsreader and I found it quite hard to begin with being in the studio rather than on the road reporting. Now I love my job, it’s given me so many opportunities. I’m extremely glad I stuck with it. Broadcast Photo: the Guardian 94 Paul Harris, US correspondent, The Observer I got my first email address at City – which I ignored because I didn’t really know what it was. We had Professor Mike Bromley who tried to tell us about the information superhighway and the rise of the internet. We didn’t really pay much attention – which was a bit of a mistake. Five years later the internet began to change everything. On my first job, if I had to research a subject I would ring up a library department who would go off and look for stories in the library and then they would come up and give it to me. Now Google does the same job for me in under two seconds. Newspaper 96 Mark Chapman, presenter, BBC Radio 5 live City was a year to practise radio without getting sued. It was about developing as a journalist without the pressure of a professional environment. We were taught the practical skills. But now you can’t just be on the radio, you need to think about everything else – podcasts, social media – and know how to package it. That’s something Radio 1 taught me. We all hated the live streaming – I had to train myself not to flick the Vs at Scott [Mills]. But it increases your audience because you get people watching and listening online. Broadcast I did the international course so I came at things from a different perspective; I always thought about everything in an international context. I went on a fascinating reporting trip to Bhopal in India in 2009. Until then, I think [the media] had focused on the medical impact and the plight of the people who were critically injured by the gas leak 25 years earlier. We focused on how the leak knocked the city’s economic development back years, if not decades, causing widespread and long-lasting poverty well beyond the areas affected by the initial gas cloud. It was a very interesting way of using economics and business journalism to highlight a big humanitarian issue that wasn’t focused on very much before. International 95 Alice Fisher, style correspondent, The Observer City taught me not to be prejudiced – to learn the trade instead of focusing on my byline. It’s easy to go into journalism with the dream of interviewing film stars. But City helped me see the benefit of trying anything and everything. I’m glad to have interviewed people like Marc Jacobs, Lara Stone, David Bailey and Britney Spears – but I’ve also enjoyed interviewing police officers about cases that they can’t forget and teenagers affected by HIV. The times I’ve been happiest and worked with the nicest teams haven’t always coincided with being particularly prolific or important. I’ve worked at logistics magazine Supply Management and I’ve worked at Vogue. Both titles had things to teach me. Newspaper 97 Shaun Pye, freelance television writer, 10 o’clock Live, Comic Relief It wasn’t until I left City that I realised what I wanted to do. In my first job on a magazine, I was asked to phone a company in Singapore which was rumoured to be closing down. A man on the phone shouted “What the fuck’s it got to do with you?” I realised then my heart wasn’t in news. There was always a part of me that thought I was disturbing someone’s day. I really wanted to write funny stuff. When I got my break in TV it was my ideal job. I met Aaron Sorkin the other day, he told me he liked my work. It was just after the BAFTAS and I’d written the BAFTAS monologue so I think he was referring to stuff Jonathan Ross had said. That’s probably the highlight of my career so far. Periodical XCITY 0 2 3 [features] 98 99 Photo: BBC Johnny Saunders, sport reporter, Chris Evans Breakfast Show BBC Radio 2 I always knew sport was my strength. To be passionate about a particular area means you’re going to do a better job. I wouldn’t have got work at Capital Radio and ended up where I am now if it hadn’t been for the contacts at City. I remember the first time I got paid to do journalism was to report on an England match at a pub. I was getting paid to watch a game of football and talk about it. That was the moment I realised the industry is brilliant. Broadcast 00 Susan Riley, acting editor, Stylist While on the course I learnt the importance of networking. We were exposed to a lot of senior people and we were always encouraged to take them for a glass of wine, create a relationship and build a rapport. That advice stood me in good stead when I was approaching more senior roles and the jobs were decided by word of mouth rather than by application. Every job I’ve had I’ve really enjoyed, nothing I’ve ever worked on has been torturous or boring. Periodical City taught me to pitch for articles no one else wants to do. I went from interviewing notorious London gangsters like Mad Frankie Fraser while on work experience with The Face, to reviewing soft porn movies for Empire. But a week later, I interviewed Gene Hackman and Keanu Reaves on a film set in Baltimore because no other staffer could go. I remember someone at City telling us if you’re good enough and can write well you’ll get a job. The revelation for me was realising he was right. I started off reviewing soft porn and ended up interviewing Hollywood stars. BA Journalism 01 Phil Hebblethwaite, editor and cofounder, The Stool Pigeon The need to come up with original ideas was drummed into us at City. Writing well is crucial, but having killer ideas is how you’re going to get to the top. After the magazine I worked at went bust, Mickey Gibbons and I set up The Stool Pigeon. The first issue came out in 2005. There was space for a music title that was a bit more confrontational. It was exciting to be part of this free media, which has boomed in the time we’ve been around. I think journalists think it’s all about the words, but it really isn’t. I quickly learned that journalism is part of a much bigger creative. Periodical Photo: Clare Muller 02 03 Adam Fleming, political reporter, BBC The greatest tip I got was from Lis Howell [course leader for the broadcast MA]. She said being a TV reporter was like being a window onto something more interesting. If the window is too distracting, people won’t look at what’s going on behind it. Being at City was like learning to drive a car – until you’ve passed the test and you’re out on the road by yourself, you don’t know what it’s like. City can’t teach you what it’s like to broadcast live on national TV, whether it’s having to rely on producers passing you notes, the lights going out as the opening credits rolled, or what to do when a picture of Peter Andre comes onscreen instead of the UN President. Broadcast 0 Mark Dinning, editor, Empire 2 4 XCITY Kate Maxwell, articles editor, Condé Nast Traveler City gave me a grounding in journalism. Finding your own voice sets you apart from other writers, and will make editors think of you, your tone, your style. I don’t think I realised how much journalism puts you in an enormously privileged position. One week I can be having a tour of the new Frank Ghery building in Miami, the next I could be wandering round a market with a top chef, or interviewing Hollywood starlets. Meeting fascinating people on a daily basis is something I didn’t consider. Periodical 04 05 Catherine Townsend, author and freelancer I learned to be aggressive. City helped me understand I had to go out there and do it myself. It’s so competitive at the moment, you have to get in people’s faces and make them hire you. In the UK, a lot of people told me my ideas wouldn’t work but eventually I got my first freelance story for The Independent. Nobody knows where journalism is going, but I think in a few years it will settle down. How? I don’t know. If you love this field and believe in it, learn about the new technology and learn as much of it as you can. Dive into it. Embrace what’s coming. International 06 Nick Francis, director, Casual Films Lis Howell [course leader for the broadcast MA] taught me the value of timekeeping. She used to say “it’s not the News at Five Past Ten” and so I got into the habit of being places 10-15 minutes early. City also taught me to write concisely; to condense my message and write effective proposals – I think this is one of the reasons why Casual Films has been so successful. I’ve learnt that it’s all about initiative. Any company with a website is going to want video. But they won’t come to you – you need to go to them. TV Current Affairs 08 Jimmy Tam, assistant producer, BBC Newsround The course taught me that journalists have to be multi-skilled. I work across TV and web as well as writing stories and scripts. We often have to self-shoot and self-edit. But the excitement of journalism is that every day, and every story, is different. So there’s no way City could have prepared me for filming with 200 excitable kids during a sleepover at the Natural History Museum, or Usher talking about his idol Michael Jackson. Broadcast 10 Billy Kenber, graduate trainee, The Times Being on the investigative course was a great balance between learning the journalism basics plus all the extra things you gain which you wouldn’t necessarily get if you just went out into the workplace. We were taught how to go through company accounts and use computers to get stories from vast amounts of data. This is a big growth area at the moment, and once you know how to do it it’s a really good way of getting stories. Investigative [features] Miranda Collinge, arts editor, Esquire The course is really good at training you in all the different areas of the magazine. It gives you a rounded understanding of what everyone else on the team is doing and makes you much more sympathetic about what they’re up to. As an entertainment journalist I operate in a big structure which includes marketing and promotions. Everyone has their own agenda. You have to learn that you’re part of a bigger matrix. I’m not sure that they could do a module at City on how to deal with publicists - it could be quite depressing! Magazine 07 Laura Oliver, community coordinator, news, guardian.co.uk At City I learnt that a strong editorial sense is essential, no matter what medium you work in. We entered a work place in transition which meant new roles and new opportunities were opening up. When I left City I got a job as a web only reporter; a few people were curious that this job even existed. We’ve really seen the power of the web in the last few months in Egypt, in Gaza and in Iran in 2009, both by people on the ground and now by main stream media who know how to take advantage of that. Newspaper 09 Melanie Gouby, DR Congo radio producer and programme co-ordinator, The Institute of War and Peace Reporting It’s actually the theory that has been most important for me. My job now is in radio and I knew almost nothing about radio production before; I learned it all doing the job. Being a foreign journalist means being confronted with new realities every time you travel. I travelled in post-war Sri Lanka and to Congo a few times and interviewed victims of rape and former child soldiers. You’re going to see things you can’t be prepared for – people who have been maimed and traumatised. You have to take it all in and keep going. This cannot be taught, everyone has to learn it the hard way. International Additional interviews by Miranda Thompson, Helen Stuart, Charlotte Barnes, Elizabeth Davis XCITY 0 2 5 â€? [features] It's not journalism. It's highway robbery â€? Fleet Street legend and campaigning crusader Sir Harold Evans talks candidly about gossip websites, Tina Brown and how bored journalists failed to pick up on 9/11. Interview by Helena Lee 0 2 6 XCITY [features] 0 2 J [features] Photo: Mark Ellidge ust how reverent can you be with Sir Harold Evans? Undisputed bastion for quality journalism, he stands tall above the squalid antics of the gutter press. He is the heavyweight who fought relentlessly for compensation for the thalidomide children, a champion for investigative journalism, a thorn in the side of injustice. Evans has the bling to show for it – recognition from his fellow journalists means a Gold Award for Lifetime Achievements and a European Gold Medal. He even has a knighthood for his services to journalism. Arise Saint Harry. Even Evans will play up to this reverence. His response to my email request for an interview with the man I describe as the “all-time greatest British newspaper editor” (as he was once voted) was simply: “Who could resist a chance to adjust a halo?” All this talk of divinity makes me wonder whether a beatific Evans is now too saintly to enjoy the fires of journalism. At 82, he is absent from the throb of a pulsing newsroom, perhaps he’s not relevant any more. Could he be past it? Within minutes of speaking to him he has answered my doubts. He’s a saint who really loves his iPad. He tells me, from his Manhattan apartment, how handy he is with the tablet, well-informed of the improved features. He asks me what apps I like and I shamefully admit that I don’t own an iPad. “I have one guilty secret,” he teases before telling me that he plays chess on his when he really should be working. “I’m playing against the computer but it’s not particularly – how can I put it – encouraging to one’s self-esteem,” he says, laughing softly. His embrace of innovation is a theme that crops up continually during the interview, but more controversial Top: Last day after 14 years at The Sunday Times are his strong opinions on the failures of journalism and Bottom: A rare pause in his busy schedule how truth-seeking has been compromised. Right: Passing on wisdom to the first ever City postgrads in But it’s not all shop talk. There is Tina Brown, of course. 1976 and stressing the importance of looking for hard facts “We’ve been married for thirty years, you know,” he says proudly. Save US Vogue’s Anna Wintour, Brown is the most conspicuous failures” this century, which are symbolic of talked-about editor in New York, formerly editor of Tatler, Vanity what is going wrong with journalism. Fair, The New Yorker and the now defunct Talk magazine. After a The first is the war in Iraq and the failure of journalists to uncover print hiatus editing online newspaper The Daily Beast she is now at what was really going on. He rails against “the amount of information the helm of Newsweek, which has just merged with The Beast. discovered and descriptions of Iraqi society [which] were too little to Like a proud father Evans is a collector of Tina Brown’s have inhibited that misadventure.” He also says that public opinion journalism. Throughout the interview he celebrates stories that have over-influenced the news agenda. “Patriotic emotions came into play. appeared under her editorships, from a Daily Beast iPad review, an We didn’t want to be suggesting that this particular policy was going exposé from Talk magazine, to the recent cover feature of “Tina’s to be disastrous”. Newsweek”. “My wife happens to be a particularly fine journalist, The second concerns the financial meltdown of 2008. He suggests okay?” Evans says, the Manchester of his youth still present in his that journalists became lazy and unquestioning. “We were caught up voice. She is not just the darling of Manhattan, but Evans’ too. in the euphoria of a boom,” he says. “In a boom people don’t like to think it might start to rain. It’s like going out in beautiful sunshine but putting up an umbrella before it rains.” He warms to his theme: “Journalism was the equivalent of seeing your child come into the room with spots over their faces and not even noticing it. The disease had already taken hold but nobody bothered even to diagnose or prescribe a remedy for it.” While he concedes that a handful of journalists, such as New York Times’ Gretchen Morgenson, were tenacious in their reporting, there was a failure to decode the story and make it relevant to the public. “The compartmentalised reporting of business and increased specialisation of financial instruments meant that few people understood it.” His third contentious example has the touch of the conspiracy about it. Could the 9/11 terrorist attacks have been anticipated? The infectious enthusiasm he has for Brown is as fervent for the “No doubt if I had been [editor] I might have slipped up too,” he current state of journalism, the dominating topic of the interview. admits before critiquing the reporting of one of the biggest stories of But it will not be of journalism’s success, but of its abject failure. It is modern times as inadequate due to the “low boredom threshold” of the story of bad journalism and misinformation, the type that “can the media. drive out good”, the “stuff in the tabloids that people are soaking up”. In January 2001, eight months before two planes crashed into He believes journalists and their editors are guilty of “three Photo: the Guardian Journalism was like seeing your child with spots all over their face and not noticing it 0 2 8 XCITY [features] Photo: Press Gazette the World Trade Center, two former senators – Gary Hart and Warren Rudman – presented a security review that revealed 50 recommendations on how to combat terrorism. Despite this review, Evans believes that journalists ignored “the fact that we were going to be attacked by jihadists, and that we might find ourselves having to cope with a fire in a high rise building. [This was] hardly reported at all. Barely! I mean the New York Times carried nothing on it”. “[We] simply [missed it] because people got bored by what seemed to be the ‘cry wolf ’ story!” He laughs incredulously and to support his argument refers to a report on al-Qaeda that Brown’s Talk magazine ran before 9/11. “Nobody would touch it. They were all bored by that kind of story about this strange fellow. It’s stupid, but that’s what happened. A lower threshold of boredom.” For Evans, these failures highlight the importance of really good journalism. His manifesto, which he prescribed to City University’s first journalism postgraduates at launch in 1976 [see photo above], is clear. As journalists “we can put things on the agenda, and when nobody notices the agenda, we can put them on the agenda again! You can print them in bigger and blacker type.” “Of course it’s the origin of my campaigning. You don’t have to print the truth once.” These principles of quality journalism lie at the crux of Evans’ original successful newspaper campaigns. As editor of 28 June 1928: Harold Matthew Evans, born in Newton Heath, Manchester. Starts at Ashton-under-Lyne Reporter, aged 16 1953: Assistant editor, Manchester Evening News. Campaigns to clear traffic from St Ann’s Square 1961: Editor, Northern Echo. Campaigns for nationwide smear test programme 1966: Managing editor, The Sunday Times 1967-1981: Editor, The Sunday Times. Exposes the thalidomide scandal and double agent Kim Philby 1981-1982: Editor, The Times. Sacked by Rupert Murdoch over editorial independence 1984: Moves to New York. Goes on to found Condé Nast Traveler 1990: President, Random House 1997-2000: Editorial director, US News & World Report, New York Daily News and Atlantic Monthly 1998: Publishes The American Century 2000: Named one of International Press Institute’s Heroes of World Press Freedom 2001: Editor-at-large, With family collecting his KBE in 2004 The Week 2004: Knighted for services to journalism. Publishes follow-up book They Made America 2009: Publishes autobiography My Paper Chase 2010: Joins Twitter. (@sirharryevans) XCITY 0 2 Compiled by Helen Stuart Sir Harold Evans: Life and Times 9 [features] be surprising. For Evans it’s the British press that are upholding the standards of good journalism. The Financial Times is a firm favourite, particularly writers Clive Crook, Martin Wolf and Simon Schama, as are The Economist, The Telegraph, and the Guardian “who are doing fantastically well”. He continues, “you learn to trust writers or publications or websites as comprehensive, clear and trustworthy. I read the Financial Times, which is a wonderful newspaper and I know that it’s not loaded. But I know when I pick up the New York Post it’s marvellously entertaining but I don’t go to it to make my mind about something because it takes a particular angle.” “You’re lucky to have such a range of choice.” He adds casually, “You know that Rupert Murdoch controls too much of it.” And there it is – the M word. In previous interviews, Evans has been reluctant to talk about the world’s most powerful press baron who unceremoniously sacked him from his one year tenure at The Times in 1982. Any anger for Murdoch has dissipated. He even recently admitted that Murdoch had improved The Wall Street Journal, though he is not a Daily reader, preferring Reuters and CNN apps, and of course, Brown’s Daily Beast. Unlike previous editors who have worked for Murdoch, such as Piers Morgan or Andrew Neil who remain openly fascinated with the baron, he admits that studying him “is not for me”. I ask whether he thinks Murdoch is guilty of perpetuating bad journalism. Evans elegantly declines to be drawn into rash judgments on Murdoch. When pushed for a response to culture secretary Jeremy Hunt’s decision to allow Murdoch’s News Corp to buy the remaining 61 per cent of BSkyB, he gives us an insight into his thinking. “If you want a comment on that, read Good Times, Bad Times about the value of guarantees. [Look at] the guarantees given to parliament in the case of The Times and The Sunday Times acquisition and the guarantees that are now given here for Sky.” Murdoch reneged on them, surely? “Yes, but the question is how and what did Parliament do about it?” But before he commits himself further, he checks himself. “I have to be careful [what I say] because I haven’t seen the whole discussion. I’m just making a general statement about guarantees.” At this point I had planned to lower the tone with some facetious quick questions. Piers Morgan or Larry King? Shakehand or penhold table-tennis grip? Sub or sandwich? But Saint Harry must fly. He must finish writing an article for a promised assignment. It’s heartening to hear that Sir Harold Evans is still slave to the deadline. “You can spend the rest of your life writing about journalism, and I must spend the rest of my morning editing this piece which people are screaming for,” he says. And with that – he is gone. Back to his Manhattan life and perhaps a cheeky game of chess on his iPad. ‘’ You’re lucky to have such a range of press. Murdoch controls too much 0 3 0 XCITY Photo: the Guardian The Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981 he set up the celebrated Insight team. Leading the charge in investigative journalism, his thalidomide campaign has been a dogged pursuit since the 1970s in which he is still actively engaged to this day. He has also come under fire for his publication’s exposés – denounced by the Foreign Secretary at the time, George Brown, for uncovering Soviet spy Kim Philby. But this was before he began life across the Atlantic as one half of a New York media power couple; before he founded glossy magazine Condé Nast Traveler; ran book publisher Random House; and took charge of the US version of The Week. A far cry from his working class upbringing in Newton Heath, Manchester recalled in his autobiography My Paper Chase. For Evans, America and innovation is inextricable. He is driving up the quality of tablet content by collaborating with photojournalist Lawrence Schiller on an iPad version of his US book The American Century. Unafraid of the internet’s effect on journalism, he says in My Paper Chase: “I hope we are in a transition at the end of which is a perfect marriage of the web and traditional newspaper... If we evolve the right financial model, we will enter a golden age of journalism.” Asked what he considers the most important innovation affecting journalism, he cites the search engine, but warns against that devil misinformation once again. “It must be used with precaution. You cannot expect to find truth simply through manipulating an algorithm”. He is troubled by the “huge amount of ignorance” that is responsible for misinformation. He laughs as he gives the recent example of Mike Huckabee’s claim that Obama was born in Kenya: “Did you know that? Of course not - because he was born in Hawaii! And there you have a presidential candidate, one of these nut cases in the Republican party [getting it wrong]!” Part of the blame, he believes, lies with the diet of gossip and ill-informed comment that fills the internet. “There are popular websites which are very accessible and full of malice and misinformation. Take Gawker [a gossip website] for instance. Gawker is full of nasty stuff which sometimes has a remote connection with reality, but often doesn’t. That’s not journalism. That’s what I call highway robbery. Holding people up.” But if this is what readers want, how can we avoid being a Gawker? Evans is unequivocal – the answer is good journalism. He believes there must be, in Socratic fashion, “the admission of ignorance”. This should be followed by a “lively curiosity”, and “a determination to try to satisfy that curiosity”. And from Nicholas Tomalin’s well-known advice, those essential skills: “a little literary ability” and “a plausible manner”. So who is producing the best journalism? Given the phone tapping scandal and dumbing down accusations, the answer may [features] a half hours fiddling with it. I dictate all my copy, which is the last bit of editing I do - it’s vital to read everything you write out loud. I know that I’m supposed to be writing for readers, but I have no image of them. You want a reaction. If half the letters I’m getting are saying “I know where you live, I hope you die,” and the other half are saying “I know where you live, have my babies,” then that’s about right. You can’t just be losing the paper 100 readers a week. For me, 800 to 1,500 words is journalistic sonnet form. You just get to know it, and you get to know how many ideas you can have in that space – probably three. Any more and it’s going to be an idea traffic jam. You’ve got to leave yourself enough space for a sensible intro, and a too-clever-by-half winding up. arrie t Thu ‘ You can win prizes for journalism in the US. Here you just get hit by Piers Morgan. to: H T he first thing I do in the morning is listen to the Today programme and read five newspapers. That’s your business, that’s your trade, you have to be on top of every story. I’m of an age where television still seems to be the work of the Devil until five o’ clock. I don’t email anybody, I don’t blog, I don’t Twitter. And then most days I’ve got a deadline, so I sit there and work. The fear of the deadline can be exciting, but you have to get to a point where you trust yourself to do it. The difference between novelists and journalists is that we don’t get writer’s block. I cannot phone up Rupert Murdoch and say “I’m having a really bad day, do you mind if The Sunday Times comes out on Tuesday?” There are as many ways of writing as there are writers, but I tend to start at the beginning and work through until I get to the end. Jeremy [Clarkson, a friend and fellow columnist] writes incredibly fast and it reads like that – he can write his column in half an hour. Everything I write takes four hours. But when I’ve written it, I never look at it again, where he will churn it out and then spend three and It’s always obvious when someone has a 500 word idea in a 2,000 word space, and you can just feel it flapping in the wind. You’ve got to tell people things – waxing lyrical or having an opinion isn’t enough. All features writing is about rhythm, and you don’t notice when you’re reading it except that it’s easy and pleasant to read. I don’t know anything about grammar or the structure of language, but what I do know about is pentameter. Writing for America is very different. American publishing is incredibly over-manned – or properly manned, depending on how you see it. You cannot write anything for The New York Times that doesn’t have two corroborating quotes. It’s not really that Americans are litigious, it’s that they think they’re men of letters. In the UK we’re hacks, it’s a trade, we’re monumental masons with words. Over there it’s literature, you can get Pulitzer Prizes for journalism. Here, you just get hit by Piers Morgan. The great thing about journalism is that you get these repeated, intense moments of accomplishment. I’ve been writing a fucking book for three years, and when I finish there’ll be no sense of achievement, just relief. But I still get that little hit on Sunday. I still go down to get the papers, and the first thing I turn to is my byline. I still get that thrill about my name in print. That never goes away. Pho Routine, rhythm and pleasing Rupert. Columnist and author AA Gill reveals his tricks of the trade. Words by Emma Dibdin rley AA Gill: How I Write [features] Apps to... read breaking news Instapaper is useful for storing articles you’re too busy to read. 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By swiping a finger across the screen, the player must slice ropes in sequence and avoid obstacles to guide sweets into OmNom’s chops. Weird but addictive. Cost: 59p Available on: iPhone, iPad (Android version coming soon) 3 [features] Courting the crown Jemima Johnson-Gilbert lifts the veil on the art of the royal correspondent R oyal Wedding. Surely for editors throughout the land there can be no two sweeter words. The union of Prince William and Kate Middleton is a gift to journalists that will keep on giving, long after the vows are exchanged at Westminster Abbey. But as magazines, newspapers and broadcasters prepare to reveal the innermost secrets of the latest royal couple, what do we know about the working practices of the mysterious (and occasionally exotic) band of journalists who make a living reporting on the House of Windsor – the royal correspondents? The relationship between the royals and the media is a tempestuous one. In some cases they are like family friends. For others, things are not so amicable. Prince Charles famously fell out with the BBC’s then royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell in Klosters in 2005. After one question the Prince turned to his sons and was overheard saying: “These bloody people. I mean, I can’t bear that man. He’s so awful, he really is.” Little did he know that “these bloody people” were about to get worse. A year after the incident, News of the World’s then royal correspondent Clive Goodman was arrested and later jailed for hacking into the mobile phones of Prince William’s closest aides. It’s no surprise then that the press officers at Buckingham Palace are rather sensitive. Richard Palmer remembers his first week as royal correspondent at the Daily Express: “I had lunch with Prince Charles’ press secretary on Tuesday, and by Thursday I’d had a formal complaint from him. We’d published a picture of Prince Charles walking across a red carpet on a farmer’s muddy field. The headline was: ‘Is this the most pampered man in Britain?’” “But, having said that you’re probably not doing your job right if you don’t upset them once in a while.” 0 3 4 XCITY And it would appear that the royals are also capable of offending the press. Palmer recalls: “Prince William opened a submarine museum in Hampshire, he arrived on a naval launch and we were standing on the jetty. We heard him say ‘I wish you’d all fall into the water’.” Yet the press and the royals do manage to put their differences aside. Sarah Hughes, Sky News’ royal correspondent, describes a more cosy experience. “I was invited to St James’ Palace for the engagement announcement and taken into a side room where I had a cup of tea with William and Kate before their photo call. That was about familiarity, introducing Kate to us and introducing us to Kate.” These rare moments of interaction give the correspondents a glimpse of their true personalities. Hughes remembers one such incident. “I am getting married this summer and at that same photo call William came up to me and said ‘I hope you’re not getting married on 11th June.’ Someone had told him that was the day of my wedding and he decided to wind me up.” Some correspondents even become mates with the royals. It was thanks to the friendship between Prince William and ITV’s exroyal correspondent Tom Bradby that Goodman’s phone hacking scandal was revealed. Suspicions of hacking were raised when NoW published a story saying that Bradby had lent William broadcasting equipment to edit his gap year videos together, something that only he and two other people would have known. But not all encounters between the press and the royals are so intimate. The Daily Mail’s royal correspondent Fay Schlesinger says: “A common misconception is that this job is about covering what the royals do and having lots of interaction with them. But often you don’t meet them.” So how do they deliver their stories? “You have to have an eye for detail,” explains Schlesinger. “Even the smallest thing can be fascinating. We once saw that the Queen had a hole in her shoe because she was sitting with her legs crossed.” “It can take just one colourful moment to make a fantastic royal story. An eight-year-old once asked the Duchess of Cornwall ‘Are you ever going to be Queen?’ Nobody else could ask that question and suddenly you’ve got a story because of a lovely quote.” On another occasion, Schlesinger recalls that it was the future king and his son who made the news with a throwaway remark. “I did a job with Prince Charles and Prince William at a charity fundraising day on the floor of a stock exchange. Lots of women were in fancy dress and scantily clad. Charles met the women first and later he said to William: ‘Did you meet those ladies?’ William replied ‘Did I ever.’ With a normal celebrity that wouldn’t make a story but it does with them.” It’s stories like these that make the headlines – and with a new royal couple tying the knot, expect to be bombarded for years to come with tales of what Wills and Kate did next. Additional reporting by Harriet Thurley the invisible [features] journalist Photo: the Guardian Every day a little-known band of workers risk their lives to help foreign correspondents report in the most dangerous places on earth. So why do these â€˜fixersâ€™ get so little credit? Jenny Roper investigates XCITY 0 3 5 I [features] ‘’ Photos: the Guardian t started as a normal working day for Nour al-Khal. It ended with her bullet-ridden body being dumped at the side of the road in Basra. Al-Khal and freelance American journalist Steven Vincent had been investigating police death squads in Iraq. The couple’s inquiries were brought to a terrifying halt when an armed gang forced them into the back of a police van, blindfolded and handcuffed them, and drove them several hours away to an unknown location. The two captives were eventually bundled out of the vehicle and told to run. Al-Khal remembers Vincent shouting “no” as their kidnappers opened fire and he was shot dead. She was hit once in the leg and twice in the chest. Their bodies were dumped together back in central Basra as a warning to all media workers in Iraq. Vincent’s murder in August 2005 made headline news and was the subject of an immediate FBI investigation. But the plight of al-Khal, who miraciously survived, was quickly forgotten. She was not a Western journalist but an Iraqi ‘fixer.’ She was one of a group of seldom recognised media staff working across the globe, who despite their low profile play a crucial role in international news reporting. The fixer is often bodyguard, interviewer, guide to local traditions and cultures, historian and connection to elusive individuals, all in one. The role is difficult to define, transgressing far beyond that of translator or driver and often including all of the traditional reporting jobs. You’re cooking your dinner, you’re half watching TV. Who cares who the damn fixer was? Danger is the one certainty of working as a fixer in a war zone. That and a lucrative daily salary of around $150, equivalent to what an Iraqi doctor would earn in a month. In some instances, where it is too dangerous for the journalist to leave a protected zone, fixers can even be wholly responsible for a story. Al-Khal says she has researched and written entire stories for Western journalists, and then seen them reproduced word for word in the online publication with only the journalist’s name attached. But not only do fixers not receive the same prestige and credit as journalists, they are rarely afforded the same protection. This was certainly al-Khal’s experience. Soon after her abduction it was decided that al-Khal, then in her late 20s, could not stay in Basra; there were posters of her face reading ‘if you see this woman kill her’. She was transferred to Baghdad and protected in FBI custody. Until one day they decided it was time for her to move on. “They abandoned me,” al-Khal says. “They said ‘go on with your life’ but they didn’t tell me what to do or where to go.” Working with Vincent nearly got al-Khal killed. Other fixers haven’t been so lucky. One such individual was Afghan fixer Ajmal Naqshbandi, who was beheaded by the Taliban in 2007 after he was kidnapped with Italian journalist Daniele Mastrogiacomo and their driver. Mastrogiacomo was released in exchange for five Taliban militants but demands for two more militants for Naqshbandi were not met, provoking questions about the different valuation placed on journalists and fixers by the Italian government. This apparent lack of importance is a stark contrast to how invaluable fixers typically are. Streetwise, trustworthy and 0 3 62 XCITY Top: Security forces try to control a crowd in front of the Palestinian parliament, Oct 2001 Bottom: Aftermath of an explosion in Rafah, Gaza 2004 dedicated individuals are not always in ample supply, and there is often no straightforward route to finding one in a foreign land. The dependable fixer comes from all walks of life and in all guises. Sometimes a good fixer is also a local journalist or someone recommended by another correspondent. But often the correspondent will have to choose between taxi drivers at airports, selecting the one touting the most impressive array of journalist’s business cards who claims to have cousins high up in a rebel group. Or the correspondent might be greeted at Hyderabad airport in India by someone like Ali, an entrepreneur and fan of Sherlock Holmes novels from a tiny village nearby. Ali spotted the opportunity to use his good English and colourfully decorated car to lift himself and his family out of poverty. Or the journalist might be lucky enough to be referred to Riko, a legendary figure in the East Congo fixing community, with his leather jackets, shades and reputation for introducing journalists to a cannibal rebel leader in a secret deep jungle location. Finding a fixer can be particularly difficult in countries with strongly autocratic regimes, such as Algeria, Yemen, Syria, Libya and Iran, where even local journalists have no concept of a free, investigative press. In these countries it is hard sometimes to tell a fixer from a government spy. John Cookson, who has worked as a foreign correspondent in 65 countries, for TV-am, Sky News, Fox News, Euronews, Al [features] A day in the life of a fixer Adwan Adwan became a fixer in Gaza aged 17. He worked for three years until he left to study journalism at City in 2004 Photo: marypmadigan.com Jazeera English and Bloomberg TV, is familiar with this difficulty. “I have tried once or twice in Iran to see if the taxi driver from the airport will help me, but when you get to the hotel there are lots of secret service fixers pretending not to be and they’ll ask ‘who is this guy with you?’ And suddenly the driver just disappears – they’ve frightened him away, told him he shouldn’t be working with Westerners.” “Then you get a so-called guide, who works for the Ministry of Islamic Guidance. At the end of the day they’ll just report back on every question that you’ve asked, what you did, where you went. In other words, they’re spying on you.” Worse than this, he adds, the fixer could be working for a dangerous rebel group. “The fixers that I meet could have me kidnapped as easy as anything if they wanted to. They could be the kidnapper’s mates,” he says. “They can pay him far more than I’m paying. I could be worth millions, especially if I was Italian or French; their governments almost always pay.” But there is a strong incentive for fixers to be honest and work closely with foreign correspondents, says Cookson. For many individuals, working as a fixer is a life enriching experience not just because it pays so well. He recalls how Ali Kahan, the fixer he worked with in India, gained a prestigious reputation in his village. “When we dropped him home after a day’s work, he would strut around like a peacock in the jeans and expensive leather jacket that had suddenly replaced his traditional Indian dress. It’s association with you that’s suddenly given him a higher status within his own group.” He adds that fixers often find their role an exciting one. “People who would have been often times shot at by US troops are suddenly in the same truck as us and are walking into the US camp.” When I helped a photojournalist and news editor from AFP cover the Israeli seizure of a neighbourhood in Rafah on 19 May 2004, it was only chance that saved us from the Israeli air strike. We started out around 6am to cover the situation inside the besieged neighbourhood. People from inside were being interviewed live on the radio. They were saying “we’ve run out of milk, we’ve run out of cooking gas, we’ve run out of bread. We have kids.” I met the journalists at the office block where they were all sleeping and working. Here, the police were able to protect all of them together. Someone told us that there was a peaceful demonstration against the siege. We were driving towards it, just minutes away, when there was a loud explosion and plumes of smoke. The journalists were really scared. We could have been there. So we stopped the car for a few minutes and waited to see what had happened. Often there’s a second bomb. When we arrived we found there had been 11 killed. Their bodies had all been evacuated but it was still a mess. There was blood everywhere. And body parts. In these situations the protocol is to go from the scene to the hospital, where you can interview families of the dead. But not all of the bodies could fit in the morgue because it was already full from previous days. Some were in a big fridge nearby usually used for storing flowers. The bodies were in rows with blood soaked sheets over them. But you could still see their faces. We interviewed the owner of the fridge and he said: “I don’t know what I have done to the world. I give the world peace, love and beauty with my flowers and this is what I get back. Dead people, blood, misery, sadness.” After an exhausting day interviewing bereaved families we go back to the office and carry on working. Sometimes we finish as late as 11 or 12pm, grab a few hours sleep and then get up again if something big happens. It’s important to sit with the reporter while they go through all of the day’s material. You might have to put people’s comments in a cultural or historical context or put in a few calls to check facts. It is very important not to get wrong what somebody has said. You can get into a lot of trouble in Gaza. “There was an Iraqi fixer I spent a lot of time with and there’s no way he’d ever have been allowed into a US base in Iraq. But suddenly, not only is he there, he’s eating steak and giant corns with US marines, about to go off in a helicopter somewhere.” For Iraqi fixer Nour al-Khal however, the attraction was not the glory or money. She says that on occasion journalists have neglected to pay her for researching and writing entire stories anyway. “I wanted to make sure they were telling the truth about what was Lisa Ramaci and Nour al-Khal XCITY 0 3 7 [features] ‘’ They risked their lives but when they needed protection they couldn’t find it Fixers under fire killed at work, was impossible to pin down. All they could find out was his name, the fact that he had been killed by a suicide bomber as he left a hotel in Baghdad, and that he had worked for The Times for seven years. Ernest Sagaga, human rights coordinator at the IFJ, is familiar with cases like Yasser’s. “This guy was working for a major newspaper. Clearly they had no clue who he was, because there was no contract, no other paperwork.” Sagaga believes news organisations should take more responsibility in looking after fixers they employ. No journalist would 0 3 8 AJMAL NAQSHBANDI, an Afghan journalist and translator, was kidnapped by the Taliban in 2007 along with Italian journalist Daniele Mastrogiacomo and Afghan driver Sayed Agha. Agha was beheaded and Mastrogiacomo released in exchange for the release of five Taliban militants. Demands for two more in exchange for fixer Naqshbandi were not met and he was beheaded two weeks later. XCITY Photo: the Guardian happening,” says al-Khal. Other fixers find it hard to maintain such conviction in the value of their work. Kim Sengupta, The Independent’s defence and diplomatic correspondent, came across a fixer in Baghdad, a doctor known only as ‘Muhammad’, who felt he was betraying his vocation by helping to report on the carnage, rather than providing medical aid to the bomb victims filling the hospitals at this time. But his sense of professional duty conflicted with wanting to save money for his family in case he wasn’t around to provide for them in the future. “I remember one evening I got quite cross at him,” Sengupta recalls. “I was just so fed-up of him moralising. We argued and he stormed off, but we made up the next day. I sat him down and said ‘Look, yes, you could have saved one child’s life today but what you did instead could have saved thousands of children’s lives.’” With such little formal recognition however, it is unsurprising that individuals, such as the Iraqi doctor, often struggle to see the value of being a fixer. By the time the story is communicated to viewers back home, the fixer’s existence and importance is all but erased. This, Cookson admits, is the nature of news. “You’ve got 200 channels, you’re cooking your dinner, you’re half watching TV,” he says. “Who cares who the damn fixer was?” And so, barely existing officially, some fixers remain as unknown to the authorities and even news organisations as those militia and insurgent leaders who they fix journalists up with. Many are like Iraqi fixer Yasser who, when the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) came to record his death in their annual report on media staff Palestinian civilians rush for cover during a clash between Fatah militants and militants of the Hamas movement, June 2007 work in a war-torn environment or amid political upheaval without a contract and insurance in place, but fixers rarely have either. “If you have a contract for twelve months for instance and you die after seven months, at least your family get paid for this time,” Sagaga says. “This can mean a lot to the family in some poor countries.” “Similarly,” he adds, “some kind of entitlement to payment in case of illness or accidents is crucial. It can mean the difference between getting treatment or dying.” But responsibility also lies with individual journalists. Thousands of miles away in the UK, it is understandable that news desks might underappreciate the role of the fixer, either failing to credit them with a byline or neglecting to report their abduction or death. “That’s why it’s up to people like us,” John Cookson says, “to impress the fixer’s importance on the news desk in London. By and large good reporters do that.” This unfortunately was not former Iraqi fixer al-Khal’s experience, she says. She felt that she was not only abandoned by the FBI but also by most of the journalists she worked for. In the end she was rescued primarily, she says, because of the efforts of the widow of Steven Vincent, the journalist who was murdered alongside her. Vincent’s widow, Lisa Ramaci, heard of her plight and campaigned for her asylum in America. This was a long and difficult process, taking 18 months of dedication on the part of Ramaci. Al-Khal is all too aware of how easily she could have been forgotten, left living alone in a hotel, unable to find a job or even see relatives in Baghdad for fear of jeopardising their safety. “I got protection through Lisa,” al-Khal says. “But others, when they needed to be assured that everything would be okay, couldn’t find it. Many fixers have been used and abandoned and betrayed. Many of them. They literally risked their lives and when they needed protection they couldn’t find it.” For an accompanying audio slideshow on the work of fixers go to xcity-magazine.com ABED TAKKOUSH was killed when working as the BBC Middle East correspondent Jeremy Bowen’s fixer in Lebanon. He was murdered when the crew stopped to film the border between Lebanon and Israel. Takkoush stayed in the car to phone his son while the others got out. He was telling his son not to worry because they were in a quiet place when an Israeli shell smashed into his Mercedes. AHIR LUDIN was kidnapped with New York Times journalist David Rhode in 2008 when meeting a Taliban commander who Ludin had safely introduced to journalists previously. The commander held the pair captive for eight months. They managed to escape by tiring their guards with a game of checkers, sneaking past once they were asleep and climbing over the ten foot wall of the compound. SULTAN MUNADI, an Afghan journalist, reporter, production manager and translator, was kidnapped by the Taliban in 2009. He was working as a fixer for New York Times journalist Stephen Farrell. He was killed as he and Farrell attempted to escape in a Nato pre-dawn British Special Forces raid. Munadi shouted “Journalist! Journalist!” before he was shot down by the Taliban. [features] Photo: Getty Robert Peston The BBC’s business editor talks to Daniel Masoliver about the failings of financial journalism R obert Peston slams down the phone, takes his feet off the desk and swings his chair round. “Fire away,” he says. There’s no time for small talk, no need for pleasantries. This is business time. This is the confidence that you might expect from the man who got the scoop on the Northern Rock crisis back in 2007 – and has numerous industry awards to show for it – and as business editor fronted the BBC’s coverage of the credit crunch, bringing finance to the masses. But Peston’s broadcasting career got off to a stuttering start. In 2006, at the age of 45 and after 23 successful years in newspapers – he was at various times financial editor and political editor at The Financial Times and City editor at The Sunday Telegraph – he made the transition to television. He gained instant notoriety for what he acknowledges to be an “eccentric” broadcasting style – unexpected words emphasised by a yo-yoing intonation. “I would get horrid letters or emails. I took the view that the way to approach that kind of thing was to respond to criticism that was constructive and ignore the stuff that was personal and horrible.” But Peston still sees the funny side: “The great positive aspect of it is that almost every impressionist does me, as it were, and I couldn’t be more flattered. The first time that Rory Bremner did an impersonation of me I thought, ‘that’s it, I’ve arrived.’” “There are still some people who for whatever reason don’t like my broadcasting style, but most people take the view that what matters is what you say, not how you say it.” Peston’s unconventional style is not the only thing that distinguishes him from colleagues. In the run up to the financial crash of 2007, he was one of the few people who warned of problems within the markets. “There are certain things I wrote and broadcast in the run up to the summer of 2007 which highlighted that we were heading for problems; that there was a bubble that was going to be burst. But did I do enough to warn about what was coming? No, of course I didn’t.” The trouble is, nobody did. But why not? There’s no simple answer, says Peston. But there was a general culture within the media to ignore complicated financial concepts in favour of more basic ones which people could get their heads around – typically listed companies, the stock market and, more recently, bankers’ bonuses. “Vast amounts of the trouble for the global economy occurred in bits of the financial landscape where mainstream journalists just never ventured. Until it was too late.” Peston, unfazed by the lights flashing on his Blackberry and iPad, and the constant stream of emails pinging into his inbox, recalls meetings with senior news staff at the BBC in the run up to the 2007 crash: “I would routinely say to them, ‘there is this pretty bad bubble developing in markets, banks are lending too much, taking dangerous risks, and I think it’s all going to go horribly wrong’. And they would say, ‘when is it all going to go horribly wrong?’” But Peston couldn’t tell them, so it stayed off the agenda. And then there was the housing market. The general consensus, among economists and journalists alike, was that house prices were rising and would continue to do so. Every newspaper had a property supplement, and property advertising brought in huge revenues. “There are very few journalists who will take instructions from an advertising department to write nice copy. Nonetheless, if you’ve created something called a property supplement, which they all did, most of it’s going to be about how wonderful buying a house is, where you can get the next great bargain and all the rest of it.” So when the banks went bust, the financial markets crashed and the housing bubble burst, there were many who accused Peston of brandishing the pin that popped it. “There were quite a lot of people who thought that I personally brought down Northern Rock. That the fact that I reported that Northern Rock had run out of money and gone to the Bank of England for a bail out caused the so-called run.” And the allegations levelled against him took their toll: “It turned out that the kind of thing I was saying was correct. But when quite powerful establishment figures are challenging what you’re saying... Well, as a journalist it was a very difficult time.” Sitting in his glass-walled office in the otherwise open-plan Business and Economics unit at Television Centre, surrounded by pictures of his family and artwork by his two young sons, Peston looks relaxed and clearly feels vindicated by how events have panned out. “It became blindingly obvious to people that the risk that banks were taking wasn’t just something of interest to a few funny people in the City of London, but was actually having an impact on whether or not millions of people were going to keep their jobs.” But when the financial dust settles, what’s to say that business and finance won’t just slide off the news agenda again? “People are still thinking this stuff matters because the outlook for the world is still inherently pretty uncertain. The challenge will be trying to persuade people that deepening their knowledge of all this stuff matters, even in the good times.” ‘’ Did I do enough to warn about what was coming? No, of course I didn’t XCITY 0 3 9 [features] Kettle of Fish This Greenwich Village bar is a watering hole for Reuters staff. It was immortalised in Kerouac’s On Road, which secured its status as a Beatnik The Road hangout. Now hacks fight for space with NYU students. Try the dry Manhattan. 59 Christopher St, New York Hotel Nacional de Cuba Foreign correspondents rub shoulders with international film stars at this bar that offers sunset views over the Florida Straits. Usher your source inside for a private conversation, and order a Havana Club on the rocks to get them on side. Calle O, Havana Picanha’s After a match at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, sports reporters hotfoot it to this bar above a petrol station owned by an AC Milan player. Mingle with famous footballers over a Birra Moretti. Piazzale Lotto 14, Milan Juan Valdez Café La Candelaria, downtown Bogotá, is where journalists frequent. Juan Valdez offers a relaxed and discreet atmosphere - important, as competition between journalists is often intense in Columbia. 8-13 Torre A Piso, Bogotá Booze Some of the best stories start life over a round of drinks. Here’s the scoop on where to wet your whistle from New York to Nairobi Edited by Charlotte Barnes Words by Ianthe Butt and Clare Conway [features] The Bookworm This is a lending library with a difference. It’s one of the few places to find English books in China. Here Time Out journalists pore over books as a barman pours them drinks. Sip a mojito, made with mint grown on the rooftop garden. Nan Sanlitun Rd, Beijing Ying Yang Take sources to the rooftop bar for views of skyscrapers and boutiques along the Ann Siang Road. They’ll be so impressed they’ll forget they’re being interviewed. Try a lychee martini. 28 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore Sippers Bar Close to Al Jazeera offices, this is a popular pub for discerning wire service reporters. It was a refuge for journalists during the election crisis in 2008. Hacks turned up for much-needed sustenance while they wrote. Argwings Kodhek Rd, Nairobi Birra Moretti photo: Sean Molin; Mint tea photo: Nohch. Both Flickr The Opera Bar In the hub of the city under the shadow of skyscrapers and overlooking the Opera House, this bar is a post-work favourite with journalists. It is teeming with hacks on a Friday night networking amid the stunning views. Sydney Opera House, Sydney For an interactive map on where to get sauced go to xcity-magazine.com Cocktails on the Rocks This bar on Apia’s waterfront swells with locals, expats and tourists. Journalists join the crowd for story tip-offs from Samoans. Drink piña coladas with the revellers till dawn. Apia, Upolu, Samoa XCITY 0 4 1 [features] From fact to fiction With the media industry on the ropes, more journalists are swapping the newsroom for the writer’s study. But how easy is it to make the leap and can novel writing pay the bills? Elizabeth Davis reports G raham Greene once said “novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.” There is a mutual and established distrust between these two schools of writing – a merry war of words in which Greene’s comment is just one bow shot. Works by journalists fill the shelves in bookstores and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it is non-fiction that dominates – whether accessible history from Andrew Marr or uproarious autobiography from Caitlin Moran. Writing fiction has also proved a lucrative career path for a growing number of journalists. Among City alumni alone, more than 40 boast the title of novelist or author. So as newspaper and magazine circulations continue to tumble, now might seem the perfect time to dig out and dust off that manuscript from the bottom drawer. And surely a background in journalism would be the ideal preparation for writing books? Jonathan Myerson thinks not. Myerson is a novelist and head of creative writing courses at City University (his partner Julie caused controversy last year when she published The Lost Child, a book about her son’s cannabis addiction). “Journalistic writing sets you up atrociously for novel writing. Writing successful literary fiction is all about holding stuff back – it’s about mystery.” Writing a news story, on the other hand, usually demands that all key facts are provided in the first paragraph and ideally in the first sentence. The novelist must leave questions unanswered. “You’re reading because you want to complete the picture, but you might get to the end of the book and you still haven’t completed the picture,” explains Myerson. “I get a lot of journalists on my course and I have to beat the clarity out of them. They have to hold back, they would kill a novel by making it clear.” One such journalist is Kate McAuley. She decided to sign up to the novel writing MA at City University when she moved back to England from Dubai last summer. “When I was a kid I Photo: the Guardian 0 4 2 XCITY [features] Photo: the Guardian, Lisa Carpenter always thought I wanted to be a novelist and never thought I could be. But I always liked to write so I took the easy route and just started freelancing.” For McAuley, it was not so much changing her writing style that posed a challenge – as a freelancer she was used to adopting different voices for different publications – but getting beyond 3,000 words. “One of my biggest challenges is writing longer. I’d chosen the freelance life because I love moving from project to project: writing things that are between 500 and 3,000 words, filing it and not having to think about it anymore. You can’t do that with a novel, it’s there every day and even if you don’t feel like writing it you have to.” Tania Hershman (periodical, 1994) has found a way around this difficulty: instead of novels, she writes short stories. “I strongly believe that it was the journalism training that instilled in me a love of brevity, of saying what you need to say in as few words as possible,” she says. Having worked for many years as a science journalist, Hersham began writing fiction. The White Road and Other Stories is her first collection. “My fiction is a completely different style to my journalistic articles, I feel free to play with language, to be vague and abstract, to make the reader do a lot of the work. All of which would not be ideal for journalism – it is certainly not what I was trained to do.” Nor is there any room in journalism for self-indulgent prose. As a trainee journalist, all self-indulgence and pretension is knocked out of your writing, something author and freelance journalist Imogen Edwards-Jones (newspaper, 1991), author of the novel Shagpile and the Babylon series, is very thankful for: “I think the skills you learn [as a journalist] stand you in very good stead for creative writing. Once you know how to write and ask questions, you know how to write a good novel. A plot is basically a story, you use the same skills for both. When you’re writing a book you need to know your own voice rather than inserting a carrot up your bum and thinking ‘Oh, I’m an author!’ As soon as your writing becomes pretentious, you’ve lost your audience.” But it is not just the wordlength and writing style that are different. Where journalism is often collaborative, hectic and noisy, novel writing demands that you work alone and quietly. Jojo Moyes (newspaper, 1993) worked as a reporter and news editor at The Independent for 10 years before jumping ship. Her latest book, The Last Letter from Your Lover won Romantic Novel of the Year at the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) awards last month. Moyes says the change in working environment was what she found hardest. “Writing is a really solitary profession and working on a newspaper is a very collegiate one. I loved the people I worked with, the banter, the black humour, the adrenaline of meeting deadlines. To go from that hardcore national newspaper journalism to Zoë Heller Zoë Heller’s second novel Notes on a Scandal was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2003 and made into a hit film starring Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench. Heller trained as a journalist and has written for The Independent, the Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times. I found journalism far easier than novel-writing. Having a brief, a word count and the whip of a deadline is more contained than saying to yourself. “Right, I’m going to sit down and write 100,000 words of a novel.” With a novel, you have the pleasure and the burden of a great deal more freedom. I’m always rather envious and awestruck when I hear writers say “I have to write every day; it’s a bad and unenjoyable day if I haven’t written.” I couldn’t think of anything more blissful. I find it very easy for days to go by without writing. Journalism also greatly helped my writing style. I was lucky enough to start out at a very good paper with editors who cared about the writing. I ended up taking over Lynn Barber’s spot doing profiles. I was encouraged to write in my voice and that helped me to establish what my voice was. Having said that, in journalism you are directed by the nature of the publication you are writing for. I just wrote a very long piece for The New York Times magazine which became a lot shorter once it was establish they refused to print any ‘fucks’. It’s interesting, though, that there are some good novelists who aren’t good journalists. There is the assumption that novel writing is the greater attainment. It may be, but they are very different skills. It’s not viable for me to make my living solely as a novelist in this economic climate. Now I do a lot of other things to pay the bills. Until recently, I never took advances on work – I just wrote the book and sold it. Even people you think of as very successful don’t ever make a living just by writing novels. I had the good fortune of being paid a great deal of money to do a weekly column at The Independent, so on the proceeds of that I could finance writing my novels. I don’t have any formulaic advice for journalists aspiring to be writers – everyone does it so differently. Saul Bellow goes for a run every morning to get inspired – I must do that sometime! I would say, cut back on the talking about it and do it. As told to Olivia Wakefield XCITY 0 4 3 [features] Photo: Philip Hollis sitting by myself in an empty room in the middle of the countryside was difficult to adjust to.” Then, of course, there is the question of income. Compared to most journalism, novel writing is poorly paid. Unwilling to take the risk of ditching her salaried job, Moyes wrote her first novel while also working on The Independent and, despite her commercial success as a novelist, Moyes continues to work as a journalist to supplement her income: “For me, what works is a combination of journalism and novel writing. I get nicer journalistic pieces to write now and I think that’s because I’m not known as a journalist, I’m known as a writer. I feel like the safest thing is not to be dependent on one stream of income. Most writers I know have two or three strings to their bow and do a bit of journalism on the side. I think the safest thing is not to let anything dry up.” Robert McCrum writes for the Imogen Edwards-Jones Guardian and is associate editor of The Observer. Before turning to journalism, however, he was editor-inchief of Faber & Faber. McCrum describes the bleak reality of the literary life: “It’s no way of life, it’s not a career, it’s not a profession, it’s hand-to-mouth. Between roughly 1970 and 2010 the book world had this unprecedented boom in terms of the money that was generated by it.” “That boom mentality touched bookshops, writers, publishers, everyone did well and for a brief period novelists, creative writers, historians, biographers and so on, were paid better than they’d ever been paid before. They were over paid. This period was an aberration, which is now over. Very few people [now] make a lot of money out of selling books in the UK.” Advances have plummeted. An unknown writer can expect to get an advance in the region of £5,000 to £8,000 and according to the Society of Authors, the average author earns less than £7,000 a year. Even someone as well known and successful as Booker-shortlisted author Zoë Heller, can’t rely on novel writing, as she explains: “It’s not viable for me to make my living solely as a novelist. Now I do a lot of other things to pay the bills.” (see her full interview on p43) As Myerson says: “You can rattle off an article in two hours and you think ‘Crikey, I wish a thousand words of a novel earned me that.’” One City alumnus who knows the situation only too well is Ian Graham (diploma, 1978). He has written an astonishing 238 books since 1982 and specialises in children’s fiction and non-fiction. But the pay is now so low, he is considering a career change: “I seriously doubt if I can continue in the business for much longer. The fees that are paid by publishers to authors have been frozen for several years, and in some cases cut. I was earning more per book ten years ago than I am today. I have just about reached the point where it is becoming impossible to earn a living.” “With the effects of the recession and now the cuts to come in libraries and school budgets, there is a lot of chat between writers and editors online that there is very little work about now and there probably won’t be much work for the foreseeable future.” “An editor I worked with years ago is now a farmer in New Zealand, so who knows where I’ll be or what I’ll be doing a few years from now?” But journalists may have something of an advantage when it comes to genre fiction, such as romance and crime. A publisher ‘’ The world’s full of people who’d like to write a book. Don’t do it unless you really want to Bestselling author Jojo Moyes in her study 0 4 4 XCITY might be more willing to look at a manuscript for a genre novel by an established journalist, as Moyes explains. “I think you have an advantage being in journalism. It gives you a profile and access to lots of extraordinary stories. Also when you initially speak to a publisher or an agent they know that you have a history of published writing, they know you have some kind of track record.” The other edge that journalists have is the ability to work to deadlines. Imogen Edwards-Jones believes this can give hacks a distinct advantage. “It’s all about the deadline and getting the job done. Publishers say there are two types of journalists who become authors: those that hit the deadline and those who never get the book done in the first [features] Photo: the Guardian, Murdo Macleod way out of your journalistic style in place because they don’t have the time. order to write a book.” It’s a catch 22 if you employ a journalist. Being a novelist is not a hobby, They can get so distracted by day-to-day as Myerson explains: “A novel isn’t journalism that they never write the something you do like you buy an old book. I love that deadline feeling and the wreck of a car and you do it up in bits idea that you get instant results and it’s and piece. You’ve got to really want to something I miss a bit with books.” do it because it is a ludicrous thing.” Short story writer Tania Hershman Moyes agrees: “You can only also feels her training in journalism succeed in writing books if you means she can hit the deadlines, which is absolutely can’t imagine not writing. particularly important in the competitionBut be prepared to have to write more driven world of short story publishing. than one book before it happens. Her big break came when a short story You may find that it takes a couple she’d sent in to a competition on Radio of books to find your voice. I’m 4 was accepted and broadcast on air. At still learning now and I’ve written the time she was studying for an MA in something like 13 books. I would say creative writing at Bath Spa University it’s 98 per cent about persistence.” before taking a course provided by the Beyond the air-brushed, idyllic Arvon Foundation, taught by Ali Smith. image of life as a novelist, the reality is Hershman describes the course as being a lack of security, long hours working “invaluable in terms of the teaching, the alone and only a small chance of contacts and the community of writers.” getting published. But courses are expensive – even a And, of course, it is not for five-day Arvon foundation course is £625 Robert McCrum: ex-editor-in-chief of everyone, as Myerson says. “You might – and Hershman is quick to add that short Faber & Faber, novelist and journalist do it and find that you don’t want to story writing doesn’t pay well. The top prize spend the cream of your working day alone writing something no in the BBC National Short Story Award – the biggest in the world for one sees and may never see. And that’s nothing to be ashamed of.” a single short story – is £15,000. The runner-up receives £3,000. The vast majority of advances are now tiny for novelists and Whichever route someone takes into novel writing, the key is a print journalism is being squeezed by free online content. So which strong desire to write. AD Miller, author and Britain editor on The is the more viable career? The answer may lie not in attempting to Economist, published his first book Snowdrops earlier this year. “The predict the future of print but in looking at its past. Newspapers first world’s full of people who’d like to write a book,” Miller says. “But appeared in the 1600s, books have been around since ancient times. don’t do it unless you really want to. The idea is the hardest bit, then And therein, perhaps, lies the moral of this tale. after that you have to think about the actual business of writing. Journalism definitely prepared me well. But you have to think your Not such a novel idea Six big names of the past who started out in the newsroom George Eliot (1819-1880) Eliot, whose real name was Mary Ann Evans, began writing for the Westminster Review, a radical journal, in 1850. She later became its editor, putting her at the heart of literary society at the time. Her first novel, Adam Bede, was published in 1859 to great success. This was followed by Middlemarch (1872), and The Mill on the Floss (1860). Photo: the Guardian Journo: Mark Twain Mark Twain (1835-1910) River boat pilot, soldier and journalist. Twain tried his hand at all these careers before writing novels. Twain left school to work as a printer’s apprentice for the Missouri Courier in 1847. He went on to work for a string of papers including the San Francisco Call and published his most famous work, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, in 1876. Photo: the Guardian Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Although best known for door stoppers like Great Expectations and Bleak House, Dickens began his writing career penning parliamentary stories for The Mirror of Parliament, The True Sun and The Morning Chronicle. Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) Maupassant was a poet and short story writer at the heart of Parisian literary life. But he also worked as a journalist and editor. His most well-known work, Bel Ami, tells the story of a corrupt journalist’s rise from lowly reporter to the upper circles of society. Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) In his journalistic career Hemingway covered the Greek Reporter: Charles Dickens Revolution and the Spanish Civil War. The Spanish conflict provided the back-drop for his novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls. His sparse writing style, it has been argued, stems from his work as a journalist and short story writer. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. Graham Greene (1904 – 1991) Greene was working as a sub-editor at The Times when his first novel, The Man Within, was published. It sold so well that Greene left his job to become a full-time novelist. Unfortunately his next two books were commercial failures but these were soon followed by A Gun for Sale (1936) and Our Man in Havana (1958), before his most famous work, Brighton Rock was published in 1938. Additional research by Helen Stuart, Nikki Osman, Sophie Monks Kaufman, Emma Dibdin and Katherine Button XCITY 0 4 5 [features] The Twit Awards The votes are in, the Twitterati wait with bated breath. Miranda Thompson reveals the top Twits of the year W elcome to the inaugural Twit Awards, the only awards ceremony dedicated to the British journalists who clog up our Twitter timelines on a minuteby-minute basis. The judging panel witnessed outstanding dedication to the cause of 140 character updates. Nominees were compiled using a variety of criteria: activity online, prominence in their field and quality of published content. After intensive voting on the XCity website, we’re proud to reveal the Twits of 2011. To view the shortlist of nominees for the Twit Awards, go to x-citymagazine.com Grumpy Old Man Award for Best Male Columnist 2011 The Devil Wears Prada Award for Best Magazine Editor Jo Elvin, editor, Glamour, @jo_elvin TWITTER star Elvin is the consummate example of an editor interacting with their readers, boasting tens of thousands of followers and tweets to celebrities we can only read about in the magazine. Judges enjoyed her comprehensive coverage of life in the Glamour office, from free cakes to fashion week highlights. Giles Coren, columnist The Times @gilescoren OPINION brims from every one of Coren’s tweets. He’ll produce 140 characters of venom if he thinks the Guardian have been inappropriate in their publication of an ill-timed Lily Allen interview post-miscarriage – or equally, wax lyrical on cricket. Everything you’d want from one of Britain’s best broadsheet columnists. Loose Women Award for Best Female Columnist Grace Dent, columnist, the Guardian @gracedent IS IT fair to say part of Dent’s print popularity is due to her phenomenal online presence? With ever-present Twitter activity, she goes above and beyond her call of duty as the Guardian’s TV columnist with cutting, spot-on commentary on prime-time viewing. 0 4 6 XCITY [features] Face for Radio Award for Best Broadcaster Photos of Coren, Dent, Elvin, James, the Queen: the Guardian; Photo of Wootton: News of the World Greg James, broadcaster, Radio 1, @gregjames JAMES perks up our afternoons on BBC Radio 1 and our Twitter timeline for the other 20 hours of the day. Choice music selections from the front line of radio are mixed in with viral video content and banter from his blog. Wicked Whispers Award for Best Gossip “The Queen”, @Queen_UK OUR sovereign ruler isn’t simply Queen of all she surveys; her Twitter success has also made her monarch of the internet. With an acerbic running commentary on the latest in UK and international affairs, should Elizabeth II ever genuinely set up her own account, one feels it wouldn’t be quite as good. The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing Award for Best Twimitation Outstanding Dedication to Twitter & Soapbox Award for Best News Anchor Dan Wootton, showbiz editor, News of the World, @danwootton WOOTTON is worth following just for his late Saturday night splashes on the News of the World’s latest celebrity exclusives, but you can always find snippets of scandals strewn elsewhere in his timeline. Those with an insatiable appetite for gossip should refer to his long-running feud with Katie Price. Samira Ahmed, presenter and reporter for Channel 4 News, @SamiraAhmedUK DRAWN from the Tweeter who received the most votes of all nominees, Ahmed easily shrugged off her rivals, claiming three times the number of votes of her nearest competitor. Watch her timeline to see the newscaster in action as she collects information to update or break stories, as well as chatting back to keen followers. We’re proud to present this award to a City alumna who has shown real prowess in her field, both in the newsroom and online. XCITY 0 4 7 [features] Critical Dismissed as obsolete and under threat from bloggers - is criticism on its last legs? Elizabeth Davis and Emma Dibdin talk to four leading critics to get the diagnosis Peter Bradshaw Film critic, the Guardian I’VE BEEN reading versions of ‘the death of the critic in the internet age’ for years. The explosion of online criticism happened at the same time as a lot of US papers laid off film critics, so people made a connection between the two. But dead tree critics are still around and doing fine – the whole thing reminds me of the ‘paperless office’ people were predicting about ten years ago. It never transpired, and I think the ‘critic-less universe’ is similar. Critics have discovered that they themselves are now eligible for criticism, and they’re furious about it. Criticism’s been a one-party state – we’re Hosni Mubarak figures, furious to find that anybody wants to attack us, because we don’t get attacked. But now all our stuff ’s online, and any blogger or reader can get stuck in. I’m always amused by how few critics see the irony – they say things like “Who are these people? What credentials have they got?”, which is what performers have been saying about critics for centuries. There was a time when the critic’s role was to be an expert, with lots of factual knowledge, painstakingly accumulated after years in the business. Now anybody with two brains cells to rub together can go onto Wikipedia or IMDB and be an ‘expert’. ‘’ Being a nerd is great, but you have to be interested in other things Photo: Guardian Newspaper 0 4 8 XCITY My job isn’t to tell people how to spend their money – I hate that idea of being some sort of consumer guide. Fuck you, I’m not a consumer guide! My job is to provide a bit of stimulus. You’ve got to be a good writer, you’ve got to be readable and funny and stimulating, and you’ve got to be interested in things besides the cinema. Being a nerd is great, but you have to be interested in other things, and the problem with some bloggers is that they’re not. Critics are one of the most uncritical types of writer – they eat up what’s put in front of them every week, and give it a thumbs up or a thumbs down. You’ve got to try and seek out stuff that’s off the beaten track, without being willfully obscure. I mean, who cares what you think of Inception? I like the idea of being an evangelist for something good which people might not hear about otherwise. [features] Condition Tom WE LIVE in a culture that is over-hyped. Criticism is a contradictory form to a culture that is constantly saying that things are better than they are. The one obvious difference between criticism on the radio and in other media is that it’s always a dialogue. So you have that sense of contradiction and of an argument having to be made. A forceful piece of criticism in print form is supposed to be an unadulterated personal response to a piece. It can’t be the same on radio because you need to argue your case. Of course it’s not very often that people actually change their mind on air, but it does happen. ‘’ Sutcliffe Presenter of Saturday Review, Radio 4 What’s unnerving about net criticism is how good it is Radio XCITY Photo: BBC I don’t think radio criticism has changed a lot. Saturday Review has been going about 12 years now and one of the things I like is that it’s a simple form. It’s a heightened version of a conversation you would have with a friend. I used to work on Kaleidoscope, when it still existed before becoming Front Row. It went out much later in the evening and that enabled you to do live reviews. You would literally have somebody coming out of the theatre, straight into the radio car and doing a review down the line to the presenter. There was an immediacy that has, to a certain extent, disappeared. Criticism in general doesn’t enjoy the high status that it did maybe 15 years ago, particularly in newspapers. But I’m still trying to work out what impact the internet’s had. One thing that I find unnerving about internet criticism is how good a lot of it is. There are people out there who are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about film, and an extraordinarily high level of debate once you’ve sifted through the chaff. People like the sense of being part of a conversation, feeling that a work of art doesn’t drop into a void but sends these ripples out. The best criticism is a really good ripple. People think of it – I think wrongly – as a functionary thing, to let you know whether you want to buy that record, go and see that film. It isn’t, it’s a version of the pleasure of listening to that record and seeing that film, and it’s an amplification of that pleasure when it really works. 0 4 9 [features] Terri Paddock Editorial director, What’s On Stage.com PROFESSIONAL criticism won’t ever die out but it will be incredibly difficult to make a living from it. People want content in whatever form, for free. Criticism in newspapers and magazines is being challenged by the sheer volume of material available on the internet. I don’t think [non-professional material] will ever replace proper criticism – but it’s not an either/or anymore and it never will be again. The internet has resulted in a huge proliferation of information sources. You don’t just rely on reading one review now – it’s a constant barrage, a spectrum of opinion. And the growth of social media over the past 12 to 18 months adds a completely different dimension again. Something like half of all theatre tickets are sold online and that’s basically what changes a producer’s mind. So theatres have really embraced the internet – but I don’t think they necessarily get it all – a lot of them are still very sceptical about social media. We’ve definitely had our battles over the years about things on our forum and a lot of old-school producers have thought that the user reviews and comments should be something that you can control. We’ve moved beyond that now. What’s On Stage.com was started by Emap online and my partner David and I acquired the site from them in late 1999. It’s a hybrid: we’re a mixed ecology of professional critics and writers, knowledgeable volunteer contributors and a huge spectrum of reader contributions. Our first user review was posted in 2000 and since then we have published 27,574. By new media standards we are old media now, and we are seen as very established by the bloggers because we have a professional critic in Michael Coveney – who lots of people love to loathe. The small clique of professional theatre critics know Michael and myself very well and I’m a member of the Critics’ Circle. But the nature of criticism is changing. A critic’s voice is now just one of myriad voices. Nobody – certainly not the critics – thinks anymore that critics have all the power. But a reviewer who knows their stuff should always have a place. Online 0 5 0 XCITY Boyd Hilton TV & reviews editor, Heat CRITICISM has a kind of retroactive power in the film business. Transformers 2 was universally panned, and now the director and most of the cast are admitting it was shit, though at the time they got quite offended. I bet you if they do another Sex and the City film – and they will – they’ll all go on about how they’ve learned from the second one. Critics together can have a real impact, but it’s a delayed response, after a consensus has formed about something. The main effect Twitter has had is that as a critic, you want to get your response out there immediately. The funny thing with TV is that they don’t embargo – they’ll send you a preview DVD and don’t give a damn if you mention it on Twitter, whereas the film world has enormously strict embargoes. That’s something they are going to have to think about – often there’s a screening of a big film and it’s really good, and the critics want to tweet about it but can’t. It happened last year with The Social Network. A critic absolutely needs to have knowledge of their subject. Editors often think they can just throw TV reviews at anybody who watches telly, but the great critics are the ones who absolutely love and know about television. It’s rarer with film criticism to see someone who doesn’t have that knowledge, although on tabloids you do get a lot of ‘celebrity’ reviewers – Alex Zane on The Sun is clearly there because he’s a, quote unquote, celeb. In the internet age, there are just more voices to pay attention to. A fifteen-year-old film fan is just as likely to be swayed by the opinion of their favourite blogger or website as they are by what we say or what Empire says. You have to take the readership into account when writing for a magazine. I might happily criticise a show on the radio which I’ve given four stars to in print, and people don’t understand that. All I’m doing with a four star preview in Heat is saying “Look, this is a show you [our reader] are probably interested in, which does what it does perfectly well,” but when it comes to the radio that’s my own opinion. I sometimes fill in for Mark Kermode on Five Live, which is a brilliant thing to be asked to do. He’s got such a huge, loyal fan base, so I get a lot of complaints and negativity on Twitter afterwards. I don’t blame them – I’d miss him too! Magazine [features] Life after death Far from being the death knell of a journalist’s career, obituary writing breathes life into newspapers, discovers Daniel Masoliver A lan Rusbridger called me down to his office and said he was moving me. I asked him where to, and he said obituaries. ‘You bastard,’ I said, ‘after all we’ve gone through together you’re going to stick me on obituaries.’” But Ian Mayes, now associate editor at the Guardian, was not being punished. Rusbridger was entrusting the then arts editor, who had helped him launch both g2 and Guardian Weekend, with a task that would help a struggling paper assert its place among its broadsheet rivals. Tucked away inside the printed pages, the obituaries are at the heart of the quality press in Britain and are a staple part of the newspaper diet. The obituary today is the hallmark of a serious paper, and helps to set the broadsheets apart from their tabloid counterparts. In the Guardian, up until 1995, obituaries had been rather unhappily accommodated in the lively and irreverent features section that was g2. But as part of a major overhaul of the paper, they were moved into the main pages, with Mayes overseeing the transformation. Mayes recalls: “Rusbridger wanted to move them into the broadsheet and make them look as though they were competitors to the obituaries pages of the other broadsheets. It is, in the end, another page in the newspaper and up for comparison with a page performing a similar function in its rivals.” In 1986, the obituary suddenly became the season’s must-have section. In that one year, the obituary went from being a dull report of a person’s death, to a full and entertaining celebration of a life. The established (but boring) obituaries pages of The Daily Telegraph were revitalised by Hugh Massingberd, who introduced anecdote and character to obituaries. He is also largely responsible for the development of ‘the code’, the famous euphemisms of obituary. Raging drunks were ‘convivial’; ‘never married’ could simply mean that someone never married, or that they spent a lifetime cruising the public toilets of the free world. Meanwhile over at the newly formed Independent, the paper’s first editor, Andreas Whittam Smith, judged right from the start that the obituaries would be an important and necessary part of their paper if they were going to present themselves successfully as an intelligent upmarket broadsheet. For the first time, photographs were added to obituaries – not just the head-and-shoulders shots of old, but illustrations of a person’s life and career; actors on film sets, musicians on tour, soldiers at war. The obituaries pages of these papers gained in popularity almost immediately, forcing The Times and eventually the Guardian under Rusbridger to adapt theirs accordingly. But why are people so interested in reading about the deaths of others? The classic caricature of the obit reader is of someone of a certain age who skips to the obituaries page every morning to check that they’re not on it. But the reality, according to obituaries researcher Dr Nigel Starck – described by the Guardian as “the acknowledged world expert on the obituarist’s craft” – is quite different. Isn’t it just older people who read obituaries? “That’s who reads newspapers now,” says Dr Starck. “Yes, it’s the greying readership who will turn to the obituaries first – and a significant number of people do turn to that section first – but obituaries have a good general readership. And anyway, even younger readers get old.” An obituary follows someone’s death, but above all else it is a celebration of that person’s life. So for Dr Starck, “the bald unadorned curriculum vitae, just a list of facts with no life springing through the lines at all,” is an insult to the art of the obituary, and to the life lived. Instead: “Make the person come back to life on the page. Make the reader think, ‘well, I didn’t know that person, but I wish I had.”’ People who in many cases have been out of the public eye for 20 years reappear on the obituaries pages. Tim Bullamore, award-winning obituary writer for The Telegraph, relishes these occasions, because they provide an opportunity not just to remind people of a life, but to retell a forgotten story. “Obituaries are like a drip-feed of 20th century history – you can get a daily dose, and over the course of two or three years have a good idea of what happened over the last hundred. Newspapers would be much poorer without them.” So while newspapers continue to adapt and prepare for an uncertain future, the place of the obituary at least is under no threat. As Ian Mayes says: “There have been enormous changes, but as long as newspapers survive, the obituaries pages will exist. You don’t go into journalism wanting to be an obits editor, but you do realise that it’s an absolutely fascinating job – in the fullness of time.” The Obituarist’s Code The late, great obituarist Hugh Massingberd realised that it was best not to be too blunt about certain aspects of a subject’s character and so the obituarist’s code was born. Here’s a short guide: Didn’t suffer fools gladly – Total git Relished physical contact – Sadist Enjoyed the single life – Tart Tireless raconteur – Utter bore Gave colourful accounts of his exploits – Liar Uncompromisingly direct ladies man – Flasher XCITY 0 56 91 [features] The Kill switch A t 12.34am on 28 January 2011 the idea of a world without internet moved from Die Hard fantasy to reality. Egyptians woke in the morning to online blackout. Three days earlier protestors had been frantically co-ordinating the demonstrations against the Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak via Twitter using the tag #Jan25 – the name of a realtime feed – to rally opposition. But on 25 January, Twitter went dead. Hours later the texts stopped too. “I couldn’t believe everything had been cut off,” recalls Alex Hands, artistic director of film organisation Land in Focus, based in Cairo at the time. “I could see the reasoning when [the regime] shut off Facebook and Twitter because that was the source of the revolt, but everything? It seemed so desperate.” There has been partial censorship in countries such as Burma, where the junta severed internet and telephone links as blogs and videos captured violent events in September 2007, and Libya where the internet was down for six hours during protests on 18 February. But this total blackout is unprecedented. It puts Egypt on a par with North Korea whose citizens have never been allowed internet access. If Egypt can do it, why not here? Does the UK have a ‘kill switch’? And if we were forced offline how would we fare? “Egypt was a very good demonstration of how this could happen in the UK,” says Dr Ian Brown, expert on public policy issues at the Oxford Internet Institute. “Both technically and organisationally it could happen.” In Egypt, total severance boiled down to co-ordination and might as the Egyptian government ordered the majority of their 10 internet service providers (ISPs) to block networks. “It’s easier to do this in regimes where they can strong-arm companies and the ISPs which might be under state control,” explains Graham Cluley, technology consultant at computer security firm Sophos. The same could happen on our shores. “Each ISP [such as BT] could nominate a contact that the Government could order to switch off.” says Brown. While Egypt only has 10 ISPs, the UK has over 200. Strongarming 200 ISPs would be a more complex operation. Alternatively the system could be unplugged at LINX – the London Internet Exchange – which handles 80 per cent of the UK’s internet traffic, according to Professor Peter Sommer, computer forensics expert at the London School of Economics. “It would be like putting roadblocks in all major motorways,” says Shane Richmond, head of technology at The Daily Telegraph. “Eventually you could divert and connect somewhere else, but you could effectively shut down a nation this way, especially in a 0 5 2 XCITY dictatorship.” One piece of legislation that would enable the British government to hit that kill switch is the 2004 Civil Contingencies Act. If the Queen declares a state of national emergency, the act would allow the government emergency powers in extraordinary situations. But surely no democratic state would stand for this? Surprisingly the US recently came close to allowing internet severance. Lawmakers had been drafting legislation which would have granted authority to the President to activate the kill switch in the event of a national emergency – a hangover from a law passed in 1942 when President Roosevelt was given power to shut down telegraph and telephone networks. Overwhelming opposition meant the bill has been re-drafted. If the idea of an off button is a government’s dream, it could also be their nightmare. Instead of protecting the country from cyber attacks, security expert Graham Cluley believes government control of the ‘kill switch’ would have a contrary effect. “That big red button would be a prime target for hackers.” So it is technically possible – but what would the societal consequences be? Professor Peter Sommer is unequivocal: “You would stop the country from functioning in any shape or form”. He argues that isolating us from the international community would be absolutely crippling for our position as a developed country. “You would kill the economic, cultural and commercial framework, and international companies essential to the economic fabric of the UK. It absolutely does not work. Full stop,” Sommer says. “You’ll just kill the country.” The way that the internet has grown means that isolating individuals, hospitals and government departments essential to keeping the country going in an emergency, would be impossible. “This is worse than shooting yourself in the foot,” says Sommer. “It’s like saying you’re a doctor and have a patient who’s ill. You say you want to stop the illness, and you kill the patient.” The idea of a perfect kill switch also overlooks the power of human ingenuity and spirit. It can also backfire by preventing the authorities from keeping an electronic eye on opponents. In Cairo, Alex Hands believes, the communications blackout had the opposite effect of what it set out to do. “These measures came in to make people fearful. It backfired completely because it made people even more resolved to fight against the regime.” Photo: the Guardian Total internet blackout in the UK. Is it closer than we think? Helena Lee reports [listings] Alumni Listings 2011 XCITY 0 5 3 [listings] Listings Entries are arranged by year. We do our best to keep our files up to date and accurate. If you have moved jobs please contact the alumni office at firstname.lastname@example.org 1977 0 1978 Diploma Diploma Sarah Bayliss South London Press; assistant editor, Times Education Supplement; editor, Times Education Supplement Friday magazine Terry Dignan Sheffield Morning Telegraph; Independent Radio News; A Week in Politics, On the Record, BBC TV; reporter, editor, Westminster Hour, BBC Radio 4 Nigel Dudley Middle East Economic Digest; Financial Weekly; The Daily Telegraph; chief leader writer, Middle East finance, The European; freelance Steve Howell Redbridge Guardian; relationship counsellor Peter Kendell South Wales Evening Post; Western Mail; public affairs director, British Rail; PR director, European Passenger Services; PA director, Eurostar International; communications consultant; international communications manager, Brent Council Sue Landau Hornsey Journal; City News; Investors Chronicle; equities correspondent, Reuters (Paris) Jacky Law South Western Star; Sutton Herald; Medical Economics; freelance; associate editor, Scrip; author Mark Newham Financial Times European Energy Report; freelance Francesca Robinson My Weekly; Exeter Weekly News; Lincolnshire Echo; Sheffield Morning Telegraph; doctor, Hospital Doctor; freelance Jon Slattery Reporter, senior reporter, Lincolnshire Echo; reporter, Eastern News; senior reporter, news editor, deputy editor, Press Gazette; freelance media journalist; contributor, Press Gazette, Media Guardian, InPublishing, TheMediaBriefing; blogger Patrick Smith Book researcher; Modern Africa; editor, Africa Confidential; freelance, Media Guardian, Press Gazette, The Journalist; external examiner, London College of Communication Steve Williams Hastings Observer; Maritime Magazine; Brighton & Hove Express; freelance Robin Wills Northampton Chronicle & Echo; BRMB Radio; residential social worker, Islington Council; the Guardian; freelance (Athens, Mumbai); BBC World Service; psychiatric social worker, Tower Hamlets Council and freelance, BBC World Service Jane Adkins (née Farrow) Assistant editor, Print Buyer and Print and Promotion; assistant editor, British Printer; editor, Packaging; editor, Computer Games and System Retailer; press officer, Laings Construction; senior account director, ADPR Richard Alcock Yorkshire Evening Press; Yorkshire Post; sub editor, the Guardian David Brindle Coventry Evening Telegraph; Financial Times; editor, Guardian Society; public services editor, the Guardian Nikolaus Creutzfeldt Unknown Jaqueline Cuthill Lothian Courier Lucilla Deane Unknown Laura Dixon (née Pasternack) Richmond & Twickenham Times Pamela Glover Kentish Times; Andre Deutsch; PR, church co-ordinator, book centre managing director, resource and communication director, All Souls Church Alex Graham Bradford Telegraph & Argus; reporter, London Weekend Television; researcher, producer, The Media Show, Diverse Productions; editor, joint managing director, chief executive, Wall to Wall Media Ian Graham Assistant editor, Electronics Today International; deputy editor, Which Video; freelance; author Caroline Handley (née Thompson) Peterborough Evening Telegraph; Woman; Daily Mail; Sunday Express; Woman’s Own; freelance; ghost writer Askold Krushelnycky South London Press; The Sunday Telegraph; Mail on Sunday; assistant foreign editor, Sunday Times; South Africa correspondent, Sunday Express; correspondent, The European; chief correspondent, editor, The Kyiv Post (Ukraine); senior correspondent, The Daily Telegraph; Radio Free Europe; Radio Liberty (Prague); The Independent; Chicago Tribune; freelance Adam Mayers Plymouth Evening Herald; Western Evening Mail; business editor, Hamilton Spectator; Toronto Star; TV commentator, senior editor, thestar.com Mary Moloney Surrey Advertiser; Irish Times; Evening Press (Dublin); Irish Times Diana Muir Yorkshire Evening Post; producer, director of factual programmes, Yorkshire Television; freelance producer and director 5 4 XCITY Jon Slattery Job Freelance media journalist and blogger Course Diploma, 1977 What is your favourite memory of City? We were the first year, so it didn’t have much tradition – it was a bit unknown. I enjoyed the practical side of it because we were used to writing 5,000 word essays and we needed to know how to write 300 word stories. What has been the proudest moment of your career? I’d just started at Press Gazette and had a tip from somebody that Eddie Shah was going to launch Today newspaper. It was a big, exclusive story and our front page – with my byline – was used in The Sunday Times. That was exciting. Why did you start your blog? Because I was interested in new technology and it was very clear at the time that things were changing. I did a new media course and started my blog just to put that into practice. It’s hard to judge whether it’s a success or not because there’s no financial side to it, but on the other hand, there’s no loss to it either. What do you predict for the future of journalism? Part of journalism is just serendipity and I’ve got a feeling that might all fragment. The skill of a newspaper is to put all sorts of stuff together, so an Arsenal fan who buys the local paper in Islington to find out about the match will find out about a major problem in their health service by looking at the front page. Where would you like to be in 25 years? I’ll be 85 so I’d like to be at the old folks’ home for journalists in Dorking, run by the Journalists’ Charity. Mind you, it might be full of people going ‘Oh, did I tell you about that scoop I got?’ I wouldn’t mind keeping up my blogging too – as long as I’m not too ranty. 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course leader, West Kent College; freelance health writer and editor Dermot Murnaghan Coventry Evening Telegraph; Business Programme, Breakfast Programme, ITN; breakfast presenter, BBC; presenter, Sky News Anne Peacock Surrey Advertiser; ILR County Sound; First Edition, BSkyB; senior producer, Any Questions, Any Answers, Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4 Sue Rylance Lincoln Echo; Hampstead & Highgate Express; Plus Magazine; editor, TV Times; editor, group editor, TV & Satellite Week; director of ipctx; freelance editorial consultant; commercial and editorial director, Global Listings Angela Smith Business Programme, Channel 4; BBC Educational TV; Tyne Tees TV Periodical Karina Bliss Hilal International; author Louise Bromley Medical News; General Practitioner; Bullet Communications; mother Georgina Brown (née Simon) Accountancy Age; The Magazine; The Independent; theatre critic, Mail on Sunday Alejandrina Catalano Contributing editor, Estates Gazette; freelance Simon Crompton Therapy Weekly; Health Service Journal; Professional Social Work; medical editor, Body and Soul, freelance, The Times; freelance health writer Stephen DiBasio Safety and Fire News; Kilburn Times Richard Evans Euromoney; presenter, Everard Davy Job Senior broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield Course Radio, 1982 What has been your proudest moment of your career? It’s all fish and chips, isn’t it? Broadcasting and journalism – it seems important at the time and then afterwards it really doesn’t seem that important at all. I also do a little cartoon for the BBC staff newspaper every week and this morning I was just finishing it off and I thought: my proudest moment is this moment. The work I’m doing now. It’s no good resting on your laurels and thinking, ‘wasn’t it great in 1993’. Your next bulletin has got to be your best bulletin. What is your favourite memory of your time at City? I remember the radio tutor fondly. He was an old retired chap – Erich Stadlen – who had worked for the BBC World Service and he was so old he could remember when they would play out interviews on wax discs rather than on tape, but he was very wise. The one thing he said early on was “The thing about good radio is the pictures.” People who speak in pictures are much more interesting than people who speak in facts. What do you enjoy about local radio? It’s hands on. You’re given quite a dose of freedom and there’s nobody telling me what to do – as long as I don’t break too many rules. They talk about radio being teamwork but really, it’s just me. 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Daily Mail; deputy editor, The Independent Gordon Boreland Nottingham Evening Post; UK News; PR, Miles Communication Group; PR, Altisidora Peter Craig Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph; assistant news editor, Grimsby Telegraph Susan Crawford Reporter, The House Magazine; news reporter, The Docklands Recorder; feature writer, news reporter, Daily Star; feature writer,The Sun; features editor, Daily Express; deputy editor, Sunday People; freelance; author Sarah Crewe EMAP; Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press; Gloucester Citizen; freelance Debra Davidson Newham Recorder; London News Network; LWT; features editor, deputy editor, London Today, London Tonight; producer, editor, This Morning, Granada TV; freelance Philip Daws Exeter Express & Echo; BBC Radio Devon; PR, Image Makers Elizabeth Grindrod Sheffield Star; freelance PR; deputy director, international office, Sheffield University Thomas Gordon Director, Altisidora Tim Heritage Reuters (Moscow, London, Warsaw, Belgrade, Brussels, Jerusalem); bureau chief; Reuters (Jerusalem, Israel and Palestinian Territories, France) Stuart Jeffries Hampstead & Highgate Express; Birmingham Post & Mail; Paris correspondent, features writer, the Guardian, The Observer Melanie Jennings (née Knight) Coventry Evening Telegraph; mother Justyn Jones Southern Evening Echo; Western Mail; ITN; producer; Small World Productions James Meek Northampton Chronicle Echo; The Scotsman; Moscow correspondent; religious affairs editor, science correspondent, features writer, the Guardian; novelist John Mullin Morning News; The Independent; the Guardian; deputy editor, The Scotsman; executive editor, Waheda al Mikdadi Job Freelance opinion and feature writer Course International, 1983 Did you enjoy your time at City? It was a very intensive course, but it went smoothly. I remember staying long hours. We didn’t have any computers yet because they were just being introduced to the press. One memorable moment I had was meeting Sir Edward Heath. Did you always want to be a journalist? I’m more of a writer than a journalist now. I have reported enough of the outside world so I am turning to my inner world: my thoughts and dreams. I’m in the early stages of writing a book on natural health and I seem to be slipping into novel and poetry writing territory. What have you been most proud of in your career? I received the Dubai award for journalism in 2001 for my work as health editor at Sayidaty magazine. Reporting from London meant that I was seeing brilliant discoveries going on all the time and reporting these to the Arab world was phenomenal. How do you think journalism has changed in the past 25 years? When I was at City, I hoped for a more objective and less stereotypical portrayal of the Middle East; it was depressing. The 1982 massacres of Sabra and Shatela Palestinian refugee camps were a turning point. It’s much more balanced now. 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health press secretary, Scottish office; freelance; DFEE Philip Sherwell Liverpool Echo; The Daily Telegraph (Manchester, London, Berlin, Bangkok); Daily Express (New York); chief foreign affairs correspondent, The Sunday Telegraph Janice Turner East Anglian Daily Times; Take a Break; The Sun; Mail on Sunday; editor, That’s Life; editor, Real Magazine; freelance, the Guardian; columnist and feature writer, The Times Giovanni Ulleri Inside Housing Magazine; Face the Facts, BBC Radio 4; World in Action; The Big Story, ITV; Tonight with Trevor MacDonald, Granada TV; Investigate Reports (US TV); Dispatches; Real Story; Panorama; partner, Popkorn Films Michael Williams Freelance; New Scientist; trainee, BBC; World at One, BBC; BBC Newsnight; foreign affairs reporter, The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; freelance, BBC Radio Periodical Douglas Amrine Time-Life Books; Wine Magazine; Dorling Kindersley; Inside Guides; Publisher, EyeWitness Travel; publisher, Travel Guides, Dorling Kindersley Tom Aston Channel 4 Daily; Visnews; Gemini; Sunday Express; freelance; researcher, Free Tibet campaign Jon Steafel Job Deputy editor, Daily Mail Course Newspaper, 1983 Why did you want to get into journalism? Youthful idealism and a conviction that I’d find other professions boring. I wanted to be a sports writer – and I got there. [1986-1987] Senator’s press officer; children’s charity Myrto Markidou-Selipa Philelertheros; Selides (Cyprus) Ejor Ndifon Postgraduate studies, Granonee (Lagos) Sophie O’Neill BBC TV; health magazine (Paris); died 1989 Ruby Ofori Women’s Focusing; police press officer, UN peacekeeping mission (Ethiopia, Eritrea); editor, All Africa; documentary production Clare Ogilvie-Turner Pulse; British Direct Television; The Province (Vancouver); senior reporter, CanWest; senior reporter, The Province; editor, Pique News Savvas Paritsis Freelance; builder appraisals, DEGW Architects; cartoonist and film researcher; film editor; online editor, Postworks NY Prasanna Probyn Freelance,Asian Times, Hansib Publications; film researcher; marketing officer, Middlesex University; homoeopath Fernando Rodrigues Correspondent, political columnist, Folha de Sao Paulo (New York, Tokyo, Washington, Brasilia) Howard Rombough Creative Review; editor, Voyager; PR director, Campbell Gray Hotels Linda Sills Researcher, assistant producer, CBC; producer, BBC World Newsroom; documentary producer; senior producer, Hard Talk, BBC; UCLA Film School; documentary producer, senior producer, BBC JohnWani Simon Radio Juba (Sudan) Sven Gunnar Simonsen Altaposten; Verdens Gang; Nordisk Ostforum; Dagbladet; Dagens Naeringsliv; University of Oslo; book review editor, Journal of Peace Research; senior researcher, International Peace Research Institute Alhaji Tanko Ghana News Agency Ulf Thorsson Analyst (Sweden) Sebastian Usher Freelance (Saudi Arabia); correspondent, BBC World Media; BBC World Service Ioannis Zografos Athens News Agency; Europe People’s Party, European Parliament; press officer, European Parliament What has been your proudest moment in your career? There’s no single moment, but genuine highlights include the Mail’s campaign for Stephen Lawrence and our exposé of Chérie Blair and Peter Foster. Plus every opportunity I get to edit the paper. What are your hopes and fears for the future of journalism? I hope for a robust survival of a vigorous, sceptical, independent and profitable print industry which works hand-in-hand with equally successful online media. I fear though that we’ll have just four or five national newspapers and that regional papers will all but disappear and opportunities for young would-be journalists will dry up. Where would you like to be in 25 years? In the south of France, reading English newspapers in the sunshine. 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PR consultant; freelance Debbie-Sue Nicholls Birmingham Post and Mail Patrick O’Flynn Hull Daily Mail; Birmingham Post; deputy political editor, Sunday Express; chief political correspondent, chief political commentator, Daily Express Gabrielle O’Neill Western Morning News; BBC Radio News; producer, The Today programme, BBC Radio 4; BBC The Record Europe (Brussels) Tim Prizeman PR, Touche Ross; head of PR, Arthur Andersen; managing director, Kelso Consulting Danny Shaw Trainee, BBC News; BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat; BBC Radio 5 Live; The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; home affairs correspondent, BBC News Valerie Small Hospital Medicine; GP (Jamaica) Jonathan Ungoed-Thomas Eastern Anwar Iqbal Job Washington correspondent, Dawn Course International, 1985 Do you have any regrets in your career? I am not proud of interviewing Osama bin Laden, but talking to him did help me understand the phenomenon that led to 9/11. That’s why I am among those Muslims who never doubted that al-Qaeda was behind 9/11. I thought they were planning to do something like this and executed their plan as soon as they got the chance to do so. What was your dream job when you were studying? I wanted to work for an international news organisation as a foreign correspondent [which I did] – this allowed me to visit and work in more than a dozen countries. In 1989, I covered the withdrawal of the Soviet forces from Afghanistan for Chicago Tribune. I was a Pakistani, working for an American news organisation in a Soviet-controlled city at a time when the Soviet troops were leaving the country. It was risky, as the UN people used to tell me, but I enjoyed it. We didn’t have much access to Afghan officials but a French journalist did. The good thing about him was that he got drunk every evening and would leave behind copies of his dispatches, which allowed us to have an indirect insight into the official thinking at least. What has been your proudest moment of your career? I don’t know about proudest, but there are several that I look back on with satisfaction. Meeting Nelson Mandela is one. I am also happy to be the first Pakistani journalist to have a one-on-one interview with a US president, and I am lucky that it was Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the United States. But my best interview was with a beggar outside a court in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, who saved money to send his children to school. They abandoned him after they completed their education and got respectable jobs, but their cruelty did not make him bitter. 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My mum was always a big reader of newspapers and I soon became an avid reader. I’ve known I wanted to be a journalist since my early teens. What was your dream job while you were at City? I wanted to work on a national paper as a features writer. My first job was on the Peterborough Evening Telegraph as a reporter, but I later realised newspapers weren’t where I wanted to be. How does working on a magazine differ from a newspaper? It’s a much faster pace on a newspaper. You have more time to plan and think things through on a magazine. I prefer it on magazines because the working environment is much more enjoyable. I used to think I would end up on a national paper and never envisaged that I would take this route to magazines, but I’m really glad I did. 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deputy news editor, Peterborough Evening Telegraph; deputy editor, Rutland & Stamford Mercury and Citizen; The Milton Times Kristina Cooper Coventry Telegraph; Hansard; Wokingham Times; Weekly; Equity; Channel 4 Rebecca Sillis (née Main) PGCE; journalist, Linguist Haznews; teacher, Northolt High School; PR Stefan Stern Corporate Finance; International Management; The Money Programme, BBC; Industrial Society; features editor, Management Today; senior editor, Financial Times; dynamo.com; contributing editor, Human Resources Magazine; freelance, Financial Times; The Daily Telegraph; Management Today; management writer, Financial Times, director of strategy, Edelman Catharine Utley Satellite TV; freelance; own business Simon Wardell Arts Listing Agency; Listings Limited Simon Warr Publicity officer, City of Westminster Council; publicity officer, Olympic Delivery Authority; press officer, Home Office; PR, Ford Europe; global news manager, Cologne; communications director, Ford Broadcast Misbah Alvi Freelance; 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consultant, De Agostini/Phoebus Editions Ndidi Nkagbu Freelance; producer, LBC Eleanor Phillips Jane’s Defence [listings] Mail on Sunday Philip Smith Freelance producer and director, BBC, Channel 4, Oxford Films Dixi Stewart Chiltern Radio; Fox FM; BBC Radio 4; BBC GLR; Capital Radio; Talk Radio; senior producer, executive producer, deputy editor, BBC Radio 4 Lesley Taunton BBC Berkshire; Reuters Radio; BBC Radio 4 France International; Euronews; Radio Nacional de Espana Nicholas Thatcher BBC Parliamentary Unit; BBC East Midlands; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Mathew Tucker Freelance; BBC Radio Sussex, Southern Counties; Meridian TV; producer and director, South Bank Show, LWT Simon Watkins VNU Business Publications; banking editor, chief city correspondent, Mail on Sunday Caroline Wilson Radio Derby; lecturer in media studies, University of Central England 1992 International Hadyat Abiola Newswatch Tesfaye Alemu Ethiopian Geological Survey; Ethiopian Insurance Corporation Efi-Eftihia Alexandridou PR, Thessaloniki John Amoateng-Kantara Die Zeit TV (Hamburg, Berlin); 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Reuters Financial TV Atsuko Kato Freelance, Eikoku News Services; freelance (London); NNA (Japan); freelance interpreter, translator, journalist, consultant Janet Kerlin Associated Press (Boston, Providence); Brown News Service; copy editor, Providence Journal (Providence) Marie-Alvere Loyau-Kennett Freelance (Paris); administrator, Sheltered Housing Project Francisco Machado Audacia (Lisbon); freelance, Toga, Zaire; priest and missionary, Catholic Mission Malia Mattoch News reporter, Hawaii TV; news anchor, KHON (Honolulu) Andrew McEvoy Media manager, Tourism Victoria; executive director, Tourism Ballarat; deputy chief executive/marketing general manager, South Australian Tourist Board; director, Tourism Australia Adla Moukarzel Unknown Stephen Percy BBC World Service; Panos; FAZ (Rome); Deutsche Welle Radio (Cologne); deputy bureau chief, Dow Jones (Mumbai, London) Richard Tompsett Baltic Times (Estonia); Nation (Kenya); WENN; Haymarket Publications; WTN; senior producer, Associated Press TV News Catherine Waugh Press officer, UN Peter Weekes The Advocate (Barbados); died 1995 Shiang-Tze Yeh Daily Express; financial controller, Sabah Publishing House Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) Newspaper Kate Alderson The Times; died 1996 David Anderson Chester Chronicle; Deeside Chronicle; South Wales Echo; football writer, Press Association; football writer, boxing and football correspondent, Daily Mirror James Bethell The Sunday Times; The Independent; managing director, Ministry of Sound Media; manager, strategy and development team, head of new business, Capital Radio; Fiona Beckett Job Author and food journalist Course Periodical, 1989 What made you want to go into journalism? I went into food journalism because I was greedy! I’m really grateful to City. They took me on as a mature student, a single parent with two kids – that was really good of them. What is your favourite memory of life at City? We made a magazine called Grown Up, which was designed to be for the Saga generation. The cover – which caused a lot of consternation – was of an elderly couple snogging. I’m not sure the world was ready for that. Your book Beyond Baked Beans has had huge success. What inspired it? At the time it was written, student cookbooks were pretty dull. They were full of grotty recipes and it was an attempt to drag student cooking kicking and screaming into the 21st century. We’ve since made a compendium of the books and two of the students who were involved in that have gone on to become fully fledged food writers. That’s given me a lot of pleasure. What do you love about journalism? What’s great about being a journalist is that it’s great for people with a low boredom threshold. It really is never the same – I like the variety. 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writer, Die Zeit Andreas Cremer Market News International; economics and politics, automotive correspondent, Bloomberg Glynis Crook Freelance Agence France Presse, Environews, Deutsche Welle, Unesco, The Sunday Times, Radio France International, Deutsche Welle; producer, Midday Report, Primedia Trevor Cullen Author, Vatican Radio; press officer, Catholic Bishops Conference; Queensland University; head of journalism, Edith Cowan University (Perth) Stephan Finsterbusch Far East business correspondent, Franfurter Allgmeine Zeitung Chloe Fox Adelaide Advertiser; Unesco magazine; Elle International Online (Paris); Sources Magazine; SR Net Consulting; Unesco Paris; MP, Australian Labour Party Naglaa Ghali Business reporter Irena Gjuzelova Privatisation International; Associated Press; Bloomberg News Gilles Guillaume BBC World Service (France); Business FM; Reuters Catherine Guilyardi BBC World Service (France); freelance BBC, Radio France International, MK2 Productions Jan Gunnar Bru Sandnesposten (Norway); teaching, Hart Publications; editor, European Offshore Petroleum Newsletter; news editor, Statoil Jane Hamilton (née Hencher) Cornwall Standard (Ontario); Alumni Quarterly Magazine; president, See XCITY 0 6 9 [1991-1993] magazine; scriptwriter, Hollyoaks, Coronation Street, Eastenders Mark Rowe Grimsby Evening Telegraph; foreign desk, Daily Mail; freelance, writer, Independent on Sunday Sanjay Singhal Trainee, BBC; BBC World at One; senior producer, BBC Newsnight; development executive, BBC documentaries; series producer, BBC documentaries Alex Smith International Financing Review; European equities chief correspondent, bureau chief (Spain), equities editor, Reuters; bureau chief, news & television, Thomson Reuters Lucy Smy Citylines; editor, foreign desk, Financial Times; senior lecturer in journalism, Kingston University Harriet Swain Birmingham Post; deputy features editor, Times Higher Education; freelance, the Guardian, The Independent, Times Higher Education Supplement; freelance Rajeev Syal The Sunday Times; 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managing director, Parli-training Stephen Overell Morning Star; People Management; freelance, the Guardian, The Independent, Financial Times, Evening Standard; Financial Times; employment specialist; head of media, The Work Foundation Jonathan Paterson LBC; World at One, BBC Radio 4; Up All Night, BBC Radio 5 Live; BBC News (Washington); senior broadcast journalist, BBC; senior producer, BBC Newsnight; assignment editor, BBC Newsgathering Debora Robertson Features editor, Homes & Ideas; food editor, freelance food writer, Red; acting food editor at Waitrose Food illustrated and associate food editor, Red; food editor for Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall; freelance food writer, Red Lina Saigol The Guardian; Sunday Business; mergers and acquisitions correspondent, Financial Times Daniel Sevitt Telex Monitor Elisabeth Shackleton Hong Kong correspondent, Asia bureau chief, Screen International Jonathan Sides Granada TV Sports; video producer, managing director, Paul Doherty International Lydia Slater Feature writer, Daily Mail; 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BBC Southern Counties Radio; South TV; BBC news gathering; freelance media consultant; senior producer, BBC News Claire Gibson BBC Radio Suffolk; news editor, BBC Southern Counties Radio; regional network producer, BBC News Southern England; producer, BBC National News Rachel Gravesen (née Curtis) BBC Radio Sussex & Surrey; presenter and editor, CNBC Nordic Rachel Hermer Freelance; arts and music researcher, director, BBC TV Wales; editorial policy advisor, BBC; TV producer and director Lisa Hinton BBC Newsnight; The Digital Village Miranda Holt BBC Radio Scotland; World at One, BBC Radio 4; editor’s assistant, The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; assistant news editor, BBC Newsnight; assistant editor, Daily Politics, BBC News Christine Huff BBC Radio Sheffield Kate Linderholm Freelance, Asthma News, Mercia FM, BBC Radio Sheffield; district producer, BBC Doncaster and Rotherham; district producer and journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield Susannah Osborne Unknown Scott Solder Producer, reporter, LBC Radio; broadcast journalist, BBC News; assistant editor, BBC Radio 5 Live; breakfast programme editor, programme controller, LBC 97.3; communications consultant, You Need This; Editor, BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast, BBC Tiffani Spira (née Cave) BBC Radio Gloucestershire Christopher Whipp Reading and Cornwall Express; freelance Tracy Williams Beacon Radio Kamal Ahmed Job Business editor, The Sunday Telegraph Course Newspaper, 1991 What was your dream job while you were studying? We were all obsessed with which type of journalist we were going to be: a feature writer, a news writer etc. But when you leave, you realise that’s irrelevant; you want to be a journalist. All journalists are driven by finding out things that people wouldn’t otherwise know. What made you decide to go into journalism? The main thing is helping people negotiate the world around them and presenting the things you’ve found out to them in a way that entertains and informs. That’s why we all do what we do. Those aims have held true from battles with the students’ union at Leeds (where I did my undergraduate degree), to battles with the Government at The Observer when I was there, to battles with business people here. It’s all the same thing – trying to get to the truth. What do you predict for the future of journalism? I’ve always been a bit of an optimist and I believe print has more longevity than some people think. We’ve got a huge amount to do online, but this is still a robust business model. In this world of cacophony, people will need well-edited guides to the world around us and in a funny way, the increase in information actually makes our job more important. 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The working world of journalism is a wholly different environment to university. 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reporter, bureau chief, Bloomberg (Zurich); investing reporter, Bloomberg (Geneva) Zeng Shuping Publishing office, International Department of Ministry and Labour; editor, Chinese Trade Union Yvette Sitten The Sunday Times; Television Corporation of Singapore; Media Corp TV; producer, Wayward media Astri Sivertsen Microscope; news editor, Statoil ASA; web editor, Norwegian Polar Institute; freelance Santhra Somanath Freelance Mineko Takiguchi Lecturer Pemra Ulkumen Unknown Sandra Wolf Wolf Media Lounge Yuan Zhang Radio Beijing; Centre of Communication Research, University of Surrey [listings] Alex Dick-Read Freelance, Reuters and Associated Press (Caribbean); editor, The Surfer’s Path Sarah Ebner Trainee, Daily Express; feature writer, Daily Mail; researcher, producer, BBC Newsnight; features correspondent, Press Association; editor, Times Online Jeremy Ettinghausen Audio and ebook publisher, Penguin Sian Evans Metro; freelance Julia Gallagher New Statesman; New Times; freelance, Fabian Society; 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Organising the Australian National Journalism Conference in 2009. It took several months of sleepless nights to prepare, but it was worth all the effort. What made you want to go into journalism? I thought I could make a difference and focus attention on some important issues such as health and human rights. I’ve since created a website to assist those who are interested in media coverage of infectious diseases: www.aidsreporting.com What do you hope for in the next 25 years of journalism? I hope that investigative journalism survives and that journalism continues to have a role as the ‘Fourth Estate’; it should inform, challenge and expose what is deliberately hidden for political and personal gain. Why did you go into teaching journalism? I had been a teacher before and I suppose it was a natural tendency to share what journalistic knowledge and skills I had acquired over a 14 year period working in Southern Africa and Europe. 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Global Private Banking; FX Week; director of research, Scorpio Harriet Worthington (née Hanmer) Africa Analysis; probation officer; director, Equest Partnership Broadcast Stephen Baker BBC Essex; Press Association; The Independent Joshua Bashett Radio City FM; BBC Newsgathering; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Robin Brant Reporter, GWR FM; ITN News Direct; political correspondent, BBC Radio 1; correspondent, Feature Story News; reporter, political correspondent, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat; political correspondent, Malaysia correspondent, BBC News Sally Bundock (née Jackson) Freelance; producer and presenter Bloomberg TV; presenter, BBC World Business Report; producer Mark Chapman Announcer, BBC; sport and breakfast DJ, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 5 Live; presenter, BBC Final Score, BBC Radio 5 Live Colette Cooney Reporter, Meridian TV; reporter, BBC; producer, CNN; BBC Northampton Radio; tutor, City University Anne Dawson Manx Radio; broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Ulster; senior press officer, Federation of Small Businesses (Northern Ireland); media manager, Barnardo’s (Northern Ireland) Channah Durlacher Reporter, producer, RTL (Amsterdam); producer, news and current affairs, 2Vandaag; AVRO; mother Rachel Harries Channel One TV; video journalist, freelance, ITN; reporter and presenter, Meridian Emma Jefferson Freelance; BBC World Service; radio producer, news programme, British Forces; mother Beth Jones Broadcast journalist, BBC News 24; Eurovision on Location; Liquid News; BBC1 Newsround; BBC 0 7 6 XCITY Radio 5 Live; Kiss 100; BBC News 24 Joanna Kean BBC Southern Counties; freelance, Sky TV; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Louise Ann McMullen Radio 210 (Reading); newsreader, Radio Geneva Katherine Melandri GLR; senior broadcast journalist, BBC London Stephen Mort The Eagle; IRN; reporter, editor, Southern Bureau, Feature Story News Sean Napier News editor, Westsounds (Dumfries); freelance Rishaad Salamat Bloomberg Oonagh Smyth IFJC (Paris) Nigel Stevenson BBC Radio Stoke; producer, presenter, Bloomberg; APS Chartered Surveyors Rachelle Walton Southern Counties Radio; presenter, CNBC; freelance, BBC News 24 and BBC World Service 1997 International Rebecca Abecassis Executive editor, RTP International; Cable News Channel; international news editor, producer, SIC TV Mohammed Al-Harthi Managing director, editor-in-chief, Arrajol Gayle Alleyne The Nation (Barbados); Saunder-Franklyn Associates; senior sports writer, Royal Gazette Newspaper; medical relations officer, corporate communications manager, Twenty20 West Indies 2010; freelance, corporate communications Haroon Ashraf Senior editor, The Lancet; executive editor, Nature Iben Augusten DR-Radio P1; The Marketplace; reporter, DR News; financial, foreign desk, DBC News Gerry Brahm Unknown Irene Bwire Editor, Majira on Sunday Angela Chitkara CNBC America; Founder and CEO, US India Corridor Hayden Coppin Dennis Strong Associates; marketing specialist, Arawak Cement; marketing manager, Premix and Precast Concrete; sales manager, Cable and Wireless Claudia Coumans School of Journalism (Utrecht); National Dutch Television; writer, Euroviews Christine Cowern Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; account manager, Iris Communications; freelance Stanislas Dembinski Reuters Alex Falkinhoff CNN Spanish; correspondent, Monitor (Mexico) Alexander Fenby Unknown Vincent Fournier Unknown Akiko Funamoto (née Kamimura) Assistant manager, International Communications School Jennifer Furmidge Product manager, JP Morgan Marie Gunnarsson Artsworld.com Vincent Hoberg Unknown Benjamin Holst-Olsson Freelance Kristin Hulaas Sunde Freelance Rosalind Isaacs Unknown Pirrko Juntunen Global Money Management; Financial News online Chris Kaklamanis Unknown David Katz Unknown Sarita Khajuria Children’s news, Channel 4; died 2003 Rosemary Konkola Radio and TV controller, ZNBC (Kitwe) Nasia Koutra Ethnos Daily Newspaper; law attorney Annegret Loges DM magazine (Germany); financial editor, Der Spiegel (online); business reporter, Norddeutscher Rundfunk; editorial, Hans Boeckler Foundation Nabila Malick (née Zar) Incharge Publications; editor, Brides and You; columnist, The Nation; Incharge Publications; talk show host, Pakistan TV; director of advocacy, Family Planning Association of Pakistan; script writer and translator; BBC World Anna Mathews Editorial, Corporate Publishing International; senior account exec, Cor; sub editor, The Week Jemma Melville News reporter, NBC Radio; news editor, First FM Radio; information officer, Agency for Public Information Thabo Motlamelle Public Eye (Lesotho Weekly); CEO, TM Media Solutions (Lesotho) Carol Nahra Head of development; freelance, Stampede Sebastian Naidoo Freelance, The Big Issue, OneWorld Online; international news editor, Human Rights News Service; managing editor, Reliefweb (UN); communications specialist, UN Enzo Pelosi Financial Times (San Francisco); business correspondent, Agence France Presse E.Job Rajan Unknown Haroon Rashid Herald Magazine (Pakistan); Pakistan correspondent, BBC; Reliefeweb Unit; Editor, BBC Pakistan Ayako Saito Japanese language magazine Saiphon Sarabutra Unknown Costas Tsindas Radio Institute for Cyprus (RIK) Jeany van der Spuy (née Haggerty) Institutional Investor; reporter, International Financing Review Gareth Vaughan CBS Market Watch; The Independent; Dominian Post; The New Zealand Herald Sissel Wessel-Hansen Nordlys (Tromso); mother Newspaper Rebecca Allison L’Alsace, France; Press Association; night news reporter, assistant news editor, the Guardian Mark Austin The Sunday Times; Finsbury Group; associate, solicitor, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Chris Ayres Business technology, media business, e-business, New York business correspondent, LA correspondent, West Coast correspondent, The Times; correspondent, Monitor (Mexico) Joanne Beaney Press officer, Alzheimer’s Society Colin Blackstock Freelance, Independent on Sunday, Daily Mail; night news editor, the Guardian Jon Brodkin Sports journalist, the Guardian Tanya Datta BBC Documentaries; trainee, producer, ITN News; researcher, producer, BBC Radio 4 Jamie Doward Deputy business editor, social affairs editor, religious affairs correspondent, diarist, The Observer Andrew England Investment Week; Agence France Presse (Nairobi); Associated Press (Nairobi); East Africa correspondent, Financial Times Sally Flood (née Whittle) Staff writer, Information Week; T3; freelance, Mobile Choice; features editor, Computing; editor, EO News; freelance, the Guardian, The Independent Laurence Frost Stage; Pro Europa (Brussels); Radio France International; European Voice; business writer, Associated Press Julian Guyer Hayters Sports Agency; sports editor, Agence France Presse (London) Mark Henderson Science correspondent, The Times Amelia Hill Glasgow Herald, The Scotsman; news reporter, education correspondent, The Observer Chris Hughes Researcher, BBC; freelance, CNN, London Financial News; Investors Chronicle; The Independent; PR consultant, financial markets correspondent, associated editor, Breaking Views Andrea Hunt (née Von Der Banck) Hill & Knowlton; European PR manager, Xerox Europe; freelance Michael Leventhal Science editor, assistant editor, Daily Express; editor, director, Green Hill Books David Lewis Highbury & Islington Express; MA, creative writing, University of East Anglia; freelance copywriter; Works for File, BBC Radio 4; culturenorthernireland.com Malik Meer Freelance, The Face, Arena, the Guardian Guide, Daily Express; documentary unit, BBC Radio 1; Ministry magazine; special projects team, IPC; editor, Muzik; assistant editor, NME; editor, the Guardian Guide Matthew Mezey News editor, Library and information update Lucie Morris Press Association; South West correspondent, Daily Mail; reporter, Femail, Daily Mail; feature writer, Daily Mail Stephen Morris Freelance; manager, Stephen Alexander Morris Amanda Newman Freelance, Daily Express, Independent on Sunday, Southwark News; The Wharf; product reporter, Money Marketing; Pension Strategy; Protection Strategy Glen Owen Diary, education, The Times; Mail on Sunday Georgina Pattinson News, features, Press Association; senior broadcast journalist, BBC News Online Raekha Prasad The Big Issue; reporter, the Guardian; foreign desk, Times Online Richard Price Liverpool Daily Post & Echo; Daily Mail; senior reporter, Daily Mail Scotland; general reporter, features, Daily Mail Rosa Prince Daily Mirror (Belfast, [listings] Glasgow); Sunday Mirror; The Independent; reporter, political correspondent, The Mirror Job Rabkin Line One; Guardian Online; FT.com; Trainee, BBC; BBC GMR; BBC Westminster; producer, BBC News; producer, specialist producer, Channel 4 News Nandini Sukumar European news reporter, Bloomberg Sophie Walker Reuters (Paris); senior sub editor, EMEA business copy, trade correspondent and deputy editor, energy and commodities, Reuters (Washington); diplomatic affairs correspondent, House of Commons, Reuters Periodical head of TV development, Kudos Film and TV Warren Pole Deputy editor, Ride; freelance, Superbike; freelance, Mail on Sunday, The Times, The Independent Shaun Pye The Commercial Lawyer; The Lawyer; freelance; freelance television writer Steven Ranger Network Week; Computing magazine; managing editor, vnunet.com; freelance; business editor, silicon.com Vicky Rees Freelance, Haymarket Publishing; sub editor, Financial Times; financial advisor; deputy production editor, production editor, BBC Francesca Syz Editorial assistant, Wallpaper; Condé Nast Traveller; features editor, New Eden; features editor, research editor, contributing editor, Conde Nast Traveller Anthony Thornton Freelance, The Independent, Q; music editor, dot.music (Music Week); editor, nme. com; reviews editor, reviews editor and new media consultant, NME Robert Waugh LineOne; PlayStation Plus; commissioning editor, Stuff; sub editor, commissioning editor and writer, Night and Day; Live, Mail on Sunday Dominic White Supply Management; Building; street.co.uk; telecoms correspondent and connected editor, communication industries editor, Daily Telegraph Martin Worster LineOne; dance editor, dot.music; editor, uprush (BTOpenworld); business director, mikrogroove.com; author Broadcast Paul Adabie Social worker Nandini Banerjee Researcher, BBC Watchdog; school volunteer Zoe Bloomfield Trainee, BBC News; senior broadcast journalist, BBC South; senior producer, GMTV; senior producer, ITV Liza Booth Freelance, BBC Radio 4; Palace Radio; BBC Radio 5 Live; BBC Thames Valley; reporter, senior reporter, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat Katie Breathwick Century 105; presenter, LBC News; presenter, New Direct; breakfast news, Classic FM Decca Aitkenhead Photo: the Guardian/Andrew Hasson Job Interviewer, the Guardian Course Newspaper, 1995 What did you struggle with at City? Something I learnt that I use every day and will take to the grave with undying gratitude is shorthand. I’ll never forget the day when the penny dropped. What made you want to go into journalism? I wanted to be a politician when I was very young. But when I watched the 1987 election, I had this moment of absolute realisation that the person doing the most interesting job on the television screen and who actually had the most power, was the political editor. It was an absolute epiphany. From that day on I’ve never had any doubts about what I wanted to do. What has been the proudest moment of your career? It sounds ridiculous now, but it was when I was invited to my first ever Private Eye lunch. I couldn’t believe I’d been invited; it blew my mind. Who do you enjoy interviewing? I love talking to people who don’t often give interviews. It’s always worth the wait when you finally get to them. Generally they’re intelligent people who know that they aren’t very good at selfcensorship, but that’s what you’re looking for – someone who can’t think before opening their mouth! [1996-1997] Lucy Aitken Publications manager, PPA; freelance, Total Film; associate editor, EMAP Media; news editor, Music and Media; associate editor, M and M Europe; world editor, Campaign; freelance, Contagious, Campaign, The Independent, Management Today, Revolution, Voyager, Eureka; author Howard Baker Freelance, New Scientist; lead producer, BBC Interactive Factual and Learning; senior content producer, BBC; commissioning editor, BBC Jam Hannah Baldock Chief reporter, Building; freelance, RIBA Journal, Property Week, World Architecture, Icon, Intersection; freelance Latin America correspondent, The Business Times, The Sunday Times, the Guardian, The Observer, Daily Telegraph, The Independent on Sunday, Icon Magazine, Intersec; freelance Celine Bijleveld Trainee sub editor, EL Gazette; production editor, Financial Times Business; deputy production editor, production editor, MediaGuardian.co.uk Emily Booth Marketing Direct; Revolution US; Revolution Australia; Campaign; freelance, Evening Standard; Revolution UK; deputy editor, Broadcast David Brooks Senior assistant editor, North American editor, content manager, Metal Bulletin; editor, American Metal Market; deputy editor, AMM (Pittsburgh); editorial vice president, American Metal Market, Euromoney Group Penny Byrne (née Tapp) Assistant editor and sub editor, Green Futures; producer and assistant producer, SmallWorld Productions; freelance, Fitness First, Parentwise, Angel, Farmer’s Weekly, MS Society magazine, Physiotherapy Frontline, Sprouts magazine Hannah Crabtree Creative Elements; Prince’s Royal Trust; Raleigh International; press office, Save the Children; press officer, ActionAid (Brazil) Emma Elms Editor, TFI London; student pages, Regradiate; senior writer, B Magazine; senior features writer, Cosmopolitan; editor, The Graduate; deputy features editor, Marie Claire Livvy Fernandes Arthritis Care; assistant editor, Baby Magazine; freelance, Nursing Standard, Lifebyte.com, Total Guides; press officer, Leukaemia Research Fund; co-ordinator, information and press officer, Nursing Leukaemia Emma E Forrest Editor, G-Club.net; editor, Dazed Group websites; freelance, Dazed and Confused, Another Magazine, Nylon Magazine, Intersection; editor, Intersection; F1 Red Bulletin; freelance, New York Times Style, City AM, Mixte; features writer, City AM Noam Friedlander Four Four Two; Spice Girls books; Manchester United magazine; The Sunday Times; Daily Express; Haymarket; the Guardian; Eclipse-sports.com; freelance, The Times, The Net, OneFootball.com; Time Out; digital editor, Time Out; script writer, Hewland; TwoFour Productions; The Daily Telegraph; script writer (LA); freelance, The Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, The Times, She Alex Gatrell Reporter, Commercial Lawyer Magazine; producer, LineOne; launch editor, bun.com; online editor, The Sun; online producer, Channel 4 News; head of video content, head of production, ITN ON; digital publisher, Harper Collins Anita Hall Runners World; freelance, Attitude, health publications Emma Hayley Freelance, Neon; Hobsons; Arcturus Publishing; Island Life; sub editor, Spain; mediasolutions; Metro Media Kaspa Hazlewood Media & Marketing (Hong Kong); sales and marketing director, Arcturus Publishing; managing director, Candour Dorian Lynskey Reviews editor, Mixmag; music critic, The Big Issue and freelance, Select, Q, Mixmag, Sky, Muzik, The Big Issue, Evening Standard, the Guardian, Arena, Word, Blender, Total Film, Empire Alison Macarthur Editor, Agenda; freelance feature writer, Focus; health editor, Now; freelance Sasha Mansworth Assistant editor, Executive Woman; education correspondent and news reporter, South Wales Argus; communications, University Wales College; freelance, Scottish Daily Record, Sunday Mail, Edinburgh Evening News, Sunday Herald, Best; features writer, Glasgow Evening Times; feature writer, Scottish Daily Record; South West News; communications, North Somerset Council; communications, Arcadia Housing; communications, Weston College; communications officer, Wales Audit Office Vicky Millar Freelance, The Scotsman; assistant editor, Harvill Press; book editor, associate editor, Bloomsbury Publishing John Mullen People Management; freelance, Select, Mojo, The Net; editor, mojo4music.com; production trainee; assistant producer, BBC Faith Penhale Media Week; Broadcast; Guardian New Media; researcher, BBC; script editor, series editor, BBC Drama; script editor, Box TV; script executive, Spooks, BBC; script editor, development executive, What do you predict for the future of journalism? My big fear is that it will become a branch of the entertainment industry, rather than a fact-based system that serves a democratic function. And that it will be a hobby performed by people rich enough not to have to earn a living. Helen Stuart XCITY 0 7 7 [listings] Nick Cosgrove Labour Friends of Israel; Juniper Productions; senior producer, reporter, BBC News Miranda Eeles APTV; producer, Channel 4 News; BBC (Iran); communication officer, UNICEF Al Eykyn Sports editor, IRN Theo Fairley Trainee, senior broadcast journalist, BBC 10 O’Clock News Jo Fitzgerald (née Pitt) Pineapple; BBC; TV producer; freelance Vassos Georgiadis Bloomberg; producer, TransWorld Sport Jonathon Hughes Senior producer, APTN; desk editor, NBC News (Mexico City); VT Editor, Cactus Film; camera operator, BBC Moscow Alison Kirkham Freelance, BBC Radio, ITN, Granada TV; researcher, Right to Reply, Channel 4; producer, Tonight with Trevor McDonald; executive producer, BBC daytime Suzy Klein Freelance, BBC Radio 4; BBC Late Review; assistant producer, producer, BBC Arts Cordelia Kretzschmar News Direct; reporter, ITN Radio; reporter, GMTV; presenter, CT FM; freelance, The Big Breakfast; Sky news; IT; New York correspondent, GMTV; reporter, BBC London Elma Maxim BBC Radio 5 Live; reporter, GMTV; arts producer, BBC Bridgid Nzekwu News, The Big Breakfast; Channel Five; reporter, First Edition; reporter, Channel 4 News Siobhan O’Connor Assistant producer, Pearson TV Steve Palmer 97.3FM News Direct; producer, BBC London Live; press and public affairs manager, Social Care Institute for Excellence Colin Paterson Freelance, GLR, Mentorn, BBC, Esquire, the Guardian Tom Pfeiffer Editorial, senior sub editor, Reuters David Shanks Researcher, LWT Factual Programmes; TV correspondent, World Media (Peru) Rezwan ul-Alam Assistant communication officer, UNICEF (Bangladesh) 1998 International Mi-Kyoung Ahn Unknown Fareena Alam Editor, Q News Maria Anguita Editorial manager, Quay Books Barbara Arvanitidis Freelance, CNN; ITN; assignment editor, CNN; correspondent, BBC; assistant producer, BBC Current Affairs Agnes Banda Senior feature writer, The Times of Zambia Tom Barkley Reporter, special writer, Mexico correspondent, Dow Jones Doina Basca Unknown Kerry Benefield The Shreveport Times; political correspondent, Press Democrat Chris Brauer Virtue broadcasting, Ananova; management consultant, 0 7 8 XCITY PricewaterhouseCoopers; owner, Smoothmedia; sociology and computing PhD, Goldsmiths College, University of London; course leader, online journalism, City University Christiane Buehler Bloomberg TV (London); Bloomberg News (Frankfurt); Reuters Financial News (Germany); Touristik Report (Frankfurt); press officer, DeTown; press agent, Dertour; travel consultant, Sprachcaffe and Languages Plus; flight attendant, Lufthansa German Airlines Helen Castell Institutional Investor (London); Derivatives Week (Hong Kong); freelance, travel, business, finance Clare Cheung ICM; Hong Kong Standard; Hong Kong i-mail; journalist, Bloomberg LLP Marina Chichua Freelance, BBC World Service; Image magazine (Georgia) Stavroula Chorinou Investors Chronicle; P&K Securities (Greece); equities analyst, Alpha Finance; investment manager, Bluehouse Capital Elena Cosentino Associate producer, producer, CNN; freelance TV Producer Ranjeeta Dutt McGroarty Researcher, emerging markets, LSE; senior financial journalist, Lloyds Shipping Economist Leslie Esparza Freelance; CNN Stephanie Fontenoy French Embassy (London); international news journalist, RTBF; US correspondent, Daily La Libne Belgique; finance journalist, La Croix Gidon Freeman Freelance; the Guardian; Kyodo News; news editor, executive editor, PR Week; political and media consultant, Lexington Communications; director of regulation and Government affairs, NBC Universal Miki Garcia Reporter, The Examiner Lourdes Garcia-Navarro Freelance radio journalist, producer, Associated Press, Voice of America, APTN Colombia; radio correspondent, Associated Press (Jerusalem, London); radio correspondent, NPR (Mexico) Georgios Georgakopoulos Press officer (Greece); English section editor, Parikiaki; UK correspondent, Eleftheros Typos Julius Gittens Senior information specialist, Caribbean News Agency; consultant, Observer Radio; programme director, Caribbean Environmental Reporters Network; Car; consultant, producer, journalist and presenter, Caribbean Today, Carib Vision/Caribbean Media Corporation, JPAGmedia Helene Gram Multimedia producer; producer, project manager, Boxen Technology AS Kim Gurney Reporter and news editor, FT Business; reporter, news edition, Community Radio South Africa; reporter (South Africa); FT Business (London); freelance Myria Hadjimatheou Reporter, Must; VAT officer, Ministry of Finance Jennifer Hanawald Bloomberg Television (Tokyo); freelance, American Chamber of Commerce journal; salon.com; The Times; freelance Jessica Hasslen Freelance graphic artist, Everglade Floridian; St Cloud State University; sales associate, Aurora Photos; freelance, the National Geographic Society; freelance documentarian and photographer Valerie Herczeg Unknown Jennifer Irwin Bloomberg Krisztina Katona BBC documentaries; TV documentary director; officer, Dafur Emergency, United Nations; media and external relations, UNICEF Nelly Kelzi Press officer, University of Western Sydney; BridgeNews (Sydney); news reporter, AFX Asia; freelance; teacher Titia Ketelaar Reporter, editor, foreign desk, UK and Ireland correspondent, NRC Handelsblad Roshan Khadivi Freelance, BBC World Service; CNN (Washington); head of Tajikistan bureau, Internews Network; regional project manager, Asia-IRIN News Outreach Radio (Kabul); regional project manager, Irin News (Afghanistan); Office of Communication & Public Information; UN (Afghanistan); chief media and external relations spokeswoman (UNICEF) Birgit Kolboe Bohemen Sportspub; Nettsport; Football 247; freelance Itaru Konno Nippon Digital Sebastian Naidoo Job Communications specialist, United Nations Development Programme Course International, 1997 Why did you choose the International course? I’m of dual nationality (British and South African) and a mixed background (Indian and English) so I consider myself as international. I’ve grown up with an experience of the world which makes me feel more comfortable in environments that aren’t focusing on solely national issues. For example, I find the attention paid to the monarchy in the UK press to be less motivating in terms of my own outlook on the world. The international dimension of the course opened me up to a broader interpretation of journalism. It gave me a springboard into more than just traditional journalism. What is the proudest moment of your career? I won a UN award for excellence and was then granted permanent residency in the US for my extraordinary ability as a humanitarian journalist. I also covered an inquest into the death of an asylum seeker for my dissertation and the coroner delivered a verdict of unlawful killing against the police. Only a couple of other similar verdicts had been handed down previously, so I wrote it up and it went onto the front page of the Guardian. That was a special moment for me, especially as I was still a student [at the time]. What’s your opinion of Twitter? It wasn’t initially envisaged as [solely] a broadcast channel, but it is becoming more orientated towards personality. The people who are followed are those who already have a following. It’s a lot more one way now, as a traditional broadcast medium would be. If you trust a person, you’re likely to follow him or her and trust is at the core of journalism, whether online or offline. Do think journalism is moving fully online? I hope not. I hope it remains through many channels – traditional and non-traditional. There’s intimacy in holding a newspaper and I certainly absorb much more if I’m reading in hard copy than if I’m surfing the net. The written word has a history of being able to influence people – even back to the Gutenberg press. Helen Stuart [listings] Newspaper James Ashton Reuters; The Daily Telegraph; media correspondent, deputy city editor, Business AM; financial journalist, The Scotsman; Daily Mail; city editor, The Sunday Times Matthew Barbour Trainee, business reporter, The Times Bill Bows Time Out; listings, Press Association; Platts; writer, Investors Chronicle Companies; teacher Tania Branigan Reporter, Manchester Evening News; reporter, acting political correspondent, the Guardian Ian Broad Slough Observer; freelance, Daily Star; duty editor, Teletext; freelance journalist and editor Madeline Chambers Dow Jones (Vienna); Reuters (Frankfurt); lobby correspondent, senior correspondent, Reuters (London) Lisa Cockrell Reporter, Colchester Evening Gazette; freelance Kathryn Cooper Money reporter, Daily Express; deputy money editor, The Sunday Times Janet Coull Trisic Ludgate Communications; press officer, chief press officer, Department for Education and Employment; communications specialist, Pliva (Croatia); press and PR officer, Hertfordshire Constabulary Niall Couper Highbury & Islington Express; Hampstead & Highgate Express; freelance, The Observer; Metro; sports reporter, sub editor, The Independent; editor, Yellow + Blue; head of PR, NASUWT; press officer, Amnesty International James Debens The Wharf; The Daily Telegraph; The Sunday Telegraph Magazine; The Sunday Times Jennifer Duddy Evening Herald (Plymouth); London News Network; freelance, London Tonight; BBC NI Victoria Fletcher Trainee, The Times; Daily Express; consumer editor, Daily and Sunday Express; consumer correspondent, Evening Standard; news reporter, Daily Express Ashley Grossman This is London; NTL Interactive; portal manager, head of advertising, NTL; head of operations and planning, Virgin Media David Hytner Sports reporter, Daily Express; football correspondent, the Guardian Sam Jary Reuters TV; The Sentinel (Stoke on Trent); sub editor, Cumberland Evening News & Star Nicole Martin News reporter, media correspondent, The Daily Telegraph; Mandate Lucy McDonald Social affairs correspondent, Daily Express; freelance, Mail on Sunday; news reporter, GMTV Joseph McHugh The Wharf; Highbury & Islington Express; deputy news editor, Public Finance Lucy Miatt (née Rollin) The Sunday Times; freelance; Horse trainer Naga Munchetty City reporter, Evening Standard; business reporter, The Observer; Reuters; producer, CNBC; ITN Sara Nathan Cambridge Evening News; news reporter, deputy TV editor, The Sun Clara Penn Western Morning News; press officer, Eden Project; BBC Radio Devon; Inside Out, BBC South West; freelance, The Observer, the Guardian, Mail on Sunday James Pickard Business reporter, Western Daily Press; West Country correspondent, assistant UK news editor, property correspondent, Financial Times Helen Rumbelow News reporter, comment writer, political correspondent, The Times Deepa Shah News editor, Eastern Eye; GLA reporter, Evening Standard; the Guardian; London Tonight; freelance, Closer, Star, More, Daily Mirror, The Observer, Daily Express; senior press officer, Department of Health Adam Sills Assistant editor, SportsDesk; sports editor, the Guardian Sophie Tweedale Trainee, Manchester Evening News; Daily Mail; freelance, Century FM; reporter, Granada; freelance, The Sunday Times, Daily Mail, The Independent, the Guardian, Daily Express, Glamour, New Woman, Red, She, Daily Mirror, Cosmopolitan, Real Sharon van Geuns Daily Mail; Western Morning News; reporter, Evening Standard; reporter, Night and Day, Mail on Sunday; features writer, Sunday Mirror Burhan Wazir The Observer; deputy features editor, The Times Eleanor Wilson Trainee, News and Star (Carlisle); The Sentinel (Stoke on Trent); wine industry (New Zealand); freelance sub editor Georgina Wintersgill The Wharf; Daily Mirror; features editor, Prima Baby; freelance, Best, Bella, Company; features editor, Prima Baby Linsey Wynton Chief reporter, Highbury & Islington Express; social affairs correspondent, Brighton Argus; researcher, producer, Meridian TV; documentaries, Granada TV; assistant producer, Tonight With Trevor McDonald; freelance, Carbon Media, Channel 4 News, True Vision Periodical Simon Burnton FourFourTwo; Amnesty International; sports desk, The Observer; freelance, Arena; sports desk, the Guardian Justine Cadbury Freud Communications; barrister Susie Chun Publishing, Strand Communications; Planned Savings; deputy production editor, FHM; production editor, FHM Bionic; production editor, Arena; contributing editor; Zoo; production director, Elle Decoration Fleur Clackson Personal assistant, communications director, John Frieda; freelance, Marie Claire, Vogue, Cosmopolitan Paul Croughton Staff writer, Heat; associate editor, features editor, deputy editor, Arena; VJ, MTV UK; assistant travel editor, deputy editor, The Sunday Times Elena Dalrymple (née Ghiringhelli) Junior sub editor, acting chief sub editor, associate editor, deputy editor, editor, Pregnancy & Birth; editor, Mother & Baby Joanne Faragher Computer Business Review; Computer Wire; senior staff writer, Infocomony; features editor, Information Age; features editor, The Recruiter; features editor, Personnel Today; magazine editor, TES Lavinia Fernandes Professional engagement and education officer, Parkinson’s UK Mike Fletcher Reporter, Leisure Week; deputy editor and senior reporter, Marketing Event; group editor, Event Magazine and RSVP Magazine; freelance, Visit London Charlotte Greggains Law student; trainee solicitor, Crockers Oswald Hickson; solicitor, Farrer & Co Ed Grenby Commissioning editor, features editor, Maxim; editor, Sunday Times Travel magazine Olivia Gunning Health Insurance; nursingTimes.net; newstatesman. co.uk; teacher, American Language Centre (Morocco); MA Linguistics; teacher; freelance, Elle Decoration; English teacher and freelance Catherine Heaton Freelance, Shooting Times; British Association for Shooting and Conservation; investment management Jennifer Hicks Production assistant, production controller, Oxford University Press; senior production editor, Blackwell Publishing Nina Hytner (née Chatterjee) Researcher, assistant producer, associate producer, director, BBC Maebh Jennings Account executive, ASE London; Focus PR; publications editor, head of communications, World Cancer Research Fund; freelance; sponsorship programme manager, Eircom; freelance Tess Lamacraft Features editor, Daily Mirror; Look; deputy news editor, TV editor, Closer; freelance Joanne Lewis Woman’s Realm; freelance, Chat, Woman’s Realm, Woman’s Weekly, Best, That’s Life; deputy features editor, Woman; commissioning editor, Look; Daily Mirror; deputy practicals editor, Woman; features editor, What’s on TV David McLaughlin FHM; editor, FHM.com; special project editor, FHM; director, junior creative director, Guerilla Productions Katy Migiro (née Salmon) Freelance, Interpress Service, Africa Analysis, Marie Claire, Sunday Independent; presenter, correspondent, Voice of America (Nairobi); editorial assistant, assistant editor, Africa Analysis; freelance TV producer; media researcher, Christian Aid Annalisa Miller National News Christina Moller Freelance, Mental Health Lawyer, Law Journal, the Guardian, Legal Action, Independent Lawyer Chris Mooney Copywriter, DP&A; freelance, FHM, Ministry, The Face, BBC, Sky; deputy editor, editor, FHM. com; international editorial director, FHM, Arena; editor-in-chief, Men’s Digital; editor, Topgear.com Matthew Munday The Face; managing editor, Arena; freelance, XCITY 0 7 9 [1997-1998] Communications, PT NNA Indonesia Delphine Liou-Brugeilles TV journalist, Bloomberg (London, Paris) Antoine Lokongo Freelance Karen Mahabir Village Voice (New York); International Herald Tribune; Jersey Journal; crime reporter, The Bergen Record (New Jersey) Gilbert Manda Features writer, The Times and Sunday Times (Zambia); editor, Integrity News (Washington); international correspondent, Voice of America Americo Martins Dos Santos Senior producer, online editor, head of Brazilian sector, executive editor of the Americas, BBC World Service Miki McDonald Cambodia Daily; Business Day; freelance Farah Mohamed Fahmy Software developer, BBC Interactive TV Anne Myrjord Postgraduate student; European Free Trade Association; PhD student; EU affairs advisor, Norwegian Embassy (London); senior executive officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Norway); embassy secretary, diplomat, Royal Norwegian Embassy Janet Ong Dow Jones (Singapore); Bloomberg (Shanghai) Bernd Radowitz Bloomberg; Associated Press; Focus; Sueddeutsche Zeitung; Dow Jones (Rio de Janeiro, Madrid); author Simone Ramella Director, weekly newspaper (Cremona) Anna Sansom Worth Global Style Network (WGSN); freelance, Time Out (Paris); Harpers & Queen; Radio France International; SBS Sydney; EuroBusiness Habhajan Singh Business Times; Berita Harian (Malaysia); section editor, Malaysian Business Karin Sitalsing Freelance, Elsevier News Weekly (Amsterdam); regional news reporter, Friesch Dagblad; correspondent, de Volkskrant Victoria Stagg Elliott Out There News; Cambodia Daily; health science reporter, senior reporter, American Medical News Somporn Thapanachai Bangkok Post Bennett Thomas Freelance; library assistant, University of Calgary Guillaume Thomas Institutional investor (London); law student; French furniture assistant, Sotheby’s (Paris); trainee; valuer; auctioneer, Thomas Auction House Joana Veleanu Art director Margrethe Vika Dagens Naeringsliv Online; social performance advisor, external affairs advisor, Norske Shell Exploration and Production Doreen Walton Independent Radio News; Newshour; BBC World Service Will Wareing The European; Bloomberg; editor, Impact Media; head of English, Notting Hill prep school David Wasswa Freelance Natalie Williams Freelance; children’s author; communications manager, Safer Hastings Partnership Margaret Yamoah Senior editor, chief editor, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation WaiYee Yuen Freelance producer [listings] The Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Idler; writer, sub editor, The Sunday Times Magazine Kerry Potter Heat; Company; chief sub editor, staff writer, review writer, Q magazine; commissioning editor, senior writer, Elle; freelance Catherine Rapley Frank; Minx; commissioning editor, Sky magazine; freelance, Heat, Daily Mirror, New Woman; senior editor, InStyle; New Woman; commissioning editor, The Observer magazine; freelance Jonathan Saul Freelance, Caribbean Profiles, IFR, Reuters, Corporate Africa; EMAP; Parliamentary Monitor; copy editor, London correspondent, Tel Aviv correspondent, Jerusalem correspondent, Reuters Concetta Sidoti Sub editor, senior sub editor, website editor, deputy chief sub editor, Building; World Architecture; freelance sub editor, RIBA Journal; freelance, The Sunday Times Amy Sohanpaul Traveller’s Handbook; Square Meal; Traveller’s Guide to the Internet; staff writer, Wexas; deputy editor, editor, Traveller Caspar VanVark Emap Finance; Revolution magazine; freelance, Haymarket, Future Publishing, Mail on Sunday, BBC, Sydney Morning Herald, The Times, Evening Standard, Social Enterprise, Traveller Imogen Wall Wall Street Journal; freelance, BBC World Service, The Big Issue; broadcast journalist, producer, BBC World Service; features editor, Intersection; consultant, UN development programme Broadcast Shariq Ali BBC Thames Valley; 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Shaoni Bhattacharya Trainee, Daily Express; Pulse; deputy online editor, news editor, New Scientist Jeanette Blair Freelance, International Freighting Weekly; DfEE; freelance, New Scientist, Psychologies Tracey Boles Money Marketing; finance writer, The Observer; transport editor, chief reporter, The Business; business reporter, The Sunday Times Dominic Brookman Sub editor, What’s Online; senior publisher, Paragon; editor, Internet Made Easy; editor, Internet User; editor, Buyer and Online Seller; homepage editor, MSN UK Huria Choudhari News editor, Public Sector Newspaper; freelance, Evening Standard, the Guardian, Travel Trade Gazette, Daily Express, Marketing, LGC, Music Week, Nursing Standard, NTL World.com, Virgin Media; producer, BBC News Online Claire Coe (née Smith) The Lawyer; Jane Crowther [1998-1999] Lisa Baxter Evening Star (Ipswich); producer, The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4 Geraldine Baybutt Senior reporter, Grimsby Evening Telegraph; senior reporter, Lancashire Evening Post; language teacher David Brown Unknown Ciar Byrne Private Eye; Media Guardian; media correspondent, The Independent; freelance, the Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Lady, Press Gazette; director, Media Minds; freelance James Cadman Production trainee, PA News; sub editor, Pagemasters; duty editor, Teletext; senior news sub editor, deputy night editor, Metro Shamim Chowdhury Daily Express; London Tonight; BBC Choice; deputy foreign editor, Sky News Jonathan Clements Graduate trainee scheme, staff reporter, night news editor, showbiz editor, crime correspondent, Daily Mirror Indira Das-Gupta Evening Standard; senior news reporter, Third Sector Finian Davern Freelance, The Independent; news, Metro; Travel Trade Gazette; reporter, Metro Guy Dennis Reporter, The Sunday Times; reporter, Bloomberg; city news desk, Daily Mirror; business reporter, The Sunday Telegraph James Diamond Cambridgeshire Times Peter Elliott News editor, Crosby Herald; news officer, Liverpool City Council Dominic Ffield Football reporter, the Guardian Stephen Foley Market reporter, investment column, North American business reporter, The Independent; freelance Dipesh Gadher News editor, Eastern Eye; news reporter, transport correspondent, media correspondent, deputy news editor, The Sunday Times Katherine Griffiths Daily Express; business reporter, banking correspondent, Wall Street correspondent, The Independent; banking editor, The Times Nerys Hairon The Wharf; Meat Trades Journal; senior reporter, acting clinical features editor, Pulse, Nursing Times Tom Kelly Reporter, Press Association (Dublin, London, New York); reporter, Daily Mail Anthea Lawson Freelance, The Observer, The Times; researcher, Amnesty International; human rights consultant Luke Leitch Diary section, news desk, arts reporter, Evening Standard Donna McConnell Assistant channel editor, TV & Showbusiness, Daily Mail Gabriel Milland Freelance reporter, The Sunday Times; news reporter, foreign editor, Daily Express Emma Morris Freelance, Daily Mail; sub editor, staff writer Ski and Snowboard, Daily Mail; feature writer, Kitchens; freelance, Daily Mail, She, Snowboard; features editor, Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms; style writer, Living Etc; chief sub editor, Health and Fitness Joseph Mouzo St Albans Observer; Job Associate features editor, Total Film Course Periodical, 1999 What is your fondest memory of your time at City? Bob Jones. I remember sitting in tutorials with him, enveloped in cigarette smoke, with him waxing lyrical about the evils of Robert Maxwell who he had an absolute vendetta against. What a legend. Did City change your idea of a dream job? At my interview they asked what I wanted to do and I said work on a film magazine, to which they replied, “Hmmm. There are lots of jobs on trade mags...” I have worked at B2B magazines and they were fantastic, but ultimately if you have a passion you want to work in that field. How has technology changed how you work? Google has totally changed research. When I was at the Yorkshire Post I used to have to go downstairs to get cuttings from the archives, along these labyrinthine corridors like in Raiders of the Lost Ark. That’s now been done away with entirely and you just Google everything, but that’s pretty dangerous in itself, as we all know. What do you hope for in the next 25 years of journalism? I hope there’s still a place for actual, tangible magazines. I have a Kindle, but there’s nothing that can replace having a magazine in the bath with wrinkly pages. Emma Dibdin deputy editor, Legal Business; writer and researcher, Claire Legal Jane Crowther Staff writer, news editor, Flicks Magazine; movies editor, Sky Magazine; freelance, Total Film, The Yorkshire Post, Academy Magazine, Men’s Health, First Magazine, Company, Sky, Sky Movie; associate features editor, Total Film Emma Dent (née Forrest) Leisure Week; Building; features reporter, Construction News; senior features reporter, features editor, Health Service Journal; editor, L; freelance Ben Falk Associate producer, The Movie Chart Show and BBC Films Online; Los Angeles producer, The Movie Chart Show; development producer, Scream Films; Hollywood correspondent, Press Association Jennifer Farrar (née Currie) Times Higher Education Supplement; Schoolsnet; deputy editor, Lawyer ZB; teacher training; English teacher Jill Foster Commissioning features editor, Daily Mirror; commissioning editor, associated editor, Femail, Daily Mail; features commissioning editor, Daily Mirror; freelance Rachel Hamada (née Munro) Sub editor, El Gazette; 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writer, senior feature writer, Star; travel editor, New; travel editor, Star; showbiz editor, Woman’s Own Zoe Murphy Assistant editor, AOL News Channel; broadcast journalist, BBC News Interactive, world desk Katie Reich-Storer Freelance, Woman’s Weekly, the Guardian, The Observer, Tesco.com; editor, huggieclub.com, Citrus Publishing; assistant editor, deputy editor projects, ABTA magazine; special projects editor, Absolute Publishing; associate editor, ABTA magazine Susan Riley TV Times; Soaplife; feature writer, features editor; Mizz; features editor, features director, Sugar; features director, More!; deputy editor, acting editor, Stylist Paul Rincon Reporter, Construction News; freelance, Empire Online, Broadcast, produxion.com; senior staff writer, PC Advisor; science reporter, senior broadcast journalist, BBC News online Gerard Russell Web editor, interactive media editor, digital communications editor, oxfam.org.uk Nic Scott Freelance, OK!, Hello!, Citrus Publishing, Forward Publishing, 7 Days, consumer magazines; production editor, Junior; freelance Ben Spriggs Freelance, Freeserve, Fashion Weekly, Menswear; copy editor, deputy chief copy editor, InStyle; news editor, Living; homes editor, ELLE Decoration; associate editor, Sunday Times Style magazines Jon Webdale Reporter, New Media XCITY 0 8 3 [1999-2000] Central News Sector; financial correspondent, Egyptian TV; Egyptian TV Correspondent, AFX News Joao Tordo Freelance Roula Tsoumita InterClubNet; European football analyst, Premierbet; PhD, sports and media management; European football analyst, Blue Lizard Dominic Tunon Assistant producer, AOL Europe; online consultant Ruwan Wijewardene Journalist, Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka); PA, Wijeya Newspapers (Sri Lanka); executive director, RS Printek; director, Freudenburgh Training Company Saskia Wirth Freelance; Marketwatch; Financial Times; press officer, Comic Relief; publicity manager, Christian Aid; ITV News; group publicity manager, features and daytime, Channel 4 Eylem Yanardagoglu Freelance; teaching assistant; sociology research student, City University Helen Yates Online journalist, Financial Publishing International; deputy editor, UK Excellence Magazine; freelance Amelia Zaher Journalist, Exhibition Bulletin; freelance, Diving Magazines [listings] Age; freelance, the Guardian; commissioning editor, Interactive TV; senior reporter, C21 media.net; editor, Future Media Ben Westwood Assistant travel editor, Electronic Telegraph; acting online travel editor, travel journalist, deputy travel editor, The Daily Telegraph; manager, Travel PR; lecturer, Universidad Espiritu Santo; freelance travel author, Rough Guides Sarah Willcocks Editorial, Literary Review; freelance, The Independent, The Scotsman, The Moscow Times, Literacy Review, The Erotic Review, Time Out, The Oldie, The Stage; playwright; freelance Broadcast Lee Baker Kick FM; broadcast journalist, BBC Wiltshire Sound; independent music producer Mike Bovill Sports bulletin reader, Talksport Radio; freelance sport reporter; reporter, TalkSport; sports editor, City AM Katherine Boyle Hereward FM; newsreader, producer and presenter, BBC Three Counties Radio Alex Bushill ITN News; trainee, BBC News; broadcast journalist, BBC Spotlight; reporter, BBC Newsgathering; freelance reporter, BBC News 24; BBC London; south west correspondent, BBC News Nick Cavell Assistant producer, TalkSport; news editor, Sanyu Radio (Uganda); producer, African Sports, BBC World Service David Cheng Reporter, News Direct 97.3FM; researcher, producer, BBC Business; broadcast journalist, BBC Business & Economics News Ellie Crisell Reporter, presenter, Channel 5 News; presenter, BBC Newsround Jatinder Dhillon Trainee, BBC News; broadcast journalist; field producer, BBC Network News; reporter, CBC Radio (Toronto) Abbie Dobson Broadcast journalist, producer, BBC Six O’Clock News Kate Evans Broadcast journalist, BBC News 24; freelance producer; ITN; producer, Channel 4 News Tannaz Fazaipour Journalist, ITN Digital Radio Channel; producer, ITN News; producer, Powerhouse at ITN; reporter, First Edition, ITN; freelance producer, producer, Channel 4 News Shona Fraser Euronews; broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 5 Live; associate producer, RTL (Germany) and MTV Melanie Grant Online producer, broadcast journalist, television pundit, UKTV and BBC 1Xtra; BBC London Nina Harrison-Bell Producer, ITN Will Inglis 106 CTFM; LBC; Power FM; Kick FM; news editor, Kick FM; freelance, BFBS, CBC TV, GWR, Jazz Julie MacDonald Broadcast journalist, Radio 5 Live; producer, LBC; broadcast journalist, Liquid News, BBC 3; freelance reporter, GMTV; news anchor, Al Jazeera Gareth Mason Broadcast journalist, RTE Westminster; sub editor; contributor, Irish National Radio; freelance 0 8 4 XCITY Zonia Mason Trainee, BBC News (Tunbridge Wells); producer, presenter, reporter, ITV Meridian East Esther McWatters Researcher, BBC Newsnight; researcher, BBC Kenyon Confronts; current affairs producer, BBC Radio 5 Live Ben Moore ITN Radio; trainee, BBC News; TV reporter, BBC North; Bradford reporter, BBC Yorkshire Keme Nzerem Producer, ITN; producer, Channel 4 News Juliette Parkin Broadcast journalist, BBC Three Counties Radio; presenter and reporter, BBC South East Pritha Sarkar Broadcast journalist, tennis editor and senior sports correspondent, Reuters Anton Sensky Broadcast journalist, BBC Solent 96.1FM; BBC Inside Out, BBC South Today; assistant producer, BBC Sport Avi Silverman Print journalist, Bale Net; MA, International Relations, Cambridge University; policy manager, Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile Katia Tanousis Freelance, BBC Radio Suffolk; assistant producer, Grand Designs Tori Taylor BBC News South East; broadcast journalist, BBC London; senior producer, SPJ; Network News Stuart Tinworth Q103; newsreader, FOX FM; BBC Oxford; video journalist, BBC South Today Katie Walmsley Carlton TV Suzannah Wander Broadcast journalist, BBC; researcher, Channel 4; researcher, Thames Television; producer and director, South Bank Show, ITV Camilla Wilkinson Newsreader, Active FM (Romford) Claire Winter Researcher, ITN Picture Agency 2001 International Alex Arampatzis Political analyst; reporter; Dehavilland Information Services; lecturer, Edge Hill College; CEO, WIN; owner, Arampatzis Media Malene Arboe-Rasmussen Nordic desk, UN (Brussels); liaison officer for Denmark, Iceland and Norway, NATA Marie Barraud News analyst, Dehabilland; journalist, Groupe Afrique; foreign correspondent, La Croix; RFI radio Sophie Besse Agence France Presse; project manager Elisabeth Brun Reporter, NRK P1 (Norway); journalist; Kulturnytt; NRK P2 Andrea Cairola Documentaries; freelance (Italy); associate, communication and information sector, programme specialist (Division for Freedom of Expression), UNESCO Sonila Cela Researcher, BBC documentaries; brand manager Andrea Crossan Radio producer; The World; radio news producer, BBC Boston Zeynep Demirbilek Freelance; managing director, Pearl Linguistics Peter Dinkloh Correspondent, Bloomberg (Frankfurt) Gustavo Duarte Journalist, TVE; communications manager, Proklima Minelle Fernandez Communications officer, Commonwealth Secretariat; Colombo correspondent, Al Jazeera Violet Gonda Producer, presenter, SW Radio Africa James Gooder Reporter, Independent on Sunday; writer, Reuters; speechwriter, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (Geneva); online journalist, Al Jazeera; deputy editor, Argus European Electricity Report Miriam Gressli Production leader, MTV Nyneteras Michelle Hakata Sub editor, New African; customer services advisor, lastminute.com; programme executive, Commonwealth Business Council; features editor, Africa Practice; consultant, HMD Marianne Hartz-Thomas Media officer UNEP/GRID; Arendal; media and information officer, UN environment programme; Deadline Press (Denmark); senior communications advisor, Operate Communications Emma Kambangula Personal assistant, Southern Africa Broadcasting Association (Windhoek); executive director, Cancer Club of Namibia Joseph Kithama African Medical and Research Foundation; bureau chief, East African Procurement News; lecturer, Dar es Salaam University Sara Lomberg Editor, reporter, Ticker News Agency; reporter, Dagens Media Forlag; reporter, n.24.se (Stockholm) Sebastian Lopez Unknown Kristine Lowe Freelance; columnist, ABC Nyheter Marta Machado-Gooder Programme administrator; Reuters Foundation; freelance, Al Jazeera English; CNN Africa; project co-ordinator; Reuters Foundation Isaac Massaquoi Senior news editor, head of news and current affairs; Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service; lecturer, programme co-ordinator, University of Sierra Leone Brian McGee Editor, www.bmcnews. com; reporter, Bloomberg Elodie Mialet France 3 (Bordeaux); TV reporter, Sante Vie; freelance, Match TV, France 5, Canal J; TV reporter; M6 (France); freelance, France 2 Charalampos Nikolakakis Press officer, Ministry of Rural Development and Food Zandi Nkuta Sowetan; online journalist, Reuters; spokesperson, executive mayor of Johannesburg Ingvild Paulsen Regalandis Avis; Stavanger Aftenblad; features agency; freelance, Dagens Naeringsliv; Henne; Vagabond Angela Pok Research writer; student, UCLA; co-managing editor; American Fitness; consulting editor, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America; editor, Professor Arthur Lim Miguel Rato Press advisor, Portuguese Minister of Economy; executive director, Ogilvy PR (Lisbon); deputy director Diario Economico; partner and founder, Cupido Comunicacao; managing director, Ogilvy and Mather Scott Reeves Freelance assistant news editor, Channel 4 News, ITN; researcher, John Kay’s Financial Times column; producer, Powerhouse, Channel 4; producer, Channel 4 News Friedel Grant (née Rother) Freelance, Financial Times radio, Associated Press Radio; financial journalist, Financial Times; financial journalist, Reuters; PR and editorial assistant, Europeana Shirin Sadeghi PhD, SOAS Diego Santos Sports foreign correspondent, El Pais; news editor, Associated Press; eltiempo.com, portfolio.com.co and cambio.com.co Payal Sharma Unknown Muriel Signouret Freelance, Eurostar Magazine, Telerama, @pplications; La Lettre du Cercle; editor, Société Textuel Magazines; reporter, Le Nouveau Detectice; journalist, The Magazine Elisavet Sotiriadou Freelance, BBC News 24, BBC World Service, Sveriges Radio Maria Stammati Assistant editor, Milano GQ.com; assistant editor, deputy editor, GQ.com and glamour.com; executive editor, Condé Nast interactive Serena Sterling Assistant editor, contributing editor, Spirituality & Health; PhD, clinical psychology; freelance, Spirituality & Health Corinne Touze Radio Mediterranee Internationale; freelance, Radio Europe 1, Radio Orient, Europe 1 France, Radio Canada, Radio Suisse Romande; news anchor and writer, Radio Mediterranee Internationale Vanessa Viola Market reporter, Argus Media; oil broker, E A Gibson Shipbrokers Dan Wallis Foreign desk, The Times; intern writer, Reuters (Nairobi); deputy foreign editor, PA; Tanzania correspondent, Uganda correspondent, Reuters Barry Wilkinson Cricket correspondent, Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation Newspaper Kate Allen Reporter, PA Digital; chief feature writer, Building; feature writer, Inside Housing Magazine; freelance; editor, Social Housing Magazine Simon Baker Trainee, regional reporter, Press Association John Bingham News trainee, reporter, chief reporter, Press Association Harcharan Chandhoke Nottingham Evening Post; Channel 4 Cricket magazine; assistant news editor, Daily Mail Neil Chatterjee Energy desk, senior energy correspondent, deputy bureau chief, Reuters (Singapore) Helen Fretter Health news reporter, Netdoctor; sub editor, deputy editor, Yachts & Yachting magazine Herpreet Kaur Grewal Home news reporter, The Times; reporter, London [listings] Caroline Al-Faraj What is the best thing you took from your time at City? I was already a journalist with 16 years of experience when I came to City, so it was a challenge to switch back to the student mentality, but I learnt a lot. I met people from different parts of the world, with different experiences, and we all had something to add to the pot. What has been the proudest moment of your career? It was a real challenge for me to come to a country I’d never been to before [Dubai] and establish a new website in a new language when I launched the Arabic site for CNN. It’s my baby and I took full responsibility for it. We’re now one of the top sources of information for Arabic speakers worldwide, but we’re still learning how to walk before we can start running. What do you predict for media in the Middle East? Sixty per cent of the population is under the age of 30, so I hope they can change the mentality here and use print and online media to maximum effect. I worry that the regimes will censor and block this, but I’m pretty sure the younger generation will prove that nothing can block them. What’s next for you? My dream is to write books about my experiences in the media, but my husband says I’ll never be able to retire from being a journalist. Helen Stuart Voice; reporter, Eastern Eye; freelance, Guardian Society, trade press; reporter, Regeneration & Renewal Charlie Hamilton Reporter, Press Association; senior reporter, The National (Abu Dhabi) Kate Haywood Commodities reporter, Reuters; deputy editor, Telecom finance; IFR; senior reporter, Thompson Financial; reporter, Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Matt Hughes Freelance, The Times, the Guardian, The Observer, uefa. com; sports writer, sub editor, guardian.co.uk, The Observer; sports reporter, Evening Standard; football correspondent, The Times Humfrey Hunter Trainee, The Sun; news desk assistant, The Sunday Times; news reporter, Evening Standard; freelance, Mail On Sunday, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph; account manager, Ian Monk Associates; literary agent, Hunter Profiles Scott Hussey Newsflash Press Agency; The Scottish Sun Roland Jackson Multimedia desk, business reporter, Agence France Presse Aidan Magee Agence France Presse;head of London office, The Wardle Agency; football writer; Manchester correspondent, News of the World Ashok Malhotra PhD, Indian history Helen McCormick Features editor, Mortgage Strategy Luisa Metcalfe Freelance, Hampstead & Highgate Express; trainee, Daily Express; feature writer; Sunday Express; freelance Laura Milne Trainee, feature writer, Daily Express Meilyr Morgan Aylward Marine Publishers; current affairs journalist and researcher, HTV; Welsh language policy officer; Duke of Edinburgh Awards Jane Mulkerrins News reporter, The Sunday Times; features, Daily Mail; freelance, The Sunday Times, The Times, Cosmopolitan, the Guardian Laura Newland (née Borg) Trainee, Press Association; mother James Nursey Sports reporter, The Argus; sports writer, Birmingham Post; freelance, sports reporter, Daily Mirror Dan Rookwood Health and fitness editor, Maxim; sports desk, guardian. co.uk; commissioning editor, Men’s Health; freelance, the Guardian, Maxim; 442; Zest Magazine; health and fitness editor, Maxim Natasha Salari Features, Mail on Periodical Matthew Adey Freelance, Maxim, Wax, TNT, SX; deputy editor, Docklands Magazine; Islington Magazine; editor, Key; writer, Sky; English teacher, Loustan School Chei Amlani Sub editor, deputy sports editor, sports editor, telegraph. co.uk Al Chan Civil servant, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister; civil servant, Department for Transport; FOI compliance officer, TFL Marissa Charles Restaurant reviewer, Camden New Journal; Zest; editorial assistant and writer, Good Housekeeping; freelance, Pride, Closer, Zest, Pregnancy, Your Home; features reporter, Splash News & Picture Agency Catherine Clarke Freelance, Menswear; staff writer, assistant editor, deputy editor, editor, AnOther Magazine; freelance, Dazed & Confused, the Guardian, Time Out, Arena Homme Plus Matthew Cottingham Feature writer, Property Week; trainee, BBC current affairs; investigative reporter, BBC 5 Live, assistant producer, BBC Panorama; assistant producer, BBC Current Affairs; director, BBC Watchdog Sarah-Jane Cutting Editorial assistant, production editor, Australian Business Online; editor, WorkplaceInfo, WorkplaceOHS; journalist, Australian Business Sophy Dale Sub editor, Computer Weekly; sub editor, VNUnet.com; sub editor, senior sub editor, Computing Rebecca Evans Reporter, chief reporter, news editor, Inside Housing; deputy editor, Health Service Journal Mernie Gilmore Freelance, Company; commissioning editor, Your Life; reporter, columnist, features writer, women’s editor, Daily Express Ben Grant Deputy editor, The Drinks Business Jessica Gunn Writer, reporter, deputy restaurants and bar editor, deputy news editor, Caterer & Hotelkeeper; freelance, the Guardian; features editor, BBC Online; features editor, Olive Phil Hebblethwaite Freelance, Men’s Health; junior editor, assistant editor, Adrenalin, Bogey Magazine; editor and publisher, The Stool Pigeon Dominique Hines Freelance, Marie Claire, Your Life; 3am, Daily Mirror; freelance, Pride, Daily Mirror, TV Times, Closer; celebrity reporter, Reveal; showbiz reporter, Daily Mail; Daily Star; New; news editor, Heat Claire Kilner Editorial assistant, Professional Plumbing and Heating Installer; 12 Yard TV; administrative officer, The Refugee Council; communications officer, Renewal; equality & diversity co-ordinator, Ealing Primary Care Trust; freelance, PHAM Magazine; advice and information manager, BME services; policy & planning manager, General Medical Council Ellie Levenson Reporter, The Lawyer; travel writer, Netjetter, the Guardian; Editor, Fabian Review; freelance, New Statesman, the Guardian; press officer, End Child Poverty; freelance, New Statesman, the Guardian, The Observer, The Independent; lecturer, Goldsmiths College, University of London; author Fiona Macdonald Sub editor, feature writer, features editor, editor, home and commuter, Metro Debbi Marco Features assistant, Your Life; freelance, C4 Website, Men’s Health; trainee, Daily Express; assistant women’s ed, Bella; celebrity features editor, Full House; freelance Louie Purday Feature writer, Take a Break; features editor, Full House; freelance Heather Sadtler PA to editor, writer, GQ Annabel Short Freelance, The Ecologist, Faber & Faber; corporate social responsibility consultant, Context; senior researcher, head of program, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre Geoffrey Spiteri Independent on Sunday; reporter, Barclays Globe; publisher, News Digest Amy Taylor Freelance Daniel Thomas Freelance, feature writer, Medeconomics; staff writer, GP; senior financial markets reporter, Thomson Financial; reporter, Marketing Week; assistant news editor, Property Week; property correspondent, Financial Times Gaia Vince Freelance, the Guardian, Pink Ribbon magazine, Focus, The Times, Build It Magazine; writer, New Scientist; editor, Ergo; news editor, Nature; freelance Natalie Williams Freelance sub editor, GQ, Metal Hammer; columnist, sub editor, 21st Century School Edition; editor, thewalk; editor; HH&A; Far Beyond; freelance, GQ, iTouch, T3; communications officer, communications manager, Safer Hastings Partnership; communications consultant Broadcast Suad Ali Unknown Claudine Altmann Jazz FM; broadcast journalist, Bloomberg Radio; news editor, Talksport Gurvinder Aujla Broadcast journalist, Club Asia; broadcast journalist, BBC 1Xtra; broadcast journalist, BBC XCITY 0 8 5 [2000-2001] Job Arabic editor, CNN Course International, 2000 Sunday; reporter, Community Care Rebecca Smith Sunday Express; features trainee, news reporter, The Mirror; reporter, The Sunday Mirror Annabelle Steggles Trainee, news reporter, The Scottish Sun; Sunday Mirror; news reporter, The Scottish Sun Thomas Teodorczuk Political researcher, Londoner’s Diary, Evening Standard; deputy editor, Wicked Whispers; reporter, Daily Mail; arts reporter, Evening Standard; freelance Rachel Williams Reporter, North American correspondent, US bureau chief, Press Association Alex Wynne Cosmedias International; information manager, deputy editor, Beauty Business News; deputy editor, Cosmetic News Weekly [listings] Asian Network Lucy Boast Producer, broadcast journalist, BBC Vanessa Buschschlüter Researcher, trainee broadcast journalist; Washington producer, broadcast journalist; BBC World Service; Washington reporter and producer, BBC Rebecca Dimyan Reporter, BBC Radio Wales; reporter, producer, BBC Radio 5 Live Hilary Fraser Sales manager, IdeaGlobal; consultant, Rogen International; consultant, Fraser Communication Leyla Hayes Unknown Christian Hill Unknown Victoria Holden Broadcast journalist, BBC current affairs Leigh Jennings Unknown James Josephs Freelance, BBC Sports, Sky Sports Jude Landau Producer, Feature Story News; freelance producer, NTR; trainee hypnotherapist Jonathan Leleu Producer, Sky News; senior producer, BBC 6 O’Clock News Benjamin Lowings News reader, Radio New Zealand International; broadcast journalist, BBC World Service Christina Mackay News reporter; freelance Naomi McCafferty Broadcast journalist; BBC Northen Ireland; political broadcast journalist, BBC Abi McLoughlin Associated Press; BBC Newsnight Review; producer, BBC Newsround; producer, BBC Sportsround; assistant producer, Newsround and Sportsround; producer, The World Tonight, Radio 4; assistant producer, Watchdog and Rogue Traders Shahab Mossavat Producer, BBC 6 O’Clock News; Reuters (Iran); medical student, University of London; freelance, Middle East analyst Melanie Parry Researcher, BBC Radio 4; researcher, World at One, BBC Radio 4; BBC news sponsorship scheme; producer, BBC News 24; broadcast journalist, BBC 6 O’Clock News Ewan Petrie Reporter, Scottish TV and Central; reporter, Real Radio Glasgow; reporter, newsreader, Radio Wave 102 Dundee; BBC Politics (Millbank); production journalist, Scottish TV Sohail Sahi BBC Southern Counties; sports reporter, BBC Solent; football reporter, BBC Radio 5 Live; breakfast sports reader, Adil Ray Show, BBC Asian Network; football commentator, BBC local radio Nishita Sharma Freelance; journalist and broadcaster, Wish Hard; presenter, producer, Aliot Asian Arts show, Break FM; freelance, BBC World Service; RadioNet; Wish Hard Laura Sheeter BBC Northampton and PDP for Look East; stringer, BBC Baltic (Riga); broadcast journalist, BBC newsgathering; freelance reporter and producer (New York) Lucy Sheppard Unknown Anna Thomas Presenter; presenter and reporter, Granada; news reporter and presenter, GMTV Louise Tickle BBC World Service; Everywoman 0 8 6 XCITY Jon Norman Job Freelance broadcast sports journalist Course Broadcast, 2002 Why did you want to get involved with sports journalism? I’ve wanted to be a sports journalist since I was six or seven-yearsold. I used to write fake cricket reports and football stories when I was a kid. My mum and dad tell me that I used to sit on the Tube, reading the sports pages in the Guardian, and my legs would disappear behind the paper, it was so big. What has been a significant moment in your career? I reported live from Russell Square throughout the day on Talksport for the 7/7 bombings and that’s something I’ll never forget. I was reporting all day on this attack on the city that I’d grown up in, but I had to convey the emotion without being too emotional. It was only when I got on the train to go home at 10:30pm and saw a copy of the Evening Standard with the pictures that I realised on a personal level what had happened. It was an incredible day for a variety of reasons. What challenges do you face in radio production? There are the pressures of reporting or producing live events because you don’t get a second chance. For example, Nelson Mandela made a surprise appearance at the World Cup final last year (which I covered for Talksport)and you could feel the energy from the 80,000 people in the stadium who were overcome by emotion. At the same time as experiencing that situation, you have to do your job and make sure you manage to convey all that’s happening to the millions of listeners at the same time – you don’t get another chance. Where do you see yourself in 25 years? The reason I got into this industry is that I never really have to retire, so I’d be happy covering sports for the rest of my life. Hopefully in 2036 I’ll still be watching England beating the Aussies in Australia. Helen Stuart Jonathan Wald News assistant; assignment editor, CNN (London, New York) Monica Zilouf Freelance producer, ITV, ITV News 2002 International Sherine Abdel-Razek Reuters; economic journalist, Al Ahram Weekly; head of economy desk, Al Sharouk (Cairo) Akram Al-Hendi Presenter, researcher; translator, UN; presenter/ reporter, Yemeni Satellite Channel; teacher, Specialized Institute (Yemen); head of English news and programs department, Yemeni TV Linda Ambrose Secretary, Clapton Football Club Nouna Andersson Editor, Fastcheck Travel Guides (Sweden) Vilma Anusaite Freelance, ABC News; UK correspondent, Newspaper LT (Lithuania); freelance assistant producer, ABC News (London) Asad UK Gold Circular; Asian Telegraph; teacher; editor, Okhla Times Neeraj Bali Freelance producer, NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation; trainer and editor, Saday-e-Jawan Radio Network (Afghanistan); trainer and field producer, Internews Network (Sri Lanka); public affairs and outreach officer, local governance and community development project (Afghanistan); sector head, public information office Amba Batra Bakshi Senior reporter, Indian Express (New Delhi); senior reporter, Indian Express (Bangalore) Elisabeth Behrmann Market reporter, commodities reporter (Sydney), Dow Jones Ginanne Brownell Researcher and producer, CNN; editorial manager, Newsweek (London) Ratchada Chitrada Producer, AsiaWorks Television Milly Clark Advertising, OK! Jelena Culum Press office assistant, City University; press officer, Crisis; PR assistant, City University; sales and marketing manager, Emerging Markets; PR and marketing manager, Home-Deq; information officer, Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College Limin Dai Deputy director, 21st Century Weekly Nadia Damouni Reporter, Credit magazine; freelance, New York Sun, New York News Network; financial journalist, Financial Times; financial journalist, dealReporter Sasha Damouni Reporter, New York News Network, The Star (Jordan); reporter, assistant editor, Merger Market; global editor, Pharmawire Perrine Faye Commodities reporter, Agence France Presse; correspondent, Basemetals.com Camille Fournier Journalist, Elle (Paris); psychology student Jessica Frommer Freelance (Cambodia); managing editor, Institute of Cambodia Dimitra Gaidatzi Senior fashion writer, Vogue (Greece) and freelance, Financial Times, Katherimini, UK Vogue, The Daily Telegraph Joanna Gasiorowska Senior sports presenter, Al-Jazeera English Dwayne Gordon Reporter, Jamaica Herald; reporter, The Gleaner; news editor, entertainment editor, The Star; editor, The Gleaner; editor, The Star (Jamaica) Emily Gray Unknown Harun Ma’ruf Hassan Trainee, BBC; freelance; director, Somali Media Centre Alex Holliday Associate, Thomas Weisel Heather Hugley Administrative assistant, KSTP-TV Elena Imbimbo Rathgeber Freelance; researcher analyst, Romeike (London); researcher, International Institute for Strategic Studies (London); mother Matiullah Jan News reporter, The Frontier Post Daily; associate editor, News Network International; news reporter, Pakistan Television; media law advisor, Internews (Pakistan); senior correspondent, Dawn News TV Brjánn Jónasson Freelance, Live Science (Morgunblaðið); journalist, Morgunblaðið; journalist, Frettabladid Charlotte Kan Business reporter, Standard and Poor’s Marketscope; TV reporter, Bloomberg Peter Kimani Writer, senior writer and columnist, Daily Nation (Kenya); senior associate editor, The Standard Group Lila Kountourioti News presenter, Alter Channel (Athens) Julian Kramer Editorial assistant, Classic Photographic Services; editorial assistant, Open Democracy; PPC manager, Kaplan International Colleges Solana Larsen Editor, Conflicts [listings] The Russia Journal (Moscow); reporter, Western Gazette; reporter, Metal Bulletin Yenia Rivarola Medina MA, global journalism, University of Orebro Rocio Rodríguez-Fernández Project manager (Spain) Roee Ruttenberg Production assistant, associate producer, ABC News; Assistant News Editor, Al Jazeera (Washington) Aliza Samorly Unknown Hirotada Shimura Unknown Shaimaa Shobokshi Unknown Anastasia Siniori MA public relations, Cardiff University; journalist, Apofasi (Greece); journalist, K magazine; journalist, Kathimerini Maria Sitaras-Yiangou Lecturer and managing director, evening school; freelance; programme manager in media; lecturer; teaching and learning inspector Fiona Skenderlis Freelance, Nation277 TV; post-production; manager, artist management and music production company; TV project manager; post producer (film and TV), production director, Cinematic Soundscapes Marina Suponina Deputy editor, travel magazine; PR and press director, Rising Star Media; programme manager, Frontline Club Ian Talley Power and gas reporter; Norway correspondent; energy policy reporter, Dow Jones Zoe Telegraphou News editor and presenter, Astra Radio Rawle Titus Reporter, Nottingham Evening Post; editor, weekly paper; anchor, sports show; talk show host; PR officer, National Disaster Management Agency; freelance Natasha Twal Freelance, Jordan Times; media researcher, Arab Advisors; reporter, Jordan Daily Times; journalist, Al Jazeera Tom Watson Jane’s Sentinel Security Assessments; researcher, BBC News; October Films; assistant producer, BBC Current Affairs; producer, director, Tiger Aspect; assistant producer, BBC Sandy Wilheim Broadcast assistant, BBC World Service; content partner, associate, strategic partner development manager, Google Ashley Williams Assistant reporter, reporter, People; editor, ESPN magazine Christina Wu Copywriter; freelance Nicole Young Associate, CBS News, 60 Minutes Heng Yue Unknown Bertrand Yvernault Journalist, La Montagne Irene Zournatzi Journalist, Vogue (Greece) Newspaper Kirsti Adair Trainee reporter, Liverpool Echo; current affairs, ITV West; broadcast journalist, BBC Look East; associate producer; BBC Newsround Rebecca Barr Reporter, Money Marketing; reporter, European transport reporter, US technology reporter, Bloomberg Katrina Baugh Features and news, Fund Strategy; reporter, professional adviser, deputy editor, MSM international; editor, ifaonline.co.uk, Incisive Media Stefania Bianchi Freelance; reporter, Africa Analysis; EU correspondent, InterPress News Agency (Brussels); copy editor, transport and real estate reporter, Dow Jones Adam Blenford News reporter; Evening Standard; freelance (Jerusalem); senior broadcast journalist, BBC Daniel Bushell HTTP Technology Riazat Butt Reporter, fashion editor and feature writer, Manchester Evening News; religious affairs correspondent, the Guardian Gemma Calvert Feature writer; News of the World Emma Clipp Reporter, Harrow Observer; sub editor; Metro; sub editor, Daily Mail Angharad Couch Reporter; Bloomberg Anna Davis Reporter, education reporter, Reading Evening Post; reporter, Evening Standard Monidipa Fouzder Senior reporter, Buckinghamshire Advertiser, Buckinghamshire Examiner; sub editor, senior sub editor, Trinity Mirror; sub editor, The Law Society Sam Green News and sport reporter, sub editor, Western Daily Press; sports sub editor and football writer, The Daily Telegraph; freelance sports sub editor and football writer, Olympic News Service (Vancouver Winter Olympics) Angela Henshall Features writer, politics reporter, Money Marketing; senior staff writer, Global Investor; oil market reporter, energy reporter, Dow Jones, Wall Street Journal Wesley Johnson Trainee, reporter, North America correspondent, Press Association Jon Kelly Trainee, Daily Mirror; broadcast journalist and reporter, BBC News Online James Kilner Editor, Almati Herald (Kazakhstan); reporter, Reuters Serena Kutchinsky Editorial assistant, Food & Travel Magazine Gareth Law Trainee, The Sun; sports reporter, The Scottish Sun Harry MacAdam Reporter, feature writer, The Sun Natasha McDowell Nature Caroline Meehan Freelance, Financial Times; reporter, Financial News; medical student, University College London Shafik Meghji Trainee, Evening Standard; freelance news and sports journalist; novelist; writer, Rough Guides Ryan Mills Sports reporter, Bloomberg Sonia Oxley Trainee, senior sub editor, sports desk, Reuters Lilly Peel Reporter, Brighton Argus; associate director, Perfect Relations PR; The Statesman (Kolkata); features editor, Panos (London) Emma Pryer Trainee, 3am (Daily Mirror); news and TV reporter, The People; reporter, Bizarre (The Sun); news and celebrity editor, More; travel columnist, The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney); showbiz reporter, The Sun Louise Redvers Trainee, health reporter, chief reporter, Evening Chronicle; news editor, Aberdeen Evening Express; correspondent, BBC; Agence France Presse Rachel Richardson Showbiz reporter, News of the World (Scotland); feature writer, TV reporter, TV editor, showbiz editor, News of the World; associate editor, Fabulous (News of the World) Ryan Sabey Reporter, News of the World Mark Scodie Peterborough Evening Telegraph; Jewish Chronicle; trainee solicitor; associate, litigation and dispute resolution, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP Sam Sheringham Trainee, Press Association; sports reporter, Bloomberg News; Setanta Sports News; freelance; BBC Sport Interactive Nyree Stewart Senior reporter, Investment Advisor Christopher Tryhorn Trainee, The Times; city correspondent, Media Guardian Andrew Walker Reporter, Camden New Journal and Islington Tribune; MA, development studies, SOAS; Daily Trust (Abuja, Nigeria); reporter, BBC News Online Victoria Ward China Daily (Beijing); trainee, Irish correspondent, Press Association; news reporter, Daily Mirror Georgina Wykes PR and marketing officer, Spelthorne Borough Council Periodical Laura Atkinson Editorial assistant, arts and style editor, The Independent; freelance, More, The Sunday Times, Sneak, Careless Talk; features editor, Sneak; deputy news editor, news editor, Heat; features editor, Grazia Mark Beveridge Reporter, Housing Today; researcher, International Criminal Justice Celeste Biever Intern, Red Herring; technology news editor, deputy news editor, New Scientist Tim Bradshaw Assistant, Lucas Alexander Whitley; intern, Elle; staff writer, senior staff writer, Information Age; companies editor, Investors Chronicle; digital media correspondent, Financial Times Tom Campbell Sub editor, Press Association WeatherCentre; sub editor and reporter, production editor, Regeneration & Renewal Manfreda Cavazza Freelance, Independent on Sunday; Reuters Health; telegraph.co.uk; writer and sub editor, AFX News; news reporter, Retail Week; business correspondent, Sunday Express Victoria Chow (née Worsley) Sub editor and feature writer, The Stage; freelance, Health & Fitness, Women’s Health; features sub editor, Metro; freelance copy editor and proof reader Michael Deacon Reviews editor, deputy showbiz editor, Zoo; freelance, More, Bliss; junior writer, J17; TV features editor, The Daily Telegraph Priya Elangasinghe Staff Writer, XCITY 0 8 7 [2001-2002] and Media; commissioning editor, director, Open Democracy Charlotta Larsson Freelance (Vienna) Celia Li News presenter, Phoenix Chinese News Constance Libert Communications, Weber Shandwick; press department, Euro RSCG; press and communications advisor, Minister of Foreign Affairs Kwangu Liwewe Reporter, Malawi Media Women’s Association; coordinator, PAMODZI; freelance, Positive Nation Magazine (London); MA, human rights, ULU; coordinator, PAMODZI Fernando Lucena Associate producer, undercover reporter, Dispatches, Channel 4; undercover reporter, assistant producer, field producer, Department of Current Affairs, BBC; producer, Electric Sky Productions Mukela Mangolwa Senior producer, Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation; information education and communication specialist David Manley Marketing assistant (consumer products), Universal Studios; product manager, Rockstar Games Alexandro Martello Economics reporter, Portal G1 Joana Mateus Producer, Press Association TV (London) Richard McColl Newsweek; feature writer, WWF; freelance, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Newsweek; freelance, Adventura Travel (Costa Rica); Global Travel magazine (UK); freelance Nathalie McDermott Freelance, BBC Radio 5 Live; freelance trainer, City University; project officer, Radio for Development; managing director, On Road Media Mike McIlvain Feature editor, Laredo Morning Times; interim sports editor, Copperas Cove Leader-Press; managing editor, Belton Journal; reporter, LareDOS; adjunct professor, Texas A&M University; lecturer, United International College Pilar Medrano-Dell Unknown Anthony Mills Sub editor and writer, Middle East reporter; contributor, Executive; journalist, producer, Beirut Media Centre; freelance, CNN, Sky News; press freedom and communications manager, International Press Institute Edetaen Ojo Executive director, Media Rights Agenda (Nigeria) Dora Papagianni Unknown Theodoulos Papavassiliou Lecturer; newspaper editor; chief editor, Weekly Renee Louise Paul (née Chow) TV control room, ABC News; UK correspondent, Associated Press Radio; correspondent, BBC Caribbean; mother Sarah Pozzoli Economic news website, Lettera Finanziaria; daily Italian, Oggi; freelance, La Repubblica, Valori, Capital, e-gazette (Italy) Synnøve Prytz Berset Journalist, Skarland Press AS Dong-Fang Qiu Executive editor, CCTV news Ganapathi Reddy Freelance, deputy manager, William Hill (India) Martin Ritchie Freelance, BBC Online, The Scotsman; 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freelance, Reuters, The Economist, The Sunday Times, BBC Online, African Business, Africa Investor Laura Kyle Copy editor and host, China Radio International; copy editor, China Central Television International; freelance, That’s Beijing, Beijing Review, Metrozine; copy editor, reporter and voice over, China Central Television International; producer, Al Jazeera (Kuala Lumpur) Darren Lazarus Reporter, DIY Week; news reporter, Estates Gazette; senior news reporter, deputy news editor, Estates Gazette; acting editor, Financial News Online Kerry McCarthy Freelance features writer, More, New Woman, Men’s Health, J17; feature writer, The People; features editor, acting associate editor, Woman’s Day (Australia); associate editor, Glamour (Australia); acting associate editor, Woman’s Day Ruth McCarthy Editorial assistant, Global Listings; freelance, Bella, More; PR executive, Rocket PR; beauty writer, Hairflair & Beauty; commissioning editor, Full House; news and features editor, Take 5 (Sydney) Laura McCreddie Freelance, Asda Vitality, Zembia; features director, Yoga; deputy editor, Salon Therapist; managing editor, Professional Beauty and Retail Jeweller Iain Noble Assistant editor, Marine Engineers Review; deputy editor, Landrover World; sub editor, Pick Me Up Olivia Richwald Freelance, China Daily, The Sun Online; education reporter, Evening News (Norwich); reporter, Northern Echo; video journalist, BBC Yorkshire Gregor Ridley PR account executive, senior account executive, account manager, Colette Hill Associates Stephen Russell Marketing PR, copywriter, City and Islington College; sub editor, Big Issue (Scotland); 0 8 8 XCITY freelance, Sunday Herald; staff writer and web master, Big Issue (Scotland); freelance, Oz Magazine (Australia); freelance, Citysearch, DNA, Artisan Elena Seymenliyska Freelance, The Bookseller, The Daily Telegraph, Belgravia Magazine; sub editor, The Daily Telegraph; book reviewer, the Guardian; sub editor, arts & books, The Daily Telegraph; freelance editorial consultant Graham Smith Freelance, France magazine, Investis, World Entertainment News Network; wire editor, editorial special events manager, Los Angeles editor, World Entertainment News Network; news editor, online editor, Daily Mail Online Chloe Stothart Reporter, finance editor, deputy news editor, Housing Today; freelance, Children, Now, New Star, Young People Deborah Stowe Copy editor, reporter, Bucharest Business Week; freelance, Business Review, Vivid, Holidays in Romania, New Bucharest Express, Vivid, The Daily Telegraph, Bucharest in Your Pocket, The Times, The Independent; journalist, Business Review (Bucharest); author, Thomas Cook Publishing; freelance Matthew Thompson Journalist, Trident Communications; account executive, journalist, account manager, Citigate Publishing Daniel Uglow Staff writer, Motor Caravan magazine; features reporter, Travel Trade Gazette; freelance travel writer (Australia); managing editor, Travel Weekly Australia Eleanor White Listings editor, Galaxy Out There; freelance, Catchline news and features agency, Cosmetics International magazine, More, J17, The Bookseller; assistant editor, Community Practitioner and Mental Health Nursing; lifestyle editor, ITV teletext; health writer, feature writer, The Sun; freelance editor, journalist Peter Wilson Freelance, Ski guide, Telegraph Weekend, Telegraph Motoring, Ski and Board, Metro, Rugby World, The Field, The Daily Mail; assistant editor, Mazda magazine; writer, BAR Pure Racing, motoring supplements; editor, MoneyPlus, feelFord, section editor, Fabric magazine; editor, Forward Adam Withrington Writer, sub editor, HOT magazine; staff writer, Harpers-on-Trade; sports sub editor, Telegraph Online; contributor, Flavour; news reporter, drinks editor, head of features, the Publican; communications, Carlsberg UK Kate Woodward Wire editor, World Entertainment News Network; ITV soap column; freelance Inside Soap, All About Soap, ITV.com, Sugar, Sun TV magazine, Soaplife, Closer, Reveal, What’s on TV; news editor, Inside Soap Broadcast Munier Abdalla Broadcast journalist, Downtown Radio and Cool FM Edward Adams Freelance, IRN, LBC sports; broadcast journalist, multimedia producer, head of production, ITN ON Adnan Ahmed Researcher, Juniper TV, RDS Media, Wall to Wall TV; Brighter Pictures; Endemol UK; production runner, Diverse production; Forbidden Fruit; shooting assistant producer, Who Rules The Roast, Ricochet TV; director, Mirror Signal Manoeuvre, Ricochet TV; assistant producer, Talk Back Family Silver; associate producer, Associated Press online; assistant producer, BBC; producer, director, Steadfast TV Eve-Marie Akers BBC World Services; BBC TV London Anna Bailey Presenter and producer, Liberty Radio; freelance broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1xtra, Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service; newsreader, Club Asia Radio; reporter, BBC Radio 4 Edward Baran Broadcast journalist, ITN Radio; reporter, producer, Calendar News (ITV Yorkshire); news reporter, presenter, North East Tonight (ITV Tyne Tees); freelance Melissa Barham News editor, Kestrel FM; drive time newsreader, BRMB (Birmingham), freelance, The Eagle; reporter, ITV Granada Sian Bundred Associate producer, Lion TV, Channel 4; producer, Radio 5 Live; associate producer, Be Good Films, Channel 4; associate producer, BBC Milbank; associate producer, Juniper TV, Channel 4; head of development, Mentorn (Oxford); researcher, Brook Lapping; freelance TV current affairs producer Antony D’Angelo Freelance, City AM; associate producer, football reporter, senior producer, associate producer, TalkSport Oliver Dearden Kick FM (Newbury); broadcast journalist, drive time presenter, BBC Radio Wiltshire and BBC Radio Swindon; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Five Jodie Fielder Sports broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Kent; TV journalist, BBC Look North; senior broadcast journalist, BBC North West Tonight Kate Fisher BBC 3; freelance, Radio 1, 1Xtra, BBC London; reader, reporter, Beacon FM; broadcast journalist, BBC Coventry and Warwickshire; broadcast journalist, BBC Midlands Today Adam Fleming Presenter, reporter, BBC Newsround; political reporter, BBC Jenny Gimpel European news editor, edie.net; press officer, Country Land and Business Association; media relations manager, University College London Sally Heighway Unknown Kirsten Hills Trainee, assistant producer, BBC Current Affairs; reporter, ITV Central South; journalist, ITV Central West Rachel Horne (née Gibson) Runner, BBC Breakfast with Frost; researcher, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat; breakfast radio reporter, BBC Essex; presenter, BBC Newsround; reporter, Working Lunch, BBC 2 Sonja Jessup Senior broadcast journalist, Hereward FM; broadcast journalist, BBC Essex, BBC Look East; broadcast journalist, BBC London TV Julie Kangisser (née Hayman) Broadcast journalist, BBC TV News Planning, BBC News 24, BBC London News; network producer, BBC TV News; communications consultant, Fishburn Hedges Isha Keymist Unknown Anna Lee Broadcast journalist, presenter, BBC Radio Cleveland; reporter, BBC Radio 5 Live; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat Kasia Madera Broadcast journalist, BBC News 24; BBC Asian Network; senior broadcast journalist, presenter, BBC News 24 Joel Mapp Broadcast journalist, Radio Suffolk; video journalist, BBC Spotlight TV (Channel Islands); Northamptonshire reporter, BBC Look East Christopher Mason Trainee, ITN; BBC Radio 5 Live; Radio Newcastle; political reporter, Europe correspondent, BBC Rhiannon Mills Northants 96; breakfast news reader, GWR; deputy news editor, Northants 96; news trainee, ITV; ITV Yorkshire Sarah Mills Reporter, presenter, CMJE Newstalk Radio; senior reporter, Rawlco Radio Rachel Muir Trainee, assistant producer, BBC Newsround, Boys & Girls: Sex and British Pop, The Princess & Panorama; ITV; Daily Mirror Ramita Navai Stringer The Times; reporter, Channel 4 News Jon Norman Freelance producer, sports producer, Talksport Radio; producer, IMG Media; cricket reporter, LBC & Setanta Sports News; broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 5 Live; freelance, IME Media; freelance broadcast journalist Jessica Parfitt Unknown Georgia Peters Freelance, Metro, Unique, BBC 7; breakfast show cohost and news editor, Radio Static; breakfast show host, 107 Star FM; producer, LBC James Pierson Unknown James Reed Assistant producer; CNBC Europe Saria Rees-Roberts Freelance, BBC; press officer, Amnesty International Ann Smith BBC Radio Essex; broadcast journalist, production journalist, ITV Border Yean Yean Tang Unknown Amanda Walker Breakfast reporter, drive time reporter, LBC 97.3, Heart 106.2; news reporter, LBC Radio; reporter, ITV Border; reporter, Border TV 2003 International Baptiste Aboulian Freelance, 20 Minutes France SAS; freelance (London); associate editor, Ignites Europe Tareq Al-Arab Unknown Fareena Alam Editor, Q News; [listings] Judgemeadow College, Leicester Sammantha Hays Managing editor, ISO & Agent Christine Hoffmann Freelance; associate editor, Getty Images Jan Hromadko Intern; European commission (Berlin); translator; reporter, Dow Jones Helena Iveson Copy editor, China Daily; China Central Television; newsreader, anchor, CCTV International Jingjing Jiang Journalist, China Business Weekly Marit Borud Kamark Advisor, Norwegian Confederation for Business; freelance, Eva, HSMAI travel business, Insero, Hotell Restaurant OG Reiseliv; research associate, Korn Ferry Njoki Karuoya Correspondent, Nation Media Group Ruhi Khan UK correspondent, Hindustan Times Sunanda Kumar Senior sub editor, reporter, hindustantimes.com Jeremy Landor Unknown Leslie Ann Lee Freelance, BBC Forward Maisokwadzo Communications officer, Mediawise Dalia Martinez Freelance Joana Mateus Journalist, Diario Digital and Diario Economico newspapers; Vogue (Portugal); Atlantico Magazine; reporter, Associated Press Isaiah Mbuga Media consultant; talk show host; radio station manager; media marketing and promotions, Employment Forum UK; communications consultant, Promoting Media; lecturer, Uganda Christian University Yan Mei Casual producer, BBC Chinese service; research fellow, marketing and business strategy, University of Upminster; London coordinator, external relations executive, China Policy Institute Sara Yasmine Mohamed Assistant manager, corporate communications, CIMB Investment Bank Sandra Nyaira Reporter, Daily News (Zimbabwe); website editor, co-editor, Zimbabwe Journalists Alan O’Sullivan Reporter, Trinity Mirror South; banking correspondent, This Is Money, Mail On Sunday Filipa Parreira Reporter, sub editor, Lusa news agency (Portugal) Alicia Peyrano Researcher, reporter, Time Out; producer, Waddell Media Isabelle Porter Freelance reporter, La Gazette des Femmes; cultural correspondent, Le Devoir (Montreal) Eva Rey Botana Correspondent, Basque Country Radio (London) Doreen Rietentiet Producer, Deutsche Welle; external relations, TV21/CNBC (Germany) Matthew Robinson Journalist, editor, B92 (Serbia); correspondent, Reuters (Kosovo, Macedonia) Maria Sarafoglou International Caroline Corcoran Job Freelance editor, Heat Course Magazine, 2003 What is your favourite memory of life at City? I made friends for life at City. We had Marcelle d’Argy Smith for a class and she used to get us writing about really personal things and we were in tears every week. We’d have to go to the pub to get over it. What did you struggle with at City? I remember saying on my first day that I wanted to work at Heat, so the hardest thing for me was when we studied local government – all that political stuff just wasn’t my bag. What showbiz story are you looking forward to covering? The shocking ones that come out of nowhere are the best. Things like when Britney [Spears] had a breakdown, which was such a huge thing. I remember seeing that photo of her shaving her head – so much of journalism is about the image now. It shocked everyone, even the most cynical people. Where would you like to be in 25 years? I’d like to write books at some point, but I’d miss the hilarity of magazine offices. When I worked at More, we’d get unmentionable deliveries from Amsterdam because of our sexmad reputation. Stupid things like that. Helen Stuart News Department, NET and ETI; anchorwoman, ERT (Greece) Nicola Scevola Scriptwriter, travel documentaries, Rai (Italy); freelance Patrick Schleisman Unknown Amanda Scott BBC Focus on Africa; CNN International; web news editor, NBC 10 News Sunil Shetty Kuwait News Agency; United News of India; Sunrise Radio; Associated Press Television; project manager, National Radio Monitoring; TV correspondent, Zee News (Kabul); vice president, business development, NSP Company Shamillia Sivathambu Senior writer, News Edition Tor Ketil Solberg Freelance; music reviewer; case handler, vocational rehabilitation; advisor, NAV EURES Jugoslav Stojanov Industry analyst, Automative Carolina Stupino Journalist, ANSA; Il Messaggero (Italy) Gonzalo Suarez Redondo London correspondent, La Razon; freelance, MTV magazine, Capital, Fortuna Sports; London correspondent, La Razon, Economista Kiryl Sukhotski Host, BBC Russia Yogita Tahilramani Political and security analyst, Hill & Associates (Jakarta) Emre Temel Producer, BBC World Service (Turkey); radio producer, BBC World Service Luciana Teshima Unknown Line Thomsen Freelance, The Independent, US and Danish publications; press department, ITV News; PhD, University of Aarhus Arturo Torres Unknown Julien Toyer Freelance; EU correspondent, Thomson Reuters Johanna Treeck Sports reporter, Barometern; financial reporter, local reporter, night reporter, crime reporter, Sylsvenka Dagbladet (Sweden); production editor Admore Tshuma PhD, University of Bristol Rosalind Tunnicliffe Freelance, Associated Press Radio Christine Wambaa Reporter, bureau chief, East Africa correspondent, SABC, Nation Media Group (Nairobi) Isabell Witt Freelance, Common Ground Radio, USA and German broadcasters; copy editor, Business Wire; equity market reporter, Standard and Poor’s MarketScope Fabienne Wydler Proofreader, Merrill; spokesperson, humanitarian aid (Switzerland) Yacine Yala Reporter, Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (Beirut) Jennifer Zausch Senior producer, Associated Press Television News Newspaper Kerry Beadling Entertainment reporter, Grimsby Evening Telegraph; senior reporter, Coventry Telegraph Emily Beament News trainee, general reporter, environment correspondent, Press Association Kara Bradley Reporter, Bromsgrove Standard; deputy editor, Coventry Observer Jaymes Bryla Trainee sub editor, Press XCITY 0 8 9 [2002-2003] freelance Anna Albien Unknown Tunde Asaju Chief press secretary, President of Nigeria; head of press and public affairs, British High Commission (Abuja) Zalina Azman Unknown Neha Bal Reporter, Dow Jones Mark Bhagwandin Chief news editor, Guyana Broadcasting Corporation; website moderator, MSN; regional education and public relations officer, LIFE Ruben Bicho Journalist, TSF Online; reporter, Jornal de Negocios; journalist, Reuters (Lisbon) Daniela Bluth Goldfarb cultural pages, Trés; reporter, editor, chief sub editor, Galeria; culture editor Semanario Busqueda; freelance Nikolaos Broumas National service; account manager, Rascal Laura Brown PR assistant; The Documentary Channel (Toronto); press officer, Bush Branding Marketing (Australia); freelance associate producer, Metro Morning; producer, CBC Radio Toronto Olga Budarova Broadcast assistant, BBC Radio 4 Amandine Cauchy Journalist, Etudiant93; freelance, Le Monde website; internet editor, Groupe Alain Ayache (Paris) Gabrielle Chatelain Radio France International; freelance, TF1; CBC; producer, Associated Press; TV reporter, Agence France Presse Victoria Chimbwanda (née Massimo) Acting editor, The Voice (Botswana); sub editor, deputy editor, Global TV Listings; communications, Havering Council Jana Ciglerovß Chief editor, Elle (Czech Republic); presenter, Radio Express & Czech TV; editor, MAFRA Ryan Coopamah Writer and sub editor, senior journalist, editor, Brave New Words Elodie Cuzin Freelance; online editor, Discovery Channel; freelance Veronique Deiller MA; freelance, Acteurs Publics; freelance Yanik Delvigne-Jean Nurse (Canada); freelance (Ecuador) Skye Docherty News, motor supplement, The Sunday Times; researcher, reporter, producer, Insight SBS TV (Australia) Eduardo Escorial Writer, Antena 3 Television; screen writer, director, Endemol TV (Spain); director, Zeppelin Endemol Behzad Farsian Stringer, The Daily Telegraph (Iran); freelance Mathieu Fournier Associate producer, CBC Toronto; journalist, researcher, public affairs, Télé Quebec; Ludicatif Present, CBC; journalist, presenter, Radio Canada Jennifer Furmidge Business analysis; project manager Sergiy Grytsenko Sub editor, BBC Monitoring (Kiev); communications co-ordinator, counter-trafficking programme; Caritas (Ukraine); senior media expert, European commission delegation to Ukraine, technical assistance programme Silvia Guzzetti Freelance, Avvenire, Famiglia Cristiana, Club 3, Letture; news agency; Italian teacher, [listings] Association; sub editor, Daily Mail Timothy Burroughs 21st Century China Daily Meg Clothier Reuters, Russia Tom Collomosse Sports reporter, Press Association; sports reporter, Evening Standard Lorraine Cushnie Market reporter, MTN-I; The Lawyer Anna Farley News reporter, Press Association Jane Fryer Writer, GQ; trainee, feature writer, Daily Express; feature writer, Daily Mail John Harrington Senior reporter, deputy news editor, Morning Advertiser Meyrem Hussein Reporter, Ipswich Evening Star; reporter, Islington Gazette Caroline Iggulden Feature writer, The Sun Mark Meadows Sports writer, European stock market correspondent, sports sub editor and reporter, Reuters (Milan) Brian Moher Staff writer, Reuters; Self Fly Safari (South Africa) Caroline Muspratt Reporter, Equity capital markets, Financial News; business reporter, city reporter, The Daily Telegraph; business reporter, Sunday Express; investment writer, Capital Group Sachin Nakrani News reporter, Harrow Observer; senior reporter, The Wembley Observer; chief reporter, The Eastern Eye; news editor, Ealing Gazette; sports reporter and sub editor, the Guardian Arabella Newnham Cambridge Evening News; television production co-ordinator, writer and producer (USA); researcher, BBC Svenja O’Donnell Reporter, Bloomberg, Russia Sarah Ogden Senior marketing executive, Improve Lisa Parry Times Education Supplement; local government reporter, education reporter, Grimsby Evening Telegraph; MA, Birmingham University; freelance playwright Kiran Randhawa Reporter, Daily Mail Chloe Rhodes Features assistant, commissioning editor, The Daily Telegraph Matthew Roper Feature writer, Daily Mirror Jessica Shepherd Reporter, The Birmingham Post; reporter, Times Higher Education Supplement; education correspondent, the Guardian Primrose Skelton Reporter, News of the World; deputy women’s editor, Emirates Today; life editor, Emirates James Pozzo Job Assistant editor, Have I Got News For You Course TV Current affairs, 2004 What does your current role entail? It involves watching every single news broadcast imaginable and trying to find hilarious clips and nuggets that you can use on the show. Having spent years studying journalism and being a journalist, I’m now very good at absorbing other people’s journalism all day. It fills your brain with far too much information though; I’m very good at pub quizzes. Why did you want to work in TV? I started off in insurance, sitting in an office, tapping away at my computer and not saying anything all day. My first work experience was at Richard and Judy and I knew instantly that I had done the right thing. Did you enjoy your time at City? I hadn’t prepared very well and I struggled financially but the investment was worth it. I’ve got friends [in the industry] who didn’t take the masters route and they all admire the risk I took. Have you always been interested in politics? Yes, it started when I was about 10 or 11 and I was really interested when Margaret Thatcher was toppled. I was a very odd child. Jenny Roper 0 9 0 XCITY 24/7; deputy editor, Arab Media Group Bobby Stansfield Trainee, Sunday Mirror; reporter, Daily Mirror Mark Stevenson Reporter, The Scottish Sun; reporter, The Sun Steven Swinford Western Daily Press; reporter, The Sunday Times Louise Thomas Reporter, assistant news editor, WMN Periodical Anushka Asthana Reporter, education correspondent, policy editor, The Observer; political reporter, The Times Antony Barton Assistant editor, Electrical Review; assistant editor, Electrical Times; news editor, Supply Management Julie Bieles Technology reporter, Plastics and Rubber Weekly; freelance, Chemical Weekly, Host City, Eureka, PRW, City Asset Management Sarah Bush Editor, senior editor, Vodafone Live!; category manager, Amazon.co.uk; channel manager, Shopping MSN UK; senior product manager, Microsoft Nick Clark Freelance, staff writer, section editor, Financial News; reporter, The Independent Caroline Corcoran Junior writer, feature writer, acting deputy editor, Sugar; staff writer, deputy features editor, More; deputy editor, Sugar; associate editor, The X Factor; freelance editor, Heat Adrian Cornell Journalist, Citigate Publishing; editor, Bulb magazine; trainee sub editor, sub editor, The Daily Telegraph; teacher Joanna de Mille (née Grobel) Reporter, The Grocer; reporter, Convenience Store; feature writer, The Morning Advertiser; Lime PR; director, Exact PR Anthony Dhanendran Freelance; writer, reviews editor, Computeractive Maria Englund Correspondent, Dagens Nyheter and Goteborg Posten; feature writer, Expressen; freelance Paul Isaacs Freelance critic; writer, Eye Weekly; freelance (Toronto) Vanessa Jolly Features researcher, Daily Mail; assistant editor, Sunday Times News Review; families and sexes editor, The Times; commissioning editor, T2 Anna Kierstan News and features writer, freelance, Drapers Helen King (née Down) PR manager, The Mill; Treacle PR Rebecca Ley Researcher, food and interiors, The Saturday Times Magazine; writer, The Sun; commissioning editor, Femail, Daily Mail Chris Lines Editor, Host City; editor, Gambling magazine Jon Lipsey Freelance; writer, news editor, deputy editor, Men’s Fitness Alex Marshall Sub editor, China Daily (Beijing); freelance, Flux, Vision China Daily, Stool Pigeon; senior writer, ENDS Kate Maxwell Editor, word of mouth, Condé Nast Traveller; deputy health editor, Daily Mail, commissioning editor, senior editor, Condé Nast Traveller (New York) Andrew Morris Freelance, Jack, Mojo, GQ, Dazed and Confused; features editor, arts editor, GQ Lisa Murch Freelance, The Sunday Telegraph, Ubiqus Sean O’Connell Freelance, The Independent on Sunday, Q, Jockey Slut, Metro, Knowledge, Fact; reviews editor, Rip & Burn; The Independent on Sunday, video games and software editor, Amazon.co.uk; senior editor, European director, shopping, travel and games, AOL Rose Parfitt Writer, researcher, Your Life!; research executive, Voodoo; freelance, Your Life!, Blues & Soul, Mix, The List, Dr. Foster; PhD, SOAS Anita Pati Features, Haymarket; reporter, GP; reporter, Third Sector; freelance Caitlin Pike Editor, Mid-Sussex Matters; editorial assistant, broadcast reporter, Press Gazette; freelance Peter Robins Subbing trainee, Press Association, Daily Mail; sub editor, Nottingham Evening Post; production journalist, The Daily Telegraph Charlotte Ronalds Assistant editor, Junior Education; deputy editor, Child Education; freelance Hayley Shedden Features assistant, Mother & Baby; features assistant, junior writer, Hello!; brand solutions editor, BBC Worldwide Sebastian Skeaping Freelance; piano tuner and restorer, Thornhill Pianos John Stepek Writer, Sunday People; finance writer, Teletext; website editor, deputy editor, editor, Money Week Natalie Stevenson Features reporter, Property Week; technology editor, deputy features editor, Retail Week; teacher Rachel Tompkins Features, Take a Break; senior writer, deputy features editor, features editor, Pick Me Up Esther Walker Freelance, The Week, The Times; book researcher, Time Warner; reporter, Londoners’ diary, Evening Standard; freelance Charles Williams Reporter, Property Week; business writer, editor, senior editor, Trident Communications; editorial manager, British Red Cross Broadcast Candice Allen-Olsen BBC Radio Kent; journalist, Sky News; producer, Grace Productions and Ministry of Culture; producer, Lunchtime Live with Kay Burley, Sky News; freelance producer, Grace productions Kate Atkinson Reporter, producer, ITV local news Jonathan Bithrey Freelance, BBC Radio Solent, BBC Hereford and Worcester; broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Jersey Abigail Brown Researcher, The Sharp End, Ten Alps, Brook Lapping; producer, Julian Worricker Show, BBC Radio 5 Live Peter Denton Broadcast journalist, Mix 96 Aylesbury; drive time presenter, Mix 107 Edith Djin Mail on Sunday; junior account executive; PR account [listings] Mark Worthington Television news producer, Tokyo Broadcasting System; broadcast journalist, BBC Belfast; reporter, BBC Newsline; senior broadcast journalist, BBC NI 2004 International Rasha Abu Baker Freelance, Emirates newspaper; 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Russia Today (Moscow); journalist, Associated Press; Sky News Kristina Cooke Correspondent, Reuters (London) Jennifer Evans Freelance documentary researcher, Tiger Aspect; researcher, Unreported World; assistant producer, Late Edition, BBC; shooting assistant producer, 30 Minutes, The Insider, Channel 4 Benjamin Farey Energy markets reporter, Heren Energy Ben Gallagher Researcher, The Wright Stuff Osama Javaid Researcher, Brook Lapping Productions; United Nations University; producer, senior duty editor, Dawn News (Pakistan) Jennifer Marcus Brighter Pictures, Endemol; teacher Julie Maritz CNBC Europe Francis Miles Researcher, Zenith North Ranadeb Mitra Researcher, Dispatches, Channel 4 Catherine Norris Trent The Dimbleby Programme, ITV; journalist, France 24 Archna Pandya Assistant producer, Central TV (Birmingham) David Peter Researcher, BBC Current Affairs Nazanin Sadri Newsdesk journalist, Al Jazeera International; producer, Al Jazeera English Shiv Sharma Broadcast journalist, Russia Today (Moscow) Toby Strutt Assistant producer, Granada Factuals 2006 International Gulden Aktas BBC World (Turkey); press officer, TOBB University; journalist and communications director, ETUC Ali Amar Unknown Charlotte Angela Researcher, Al Jazeera International [listings] James Fontanella Khan Job India editor, FT.com Course International, 2006 What was your dream job when you were studying? I always wanted to be a foreign correspondent. When I got my job in India just two years after graduating from City, I felt I’d achieved this dream. I enjoy discovering new places but also the challenge of trying to bring what’s happening far away closer to people. What has been the proudest moment of your career? It would be difficult to define it as a proud moment because of how horrific it was, but the Mumbai terror attacks were definitely the most important events of my career. The attacks were very close to where I live and work and many people I know were affected by them. It was a defining moment that I will still remember in ten years time. Where would you like to be in 25 years? I still see myself writing. I really want to pass my knowledge on and help younger journalists to mature and get through difficult stories. Jenny Roper Catarina Anjos Unknown Jessica Au Unknown Sarah Barden Journalist, France 24 Diego Bivero Unknown Milton Bragatti Unknown Lola Contantini Freelance Rebekah Curtis Unknown Brenda Da Silva Marques Unknown Victoria Darves-Bornoz Researcher, Yalla Films Iryna Demchenko Unknown Clara Denina Correspondent; FastMarkets Ltd Javier Espinosa Freelance, The Observer, The Times; editor, Diarios de la Guerra (Spain); journalist, The Wall Street Journal Europe Thomas Fessy Freelance, BBC World Service; Congo correspondent, BBC James Fontanella-Khan Online journalist, world desk, India editor, FT.com Jennifer Forsyth Assistant producer, Dr Keith Ablow Show, Warner Brothers Omar Fouad Researcher, Al Jazeera Carolina Galvani Unknown Svetlana Graudt International copywriter, Start Creative Padraic Halpin Sports desk, Reuters Marie-Christin Hansen Unknown Irshadul Haque Unknown Alexander Holliday Unknown Stanislava Ivancheva Features co-ordinator, Impact Media Group; correspondent, Press TV Frank Johannsen News reporter, dpa-AFX news agency; news reporter, Leipzig Volkszeitung Haider Kadhum Freelance producer, APTN Anne Kaiffer Unknown James Kenny News reporter, Financial Times Thedoroa Kermeliotis Unknown John Kjorstad Renewable energy reporter, features editor, Infrastructure Journal George Kyriakos Unknown Yumei Liu Unknown Yu Liu Editor, overseas editing centre, China News Service Newspaper Issam Ahmed European Science Foundation Kelly Allen Daily Express; deputy news editor, Look Heidi Ancell Travel Trade Gazette Emily Ashton Political reporter, Press Association Eleanor Barham Research, LSE Andrew Barker Construction News Alex Barker Financial Times Laura Barnett Daily Telegraph; commissioning editor, arts, the Guardian Ruth Barnett Press Association; social media correspondent, Sky News Catherine Boyle The Business; business reporter, reporter, The Times Christopher Bryant 21st Century/ China Daily; central and eastern Europe business correspondent, Financial Times Andrew Bryson Sunday Express; BBC Business & Economics Unit; producer, BBC Simon Cable Daily Express Alexander Carnwath Wandsworth Borough News Frank Dalleres City AM James Doughty Unknown Helen Dowd Daily Express Emily Dugan Travel guide research; freelance, The Stage; reporter, The Independent on Sunday David Firth Trainee sub, features sub editor, The Sun Sharon Flaherty Unknown Tom Harper The Sunday Telegraph; journalist, Mail on Sunday Ryan Harrison Pensions Week Nico Hines The Australian; The Times Online; Washington reporter, The Times Kerry Hopkins PR account director Rhiannon James The Sunday Times property section Urmee Khan The Guardian; assistant commissioning editor, G2; digital and media correspondent, Telegraph Media Group Andrew MacDowall Oxford Business Group Sara McCorquodale Sutton Guardian Marina McIntyre Trainee sub, The Sun Rachel O’Brien Press Association John O’Doherty Financial Times Isabella Piasecka Metal Bulletin Emma Rowley Press Association Robin Stringer Bloomberg; breaking financial news editor, editor, Bloomberg News Richard Suchet Sky News Carlene Thomas-Bailey Wandsworth Borough News Stephen Wilkinson Sub editor, Brentwood Gazette Magazine Tessa Andrews Project worker, St Mungo’s; homeless prevention centre manager, Southdown Housing Association; area manager, St Mungo’s Homeless Charity Caroline Atkinson (née Tosh) Reporter, Institute for War and Peace Reporting; editor, Christian Aid Tom Atkinson Editorial assistant, thelondonpaper; freelance, Little White Lies, The Stool Pigeon; arts and entertainment editor, thelondonpaper; editor, Hot TV (The Daily Star) Mark Bridge Freelance, The Times, The Sunday Times; reporter, personal finance writer, The Times Laura Canning Feature writer, Daily Ireland; novelist and creative writing tutor; news and features journalist, North Belfast News and Andersontown News Sophia Cottier Staff writer, Fusion; freelance, H2B Journal; research assistant, Pye Tait; editorial assistant, Professional Beauty Laura Fergusson Freelance (New XCITY 0 9 5 [2005-2006] What would you be if you weren’t a journalist? I was a professional football player between the ages of 14 and 18, but I realised I was never going to be quite good enough to play in the 2006 World Cup. So I decided to do something totally different. Coming to study in the UK was a big part of wanting to start completely afresh. Also, Italy (where I’m from) isn’t the best place to be when it comes to being a meritocracy. Halima Migari Unknown Aikaterini Maltezou Unknown Maayan Manela Unknown Megan McCormick Unknown Thomas Muirhead Sub editor, Hilton Hotels Zipporah Musau Managing editor of magazines, The Standard Group Catherine Neilan Reporter, Investment Advisor Aliyu Odamah Musa PhD researcher/ part-time tutor, Liverpool Hope University Jyotika Oberoi UK media representative, India Today Deborah Odumuyiaw Freelance editor and reporter, efinancialcareers. com; University of the United Nations Chitra Panjabi Staff writer, BC Entertainment Magazine (Hong Kong) Konstantina Papanikolaou Journalist, SKAI.gr and SKAI Rama Parajuli Chief sub editor, Kantipur (Nepal) Amra Pasic Researcher, Al Jazeera English Isel Pizarro Freelance studio operator Safura Rahimi Unknown Ahmad Shuhaib Sharif Radio producer, BBC World Service (Afghanistan) Neha Singhwi Unknown Alessandro Speciale Freelance, Al Jazeera International (Italy); Vatican correspondent, ASCA News Agency Diana Stech News assistant, APTN Uzma Sulaiman Information officer, Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research Carlo Svaluto Moreolo Reporter, Infrastructure Journal; reporter, Shares Journal Ahmed Taha Freelance, NBC news Suma Tekur Assistant editor, Daily News and Analysis Judy Terrell VP corporate development and marketing, Bahamas Supermarkets Ltd Jennifer Trak Freelance, fashion intern, NW magazine Gabriela Vieru Freelance, BBC Romanian service; editor, Pearson Education Taslima Viljoen Senior TV news reporter, South African Broadcasting Corporation Kimberly Vlach US equity markets reporter, Dow Jones Newswires (London) Nkosazana Zuma MA student, SOAS [listings] Zealand); writer, researcher, Futerintech; freelance, Dominion Post; writer, Redhouse Lane Communications Eleanor Goodman Graduate trainee, CMPi; news reporter, Building; freelance, Rock Sound; chief subeditor, production editor, Bizarre Gareth Iacobucci Intern, CMPi; The Publican; news reporter, Pulse Philippa Jacks Features reporter, features editor, Travel Trade Gazette Ellen Jones Editorial assistant, Esquire; freelance, the Guardian, Esquire, Total Film, thelondonpaper Lee Jones Reporter, Mortgage Strategy; mortgage reporter, features writer, Money Marketing; copywriter, Wells Fargo Bank; PR specialist, One Simple Plan (Minneapolis) Neon Kelly Staff writer, previews editor, Little White Lies; freelance, Promo, Caravan, Time Out Mishaal Khan Writer, Femail, Daily Mail; news reporter, 7 Days Andrea Leebody Fashion and beauty assistant, Love It!; junior writer, Pick Me Up; film content editor, Orange. co.uk Jo Mattock Freelance, junior staff writer, John Brown Citrus publishing; reporter, Dive Magazine Leah Milner Reporter, Mortgage Strategy; reporter, news editor, Money Marketing; money reporter, The Times Paul McNally Senior sub editor, Press Gazette; reporter and sub editor, The Connexion; freelance Sorrel Neuss Intern, 21st Century China Daily; editor, News Briefing Central Agency; freelance Amanda Nicolas (née Smith) Editorial assistant, assistant producer, UKTV Food online; website producer, Good Food Channel; website editor, Channel 4 News, ITN Eimear O’Hagan Trainee, Express Group; features writer, Daily Mail; features writer, Fabulous (News of the World) Hugh Reilly Editorial assistant, commissioning editor, theatre and comedy, thelondonpaper; acting editor, London Planner Magazine; youth web intern, web editor, campaigns and youth web editor, Unicef UK Nicki Saunders Features editor, Frontier Alistair Smart Features assistant, Seven; arts editor, The Sunday Telegraph Dan Stewart Intern, CMPi; architectural correspondent, Building; assistant web editor, The Week (US edition) Katie Toms Editorial assistant, The Observer Review; freelance; press officer, Southbank Centre Daniel Trilling Freelance writer, researcher, Plan B, New Statesman, Bad Idea, Bremner, Bird and Fortune; deputy arts and books editor, New Statesman Katy Ward Editorial assistant, Teachers Gemma Ware Feature writer, reporter, Professional Fundraising; editorial assistant, assistant editor, The Africa Report (Paris) Wesley Yin-Poole Intern, CMPi; 0 9 6 XCITY freelance, www.pro-g.co.uk, Chemist and Druggist; deputy editor, VideoGamer.com Tom Young Writer, Computing Magazine Broadcast Kate Arkless Freelance reporter, producer, Jeremy Vine Show, BBC Radio 2; LBC 97.3; freelance broadcast journalist, social media consultant William Barkway Radio newsreader, Invicta FM, Classic Gold; production journalist, ITV Hannah Barnes Broadcast journalist, breakfast newsreader, Mercury FM Benjamin Bland Reporter, Channel M; political reporter, BBC Paul Burge Freelance reporter, BBC Radio Oxford; TV and radio correspondent, FSN London Bureau Kathleen Byrne Freelance broadcast journalist Lucy Clark Freelance, Sky Sports News, BBC Radio Norfolk; broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Norfolk Elisa Colton Freelance broadcast journalist, BBC radio Cumbria; reporter, BBC Newsgathering Christina D’Costa Business producer, news producer, Sky News Tolu Doherty Unknown Dino Sofos Gamal Fahnbul Production journalist, ITV Granada (Manchester); reporter, Sky News Rachel Foley Multimedia journalist, BBC Jersey; presenter, BBC Spotlight (Channel Islands); broadcast journalist, BBC North West Tonight Adam Fowler Freelance reporter, Ridings FM (Yorkshire); journalist, ITV (Yorkshire) Laura Francis Radio reporter, newsreader, KL FM (Norfolk); researcher, BBC Wiltshire; broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Gloucestershire Seth Goolnick Development producer, Raw Television Davina Hagan Broadcast journalist, TV Border Jamie Harvey Trainee multimedia journalist, ITN Nashreen Issa Trainee TV journalist, ITV Meridian (Southampton) Amanda John Unknown Becky Johnson Radio reporter and newsreader, Fox FM (Oxford); reporter and presenter, ITV Central Lillian Kennett Researcher, Dispatches, Channel 4 Rosalind Levine Producer, Global Radio; Poppyfield Productions Naomi Lloyd Broadcast journalist, The West Country Tonight, ITV Alexander Maple Unknown Sarah Marshall Broadcast journalist, multimedia reporter, KM Group; senior reporter, Eastbourne Herald; freelance newsreader, kmfm radio; Media Oomph training Selena Masson Researcher, Lexis Nexis Rowan McKinnon Researcher, BBC Scotland; broadcast journalist, BBC News Channel Golnar Motevalli BBC World Service Joanna Newsholme Part time student, City University Chetan Pathak Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Stoke Ayden Peach Radio reporter, Time FM; freelance researcher, GMTV Miriam Rowe Freelance editor Vishva Samani Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Stoke; broadcast journalist, BBC London TV Jagjeet Sohal Broadcast journalist, BBC CWR (Coventry); journalist/ filmmaker Kathryn Stapley Unknown Kim Townsend Freelance reporter, BBC; radio station tutor, Brixton Prison; community outreach manager, Media Trust Alex Waez Freelance music promoter Chloe Walker Radio producer, ABC Sydney Emmet Ward Unknown Isabel Webster Broadcast journalist, BBC Bristol Thomas Williams PhD student, University of York TV CAJ Chloe Corbin Freelance producer Kate Chambers Producer, Frost Over The World, Paradine Productions Nicholas Francis Managing director, creative director, Casual Films Limited James Martin Sports business writer, Electric Word Group; trainee reporter, Trinity Mirror North West; freelance, Jewish Chronicle; freelance Job Senior broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 5 live Course Broadcast, 2007 What has been the proudest moment of your career? I accompanied David Cameron on his first state visit to meet Barack Obama when I was John Pienaar’s producer at Westminster. To think that in 2007 I was still a student and by 2010 I was travelling with the press lobby and the Prime Minister is great. What did you struggle with at City? Media law. I’d never studied law of any kind before City, then we had to learn it alongside all our other practical work and it was quite demanding. It’s part of my job every day now though and having a complete understanding of defamation law and everything is vital. Has your experience at City benefitted you? The first time I went to Television Centre for work experience, once the editor found out I was at City, he had me working on stories straight away, whereas other workies were making the tea. When you enter the world of work you realise straight away how well respected City is. What do you predict for the future? We’re all going to have to become multiplatform journalists, especially as resources are stretched. Harriet Thurley 2007 International Aikaterini Maltezou Journalist, Thompson Reuters Mario Alemi Unknown Jacques Aristide Unknown Mattia Bagnoli Reporter, La Stampa Joanna Barrett Unknown Lauren Bedsole Senior editor, NewsCore Ambika Behal Producer, Bloomberg TV Julian Bohne Freelance broadcast journalist, BBC Boudet Boudet Unknown Leticia Camargo Unknown Laetitia Chaucesse Freelance Nadine Clarke Lead producer, Blue Barracuda Daniel Clifford Chief copy editor, Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review Rowenna Davis Unknown [listings] Newspaper Sarah Bloch Press Association; multimedia journalist, Times Online Thomas Calverley Trainee sub editor, sub editor, Daily Mail Julian Cheatle Trainee sub editor, The Sun Max Colchester News assistant, Wall Street Journal Jeananne Craig Press Association Laura Crowley Decision News Media Kate Day Communities editor, The Daily Telegraph Alex Delaney Unknown Elena Egawhary Legal Business Jane Fulcher Shifts, The Sun online Alistair Gray Bloomberg; Financial Times Fiona Gray Reading Evening Post David Green China Daily; freelance (China); correspondent, Market News International Chris Green The Independent Elizabeth Gyekye Materials Recycling Weekly Peter Hutchison The Daily Telegraph; The Independent Clementine Jackson-Stops Scriptwriter, researcher, CNBC Chloe Lambert Wandsworth Borough News; The Times Rosamund Lavan Business writer, Times Online Felix Lowe Shifts, The Daily Telegraph Thomas Lowe Press Association Andrew Macaskill Shifts, Times Online; China Daily Richard Milne European business correspondent, Financial Times Ronan Murphy Business, Press Association; assistant editor, Satellite Finance Rupert Neate City reporter, The Daily Telegraph Anh Nguyen The Engineer Cordelia O’Neill Press Association; The Scotsman Dominic O’Neill Euromoney Alexander Ogle Freelance (New York); reporter and editor, Agence France Presse (Washington DC) Laura Oliver Reporter, editor, Journalism.co.uk; Community coordinator, The Guardian Celia Paul Press Association; The Independent; The Scotsman Rachel Rouse Daily Express; News Agency Helen Roxburgh Estates Gazette Jessica Salter The Daily Telegraph Ravender Sembhy Freelance, GG2 Life; freelance, Scotland on Sunday, Sky Sports, New Media; business reporter, Press Association Harriet Shawcross Press Association; assistant producer, BBC Newsround Josh Spero Arts blog, the Guardian Rosalind Stewart Guardian.co.uk Joanna Sugden The Times Jon Swaine Reporter, The Daily Telegraph Judith Townend The Australian; Al Jazeera English; senior reporter, Journalism.co.uk; freelance; PhD research student, Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism, City University Brian Turner Capital markets reporter, Financial News, Dow Jones Andrew Wander Freelance, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer Pamela Welsh Salford Advertiser; senior political reporter, MEN Media Alice Wright Features writer, Medavia Magazine Charlotte Bailey News shifts, The Bookseller; editorial assistant, Weight Watchers Lalayn Baluch Reporter, The Stage; freelance features writer Henry Barnes Multimedia production assistant and Film & Music blogger, guardian.co.uk Catherine Bennion-Pedley Features assistant, Company; senior features editor, Company Melanie Bezalel Writer, BBC Magazines; reporter, Jerusalem Post; researcher, Fresh One Olivia Boyd Graduate trainee, CMPi; reporter, Building; assistant editor, chinadialogue Stuart Brumfitt Editor, Boyz Victoria-Anne Bull Intern, Red magazine Laura Chubb Reporter, People Management; books and film editor, Time Out Dubai Richard Clare Reporter, The Daily Telegraph sports online; writer, Match of the Day magazine Timothy Clark Freelance; editor, SuchSmallPortions.com Aaron Davies Digital manager, web consultant and journalist, Redactive Media Gwynne Dixon Staff writer, TotalVideoGames.com Claire Dodd Contributor, DVD Monthly; freelance, the Guardian, thelondonpaper, Building; graduate trainee, CMPi; freelance, Travel Trade Gazette; features writer, deputy features editor, The Publican; beauty news editor, myfashionlife.com Nicholas Duxbury Reporter, senior finance reporter, Property Week; deputy features editor, Inside Housing Catherine Everett Editorial assistant, Cosmopolitan; features and health assistant, Good Housekeeping Holly Falconer Picture editor, editorial assistant, Diva and Gay Times; freelance photographer, Holly Falconer photography Mary Fitzgerald Assistant, online editor, senior editor, Prospect; freelance, The Observer, the Guardian, New Statesman, Sight & Sound Lucy Foster Staff writer, news editor, ShortList; features editor, Shortlist Clare Geraghty Features assistant, Elle; features assistant, You (Mail On Sunday) Thom Gibbs Graduate trainee, CMPi; Travel Trade Gazette Leigh Gower Editorial assistant, mydeco.com; assistant lifestyle producer, UKTV Catrin Griffiths Editorial assistant, feature writer, Saturday (Daily Express) Eleanor Harding Freelance, Building; senior reporter, Wandsworth Guardian Will Henley Feature writer, Money Marketing; reporter, Building Design; news writer, Commonwealth Secretariat; deputy editor, Global Financial Strategy Georgina Hobbs Intern, CMPi; freelance, Little White Lies; account executive, Substance001 Jessica Holland Editorial assistant, arts desk, thelondonpaper; acting assistant books editor, The Observer; arts journalist, freelance (general) Matt Hussey Staff writer, ShortList; news editor and editor of Radar, T3 Simon Jennings Intern, China Daily; international justice reporter, Institute for War and Peace Reporting; senior reporter, radio producer Fiona Kerr Staff writer, Condé Nast Brides; deputy supplements editor, Condé Nast Brides Joanna Kerr Project manager, Algiz Media Hugh Montgomery Editorial assistant, The Observer Review Alex Olorenshaw Freelance sub editor and web production assistant, the Guardian; sub editor, the Guardian Zoe Smeaton Reporter, Chemist & Druggist Kay Smith Freelance; writer, features editor, Touch Laura Swinton News editor, Shots Luke Tebbutt Production assistant, guardian.co.uk; freelance, Visit London, business and consumer magazines; features editor, Grand Designs Matt Turner Journalist, Engage Group Corporate Publishing; capital markets reporter, Financial News Caroline White Games editor, The Times Josh Widdicombe Freelance, the Guardian; staff writer, sports desk, The Jewish Chronicle; editorial assistant, arts desk, thelondonpaper; night editor and reporter, sports section, sub editor, the Guardian; stand up comic Anna Winston Graduate trainee CMPi; reporter, Building Design Louis Wise Freelance writer and production assistant, the Guardian; Culture magazine (The Sunday Times); online culture planner, The Sunday Times Broadcast Brandice Alexander Unknown Lila Allen Unknown Emma Boon Broadcast journalist, Rugby FM (Warwickshire); campaign manager, director, The TaxPayers’ Alliance Chris Broughall Freelance, ITN; broadcast assistant, account executive, Weber Shandwick Mariam Caulkett (nee Abu-Hejleh) Freelance, BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio London, BBC News online; researcher, BBC 2 current affairs; multiplatform researcher, BBC Watchdog Harry Crawford Broadcast journalist, 2CR FM; presenter, reporter, BBC Radio Solent Joe Crowley TV presenter, BBC Inside Out South Ellie Davis Broadcast assistant, BBC 6 Music Nick Drake Unknown Luke Ellis Text producer, BBC News 24; broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Humberside, Look North (Hull); media co-ordinator, BBC Newswire; researcher, BBC Clare Fernyhough Unknown Eleanor Gardnier Broadcast journalist, Leicester Sound; freelance, BBC Nottingham Louise Goss Unknown Charlotte Grant Assistant news editor, ITV News Martha Housden Head of development, BBC Three, BBC Joe Inwood Assistant producer, BBC London Politics Show Sukhjeet Johal Unknown Sabina Khalid Project co-ordinator, Global Radio; assistant producer, Stardoll Joanna Lester Freelance; news assistant, assistant producer, XCITY 0 9 7 [2006-2007] Daphne Dimopoulou Unknown Quoc Do Unknown Helen Dritsa Unknown Judith Enriquez-Sarano Unknown Natalia Farr Lantero Mona Hussain Unknown Daniele Ihns Unknown Azlira Jamaluddin Unknown Amy Judd Reporter, community manager, NowPublic.com Angelica Jung Woo Unknown Georgios Kallinis Unknown Natalia Kannas Unknown Vasileios-Vlasios Katsardis Unknown Loan Khong Unknown Ronley Kirwan Unknown Miyako Kobayashi Unknown Neha Kumar Unknown Dan Liu Unknown Ajay Menakuru Unknown Alyssa Morrisey Unknown Alice Moura Unknown Shadha Muheissn Unknown Nadia Nanji Unknown Omid Nikfarjam Unknown Jyotika Oberoi UK media representative, India Today John O’Donoghue Unknown Barbara O’Donovan Correspondent, Metal Bulletin Toni Oyry Unknown Akshata Pai Unknown Simeon Paterson Unknown Cristina Pittelli Unknown Polaud Polaud Unknown Wenjing Qin Unknown Sacranie Sacranie Unknown Melissa Saic Unknown Amiko Sato Tokyo MX News Daniela Silberstein Stock market reporter, Bloomberg News (Zurich) Takeshi Sobukawa Unknown Namrata Tanna Director, Imageworks Productions Suma Tekur Assistant editor, Daily News and Analysis Ahmed Tweirsh Unknown Smriti Vidyarthi Anchor, NTV Yulianna Vilkos Unknown David Wall Unknown Sabine Wolf Unknown Aylin Yazan Foreign affairs correspondent, CNN TURK (Istanbul) Gaini Yussupova Unknown Giselle Zado-Wasfie Unknown [listings] freelance assistant producer, BBC Sports News; media officer, Harlequins Rugby Club; producer and video journalist, Associated Press TV News (Sydney); freelance television journalist Cordelia Lynch Trainee, ITV; ITV Fiona Macpherson Freelance, Ivel FM, Fire FM; broadcast journalist, BBC Jersey Ada Oraedu Unknown Susannah Orchard Freelance; producer, Five News; BBC News 24; ITN On; BBC London Radio Julian Perkins Unknown Dom Reynolds Producer, ITN On Sam Rigby Freelance broadcast journalist; news editor, Time Radio; broadcast journalist, BBC Gil Roberts Unknown Katie Rowlett Broadcast journalist, BBC Midlands Today (Birmingham); freelance, BBC Hereford and Worcester, BBC Nottingham, BBC WM; BBC East Midlands Today Ben Samuel Researcher, Who Do You Think You Are?, Wall to Wall Television; associate producer, Twenty Twenty Television; associate producer, Silver River TV Colletta Smith Production journalist, telegraph.co.uk; producer, researcher, BBC Politics Show North; content production trainee, broadcast journalist, BBC Northern Ireland Dino Sofos Freelance, PM, Women’s Hour, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live; broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield; producer, Richard Bacon, BBC Radio 5 Live; senior broadcast journalist and political producer, BBC Radio 5 Live Shona Somerville Freelance broadcast journalist, ITN, ITV News Kathryn Stanczyszyn Breakfast journalist, XFM South Wales; freelance, BRMB, Kerrang!, BBC Radio 2, BBC West Midlands; broadcast journalist, BBC Hermione Stephenson Output producer, ITV News Simone Stewart Unknown Sarah Walton Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Newcastle; broadcast journalist, BBC Politics Show, North East and Cumbria; broadcast journalist, BBC Midlands Today Matthew Warren Unknown Katy Watson Radio producer, The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; BBC Business and Economic Unit, BBC Radio 5 Live; freelance, Prison Radio Association, The Sun online; freelance producer, Electric Radio (Brixton); news presenting, Time FM Adam Westbrook Freelance newsreader, Oxford FM 107.9; broadcast journalist, news gathering, 102 Touch Radio Midlands; freelance multimedia journalist; online journalist, studio.fu Siobhan Worneu Unknown Pascale Yasmine Captioner, BBC Parliament; freelance, BBC, Associated Press TV News TV CAJ Warda Al-Jawahiri Channel 4 news Roshni Amin Runner, Richard & Judy, Cactus TV; video journalist, 0 9 8 XCITY researcher, Brook Lapping Education; freelance producer, ITN Perjit Auja Freelance films (India) Charlotte Banks Unknown Radha Bedi Freelance, BBC Asian Network; broadcast assistant, BBC New Delhi Bureau, Associated Press TV News Michael Blair Broadcast assistant, BBC; producer, Sunrise, Sky News Joanna Blundell BBC News David Brookes Unknown Anna Cavell Unknown Celine Chan Unknown Raykhon Demytrie Field producer, Reuters TV; producer, BBC World TV; Central Asia correspondent, BBC Fred Fenoulhet Producer, Sky News; broadcast assistant, BBC News 24; newsdesk producer, GMTV; freelance producer, producer, Channel Five News, ITN Megan Gerrie Producer, presenter, Premier Radio; producer, reporter, Premier TV; senior producer and reporter, ITN Natalie Hall Unknown Emma Jenkinson Russia Today Rhiannon Jones Producer, presenter, Start Your Business TV; freelance copywriter, The Hallmark Channel, NBC Universal Jordan Kenny Russia Today Sadia Khan Producer, More 4 News; researcher, Halcyons Heart Production Company; assistant producer, planning, Al Jazeera English (Doha) Kamali Melbourne Trainee, ITV; producer, Channel 4 News ITN Hannah Mitchell Unknown Mary Nash October Films Clara Nissen Production assistant, Juniper Communications; editorial assistant, BBC Proms Lucas Ochoa Head of Development, Pulse Film Tom Rayner Home affairs producer, Sky News Natalie Rose Development researcher, Twofour Broadcast Bushra Siddiq Producer, Your News, Channel Five News; development researcher, Reef Television; freelance broadcasting assistant, BBC Breakfast News, BBC London News; researcher, BBC Panorama Tim Stokes Researcher, Channel 4; broadcast assistant, BBC Breakfast Nicholas Westwood Development and production researcher, ReefTV Xinmin Yan Journalist, Outside Magazine; TV producer, Travel Channel 2008 International Salam Abdulmunem Unknown Ibrahim Adwan Reporter, editor, producer, Reuters TV (London) Lei Ai Unknown Harriet Alexander Foreign affairs reporter, The Sunday Telegraph Carlos Aparicio Freelance, World Investment News; CMC Markets Fidan Baguirova Unknown Edward Bally Unknown Larissa Belyaeva Unknown Cecile Bonneau Unknown Lisa Botter Staff writer, Criticaleye David Calonico Unknown Mann Chung Unknown Federica Cocco Copy editor, Wired Online Sebastian Cure Unknown Sarah Dahan Unknown Sunday Daniel Unknown Julia de Laurentiis Johnson Unknown Solange Deschatres Freelance (US) Marie Dhumieres Unknown Antonio Fabrizio Reporter, VRL Financial News; Leasing Life Charlene Ferguson Unknown Nathalie Gentaz Agence Française de Développement Phivos Georgiades Unknown Anastasia Georgoupli Unknown Maria Gili Hanisch Unknown Ahmet Gormez Diplomacy and defence correspondent, ATV (Turkey) Syed Hamad Ali Unknown Llana Hart Unknown Iman Hassan Unknown Jonathan Heffer Unknown Vina Hiridjee TV correspondent, TV5 Monde, Trace TV; ARTE; owner, own production company (Bangkok); founder, L’Oeil Nomade Productions Jenna Hodson Public affairs officer, U.S. Navy Juliana Holanda Unknown Olivia Hottat Unknown Isabella Iliaskou Unknown Jaclyn Jacobsen Junior editor, Maghrebia.com Cristina Jaleru Freelance, APTN Entertainment Rashi Khilnani Host, Indo-Canadian report; Radio Canada International George Kyriakos Unknown Zoe Lamazou Unknown Sarah Leduc Journalist, France 24 Hojean Josephine Lee Desk assistant, NBC News (New York); NBC Nightly News Xiaoxun Lei Bureau chief, China Daily (Xinjiang) Dan Liu Unknown Anouk Lorie Unknown Natalia Lutz Unknown Michael Makau Unknown Joseph McCullogh Unknown Camilla Menezes Unknown Aindrila Mitra Unknown Coralie Modschiedler Copy editor, World Travel Guide David Mugonyi Deputy news editor, Nation Media Group Elizabeth Mupfumira Unknown Shannon O’Meara Unknown Viktoria Peitchev Unknown Eric Polaud Unknown Angeliki Psaila Trainee, To Vima (Athens) Cristina Ranieri Unknown Tony Renda Unknown Michel Rose Journalist, Reuters Matthieu Serpaggi Unknown Victoria Serpis Unknown Mypho Smart Unknown Deborah Sterescu Unknown Iselin Stronen PhD student Ahmed Tweirsh Unknown Rosalind Upton Unknown Yana Uralskaya Fashion columnist, New Style; international fashion correspondent, Vogue Russia; social life correspondent, Russian Hour TV (London); New Style Rachel Walsh Staff writer, wealthbriefing.com; deputy editor, Executive Compensation Briefing Marco Woldt Freelance, CNN Duncan Woodside Freelance (East Africa), Jane’s Publications (UK); freelance producer; freelance, France24, Sky (East Africa) Xinmin Yan Media manager, Volvo Ocean Race (China) Tamara Zein Unknown Joseph Zeitlyn Unknown Newspaper Ashley Armstrong City reporter, City AM; senior reporter, Credit Today Benedict Bailey Reporter, Associated Newspapers (Daily Mail, The Scotsman); online reporter, Evening Standard Katherine Baker The Publican; Personnel Today Lucy Barton Unknown David Bartram China Daily Esther Bintliff Financial Times Matthew Bolton Lonely Planet magazine Jonathan Browning Bloomberg Kaya Burgess Music critic, The Times Gurminder Chahal Journalist, Sales Promotion; journalist, Promotional Marketing magazine Kevin Coulson Trainee sub editor, Daily Mail Kevin Crowley UK finance reporter, Bloomberg Alexander Davis ICIS Christopher Dean Trainee sub editor, sub editor, Daily Mail Kara-Jane Dolman Splash News Peter Dominiczak Reporter, Evening Standard Thomas Drew Unknown James Edgar Press Association Sonia Elks Colchester Evening Gazette Nicola Evans BBC Food Online Alan Gardner Guardian.co.uk; freelance sports journalist Jasmine Gardner Features assistant, features writer and researcher, Evening Standard Eleanor Green Energy markets reporter, Argus Media Laura Harding Press Association Kate Hutchinson Clubbing editor, Time Out Kevin Larkin Freelance Josh Loeb Friday Times (Lahore); theatre editor, Camden New Journal James Lloyd Reporter, The Sun Jake Lynch Associate professor and director, University of Sydney Charlotte McCathie Press Association; broadcast journalist, BBC Ronan Murphy Assistant editor, SatelliteFinance Patrick Pringle The Week (Oman) Rachel Rickard Straus Correspondent, Times of India Tessa Roberts London Jewish News; freelance Elizabeth Robinson Press Association Fay Schlesinger Manchester Evening News; trainee reporter, Daily Mail [listings] Andrew Shepherd News reporter, South West News Service, Masons News Katharine Slowe CEO, Middle East (Dubai) Kiran Stacey Financial Times Nicola Trup The Australian; freelance, The Independent Kylie Walker China Daily Patrick Whyte Assistant editor, FanHouse UK Magazine India Aldridge Intern, Purple PR Gemma Aldridge Features writer, First Features Press Agency; features writer, Love It! James Ball Senior reporter, The Grocer; Bureau for Investigative Journalism, City University; data journalist, the Guardian Chloe Batt Sheerluxe.com; internship, Marie Claire; senior fashion editor, matchesfashion.com Emily Benammar Sports online editor, The Daily Telegraph Murieann Bolger Intern, CMPi; correspondent, Insurance Times Katherine Calder Analyst, section editor, Latin News Jennifer Campbell Writer, editor, ngo. media Abigail Challenor Sub editor, staff writer, Daily Mail; Ski & Snowboard magazine Rebecca Clark Editorial assistant, Gannett Pacific Publishing; event coordinator, Hotel San Carlos; events preview writer, Arizona Republic Jonathan Cook Editorial assistant, James Pembroke Publishing; editor, Atmosphere magazine Victoria Gallagher Junior reporter, reporter, The Bookseller Tom Goodwyn Freelance, NME, Shortlist, Loud & Quiet, Fresh Direction Sophie Griffiths Reporter, Building Lucy Halfhead Editorial assistant, Grazia; features assistant, Marie Claire, IPC Media; contributing features and travel assistant, Harper’s Bazaar Sophie Haydock Sub editor, Sunday Times Magazine; freelance, the Guardian, Big Issue, Ecologist; arts editor, Leeds Guide Lucy Higgins Senior sub editor, Candis; part-time sub editor, Incisive Media; freelance Tom Howard Staff writer, FHM.com; associate editor, FHM Caomhan Keane Theatre editor, Totally Dublin; freelance, The Irish Emily Bennamar Job Content editor, Online sport, The Telegraph Course Magazine, 2008 How did you enjoy your time at City? I struggled with confidence in myself [at first] because I compared myself to others, but then I started taking myself seriously. Is it still difficult as a woman in the male-dominated area of sports journalism? I’ve never encountered any problems. Women in sport are becoming more and more common and it’s mostly just banter anyway – you can’t be too sensitive. Everyone’s got their own opinion, which they’re entitled to, but I know I got my job for a reason. What are your plans for the future? I hope to be involved in sports media still, but I’d like to be heading up a website and maybe moving abroad. That’s the upside to working online – you can travel to any country where you can speak the language and work with foreign press. Aleeza Khan Broadcast Sarwar Alam Unknown Kerry Alexandra Broadcast assistant, BBC Helen Allman Freelance producer, staff, Associated Press TV News Gemma Ashcroft Script writer, Trafficlink, Global Radio Stations, BBC South East Katie Baneth Producer, Sky News; broadcast journalist, BBC News Ivor Bennett Correspondent, Russia Today (Moscow) Alan Bone Editorial assistant, Sky Sports Cricket Rebecca Bowring Freelance broadcast journalist Paul Brand Reporter, news editor, ITV Wales and ITV Fast Track Alexander Brandice Unknown Eleanor Bury Trainee, BBC Production; BBC Drama (London); factual department, BBC Wales (Cardiff) Rebecca Butler Unknown Olivia Delene Unknown Olivia Case Unknown Will Edwards Planning editor, Channel Five News; broadcast journalist, France 24 Phoebe Frieze Quest Means Business, CNN Sophie Glass Unknown Marie Hagen Production assistant, IBall TV; Moneywise TV; Interactive Investor Dan Johnson Reporter, Toby Foster Bigger at Breakfast, BBC Radio Sheffield Anna Jones Producer, Sky; producer, BSkyB Zoe Kalus Unknown Edward Knowles Production journalist, Setanta Sports News Jack Lamport Guest booker, BBC Breakfast Ana Lockerbie Captioner, researcher, BBC Parliament Ramzan Karmali Unknown Richard Martin Broadcast journalist, BBC Essex Kerry Moore News Library assistant, Sky News Sasha Nicholl Unknown Sarah Olaifa Assistant producer, You and Yours, BBC Radio 4 Julian Perkins Unknown Zohaib Rashid Unknown Gilly Roberts Broadcast journalist, BBC South East Today Alex Sergent Researcher, BBC Economics and Business Unit; content producer, BBC Radio 5 Live; producer, manager, Catch21 Productions; researcher, BBC Sumit Sharma Unknown Lorna Shaddick Video news producer, ITN Online; part time intern, politicshome.com; broadcast journalist, France 24 Jimmy Tam Researcher, Dragon’s Den, BBC; production trainee, BBC; assistant producer, BBC Newsround Emily Tolloczko Freelance, Global Stations, Tindle Radio South; broadcast journalist, Newbury Sound Latitia Valentine Journalist, news reader, Swansea Sound; The Wave; company director, Surviva Ltd Mel Wallis Unknown David Weinstein-Linder Intern, segment producer, Bloomberg TV Lara Whyte Unknown Neil Wolfson Freelance researcher Clare Woodling Breakfast news reporter, The Coast 106FM; Breakfast News Reporter, The Coast 106FM TV CAJ Hyder Abbasi Text producer, Al Jazeera Georgina Andrews Unknown Osman Baig Broadcast assistant, BBC Estelle Bingham Unknown XCITY 0 9 9 [2007-2009] How have your career expectations changed? I did work experience at a tabloid, an agency and for a broadsheet online. I’ve adapted naturally to the change and I genuinely enjoy working online and breaking news. My dream job has changed as journalism has. Times, The Dubliner Katherine Levy Features assistant, The Saturday Telegraph magazine; freelance; contributing features assistant, Harpers Bazaar; news and feature writer, The Jewish News Kate Livesey Freelance Christopher Lo Unknown Morag Lyall Freelance sub editor, production editor, Engage Publishing; freelance copy writer, Pine Solutions; Life Lasting PR Jodie Mablin Writer, Black Card; features assistant, You; sub editor, Global Legal Group Chloe Markowitz Reporter, PR Week; reporter, The Jewish News Tim McAtackney Intern, CMPi; press officer, Crown Prosecution Service Maisie McCabe Editorial assistant, Media Week; reporter, Haymarket Publishing Andrew Mickel Features writer, Community Care; freelance, Occupational Therapy News, Community Care, the Guardian Lydia Mossahebi Online producer, Channel 4 Kirsty Nutkins Junior sub editor, Company; freelance sub editor and writer, Look, More!, Bella, Take a Break, Elle Decoration, Soaplife, Inside Soap, Company, Stylist, TV Quick, TV Choice, the Guardian, The Sunday Times; editorial assistant, Saturday Express magazine Sarah Riches Features writer, Real People; author, London Almanac 2010 Robyn Rosen News reporter, Hampstead & Highgate Express; reporter, Jewish Chronicle Brian Semple Reporter, Friday Times (Lahore); intern, Prospect Ben Sillis Editorial assistant, Republic Publishing; reporter, Electricpig.co.uk Jenny Stocks Trainee, writer, Daily Mail Ruth Styles Editor, Beauty Health and Wellness (Dubai) Georgina Terry Freelance, sky.com, Time Out; TV journalist, BSkyB Miranda Vinall Unknown Audrey Ward Reporter, features writer, Screen International; assistant editor, Sunday Times News Review Georgia Warren News reporter, The Sunday Times Victoria Watts Freelance, Body & Soul, The Times; intern, CMPi Laura Whately Editorial assistant, The Times Money [listings] Edmund Caldecott Unknown Yao Chin Unknown Sotira Christodoulou Unknown Simon Dedman Associate producer, CNBC; freelance, NBC News International, Al Jazeera English, ITV News London Anne Faber Assistant producer, Associated Press Jacob Greaves Broadcast journalist, Russia Today (Moscow) Max Hall Broadcast journalist, Newsnight (BBC) Alexis Hood BBC Current Affairs; The One Show, BBC Joe Kassman-Tod Unknown Samuel Kingsley Researcher, BBC Panorama; Channel 4 News; Bureau of Investigative Journalism, City University Lewis Lintern Video editor, TVC Annabelle Lupton Freelance producer, BBC Breakfast; online journalist and content producer, ITV Matt Margrett Unknown Caroline Marsden Unknown Claire McCready Unknown Memona Mirza Broadcast journalist, researcher, BBC Nicole O’Callaghan Assistant producer, Thomson Reuters Atish Patel Broadcast journalist, Russia Today (Moscow); producer, Reuters Tom Peck Reporter, The Independent Antonia Peulevé Unknown Laura Priestley Assistant news editor, international sales desk, ITN; shifts, producer, Setanta Sports News; producer, Pendragon Productions Olivia Rowlands Unknown Katherine Sheppard Library counter assistant, Hertfordshire libraries Christopher Simpson Unknown Genevieve Smith Project co ordinator, The Media Spot Mesha Stewart Unknown Kate Stroud Unknown Jessica Watts Researcher, assistant producer, Raw TV Mariam Zaidi News anchor, Dawn News TV (Pakistan) 2009 International Arash Anghaei Unknown Emilie Arlet Digital cinema production and client services assistant, Technicolor Digital Cinema (London) Helga Arnardottir Unknown Francois Aulner Journalist, Luxembourg Public Radio Razan Baker PhD, Sport Sciences Research, Brunel University Claire Barthelemy Freelance Anna Leach Job Staff writer, Time Out Shanghai Course Magazine, 2010 What made you want to go into journalism? I always wanted to write but I didn’t think I had enough imagination to make the stories up myself. I liked the idea of pursuing stories in the real world, learning something, meeting interesting people and having unusual experiences along the way. What’s your favourite memory of life at City? I really enjoyed working on XCity last year. It was hard work but it felt like we were all in it together. We had fun and put on cheesy background music while we were grappling with the listings pages. What drew you to China? I didn’t choose China in particular – I just fancied a bit of an adventure and this opportunity came up. I didn’t know much about the country before I came here but I’m relishing it now. What would you like to see in the next 25 years of journalism? I hope imagination and technology combine to form compelling storytelling. That increased inter-connectivity uncovers more stories that should be told and disseminates them more widely. The need for quality journalism is there more than ever, but I worry about how it will be funded. Helen Stuart 1 0 0 XCITY correspondent, d’Lëtzebuerger Land Eleanor Bell Unknown Marieke Breijer Reporter, Law Business Research Jose Calatayud Jimenez Central and East Africa correspondent, Efe (Nairobi) Camila Canocchi Freelance Mary Colombel Unknown Emanuele Comi Unknown Karen Daly Business development executive, Field Fisher Waterhouse Frederick Dawson Editorial assistant, Boston & Hannah publishing Ludovic De Foucaud Journalist, France 24 Gabriele Discepoli Reporter, Radiotelevisione Italiana Jessica Donati-Bourne Unknown Nora Fakim Freelance Sandra Fernandes Unknown Anna Fortune Unknown Nelly Gocheva Writer, researcher, Monocle Melanie Gouby International justice reporter, Institute of War and Peace Reporting (The Hague) Jin Guo Unknown Estella Hung Editorial assistant, Kyle Cathie Ltd Seher Hussain Unknown Sarah Jones Unknown Maud Jullien Producer, BBC Afrique Fatmata Kamara Producer, SLBS/TV (Sierra Leone) Kavita Kanwar Sub editor, NDTV Kedrick Keys Unknown Bobur Komilov Senior editor, National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan Mizuho Kondon Unknown Reuben Kyama Lead consultant, One World Public Relations Effrosyni Kyriazi Unknown Antonio La Cava Unknown Neha Lall Freelance Kwame Laurence Digital editor, assistant sports editor, Trinidad Express Helen Livingstone News editor, Deutsche Presse Agentur (Berlin) Victoria Luckie Unknown Nawar Mahfoud Unknown Emiliano Mellino Unknown Yoletta Nyange Researcher, INSI, The Reuters Foundation; multimedia journalist, WordPress Edward Nyman Unknown Morten Øyen Jensen Journalist, Altinget.dk (Denmark) Maresa Patience Freelance Joyce Paul Unknown Jonathan Payne Unknown Philp Pond Unknown Kate Puhala Chicago Music Examiner Romany Reagan Editorial intern, Vice Lisa Reinisch Editor, Brownbook Report (Dubai) Kashif Riaz Reporter, Associated Press (Pakistan) Saleha Riaz Sub editor, Express Tribune (Karachi) Sheena Rossiter Online content editor, International Fund Investment and founder member, not on the wires Britni Salazar Unknown Priyal Sanghavi Community and content manager, Nex-Sales Karolina Schismenou Unknown Hetal Shah Associate, Viacom Consulting (Mumbai) Muhammad Shah East Africa producer, BBC Nairobi Lulwah Shalhoub Journalist, Arab News Abhilasha Sihag Unknown Ishveen Singh Intern, Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (Berlin) Spriha Srivastava Foreign correspondent, Vox Africa TV (India); Reuters Amy Stillman Freelance multimedia journalist Annabel Symington Founder and journalist, NewsExchange Americas; journalist and director, The Guarani Project (New York) Balint Szlanko Journalist, Financial Times Karolina Tagaris Staff writer, Associated Press (Athens); correspondent, Reuters Nivholas Thompson Unknown Myrto Tsavalou Unknown Kelly Van Der Kwast Reporter, Radio Nederland Wereldomroep Dominque Van Heerden Freelance production assistant, CNN International Alex Wood Media entrepreneur; data journalist, BBC Xue Zhao Assistant journalist, Financial Times Stefano Zoja Freelance videomaker Newspaper Katy Barnato Credit magazine, Incisive Media Emma Barrow News of the World Alison Battisby Community publisher, Dalston People; SEO, social media executive, Harvest Digital Katrina Bishop Dow Jones; producer, Sky News; producer, BSkyB Nathan Bleaken Ministry of Defence James Bray Panorama; Watchdog; Rogue Traders; Storyville, BBC Laurence Cable Sub editor, Future; staff writer, Future Publishing David Christopher The Daily Telegraph; Oklahoman, NewsOK Morwenna Coniam Bloomberg Chris Cutmore The Guardian; sport shifts, Daily Mail Clare Dickinson Reporter, Incisive Media Abigail Edge Digital publisher, Northcliffe Media; digital publisher, This is South Wales.co.uk, Associated Northcliffe Digital Josie Ensor Daily Star (Beirut) Katherine Evans The Independent Katherine Faulkner Manchester Evening News; Daily Mail Patrick Galey Daily Star (Beirut) Harriet Garlick Journalist, The Times Shona Ghosh RMM (social media consultancy) Nicole Green Editor, MADE Michael Haddon Minor metals reporter, web copy editor, Dow Jones Caroline Henshaw Dow Jones Benjamin Hewitt Western Morning News; freelance, NME, The Quiets Alice Hutton Reporter, The Cambridge News Daniel Igra Financial Times Christopher Jefferies The Independent; freelance Lara King Community publisher, [listings] Berkhamsted People; sub editor, Daily Mail Elizabeth Kirkwood The Daily Telegraph; New Statesman; Prospect Patrick Loughran The Times Benjamin Martin Bloomberg Beth Mellor Reporter, Bloomberg Simon Neville Yorkshire Post; Daily Mail; Mail Online Victoria Raimes Reporter, Edinburgh Evening News Alexander Ralph The Times Matthew Robinson Online content developer, freelance entertainment journalist, Broadcast; social media executive, MacLaurin Media Faaez Samadi Freelance, The Independent Oliver Shah Freelance, Daily Express, The Sunday Times; reporter, City AM Saadeya Shamsuddin Freelance, Evening Standard Etan Smallman Trainee sub editor, Daily Mail; news sub editor, Daily Mail Thomas Stubbington Bloomberg Iain Withers Freelance; reporter, UBM Magazine Broadcast Jack Aldwinckle Assistant producer, France 24 (Paris) Lucas Atkin Assistant producer, SkySports (NFL) Ruth Banks Trainee multimedia reporter, KM Group Esther Boateng Unknown Gareth Bebb Freelance broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 5 Live; assistant producer, Watchdog Toby Clarke Digital Producer, Inclusive Digital Conor Culkin Freelance, Evening Echo, Irish Examiner Smita Chandrashekar Trainee, BBC Holly Ellyatt Unknown Basmah Fahim Reporter/Producer, Thomson Reuters Jo Fahy Drivetime broadcast journalist, Hertbeat FM; broadcast assistant, City Broadcasting; freelance broadcast assistant, BBC; broadcast journalist, World Radio Switzerland Sarah Fleming Unknown Lyndsey Giles Unknown Thomas Greaves Junior assistant producer, European Tour Productions Juliet Hofmann Unknown Joanna Impey Broadcast journalist, EU Radio Nantes (France) Henry Jones Unknown Holly Jones News reporter, Town 102 FM (Ipswich) Nisha Joshi Unknown Alexandra King Unknown James Labous Unknown Zahid Lalami Unknown Katie Lamborn Freelance, BBC Essex, kmfm; multimedia reporter, kmfm and Kent Online Kate Lawrence Researcher, Channel Five News Andrew Leitch Project Manager, Leicester Comedy Festival Faarea Masud Broadcast journalist, BBC World Service (Bangladesh); broadcast journalist, presenter, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Darren McCaffrey Unknown Steph Millar Unknown Archie Onobu Unknown Rose Palmer Broadcast journalist, Russia Today (Moscow); research and communications officer, University College London Victoria Park Journalist, Press Association; production management assistant, The One Show, BBC; broadcast journalist, BBC News Amy Pickerill Press officer, The Treasury Natalie Powell Assistant producer, France 24 Melanie Ralph Intake editor, Bloomberg LP; broadcast journalist, BBC Breakfast Makez Rikweda Assistant dâ€™edition, France 24 News Channel Julia Ross Production co-ordinator, researcher, BBC Harsha Sharma Freelance Jennifer Shaw Unknown Adam Sich Unknown Victoria Sill Intern, EU Radio Nantes; researcher, BBC London TV Talitha Smith Production management assistant, BBC Jessica Westlake Freelance radio producer, Global Radio; researcher, CNN International James Willliams Broadcast assistant, BBC Wales Cymru TV CAJ Rudabah Abbass Unknown Antonya Allen Assistant news editor, PoliticsHome Masha Akbarzadeh Unknown James Allnutt Researcher, BBC Charlotte Bingham Producer, Sky News Georgina Brewer Unknown Natalie Campbell Co founder and director, A Very Good Company Kate Collins Freelance, AP TV News Jennifer Conway Unknown Oliver Costamagna Unknown Rayhan Demetrie Central Asia correspondent, BBC News Vicki Ferrar Editorial planner, APTN Direct Alexandra Fowle Unknown Alexander Frangeskides News assistant, CNBC Nick Gilbert Freelance; intern, CNN Rebecca Greig Reporter, Adfero Gayan Gunaratne Unknown Simon Keating Video journalist, Bitesize Films Sally Lockwood Researcher and producer, general election unit, ITN; producer, ITV Hannah Macinnes Unknown Tobias Mews New media officer, Central Office of Information; freelance multimedia producer, Mews Multi-Media Edward Prior Producer, BBC Breakfast Nitya Rajan Unknown Amy Salem Broadcast journalist, BBC Wales Emma Ward Unknown Giles Winn Unknown Nabeela Zahir Researcher, Channel 4 Television Investigative Pakinam Amer Intern, Hardcash Productions; Al Masry Al Youm (Egypt) George Arbuthnott Intern, Associated Newspapers Matthew Bardo Investigative researcher, Inside Out, BBC South Eve Critchley Information officer, HemiHelp Alexandra Dimiziani Unknown Sara Firth Broadcast journalist, Russia Today (Moscow) George Grant Intern, researcher, The Henry Jackson Society Sarah Hiddleston Unknown Victoria Hollingsworth Co-producer, Starsuckers, Channel 4 Lucy Jordan Intern, Village Voice, New York Balihar Khalsa Reporter, Mobile Magazine Oliver Laughland Intern, The Observer, Films of Record, BBC; researcher for investigative journalist Stephen Grey Anna Meisel Freelance researcher, BBC Inside Out Rebecca Pritchard Reporter, Legal Business Emma Slater Unknown Elinor Zuke Staff writer, labelling business magazine; reporter, The Grocer 2010 [2009-2010] Joanna Abeyie Editorial assistant, Radio Times; features intern, Cosmopolitan Mandy Barder Intern, Greenmystyle. com, Delightful Media Daniel Bennett News reporter, T3.com; editorial assistant, BBC Focus Magazine Martina Booth Freelance, Press Gazette; editorial, New Civil Engineer; communications officer, National Autistic Society Jess Bowie Assistant editor, National Geographic Green; assistant correspondant, Jiji Press Duncan Brown Prospect; freelance; staff, Roy Stewart MP William Daunt Campaign officer, Climate Week Nicola Davison Staff writer, Time Out (Shanghai) Stephen Eddie Sub editor, Business Monitor International Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith Freelance, Popbitch; reporter, Marketing Magazine, Brand Republic, Campaign, Media Week Joanne Ellul Media assistant, Gorkana; editorial assistant, Retail Week and Drapers Priscilla Eyles Assistant editor, Catch22 Phoebe Ferris-Rotman Communication assistant, Gorilla Organisation Abigail Gliddon Freelance, Little White Lies, Total Politics Rosie Gogan-Keogh Unknown Christopher Hall Editor, Live (Mail on Sunday) Hannah Hudson Freelance, BBC, News of the World Katie Jacobs Staff writer, Haymarket Network Gabrielle Jaffe Freelance, Sunday Times Travel; staff writer, Time Out (Beijing) Isabel Janner Editorial assistant, feature writer, Take a Break Shelley Jones Staff writer, HUCK Nick Johnstone Freelance, New Media Age, Clash; senior online reporter, Property Week; freelance Anna-Marie Julyan Food and drink reporter, The Grocer George Kiley Researcher Ruth Lewy Editorial assistant, Weekend (The Times); features assistant, The Times (Saturday) Kirsty McGregor Journalist, Community Care Charlie Middlehurst Editorial assistant, New Statesman; staff writer, Time Out Sally Newall Freelance, The Independent Rachel Oâ€™Neill Staff writer, China Daily; intern, 21st Century; public sector advisor, Deloitte Rhian Owen Writer, associate editor Time Out (Beijing) Sophie Payne Events assistant, Cosmopolitan; freelance; sub editor, Good Homes Camilla Pemberton Reporter, Community Care Ali Plumb Writer, Empireonline.com Thomas Reid DJ and producer Jennifer Ruby Unknown Claire Rutter Editorial assistant, Hotel Designs; editor, TaleTela Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore Staff writer, associate editor Time Out (Beijing) John Sunyer Staff writer, Time Out Shanghai Kagemulo Tibaijuka Assistant, Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Cian Traynor Freelance, Irish Times, Financial Times; feature writer, Irish Times Lauren Vanderkar Editorial assistant, Pure Beauty; researcher, BBC Robert Welch Editorial assistant, new web project, Dazed & Confused; editor, Wonderland Jesse Whittock Reporter, C21 Media Natalie Woolman Editorial assistant, Guardian Media; reporter, The Stage International Adwan Adwan Unknown Nefeli Agkyridou Segment producer, Bloomberg TV Kanika Ahuja Unknown Yass Ajang Unknown Olamide Akintobi Unknown Chiara Albanese Reporter, FX Week Arzu Aliyeva Unknown Kathrine Anker Team member, Not On The Wires Morade Azzouz TV producer, Thomson Reuters XCITY 1 0 1 [listings] Stefanie Bainum Unknown Jelizaveta Belozerova Unknown Olamide Akintobi Unknown Chiara Albanese Reporter, FX Week Arzu Aliyeva Unknown Kathrine Anker Team member, Not On The Wires Morade Azzouz TV producer, Thomson Reuters Stefanie Bainum Unknown Jelizaveta Belozerova Unknown Priyanka Boghani Unknown Paola Bonfanti Unknown Lana Boone Intern, Channel 4 Anna Brunetti Asset management correspondent, Investment Week Sakshi Budhraja Unknown Anelise Chagas Unknown Indu Chandrasekhar SEO executive, Telegraph Media Group Jessica Chesko Unknown Heather Christie Investment communications analyst, BlackRock Ayesha Chundrigar Journalist, Asian Express Sergio Colombo Unknown Jaime Concha Associate editor, Pratts Kelly Cregg Unknown Milenna Da Rocha Pessoa Unknown Allya Davidson Researcher, Clover Films Flora Desponts Al-Jazeera (Doha) Rijuta Dey Editorial assistant, IntraFish Media Athina Dimitrakopoulou Press officer, National Bank of Greece Hau Dinh Unknown Nidhi Dugar Unknown Jorge Estevao Unknown Niklas Fagerstrom Reporter, Finnish Broadcasting Company Lorena Fernandez Abdo Unknown Elisabeth Fischer Unknown Daniele Fisichella Community involvement officer, Peterborough FM Maria Furtado Unknown Federico Gatti Researcher, Bureau of Investigative Journalism Maral Gholampour Unknown Hanna Hauck Unknown Natalie Higashi Unknown Meredith Humphrey Staff writer, Audience Media Anthony Johnston Copy editor, proofreader, Metro International Hitani Kaur Unknown Dominic Kavakeb Freelance, Al Jazeera Atiya Khan Unknown Nimra Khan Unknown Marina Kim Unknown Soo Kim Unknown Alexey Kovalev Unknown Katharina Kruppa Unknown Quentin Leboucher Unknown Lillian Leclair Unknown Johannes Ledel Karreskog Unknown Geraldine Lennon Unknown Andre Lewis Unknown Meng Liao Unknown Alice Lin Unknown Heng Lu Unknown Michele Martinelli Unknown Rachel McGovern Reporter, Euroweek Pankti Mehta Feature writer, Hindustan Times Mandana Mofidi Unknown Zahra Moloo Unknown Noha Morgan Freelance producer Ana Muhar London correspondent, Jutarni list 1 0 2 XCITY Samson Mujuda Unknown Sneha Mundhra Unknown Saad Mustafa Unknown Carlo Nassetti Unknown Ijeoma Ndukwe Freelance, ITV, BBC, Channel 4 Emma Nilsson Unknown Yoletta Nyirakanyange Unknown Kirstine Nystrom Unknown Victoria Onofreiciuc Unknown Fidelis Onyedikam Unknown Ilonka Oudenampsen News reporter, Perspective Publishing Kinga Papp Account manager, Collective Maria Pappa Unknown Kyriakos Penintaex Unknown Melesiana Phiri Unknown Sunniya Pirzada Unknown Anna Pitton Unknown Afsaneh Rafii Unknown Martina Reinstadler Social media researcher, Cision Anna Reitman Correspondent, FastMarkets Marcia Reverdosa News producer, RedeTV (Brazil) Elizabeth Ridgeway Unknown Rémy Philomene Unknown Samar Saleh Unknown Priyanka Salve Social media research intern, Cision Fiona Scott Unknown Claire Sergent Unknown Megha Shah Unknown Ayesha Shahabudeen Unknown Valerie Siebert Unknown Dustin Silgardo Unknown Alissa Smith Unknown Nektaria Stamouli Unknown Julie Stewart-Binks Freelance, CBC (Canada); reporter, The OHL Tonight Siri Svendsen Freelance Victoria Taylor Unknown Shawn Thomas Unknown Agnes Valdimarsdottir Foreign correspondent, Agence France Presse (Iceland) Lena Vazifdar Associate editor, George Media Ines Ward Freelance Aoife Yourell Podcast producer and editor, TheFirstPint Polina Zamorina Freelance Alexandra Zeevalkink Journalist, Wilmington Media Sarah Zerback Unknown Yinou Zhou Unknown Newspaper Olivia Alabaster sub editor, Daily Star (Beirut) Francesca Angelini Bloomberg; foreign desk, The Times; Dow Jones; WSJ Italy; news review, The Sunday Times Tomaaar Brooks- Pollock Reporter, Central Office of Information; Manchester Evening News Szu Chan FT Weekend; city desk, The Daily Telegraph Lauren Cockbill Women’s Tennis Association Caroline Crampton Total Politics; New Statesman Marion Dakers CityAM Lucinda Dunseath Freelance, Evening Standard Penelope East Project manager, outreach worker, CEMVO Rhiannon Edwards Daily Express; Brooklyn Brothers; Hampstead and Highgate Express; researcher, education desk, The Times Peter Evans Bloomberg; Dow Jones Emma Gatten-Mackinder Daily Star Damien Gayle Daily Express online Patrick Gower Reporter, Construction News Georgia Graham Hampstead and Highgate Express Robert Hastings Freelance, The Independent, Daily Mail, Sunday Mirror Gregory Heffer Sub editor, Goal.com Gregor Hunter The National (Abu Dhabi) Thomas Jackson Insolvency practitioner, travelling Christopher Kay Bloomberg Soraya Kishtwari Shifts, The Observer; lobby assistant, The Times Jennifer Lipman Jewish Chronicle Anna Meisel Researcher, BBC Arron Merat Daily Star (Beirut); Time Out (Beirut) Ralph Miller Video interviewer, Winkball; freelance feature writer, Evening Standard Richard Partington Brooklyn Brothers; CityAM; intern, PoliticsHome Alice Philipson 21st Century; China Daily Alexa Phillips Education, The Independent; Brussels; Greenpeace International, Amsterdam; freelance Sarah Rainey Graduate scheme, The Daily Telegraph; Press Association; Belfast Telegraph; reporter, The Daily Telegraph Alexander Ralph Graduate trainee, The Times Alexander Richman Evening Standard; subbing scheme, Daily Mail Dina Rickman Intern, PoliticsHome; shifts, Daily Express Hannah Roberts Bloomberg; reporter’s scheme, Daily Mail (Glasgow) Arjun Singh Press Association; Brooklyn Brothers Emma Slater Journalist, Bureau of Investigative Journalism John Stevens Reporter’s scheme, Daily Mail (Glasgow) Martina Van Der Meer Writer, Cult Beauty; information and media assistant, One Plus One Alexander Walters Financial Times Lydia Warren Reporter’s scheme, Daily Mail (MEN, Manchester) Magazine Catherine Adams Editorial assistant, Moneywise, Money Observer Hannah Alderton Freelance Jennifer Allan Writer, electricpig. co.uk; web editor, The Wire Sarah Baldwin Editorial assistant, Grand Designs Jessica Baron Sub editor, Building Elinor Block Online editorial assistant, Shortlist; business media group executive, PPA Jessica Blunden Journalist, The Engage Group Eleanor Broughton Features writer, Progressive Digital Media Nicholas Carvell Social media and fashion writer, Mr Porter Hollie Clemence Reporter, Police Review Guy Ferneyhough Unknown Jonathan Garrett Sub editor, Property Week Caroline Gosney Digital editorial assistant, Cedar Publishing. Michael Kielty Intern, lovemoney. com; freelance, The Grocer; reporter, Telecom Finance magazine, Press Association Lisa Kjellsson Freelance Anna Leach Writer, Time Out (Shanghai) David Matthews Reporter, Building James McIrvine Freelance; internships Helen Nianias Sub editor, Architects Journal; sub editor, Fabulous (News of the World) Jasmine Phillips Freelance Jessica Pike Editorial assistant, Riviera Maritime Media Elizabeth Pook Paid internship, Grazia Alexandra Saggers PR consultant, Seven Hills Moya Sarner Features and health assistant, Good Housekeeping Rebecca Seales Freelance, The Sunday Times; news trainee, PoliticsHome.com Estella Shardlow Editor, www. vintageseekers.com Sarah Simpson Freelance, the Publican; editorial assistant, Delicious Rachel Smith Freelance; junior editor, Class magazine; editorial assistant, Reader’s Digest Laura Snoad Reporter, Design Week India Sturgis Editorial assistant for Life&Style and Femail, Daily Mail Daniel Tapper Staff writer, Waitrose Kitchen Clare Vooght Editorial assistant, Matchbox Jonathan Watson Sub editor, production assistant, The Stage Broadcast Jessica Banham Unknown Amy Blackburn Unknown Thomas Calverley Unknown Helena Carter Unknown Lucie Charlton Unknown Rachael Church Unknown Sarah Collinson Unknown Thomas Croasdell Freelance broadcast journalist Elizabeth Emmett Unknown Marvin Farquharson Unknown Sean Farrington Unknown Stephen Gardner Web producer, ITN Hannah Gibbons Researcher, Hat Trick Productions Helen Glancy Parliamentary assistant and caseworker, UK Government Jason Grant Media for Development; freelance Benjamin Guy Unknown Noreen Harewood Unknown Antonia Harrison Account executive, Wild Card PR Hind Hassan Unknown Victoria Holland Unknown Daniel Howells Unknown [listings] Joanna Impey Broadcast journalist, Deutsche Welle Ruth Jacob Broadcast journalist and writer, Croydon TV Robin James Online producer, Sky Living Corrine Jess Unknown Aled John Unknown Caitlin Kennedy Unknown Kate Lawrence Media production assistant, Channel 4 Katy Lee Multimedia journalist, Agence France Presse Christina Macfarlane Unknown Faarea Masud Unknown Francesca Mcleod Unknown Steffan Messenger Unknown Felicity Morris Unknown Datshiane Nayanayagam Unknown Olivia Paterson Unknown Nicholas Reed-Clarke Business, BBC News John Regan Freelance producer, Sky News Oliver Regan Unknown Julia Ross Unknown Jennifer Shaw FremantleMedia Adam Sich Production assistant, ITN Jessica Stevens Unknown Charles Thomson Unknown Frances Tilson Unknown Ayshah Tull Production trainee, BBC Micky Van Praagh Researcher, Endemol Timothy Wallace Financial journalist, Treasury Today Robert Watts Unknown Joanne Whalley Unknown David Wilkinson Unknown Rebecca Williams Broadcast journalist, BBC TV CAJ Mahsa Akbarzadeh Unknown Sophie Clayton-Payne Freelance broadcast journalist Kathryn Collins Unknown Stephanie Constantine Unknown Jennifer Conway Unknown Catherine Corrett Unknown Vicki Ferrar Editorial planner, APTN Direct Alexandra Fowle Unknown Nicholas Gilbert Unknown James Greene Unknown Gayan Gunaratne Unknown Caitlin Hanrahan Unknown Rebecca Hayman Unknown Jamil Hussein Unknown Samuel Hunt BBC World; assistant producer and interview producer, Al Jazeera English Caroline Ingvarsson Unknown Sam Kirby Unknown Kelly Kerruish Unknown Josephine Kime Researcher, Channel 5 James Martin Unknown Camilla Millard Unknown Goldie Momen-Putrym Unknown Richard Mylles Unknown Jon-Paul Phillips Unknown Stephanie Prentice Entertainment reporter and producer, ITN Emily Purser Producer, Sunrise (Sky News) Alison Rogers Unknown Karen Santi Unknown Anneka Sharpley Unknown Poppy Tullo Producer, Quintessentially Television Ruairidh Villar TV producer and reporter, Thomson Reuters Investigative Julia Bradshaw Financial advisor, Financial Times Rebecca Buchan Reporter, Aberdeen Press and Journal Sarah Clark Film maker, Lebanon Claire Cooper Communications and media officer, SANE Ross Halliday Documentary film maker, Docfactory Matthew Holehouse Reporter, The Daily Telegraph Carisma Kapoor Unknown Billy Kenber Graduate trainee, The Times Laura Klompenhouwer Film maker, Lebanon Pierre Kley-Gomez Unknown Nicholas Lancaster Unknown Simon Lewis News reporter, Nursing Times; reporter, Health Service Journal Lidija Liegis Junior, Bureau of Investigative Journalism Timothy Maynard Researcher and runner, ITN Luke Oakeshott Intern, Lord Mayorâ€™s Office Natalie Peck Freelance journalist, PhD student, City University Conrad Quilty-Harper Data mapping reporter, The Daily Telegraph Science Caroline Azad-Andish Unknown Tushna Commissariat Freelance Jennifer Green Web content manager, ITV Julius Goldthorpe Online content manager, Cashy (Dubai) Aine Gormley Research fellow on risk, Cranfield Institute Technology Grace Howe Unknown Laura Husband National Geographic Green; writer, EggMag Louis Jagger Unknown Charlotte King Junior scientific writer, Euro RSCG Life Medicom Hannah King Researcher, BBC TV Lab UK Joe Milton Intern, Nature Smitha Mundasad Trainee, BBC Radio Journalism Christine Ottery Freelance Smitha Peter Researcher, Survival International Achintya Rao CERN Ian Randall Editor, ALICE Matters, CERN Paul Rodgers Production editor, Business, The Independent Tiffany Stecker ClimateWire (US) Gulnura Toralieva Head of journalism and mass communications, American University of Central Asia Gozde Zorlu World Health Organisation  XCITY 1 0 3 [features] The entertainer Every week Lucy Mangan tickles Guardian and Stylist readers with tales of her Toryboy husband and her cats. She tells Elizabeth Davis why she isn’t writing about Libya, Somalia or child soldiers instead I ’d love to be the well-educated, clever, confident person whose opinions on current affairs are worth putting down on paper. But I’m not. I’m just a humorous columnist. I get emails which say “this article is not about Libya or Somalia or child soldiers in the Congo.” I always want to say “no, it’s not. I’m afraid it’s another 650 words of trying to be funny. You’re not a bad Guardian reader if you don’t read every word in the paper. If I’m not for you just turn the page - I’m only trying to entertain.” All I’ve ever been able to do is turn a decent sentence. I differ from most journalists and columnists who have sensibly focused on writing as an ambition from the start. I was a trainee solicitor in the City, I qualified on the Tuesday, left on the Friday and went to work for Waterstones on the Saturday. Later on, I got two weeks’ work experience at The Observer and the Guardian. My editor walked past me in the corridor one day and said “We’re trying you out in a column slot on Wednesday.” I said “Um, it’s Monday today” and he said “Yep. Off you go.” My personality in the column is an aspect of myself and I think it’s quite close to me. But I was interviewed once for a book-collectors’ magazine and I think the interviewer thought he was going to get a combination of Joan Rivers and Jenny Eclair. In the interview he called me “the quietest girl in the school” and that feels closer. When I meet people they often seem to find me less abrasive and much quieter than they were expecting. Because I write what is – hopefully – a humorous column, everything’s exaggerated. The people are not fictional but they are characters: it’s not reportage, it’s jokes. And when I get emails from 1 0 4 XCITY people saying “I don’t believe they said exactly that” I try and explain: “No you’re quite right – they didn’t say exactly that – I tightened it up, made it funny and made it into a story.” I try not to exaggerate it more than you would if you were telling a story at a party with friends. But there are things that don’t go in the column and when people accuse me of cannibalising my life I think “There’s so much more I could tell you!” All the readers wonder what I’m doing with Toryboy. I say, “I tell a truth, I don’t tell the whole truth, which is that he’s very kind, he’s very clever, he’s never boring. That’s why I married him.” The fact that he has these grotesque character flaws and voting habits is something we work round like some massive disability. And he doesn’t care what Guardian readers think, he tells me. I prefer writing to talking – you get a second go to get things right. My husband is always saying I should take up this offer and that offer and be a talking head on radio and TV Picture: the Guardian and Graeme Robertson programmes. But while I’m articulate in front of my friends and family, put me in front of a camera and I just freeze. I should keep trying but it’s very hard to tell yourself “okay, I’ll make a complete tit of myself 20 times over because on the twenty-first, I’m gonna fly!” Basically, I’m not a great “brander” of myself – maybe you need more of the show-off gene or just to be more savvy generally. I managed to join Twitter because my publisher said this is what you have to do now. But I don’t try to be terribly funny on there. I just tweet about my cats. Lucy Mangan’s latest book The Reluctant Bride: One Woman’s Journey (Kicking and Screaming) Down the Aisle, is out now, RRP £7.99. She tweets (often but not exclusively about her cats) @LucyMangan. 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