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hat’s the truth behind XCity 2017? What spin will the editor’s letter put on this year’s toil of research, interviewing and fretful weeks of production? Well, RIP Fake News (see Joe C. Evans’s take on p85). 2016 was a challenging year for many. SAD! So, we have decided to do away with the alternative facts. Cue the Smashing Stereotypes issue, exposing not only the reality of the industry, but celebrating all that is surprising about journalism today. On p48 Jessica Ransom speaks to Britain’s first transgender newsreader, India Willoughby, about her return to the industry after becoming a woman, and on p72 Henry Wong speaks to Gary Younge, who talks about being pigeonholed as a racial commentator even though only 20 per cent of his Guardian columns have ever been about race. Six top women journalists of colour give Aleesha Badkar and Rochelle Beighton a crash course in combating both racism and sexism in the newsroom (p29) while on p44 we investigate the barriers people from working class backgrounds face. Be tickled by our interview with Channel 4’s resident rebel Jon Snow, proving that his age doesn’t mean he isn’t relevant on p34, and make sure you don’t miss our exclusive video

Editor Charlotte Irwin Deputy Editor Stuart Stone

on where the man himself gives his opinion on Stormzy, City and his one-time Twitter nemesis Piers Morgan. On p70 we shine a light on West Papua, as we talk to a local reporter facing the dangers of the repressive regime on the island, and on p78 Selena Randhawa investigates how NGOs are hiring journalists to fill the gap left by the shrinking number of foreign correspondents. We also uncover some more titillating revelations when Hannah Evans reveals the reality of being a sex columnist (p83), and journalists give us exclusive access to their most prized possessions when they show us the last photo taken on their phone on p26. And that’s not all. Catch BBC’s very own economics “rock star” Kamal Ahmed on p55, and Niall Flynn’s imagined world where politicians swap parliament for press junkets (or not so imaginary in the case of the Evening Standard’s latest recruit…) on p94. This is just a snapshot of what our labour of love has to offer. Don’t miss Listings where you can find where your former classmates are now – discover Good Morning Britain’s Richard Arnold’s breaking wind incident on p128. We hope you enjoy our smashed stereotypes theme, and our insight into the world of journalism as it is. No filter.

News Editor Joe C. Evans Deputy News Editor Will Calvert Features Editor Henry Wong Deputy Features Editors Melissa Lawford Niall Flynn Octavia Bromell Listings Editor Olivia Cheves Deputy Listings Editors Richard Jones Helen Cocks Chief Sub Editor Liam Kelly Deputy Sub Editors Alys Key Charley Ross Production Editor Megan Hill Deputy Production Editor Freddie Stewart Pictures Editor Ally Head Deputy Pictures Editor Megan Burns

Charlotte Irwin, Editor

Art Director Hebe Hatton Deputy Art Director Ella Wills Advertising Manager Disha Daswaney Deputy Advertising Manager Selena Randhawa Cover Design Charles McQuaid Publishers Jason Bennetto Barbara Rowlands Writers

Illustrators & Designers Ian Baker @IanCartoonist Samantha Dance @SD_Illustration Rosie Duvall @RosieDuv Olivia Griffith @oliviaevelynlara Alex Mellon @AlexMellon Yvonne Thompson Charles McQuaid Louie Woodall @LouieWoodall Hannah FitzSimons @fitzhannah

With thanks to... Mel Nichols Clive Raven Paul Harpin Fiona Shields (The Guardian) Malvin van Gelderen George Negas Karen Hatch

Georgia Aspinall Aleesha Badkar Rochelle Beighton Emily Bright Valeriya Chudarova Scarlett V. Clark Charlotte Davey Alice Durrans Nicholas Earl Hannah Evans Joanna Freedman

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Issue 31

29 38 Game of Drones

ure t a e


April 2017 Jon Snow On politics, privilege & planking


Go Go Gadget From Snapchat specs to selftranscribing pens, we rank your new technology toolkit

The New Face of Journalism Six women of colour on the discrimination they’ve faced

Taking photojournalism sky high

Kamal Ahmed

oy reenslade writes a film

Still bobbing along... Former City lecturer Bob Weighton speaks to XCity

11 - City’s new facilities Ooh shiny!

17 - Test tube journalism Alumni win big for spunky story

19 - And the winner is... BHS sleuth lands the XCity award

20 - Alumni on the town

A night of glamour for the journalism department’s 40th anniversary


India Willoughby

Britain’s first transgender newsreader speaks out

From media mastermind to movie maker

08 - Britain’s oldest man

Why economists are the new rockstars


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Two’s Company

The Guardian’s political editors

70 West Papua

When censorship reigns, freedom of the press is a matter of life and death


88 Sian Anderson

Radio 1Xtra’s queen of grime


Trading Places When Westminster moves to Fleet Street

Gary Younge

On race, America & Grease

98 rtificial Intelligence

Robots - coming over here and taking our jobs

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LISTINGS 113 114 Arts writer Peter Aspden on politically incorrect photographers

128 Good Morning Britain host Richard Arnold reveals all the backstage secrets

172 Mystery accents, schnitzel and the coolest thing about being the Home Secretary’s speechwriter with Laura Gray

22 Comment

Do Nick Cohen and Dominic Ponsford want their kids to be journalists?

24 Dear diarists

Diary columnists dish the dirt... on themselves

26 #nofilter

Journalists share the last photo on their phone

44 The class ceiling

Why journalism is still the preserve of the elite

50 Social and digital jobs

We found out what a Snapchat editor actually does, so you don’t have to

52 The mourning papers

The obituary in the digital age

60 Always watch your feet

Talking body language in interviews with leading TV psychologist Dr Peter Collett

63 Dissecting the digital

Breaking down the messy world of social media

66 Becoming the story

Life on the wrong side of the headlines

69 In style

Redefining the traditional idea of the style guide, courtesy of Buzzfeed

74 Under the covers

The stories behind art directors’ favourite frontpage creations

77 Roger Mosey

Interview with the man who gave Michael Gove his break into journalism

78 Not for profit

How NGOs are making sure that humanitarian issues don’t go unreported

80 Gotcha!

The writers behind the scoops of the century

83 The naked truth Sex sells, but does it pay off?

85 Fake news

How to hone your bullshit detector

90 How glossies got political

Hair, makeup and socking it to the patriarchy

92 New news

Editors of the i, The National and The New European argue their trade is thriving

96 The blind journalist

Mohammed Salim Patel talks about broadcasting without sight

100 Racking up the costs The hidden price tag of journalism

102 Supermarket sweep

How in-house branded content magazines are shaking up food journalism

104 Show and tell

Confessional journalists on blurring the lines between personal and professional

108 Blowing the whistle

The rise of investigative sports journalism

111 Tyler Brûlé

Monocle’s editor-in-chief on not letting the internet win

112 Book off

Experts pick must-have reads for hacks

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XCity under threat from new Brussels data protection laws Will Calvert


sent as many will be hard to reach. This is likely to result in a much diminished listings section. Dr Barbara Rowlands, associate professor and director of the Magazine MA, said that the new regulation could “defeat the whole purpose of the magazine”.

She added: “If you want to go into the industry or move jobs you can see that somebody who went to ity fi e years ahead of you is in a position that could help. There is a network of journalism alumni that look favourably on other alumni. “This regulation will damage

Grand Designs A

£13m state of the art entrance hall is the centrepiece of a major facelift at City. The ambitious project – which includes a café, open plan study area and 240-capacity lecture theatre – has revitalised the Northampton Square campus. The space, which took just over 18 months to complete, was initially budgeted at £9.5m. However, it exceeded the planned budget due to an increase in construction costs since 2012, when the project was originally conceived.

The aim of the development, which was officially opened on arch by HRH Princess Anne, was to improve City’s visual identity and to maintain the university’s commitment to providing quality academic space. The design, brought together by architecture firm NBB , has been fi e years in the making. Staff members from across the university were involved in its development. The IT department helped with the conception of the audiovisual facilities and Learning Enhancement

City’s multi-million pound facelift

and Development with the lecture theatre. The Students’ Union was part of the group steering the project. Prof Richard Verrall, pro vicechancellor for strategy and planning, said: “Our new main entrance transforms the experience of arriving at City. It is an open and generous space that re ects our institutional self confidence and will contribute to the sense of community at City.” Actuarial science student Nikita Patel said: “I like it, this area is nicer than it was in first year. ou

can socialise more, and it’s more diverse. You can chill here, but as there are power sockets you can also wor . It gi es a good first impression, especially when you look at other London universities.” Claudio Bernardini, a politics undergraduate at City, said: “Appearances are important, and it is a lot more convenient than the old one where you used to have to queue to get in. But I’m not really sure that it’s worth all the money that they’ve put into it.”

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Photo credit: XCity Bottom photo: XCity

ew EU data protection rules threaten the future of XCity’s listings section, where the names and jobs of more than 6,000 journalism alumni are recorded. The new EU General Data Protection Regulation means that from May 2018 alumni will have to opt in to have their information in the listings section of XCity. Currently, the Data Protection Act works on implied consent, where alumni have to opt out if they do not want to be in the magazine. One of XCity’s main purposes is to build a network and provide information for alumni about where their City classmates are working. XCity’s publishers fear that it will be difficult to contact all , journalism alumni and obtain con-

that network,” she said. “If you take away the listings and the ability to send out the magazine you might as well scrap it and create a new magazine.” The information published in the listing section of XCity is obtained from alumni contacting XCity, information held on the internet, and phone calls and emails to obtain details. The EU General Data Protection Regulation will not come into effect until May 2018, which means that this issue and the next issue of XCity will not be subject to the new regulation. The new rules also mean that when a student graduates they will have to choose to become alumni, consent to be part of the Students’ Union and opt in to receive emails about upcoming alumni events.


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Greenslade goes to... Liam Kelly

Photo credits L-R: Gnaphron/Flickr. Bottom photo credit: XCity


fter a glittering career as editor of national newspapers and spending decades as the foremost media commentator in the country, Prof Roy Greenslade could be forgiven for slowing down after turning 70 in December. But the former Daily Mirror editor has no intention of easing up. Instead he is moving beyond Fleet Street to the movie business. XCity can reveal that Prof Greenslade has teamed up with spy novelist Charles Cumming and written a screenplay for an Elizabethan spy thriller. ony ictures is financing the film, which has a working title of The Watchers, though details about the cast and possible release date are to be confirmed. “I have had a long love affair with history and particularly Tudor history,” Prof Greenslade said. “At university I knew Philippa Gregory [author of The Other Boleyn Girl] who is a master of the art of historical novels, and I love the works of Bernard Cornwell, who did Sharpe and books about King Alfred.” The media analyst, who recently ended his daily Guardian blog after 10 years, said that the screenplay is about

the “operatives of Elizabeth I’s great spymaster, Francis Walsingham, and their activities in England, France and Rome.” The story is set when Elizabeth I was queen, and both foreign powers and English Catholics plotted to kill her and replace her with Mary, Queen of Scots. Walsingham’s agents brought the plans to light, and he convinced the monarch to have her cousin executed. The project came about after a mutual friend of Prof Greenslade and Cumming introduced them. The novelist, whose works include The Trinity Six and Typhoon, wanted to write about Walsingham’s scheming at court, but did not have knowledge of Elizabethan England. Prof Greenslade had already written a screenplay about the Irish “pirate queen” Grace O’Malley, which was not produced, and the pair decided to write the script. He added: “I loved the writing process, I thought it was terrific. Though I have to say Charles is brilliant, so it made it very easy for me.”

In other Roy news: Though he is poised to take Hollywood by storm and ended the media blog in anuary, rof Greenslade has not given up on journalism. He will continue to write a monthly media blog for The Guardian, and has just started a weekly blog on the website of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso), focusing on threats to press freedom. He will start with government proposals to introduce a new Espionage Act, which could see journalists jailed if they receive leaked information. Prof Greenslade said it was “very good of Ipso to give me this forum” and “there’s no censorship and I’m completely free to publish what I like”. This comes despite him criticising publications for joining the press regulator on his Guardian blog. “I’ll be continuing to support journalists in countries where there is a lack of freedom.” He has also taken on more teaching at City, and is now lecturing to undergraduates for the first time. opics co ered include British and international media history, media economy and regulation. Despite their youthful vigour, Prof Greenslade was “extremely downhearted to discover that not one of my undergraduate students reads a newsprint newspaper”.

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Former City lecturer UK’s oldest man Bob Weighton joined the university in 1947 Liam Kelly


n the year Bob Weighton was born Manchester United won their first major trophy, enry ampbell Bannerman was rime inister and Bisto gra y powder appeared on the British mar et. But the former ity lecturer, who turned 109 on 29 March this year, said he does not ha e the faintest idea how he has li ed so long. e joined what was then the Northampton olytechnic Institute in to teach ci il engineering, and has shared the oldest man title with lf mith from erth, cotland since No ember . pea ing at the Brendoncare care home in lton, ampshire, eighton told ity I ha en’t the faintest idea how I’ e li ed so long. here isn’t any health tric , I tell people. I just bob along and cope with whate er comes up. Centenarian Weighton was born in ingston pon ull in , as one of se en children, and after ualifying as an engineer in he went to aiwan to teach. e

spent two years in o yo learning apanese in order to communicate with the aiwanese colonial regime, before returning to teach nglish to boys. hen eighton, his wife gnes and their two children, eter and orothy, left aiwan in they were diverted to Canada after the outbrea of the econd orld ar. e mo ed to onnecticut to wor for a company that made aircraft engines until , when he got a call from the British mbassy in ashington, who were desperate for people that new apanese . e was employed by the merican go ernment to write scripts for radio broadcasts beamed into apan. hese were primarily commentaries on the progress in the war” that were designed to demoralise the enemy and tried to persuade them to gi e it up . eighton returned home with his family after the war ended and too a job teaching engineering at the Northampton Institute, which was “surrounded by ruins” and e erything was bombed out. It was ery different then than now. Now it’s stunning . hile at ity, eighton was in ol ed with designing

Reaching 109 was a piece of cake for engineering lecturer Bob Weighton

telephones and cars for sian and frican de elopment projects, and said a highlight was teaching enthusiastic young apprentices how to draw parabolas . e said he did not want to lea e


but you had to retire at in those days . is retirement has been anything but uiet, as he gi es tal s at schools, writes about the en ironment and ma es woodwor windmills and patios.

First year undergraduates ha e launched The Howl, a new publication to pro ide opportunities for students to write about politics, culture and current affairs. he media platform already has a website and a radio station. It was created after students complained about a lac of campus student media. he site is a chance for them to practice their journalism. indsay reenhouse has 8|

been made president, ofia uaglia is financial officer and usanna oseph has been named communications officer. oseph said e are feeling confident about the future. ltimately, our goal is for The Howl to be able to function and ourish for years to come, so students ne t year and the year after will ha e a wor ing student media to use straight away. Nicholas Earl

Joe C. Evans he cience ournalism programme has been suspended after falling application numbers. he drop in applications for the course, taught by onnie t ouis, has resulted in the uni ersity deciding to shel e it in the academic year starting eptember until further notice. statement released by the uni ersity said he cience ournalism programme has been suspended for the

academic year following a decline in student enrolments. tudents will be able to ta e an electi e module in science and health journalism as part of another journalism master’s course. t ouis was cited in a number of news reports in after she reported alleged se ist remar s made by rof ir im unt, of , during an address at the orld onference of cience ournalists in eoul. unt resigned his position following the media co erage.

Photo credit: Methodist Recorder

cience halted after ournalism undergrads launch new publication decline in applications


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Lawrence cash to boost diversity Joe C. Evans


wo bursaries set up in memory of tephen awrence, the blac teenager murdered in a racially moti ated attac , will be a ailable to ity students ne t year to help increase media di ersity. separate bursary is also being offered to one international student journalist studying at ity. The Daily Mail and the tephen awrence haritable rust will pro ide financial support for two students from ethnic minority bac grounds who will recei e a full fee scholarship, access to wor placements at the newspaper, mentoring from a current journalist and help with rent and li ing costs. uccessful applicants will also be offered a place on a Mail editorial graduate scheme after they finish. The Daily Mail has a long standing relationship with the awrence family, dating bac to the newspaper’s campaign for justice after he was stabbed to death in a racially moti ated attac in south east ondon in . he paper famously ran a front page labelling fi e men murderers and in iting them to sue the newspaper if it was wrong. ue yan, who manages the Daily Mail’s graduate scheme, said he master’s at ity is

terrific and it seemed it would wor doing a year’s course, but with the trainees going into the Mail in the holidays to mi up the classroom training with on the job training. he added his is not just for B , but also for the first person in a family to go to uni ersity, a bac ground where this opportunity would not ha e come up otherwise. nother new bursary is being funded by the Nic ewis emorial Trust for a student studying on the International . unding worth , will be combined with a , fees discount. he memorial trust was set up in in memory of former BB journalist Nic ewis, and is co managed by ity alumnus Nigel abriel Diploma, . he new bursary schemes are part of a year project by the journalism deparment to increase the number of students from blac , sian and minority ethnic bac grounds and low income households joining the uni ersity and training to be journalists. ead of journalism rof u anne ran s said I’m really concerned about people who don’t come from ondon and ha e huge e tra costs to li e in a ery e pensi e city. I thin this is going to ma e a real difference, she added.

18-year-old Stephen Lawrence was murdered in Lewisham in 1993

gal-dem continues to climb higher with media award

Top photo credit: Daily Mail Bottom photo credit: Ailsa Fineron

Melissa Lawford n opinions editor on a pioneering new maga ine written e clusi ely by women of colour has won a major pri e for inno ation. harlie Brin hurst uff Newspaper, has been presented the eorgina enry omen in ournalism ward for Inno ation at this year’s ress wards for her wor at gal-dem. gal-dem, a free online maga ine, has met with great success since it launched in eptember . It now has more than global contributors and around , uni ue iews a month. ll , copies of its first print issue, released in eptember , sold out. ditor in chief i ittle founded the maga ine because she was frustrated with the lac of di ersity at her uni ersity and wanted to reach out to other women of colour. iscussing issues relating to race is a ey part of gal-dem, and topics co ered include politics, fashion, music, art and culture. he maga ine’s growth has been dri en entirely by its readers it doesn’t buy ad ertising

and is run by olunteers, though the group plans to de elop a business model. website o erhaul and another print edition are also planned. e’ e all seen the lac of di ersity in newsrooms, said Brin hurst uff. nd it

bleeds down to the content. It means that the content isn’t as interesting and nuanced as it could be. he whole point is to pro e that our oices are alid and should be heard by e eryone.

ast, Listen to our podcith w n in conversatio stCharlie Brinkhur .com. Cuff, at XCityplus gal-dem was launched after its founder became frustrated by a lack of diversity in university media

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Rivlin looks to run up a Tab across the pond

After conquering the UK, the student media empire is looking west for success Will Calvert


ust fi e years after graduating, a City alumnus is looking to match his publishing success in the

UK by expanding student media site The Tab in the US. Its founder Jack Rivlin (Newspaper, 2012) said: “It would be nice to tick off all 50 states; we

are currently on 26.” After bringing the site to the US in 2015, The Tab now has websites covering 46 American universities. It offers an online platform for

students to write about university life. The site currently gets over 16 million visitors a month and is active at over 50 UK universities. Rivlin is now looking to get the site breaking national stories in the US. He said: “We have some of the most talented young journalists in the US working for us, so we have an opportunity not just to create high quality local journalism, but also break stories and do original reporting. We want The Tab to be the voice in the media for young adults at university.” The alumnus says that he is still hoping to expand The Tab to Ivy League universities, state schools and liberal arts colleges as they “have a great sense of community”. His site is also expanding into Canada, and continues to develop Babe, The Tab’s sister site aimed at women aged 18-24.

Selena Randhawa A group of journalism students have successfully taken the university to task over a graduation ceremony they could not attend. After it was discovered that a large number of the International MA class would not be able to

make the ceremony due to visa restrictions, a handful of students railed against City administration to demand an alternative ceremony for students who could not attend. City originally scheduled the ceremony for 30 January. It was overlooked that many of the nonEU international students’ visas

After a long stuggle International students can finally celebrate

would expire before the ceremony. Students in the class decided to contact the administration to help resolve the issue. When letters to graduation and student affairs departments proved fruitless, the students wrote directly to the President, Prof Sir Paul Curran. In the letter the students explained that graduation was a time to celebrate their achievements it would be unfair to effectively bar some students from attending the ceremony. They also explained the complicated and often expensive visa processes that international students go through to attend City. They asked the university to move their graduation to an earlier date so everyone could attend. Patrick Atack, a student from the course, said: “We wanted all our classmates to be able to graduate with us and celebrate the whole class’s efforts. The issue arose as the faculty had failed to foresee that by placing our graduation date after the date that many of the nonEuropean students’ visas ran out they would not be able to attend.”

The students declined an initial offer of an earlier graduation in a lecture hall on campus, saying it was an inadequate solution to a problem created by the university. It took a further three months and meetings with department heads for the university to provide the students with an alternative ceremony, held at Stationers’ Hall in central London. Over 30 students attended the ceremony. Brendan Martin, a lecturer on the International MA, said: “You would think a department organising graduation for a university with so many international students on Tier 4 visas would plan to hold the ceremonies before they ran out.” Chelsea Bailey, the student representative for the course, said: “It was a long and stressful process but once the graduation department and students got on the same page, it was a lovely experience. The university did a great job planning the ceremony. It was a huge success.” She added she hoped alternative ceremonies will be considered for international students in future.

Photo credit: Chelsea Bailey Infographic: Louie Woodall

International students win fight for their right to party

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he cost of a comma at City has been revealed to be more than £134,000, as the university rebranded after joining the University of London. The money, equivalent to 13 MA journalism students’ fees, was spent updating the website, changing staff uniforms, new signage and merchandise after City joined the federation at the start of the academic year. The move saw the name change from “City University London” to




“City, University of London”. Updating signage, vehicles, and university equipment cost £34,648, while staff uniforms cost just under £20,000. he figures, obtained after a Freedom of Information request, account for spending up to February 2017. Making changes to merchandise accounted for just under £40,000. This was far more than the £10,000 used to remake the City website in accordance with the branding change. A university spokesperson said:

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“Joining the University of London marked an important step in City’s evolving history. One requirement of membership was that our name and logo be re ised to re ect our new status as a college of the University of London federation. “The cost of this project was minimised because the core design work was done in-house. The budget covered re-branding across all of the properties in our estate, updates to the website, merchandise for the university and the Students’ Union, staff uniform costs and all legal fees.”

oog e f i g for ity gra Google has awarded £50,000 in funding to an online fact checking service created by a City alumnus. Jeremy Evans (Broadcast, 2013), along with co-founder Matt Morley, received the funding from Google’s Digital News Initiative to launch Explaain. The fact checking service adds background information, links to relevant articles and further quotes to online news stories without leaving the web page. Evans said: “If you can use technology to make the experience of news easier for the user, I think it could turn around how engaged people are with what’s going on in the world.”

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Award for health writing opened to City students Joanna Freedman


ity journalists and recent graduates will be in with a chance of winning an award for their best piece of health writing. The Hippocratic Post, a global blog focusing on medical issues, has launched a competition where students can win £350 and a commendation for submitting a piece of “thoughtful and considered” health journalism.

Thea Jourdan (Newspaper, 1994), founding director of The Hippocratic Post, said: “The award is to encourage more students at City to participate in The Hippocratic Post, and to read it. We’re looking for a strong original story, unique perspectives, professionalism and accuracy, which is really important in health journalism. Submissions will be judged by se eral prominent figures in the medical industry, including Dr Aseem

Malhotra, the awardwinning cardiologist who campaigned for the sugar tax; Dr Clare Gerada, former chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a health blogger; and Dr Harpreet Sood of NHS England. The competition closes on 29 April and the awards ceremony will take place on 6 June.

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New research shines light on jihadi propaganda Study exposes old and new tactics used by Boko Haram to spread terror Stuart Stone


he media strategy used by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram has been analysed as part of a research project by a City lecturer. Research highlighting Boko Haram’s use of old and new media as a weapon to terrorise opponents was carried out by Broadcast tutor Dr Abdullahi Tasiu and published in Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century: From the “Heart of Darkness” to “Africa Rising”.

Dr Tasiu’s research examined the group’s media strategy in 2014 after the kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls from Chibok in north-eastern Nigeria. He said: “I was getting data from people on the street about how they feel about the BBC, the West and Western culture and saw this radical Islamic group emerging that was anti-West, anti-Britain and expressing extremist views about Islam.” His research outlines Boko Haram’s use of “old media”, similar to Ayatollah Khomeini’s

Despite losing territory in recent years, Boko Haram still remains a threat

use of audio cassettes in the 1979 Iranian Revolution to spread radical preaching. The study describes how this is combined with “new media”, like al-Shabaab’s use of “Twitter terrorism” and the spreading of videos and images depicting atrocities online, to formulate their overall media strategy. “Once Boko Haram realised that if they commit outrageous violence they will get headlines and massive media attention, they would stage attacks,” Dr Tasiu explained. “They created a scenario that

made journalists want to cover their stories.” Despite UN undersecretary general for political affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, saying Boko Haram is “plagued by financial difficulties and an internal power struggle”, Dr Tasiu aims to continue his research into the groups development. He said: “Boko Haram is losing relevance, but they have been ‘defeated’ before and reemerged. I want to see what their next move will be and what sort of strategy they will use now they don’t control any territory .”

Brewing beer (rather than just drinking it) is an unusual pursuit for a journalist. But for one City graduate it has proved a successful tactic for diversification. Beak Brewery is the brainchild of Daniel Tapper (Magazine, 2010), which produces beers for over 60 different places in Leeds, Manchester and London. His brews have names like Enigma Double IPA, Raspberry Sour Beer and Pine Wood Smoked Scotch Ale. Tapper first developed a taste for food and drink writing when producing his award-winning project on the course, Bread & Butter magazine, before moving to Waitrose Food, where he honed his craft. In 2011, he ventured into

producing beer himself, brewing at home and selling to friends, before buying a brewery in the Yorkshire Dales, where he spent his childhood.

Six years on, he’s now producing over 2,000 litres of unfiltered and unpasteurised beer for city hot spots including the Tate Modern and Brockley

Market where Salthouse Bottles stock his beer. Tapper credits City for giving him an inquisitive nature that had him questioning everything, from the history of beers to how to make it. “Professional brewers tend to do PhDs in brewing and chemistry, whereas I’m completely self-taught, and I did that by asking lots of questions, which is something I had to do lots of at City.” While still freelancing, Tapper insists that variation is the only way a journalist can stay relevant. “Whether you’re running your own podcast or making beer, you have to think outside the box.” Georgia Aspinall

Hold the front page: journalist likes drinking beer

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The ban gets binned Contentious newspaper veto reversed by journalism students Joe C. Evans


controversial motion to “ban” three right-wing newspapers from the university has been overturned by a counter-proposal written by two journalism students. The original proposal generated national headlines after it called for the removal of The Sun, the Daily Mail, and the Daily Express. The motion, “Opposing Facism [sic] & Social Divisiveness in the UK Media”, was written by student Nicholas Owen. It called for a promotion of “active pressuring of the aforementioned media outlets to cease to fuel fascism, racial tension and hatred in society”. The ban made national headlines, with the The Guardian reporting that “City University students vote for campus ban on Sun, Mail and Express”. The new proposal, titled “Opposing prejudice in the media through education”, reverses the policy that the publications would not be welcome on “City, University of London campuses or properties” that was passed in

November of last year. A second, amending motion was put forward by journalism undergraduate Sofia Quaglia and International MA student Dan Dawson. It was passed in February 2017 and said there was a place for the “banned” newspapers on campus. It also said that the Union resolves to “protect freedom of the press and ensure neither newspapers nor any other form of legally distributed media shall be banned from City’s campuses”. Dawson said: “I thought the original motion was well intentioned, but poorly executed. I think it is definitely appropriate to fight hate speech of any form but I believe that banning newspapers is an inappropriate way to do so. “I don’t think that the original motion really affected the journalism department, I think it was the coverage that did. That you had Huffington Post, Breitbart, and The Guardian all commenting on how a leading journalism school was banning newspapers had an effect. It gives the department a bit of a black eye.”

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Match made at City

International graduates Kathrine Anker and Jaime Concha married in 2016

Owen told XCity that he regretted the wording of the original motion: “The point about not wanting the papers on campus was a little too strong – stronger than I wanted it to be – and that led to people thinking I was calling for a ban. “I will try to amend it, but my worry is that the damage is done and a lot of people will turn up to a vote and have it thrown out.” The proposed banning of newspapers prompted a panel event featuring professional journalists at the university, pieces in national media written by staff and students, Ally Head


igh pressure production fortnight deadlines and offthe-wall feature assignments may not make for the most romantic of settings, but that didn’t stop City alumni Kathrine Anker and Jaime Concha hooking up. The couple met on the first day of the International MA in 2009 and began dating soon after. Fast forward five years, and Concha proposed to Anker on a cloudy day in the ruins of the Gamleborg Viking fortress on the Danish island of Bornholm. Anker, editor of Nikon Pro magazine, told XCity: “As we walked on the walls of the fortress the sun came out and Jaime went down on one knee and proposed. “I said yes, of course, but I was so ecstatic that it sounded more like a squeal. So Jaime asked: ‘Was that a yes?’ There was an echo further down in the valley so we walked to that spot and I told him

and a “mannequin challenge” protest organised by undergraduate students. Yusuf Ahmad, the Students’ Union president, abstained from both votes but said that the second proposal took into account the department’s role in the university and was passed with huge support . He said: “City Students’ Union is very for freedom of speech. The way that a lot of the media conveyed this was that the Union officers or staff woke up one day and said ‘we want to ban newspapers’. “The original policy was something that students voted on, it is not something that the Union decided to do one day, it went through democratic procedures.” to ask me again. Then I shouted yes and the valley echoed my answer.” They tied the knot in September 2016 in Barranquilla, Colombia, Concha’s hometown. He said it was a “happy loud colourful haze”. He recalled: “When I saw Kathrine enter, a splendid vision of white, everything fell into place. My heart must have skipped a couple of beats.” Years later the couple still look back on their time at City fondly. Concha, a senior European gas reporter at Energy Intelligence, said: “I met the brightest, funniest and most inquisitive minds in global journalism while at City; a passionate group of people from all over the world, with varying degrees of experience, all hungry to make journalism better.” Another highlight was the website for expats living in London they started together while studying, called The First Pint. Concha said: “It taught me more about journalism and editorial duties than anything I have done.”

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Investigative journalism “legend” Rosie Waterhouse retires from City after 14 years Department stalwart is looking forward to freelancing and writing a book Joe C. Evans


he pioneer of the Investigative MA has said that she is looking forward to “a whole new chapter of life” after leaving the department. Dr Rosie Waterhouse said that while she is sad to be leaving City, it is time for her to “move on to a different pace of life”. Waterhouse has worked in journalism for 40 years, starting her career at the Chester Chronicle before working at The Independent and The Sunday Times Insight team. Waterhouse joined the department in 2003. She began developing the Investigative MA, which she describes as her “train set”, with

the encouragement of former head of department Adrian Monck. She said: “I developed it from nothing, pulling together everything I had learnt as a journalist. That course is the pinnacle of my teaching career.” Dr Waterhouse said that while she will not “miss the admin”, she is “unbelievably proud” of students she taught who have gone on to work in the industry and win awards for their journalism. Award-winning alumni include Emma Slater, who won New Journalist of the Year at the British Journalism Awards in 2013 for her work on BBC Panorama, and George Arbuthnott, who won The Sunday Times’ inaugural Marie

Colvin Scholarship, also in 2013. She added: “All of the students I have taught have been brilliant. I will and I do miss the engagement with students. I was a great believer in one-to-one mentoring; that was one of my favourite parts of the job. “They are postgraduates so we did quite a lot of socialising. The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker has done extremely well out of journalism students. For me it was all part of creating an ethos.” Dr Waterhouse also said that she would miss staff that she worked closely with, describing them as “amazing people in the world of journalism” and that she is leaving with terrific memories of working and socialising with them”.

Prof Suzanne Franks, head of the journalism department, said: “Rosie is a legend. She has built up something special and nurtured it as her own. She has been very sorely missed. She is very special and we wish her well.” Despite stepping down from full-time teaching, Waterhouse is not “severing ties with City” and said that if the opportunity arises to give occasional talks she would. She said that she is looking forward to freelancing and hopes to write a book on the in uences that cause wrongful allegations of sexual abuse. This will add to her work on satanic ritual abuse, which was the subject of her PhD by prior publication at City.


Alice Durrans


od Allen, former head of City’s journalism department, has died aged 73. In 1996, after 23 years in broadcasting, Allen was appointed head of department at City and remained until he retired in 2005. While at City, Allen set up an exchange scheme with China Daily newspaper where a Chinese reporter enrolled onto the International MA and one City student was sent to work on China Daily’s English education newspaper, 21st Century. The scheme ran for 10 years. He was also one of the founders of the Association for Journalism Education, an organisation set up in 1997 to represent teachers of journalism at universities. Dr Barbara Rowlands, his deputy at City and now associate professor of journalism, said: “He was the person who hired me and I worked closely with him developing our links with China.” Nod Miller, professor of innovation studies at the University

of East London and Allen’s partner for nearly 30 years, said: “Rod was a great traveller and we travelled all over the world together. He was a great internationalist long before it became fashionable.” Together, the couple regularly attended Burning Man festival in Nevada. Miller said: “It was a wild and wonderful thing. Rod was the editor for the Burning Man’s daily newspaper, called the Black Rock Beacon. He went to the festival several times, he was so passionate and enjoyed his work so much. “He was such a kind, funny and wise man. He struggled with a number of illnesses and recovered from cancer five or si years ago, but his death wasn’t expected.” Allen had diabetes and a variety of illnesses, but was given the all clear at the end of 2016. Before joining City, Allen had a long career in broadcasting. He was a producer at London Weekend Television, managing director of HTV’s international coproduction and programmes sales department, and founder/former editor of Broadcast magazine.

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In memoriam: Rod Allen

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In memoriam: Nicola York Ella Wills

Ella Wills


Photo credit: CIJ Photo credit: Maggie Iredale Photo credit: Elyse Marks

spiring playwright Nicola York received a posthumous Creative Writing MA to a standing ovation at the graduation ceremony in January. Her husband, Will, and sister, Lucy, accepted the award. Nicola, who graduated from the Magazine course in 2005, died of bowel cancer on 3 August 2016 after being diagnosed the previous October. She was 34.

After completing her Masters, Nicola was deputy features editor and news reporter for the weekly financial newspaper Money Marketing. She then moved to public affairs agency Cicero Group in 2010, where she was editor of the company’s online news service Global Financial Strategy until January 2012. Nicola excelled at Cicero. She was head of marketing and content for two years before assuming the role of account director in 2013, playing an important role in the launch of the company’s public relations department. Mike Robb, executive director at Cicero Group, said: “Clients always loved that she was very matter-of-fact. Her best attribute was that she was a very good, sound source of advice. We tried to replace her in the short term while she was sick, hoping that she would

come back, but it was impossible because we were going for such high standards. In the end, we just gave up trying to find someone who did the same thing.” Nicola was also co-founder of ongo onnect, a non profit organisation that campaigns against human rights abuses in the Congo. She set up the project after visiting the country to document the psychological impact of war and sexual violence on women. Her reporting was broadcast on channels including Channel 4 and the BBC World Service. Naomi Leach, who became friends with Nicola at City, said: “Nicola was intelligent and brave enough to face challenges head on, which is why she was compelled to go to the Congo: to articulate a story that needed to be told and to fight in ustice. Nicola was passionate about

writing and was in the second year of an MA in playwriting and screenwriting at City when she died. She wrote powerful short plays and scripts on issues ranging from youthful love and relationships to online abuse and racism. Fellow Creative Writing student Sally McIlhone said: “She had such a way of painting a picture. She always wrote about characters who were hard done by, or who didn’t have a voice.” BBC journalist Elaine Okyere (Magazine, 2005), who is running the London Marathon for Beating Bowel Cancer in April, said: “I remember being in awe of Nic as she was one of the first people on our course to get a job before we had even finished studying. She was a success at everything she did and to top it all off she was an incredibly kind, funny, passionate, inspiring and loyal friend.”

In memoriam: Gavin MacFadyen

In memoriam: Paul Iredale



ormer City visiting professor and founder of the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ), Gavin MacFadyen, died in October 2016 aged 76. Prof MacFadyen taught the Investigative specialism at City and also taught on the Investigative MA until 2014. While at City he founded the CIJ, an international training charity, to support reporting. The CIJ moved with Prof MacFadyen from City to Goldsmiths, University of London in 2014. He was a trustee of the Julian Assange Defence Fund, which was set up to help raise money for Assange’s legal costs. He also co-founded the lobbying group Whistleblowers UK, which launched in 2012 to protect whistleblowers from retribution. Prior to the CIJ, he worked as an investigative journalist and produced and directed more than 50 investigative documentaries, including work for World in Action, Channel 4 Dispatches and

BBC Panorama. The subjects covered include UK neo-Nazi violence, child labour and the history of the CIA. Susan Benn, Prof MacFadyen’s wife, said: “Gavin’s loyalty to those under attack from powerful forces, particularly whistleblowers and journalistic groups like WikiLeaks, will remain a beacon for years to come. He was the model of what a journalist should be.” Jessica Ransom

Megan Hill aul Iredale, a former City lecturer, died after a long-term illness on 27 February. He was 66. After joining Reuters as a trainee in 1973, Iredale had a lively and often dangerous career reporting from combat zones. In 1989 he was sent to Central America to cover the guerrilla war in El Salvador and the US invasion of Panama. During this posting Iredale s car came under fire, forcing him to crawl to safety. Although he was injured, the damage to his signature broadbrimmed hat was of more concern to the reporter than the shrapnel in his side. He later claimed $70 expenses for the bullet-ridden hat and kept it as a memento. After retiring from active journalism in 2000 on health grounds, he used his experience to nurture aspiring journalists by teaching at both the Reuters Foundation and at City, where he ran a specialism module in con ict reporting for eight years.

Anna McKane, a colleague during his time at City, said: “His time at Reuters gave him a strong commitment to clear, accurate, well sourced news stories, which made him a great asset. “He loved young people and was always helpful with clear advice and detail about the craft of reporting. His adventures in war zones were part of his life and his teaching, but he never became a ‘war reporting bore’ as some other older journalists did.”

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Meg bags Mag Oscar Phoebe Jayes


ity came up trumps for the 11th year running at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) New Talent Awards, as Megan Carnegie Brown (Magazine, 2016) won the Most Promising Postgraduate Student Journalist of the Year award. The event underwent a significant shift in tone from past years as the dress code changed from “black tie” to “smart casual”, the sit down meal was replaced by canapés, and the awards took place in London’s Ministry of Sound. 14 City alumni were shortlisted, with Daniel Bennett (Magazine, 2009), editor of BBC Focus magazine, and Lottie Lumsden (Magazine, 2005), entertainment director of Cosmopolitan, winning special commendations. Six of the nine graduates shortlisted for the postgraduate journalist gong were City alumni. They were: Sarah Drumm, Ellie Harrison, Kemi Alemoru, Harriet Brown, Lucy Devine and Megan Carnegie Brown (all Magazine, 2016). Dr Barbara Rowlands, director of the Magazine MA, said: “We are delighted that Megan won – she has a fantastic future in front of her. We’re also thrilled that we’ve won this prestigious national award for the eleventh year running.” Carnegie Brown, who has been working as English editor for Time

Out Paris, was described by the judging panel as “a rare talent who clearly has the whole package.” The recent graduate said: “I’m super attered. It was a complete surprise and I came from Paris, so thank you PPA for making my trip to London worth it!”

Megan Carn egie Brown wo Postgraduate Student Jour n the “Most Promising nalist of the Year” award.


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L-R: This year’s award winners Luke Nicholls, Lee Stobbs, Tim Bennett, Gemma Swainsbury, Chris Williams, Chloe Sharp, Tom Ward, Layla Haidrani, Ted Lane, Josie Copson, Natasha Bird, Lisa Quinn, Rebecca Holman, Megan Carnegie Brown, and editor of The Big Issue Paul McNamee

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Spunky students scoop TV gongs Graduates’ donor documentary comes out on top to secure double at Broadcast Journalism Training Council awards Stuart Stone


documentary about “cyber sperm” has landed two City Broadcast graduates a top award and £500 prize money. Kit Bradshaw and Rosalind Church (both Broadcast, 2016) enjoyed an evening of success at the Broadcast Journalism Training Council awards for their final project he Na ed Truth: Britain’s Cyber Sperm Donors. The Naked Truth trac s the pair’s infiltration of private, or hidden, social media groups which are controlled by male sperm donors who censor discussions and remove any links or mention of NHS-endorsed means of donation. It features comments from fertility

experts and accounts of women who had arranged donation through these groups but were then pressured into having sex. At the ceremony, hosted at ITV Studios on London’s Southbank in November, they received the Steve Harris Award – for journalists who show skill, imagination and use of multimedia – and a cash prize. They also picked up the prize for Best TV Documentary. Bradshaw, now a producer at y News, said os and I first heard about cyber sperm donation when we saw a tabloid newspaper story about a man who had fathered hundreds of children by donating his sperm online. “When we started to investigate the topic further, we found there

were dozens of websites and social media groups operating in the UK full of thousands of women looking for sperm donors and men willing to donate their sperm. “Strictly speaking, there is nothing illegal about this, as long as the men don’t demand payment. However it’s unregulated and therefore there is very little legal protection for the men or women.” Judges on the night described their work as “a strong example of journalistic endeavour combined with great storytelling,” adding that it “shines light on a murky world”. Elsewhere on the night the MA TV class of 2016 were runners-up in the Best TV News Day category.

Sperm Count •

Approximately 1,300 babies are born from sperm donors each year in the UK

1 in 100 men are sterile and a further 78 per cent have abnormal sperm counts

Potential donors are between the ages of 18 and 40

Frozen samples are checked every six months for diseases, quantity and mobility

Demand for sperm donation is a growing sector in clinics

BBC training helping get more women in media a t r la

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n a bid to boost the number of women in broadcast, the BBC Academy held its Expert Women’s training day once again this year. The event was set up in 2013 as a response to six years of ongoing research from City’s Prof Lis Howell, which found that men were at least four times as likely to contribute as experts, interviewers and interviewees in British news programmes in 2012. To tackle the issue, 24 leading women in areas such as law, politics, business, sport, music and technology took part in media masterclasses at Broadcasting House on 31 March this year to


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gi e them the s ills and confidence needed to appear on screen and airwaves. In 2013, 164 women experts had masterclasses. Prof Howell said: “I was thrilled when I got a call from the BB confirming the recon ening of Expert Women’s training days for 2017. “We had a conference last year, and we weren’t sure if the BBC training was going to happen again, but we’ve had a lot of support from some big names, including former cabinet minister Dame Tessa Jowell and the director of BBC’s World Service, Fran Unsworth. The demand is still there.” he added It ta es a lot of confidence for women to get into broadcast journalism.


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When men go on air, they’re the authoritative norm, people don’t question their clothes, their appearance or their credibility. With women, it’s a very different story.” While Prof Howell’s latest report from 2015 shows an improvement from the previous year in the ratio of female to male presenters, reporters and experts across six news channels in the UK, she said that women still needed more encouragement to get on air. Overall, she said she was hopeful for the future of women in the media: “We’re in a transitional period. “We’ve got things up and running again, now it’s up to the next generation to follow us.”

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Brush up on your Uni of London trivia


Infographic credit: Louie Woodall

Last August, City became the eighteenth institution to join the University of London federation. Charley Ross gets you up to speed on the third university to be granted a Royal Charter

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Tormentor of Sir Philip Green nets XCity Award for BHS investigation Oliver Shah was called a “disgusting individual” by the retail tycoon Niall Flynn

Top photo credit: Society of Editors/Nick Carter Magstar Ltd. Bottom photo credits L-R: Maria Martinez Ugartechea, Sara Williams, Facebook, Jack Rivlin


he pensions scandal that followed Sir Philip Green’s £1 sale of BHS was one of the investigations that helped a City alumnus land the XCity Award. Oliver Shah (Newspaper, 2009) is the 2017 winner of the annual gong for a City graduate who has made an outstanding contribution to journalism in the past year. The award comes with a £500 prize. The City editor at The Sunday Times has been with the paper for over six years, and was also named business and finance ournalist of the year at this year’s Press Awards. Shah was the first to e pose the murkiness surrounding Sir Philip’s sale of BHS, which saw the 65-year-old retail magnate hand the high-street chain over to Retail Acquisitions in 2015, a group headed by Dominic Chappell.

The company eventually collapsed a year later, resulting in the loss of 11,000 jobs and a pension liability of £571m. In an investigation that ran for more than a year, Shah revealed the past of the BHS buyers, leading the way for national coverage of the saga and resulting in a high profile Parliamentary investigation into the Arcadia group chairman. “When a company like BHS gets sold for £1, you naturally begin to wonder what’s going on and ask a few questions,” Shah said. “What began as a business story soon became a real front-page piece.” His investigations attracted the wrath of Sir Philip, with the businessman reportedly threatening Shah with legal and physical retaliation. In an exchange, chronicled in Shah’s “My battle with the bullying billionaire”, the tycoon allegedly threatened to throw him “through the fucking window”. “I got used to all that stuff, really. I took it for granted. But for the rest of the public, his behaviour really helped tell the narrative. “But I think the story took the

fear away from him in terms of news coverage. It opened the oodgates for the kind of aggression Fleet Street should have been showing from the beginning.” Prof Suzanne Franks, head of the journalism department and member of the judging panel said: “We are delighted to see Oliver Shah win the XCity Award for 2017. In a highly competitive field he stood out with his ground

breaking story on the Philip Green BHS sale, followed by the subsequent pension scandal.” liver e emplified some of the key attributes that we encourage in all our students: determination and persistence combined with intelligent writing.” Shah added: “It’s really great to have won. At City, you meet some great people and get to work in a really exciting environment.”

Oliver Shah won for exposing the murkiness around the collapse of BHS

The best of the rest: XCity Award nominees Catalina Albeanu

Sara Williams

Beth Ashton

Jack Rivlin

Catalina Albeanu is the international editor of news and recruitment site She has travelled across Europe to media conferences, interviewing high profile figures in an effort to e pand their community of worldwide readers, and has set up their first mobile bureau of news and stories in journalism.

Sara Williams, Jordan correspondent for The Times, was shortlisted for her scoop revealing that British special forces were operating on the front line in Syria defending rebels against Isis attacks. She said she believed “people who carry passports of powerful countries deserve to know what their governments are doing in their name”.

Beth Ashton, head of audience at Manchester Evening News, was shortlisted for overhauling its social and online strategy. Ashton is responsible for the success of the newspaper’s digital strategy, and has seen its social media audience grow to over seven million. It has also recently leapt into the top 25 ranking of the most engaged Facebook publishers.

Jack Rivlin, CEO of university news network The Tab was shortlisted for successfully breaking into the US market. Rivlin had been running The Tab for three years before City, running the site at the UK’s top universities. In 2015 The Tab raised around £2 million to move stateside, and has since launched a sister site, Babe.

Nicholas Earl

Liam Kelly

Hannah Evans

Juliana Piskorz

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ore than 400 journalism students past and present celebrated the department’s 40th birthday in style with a glitzy party at the historic Drapers’ Hall in London. A live jazz band provided the soundtrack to an evening of reminiscing and networking, while champagne and lager owed all evening at the Tudor hall in the City of London. Sky News presenter and alumnus Dermot Murnaghan (Diploma, 1984) hosted the event. Other speakers included The Guardian’s head of media Jane Martinson (Newspaper, 1991), BBC economics editor Kamal

Ahmed (Newspaper, 1991), The Guardian’s joint political editor Anushka Asthana (Periodical, 2003) and the New Statesman’s deputy editor Helen Lewis (Newspaper, 2005). Murnaghan chaired a panel with the alumni, discussing their favourite and most embarrassing moments at City. Since opening its doors in 1976 the journalism faculty has grown into one of the most well-respected departments in the country. t first only one postgraduate diploma was taught to a dozen students a year but the department has since grown to teach 600 students a year, from BA to MA and PhD level.

Prof Suzanne Franks, head of department, said: “We have an excellent track record for producing outstanding journalists and the 40th anniversary of journalism at City has given us the ideal opportunity to re ect on their achievements and the success of the department.” She also announced two new bursaries which are aimed at improving diversity in the journalism department. Will Calvert

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would encourage anyone who wants to be a journalist. There are plenty of opportunities. If you look at recent statistics there are jobs. It isn’t as secure now but that’s true of the economy generally. You don’t have a job for life. I would caution my children. It isn’t an easy road but if they wanted to do it it’s incredibly fulfilling and interesting. It is a rele ant job, which has in uence and power. his is a historic role to report without fear, speak truth and provide a voice for those who don’t have a voice. British journalism reaches many more people now, look at The Daily Telegraph, the BBC and MailOnline – the reach of journalism stretches out to the world and billions of people. The days of specialising now are gone and most have the opportunity to do broadcast and ideo, which is a lot of fun and adds variety to the position. Thanks to social media, being a journalist is more enjoyable now because there are opportunities to communicate directly to the reader. There are a lot of digital media companies because of the web and social media. Now any business

of a decent size needs content and those with journalistic s ills. ocial media has amplified the reach of e ery news organisation, so it’s great for a brand and profile. oo at Press Gazette than s to witter, we reach far more people and you get stories out there. Social media doesn’t compromise the industry; no exclusives have come out of amateurs. It takes professional journalism. It’s the information age, not the steam or stone age, that’s the age we li e in and information is power. If you stay in local papers, it will be hard to earn a wage to buy a at, especially if you are a reporter, but in national press the pay is still competitive. The BBC is a great employer and new media such as BuzzFeed pay very well by all accounts. Journalism does represent the country. Wherever journalists work you very quickly become attuned to what concerns your reader. This is why the Daily Mail wor s well, as it represents middle England. The media isn’t as diverse as it should be but everyone has tools now – real-time analytics – so you can see what people are interested in. This makes it more representative than ever. More can be done but schemes are good for the underrepresented. There isn’t nepotism as there was before. The Daily Mail has just launched a scheme and the BBC is launching an opportunity for the disabled to improve it on that front. ournalism definitely isn’t dull, if you want a job that’s interesting where you really can make a difference everyday then journalism is a good job to go into. It’s a job where you don’t have that Sunday night feeling. As told to Scarlett V. Clark

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It’s a historic role to report without fear

“Absolutely,” says Dominic Ponsford, Press Gazette editor

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would sit any young person who wants to be a journalist down and give them a bleak description. I’ve been a journalist all of my life. I love journalism. But people need to be ery, ery fran about how difficult it is now. I don’t, incidentally, thin that journalism schools are frank about it. There is massive over supply. There are 74 schools offering graduate and postgraduate journalism degrees in the UK. They’re taking the money of thousands of students each year when there aren’t the jobs to go to. If ban ers were doing the same, they would be arrested for mis-selling. All of the money has been sucked out of the industry. There is no workable business model for journalism. Newspapers used to have monopolies o er classified print ad ertising and they made vast amounts of money out of that. Now, all of that money has gone to aceboo . It’s never coming back. What that means is: if you’re thinking of journalism as a career, you probably won’t get the money to buy a at or ha e ids. Journalism used to be a job for bright kids with le els. By the time I started, I had a degree and eight wee s of training, which my company paid for. Now, you get a degree and you have to pay to go to journalism school. You then leave and you have to do what are euphemistically called “internships” for ages. And it’s often thought to be in bad taste for you to raise the vulgar question of money. When I started at The Independent in , my salary was , . he news editor absolutely apologised for it and raised it as soon as he could. hen I left in , there were people starting on , . Now, there is massi e understaffing. here isn’t the money to hire people to do proper investigations and there is less money for foreign coverage. And a lot of people write for nothing. rianna uffington has an absolutely malign in uence on journalism. he uffington ost gets thousands of people to make money for it by writing for free. You can single her out as a illain and a creep, but she is hardly alone. This all has consequences. Journalism no

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longer represents the country. eople who do it need to be middle class. They need to have parents who can subsidise them. There’s no other way of doing it. So there’s less class diversity in journalism. If I meet someone now and they’ve got the same name as somebody famous, I instantly assume that they’re that person’s son or daughter. I wouldn’t have done that in the past. Most of the young people I see working now are brilliant. In some ways, they’re far more professional than my generation. Because they’ve really had to try for it, they’re more mature than I was at their age. I just feel sorry for them.

If bankers were doing the same they’d be arrested for mis-selling

As told to Melissa Lawford



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Diarists dish the dirt on... themselves

Juliana Piskorz delves into the riotous world of diary journalism

Unlike modern purveyors of showbiz gossip like TMZ, the MailOnline sidebar of shame and Perez Hilton, diary stories rely on subtlety. Shrouded in innuendo, on the surface they don’t say an awful lot. It is for this reason that so many diaries have faced the chop over the last few years. In our brave new world of SEO and clickbait, one-word anecdotes revolving around the actor igel Havers ill fitting trousers are

girl” reached the ears of Express diary columnists, who tracked down the woman and published the story. Similarly, The Times’ “People” column broke the story of former prime minister Tony Blair’s conversion to Catholicism. The future of newspaper diaries may well rest in the hands, or bosoms, of Ellie Goulding. But, either way, is there anything more marvellously, irreverently British than an entire column where TV gardener Bill Oddie’s roving binoculars are discussed with as much gravitas as Theresa May’s Brexit negotiations? I think not.

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increasingly falling on deaf ears. Journalist and diarist for The Times’ “People” column, Giles Coren, told the BBC: “Diary columns are a completely outmoded thing. Once upon a time they were a way of bringing something light and uffy to the paper. ow so much of the papers are full of gossip that they’re totally pointless. There was a time when an airhead socialite like Paris Hilton was big news for a diary column, but now she’s all over the papers anyway.” Adam Helliker, editor of the eponymous Sunday Express column, says that diaries are struggling to compete with gossip columns catering to younger audiences. “These days subtlety isn’t in the dictionary for younger people, they don’t have time to graze. They just want a picture of Ellie Goulding with her tits hanging out.” Diary journalism does not solely revolve around procuring fruity quips from ageing C-listers. This often-overlooked journalistic practice has long provided a platform for political exclusives. Diary journalists’ daily access to a raft of politicians, entertainers and aristocracy means that scoops often plop unexpectedly into their hands. The most notorious political sex scandal of the last century, the Profumo affair, was first published in the Daily Express diary column in 1963. War secretary John Profumo resigned after whispers of his liaison with a “call

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part from the odd vitriolic outburst, the life of a diary journalist is a hazy jumble of sipping warm prosecco at underwear launches in pursuit of crucial stories about misbehaving toffs, stuffy politicians and ageing Strictly presenters. But over the last four years, almost half of national newspapers’ diary columns have closed, including The Daily Telegraph’s “Mandrake”, The Observer’s “Pendennis” and, this year, the Daily Mirror’s “3AM” column.

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City talks to three seasoned diary journalists about what it’s like to make a living asking politicians where they keep their ketchup. Adam Helliker, diarist at the Sunday Express Q:How did you become a diarist? A: I met a man who was working for Nigel Dempster at the Daily Mail diary, who was famous at the time and much revered. I began working on a freelance basis, which meant going to about four parties a night with a photographer and coming back to the office at midnight and writing it all up for the next day’s paper. I learnt to drink one drink per party, then have lots of coffee and bash it out. You were allowed to come in a bit later in the morning; the idea was that your hangover had slightly subsided by 11am. You’d do a day s work in the office, then at pm sharp had to head back onto the town.

Q: Who was your worst interviewee? A: We always wanted to get a quote from Madonna and one day I got to her. I rocked up at the party, steeling myself, went up to her and tapped her on the back and said: “Hi I’m Adam Helliker and the Daily Mail wonders whether you’re still with your boyfriend?” She turned around to me and simply said: “Oh fuck off, you cunt.” I just replied saying: “That’s very kind of you but unfortunately I can’t use that in the column.” Q: Who were you pleasantly surprised by? A: I’ve always had lovely experiences with Paul McCartney. I was always told that he was really tricky with journalists, but I remember sitting next to him at a concert at St James’s Palace and he was completely starstruck because the Queen

Mother was sat two rows in front. His leg start jiggling around, like a nervous tic. It was driving me mad, so I gently put my hand on his leg and said: “I think you need to stop doing that,” and he was so apologetic that he bought me a drink in the interval. Q Have you ever interviewed royalty? A: We met the Queen at a small party at The Goring Hotel. No one was expecting her at this small gathering. It delighted me for once in my life to be able to quote the Queen first hand and write those magic words: “As the Queen told me yesterday…” Although no one believed me, of course. Nathan Brooker, former diarist on the Evening Standard’s “Londoner’s Diary” Q: What is your worst experience? A: There was a bar called The Scotch of St James and I was there for a fashion event. I was waiting on my own in the club and the PR kept reassuring me that the celebrities were going to come. I was waiting there with my notebook, having been assured that Tom Hardy was going to be there, and all these A-listers. Precisely zero people were there. He turned up 2am and refused to talk to me. Q:What is the most ludicrous thing you have been asked to do? A: Once my editor made me phone Nigel Farage to find out if he kept his ketchup in the fridge or the cupboard. That was an excruciating two minutes I’ll never get back. I called and had to say: “Hi there, this is Nathan from the Evening Standard, can I speak to Nigel?” His wife put me through to Nigel, who was sat in his study. “So Nigel, where do you keep your ketchup?” He said he kept it in the cupboard.

Keeley Walker, former deputy editor at The Daily Telegraph’s “Mandrake” column Q: What are your most memorable celebrity encounters? A: Sitting on the lap of Ronnie Wood while waiting for dessert at the ELLE Style Awards was a memorable one (possibly because I have a photo to prove it), and later that same night, at the after party, playing ping pong with Eddie Redmayne. Fine actor though he may be, the man is a sore loser. Perhaps this has led, in some way, to his success. Q: Most memorable interviewee? A: Meryl Streep is every bit as genius and genial as she is given credit for. She looks you in the eye, gives considered, intelligent responses and treats everyone, from her co-stars to publicists and journalists the same. And somehow every word she utters is interesting enough to make it to print. Q: Who were your worst interviewees? A: I wouldn’t call them disastrous stories, but a word of advice if you are thinking of becoming a diarist: Rupert Everett does not like you. Nor does Stephen Fry, for that matter. And it is nothing personal. More disheartening than disastrous I suppose, because I am and always have been a big fan of theirs.

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From BAFTAs to biscuits – reporters reveal the last snap they took. Compiled by Jessica Ransom and Laura Rutkowski Roger Tredre, course leader MA Fashion Communication, Central Saint Martins/ former editor of WGSN

“This photo is of David Kappo, a legendary fashion tutor at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art. I have just mo ed into an office with him. e’s standing just outside the office after we had had a discussion about how to decorate the space. Needless to say, his ision is more e citing than mine he wants a disco glitter ball and astra han rugs. I just want more shelves…”

Right Photo credit (top to bottom): Mark Russell, Lucy Kebbell, Ellie Harrison

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Left page photo credit (top to bottom): Roger Tredre, Jonathan Haynes, Emma Powell


Jonathan Haynes, technology editor, The Guardian

Emma Powell, entertainment reporter, London Evening Standard

“This photo is of my shoes, a pair of retired Broo s trainers that I wear to wor when I ha e worn them out running. colleague told me the fashion des had described my loo ’ it was news to me that I had one as Balenciaga’, on account of my shoes. I had to oogle Balenciaga’ and smiled for the rest of the day.”

his is ittle i ic ing off the Brit wards with hout ut to y ’. I was at the ceremony to eep the Evening Standard’s entertainment witter updated with e erything that was going on.

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Mark Russell, managing editor, British GQ and GQ Style his is li o doing a tric called a pop sho e it grab out of a transition at our local s ate par , where a bunch of us old guys hang out for a couple of hours each wee end. e often film ideos or ta e pictures of tric s when we’re s ating to document what we’re doing or if someone is doing something we’re all sto ed with.

Lucy Kebbell, fashion assistant, Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country

he image is of a hanel outure dress that I iewed at a post show appointment at the hanel press office. I too the photo because I thought the mint satin was really beautiful, and I also enjoyed the association of the beading and sil er belt with the mirrored bac drop of the showroom. he show was in uenced by oco hanel’s interior designer yrie augham, who was nown for her prolific use of mirrors.

Ellie Harrison, writer,

his is iola a is in the winners’ press conference after recei ing her Best upporting ctress B for Fences. I too the photo so I could tweet about the ceremony for adio

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James Longman, news correspondent, BBC

his is from a story I was shooting at a community school in Norwich. ur cameraman was filming a fish and his name is imon on . I jo ed he was filming a mon fish.

Jennifer Savin, junior features writer, Cosmopolitan

his is a cardboard cutout selling for if you fancy it of ip leader aul Nuttall at its spring conference in Bolton. he man himself refused to be inter iewed, although I chased him on camera with uestions about whether he condemns ip donor rron Ban s saying he is sic to death of hearing’ about illsborough.

Felicity Spector, chief writer and deputy programme editor, Channel 4 News

his is some pistachio shortbread stuffed with figs from a Nigel later recipe in The Observer Food Monthly. I made them for some chef friends who were coo ing a charity dinner and thought they could use a bit of support for their hard wor . I styled it li e the photo in The Observer for a laugh...Nigel was impressed

Photo credit (top to bottom): James Longman .Jennifer Savin, Fatima Manji, Felicity Spector

Fatima Manji, news correspondent, Channel 4 News

“This is a snap of Confessions of a Video Vixen by arrine teffans, atop an ultra lu urious rimar fau fur throw. It is a memoir about sleeping with some of the biggest names in hip hop including r re, sher and a ule . y friend and I ha e started a boo club, where each month we dissect a different trashy autobiography memoir.

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“Have I ever felt discriminated against in my career? God yes” Six women of colour reveal the racism they have faced and why diversity needs to be the journalism industry’s new normal. Interviews by Aleesha Badkar and Rochelle Beighton

Photo credits: BBC

THE NEWS PRESENTER Samira Ahmed (Newspaper, 1990), BBC

“One of the biggest challenges Asian women face is that we’re not always being treated on our merits and as individuals. Have I ever felt discriminated against in my career? God yes. The best example was being told my voice lacks authority by a man. I realised that I was being compared to all the other presenters who’ve ever done my job before me, who are all men with deep voices. There are growing numbers of diverse people from all kinds of backgrounds coming into journalism, but I don’t see many getting editorial power. There’s an interesting glass barrier around how appointments work, which are clearly in part about traditional networks, but mostly about recruiting in one’s network of people they know well. I think there are too many people at senior level who genuinely

don’t see that they’re not impartial, and so there’s a lack of diversity within journalism. How do we change this? The debate is great. That helps. But we should retain more great staff from different backgrounds and promote them. We need to stop and think before hiring

from our circle of friends. Instead, we need to have a genuinely open process for hiring in the industry. There are too many important appointments that are still done through connections and without honest and fair assessments.”

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FEATURES THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT Amie Ferris-Rotman, The Wall Street Journal “I found out at Reuters that I was earning significantly less than a man in my office who was not as ualified as me. I sent an email to and the next day they responded saying: ‘Oh yeah sure we’ll give you the same amount he gets,’ which proves that they knew the whole time and did nothing about it. omen ha e to fight the whole time for the better stories and to make sure you’re not called hysterical, emotional or opinionated — adjectives that get slapped on to any woman who acts ambitiously, whereas a man would be considered confident. We still employ this very old-fashioned method, which I call white saviour journalism, where we parachute heterosexual white men into areas all around the world to relay the

news from these corners. We’re meant to just go along with this because they’re seen as the most able. It’s outrageous that this still happens across the board and it’s why I founded Sahar Speaks, a programme that trains female Afghan journalists to become foreign correspondents. Despite literally thousands of female Afghan journalists existing there wasn’t a single one who worked for any of the foreign news outlets in Kabul. Not the BBC, The New York Times or Reuters. It’s up to management who are at the top levels to stand back, look at the newsrooms they have around the world and wonder why they don’t have women in senior positions.”

THE ONLINE EDITOR Henna Zamurd-Butt, Media Diversified “I think the biggest challenge that women of colour face in journalism is being pigeonholed to only cover issues related to their race, diversity or the communities we come from. There’s a long way to go in terms of making the media more representative of the population in terms of race and class. I am trying to do this with edia i ersified, a social enterprise working to enrich, engage and improve the UK’s media landscape. To support other organisations seeking to develop inclusivity in creative industries, we offer training, workshops and partnerships. We try to lead by example by commissioning diverse writers to cover broad topics that interest them

not just race and identity. To combat the lack of diversity in journalism overall, I think we need to see more of this happening in the mainstream media. Which would mean more commissioning editors from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in our newsrooms.”

Women of colour face being pigeon-holed

THE BEAUTY EDITOR Anita Bhagwandas, freelance writer out of place, at times. I did have a very Asian work ethic, which helped me get through. Culturally we’re pushed into different career choices — like medicine or engineering — but also there’s not a huge number of Asians in journalism. Or at least, Asians that are visible. That doesn’t make an industry seem hugely appealing. I didn’t really notice the lack of diversity until I got into my first job, and realised there were only two non-white people on my entire oor. ournalism is ery nepotistic. In this industry it’s all about who you know, so I feel that there is a lack of contacts and opportunities for people of colour.”

This year 83 men were shortlisted for British Press Awards (BPA), alongside 45 women

Photo credits: Davis Factor

“As a beauty writer I have felt that my colour has held me bac . hen I first started out, it seemed that you had to be pretty, white and rich to work in beauty journalism. I felt marginalised and hopeless, but I let my difference drive me. I saw that being an ‘other’ was my point of difference. I let that be my focus and worked extra hard to be noticed. At the start of my career, I did feel that being female held me back when I was working in music journalism. I didn’t fit the typical mould and as such I felt like if I didn’t assimilate I’d be left out. When I started on magazines they were 99 per cent white and the musicians they featured were also very white, so I did feel a bit

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A survey conducted by City academics in 2016 revealed that the journalism industry was 94 per cent white and 55 per cent male *Source: City, University of London, 2016


“I’ve had a bit of racism in terms of news reading but it’s more from social media in recent times. Somebody had sent in a message saying: ‘We don’t need no niggas reading our news,’ – I just thought: ‘At least get the race right!’ You just get a thicker skin and take reassurance in the fact that most of the world isn’t like that. This is just a small example, but there was a feature about owning pets, in particular dogs, and the reporter at the time asked everybody if they owned one except me. Funnily enough, I don’t ha e pets but my mum had fi e lsatians. I think I wasn’t asked because of the perception that Asian people are scared of dogs and it was assumed that I wouldn’t understand. So maybe a bigger issue is perception, rather than outright racism. As a woman it’s presumed you can’t do sport or hard inter iews, so you get gi en the uff pieces. Sometimes your male co-presenters think you are just set dressing as opposed to a capable journalist who can do the job, and do it well. You’re judged as a woman on your looks

and how you sound, and then, if they can be bothered, they’ll get to what you’re saying. This is 2017 and I have to wait until late evening to see someone of colour on my screen. Loose Women, This Morning, Good Morning Britain: they’re all white.

Somebody had sent in a message saying, ‘we don’t need no n****s reading our news’ I think the problem is a mix between the journalism industry and how women are perceived, and then, certainly in the Asian community, what professions you are encouraged to pursue as a child.”

I realised that I was being compared to all the other presenters who’ve ever done my job before me, who are all men with deep voices - Samira Ahmed

Photo credits: BBC, ITV

THE TV PRESENTER Sonali Shah, BBC presenter “When I was at university studying journalism one of my lecturers said to me: ‘If you want to make it in news you’re going to have to cut your hair, because newsreaders don’t have long hair.’ I said that I actually really liked having long hair and that if I was Sikh he wouldn’t be saying that to me. One of the reasons I think there is a lack of diversity is that people are generally drawn towards others like them, whether it be in terms of class, education or, sometimes, colour. So I think if people are hiring they always tend to hire someone like them. It’s obviously done subconsciously, but it’s still done. We need to make sure that if people have hired someone diverse, that it’s not just to tick a box. We should have programmes where two women of colour can present without a problem. You don’t get that at the moment, but

you would get two white women presenting. Plenty of times there will be only male presenters and that would be absolutely fine. We need more brown faces in production, from researcher level up to editor level.

If people are hiring they always tend to hire someone like them

he stories can only re ect the full audience when you have the full audience in the production team, and that’s where I feel progression has been a lot slower.”

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Ubtech Lynx


Deadlines getting you down? This humanoid robot monitors your mood and cheers you up when you need it. She can also read your emails or even teach you yoga Unsurprisingly, she comes with a hefty price tag.

Powervision PowerRay Drone photographers can now dive into the deep with this underwater drone, capable of diving 30 metres with a 12MP camera (an iPhone 6 camera is 8MP) and streaming capacity. | Around £800 (out soon) | Up to £960 (out soon)

Have you heard rones are the ne t big thing, and this ying camera has face and body tracking technology so you can film yourself hands free. No need to set up that tripod anymore.


The complete lowdown on tech tools for journos: the bizarre, the bland, the eccentric and the essential... by Joanna Freedman and Ella Wills Hushme phone call muffler Worried about eavesdroppers? ith this voice muf ing headset you can cover your mouth and play monkey and rainforest soundeffects over the top of your voice. | £165 (out soon)

Spectacles Snapchat’s new specs stream live video straight to the app. A surveillance nightmare or a millennial dream? They’ve been sported by Kylie Jenner, so probably the latter. | £105

Lenovo Smart Assistant ews ash That woman le a you keep hearing people talk about is actually an artificial intelligence bot. And she can be found in this new speaker from Lenovo. She can play music, write you a shopping list, answer your burning questions or even ust have a chat with you |From £105

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Hover Camera Passport

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Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT Offering up to 2TB (that’s roughly 34,000 hours of music or 500 movies) of storage space, this is the world s highest capacity USB ash drive. Is there such a thing as too much room?

Nikon KeyMission 360 4K Action Camera This 360-degree camera is shock-proof, freeze-proof, dustproof and waterproof. A sturdy accessory for any reporter facing rough conditions. | £825-£1,300 | £419 Casio PRO TREK Smart WSD-F20 It’s a smartwatch that actually looks like a watch, finally. ith features including GPS location tracking and a full-colour map display, this is sensible tech for the travelling hack. | £450

In the era of “live” videos, there’s never been a better time to own the Mevo pocket-sized camera. Controlled from your iPhone, it streams video straight to Facebook, meaning you can always stay on top of the game and beat your competitors to the latest scoop.

Norton Core Router This WiFi router promises to protect everything in your home – computers, phones and tablets – from cybercrime. Ideal for investigative journalists harbouring confidential information. | £375


Livestream Mevo | £165

Photos: (clockwise) Kingston, Nikon, Casio, Norton, Livescribe, Speak iT, Skype, Oombrella , Livestream

Livescribe 3 Smartpen Save your intern from mind-numbing hours of transcribing and invest in a smartpen. Livescribe records audio and handwritten notes, and converts them into te t on your computer. | £145

Oombrella Perfect for the trainee reporter out on patch. This smart brolly can let users know when it’s going to start raining, and features a GPS tracker to alert its owner if they’ve accidentally left it at home. Genius. | £65 (Available in Autumn)

Speak-IT iWear Dictaphone Wrist Band It won’t win any style awards — much like many journalists — but this piece of wearable tech scores highly on our list as it can record up to 140 hours of audio from the comfort of your wrist. | £39.59

Skype Translator Long distance interviews just got easier with Skype’s new live translation tool for nine languages, most recently updated to translate Arabic.


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The world Jon Snow

With his technicolour ties and penchant for planking, the Channel 4 icon tells Ellie Smith and Niall Flynn why he’s the most antiestablishment member of the establishment.


I can plank for 4 minutes 15 seconds

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t’s 3pm in the Channel 4 News studio and Jon Snow is splayed across the news desk planking. He can hold himself rigid in the air for over four minutes. Two of the studio management team look on, halfimpressed, half-bemused – for some reason, you can’t imagine this is the first time they ve caught him doing something like this. And that’s the thing with Jon Snow. For a man of 69 years, he still carries with him the exuberance of somebody half his age. Could you imagine David Dimbleby or Alastair Stewart offering to show off their planking competency in between photo takes? For the last 28 years, Snow’s been the face of Channel 4’s agship news programme, covering everything from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the inauguration of President Trump – and it doesn’t look like he’ll be stopping anytime soon. With his technicolour tie collection and meticulous approach to interviewing, Snow is one of the most instantly recognisable faces in British news, with a zip, zeal and wisdom to match. This is the world according to Jon Snow.

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Where he works If you want to be a journalist, Channel 4 is it. It’s the best job in the world. The problem is the BBC is a kind of paper record. I respect it for that, I listen to it, I absorb it and have depended upon it. But we’re actually paid to be different. We were set up to be more ethnically diverse and to cater for minorities and we actually do.

The changing role of the newsreader In the past, the only live broadcast you could do would be as a news anchor – a very boring job. Mine, however, is an interesting job. Tomorrow I’ll be at Westminster — I anchor, I report. I did a report last week from a play in Hammersmith which was about 17-year-old teenagers being played by 70-year-old actors. It’s a very varied existence now but in those days it wasn’t — somebody read the news and that’s all they did. Never interviewed anybody, or anything like that. It’s different work.

His vibrant accessories I remember when they redesigned the studio — I realised I was the dullest thing in it. It was purple and full of colour and blaze and there was me, sitting there, looking like a tramp in a smart suit. And I thought: you’re going to have to do something about this. The thing is, the man in the suit, he’s sort of alienating. Who turns up to your house in a suit and dull tie and dull socks? If they’ve

got a tie on at all, if they’ve got a suit on at all, it’s probably the gas man or the insurance salesman, or somebody with bad news. I don’t want to be in any of those categories. On the other hand, you’ve got to look reasonably smart on television. I thought about coloured suits but they’re all very expensive. Then I thought about coloured shirts, they don t work well on television white is a terrific colour on television. And I thought: ties, that’s the answer. The Design Museum is thinking of putting on a show of my ties sometime this year.

Not being too clever There is a danger of trying to ask too complicated a question, trying to answer too complicated a question. If your brain can’t articulate it anyway, you’re relieved of that problem. Going for the straight issue pays dividends, as it can’t handle complex concepts.

Getting in trouble Every single story that we do is checked for compliance with OFCOM regulations. In actual fact, I need regulating. I’m an irregular person that requires regulating. I have more of a tough time with our PR woman, who’s worried about anything I might say - that it might be used against me. What have I been told off about recently? Well, anything to do with Brexit is dangerous.

Having a laugh You have to come across as a reasonably normal human being; otherwise you’re just going to be a po-faced character, acting straight when

they know you’re really not. You may as well be who you are. If you’ve got to do it every night for 28 years, you’re going to go completely bonkers if you have to be somebody that you’re not. Unfortunately, I am someone who likes a bit of fun.

Multi-platform skills? I don’t have any

Busting a move I think the reason that I go on the Big Fat Quiz Of The Year [annual Channel 4 comedy show] is because I cannot dance. Nobody can pretend that whatever it is I do there complies with what the ‘hot bling’ dance is supposed to be. They come along and say ‘will you do this?’ and play the music. To do the ‘hot bling’ dance, all you have to do is pretend you’re playing ping-pong and then get on the phone.

Multi-platform skills I don’t have any of them!

Technology Now, you have instant, retrievable information – which we didn’t have. We had to go to a phone box to make a telephone call. You have to find the phone bo first, then the code all that crap. For retrieving information we’d go to news information, which was a huge compendium of cuttings from every newspaper. They’d all be in an appalling order because whoever put them back wouldn’t have put them back in date order. Then, of course, there’s the capacity to transmit — to get information out very quickly. Most of what we do is already available long before we put it on television.

Fake news The truth is, fake news has been with us as long as Murdoch’s been in publishing. Think about The Sun, when it claimed that Freddie Starr had eaten a hamster. I don’t know, maybe it’s true, but I imagine it wasn’t. I think anybody that’s been knocking around for a long time has a duty to fight it. ll of us have a duty.

Shutting down ex-Trump advisor Carter Page on air Loving his job

Looking dapper in velvet: a young Snow

It is enormous fun, it’s a great challenge, it’s an amazing thing. You turn on the radio or you log on or whatever it is that you do and you see what’s cooking and you say: ‘Christ I’m going to be right in the middle of that, it’s going to be

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I rolled him over. He was a reptile.

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good. It’s a very privileged position.’ I think journalism is one of the rare careers that if you want to do it badly enough you’ll do it. To be honest you’ll then spend the rest of your lives becoming better at it. There aren’t many trades where you actually don’t need to know very much: what you do need is to be inquisitive, interested and articulate. I learn something new every day. About six weeks ago, I even set up WhatsApp on my phone.

domestic crisis, which is homelessness. And the other was doing the voluntary service overseas in Uganda when I was 18. That gave me an international perspective. I’d never been out of England, or on an aeroplane – and that was a shocking experience. I think if you’ve had your senses sharpened by those sort of experiences, then you begin to root your journalism in what you’ve seen: you’ve got some yardsticks against which you can set suffering, loss and difficulty.


Fronting New Horizon’s ‘Sofa Change’ campaign

I can plank for almost four minutes and 15 seconds. About eight years ago I got a trainer, because you can’t be serious about life unless you are fit. I have a trainer twice a week, for an hour each time.

His worst ever interview The worst moment was undoubtedly when we had a report running and somehow it broke down. I had to cut immediately to an interview with three MPs and I couldn’t identify the one in the middle. I tried the other two, they were successful, but the one in the middle I took a run with and I got it wrong. He got very cross. He said: ‘How can you get me on here and not even research who I am?’ Funnily, he’s the only one I remember the name of now. Edward Lee. Sort of ruddynosed, blond-haired man.

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Getting perspective

This is all about sofa surfing, which is a very under reported phenomenon and causes a huge amount of tension, break-up of friendships, abuse. Such is the desperation that people will blag a night somewhere, wherever they possibly can and that leaves them vulnerable. And so we carted the sofa around, we took it to the forecourt of King’s Cross station. I thought we were bound to be arrested, but funnily enough you can carry a sofa in and put it right there and nothing happens. Two homeless kids and I slept on the sofa.

If you ask me for two things that really inform my journalism, one is the New Horizon Youth Centre. Actually getting your hands dirty with a

I’ve always rebelled against the old order

Being a bit of a rebel

I’ve got to recognise that I’m a member of the establishment. But, I can claim to be

the most anti-establishment member of the establishment. I’ve always rebelled against the old order and the automaticity of background. Being a beneficiary of class my father was a bishop, my grandfather was a general - I can’t really pretend that I’m working class. I’m also a man, which doesn’t help either. Ethnicity, gender, class - I’m wrong on all fronts. But I can try and ameliorate it. It’s my duty.

Snowments 1 Jon Snow meets Jon Snow In July 2016 Snow interviewed Kit Harington, the actor who plays his namesake in hit series Game of Thrones (Sky Atlantic). 2 Stormzy Snow revealed a hidden love for Stormzy in March this year, rapping along to the grime artist’s hits while on-air with Reprezent radio. 3 Fake news Channel 4 dedicated a week of programming to the topic of fake news, hosted by Snow. 4 Hotline Bling dance Snow showed off his dancing skills to R&B musician Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ in the Channel 4 newsroom for 2015’s Big Fat Quiz of the Year. 5 Drugs live For Channel 4 show Drugs Live, Snow tried smoking cannabis to test its effects on the brain. 6 In Three Words Snow throws shade at Trump and Piers Morgan in our “In Three Words” video for

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Game of drones Drone photographers take image-driven stories to new heights. Ricky Jones and Ella Wills report


hen broadcaster ussia orks ew a drone over the Syrian city of Homs in February they were able to show the wide ranging destruction of civil war from the air. n the ground photography deals with singular images, but the drone footage captured the true scale of destruction. In anuary , Trinity irror held an event in anchester showcasing the ournalistic opportunities drones offer. The BB even has an in house drone team as the media utilises the latest tech to bring new untold stories from the sky. Flying high on this surge of interest, SkyPi el is a community forum for amateur and professional drone photographers to share their stories. The SkyPi el photo of year competition received , entries from countries. Brad ickman, a udge for the competition and digital director for CondĂŠ Nast Traveler, says drone photography is helping tell previously unattainable stories. rones are bringing a two fold democratisation, he says. First in access going where we couldn t before and second in ability with high uality cameras enabling even non photographers to get professional looking footage. etting and telling stories is cheaper and uicker than ever before. ickman believes drones are another tool in the modern ournalist s armoury. ur toolkit keeps getting bigger and better, faster and cheaper, but tools aren t the end they re a means. ou still have to do the work and deliver on the fundamentals.

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‘Overbridge’ by Chenghan The Baling River Bridge in

southwest China is the eighth highest bridge in the world standing at 370 metres, which is 60 metres higher than The Shard. However, it is only the sixth tallest bridge in China. In December 2016, a bullet train was trialled across the bridge

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A fisherman collects fish from the nets off the coast of east China’s Fujian province. Zheng caught a big fish with this photo, the grand prize in the competition. The fishing industry in China is worth £25 billion, but in Fujian province fishing is banned for three months every year to give fish stocks a chance to recover 40|


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‘A Happy Morning’ by Roman Neimann After 10 attempts the photographer finally got his shot of a skinny dipper jumping into a lake in Estonia on a hazy morning. Six per cent of Estonia is covered by inland water.

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p ll a el e ren on on This selfie of photographer Brendon Dixon was taken on the Lower Huia Dam in Auckland, New Zealand. Perfect symmetry and an unconventionally gorgeous setting combine to create the ultimate selfie. The 50-hectare dam was built in 1971 and is one of five dams that serve the city of Auckland

‘Green Waves’ by Mauro Pagliai These fields in the Val d’Orcia, Tuscany, are a UNESCO world heritage site. The deep channels aid crop growth

and were put there in the 15th century, making it a prime example of revolutionary Renaissance agriculture. Oscar-winning films The English Patient and Gladiator were filmed in the region

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‘Hidden Lakes in 360’ by Paul Oostveen This photo is of the eutrophic lake Mývatn in Iceland. Eutrophic means that the lake’s excessive nitrogen and phosphorous content encourages excessive plant growth in the water. The greenery in the photo is actually algae

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Journalism is becoming a no-go zone for working class kids. Clare Mullooly and Charlotte Davey investigate


rom an early age, Joanna Abeyie wanted to be a journalist. When she was 16 she spent a fortnight at a local paper trying to get some work experience and the chance of a byline or two. She was thrilled to be invited by the sports correspondent to help with a press conference at Wembley. There was just one problem: she couldn’t afford to go. “I was so excited to go and get my hands dirty but my mum and dad didn’t have any money to give me to get the Tube,” she recalls. “I just didn’t know what to say to the reporter. So in the end I didn’t go. I had to pretend that I’d forgotten the day because I didn’t want to keep being ‘the poor one’. Your pride gets in your way.” Abeyie’s (Magazine, 2009) experience is not unique. As someone who grew up in a low income household – her mother worked in a shop and her father was an immigration officer she found that the process re uired to succeed in journalism is stacked against people from working class backgrounds. Abeyie was only able to study for the MA at City thanks to funding from the BBC. The journalism industry talks a lot about promoting “diversity”, yet it still employs a


predominantly white, middle class workforce. A study released at the start of the year by the Social Mobility Commission, an advisory non-departmental public body of the Department for Education, found 63 per cent of respondents working in journalism were from a professional background. Just 12 per cent identified as wor ing class.

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Abeyie believes that because class is not a physical characteristic, it can often be overlooked. “In print journalism, class is less focused on. When people talk about diversity, they talk about protected characteristics: race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender and whether you have a physical or non-physical disability.” Class is often inextricably linked to these characteristics. Abeyie, who founded Hyden Talent, an organisation that specialises in the recruitment of diverse leaders at a senior

level, argues that protected characteristics can underpin socio-economic status. She says: “A large proportion of lowerincome families could be those who are second generation immigrants who have to start from scratch when they arrive, or from a family with a single parent who has a child with a severe disability, so finds it difficult to wor . Henna Zamurd-Butt, the online editor of edia i ersified, a not for profit organisation that provides a platform for writers of colour, puts it more bluntly: “Media industries are incredibly exclusive of people without middle class backgrounds. Everyone’s been skiing and lots of people went to private school. “Journalists who don’t have this kind of upbringing are held back because they don’t have the advantage of large networks. The hiring process is incredibly nepotistic.” In recent years the industry has begun to realise that to improve overall diversity it must attract and hire more people from working class backgrounds. Gary Younge, editor-at-large for The Guardian, agrees: “Non-white people are overwhelmingly working class, so if you have an intake that is from the British upper class, there’s going to be fewer black people there.”


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Case study: Ashley Kirk Ashley Kirk (Interactive, 2015) a data journalist at The Daily Telegraph, couldn’t afford to rent in London so stayed on a friend’s sofa while on work placement as an undergraduate. On these placements, he gained a number of bylines in national newspapers that he realised would put him in good stead for applying to the Scott Trust bursary. Kirk, whose father is a builder and mother works in a bank, knew that he could not afford the £9,000 price tag of a City without a bursary, but realised how crucial his work experience was.

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ome of the barriers that bloc the in u of working class applicants include the ability to undertake lengthy internships and work experience to build up a portfolio and contacts, the vast cost of Masters degrees, and the instability of freelance work required to progress and succeed in the industry. With no income, edgling journalists ha e to find money for food, travel and accommodation. These factors could explain why so few people from lower incomes are breaking into journalism. In 2012 a report by the NCTJ

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While he understands many publications are not in a financial position to pay interns, he feels they should at least pay expenses. Kirk says: “The barrier is not being skilled enough to get an internship, but funding the placement. Inevitably, a week at a national publication requires food and accommodation in London – a huge expense if you’re not fortunate enough to live in the capital. “This then leads to a vicious cycle, as those who are able to gain the experience are the ones who have the ammunition to impress in interviews. It’s a real concern, as there’s a disconnect between the public and media at the moment, with representation at the core of it.” found that 65 per cent of the industry’s new intake came from a background of parents working within professional, managerial or director positions. Nick Cohen, columnist at The Observer, and blogger for The Spectator’s Coffee House, identifies the wealth and support factor as a main reason for lack of diversity in the media. He argues: “Journalism no longer represents the country. People who do it need to be middle class. They need to have parents who can sub them. There’s no other way of doing it. So there’s less class diversity in journalism. If I meet someone now and they’ve got the same name as somebody famous, I instantly assume that they’re that person’s son or daughter. I wouldn’t have done that in the past.” He acknowledges that the common route into journalism is paying for a degree, then a further degree, and journalists still often work for free initially. “The number of people who expect journalists to work for next to nothing, or indeed nothing, is staggering. It’s thought to be in bad taste for a journalist to raise the vulgar question of money.” Before working at Hyden Talent, Abeyie established Shine Media – a company that mentored individuals from less represented backgrounds to help them establish careers in the media, and helped media employers adapt their recruitment methods to be more inclusive. “I remember a young girl who kept trying to arrange an interview with me to try and get on a course. She kept missing my calls and I wondered why she hadn’t phoned back. Eventually I got through to her and she apologised because she had no phone credit so couldn’t call me.” Abeyie explains that she understood her situation straight away. “I was the girl who had to walk to work experience because I couldn’t afford to travel there. Some days I couldn’t even afford lunch. Another employer would think that she didn’t call back because she didn’t want the opportunity. How would they now that she didn’t ha e the confidence to as to borrow a friend’s phone when she had no money on hers?” Another hidden barrier is that most newsrooms and studios are still dominated by white, middle class individuals, creating a potentially hostile environment for those

of different ethnicities or from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. The perception of journalism as an “elite” club is a pervasive one, as it is increasingly apparent that large networ s can be beneficial when it comes to securing experience and jobs. It is, of course, still possible for aspiring journalists without family or friend contacts to gain much coveted internships and work experience. Even if contacts can be found, and internships attained, there are still a number of financial hurdles for wor ing class applicants to clear. The Guardian, for instance, recently launched a two week summer work placement for aspiring journalists from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. Participants will gain an insight into the different sections of a newsroom, which will promote the industry to those from less represented backgrounds. There’s only one catch: it is unpaid and only reasonable daily travel expenses will be reimbursed. Before newspapers began haemorrhaging money, work experience places and jobs were easier to come by. One of the most high profile e amples is aitlin oran, who has spoken proudly of her working class roots. She entered the world of journalism by winning The Observer’s Young Reporter of the Year

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career in journalism. He acknowledges that newsrooms have far fewer working class journalists than in the past. “The goalposts keep moving. When I started in journalism I had a degree but a lot of my colleagues didn’t. The previous managing editor of the Daily Mirror left school at 16, but that’s unheard of now. Now not only do you need a degree from a good university, you need a Masters as well.” He does not, however, see a degree as the be-all and end-all of securing a job as a journalist, but acknowledges that the Daily Mirror does not have a dedicated scheme to encourage working class applicants. “We have no acti e affirmati e action policies, but when I recruit for the trainee scheme not having a masters would not be an issue at all. One of our new trainees is a non-graduate.” While the Daily Mirror does not offer paid work experience, McGurran does not expect his applicants to have attained vast work experience in London. “I can’t take a chance on someone who’s done no work experience. However, if I see a CV that is just a litany of national newspaper placements, I get suspicious because it suggests to me that they are related to someone [in a high position].” He suggests that gaining work experience on a local paper is just as valuable, and a more viable option if you can’t afford the travel or living costs in London. He says: “The beauty of work experience at a local paper is that you get to do loads. If you can go to one or two local papers, make a really good impression and tell us loads about what you did, that’s far more important [than going to a national newspaper]. 46|

That’s what matters to me.” Once working class applicants have fought tooth and nail for experience to lead them onto masters courses, bursaries can provide the means to support them. There are currently a number of bursaries available to support working class students through their journalism training. City, for example, announced in February that it is teaming up with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and the Daily Mail to launch a scholarship to help students from BAME backgrounds or lower-income households to enter the profession. Prof Suzanne Franks, head City journalism, says e are definitely aware that we need to encourage more entrants from working class backgrounds to study journalism at City and are keen to have a strategy to achieve diversity.” Hanna Yusuf (Newspaper, 2017) is a recipient of the Scott Trust Bursary, a scheme that covers course costs and provides six weeks of work experience at The Guardian. It is aimed at students from diverse social and ethnic bac grounds who would find it difficult to fund the necessary ualifications to pursue a career in journalism. She has found her work at the newspaper “invaluable” and says that “being around some of the world’s best journalists, and being able to learn from them and ask questions, has been the most helpful aspect [of the scholarship] for me. And being able to focus on my studies without worrying about all the debt I would otherwise have accumulated has helped me in more ways than I can express”.

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Yusuf acknowledges that schemes like the Scott Trust Bursary are proof that effort is being made to diversify the journalism industry, but believes more needs to be done. “The lack

ournalists s ould not feel t at t ey are being c osen because of t eir di ersity but because t ey are brilliant

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of diversity in the industry can make it seem like an intimidating place from the outside. “Once you’re an insider you realised that as long as you work hard, you have the same chance of succeeding as, say, a privileged, privately-educated person. But you’d be surprised how much self-belief it takes to make the step of applying to a scheme, which often acts as a key to a pretty exclusive industry.” One way in which the industry can become more inclusive is to encourage a more diverse group of students at a young age, believes Yusuf. She says: “Allowing people who would otherwise have no access to these places to come in and look around can inspire them. “Sending journalists out to schools to talk to pupils about all the excitement that journalism offers could promote inclusivity. The key is to move away from the current model of journalism as an elite club where everyone speaks the same language. One way to do this is to let people in by talking to them.” oanna beyie has identified four ey strategies companies should adopt when hiring people from different backgrounds: attraction, recruitment, retention and development. She says: “You need to attract diverse talent, ensure you use processes to allow you to recruit the talent, keep them in your business and promote them when they’re in.” Much of Abeyie’s work has focused on providing businesses with guidance on how to be more actively inclusive in their selection process. More than anything, she stresses that individuals “should not feel that they are being chosen because of their diversity but because they are brilliant”.

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ward at . he grew up on benefits in Wolverhampton and has gone on to be an award-winning columnist and author whose portfolio spans from reporting on boozy nights out with Lady Gaga to write-ups of her family holidays in Sardinia and Japan. A quarter of a century after Moran started writing for The Times, it is more difficult than e er for young working class people to break into the industry. Aidan McGurran, managing editor of the Daily Mirror, was brought up on a council estate in St Helens, Merseyside. Yet after studying for a degree at the University of Manchester and taking out a loan to complete an NCTJ diploma, he entered a successful


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What’s next for UK’s fir t transgender newsreader? India Willoughby talks to Jessica Ransom about being the transgender face of TV news, moving into showbiz and why she doesn’t want to be known as a role model


n the outside I looked like a smart, well-dressed, wellgroomed man, but I knew this wasn’t me. Everyone looks at you from the outside and sees a boy but when you are looking from the inside it isn’t how you feel. It is like wearing a gender burqa.” India Willoughby remembers with clarity the moment she decided to stop living as Jonathan. During a live interview in 2010 with a politician on ITV Border, Willoughby glanced at herself in the studio monitor and had a “sort of out of body experience”. She hated seeing herself as a man. That evening she left work upset but her colleagues were none the wiser. ITV were surprised when she returned the next day to take voluntary redundancy.

She had been the main newsreader and had built up a local reputation at ITV. “I gave my job up with great reluctance. This was before the likes of Caitlyn Jenner. I just knew being a local newsreader and coming out as transgender would be a national news story. I felt like I would lose my family, friends and career but I couldn’t keep living a lie.” Before 2010, Willoughby snuck away to Newcastle for the odd weekend to be herself and live as a woman. “It was like being under water all week and then coming up for air. But soon the occasional weekend was not enough. I had to be true to myself.” or the ne t fi e years illoughby thought she had cracked it. “I really thought I had come up with a magic bullet. I can have my cake and

eat it and be two people at once.” She lived as a woman in Newcastle wor ing as a press officer for fi e days of the wee and at the wee end, Willoughby would conjure up Jonathan for her family in Carlisle, slipping into jeans and a football shirt. Willoughby struggled to articulate her feelings and desire to live as a woman growing up. Being transgender is a difficult concept to explain as an adult, let alone as a child, she says. “I knew from a young age that something wasn’t right with the body I was in. “When you are young, you are not totally aware of gender as a concept.” However, Willoughby knew that growing up in the 1970s and saying “I know you think I’m a boy but actually I’m a girl” was unspeakable.

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India reporting on BBC Inside Out

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Unable to articulate her feelings, Willoughby tried to ignore them. “I just kept thinking this cannot possibly be right.” Willoughby tried her best to live as a typical boy during her childhood. She left school at 16 and found a job as a retail assistant in Topman, “I wish it had been Topshop,” Willoughbyjokes. Soon this felt like “a dead end job” and Willoughby wanted to work towards a career she would enjoy. “I always loved writing so when I saw a job for a trainee reporter advertised in

Northampton I applied.” Willoughby spent a year working on the Northampton newspaper and then moved back to Carlisle to work on the local paper and radio station. She joined ITV Border in 2000 and had a successful career as a reporter and newsreader. Willoughby admits that during this time she felt uncomfortable and nervous about taking stories that could be perceived as too girly. “I was scared people might rumble who I really was, so babies and fashion were off the table for me.” The decision to steer clear of softer stories was easy. She noticed that men were generally given the harder news stories to report on and women would get the human interest ones. “This has changed to some extent but the industry can do more. There is no reason a male reporter is better than a female or the other way around. It is a load of tosh.” Initially, leaving journalism and working as a woman in PR made Willoughby happy. But the load became unmanageable and returning to live as Jonathan became unbearable. Willoughby underwent full reassignment surgery in October 2015, aged 50, and returned to journalism soon after. She joined ITV as a freelance broadcaster for Tyne Tees in ctober and became the ’s first transgender newsreader. Willoughby wanted to return to ITV because she had been happy there. The BBC is “a bit too stuffy”, she says. “ITV have been great, they did everything to help me get back into the groove. Social media, self-shooting and editing videos were all really new concepts but ITV have really supported me.” Her return to television made national news. In October 2016, Willoughby was invited onto Loose Women as a guest. Her appearance was a huge success and she returned a month later as a panellist. “To end up going back on national television as a co-host of the biggest daytime programme in Britain was a great honour.” Her appearances on Loose Women were shortlisted for the British LGBT Awards Media Moment of the year in 2016. According to Willoughby “the British LGBT awards are like the Oscars, loads of glitz and glamour”. lthough she is attered she finds the idea of being a role model awkward. “I am just being me. I don’t feel any pressure because I am doing the job I have always done.”

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Since the Loose Women appearances Willoughby’s career has moved away from news and towards lifestyle and comment work. She has been a guest on Lorraine, Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side and Come Dine With Me. “The opportunities coming my way are increasingly about me just being me, what I am interested in and my opinion. There is that schism with news. As a reporter you can’t really have an opinion and I understand that, but I am enjoying where my career is heading.” Willoughby feels the industry and the public are not ready for a mainstream transgender newsreader because there is still too much misunderstanding about transgender people. “At the end of the day being transgender is a medical condition. It is scientifically pro en and it is definitely not a lifestyle choice. It is not an easy life. It is really tough.”

I have to become a barrister and defend my authenticity In news especially, the focus should be the story, she says. “There should no distractions but to a certain degree, because my profile has increased, there is the worry that people pay more attention to me than the story.” Although Willoughby says she is a “lazy-vist rather than an activist”, she feels strongly about the need to talk openly about being transgender and the need for transgender voices to be heard. “The worst part about being transgender is the feeling that you constantly have to defend your identity and prove yourself. When I meet someone I feel like I have to become a barrister and defend my authenticity before having a normal conversation.” uring the fi e years that illoughby li ed unsuspected as a woman she says, “I wasn’t treated as trans I was just treated as a woman. I might have transgender put in front of my name now but nothing has changed except I have stopped pretending to be someone I am not”. In January, the charity Trans Media Watch complained about an episode of Newsnight, claiming the show misled audiences by framing a debate about whether or not transgender primary school children should receive surgery. The potential for misrepresentation of transgender issues on TV worries Willoughby. “It is like a panel of all white people debating what it is like to be black,” she says. The best way to educate people and change attitudes is to “be an open and honest person” says Willoughby. She is proud to be the UK’s first transgender newsreader and has been overwhelmed by the support that she has received. Willoughby is excited by her career’s shift towards lifestyle journalism but would never rule out a return to news. She hopes there will be a time when she can be known by her profession rather than her gender. The industry has a long way to go before transgender people are seen as part of the mainstream.

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What does a Snapchat editor actually do?

In a world of tech-savvy journalism jobs, do you know your mobile editor from your video journalist? By Megan Burns, Ellie Smith and Megan Hill


veryone always asks me: “Do you just go around taking pictures and sending them to people?” hen I get to the office the first thing I do is ha e a loo at the new showbiz pictures, The Sun website’s upcoming content, and scroll through Twitter Moments to see if there are any stories we can use for the next day’s edition. At the moment we are doing around 12 stories a day. Sometimes we have to work around Snapchat, and add or take away a story for an ad slot. Snapchat has certain rules we have to stick to – like not posting explicit photos or misleading content– but editorially they don’t get involved at all. We have an average of 400,000 to 500,000 unique views a day, which is pretty impressive considering it’s only been going for a year. Our readers are aged 14 to 21, a completely different audience to the paper or online. They are cynical, savvy girls, who are empowered and don’t really want to look at women with their bikinis on. They are more bothered about British celebrities than American A-listers. It’s not all showbiz: we’ve also done a lot on Brexit and Trump. As we are so new we have freedom to try things. It’s often difficult to mesh journalism and design. ou ha e to understand the message you’re trying to get across and translate it to the graphic designer. t first we ga e detailed briefs but now the team is more solidified they understand what we are trying to do and get on with it straight away with amazing results. Other Snapchat channels publish editions in the afternoon, but we do it at 6am, so we have time to include late breaking stories. When Taylor Swift was pictured with Tom Hiddleston, I stayed until 1am to get it in the next day’s edition. Obviously the paper is a daily so we have to be on top of the latest stories. That and the amount of competition out there means it’s imperative we have the newest lines. The new generation of social media users need to be entertained quickly and the easiest way is through visual content.

Matt Roper is the mobile and online editor for BBC Scotland


y job is to look after the output that goes online for BBC Scotland news: the website and the social media. hen I first arri e in the morning I look at what’s been happening overnight, what’s trending, and how stories on our website are performing. I then give this information in the morning meeting. The editors of all the different outputs attend this, including TV and radio. I say what the most popular story on our site was, what stories have been going around on social media, and this helps inform – not decide – what stories we cover during the day. A lot of my job revolves around talking to reporters and journalists and trying to make sure that online priorities are properly considered in the newsroom. We’ve had 50 years of working out what works in television and radio, but we’ve had fewer years of working out what works online. Some people here are less used to it, so my role is partly to help them work out how best to approach a story with an online format and audience in mind. An online audience is slightly different to a television audience: it’s younger. People are interested in niches and have much more control over what they see and watch. And people share stuff. The idea is that the audience are no longer passive recipients. They are active participants. nline you’re also fighting for attention in a much more crowded marketplace: you need to have a compelling story that stands out in a big way and speaks to the medium in ol ed, usually a mobile phone. our phone is a ery personal device, you literally touch it after all, so you are more emotionally engaged with it. It’s very important to make it visually interesting. All journalists love when a story breaks, and online journalists are right at the sharp end of it. What’s great about online is that it’s so immediate, it’s now. Most often stories brea for the first time online rather than on tele ision, so you’re almost certainly going to be the first to tell people a story. elling someone for the first time is the essence of news. It’s what news is all about. The rules attached to standard news gathering — putting it into a package and out onto television — are gone for online. What you’ve got instead is a lot of innovating. But many of the conventional journalism skills are still there. We’re not all hipsters walking around with fancy laptops.

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Eve Simmons (Magazine, 2015) is the digital editor for The Sun’s Snapchat discover edition

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Alex Hering is the digital multimedia producer for Cosmopolitan

M Elaine Carroll is a video journalist at Storyful

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t Storyful we’re looking for viral videos, and videos that can be used for brands. We’re constantly mining the social web, looking for content. We have a range of tools that have been built by our tech team to help us find it. hese pull content in from all the main social media platforms. While editorial is important, there’s so much content out there that we need to ha e technology that finds signal in the noise. The tech team are constantly developing software to help us discover and verify content. Every couple of weeks they’ll have a new project. They come to the journalists and try and get feedback and implement that into the next sprint.

y job is to oversee all the videos we publish on social media for the UK Facebook and Instagram. These are short, snappy videos designed specifically for social platforms. I start my day by checking my schedule to see what is going to go live that day. Once that’s done I start editing. I have a list of videos and get through about two or three a day. These could be something like “4 signs that you’re addicted to your hair extensions”, often written listicles that we convert into videos. I have about 20 that I’m working on in my calendar and I’ll edit as much as I can before the next thing takes over and I have to jump off. At the end of the day I check to make sure the schedule is all set for the next day. About 3 or 4 videos go live on each channel. The schedule is planned for a month in advance. But if there’s breaking news obviously I have to drop what I’m doing and put a video together quickly. Sometimes it’s not e en brea ing news. esterday, for e ample, it was World Margarita Day. A few months ago we did a video around International Women’s Day that did really well – it was a total “we need this by lunchtime” situation. About three times a month it’s hands on, creative directing. That’s the best part: having the freedom to shoot these fun, quirky videos for young people. he challenge can be getting it right for the specific channel and for our audience. Changing one small thing can make a huge difference to how well a video is going to do. A sense of humour is a really big part of my job, all the girls here are hilarious. Food videos do really well for us. And this might sound strange, but our audience love anything to do with unicorns or rainbows. Sometimes staff appear in our videos, which is a great way of connecting with our audience and adds to the reputability of our brand. I was the first person to do this job at Cosmopolitan. Brands are thinking about video a lot more now. If you look at the numbers of video reach and engagement, it just does a billion times better than links or photos.

fter we find a ideo that we’re interested in, we have to identify the original uploader. If it’s a really popular video, there can be what we call “scrapes”, which are re-uploaded versions of the video. We need a journalist to identify where the video was originally filmed, going frame by frame and corroborating the source, date and location. Once we are able to do this and get in touch with the uploader, we put a licensing agreement in place as soon as possible. We have lots of competitors going after the same videos as us. When we start in the morning we might find a ideo on , iews and through the course of the day we get in touch with the uploader, we verify it and put it on our newswire. That day it could

be shared on international broadcasts, and it suddenly has millions of views. That’s something I do enjoy, when you’re part of something that hardly anyone had seen this morning, but now is across international media. Storyful is a 24-hour newsroom. In the ublin office we co er the hours between 6am and 9pm. Then we hand over to our journalists in Hong Kong. At different times we have several other shifts on with us as well. We now ha e offices in ydney, New or and London. It’s really important for us to ha e these offices to wor with clients all over the world.It’s basic journalistic practice that you carry over, like understanding how to be a storyteller – which you always do as a journalist.

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The mourning rush Social media is undermining the role of the obituarist. But telling extraordinary life stories is still a crucial job, writes Charley Ross


eonard Cohen. Muhammad Ali. George Michael. Carrie Fisher. In the last year it has often felt like you couldn’t turn on the news without someone’s idol having died. Mourning fans dig up their hero’s back catalogue and post on Instagram about the enormous impact this celebrity has had on their life. And it doesn’t matter where you are in the world, or the atmosphere. British astronaut Tim Peake tweeted his sadness at David Bowie’s death from the International Space Station. But how do industry professionals handle it The rising in uence of social media, and the ease with which people can access the news of celebrity deaths, is applying pressure on obituary desks to write both quickly and forgivingly about these stars. In spite of these demands, they must fully expose their subject: perfections and imperfections. Their job is to bring to light the most illuminating elements of a life, regardless of the subject’s celebrity status. This role has become even more important in interrogating a person’s humanity in a time where a filtered Instagram post or a gushing Facebook status can obscure someone s uirks and aws.

It’s a tribute to the subject to include blemishes

The obituary department is tasked with capturing a life, while adhering to the word count of course. Each publication has a different number of “advances” in the obituary

reserves. The Daily Telegraph has thousands on tap, whereas The Economist only has around 20. Research methods can range from trawling birthday columns and death notices to taking recommendations from readers. But the more obscure the tip, the more difficult it is to form a full picture of a life and, most importantly, verify that your research is accurate. It involves complete immersion in the life of your subject. Half the problem comes from the way we consume these moments in history, losing these famous figures. ndrew . Brown, who has been The Daily Telegraph’s obituary editor since 2014, blames the rise of social media for distorting the memory of these figures. It is a symptom of the social media age that criticisms are not well received by their worshippers. I believe it is a tribute to the subject to include such blemishes.” It is, after all, a subject’s humanity that an obituarist is interrogating. Dr Nigel Starck, a senior research fellow at the University of South Australia and an expert in “the art of the obituary”, argues that social media tributes to deceased stars are “rich in cloying sentiment, but are useless as instruments of historical record”. In an age of mounting social media in uence, the art of the obituary has become even more important for delving into the truth. He adds: “The true obituary should be an objective appraisal of a life lived; the only trustworthy exercise of that art is found in newspapers of quality, written and edited by professional practitioners.” This ability to distort the historical record of famous people and deceased citizens alike is actually a much wider issue, according to Simon Pearson, obituaries editor at The Times. “Social media dilutes everything, there is so

much information out there now that it all starts to mean less,” he says. The idea that 2016 claimed more celebrities than any other year is yet another example of hysteria created by social media, according to Brown. ecades have passed since the first wave of pop culture, and rock stars and other popular figures who shot to fame at the time are now, unfortunately, dying. Viral outpourings of grief have impacted our cultural psyche, where previously fans didn’t have an outlet that was so in uential on the public s consciousness. The immediacy of social media puts another strain on obituaries desks to deliver fast. “It has turned obituaries into a news operation,” says Pearson. “There’s a huge amount of pressure to produce obituaries quickly. But despite this, they still need to be well-thought-out pieces.” For Ann Wroe, obituaries editor at The Economist, the best part of the role is the opportunity to tell extraordinary stories of ordinary people’s lives. “I’ll come across someone completely obscure and a bell will go off in my head. I get quite annoyed if someone famous comes along and derails them!” When writing about someone after their death, you are closing in on the cusp of their humanity. It is an extraordinary job role, as well as a responsibility one that involves fighting against the weight of technology and the demands that have come with it. According to Dr Starck “readers must beware elision and fabrication. Failed marriages are overlooked and character aws are airbrushed. By way of contast, the professional obituarist will always seek independent testimony and proven assertion”.

The unattainable Denise Patterson

Simon Pearson, obituaries editor at The Times: Denise Patterson, the enigmatic muse in Spitfire pilot turned author ichard Hillary s book The Last Enemy, was Pearson’s pick for his most extraordinary obituary commission. Patterson’s relationship with Hillary and their bedside discussions caused him to reconsider his principles behind fighting, and subsequently pen one of the most historic war accounts written by a combatant. Hillary wrote The Last Enemy in New York at the age of 23 while awaiting facial surgery, after suffering from serious burns during the

second world war. Before Patterson s fianc , one of Hillary’s closest friends, died in the war he asked her to visit his friend “our Mr Hillary” in hospital. She soon became a regular visitor. His book was eventually dedicated to DMW, and it was not commonly known who this was. But obituary writer Valerie Grove did know, and she told the story of Patterson’s life in an obituary for The Times, shedding light on Hillary’s unrequited love for her. Pearson felt that Patterson’s story absolutely had to be published as the lead obituary because “it was a story that not a lot of people knew, and one that I felt needed to be told”.

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Four obituary experts talk about their most unforgettable commissions

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Photo credit: Naomiki Sato, University of Sheffield, Steve Thomas / Traditional Micronesian Navigation Collection /University of Hawaii-Manoa Library

Ann Wroe, obituaries editor at The Economist: Recommended by an Economist reader as an obituary subject, Pius “Mau” Piailug was a Micronesian sailor, navigator and teacher. In 1976, he was the only man well versed in the Polynesian navigational methods that used movements of the stars, the sea and the wind. No compass. No technology. No map. That year, he used these methods to sail the 2,700 miles from Hawaii to Tahiti; re-

Pius Piailug: No compass, no technology, no map

Vanessa Gould, director of Obit, a documentary about The New York Times obituaries team: Éric Joisel was a reclusive sculptor turned origami artist who lived in a barn in a Parisian suburb. Over the course of six years, he created a technique to make a hedgehog by folding a single sheet of paper. Other quirky Joisel origami creations included an elegant rat and a series of dwarf musicians. His work was showcased at the Louvre and in private collections all around the world. Brooklyn-based documentary maker Vanessa Gould formed a close relationship with him in 2008 while working on Between the Folds, a documentary on several origami artists, Joisel included. His work was “pure artistry”, she says, “so complicated that most people couldn t figure out how he was doing it . The research that went into Joisel’s obituary triggered Gould’s latest project, Obit (2016), a documentary showcasing the amazing day-today efforts of The New York Times obits desk. While acting as a source for his obituary, Gould was inspired by the process and the desk’s methods of “looking below the radar, looking for unknown people who did remarkable things”.

Roy Dommett: Nuclear morris dancer

defining Hawaiian history with the evidence that settlers could have migrated from the south and west to the island generations ago. “When he was recommended to me I’d never heard of him,” Wroe says. “I don’t know if he was obituarised anywhere else. I got really excited about writing about him!” Like all recommended obituary subjects, Piailug was a lot more difficult to research than figures in the public eye. But for Wroe, a trained medieval historian, that’s all part of the fun. Andrew M. Brown, obituaries editor at The Telegraph: Roy Dommett, an aeronautical engineer, was one of Britain’s chief missile scientists. He played a huge part in the development of nuclear missiles in the Cold War, a job that he had to keep secret from his loved ones. The Daily Telegraph’s obits team managed to illustrate his life with a part of his nature that was not serious at all. He devoted a vast amount of his spare time to Morris and stave dancing, was a keen accordion player and travelled around the country to various villages running dance workshops. When he wasn’t advising Thatcher on Trident, that is. Due to the anonymity and, at times, isolation of his day job, he was able to lead these separate lives quite comfortably. When The Daily Telegraph’s obituaries team did their research, they were obliged to commemorate his contribution to British military history, but they were pleasantly surprised to find this lighter element to his nature. Brown was tickled at the idea that the man behind Britain’s nuclear deterrent was most comfortable in an ndy Pandy outfit. “The slightly more amusing, surprising ones are the ones that I much prefer doing.”

Éric Joisel and his origami rhinoceros

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A year and a bit into the job, BBC economics editor Kamal Ahmed talks to Melissa Lawford about reporting Brexit, eating sushi and why economics is the new rock ‘n’ roll

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In the thick of it: As the news of the referendum result breaks, Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, responds to the Brexit vote; Ahmed reports live with David Dimbleby as the morning develops


n first impression, there is little about amal hmed that is not business li e. earing a grey suit and blac rimmed glasses, the BB ’s economics editor sports a firm handsha e. e ma es long strides across the me anine le el of Broadcasting ouse, guiding me through the chattering eyboards in the open plan newsroom below. e sit down in a gloomy inter iew cubicle with a tinted glass door. ince stepping into the shoes of obert eston in ecember , hmed has spent the past year and a bit wor ing in the eye of an economic news storm. e is not, howe er, all about dissecting reasury forecasts, Bre it and the collapse of the pound.

Yeah, we’re the rock ‘n’ roll stars now!

Watch out Bono, the economists are coming

hmed Newspaper, admits that his guilty pleasure as in, not to be shared with my children, my friends, or anyone who’s approaching what might be described as cool is . he Irish roc band’s performance at the Bri ton cademy in ondon in the s was hmed’s first gig, and he has since tra elled to wanda with the lead singer. nd today I wonder if hmed has more in common with Bono than you might thin . conomics reporting, once considered an esoteric pursuit of the musty academic echelons, is now at the forefront of public debate on a bloc buster scale. eah, we’re the roc n’ roll stars now he laughs. e’s jo ing, but he’s not far from the truth. t am after referendum night, hmed was li e on air with a id imbleby sterling was just going down li e a stone and the go ernor of the Ban of ngland was announcing the Ban ’s response to the ea e ote. ou just thought oodness

me. In I was at ity ma ing sure inda hristmas, the course director, was happy with my shorthand notes, and here I am, years later, sitting with ar arney, who’s trying to calm the mar ets.’ conomics doesn’t ha e the personal drama of politics, which is a field of instinct and political machinations and political warfare, says hmed, who was political editor at The Observer during the Blair and Brown years. But those types of issues can sometimes be ery important to people reporting on politics and possibly not that important to, say, car wor ers in underland. nd since the financial crash, economics has become decidedly rele ant to e eryone. eople suddenly realised that this stuff matters, and when this stuff goes wrong, boy, it can go wrong. hen the economy is growing and real incomes are increasing, there is a culture of contentment’, says hmed, referring to the boo by economist albraith who I may for a moment ha e confused with owling’s pseudonym, obert albraith . e’ e mo ed away from that culture of contentment towards a culture certainly of uestioning, if not a culture of anger. It then becomes more important to e plain how and why the world is wor ing as it is. or these reasons, hmed doesn’t buy the tal of a new post truth era. I thin there are campaigners who would li e us to li e in a post truth world, he says, but I don’t thin that the population would li e us to li e there. perts, facts and judgments are more necessary than e er, he says, otherwise you’ e lost the battle . hat has changed in the year since he became editor, howe er, is the scrutiny economics reporting is under, which during the referendum campaign became the strongest it’s possibly e er been . hmed rebuffs suggestions that the BB ’s referendum co erage demonstrated false balance. he BB was accused of gi ing e ual weight and airtime to opposing arguments, regardless of their alidity. I thin it’s a pretty la y criticism, he says, with a little heat. e were ery careful to ensure that if the I said this, if the Ban of ngland said this, if the said this, we made it clear that these were serious, respected institutions presenting these issues. here was a contrary argument. It e isted, and it e isted among economists

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who also had some weight ir atric inford, erard yons, some of Bre it’s intellectual ad ocates they couldn’t just be ignored. he campaigners wanted us to be blac and white. In economics, you can’t be. hmed who studied politics at eeds ni ersity and cut his teeth on a student newspaper in the olden days when people stubbed out fags in their beer glasses joined the BB as business editor in after a career in print. ollowing his role as political editor, he became e ecuti e news editor at The Observer and then too a brea from media to wor as group director of communications at the uality and uman ights ommission. I wanted to do something for an organisation I felt passionate about but the bug brought him bac to journalism, and a role as business editor of The Sunday Telegraph. I was a bit surprised, he says, when he made the transition to broadcast. a ing been on BB programmes as a punter, discussing his iews as a journalist, I came in thin ing I’m on screen. I loo uite rela ed’, he recalls. But being an editor for the BB is ery different, because ob iously I’m not here to tal about my opinions.

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I’m sure my friends might say I’m a total arse…

oes he hold bac his personal judgement, then, when he’s reporting ou ha e to lea e your stuff at the door. hen I wal in, I’m not amal hmed ha ing dinner with friends at a local restaurant. I’m the economics editor of the BB and I thin it’s really important that nobody nows what I thin about things. Because otherwise they’re iewing me and saying ell he would say that’ and e thin s that because he’s got this bac ground or supports these things’. It’s an absolute prere uisite of the trust that the BB has that nobody nows nobody nows what my politics are, what my actual opinions are on the referendum, hmed says. hose are irrele ant. here is a note of indignation in his oice and he stri es me as a man of con iction. eople who ha e wor ed with him in the past ha e

described him as ha ing an intimidating intellect he’s a little too bright at times , according to a former colleague . I enture that perhaps he will follow in the footsteps of so many before him, and ta e the step from media to politics. m, no, is the short answer. rom the first moment that the bug gets you and you understand what journalism is about about trying to help people understand the world around them once you’ e got the journalism bug, it’s a ocation. et there are some aspects of broadcast that hmed finds less serious and more bemusing. It’s the most unnatural en ironment in the world, he laughs. camera, lights, ma e up. here’s uw dwards, there’s iona Bruce, there’s four and a half million iewers. h, and can you just pretend you’re ind of just sitting around shooting the bree e Being on camera comes with a degree of celebrity status for hmed, too. ery so often, he gets a little papped. ost recently, he made a few headlines in the Daily Mail as a result of his short term relationship with fellow BB presenter ophie ong. e re ects that he has to be prepared for people to recognise him on the ube home no small effort when he often wor s from am to pm. s a constant BB representati e, my days of dressing up as an elephant and dancing down the hames are o er, though bloody hell, I don’t want to sound li e some sort of ludicrous film star. I don’t thin I hope it hasn’t changed me. I’m sure my friends might say I’m a total arse I probably was before though. is teenage son and daughter who will happily go to bed when he’s on the News at Ten are also sound antidotes to being recognised, he says. I tell you the one thing that stops you e er, e er

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Kamal, behind the scenes Photo credit: PA

a o rite fi Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. he original Star Wars. I remember my father ta ing me to see it. I must ha e been about . nd then I went with my son to see the first of the new lot, and he was about the same age. rre t y rea i g The Sellout by aul Beatty, and I’ e just bought two mas si e hefty boo s on udanese history, which are sitting by my bedside. a o rite foo ushi in endai, apan, while reporting on the inance inisters meeting in ay . e had a apanese producer and she new where to go that wasn’t touristy. e went to a sort of shac on the side of the road you go through this bamboo curtain. It was the archetype this old man and old woman ma ing the most unbelie able sushi and sashimi. It was just an hour of hea en. ot i i

The late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in A ed s fa ourite fil tar ars isode I A New Hope, 1977

e ory of ity It has to be inda hristmas. inda was a force of nature. he was ama ing. he made you enthusiastic for journalism. he great thing about ity was that you came out of it completely and utterly realising why you wanted to be a journalist.

feeling big headed is children. Neither ha e ambitions to follow his career path. I thin they thin od, loo at ad.’ ou now ho’d want to be him ’ nything your dad does is basically uncool which is uite right. hmed himself is the son of a mother from or shire and a father from udan, who left a job as an N research scientist in the s to start his own business. riting in The Guardian in , hmed recalls that his father made the mo e because, as he said to his son at the time amal, the people at the top are ne er going to let people li e me get their hands on real power.’

Sometimes being here feels like you’re white water rafting

his pril, hmed will be going to udan for the first time. e is writing a boo , currently with the wor ing title Me. Immigrant. Its publication by Bloomsbury ne t pril will coincide with the th anni ersary of noch owell’s i ers of Blood speech, a ehement tirade against immigration and anti discrimination law. It’s a bit about my history, it’s a bit about issues of di ersity, says hmed, who turns himself this year. It spans

that debate about noch owell, the speech, people’s judgement of therness. In the journalism industry, hmed commends much of the wor done to increase di ersity. e wor s with internal leadership programmes at the BB to help people from different bac grounds gain s ills. It’s absolutely ital, because if you’re not re ecting your audience, then you miss stuff and you’re not doing your job properly, he says. nd I mean di ersity really in the broadest sense. e adds that class is often wrongly missed from the discussion and says that more needs to be done. I don’t thin anyone pretends, certainly I don’t, that we’ e crac ed it, because we ha en’t. s a representati e of the BB or perhaps just as a natural diplomat he has been spea ing a lot in terms of we . hat about the things that he does for himself what does he do for fun e pauses. unnily enough, I’ e always worried that I don’t ha e a hobby, he says. eople must ha e hobbies It’s good for you to ha e a hobby But fran ly, this job it stretches you in so many ways I don’t need to do white water rafting at the wee end because sometimes being here feels li e you’re white water rafting.

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A manner of speaking


reparing to interview former Oxford don and television psychologist Dr Peter Collett about the body language of interviewing is a daunting prospect. As I wait in a café near Chatham House, central London, where he has been talking that morning, I become intensely aware of how I am sitting. Will he judge my choice of questions, my hand gestures, the way I order my food? What will Collett, author of The Book of Tells, and the original in-house psychologist for the first four series of hannel s Big Brother, be able to tell about me? When he arrives, Collett immediately puts me at ease with his radio-friendly deep tones as he jokes with the waiter. Whether psychology is at play, or his past as a news reporter for the “ludicrously titled” Business and Economy in Central East Africa in Zambia means he is more sensitive to journalistic purpose, Collett is an “easy” interview: open and, best of all, funny. Big Brother was the start of ollett s move into the media, but his work has always focused

on behaviour. He explains: “Most psychologists do what I call sloth psychology; in other words, they quickly do a study so they can publish. “The last thing they want to do is to commit to research that is going to be painstaking and time-consuming. They are certainly not going to spend their days gazing at recordings or making observations it ust doesn t pay. Instead of doing experiments “where you have a hypothesis that is either going to be confirmed, or disconfirmed , his discoveries resembled “an a-ha experience”. None more so than when he moved to a life unpicking the body language of Big Brother contestants where the “material was dynamite”, and more recently in his articles for The Guardian, where he reveals the meaning behind the quirks of political leaders such as onald Trump s handshake. The interview is about the art of interviewing, but his insights apply to most interactions. He tells me that body language can reveal a hidden reality, how people feel

about the person they are interviewing, or even who they are co-presenting with. His udgement on the nation s favourite mock husband and wife Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer from hannel s Location Location Location is eye opening o, they didn t get on at the start. The body language She didn t like to share the limelight.” When it comes to interviewing technique, Collett stresses that it is dictated by the situation: “It depends to a large extent what as a journalist you are trying to achieve. “Do they want to tell their story, or do you have to wring it out of them? Are you in the process of trying to expose things about them, or are you on their side? In essence, is it an adversarial Pa man like interview, or one that s more benign?” nd that s it. Throughout he is all charm, asking me about my dictaphone, how I am going to angle the piece, even what notes I am taking. Dr Peter Collett, body language expert, is always watching it s benign , but it works.

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Body language expert Dr Peter Collett tells Charlotte Irwin why actions really do speak louder than words

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Sophy Ridge v Theresa May They both have their hands clasped together, which is a way in which people can put someone at ease – to copy their gestures. Sophy has one foot behind, and one foot on the heel. The one tucked underneath her chair is a demure way of retreating from the situation. It s a minor distress signal, saying I m not uite sure I ve got this under control. The other, on its heel, is typically an escape posture for the foot. Theresa is not terribly threatening. She is a bit of a machine: she knows what she wants to say and so she just says it.

Piers Morgan v Donald Trump

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Morgan is uncharacteristically showing Trump every sign of respect. If you run a line through their backbone you can see that Trump is leaning forward and Piers Morgan is leaning backwards. Not only is he suitably intimidated to the point of leaning backwards but he s got his eyes fi ed on him, totally attentive, mesmerised, and he s clamped his aw shut to illustrate the fact that he s not going to compete with Trump for the oor. He is the kind of journalist that Trump wants to be interviewed by – Morgan knows this and is fitting the brief to perfection.

David Frost v Tony Blair

Tony Blair often used to make a point with his fingers downwards, like they are pecking away. You see that he is not speaking there – potentially he has been interrupted – but he is preparing to speak. He s not a happy bunny at all. You can see from his mouth posture that he is tensing his chin. He feels as though he is under attack.

Dr Collett’s tips for the perfect interview 1. Give back channel, not back chat. Back channel gives the person the oor and encourages them to talk. This means a timely “uh huh” or “I see”, combined with head nodding, and looks of surprise. hen women are irting with men they give a lot of back channel, which is a great mistake as it just reinforces the male s monologue and they ust talk more. 2. Beware of your head nods. There are two typical intensities when it comes to head nodding. Slow head nodding means: Please continue, I m fascinated to hear everything you have to say.” Fast head nodding is a termination signal, a “yes yes yes, I ve heard it, time to stop message.

3. e ection encourages people to talk. There are two types physical, where you copy their gestures to put them at ease, and verbal, where you repackage what they have said. The latter is multi-functional. First, it allows you to check that it is right; second, it gives the opportunity for the person to elaborate on a topic; and third, it shows you are on the ball – they may be impressed with your ability to draw out the implication, which is different to mechanical summary. 4. lways watch your feet. They won t necessarily inform the person what you re thinking, but they ll affect your other body language and the rest of the interview. 5. Never forget the name of the person you are interviewing.

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David Frost v Margaret Thatcher hatcher was notoriously difficult to inter iew. She didn’t hesitate when it came to belittling the inter iewer she would ha e them for brea fast, lunch and supper. et what we see here is a de iation from the norm rost is leaning forward, eager to turn this into a con ersation, which is reinforced by the fact that his nec is craned forward. e is using an open-palmed gesture, an attempt to demonstrate good will and lure her into saying something. er reaction is uncommonly defensi e, or self referential in a hat oi sense. ypically when people bring their hand up to their chest they are protecting themsel es, but her facial e pression suggests that she is at ease, which is uite unusual.

Cameron is in the corner, so he’s found a safe place. e has one arm out as a body enlargement, so he’s making it clear to the inter iewer who is in charge. But notice his right hand, which is clasped. here isn’t a name for this hand gesture – he’s pressing his thumb down but I refer to it as the rein hold . It’s a fa ourite of Bill linton and to my mind it’s an unconscious way of showing that you are holding the reins of go ernment and e erything is under control. hat’s interesting is the journalist, who has his elbow stic ing out. ll elbow e tensions are dominant. It is either a macho reaction to Cameron’s posture, or it’s the other way around, with Cameron reacting to the journalist’s slightly chee y beha iour.

Jeremy Paxman v Alastair Campbell his is blo ey banter. ampbell is trying to rough him up, using a man’s own tric bac on him, as he becomes inter iewee on this panel. a man, who is showing his fist, clearly does not li e this. ampbell is actually pulling a man’s hand down to try to change it from a fist of threat to something else, and to indicate that a man is going too far. But that is how a man wor s, he always goes a step beyond, he doesn’t do anything in stages. Notably, a man’s left hand is also in a fist form and across the body it’s attac and defence.

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James Tapsfield v David Cameron

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How to make a job share work The joint political editors of The Guardian tell Liam Kelly about the joys of collaboration and how sharing a job is like parenting per cent of the wor ing wee , they each ta e home per cent of the usual salary. ob sharing is becoming increasingly popular in high paid professional posts as more people see to change their wor life balance in fa our of the latter, according to e ible recruitment consultancy imewise. In anuary, imewise published its fifth ower art ime ist , a compilation of the ’s top wor ers who do not wor full time hours, and a report that suggests one in si people earning more than , wor less than fi e days a wee .

You have to collaborate, share contacts and pass stories over sthana and tewart are the only journalists on the list, but estminster job shares are not just confined to The Guardian pair: Green party aroline ucas won last summer’s leadership election on a joint tic et with onathan Bartley. he opportunity for them to wor together

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eporting on the latest twists in the electoral soap opera often means sacrificing any ind of wor life balance for reporters in the arliamentary lobby. he political news cycle can start as early as am and may only stop spinning at midnight. Being the political editor of a national newspaper o er the past year has been unusually testing, e en by estminster’s high standards. ecent e ents more often e o ed Alice in Wonderland than normal politics. But instead of si impossible things before brea fast, there were si impossible things before Bre it. or political hac s with families and children, and e en those without, it is almost impossible to co er the beat alone. hich is why the first person eather tewart te ts in the morning and the last person she te ts at night is nush a sthana (Periodical, . hey ha e buc ed the trend by sharing The Guardian’s political editor role since last ebruary, and though the setup is unorthodo for estminster, sthana says it is one of the best things about the job . hey each wor four days a wee , and each lead for two. sthana has alternate hursdays and ridays off, while tewart has alternate ondays and ridays off. s they both wor

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FEATURES came when atric intour announced in ctober that he would mo e from estminster to the diplomatic editor beat. tewart, who was The Observer’s economics editor at the time, says it was an absolute dream job but there was no way I could do it on my own as she has two children, now aged si and three. he called sthana, a fellow mother of two she new from their time as joint NUJ chapel representatives at The Observer, and they decided to apply for the job as a pair. tewart new that atherine iner, The Guardian’s first female editor, really wanted to encourage women in senior positions and frontline roles , and they were inter iewed as a pair. iner was uic ly on board with the idea and made it clear that we could organise it howe er we wanted, as long as she was confident that there was always somebody at the other end of the phone .

We think we are more than the sum of our parts

he two women are not the first job sharers at The Guardian lare argetson and mily ilson ha e pre iously split the position of G2 editor but sthana and tewart are the first frontline reporters to share a role. here was some scepticism from colleagues when they applied for the job, especially about who would be in charge and when. nother potential issue comes from the ery nature of political journalism: even more so than other news beats, political reporting relies on gaining the trust of contacts and always being in the loop.


onstant communication and reining in any competiti eness with your partner are ey to ma ing a job share wor e en if this isn’t what journalists are naturally programmed to do. ou ha e to collaborate, you ha e to share contacts, you ha e to pass stories o er if it’s not your day. e can do that because we’re both interested in ma ing this wor as a job share than anything else, says sthana. ran ly, if I’ e got a day off with the ids, I don’t want to be doing a story, I want eather to be doing it. hat’s the whole point. tewart agrees ou definitely end up doing a certain amount of e tra wor in eeping each other in touch, otherwise things will fall down the gap. hough it ta es effort to stay in touch with each other, tewart says it was more difficult to “get senior politicos to grasp” that messages should be sent to both of them. ne year into the job, though, she says their sources understand that what they say will be shared between the two of them. big part of why sharing the job has wor ed so well is that the pair ha e such good chemistry, and trust each other implicitly. Both said separately that they ha e yet to ha e a row or disagreement on stances the other has ta en. tewart says the dynamic is a little bit li e parenting. If the other one says something

and you thin I wouldn’t ha e put it uite li e that,’ you would ne er show the crac s publicly, e en if there were any . nother is being able to ta e a bac seat while the other ta es the lead. his is especially important so that owena ason, their deputy, does not end up the number three on the politics team, according to sthana. tewart sees the bac seat times as an opportunity to thin a bit longer term and trying to do some off diary stuff that isn’t the day’s big news . eeting the pair on ollege reen outside arliament on a cloudy ebruary afternoon demonstrated the ad antages their wor ing arrangement affords them. hile tewart was inside the alace reacting to eremy orbyn’s latest tussle with heresa ay at rime inister’s uestions, sthana was inter iewing abour ess hillips on aceboo i e about the abuse female s recei e. fter I lea e them tewart went to lunch with shadow Bre it secretary ir eir tarmer, while sthana went out to culti ate contacts. ogether they are able to co er more ground than lobby colleagues. In tewart’s words, they are more than the sum of our parts . Being able to wor e ibly is especially important for wor ing women and mothers. sthana recalls a recent drin s reception hosted by a cabinet minister for political editors where the only women were herself and tewart, the BB ’s aura uenssberg and lison ittle from the Daily Express. I remember loo ing at this massi e sea of men and nowing it was because by the time you get to the le el of seniority re uired to be a political editor, the chances are you’ e probably had a family, she says. or a woman, it’s much more difficult to ta e on the high pressure long hours on your own. a ing more women reporting on arliament is important because, sthana says It affects the way we loo at things, it affects the type of stories we’re interested in. alf the country are women, so we should be writing about the issues that they care about. The initial scepticism from some colleagues about whether the job could be shared uic ly turned to support, and sthana recalls lot of dads said to me, uietly I’m really glad they’re gi ing this a go because it’s a bit of a nightmare for me I ne er see my ids.’ hile sharing the job made them feel they could do the role and still ha e a life, estminster continues to eep unsociable hours here are some nights that I miss, li e last night I only got home at pm, sthana says. But tomorrow I’ll spend the e ening with my husband and on hursday I’ll be off with my ids. It’s still uite full on, but it’s as good a balance as you can hope for in this job. s reporters who share a role, the duo continues to be the e ception rather than the rule. But if they carry on succeeding they may well become trendsetters. sthana wa es lyrical about the setup. Because you’re not chained to the li e news cycle all the time, you can breathe a bit and thin about more interesting ways of doing things. or The Guardian, ha ing two people go through the political loo ing glass can only be a good thing.

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Occupational Hazard One minute they’re writing the story, the next they become it. Henry Wong and Eoin Murray explore what happens when the spotlight shifts from words to writer


Megan looks foxed by Stephen Marche

piece about Megan Fox. I was writing about what it was li e to deal with the commodification of your own body.” Luckily for Marche, the relatively new culture of online public shaming meant that he was not subjected to the same witter wide outrage as other journalists have faced in more recent years. He says: “It was a time just before we all became totally inured to Twitter and Facebook and to the shredding of people on social media. After seeing it happen to like 200 people, you realise that this is just what happens. It’s all part of life now. If you’re taking risks as a journalist, you will probably face it eventually.”

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ournalist’s accidental descent into ‘vortex’ of meth addiction.” “Esquire’s Interview with Megan Fox Is The Worst Thing Ever Written.” At the core of these headlines – courtesy of The New Zealand Herald and Vice – are journalists. Not sitting comfortably as a smiling byline, however, these stories speak directly about journalists and their work. And despite our willingness to talk about others’ lives so publicly, and at times contentiously, for a journalist to be written or spoken about can become quite an exposing situation with an array of personal and professional ramifications. ith the e er present platforms of social media becoming more and more cut throat too, journalists are increasingly at risk of public scrutiny, not only in headlines, but across the internet. So, what happens when the hunter becomes the hunted and the journalist becomes the focal point of a story? Stephen Marche – the Canadian writer responsible for the “Worst Thing Ever Written” – is just one example of a journalist whose approach to writing became as much a subject of discussion as the content itself. In 2013, he penned a controversial cover interview for Esquire about actor and model Megan Fox in which he referred to her as a “sexual prop used to sell movies and jeans”. He used the term “bombshell” a whopping seven times. Seemingly seeking a high score on outrage bingo, Marche also called Lena Dunham, Lady Gaga, Adele and Amy Adams plain loo ing. late called the profile insane . The Independent ran a parody piece in response headlined: “Megan Fox is beautiful. I must save bombshells like her from extinction” (Most memorable line: “I put a cushion on my lap to steady my dictaphone”). Marche, though, felt misunderstood. “It was extremely frustrating. I really thought I was writing a deeply feminist

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FEATURES A recent example of that online shredding was when The Sunday Times film critic amilla ong published her re iew of scar winning film Moonlight in February, which was allegedly racially insensitive. Her review was said to be emblematic of the claim that “Whiteness fears black creativity”, according to Medium. Tweets poured in, giving her epithets like “The Katie op ins of film re iewers . The Guardian columnist Owen Jones tweeted: “Camilla Long’s ‘review’ of Moonlight isn’t a review of the film at all. It’s a re iew of who she is and the results are not good.” Like Marche said though, with journalists coming under fire online for what they have written becoming more regular an occurrence, it seems standard procedure to eventually just shrug it off. Long did just that, defending her review but eventually tweeting a resounding: “Well, fuck it.” But barrages of social media attention have the potential to become too great a distraction from one’s work and can take a personal toll. This can lead to journalists abandoning these platforms as means of sharing views and encouraging discussion, repelled by the threat of being personally attacked. The aforementioned Jones is a prime example. The journalist has made headlines repeatedly in the past year for his ocal left wing acti ism and for lea ing the set of y News mid inter iew in June 2016, accusing the other hosts of downplaying the inherent homophobia of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. This March he announced that he would be taking a break from social media, apart from using it as a platform to share articles. He said: “It has come

to a point where it is a) totally unproductive and b) frankly just completely and utterly depressing.” Another instance of the personal and professional ramifications that can come with a journalist becoming the core of a social media storm is that of the writer and food blogger Jack Monroe’s libel case against Katie Hopkins.

I almost had to remind myself that it was actually about me

In 2015, Hopkins falsely accused Monroe on Twitter of having vandalised a war memorial. The ensuing libel case and massive public interest in the story had a profound effect on Monroe’s personal life. In an interview with the BBC, they described how “the stress was so awful, I ended up leaving my partner,” and that the “online abuse permeates into every aspect of everyday life”. In March 2017, Monroe

won the case against Hopkins, to the tune of £24,000 in damages. Monroe said that after two years of legal battles and personal trauma, they finally ha e space to breathe and do my actual work”. As was seen in the case of Monroe v Hopkins, it is not always a journalist’s work that lands them in the hot seat of public discourse. Andy West, the former BBC Northern Ireland reporter turned “reality star” played out a particularly dramatic role – part tabloid, part Shakespearean – on Big Brother in 2016. Even before this, however, he was no stranger to making the headlines. In 2015, he left the BBC after speaking out against boxer Tyson Fury’s nomination at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards. During his time in the Big Brother house, the producers sent his boyfriend Ed Hutton in. Hutton proposed, West said yes. But there was a final twist his new fianc had been cheating on him while West was in the house and the story became a tabloid sensation. The Sun ran an e pos of utton’s alleged hoo up Big Brother star ndy est’s fianc asked me for sex on Grindr.” West, still inside the Big Brother house, remained oblivious. For tabloid editors, West’s story was gold. Once he was evicted (in a respectable fourth place), est’s fianc denied the headlines. But est’s sense kicked in: “My journalistic training told me they were true. You can’t help but look at everything like that from a journalist’s point of view, as well as a personal one.” In the Big Brother aftermath, West was photographed leaving a restaurant with a friend in Soho. The Daily Mail speculated about

Two takes from (top) and one from (bottom) that put journalists in the headlines

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dedicated – if troubled – reporter. A former drug addict himself, Williams wanted to report on the growing use of crystal meth in Melbourne. In 2014, he moved into a suburban house with users and within a month, he was hooked. He has since recovered and stopped taking drugs: “I’ve learnt what I can – they cannot bring anything more to my life or to my writing.” While both Williams and West expressed regret about how becoming the centre of attention can affect a reporter’s career, editor of Press Gazette and media commentator Dominic Ponsford does not believe that, in the long run, the consequences are likely to ever be too damaging for one’s career. Discussing the case of Monroe versus Hopkins, he argues: “I certainly don’t think [it] has done Monroe’s career any harm. It’s probably reinforced their position as a strong voice on the left. Having a high public profile will ne er do you harm as a journalist.” Nonetheless, Ponsford believes that journalists rarely want the attention that such a story brings, saying that “the vast majority of them are very reluctant to become the story. It can be a very uncomfortable place to be”. Paul Bradshaw, founder of the Online Journalism Blog and head of the MA in multiplatform and mobile journalism at Birmingham City From left to right: Luke Williams and his book, and Andy West enters the Big Brother house University, agrees, referencing the “wariness” that most journalists have about being placed on the other side of a story and media debate she had never intended to enter. West’s broken engagement and who the mystery potentially becoming defined by one issue or She wrote in the Liverpool Echo that people man might be. Reading the headlines about him event. back, West says: “You see it all as a producer and took MacKenzie’s column as “licence to He says: “The danger is that you can get manufacture a debate on whether someone like reporter and presenter. I almost had to remind me even belongs on screen”. It shows that female stuck in that role. Journalists lose credibility myself that it was actually about me.” He is when this happens. You don’t really know if journalists have even less control over their accepting of his time in the spotlight: “I frankly they genuinely believe what they’re saying narrative than their male counterparts. wasn’t fussed about what was printed as long as it after a point. You have to avoid becoming just was vaguely true.” a character.” Despite West’s lack of concern over the public torms weathered, benefits can emerge attention he received, in terms of negative career from the wreckage of headlines and online ramifications he claims that there’s a snobbery in tirades. Marche continues to write for Esquire hiring rooms: “You simply cannot be a respected and The Guardian and has published several TV reporter in a respected newsroom as an books, including this year’s The Unmade Bed. e Big Brother housemate as far as people in the West has a YouTube channel and has leant industry are concerned.” into internet clickbait (a recent article for Gay There are inescapable double standards in Times I finally had straight se and I lo ed cases like these. Female journalists face online it”). Williams has written a book, The Ice Age, harassment – more sinister than the takedowns about his experience with drugs. And though of Marche – when they go viral. Lauren Duca, the crystal meth remains a terrible idea, the story Regardless of gender, few can challenge Teen Vogue writer, who argued with American has given him a platform to talk about things the experience of Australian journalist Luke news show host Tucker Carlson over Ivanka Williams: “Journo masturbated for 16 HOURS that matter to him: the decriminalisation of Trump, received online rape threats. drugs, the stigmatisation of mental illness and after getting hooked on crystal meth while Journalists from minority backgrounds can writing book on drugs.” How does Williams feel why crystal meth is so dangerous. make headlines simply because of how they look. So the lesson may simply be that despite atima anji, the first British newsreader to wear reading that headline from The Sun back? “Like what most people say about me,” Williams says: drama – or unwarranted or unwanted a hijab, was caught up in a media storm after the attention – there is life to be lived when what a wan er. e can afford to be good former editor of The Sun, Kelvin MacKenzie, wrotethat it was “inappropriate” for her to report humoured about this now, but the situation was the headlines vanish and the phone stops vibrating from the onslaught of Twitter a dark one. from Nice after the 2016 terrorist attacks. notifications. That headline provides the story’s main Manji came under intense scrutiny after Hell, you might even get a book deal. points, but not the whole picture. Williams is a MacKenzie’s comments and became part of a 68 | xCITY

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8 reasons why the style guide’s more progressive than you

Their comprehensive style guide is rewriting the rule book, says Phoebe Jayes


Illustrations: Hannah FitzSimons

u eed may ha e a long standing reputation for being down with the ids, but style guides are another matter. he typical preoccupations of such linguistic manuals include hyphens and the importance of name chec ing. hough uniformity is ey in a publication, mmy a illa, global copy chief at Bu eed, thin s the future lies in looser guides that prioritise the preferences of the publication’s subjects his is an issue of respect for our fellow humans. s well as a matter of accuracy in reporting. It’s simply incorrect to describe a person as something they aren’t.” ere’s why the Bu eed style guide could pro ide a blueprint for future reporting


They use gender-neutral job titles unless gender is relevant to the story


They don’t refer to someone’s race unless it’s relevant


They avoid phrases like “real women”

Because the word “editrix” should never have been allowed in the English language. Ever.

Remember when people decided Noma Dumezweni shouldn’t play Hermione because she’s black and Hermione is white? Turns out JK Rowling never wrote: “Ron, however, was working with white Hermione Granger. It was hard to tell whether Ron or Caucasian Hermione was angrier about this.” hat do you mean, real women omen who aren’t fictional characters omen who are abo e the age of babies omen who ha e soft hands omen who don’t eat ula oops off their fingers


They generally avoid using words with negative connotations


They opt for people-first language


They opt for “anti-gay” rather than “homophobic”

omen who can ha e

eople aren’t ictims of stro es but stro e patients they ill themsel es rather than commit suicide and get married or ha e a same se marriage rather than a “gay” marriage. hey use people’s names before describing any conditions they may ha e. his is why the orrid enry boo s are of their generation. orry, ncle erry. hobia suggests your intolerance is a legitimate fear that causes you significant psychological trauma. What you actually are is bigoted.


They have well-considered sections on widely misrepresented topics such as mental health, LGBT, race and ethnicity


They forget their style guide rules if the subject prefers to be described differently

They’ve researched what’s on and what’s not on (“queer/ LGBT people” rather than “gay people when co ering these topics they e en include a glossary of transgender terms. Most importantly, they recognise that what’s acceptable changes according to the individual. Which leads us on to...

bo e all, Bu eed will happily stic two fingers up to their carefully formulated rules. hey respect that e eryone is different, and some just may prefer fat to cur y .

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Reporting the unknown Aprila Wayar talks to Hannah Evans about journalism in one of the world’s most repressive regimes


“Being a journalist in West Papua is dangerous and if you do something the Indonesian government doesn’t like you can be killed. I have been a journalist for eight years now after I joined Tabloid Jubi, a local newspaper, in 2009. Every day I cover two to three stories and 80 per cent of what I report on is about the human rights violations happening in West Papua. I either cover demonstrations or press conferences for NGOs that have a focus on human rights. Papuans are protesting about the country’s history. West Papua was a Dutch colony and became part of Indonesia after the ‘Act of Free Choice’ vote in 1969. For Papuan people this was unfair because very few of them were allowed to vote – only those chosen by the military.

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Aprila Wayar, one of West Papua’s only English-speaking local reporters

For Papuans, the vote was already decided before it happened. In 1967, two years before, the land rights the island’s Grasberg gold mine had already been sold to an American company. Many Melanesians think the handover was a big conspiracy between The Netherlands, Indonesia and the US. Since then many people ha e been illed in fighting and nati e people removed from land. Indonesian forces in West Papua are scared of journalists and are very strict in what is allowed to be reported. Every day native local journalists like me face authorities, we face the police and we face everyone who don’t like West Papuan people reporting another dialogue. It’s dangerous for us. I have been the victim of violence and intimidation by authorities when I covered stories on demonstrations. he first time was in 2013 when I was reporting a demonstration by the West Papuan National Committee, an organisation that campaigns for independence. It was a peaceful protest of 500 people, but then the Indonesian forces started firing at protesters and one was killed. Reporting this is especially dangerous for me because I am a native Papuan and we get discriminated against. The police cannot see the difference between a local journalist and a demonstrator, they view us all as the same and they can’t imagine that a woman and a native would become a journalist. That day the police were racist to me. When they saw me several officers came o er. hey surrounded me and started shouting racist insults. They accused me of being a demonstrator before choking my neck and pushing me. My neck hurt and I was angry that they had judged me without knowing who I was. There was no professionalism from the police. I thought I am there every day, all of the time: how can they not let me do my job? Another time it happened in Cenderawasih University when I was covering protests. I was reporting police beating student demonstrators and fi e police officers came o er to me.

They hit me in the back of head and tried to arrest me. I was scared because they were holding guns and pushed me and tried to drag me to their truck. But at the time one of the Indonesian intelligence police recognised me so they released me. The thing is this is not the most dangerous thing for journalists to talk about. It is not about Papuan freedom, or politics or demonstrations. It’s the illegal logging of one of the world’s biggest rainforests.

I have been the victim of violence by authorities

Papua has a lot of natural resources: there’s the Grasberg mine, the world’s third largest rainforest and the oil palm plantations. Illegal logging is like a big plate of food for many big generals in Indonesia; it’s their money, so they don’t want it to be taken. My journalist friend Ardiansyah Matra’is, who I knew from our time at Tabloid Jubi, covered illegal logging maybe twice, and received death threats. Then in 2010 he was killed and his body was found in a river in Merauke, West Papua. It shocked me – this was my close friend. After that I started to be careful about everything I said and everything I wrote. Journalists don’t talk about it any more because we have to worry that if we say something true or honest that might happen to us. Even some of the big NGOs like Greenpeace and Conservation International that exist in West Papua now have to work softy so they are safe. I have written about it in both my novels on West Papua, and I know the government has read them.That is how I know I am still being watched over. The other big problem is when foreign journalists come to West Papua. There are only two journalists in West Papua who are

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est Papua is one of the most dangerous places in the world for a journalist to operate. Since its incorporation into Indonesia in 1969, access to the resource rich province on the island of New Guinea has been tightly restricted amid a brewing separatist con ict. Reporting on tensions between Indonesian authorities and native populations is dangerous and leaving story of West Papua largely untold. Since 1990, two journalists have been found dead after questioning Indonesia’s presence in the region, including Swedish reporter Per-Ove Carlsson. In 2014 two French journalists were imprisoned on the island for interviewing separatists. In 2010 the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AIJ) in Indonesia documented 40 cases of violence against reporters, with 12 instances of brutal assault. Despite a lift on a ban on foreign media in 2015, journalists are frequently denied visas if they inquire about reporting on political and human rights issues. With fresh calls for an independence referendum this year, native journalist Aprila Wayar talks about her experiences reporting in one of the world’s most hostile regions.

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native and English speaking, so when human rights workers or journalists come they always contact me to translate and become a fi er. or me what President Joko Widodo said when he lifted the ban on foreign media is just lip service politics. Nothing has changed today because all foreign journalists that come into West Papua are followed by one or two police officers who have to know what they are doing and who they meet, and everyone they speak to is then spoken to by police. What kind of journalism does this produce when they have meet with officers and are intimidated There are also many Indonesian journalists who are working there for big outlets in Jakarta, and unbalanced opinions by these people are a problem. Journalism doesn’t pay well but if you are covering an event organised by the government you can get what the authorities call ‘transport money’. That’s how you know they will write something pro-government. It’s always been like this and it damages journalism. It’s very easy to try and discredit Papuans and blame unrest on separatists, but lots of times it’s not the case. We need press freedom and safety for journalists in West Papua. It’s so important to tell the world what is happening, because day by day West Papuan people are being killed in their own land. Today West Papuan people want a referendum – and if you look at East Timor’s history it can happen – but if journalists can’t tell the truth or are intimidated and punished for asking questions it will be hard. West Papuan people have a right to their own land, not to be slaves because of their natural resources.” Clockwise: A Papuan man painted in the orning tar ag indigenous a uans raise t e outla ed ag a c ild fro t e ooi tribe sits on land sold for palm oil plantations

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est apua officially became part of Indonesia in It is located in the Indian Ocean on the western half of New Guinea Island, 200km north of Australia Population is 877,000 Area: 480,000 sq km – twice the size of the UK West Papua is home to the third largest rainforest in the world, the world’s largest gold mine and third largest copper mine Language: Malay, with more than 240 Melanesian tribal languages est apua’s nationalist orning tar ag is outlawed in the region

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“I’m too old to be frustrated by the Daily Mail and its racism”


ary Younge has not seen Moonlight, the scar winning film about a gay black man growing up in iami. r Get Out, the horror comedy about lethal liberal racism in the US where a white woman brings her black boyfriend home to her family for the first time. ith two young children, his viewing is currently more et i ids than scar nominated. I have seen Frozen about times, he confesses. But assuming ounge Newspaper, 1993) had seen the two films that have dominated the cultural conversation about race in the last year is part of the problem. People always reduce The Guardian s editor at large, author of five books and multi award winner he received the ames ameron ward in to race. hen he left his post as ew ork correspondent for The Guardian in , he looked back over all of his columns and found that only roughly per cent of them were about race issues. I wrote from merica for years about everything, but that didn t stop people assigning that moniker to me, he says. I ve written about why Grease is my favourite movie, why more women are speaking at weddings and book reviews I studied French and ussian at university . Being pigeonholed is a problem that plagues young black reporters, says ounge. People say I don t know, should I write about race I don t want to be thought of as this, I don t want to be limited to that. It s not that race isn t important racism is worthy of political ournalistic in uiry but it s a chore to be so closely viewed through

one lens. I find it tiresome that people don t have larger imaginations than they might. But ounge remains defiant I didn t get to make the ourney that I did from being a black kid in a working class family with a single parent in Stevenage to doing what I m doing by accepting other people s definitions of me. The ump from Stevenage to editor at large for The Guardian shatters stereotypes of the liberal, metropolitan elite at the paper. How can young black reporters emulate that success I say to them rite about what you re interested in. That will be their best work . nd they should be udged on their best work. on t let people udge you on what you think they ll be udging you on, because you can never win that competition.

I wouldn’t want to let white people off the hook

That doesn t always work. ounge s latest book, Another Day in the Death of America, which novelist artin mis calls a tour de force of regulated passion , looked at the deaths of teenagers over hours in the US. I said This is not a book about race, but it is a book that covers race. In a US of Trump and Black ives atter, conversations

Forever Younge: CV highlights ounge s most recent book, Another Day In The Death Of America, has been long listed for this year s rwell Pri e. The non fiction work is currently being developed into a drama starring avid yelowo. He has been honoured with honorary doctorates at Herriott University and ondon South Bank University. In


, he won the ames ameron ward for his press reporting of the US election, and won Foreign ommentator f The ear at The omment wards in .

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around the book centred on race. early all reviews list the victims races seven black, two Hispanic and one white . The New York Times pointed out that victims were disproportionately frican merican . s ounge re ects There isn t an honest and reasonable reading of that book that limits it to race in any way. But he s also a realist and acknowledges I don t get to write the reviews. The US has been ounge s stomping ground for the past decade, though the draw was love rather than work I wanted to be the oscow correspondent, but I fell in love with an merican. He met his wife while he was working at The Washington Post after winning the aurence Stern Fellowship in . The following year, he retraced the ashington to ew rleans route the Freedom iders black and two white civil rights activists travelled in . The original Freedom iders rode on interstate buses that were still segregated despite Supreme ourt rulings that segregation on public buses was unconstitutional. ounge begins the route with an outsider s perspective to merican culture, but soon finds similarities with the country s black citi ens. This formed the basis for his first book, No Place Like Home, published in . In that book, he recalls British awkwardness on talking about race. ne of his colleagues once described him as a short, stocky guy with an earring even though there were only three other black reporters at The Guardian at the time. Has ournalism changed since There are more black people. But there still hasn t been a black editor of a national newspaper. ounge is resigned here, calling racism an incredibly durable feature of British life. ditors have to stop hiring in their own image, he says. But diversity isn t ust adding black faces to newsrooms. It s about being different, acting different , so that the ethos of a newsroom changes. nd, even then, stories about race shouldn t ust be lumped to non white ournalists. e should all be able to recognise a good story, he says. I wouldn t want to let white people off the hook. His point is that all ournalists should have an instinct for stories, no matter their colour.

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Gary Younge tells Henry Wong about black reporters being pigeonholed, saying the word c**t on Radio 4 and why no one talks about how Grease is his favourite film


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hite ournalists should be able to spot stories about non white people, ust as ounge had to cover issues involving mainly and sometimes only white people. s a ournalist writing about politics, he had to know what was going on in parliament, even if there weren t black politicians in parliament. Trump, who ounge calls unhinged , must surely be the dream for a political ournalist. oes he wish he were back in the US reporting on the drama The headlines practically write themselves. But ounge doesn t feel he s missing out. It s not like Britain isn t an interesting place right now, he points out. nd he is still interested, though he says he s too old to be frustrated by the Daily Mail and its racism . rriving back a month before eremy orbyn was elected leader of the abour party, ounge was stunned by how incurious political ournalists were . They weren t analysing orbyn s popularity. There was nothing about his policies, ust punchlines about his poorly fitting suits. But ounge is curious hy would people want this man, who ournalists said is so terrible Have they ust lost their minds The notion that the whole world is ust in

the grip of insanity, ounge says, is frankly not a reasonable interpretation of how people operate. There s always more to it than that. Though he admits that this is a cra y time for news. It s non stop headlines. ou wake up in the morning this is what Trump said last night. This is what Theresa ay said today. ounge even suffered his own viral moment in September when he said the word on adio . ounge had read out a protest sign in a programme about Bre it that said et those cunts out. The Daily Mail headline was gleeful adio listeners choke on their brunch as a BB host drops the bomb during Bre it debate programme at am. It was fau outrage. He had recorded two versions of the programme and adio decided to air the uncensored version. The news, ounge points out, was mostly based on tweets. He seems bemused by the shocking moment , as The Sun s headline called it a scandal that is cleared up by a simple e planation. It is a small moment that echoes ounge s current mantra ournalism s ob is to tell people what s happening and try and e plain why. That doesn t mean taking cheap shots at Trump, or wishing people hadn t voted

for Bre it. It means getting out of our comfort one and trying to e plain to people what the hell is going on in the world . Inevitably, that will lead ounge back to race. ne of his recent Guardian columns rebuked actor Samuel ackson s criticism about the supposedly e cessive number of black British actors in films with merican characters. He said that ackson s uestion hat would a brother from merica have made of that role was perverse in the e treme . True to his word, it was a clear e planation of what the hell was going on. ounge wrote that ackson s argument simply shifts the focus of identity politics from racial e uality where it is useful to an ethnic bun fight where it is worse than useless. Such columns will only reinforce the opinion that ounge is preoccupied with race. But he ll likely be philosophical I don t control what other people think, so if they want to understand me as someone who only understands race, that s on them. That th re watch of Frozen, with its inescapable anthem et it o preaching the benefits of being carefree, might ust have had an effect.

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UNDER THE COVER Human attention span has fallen to eight seconds since 2013, according to a Microsoft survey. That’s a n h rt r than th a t r th l fi h hi an a a azin v r t fi ht har r t grab potential readers’ attention. Mel Nichols, former editorial director for Haymarket Consumer Media, explains: “Planning a compelling cover is the most important part of a magazine. Covers have to be visible, understandable and compelling. They have to pitch a story that people

feel they can’t miss. If a cover doesn’t grab potential readers’ attention instantly, all the work that’s gone into a magazine may be wasted.” XCity asked six art directors to choose their favourite covers and the stories behind them.

By Will Calvert, Melissa Lawford and Charlotte Irwin

Kevin Fay Art director, Shortlist July 2016, “Our Style”

Robin Derrick Former creative director, UK Vogue December 2001,”The Gold Issue” y fa ourite co er is he old Issue’ (December 2001) where Kate Moss appears in silhouette on a gold background. The English ha e always lo ed her, but not the rest of the industry. I remember the editor of rench Vogue as ing me why we were still using her only to as her to edit a special issue of that maga ine two years later. riginally this was not for Vogue. It was shot by Nic night for a boo I was wor ing on called The Impossible Image. I had the idea to put it on gold and presented it to Vogue as a follow up to the millennium silver cover.”

Bottom Photo Credit: Shortlist Top Photo Credit: Vogue. Photographer Nick Knight

“The cover we produced around the time of release of the second Planet of the Apes was a groundbreaking cover for us; it made us excited and nervous throughout the production. Once we’d come up with the idea to have Caesar the ape on the cover, we discussed it with the film company who put us in touch with , the special effects company in New ealand that wor s on the films. hey helped us work out how to shoot the initial images that would then be worked on to bring the ‘ape’ alive. Then it was a case of sourcing a suitable model, styling and photographer who could ensure we shot it in a way that the special effects team could work their magic.”

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STORY Stuart Selner Creative director, Cosmopolitan September 2016, “Rita Ora” or us at Cosmopolitan the premise of a great co er is simple sell, sell, sell. hen e erything had got signed off and my picture director had boo ed ights, hotels and the studio, the team ew to to do the shoot. n returning to ondon I edited the picture. he actual edit is based on my gut instinct for which shot loo s like great cover. It’s a mixture of three things. 1. The face. You get 200-odd pics to look through but only a handful will ha e that expression. The one where contact is made with the reader, where there’s a spar le in the eye, and an attitude that is right for our reader. 2. he body. oes the shape, the attitude and the way the celeb is standing compliment the attitude in the eyes 3. oes the styling wor hich outfit in the shoot most appeals to our readers hich hair and makeup are most accessible and rele ant to the woman who we’re trying to get to buy the maga ine here are a number of secondary factors. or my personal ego and pride I want the co er to loo fabulous. aga ines are li e badges you want people to be proud to be associated with the name. The better the cover the more chance there is of getting the ne t big celebrity.

Mick Moore Creative director, British Journal of Photography

Bottom Photo Credit: Cosmopolitan Top Photo Credit: British Journal of Photography

September 2016, “The Migration Issue” “The whole issue was about migration. It was, and still is, a massi e story. fter the maga ine had gone to press before anyone had seen it arage’s ip poster with the refugees came out. Our issue came out a few days later and I was really pleased that we had a riposte to the negative images put forward. When Trump unveiled his Muslim ban, we announced that anyone who made a donation to the merican i il iberties nion could download a free copy of the igration Issue’. he image brea s the rules of what you should have on a front cover. There’s a school of thought that the best cover is someone loo ing at you. But with this one, all of the face is scratched out. It challenges the viewer to ma e sense of what you’re loo ing at. ll of the refugee stuff dehumanises people. This is the opposite. In order to ma e sense of it you ha e to humanise what you’re loo ing at.

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Wendy Harrop Art director, CAR magazine July 1977, “Ferrari” he co er is the bra e face that you first see. ots of other maga ines treat co ers as contents pages but we usually went for a single concept. lot of maga ines need to pile on the co er copy, as it seems to have become the ‘norm’. I think it is a bit la y and sometimes a desperate bid by an insecure editor. I used to go and look at racks of magazines on newsstands and think: ‘What a mess.’ I li e to simplify images in order for them to stand out on the newsstand. The ‘logo’ covers are kind of signature covers for me. ur errari’ co er was a case of getting a photographer to take the picture but I had the film retouched to e tend the red. I remember designing the errari’ co er was a bit fraught because the badge was in a position that didn’t make an overall red cover, which is what I wanted for maximum impact. I had to have it retouched to achieve the overall effect. It is all about standing out on the shelves among other magazines. It is a stronger graphic image with the overall red background. After all, I was into typography and graphics, not cars. We wanted to stand out above the usual crowd and be intriguing, different and challenging.”

Martin Tullett Group art director, Haymarket Network “The cover is about working in a posti i ea s world. e chose to tell a scandalous story from the aris alon. It was the social media of its day and we felt that this story was pretty analogous with what can happen to someone who gets involved in a i i ea s scandal. The cover image is a photograph from the alon of ortrait of adame ierre autreau’ by ohn inger argent. he model on the co er and inger argent the painter were ostracised from aris and forced to ee to ondon because of the scandalous pose in the painting. Her dress strap was off her shoulder inger argent repainted the strap on her shoulder but it was too late. he story was out. I already new the story and after wee s of research found the only sur i ing photo of the original painting in the Metropolitan useum of rt New or , who also hold the now-acclaimed masterpiece. As the painting is quite well known we decided we would subvert the co er image by putting it into blac and white, adding to the sense of intrigue created by ha ing the co er lines be detached from the cover image.”

Bottom Photo Credit: CAR Top Photo Credit: Haymarket Network

Winter 2014, “WikiLeaks Issue”

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Q&A: The BBC bigwig Henry Wong lunches with Roger Mosey, former Today programme editor


oger Mosey is a BBC thoroughbred: two-time editor of the Today programme, head of BBC TV News and controller of Radio 5 live. After directing the London 2012 Olympic Games, he left the BBC in 2013. He’s now master of Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he lives with his dog Yoyo. Since the college does not allow dogs, Yoyo is registered as a cat. She does have unusually long legs for a basset hound. We caught up about the BBC’s Brexit coverage, Theresa May’s tight press machine and getting a tweet from Trump.


You’ve been tweeted by Trump. How does it feel to have been called a lightweight by the President of the United States?

It felt like a badge of honour. In 2012, we were going to broadcast a film on BB called You’ve Been Trumped, which was about him building a golf course in Scotland. It was a couple of days before we broadcast that we got one of those humdingers of a letter from the lawyers saying if we broadcast it we’d be at risk of libel, that they would complain to all the regulators in the UK and that we must not show this programme. I was acting director of TV at the time and we thought we should show the programme. There was a slightly surreal moment when I was going around Waitrose on a Saturday morning and it was Donald Trump’s lawyer in New York on the phone, angry about a programme being broadcast. We did broadcast it — you don’t give into those kind of legal letters unless they have a very good cause. At that time the idea of Donald Trump being President was a weird fantasy.

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You’ve said the strength of British radio shows is putting opinion formers and decision makers on the line. How does Trump’s ban on the BBC and other media organisations pose a problem with holding politicians to account? What Trump has done with the press is bad, but don’t ignore the fact that any government anywhere will try to manipulate the media. In my time at the BBC, the most bruising time with any political party was the Labour party in the mid-1990s, when they were in opposition and going into government. I would sometimes come in and discover a night editor in tears because of the tongue lashing they’d had from a Labour spin doctor. Most governments since have become

hey’d find an angry person in a fish and chip shop, preferably two, who said it’s all about immigrants and they should all go home. That is definitely part of the ea e ote but e enoa s voted for Leave. So did the whole of Kent. I know why the angry man in the chip shop voted Leave, I’m not quite sure why Sevenoaks voted Leave. What you’re looking for is an understanding of what’s going on. When you’re a junior reporter, getting the man in the chip shop is like getting good copy. But the other part of the story is what persuaded 52 per cent of people in this country to vote for a course of action that “most experts”, to use Michael Gove’s words, thought was irrational. To represent Leave voters as angry people in a chip shop is a bit of a cliché and it doesn’t help you understand the fact that 52 per cent in this country voted for Leave. And a whole bunch of people voted for Trump who are not mad people with baseball caps.


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kinder, but all political parties will try to get the media to do what they want them to do. What I hear from friends now is that the May administration is trying to be much more controlling of media than the Cameron administration. It’s harder to get ministers to come on programmes because the government decides: “Actually we’re not going to do that,” and they don’t put anyone up. If you’re the Today programme it’s quite hard to do a story if the main element of that story is not on the airwaves.


In an age where politics is getting more extreme to the right and left, how does the BBC best represent both of those views fairly?

The journalistic problem is that you sometimes represent Trump supporters as extreme, when actually they’re not. In the UK, after the referendum result, a number of broadcasters asked Leave voters about why they’d done it.

Do you think it would help if there were more people from diverse backgrounds making executive decisions at the BBC?

When I was a diversity champion at BBC News, one thing that was heartbreaking was that we’d made a programme called Black Britain in the 1990s that was targeted at African Caribbean audiences. It had had a large African Caribbean workforce on it. And then the BBC decommissioned the programme and all the people who worked on that programme went to work for Channel 4, Sky and ITV. Then the BBC was worrying about where its African Caribbean journalists were. Well, it had some, and actually they’d gone because the programme had been decommissioned. What was the programme? Did it ever get made? It’s a constant challenge to broadcasters to re ect the di ersity of the nited ingdom. The reason that it’s worth doing is not because you tick boxes or hit targets. It makes more interesting programmes if you don’t have a bunch of middle aged white men talking about things. What about older women? Women called on as experts? The Today programme has the worst reputation for male: female ratio of expert interviewees. Diversity is about gender and age, as well as race.


You hired Michael Gove for the Today programme. Have you stayed in touch?

We’ve exchanged letters. He always stood out because he was quite heavily involved in politics as a journalist. I never had any delusions that Michael Gove wasn’t a rather political character but, in diversity terms, you try to bring people in who have a different point of view for your programme. You don’t allow political bias but having him, with his connections to the Tory right, balanced the fact that more people would tend to be part of the liberal London media.

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From News Desk to NGO


n 2016 we watched in horror as overloaded vessels sank into the Mediterranean, full of desperate people. We witnessed civilians in war-torn Aleppo send agonising pleas for rescue, while millions ed persecution and terror. e followed the spread of the Zika virus, as it claimed victims across South and Central America. Yet these humanitarian crises comprised only a fraction of the stories reaching mainstream audiences. With fewer reporters and shrinking budgets, some of the most pressing humanitarian issues go unreported. Last year alone saw the closure of several key international news organisations, like Al Jazeera America, and cutbacks at others, like VICE News in London. Increasingly, it is non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that are filling this void. NGOs and the media have had a symbiotic

relationship for years, with journalists bringing stories of human suffering to global audiences and non profits offering access to case studies and information. Recently, this relationship has changed. NGOs are vamping up their communication departments and hiring seasoned journalists to create comprehensive campaigns and conduct in-house investigations. Instead of relying on news organisations, non profits are creating their own content and distributing it through their social media platforms and websites. This innovative humanitarian reporting is being adopted by various non profits such as Amnesty International and Greenpeace. In September 2015, Greenpeace hired a team of investigative journalists, making in-depth investigations one of the three pillars of its environmental campaigning.

Media outlets are using these reports in coverage of humanitarian crises, and the role of NGOs in the media landscape is increasing. But critics of this new role say that news content produced by NGOs sustains their own bias and fails to consider bigger political and societal issues affecting the crises. Dr Melanie Bunce, who completed her thesis on foreign correspondents on Africa and is the director of the Humanitarian News Research Network, says that if you are working for an NGO press team, you will have an agenda. “It might mean that the agenda is the same as what you and I or other journalists want – but you are still promoting the work that your organisation is doing.” any non profits do not comment on the political issues that may be causing the crisis — but this means that they have their hands tied.

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“They want to collaborate with governments to maintain their work in the region but it can be political factors causing the issues in the first place, says r Bunce. They sometimes fail to see the wider context of the issue.” But she does stress the importance of the role that NGOs are playing in increasing awareness. “By hiring communication experts and ournalists who are trained in the field, NGOs can reach the public more effectively.” Andrew Hogg, who worked as a foreign correspondent for The Sunday Times before becoming head of media at Freedom from Torture and then moving on to Christian Aid, says that although non profits may have a set agenda, trained journalists are in a position to challenge their stance and make non profits aware of other perspectives. Journalists working for NGOs are “best placed to spot genuine news stories and to spot any difficulties the might be running into with regards to the media,” he says. Hogg stresses that his own training as a foreign correspondent ensured that the organisations he worked for released accurate and wellrounded news content. Hogg is not alone. More and more journalists are making the transition from working at traditional media outlets into the non profit sector. s are offering them opportunities that, due to shrinking budgets, news organisations cannot provide. Lack of funding and opportunity was one of the main motivations for John Davison to make the transition from staff writer at The Independent and The Sunday Times to Christian Aid in 2001. He worked as head of media for eight years. He says ewspapers were finding it difficult to maintain foreign operations. It was very expensive. So the opportunity to go to foreign places and do interesting stories was reducing.” Davison recalls that while he worked at hristian id, financial restrictions were not a pressing concern. The Guardian had losses of £69m last year alone according to the Reuters Digital News Report, while Greenpeace’s combined fund balances increased by 17 per cent from 2014 to 2015. They spent an estimated £3.2m on media and communications and another £16.8m on campaign efforts. Lucy Jordan (Investigative, 2009) joined Greenpeace’s investigative team in 2015 when she found herself struggling to find an investigative position. With newspaper budget cuts it was hard to find an investigative ob that also paid well for your time”. She says that her quality of life was improved by working in an industry that wasn’t being constantly chipped away. But it’s not just increased funding for projects that is attracting journalists to NGOs. Dr Glenda Cooper, a journalist who worked

for the BBC, Channel 4 News and the Daily Mail and is a City lecturer, recently completed her PhD on humanitarian reporting. She says: “Journalists come into journalism because they want to change the world, they want to achieve something. And because aid agencies and NGOs have much more professional press operations now, sometimes journalists can achieve more of what they set out to do by working for a campaigning, advocacy organisation.”

I wanted to work on stories that had an impact and not be published one day and forgotten the next

Maeve McClenaghan agrees. As a print and broadcast journalist for The Guardian, The Independent and VICE UK, she wanted to work on investigative stories that were being underreported. She found that opportunity at Amnesty International and Greenpeace. She says: “I wanted to work on stories that had an impact, and not just be published one day and forgotten the next.” She stresses that there are in uential media outlets doing great investigations – like the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and BuzzFeed – but says being involved with aid agencies that are committed to fostering real change is inspiring. “If a journalistic role can be a part of that and it can help support that change, that’s a cool place to be.” NGOs take the role seriously. In the past few years, non profits have been producing wide ranging investigations and news stories. Earlier this year, McClenaghan worked on a shortterm investigation by Greenpeace that looked at Coca Cola’s resistance and lobbying against a bottle collection scheme designed to reduce plastic waste in Scotland. The piece gained media and political attention. Since its release, Coca Cola has reversed its position. And last year, Amnesty International investigated the abortion policy in El

Salvador. Through the research, carried out by journalists on staff, it was found that women were being sentenced to up to 40 years in prison after having a miscarriage as the courts believed they had intentionally aborted their foetuses. Amnesty International helped to free some of those women. These are the kind of stories that excite photojournalist Allison Shelley. She was a staff photographer at The Washington Times before moving on to freelance for non profits including UNICEF and Save the Children. on profits have helped me get to remote locations and helped me make connections with people. Without their support, I wouldn’t be able to produce the type of work I do.” But making the transition to a non profit is not always easy. NGOs operate in a different way to newspapers, broadcasters and online publications. Dr Cooper says that often when journalists make the move from a media organisation, they aren’t used to the fact that there needs to be a lot of sign off. She says that journalists can get frustrated with the time frame of producing stories: “You have to get approval from different departments and be aware of particular issues like safeguarding and promoting the aid agency brand.” But Dr Cooper stresses that journalists normally take the leap because they believe in the good the NGO is doing. lthough s may have specific agendas, they are not blindly moving into the territory that the media is vacating with oversaturated press releases and marketing strategies. They are mimicking newsrooms and hiring well-trained journalists to ensure the stories are accurately presented. NGOs provide tools and training that compete with leading media outlets and it can be seen in the results. As Dr Bunce says: “If you are concerned with human suffering and making the world a better place, it is humanitarian crises that are the most urgent and demanding of our concerns. If that means being creative in finding better ways to tell these stories, whether through NGOs or mainstream media, we should do that. Because humanitarian journalism is one of the most important news beats in the world.”


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The inside


aily Telegraph correspondent Clare Hollingworth landed the “scoop of the century” – and her first front-page story – when she revealed the outbreak of the Second World War. Hollingworth was three days into her first job in journalism when she borrowed a British consulate vehicle to drive into German-occupied territory and discovered tanks massing along Poland’s border. She filed under the headline: “1,000 tanks massed on Polish border. Ten divisions reported ready for swift stroke.” Following Hollingworth’s death in January, aged 105, XCity spoke to the journalists behind some of the biggest scoops of the last 30 years to learn the inside story on making a splash.


Ella Wills and Alice Durrans unearth the stories behind the world’s most memorable headlines

Ryan Parry Intruder at the Palace The Daily Mirror, 2003 Ryan Parry went undercover as a royal footman at Buckingham Palace, exposing breaches in the palace security vetting system and revealing intimate details of the Royal Family’s private life – such as Princess Anne’s penchant for really black bananas – that lead to an historic injunction by the Queen. “The whole premise was to test security. I had free rein of Buckingham Palace. The

Ewen MacAskill Snowden: Mass Surveillance The Guardian, 2013 In 2013, Edward Snowden, 29-years-old at the time, copied and leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA). The information revealed how the USA was operating mass surveillance programs to monitor citizens. After leaving his home in Hawaii, Snowden ed to Hong ong. Ewen MacAskill was one of three journalists to y to Hong ong where they spent one week with Snowden whilst he was in hiding, sifting through the stolen documents and writing the story of the world’s most wanted man. It was a Friday in the ew ork office and I almost thought of taking the day off just to be a tourist. But I had a feature to finish so I thought I should get that done. Janine Gibson, the US editor at the time, called me across the newsroom and said would I go to Hong ong tomorrow. There s a guy claiming to be a spy who’s going to leak documents to us. Will you go. And I thought yeah – sounded improbable to me but no harm to go to Hong ong for a couple of days.

senior footman showed me rooms that most of the royals probably haven’t seen. Once you’ve got the footman’s uniform on, it’s like a pass.

“The Guardian lawyers in the US thought I was going to be called before a grand jury and at a grand jury you can’t take a lawyer in with you so they briefed me in preparation for that. I asked the lawyer for some advice about publishing this information regarding Snowden the next day. She said well you’ve already broken so many laws a few more won’t make much difference. “There were a lot of times when we said to Snowden, ‘You realise the consequences of this’. I feel sorry for him because he’s young. I’ve got kids the

Rosa Prince MPs’ Expenses The Daily Telegraph, 2009 After the government refused to disclose information regarding MPs’ expenses, rumours began to circulate that a disgruntled employee of the government was trying to sell the information on Fleet Street. Rosa Prince took the call that eventually led to The Daily Telegraph winning “National Newspaper of the Year” and “Scoop of the Year” in 2010. “One Sunday, I answered a call to a man who said he had a disk of the unredacted expenses of every MP. As soon as I saw the documents they were gold dust – MPs had hired clerks to redact all sensitive information they didn’t want any-

“The night I found out that I was being injuncted there was a strange knock on my door. I opened it up to a man and woman in a suit. The guy had this bit of paper and he goes, ‘On behalf of Her Majesty the Queen’s Attorney General, I hereby serve you this injunction.’ It was all very formal. He thrust a bit of paper in my hand and then said, ‘Off the record mate, fucking great job!’ “One of the big revelations was that we served the Queen’s cereal in Tupperware boxes that we left on her table. We did a story a few months later about how the sales of Tupperware had soared by around 70 per cent.”

same age as him and I thought why are you doing this. I met him twice in Moscow and he told me he feels sorry for me because he thought that I was the innocent bystander, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. To me it was just another story, I was going to do my best for The Guardian. ne of the terrific things about this is that myself and Snowden, Glenn and Laura, [the other ournalists who ew to Hong ong with ac skill the four of us are really close. e ve been through this together and we’ve not fallen out about anything. We are still good friends.”

one knowing but on these files you could actually see where they were blacking out expenses. “It was a hairy few weeks after we started publishing our findings. t any time we thought we could be arrested – that was an interesting conversation telling my fianc . veryone on the team was given a card with the number of a personal lawyer if we needed them. But as soon as you looked at any page of these expenses the abuse was so overt and clear cut that we knew we had to publish. “It wasn’t for a week or two that some of the more egregious crimes came to light – the dodgy practices, Ps ipping their homes so they avoided paying capital gains tax. Every day for us was shocking. We didn’t appreciate the full scale of it at the time.”

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FEATURES Rachel Sylvester Andrea Leadsom interview The Times, 2016 The Times journalist Rachel Sylvester interviewed Conservative MP Andrea Leadsom during the July 2016 leadership campaign. The MP said that motherhood gave her “a very real stake” in the future of Britain, appearing to suggest that having children made her a better candidate than Theresa May, who has no children. The article sparked a tirade on Twitter where Leadsom said she was “disgusted” by Sylvester’s journalism. The Times released the audio and transcripts of the interview, and the MP withdrew from the campaign within 48 hours of the article being published. Sylvester won “Scoop of the Year” at the 2017 Press Awards. “In the interview the question that I asked was, ‘What’s the difference between you and Theresa May?’ She mentioned something to do with her experience on economic issues and then she brought up this issue of having a family. In a way, she created the scoop and I just wrote it down. “Scoops can be something to do with context. During the referendum campaign, it hadn’t been controversial to say she was backing Brexit as a mother. However, the context had changed because she was using it to differentiate herself from Theresa May. She was appealing to the traditional Tory family values vote but as May had talked the week before about not being able to have children, and how she was sad about that, it became something rather mean. “I was surprised when she launched that late-night ti-

rade on Twitter. She did a series of late night tweets accusing me of gutter journalism, which was really strange because it was an on the record interview. It was as if she hadn’t realised it was going to be controversial.”

Nick Davies Milly Dowler Phone Hacking The Guardian, 2011 In June 2011 Nick Davies was informed by a contact that the News of the World had hacked the phone of missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler, a story that led to the closure of the paper and the beginning of the Leveson Inquiry in December of the same year. “There was no secret or undercover work involved in the Dowler story. I started by doing a very simple thing: checking back on the News of the World’s coverage of Milly owler s disappearance. I was ama ed to find a story that explicitly referred to voicemail messages that had been left on her phone. ith a colleague, I then spent five or six days trying to contact anybody anywhere who might know what had happened. e tried to find sources in the original Surrey police inquiry in 2002, the Scotland Yard inquiry into phone hacking, the Dowler family and the News of the World. “I can’t say exactly who talked to us, because almost all of it was off the record, but we had a high degree of success, which was re ected in the fact that in the hours after we published the story Scotland Yard briefed other newspapers off the record that they wouldn’t argue with the story and the News of the World’s specialist hacker, Glenn Mulcaire, issued an apology for what he had done.”

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FEATURES Dame Ann Leslie The Fall of the Berlin Wall The Daily Mail, 1989 fter gaining illegal entry to ast Berlin in ha ing been refused a journalist isa due to a preious satirical piece on the erman emocratic epublic nn eslie, foreign correspondent for the Daily Mail, reported on the Berlin all coming down. s demonstrations in ast Berlin mounted, eslie was sent in to see what was happening. he was one of the first to report on the announcement that ast Berliners would be able to pass west, and the destruction of the all by dancing young ast ermans a day later. I new the all was going to come down. It couldn’t continue the way it was. y editor at the Daily Mail, aid nglish, rang me I ne er used to go into the office and said hat’s happening in ast ermany, can you go o er there ’ I said I’m telling you,’ in a rather lordly manner, that nothing is going to happen straight off, nothing. nd I’m a bit busy.’

David Pegg had previously worked on leaked files from B ’s wiss ban . e was then in ited to join the team at The Guardian loo ing into the anama apers a ery large uantity of lea ed material concerning ta affairs, ta and offshore companies. his was not a glamorous project in any sense. It was mostly being shut in a cupboard tapping away at a computer. t the ery end we had to embar on an industrial process of contacting e eryone we were going to mention that was two months of bureaucracy. he eure a moment doesn’t come for uite a long time because your first job is to get to grips with the information. It was more a process of attrition than a process of bouncing day to day from a fresh e citing disco ery to the ne t. t first glance I thought there wasn’t that much in it. e only saw the surface le el stuff, the name of company, the name of the director and the name of the shareholder, and in most instances these people hire stooges to be directors. hen we loo ed a bit closer we found that there were ery interesting stories. Not least, a id ameron’s father Ian ameron’s offshore funds. stand out disco ery was loo ing at property. e had a list from the land registry of British properties that are owned through offshore companies that doesn’t identify names. e matched that with the data on offshore companies from the anama apers, which ga e us people’s names. e were able to string the two things together and wor out who the owners of these mysterious offshore companies holding empty properties worth millions of pounds were.

Top 5 Scoops in Living Memory Ryan Parry: “The Sun reporter Stephen Moyes’s exclusive about John Prestt s a air i e t e ee nes Rachel Sylvester: “Watergate, as it combined dogged journalistic determinati n, d nta ts and a it u nd it r u t a resident d n Nick Davies admire t e r rmer edit r The Sunday Times Harold Evans in publishing numerous great stories, including the exposé of the Thalidmide s anda David Pegg: “The Guardian s r nt e fi es and d ard n den s ea s e m st m i ated materia , t e m st se retive, under t e m st di u t ir umstan es in t e a e t e m st er u vernments in t e r d, and it as a su ess Ewen MacAskill u a t t e rimean ar and usse ir i iam H ard usse The Times des ri in e ess t e Britis mmanders ere and t e a medi a a i ities t at s t e ne t at sti s r me

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David Pegg Panama Papers The Guardian, 2016

he all is going to come down, whether physically or not, it’s day is o er, but it may not happen ery uic ly as they can’t do the iananmen solution,’ I said I had been in hina at the iananmen uare massacre fi e months earlier . orbache had forbidden the ast erman olitburo from stopping the demonstrations by force. hen I thin one of the jobs I had on was cancelled, so I said, h, well, I’ll go o er.’ o I went to ast ermany, and suddenly I was in the midst of it all. I must be the only person on earth who didn’t get a bit of the all because I ept ha ing to go into est Berlin to file and then bac again. hey were bringing down bits of the wall and I ept saying to myself, No, no I’ll do it later’, thin ing I’d gi e bits to my daughter atharine but I ne er got round to doing it. here are certain colleagues of mine who eep showing off about how e citing it was to be the only person there which is not true who ha e large bits of wall.

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secretsa of sexpert Hannah Evans pulls back the covers on the darker side of sex journalism

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hether it’s the return of missionary, female masturbation or how to navigate the dating scene, sex is a topic that fascinates everyone. Journalists are no exception. Following a surge in dating and hook-up apps, the number of articles about sex has boomed. You only need look at the popularity of websites like The Debrief to see this. Delivering endless sex tips and confessional stories, the online magazine boasts over a million page views a month. When revolutionary female pleasure website OMGYes launched last year even GQ and Men’s Health featured advice from the site. Put simply, sex sells. Reports from under the sheets are entertaining, but what happens when writing up sexual experiences starts to harm a journalist’s personal life, turning kinky and liberating into invasive or just plain... boring? When Joanna Coles left Cosmopolitan after four years as editor-in-chief, she confessed she’d been drained of sex tips. “I love Cosmo, I gave it everything I had,” she told The New York Times. “I just didn’t have another sex position in me.” In a sex-obsessed era it’s surprising to hear writers say they’re fed up with the genre, and raises the question: What’s the downside of writing about sex? When Krissy Eliot, 27, moved to San Francisco in 2013 she had one thing on her mind: sex journalism. Writing in the Shangri La of sexual liberation, Eliot explored the city’s underground kink scene and experienced everything from orgasmic meditation and erotic piercing to forced masturbation. She even got her butt hole massaged in a room full of people, all the while writing it up for her column in the San Francisco Bay Guardian and then Bay Area Reporter. But after almost a year of weekly sexcapades Eliot’s work began to affect her happiness. “I started to feel a bit like a prostitute because I was constantly doing all of these sex things every week, and engaging with all that on a regular basis can really wear you down.” In 2014 her newspaper shut and, after moving publications, Eliot cut down on her column for the sake of her sanity. “I did it once a month, which was much better for my mental health. When I wrote my column weekly I had

little time to process what happened and gauge my comfort levels. A girl needs at least two weeks to get over forced masturbation in front of 40 people. I essentially became a monkey in a thong dancing for my readers. ‘Sex monkey’ was never my aspiration.” But despite having supporting friends and fans, Eliot found that she was getting increasingly frustrated with the subject matter. Attending a bondage, domination, sadism and masochism class she witnessed three men whip a woman so hard her wails of pain made Eliot burst into tears, and she began to question her choice of career. “My perspective began to shift. I tried to remain objective, but I just began to get so disappointed in the people I was interacting with. It wasn’t liberating, it was just misogyny repackaged and it was my job to experience that, not to disturb it.”

and her humorous style and explicit content gained her popularity. But while her career was taking off her partner struggled with having their private life in print. “It was hard for him because I was talking about my life and my body in such a public forum,” she says. “He was a very private person and when it got to talking about some of my personal experiences I think it cracked the relationship.” In this con ict between relationship and career reached its peak and the couple split up. While there were multiple reasons behind the breakup, Paget acknowledges the writing had a significant impact.

Sex writing didn’t feel authentic, it just felt exposing

Experimental experiences like Eliot’s are extreme, but they highlight how problematic using yourself as an asset can be when it comes to sex. “Sex is still a topic that fascinates me,” she says. “But I think the way I did it was very grating and meant that I had to sacrifice my own beliefs and morals on the regular.” Eliot’s wellbeing suffered as a result of her sexpert status, but others have sacrificed relationships in pursuit of the most entertaining sexperience. Simone Paget, 33, is a Canadian sex and relationships columnist at the Toronto Sun who began writing about her and her partner’s sex life in 2010. With the aim of helping others feel more comfortable about sex, Paget wrote first person stories and adult toy re iews each week for her column, accumulating over 100 ibrators in the first two years. Her aim was to educate, shock and entertain,

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FEATURES It was incredibly selfish of me, but I was trying to e plore this part of myself and this person I cared about was putting restrictions on that by telling me what he was and wasn’t happy with me saying. aget continued her column as a single woman, but after fi e years she decided to pac away the se toys and mo e on from se perience writing. t first it was liberating but I just reached this point when it wasn’t fun any more and I started to feel li e I wanted my pri acy bac . e writing didn’t feel authentic, it just felt e posing and I started writing about it from a ery technical, detached perspecti e. or aget there were only so many ways to add colour to her clima and writing about her se life became the ultimate mood ill, a burnout she’s not alone in e periencing. lic erett, , started her career as a se writer and agony aunt at She, before mo ing to Company, where she had a column for years. riting in the era of Sex and The City, she churned out se ual copy describing her and her partner’s latest e ploits as they tested out positions and tips. But bringing her wor into the bedroom too its toll on her se life. I had less se . It was a large part of my features and columns for a few years and it did put me off. nowing what e ery single position was called, where the spot was meant to be and so on destroys the mystery somewhat. Now married with a teenage son, erett has put her inner arrie Bradshaw to bed, and after more than a decade out of the field she’s certain she’d ne er go bac . By my mid s I’d had enough. here’s only so much you can say about se , and I’d said it all times. lso, now things stay on the online fore er, I wouldn’t do it for ten times the money. hile these journalists all stress that they don’t regret their pre ious wor , each story illustrates how writing so e plicitly about se can change how you engage with it. hen your career is built on sharing intimacies, things won’t always ha e a happy ending. But that’s not to say that tal ing about se ploits always causes trouble for journalists. ther writers agree that se journalism is all about stri ing a balance between what is pri ate

and what is put in print. ebecca eid, freelance se writer and regular contributor at The Telegraph, admits using e periences but only as a starting point for a wider feature rather than the focus of her piece. o her, this is ey to a oiding any problems. ou ha e to realise that it might be difficult for some relationships in your life and you ha e to weigh up whether it’s worth it.

It wasn’t liberating. It was just misogyny repackaged

the rise of digital journalism, editors are willing to ta e ris s, lea ing Brits more informed and open minded about se trends. e writers ha e been instrumental in today’s acceptance of female se uality and discussions surrounding consent. s a result, audiences can read about se from a more holistic angle, while also learning new ways to enjoy it. But when you’re reading the ne t I tried the new ampant abbit piece, it’s important to remember it might not always be orgasms and smiles for the writer.

or writers li e eid pri ate e ploits are a way of relating to the reader, but for others tal ing about se doesn’t mean tal ing about their own e periences at all. ucy Beresford is a psychologist, freelance journalist and host of B ’s two hour wee ly se and relationships show. ith the a erage age of station listeners being , Beresford is often dealing with uestions about marriage and adult se hot topics range from cheating addictions to se ual inade uacy. Beresford is tac ling the serious issues, but she doesn’t thin there’s any spillo er into her personal life. I wouldn’t say that tal ing about the topic has affected my own relationships, she says. I don’t feel pressure to bring my own e periences into my wor . Beresford’s admission shows that it’s not necessarily the genre that’s problematic, but how you approach it. appiness, relationships and e en the se itself are put at ris when journalists publicly del e into their most intimate e periences. his in no way suggests that se journalism shouldn’t be celebrated or isn’t aluable. ith

e olutionary se trends of the past decade ifty hades of rey really catapulted the female se uality into the forefront of e ery one’s minds and it’s a brand so there was money to be made from catering to female se ual desire.

imone aget says... rissy liot says... rgasmic meditation is really interest ing because it taught men how to actually touch a agina. I went to a full wee end conference which teaches meditation through the state of orgasm. I thin that in itself is re olutionary one.

I’ e noticed there’s a huge push towards adding tech into the bedroom. dult toys is a saturated mar et and a lot of companies li e e ibe are trying to up the anti by adding in an app that hoo s up to ia Bluetooth to a i brator so can rate your performance and turn your partner on remotely.

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How to spot


From gorillas to Trump, Joe C. Evans presents a fi l i t a n

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toryful is a social agency with offices around the world and clients including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Reuters, Sky News, The Daily Telegraph and The Times. Traditional media organisations are increasingly looking to newsrooms like it to help sidestep the dangers of spreading fake news found online. Joe Galvin, director of news at the agency, is responsible for using tools available to almost anyone to sift through stories coming from the internet, exposing fake stories and verifying the true ones. Its newsroom operates a newswire, from which its clients can run stories confident in the knowledge that they are verified. One story not on the newswire was the “Syrian Hero Boy” video. Unfounded footage, claiming to show a Syrian boy running through gunfire to drag a young girl out of danger, was

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here was a story about a girl called Lisa who was allegedly raped by refugees in Berlin. That story was made up, but there were demonstrations against refugees and hundreds of people went out on the streets in Germany. That was when I decided this is a huge problem, we need to do something about it.” David Schraven leads the investigative newsroom at CORRECT!V, a German nonprofit organisation that is one of a rising number of groups set on debunking fake news. With the election of Donald Trump, fake news went mainstream. Switching you re fired for “you’re fake news”, the President propelled disinformation from the shadowy corners of the internet and into the spotlight. Distinct from news that you don’t like, fake news is deliberate disinformation, but this itself is a broad church. It encompasses everything from the story of a Chinese zoo calling its newborn gorilla Harambe McHarambeface, to Breitbart’s exaggerated account of a mob chanting “Allahu Akbar”, burning down a church in Dortmund on New Year’s Eve, both of which are untrue. Remember the satanic abuse ring run from a pizza parlour in Washington? Fake news. The media is becoming saturated with what Schraven calls “bullshit”. “Last year we saw that fake news was a really big problem, he says. But for the first half of the year we thought we could ignore it and that people would recognise a good story from a bad story. That was wrong.” CORRECT!V, which runs on donations from the public, is piloting a scheme with Facebook in Germany to combat the spread of fake news on social media. Users can ag stories they think

could be untrue and they are sent to Schraven and his team, who verify or debunk them. Despite being in a trial stage, the CORRECT!V team deal with around 30 stories a day. Schraven considers fake news to be part of a bigger problem with readers shifting away from having their curated news delivered by news organisations and towards picking up their news from social media and friends. “People used to trust a news organisation, they trusted the brand, but then something changed,” he says. “We now have more people communicating news and this is a different form of trust. This is a friend talking to a friend, and the chain of trust between two friends is much stronger than the trust you have in a brand. “When it comes to disinformation, it is pouring into this chain of trust and this is the real problem. When you want to do something about it — publish a correction, for example – people won’t hear it unless it comes from within the chain of trust. “If it doesn’t, to people in the chain, the correction may as well have never happened.” This is a view shared by James Ball, BuzzFeed’s special correspondent and author of the upcoming book Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered the World, which will be published this ay. ur online friends, he says, are a filter for what content we see online. “When you see something coming from an old mate you trust that because you trust them. We radicalise ourselves a bit.” The 43 Twitter accounts followed by Trump, including seven family members and seven hotels he owns, fit this pattern. If reports that his aides fear him watching coverage of his administration on television are true, it’s possibly due to the anaphylactic shock that he would experience on stepping outside his “chains of trust”. This radicalisation is similarly evident in the mania among readers when the truth behind a Breitbart story is called into question. Any dissent is instantly met with comment upon comment decrying the lying mainstream media, and supporting the outsider publication. In more extreme cases, it was evident when a 28-year-old man called Edgar Maddison Welch took an assault ri e and a handgun into the Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant to investigate alleged stories of satanic abuse.

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FEATURES widely shared in the media before finally being debunked by Galvin. “What we did with the ‘Syrian Hero Boy’ video,” he says, “was look at the account history. Going through the process of trying to verify the source, location and date, we found very quickly that we weren’t able to do any of that.” He also uses satellite imagery to see if he can link visual aspects of the video to a specific location, and weather patterns to try and identify the specific time or date that a video was shot. The increasing pressure on the news industry to be fast has come at a cost. Galvin is adamant that standards have fallen, not just in tabloid journalism, but also in respected broadsheets where rudimentary errors are being made. He says: “What we are trying to do is verify specific aspects and show our clients our working and say we know this was captured in Baghdad because we have verified the location using satellite imagery, for example. It is about transparency, and I think that is something that the news industry has lost. Fake news is just a symptom of a general malaise where the public don’t trust the industry as much because the standards have fallen so precipitously.” Galvin points towards the business model that organisations are increasingly operating under as the reason for the success of fake news. financial structure based on online hits and unique users has resulted in a constant need for speed that Galvin feels has damaged editorial standards. This is translating into a lack of public faith in the media, with this year’s Edelman Trust Barometer – an online survey of 33,000 people in 28 countries – showing trust in the media is at a low only seen after the phone hacking scandal. “I don’t think it is an overestimation to say that the industry is probably in the most significant crisis it has faced in a number of years,” Galvin explains. “The revenue model isn’t working and it has become a race to the bottom. In the long term the deterioration in public trust is palpable and fake news sites have successfully stepped into the vacuum left by declining public trust.”

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hile business models may play a part, some analysts place more responsibility on the dayto-day actions of journalists. Alastair Reid, a digital journalist who specialises in investigating misinformation, worked extensively on fake news avoidance as managing editor of First Draft News, a website giving advice on how to verify content found online. On the day we speak, he tells me a video doing the rounds online of a female cyclist pulling a wing mirror off a white van after the driver sexually harassed her through the window is suspicious. eid can t confirm he is right but his instinct is that it was scripted. The next day it is revealed as a fake, licensed by a viral video company and distributed by the media as real. Reid is convinced that this kind of circulation, which plays a part in the deterioration of trust in the media, can be avoided through journalists taking simple steps. “There’s time and it’s not a huge pain to do these checks,” he says. “It’s quick and easy when you know the relevant tools and techniques. “Journalists can do this, it is just a matter of

having the will to do it. Training journalists to do checks in the newsroom is something that every newsroom has got to consider. Really a big part of it is just tracing the sources of information.”


or CORRECT!V’s Schraven, the role of ournalists in the fight against fake news is just this. Journalists, he says, have a responsibility to speak up against disinformation as soon as it is spotted, rather than spreading it to support a business model. But they also have to close the gulf left by public trust seeping away from the media and find ways to engage their audience. “When it comes to fake news,” Schraven says, “it doesn’t help you to publish the correction in your own medium, in your own newspaper. You need to publish it where the audience is, on social media, and find new ways to address the audience. You need to step into the chains of trust.” At the moment, he adds, the debate over fake news is one in which two sides are arguing past one another and one of these groups “is so arrogant that it is not making the effort to address the other. A lot of the mainstream media are in that group”.

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How to avoid fake news If only one place is reporting something that is a red ag. What are the sources used in the story? Are they citing any at all? If they are citing sources, trace it back to the original source and assess if it is credible. Look at the history of the organisation that is sharing the information. Is it a reputable organisation or does it have a track record of sharing fake news? Look at names in the story and search for them. If they are supposed to be an official or spokesperson, can you find proof of their existence? Always reverse image search photographs and screenshots. A lot of the time they are used out of context. If looking at a video, can you find the place where it was supposedly filmed and compare it to satellite images on Google? Find landmarks in the video that can be cross-referenced against landmarks on Google Earth. Does a video look too good (or bad) to be true? If so, who licensed the video? If it’s a viral video company, it’s probably staged.

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ian Anderson is restless. The 26-yearold DJ and radio presenter has a weekly show on Radio 1Xtra dedicated to grime music. She’s friends with the nation’s favourite grime artist Stormzy and world superstar Ed Sheeran. And when she’s not on the radio or backstage at the Brits, she’s running her her own PR agency. In December 2015, she also became a mother. Her son, Lij, is now one.

understand why. As I’d never experienced being a mum before I just assumed they thought that because they doubted my capabilities. But I actually think they had a better level of understanding about what it meant to be a parent than I did, like the not wanting to leave your child to go and work part. The main thing that I bring up when speaking to a woman who is about to have a baby or wants to is mental health. I don’t think I was prepared for the traumatic experience that was childbirth and the guilt you have to go through on a day-to-day basis when you do go back to work. You hear about childbirth and you watch all the programmes in the world but nothing will prepare you for the straight violation of it. Then having to relive it daily when people ask you: “How was it?”



Last year you wrote “men at work said ‘I wouldn’t be coming back at all.’” Were they right to say that?

That was men and women. People thought I wouldn’t come back and, in hindsight, I

social media because my profile is so public. I can’t tweet as a mother would tweet about their child because my profile is so public. I constantly have to remind people I have a baby and so can’t accept a 5 day a week job, then face losing the job because of it. As far as I know from my experience so far, there aren’t any actual benefits.


You’ve said that being a mother has helped you streamline your priorities. Have you found any ot er benefits to being a ot er in the industry?

I’ve stopped talking about it. I’ve just realised now 15 months in that no one in the industry who doesn’t have a child is going to “get it”. I should have already been doing that. here are no benefits to being a mother in the industry; I have to think twice, three, four times before I post a picture of my child on

You recently Instagrammed a photo of Stormzy and Ed Sheeran. What’s the story behind that?

I met Ed at a charity gig he was playing and I thought he was epic. I booked him for a night called ILUVLIVE that I was volunteering for and we became friends from there. I helped him put together his No. 5 Collaborations Project EP and did marketing on it. It was hugely successful and he was signed after that. Then he became a global superstar, which was nice. I met and was working with Stormzy quite early on. We did PR for him at my company, SighTracked, and I pulled together some promo for him, including Jools Holland. So that was epic. Work aside, they’re really good friends. To see the picture of them together in their album T-shirts after performing together at the Brits was special.

Photo credits: @siananderson/Instagram, BBC

Sian Anderson talks to Henry Wong about single parenthood, the woman-friendly world of grime and being taken to Disneyland by Taylor Swift

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Is making and staying friends with talent like them a key to a broadcaster’s success? No. Ed’s never been on my show, and Stormzy has been on my show once as an unannounced guest. These are my friends: I could ring them and ask them to bring me milk for my son and they’d be there, and that’s nothing to do with radio. I think being friendly and approachable to people in general is the key to a broadcaster’s success. The more people that feel like they can talk to you, the more you know. The more you know, the more you can familiarise the public with knowledge. That’s what radio is: giving people knowledge on all things culture or music and doing it in a way that makes people feel good. You don’t have to be friends with anyone to do that.

You have a weekly grime show on Radio 1Xtra – do you prefer having a speciality? I love grime, it’s what I grew up on and it’s what I know. It got me where I am today, from listening to it, writing about it, raving with it, talking about it. It’s not my speciality by choice, it’s who I am. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like other music and appreciate other sounds.

Do you think you’ll make a switch to mainstream radio? Being a grime ambassador doesn’t mean that when I cover daytime shows I’m unable to talk about other genres too. It means that when there’s a situation, con ict or misrepresentation of the genre I know and love, I am there to y the ag for it in the correct way.

There are always misrepresentations: whether grime is black music (it is), whether rappers are grime too (they’re not), whether the UK needs the US to make grime popular (it doesn’t).


What other genres do you like apart from grime? Do you like Ed’s best mate, Taylor Swift?

aylor gets so much ac but she’s cool. Everyone goes through bitchy times and breakups. No one is perfect and everyone has emotion. We’ve hung out in LA and she showed nothing but love. She took my mates and me to Disneyland and for dinner and made us feel welcome in the middle of her tour. She didn’t need to do that.


Last year, you conducted an interview with rapper Chip t at caused an industry fig t with Tinie Tempah. How did it feel to get that scoop?

It went on for an hour and it was so tense because Chip was so angry at the time. It took so many turns and I didn’t know when or if it would ever end. But it was brilliant. I knew that interview was going to cause a stir because I knew I was going to directly say the things that other presenters were skirting around. He had lyrical beef with Tinie Tempah that appeared to have started with him, and behind the curtain everyone was saying it, but in front of his face they weren’t. I just came straight out with it. I said: “I feel like you started it,” and it was madness from there. It was an hour-long speech and breakdown from him about his perception of it. It was radio gold. And it was exciting because I got something out of him that no one else had and asked a lot of questions that other presenters were afraid to. He was triggered.

From left, the A Team: Ed Sheeran and Stormzy; Sian in the studio


Grime and radio are traditionally male dominated areas. Has working in the industry ever felt like an uphill struggle?

I don’t know about this. I started radio with Julie Adenuga on Rinse FM, which is co-run by Sarah Lockhart. Then I went on to guest on various stations like LBC and Red Bull Radio, and they were both put forward by Emma arren . hen I got on the BB my first guest mi was with adam and the first producer I showcased was Flava D. No male at any point ever tried to stop those things from happening; they actually all made sure I was the most comfortable I could be and had everything I needed. I’m not saying that the media industry on a whole isn’t male dominated, but my personal experience in grime and radio has been that men have welcomed a female face, voice and perspective.


What’s the best and worst part of working night radio?


Could you ever present a breakfast show?

Wednesday night is good because everyone is listening. Nothing’s really going on on a Wednesday night so I have everyone’s full attention. he worst part is finishing my show, realising it’s 1am and then having to drive home. I get home and I’m still so hype and charged up at like 2:30am, I can never get straight to sleep. After I reply to all the social media messages from the show it’s about 3am and then I have to be up at 9 or 10. But I still feel hype, that’s the difficult part.

I don’t think so. I would not want to wake up to me. I’ve done breakfast radio on 1Xtra a few times and it always starts with: “I’m so tired, is anyone even awake and listening? Hello? Let’s all go back to sleep,” and ends with: “Thanks so much for listening, I’m still so tired, I’m going back to bed now, thank you, bye.”

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The glossy


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n December, an article headlined “Donald Trump is Gaslighting America� became an online must-read. It received over a million hits in its first month, mainly because of its surprising origin: Teen Vogue. The piece was emblematic of a change in the tone of merican women s maga ines, based on an acknowledgement that young women can be interested in politics as well as nail polish and relationships. In a way, this is a return to form in , merican titles including Vogue and Seventeen oined forces to support the Equal Rights Amendment. In the UK too,


the s, s and early s were a time when current events crept into the glossies. e were unbelievably serious and we were incredibly political, says arcelle d rgy Smith, editor of Cosmopolitan UK between and . It was on her watch that the maga ine appointed its first political editor in . e really managed to motivate and mobilise a lot of women. Following a lull in news and political content during the late s and s, women s maga ines are now returning to that activist voice with renewed strength. Teen Vogue and

The US s foremost maga ine for black women has had a political message since its inception in . Its pages contain a range of images of women of colour not typically found in mainstream white-dominated media. But Essence also has an overtly activistic slant. The maga ine s campaign HeIs ot Suspect asked readers to share photos of young black men they loved, highlighting that women s maga ines can shed new light on current events by approaching them from a female perspective. Then, in , Essence oined forces with oting hileBlack and compiled a guide for their readers about how to e ercise their democratic rights, and ran articles to tell them which candidates best represented their interests.

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other US publications may be leading the way because of the direct threat that Trump and a Republican government poses to women. But the rise of social media and the increasing political engagement of young female readers means there is a global audience for a combination of fashion, lifestyle and news. This is especially true in the U , where Bre it has opened up conversations about young people s engagement with politics. Now XCity presents a guide to the women s outlets on both sides of the Atlantic that are changing the game.


fter the site s viral ore omen campaign encouraged greater female representation across all aspects of culture in , Elle UK continues to serve up daily political reporting and commentary on its website. The weekly agenda typically includes outspoken articles in support of BT rights, anti racism campaigns and louder female voices in the public sphere. ost recently, the site celebrated International omen s ay by lending their million reader platform to activist une ric Udorie, who has campaigned against female genital mutilation and fought to keep feminism in the level politics curriculum.

teenVOGUE Under laine elteroth s editorship the maga ine has generated global interest in its hard hitting coverage of everything from Trump s election to the genocidal origins of Thanksgiving. auren Duca, who authored that viral Trump article, now has her own column devoted to political resistance, and the site is gaining traction with young reader activists. This team is regenerating their market by working on a simple assumption young women care as much about current affairs as glittery nail polish.

Illustrations: Rosie Duvall. Photos: women’s march by Brian Allen; cunt touch this by Mark Dixon; poison him by Mathias Wasik; venus symbol by Claudio Uribe; badge by Tim Evanson; Ivanka by Ali Shaker; covers by permission of Stylist


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The women s monthly has a long tradition of political coverage, having had a contributing editor from ashington for years. ast year the US website launched a dedicated politics section specifically for the election. Special features combined the high gloss of the maga ine with essential briefings, such as a photoshoot with the women – campaigners, reporters and even tech e ecs shaping the political landscape.



e usually e pect to find editorial opinion on elections from newspapers, not from glossy maga ines. et merican Vogue broke its own century old tradition by publicly endorsing Hillary linton in her bid for the presidency, telling readers to put this election behind us and become the merica we want to be optimistic, forward looking, and modern�. The endorsement was based on Vogue s knowledge of its own reader base clued up, progressive women who care about the world s future as well as its fashion.

COSMOPOLITAN criticism fre uently aimed at lifestyle maga ines is that they sometimes pander to interviewees. But Cosmopolitan has recently been using its reputation for saying the unsayable to hold public figures to account. Ivanka Trump told reporter Prachi upta that she had a lot of negativity when challenged on the holes in onald Trump s childcare policy, but upta continued to press her, leading Trump to admit that the policy would not be inclusive to gay men raising children. eanwhile, Trump advisor ellyanne onway s habit of referencing a non e istent Bowling reen massacre was picked up in an interview with Cosmopolitan even before it hit mainstream attention in an S B interview.

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A digital newcomer on the scene, The Pool was founded to bring together everything that a busy woman needs to know. That, of course, includes a daily ews rop as well as the latest lipstick trend and what to watch on T tonight. The reason The Pool has struck a chord with tens of thousands of readers is that it breaks everything down with a no nonsense approach, cutting right to the chase on how government policies will affect their readers, with four minute reads on things like the Budget and the global gag rule. They understand the modern woman s time is valuable, and fight hard to be deserving of it.

Stylist The free weekly women s mag has gathered momentum as the editorial team increasingly turn their attention towards the big issues. ast ovember this culminated in Stylist s ual Pay ay campaign, encouraging women and their employers to oin the fight for e ual pay for women. nd when it came to the US election, the maga ine went to print before the result, so they gave us one of the most memorable maga ine designs of the year. Two alternative covers were printed: one with Clinton and the word Phew , another featuring Trump and the caption Sh t .

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Falling circulations and ad revenue have left Britain’s newspapers li i to a ri t li i stai e fi erti s Stuart Stone lifts the li o the ra s u i a o ar tre


Matt Kelly

editor of The New European a hief o te t o er at Archant

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inner of the Chairman’s Award at the 2017 Press Awards, and described by judges as “an unusual success — the counter-intuitive story of a new print launch in a digital age” — The New European targets the 48 per cent who voted Remain in last summer’s EU referendum. It has featured contributions from Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, Bonnie Greer and Chuka Umunna, and weekly issues sold around 40,000 copies just after launch. “We wanted to do something interesting that grabbed attention while Brexit was still a shocking event. We thought it might last four weeks or so. Thirty-three weeks later we are

still around and going strong. “We are the most partisan paper in Fleet Street, unashamedly so. I believe it’s never been more important for printed media to be absolutely clear to its readers about what it thinks is important. We are pretty clear: Brexit is a bad idea.” The New European has ourished as it was launched with “total clarity about its audience”. “We took a bold, loud approach to stand out in a market full of noise. Some of the great writers in the country writing at length about something they are really passionate about.” In a world of fake news and post-truth, embodied by the disinformation spread during the referendum, Kelly sees “religiously telling the truth against the tide of bullshit that swirls through our lives” as the most vital factor in launching, and ensuring the survival, of a successful news brand in 2017. “This is what separates professional journalism from the rest of it.”

Photo credit L-R: AP/ Press Association images, The New European. Illustration credit: David Marsh/Noun Project

ore people in the UK read a newspaper than there are people in Australia with 33 million of us picking up a print paper every month according to the marketing body Newsworks. Yet this hasn’t discouraged doubters from penning a premature obituary. In May 2016 City’s Prof Roy Greenslade forecast that the UK’s national newspapers were about to plunge off a “print cliff”. Plummeting advertising revenue, The Independent moving online only and the closure of Trinity Mirror’s The New Day after just two months on newsstands were just some of the signs that print news was clinging to the precipice by its ink stained fingertips. On top of the latest ABCs showing weekly local papers dropping an average of 11.2 per cent of their year-on-year circulation in the second half of 2016, the readership of national newspapers has dropped by nearly six million since 2007, according to National Readership Survey S figures. ore than the population of Scotland have stopped reading print newspapers in the last decade. It’s time to adapt or die. But is the pessimism premature? Media owners’ determination to innovate in print hasn’t been dampened, as the launch of The New European in July 2016, the continued ascent of the i and the initial success of The National in Scotland after its 2014 establishment demonstrate. But just how does a print newspaper survive and, more importantly, thrive in 2017? XCity talked to three editors from titles that are bucking a downward trend.

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Callum Baird

editor of The National

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We’re gearing up for a second independence campaign


aird agrees that tapping into strong political feeling is a solid basis for establishing a print news brand. “The Scottish newspaper market is pretty saturated. There are a lot of titles out there, but there wasn’t one that supported Scottish independence and people were obviously and understandably upset about that during the referendum campaign in 2014. It was obvious that there was a gap there and none of the

established newspapers wanted to fill it, so we decided to take a chance on that. We wouldn’t have launched if there were two or three other papers backing independence.” “It was launched as a trial over a week, and we weren’t quite sure that there would be a market or an audience for it. The success of The National is the fact that it’s still going in a market that’s declining. It’s carved out a niche for itself and has a very loyal fan base. The plan is to keep it going indefinitely if we can. “It’s a very busy marketplace. The big guns, like The Sun and the Daily Record, have a lot of resources. Other titles like The Herald have a long and storied history. So if you want to launch a new product into such a competitive

marketplace you need to have something unique. Having a political stance is the most obvious way to do this. I know The New Day’s pitch was: ‘It’s a newspaper for people who don’t buy newspapers’, but that just suggests nobody’s going to buy it.” espite most recent figures showing The National’s circulation dropped by 30 per cent in the second half of 2016 to around 8,500 per day, the continued calls for Scottish independence suggests it will stay relevant for as long as the debate itself. “We’re gearing up for a second independence campaign that looks like it’s going to happen at some point in the next two or three years. That’ll be the biggest contributing factor to what we do in the next while.”

Oliver Duff, editor of the i

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he i has ourished since ohnston Press bought it in February 2016. In its first year as a separate entity to The Independent, it enjoys a daily circulation of 270,000, nearly double The Guardian’s, and was shortlisted for newspaper of the year at the Press Awards in March 2017. “No other title has been created to meet changing habits of news consumption. Innovation is the beating heart of the i, we keep evolving to meet our readers’ needs. 85 per cent of our readership lives outside London, which is unique in the quality market. We’re not trapped in the London bubble. “We’ve built the i on five pillars brevity, quality, value, dialogue, and fairness. “Our bite-size format is ideal for people who want a quick, smart digest of Britain and the

world. There’s no buyer’s remorse, you don’t chuck half the paper away unread, or fill the recycling bag with unwanted supplements. In an age of hyper-information, fake news and algorithms distorting political discussion, trusted curation becomes increasingly valuable. “We launched i seven years after Facebook and three weeks after Instagram, so we use our engagement with readers on our social channels, as well as ‘traditional’ routes like email and reader events, to shape the paper we put out every day and our website. “Our readers want us to call it straight. That’s why we ran ‘You Decide’ campaigns for the Brexit vote, Scotland’s independence referendum and the 2015 general election. We told readers we’d arm them with the facts but it won’t be ‘the i wot won it’.” Unlike The New European and The National, being nonpartisan is key to the i’s success. “We don’t promise bland BBC neutrality where every politician gets an equal

voice. We promise readers that we try to report politics and news in a balanced way, where we hold all leaders to account. Where we fall short, we try harder. We don’t have an axe to grind, we don’t have political baggage. That’s something our readers like. They find it refreshing. And the most important factors in establishing and maintaining a successful news brand? “Two things: trusted voices, and the bottom line. “The picture often painted of the national newspaper market is inaccurate. Almost all national titles are profitable businesses, each employing hundreds or thousands of people. Every morning, 6.5 million people go out and pay for a national newspaper “Hundreds of millions more around the world read British newspaper journalism — more than ever before — and some of them even pay for it. A further 2.5 million people a day take one of the big free titles: Metro, City A.M. and the Evening Standard. And that’s before you count the hundreds of daily regional and locals.”

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From Westminster to Fleet Street Corbyn at Gardeners’ World? Nick Clegg at VICE? George Osborne editing a freesheet? Niall Flynn imagines what kind of hacks the current crop of politicos would make – because, let’s face it, nowadays anything can happen

yourself gushing and asking if he’s got time to put a mixtape together for you. “Tinie loves it when I play this one, he shouts down the mic, simultaneously saving the future of both Britain’s club scene and moderate centrism.

Jeremy Corbyn: Gardeners’ World

Well, wonder no longer, because XCity has spent hours pondering which publication would best suit the current big beasts of British politics, if they ever were to make the switch. After all, if the past year has taught as anything, it’s wise not to rule anything out.

Chuka Umunna: DJ Mag

Chuka Umunna is young! And cool! And mates with Tinie Tempah! According to the Streatham MP he was also a DJ. Chuka’s sets were “strictly vinyl” and included ragga, jungle, hip-hop, soul and garage. Coming from any other politician, such a declaration would usually be met with “stop lying to us, you awful, truth-bending loser”, but with Chuka hip, handsome, youthful huka you find

Nicola Sturgeon: BBC Newsnight

Nicola Sturgeon is many things but, above all, she is absolutely terrifying. Since Paxman slouched off, journalism’s been after someone with that unique ability to intimidate politicians into full, unrelenting disclosure. Imagine lying to Nicola Sturgeon. You can’t, can you? It d be like lying to your mum, dad, grandma, Columbo and Judge Dredd all at the same time. Do you think she’d have settled for Theresa May telling her that Brexit was going to be “red, white and blue?” Not on your darn life. She’d have made her produce a white paper, by hand, there and then, written in blood. With Sturgeon heading up Newsnight, we’d have total political transparency within weeks.

Illustrations: Ian Baker


ichael Gove was one, as was Boris. Owen Smith gave it a go before turning to the pharmaceutical industry. Ruth Davidson did it for seven years, and Nigel Lawson and Michael Foot were both pretty good at it. Even Churchill did a turn during the Boer War. That’s right: we’re talking politicians who, once upon a time, were journalists. They’re everywhere, like rats in London or big red buses in referendums. Parliament’s littered with ex-hacks who took the plunge into public office and never looked back. Imagine, though, if it was the other way round. What if Britain’s current crop of politicians were to ditch their constituencies and throw themselves into reporting for a living?

Oh, Jez. Sweet, dishevelled, longing for the good ol’ days of the plush and comfortable backbenches Jez. Does he want to be the person tasked with restoring the Labour party’s electoral credibility? Of course he doesn’t. Look at him, for god’s sake. He wants to be in the greenhouse, with his marrows, cucumbers and coriander, thinking about what kind of jam he’s going to make tomorrow. Gardeners’ World is your one, Jezza. Don’t worry. The Blairites can’t get you there.

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Nigel Farage: The Morning Advertiser Not many people know this, but Nigel Farage enjoys a pint of lager in the pub. Not one to cause a scene, he tends to keep his head down when fre uenting a local boo er. If igel s being completely honest, he finds the idea of being snapped with a drink in his hand a little embarrassing — it’d be like he was trying to prove something, and gosh, how he hates the thought of the limelight. If he were to oin The Morning Advertiser he could exercise his love for the British pub in a way that was subtle, low-key and in keeping with his general, muted ethos. He could even do it under a pseudonym.

Ed Miliband: WIRED

Before he became a full-time meme, Ed Miliband was actually leader of the Labour party. In so doing he spawned the ine plicable, ghastly Freudian mess that was Milifandom, accidentally restoring the romantic credibility of geeks across the county in the process. Thanks to Ed, us nerds are cool and desirable again, and nothing says “cool and desirable nerd” like WIRED magazine. Go forth, young dward. eep ying that ag.

Theresa May: Backpacker magazine

Theresa May is, in her own words, “a keen walker”, which is pretty much the equivalent of admitting that your favourite Beatle was Ringo,

or that you actively look forward to ad-breaks because they give you the chance to “make a nice cup of tea”. The Prime Minister and her husband are regular visitors to the Swiss Alps, where, in something that couldn’t be more Conservative party if it tried, they enjoy “twoweek hiking holidays . t first glance, hiking and “holiday” is an oxymoron of the worst kind that should never be allowed to exist. But then again, given everything going on, the peace and quiet of the great outdoors probably takes on a new significance for you, doesn t it, Theresa

dancing like the loafer-wearing uncle you swore you’d never invite to your wedding (yet there he was anyway, purple-shirted, glass of cava in each hand, gyrating in the corner as you tried to cut the cake). Ed Balls knew, that’s who. With his rediscovered popularity, the former shadow chancellor could do anything he wanted — so why on earth would he return to the cold, monochromatic world of politics? The dancing world has embraced him with open arms, so the dancing world is where he shall remain, wideeyed and glittery.

Nick Clegg: I

David Cameron: DeAgostini

Apparently, if you want young people to like you, all you have to do is start presenting documentaries. Louis Theroux, Reggie Yates, Sir David Attenborough — the kids are going cra y for them. If we re being totally honest, Nick Clegg hasn’t really been too hot with Britain’s youth since the whole tuition fees thing. But by teaming up with I for a three-part series titled “The Christian Fundamentalists Secretly Bankrolling Berlin’s Underground Sex Trade”, it’d only be a matter of time before the former Lib Dem leader was back in the hearts of the hip and happening 1825s. See, politics is easy.

Ed Balls: Dance Magazine

Who knew that restoring your public image was as easy as going on primetime television and

The former prime minister currently has a lot of time on his hands and could do with a hobby. “Perhaps we should invite friends over and hold a referendum to decide what my new thing can be,” he says to Samantha, rooting through the drawer for their phonebook. Before David can destroy yet another long-standing union, his wife has yanked him away and handed him the latest issue from DeAgostini, the famous do-ityourself scale modelling serial. It s the build your own C57 locomotive edition,” she tells her husband. There are issues. It ll keep you occupied until 2019. Now, stop trying to get the children to vote on what they want for dinner.”

George Osborne: Evening Standard Haha Imagine

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“I might be blind but this is my journalism. I can still do it�




Mohammed Salim Patel, a young journalist learning his trade despite his deteriorating eyesight tells his story to Megan Hill


n ary onoghue s first day at the BB he was asked to bungee ump off helsea Bridge for the Today programme. leap of faith for most, for onoghue this was a step further a literal leap into the dark. s the U s first blind broadcaster he broke stigmas and proved that having a disability shouldn t stop anyone from pursuing a career in ournalism. ow the ashington correspondent for the BB ,

onoghue and other blind ournalists Peter hite and Sean illey are paving the way for visually impaired broadcasters. mong them is year old ohammed Salim Patel. Patel has retinitis pigmentosa, which has slowly reduced his vision since he was born, causing him to be registered as legally blind aged ust nine. He now has only slight vision in his right eye. espite this, since graduating from the University of entral ancashire

in Patel has built up an impressive working across online, radio and broadcast platforms. He is currently at BB adio live. The Blind ournalist also runs a blog and a ouTube channel under the same name, where he talks about his own struggles with his disability and how he overcame them. Patel sees the blogs as a platform to inspire others. He says I can show people that I might be blind but this is my ournalism. I can still do it.

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FEATURES The story I m doing at the moment is a story about oalball U a sport specifically designed for visually impaired players where the aim is to roll a . kg ball with bells in into the opposing team s net receiving funding to find the ne t Team B stars. The visual aspect could have stopped me covering the story, but I haven t let it. I came up with the idea of having oPros on the players, as well as the shot list and the treatment of how I d like it to visually work. It might sound ironic, but I think visually. I ve always had an eyesight impairment but it has deteriorated over time. I can remember, from when I had decent sight, where an eye line should be held and what things look like or how things should be, and use that for reference. It doesn t bother me that I might not be able to see what it actually looks like now, I can still envisage it and put that idea forward. I don t think not having sight hinders my ability to be a ournalist. I can do the work and get the end result that you probably would, but I ve gone about it in a different way.

Grabbing journalism by the balls


Visually impaired BBC Radio 4 broadcaster Peter White

Day to day work I don t have a guide dog as I m scared of them, but at work I have a supporter provided by ccess to ork for me. His role is to provide sighted guide so that I don t make a prat of myself by walking into something. He is my eyes. If there is anything visual going on he will e plain to me what s happening. I also have a programme on my laptop called S that reads anything on the screen back to me. hen I m court reporting I ll ask to take in a dictaphone or my laptop so I can touch type. I touch type all my stories as it s much uicker and easier. I ve tried dictation with Siri but it doesn t work with a ancashire accent. s I m a broadcaster I do a lot of presenting and pieces to camera. People always say that my eye line is straight down the barrel or that I m looking e actly at the person. I don t know how I do it but I ve been told that I do it uite well. I make use of little techni ues to help me. For e ample, sitting up straight will give you the correct eye line with someone.

All photos credit: BBC

Treatment at work I ve never had an issue. They allow me to take my e uipment into courtrooms because they have to make that reasonable ad ustment. t the end of the day, if I m covering a court case on the press bench, then people aren t going to have a problem because I m there to do my ob. People are uite in uisitive

because they wonder how I m going to make notes or conduct an interview, but I like that. It opens up a conversation and gets rid of small talk. ainly, I think people respect you more in these situations because you are doing something and not letting any weakness or hindrance you ve got stop you.

Doubts I never doubted my ability to be a ournalist, but there were people who doubted me. prime e ample of that was when I applied for university. I originally applied for a broadcast ournalism course, but I was told by the university that the course wasn t appropriate as it was very visually demanding and one of the core components was shorthand. t the time I accepted what they told me and applied to the more print based, non shorthand reliant, international ournalism course. ooking back it should ve affected me more but I was determined, if changing course was what I had to do then I was willing to do it. raduating with a first class degree is something I m really proud of. ot even for myself but for others, it s putting that message out there if you think you can t do something, think again.

Stories There is no story that I ve wanted to do but couldn t. There never will be because I won t let that happen, I d think of a way around it.

There are many. I ll give you a different perspective, not only on the day to day things, but I ll bring you stories that people might not know of. That s purely because my perspective is from someone who has a disability and is also sian and uslim these are areas that are probably underserved. I cover stories that other people are scared to cover, can t get the contacts for, or uite frankly don t have the balls to do. I have done documentaries about the stigma some sian families have towards disabilities and their unwillingness to talk about them. y wide range of contacts is another definite advantage of my disability. I make ac uaintances with people who have disabilities through my blog, and this means that if we need someone to speak on a particular issue I can get someone on air straight away.


If you think you can’t do something, think again.

The Future y eyesight is deteriorating. t the moment I can still make things out, not to the kind of detail everyone else can, but it s still something. hen that completely goes and it goes black... I ve not thought that far ahead. I say now I m prepared for it, but am I nly time will tell. I ve accepted my condition, I know it s going to happen. How on earth I deal with it when it does I don t know. Is it even going to be practical for me to continue as a ournalist I hope so. I don t think in terms of employment or support it would be, it s ust me psychologically and mentally. I d still be the guy that I am, I d still want to cover the stories I do now, I think I d ust need a bit more time to come to terms with it.

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Rise of the Robo-journos Working with AI is a help, not a hindrance, writes Alice Durrans Cartoon character of Xiao Nan, designed by Southern Metropolis Daily


n the time it takes you to read these 1,500 words, a robot could have written almost 360 articles of the same length. At the beginning of 2017, a Chinese robo-journalist produced a 300-word story on travel problems during Chinese New Year celebrations in Guangzhou. It took just one second for the robot to write the article. Remarkably, the creators of Xiao Nan said that the length of the story was irrelevant; be it 300 or 1,500 words, the time taken to file the piece would remain the same. Robots can already match human dexterity and speed, as well as deliver correct medical diagnoses faster than any doctor. Now, AI is collating and writing the news. But coverage of AI is often about scaremongering – the fear that robots are stealing jobs. In fact, robots are liberating us: data-led pieces and simple news stories can be written by machines, which frees up journalists to focus on stories with human interest and investigations that require deep analysis. One person who is certain AI is a help and not a hindrance is Xiaojun Wan, a professor at Peking University’s Institute of Computer Science and Technology, who was part of the team that created Xiao Nan. AI robots, he says, can write relatively simple news articles, do well in data analysis and

seldom make mistakes. “Moreover, they free up time,” he says. “The robots can work day and night, which greatly reduces the burden of human journalists. “AI robots and human journalists will coexist for a long time, they can help each other in so many ways. AI robots will take over some journalism jobs, such as simple news writing, data collection and analysis. But they do not have the capacity to think and reason, so they cannot write deep news reports.” Xiao Nan is the second robot created by the team at Peking University. hile the first bot, called Xiaomingbot, wrote sports news, this machine is focused on writing civic news articles like weather and air quality reports. The next machine-learning project the team is looking to develop relates to entertainment news and essay writing. The presence of “robo-journalists” in the office is nothing new. utomated ournalism has been developing over the past five years. In 2013, AI-powered journalism was in its infancy, just producing data-led articles. For instance, in sports reporting, machines could collate data on baseball match scores or the number of runs made and produce a report of the game. In finance, machines would calculate the profit forecasts for firms before the final figures had been released.

Then, the following year, journalists began to fully harness the power of AI. In March 2014, the Los Angeles Times became the first newspaper to report an earthquake, near Beverly Hills, California. The story was breaking news and an algorithm called Quakebot produced the report. When an earthquake alert was reported by the US Geological Survey, Quakebot extracted the relevant data from the alert and put it into a prewritten template to create the story. The creator of Quakebot was Ken Schwencke. Writing for The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, Schwencke is that rare breed: a programmer and journalist. But three years on from the first Quakebot article, he doesn’t think there will be a Terminatoresque robot takeover anytime soon. He says: “Technology has become a lot more advanced: there’s a company called AX Semantics that can write automated text in multiple languages. But I still think, in general, it’s closer to Mad Libs than AI. It’s hard to write something smarter than the structured data that exists for it, and raw data is frequently uninteresting at best.” Mad Libs is a template system whereby words or data are substituted for blanks in a story. Put simply, automated articles are produced using the following steps: editors

The last four years of AI-powered journalism 2013 Narrative Science and Automated Insights are major rivals in producing automated news reports. Software used by the two companies, Quill (Narrative Science) and Wordsmith (Automated Insights), produces data-heavy news items for sports fans and stock analysts.

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The Los Angeles Times’ Quakebot produces a report on an earthquake in just three minutes.

June 2014 A computer program – named “Eugene Goostman” – passes the Turing test for the first time. The test was developed by Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing in the 1950s to measure a machine’s ability to exhibit human intelligence or behaviour. Turing wanted to be able to gauge if machines could “think” or succeed in an “imitation game”. In 2014, during a text-only conversation, “Eugene” gave such human-like responses that it was mistaken for a human for more than 30 per cent of the conversation.

May 2015 In 2015 alone, using the algorithms in its Wordsmith software, Automated Insights produces more than 1.5 billion pieces of content.

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FEATURES created narrative templates for stories and key phrases for different outcomes; these templates are linked to a data-source; the software or algorithm identifies the relevant data and corresponding phrases and they re finally put into the template and published. Routine journalism is becoming automated and journalists must now be technologists as well as storytellers.

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You could probably get a robot to write a Sun article

“AI changes the way you think about using data in the news,” says Schwencke. “How can you automate numbers and analysis as part of an article or standalone piece? Robotext – copy created by robots – features frequently in mine and others work in the field. But most people don’t think about it in terms of a ‘bot’. Most of the time it’s just slotting numbers into a prewritten sentence.” So AI is enhancing, not changing, the news desk. In fact, these bots make life easier and real time reporting more efficient and accurate. AI is able to alert programmers and journalists of anomalies in data – even headline writing is now a science left to bots. It’s also capable of producing 12 different headlines and calculating which one is most SEO friendly. Robert Colvile, editor of political and technology website CapX and author of The Great Acceleration, a book exploring how the world is working and communicating faster, embraces this new technology. “There is a vast amount of reporting done that could, and probably should, be automated,” he says. “Corporate reporting and sports reporting is generally now done by AI. We as journalists don’t like to think about how much of what we do is quite generic: a comment piece, let alone a news report, is fairly easily written. You could probably get a robot to write a Sun article.” But there is no denying that automated articles have their drawbacks – a machine has no creative licence when it is slotting data or

key phrases into a template. As Colvile explains: “Routine journalism can be automated, but the stuff that involves talking to people or working as a team cannot be done by a machine.” Nonetheless, new research published earlier this year suggests there is some snobbery among journalists towards their robot colleagues. Dr Neil Thurman, a researcher at City and professor at Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, says journalists consider stories produced by robots to “lack the context, complexity, and creativity of traditional reporting”. A study conducted by Dr Thurman this March, which looked into the relationship between reporters and robo-writing, included interviews with journalists and media executives at major news organisations. Journalists from the BBC concluded that the need to template robo-written stories limited the uality of the finished article, as once data was added into the template it could not be interrogated or explained by the robot. On the other hand, a reporter from The Sun cited in the report said robots were “a good tool for democracy” as robo-journalists were untainted by human opinion. But a BBC news journalist pointed out that the sheer volume of content produced by automated journalism meant that it could make it easier for prejudiced organisations to in uence the news agenda. So far it is clear that AI can produce simple news stories. But NewsWhip, a company that uses “data-driven storytelling”, thinks the use of AI in the newsroom may be limitless. Liam Corcoran, NewsWhip’s head of communications, explains how these machines work alongside human editorial judgment, rather than

January 2017

October 2015 Fan Hui, three-time champion of the East Asian board game Go, loses to a computer program developed by Google DeepMind, a British AI company.

August 2016

Programmers at Peking University create Xiao Nan, a robot that can produce a news report in just one second.

The Washington Post use robots to write stories on the Olympics in Rio, Brazil.

July 2016 BuzzFeed launches BuzzBot, an automated chatbot. Tested at the Republican National Convention in the US, the bot asked questions, gathered news and published user-generated content, allowing people to participate in the event’s coverage.

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replacing it. The machine pulls out key stories that need to be covered, thus freeing up time for the human to focus on longer pieces. He says: “One of the most exciting aspects of our technology is the ability for newsrooms to quickly spot the ‘white space’ around events their competitors are covering. So this is the idea that machine learning can help editors spot the stories that aren’t being covered, fast. “AI is helping publications to understand their audiences better, pick content themes and produce stories that are on-topic in order to maximise their reach.” Likewise, Francesco Marconi, strategy and development manager at the Associated Press, says the combination of AI and journalism could create a more informed and efficient society”. But he warned that while AI could unlock new opportunities for journalism, it was not journalism’s silver bullet. “The challenge will be to make sure we continue to adhere to our standards and ethics as we embrace augmented journalism,” he e plains. rtificial intelligence is designed by humans, and humans make mistakes. Therefore, AI can make mistakes.” For now, let us welcome this digital colleague into the newsroom. By removing the mundane tasks of writing up election results or football match reports, AI allows journalists to dedicate more time to those stories that require a human touch.

November 2016 Reuters build News Tracer, an algorithm that sorts real news from spam on Twitter.

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£676 on coffee! The hidden costs of being a journalist ver o ere ho mu h ou s e ea h ear o our ve ti o foam five shot caramel macchiato? Or the amount you have to spend to be on trend every season? Well, look no further, Georgia Aspinall and Hebe Hatton have rounded up all those things you never realised were eating away at your already tiny pay packet

The Fashion Editor bviously the clothes are key. s a rule you only ever spend over a grand on coats and bags, because they are the pieces that can change every outfit, right line coats and Prada bags are lifelong purchases. Oh and so was that £1,470 new Gucci dress. Then there is monthly visits to the stylist at ahogany Hair in Hanover S uare ust a one minute stroll from Vogue House) where you pay £63 to keep your lob at just the right length. nd brunch. The sole reason ournalists can t afford a mortgage. So many meetings, particularly in fashion, happen over brunch. The usual of poached eggs and smashed avo on rye at Bistrothe ue can set you back £17, and that’s not including the multiple champagne cocktails to wash it down with…

Coffee. Lots of coffee. Of course, as journalists we all spend almost our entire salary on coffee, but freelancers could take out a mortgage for all the at whites they buy. Just one coffee a day can cost up to £13 a week, that’s £676 a year. For freelancers, we can expect to triple that. Not only do you need a drip ow of caffeine to cultivate all those pitch ideas, but if you don t keep ordering a drink every hour, you’ll only feel the burning of snooty glares from angry baristas all afternoon. Just how long can you make that . at white last

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The Travel ournalist You may get free holidays and fabulous tans for nothing, but what’s not included in those expenses are the endless sun creams, travel minis and bug spray you need to buy every time you go abroad. t . a pop for those teeny shampoos, it s worth investing in some refillable bottles from Poundland. on t forget about all the aloe vera gel you ll need to cool sunburns, and the Boots meal deals to avoid the dreaded plane food.

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You may get to listen to all the latest releases for free, but how will you impress your fellow hacks without the latest record player or an updated vinyl collection of your own t minimum for the player more like if you want decent sound uality and a record, you’re forking out hundreds just to keep up the hipster jig. ou might even go the whole hog and put up a vinyl wall in your studio apartment in amden. Seriously, are you really a music lover without one

The Social edia Editor orking with bloggers, vloggers and Instagrammers is surely e pensive. o you buy the Herbalife ust to have something to discuss over chai lattes and kale salad hat about their latest workout programme How do you indulge the self-indulgent without spending your entire salary on hair vitamins like SugarBearHair ou might even be paying to keep up with the ardashians now. t . a month for each of their apps, and about eight million sisters to keep up with, your entire gin fund could be going on learning how Kylie got such an amazing bum so fast…

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BRANDED FOOD CONTENT Ally Head and Ellie Smith report on how supermarket magazines are winning over both readers and critics massively, but if you’re producing content for brands, they invest in journalism.” For supermarket brands, this business model has the potential to create a conversation with their readers. Unrivalled marketing budgets mean companies can invest more money across all aspects of its magazines: its writers, photography, illustrations and its designs.

Brands need journalism, and journalism needs money

Readers notice and appreciate this investment. Helen Johnston, editor of Tesco Magazine, believes that creating strong, seasonal content keeps customer ratings high. On average, readers spend between 26 and 27 minutes reading the magazine – similar to the amount of time people spend reading one of the

UK’s leading national newspapers, The Times, which has a “dwell time” of 45 minutes. Yet there is still scepticism about the grey area between journalism and advertorial, and between client free and client led content in which supermarket magazines fall. Many question whether branded content is simply a larger marketing tool, used by clients such as supermarkets – to boost sales. Sitwell rubbishes these doubts.“Critics might say we dress up marketing for customer friendly content, but actually it’s far greater than that — it is genuinely good content,” he says. And it seems readers agree, with Waitrose statistics showing 87 per cent saying they enjoy reading the magazine. But the client does play a large part, and their objectives often dictate what copy goes in the magazines. Working towards these demands sometimes brings limitations. In particular, Sitwell and Johnston cite editorial restriction, a more definitive publishing schedule and having to promote specific products. As Rosie Mullender, acting editor of The Co-operative Food magazine, says: “We can’t



readers of the digital Co-op magazine to date

Tesco Magazines circulated in 2016


Number of years Sainsburys Magazine has been running

5 Awards Waitrose Food won at the 2016 CMA Awards

Illustration credit: Yvonne Thompson. Cover credit: Respective media companies.


hen was the last time you bought a food magazine? Not for a while? But a free supermarket publication? You probably picked one up yesterday. Supermarket magazines are having a moment. The UK’s love of all things food is showing no sign of slowing down. Tesco Magazine was the second highest circulating magazine in the 2016 ABCs, with a circulation of 1.9 million, while Asda Good Living was just behind in third with 1.8 million. Both ranked higher than popular consumer magazines like TV Choice and Radio Times. But in a market where so many print publications are struggling – overall print circulation fell by an average of 5.3 per cent in the first si months of how is food based branded content managing to thrive? The simple answer? Brands need journalism, and journalism needs money. William Sitwell, editor of Waitrose Food, is clear that branded content has better financial support than most consumer magazines. “Traditional ways of paying journalists have become constricted and difficult. Fees for ournalists have gone down

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feature specialist ingredients that you wouldn’t be able to buy in a o op store. If our readers pick up the magazine in store and can’t make one of the recipes from products sold in a local o op, we haven t done our obs properly. These limitations will sometimes cause friction between the editorial and marketing teams. But according to Johnston, this is not so different to the dynamic of most consumer maga ines. onsumer maga ines only e ist because of the advertising. I think it would be a mistake to think that consumer magazines don’t pay homage in some way to brands themselves,” she says. Reaching this balance is something all magazines struggle with, so perhaps branded is not all that different from consumer content. As Sitwell points out. “Every publication has its restrictions. We’re just a happy, colourful part of the food scene.” Many journalists assume that working for a client means creative limitation, but Johnston believes the e act opposite, citing freedom of editorial as one of her favourite things about her job. Because of the sheer size of the Tesco brand, she says, there are no restrictions: Tesco will stock any product they want to feature. People have strong affinities with the brands that play such an important role in their lives, so although the marketing side of branded content is criticised, it is this affinity that enables the magazines to be so in tune with their audiences. Waitrose, for instance, has a niche ABC1 customer base. Customer satisfaction is a top priority: its food, service and shopping environment is renowned for being high uality. This is re ected in the feel of the magazine, and creates a circular effect. According to John Brown Media statistics, 44 per cent of readers say the magazine improves their opinion of Waitrose.

At the other end of the spectrum, being the largest supermarket brand in the country and cheaper than Waitrose, Tesco has more of a mass market audience. veryone, at some point, has spent money in a Tesco store – Johnston says that one pound in every seven spent in UK retailers goes through Tesco’s tills — and she emphasises that this accessibility makes it easy for the editorial team to know what their readers want to read about.

William Sitwell, a Waitrose Essential

Sitwell also believes that the potential print holds for creativity and design positions branded content magazines favourably. “Some of my competitors would say print is dead. It’s not. It’s alive and well, particularly in the supermarket sector, because people really engage with it.” This engagement drives sales, especially as food photography continues to grow in popularity and creates a more authentic connection with the audience. 45 per cent of members who hold bronze Waitrose loyalty cards say that they’re more likely to shop at

Waitrose after reading Waitrose Food. So readers are happy — but are staff? Most branded content magazines are produced by media companies and journalists, often from consumer backgrounds, but do they prefer how things work at branded content publications? Mullender says the stresses supermarket magazines face are the same as any other media company. It s much more fast paced than some people might think. And we don’t spend all day eating chocolate, sadly.” But there are positives. For ullender, being able to see how things work behind the scenes, and meeting the farmers and producers who work for the o op, is rewarding. And the importance of economic stability can’t be ignored. “I loved my whole career in consumer media,”, says Johnston. “But what’s great here is you don’t have the monthly or weekly sales figures, watching them sink down as the years roll by.” This may play a considerable part in the positive atmosphere that staff describe. “Working at a branded content magazine, people are happier. They smile,” says Sitwell. “I see people come out of newspapers and they look sort of dead, on their knees, short of staff, short of time, short of money, and short of energy and direction.” Branded content magazines are continuing to establish themselves as both creative and in uential industry contenders in their own right. But could they be paving the future for food journalism? Johnston thinks so. “In many ways, one might argue that branded content is the future of most journalism. We’re in an area where everybody is a content producer now. We know that people still love print; they just don’t seem to like paying for it. Branded content can offer magic free print content, which everyone wants.”

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The Highs and lows

Joanna Freedman and Rachel Muller-Heyndyk explore the personal cost of journalists baring their souls on the page


do sometimes worry about my daughter being like: ‘Mum, you’re really fucking embarrassing,’” laughs Bryony Gordon. “But if she’s anything like me she’ll be on a leash until she’s 42 anyway.” Gordon is a columnist at The Telegraph, and has two bestselling books in which she writes about sex, drugs and mental health. And she doesn’t hold back. There’s romping behind a tree, a candid account of her bulimia and the time that OCD drove her to believe she was abusing her own child. You could say that she’s a confessional ournalist personified honest, self deprecating and, at times, outrageous. But she doesn’t see herself that way. “It really gets on my wick when people lump females that write about their lives into this category,” she says. “I don’t understand. It’s not like I’m going into church and confessing my sins.” The word “confessional” does seem to carry a negative connotation. It suggests there is something to feel embarrassed or guilty about and, yes, the label is largely slapped onto female writers. Jill Parkin, who wrote a column for the Daily Express and now freelances, claims that the genre is a form of fem humiliation . While The Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman argues it’s a medium where women are “shockingly personal”. As “personal” journalism remains such a popular genre, is there a danger of writers revealing too much about their own lives in order to make an impression? Can our love for the relatable push journalists and their editors into a corner? In 2016, it was revealed that US women’s maga ine Bustle asked its writers to fill in a checklist covering various areas of their private lives, from whether they’ve ever been addicted to drugs to if they’ve had group sex. This presents a troubling reality: the fact that some

editors now view “confessing” or being honest as a commodity; encouraging journalists to admit what they might not have done otherwise. The most obvious danger here is that journalists then feel that their opportunity for progression outweighs their desire to keep their personal lives to themselves. Hannah Rogers, a fashion assistant at The Times Magazine, said that the main reason she wrote a long feature about her sex life was because it was a “cracking opportunity”. On 11 February she was on the front cover of The Times Magazine and responsible for their lead spread headlined “Diary of a Tinderella”. The article talked about her tendency to serial date and have casual sex with a “roster” of men. While Rogers claims she didn’t feel pressured in any way to talk so frankly, she acknowledges it was by “writing so honestly” that she was given such a big feature. “I think you have to know your boundaries,” she says. “I’m personally very open, but I would hope when faced with an opportunity I would make the right choices for me, as opposed to the editor.” Rogers’ honesty has paid off. She says that she has received little to no backlash as a result of the piece (other than a disgruntled e boyfriend and her colleagues even congratulated her for her bravery. But not all “confessional” pieces receive such a positive reception.. After Gordon published her first book The Wrong Knickers, defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon is alleged

to have called her a “slut”, while Dame Jenni Murray, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, claimed she was a “rotten role model”. Despite the backlash, Gordon says that the book was

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entirely her decision and comments like these have never deterred her. “These are just things that happen to people, you know? It’s a really natural thing. It’s just talking about stuff in your head,” she says. “You’re not writing about the huge, momentous things that are happening in your life, you’re writing about the little things, and we all recognise those.” But it can’t be assumed that every journalist would be so comfortable with their decisions, or that they won’t change their minds further down the line in their careers. Emily Reynolds, a freelance journalist and author of A Beginner’s Guide to Losing Your Mind, claims there were articles in her career, “especially early on”, that she regretted writing. She says: “I’m not sure if editors are always suitably careful with the things they commission.” “I worry when people start out they’re not fully aware of how this can affect them long term, particularly if they don’t eventually end up working in ournalism. There s definitely an economy that rewards outrageous stories with clicks and attention, but often that attention or the by line really isn t worth it.

The danger, of course, of writing about the “little things” is that you reveal insights not only into your own life, but the people you share it with. Daily Mail columnist Liz Jones divided opinion by famously depicting every single uncomfortable detail of her marriage to Nirpal Dhaliwal, who she unashamedly called a fat, self obsessed bastard . But Gordon is more cautious about how she portrays those close to her. “I have very strict rules,” she says. “I’m the only one I ever take the piss out of. So I’m never mean about my husband. If anything, I paint him to be a modern day saint.”

The term “confessional” really gets on Bryony Gordon’s wick

I’d overstepped some mark I didn’t even see...

Despite always attempting to portray other people with kindness, there were instances where she had to tread carefully, such as writing about sleeping with a married man. “I did stop and think for a bit when writing The Wrong Knickers, because I didn’t want to hurt anyone else,” she says. “But everyone I’ve written about has been incredibly gracious

about the whole thing. I think they secretly quite liked being included.” Tim Dowling, whose column for the Guardian Weekend magazine is now in its tenth year, is also aware of the dilemma talking about those close to him, especially his children, presents. But despite the occasional falling out, his family life has remained unscathed. “Early on my wife got angry once or twice because I’d overstepped some mark I didn’t even see, mostly when she was worried I might get her into trouble at work. “Obviously I leave a lot of stuff out and if a topic is particularly sensitive – something to do with school, say – I might show the column to my wife beforehand. But I like to think I’ve struck a balance.” This is partly because he remembers his priorities. “I always bear in mind that my wife is the one I’m trying to make laugh every week. If she doesn’t think it’s funny, then I’m doing it wrong,” he explains. Despite criticism that “confessional” writers might receive, Prof Ros Coward, journalist, academic and author of Speaking Personally: The Rise of Subjective and Confessional Journalism, argues that everyday things like sex, drugs, dating and family life remain so popular because they’re strikingly relatable.

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She writes: “The personal columnist presents the newspaper’s much more human face. A point of identification between the lympian heights of the impersonal newscaster and the readers’ humdrum lives.” And she makes an important distinction. hile there are undoubtedly professional and personal risks involved in “telling all”, at its best personal writing has an important place in ournalism. Through its relatability it can pull apart common misconceptions about illness, death and other typically taboo sub ects, and help readers to feel less alone in their experiences. Far from a narcissistic exercise, confessional ournalism is socially important. mily eynolds was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in her early twenties. long with discussing her own experiences, her writing fre uently argues the case for increased funding in healthcare, as well as for important changes in both policy and attitudes. She says Personal issues often feed into things like politics. ven if it s not actually e plicit

in the narrative it always informs what I write, particularly around mental health. There s still a lot of stigma, and by writing about my experiences and other people’s experiences, you can go some way in reducing that. ordon agrees, and you only have to look at the impact she’s made to see the greater worth in revealing all. year on, her ental Health ates sessions where she encourages those with an iety and depression to meet up and find their we are so popular they are being duplicated in cities around the U . She has become a figurehead for the cause, even running a relay race with Prince Harry, and training for a marathon later this year. Through the colloquial, “human face” that her second novel, Mad Girl, presents, she has appealed to readers who identify with her struggles, and the way in which she uses exercise to tackle her mental illness has offered hope to many. So there is a positive side of revealing your private life, but does the process bring

writers any solace owling says that while it hasn t e actly been cathartic, it has allowed him to re ect on a few things. It is a form of thinking things through. ou can t write about something that happened to you accurately if you re not prepared to e amine your own motivations thoroughly. So it probably helps me understand what a jerk I am. But I don’t feel I ve been washed clean by airing my failings in public, he says. For ordon, the process of writing about her personal issues was a difficult and often painful one, but the response from her readers confirmed that she s definitely on the right track. She says t the time, writing didn t feel cathartic at all, because I was really ill, I was miserable. ow I m so glad I did it. The te ts, the emails, and the letters I get make it worth it. And it’s not just women: I got an email from a man in his eighties the other day. “I hope there’s an element of confessional ournalism that makes you feel uite warm. It s ust about being human.

Tales from the families Johnnie Dowling

Robyn Wilder

Ellie Smith

(student), son of Guardian columnist, Tim Dowling

(journalist), married to Guardian columnist Stuart Heritage

(Magazine 2017), daughter of freelance journalist Joanna Moorhead

“I used to find being written about quite strange, but now I’m at uni and away from home I like reading my dad’s columns each week. There used to be a rule that if either me or my brothers were quoted and we found out he’d give us a fiver. My favourite column was when he wrote about me throwing a party while they were away, I managed to minimise the damage by saying there were 20-30 people, the real number will remain a secret.”

ne of the things that brought Stu and me together is that we are both buttoned up in the same weird way, so we have a good sense about what the other one finds uncomfortable, and disagreements rarely occur. ost of what s written concerns the logistics of how we deal with life. I think if either of us were to write something about the meat of who we are, that would certainly warrant a conversation.”

y mum writes a lot about our family life. nce a photographer turned up to our family holiday in enorca, which my sisters and I weren t very happy about I sometimes got a bit embarassed being written about, but now I usually don t mind. It s actually nice looking back at funny anecdotes she wrote about me and my sisters when we were little.”

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The rise and

RISE of investigative sports journalism

From doping at the Olympics to Blatter’s dodgy deals, Freddie Stewart explores sports journalism’s new-found importance


he evening after the 89th Academy Awards, some 5,400 miles away at the Park Plaza hotel in Westminster, another gong-laden ceremony took place. This one was altogether less lavish than its Los Angeles counterpart, and entirely devoid of headline-stealing blunders. This was the 2016 British Sports Journalism Awards, the Oscars of British sports writing. On the night The Guardian’s Daniel Taylor took home the award for best sports scoop: richly deserved recognition for his pivotal role in exposing the sexual abuse once allegedly

rife within professional football. That Taylor picked up the gong was unsurprising. More eye-catching, though, was the fact that Taylor was the first bona fide sports journalist to win the award since 2013. In both 2014 and 2015 the winners were drawn instead from the field of investigative journalism. And while Taylor’s triumph served to halt this trend, it is noteworthy that three of the six shortlisted stories this year were the fruits of longer-term investigative projects. But this is not evidence of some sort of conspiratorial infiltration. ather, there

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FEATURES Newspaper sports desks have undergone a gradual realignment over the last 20 years or more, forced to grapple with the notion that sporting organisations had become monolithic corporate entities in their own right, powerful interests that had to be held to account. But this does little to explain why many of the stories that have splashed on the back pages in recent years have been picked up by investigative journalists, rather than sports writers. Fifa’s wholesale corruption, the saga that ended Sam Allardyce’s brief stint as ngland manager, the various ussian doping scandals and the uncovering of matchfi ing in tennis were all scooped by teams of investigative journalists. Jonathan Calvert, who heads up The Sunday Times’s investigative team, picked up the Sports Journalism Awards Scoop of the Year in both 2014 and 2015 for work on Fifa and doping in ussian athletics, respectively. He believes that the terrain covered by investigative journalists is self-selecting and that he and his team merely follow claims and evidence to where it leads. “You hear something, you follow up on it, it becomes a story and, before you know it, other people are coming to you with new information about the same subject,” he says. That s what happened when we did our first big ‘World Cup votes for sale’ story in 2010. We followed a couple of tip-offs and found ourselves delving into an unbelievably corrupt organisation. The huge amounts of money from television had given Blatter and his cronies wealth and power beyond their dreams. And they clung onto it by turning a blind eye to the corrupt activities of greedy football officials around the world.” Are sports journalists simply less intrepid when it comes to the big issues? As early as 2008, the investigative journalist heralded as having paved the way for the Fifa revelations, Andrew Jennings, claimed that British sports journalists were simply “too frightened” and “too lazy to take a critical look at the industry”. But The Guardian’s Conn is sceptical of this and argues that in a consumer-driven sphere, sporting action always has to take precedent. “You have to recognise that for a journalist to

Sporting scoops Top left. Sam Allardyce, who in 2016 lost his job as England manager after The Telegraph published details of a conversation between Allardyce and an undercover reporter Top right. Russian hammer-thrower Tatyana Lysenko, who was stripped of her London 2012 gold medal after being implicated in the Russian doping scandal. The Sunday Times Insight team picked up a Sports Journalism Awards gong for the scoop Bottom right. Disgraced former Fifa president Sepp Blatter, whose ilicit finan ial dealings ere the su je t o an investigation by The Sunday Times in 2014 Bottom left. The world of tennis became mired in controvosy when, in January 2016, a BBC and BuzzFeed investigation un o ered e iden e o at hfi ing

be given an investigative brief and just go off and investigate a particular subject has always been really rare,” he says. The fact is that sports fans are simply more invested in their club’s fortunes on the pitch than in its financial affairs or the legality of a summer transfer. To this end cultivating cordial relationships between clubs, their press officers and players is just good sense. Calvert expresses a similarly sympathetic view towards his colleagues on the sports desk. “They depend on the goodwill and friendly relations with figures in their sport, and they

We found ourselves delving into an unbelievably corrupt organisation

can’t do their jobs as effectively if they are cold-shouldered by clubs and players,” he says. “I guess the investigative teams are more likely to break the big set-piece stories because that’s what we are there to do.” Conn also points out that Jennings’ investigations into Fifa were done while he was a freelance, and thus unconstrained by the limited editorial budget of a single publication. He says: “A lot of big stories are broken by books or by TV documentaries with all sorts of explosive revelations. You’d have to be very, very lucky to be employed by a newspaper to spend 10 years just looking at Fifa, because you’ve got to report the daily news.” That said, something has definitely changed. hen football ournalist Barney onay last year set about uncovering the murky practices surrounding a compulsory purchase order for land around Millwall FC’s ground – a move that would have threatened the club’s existence in south London – logic dictated the story would be a niche one. Important, but not widely read. As it happens, the opposite transpired. The saga unfolded piecemeal as onay s trawls into council papers and financial documents unearthed new nuggets episodically: shady connections between property developers and Lewisham council, for instance, and spurious claims about funding. Each instalment featured in the most widely-read content across The Guardian’s sport site. This points towards a change in consumer habits: a possible countercurrent to the immediacy of contemporary digital journalism. In fact, Conn believes there is more appetite than ever among consumers of sports news for gradually unfolding investigations, something he attributes to the internet having helped boost scoops’ worth. He argues: “The value of the exclusive still does come through and there’s a new-found appreciation of it. Barney onay s illwall story is really widely read, not just by Millwall fans but by people who think it’s interesting in its own right. They’re not reading that anywhere else.” Sports writing has discovered its serious side. And while there will always be room on the back pages for ill-founded transfer gossip or a manager’s seething complaints about last weekend’s referee, the investigative appetite currently seizing the discipline shows no signs of waning.

Photo credits (clockwise from top-left): Scott Heppell, AP/Press Association Images; Hassan Ammar, AP/PA Images; Marcello Casal Jr/ABr/WikiCommons; Felipe Dana, AP/PA Images

is a clear and growing link between sports and investigative journalism. Glenn Moore, former chief football correspondent at The Independent, says sports writing, once a domain dominated by match reports and player interviews, is no longer a “toy shop”. This new-found sobriety came as the spiralling wealth of the sports industry began to breed corruption and malpractice, and interest among journalists spiked. The advent of the Premier League in 1992 – and the vast amounts of TV revenue this brought – is often regarded as a watershed moment, though it took journalists many years to grasp its significance. s The Guardian’s David Conn, who has covered football’s politics and finances for some years, e plains “The huge amounts of money, the overseas interests in football, and its political weight in our country has meant that any issues are much more high profile than they used to be. Moore agrees: “In the early 1990s newspapers began giving sport more space. That meant there was room for coverage beyond match reports and previews. “When the internet arrived space mushroomed, as did the outlets. As sport became more high profile, investigative reporters like Tom Bower and Michael Crick were drawn to it. Other reporters, who had previously stuck to the personalities and the action, were encouraged to probe a little deeper and sports business and investigative specialists, like Nick Harris, appeared.” Both Bower and Crick had made names for themselves for their work on BBC Panorama – Bower as a producer, Crick a reporter – before writing books on football. Harris went on to found Sporting Intelligence, an online news outlet dedicated to documenting the relationship between sport and money.

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Media maverick, Tyler Brûlé

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e are the sausage and Google is the mustard,” says Monocle’s editor, Andrew Tuck, quoting the theory of a German friend at the magazine’s inaugural media summit. “Google has nowhere to go unless you give them your sausage. And Tyler [Brûlé] and I aren’t going to give Google our sausage.” Ten years after its launch, Monocle is celebrating a decade of growth. The message of the March conference in London is clear: print is not dead but alive and hot – and the Monocle team feel they know the secret to keeping their readers hungry. The summit was part of Monocle’s 10th anniversary celebrations. Speakers included Olivier Royant, the editor of the French magazine Paris Match; James Daunt, founder of Daunt Books and managing director of Waterstones; and Lyse Doucet, the BBC’s chief international correspondent. The conversation was about the future of magazines. Monocle has turned a fearless cold shoulder to social media and no one in the industry seems more unfazed by the rise of online. Monocle’s editor-in-chief, Tyler Brûlé, is a maverick. In 1994, he was shot twice by a sniper while working as a foreign correspondent in Afghanistan. Recovering from his experience of what he calls “the sharp end”, he decided to make a sea change and move into magazines. He set up the interiors publication Wallpaper* in 1996, which he sold a year later to Time Inc. for $1.6m, and in 2007 founded Monocle. For some, with the financial crash just around the corner, it would have been poor timing to start a business. But not for Brûlé. Monocle was last valued at $115m in 2014. Published 10 times a year, the magazine

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covers global affairs, business and culture – content described by media blog Gawker as “lifestyle sensuality and gaywad uptightness” – and has a readership of 81,000. It is published in ondon, but less than a fifth of its sales are UK-based. Brûlé has staked out an international market niche and in the past year the magazine has made its highest earnings in print advertising yet. But Monocle is also a media brand. Brûlé has set up cafés in Tokyo and London, a newsstand in Paddington, a Monocle Guide book series and a 24-hour radio network, which currently has its highest listening figures to date. uc describes the show as their alternative to connecting with readers through social media (they have disparaging views of Twitter). Indeed, Monocle has no Facebook page, its witter account is just a profile with a lin to its website, and its website gives archive access only to paid subscribers. The team has ridden above the wave of digital hype. Brûlé even refused to make a tablet edition. “Would you take an iPad to the beach?” he asked in a 2010 interview with Bloomberg. The key to success, Brûlé says, in a small post-rehearsal, pre-conference window, is to be “a great place that’s celebrating reading”. he maga ine industry needs a significant fi in the distribution chain , he says. he way we consume print right now is broken.” Readers today are often of the “postmagazine generation”, he continues. “Those individuals who grew up in a household where maybe there wasn’t a daily paper delivered. Most news and information was coming off a backlit screen.” Now, he says, these people want print, but to reach them “you have to be more attractive on the high street, you need to have more persuasive looks”. He notes that in the retail landscape the shopping experience has recently drastically improved. “Whether you want to buy men’s fashion, whether you want to buy food, all of it is just better. enerally, the game has been raised.” The same has not happened in the print industry, says Brûlé. “Has your corner newsstand reinvented itself? No. Have the national chains reinvented themselves? No.” Monocle has addressed this gap in the market by creating its own reading spaces, but Brûlé reckons there is also scope for print titles to evolve their home delivery services. “I don’t think anyone’s come up with a really compelling way of doing that. Of course, there are plenty of places that do it, but it hasn’t been edited in a really creative way where you’re able to hear from the editors or really hear the backstory behind the magazine.” With the continuing rise of online, Brûlé forecasts that over the next few years magazines will be diverting either into digital-only or stand-alone print services with websites that do nothing more than direct readers to

subscription services. They will no longer be “feeling that they have to feed a digital machine all of the time”. Conversely, he predicts that newsrooms will become more integrated with radio. “There are so many people doing quite aggressive and interesting things right now,” he says, referencing The New York Times, which posts an increasing amount of audio content online. “If not running around the clock, you’ll have at least a galaxy of podcasts.”

Key Quotes MONOCLE MEDIA SUMMIT OLIVIER ROYANT “In the environment of fake

news, we are going to become the apostles of truth.”

LYSE DOUCET “There is no replacement for heat and dust journalism.”

SOPHIE GROVE, Monocle senior correspondent, on Leipzig’s Ludwig Bookshop: “I don’t see a self-checkout. I see parquet.” As the summit gets underway, another key theme is the importance of being present. In a time when many publications are slashing their foreign reporting budgets, Monocle has seven global bureaux. Lyse Doucet and photojournalist ynsey ddario spo e movingly about how social media can never be a genuine alternative for news sourcing. “You weren’t there unless you were standing there,” says Doucet, who has recently been reporting from the Syrian civil war. Journalists have to be on the ground because “people have different versions of reality” and readers “are saying I really need to now and I need to find the voices and faces and bylines I can trust.’” The Monocle team also emphasises the importance of getting to know its readers and, as the conference comes to an end, the buzz of networking drinks begins. Some start to examine the summit gift bag. Fortunately, its contents smell like wood pulp, not bratwurst. (L-R) Olivier Royant, Francesco Franchi and Alec Russell at the Monocle summit

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Literary critics pick the best journalism reads, writes Melissa Lawford Towards the End of the Morning, Michael Frayn, 1967 As the golden years of Fleet Street come to an end, a hack dreams of becoming a TV star. A satirical tale from the crossword and nature notes department of an obscure national paper.

“It’s funny, humane and smart enough to have owned its own nostalgia about an industry that, even then, was facing huge change. But there’s also plenty that is still recognisable: snoozy Eddy Moulton, keeper of Frayn’s ‘In Years one By’ column, could no doubt find a comfy chair minding the ountry diary’ on today’s Guardian.” Claire Armitstead, books editor, The Guardian and The Observer

Scoop, Evelyn Waugh, 1938 The Daily Beast confuses an absent-minded writer with his distant cousin and sends him to report on a crisis by mistake. Loosely based on Waugh’s own experiences reporting from Abyssinia (Ethiopia).

“I don’t think anyone’s ever topped Evelyn Waugh’s Scoop, in which a humble nature columnist is accidentally dispatched to an African war zone. He gets at the cynicism and futility of journalism while at the same time somehow evoking its virtues – if only by their absence.” Lev Grossman, books critic, TIME

Vile Bodies, Evelyn Waugh, 1930 “Oh Nina, what a lot of parties,” complains the failing writer Adam Fenwick-Symes, “… all that succession and repetition of massed humanity.” Waugh follows the 1920s Mayfair elite in a world documented by a paper called the Daily Excess.

“Apart from being brilliantly funny, it’s the best and bleakest description of the life of a gossip columnist that I have ever read in fiction. here’s a iller scene in which one diarist, scooped by his rival, puts his head in a gas oven. As he does so he notices that the newspaper on which he is resting his head is open to his ri al’s column. he final indignity. e replaces it with another bit of paper before going to his death.” Sam Leith, literary editor, The Spectator

The Tall Man, Chloe Hooper, 2008 In 2004, a man on an Aboriginal settlement was arrested for being a “public nuisance”. Less than an hour later, he lay dead in a police cell with a ruptured liver. A journalist traces the full story.

“A more literary work in the tradition of Truman Capote, which told the story of Hooper’s efforts to uncover the truth about the death of an Aboriginal man in police custody on an island off the coast of ueensland it’s stylishly written, morally re ecti e and bra e. Lorien Kite, books editor, Financial Times

Personal History, Katharine Graham, 1997 The autobiography of The Washington Post’s publisher, who took over the running of the paper after her husband killed himself. Under Graham’s management, the Post won a Pulitzer covering the Watergate scandal.

Photo credit: Bloomsbury, £9.99

“Graham’s story is candid and affecting on a personal level and, on a larger canvas, tells the story of The Washington Post in the 20th century. As Nora Ephron summed it up in the Book Review [1997]: ‘Katharine Graham turns out to have had not two lives but four, and the story of her journey from daughter to wife to widow to woman parallels to a surprising degree the history of women in this century.’ What’s not to love about that?” Pamela Paul, editor, The New York Times Book Review

The Sportswriter, Richard Ford, 1986 Frank Bascombe’s son has died and his wife – referred to as “X” – has left him. He joins the Divorced Men’s Club, trades novel-writing for sports journalism and undergoes an existential crisis.

“The Sportswriter describes brilliantly the ephemeral and addictive thrill of journalism, and how it is possible – sometimes even preferable – to live a life dictated by deadlines and bylines rather than address the things that really matter.” Rosemary Goring, literary editor, The Herald and Sunday Herald 112 |


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LISTINGS 1977-1983

Diploma Sarah Bayliss Teach First; Lewes Musical Express; student mentor, City, University of London, self employed Terry Dignan On the Record, BBC; reporter, editor, BBC Radio 4; freelance Nigel Dudley Leader writer, the Daily Mail; editor, Camel Publishing, freelance Steve Howell Redbridge Guardian; relationship counsellor Peter Kendall Consultant, Haringey Council; senior interim professional, Public Health England, freelance communications consultant; retired Susan Landau Translator, rewriter, Mediapart English; freelance copywriter, World Independent Hotels Promotion; contributor, News Decoder Jacky Law Exposing the Global Healthcare Agenda; managing editor, Pharmaphorum media; freelance healthcare writer Mark Newham Freelance (The Economist, The Sunday Times); Xinhua News Agency; author Francesca Robinson News editor, Practicing Midwife, Practicenurse; Freelance Jon Slattery Blogger, jonslattery.; external examiner, London College of Communication; freelance media journalist (Press Gazette, The Journalist,, The Patrick Smith Book researcher; freelance (Lagos); Modern Africa; editor, Africa Confidential Steve Williams Writer, Maritime Magazine; reporter, Brighton & Hove Express; Executive Director, Wandle Robin Wills eporter Qualified as a Psychotherapist (NSHAP) in 2001 in private practice; freelance (The Guardian, BBC World Service); psychiatric social worker, Tower Hamlets Council; freelance (BBC World Service)

1978 Diploma Jane Adkins (née Farrow) Press officer, Laings Construction; senior account director, ADPR; managing director, A Head for PR Richard Alcock Deputy chief sub-editor, North West Times; freelance sub-editor, Fleet Street; sub-editor, business production editor, The Guardian David Brindle Society editor, public services editor, The Guardian; chair, National Development Team for Inclusion; Board member and vice chair, Richmond Fellowship Nikolaus Creutzfeldt Unknown Jaqueline Cuthill Unknown Lucilla Deane Unknown Laura Dixon (née Pasternack) Richmond & Twickenham Times; tutor, freelance Pamela Glover Book centre managing director, Resource and communication director, Resources manager, All Souls Church Alex Graham hair, Sheffield oc Fest joint CEO, Two Cities TV; chair, The Scott Trust Ian Graham Deputy editor, Which Video?; Freelance; Author Caroline Handley (née Thompson) Woman’s Own; freelance; ghost writer Askold Krushelnycky Radio Free Europe; Radio Liberty (Prague); foreign

correspondent, The Independent, Chicago Tribune, The Sunday Times. Adam Mayers TV commentator, senior editor,; investment and personal finance editor, Toronto Star, AKIN Corporation; author Mary Moloney Surrey Advertiser; Irish Times; Evening Press (Dublin) Diana Muir Media training consultant, University of Leeds; training consultant, Thomson Foundation; tutor, University of Leeds. Ian Nash Assistant editor, The Times Education Supplement; member, The Policy Consortium; senior partner, Nash & Jones Partnership Michael Rank Translator (Trade Marks Directory Service); freelance (The Guardian, Asia Times, BBC Wildlife magazine, North Korea Economy Watch); Chinese-English translator Nicholas Tester Education Magazine; Report Magazine; died 2000 Alan Travis Northampton Chronicle Echo; Birmingham Post; home affairs editor, The Guardian


Diploma Gillian Bates Columnist, Arts Professional; communications manager, City Arts Nottingham; director, Chronicle Arts Joanna Blythman Citizens Advice Bureau; freelance (Tonight, BBC Breakfast, Sunday Herald, Evening Standard, Observer Food Monthly, Daily Mail, The Guardian, Olive, The Oldie, The Grocer); author Anne Cadwallader Christian Science Monitor; author; caseworker, The Pat Finucane Centre for Human Rights and Social Change Ray Chalmers Interim Head of Communications, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; head of communications and strategic engagement; South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group Nick Fielding editor, Circling the Lion’s Den blog; freelance; author Richard Gillespie JP Morgan; Bear Stearns International; senior supervisory analyst, research director, SociétéGénérale Alastair Guild Asian Building & Construction; freelance Mark Ivory South West London Weekly; executive editor, Community Care; policy and communications manager, The College of Social Work Sara Jones Freelance media consultant, BBC World Service; University of Sheffield communications consultant Julia Kellaway Teacher Vicki Leonard Hayes Programme, LBC; teaching; freelance (2020TV); Schools TV Michael Lloyd Big Issue; Inside Housing; PhD awarded Glasgow University (2015); freelance Janice Macfarlane Sub-editor, The Herald; student, community learning volunteer, John Wheatley College; student, Moray House Mairi McGhee Glasgow Court Press Agency; postgraduate studies, Strathclyde; freelance Bart Milner Teacher; online development manager, Citizenship Foundation; online development manager, Go-Givers Martin Pritchard Unknown Kate Purcell (née White) Kingsway PR; associate editor, British Journal of Cardiology; website editor, Arrhythmia

Peter Aspden Freelance, Financial Times (Diploma, 1980) ...choose somebody who’s not slobbering” Who’s your favourite journalist at the moment? David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker. He’s a great editor, a lovely writer and a liberal, progressive voice who is optimistic about the world, although he’s being tested just now. What’s the most memorable interview you’ve ever done? The first lunch interview I did for the Financial Times was with an absolute hero of mine, Joseph Heller, who wrote Catch-22. I regarded this as the greatest, funniest, sharpest book of my time when I was growing up, so to have lunch with him was fantastic. At the end, we were joined by his wife and we all had a drink together – it became a nice social occasion.

Watch Binda Rai (née Randhawa) communications manager, NHS Direct; head of Global Media and Public Relations, University of London International Programmes; Ealing Labour councillor Myra Reid Glasgow Evening Times; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Glasgow Barjinder Singh Sahota Commission for Racial Equality; Sahota Solicitors; Lucy Tennyson yoga teacher; event organiser, reen Party freelance writer editor Colin Veitch SVP Marketing; Princess Cruises; CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line Corporation Carol Ward design sub-editor, Gazette Media Company; died 2010 Sally Whitman Social worker; freelance; theatre critic; social worker Nick Wigzell Furniture maker; web designer; desktop publisher


Diploma Peter Aspden Cambridge Evening News; Times Higher Education Supplement; arts writer, Financial Times Nick Assinder Visiting lecturer, political journalism MA, City University London; freelance (Gallery News, Time); political editor, International Business Times Tina Baker Writer, Woman’s Weekly; freelance (Objective Productions, ITV, BB fitness coach Linda Campbell (née Ponce) Instructor, Texas Christian University; writer, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; director of communications, Tulane Law School David Finlay Enfield Gazette; Aberdeen Evening Express; court reporter, United News Services (Edinburgh) Vaughan Freeman Features writer,

What’s your worst work experience story? While working on a local newspaper, I was sent out to judge an Easter bonnet competition in a hospital geriatric ward. As the poor patients had designed and made the bonnets themselves, they weren’t terribly good. When it came to choosing the winner, the grizzled old photographer whispered to me: “Just choose somebody who’s not slobbering”. What was your best moment at City? Hand on heart, the best moments were the end of term parties, which were magnificent.

Photo courtesy of the Financial Times


Helen Cocks

The Institute of the Motor Industry; copywriter, Pier Marketing; writer, Velocity Marie-Theresa Frost Ealing Gazette; freelance Nigel Gabriel PR, Gabriel & Associates; director, PG Public Relations; manager, Nick Lewis Trust Clare Gabriel (née Standering) Northampton Chronicle Echo; Bath Evening Chronicle; Gulf Times; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Wales Sharon Golden US News & World Report; PR, Golden Communications; director of communications, The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Sean Hillen Editor, worlditineraries. com; international travel writer, (,; trainer, Ireland Writing Retreat); Editor of David Holmes Sheffield orning Telegraph BB adio Sheffield journalism lecturer, University of Sheffield Penny Kenway Development worker, Save the Children; head of primary strategy, early years team, Islington LEA; Head of Early Years, London Borough of Islington Alison Le Breton Medical News Daily; government press officer, ssociated ewspapers nglish solicitor legal assistant, Steven Slater John Lynott Content producer,;; sub-editor, Yorkshire Post; production journalist, Country Publications Ltd Jinny McDonald-Matthews Assistant general manager, head of communications, Toyota UK; special advisor, corporate communications & PR manager, Semta; head of communications, Sharing in Growth UK Jean McLeish Aberdeen Evening Express; radio producer, BBC Scotland; communications specialist, Bread PR Guy Morgan Rotherham Advertiser;

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BBC External Services Simon Pia Freelance (NUJ, Sunday Herald); diarist, The Scotsman; broadcaster, Talk Sport freelance David Poyser Executive producer, London Gifted & Talented; writer, producer and consultant, Poyser; councillor, Islington Council Julie Shrimpton Corporate affairs, SmithKline Beecham; communications manager, Sainsbury’s; teaching assistant, St Paul’s junior school Michael Towers Kensington Post; London Newspapers; London Daily News; freelance Zara Tracy Estates Gazette; Investors Chronicle; died 1985 Toni Turner Melbourne Herald; freelance, Nursing Times, Community Practitioners & Health Visitors Association Anna Umbima Consultant, producer, BBC World Service; freelance consultant; facilitator & leadership development, AU Associates Vicky Viotti Adjunct instructor, Hawaii Pacific University blogger, F I Honolulu; editorial writer, Honolulu-Star Advertiser Anne Byrne (née Watson) local government reporter, Exeter Express & Echo


Diploma Julie Bailey Unknown Bea Ballard Co-owner, J.G.Ballard Estate; executive producer, ITV; CEO, executive producer, Unlimited Dreams Ann Carroll BBC Television (South) Basil Comely Barraclough Carey Productions; producer, arts editor, arts features, BBC Vision Studio, Head for Arts, BBC TV John Coulter Falkirk Herald; Scotland on Sunday; Evening News (Edinburgh); died 2000 Michael Dembinski Director of communications, CBI News; general manager, Polish Cable TV; chief advisor, British-Polish Chamber of Commerce (Warsaw) Richard Evans Presenter, BBC Radio Wales; journalism senior lecturer, London Metropolitan University; senior lecturer, City University London Alison Fisher Writer, Surrey Mirror Nick Goodway Reporter, The Observer; reporter, London and Financial News; city reporter, Evening Standard Robin Jarossi Freelance, HELLO!; content editor, Daily Mail (iPad edition); editor, Tracy Jeune series producer, director, DIY SOS; executive producer, What Not To Wear; executive producer, BBC documentaries Karen Johnston BBC TV Scotland; senior location producer, NCA Scotland; managing editor, BBC Scotland Carol Lamb Hull Daily Mail; Falmer and Company Tricia Leishman Printing company David Lewis BBC Leeds; producer, BBC Manchester; producer, BBC Radio Current Affairs Jane Lewis (née Holland) Bradford Star; Bradford Telegraph & Argus; senior communications officer, communications and media relations manager, Bradford Council Steve Matthews Hendon Times; Radio Times; English lecturer (Pisa, Italy) Heather McGlone Arts editor, Daily Mail; editor of Weekend magazine, Daily Mail; arts and entertainments editor,

Daily Mail Jim Mclean Sunday Mail; art’s correspondent, The Herald; novelist Phil Murphy special advisor to the Prime Minister; head of public affairs, vicepresident & global head of government and public affairs, BG Group; board member, Kazakh-British Centre for Competitiveness Catherine Pepinster Executive editor, The Independent on Sunday; editor, The Tablet; author Mark Perrow Surrey Advertiser; local radio (York); BBC Newsnight; BBC (New Delhi); assignment editor, BBC World News Leigh Sharpe Insurance Age; The Scotsman; Financial Times; Hill + Knowlton Strategies; PR, Square Mile Communications; Lanson PR; retired Steven Walker External examiner, University of Essex; freelance; feature writer, The Morning Star Newspaper a l h el News agency; PR, Burson-Marsteller


Diploma Coral Beadle Wellington Evening Post; OUCH (New Zealand); disability and human rights activist Haro Chakmakjian Deutsche Presse Agentur (Hamburg); Middle East correspondent, Agence France Presse; freelance Michael Coren Host of The Arena, Sun News (Canada); columnist (religion); author of Epiphany Ian Cowie Morning Advertiser; personal finance editor, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph; columnist, The Sunday Times Steve Crawshaw London Directory, UN advocacy director, Human Rights Watch; international advocacy director, office of the Secretary-General director, Amnesty International; visiting fellow, London School of Economics James Cusick London and Westminster editor, Sunday Herald; senior reporter, The Independent; political correspondent, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday Peter Davies Freelance (health) Jane Dowell writer, newspaper (New Zealand); researcher, website; researcher, Education Services (New Zealand) Carmel Fitzsimons The Observer; The Guardian; freelance Harriet Gaze assistant producer, producer, BBC Disability Unit; producer, Mental Health Media; freelance journalist and video producer Cecil Hedigan Freelance filmmaker craniosacral therapist and acupuncturist David Keen lecturer, development studios, Institute of Development Studies Professor of on ict Studies, LSE; Professor of Complex Emergencies, London School of Economics Catherine Kristiansen Wire service reporter, Unicom (Paris, Chicago, Washington); editor-in-chief, Endocrine News; newsletter editor, Global Health Matters Valentine Low Sheffield orning Telegraph; Evening Standard; The Times Fiona Mallon freelance; regional media officer, iabetes U media relations specialist, Fiona Mallon Media and PR Cathy McNab Sheffield orning Telegraph; House Journals Agency Belinda Nenk Pulse; Extel Alex Sutherland Executive producer, National Geographic Channel; executive

producer and consultant, Outsider Television; Executive Producer at Blast! Films & October Films Robert Winder Freelance (The Independent on Sunday, New Statesman); literary editor, The Independent; author

Radio Richard Bailey BBC Parliamentary Unit; executive editor, BBC Question Time; deputy head of political programmes, chief political advisor, BBC Emily Buchanan Director, E M Norland; media consultant, Taylor Kerek; media trainer, Forward Thinking Everard Davy adio Hallam HallamF Classic Gold; senior broadcast journalist, BB adio Sheffield, South orkshire & North Midlands; cartoonist, Sheffield Telegraph David Heald Unknown Brian Milligan BBC News South East; business reporter, BBC One, BBC ews , BB orld personal finance reporter, BBC News Bill Morris Expert adviser, International Olympic Committee; director, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo; international ambassador, The Spirit of 2012 Trust


International Aslam Abdullah American Islamic College; author; director, Islamic Society of Nevada; editor-in-chief, Muslim Media Network Inc. Waheda Al-Mikdadi London correspondent, Oman Daily; London correspondent, Al-Sabah Daily; media director, website editor, Iraqi Cultural Centre (London) Demetrius Danas Polis TV (Greece) WahFoon Ho Law student; editorial consultant, Smart Investor; The Edge Malaysia Rowena House (née Whelan) Postgraduate student, rural economic development, University of Plymouth; postgraduate student, creative writing, Bath Spa University; author Ebrahim Moosa Lecturer in religious studies, Stanford University; Professor of Islamic studies, Duke University; professor of Islamic Studies, University of Notre Dame Cindy Polemis Freelance arts fundraiser; student, history of art, Birkbeck, University of London; consultant, Fernandez and Wells; board member, Geffrye Museum Martin Portus Senior policy advisor to Lord Mayor of Parramatta (Sydney); executive manager, partnerships and communication, Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Sydney); communications and arts consultant

Newspaper Sharon Binns The Practitioner Richard Bunning Future Media; creative director, ADVAL Group; Author Tom Collins Director of communications, Queen’s University Belfast; director of marketing and development services, University of Strathclyde; professor of communications, media and culture, University of Stirling Penny Farmer Freelance, Woman; Oxford Mail and Times; partner, Talk2PR

Ken Ferris Euromoney; Financial Times; Reuters Financial Television; chief subeditor, sports production editor, Reuters Phil Gordon Freelance, The Independent on Sunday, The Times, Northern Echo Amanda Harlow Language teacher (Japan); author; english teacher Michael Jeffree Freelance; editor, Timber Trades Journal, Timber & Sustainable Building; communications consultant, European Timber Trade Federation Michael Jess deputy editor art director, Black Media Journal; media studies lecturer, Lambeth Sixth Form College; media studies teacher, Parliament Hill Sixth Form Angella Johnson The Guardian; Johannesburg Weekly Mail; freelance (Mail on Sunday) Roddy McDougall Editor-in-chief, Cantos Communications Ltd; adviser, Trinity Management Communications; director, Clackmae Ltd Mark Mitchell Editor, BBC TV News; freelance photographer; training manager, BBC Justine Picardie The Observer; author; editor-in-chief, Harper’s Bazaar Margaret Rooke Woman’s Own; communications manager, press officer, Liberation Foods; author Susan Ryan Newsfront Jon Steafel Coventry Evening Telegraph; deputy editor, Daily Mail Kevin Toolis Freelance (Force10, The Guardian, The Observer); director, Many Rivers Films; playwright Dorothy Wade Reporters International; The Daily Telegraph; The Sunday Times magazine Sarah Wason The South Bank Show, Sky Arts; freelance TV producer; head of visual arts, Arts Council

Periodical Sarah Barclay Public Eye; freelance (BBC Panorama); director, The Medical Mediation Foundation Stephen Burke Director, Daycare Trust; chief executive, Counsel and Care; director, United For All Ages; director, Good Care Guide Peter Cann Doctor; Reading Post; subeditor, Oxford Times Andrew Davidson freelance (Management Today, Financial Times); business desk, The Sunday Times; author Peter Davies Public Finance & Accountancy; editor, Health Service Journal; senior energy adviser, Department for International Development Sarah Davies Video retailer; freelance Joanna Deakin Goldcrest Film International film script and development consultant; own radio company Valerie Dennis Unknown Nick Fletcher Birmingham Post; Daily Express; city news editor, columnist, The Guardian Ian Grant freelance, GBNB; managing director, Newzeye; editorial director, Brownfield Briefing Deborah Gudgeon Byeline, Saloman Brothers; director, Gazelle Corporate Finance; Independent Non-Executive Director, Evraz plc Anna Healy Special adviser, DETR; special adviser to Lord Macdonald, minister for the cabinet office parliamentary assistant for MP Daniel Herbert Big Farm Weekly Imre Karacs BBC Monitoring Service; correspondent, Bonn, Berlin, Budapest, The Independent; foreign night editor,

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The Times Fred Hunter Deceased 2012 Jeannie McDougall Yours David Wighton Financial news editor, US news editor, bureau chief, Financial Times (New York); business editor, associate editor, The Times; city editor, Wall Street Journal

Radio John Alcock Reporter, Independent Radio News (IRN); producer, ITN; HTV (Bristol); news editor, ITV West Country Piers Duncan Political lawyer; BBC West Midlands; director, science external relations, Department of Defence (Australia) Richard Ewart Producer, presenter, AM Newstalk; News Radio 938 (Singapore); TV & radio news producer/reporter, current affairs presenter, ABC Australia Kathryn Harvey BBC TV News (Bristol); BBC Parliamentary Unit; director of Oxford Executive MBA, Oxford University Saïd Business School Jeremy Lindsay Press ffice barrister James Thomas World Television News; Reuters Television (Hong Kong); chief technology officer, euters Lindsay Williams Freelance producer, CNBC Europe; freelance writer/ broadcaster/producer; managing director, Media Coach International

1984 International David Adams Page One Media; bureau chief for South-East US and Caribbean, Thomson Reuters; Senior editor Univision Communications, editor

Atamurad Aimaq Voice of America (Bahrain) Anna Ballis ffice administration manager, Grubb and Ellis Services Odesse Elzubeir Hamad Sudan News Agency; mass communications lecturer (Khartoum); freelance Erin Hennessey Photo District News (New York); freelance (Vancouver); news director, KPLU Public Radio (Seattle); news director KNKX Keith Hong Sing Tao UK; Westminster UK; social work (China) Lai Kwok Kin Managing director, Peninsula Research Malaysia; managing director, WeR1 Consultants; chairman FundedHere (Singapore), Anton La Guardia African & Middle East correspondent, The Daily Telegraph; EU correspondent, “Charlemagne” columnist, middle east/ africa editor, deputy foreign editor, The Economist Fuad Nahdi Director, Centre for Muslim Policy Research; founding editor, Q News; director, Radical Middle Way CIC Duen Otsuki (née Monkolsmai) Ministry of Information (Bangkok) Sackey Shikwambi South West Africa People’s Organization Information Department (Lusaka); deputy director of treaties and agreements, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Namibia); retired Michal Schwartz Challenge (Israel); editor, Al-Sabar (Israel) Sona Sewnundon Unknown Ernesto Silva Bielecke Hamburger Abendblatt; Deutsche Presse-Agenteur (Hamburg); Tribuna Alema (Hamburg); author Sur Gul Speen The Mujahideen (Peshawar) Soon Beng Yeap Assistant vice president for marketing communications, Seattle University chief marketing officer, Regis University; senior vice president of marketing and communications, Seattle

Emma Burstall Bestselling Author (Newspaper, 1984) “Dream interview? Jesus” What was your best moment at City?

Who is your dream interview?

Winning a competition run by the Guild of Master Bakers. I had this idea of going to interview Mohamed Al-Fayed about the bread section at Harrods. I won about £150, which was quite a lot in those days.

Jesus. I think it would be fascinating to hear what he had to say.

And your worst ?

Photo credit: Emma Burstall

When I discovered that, despite winning first pri e in a competition, I couldn’t attend the big celebratory dinner because it was held at a livery company in the City where only men were allowed! One of the tutors had to pick up the prize for me.

What was your worst work experience story? I was working on the Cambridge Evening News during the Easter break and they sent me off to go and help judge a beauty competition in Jersey. I thought this was the worst thing in the world but somehow didn’t have the guts at the time to say no! Who’s your favourite journalist at the moment?

What advice would you give to current/future students?

Laura Kuenssberg. I think she’s great: so smart, incisive and cool.

You’ve got to be pushy and ambitious but it’s worth your while to try to never upset anyone on your way up because it’s amazing how often you cross paths with people again.

What is your worst journalistic habit? Chewing biros. Ellie Smith

Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Karen Zagor CBS News; Financial Times (New York); health and education editor, National Post (Toronto)

Newspaper Guy Ashworth communications, Key Communications; corporate communications, Surrey House; managing director, HCK Communications Jonathan Bird Eastern Counties Newspapers; South London Press; Press Association; sub-editor, Daily Mirror Christopher Brooke Peterborough Evening Telegraph; Devon News Agency; writer, Daily Mail Martin Brown Freelance journalist, PR consultant and sub-editor; activist, National Association of Local overnment fficers P officer, assistant general secretary, Equity Emma Burstall Plymouth Western Morning News; freelance (BskyB, Woman, Family Circle); novelist Ray Clancy news editor, Mail on Sunday; founder, News in Normandy; head of news and features, Property Wire Mark Gay correspondent, CNBC Europe; programme editor, Reuters Television; freelance writer and producer Roger Hearing Foreign news, BBC radio; producer, World Television News; presenter, BBC World Service Juliana Koranteng AdAge Global; founder, JayKay Media Inc; editor and chief creative director, MediaTainment Finance Alison Kreps Series producer, BBC; series producer, Lucky Day Productions; series producer, Boundless Productions Clive Lindsay The Herald (Glasgow); reporter, BBC Sport Interactive (Scotland); senior broadcast journalist, BBC Barry McIlheney chief executive, EMAP Elan; consultant, McIlheneyBovis; chief executive, PPA Alison Moore Course leader, West Kent College; freelance health writer and editor; freelance journalist, specialising in health and public sector Dermot Murnaghan Business Programme, Breakfast Programme, ITN; breakfast presenter, BBC; presenter, Sky News Anne Peacock First Edition, BSkyB; assistant producer, Watchdog, BBC One; senior producer, Any Questions, Any Answers, Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4 Sue Rylance Freelance editorial consultant; commercial and editorial director, Global Listings; consultant, Sue Rylance Consultancy Suruchi Sharma freelance P officer, (Israel Zohar, Resco results) senior copy editor, High Tech Web solutions; Senior multimedia news and features reporter, Newsquest Angela Smith Producer, The Big Breakfast, Planet 24; producer/director, Tiger Aspect; CEO, Turn On Television

Periodical Karina Bliss Hilal International; author Louise Bromley (née Coyle) Freelance PR consultant, Chandler Chicco; account director, Ruder Finn; Independent PR and Communications Georgina Brown (née Simon) The Magazine; The Independent; theatre critic, Mail on Sunday Alejandrina Catalano Contributing editor, Estates Gazette; freelance Simon Crompton Freelance, The Times; freelance health writer; feature writer,

Cancer World Stephen DiBiasio Knight-Ridder Financial News; Bridge News; deputy head of media, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Richard Evans Euromoney; presenter, BBC Radio Wales; freelance; senior lecturer City University of London, Nicholas Fisher Freelance broadcast presenter and script writer (BBC1, Channel 4, ITV); author; scriptwriter, Holby City Christopher Giles Recorder Group; West Sussex County Times; sports editor, Brighton Evening Argus Ed Gorman News correspondent, freelance, sailing correspondent, deputy foreign editor, The Times; The Daily Sail Jacqueline Macdermott Chief subeditor, The Observer; sub-editor; The Independent; freelance journalist Joanna Newson Kitchen Magazine; managing editor, BCS Publishing; freelance (Traditional Homes) Laura Phillips Jewish Music Institute; director/marketing consultant, Hanthum Films; marketing and PR manager, Prospero Teaching William Shaw Freelance (GQ, Blender); columnist, The Observer; author Elizabeth Tuley Food Manufacture International; PR, Leatherhead Foods Research Association; freelance Alexandra Watson Business Magazine; Aberdeen Evening Express; Press and Journal

Radio Peter Brill press officer, head of public relations, RAC Motoring Services; managing director, Net; director, Red Ferry Philippa Colton Freelance; farmer Richard Cooke Sports producer, ITN; senior sub-editor, Sky Sports News; series producer, Sky, Jane Dodge On the Record, BBC; Midlands correspondent, Channel 4; producer/director, Jigjog Media, Michael Gillings Freelance; BBC; ITN Audrey Green Oakes Communications, Amnesty International; internal communications manager, Cabinet ffice head of internal communications, investigations and TV producer, special correspondent’s producer, executive producer BBC Abdul Jawad Professor of comparative literature and Middle Eastern studies, Duke University Malcolm Shaw LBC/IRN; Radio Mercury; County Sound; correspondent, ITV Meridian


International Farhan Bokhari Program anchor, Dawn News TV; analyst, CBS News; Pakistan correspondent, Financial Times Leyla Boulton (née Ertugrul) special reports and ebooks editor, special reports editor, Financial Times Heidi Egede-Nissen Communications manager, Ventelo; Communication manager, Broadnet; Communications, Ministry of Government administration, reform and church affairs Muhammed Hassan Self-employed Walaa Hawari Al Nahdah Al Mnahil Centre; Al Riyad Daily Newspaper; Kulenas Arabic magazine; freelance Anwar Iqbal The News; UPI (Islamabad, Washington DC); Washington

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correspondent, Dawn Ghazali Khan Impact; Islamic Foundation; translator, Islington Council; part-time editor, Radio Asia; freelance journalist and translator Olga Kokkinou Cyprus Mail; Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation; Foreign Broadcasting Service of the US Shutian Li Unknown Jonas Lihnell PR Manager, Ericsson Arop Madut-Arop Member of National Assembly, Republic of South Sudan; Sudan Tribune; author, Kae Matundu-Tjiparuro Media liaison desk, SW Africa Broadcasting Corp; control information officer, inistry of Foreign Affairs, Information and Broadcasting; special projects editor, contributing editor, New Era Stalin Mau-Mau Boxing promoter; Zanu-PF candidate; distribution company Donald McRae NME; freelance; sports interviewer, The Guardian; author Kasra Naji Stringer, The Guardian, CBC Canada, ABC Australia; correspondent, CNN; Special correspondent, BBC Persian TV (Tehran) Farah Nayeri Editor, Agence France Presse; bureau chief, senior arts correspondent, Bloomberg News; freelance arts and culture writer Frederic Niel Le Figaro (France); Reuters (Paris); news editor, Phosphore; news reporter, Bayard Presse Titti Nordberg Author; artist Chinye Nwosu Lagos Life Christiane Oelrich BBC German Service; bureau chief Geneva, deputy bureau chief Washington, bureau chief Southeast Asia, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) Rita Ojomoh Nigerian Television Marie Omofoma Nigerian Television Fotini Papatheodorou Political science PhD student, Queen Mary University of London; senior lecturer, London College of Printing Cari Reixa EFL (Spain) Mary (Miriam) Rosewood (née Sliwoski) Technical editor, Microsoft; freelance (Los Angeles, Seattle); freelance editor, law books, Oxford University Press Roshin Varghese The Mail on Sunday; TV Today (Delhi) Olive Vassell Lecturer, University of the District of Columbia; Freevoice; managing editor, Ariana Yakas Researcher, Thames Television; freelance consultant; associate lecturer, Open University Jiaping Zhang China Radio

Newspaper Tracey Allen (née Tobin) Gloucestershire Echo; Woman Focus, MoD House Journal, training department, MoD; features editor, RAF News Ian Birrell Daily Mail; deputy editor, columnist and foreign correspondent, The Independent; contributing editor, The Mail on Sunday Thomas Gordon Boreland Nottingham Evening Post; UK News; PR, Miles Communication Group; director, Altisidora Peter Craig Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph; assistant news editor, crime reporter, Grimsby Telegraph Susan Crawford Features editor, Daily Express; deputy editor, Sunday People; freelance and author Sarah Crewe Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press; Gloucester Citizen; freelance Debra Davidson Producer, editor, This Morning, Granada TV; consultant,

BowTie Television; freelance consultant Philip Daws Exeter Express & Echo; BBC Radio Devon; PR, Image Makers Elizabeth Grindrod Freelance PR; deputy director, international office, University of Sheffield freelance writer and marketing consultant Timothy Heritage Reporter, Reuters; deputy editor, Political and General News, Reuters; bureau chief Russia, CIS and Central Europe, Reuters Stuart Jeffries TV critic, Friday review editor, The Guardian; Paris correspondent, The Guardian, The Observer; features writer and columnist, The Guardian Melanie Jennings (née Knight) Coventry Evening Telegraph; teaching assistant, Just Teachers; freelance Justyn Jones Environment correspondent, ITN; producer, Sky News; director, Small World Productions Donald Leggatt Associate editor, Cantos Communications; founding partner, ild ower ideo ommunications editor in chief, Share Radio James Meek Religious affairs editor, science correspondent, feature writer, The Guardian; novelist; contributing editor, London Review of Books John Mullin Executive editor, The Independent; editor, Independent on Sunday; referendum editor, BBC ike Sullivan Sheffield Star broadcast journalist, BBC Nottingham, Derby; reporter, BBC East Midlands Today John Ogden Freelance l el Assistant head of design, assistant chief sub-editor, production editor, Exeter Express & Echo Rachel Royce Reporter, ITV West; radio reporter, BBC Wiltshire; reporter, director, producer, BBC Inside Out South East Scott Smedley Croydon Advertiser; Hounslow Recorder; BBC; Channel 4 News; died 2004 Christopher Sparrow Sub-editor, The Argus (Brighton); sub-editor, Cyprus Today; freelance sub-editor Tony Trueman Press Association; International Relations MA, University of Cambridge; head of communications, St Mungo’s Homeless Charity

Periodical Lisa Armstrong Contributing editor, Vogue; fashion director, The Telegraph; author Lucy Ash East London Advertiser; BBC South ast urofile, BB adio presenter, BBC Radio Current Affairs Gillian Bowditch Money Marketing; The Scotsman; Daily Express; The Times; columnist and features writer, The Sunday Times Fiona Cumberpatch Editor, Hodder & Stoughton; Editor, Nene Valley Living; freelance Elaine Fogg Wimbledon News; Hampstead & Highgate Express; freelance news reporter Rachel Gardiner (née Simpson) Marketing Magazine; The Mail on Sunday; PR Kate Graham Project manager, GE Fabbri; group editor, Egmont UK; freelance Jo Grobel Director, Exact PR Norma Harris Yellow Advertiser; Social Work Paper; Printing World Vanessa Houlder Accounting; Investors Chronicle; tax correspondent, Financial Times Rustom Irani Eyewitness LWT; poet; businessman Jolyon Jenkins BBC Radio 4; freelance producer; radio producer, BBC Radio 4

Out of the Ordinary Richard Klein Senior commissioning executive, BBC Documentaries; controller, BBC 4; director of factual, ITV Kirsty Lang Channel 4 News; presenter, The World, BBC 4; presenter, Front Row, BBC Radio 4 Audrey Mindlin press officer, P communications manager, Equality Challenge Unit; freelance Andrew Moore Television South West; Reuters TV; Sky News Lisa O’Kelly Review editor, writer, literary editor, The Observer; commissioning editor The Guardian Sylvia Pleasant Weekend Recorder; Bristol Press & Picture Agency; Prison Service News Carmen Pryce Intranet producer, BBC; technical project manager, BBC, Chem@ Cam; Digital consultant and Editor Mark Shillam Lynn News; Yorkshire Evening Press; chief sub-editor, deputy night editor, The Times Janet Simpson (née Noble) documentary maker, Channel 4; columnist, Arena; freelance Emily Smyth BMA News Review; producer, development executive, BBC Social Affairs Unit, BBC Panorama; freelance David Stewart ITN Liverpool; BBC documentaries; broadcast technical support, Red Bee Media Eric Tingley New media contents editor, Press Association; sports sub-editor, Sunday Mirror; sub-editor, Sunday Mirror Susan Watts The Independent; science editor, BBC Newsnight; conference speaker and communications adviser

Radio Miti Ampoma Business consultant, FTSE 100 companies; director, Miticom Limited; Business Communication and English Language skills trainer and tutor at InTuition Languages Elaine Arthur BBC Radio Derby; BBC Bristol David Gibson Today, BBC Radio 4; news editor, senior editor and Iain Nicholson BBC Radio Oxford; PR, Nicholson Associates; town centres specialist, Oxfordshire Susanne Reber Deputy managing editor, NPR Investigations; senior coordinating editor, director of digital media, Centre for Investigative Reporting; executive editor Reveal. Jenni Russell Deputy editor, BBC Current Affairs; editor, BBC Radio 4 World Tonight; political columnist, The Sunday Times, Evening Standard, The Times.


International Peter Alleyne Training and development editor, The Nation (Barbados) Linda Anazonwu African Guardian (London) Abdullah Baowain Oman Daily Observer Susan Betts Democratic Party Press Pramod Bhatnagar Indian Information Service (Delhi); Press Information Bureau Leda Bouzali Reporter, Kathimerini (Athens); radio producer, BBC World Service, Freelance Wilbur Eugene Brown Lecturer, University of Kansas; consultant and

teacher; died 2016 Rana Budeiri Mercantile Discount Bank (Jerusalem) Elizabeth Camp Automobile Association; Cash Vending Systems; PR, E=MC2 Karen Dabrowska London correspondent, Jana News Agency; editor, New Horizon; author, Middle East Eye Hugh Davies Middle East Economic Digest; Hill + Knowlton PR; corporate affairs director, Three UK Petros Diplas Greek newspaper foundation; CEO, Kathimerini; Channel 7 TV Malin Foster Letters editor, public forum editor, Salt Lake Tribune; retired Valerie Gauriat Euronews (Lyon); producer and reporter, Europeans; International Affairs Reporter, Euronews Rizwana Hamid Freelance (BBC, Channel 4); Media Consultant and Trainer for Devlopment, Fair Knowledge, Artikal Films Kyriacos Lacovides Sports editor, managing director, Cyprus Mail Lawrence Joffe I Press ffice The Guardian; editor, Foreign Investment Network, (FIN MAGAZINE) Sirr Anai Kelueljang Editor, Heritage; died 1999 Nicola Knipe Assistant editor, Princeton University Art Museum Publications; senior writer, Princeton University ffice of Development; National Proposal Editor, Deloitte. Sidonie Leone Advertising agency Neil Lewis Data Editor, Google; Data Editor, Twitter; Editor, Guardian DataBlog Ira Mathur Trinidad Express; The Guardian; documentary producer, TV presenter, Cleaning Up the Mess Marta Molina-Cox Spanish teacher, UK schools and universities; Head of Modern Foreign Languages, British International School Shanghai Puxi, China; modern foreign languages teacher, Aylsham High School Zodwa Mshibe Died 1987 Wolfgang Munchau The Times (Washington, Brussels); Financial Times (Frankfurt); associate editor, columnist, Financial Times (Brussels) Colleen Murrell (née Johnson) SBS World View radio; PhD, Melbourne University; senior lecturer, Deakin University Alli Mutasa JFK School of Government Harvard communication officer, pro ect officer, U I F freelance P consultant Sivagami Natesan (née Subbiah) Unknown Kalli Plainos Unknown Sajid Qaisrani Freelance development consultant; executive director, Sungi Development Foundation; member of Board of Directors, Human Accountability Partnership International Manoraj Rajathurai Publicist and marketing manager, FPSO Friday Caroline Repton Sub-editor, Thomson Financial News; copy editor, Dow Jones International; receptionist, Ambitious About Autism Radwan Sammak Unknown Raka Sinha Bal Society (Delhi); Life Review; general secretary, Angaja Foundation Baria Slaibi Media Services Syndicate; teacher Julie Taras-Semchuk BBC Current Affairs; teacher Kristin Thorsteinsdotti Reykjavik Daily Newspaper; Icelandic Service

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Broadcasting; publisher, 365 Media Rukee Tjingaete University of Leicester; PhD, African Studies (Michigan); The Namibian Frank van Vliet Postgraduate studies; USA and Canada correspondent, foreign desk chief, De Telegraaf Etan Vlessing Jewish Herald; Canadian bureau chief; entertainment journalist, The Hollywood Reporter Prince Woboroma Postgraduate studies; Nigerian Television (Port Harcourt)

Newspaper John Brotherton Derbyshire Times; Sheffield Star; employment law consultant, AP Partnership; Denis Campbell Sports correspondent, social affairs correspondent, The Observer; health correspondent, The Guardian Clare Fermont Tottenham Herald; editor, Middle East Economic Digest; senior editor, Amnesty International Angus Finney Screenwriter; author; lecturer; course leader, MA International Film Business, London Film School Tony Gallagher Deputy editor, editor, The Daily Telegraph; deputy editor, Daily Mail; editor-in-chief, The Sun Tracey Harrison Freelance (Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Daily Mirror, The Guardian, The Sun); head of news, Twelve Thirty Eight Ltd Kate Heathman (née Roberts) Owner, Kate Heathman Media Consultancy; freelance business journalist, Comment magazine; senior lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University Gareth Hewett Money Marketing; South China Morning Post; media relations, HSBC (Asia) Nick Holdsworth Eastern Europe bureau chief, The Hollywood Reporter; Moscow correspondent, The Sunday Telegraph; freelance foreign correspondent (Moscow and Prague) Jane Holligan ditor, ffice of the Scottish Charity Regulator; sponsorship and funding team leader, Higher and Further Education, the Scottish government, Human Trafficking ead, The Scottish Government Kate Ironside EU columnist, Western Morning News; journalism lecturer, senior lecturer, course leader for Broadcast Journalism, University of Bedfordshire Rose Lloyd South London Press; FACTS; director of volunteer services (Paris) David Mason Head of communications, Forum for the Future; associate, Do The Green Thing; consultant, Greenhouse PR Joan McAlpine Assistant features editor, The Sunday Times Scotland; journalist and commentator, McAlpine Media; MSP, Scottish National Party Janet McEvoy European Report (Brussels); Reuters (Brussels); Reporter, Agence France-Presse Susan Mitchell Yorkshire Post; senior producer, BBC Radio 4 Mandy Norrish Gloucestershire Echo; freelance writer, editor and photographer Sarah Poland Freelance; RSPCA Kate Rankine Money Marketing; reporter (New York);deputy city editor,The Daily Telegraph; headhunter, partner, JCA Group Anthony Snape Journalist and editor, MRM Worldwide; journalist and translator, Acciona Reports; Writer, Tipik Communication Agency, Belgium. Aileen Taylor Aberdeen Press and Journal; freelance (GMTV, BBC Radio 5 Live); reporter, producer, GMTV Katharina Tyldesley South London

Press; The Late Show, BBC Newsnight Morwen Williams UK assignments editor, BBC Newsgathering; deputy UK editor, head of newsgathering operations, BBC News Paul Wilmshurst ITV; HBO; NBCUniversal; award-winning freelance TV director

Periodical Mark Battersby Money Marketing; law degree; Money Management Stephen Bealing People in Pictures; director, Landmark Media Karen Brown Freelance; Euromoney Heather Harris (née Capel) Country Magazine; PR, British Airways; worldwide PR director, Hyatt Hotels; freelance Simon Cartledge Pagemakers; China Daily; The Economist; publisher, owner Big Brains (Hong Kong) Peter DaCosta Senior communication advisor, UN Economic Commission for Africa; independent consultant; PhD, SOAS Lindsey Darking PR and screenwriter; director, Impact Writers; freelance Julia Dodds Editor, Planned Savings Magazine; trainee solicitor, Eversheds; associate, Reed Smith; associate, Hill Hofstetter Ltd Susan Ellicott Freelance (Daily Mail, The Times, Lancet Oncology, Marie Claire); contributor, European Society of Cardiology Reports; freelance medical journalist Sally Gethin Freight Management International press officer, ew ersey Senator; publisher and editor, Gethin’s In ight ews Alison Gordon (née MacDiarmaid) Uxbridge Recorder; The Watford Review; Reading Evening Post; The Mail on Sunday; died 2011 Izabel Grindal Financial products editor, managing editor, head of news and data strategy, head of content integration, Reuters; change and programme manager, IZG Diana Henry Freelance (Red, House & Garden, Olive, Delicious, Real, Waitrose Food Illustrated); author; columnist, The Sunday Telegraph Janet Lawrence (née Dix) Foreign correspondent, Agence France-Presse; world desk editor, chief desk editor, Europe, Africa and Middle East, Reuters Sam Lennon Medway Today; senior reporter, chief reporter, Medway Messenger; senior reporter, Kentish Express Megan Lloyd-Laney (née Jones) Communications consultant, World Bank, UNDP; journalism lecturer; consultant, Communications and Information Resource Centre Miranda MacAlister Penguin Books; freelance copy editor Emma Mason Press officer, Imperial Cancer Research; freelance PR consultant and journalist (specialising in medical sciences); communications and stakeholder relations manager, Queen Mary University of London Glenn Moore Reuters; football correspondent, football editor, The Independent; Managing Director Moore Sports Media. Jason Nisse Director of media relations, Barclays; director, Fishburn Hedges; director, Newgate Communications John Perlman Presenter, AM Live and The Round Table, SABC3; Today with John Perlman, Kaya FM (South Africa) Lucy Pilkington Executive producer, commissioning, BBC Worldwide; executive producer, LPT Films; Creative

Director, Sugar FIlms Richard Preston Tatler; The Independent; features editor, news editor, comment editor, associate editor, Head of World News, The Daily Telegraph Mark Raymond User Magazine Keiron Root Money & Family Wealth; editor-in-chief, What Investment; consulting editor, Treasury Management International; editor-in-chief, Charterhouse Communications; died 2009 Sally Rowlands Marketing Magazine; The Late Show (BBC) Nicholas Sack Owner, Nicholas Sack Photography Lindsey Sharpe Director, Impact Writers Ltd; freelance (Ealing Gazette, Teacher magazine, Southern Daily Echo); screenwriting MA Adrian Sibley BBC; freelance director; director and co-founder, Bright Yellow Films Deborah Thornton Technology reporter, sub-editor, Building; freelance writer and facilitator Paola Tich Enfatico Co-owner, Tutti Communications; owner, Park & Bridge; owner, SipSwooshSpit Joanne Waters Freelance health writer and editorial consultant (Good Health; Yours Magazine; Daily Mail ) Helen Weathers Wales on Sunday; Daily Mirror; reporter, Daily Mail Louise Webster Hockney Freelance television and radio journalist; content producer, director, L W Media Ltd.; assistant editor, BBC News Roy Wilkinson The Guardian; The Independent; artist management; author Elizabeth Wilson Medical magazine Lucie Young Freelance (The Telegraph Saturday Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, House and Garden, Condé Nast Traveller, Four Seasons magazine); blogger; Creator,

Radio Maria Coyle Central television; Carlton ews press officer, media relations manager, University of Oxford Rachael Davies BBC Radio 1 Jackie Garriock (née Lidgard) BBC Radio 5 Live; studio manager, BBC Radio News Ian Gregory CBS News; BBC Radio Finance Unit; Swiss TV; producer, BBC World Service TV Antonia Hastings Thames TV; Meridian TV; freelance televison reporter Vidar Hjardeng Carlton; executive producer, regional programmes, ITV Central; diversity consultant, ITV News Claudia Josephs Launch producer,The Economist, E-Vision programme; current affairs producer, BBC; freelance Michael MacFarlane Producer, World at One, BBC Radio 4; executive editor; BBC News London, deputy controller Pamela Hiles (née Toppin) CBC (Canada); BBC Belfast; Ulster Orchestra; owner, editor, director, Hiltop Publishing Joanne Williams TV AM; BBC (GNS)


International Millie Adisa Concord (Lagos); freelance Katherine Arms Communications consultant, UN Women; editorial consultant, International Development Law Organisation, UNECA, The World Food Programme, Sam Buyungo-Katwere The

Star (Kampala); deputy director, communications department, Bank of Uganda Pratap Chatterjee Managing editor, executive director, CorpWatch; Bureau of Investigative Journalism; freelance (The Guardian, Financial Times, The New Republic, The Independent), Vera Eckert Metal Bulletin; commodities correspondent, senior power correspondent, Reuters Nada Fadda English instructor, American University of Beirut; English instructor, July Kaye Foicik PR, NHS; BBC TV; novelist; tour director, Kaye Foicik Tour Management Sylvester Hanga SportsScene; Workers Newspaper; Life Magazine (Dar es Salaam) Kelly Hawke-Baxter Vice-chair, The Natural Step International; member of the International Centre for Sustainable Cities, the Green Living Advisory Board, and the Distinguished Advisory Council of the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs; chair of Tostan Canada Mary Heaney Editor-in-Chief, European Lawyer; editorial director, managing director, The Global Legal Post; CEO, Global City Media ChangYong Kim Associated Press; Dow Jones (Seoul); professor of journalism, Inje University Nanke Kramer Marketing and communications, owner, Kramer Communications, Network Associator, Projob Communication; Consultant Kathryn Lainoff (née Kincaid) Senator s press officer president, ainoff Family Foundation Myrto Markidou-Selipa Financial journalist, Phileleftheros (Greece); Selides (Cyprus) non-executive director, Kronos Press Distribution Agency Public ompany td chief e ecutive officer, Phileleftheros Ejor Ndifon Postgraduate studies; chief executive, Granonee Nigeria Sophie O’Neill BBC TV; health magazine (Paris); died 1989 Ruby Ofori Editor, allAfrica; documentary production; public information officer, U mission in Liberia Clare Ogilvie-Turner The Province (Vancouver); senior reporter, CanWest; senior reporter, The Province; editor, Pique News magazine Savvas Paritsis Film editor; online editor, PostWorks NY; assistant professor of cinema and interactive media, DePaul University Prasanna Probyn Film researcher; marketing officer, iddlese University homoeopath and writer Jose Fernando Rodrigues Foreign correspondent (New York, Tokyo, Washington); political analyst, Radio Jovem Pan-SP; political analyst and blogger, UOL (Brazil) Howard Rombough Editor, Voyager; PR director, Campbell Gray Hotels; PR director, One Aldwych Hotel Diego Santos Director, Eltiempo. com,, (Colombia) Linda Sills Researcher, assistant producer, CBC; senior producer, BBC World News; series producer, BBC TV JohnWani Simon Radio Juba (Sudan), writer Sven Gunnar Simonsen Independent analyst and international reporter; Communication Specialist UNICEF (Yemen, Sudan, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan); political science writer. Alhaji Tanko Ghana News Agency; managing director, Al-Tatma Enterprise

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Ulf Thorsson Analyst (Sweden) Sebastian Usher Freelance (Saudi Arabia); correspondent, BBC World Media; Middle East editor, BBC World Service Ioannis Zografos Europe People’s Party, European Parliament; press officer, uropean Parliament managing producer, European People’s Party (Web TV)

Newspaper Kevin Allison San Francisco correspondent, Financial Times; global resources columnist, breaking views columnist, Reuters; Consultant, Eurasia Group Xana Antunes Editor, Crain’s New York Business; executive editor, vice president, CNBC Digital; new initiatives editor, Quartz Michael Bennett Senior account manager, Staniforth Public Relations; managing consultant, Clark & Company (PR); managing director, Pelican PR Jason Bennetto Independent on Sunday; crime correspondent, The Independent; senior lecturer in journalism, City University London Jennie Brookman Sub-editor, Deutsche Presse Agentur; freelance; senior editorial manager, Standard & Poor’s Farzana Cheema Croydon Advertiser Jeremy Clifford Editor, The Star Sheffield editorial director, Yorkshire Post; editor-in-chief, Johnston Press Eleanor Edwards BBC; freelance Richard Galpin Coventry Evening Telegraph; BBC World Service (Dakar, Islamabad); world affairs correspondent, BBC (Jakarta, Athens, Moscow) James Hamilton Surrey Advertiser Judy Henry Channel 4; producer and director, Wall to Wall TV; MSc, Tavistock Centre; family therapist, NHS Geraldine Holden Content editor, BBC Health, BBC Parenting; associate editor, Mumsnet; senior web editor, Wellcome Trust Christian Jenner International communications manager, NHS Suffolk; Governor NHS Suffolk, communications officer, Suffolk community healthcare Communications lead for Suffolk Community Healthcare Rosemarie Magee Birmingham Post; BBC Norwich; Anglia TV Maureen McAlpine Director of strategy implementation, Scottish Enterprise; communications manager, East Renfrewshire Council; marketing and PR consultant, McAlpine Communications and Interim PR manager at CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association Scotland) Andrew Napier Southern Evening Echo; chief reporter, Southern Daily Echo; chief reporter, Hampshire Chronicle Nicola Naylor The Scotsman; author; physiotherapist John Parrish Portsmouth News; Enfield Gazette; Today, LWT; The Sun; freelance (Australia) Ben Preston Education correspondent, The Times; Press Association; home news, deputy editor, The Times; editor, Radio Times; executive editor, The Sunday Times Denise Shaw Health press secretary, Scottish office freelance epartment for Education, Philip Sherwell Daily Express (New York); chief foreign affairs correspondent, US editor, Asia correspondent, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph Janice Turner Editor, That’s Life; editor, Real Magazine; freelance, The

Guardian; columnist, feature writer, The Times Giovanni Ulleri Owner, Genius Media; producer, director, Wall to Wall; Documentary project for the BBC Michael Williams Newsnight, BBC; foreign affairs correspondent, The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; freelance, BBC Radio

Periodical Douglas Amrine Editorial director, Editions Didier Millet; freelance english teacher, Brazil; writer of teaching materials, Tom Aston Channel 4 Daily; Visnews; Gemini; Sunday Express; freelance; researcher, free Tibet campaign Joanna Bale Media consultant, Local Government Association; senior press officer, ondon School of conomics freelance Neil Bennett The Times; city editor, The Sunday Telegraph; PR, vice chairman, chief executive, Maitland Peter Capella Journalist. AFP news agency; freelance (The Guardian, The Economist); PR content manager (corporate) Daloni Carlisle Contributor (Health Service Journal, E-Health Insider); senior associate/writer, Salix Consulting; freelance (health policy) Beverley Cohen Freelance (Australia); Design Week; yoga teacher; freelance senior press officer Elizabeth Coldwell Editor, Forum; author, editor, Xcite Books Martin Cottingham Regional campaigns manager, Oxfam; marketing director, Soil Association; head of communications, Islamic Relief UK Melanie Fanstone Assistant editor, World at One, PM, BBC Radio 4; assignments editor, Social Affairs Unit; assignments editor, BBC Newsgathering Camilla Finn Freelance Shirley Giles Davis Career accountant; Health Service Journal; The Daily Telegraph Caroline Hinton International Financing Review; BBC TV News; IFR; Project Finance International; freelance Fiona Hook book reviewer, The Times, The Independent, Church Times; adult literacy tutor, ESOL; english teacher, Universitaria Populare della Terza Eta (UPTER), University of Leicester Stephen Hounslow Reporter, Marketing; trainee, BBC; producer, senior producer, BBC World TV, BBC News 24 Richard Johnson TV Guide; Radio Times; New Woman; Men’s Health; The Sunday Times; BBC Radio 4; freelance; author Dean Jones Herts & Essex Observer; football writer, Sunday People; football insider, Bleacher Report Michael Kavanagh Financial Adviser; Marketing; Marketing Week; deputy news editor, Margaret Keenan Editor, Drive Time News; producer, Sunday Supplement, BBC Radio Wales; Westminster producer, BBC Cymru Wales Anne Kelly Woman Options; Country Homes & Interiors; novelist; freelance (Ideal Homes, BBC Good Food) Sharon Kelly Fulcrum Productions; TV producer; freelance TV and radio scriptwriter (BBC) Nicholas Kenton Today; Lithoweek; Oracle Teletext; researcher, After Dark (Open Media); BBC Radio 4; executive producer, series producer, head of development, edit producer; series producer, Channel 5

Helen Kitchen PR; events manager, Cardiff Council; director, Toucan Promotions; lecturer, Cardiff and Vale College and University of Glamorgan, Keith Lockhart Freelance (The Independent) Richard Marsh independent consultant, Holdsworth Communications and Fleishman Hillard; director, Market Access; independent consultant, Government Relations; head of market relations, Allergan Alison MacDiarmaid-Gordon Freelance Anthony Meenaghan Eastern Counties Newspapers; Reading News Agency; The Mail on Sunday; director, Solent News Agency Sarah Moore London Portrait Magazine; Harpers & Queen; freelance Fiona Murray Birmingham Post; Yorkshire Television; freelance; adult literacy teacher, Wandsworth Prison Shaun Phillips Deputy editor, ZM magazine; features director, Esquire; associate features editor, The Times Susannah Price UN correspondent, BBC; chief of communications, UNICEF Somalia; head of development, Lightbox Wendy Robbins Panorama, Watchdog, Here and Now, Public Eye, BBC; 20/20 Television; development executive, BBC Factual Department; executive producer, BBC World Service, BBC1 Peter Smith Barnet & Finchley Press; sports writer, Yorkshire Evening Post Tilly Suadwa BBC External Services; freelance (BBC World Service) Nick Swingler Freelance artist and poet Sarah Womack deputy foreign editor, Daily Mail; senior external relations manager, Priory Group; Group Head of External Relations, Priory Group.

Radio Nana Anto-Awuakye Researcher, producer, BBC Radio; United Nations (New York); UN Radio Mission (Kosovo); senior media officer, head of world news, CAFOD Sally Arthy Senior news producer, Associated Press Television News; senior news editor, acting head of online Sky News, Penelope Boreham Senior producer, BBC World Service; series producer, Pikin to Pikin Tok; Ebola Voices, BBC World Service Alison Dawes ILR; Hereward Radio; CNFM Radio (Cambridge); radio intake editor, BBC; assistant editor; BBC Radio Cambridgeshire; news editor, BBC Radio Oxford Roger Few, Dr Orbis Publishing; social science researcher, University of Leicester, South Bank University; senior research fellow, University of East Anglia Owen Gay Commissioning editor, The One Show; executive producer, Icon Films; Creative Director, One Tribe TV limited. Jane Grant Freelance Mark Handscomb Reporter and researcher, BBC Radio 4; BBC World Service; The Independent; documentary producer, True North Productions; senior lecturer, University of Huddersfield senior lecturer in online journalism, University of Teesside Beatrice Rubens Senior producer, BBC Radio 4 Alasdair Sandford Europe reporter, Radio 1; reporter, Radio Netherlands; freelance (BBC, The Guardian, Paris); senior journalist, Euronews Dale Templar (née Hayhurst) freelance travel writer, Daily Telegraph; Managing director, One Tribe TV; show runner,

Nutopia Jo Whiley Researcher, WPFM; presenter, BBC Radio 1; presenter, BBC Radio 2


International Hossein Ali Afkhami Research fellow, Leeds University; associate professor of communication, Allameh University (Tehran) Jonathan Ames US News and World Report; editor, Law Gazette; editor, The Brief; editor, The European Lawyer; editor, Leaders in Law Review; consultant, MBR legal; freelance legal journalist Sylvie Basley Freelance communications consultant; publicist, Radio-Canada Ferry Biedermann Business correspondent, Europe correspondent, The National (Beirut); Middle East correspondent, Elsevier magazine, IHS Jane’s; freelance feature writer, Financial Times James Boothroyd Director of public affairs and communications, David Suzuki Foundation; principal, James Boothroyd Consulting, Managing Director, EcoAnalytics Research Ellen Boyle The Register Star; PR, Merseycare Corporation; Wragg & Casas; VP, Scarlett Medical Company; territory manager, rthofi Karen Davis Lecturer, University of Guyana; Guyana diplomatic service; Canadian International Development; teacher, School of the Nations; sociology lecturer, University of Guyana Gabriella Gamini Freelance (Sri Lanka); South America correspondent, The Times; Brazilian Embassy in London Imran Gardezi Press minister, Pakistan Embassy (Washington); press attaché, Pakistan Consulate (London); principal information officer, Pakistani government; director general, External Publicity Wing, Pakistani Ministry of IB&NH Angelina Grasso BBC External Services; Cambridge Community Television (Boston); scheduling editor, BBC Russian Service; community interpreter, CITAS and Mike Hall Tokyo bureau chief, Bloomberg News; lecturer, Macquarie University (Sydney); owner, Jasmine Hall; founder, Secret River Pty Ltd Melinda Ham Sydney Morning Herald; publicity consultant (Mumbai, India); freelance (Bauer Media Sydney); editor and content consultant, Australian Museum David Irwin Airline pilot; died 1989 Valgerour Johannsdottir Radio journalist, parliamentary correspondent, deputy head of news, Icelandic National Broadcasting Service; head of journalism programme, University of Iceland George Kouvaras Chief editor in politics, Columnist, Eleftheros Typos (Athens); Daily morning political talk show, NET television; Star Channel; editor, Athens Macedonian News Agency Mui Khi Lim Associated Press, Dow Jones (Singapore); Southeast Asia correspondent, Bridge Information Systems; editor, Singapore General Hospital Patrick McDowell sia Pacific chief editor, Associated Press (Bangkok, Thailand); assistant bureau chief, Associated Press (Chicago); Southeast Asia bureau chief, Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires (Jakarta, Indonesia)

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Estela Moreno-Bosketti Unknown Mojalefa Moseki The Sowetan; postgraduate studies (London); chief information officer, State Information Technology gency South frica IT and telecoms policy specialist; chief information officer, State Information Technology gency, Chizuko Muranaka Staff writer, The Daily Yomiuri; senior research specialist, Fu isankei ommunications International managing director, Integral Media William Nyadru-Mia Parish priest (Kampala); died 1991 Fokke Obbema Quote Magazine; financial reporter, media editor, Paris correspondent, chief economic editor, hina and urope correspondent, de Volkskrant Jerry Okoro PR and communications (Lagos) Jon Palmer International Financing Review; Risk Management; freelance illustrator and graphic designer, The Guardian creative director, Te tline Gareth Pownall Unknown hristine Pulvermacher hief editor, Swiss Quality Publications (Lausanne); managing editor, erivamag site editor, old venue director communications, T International communication officer , orld Health rganisation freelance communications consultant (South Africa) Yungjoo Rhee Unknown Chris Simpson frica Service stringer, BB ngola, wanda, Senegal pro ect co ordinator, est frica adio regional co ordinator, I I adio freelance (Senegal) died 2017. Siu Ling Tse Hong Kong Standard; South China Morning Post; employees’ benefit consultant, anulife Financial cholas a a s BB orld Service (Greece); chief international correspondent, foreign editor, ntenna Pay TV Maria Zaharea Avghi Radio 90.2 thens pikerotita political correspondent, ega hannel T Aliaa Zayed ondon il eports Winston Zulu velyn Hone ollege (Lusaka)

Newspaper Sarah Borchersen-Keto Staff reporter, F ews msterdam and ashington staff writer, olters luwer associate editor, ational ssociation of eal state Investment Trust Jon Boyle eporter, Birmingham Post and Mail correspondent, gence France Presse Paris, oscow euters oscow, France senior world editor, deputy head of desk, head of desk, euters ondon Katharine Capocci n e veritt Food and drink editor, The Journal (Newcastle); Loved Up; Luxe Dolly Chadda ews reporter, Pulse; Kentish Times BB orld Service deputy news editor, Health Service Journal editor, Physiotherapy Frontline; freelance Vivek Chaudhary The Voice; chief sports correspondent, The Guardian; The Independent Jennifer Cripps Pearl Insurance sub editor, Peterborough Evening Telegraph; associate editor, Yours Douglas Cumming senior reporter, Blackpool Evening Gazette editor, angers ews sub editor, Scottish Daily Mail Alastair Dalton news reporter, science and transport correspondent, The

Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday Matthew Eltringham assistant editor, interactivity and social media development, BB e ecutive editor, BB ollege of ournalism editor, BB ollege of ournalism website and events Suzanne Gamble (née Swan) Primary school teacher, Shire Foundation uton Teacher, uton Si th Form ollege, Christine Holt Freelance The Guardian, The Independent, Sunday Express, Monsun, Marie Claire director, Trade ustice ovement writer, F Rosalyn Jones Freelance Tony c ougal ational account manager, atural ngland communications and stakeholder engagement lead, The ampaign for ational Parks eputy ditor, Poultry World eed Business Information Anna-Marie McFaul media trainer, ua edia radio news producer, BB I editor of radio news and news online, BB I Michaela Miller head of publications, SP online web consultant director, owner, ueste ommunications George Parker estern orning ews U news editor, Brussels bureau chief, political editor, Financial Times Pratap Rughani freelance film producer, director BB , hannel course leader, ocumentary Film, University of the Arts London Stephen Sheppard news editor, editor, Fund Strategy director, anburgh Financial ommunications director, itigate ewe ogerson John Speck ow ones economics correspondent, Thomson euters landlord Daniel Stanton Assistant programme editor, hannel ews programme editor, IT reporter, BB ews Caroline Sutton Social media trainer; Picnic edia blogger in residence, Brighton Pavillion and Museums Robert Tait Turkey correspondent, Iran correspondent, The Guardian; iddle ast correspondent, The Daily Telegraph freelance, The Guardian Sally Trelford eputy editor, associate editor, Meetings & Incentive Travel T Publications special editions editor, Intellectual apitals T Publications Richard Warry octor health editor, BB ews nline ssistant ditor, Insight and nalysis, BB ews

Periodical Simon Aldous chief sub editor, Building Design freelance sub editor eputy production editor; Architects’ Journal Helen Brown Redwood publishing; community manager, associate editor, umsnet deputy editor, Parenting igital, Immediate edia Phyllida Brown Freelance ew Scientist, B , H ,U I F studies, University of eter freelance ew Scientist, B Kevin Buckley ational Student tra freelance football writer, The Guardian, The Observer, The Telegraph) Caroline Bullough irector managing editor, Harlyn Publishing freelance (House and Garden anaging editor, House & Garden Ed Buscall farmer chairman, ountry and and Business ssociation orfolk branch hair, Hastoe roup Marti Colley-Illueca U P airobi freelance translator Stephen Duffy South Wales Echo; senior broadcast ournalist, BB ews nline presenter, The a House BB

Paul Dunt producer, director, Inside ut BB T orwich BB urrent ffairs Freelance ournalist, Flying Boat Productions Jemima Gibbons author; lecturer; social media strategist, laremont omms Freelance, Social edia Strategist Associate Nick Gibbs editor and publisher, British oodworking iving oods Smallwood Richard Handford freelance (Financial Times, Wall Street Journal); content editor, editor of health and money channels, obile orld ive Christopher Histed o founder, public sector advisor, principal consultant, Publitas onsulting P non e ec advisor, Public Technology td Nigel Holtby Studio photographer; yoga teacher; photographer Ricky Kelehar Head of factual entertainment and US formats, I edia senior commissioning editor, BB merica S P programming, ptomen Television Kathryn Kirby awyer course manager, I aw School Tom Loxley a im Fashions editorial consultant, IP media associate editor, e ecutive editor, Radio Times Caroline Merz ral history consultant, ing Street ommunity oices counsellor and psychotherapist, ind orfolk counsellor and psychotherapist, PF ounselling Service Caren Morrison n e yers Freelance federal prosecutor ew ork acting assistant professor, ew ork University School of aw assistant professor of law, Georgia State University Sue Nelson The Biologist producer, voiceover artist, S T David Pilling Tokyo bureau chief, sia editor, assistant editor, frica editor, Financial Times; author ike Power ew Times senior campaigns officer, TU communications and marketing, Unionlearn Nick Pyke The Independent on Sunday; freelance (The Independent on Sunday, Times Educational Supplement, The Tablet deputy features editor, review editor, Focus editor, The Mail on Sunday Caroline Smith Harlyn Publishing freelance sub editor, acting production editor, Easy Living; acting managing editor, chief sub editor, ond ast Robin Stummer Founding editor, ornerstone commissioning editor and writer, Quintessentially freelance writer (The Guardian The Observer) Caroline Sweetman Unicef est Side ondon editor, ournal of ender and evelopment, fam U Frances Tennyson Sounds Audrey Thompson cting ditor, FS ews, Food Standards gency media officer, St ungo s senior digital communications officer, ondon Borough of Hounslow Jane Tyler Bristol Evening Post; Wolverhampton Express & Star; senior reporter, Birmingham Mail Hilary Wood un

Radio Carolyn Atkinson Leicester Sound; adio Trent BB adio , ou and ours, BB adio Gillian Baxter BB T eeds ournalist, BB orldwide Charlotte Blofeld BB adio tlantic Productions BB adio ive BB illennium History Pro ect pro ect e ecutive BB earning Andrew Chetham Telecom specialist, South China Morning Post producer,

presenter, BB ews anaging P, Gartner Mia Costello BB programme leader, BB ollege of ournalism freelance ournalist, media consultant and trainer adio Bristol Jonathan Dobbs freelance (Australia); agricultural engineer, director, Boston Tractors Giselle Green (née Finlay) Siobhan Benita for ayor ampaign media consultant; director of campaigns and communications, ational Health ction Party media coordinator, Miles Harrison BB adio Sport rugby union commentator, Sky Sports author ghost-writer Neil MacDonald hannel 4 Business Daily; BBC Business Breakfast; economics producer, Channel 4 News Sarah Oloway BB adio Julie Osborne ffice manager, Strikeward office manager, over ersio director, Holiday Heat Simon Wilson Senior producer, BB Brussels senior producer, BB iddle ast editor, BB urope Bureau Penny Wrout Home affairs correspondent, community s editor, BB ondon pro ect manager, producer, lbow Production arts, media and events producer, andSky I


International Anne Augustine Microsoft; head of sustainability, delman founder and director, onvergency Partnership author Banu Avar var nuk Productions producer, T documentary maker T , T T author Gladys Ayache Freelance Paris global assets, Bankers Trust director, France ews Philippa Bourke Freelance US , Japan); Japan Times ournalist, reporter (Los Angeles) Beth Burnard Unknown Magali Christol Unknown Sof Efuk BB frica Service Everest Ekong ied Beth Frankl Television Trust for the nvironment Boston editor, Shambhala Publications Alemu Getachew Freelance Nazi Hashmi Postgraduate studies Alfred Hermida BB orld Service orth frica technology editor, BB ews nline associate professor, director, University of British olumbia Graduate School of Journalism Vusi Khumalo ied Penelope Koufopoulou ewscaster, Tele ity teacher Franz Kruger a novelist ad unct professor of ournalism, director, its adio cademy Liliane Landor BB orld Service head of programmes, BB controller of language services, lobal ews, BB Evridiki Makariou ecturer, faculty of ommunication and ass edia, Panteion University of Athens; head of publicity department, Hellenic Heart Foundation head of foreign news desk, T reek public T Hilifa Mbako ouncil of hurches in amibia head of radio, amibian Broadcasting orporation news and current affairs controller, corporate public affairs manager, amdeb iamond orporation general manager, llian Insurance amibia Rashid Meer ied Xiao-Shu Meng Bromley Times; China News; Yanhuang Chunqiu P

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What was your best moment at City? I would get into trouble if I didn t say the single best moment was meeting my wife, who was also on the course. e both have incredibly fond memories of our course – there were only about of us. e had the lu ury of our own radio station, and a huge amount of time. e were on the same course as o hiley, and between the lot of us we were playing music and all thoroughly enjoying ourselves. What’s the best thing about your job? I do ask myself if I really am a journalist rather than just a TV Omer Mohamed Freelance Adam Mwakang’ata ied Ellen Nakashima Quincy Patriot edger Hartford ourant Southeast sia bureau co chief, national security reporter, ashington Post Patricia Odita-Sarumi Frankcom igeria erchant Bank , Trish s arketta llikainen IPS Helsinki freelance Marlan Padayachee The Sunday Times urban Independent ewspapers (South Africa); managing editor and publisher, reen old frica ommunications Ali Qassim Marketing Week; freelance Spain, atin merica Margaret Roberts Health News; nonprofit consultant senior consultant, onsulting Principal, argaret . oberts onsulting Matthew Roberts Speaker, Parliament of St ucia resident tutor and head, University of the est Indies Jeff Silverstein Producer, lobal T IUS ommunications assistant, ep isk Senior ssociate, Susse Strategy Group Barbara Smit The Daily Telegraph; freelance writer novelist, author, Heineken biography editor, Fitness News Europe Kayode Soyinka ditor in chief, publisher, Africa Today Yann Tessier euters ilan, ome correspondent, senior producer, senior editor, The Day, euters Sandy Trivieri n e Iafrate Freelance Canadian Business Life; visual artist Anne Vander Zijl Haague Post; HP/De Tijd BV (Amsterdam) Jenny Verster ReSource (South Africa); Frameworks Barker c ormac Advertising; sales and marketing consultant, ducational Publishing Rosy Voudouri T reece S I T BB orld Service akedonia Thessaloniki BB orld Service ournalist, edefop Suzi Wells acau University research, riffith University visiting lecturer,

Creative director, One Tribe TV (Radio, 1987) “Television is very powerful.” producer, but then I look at the stories we’ve broken and the stories that elicited change. Television is very powerful, and I defend factual programming. It s such a great way to get information to across to people. What do you expect for the future of journalism? T is being made more e citing and fast paced with technology. ou can get cameras into places you never could. But it’s more about the people using it and the access to information being used to our best advantage.

Nicholas Earl

gee nn Polytechnic Laurence Zavriew Senior broadcast ournalist, BB orld Service editor, BBC Newshour

Newspaper Peter Allen Freelance, Daily Mail; freelance (Paris) Andrew Atkinson Associated Press; ow ones economics correspondent, Bloomberg Matthew Brand Nuneaton Evening Tribune Beatrice Bray Western Morning News; freelance Alison Cameron Press Association; Daily Mail Susan Campbell The Scotsman; freelance editor, The Illeach Sergio Casci Lennox Herald BB lasgow BB Scotland freelance scriptwriter Bard ntertainment Robert Cole Evening Standard; deputy business and tempus editor, leader writer, The Times assistant editor, Reuters Breakingview Antony Dore BB ondon ews assistant editor, . ews, BB editor, ondon ews, BB Andrew Gilgrist Design Week; enswear editor, RJ Magazine; business editor, Leicester Mercury director, House P Marie Irvine Series producer, BB orthern Ireland production team,, addell edia td freelance T producer fi er and media consultant Catherine Jackson (née Short) Hull Daily Mail teacher, ckworth School Tim Jotischky The Sunday Telegraph; head of business, deputy editor, Daily Telegraph senior consultant, PH edia Tim Knowles Woverhampton Express; Daily Mail news editor, assistant editor, Scottish Daily Mail John Lawrence Daily Mail editor,, Daily Mail; editor-inchief, SP edia

Jason Lewis Mail on Sunday; investigations editor, Sunday Telegraph; freelance managing director, Intelligence Linda McLean London news agency; freelance Ryan Mills Sports reporter, Bloomberg ews production ournalist, IT nglia Natasha Narayan The Observer; The Independent; children’s author Rahiel Nasir What Hi Fi; PR consultant; freelance, deputy editor BBC Focus magazine editor, adium imited Debbie-Sue Nicholls Birmingham Post and Mail Patrick O’Flynn deputy political editor, chief political commentator, Daily Express director of communications, candidate for ambridge, U IP P for astern egion, U IP Gabrielle O’Neill BB adio ews producer, The Today programme, BB adio BB , The Record Europe (Brussels) Tim Prizeman Head of P , rthur ndersen managing director, elso onsulting author Daniel Shaw BB adio Newsbeat; BB adio ive The Today Programme, BB adio home affairs correspondent, BB ews Valerie Small Hospital Medicine; GP (Jamaica) Jonathan Ungoed-Thomas Daily Mail; news reporter, deputy editor, Insight focus writer, senior news reporter, chief reporter, The Sunday Times Roland Watson Sunday Mirror; chief political correspondent, ashington bureau chief, leader writer, The Times; foreign editor, The Times Sarah Wilson IT ournalist, hristian id senior media specialist, communications manager for bola response, orld ision Sierra eone

Periodical Piers Alder uro S ircle head of copy, utton errifield freelance copywriter, business writing consultant, Christine Alsford Bristol Evening Post; reporter, social affairs correspondent, eridian Television producer, correspondent, IT Sarah Bailey Elle Girl; deputy editorin chief, Harpers Bazaar; contributing editor, Harpers Bazaar (US); editor-inchief, Red Sarah Bancroft n e right The Independent sub editor, editorial production, The Independent on Sunday; freelance editor and writer Fiona Beckett olumnist, The Guardian contributing editor, Decanter, Fork Founder, matchingfoodandwine. com Adrian Brown Producer, editor, BB orld Service senior broadcast ournalist, BB nline assistant commissioning editor, BB Ian Byrne The People sub editor, The Sun deputy night editor, Daily Mirror, Associate night editor The Sun Tanith Carey The Sunday Times author, lio edia td freelance writer, The Guardian Sarah Courtenay Living F illiam unn ditor, Liv maga ine editor in chief, content director, edwood Publishing editorial director, BB Martina Hall Elle; freelance TV researcher documentary producer, BB History Unit freelance producer and director Helen Halls Promotions officer, Redditch Sure Start; media and

communications officer, edditch Borough council campaigns officer, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Douglas Hayward esearch manager, I research manager, ccenture ssociate ice President, I Paula Hubert Design Week BB eeds Points of View, Here and Now, BB hannel Rebecca Jones Trainee, BB nglia T reporter, Berlin correspondent, arts correspondent, BB Catherine Kirk (née Beaumont) Leisure News ottingham Building Society P manager, Barclays Bank freelance, P Sarah Knibbs Bookwatch S ambodia deputy representative, U FP Save the hildren Thomas Lappin List Magazine; Scotland on Sunday sports writer, The Scotsman; freelance Moyette Marrett Trainee, BB ews etwork Budapest author Andrew Moore Islington Chronicle; Wigan Observer and Reporter; Lancashire Evening Post Polly Neate ditor, Community Care; e ecutive director of e ternal relations, ction for hildren chief e ecutive, omen s id Francesca Nelson ail nline Country Living; The Sunday Times; freelance Catriona O’Shaughnessy The Independent; Time Out; deputy chief sub editor, Daily Express Jill Parsons Daily Mail; Mail on Sunday; freelance editor, irencesterpeople. Mamta Patel GP; European Chemical News nvironmental ata Services editor and co founder, Chemical Watch Richard Pendry Freelance, T producer lecturer, University of ent Ian Pollard Public Eye, BB producer, BB Watchdog died Lynn Power ondon ewspaper roup producer, arlton Television features researcher, BB Ajax Scott ditor in chief, usic eek roup publisher, usic eek roup founder, oodshed edia Rhonda Siddall Pulse hannel managing director, Patient entral Jane Silley Video Trade Weekly Deborah Sawyer ursing and law student; doctor; Nursing Times; teacher Andrew Thomas British printer owise managing editor, Labels and Labeling magazine, Tarsus roup Jim Valentine Transportation and shipping director, ayhawk Andrew Wilson The Independent; biographer, writer, Night and Day, Mail on Sunday David Wood vesham ournal Series Redditch Advertiser sub editor, Newsquest orcester editor,

Broadcast Sarah Barclay BB Scotland film maker, BB Panorama founder, edical ediation Foundation Flora Botsford BB orld Service adrid correspondent, Sri anka correspondent, BB visiting lecturer, ity University Nicholas Clitheroe B adio ettering evonair sports reporter, editor, BB idlands Jonathan Crawford sse adio BB sse assistant editor, editor, BB adio ive Rebecca Dare Sky Sports hrysalis Productions Deirdre Devlin Specialist factual editor, manager of production, BB e ecutive

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producer, BBC Claire Doole BBC World Television (London, Brussels, Geneva); head of media, WWF International; director, ClearViewMedia (Video production and training) Tessa Duggleby Communications manager, Pfi er Pharmaceuticals senior communications specialist, Sanofi Freelance Communications Consultant, Havas Life Medicom Richard Forrest Chiltern Radio; BBC World Service; senior broadcast journalist, BBC News Serena Gay BBC Essex; newsreader, Deutsche Welle TV; freelance voiceover artist Gavin Grey Central TV; presenter, north editor, Meridian Tonight; freelance presenter; occasional relief presenter, BBC News Dominic Groves Radio Orwell; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Westminster Susan How Unknown Emma Howard BBC Radio 1; news correspondent, BBC; broadcaster, journalist, conference host, Corporate Training Plus Kimberley Littlemore (née Jenkins) BBC TV director of production, Littlefox Communications Ltd; Creative Director eHealth, Digital Media Sharon Maguire Wall to Wall Television; director, (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bridget Jones’s Baby filmmaker Melanie Mauthner Radio Fox; Oxford researcher, University of London; lecturer, Open University; novelist Lawrence McDonnell IRN (Moscow); ITN (Moscow); founder, Pravda PR Elizabeth Mead Press officer, ord Chancellor’s Department, Department of International Development Daniel Nathan Unknown Karen Van Vuuren News, Superchannel (Germany) Annabelle Waller Freelance; lecturer in media production University of Salford, Beverley Webb Eurosport TV; Sky News Sean Webster Unknown


International Jan Herman Baas Brabants Nieuwsblad (Breda); Gooi en Eemlander; freelance; Dutch teacher, MBO College (Hilversum) Sandra Baptiste Freelance Marketing and sales specialist; consultant marketing and communications specialist, Tourism and Hospitality Assignments, Nadia Bilbassy Senior US correspondent, MBC TV; senior correspondent, MBC Group; senior correspondent, Al Arabia Washington Bureau Anne Borganetti Busisiwe Chaane Medical magazine Jennifer Caven Media manager, A4e; head of external affairs, Slimming World Raffaele Dellagiacoma Colomboni Missions (Sunningale) Matroni Dikeakou Hellenic TV; oofilia ke Fissiki yriakatiki Eleftherotypia; NET/ET-1 (Athens); ERT/NET International Marta Escotet International communications, AVINA Foundation; lecturer in mass communications, University of Miami; head of digital strategy and content development, ECOVI Media Fernanda Godoy-Fonseca National news deputy editor, O Globo (Rio de Janeiro); correspondent, editor, Infoglobo; collaborator (Folha de S.

Paulo and BB Bra il Mayssoun Hachem Radio journalist; correspondent, LCI news network; TMC Monte Carlo Abigail Haworth BBC World Service; The Japan Times; senior international editor, Marie Claire (US) Signe Hotvedt (née Arntsen) Project manager, multimedia journalist, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation; project manager, new media trainer, reporter, orskrikskringkasting Thalia Kartali Foreign news desk, ET (Greece); foreign news desk, Ekatherimini Amina Khairy Sawt Al Kuwait (London); Al Hayat (Cairo) Trish Knight Senior manager, property services at Carrera Management Corporation (Vancouver); public and media relations consultant, T Communications; senior manager government and media relations, WorksafeBC ane Kokan Financial Times TV; video journalist and director, Cross Border Productions; freelance journalist, camerawoman and director (Vancouver) Pearl Lee Communications lecturer Marla Levy Writer, owner, Brave New Worlds (Vancouver) Maritza Luque de Gonzalez Bloomberg (Lima); teacher, English for business and English for journalists, Universidad Del Pacifico ima lecturer, Universidad el Pacifico Nicholas Lyne Words and Pictures; EFE (Madrid); managing editor, English language edition, El Pais; author; freelance Paulo Lyra International advisor, WHO; communications director, Pan American Health Organisation; staff engagement advisor, Pan American Health Organisation, Andrew Marshall Tokyo Journal; freelance (Tokyo); Time; author; Southeast Asia special correspondent, Reuters Anita Mielewczyk CBC Radio; Fifth Estate; producer, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Kulbir Singh Natt Radio (Netherlands); BBC World Service; BBC worldwide Television (Hindi Department) Maria Panagiotopoulou Sky TV thens head of the press office for Athens and Epidaurus, Hellenic Festival SA; Marketing Director Hellenic Brewery of Atlanti o a olhammer Financial, political reporter and assistant news editor, Nyhetsbyrån Direkt Grazia Romani Marketing Week; Il Picolo (Italy); European Commission Geraldine Sartin Editor, A Bagnolet (Paris); author; translator; freelance Rainer Schmidt MAX aga ine deputy editor, Park Avenue Magazine; editorin-chief, Rolling Stone, Musikexpress, Sounds; author Samuel Serwanga Head of human resources and editorial manager, New ision ampala Elana Shap Editor, Essence aga ine Haaret International Herald Tribune style coach Georgios Terzis Chair of communications, European Center for Common Ground; associate researcher, Global Governance Institute; senior associate researcher, Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel Dominique Thierry Project consultant, Beta Press News Agency; project coordinator, Radio Television Serbia; Team Leader, Open Media Hub Muhammad Umar Assistant editor, sports section, The News (Lahore)

Newspaper Samira Ahmed BB ews presenter, reporter, Channel 4 News; presenter, BBC News Matthew Bigg Good Shepherds Mission; senior producer, sub-editor, Reuters (Ivory Coast, Nairobi, London, Indonesia); bureau chief, Reuters (Ghana) Melanie Birch Bournemouth Evening Echo; editor, Scripture Union; freelance, Christian Press Rachel Borrill Irish Times (London); Ireland on Sunday; Irish Examiner Yossarian Brain Coventry Evening Telegraph; Bolivian mountain guide and travel author died 1999 Yolanda Brooks (née Day) Hobson Publishing; resources editor, commissioning editor, deputy editor, Times Educational Supplement; freelance, Daily Mail Severin Carrell Scotland On Sunday; home news journalist, Independent on Sunday; Scotland correspondent, The Guardian Robert Chote Speechwriter and adviser, International Monetary Fund; director, Institute for Fiscal Studies; chairman, ffice for Budget esponsibility Mandy Garner Features editor, deputy editor, Times Higher Educational Supplement; editor, Working Mums; communications officer, University of Cambridge Alexandra Goodwin Eastern Daily Press Michael Harvey Communications director, Google; board director, head of content, Bite Communications; head of strategic communications, Web Summit Alex Hunt Gloucester Echo; Liverpool Echo; politics editor, BBC News Online Emma Jones Producer, The Money Programme, BBC; entertainment reporter, BBC Breakfast; blogger, Huffington Post Karl Lindemann Associated Press (Warsaw, Bonn) Marianne Macdonald The Observer, Life; The Mail on Sunday; features, The Sunday Telegraph Vincent Moss Freelance, Sunday Mirror, The People, House of Commons; political editor, Sunday Mirror; freelance Heather Prentice Correspondent, Reuters (Milan); contributing editor, Sportswear International (Milan); Hearst Lifestyle Media Gillian Sanders Southern Evening Echo; Childline; Oxford University Press Darius Sanai Escape; editor-in-chief, contract publications, editorial director, Condé Nast; editorial director, Baku Lesley Thomas Deputy editor, Sunday Times News Review; consulting editor, columnist, The Daily Telegraph; editor, Weekend (The Times) Alice Thomson The Times; associate editor, columnist, The Daily Telegraph Tessa Williams Lively Times; Woman’s Journal

Periodical Stephen Armstrong Evening Standard; London News Radio; freelance (Wallpaper, The Face, Sunday Times, GLR, GQ, BBC Radio 4) Simon Aughton Online editor, Macuser. Angela Bell Media and communications lecturer, est ent ollege ournalism and culture, Jersey communication lecturer, Southampton Solent Institute Richard Benson Cultural consultant, The Face; freelance (The Observer, The

Daily Telegraph, The New York Times, Vogue, GQ); author Karen Benveniste TV producer, Capricorn; series producer, BBC Crimewatch; director, Vanilla Film Production Julian Blake Commission for architecture and the built environment; editor, TechCityInsider; director and editor, DigitalAgenda The Guardian, Financial Times); editorat-large, Esquire; author Clark Siewert American Banker; lawyer Miriam Stoppard Founder, owner, managing director, Mousetrap Publishing Services; publisher,; Mirror Tim Turner Senior account director, content director, Wardour; freelance editor, raken Sport edia content editor, Wardour

Broadcast Suzanne Balaban (née Levy) Publicity director, William Morrow, Harper Collins; director of publicity, Scribner, Simon Schuster co founder, president, BMM Worldwide Malcolm Brown News Direct; correspondent, head of technical operations, Feature Story News Agency Emma Coker (née Cannon-Brookes) Freelance; BBC Radio 4; property manager Emily Curtis BBC Radio; freelance Anne-Marie Drozdz Clerical work Tom Feilden BBC Radio Oxford; BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat; science and environment correspondent, Today programme, BBC Radio 4 Gordon Fudge Head of BBC Radio Cross Trails; head of BBC Pictures; head of creative production BBC Sarah Gorrell Isle of Wight Radio; BBC Radio Cornwall; presenter, BBC Southern Counties Radio Andrew Guy Red Dragon Radio; insurance Andrew Harding Channel 4 Moscow correspondent, East African correspondent, Africa correspondent, BBC Georgina Johnson Voice of Peace Radio Tessa Mayes Investigative reporter, enegade Pictures writer and filmmaker, Tessa Mayes productions Lainy Malkani (née Bridgelall) BBC ondon BB ews public affairs officer, ommonwealth Secretariat freelance journalist and curator Paula McCann BBC Bedfordshire; producer, BBC Belfast; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 5 Live Becky Milligan BBC Radio Surrey; World at One, BBC Radio 4; politics reporter, BBC Radio 4 Niels-Ole Rasmussen Producer, Scansat; director, openhagen film and T company Robyn Read BBC Northampton; senior producer, Kaleidoscope; producer, editor, Front Row, BBC Radio 4 Camila Reed Senior equities correspondent, commodities editor, Reuters; digital media director, MD communications; Director, Tavares Media James Westhead BBC South East; health, education, family, Washington correspondent, BBC News; director of external relations, Teach First Sally White BBC Nine O’Clock News; producer, broadcast journalist, BBC News Online; freelance Lynne Wilson BBC Northampton; community editor, assistant editor, acting managing editor, BBC Essex Caroline Wyatt Bonn correspondent,

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International Soraya Abdullah Family business; Melewar Spex Sdn. Bhd Oma Amurun Unknown Nii Asare-Addy Data processing company supervisor, London Press Service; PhD student, lecturer, Westminster Business School Adriana Barentsen Freelance translator, Deutschlandfunk Giuseppe Bertoncello Moneyland Telerate; news editor, Telerate Italia; freelance Ilona Biro Senior editor, AOL Huffington Post senior account manager, Pulse Communications, Freelance PR Consultant lomena el na om m Green Press; professor, Universidade Federal de Sao Joao Del Rei Chien-kuo Chang China Broadcasting Corporation Cherif Cordahi Director of corporate and government affairs, ondele International (Middle East and Africa) Robert Conway Unknown Vanessa Chen Hong ong Trade Margaret Evans Middle East correspondent, CBS News; correspondent, CBC Europe Elisabeth Hansen Editor, Egmont Publishing Ayesha Haroon Special correspondent, op-ed section editor, resident editor, The Nation died Siv Haugan Natur Og Ungdom/ slo information editor, Maritim Records; senior adviser in communication, Research Council of Norway Frank Huetten Postgraduate studies; Norddeutscher Rundfunk (Hamburg); editor for EU affairs, Dow Jones Tabasim Hussain euters Tan ania TV researcher Madeline Jenkins-Millard Operations manager, Da Vinci Quartet; Colorado Institute for Technology Transfer and Implementation; freelance Mandy Kibel Head of communications, United Nations Millennium Campaign; senior media advisor, UN Populations Fund; director marketing and communications, Right to Play International Maritza Luque de Gonzalez Lecturer, Universidad del Pacifico lecturer, S (Lima) Kyriacos Kouros Head of Middle East department, Foreign Ministry of Cyprus; ambassador to The Netherlands and permanent representative to OPCW; director general, Cyprus Intelligence Service Virginia Marsh The Economist; ustralia Pacific correspondent, Financial Times; freelance Elisabeth Mitsani Foundation for Hellenic Culture Christine Mordret Freelance (Paris); Hommes et Migrations Valerie Msoka Swahili unit, news, BBC World Service; executive director, Tan ania edia omen s ssociation Lead Media Advisor, Internews Leone Ross Novelist; teacher; freelance (The Guardian, The Independent On Sunday, BBC) Camilla Rossak Freelance (Mexico); NORAD (Oslo) Frank Schopman Unknown Mercedes Silva Centro de Informações

Sao Paulo a eta ercantil Robert Slagt Freelance; journalism teacher; news editor, Het Financieele Dagblad Daan Van Lent Senior editor, Reed Business Information; investigative reporter, NRC Handelsblad; arts and culture reporter, NRC Jules Van Os Storms Factory; editor, S ieuws senior press officer, fam Novib Annajet Van Der Zijl HPw/De Tijd; author

Newspaper Kamal Ahmed Group director of communications, Human Rights Commission; business editor, Sunday Telegraph; business editor, economics editor, BBC Topaz Amoore Business and pleasure editor, Sunday Business magazine; acting editor, The Sunday Times News Review; foreign editor, The Sunday Telegraph John Arlidge The Independent; news and feature writer, The Observer; freelance (Sunday Times, The Times, Wallpaper, Conde Nast) Christopher Bennett Honorary professor, De Montfort University; director, Foundation of the Preservation of Historical Heritage; author Grace Bradberry Daily Mail (Los Angeles); deputy Saturday editor, editor, Times 2; The Times Anna Brown Teacher Dollan Cannell London Weekend Television; Juniper TV; series producer, Twenty Twenty television Ion Dagtoglou Director, Tinkoff redit Systems chief operating officer, Candlewick Asset Management; nonexecutive director, BoxClever Vikram Dodd Daily Awaz; freelance (BBC Radio 5 Live, The Observer, Today, Euronews, Evening Standard, The Voice); senior reporter, The Guardian. Caroline Doughty (née Smith) Reuters (London, Amsterdam, Zagreb); editor,; web editor Imogen Edwards-Jones Freelance; novelist; scriptwriter Jasper Gerard-Sharp Columnist, The Observer; author, The Clegg Coup; Liberal Democrat MP for Maidstone and Weald Tania Glyde Freelance (New Statesman, The Guardian, Time Out London); counseling therapist, writer, The Lancet; Trainer, London Sex and Relationships Therapy Richard Good Producer, Euronews; regional sales director U , Ireland, France, Morocco, tuOtempO Simon Greenberg Assistant editor, Evening Standard; global head of rights, News Corporation; Head, Dow Jones Sport Martin Hennessey Freelance web journalist; managing director, The Writer; founder and CEO, Meg Hillier Home ffice minister shadow secretary of state for energy and climate change; MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch Saeeda Khanum Inside Housing; producer, Channel 4; director, Faction Films Timothy Lawrence PhD, University of Surrey; author; professor, co-director of the Centre for Cultural Studies Research, University of East London Jane Martinson South Wales Echo; Financial Times; Head of media, The Guardian Yvonne McKenley PR Joanna Nicholls (née Ralphs) Feature

Tim Jotischky Senior Consultant, PHA Media (Newspaper, 1989)

Photo credit: PHA Media

defence correspondent, BBC; religious affairs correspondent, BBC

“We played the long game and it paid off” What was your best moment at City? Probably passing my shorthand test! It was a condition of graduation so I was very satisfied with my words per minute! What’s the best thing about your current job? There’s a perception that PR is a lot of talk and not very much delivery but we operate from the reverse standpoint. The areas I work in are really diverse and I’ve had to master all of them. Journalism’s a great training ground for that because that’s what you do day in and day out.

Mail, England rugby coach Clive Woodward told our main writer, Jeff Powell in confidence that he was going to make a complete career change and go into football. Clive asked Jeff not to write the story until he was ready. When the announcement was made we were able to break the story. We played the long game and it paid off. Who would be your dream interview? Being able to sit down with Nelson Mandela would have been an unbelievable thing to do, or Leonard Cohen. Giants of the age.

What’s the furthest you’ve had to go to get a story? When I was sports editor of the Daily writer, The Sunday Telegraph; freelance; marketing director, icholls o Rebecca Pike BB ews business presenter, BBC Radio 2 Drivetime, Head of Digital Media Liberty Global Andrew Robson Principal consultant, Eworking; director, Media Arm; director and editor, med onfidential td. Simon Rogers Online data editor, The Guardian; data editor, Twitter; data editor, Google Kate Watson-Smyth The Guardian; freelance (The Financial Times, The Independent); Interiors and design writer, Financial Times Rhys Williams The Independent Graeme Wilson Deputy political editor, The Sun press secretary, Downing Street, Partner Tulchan Communications LLP

Periodical Eleanor Bailey Freelance (The Guardian, ES Magazine, The Sunday Times, Vogue, She, Daily Express and The Telegraph); novelist Briony Barnett (née Sergeant) Clothing company; freelance business editor of Simon Mayo Drivetime, BB adio casting director, United Agents Anna Borzello Agence France Presse (Uganda); producer, BBC World Service (Africa); Nigeria correspondent, BBC Adam Boyle in Homes and Gardens; freelance Francesca Buckroyd Theater maga ine press officer, Sotheby s freelance Patricia Burgess Black Britain; freelance Leo Burley Series producer, arts films, ITV; producer and director, South Bank Show; TV producer and journalist Lucy Cavendish Columnist, celebrity interviewer, Evening Standard; columnist, Stella; novelist Michael Cooke Deputy editor, Rutland and Stamford Mercury and iti en editor, Melton Times; owner, Melton Sports

Helen Cocks Kristina Cooper Lobby correspondent, Northcliffe Newspaper Group; producer, Today programme, BBC Radio 4; parliamentary programmes, BBC Maria Cooper Reporter, Today programme, BBC Radio 4; parliamentary reporter, line producer/production manager, BBC Caroline Ellis RNIB; Disability Rights Commission; freelance Fiona Wilkins (née Gammie) esearcher, Hori on, BB The Bulletin marketing and communications manager, Ernest Bevin College Rebecca Gardiner The Independent; The Big Issue; education correspondent, deputy editor, comment and analysis, family editor, comment editor, The Guardian Elizabeth Ayling Founder, theredbistro. com; founder, managing editor,; director of communications, Strategy Works r sh r f hs n e oo e Publications officer, ancer elief Macmillan Fund; freelance reporter and photographer, Chiltern & Thames Rider; freelance Justine Hancock Health editor, Daily Mail; commissioning editor, The Times; editor, Good Health section, Daily Mail Lee Harpin News editor, The People; head of news, agenda editor, Sunday Mirror; Founder, Lee Harpin Associates Amanda Harrison The Face; Arena; editorial director, Emalnm,ds Will Lewis Group general manager, ews International chief creative officer, News Corp; CEO, Dow Jones Maria Maguire Research assistant for Jeremy Corbyn MP; solicitor Diana McAdam Gardening writer, The Daily Telegraph; chief foreign affairs commentator, comment and analysis production, Financial Times na err el Communications, Lloyds TSB; senior communications officer, University of Saskatchewan corporate communications manager, ffinity redit Union

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Becky Milligan Photo credit: Becky Milligan

Producer, BBC Radio 4 (Broadcast, 1990) “...women are getting the best stories.” What’s been your biggest interview? Lord McAlpine. He was accused of being a paedophile and wasn’t doing any interviews but I got one. What’s your worst work experience story? At Piccadilly Radio I put together a 30-minute collection of interviews. I ended up with two tapes, the highlights, and the off-cuts. Of course

Gabrielle Mullarkey Launch team, Reveal; novelist; freelance Kate Naqvi (née Barnett) Senior development editor, De Agostini UK; consultant, De Agostini/Phoebus Editions; freelance copywriter Ndidi Nkagbu Freelance; producer, LBC Eleanor Phillips Jane’s Defence Weekly; Equity; Channel 4 Rebecca Sillis (née Main) Journalist, Linguist Haznews; teacher, Northolt High School; PR Stefan Stern Management writer, Financial Times; director of strategy, Edelman; director, High Pay Centre Catharine Utley Satellite TV; own business Simon Wardell Arts Listing Agency; Listings Limited; freelance, The Guardian Simon Warr PR, Ford Europe; global news manager, Cologne; communications director, NATS

Broadcast Misbah Alvi GMTV; executive producer, Entertainment Today; series editor Studio Lambert Primaljit Bath Postgraduate studies; GLR; history unit, BBC Richard Bee Caprom Freelance producer; lecturer, London College of Fashion; series producer, director, BBC Rosalind Childs VNU Business Publications; Financial Times TV Donna Cooper-Cliftlands Director of media curriculum, professor, Thomas Adams School; teacher of Media and Film, Shrewsbury Sixth Form College; principal moderator, media studies, OCR Marie-Louise Dutt On the Record, BBC; BBC Breakfast; radio presenter, BBC Worldwide Patricia Fairbrother PR Louise Fenby (née Hird) Press Association Radio; programme producer, GMTV; producer, ITV Helen ch Planning editor, BBC business and economics centre; producer, Good Morning Britain, ITV; media consultant, Ffitch media Marc Goodchild Director, Syncscreen; freelance; co-founder and director, Gingersnap Studios Nigel Gregory Producer, Media Trust; website manager, VT editor, head of post production and channel management, Community Channel

I gave the editor the wrong one. They played the whole 15 minutes. Then they asked if I wouldn’t mind leaving. Who is your favourite journalist? Carrie Gracie, the BBC China editor, and all my female colleagues on The World at One. News has long been a man’s world but women are getting the best stories. Helen Cocks

Sarah Hardcastle (née Holden) Senior producer, BBC Radio 5 Live; senior producer, BBC Radio; producer, Lime Green Media Gillian Joseph BBC Network Breakfast; BBC News 24; anchor, Sky News Andrew Preston BBC documentaries and features; feature writer, Daily Express; feature writer, Mail on Sunday Philip Smith Freelance producer and director, (BBC, Channel 4, Oxford Films) Dixi Stewart Senior producer, executive producer, deputy editor, BBC Radio 4; executive producer, BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live Lesley Taunton BBC Radio 4 France International; Euronews; Radio Nacional de España Mathew Tucker Freelance producer/ director, journalist, camera operator, music consultant Simon Watkins VNU Business Publications; markings and banking editor, city editor, Mail on Sunday Caroline Wilson Radio Derby; lecturer in media studies, University of Central England; lecturer, DeMonfort University


International Hadyat Abiola BBC Newswatch Tesfaye Alemu Managing director, Ethiopian Insurance Corporation; managing director, Joshua Social Development PLC Bronwyn Cosgrave Director, Cosgrave Global Media; contributing editor, Vogue India; consultant, Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriot Hotels Helen DeGraaf Omroepvereniging Vara (Hilversum); Dow Jones Johannes Gutenberg Universität; assistant professor, University of MissouriColumbia; professor of international and comparative media research, University of Zurich Hadyat Abiola BBC Newswatch Tesfaye Alemu Managing director, Ethiopian Insurance Corporation; managing director, Joshua Social Development PLC f h a le an r ou PR, Thessaloniki John Amoateng-Kantara Editor, freelance reporter, ZDF TV (Germany); author; Collective Intelligence

lomena ar a el na om m Professor, Universidade Federal de São João Del Rei Marc Bertola Reuters; Journalistes Associes de la Mediterranee; teacher Ian Bray Head of public affairs, Oxfam; head of public affairs, IDTG; senior humanitarian press officer, fam Mary Brazier Editor, policy department, DG for policies, European Parliament. Philippe Brodeur (née Greystones) Lecturer, Digital Marketing Institute; founder and CEO, Hot Air Media; founder and CEO, Overcast Chizuko Broinowski (née Muranaka) Translator; managing director at Integral Media; managing director, Integros sarl Axel Bugge freelance; Bloomberg; Reuters(Netherlands); account director, Stampa Gillian DeHaan CNN; World Business Today; editor, Lehman Brothers Catherine Delgado Freelance; staff writer, LA Tribune Chetan Dhruve Editor,; VP business development, Rrap Software; founder and editor, Michael Dumiak Executive editor, Thomson Media; deputy editor, US Banker; science, tech and business writer (Berlin, Germany) Conleth Eleanya Unknown Frank Esser Assistant professor, Johannes Gutenberg Universität; assistant professor, University of Missouri-Columbia; professor of international and comparative media research, University of Zurich Nina Hanssen Features writer, Aktuelt Perspektiv; features writer, Medieforum (Oslo); manager, Female Business Innovation Nanna Hepke Bloomberg Business News; Reuters Financial TV Atsuko Kato freelance translator, journalist, consultant; translator/ kimono specialist Janet Kerlin Web writer, Bryant University; writer/editor, Johnston & Wales University (Providence); English instructor, Community College of Rhode Island 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); author Andrew McEvoy Marketing general manager, South Australian Tourist Board; director, Tourism Australia; chairman, SeaLink Travel Group Adla Moukarzel Massoud Director and producer, Flying Hands Production Stephen Percy Deputy bureau chief, Dow Jones (Mumbai, London), editor, The Wall Street Journal; editor, DevEds Richard Tompsett Haymarket Publications; WTN; senior producer, Associated Press TV News Catherine Waugh Press officer, U public information officer, U ission (South Sudan) Peter Weekes The Advocate (Barbados); deceased 1995 Shiang-Tze Yeh Daily Express financial controller, Sabah Publishing House (Malaysia)

Newspaper Kate Alderson The Times; died 1996 David Anderson Football writer, Associated Press; boxing and football correspondent, Daily Mirror; sports writer

James Bethell Head of New Business, Capital Radio; campaign director, Nothing British; managing director, Westbourne Communications Matthew Brace Freelance, The Times, The Observer; corporate communications officer, bu habi overnment director of communications, Lifestyle Retreats (Singapore) Rachel Cooke Freelance feature writer, Evening Standard; writer, The Observer; TV critic, New Statesman Amy Cooper Deputy editor, Cleo; editor, Pure; managing director, Bars March (Sydney) Ruth Davis Executive producer, The Weakest Link, BBC; entertainment editor, Tiger Aspect Productions; director, Countryfile, BBC Sharon Dempsey (née Copeland) Freelance, Huffington Post; creative writing facilitator, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland and Queen’s University Belfast; journalist, Scribblers and Scribes James Gardner French dubbing, translation and subtitling; head of strategic communications, Tony Blair’s ffice teacher Lucy Jones Broadcast journalist, BBC Online; news editor, WFAA Channel 8; Senior reporter, Trading Risk James Landale Chief political correspondent, BBC News; deputy political editor, diplomatic correspondent, BBC News Julia Llewellyn-Smith Freelance; feature writer, The Telegraph Christopher Lloyd Author; founder and director, What on Earth Publishing Ltd; columnist, CNN English Express Magazine (Japan) Timothy Lusher Editor, Guide; deputy features editor, g2; deputy features editor, The Guardian Natalie Meddings Freelance; birth yoga teacher; co-founder, Tell Me a Good Birth Story Esther Oxford Founder, Oxford Media + Medicine; producer and director, Dispatches, Panorama; correspondent, Health Service Journal Christopher Parker Daily Post; Daily Mail Weekend magazine; scriptwriter, Hollyoaks, Coronation Street, EastEnders Mark Rowe Foreign desk, Daily Mail; staff reporter, Independent on Sunday, The Independent; freelance Sanjay Singhal Series producer, BBC documentaries; managing director, ragon y Film and T Productions chief executive, Voltage TV Alex Smith Financial industry editor, global financial services editor, specialist editor (Financial and Business News), Reuters Lucy Smy Editor, foreign desk, Financial Times; consultant, Media Compass, senior lecturer in journalism, Kingston University Harriet Swain Freelance, The Guardian, The Independent, Times Higher Education Supplement; visiting lecturer, City, University of London; freelance, The Guardian Rajeev Syal Reporter, The Sunday Telegraph; reporter, The Times; Whitehall reporter, The Guardian Lauren Taylor Political correspondent, newsreader, ITN; senior news presenter, AlJazeera English Kate Townsend Freelance director, producer, BBC; executive producer, commissioning editor, BBC Storyville Andrew (John) Verity business presenter, Wake Up To Money, BB adio ive personal finance reporter, BBC Radio 5 Live; economics correspondent, BBC News Tessa Walsh International Financing Review; vice president, Reuters Loan

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Pricing Corporation; global loan editor, Reuters (London) Ben Webster night news editor, transport correspondent, environment editor, The Times

freelance, Daily Mail; group legal adviser, Associated Newspapers


Amanda Baker Freelance Julia Bicker BBC (Bristol, South East); BBC (Birmingham) Malcolm Brown Presenter, News Direct 97.3FM; Broadcast journalist, head of technical operations, Feature Story News Claire Cox Classic FM; LBC; producer, BBC Radio 5 Live Will Daws Executive producer, Cooking in the Danger Zone; producer, BBC Panorama; managing director, Plum Pictures Catherine Drew BBC Dorset FM; bureau chief, Feature Story News (London) John Escolme Producer, BBC World Service; presenter, BBC; history manager, BBC History and Heritage Suzanne Glass Contributing editor, Frank; novelist, The Interpreter; columnist, Financial Times Peter Gilbert Copywriter; freelance Nina Harrison-Bell Head of Film, Bladonmore hief perating fficer, Videojug Networks; CEO, Arcuro Patrick Johnston Head of Music UK and Ireland, MTV; Business Development, EMR Digital; Head of Business Development, J2 Sally Johnston On the Record, BBC; BBC Newsnight; Independent producer Sandra Khadhouri Strategic Communications Adviser, IGAD easefire onitoring erification Mechanism; Deployable Civilian Expert, UK Government’s Stabilisation Unit; Strategic Communications Adviser, NATO Ronit Knoble Freelance development producer, CBeebies, BBC; owner, Fantastic Films; director, Top TV Academy Natalie Maynes orporate finance, BB Belfast, BBC News; series producer, director, BBC Northern Ireland Rebecca Milligan Reporter, BBC R4 Paul O’Keeffe Producer, BBC Business Unit; current affairs producer, BBC Radio; partner/director, Thomas Tosh/ Boulder Group Sophie Raworth BBC (Brussels); presenter, BBC News, Watchdog, Crimewatch Lisa Sanders (née Jacob) Freelance TV producer (Israel); producer, El Sash TV Productions; author Natalie Savona Author; TV presenter, Freaky Eaters; PhD research at LSHTM Pauline Smith Producer, Country Focus, BBC Radio Wales Franca Tranza Press officer, British Medical Association; head of communications, Multiple System Atrophy Trust; media and communication officer, iddlese University Rachel Watson Author; The Guardian; Daily Telegraph

Amanda Cameron (née Armstrong) New Kent Shopper; Reporter Series; freelance Patrick Chalmers Reporter, deputy bureau chief, Reuters (Brussels, London, Kuala Lumpur); author, Fraudcast News Nicholas P Compton Freelance; features director, Wallpaper; owner, Another Pickled Egg Production Ltd Michael Day Health correspondent, The Sunday Telegraph; Italy correspondent, The Independent; Author, Being Berlusconi Sharon de Botte (née Beesley) Editorial manager, Medical Education Network; editorial manager (Europe), Rogers Medical Intelligence Solutions; senior editor, Health Press Nick Edwards Editor, Construction News; general manager, Steel, CRU Group Charles English Deputy editor, Saturday Guardian; head of international news, The Guardian; author, The Snow Tourist Harriet Green Features director, deputy editor, Harpers and Queen; family editor, The Guardian Michael Hogan Editor at large, EMAP News magazine; editor, Zoo; freelance Elliot Lane Head of Media Relations, CII; group PR director, Gallagher Heath; managing director, FWD PR Harriet Lane Feature writer, The Observer; freelance; author, Alys Always, Her Adam Legge Editor, Equinox Nursing magazine; communications consultant; Editor A-Z of Health, NHS Choices Miranda Levy Contributing editor, Grazia; freelance; editor, Mother and Baby; freelance Nyta Mann Political correspondent, BBC News Online; assistant editor, BBC Radio 5 Live; political adviser, House of Lords Robert Morgan Senior producer, the Today programme, BBC Radio 4; news editor, assistant editor, BBC Newsnight Pelle Neroth Journalist, European Voice; EU correspondent, Engineering & Technology Magazine; author Laura Noble Third Sector; UK Social Investment Forum consultant, FishburnHedges; freelance Helena Pozniak Reuters Television; producer, BBC World News; freelance Timothy Smart Senior Drilling Fluids Engineer, Kemtech Ltd; Senior Mud Engineer, MI Gulf Services; Senior Mud Engineer, Kuwait Drilling Fluids Damon Syson TV Quick; More!; freelance Axel Threlfall CNBC Europe; media director and partner, ECD Insight; editor at large, Reuters Lucie Tobin Deputy editor, Woman’s Own; acting editor, deputy editor, Essentials; freelance Adrian Turpin The Sunday Times; freelance; director, Wigtown Book Festival Maxton Walker Newsagent Weekly; freelance; entertainment editor, features sub-editor, The Guardian Fiona (Flores) Watson Freelance; contributing editor,; UK Social Media Manager, Major Spanish Oil producer Martin Wood Deputy editor, One Football; sports desk sub-editor,



International Sandra Akhtar ABC News; freelance Hassan Arouni Presenter and producer, BBC World Service, Focus on Africa; senior producer, Talk About Sierra Leone Stetson Babb Senior vice president, Barbados Tourism Authority; director, SIB Consulting; manager of news and public affairs, Starcom Network Inc Dan Bindman News editor, Law Society

Gazette; freelance; associate editor, Legal Futures Jorg Burger Reportage editor, Tempo (Germany); lifestyle and reportage, Leben; editor, Zeitmagazin Andreas Cremer Market News International; correspondent, Bloomberg Businessweek; senior car correspondent, Reuters Glynis Crook Freelance lecturer, University of Cape Town; Media Studies Department; Researcher, Shadow Pictures Ltd; Freelance writer, UNESCO Trevor Cullen Press officer, atholic Bishops’ Conference; Queensland University; head of journalism, director of CREATEC, Edith Cowan University (Perth) Stephan Finsterbusch Far East business correspondent, business editor, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Chloe Fox Member of parliament; parliamentary secretary; deputy speaker, South Australian Parliament; minister for transport services, Australian Government; lifetime support authority, Department for Education and Child Development Naglaa Ghali Business reporter, Arabic Grammar Unravelled Irena Gjuzelova Associated Press; Bloomberg News; Communication fficer, International Finance Corporation Gilles Guillaume BBC World Service (France); Business FM; automotive news, Reuters Catherine Guilyardi BBC News; Producer, BBC & Culture France; Author Jan Gunnar Teaching, Hart Publications; editor, European Offshore Petroleum Newsletter; news editor, Statoil Jane Hamilton (née Hencher) The Cornwall Standard Freeholder (Ontario); Alumni Quarterly Magazine; president, See Jane Run Communications Angela Hennersdorf Editor, Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt financial correspondent, Energy Editor Wirtschaftswoche Marian Hens Senior broadcast journalist, BBC News; Global Communications manager; global strategic communication travel intelligence, Amadeus IT Group Lukman Lyiola Concord Press; African Concord magazine; media consultant, Citigate Communications James Kanter EU reporter, Dow Jones; business reporter, International Herald Tribune (Paris); EU correspondent, International New York Times Miranda Korzy Australian Associated Press; freelance Solomon Kotane Industrial Forum for Electoral Education (Johannesburg); South African Communications Service Mette Kramer Freelance, Politiken; lecturer, University of Copenhagen Jette Kristiansen BBC; Reuters openhagen press officer, arlsberg Owner, Big Tree Communications Alberto Letona Associated Press; Director of Communication, Department of Education, Universities and Research; creativity consultant, communications, and public relations, Zeppelin Communication Jorn Madslien Reporter, Derivatives Week; reporter, European Business News, Dow Jones; business features editor, BBC News 24 Michelle Mason Assistant art director, isney documentary filmmaker coordinator of documentary programme, Capilano University Zandile Mbele Corporate affairs general manager, Sentech; MBA student, Durham Business School; executive partner, IBM Global Business Services (Johannesburg)

Lucy Szablewska (née Smout) BBC North; BBC Radio Newcastle; PhD student, Durham University Olivier Thibault Basque country correspondent, Agence France Presse (London, Paris, Milan, Madrid) Alexandra Zavis News editor, Associated Press (Africa); foreign desk, editor, Los Angeles Times

Newspaper Samina Baig Writer, Eastenders, Holby City, Doctors; screenwriter, Century Films, Emerald Productions; playwright, BBC Radio 4 Joanne Ball Freelance (South Africa) Sarita Bhatia Eastern Eye; news editor, Emmawards Anindya Bhattacharyya editor, Derivatives and Risk Technology; Waters Information Services Julie Cohen The Mail on Sunday; creative writing tutor; author, Where Love Lies Faith Collier Producer, BBC TV; producer, Pearson TV; media relations consultant, APCO Nancy Ella Daniel Microscope; Investors Chronicle; freelance Gareth Davies Hampstead and Highgate Express; sub-editor, Highbury & Islington Express; deputy chief subeditor, assistant editor (production), The Daily Telegraph Owen Dyer Freelance and columnist, British Medical Journal Jane Flanagan The Daily Telegraph; Southern Africa correspondent, The Sunday Telegraph (Johannesburg); editorial consultant, United Nations Development Programme Rachel Ford Granada TV; producer/ director, executive producer, LWT Factual; news producer, BBC Faith Jennings Integrated communications lead, head of international PR, marketing and trade shows, Aerospace and Defence; director, Northrop Grumman Corporation Matthew Lawton Daily Express; football writer, The Daily Telegraph; chief sports reporter, Daily Mail Edward Luce Speechwriter; Delhi correspondent, South East Asia correspondent, US correspondent and Washington columnist, Financial Times Harriet Martin Reporter, Al Jazeera (Khartoum) Stephanie McKeown Oxford Mail; IT Consultant, Logica; project manager, AMT-Sybex Jojo Moyes South China Morning Post; arts and media correspondent, The Independent; author, Me Before You James Munro Sports correspondent, BBC; communications director, Lawn Tennis Association; associate director, InVision Communications Sara Naylor News editor, Daily Mirror; associate director, Geronimo Communications; Ravenhill Media la re l el Editor, City A.M; deputy editor-in-chief, Metro; managing director, Wardour Publishing Michael Paterson Human resources manager, Tokio Marine Kiln; head of human resources, Munich Re Underwriting LTD; head of human resources, Hampshire Trust Bank Emma Peacock Atlantic Productions; Chapter One; owner, Maitreya Meditation Centre Nicola Price Nottingham Evening Post; deputy news editor, Plymouth Herald; press officer, Scotland Yard Randeep Ramesh South Asia correspondent, social affairs editor, chief leader writer, The Guardian

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Leslie Reid Political reporter, Hampstead and Highgate Express; political correspondent, Coventry Evening Telegraph; freelance, The Guardian Gillian Smith Chester Chronicle; Sunday Mirror Boris Starling Novelist; screenwriter Nick Thorpe Author; freelance; Head of Communications, Fathers Network Scotland Nicholas Walker The Independent; PHASE Magazine Ken Wiwa Special assistant, Nigerian government; senior special assistant to, President Goodluck Jonathan; died 2016 Gary Younge New York correspondent, columnist, editor at large, The Guardian (US); author, Another Day In the Death of America

Periodical Gary Allden Corporate marketing director, Hewlett Packard; communications emerging markets, Cisco; director of corporate marketing and communications, Caterpillar Inc Richard Arnold DJ, Radio Liberty; presenter, GMTV; entertainment editor, Good Morning Britain Susie Boone Deputy editor, Tomorrow’s World; editor, BBC Parenting Magazine; editorial director, Parenting, Immediate Media Co Paola Buonadonna Head of press, UK Information ffice of the uropean Parliament; media director, British In uence U affairs commentator and Communications consultant Mark Campanile Halesowen Chronicle; Edinburgh Herald & Post; deputy chief sub-editor, chief sub-editor, Edinburgh Evening News Tamsin Constable ditor, Glamour; section editor, BBC Wildlife Magazine; freelance Jennifer Cook Freelance James Corrigan ditor, The Independent; golf correspondent, The Independent on Sunday; golf correspondent, The Telegraph Kathryn Dale Sales Promotion magazine Deanna Delamotta Derby Evening Telegraph; women’s editor, Shropshire Star; features editor, Manchester Evening News Sharmila Devi Jerusalem correspondent, Financial Times; freelance; regular contributor, Financial Times Joelle Diderich Art and Living magazine; business news editor, Paris bureau chief, Women’s Wear Daily Philippa Gant Dead Pan; Sky Sports; solicitor Victoria Harper Deputy editor, Red; associate editor, Grazia; features director, The Daily Telegraph Iqbal Hussain Two-Can Publishing; Young Telegraph Rael Martell Medical writer, Health News Agency; Frontline; freelance Deborah McLauchlan Manchester Evening News; vintage bookshop owner Mendora Ogbogbo Parliamentary officer, ge oncern director, Parliamentary Contacts; managing director, Parli-training Stephen Overell freelance (The Guardian, The Independent, Financial Times, Evening Standard); head of media, associate director, The Work Foundation Jonathan Paterson Senior broadcast journalist, BBC; senior producer, BBC Newsnight; world deployments editor, BBC Debora Robertson Food editor, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall; freelance food

writer, associate food editor, Red; Owner, Lickedspoon Lina Saigol Sunday business, senior reporter, Financial Times; news editor, Reuters Daniel Sevitt Marketing manager, Autodesk Israel; director of marketing, Idomoo; content marketing manager, SimilarWeb Elisabeth Shackleton Asia editor, Screen International founder, HI Consulting; Asia programmer and producer, BAFTA Jonathan Sides Granada TV (sports); video producer, managing director, Paul Doherty International Lydia Slater Columnist and editorat-large, The Sunday Times Style; contributing editor, ES Magazine; deputy editor, Harper’s Bazaar Kate Stewart British Medical Association; VIP relations manager, The Prostate Cancer Charity Jason Solomons Film critic, The Mail on Sunday freelance film critic, Sky rts Simon Stephens Design Week; The Art Newspaper; deputy editor, head of publications and events, Museums Journal Simon Targett Associate editor, FT Reports; editor-in-chief, Boston Consulting Group; founder, Thinking Cap Communications Paul Twite Managing director, eDesigns; publisher, Haymarket; sales director, managing director, Toluna Kate Wardley Building Kate Williams Press officer, British Medical Association; deputy health editor, The Sun; head of media and public affairs, The Prostate Cancer Charity

Broadcast Robert Ambrose Media production senior consultant, Siemens IT Solutions & Services; media and entertainment industry director, Oracle; strategy and business development, F Tanya Arnold Sports reporter, Look North, BBC Leeds Elizabeth Ayto GMTV; owner, NCI Management; managing director, Media Ambitions Public Relations Sarah Boxhall BBC West; economics unit, Business Breakfast, Working Lunch, BBC Helene Bradley-Ritt Business communications consultant, HBR Consulting; communications director, Brakes Group; managing director and manager, HBR Consulting Vicky Candlin BBC Radio (Kent, South ast reporter and producer, BB Patrick Collerton BBC Manchester; director, film maker, ipp Films director Thomas Fredericks Freelance media consultant; senior producer, BBC News; director, Picture Power Media Claire Gibson News editor, BBC Southern Counties Radio; regional network producer, BBC News Southern ngland producer, BB ews Rachel Gravesen (née Curtis) BBC Radio Sussex & Surrey; presenter and editor, CNBC Nordic; senior vice president, investor relations and communications, Genmab Rachel Hermer Director, BBC TV (Wales); editorial policy advisor, BBC; TV producer and director Lisa Hinton BBC Newsnight; The Digital Village; senior researcher, Health periences esearch roup Miranda Holt ditor s assistant, The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; assistant news editor, BBC Newsnight; assistant editor, Daily Politics, BBC News

Christine Huff BB adio Sheffield, Kate Linderholm BB adio Sheffield district producer, BBC Doncaster and Rotherham; district producer and ournalist, BB adio Sheffield Natalie Maynes Producer, director, BBC Northern Ireland; series producer, BBC Susannah Osborne Unknown Scott Solder ditor, BB adio ive deputy editor, current affairs, BBC Salford; communications consultant and media trainer Tiffani Spira (née Cave) BBC Radio Gloucestershire, Christopher Whipp Cornwall Express; reporter, BBC Radio Devon Tracy Williams Beacon Radio; assistant editor, BB ive freelance


International Paula Adamick Toronto Star; The Evening Standard; owner and managing editor, The Canada Post Furat Al Jamil Information officer, U Assistance Mission for Iraq; scriptwriter; filmmaker and artist, Buranunu Animation Studio Roberta Almeida Unknown Rukhsana Aslam Hamdard Univeristy; chair, Centre for Media and Communication studies, International Islamic University; Asian journalism fellow, Auckland University of Technology Alison Barber Senior water policy officer, epartment of Sustainability and nvironment ustralia freelance engagement officer, pple and Pear Australia Shadrack Bulimo Civil servant; business owner; author Brian Carroll Deputy editor, The Irish Examiner; freelance documentary maker, T investigative feature writer, sub editor, Irish Daily Mail Kit-Yi Chan Public information officer, Legislative Council Hong Kong; student, vangel Seminary Hong ong Alejandra Conti Co-editor, supplement subjects, La Voz del Interior (Argentina) Hua Dai Director, International Broadcasting Service; Shanghai Broadcasting Network (SBN); vice president, managing director, Walt Disney TV International (China) Lucia de Barros Unknown Clare Dowdy Intelligence news editor, architecture news editor, Design Week; online architecture and design writer, Phaidon Press; columnist, Onoffice magazine Thomas Eckert Mexico correspondent, Radio Canada; owner, CrossCultures Media Elizabeth Elder Consolidated Communications Management; Nexus Public elations P , lder atering and Hospitality Organisation Alexander Fenby Lonely Planet; inSing; director, strategic digital initiatives, SingTel (Singapore) Carlotta Gall The Economist (Russia and Central Asia); reporter, Moscow Times; Pakistan and Afghanistan correspondent, North Africa correspondent, senior correspondent, The New York Times Armelle Giraud Arbonne de Laurencin; freelance; webmaster, Grand Lyon Technopole Billy Giwa Focus magazine, Claire Grant ditor, The Star (Jamaica); marketing and sales manager, Television Jamaica; general manager, Television Jamaica and Television Jamaica Sports Network

Lucy Hawking The Daily Telegraph; The Times adio ive, Ayesha Ikram Unknown Donna Kuin (née Varrica) PR, Concordia University (Montreal); head of public relations, SNC-Lavalin Group; director of public relations, Dawson College Frank Kuin Canada correspondent, NRC-Handelsblad (Netherlands) Leiv Lie Freelance, Rogalands Avis; communications advisor, University of Stavanger Anne Ligner Unknown Tosca Looby Freelance documentary maker (ABC, 360 Degree Films, Gertrude Films); series producer, Northern Pictures Limited Simonetta Nardin Reuters (Rome); press officer, International onetary Fund (Washington) Hiroshi Otabe Supervising photo editor, Associated Press (Tokyo) Katja Pantzar Freelance broadcast journalist, Yle (Finland); author Milica Pesic onsultant, uropean entre for ar uropean consultant, Peace and the News Media; executive director, Media Diversity Institute Moyna Sen Basu Freelance, The Daily Telegraph (India), Malcolm Shearmur Investing reporter, Bloomberg (Geneva); chief editor, ABB (Zurich); Vice President, head of executive communications and head of internal communications ABB (Zurich) Zeng Shuping Publishing office, International Department of Ministry and Labour; editor, Chinese Trade Union, Yvette Sitten Media Corp TV; producer, Wayward Media; Founder, Aurora Alchemy Astri Sivertsen News editor, Statoil ASA; web editor, Norwegian Polar Institute; journalist, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Santhra Somanath Freelance Mineko Takiguchi Lecturer, Tsuru University Pemra Ulkumen unknown Sandra Wolf unknown Yuan Zhang Freelance; language training for business teacher; foreign language assistant, Asian Studies, dinburgh University

Newspaper Anjana Ahuja Crewe Chronicle; feature writer, science columnist, The Times; freelance science writer and events chair, contributing writer, Financial Times Kausar Butt The Journal (Newcastle); freelance researcher, Channel 4; hildren s press harity Thomas Chesshyre Condé Nast Traveller; travel writer, The Times; travel book author Glenda Cooper PhD researcher, Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism, City, University of London; columnist, The Daily Telegraph; Lecturer, City, University of London Warren Deutrom Cricket events manager; development head of events, International Cricket Council; chief executive, Cricket Ireland Alex Dick-Read Reuters and Associated Press (Caribbean); editor, The Surfer’s Path; freelance Sarah Ebner ditor, The School Gate; sports news editor and reporter, The Times; deputy editor, Jewish Chronicle Jeremy Ettinghausen Digital publisher, Penguin; creative director and partner, BBH; freelance Sian Evans Metro; freelance Julia Gallagher London Correspondents’ Service, Foreign

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ffice teaching fellow, S S lecturer in International Politics, Royal Holloway Stephen Gee ITV Studios (Los Angeles); author; director/producer, Clear Sky Films, LLC Victoria Graham Sub editor, The Daily Telegraph; sub-editor, The Guardian; presenter, BBC Spotlight Sebastian Hamilton News editor, The Mail on Sunday; editor-in-chief, Irish Daily Mail, Irish Mail on Sunday, group editor, Associated Newspapers Ireland Paul Harris US correspondent, The Observer; senior executive producer, Al Jazeera America; head of news, Devex Allister Harry TV editor, feature writer; freelance Annabel Hobley Series producer, BBC/ Betty TV; executive producer & writer, Betty TV; freelance Luke Jacobson ITN training; news editor, Channel 4 News Jenny Johnston Liverpool Post and Echo; features, Daily Mirror; senior writer, Daily Mail Thea Jourdan Freelance; managing director, The Jourdan Agency; founding director/editorial director, The Hippocratic Post Dan Kelly Assistant editor, BBC Newsnight; assistant editor, BBC Today; commissioning editor, BBC Global News Ian King Deputy business editor, The Times; business and city editor, The Times; business presenter, Sky News Victor Kremer London bureau chief, e ecutive editor, uromoney Institutional Investor; co-owner, SparkSpread (New York) Caspar Llewellyn Smith Assistant arts editor, The Daily Telegraph; editor, Observer Music Monthly; head of culture, The Guardian & The Observer James Moore City desk, The Times; financial service editor, The Daily Telegraph; chief business editor, The Independent Alasdair Murray Deputy director, entre for uropean eform director, Centreforum; director, Quiller Consultants Danny Penman Feature writer, Daily Mail; author; owner, FranticWorld Samantha Roberts Metro; Stafford Chronicle Sarah Shannon Private Eye; Evening Standard; Daily Express Christine Smith TV editor, The Sun; celebrity interviewer, Daily Mirror; freelance celebrity interviewer Enver Solomon Assistant director of policy and research, Barnardo’s; director of policy and public affairs, The Children’s Society; director of evidence and impact, The National Children’s Bureau Rupert Steiner The Business; chief city correspondent, Daily Mail; author Clare Sumner Private secretary to Tony Blair; performance and communications director, Her Majesty’s Court Service; executive director for civil service reform, abinet ffice

Periodical Jane Barber Assistant director of communications and marketing, Colorado State University; freelance; vents and evelopment oordinator, Larimer Humane Society Nicholas Barber ock critic, film critic, Intelligent Life, Economist, Metro Alison Baycock Retail Newsagent; senior writer, The Inside Page; director, Alison Baycock Communications Katharine Braham Wharfdale and Airedale Observer Frances Brierley Commissioning editor,

You; Pravda Advertising; freelance Elaine Carlton News city desk, Evening Standard; producer, Tonight with Trevor McDonald; freelance development producer, ITV Jeremy Case Assistant editor, Elle Girl; sports sub-editor, Sunday Mirror; editor, Wallpaper City Guides Matthew Coppock Production editor, Sky; production editor, More!; chief sub-editor, OK! Andrew Duck Freelance contractor, August Media; PR and communications manager, Active Sussex; marketing and communication manager, Bruynzeel Storage Systems Ltd Celia Duncan Head of special projects, National Magazine Company; acting associate editor, Vogue; deputy editor, The Times Magazine Jonathan Evans ditor, Jaguar Magazine; automotive group editor, Haymarket Media Group; managing editor, What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Tania Hershman Creative writing PhD, Bath Spa University; Royal Literary Fund Fellow , Bristol University co-editor, Writing Short Stories Jeremy Hunt Head of communications, Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority; country manager, Regester Larkin (Qatar); internal communications manager, The Global Fund Adeline Iziren ditor, Smaart dvice communications and editorial specialist, Rise Media (Limelight Magazine); Freelance content editor and proof reader Isobel Jacobs Shopping editor, fashion editor, Metro; editor, Hot Style and Metro focus; editor, Andrew Johnson ditor, Islington Tribune; assistant news editor, The Independent, the i Gemma Mitchell (née Heggs) Daily Express; The Times; FHM Collections; Samantha Oakley (née Clark) Freelance (Today, She, Cosmopolitan); exhibition organiser, Hermitage Development Trust; freelance exhibition organiser David Parsley Business editor, Sunday Express; editor, City AM; founder, chief executive, Parsleymedia Morag Preston Cosmopolitan; US correspondent, The Times; freelance (US) Nicholas Rushworth uronews T France 3 TV; France 24 TV (Paris) Lorna Russell Assistant editor, deputy editor, Big Issue; MA in social work, University of Sussex; mental health social worker Emily Shamma Retail analyst, equity analyst, West LB Panmure; head of local sourcing, director of non-food planning, Tesco; director, clothing online, Tesco Joshua Sims The Independent; The Hackney Courier; editor, Viewpoint Vanessa St Clair Web journalist, British Airways Hi Life; freelance; author Nicki Symington Associate food and travel editor, The Daily Telegraph; marketing lead, Forty Hall Vineyard; freelance Marshall Thomas PR consultant, The International Tennis Federation; disability tennis press officer, The Tennis Foundation; press consultant, Melt Communications Alex Wijeratna The Times; food rights campaign co-ordinator, senior campaigner, Action Aid; consultant and writer Sharon Wilkinson (née Speller) Cycling Today; organiser, Labour Party Havering and Redbridge; antique shop and pizzeria owner Sarah Woodhead Creative director, OSOYOU; director, Delightful Media; director, Jones & Jones Media Marianne Young (née Darch) British

High Commission Pretoria; British High Commissioner to the Republic of Namibia; deputy head of global economic issues, economic diplomacy directorate, Foreign and ommonwealth ffice

Broadcast Victoria Breakwell Head of news, Severn Sound & Wyvern; deputy programme controller, news editor, Wyvern FM; deputy head of news, group head of news, Orion Media Susan Cain BBC Radio Leeds; BBC Look North Tanya Cohen ITV Anglia; freelance producer (Juniper TV); series producer, Maverick Television Simon Coss Freelance television director; video journalist, Agence France Presse; BBC Lisa Costello Broadcast journalist, BBC Three Counties (Belfast); senior reporter, General News Service; London correspondent, BBC Northern Ireland Elizabeth Davis Metro; Virgin Radio; broadcaster, Traffic ink Senior ontent ditor, lassic F Joanne Episcopo BBC World Service (Spain); World Update, BBC; development executive for global languages, BBC Louise Evans Press officer, Shelter media relations manager, British Airways; director, Loop PR Catherine Gluckstein Board director, Stocksy United; board of advisors, Graymatics; advisor, Susan Haley BBC Radio Jersey Trevor Hodder Reuters Adam Holmes Producer, breakfast show, BBC Radio York Catherine Misry (née Jones) IRN; ITN; health correspondent, hannel ews Wendy Jones Meridian Broadcasting; researcher; freelance journalist and communications consultant Joanne Littlehales Severn Sound Sharon Mascall-Dare (née Mascall) Writer, managing director, Making Sense Communications; communications director, Spatial Scientific Technologies military public affairs officer, ustralian Department of Defence Jeremy Monblat BBC Four launch; producer, BBC; head of digital, Royal Botanic Gardens Lisa O’Sullivan Head of production, Jibba Jabba Productions; newsreader, sports reporter, talkSPORT; producer, WRC Live Radio Rachel Ward Political producer, Channel 4; political correspondent, Sky News; correspondent, GMTV

1995 International Cristina Armondi Unknown Maria Armondi Unknown Sebnem Arsu Producer, Associated Press Television News; TV producer, Thomson Reuters; reporter, The New York Times (Turkey) Oliver August Bureau chief, The Times; novelist frica editor, urope editor, The Economist Maxim Avdevich Moscow Times Sandrine Bates-Blanc Central Press; Discovery Channel; teacher Olga Betko Presenter, Moscow-onThames, BBC World Service; freelance voice-over artist; producer, Rich, Russian and Living in London, BBC Two Maria Benevides Head of communications, British mbassy

(Brazil); consultant, ANDI (Brazil); owner, Quartz Communications Henriette Lockwood (née Borch ) PR manager, Text100; corporate communications manager, Cisco Systems; director of marketing and communications, Tideway Systems Kenneth Borgenholt Reporter, TV2 (Denmark); reporter, Ritzau (Denmark); editor, reporter, Danish Broadcasting Corporation Yevgenia Munro (née Borisova) Reporter, St Petersburg Times; reporter, Moscow Times; freelance journalism trainer, New Zealand Jayson Carcione Reuters (New York); reporter, The News (Mexico City); chief sub-editor, deputy night editor, deputy production editor, The Irish Examiner Maria Cardournie Unknown Maria Conti La Nacion SA Ana Cordeiro London correspondent, Publico; reporter, Radio France International Suzette Ebanks Chief information officer, ayman Islands overnment broadcast journalist (Cayman Islands) Emmanuel Georges-Picot Chief of political services, Associated Press (Paris); director of information and political communication, Conseil Régional Ile-de-France; press and digital advisor, L’Association des régions de France Christiane Groner Unknown Kelly Hawke-Baxter ecutive director, The Natural Step Kate Heathman Owner, Kate Heathman Media Consultancy; freelance, Comment magazine; senior journalism lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University Virginia Hristu U I F omania Piata Financiara (Bucharest); product marketing, editor, Siveco Romania Chia-yun Hsu Unknown Pav Jordan Commodities correspondent, Reuters (Mexico, Central America, Chile); mining reporter, The Globe and Mail; senior manager, media and public relations, BMO Capital Markets James Kanter Business correspondent, International Herald Tribune (Paris and Brussels); editor-in-chief, Cambodia aily U correspondent, The International New York Times Michelle Knapp Communications manager, Calgary United Way; FSW Group; The Writing Group Maryke Kolk Freelance (Utrecht Newspaper, Rails, Marie Claire, Beau Monde, Flair Magazine); editor-in-chief, Flair Magazine (Holland); founder, Marijke Kolk Journalism Training Jette Kristiansen Journalist; photographer; owner, Big Tree Communications (South Africa) Dominique Le Roux (née McClarty) Media and communications specialist, Wildlife Conservation Society (Laos); information and communications trainer, Oxfam; user experience and documentation consultant, PhotoShelter Zita Lichtenberg Duluth News Tribune (Minnesota); Japanese TV; external affairs associate, strategic communications officer, orld Bank died 2011 Alexandra Lin Coach, Schraff Group Writing; teacher Jonas Lindgren Communications officer, government migration board Sweden communications officer, government insurance agency (Sweden); senior public affairs advisor, government (Sweden) Victoria Llosa Intake editor, Associated Press Television News Mary Longmore Freelance (New Zealand, Australia); communications manager, Philanthropy New Zealand;

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Newspaper John Aglionby Indonesia correspondent, Financial Times; world news desk editor, Financial Times senior reporter, live news desk, Decca Aitkenhead olumnist The

ichard rnold Presenter, Good Morning Britain (Periodical, 1993)

Photo courtesy of ITV

fiction student at ictoria University Laura Lui Thomson euters freelance translator, uropean Parliament Serguei Lukianov ditor, euters T oscow oscow Times producer, BB orld Service ussia Petroleum rgus Laetitia Mailhes ampaign manager, nourish west coast correspondent, adio Television Suisse freelance editor and writer, reenBi roup Fazal Malik Broadcast ournalist, BB Birmingham, eicester, U graduate programme chair, ulture and reative Industries associate dean, applied communication division, Higher olleges of Technology U Karine Mayer T producer, lobo International Bra il freelance T producer, Sky ews, euters T , lobo International South merica news editor, atin merican bureau chief, Sky ews Marina Michalopoulou Foreign editor, Copy aga ine foreign news editor, T T reece foreign news editor, thens ews gency Kayoko Miyamoto Unknown Natanya Mulholland eputy editor, Fair Lady publisher, onathan Ball Illustrated Books, Sunbird Publishers editor, ew edia Publishing Samuel Obbo eputy editor, The Sunday Monitor editor, director, media consultant, lpha edia Institute of orporate overnance Hiroshi Otabe Photo editor, ssociated Press Tokyo Joakim Palmkvist Sports reporter, sub editor, reporter, Barometern Sweden reporter, Sydsvenskan agbladet Sn llposten Sweden Enzo Pelosi Unknown Dorien Pels ocal radio msterdam news reporter, Trouw Holland Sigrun Rottmann Freelance ournalist and consultant, ction id broadcast ournalist, BB orld Service freelance ournalist and trainer, TU ortmund University Inger-Johanne Saeterdal Freelance translator and editor advisor, rmed Forces special consultant, slo unicipality Despina Taxiarchi Sales manager, eal onsulting owner, managing director, ing s Properties George Terzis ristotle University Basis dvertising Elizabeth Thomas-Raynaud Freelance ancity communications manager, British olumbia edical ssociation policy manager, International hamber of ommerce Paris Karijn Van den Bossche Senior account manager, Bone dvertising senior pro ect manager, Pro imity client services operations, Pool orldwide Pekka Vanttinen Freelance Bisnes. fi, orthern nterprise, Theatre contributing editor, Image Publishing, Helsinki Happens contributor, edia John Walenga Indigenous People s Business ouncil Andrew Webb-Vidal atin merica correspondent, Financial Times, ane s Intelligence eview olumbia correspondent, Financial Times; chief e ecutive, atin iQ olumbia

“...content will always be king” What is your most embarrassing work story?

What is the best place you’ve ever got to go as a journalist?

I was accused of breaking wind on the Good Morning Britain sofa, which used to s ueak. It went viral and a chap came up to me a few days later in ew ork and said ou re the fart guy

Buenos ires, yers ock, the orth Pole, South frica. nd ountdown s ictionary orner.

Has being a journalist ever put you in danger?

ff diary afternoons. I d drag myself through broken glass before doing those again.

nly of being mobbed by women over when I did Strictly ome ancing. What do you see in the future of journalism? ew, e citing platforms but content will always be king.

Guardian, Evening Standard freelance, (The Observer, The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph interviewer, The Guardian Lucy Bannell eputy food and interior editor, The Sunday Telegraph freelance pro ect editor cookbook editor Elizabeth Baxter (née Searle) ommunications manager, atwest Bank head of internal communications, illis orroon consultant, Synopsis Peter Bennett uity research editor, product marketing, redit Suisse First Boston head of uropean merchandising, oldman Sachs e uity research product management, ac uarie Bank Zoe Brennan obby reporter, The Sunday Times media consultancy feature writer The Sunday Times, Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph Dominic Casciani BB estminster senior reporter, producer, community and social affairs correspondent, BB ews nline home affairs correspondent, BB ews Adrian Dalingwater eporter, BB nline sub editor, Sharecast senior broadcast ournalist, BB Sophia Riley (née Ewen) Senior reporter, Investment eek, freelance committee writer, eHavilland broadcast ournalist, BB adio Humberside Carlos Grande ditor, reative Business senior companies correspondent, marketing correspondent, Financial Times; editor, James Harding ashington bureau chief, Financial Times editor, The Times director of news and current affairs, BB ews Emma Hartley ssociate editor, The Daily Telegraph; inventor, freelance, Guardian News & Media Liam Heagney Sports editor, The Roscommon Herald; deputy sports editor, Irish Mail on Sunday rugby correspondent, ssociated ewspapers Ireland

What was your worst moment at City?

If you weren’t a journalist, what would you be? abin crew, obviously. Scarlett V. Clark

Rebecca Hopkins Hull Daily Mail; nglia T BB ook orth freelance producer, BB Breakfast ews Mark Jagasia Evening Standard; show business editor, Daily Express; playwright Adam Jones The Sunday Times; consumer industries correspondent, Financial Times; business life editor, Financial Times Leyla Linton ssistant foreign editor, mericas desk editor, The Independent; orth merica desk, ssociated Press ew ork solicitor, ishcon de eya Angharad Lynn (née ap Gwilym) Freelance, Daily Express, The Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Prima Baby, Junior, She solicitor, Buss urton aw P family and private client solicitor, Belmont owe Rifat Malik ast freelance, astern ye inistry John Maslen ontent director, Bauer edia brand director, Sewells esearch Insight editor, utomotive Intelligence and onsulting Jenny McCartney Prospect columnist and film critic, The Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Telegraph Barry Mcllheney ditor, Smash Hits, Empire; chief e ecutive, Periodical Publishers ssociation Geraldine Murray Scotland on Sunday; The Scotsman; The Sunday Times (Scotland) Daniel Norris Senior payments officer, welfare rights officer, amden ouncil Megan Nurse ssistant director, reater anchester Police head of policy, assistant e ecutive director, Tameside etropolitan ouncil non e ecutive director, alderstones Partnership, HS Foundation Trust Kathleen Nutt eputy news editor, Greenock Telegraph; reporter, political correspondent, The Sunday Times Scotland freelance, The Glasgow Herald, The Times, The Tablet, The National Leala Padmanabhan Political researcher, nglia eridian T political producer, BB orld Service,

BB orld T senior producer, BB Philip Pank Agence France Presse ondon assistant foreign editor, transport correspondent, The Times; associate partner, Bell Pottinger Geraint Price ight news editor,The Mail on Sunday director, photographer, Initial ditorial td Simon Quicke eputy editor, features editor, editor, Microscope Timothy Reid The Sunday Telegraph; The Sunday Times; news reporter, correspondent, The Times ashington national affairs reporter, euters Julie Stewart dit U assistant editor, BB T orth ast umbria John Weaver Senior writer, Bucks Free Press senior writer, news editor, B ews eview desk editor, sia deputy sports editor, gence France Presse Matt Wells edia editor, audio department founder , US blogs and networks editor, live editor, senior digital editor, The Guardian

Periodical Katie Agnew olumnist, Daily Mail, The Evening Standard, Cosmopolitan; commissioning editor, features editor, Marie Claire; author Phil Baty hief reporter, The Times; editor at large, Times Higher Education Supplement; editor, Times Higher Education World University Rankings Michael Broad eputy editor, Personnel Today editor, Hospital octor group editor, ommunity are Matthew Brown nglish language communications e pert, S eneva copy editor, orld Health rganisation, eneva press officer, United ations onference on Trade and evelopment Mark Cantrell uthor, Inspired Quill P , Pristley entre for rts I Publishers ournalist, cel Publishing Sarah Caplan edical Information Systems Anne Cuthbertson The Sunday Times Magazine; property editor, home and living editor, life editor, The Sunday Telegraph editor, The London Magazine Lucy Davies ontributing editor, Flavorpill Productions features writer, deputy editor, director, B School Johnny Davis ontributing editor, Elle, Q Magazine brand consultant deputy editor, Esquire Tamsin Douglas iller acmillan Publishers editor, Harper ollins freelance Friends ffice oyal ollege of usic Bridget West (née Dray) Production editor, Plastics ubber eekly primary school teacher freelance, Church Times Edward Eadon-Simpkins Belgravia states a ette reporter, The Sunday Telegraph; associate partner, Finsbury Financial P Lucy Farndon ews business reporter, chief city correspondent, deputy city editor, Daily Mail senior e ternal news editor, managing news editor, HSB Alice Fisher Freelance, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer deputy editor, Carlos aga ine style correspondent, The Observer Magazine Kerry Fisher-Swayne Presenter, ranada T freelance ssentials, Family ircle, Bella and unior novelist le an er r f hs aga ine deputy music editor, Jessica Hodgson U media companies reporter, ow ones media officer finance , The hurch of ngland consultant, onsilium Strategic ommunications

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Ellie Hughes ditor, Top Sante acting deputy editor, est aga ine, editor, Healthy aga ine Lee Kynaston nline grooming editor, Men’s Health columnist, Harrods aga ine, lifestyle and grooming editor, iven oshua usan ans el n e ums en Big Issue lifestyle editor, Press and ournal features writer, The Scotsman Heather Martin Business oice ondon Business In Business Business Issues sub editor, reporter, managing editor, emps Publishing Alex Mayhew-Smith ews editor, Electronics Weekly freelance, nglish editor, Story Boulevard David McComb Freelance Bizarre Magazine, Smash Hits editor, Bizarre director, Blackthorn ommunications James Mclean orrespondent, Thomson euters Bangkok city reporter, business news editor, Evening Standard deputy business news editor, foreign news editor, The Times Patrick Neate nline Toifund novelist Alexis Petridis Head rock critic, The Guardian music editor, GQ head rock and pop critic, The Guardian Catriona Richardson ommunications manager, St Thomas Hospital e ternal relations manager, HS head of communications, HS Partners etwork Helen Sage Sky T BB Science producer and director, BB documentaries Ursula Seymour (née Biggs) Information eek reviews editor, managing editor, P dvisor freelance Catriona Smith verywoman The ist freelance Christopher Taylor roup head of P , IP edia head of communications, Future director of corporate marketing and communications, Immediate edia o Stephanie Testaferrata Moroni Viani (née Apap Bologna) ditor, International oney arketing freelance, International Herald Tribune; freelance Sian Tichar ditor, Bouti ue roup ubai editorial director, B Publishing and ommunications marketing director, Harvey ichols iyadh, Saudi rabia

Broadcast Jack Baine eputy editor, BB adio , adio tra Newsbeat assistant editor, BB Radio 5 Live senior broadcast ournalist, BB orld ews Nina Bhagwat Head of short courses, ational Film and Television School trainer, BB cademy diversity e ecutive, hannel Sarah Brooks Series producer, Sarah Brooks T Production, director, oveToPresent director, Showcase Training Sinead Casey Unknown Matthew Cornell andidate assistant, abour Party Tim Durrans BB eeds, BB adio Solent sports editor, BB Susse , BB Surrey Conrad Evans Broadcast ournalist, BB ews freelance newsreader, Premier hristian adio communications consultant, iocese of ondon Henrietta Harrison Freelance producer, reporter, BB adio Michael Hollingdale Public communications, International ommittee of the ed ross communications consultant, orld adio Swit erland communications manager,

U I S Joanna Kelly uronews Babel T yon freelance production ournalist broadcast manager, orld urling Federation Adam Livingstone BB T Bristol producer, ewsnight broadcast consultant Rebecca Lovell Firstsight BB reporter, assistant producer, i uid ews BB video producer, The Guardian online Elizabeth McCabe ssistant news editor, broadcast ournalist, Sky Sports Harriet Sa ton F Television euters T freelance Samantha Simmonds eporter, Breakfast BB presenter, news anchor, Sky ews freelance Alastair Wanklyn oscow correspondent, ondon correspondent, Feature Story ews field producer, Fo ews urope correspondent, sia correspondent, Fo ews adio Paul Wilson Unknown Sarah Wood ecutive producer, BB series edit producer, IT Studios series producer, b ective Productions


International Alfonso Abagnale Freelance business and financial news reporter, S news agency Sujata Assomull Sippy omms and P head, eliance Brands editor, Harper’s Bazaar India; consulting fashion editor, The Khaleej Times Daniel Bellamy Sub editor, The Myanmar Times news writer, mnesty International broadcast ournalist, uro ews Lars Bevanger Senior broadcast ournalist, BB ews freelance broadcast ournalist, , BB , , onocle , adio etherlands, adio Sweden International, F, B translator, copywriter, Bonvik S Arian Braha uropean ommunity onitor ission Tirana interpreter, uropean Union onitoring ission co ordinator, Strengthening ommunity Policing in lbania Henriette Lockwood n e Borche irector of marketing and communications, Tideway Systems analyst relations, oenberg marketing director, Borch ssociates Nadia Damouni orrespondent, corporate board correspondent, Thomson euters senior vice president financial communications and capital markets , delman Luigi del Prete ember of regional parliament Pierre-Henry Deshayes hairman, Foreign Press ssociation correspondent, gence France Presse The Daily Star ebanon Paulo Dias Freelance assistant editor, stado de Sao Paul euters Kyra Dupont Troubetzkoy Head of international news, Heures novelist pro ect manager, French Business ouncil of ubai and orthern mirates Monika Evans Unknown Lisbet Fagerberg T enmark producer, oncern T Faridul Farinordin ditor, New Straits Times Paulos Gebremariam Haddas ritrea head of radio, head of uality control, inistry of Information ritrea . Ana Gerschenson larin, a Prensa, Buenos ires political reporter, l ronista director, adio acional

Jakob Hoyer Head of press, anish minister of ulture culture editor, Berlingske Tidende head of communications, anish Football ssociation David Jones ditor, associate producer developer and producer P B adio ancouver Jorge Rolon una epresentative, inistry of Foreign ffairs chief of department, Human ights irection, Supreme ourt of ustice ommissioner, ational echanism for the Prevention of Torture Nancy Maksud Press officer, communications manager, F director, ama one Business entre Tan ania Nabeela Tariq ontent editor, Pakfree associate creative director, hannel international communications fficer, ink obility Valentin Nuham Financial analyst, Sanoufi ventis Financial nalyst, B Sanofi ventis ecutive irector, Salsi S. .. Hilde Nyman Scriptwriter, producer, intra as ournalist, H emmet ortensen deputy editor, partner, ampan e aga ine Volodymyr Oleyko ecturer, Ukrainian Institute of reat Britain Tsemaye Opubor arketing manager, Snowcrash Sweden communications consultant Eric Pape Freelance, The aily Beast, Foreign Policy deputy editor, Honolulu ivil Beat Ruta Pels President, eekly en a dn om freelance president, esti People to People Francisco Penayo Unknown Alexandra Pizot Sales coordinator, Teknion bilingual e ecutive assistant, Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie senior programme assistant, I lliance Anne Putz Spokeswoman, head of corporate P , didas press spokesperson, eckermann head of corporate communication, eneral ogistics Systems ermany mbH o Benjamin Quenelle Freelance ondon correspondent, Le Soir Belgium La Croix France ussia correspondent, Les Echos oscow Georg Ransmayr T political ournalist, F T ienna Knut Rorbakken irector of electronic stock trading group S officer, ordea orde sa senior communications advisor, irectorate of Health Celia Sankar ssociate editor, Trinidad press The lobe and ail The ancouver Sun founder and e ecutive director, iversity anada Foundation Inger Sethov orrespondent, euters slo , information director, Hydro S P communication, orsk Hydro P communication and public affairs, orsk Hydro Ee-Waun Sim onsultant, ade ommunications ppetite aga ine co founder, Kittipong Soonprasert Senior policy officer, etherland s mbassy Bangkok program development officer, US id political specialist, US epartment of State Mando Stavridou Freelance yprus P marketing, Phileletheros Haralambos Tsirimonakis Super Sport hannel thens died Karine Vandenhove Freelance Marianne vanden Zaag Unknown Kristin Hulaas Sunde Press officer, various roles, mnesty International reporter, editor, Save the hildren senior editor, global content producer, mnesty International Hege Talsnes Information officer,

orwegian adiation Protection uthority senior communications advisor, irectorate for ature anagement senior communications advisor, orwegian nvironment gency Tijen Tanyel Unknown Maria Zhuk uropean edia Institute Ukraine communication, redit gricole IB Ukraine Diana Zileri Freelance BB orld Service atin merica ournalist, communications officer, evista aretas, P International

Newspaper Martin Anderson ewcastle vening hronicle Irish ews BB reporter, eader roup td digital media manager, F Muniya Barua Head of news and social media, BI director of corporate affairs, BI director of corporate affairs, ewington ommunications Melanie Bien Press officer, head of media relations, Savills Private Finance director, Private Finance td founder, director, Bien edia Christopher Bunting Freelance, Tokyo senior press officer, University of eeds senior communications manager, HS igital Fiona Callister edia consultant, S Society ondon hamber of ommerce lobal edia ead, ater id Suzanna Chambers Freelance, The Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail, The Sun director of marketing and communications, Top ar ues onaco Kate Connolly Prague ews Berlin correspondent, The Daily Telegraph Berlin correspondent, The Guardian, The Observer Zoe Dare-Hall (née Dare) eputy travel editor, features writer, Daily Express arts editor, Sunday Express editor, Property lub freelance Anthony Dovkants Senior reporter, Magazine LatAm; managing director, Financial ynamics managing director, P onsulting Brasil Susan Emmett eputy property editor, Bricks and Mortar (The Times freelance director residential research, Savills Jack Enright BB ews Belfast BB urrent ffairs anchester assistant producer, BB Panorama Henry Fitzherbert Daily Express gossip columnist, film critic film editor, Sunday Express Peter Foster ews feature writer, South sia correspondent, US ditor ashington , The Daily Telegraph urope editor, Telegraph Media Group a ar n el Head of internal communications, TUI U I head of internal communications, igital ntertainment head of internal communications, illiam Hill Amelia Gentleman eputy foreign editor, Paris correspondent, The Guardian India correspondent, International Herald Tribune social affairs writer, The Guardian Graham Harvey Cambridge Evening News Hounslow Chronicle sub editor, Evening Standard Joanna Hill (née Snicker) e Shuttle aga ine Derby Evening Telegraph assistant news editor, deputy news editor, Nottingham Evening Post Andrew Holt Portfolio International ew Hampshire Publishing S International Sri Jegarajah B sia T ssociated Press, ow ones Singapore nchor orrespondent, B

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Stephen Lyle BBC Sport, Grandstand; producer, BBC sport; commissioning editor for sport, Channel 4 Maurice Mcleod Director, Snow Media; director, Marmoset Media; executive editor, Engage Stuart Millar News editor, guardian.; assistant deputy editor, Guardian US; head of news, Buzzfeed UK Fraser Nelson Political editor, The Scotsman; The Business; editor, The Spectator; columnist, The Telegraph Cherry Norton The Independent; Tokyo correspondent, The Sunday Times; freelance, (New York), The Times Hannah Pool Commissioning features editor, The Guardian; freelance; author Caroline Ryan Pulse; Nursing Times; health, BBC News Online Jeremy Scott-Joynt Associate, senior associate, Financial Services Authority; head of compliance investigations (Europe), deputy head, anti-bribery and corruption, Standard Chartered Bank; urope criminal risk officer, Bank of Montreal Ava Soe Senior reporter, news editor, Middleton and North Manchester Guardian; freelance; died 2013 Nicole Veash Head of strategy, consultant, Home ffice deputy director, organisation development, Financial Ombudsman Service; senior development consultant, Deutsche Bank Kirsty Walker Associate director, iNHouse Communications; cofounder, HerSay; head of strategy and communications, Social Mobility Commission Thomas Whitwell Head of digital, The Times, The Sunday Times; co-founder, digital mission China; freelance product development consultant, senior consultant, Fluxx Media

Periodical Ronke Adeyemi Blogger, Ondo Lady; tech blogger, Hello!; editor, Neil Armstrong Commissioning editor,

Daily Mail; acting executive features editor, Telegraph Media Group; freelance Karen Brown Unknown Emma Creamer Producer, Daybreak; producer, Good Morning Britain; freelance Marianne Curphey Freelance financial reporter, (The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times); freelance, Look; director, Curphey Media Marie Dill Freelance, Pomp Magazine; The Goldsmith Magazine; freelance editor, LCR magazine; company director, iCandy Media and Communications Kate Finnigan Senior features writer, Elle; style director, Stella; fashion columnist, fashion features director, Stella, Telegraph Media Group Olaf Furniss Columnist, The Scotsman; director, Born to be Wide; managing director Music Tourist Claire Handley Talkback Productions; freelance producer, BBC; assistant psychologist, The Priory Colette Harris Author; creative communications director, Atlantis Healthcare; interim head of health promotion/advice, AsthmaUK Andrew Higgins Sub-editor, deputy production editor, production editor, Financial Times Weekend Emily Humphries Editor, producer, Loose Women; live producer, The One Show; executive producer The Saturday Show Georgina Kalzoe-Card PR, London Millenium Party; Kensington & Chelsea Times; Good Hotel Guide Lucinda Kemeny Head of private equity, MHP Communications; managing director and head of professional services, FTI Consulting; head of communications, British American Tobacco Darron Kirkby Music News Asia; Travel Trade Gazette; freelance sub-editor Stuart Wallace Bahrain Tribune; Agence France Presse; executive editor, managing editor energy & commodity markets, Bloomberg Victoria McCulloch Editor, Innergy; editor, Thorsons website; yoga teacher What was your best moment at City?

Photo credit: Carolyn Djanogly

Driving around in a police car with members of the vice squad looking for prostitutes to interview for my crime specialism. Who is your dream interview? If truth be told it’s my childhood crush – Rob Lowe!

Samantha Simmonds Freelance (Broadcast, 1995)

What’s the furthest you’ve ever gone to get a story? As the second plane struck the Twin Towers on 9/11 I stood up and said to my boss I ll go . ll air traffic in and out of the States was closed for days. Once it reopened my team and I chartered a plane and ew into anada before driving across the border into New York. It took us more than four days to get there. What’s your worst work experience story?

“My dream interview is my childhood crush Rob Lowe”

I was sent to do an interview for a local celebrity’s obituary – before he had died. I didn’t have a clue how to tactfully ask his friends to speak in the past tense about someone who was still alive!

and freelance journalist Nicholas Mcquade Press Association; Irish Independent; The Scotsman; chief sub-editor, The Scottish Sun Jane Morris Freelance (The Guardian, The Economist); editor, editor-at-large, The Art Newspaper; Editor-at-large Cultureshock Akin Ojumu Music editor, commissioning editor, The Observer; freelance; acting arts editor, The Observer Ben Osborne BT Rich Media; head of programming, Dela Ware; director, Noise of Art Christina Pishiris Televisual; C21 Media; writer, Magenta Films James Plouf Owner and publisher, Marco Polo Publications (,, Bronwen Roscoe Editorial consultant, Accenture; senior strategy advisor, BBC Trust; lead adviser public strategy, BBC Fiona Sandiford Senior features writer, features editor, Cleo; freelance (Daily Mirror, Associated Press, More, B, New Woman); commissioning editor, Top Sante James Snodgrass Consulting editor, Top Gear Special Projects; NME; Haymarket Alison Laferla Head of solution design, UnitedHealthcare Group; senior consultant, Atkins Management Consultancy; senior transformation consultant, Brightman Business Solutions Christopher Taylor Director of corporate communications, head of media relations, IPC Media; director of communications, Future PLC; director of corporate marketing & communications, Immediate Media Co Catherine Tillotson Global Private Banking; FX Week; managing partner, Scorpio Partnership Harriet Hanmer Journalist, Africa nalysis probation officer, ational Probation Service; director, Equilibrium Equine Guided Learning

Who’s your favourite journalist at the moment? I love reading Camilla Long — whether it s about politics, celebrities or film reviews — she is witty, acerbic and always interesting. What is your worst journalistic habit? Always forgetting to take a pen to the news desk and then desperately mouthing to the oor manager to get me one as the clock ticks down to going on air! What do you see in the future of journalism? Media outlets need to adapt to survive, but not at the expense of integrity. Properly researched investigative journalism is vital for democracy. What’s the best place you’ve ever got to go as a journalist? The opening ceremony of the London Olympics. The atmosphere was electric and unforgettable.

Disha Daswaney

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Broadcast Stephen Baker BBC Essex; Press Association; The Independent Joshua Bassett Executive producer, Bloomberg (Arabia); executive producer, TV partnerships, head of media partnerships, Bloomberg LP Robin Brant Political correspondent, BBC Radio 1; Newsbeat; Malaysia correspondent, political correspondent, Shanghai correspondent, BBC News Sally Bundock (née Jackson) Presenter, Bloomberg TV; presenter, BBC World Business Report Mark Chapman Announcer, BBC; sport and breakfast DJ, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 5 Live; presenter, BBC Final Score, BBC Radio 5 Live, Match of the Day 2, BBC Rugby League Colette Cooney Producer, CNN; BBC Northampton radio; lecturer, City University Anne Dawson BBC Radio Ulster; senior press officer, Federation of Small Businesses; media and communications manager, Barnardo’s Northern Ireland Channah Durlacher Reporter, producer, RTL (Amsterdam); producer, 2Vandaag; research journalist, AVRO (General Association of Radio Broadcasting) Rachel Harries Channel One TV; video journalist, ITN; reporter and presenter, Meridian Emma Jefferson BBC World Service; producer, British Forces Radio; presenter, freelance Beth Jones Kiss 100; BBC News 24; BBC 5 live Joanna Kean BBC Southern Countries; freelance (Sky TV); senior broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Louise McMullen 2-Ten FM; Thames Valley Television; consultant: media & representation, ffinity lub loyd s Trade Union Kath Melandri Continuity announcer, Red Bee Media; freelance lecturer and broadcaster; presenter, BBC Essex Stephen Mort Arts host, producer, WUCF-FM; reporter, videographer, editor, Rocky Mountain, PBS; Orlando bureau chief and multimedia journalist, Feature Story News Sean Napier News editor, Westsounds; freelance Rishaad Salamat Anchor, Bloomberg TV (Hong Kong) Oonagh Smyth IFJC (Paris) Nigel Stevenson Producer, presenter, Bloomberg; founder, JNS Media; news desk editor, online editor, Reuters Rachelle Walton Southern Counties Radio; presenter, CNBC; freelance (BBC News 24, BBC World Service)


International Rezwan ul-Alam Assistant communication officer, U I F (Bangladesh); director (outreach & communication), Transparency International Bangladesh Rebecca Abecassis Executive editor, RTP International; Cable News Channel; international news editor, producer, SIC TV (Portugal) Mohammed Al Harthi Editor-in-chief, Sayidaty; editor-in-chief, Al-Jamila; managing director, editor-in-chief, Arab News Gayle Alleyne Corporate communications officer, Twenty est Indies 2010; communications manager,


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London Olympics; communications manager, Badminton World Federation Haroon Ashraf Senior editor, The Lancet; executive editor, Nature; unknown Iben Augusten Reporter, DR News; financial, foreign desk, B ews unknown Jerry Brahm Associate regional editor, AOL; regional editor,; operations manager, Klunk & Millan Advertising Irene Bwire Assistant press secretary to Prime Minister (Tanzania) Angela Chitkara Producer, CNBC Asia; producer, NBC & MSNBC; founder and chief e ecutive officer, US India orridor Hayden Coppin Corporate sales manager, LIME; sports marketing consultant, sales and marketing professional, Barbados Tourism Authority; marketing consultant, Self Made Self LLC Claudia Coumans School of Journalism (Utrecht); National Dutch Television; writer, Euroviews; unkown Christine Cowern Director and writer, Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc; account manager, Iris Communications; sales representative, Keller Williams Referred Urban Realty Stanislas Dembinski Journalist, Reuters; editor, Paris Premiere; author and freelance journalist (New Delhi) Alejandra Falkinhoff CNN Spanish; correspondent, Monitor (Mexico); director, Ona Polo Maria Falkinhoff Radio correspondent monitor, Mexican Radio; director, The Argentine Trading Company Ltd Vincent Fournier Journalist, ultim diapress press officer, Hotwire Public Relations; producer, Dragway Productions Akiko Funamoto (née Kamimura) Assistant manager, International School of Communications; unknown Jennifer Furmidge Product manager, JP Morgan; product development, Challenges Worldwide; product development access manager, VocaLink Marie Gunnarsson Jean van der Spuy (née Haggerty) Reporter, LFR; adjunct professor, Marymount Manhattan College; freelance (Haggerty Publishing) Vincent Hoburg Unknown Benjamin Holst Editor and co-founder, DanWatch; editor, Kommunen Kristin Hulaas Sunde Freelance; editor, Save the Children; senior editor, global content manager, Amnesty International Rosalind Isaacs Unknown Pirkko Juntunen Financial News; Fidelity Investments; freelance (IPE) Chris Kaklamanis Attorney, Vgontzas & Associates David Katz Unknown Sarita Khajura Children’s News (Channel 4); died 2003 Rosemary Konkola Radio and TV controller, Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation Nasia Koutra Attorney, Annegret Loges; Freelance, NDR; chief editor, head of online editorial team, Hans Böckler Foundation Anna Mathews Editorial, Corporate Publishing International; senior account exec, Cor; sub-editor, The Week Jemma Melville News reporter, NBC Radio; First FM Radio; information officer, gency for Public Information Thabo Motlamelle Public Eye; chief e ecutive officer, T edia Solutions (Lesotho); died 2008 Carol Nahra One World Media UK; Foundation for International Education; consulting faculty, Syracuse University London

Sebastian Naidoo Managing editor, Médecins Sans Frontières; communications specialist, UN; global media director, Arcus Foundation Eric Pape Contributor, Foreign Policy; deputy editor for special projects and innovation, Honolulu Civil Beat Enzo Pelosi Financial Times (San Francisco); business correspondent, Agence France Presse E. Job Rajan Unknown Haroon Rashid Staff reporter, The News International, Peshawar; Pakistan correspondent, Pakistan editor, BBC Ayako Saito Unknown Saiphon Sarabutra Unknown Hege Talsnes Press officer, osmorama Trondheim International Film Festival; senior communications advisor, The Norwegian Directorate of Nature Management; senior communications advisor, Norwegian Environment Agency Costas Tsindas Radio Institute for Cyprus Gareth Vaughan Business reporter The New Zealand Herald; business reporter & digital business reporter, Fairfax Media; banking editor, editor,

Newspaper Rebecca Allison Night news reporter, assistant news editor, web news editor, deputy national editor The Guardian Mark Austin Unknown Chris Ayres Correspondent, Monitor (Mexico); author, War Reporting for Cowards; contributing editor The Sunday Times Magazine and British GQ Joanne Beaney Unknown Colin Blackstock Freelance (Independent on Sunday, Daily Mail); night news editor, The Guardian Jon Brodkin deputy football editor, The Guardian, The Observer and Emma Burstall Features editor, Family Circle; freelance journalist; novelist Tanya Datta Researcher, producer, BBC Radio 4; freelance (Channel 4, MTV, BBC2) Jamie Doward Social affairs editor, religious affairs correspondent, diarist, The Observer Andrew England Middle East correspondent, East Africa correspondent, Southern Africa Bureau Chief, Financial Times Sally Whittle (née Flood) Freelance (The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, ZD Net); professional blogger, Who’s the Mummy; founder, Blogging Network Laurence Frost Business writer, Associated Press (Paris); transport reporter, Bloomberg (Paris); European automotive correspondent and team leader, Reuters (Paris) Julian Guyer Hayters Sports Agency; cricket and rugby reporter, Agence France Presse (London) Mark Henderson Science editor, The Times; head of communications, The Wellcome Trust Amelia Hill News reporter, education correspondent, The Observer; senior reporter, The Guardian Chris Hughes Financial markets correspondent, EMEA editor, columnist, Reuters Andrea Hunt (née Von Der Banck) European PR manager, Xerox Europe; freelance Michael Leventhal Director, Greenhill Books; publisher, Frontline Books; founder and director, efiltefest acting editor at Jewish Quarterly David Lewis BBC Radio 4; writer,

director, Malik Meer Assistant editor, NME; guide editor, G2; features editor The Guardian Matthew Mezey Freelance digital outreach consultant; engagement specialist, medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency; community relationship manager, The Health Foundation Lucie Morris-Marr Editor, Crystal; freelance; senior writer, Herald Sun; owner, Lucie Morris-Marr Media Stephen Morris Unknown Amanda Newman Smith The Wharf; product reporter, features writer, Money Marketing Glen Owen Diary, education, The Times; political journalist, The Mail on Sunday Georgina Pattinson Features, Associated Press; senior broadcast journalist, political reporter, BBC News Online; reporter, BBC Parliament Raekha Prasad Foreign correspondent, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, BBC; freelance Richard Price Senior reporter, Daily Mail Scotland; general reporter, features, Daily Mail; owner, Richard Price News & Features Ltd Rosa Prince Political correspondent, The Mirror; US correspondent, assistant political editor, online political editor, The Daily Telegraph Job Rabkin Washington producer, social affairs producer, investigations commissioning editor, Channel 4 News Nandini Sukumar European news reporter, Bloomberg; chief administrative officer, The orld Federation of Exchanges Sophie Walker Author; ambassador, National Autistic Society; leader, Women’s Equality Party; editor, Top News Desk Reuters

Periodical Lucy Aitken Author; staff writer, senior staff writer, Contagious Howard Baker Senior content producer, BBC; commissioning editor, BBC Jam; editor innovations, BBC; Owner, Howard Baker Consultancy Hannah Baldock Freelance (RIBA Journal); freelance Latin America correspondent (The Sunday Times); freelance Celine Bijleveld Production editor, Financial Times Business; production editor,; network production editor, The Guardian Emily Booth Special projects editor, The Architects’ Journal; executive editor, The Architectural Review David Brooks Deputy editor, senior vice president, American Metal Market; publisher, Euromoney Institutional Investor Penney Byrne (née Tapp) Producer and assistant producer, SmallWorld Productions; freelance (Fitness First) Hannah Shannon (née Crabtree) Head of media, head of communications, Macmillan Cancer Support; head of communications, Claire House Children’s Hospice Emma Elms Editor, The Graduate; deputy features editor, Marie Claire; freelance Livvy Fernandes Nursing Leukaemia; information officer, eukaemia Lymphoma Research; professional engagement officer, Parkinson s U presenter, Croydon Radio Emma E. Forrest Global travel editor, overnight web editor, Metro International; freelance (Wings Magazine)

Noam Friedlander The Daily Telegraph; script writer (LA); freelance (The Daily Telegraph, Time Out) Alex Gatrell Digital publisher, HarperCollins; senior product manager, Rated People; senior product manager, Beamly Anita Hall Runner’s World; freelance (Men’s Health) Emma Hayley Sub-editor, Spain; MediaSolutions; managing director and publisher, SelfMadeHero (Metro Media Ltd) Kaspa Hazlewood Managing director, Candour; sales and marketing director, Lomax Books; new business director, ContactEngine Dorian Lynskey Music critic, The Big Issue; author, A History of Protest Songs; freelance (The Guardian) Alison Macarthur Freelance feature writer (Focus); health editor, Now; freelance Sasha Mansworth ales udit ffice news and media officer, ction For hildren media officer, FFT ducation Ltd Victoria Millar Book editor, associate editor, Bloomsbury Publishing; lecturer (publishing), Bath Spa University John Mullen Editor,; People Management; freelance (Select) Faith Penhale Development executive, head of TV development, Kudos Film and TV; head of drama, BBC Cymru Wales Warren Pole Deputy editor, Ride; freelance journalist and TV presenter (Superbike) Shaun Pye Freelance comedy writer (Never Mind the Buzzcocks); series creator (Monkey Dust); program associate, Have I Got News For You Steve Ranger Freelance; business editor,; UK editor-in-chief, ZDNet and TechRepublic Francesca Syz Travel editor, Sainsbury’s magazine; columnist, Telegraph Magazine and freelance (Conde Nast Traveller) Anthony Thornton Digital director, Southbank; IPC media; head of digital content, British Film Institute Victoria Thornton (née Rees) Production editor, Financial Times; deputy production editor, production editor, Investors Chronicle (Financial Times) Robert Waugh Editor, We Live Security; Mail Plus; freelance (Mail on Sunday) Dominic White Connected editor, communications editor, The Daily Telegraph; media editor, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Financial Review; theatre critic and comedy critic, The Telegraph Martin Worster Director, microgroove. com; author; CTO, Canonbury Antiques

Broadcast Paul Adabie Social worker Nandini Banerjee Researcher, BBC Watchdog; school volunteer oe loom el Senior broadcast journalist, BBC South; senior producer, GMTV; senior producer, ITV; founder of Little Owl Book Club Liza Ravenscroft (née Booth) News reporter, France 24; Brazil correspondent, CBS Interactive; press officer, British irways Katie Breathwick Global Radio; BBC; presenter, Classic FM

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Nick Cosgrove Reporter, business presenter, BBC News; director, partner, Brunswick Group Miranda Eeles Project manager, BBC Media Action; researcher, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; public health strategist, Hackney Council Al Eykyn Sports editor, IRN; freelance (BT Sport) Theo Fairley Trainee, senior broadcast journalist, BBC News at Ten Jo Fitzgerald (née Pitt) Pineapple; BBC; TV producer; freelance Vassos Alexander Giorgiadis Producer, TransWorld Sport; sports reporter, 5 live Breakfast; sports reporter, BBC Jon Hughes Camera operator, BBC Moscow; head of visual content, ActionAid UK; managing director, Limited Alison Kirkham Executive producer, BBC daytime; commissioning editor for features and formats, acting controller of factual commissioning, BBC Suzy Klein Producer, BBC Television; host, In Tune, Radio 3; presenter, BBC radio Cordelia Kretzschmar Reporter, BBC London; senior news correspondent, Good Morning Britain; head of public relations and artist liaison, Oxfam UK Elma Maxim Reporter, GMTV; arts producer, BBC Bridgid Nzekwu Amnesty International TV online; presenter, ITV News; head of media training, Press Association Siobhan Connor PR director, Taylor Herring Public Relations; freelance PR consultant; managing director, Connor PR Steve Palmer Producer, BBC London Live; trustee, Charity Comms; press and public affairs manager, Social Care Institute for Excellence Colin Paterson Big Breakfast, Channel 4; reporter and host, Liquid News; arts & entertainment correspondent, BBC Tom Pfeiffer North Africa correspondent, senior desk editor, acting editor (company news, Europe, Middle East and Africa), Reuters David Shanks Brand manager, Glasgow Housing Association; board member, Glasgow Print Studio; team member, D8


International Mi-Kyoung Ahn Unknown Fareena Alam Editor, Q News; director of online services, SeekersHub Global Maria Anguita Acting editor, British Journal of Cardiac Nursing; publications and digital communications officer, Tommy’s; freelance Barbara Arvanitidis Correspondent, BBC; assistant producer, BBC Current Affairs; producer, CNN Agnes Banda Senior feature writer, The Times of Zambia public relations officer, LCC (Zambia) Doina Basca Media consultant, director, Top Audience err ene el Reporter, The Shreveport Times; political correspondent, sports columnist, Press Democrat Chris Brauer Course leader, online journalism, City University; director creative industries, Clarity Capital; senior lecturer and director, MSc Management of Innovation at Goldsmiths, University of London Christiane Buehler Press agent, Dertour; travel consultant, Sprachcaffe and anguages Plus ight attendant, Lufthansa German Airlines

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Helen Castell Reporter, Derivatives Week (Hong Kong); senior reporter, Travel weekly; freelance (Devex, Shares Magazine, TXF News, Trade Finance Magazine, Global Trade Review, Newsbase, Global Mining Finance) Clare Cheung I Hong Kong i-mail; journalist, Bloomberg; associate partner, Troutman Sanders Marina Chichua Freelance, BBC World Service; Image magazine (Georgia) Stavroula Chorinou Investment manager, Bluehouse Capital; managing partner, em Partners financial and investments consultant Elena Cosentino Producer, director, Lion Television; producer, director, BBC Television; freelance Luigi Del Prete Unknown Paulo Dias Pro ecto Bandeira ientifica Revista Carta Capital; a2amedia; reporter, CartaCapital Ranjeeta Dutt Senior financial journalist, Lloyds Shipping Economist; vice president, SanSail Capital; chairman chief e ecutive officer, Trinity atural Gas Private Ltd Job Eliazer Publisher, editor, Dallas Monthly News Victoria Stagg Elliott Reporter, Out There News; weekend editor, Cambodia Daily; senior research associate, technical writer, American Medical Association Leslie Esparza Digital content and social media strategist, Conexion Cartagena; senior communications advisor, Bogota mayoralty; partner at Green Change Consulting Stephanie Fontenoy US correspondent, La Libre Belgique; reporter, Grazia/ Bauer media; author, editions nomades Gidon Freeman News editor, executive editor, PR Week; political and media consultant, Lexington Communications; vice president, head of government and regulatory affairs, NBC Universal Miki Garcia Intern, Reuters; reporter, SNL Financial; freelance Lourdes Garcia-Navarro Voice of America, APTN Colombia; radio correspondent, Associated Press (Jerusalem, London); international correspondent, NPR (Brazil) Julius Gittens Associate, Right Angle Imaging Inc; freelance; principal consultant, Herald Media Partners Ltd Helene Gram Producer, project manager, Boxer Technologies; information architect, Melvær&Lien; producer and designer, University of Stavanger Kim Gurney Reporter (South Africa); FT Business (London); freelance journalist and research associate, African Centre for Cities, Research Centre at University of Johannesburg Myria Hadjimatheou Reporter, ust T officer, inistry of Finance (Cyprus) Jennifer Hanawald Health and wellness liaison, Montclair Public Schools Health and Wellness Partnership; freelance writer, McMahon Group; freelance integrative health coach Jessica Hasslen Freelance, the National Geographic Society; freelance documentarian and photographer; missionary, Nomadic Chameleon, Globe International (Kenya) Valerie Herczeg Freelance (Paris); copy editor, translation manager CNRS International Magazine Jennifer Irwin Bloomberg Krisztina Katona Series producer, TigerAspect; Open Data Implementation Manager, Transparency Team, Cabinet ffice senior policy advisor, pen Policy aking Team, abinet ffice Nelly Kelzi BridgeNews (Sydney); news

reporter, AFX Asia; freelance (Australia) Titia Ketelaar Americas editor, foreign desk, internet & media desk, deputy editor, NRC Handelsblad; deputy editor, editor,; UK and Ireland correspondent, NRC Handelsblad Roshan Khadivi Communications specialist, media and external relations, U I F communications officer PBSO, UN; founder and CEO, Citizen Global Natalie Williams-Knight (nee Natalie Knight) Head of news, One Caribbean Media; editorial consultant, FAO regional office for ear ast and orth Africa; freelance (Egypt) Birgit Kolboe Bohemen Sportspub; Nettsport; Football 247; reporter, Aperitif; freelance Itaru Konno Editor, NNA Delphine Liou (née Liou-Brugeilles) TV journalist, Bloomberg (London, Paris); presenter, chief of information, BFM Business Antoine Lokongo Freelance (Congo) Nabila Malick (née Zar) Presenter, Pakistan TV; script writer and translator, BBC World; director of advocacy, Family Planning Association of Pakistan Karen Mahabir Crime reporter, The Bergen Record (New Jersey); digital products producer, Associated Press; managing editor of news, The Huffington Post Gilbert Manda Contributor, Wikio perts financial columnist, The Washington Examiner financial services professional, New York Life Insurance Americo Martins Dos Santos; senior producer, online editor, head of Brazilian sector, executive editor of the Americas, BBC World Service; general director, chairman, Brazil Communications Company; editor, Global Partnerships, BBC Miki McDonald Cambodia Daily; Business Day; freelance Farah Mohamed Fahmy Software developer, BBC Interactive TV Anne Myrjord EU affairs advisor, Norwegian Embassy (London); senior e ecutive officer, inistry of Foreign Affairs (Norway); embassy secretary, diplomat, Royal Norwegian Embassy (Sweden) Janet Ong Dow Jones (Singapore); bureau chief Bloomberg LP (Taiwan) Agnes Phiri Director of consumer and public affairs, Energy Regulation Board Bernd Radowitz Freelance, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Focus (Rio); correspondent, Dow Jones (Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid); Germany correspondent, Recharge; European editor, Recharge News Simone Ramella Press officer, Italian inister of Family ffairs press officer, AMREF Italia Onlus; news editor, Italian Workers’ Compensation Authority Anna Sansom Freelance, Time Out (Paris); Harpers & Queen; Radio France International; SBS Sydney; EuroBusiness; freelance Habhajan Singh Business Times Berita Harian (Malaysia); section editor, Malaysian Business; group editor, The Malaysian Reserve Karin Sitalsing Regional news reporter, Friesch Dagblad; correspondent, de Volkskrant; freelance journalist and author Somporn Thapanachai Bangkok Post; senior reporter, Post Publishing Plc Bennett Thomas Freelance; library technician, University of Calgary; library technician, Environment Canada; freelance Guillaume Thomas Institutional investor (London); French furniture assistant, Sotheby’s (Paris); trainee,

valuer, auctioneer, Thomas Auction House Ioana Veleanu Owner/co-founder, Exberliner; art director, Philly Weekly; director, marketing and brand strategy, daSILVA architects Margrethe Vika Dagens Naeringsliv Online; social performance advisor, external affairs advisor, Norske Shell Exploration and Production; responsibility for corporate communications, leader communications Norway, SKAGEN Funds Doreen Walton Independent Radio News; Newshour; senior broadcast journalist, BBC William Wareing Head of English, senior master, Notting Hill Prep School; deputy head, St Christopher’s School; deputy director of education, The Girls’ Day School Trust David Wasswa Freelance; owner, Safeways Tour and Travel Sissel Wessel-Hansen Reporter, Nordlys Natalie Williams Senior producer, anchor, Caribbean Communications Network; producer, presenter, BBC World Service; head of news, sport and current affairs, One Caribbean Media Ltd; freelance journalist and author Margaret Yamoah Senior editor, chief editor, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation; communications manager, Ghana AIDS Commission WaiYee Yuen Freelance producer

Newspaper James Ashton City editor, media and telecoms editor, The Sunday Times; head of business, executive editor, The Evening Standard; freelance/selfemployed business and media consultant Bill Bows Senior editor, Platts; writer, Investors Chronicle Companies; director, BBW Communications Tania Branigan Reporter, Manchester Evening News; reporter, political correspondent, China correspondent, The Guardian; foreign leader writer, The Guardian Ian Broad Freelance, Daily Star; freelance journalist and editor, duty editor, Teletext; MailOnline Ann Chambers European auto correspondent, Reuters Madeline Chambers Reuters (Frankfurt); lobby correspondent, senior correspondent, Reuters (London); correspondent, Reuters (Berlin) Lisa Cockrell Reporter, Colchester Evening Gazette; freelance Kathryn Cooper Economics correspondent and consumer affairs editor, The Sunday Times; head of corporate and investment communications, Legal & General Investment Management Janet Coull Deputy director of communications, Department for Education; director, senior communications professional, Chilli and Spice Ltd; media spokesperson, House of Commons Niall Couper Press officer, mnesty International UK; director of innovation and marketing, BE Training and Communications; head of media, PR and supporter care, Amnesty International UK James Debens Sports desk, Daily Mail; head of production, Vigour Magazine; freelance editorial consultant Jennifer Duddy London News Network; freelance, London Tonight; BBC NI Victoria Fletcher Consumer correspondent, Evening Standard; health editor, Daily Express; freelance (health, science and general news), Silicon Valley


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1998-1999 LISTINGS

Ashley Grossman Head of operations and planning, Virgin Media; director of product and operations, Sanona Ltd; TV personalization, Liberty Global Linsey Hakansson (nee Wynton) Assistant producer, Granada Group Plc; ITV; freelance David Hytner Sports reporter, Daily Express; football correspondent, The Guardian Sam Jary Assistant winemaker (New Zealand); Vigneron (Burgundy, France); business development manager, Independent Lakeland Breweries Lucy Marsh Content editor, Sticky Content; associate editor, content editor, The Higher Education Academy; communications officer, F Nicole Martin News reporter, media correspondent, The Daily Telegraph; associate director, MHP Communications Lucy McDonald Freelance media consultant; correspondent, CBS News; creator, Joseph McHugh Deputy news editor, Public Finance; ministerial speechwriter, Department for Business; director, executive speechwriter, Deutsche Bank Lucy Miatt (née Rollin) The Sunday Times; freelance; horse trainer Naga Munchetty Producer, ITN; economics anchor, presenter, Bloomberg; presenter, BBC World and BBC Breakfast Sara Nathan Showbusiness editor, Daily Mail; US showbusiness editor-at-large, MailOnline; news director, Clara Penn BBC Radio Devon; Inside Out, BBC South West; freelance (The Observer, the Guardian, The Mail on Sunday) James Pickard Assistant UK news editor, property correspondent, chief political correspondent, Financial Times Helen Rumbelow News reporter, comment writer, political correspondent, features writer, The Times Deepa Shah Senior press officer, Department of Health; senior speechwriter, Department for Education Strategic Communications; manager, Department of Education Adam Sills Sports editor, The Guardian; sports editor, The Daily Telegraph; head of sport, Telegraph Media Group Sophie Tweedale Freelance, Century FM; reporter, Granada; freelance Sharon van Geuns Reporter, Night and Day, The Mail on Sunday; features writer, Sunday Mirror; director, SVG publicity project and marketing manager, Create Projects Burhan Wazir Editor, (Quatar); opinion editor, Al Jazeera; Apolitical Eleanor Jary (née Wilson) Freelance sub-editor, The Press (Christchurch, New Zealand); freelance journalist (Burgundy, France); journalist, CN Media Writer, Carlisle Living Georgina Wintersgill Features editor, Prima Baby; features editor, Immediate Media Co; freelance Linsey Wynton Documentaries, Granada TV; assistant producer, Tonight With Trevor McDonald; freelance (Carbon Media, Channel 4 News, True Vision)

Periodical Simon Burnton Sports desk, The Observer; freelance, Arena; sub-editor for sport, sports writer, The Guardian Justine Cadbury Barrister Susie Chun Production editor, Arena; contributing editor, Zoo; production director, Elle Decoration Fleur Clackson Personal assistant, communications director, John Frieda;

freelance, (Marie Claire, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, BBC) Paul Croughton Editorial consultant, writer and editor, Croughton & Associates; head of digital, Brave New World; editor, Robb Report UK Elena Dalrymple (née Ghiringhelli) Editor, Mother & Baby; editor, Boots Health Club; editorial director, Joanne Faragher Features editor, Personnel Today; editor, Times Educational Supplement; freelance Lavinia Fernandes Professional engagement and education officer, Parkinson s U press office assistant, Leukemia Research Fund Michael Fletcher Editor, cameraman, Sky News; freelance content provider and photographer Charlotte Greggains Law student; trainee solicitor, Crockers Oswald Hickson; solicitor, Farrer & Co Ed Grenby Commissioning editor, features editor, Maxim; editor, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Olivia Gunning Teacher; freelance, Elle Decoration; English teacher, High School at Lycée Lyautey, Casablanca, Morocco Catherine Heaton Freelance, Shooting Times; British Association for Shooting and Conservation; investment management Jennifer Hicks Senior production controller, Macmillan Publishers Limited; freelance project manager, Pearson Education; senior production controller, Oxford University Press Nina Hytner (née Chatterjee) Researcher, assistant producer, associate producer, director, BBC; producer, Strictly Come Dancing; producer, Discovery Networks Maebh Coyle (née Jennings) Head of communications, World Cancer Research Fund; freelance sponsorship programme manager, Eircom; freelance journalist and PR consultant Tess Lamacraft Features editor, Daily Mirror; deputy news editor, TV editor, Closer; freelance editor/writer Joanne Lewis Deputy practical’s editor, Woman; features editor, What’s on TV; features editor, IPC Media David McLaughlin Special project editor, FHM; director, junior creative director, Guerilla Productions; owner, Red Rock Creative Katy Migiro (née Salmon) Christian Aid (London); OCHA (Kenya); East Africa correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation Annalisa Miller Unknown Christina Moller Consultant solicitor, Scott-Moncrieff, Harbour & Sinclair; barrister, 1mcb; barrister, Alexander Chambers Chris Mooney Editor-in-chief, Men’s Digital; editor,; head of commercial content at Top Gear Matthew Munday The Face; managing editor, Arena; writer, sub-editor, The Sunday Times Magazine; freelance Kerry Potter Features director, Elle; freelance and contributing editor, Elle; books editor, Glamour Catherine Rapley Deputy editor, New Woman; commissioning editor, The Observer magazine; freelance Katy Salmon Freelance TV producer and writer Jonathan Saul EMAP; Parliamentary Monitor; copy editor, London correspondent, Tel Aviv correspondent, Jerusalem correspondent, Reuters Concetta Sidoti Sub-editor, senior subeditor, website editor, deputy chief subeditor, Building; freelance sub-editor, RIBA Journal; freelance Amy Sohanpaul Staff writer, Wexas;

deputy editor, editor, Traveller; director, & Publishing Caspar van Vark production editor, Revolution magazine; freelance (The Mail on Sunday, BBC, Sydney Morning Herald, The Times, Evening Standard, Social Enterprise, Traveller, The Guardian); food security, agriculture and global development Imogen Wall Global communications, United Nations OCHA; freelance communications consultant; policy director, IRIN, freelance writer

Broadcast Shariq Ali BBC News & Current Affairs; assistant producer, Granada Television; assistant producer, BBC Westminster; North West political editor, BBC; War Studies MA at KCL Phil Battley Unknown James Blake Home affairs reporter, home affairs producer, Channel 4 News; freelance reporter (Channel 4 News, ITN, STV); lecturer in journalism, Edinburgh Napier University Melanie Bromley European bureau chief, West Coast bureau chief, Us Weekly; freelance, (Top Santé, New Woman, Grazia, Heat, Red, More, Daily Mirror, The Sun, Daily Mail, Daily Express); chief news correspondent, E! Entertainment Television Alice Ceresole Producer, Imperial Leisure; freelance producer (Territory Studio); studio manager, The Light Surgeons Nicola Christie Presenter, Through the Night, BBC Radio 3; freelance (The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Vogue, The Guardian, The Independent, Financial Times); editor, Jewish Quarterly Dan Davies Development executive, director, series producer, Banyak Films; writer, BBC; playwright Elspeth Daya Unknown Craig Eason Freelance (BBC News, Euronews, Anglia Television, Meridian); deputy editor, Lloyd’s List Carolyn Gammon Unknown Pia Harold Intern ITN; head of copy, utton errifield senior broadcast journalist, BBC News Frank Harvey BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service; editor, producer, ITV News; freelance producer (GMTV, ITV, BBC, Sky, BBC Radio 4) Natalie Jamieson Entertainment reporter, BBC 5Live; entertainment news presenter, Newsbeat, BBC Radio 1; Entertainment and lifestyle content director, Bauer Media Emma Jordan Newsreader, 107.8 Arrow FM (Hastings); Swedish editor/ listings writer, Red Bee Media Katie Flamman (née Keward) Deputy executive producer, Sky News; evening news programme editor, BSkyB (Channel Five News); freelance voiceover artist and scriptwriter Gudrun Lawyer Freelance (GLR, Five Live); broadcast journalist, BBC London Live 94.9; senior broadcast journalist, BBC London News Mark McCleary BBC Ulster; home affairs producer, BBC; freelance Nicholas Minter-Green Chair, TVC Group; president, Economist Films, The Economist; MS student, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Birkbeck University Amanda Parr BBC Breakfast; MA student, historical archaeology, University of Bristol; presenter, BBC West Kavitha Prasad Production journalist, ITV News; broadcast journalist, BBC World News; output editor, BBC News

Jonny Saunders Commentator, BBC Radio 5 Live; English teacher, St Edwards School; English teacher, Housemaster, Bradfield ollege Louise Tornehave London correspondent, TV3 (Sweden) David Wareham Producer, BBC News news traffic manager, BB broadcast journalist, BBC News


International Azamat Atadjanov Web editor, National News Agency of Uzbekistan; Scandinavia correspondent, Central News Sector Charlotte Vestergaard Beder Journalist , Berlingske Tidende (Denmark); business reporter, political reporter, Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten enmark finance reporter, presenter, TV 2 (Denmark) Billi Bierling Journalist, Swissinfo Swit erland desk officer for ibya, media consultant, communications expert, Swiss Development Agency (Switzerland); freelance journalist and climber Esmera Bilal Reporter, Oslobodjenje (Bosnia and Herzegovina); media monitor and analyst, senior media analyst, UNMIBH (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Bente Bjorndal Finance journalist, AFX News; oil/offshore journalist, Offshore Media Group; freelance Anthony Blackman Senior reporter, Barbados Advocate (Barbados); journalist, Nation (Barbados); public affairs specialist, US Embassy (Barbados) Fernando Botero Strategic Alternative Investments Bagila Bukharbaeva Editor, BBC Monitoring; correspondent, Associated Press (Uzbekistan) Tobias Bungter Editor, Disney Channel (Germany); writer and producer (WDR, Germany Radio); freelance journalist, director and author Carolina Chagas Prima Pagina (Brazil); executive editor, HaperCollins Publications; freelance Francesca De Chatel Media consultant, UN-ESCWA, BGR (Beirut); PhD, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, Radboud University; freelance journalist, editor and author Melina Demetriou Astra Radio (Cyprus); parliamentary correspondent and feature writer, Cyprus Mail; press and information officer, epublic of yprus Press and Information ffice Estelle Doyle Media trainer, BBC World Service Trust (Morocco); freelance producer, (BBC World Service, BBC Radio 5 Live); broadcast journalist, producer, BBC Trending Larry Fan Lawyer Kerstin Fischer Producer and broadcast journalist, BBC Berlin Maurice Frank Business manager, managing director, owner, ExBerliner. com (Germany) Georgios Georgakopoulos Press officer reece nglish section editor, Parikiaki; UK correspondent, Eleftheros Typos (Greece) Alison Gibson Personal finance writer and sub-editor, The Times; freelance Julius Gittens Executive member, Association of Caribbean Media Workers; associate, Right Angle Imaging Inc. (St. Lucia); freelance media and communications specialist

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Katy Breathwick Presenter, Classic FM (Broadcast, 1997) “...people have been allowed to lie about what is real.”

What was your worst moment at City?

What would you be if you weren’t a journalist?

I remember an interview of mine being played to the class and the entire class laughing at it. Not with me. At me. Because the question was so appalling and the response was so bad!

A music teacher or a choir leader. It’s a very rewarding career, teaching children how to sing.

What’s the most memorable interview you’ve ever done? I was working in my very first ob in a brand new radio station. I got to interview Richard Attenborough! I’d adored him since I was tiny. He came to a charitable event and I was the only journalist who turned up, so I hung out with him for the whole afternoon. He kept putting his arm through mine and saying: “Come on darling, let’s go off and have a look at this.”

Irene Peroni Freelance journalist and translator (Norway); BBC Monitoring; freelance (Norway) Katie Pisa (née Anderson) Stringer, PEOPLE magazine; digital features supervisor, CNN International; freelance journalist and producer Jessica Robertson Freelance (Island FM, Dupuch Publications, BBC Caribbean); radio news director, online editor, The Tribune News Network; director of marketing, Doctors Hospital (Bahamas) Gibril Samura Sierra Leone High Commission; MA, International Relations, University of Warwick Helin Sari Ertem Freelance, NTV, CNN (Turkey); political science and international relations lecturer, Yildiz Technical University (Turkey) Olivier Shaw-Latimer Editor, Vodafone UK; group product manager, Monitise; head of fintech, ust iving Daniel Sheldon Media planner and buyer, Universal Mccann Vedat Spahovic Freelance (Balkans) o ann u PanPac Media; Life & Times; New Straits Times; senior writer, The Malaysian Reserve Jonathan Summerton Swiss Radio International; Eurosport (Paris); presenter, Radio France International Natasha Szaniecki Novak Innova Group Miami; communications, XPress PR Agency; director of marketing and communications, Viacom Brazil Grace Tagoe Presidential correspondent, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation; special correspondent, Radio Ghana; director of communications, Judicial Service of Ghana Samantha Tonkin Web editor, Swiss Radio International; associate director communications, World Economic Forum; lead, social media, pharmaceutical division, Novartis (Switzerland)

What do you see in the future of journalism? We’re seeing a resurgence in people paying for The Guardian and The New York Times because they want to prop up those providers of facts. In this peculiar political climate people have been allowed to lie about what is real. I wonder if we are suddenly going to find a resurgence in print journalism.

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Christoffer Guldbrandsen Owner, Guldbrandsen Film (Denmark); executive editor, DR2 (Denmark); CEO, The Why Foundation (Denmark) Angela Hachmeister News editor, AOL Germany; journalist, NDR (Germany) Ghida Hamadeh Unknown Jennifer Hanawald Health and wellness liaison, Montclair Public Schools Health and Wellness Partnership (USA); medical journalist, McMahon Group (USA); health coach (USA) Karin Kamp Radio producer, WYNC (USA); director of digital strategy, The Story Exchange (USA); senior digital producer, Moyers & Company/Public Affairs Television (USA) Mariko Ando Katsumura News reporter, Asia Business; correspondent, Reuters (Tokyo); freelance translator (Paris) Marie-Cécile Kleinveld Freelance photographer; KLM Royal Dutch Airlines; general manager, Hillswood (Spain) ra oopmans Correspondent, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (Israel) Birgit Kolboe Journalist, Nettsport Media og Fotball247 (Norway); freelance sports and food journalist and translator (Norway) Alpana Lath Sawai Senior feature writer, chief sub-editor, editor, junior assistant editor, Sunday MiD Day (India) Katrine Schousboe Laursen Reporter and news editor, ANR (Denmark); journalist, Nordjyske Medier (Denmark) Pei-Hsuan Lee Formosa TV (Taiwan); PR administrator, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Ivette Leyva Martinez Head of news and front page, Yahoo! (USA); Metrocitizen (USA); founder, (Cuba) Alison Lin Research assistant, National Kaohsiung Normal University (Taiwan) Eugenia Maia Deputy editor, Adrenalin (Brazil); fashion coordinator, Index Assessoria (Brazil); communications manager, L´Oréal Brazil (Brazil) Eddie Malone Football365 website; football journalist, Trinity Mirror; journalist, Yahoo Sports Supa Mandiwanzira Chief executive officer, ighty ovies imited (Zimbabwe); chief executive, founder, ZiFM Stereo Limited (Zimbabwe); communication and technology and courier services, Government of Zimbabwe Emma Mattei Freelance scriptwriter; programme director, Kinemastik NGO (Malta); founder, executive editor, Uncommon Guide Books Dara McLeod Producer, BBC World Service; producer, As It Happens, CBC (Canada); director of communications, Refugees International (USA) Sarah Murphy Freelance; South East correspondent, The Irish Independent; commercial manager, The Irish Post Sharif Nashashibi Freelance journalist (The Guardian, The National, Al Arabiya, Al Jazeera English, Reuters); personal trainer; DJ Anna Nelson Deputy media service manager, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Switzerland); editor, International Committee of the Red Cross (Switzerland, USA) Francois Oulai Unknown Shiraz Paracha Dean of students and journalism professor, KIMEP University (Kazakhstan); government media advisor and spokesman (Pakistan); chairman, Department of Journalism and Communication, Abdul Wali Khan University (Pakistan)

Helen Cocks

Monika Unsworth Reporter, The Irish Times press officer, I ivil Service Nadege Vancauwenberghe Jonathan Waddell Special assistant, Minister of Environment (Canada); freelance journalist Rebecca Webb Reuters (Wellington) Erica Wells Cox News editor, Jones Communications; managing editor, The Nassau Guardian; managing editor, Dupuch Publications Hao Wu International Development Centre; translator; community settlement counsellor, ISS settlements services; citi en service officer, Service anada

Newspaper Esther Addley The Australian; senior news writer, The Guardian Lisa Baxter Evening Star; producer, Today, BBC Radio 4; assistant editor, BBC World Geraldine Baybutt Senior reporter, Grimsby Evening Telegraph; senior reporter, Lancashire Evening Post; professor of German David Brown Unknown Ciar Byrne Press and publishing correspondent, Media Guardian; arts and media correspondent, The Independent; freelance, (The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Lady, Press Gazette) James Cadman Duty editor, Teletext; head of tablet editions, Metro; production editor, HSBC Shamim Chowdhury Deputy foreign editor, Sky News; news editor, Al Jazeera nglish blogger, The Huffington Post Jonathan Clements Showbiz editor, crime correspondent, Daily Mirror; correspondent, ITN; director of communications and campaigns, Crest Advisory Indira Das-Gupta Senior news reporter,

Third Sector; PR and communications manager, Back Up; co-owner, North London Yoga Studio Finian Davern Travel Trade Gazette; reporter, Metro; solicitor, Knocker & Foskett Guy Dennis Freelance PR consultant (Business for New Europe); interim head of PR, Founded; contractor, HSBC James Diamond Cambridgeshire Times Peter Elliott News editor, Crosby Herald news officer, iverpool ity Council; Teacher om n c el Football reporter, London football correspondent, The Guardian Stephen Foley Market reporter, investment column, North American business reporter, The Independent; US Investment Correspondent, Financial Times (New York) Dipesh Gadher News editor, Eastern Eye; chief investigative reporter, The Sunday Times a her ne r f hs Daily Express; Wall Street correspondent, The Independent; banking editor, The Times Nerys Hairon The Wharf; Meat Trades Journal; assistant practice editor, Nursing Times Tom Kelly Reporter, Press Association (Dublin, London, New York); reporter, Daily Mail Anthea Lawson Freelance (The Observer, The Times); researcher, Amnesty International; deputy campaigns director, Global Witness Luke Leitch Diary section, news desk, arts reporter, Evening Standard; deputy fashion editor, The Daily Telegraph; freelance (Vogue, WSJ, Intelligent Life, The Times) Catherine Mayer Author; editor at large, Time; co-founder, Women’s Equality Party Donna McConnell Assistant channel editor, TV & Showbusiness; showbiz editor, Mail Online; editor-in-chief, WENN/Cover Media Gabriel Milland Head of news, Department for Education; head of external communications, Ministry of ustice deputy director, abinet ffice Emma Morris Features editor, Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms; style writer, Living Etc; chief sub-editor, Health and Fitness Joseph Mouzo St Albans Observer; multimedia editor, Agence France Presse Sherna Noah News reporter, showbusiness editor, showbusiness, arts and media correspondent, Press Association Ben Perry Online, newsdesk, head of English language business desk, Agence France Presse, Karen Rice Author; news and feature writer, Ireland on Sunday; investigations editor, Irish Daily Mail, film maker Mark Sellman Assistant head of news, Times Online; deputy home editor, The Times Meera Selvananthan European correspondent, The Business; freelance, (The Independent, New Zealand Herald); reporter, Associated Press Deborah Sheldon News of the World; National News Agency; Daily Mirror Zoe Smith Sub-editor, The Age (Melbourne); sub-editor, journalist, Sydney Morning Herald; online news reporter and producer, News Corp Australia Michelle Stanistreet Books editor, Sunday Express; general secretary, National Union of Journalists Sarah Evans-Toyne Finance writer, The Sunday Times; business reporter, BBC; executive director, Broadgate Mainland PR

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1999-2000 LISTINGS

Tim Webb Industrial editor, The Guardian; energy editor, The Times; senior communications manager, Ofgem Cathy Winston (née Mayer) Head of premier showbiz, Press Association; lifestyle editor, Fabulous; editor, 101 Singles Holidays

Periodical Elisabeth Attwood Reporter, photography, Alice Springs News; chief sub, FOXTEL magazine; entertainment editor, Discovery Leo Bear Freelance sub-editor, (Property Week, Travel Trade Gazette, Daily Mirror, FBX magazine, BBC Worldwide); deputy editor, Disney Bigtime/Comic; freelance, (The Sunday Times, House & Garden, Condé Nast Traveller, TV Hits, Brides, Total Film, OK!) Shaoni Bhattacharya Pulse; news editor, New Scientist; freelance, New Scientist, The Mail on Sunday, Psychologies Ursula Biggs Unknown Jeanette Blair Unknown Tracey Boles Editor, Reputation Inc; editor, Tulchan Analytics; news editor, City A.M. Dom Brookman Homepage editor, MSN UK; content producer, AEG Europe Huria Choudhari Editor, Life & Soul Magazine; spiritual life coach, Life & Soul Creatives; director, Medea Media Claire Coe (née Smith) The Lawyer; deputy editor, Legal Business; owner, writer and researcher, Claire Legal Jane Crowther Movies editor, Sky Magazine; freelance (Total Film, The Yorkshire Post, Men’s Health, First Magazine, Company, Sky, Sky Movie); editor, Total Film Emma Dent (née Forrest) Features editor, Health Service Journal; editor, L; freelance Ben Falk Hollywood bureau chief, Press Association; journalism tutor, London Metropolitan University; online editor, journalist (Yahoo Movies, BAFTA,, Daily Telegraph, Us Weekly, Empire, Huffington Post) Jennifer Farrar (née Currie) Deputy editor, Lawyer ZB; teacher training; English teacher Jill Foster Commissioning editor, associate editor, Femail, Daily Mail; features commissioning editor, Daily Mirror; freelance Rachel Hamada (née Munro) Freelance journalist (This Is Africa); media and communications officer, Scottish efugee Council; director, The Ferret Tamsin Hargrave Production editor, Smash Hits; chief sub-editor, Cosmo Bride; chief sub-editor, Top Santé Kathryn Jackson Screenwriter and producer, Heart Beat Productions; freelance, screenwriter, Nightingale Films Simon Jeffery Trainee journalist, chief reporter,; story producer, deputy web news editor, assistant foreign editor, deputy web news editor, The Guardian Pete Jenson; Sunday People; sport reporter, Mail Online Selina Julien Showbiz writer, showbiz editor, assistant editor, Now; managing editor, editor-in-chief, Hello! Middle East James Keighley Content editor, Sky Interactive; freelance (Online News Reader,, Wall Street Journal Europe); copy editor, assistant news editor, Dow Jones Darren Lawford Commissioning Exec, London Live TV; Evening Standard; creative director, Woodcut Media Ltd; advisory committee member, Sheffield

Doc/Fest Chris Leadbeater thisistravel; Daily Mail; freelance, (The Independent, Daily Mail) Lucy Maggs Account director, Geronimo Communications; Campaigns, Prime inister s ffice and abinet ffice head of media, Smart Energy GB Sara Manuelli Freelance journalist and press officer, Interaction esign Institute; writer, Via della Trinita dei Pellegrini; The Guardian Elizabeth Michaelson Monaghan Freelance (, Shoot!); staff writer, associate editor, Skin Cancer Foundation; editor, Quality Health/ Sharecare Hubeena Nadeem Writer, Newsquest Media Group; senior reporter, Inside Housing; freelance (Inside Housing, The Guardian, Nursing Standard, Save The Children) Sarah Obermuller-Bennett Historian Vanessa Pawsey European Legal Business writer, finance editor, news editor, Legal Business; CEO, Jeego Ltd Edward Reeves Editor, Ford; copy editor, House & Garden, Brides; owner, Drive Albania Joel Rickett News editor, deputy editor, The Bookseller; editorial director, Penguin books; author Estelle Shirbon Ha’aretz (Israel); Agence France Presse; senior correspondent, Reuters (Paris, London, Italy, Madrid, Nigeria) David Smyth Editorial assistant, music critic, arts desk, The Daily Telegraph; chief rock and pop critic, Evening Standard Zelda Turner on fiction commissioning editor, Hodder & Stoughton; editorial consultant, Hodder & Stoughton; freelance editor, author Jane Verhelst Freelance Sarah Wakely Sub-editor, production editor, AutoCar magazine; deputy editor, Practical Motor Home; freelance Sarah Warwick Deputy editor, H2Open; deputy editor, easyJet Traveller magazine; editor, N by Norwegian magazine Louise Wilson Director, BBC Children in Need; director, BBC The One Show; senior editorial producer, Children in Need Jenny Wood Features editor, LOOK magazine; lifestyle editor, Buzz magazine (The Sun); freelance (Cosmopolitan, Closer, Top Sante, Mother & Baby, Fabulous, Red, Glamour, Chat, Notebook, TV Magazine, Daily Mail) Clare Zinkin (née Lister) Project editor, senior editor, Dorling Kindersley; freelance editor

Broadcast Andrew Bailey Head of news, sport and entertainment, Virgin Radio UK; head of news and Breakfast news presenter, Absolute Radio; senior news editor, Sky Zoey Bird Producer, Channel 5 News; presenter, At The Races Mark Cotton Markets reporter, CBS Market Watch; PR manager, senior corporate communications manager, Jupiter Asset Management Sarah Deech Senior producer, BBC News 24; senior broadcaster, BBC News TV; freelance Paul Egan Producer, efdex TV Hilary Fox Entertainment reporter, BBC Radio 1; senior reporter, Unique Enterainment News; TV chief writer, Associated Press Entertainment Joanna Gasiorowski Content provider,; senior sports reporter, Al Jazeera English

Farhana Haider Broadcast journalist, BBC TV News; South East Asia regional editor, BBC World Service Mark Jacques Broadcast assistant and reporter, BBC Ulster; freelance, reporter, BBC Wales; broadcast assistant and freelance, BBC John-Paris Kent Channel 5 News; showbiz reporter, producer, Sky News; freelance producer Merriem Matthew Dubai TV; Swiss Radio International; reporter (Zurich) Sonya Mayet Broadcast journalist, BBC News 24; broadcast journalist, BBC World Service; freelance screenwriter Matthew Neylan Account director, director, London Communications Agency; freelance communication consultant Anna O’Neill Broadcast journalist, BBC London; BBC Essex; radio reporter, BBC London weekend Barbara Serra Broadcast journalist, BBC London Live; reporter, Sky News; newsreader, Al Jazeera Julian Shea Freelance editor, AOL International; associate lecturer, University of the Arts London; research project supervisor, UCFB Karishma Vaswani Business correspondent, BBC World News (Mumbai); correspondent, BBC Indonesia; Asia business correspondent, BBC News Georgia Webber Broadcast journalist, GMTV; broadcast journalist, BBC News 24; reporter, Granada TV Ceri Whitby September Films; assistant producer, Celador Saritha Wilkinson Television producer, Rockchopper TV; director, Mike Birkhead Associates Esme Wren Producer, BBC Newsnight; head of politics, Sky News (Westminster)

2000 International Annex Achieng Editor-at-large, Sheeko magazine; foreign correspondent, The East African Newspaper; owner, Gigicucina Sahar Al-Amri The Saudi Research & Publishing Company Caroline Al-Faraj Manager and editor, CNN (Dubai); chief operations director, Arabic editor, Digital services Arabic director, CNN; VP Arabic Services, CNN Michael Andindilile, Dr Chief subeditor, Daily News (Tanzania); PhD, Fordham University; teaching fellow, associate dean and senior lecturer, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Dar es Salaam Maria Anguita Publications and digital communications officer, Tommy s freelance content designer and editor; marketing and subscriptions officer, International Journal of Psychoanalysis Farhod Arziev National News Agency of Uzbekistan; senior reporter, international affairs, News Agency (Uzbekistan); deputy clinical features editor, GP magazine Jacopo Barigazzi Freelance columnist, The National; contributor, Nova; reporter, POLITICO Europe Mallika Basu Director, corporate, management board, The Communication Group plc; senior associate director, author, corporate PR director, MSL ondon specialist partner, Pagefield Christina Blaagaard Editorial project manager, Berlingske Media; digital director, Benjamin Media; chief digital officer, Bonnier Publications Andreas Bondevik US stringer,

Norwegian News Agency; Europe correspondent, Norwegian News Agency; senior communications advisor, Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security Christina Charalambous Cyprus News Agency; public image consultant, Epopsis Communications Hopewell Chin’ono Nieman Fellowship, Harvard University; journalist, ITN, ITV News; foreign correspondent, The New York Times Natacha Crnjanski Reuters (Paris); news editor, Travel Security Services; regional information manager, International SOS Pham Tran Dinh Communications and external affairs co-ordinator, BP Exploration & Operating Company (Vietnam); marketing manager, ANZ Bank (Vietnam); branch manager, Philips Electronics Singapore (Hanoi) Lely Triana Djuhari Associated Press; communication specialist, Unicef ast sia Pacific communication specialist, public advocacy, division of communication, Unicef Julie Donnelly Healthcare reporter, Boston Business Journal; freelance; contract writer, Veeva Systems; Consultant, Donnelly Health; senior writer, Amendola Communications Laura Dowrich-Phillips Assistant editor, Caribbean Beat; editor, Metro Magazine; content manager, Luz Echeverri Film project, author Farrah Esmail Rogers Television; news writer (Ontario); anchor, Al Jazeera and Qatar News Dinah Gardner News writer, CNN Hong Kong; freelance reporter (China); Tibetan language student (Shedra, Kathmandu) Alison Gibson Journalist and sub-editor; freelance Lilian Githungo Court reporter, Nation Newspaper humanitarian affairs officer Head of Sub ffice U Somalia Anne Harenberg FT Marketwatch; reporter, n-tv (Germany) Tom Hennigan Freelance (Buenos Aires); São Paulo correspondent, The Times; South American correspondent, The Irish Times Gisela Henriques Sub-editor, Activa Magazine; sub-editor, Impresa Publishing Merete Jebsen (née Bergeland) Communication manager, corporate communication, Norway Post; senior communications advisor, Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services; senior communications advisor, Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications; head of press, The Norwegian Tax Administration Mamiko Kawamoto Senior executive international development and marketing, Yoshimoto Entertainment USA Inc (formerly Bellrock Media) Ragnhild Kjetland Dow Jones; technology/media reporter, Bloomberg; freelance photographer and writer Yannis Krontiras Military service Christine Lai Vice executive director, China Times Katarina Limkjaer Screaming Media; CNN (Norway) Anouk Macchetti Bloomberg TV Kennedy Makambira Sports coach; English editor, Confederation of American football; project specialist, UEFA Glaieul Mamaghani Deputy head of communication, World Organisation for Animal Health; head of communication, World Organisation for Animal Health; external communication manager, Syngenta France

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Nonofo Mankhi Secondary school teacher; educational broadcaster; media studies lecturer, The University of Botswana Nicole Mannix Contributing writer, Maranatha News; contributing writer,; freelance (Canada) Mpho Mantjiu Researcher, writer, Laing & Buisson; producer, Poppylands Productions; production journalist, The Times Ulrica Marshall Derivatives section, International Financing Review; freelance; author Helly Minarti Associate editor, BAB Books; freelance research consultant; programme head, Jakarta Arts Council Maria Ntavou Communications manager, Hellenic-American Arts Centre; account director, Solid PR Agency; senior digital copywriter, Solid Digital Agency Oyvind Nyborg Dagsnytt NRK, Norwegian Broadcasting Corp Lise Olaussen Political reporter, Kanal 24; journalist, political journalist, Daily Dagsavisen (Oslo); reporter, NRK Angeline Ong TV producer and reporter, CNN (London); presenter and producer, Reuters; anchor, Thompson Reuters Zak Osman Founding Somali newspaper; freelance; unknown Charlotte Pearson Newsweek International; Reuters (London) Bruno Pires-Saboaa Freelance Zehra Raza Community projects manager, Tameer icrofinance Bank (Karachi); associate producer, GEO News; teacher, The Lyceum School Tatiana Reis Editorial co-ordinator, Impact Media; Portuguese TV channel; Portugal Diario; event manager, Silva Carvalho Catering Denise Resende News editor, foreign correspondent, NetDoctor; freelance, Latin American correspondent, ananova. com; beauty and fashion editor, AnaMaria (Brazil) Azer Sawiris Financial correspondent, Egyptian TV; Egyptian TV Correspondent, AFX News; Chief operating officer, Trade and Holding Joao Tordo Freelance Roula Tsoumita European football analyst, Premierbet; PhD, sports and media management; European football analyst, Blue Lizard Dominic Tunon Interactive producer, ieden ennedy integrated producer, BBH ondon producer, ieden Kennedy Ruwan Wijewardene P , i eya Newspapers (Sri Lanka); executive director, RS Printek; director, Freudenburgh Training Company Saskia Wirth Group publicity manager, features and daytime, Channel 4; director of communications, NBC Universal international TV production; director, executive director of corporate communications, Sony Pictures Television Eylem Yanardagoglu Visiting scholar, University of estminster lecturer, Bahcesehir University; associate professor, Kadir Has University Helen Yates Deputy editor, UK Excellence Magazine; freelance insurance journalist, Helen Yates Media; editor, Insurance Times – The Knowledge Amelia Zaher Journalist, Exhibition Bulletin; freelance, diving magazines

Newspaper Jim Bruce-Ball Sports reporter, football editor, deputy sports editor, The Sunday Telegraph; associate sports

editor, Saturday sports editor, The Daily Telegraph; Head of Communications and Content, Professional Sport Group The Daily Telegraph; Head of Communications and Content, Professional Sport Group Sarah Bruce-Ball (née Gerlis) Stock markets reporter, UK; deputy news editor; broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 4; editor, This Is Our Town Richmond Julia Cahill Reporter and feature writer, senior reporter, deputy news editor, The Lawyer; news editor, deputy editor, associate editor, Estates Gazette James Clench Trainee, assistant news editor, news reporter, The Sun; senior consultant, PHA Media Pippa Crerar Press Association; Daily Record; political correspondent, Evening Standard Elizabeth Crudgington Chief reporter, Kent Regional News office administrator, Canterbury Conservative Association James Daley overnor, andsworth borough council; blogger, The Daily Telegraph; managing director, Fairer Finance Graham Diggines Editor, The Sharp End; channel manager, Royal Mail; lead content and channels specialist, Old Mutual Group Laura Elston News desk, royal correspondent, Press Association David Fickling Commodities reporter, Dow Jones Newswires, consumer reporter, Bloomberg Bloomberg gad y columnist, Bloomberg Oliver Finegold Chief communications officer, ales office, U government head of corporate communications, CIPFA; head of communication and media, The Careers & Enterprise Company Jodie Ginsberg Deputy director, Demos Finance; editor, Chime for Change; CEO, Index on Censorship Emma Gosnell Deputy editor, Seven Magazine; freelance Will Green Politics editor, illiam Green; columnist, Guernsey Press Co.; account manager, Liquid PR Faisal Islam Economics correspondent, The Observer; business reporter, economics editor, Channel 4 News; political editor, Sky News Sam Lister Trainee, staff reporter, health correspondent, news editor, health editor, The Times; Director of communications, UK Department of Health; group director of communications, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Martel Maxwell Freelance columnist, broadcaster and novelist; entertainment reporter, Sky News, This Morning, ITV; author; freelance Louisa McLennan Press officer, ary s Meals; assistant digital editor, Herald & Times group; freelance Dan Milmo City desk, Daily Mail; Media Guardian; city desk, media business correspondent, media business editor, transport correspondent, industrial editor, deputy business editor & consumer editor, The Guardian James Palmer China Daily (Beijing); foreign desk, special project editor, The Independent; deputy chief sub, freelance writer and editor, The Sunday Times Magazine Rosalind Ryan Reporter,; reporter, Guardian Unlimited; deputy editor, Healthy; freelance Ben Sheppard Trainee, news reporter, Daily Express; freelance (Athens) Laura Smith Reporter, The Evening Standard; reporter, The Guardian; freelance journalist and communications consultant, (mydaily, The Guardian, The

Independent, Marie Claire) Julia Snoddy Freelance, (Sky News); business producer, BBC Radio 4 and 5; freelance Preti Taneja Freelance, Evening Standard, BB adio hildren s Express; postdoctoral research fellow, Jesus College Cambridge Lucy Warwick-Ching Editor,; money editor, Financial Times; digital and communities editor, FT Money Bob Williams Reporter, thelondonpaper; Scottish sports editor, The Daily Telegraph; sports desk copy editor, The Daily Telegraph Charlotte Williamson Freelance, (Elle, Harpers & Queen, The Observer); commissioning editor, editor, news review and comment, The Sunday Telegraph; features editor, Woman and Home

Periodical Michael Bird Associate editor, www.; editor, The Diplomat; editor, The Black Sea Hannah Booth Zitty Magazine; deputy editor, editor, Guardian Weekend; Space Chris Brock Editor, Mulberry Publications; editor, Tileywoodman; freelance photographer Abigail Cattell Freelance, deputy editor, Marks and Spencer; global editor, Aviva plc; editorial senior manager, Coca-Cola Enterprises Martin Clark Content manager, community manager, Yahoo Europe; Head of community and analytics, State; Director of community and insights, Citymapper; head of moderation product and customer insight, Crowdmix; senior product manager, Kano Computing Isabel Connet (née Pitman) Freelance, (Country Homes and Interiors, ES Magazine, Time Out, French newspaper); teacher; English teacher, French/English translator (France) Suzy Cox Deputy editor, Cosmopolitan; editor, Cosmo on Campus; editor, Heat Sally Shelford (neé Eyden) Editor, Fabulous; editor, Now; editor, Loose omen Leon Forde Features editor, Screen International; freelance, (Screen Daily); associate director, Olsberg SPI Adam Gold Launch publisher,, Bauer Media, Empire, FHM, Kerrang!, MOJO, Q and ZOO; freelance launch publisher (Unbound, Factory Media); director/ co-founder, BlueJam Media Lucy Gordon Assistant producer, Granada TV; assistant producer, Hewland International; freelance assistant producer, BBC factual Justina Perry Group account director, G2 marketing; client director, Geometry; director, Mama Baby Bliss Anne-Celine Jäger Freelance, (The Times magazine, Daily Express, Daily Mirror, Evening Standard,, The Observer, The Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph magazine, Die Zeit, Neon, Wallpaper); author Christian Koch Senior writer, Smash Hits; Commercial editor, FHM; freelance (Evening Standard, The Guardian, Q,Metro, Stylist) Victoria MacCallum Communications, 10 Downing Street; head of communications, abinet ffice head of museums and galleries, Department for Culture, Media and Sport Sarah Mason Senior communications manager, News UK; senior consultant, ild ard P freelance Andy McCue Editor, Climber Magazine;

freelance, (CBS Interactive UK, silicon. com,; freelance; content director, Collective Content Kate McGeown Philippines correspondent, BBC; world duty editor and senior writer, BBC News online; head of factual, BBC Media Action Eve McGowan Freelance, (Cosmopolitan, Metro, The Sunday Telegraph); deputy property editor, The Mail on Sunday; freelance (Daily Mail, Metro) Rebecca McQuillan Reporter, features writer, deputy features editor, The Herald (Glasgow); senior features writer, The Herald (Glasgow) Daniel Melunsky riter, Mobile Magazine; Kingston Council; black cab driver Caroline Millington Showbiz editor, Woman’s Own; assistant editor, acting deputy editor, acting deputy editor and social media manager, Now; social media producer, oose omen Zoe Murphy Assistant editor, AOL News Channel; broadcast journalist, BBC News Interactive, world desk; social media editor, Outside Source; senior broadcast ournalist, BB orld Service Katie Reich-Storer (née Reich) Associate editor, ABTA; editor, Spa Secrets, Absolute Publishing; freelance Susan Riley Features director, Sugar; features director, More!; deputy editor, Stylist; acting editor, Stylist Paul Rincon Freelance, (Empire Online, Broadcast,; senior staff writer, PC Advisor; science reporter, senior broadcast journalist, science journalist, BBC News online Gerard Russell eb editor, interactive media editor, digital communications editor,; self-employed, freelance editor and copywriter Nic Scott Freelance, (OK!, Hello!, Citrus Publishing, Forward Publishing, 7 Days, consumer magazines); production editor, Junior; freelance Ben Spriggs Homes editor, ELLE Decoration; associate editor, Sunday Times Style magazine; PR manager, Maybourne Hotel Group; acting interior editor, The Guardian; deputy editor, ELLE Decoration Jon Webdale Commissioning editor, Interactive TV; senior reporter, C21; editor, Future Media; editor, Ben Westwood Freelance travel author, Rough Guides; author, Ecuador, Galapagos, Peru and Machu Picchu guidebook; journalism lecturer, University of Brighton; freelance musician Sarah Willcocks Freelance (The Independent, The Scotsman, The Moscow Times, Literacy Review, The Erotic Review, Time Out, The Oldie, The Stage); playwright; freelance; editor & blogger, DrinkMelbourne

Broadcast Lee Baker Broadcast journalist, BB iltshire Sound independent music producer; BBC, Media and Communications Manager Mike Bovill Producer, Sky News; head of content and rugby show presenter, talkSPORT Radio; head of live sport, talkSPORT; managing editor, talkSPORT2 Katherine Boyle Hereward FM; newsreader, producer and presenter, BBC Three Counties Radio Alex Bushill Freelance reporter, BBC News 24; BBC London; south west correspondent, BBC News Nick Cavell Assistant producer, TalkSPORT; news editor, Sanyu Radio

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(Uganda); producer, African Sports, BBC orld Service David Cheng Reporter, News Direct 97.3FM; researcher, producer, BBC business; broadcast journalist, BBC business and economics news Ellie Crisell Presenter, BBC Newsround; senior broadcast journalist, BBC; Presenter, South East Today Jatinder Dhillon Broadcast journalist; field producer, BB etwork ews reporter, CBC Radio (Toronto) Abbie Dobson Broadcast journalist, producer, BB Si lock ews Kate Evans Broadcast journalist, BBC News 24; freelance producer, ITN; producer, Channel 4 News; marketing publications officer Tannaz Fazaipour Reporter, First Edition, ITN; freelance producer; producer, Channel 4 News Shona Fraser Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 5 Live; associate producer, RTL (Germany) and MTV; RTL2, Vice President Entertainment & Development Melanie Grant Broadcast and online journalist, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat and 1Xtra News; reviews editor,; freelance, Ready Steady Go Kids UK Nina Harrison-Bell (née Harrison) Producer, ITN; Partner, h2glenfern (Investor Communications); Head of Film, Bladonmore Will Inglis Afghanistan correspondent; business reporter, BFBS head of film, Bladonmore Julie MacDonald Freelance reporter, GMTV; news anchor, Al Jazeera; Managing Director, Clanmac Media LTD Gareth Mason Contributor, Irish National Radio; freelance, writer, editor, subeditor, copywriter, reviewer, broadcaster, and trainer; Psychotherapist Zonia Mason Trainee, BBC News Tunbridge ells producer, presenter, reporter, ITV Meridian East Esther McWatters Researcher, BBC Newsnight; researcher, BBC, Kenyon Confronts; current affairs producer, BBC Radio 5 Live Ben Moore Bradford reporter, BBC Yorkshire; TV reporter; BBC, TV news reporter

Keme Nzerem Producer, ITN; producer, sports correspondent, Channel 4 News Juliette Parkin BBC Three Counties Radio; presenter and reporter, BBC South East Pritha Sarkar Broadcast journalist, tennis editor and senior sports correspondent, Thomson Reuters Victoria Scott (née Milne) Columnist, Expat; editor at large, Doha News; freelance multimedia journalist (Doha, Qatar) Anton Sensky BBC Solent 96.1FM; BBC Inside Out, BBC South Today; producer, BBC Sport; senior producer, sport, Al Jazeera English; freelance producer, (BBC, ESPN, IMG, S & V, SIS, BT CSI, Eurosport, HBS, OBS); senior producer, rora edia orldwide Avi Silverman Print journalist, Bale Net; MA, International Relations, Cambridge University; policy manager, Fédération Internationale de l utomobile Katia Tanousis Freelance, BBC Radio Suffolk; assistant producer, Grand Designs Tori Taylor Broadcast journalist, BBC London; senior producer, SPJ; Network News Stuart Tinworth Newsreader, FOX FM; BBC Oxford; video journalist, BBC South Today Katie Walmsley Producer, reporter, writer, ABC News; producer, reporter, CNN; head of original video, Upworthy Suzannah Wander Researcher, Channel 4; researcher, Thames Television; producer and director, South Bank Show, ITV Camilla Wilkinson Newsreader, Active FM (Romford) Claire Winter Blogger, BBC; editor and owner, Families Thames Valley East Magazine; freelance


International Alex Arampatzis Editor in chief, Serraikon Tharros , I owner, Arampatzis Media

Photo credit: PHA Media

Mark Jacques Media advisor, Cardiff Council (Broadcast, 1999) “I really admire Jeremy Bowen” Did being a journalist ever put you in danger?

What is the most memorable interview you’ve ever done?

I covered the Holy Cross School blockade in Belfast and was caught between the police and rioting Loyalists. Luckily, the security forces parted the wall of riot shields and allowed my colleagues and myself to reach safety.

In 2003 Sir Richard Branson offered to buy five oncorde aircraft for . I was told an interview was very unlikely so imagine my surprise when I received a call and a very recognisable voice said: “Hi, this is Richard. I understand you want to speak to me”

Who is your favourite journalist at the moment?

What was your worst journalistic habit?

I really admire eremy Bowen. ell informed information on complex issues delivered in a relaxed style.

Making an understanding “mmm” sound during interviews which then necessitates additional editing. Richard Jones

Malene Arboe-Rasmussen Freelance journalist (Brussels, Copenhagen); communications officer, T (Brussels); communications and external relations officer, U FP Marie Barraud Reporter, Groupe Afrique; foreign correspondent, La Croix; RFI radio, Independent Newspapers Professional Sophie Besse Agence France Presse Elisabeth Brun Documentary director, producer, NRK; freelance journalist and film director Ph candidate, University of Oslo Andrea Cairola Programme specialist for the UNESCO Division for Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace of the Communication and Information Sector; communication and information adviser, UNESCO (Beijing) Sonila Cela Researcher, BBC documentaries; Vice President, Basel; key account manager, Nexion Consulting Andrea Crossan Producer, BBC ondon senior producer, The orld senior producer BBC Boston Zeynep Demirbilek Managing director, Pearl Linguistics Peter Dinkloh Correspondent, Bloomberg (Frankfurt); European unities correspondent, Reuters Gustavo Arnizaut Freelance (Information and Development, 4 Saints); media specialist and project manager, GIZ Proklima Montreal Protocol Unit, HEAT GmbH (Frankfurt/ Brazil); Key Communication and MatchMaking Expert Minelle Fernandez Communications officer, ommonwealth Secretariat Colombo correspondent, Al Jazeera; director, Media Matters Violet Gonda Producer, presenter, anchor, S adio frica James Gooder Online journalist, Al Jazeera; deputy editor, Argus European Electricity Report; business development manager, vp business development, vp crude oil, Argus Media Miriam Gressli Producer, MTV News (Norway); Coordinator, project manager, Apeland Michelle Hakata Programme executive, Commonwealth Business Council; features editor, Africa Practice; consultant, HMD Marianne Hartz-Thomas Partner, Livingwords Communications; senior communications advisor, Operate Communications; head of communications and press, TryghedsGruppen Emma Kambangula Personal assistant, Southern Africa Broadcasting Association indhoek e ecutive director, ancer Club of Namibia Joseph Kithama African Medical and Research Foundation; bureau chief, East African Procurement News; lecturer, Dar es Salaam University Sara Lomberg Employment and careers editor, Svenska Dagbladet Näringsliv; reporter and web editor, Chef; project manager, Spoon Publishing Sebastian Lopez Unknown Kristine Lowe Online journalist, (Norway); founder, orway s nline ews ssociation (NONA); communications advisor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences Marta Machado-Gooder Reuters Foundation; freelance, Al Jazeera English; CNN Africa; project co-ordinator, Reuters Foundation; programme manager, Journalism & Media Training Isaac Massaquoi Head of news and current affairs, Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service; lecturer, programme co-ordinator, University of

Sierra eone filming, othenburg Film Studio Brian McGee Teacher, Christ Church Streatham CofE Primary School; text editor, Reuters; freelance, writer and editor Elodie Mialet Freelance (Match TV, France 5, Canal J); TV reporter, M6 (France); freelance, France 2 Maria Milano Executive editor, Condé Nast interactive; online editor, InStyle; head of editorial and content, Harrods. com Charalampos Nikolakakis Press officer, Ministry of Rural Development and Food Zandi Nkuta The Sowetan; online journalist, Reuters; spokesperson, executive mayor of Johannesburg Ingvild Paulsen Rogalands Avis; Stavanger Aftenblad; freelance, Dagens Naeringsliv Angela Pok PA to CEO and team administrator, London Sustainability Exchange; senior executive, corporate communications division, National Council of Social Service; communications officer, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Singapore) Miguel Rato Partner and founder, Cupido Comunicacao; managing director, Ogilvy and Mather; Senior Director, Communications and Strategic Initiatives, Teach For All Scott Reeves Producer, Powerhouse, Channel 4; producer, Channel 4 News; Executive Producer, CNN International orld Sport Friedel Grant (née Rother) Financial journalist, Financial Times, Reuters; PR and editorial assistant, Europeana; communications officer, IB urope Shirin Sadeghi Producer, reporter, Al Jazeera English; columnist, Al Jazeera; freelance The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast) Diego Santos News editor, Associated Press;;; Muriel Signouret The Magazine; budget controller, Ministry of Defence; secretary general, Public Sénat Elisavet Sotiriadou Freelance (BBC ews , BB orld Service, Sveriges Radio) Serena Sterling PhD, clinical psychology; freelance, Spirituality & Health ; sports performance coach, Sterling Peak Performance Corinne Touze Freelance (Radio Europe 1, Radio Orient, Europe 1 France, Radio Canada, Radio Suisse Romande); news anchor, writer, Radio Mediterranee Internationale; freelance senior financial and corporate communications consultant Vanessa Viola Market reporter, Argus Media; oil broker, E A Gibson Shipbrokers Dan Wallis Deputy foreign editor, Press Association; Tanzania correspondent, Uganda correspondent, Venezuela correspondent, US general news correspondent, Reuters Barry Wilkinson Cricket correspondent, Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation; cricket presenter, ESPN; managing director, Line & Length Network

Newspaper Kate Allen Editor, Social Housing; director, The Financial Information Company; statistics journalist, property correspondent, political correspondent, Financial Times Simon Baker Trainee regional reporter, Press Association; politics editor, news editor, Times Higher Education

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US editor, Mr Porter (Newspaper, 2001) “I’m a terrible procrastinator.” What is the best thing about your job? A former editor used to say “journalism gives you a second class salary but a first class lifestyle . e might not earn the big bucks but the opportunities we get can be pretty mind-blowing. What was your best moment at City? Piers Morgan came to do a talk to the journalism school one evening. He was still editor of the Daily Mirror and had just about emerged from the ity Slickers shares tipping scandal. At the end of the talk there was a Q&A session and I cheekily asked him if he had any financial

John Bingham News trainee, reporter, chief reporter, Press Association; news reporter, social and religious affairs editor, The Daily Telegraph Harcharan Chandhoke assistant news editor, Daily Mail; commentator, International Business Times Neil Chatterjee Senior energy correspondent, deputy bureau chief, Reuters (Singapore); President, Jakarta Foreign Correspondents Club; Editor, Bloomberg LP Helen Fretter Sub-editor, deputy editor, Yachts & Yachting; freelance journalist, editor,; deputy editor, Yachting World Herpreet Kaur Grewal Reporter, Regeneration & Renewal; freelance, (The Guardian, The Observer); news editor, Redactive Charlie Hamilton English desk editor, Courrier International (Presseurop); assistant editor, The Africa Report; global editor-in-chief, Take Part Media Kate Allegue-Haywood IFR; senior reporter, Thompson Financial; reporter, The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones; executive director of media relations, J.P. Morgan Matt Hughes Sports writer, sub-editor,, The Observer; sports reporter, Evening Standard; deputy football correspondent, The Times Humfrey Hunter Freelance, (Mail On Sunday, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph); account manager, Ian Monk Associates; literary agent, Hunter Profiles Scott Hussey Communications and public outreach officer, International Organisation for Migration, Kabul; communications specialist, International Relief and Development, Afghanistan; communications specialist (elections project), United Nations, Afghanistan Roland Jackson Multimedia editor, business reporter, Agence France Presse Aidan Magee Football writer; Manchester correspondent, News of the World; reporter, Sky Sports News Ashok Malhotra PhD, Indian history;

tips he could share. He got very hot under the collar about it and came back at me aggressively. At the drinks afterwards he asked for my name and invited me to go and do some work experience at the Mirror. bout five years later, after he d left the Mirror, I went to interview him at his apartment. As I left he signed a copy of his book with the inscription: Stop asking me difficult uestions What is your worst journalistic habit? Leaving things to the last minute. I’m a terrible

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research fellow, Queen’s University, Belfast Helen Williams (née McCormick) Deputy features editor, Estates Gazette; content editor, Personnel Today; freelance Luisa Metcalfe Digital lifestyle editor, Daily Express; UK assistant female editor, MailOnline; features editor, YOU Magazine Laura Milne Feature writer, health features editor, Daily Express Meilyr Morgan Current affairs journalist and researcher, HTV; Welsh language policy officer uke of dinburgh wards Jane Mulkerrins News reporter, The Sunday Times; features, Daily Mail; freelance, (The Sunday Times, The Times, Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, Evening Standard) Laura Newland (née Borg) Network services, Winmark; senior events manager, Fast Track; business development, Equitix LTD James Nursey Sports reporter, The Argus; sports writer, Birmingham Post; freelance, sports reporter, Daily Mirror Dan Rookwood Columnist, ES Magazine; columnist, GQ; US editor, Mr Porter Natasha Salari Features, The Mail on Sunday; reporter, Community Care Rebecca Gamble (née Smith) Reporter, Sunday Mirror; senior writer, deputy celebrity editor, acting celebrity editor, acting associate editor, Reveal; freelance, (Woman’s Weekly, Daily Express, Star Magazine, MadeForMums) Annabelle Steggles News reporter, The Scottish Sun; Sunday Mirror Thomas Teodorczuk Reporter, Daily Mail; arts reporter, Evening Standard; freelance writer, researcher and editor Rachel Williams Features writer, The Guardian; freelance, online columnist, Cosmopolitan Alex Wynne Deputy editor, Beauty Business News; deputy editor, Cosmetic News Weekly; freelance (Women’s Wear Daily, B Confidential)

Periodical Matthew Adey Editor, Key; writer, Sky; English teacher, Loustan School Chei Amlani Reporter, Red Pepper magazine; freelance writer, Squaremeal Food; sports editor and London Olympics correspondent, head of digital publishing, Telegraph Media Group Al Chan F I compliance officer, TF information governance manager, Greater London Authority; Information compliance manager, SOAS Marissa Charles Freelance (Pride, Closer, Zest); features reporter, Splash News & Picture Agency; freelance, Marissa Charles Media Catherine Clarke Editor, AnOther Magazine; freelance (Dazed & Confused, The Guardian, Time Out, Arena Homme Plus deputy film editor, film editor Time Out London Matthew Cottingham Assistant producer, BBC Current Affairs; director, BBC Watchdog; director The One Show Sarah-Jane Cutting Editorial assistant, production editor, Australian Business Online; editor, WorkplaceInfo; business journalist, The Australian Sophy Dale Sub-editor,; sub-editor, senior subeditor, Computing, research editor, Carnegie Investment Bank Rebecca Evans Reporter, chief reporter, news editor, Inside Housing; deputy editor, Health Service Journal; deputy editor, editor Construction News 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 Features editor, BBC Online; features editor, Olive; deputy editor, Waitrose Food Phil Hebblethwaite Editor, publisher, The Stool Pigeon; Freelance (The Guardian, NME, Vice, The Quietus); articles editor BBC Music and BBC Proms Dominique Hines; news editor, Heat; life and style journalist, Daily Express Claire Garcia (née Kilner) Freelance, PHAM Magazine; advice and information manager, BME services; policy and planning manager, General Medical Council Ellie Levenson Lecturer, Goldsmiths College, University of London; author, freelance; director, Fisherton Press Fiona Macdonald Sub-editor, feature writer, features editor, editor, Home and Commuter, Metro; feature writer, BBC Culture Debbi Marco Celebrity features editor, Full House; deputy editor,; editor, Triathlon Plus Louie Purday Feature writer, Take a Break; features editor, Full House; freelance Heather Sadtler PA to editor, writer, GQ; director, FiestaSol (Spain) Annabel Short Freelance (The Ecologist, Faber & Faber); corporate social responsibility consultant, Context; senior researcher, program director, deputy director Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (USA) Geoffrey Spiteri News editor, Mergermarket, investment writer, M&G, senior investment editor, BNY Mellon Amy Taylor Community Care; freelance Daniel Thomas Reporter, Marketing Week; assistant news editor, Property Week; property correspondent, telecoms correspondent, assistant companies editor, Financial Times

Gaia Vince news editor, Nature; freelance (The Guardian); author Natalie Williams Communications consultant, Hastings Community Trust; communications director, New Ground; author

Broadcast Suad Ali Unknown Claudine Altmann Jazz FM; broadcast journalist, Bloomberg Radio; news editor, Talksport Gurvinder Aujla-Sindhu Broadcast journalist, BBCAsian Network; freelance; lecturer, De Montfort University Lucy Boast Producer, broadcast journalist, BBC Vanessa Buschschlüter Broadcast journalist, BBC World Service; Washington reporter and producer, BBC; Americas editor, Latin America editor, BBC World Service Rebecca Dimyan Reporter, BBC Radio Wales; reporter, producer, BBC Radio 5 Live Hilary Fraser Sales manager, IDEAglobal; consultant, Rogen International; director, Fraser Communications Victoria Holden Broadcast journalist, senior broadcast journalist, BBC Leigh Jennings Unknown James Josephs Production journalist, ITN; Setanta Sports News, producer, Perform Group Ragnhild Kjetland Banking reporter, Dow Jones Newswires; technology reporter, Bloomberg; freelance photographer and writer Jude Landau Producer, Feature Story News; freelance producer, NTR; trainee hypnotherapist Jonathan Leleu Senior producer, BBC Six O’Clock News; BBC Breakfast; senior producer, UK affairs, BBC Benjamin Lowings News reader, Radio New Zealand International; broadcast journalist, BBC World Service, producer, BBC World Service Christina Mackay Freelance broadcast journalist, BBC; broadcast journalist, BBC Scotland Naomi McCafferty Broadcast journalist, BBC Northern Ireland; political broadcast journalist, BBC; Ireland producer, BBC Abi McLoughlin Assistant producer, Watchdog and Rogue Traders; press and communications officer, The Bat Conservation Trust; agent, The Voiceover Gallery Shahab Mossavat Reuters (Iran); medical student, University of London; freelance, Middle East analyst Melanie Parry BBC news sponsorship scheme; producer, BBC News 24; broadcast journalist, BBC Six O’Clock News Ewan Petrie Reporter, stv News; producer, Channel 4; broadcast journalist, BBC Scotland; broadcast journalist, STV Group Sohail Sahi Football reporter, BBC Radio 5 Live; breakfast sports reader, Adil Ray Show, BBC Asian Network; football commentator, BBC Local Nishita Sharma Presenter, producer, Aliot Asian Arts show, Break FM; freelance (BBC World Service RadioNet) Laura Sheeter Freelance reporter, producer, translator and copy editor (New York); associate lecturer, UAL; director, Chalk and Blade Anna Thomas Presenter and reporter, Granada; news reporter and presenter, GMTV Louise Tickle BBC World Service; Everywoman; freelance (The Guardian)

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2001-2002 LISTINGS

Jonathan Wald News editor, ITV Monica Zilouf Freelance producer, ITV News


International Sherine Abdel-Razek Economics journalist, Al Ahram Weekly; head of economy desk, Al Shorouk (Cairo); deputy managing editor, deputy editor in chief, Al Ahram Weekly Akram Al-Hendi Presenter, Yemeni Satellite Channel; teacher, Specialized Institute (Yemen); head of English news and programmes department, Yemeni TV Linda Charles Ambrose Secretary, Clapton Football Club; adjunct professor, Monroe College Nouna Andersson Editor, Fastzbeck Travel Guides (Sweden); freelance photographer, web editor and sub editor; medical secretary, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Vilma Anusaite UK correspondent, Newspaper LT; freelance assistant producer (ABC News, NBC, Alpha Grid, CNBC); Commercial Partnerships and Sales Development Manager, Thomson Reuters Asad Asad UK Gold Circular; Asian Telegraph; publisher, editor, Okhla Times Neeraj Bali Public affairs and outreach officer, local governance and community development project (Afghanistan); deputy chief of radio, UN; Director, Communications and Fundraising, Smile Train Amba Batra Bakshi Senior reporter, The Indian Express (Bangalore); senior reporter,, Author, Every Life Counts, NDTV Elisabeth Behrmann Market reporter, Dow Jones; commodities industry reporter, automotive reporter, Bloomberg News Ginanne Brownell Researcher and producer, CNN; editorial manager, Newsweek (London); freelance (International Herald Tribune, New York Times, Financial Times) Ratchada Chitrada Producer, AsiaWorks Television Milly Clark Advertising, OK! Jelena Culum Information officer, Ealing, Hammersmith and West London ollege head of international visa office, University of Law; Visa Compliance fficer, ity, University of ondon Limin Dai Editor-in-chief assistant and business development director, 21st Century Weekly; senior business development manager, University of Exeter (Beijing City, Shanghai City) Nadia Damouni Financial reporter, dealReporter; corporate board correspondent, Reuters; senior vice president, Edelman Sasha Damouni Ellis Global editor, Pharmawire; healthcare reporter, Bloomberg News; Director of US Media Relations, Bayer Paola Desiderio Assistant producer/ DV Director, BBC; Shooting Assistant Producer, ITV Perrine Faye Correspondent,; deputy chief correspondent, head of physical reporting, deputy editor in chief, FastMarkets Ltd Camille Fournier Elle (Paris); psychology student, clinical psychologist, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades; clinical psychologist, Cabinet Liberal Jessica Frommer Managing editor, Institute of Cambodia; media and

communications manager, EMRC International (Brussels); communications manager, Dimitra Gaidatzi Senior fashion writer, Vogue (Greece); freelance (Financial Times, UK Vogue, The Daily Telegraph, People) Joanna Gasiorowska Senior sports presenter, Al-Jazeera English Dwayne Gordon News editor, entertainment editor, The Star; editor, The Gleaner; editor, The Star (Jamaica) Emily Gray Researcher, BBC Manchester Harun Maruf Hassan Trainee, BBC; director, Somali Media Centre; senior editor, VOASomali (Washington) Alex Holliday Associate, Thomas Weisel Heather Hugley Administrative assistant, KSTP-TV Elena Rathgeber Research analyst, Romeike; researcher, International Institute for Strategic Studies; research analyst and assistant, Independent on ict esearch nalysis Matiullah Jan Media law advisor, Internews (Pakistan); senior correspondent, Dawn News TV; court correspondent and anchor, Waqt News (Pakistan) Brjann Jonasson Journalist, Morgunbladid; journalist, Frettabladdid; head of public communications, Cohn & Wolfe Íslandi Charlotte Kan Equity sales/research, North Square Blue Oak; freelance; cofounder, Gulender Karabiyik Editor, ATR Communications Peter Kimani Senior associate editor, The Standard Group; doctoral candidate, University of Houston; Lecturer, Aga Khan University Lila Kountourioti News presenter, Alter Channel (Athens); Novasports Julian Kramer Editorial assistant, Open Democracy; PPC manager, Kaplan International; eCommerce paid search manager, RS Components Solana Larsen Commissioning editor, director, Open Democracy; managing editor, Global Voices (New York); Freelance writer and consultant, World Wide Web Foundation Charlotta Larsson unknown Celia Li News presenter, editor, Phoenix Chinese News Constance Libert Communications, Weber Shandwick; press department, Euro RSCG; press and communications advisor, Minister of Foreign Affairs, unknown Kwangu Liwewe MA, human rights, ULU; co-ordinator, PAMODZI; West Africa Bureau chief, ENCA Fernando Lucena Current affairs, BBC; producer, Electric Sky Productions; producer, director, Fernando Lucena Films Mukela Mangolwa Senior producer, Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation; IEC specialist, Teveta Zambia; publicity and education manager, Road Transport and Safety Agency David Manley Marketing assistant, Universal Studios; product manager, Rockstar Games, Alexandro Martello Economics reporter, Portal G, Joana Mateus Journalist, Diario Economico; journalist, Associated Press; freelance (Vogue); senior Europe TV producer, Associated Press (London) Richard McColl Author, The Michelin Green Guide to Colombia; freelance contributor and defence correspondent, Diologo-Americas; host, Columbia Calling Radio (Colombia) Nathalie McDermott Freelance trainer, ity University pro ect officer, adio for

Development; director, On Road Media Mike McIlvain Reporter, LareDOS; adjunct professor, Texas A&M University; lecturer, United International College Pilar Medrano-Dell Secretary, Ebullient UK Limited Anthony Mills Press freedom and communications manager, International Press Institute (IPI, Vienna, Austria); deputy director, International Press Institute; emergency communications advisor, SOS Children’s Villages International Edetaen Ojo Executive director, Media Rights Agenda (Nigeria) Dora Papagianni Unknown Theodoulos Papavasiliou Lecturer; newspaper editor; chief editor, Weekly; editor-in-chief, M. Pitsilidis SA Renee Louise Paul (née Chow) TV control room, ABC News; UK correspondent, Associated Press Radio; correspondent, BBC Caribbean Sarah Pozzoli Financial editor, A&F of La Repubblica; editor-in-chief, editor and chief, kids maga ines Synnove Prytz Berset Journalist, Skarland Press AS; Editor, Matindustrien Dong-Fang Qiu Executive editor, CCTV news Kovuuri Ganapathi Special correspondent and columnist, The Hans India; professor, Bangalore University; Freelance media consultant Martin Ritchie Reporter, Western Gazette; reporter, Asia Editor, Metal Bulletin (China); Reporter, Bloomberg LP Yenia Rivarola Medina MA in global journalism, University of Orebro Rocio Rodriguez-Fernandez Account manager, Getty Images; events manager, Italian Secrets Catering; events manager, Venturi’s Table Corporate Cookery School Roee Ruttenberg Assistant news editor, Al Jazeera (Washington); freelance (Tel Aviv); correspondent, CCTV, Aliza Samorly Unknown Hirotada Shimura unknown Shaima Shobokshi Unknown Anastasia Kavada (née Siniori) Kathimerini; media PhD student, Westminster University; senior lecturer, Westminster University Maria Sitaras-Yiangou Lecturer and managing director, evening school; programme manager in media; lecturer; teaching and learning inspector Fiona Skenderlis (née Kallis) Post coordinator, Twofour Group; post production coordinator, ITV Studios; Marketing and PR, 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; international finance reporter, all Street ournal (Washington) Zoe Telegraphou Group marketing manager, Baker Tilley Cyprus; freelance journalist, The Write Formula; journalist, KANALI 6 Rawle Titus Anchor, sports show; talk show host P officer, ational isaster Management Agency; freelance Natasha Tynes (née Twal) Reports, Jordan Daily Times; Al Jazeera; founder, Tynes Media Group, Social Media Lead (IFC), World Bank Group Tom Watson Producer, director, Tiger Aspect; assistant producer, BBC; series producer, Sky Sandy Wilheim Broadcast assistant,

BBC World Service; search engine marketing, content partner, associate, strategic partner development manager, Google Ashley Williams Editor, ESPN magazine; senior editor, The Oprah Magazine; editor, Accenture’s Outlook journal Christina Wu Copywriter, freelance, Content Strategist, Facebook Nicole Young Senior Producer, 60 Minutes/CBS Evening News Heng Yue Unknown Bertrand Yvernault La Montagne (Clermont-Ferrance, France); Le Journal de Centre (Nevers, France); author Irene Zournatzi Vogue (Greece); reporter, Liberis Publications

Newspaper Kirsti Adair Current affairs, ITV West; broadcast journalist, BBC Look East; freelance (BBC Newsround) Rebecca Meehan (née Barr) Reporter, European transport reporter, US technology reporter, Europe reporter for TV, Bloomberg; presenter, CNBC; presenter (North West Tonight, BBC Radio 5 Live), BBC Katrina Lloyd (née Baugh) Editor,; Incisive Media; editor, Investment Week Stefania Bianchi EU correspondent, InterPress News Agency (Brussels); copy editor, transport and real estate reporter, ow ones gulf finance reporter, Bloomberg News Adam Blenford Freelance (Jerusalem); senior broadcast journalist, BBC World, Europe Deputy Editor, Bloomberg; Managing Editor, Digital News EMEA, Bloomberg Daniel Bushell HTTP Technology; business presenter, RT; host, The Truthseeker unknown Riazat Butt Reporter, Al Jazeera; freelance, China Daily; news editor, Agence France-Presse Gemma Calvert Feature writer, News of the World; acting assistant editor, Fabulous!; freelance celebrity interviewer (Grazia, HELLO!, OK!, Closer, NOW, New!, Star, LOOK, Reveal) Emma Clipp Chief sub-editor, Metro; sub-editor, Daily Mail; night editor, Metro Angharad Couch Reporter, Bloomberg; financial P advisor, director, itigate Dewe Rogerson Anna Davis Reporter, education reporter, Reading Evening Post; reporter, education editor, deputy campaigns editor, Evening Standard Monidipa Fouzder Buckinghamshire Examiner; sub-editor, senior sub-editor, Trinity Mirror; sub-editor, reporter, The Law Society Gazette Sam Green Freelance sports sub-editor and football writer, Olympic News Service (Vancouver Winter Olympics); freelance; English website editor, Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games; Freelance sub-editor (The Daily Telegraph, FourFourTwo) Angela Henshall Wall Street Journal; deputy editor, BBC Worldwide; deputy editor, BBC Capital Wesley Johnson Editor, Digital Services & Snappa, Press Association; SBTV News Board Member, Press Association; Managing Editor,, Press Association Jon Kelly Trainee, Daily Mirror; broadcast journalist and reporter, BBC News Online; senior broadcast journalist, feature writer, commissioning editor, BBC News Magazine

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Periodical Laura Atkinson Deputy news editor, news editor, Heat; features editor, Grazia; features editor, deputy editor, Style Magazine, The Sunday Times Mark Beveridge Reporter, Housing Today; researcher, International Criminal Justice Celeste Biever Technology news editor, deputy news editor, online news editor, chief news editor, New Scientist; chief news editor, Nature News and Comment Tim Bradshaw Digital media correspondent, Financial Times; San Francisco correspondent, Financial Times; SF tech reporter & Personal Tech

What was your best moment at City? e were making our final pro ects and we came back from filming to find the university on fire. The BB used our footage for that night’s news.

Laura Sheeter Co-founder, Chalk and Blade (Broadcast, 2001) e came back to find the university on fire.

columnist, Financial Times Tom Campbell Subeditor,; freelance subeditor; subeditor, New Scientist Manfreda Cavazza News reporter, Retail Week; business correspondent, Sunday Express; freelance Victoria Chow (née Worsley) Freelance (Health & Fitness, Women’s Health); features sub-editor, Metro; freelance copyeditor and proofreader Michael Deacon Feature writer, The Sun Online; TV features editor, The Daily Telegraph; parliamentary sketchwriter, TV and books writer, The Daily Telegraph Priya Elangasinghe Staff Writer, ulture production assistant, Carlton Television; freelance (Q, Ink, Seve, TOTP, Girl About Town, kulture, Bleedmusic, Smash, Hits, Zoo) Abigail Frymann Foreign news editor, online editor, The Tablet; freelance reporter (Mail Online, The Guardian, The Independent, The Tablet); MA in Middle Eastern Studies, King’s College; freelance Dafydd Goff Writer and sub-editor, The Month, The Sunday Times; music editor, Time Online; online music sub-editor, culture sub-editor, The Guardian; died 2014 Naomi Greenaway Asociate editor, assistant editor, Glamour (South Africa); freelance (Daily Mail, Sunday Mirror, Glamour, Top Sante, Woman&Home, Mail Online); acting associate editor, Sunday Times Stella Gareth Jones Footstep Productions; product development manager; head of information, Dr. Foster Research Victoria Kennedy Celebrity writer, Reveal; features writer, assistant features editor, Daily Mirror; deputy content director and digital editor, Now James Knight The Sunday Times (Food & Travel); Bradt Travel Guides; freelance (Reuters, The Economist, The Sunday Times, BBC Online, African Business, Africa Investor) Laura Kyle Copy editor, reporter, voice-over, China Central Television International; producer, reporter Al Jazeera (Kuala Lumpur); presenter at Al Jazeera Darren Lazarus Deputy news editor, senior reporter, Estates Gazette; deputy online editor, online editor, executive editor, Financial News; WSJ City app, The Wall Street Journal Kerry McCarthy Acting associate editor, Woman’s Day; wellness/careers editor, Marie Claire; freelance (Pacific

What’s the furthest you’ve ever gone to get a story? In the aftermath of the big oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, I was covering this huge Vietnamese community that came over in the 1970s. A lot of them still don’t speak any English. They were shrimp farmers and their catch had been destroyed by the spill, but they couldn’t get any compensation because they had no proof that they could send to the government. Those kind of things take you a long way.

Magazines) Ruth McCarthy Beauty writer, HairFlair & Beauty; commissioning editor, Full House; news and features editor, Take 5 (Sydney) Laura McCreddie Deputy editor, Salon Therapist; managing editor, Professional Beauty and Retail Jeweler; editor, Eve’s Watch Iain Noble Sub-editor, Zoo Weekly (Sydney); sub-editor, deputy chief subeditor, NW magazine (Sydney); freelance Olivia Richwald Education reporter, Evening News, Norwich; reporter, Northern Echo; video journalist, BBC Yorkshire Gregor Ridley Freelance consultant, Blue Rubicon; media relations manager, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; assistant director, global advisory PR leader, EY, Head of UK Marketing and Communications, Oliver Wyman Stephen Russell Freelance (Sunday Herald); staff writer and web master, Big Issue (Scotland); freelance (Oz Magazine, Citysearch, DNA, Artisan, Fairfax Community Network, Time Out Melbourne) Elena Seymenliyska Sub-editor, arts & books, The Daily Telegraph; freelance editorial consultant; sub-editor, Aeon Magazine Graham Smith News editor, online editor, MailOnline; editor,; deputy online news editor, Newsweek Europe Chloe Stothart eporter, finance editor, deputy news editor, Housing Today; freelance (Now, New Star, Young People, The Guardian, Third Sector, Inside Housing) Deborah Stowe Journalist, Business Review (Bucharest); author, Thomas Cook Publishing; freelance, copy editor and journalist (Business Review magazine) Matthew Thompson Trident Communications; account executive, journalist, account manager, Citigate Publishing Daniel Uglow Freelance travel writer (Australia); managing editor, editor-inchief, editorial director Travel Weekly Australia; co-founder and editorial director, The isfits edia ompany Eleanor White Freelance (The Sun, The Evening Standard, Closer, new!, Now, OK!, that’s life!, Chat, Pick Me Up, Bella); editorial and content strategist, Weber Shandwick Health; senior creative copywriter, Hive Health Group Peter Wilson Section editor, Fabric magazine; editor, Forward; editor,

What’s the most memorable interview you’ve ever done? When I was living in New Orleans, I interviewed a woman called Ruby Bridges who was the first ever black child to go to a desegregated elementary school in America. People threatened to kill her and her family. She had to go under armed guard every single day. What advice would you give to current/future students? Keep your wits about you and don’t be scared of changing technology. Technology is not the be-all-and-endall, you still have to have the craft.

Photo credit: Ruth Barnes

James Kilner Editor, Almati Herald (Kazakhstan); reporter, Reuters; editor, The Conway Bulletin Serena Kutchinsky Digital editor, The Sunday Times Magazine; digital editor, Prospect magazine; digital editor, Newsweek Europe Gareth Law Trainee, The Sun; sports reporter, The Scottish Sun Harry MacAdam Reporter, feature writer, The Sun; director; Autokey Squad Roddy McDougall Editor-in-chief, Cantos; partner, Trinity Management Communications; director, Clackmae Ltd Natasha McDowell Writer, Nature Magazine Caroline Meehan Freelance (Financial Times); reporter, Financial News; medical student, University College London; unknown ha e h Novelist; travel writer, Rough Guides; Freelance editor, Rough Guides Ryan Mills Sports reporter, Bloomberg; production journalist, ITV Anglia Sonia Oxley Trainee, senior sub-editor, sports desk, Reuters Lilly Peel The Statesman (Kolkata); features editor, Panos (London); communications officer, hristian id Emma Pryer Travel columnist, The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney); showbiz reporter, The Sun; TV editor & Talk TV columnist, The Sunday Mirror Louise Redvers Freelance reporter (BBC, AFP, Monocle, the Guardian, The Economist, The EIU, The Africa Report, The Mail, the Guardian, Africa Confidential); freelance journalist, South Africa; IRIN Rachel Richardson TV editor, showbiz editor, News of the World; associate editor, editor, Fabulous!; head of editorial content, Snapchat, Inc. Ryan Sabey Reporter, News of the World; political correspondent, The Sun Mark Scodie Jewish Chronicle; trainee solicitor, associate, litigation and dispute resolution, assistant solicitor, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP; corporate counsel, TripAdvisor Sam Sheringham Setanta Sports News; journalist, BBC Sport Interactive; producer, ‘Stumped’, BBC World Service Nyree Stewart Senior reporter, features editor, Investment Advisor Christopher Tryhorn City correspondent, Media Guardian; associate, Demos; co-writer, A Future for Public Service Television Andrew Walker Daily Trust (Abuja, Nigeria); reporter, BBC News Online; freelance Victoria Ward Trainee, Ireland correspondent, US correspondent, Press Association; news reporter, Daily Mirror; senior news reporter, The Daily Telegraph Georgina Wykes PR and marketing officer, Spelthorne Borough ouncil

Olivia Cheves

managing editor, editorial director, Specialist Adam Withrington Communications manager, Carlsberg UK; European PR and events controller, Accolade wines; senior PR manager, Treasury Wine Estates Kate Woodward Freelance (Inside Soap, All About Soap,, Sugar, Sun TV magazine, Soaplife, Closer, Reveal, What’s on TV); news editor, Inside Soap; the Crime Writers’ Association

Broadcast Munier Abdalla Broadcast journalist, Downton Radio; PM Editor, Cool FM; broadcast journalist, UTV Edward Adams Output producer, ON; video consultant, video news editor, head of video, Telegraph Media Group; co-founder, Watching That Adnan Ahmed Producer, Al Jazeera English; producer/director, Mandrake Films; series producer, Screenchannel Television Eve-Marie Akers Freelance broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1xtra & BBC World Service; reporter, BBC Radio 2; reporter BBC Radio 4 Edward Baran Reporter and television news producer, Reuters News Agency; Assistant Editor, UK Video Desk, MailOnline; freelance reporter, producer and editor Melissa Barham 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; athletics producer, BBC5 Live Oliver Dearden Broadcast journalist, drive time presenter, BBC Radio Wiltshire and BBC Radio Swindon; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 5; producer, Morning Edition, line producer weekend edition, National Public Radio (Washington DC) Jodie Fielder Sports broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Kent; TV journalist, BBC Look North; senior broadcast journalist, BBC North West Tonight Kate Fisher Broadcast journalist, BBC Midlands Today; freelance (FJ Productions filmmaking tutor, ity College Brighton and Hove Adam Fleming Presenter, reporter, BBC Newsround, Sportsround; political reporter, BBC

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Jenny Gimpel Senior press officer, reat Ormond Street Hospital; PR manager (health), King’s College London; head of media, Asthma UK (maternity cover) Kirsten Hills Assistant producer, BBC Current Affairs; reporter ITV Central South; journalist, ITV Central West; journalist, BBC News; reporter, Lorenzo de Medici (Florence); journalist, filmmaker, The Florentine; freelance ; founder, Rachel Horne (née Gibson) Breakfast radio reporter, BBC Essex; presenter, BBC Newsround; reporter, BBC Working Lunch on a essup Broadcast journalist, BBC Essex, BBC Look East; senior broadcast journalist, BBC London TV; Reporter & Presenter BBC London News Julie Kangisser (née Hayman) Department for Work and Pensions; director of corporate marketing and communications, Middlesex University; director, Think Communications Limited Anna Lee Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Cleveland; reporter, BBC Radio 5 Live; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat Kasia Madera BBC Asian Network; senior broadcast journalist, presenter, BBC News; presenter, BBC World News Joel Mapp Spotlight; producer/director, BBC Inside Out; director, BBC Watchdog Christopher Mason Radio Newcastle; political reporter, Europe correspondent, BBC; political correspondent, BBC Rhiannon Mills ITV Yorkshire; freelance (ITV, Sky, Sky Sports, BBC); royal correspondent, Sky News Sarah Mills Producer, reporter and anchor, senior reporter, morning show reporter, host, The Sarah Mills Show; senior reporter, 980 CJME and 650 CKOM (Rawlco Radio) Rachel Muir Assistant producer, BBC Newsround, Boys & Girls, Sex and British pop, The Princess & Panorama; ITV; Daily Mirror Jonathan Norman Football commentator, UEFA; cricket correspondent, executive producer, cricket editor, talkSPORT; presenter, Cricket Week, talkSPORT 2 ess ca ar Production co-ordinator, BBC Georgia (Peters) Tolley Newsreader for ARN; freelance writer, Inverse. com; producer/presenter, The Business Breakfast, Dubai Eye 103.8 Jim Reed Reporter, BBC Newsnight; reporter, BBC Radio 4; reporter, Victoria Derbyshire programme. Saria Rees-Roberts Freelance (BBC); press office, mnesty International Nishita Sharma Reporter, presenter, features writer, Wish Hard Production Company Ann Smith BBC Radio Essex; broadcast journalist; production journalist, ITV Border Yean Tang Unknown Amanda Walker News reporter, LBC Radio; reporter, ITV Border; US Correspondent, Sky News


International Baptiste Aboulian Freelance (20 Minutes France SAS); managing editor, Ignites Europe Tareq Al-Arab Financial journalist, Financial Times; deputy head of press, German Embassy London; senior communications consultant, Siemens Fareena Alam Editor, Q News; freelance (The Guardian, Newsweek International)

Anna Albien Unknown Vilma Anusaite Contributing editor, Bon Vivant Concierge; freelance (CNBC, NBC, Alpha Grid, ABC); commercial partnerships & sales development manager, Thomson Reuters un e sa u Consultant, Enable Media Pro ect chief operating officer, frica Passion Radio; journalist, writer, public affairs analyst, social media manager, Christian Horizons Zalina Azman Managing director, Maxmedia Sdn Bhd Neha Bal Reporter, Dow Jones; Unknown Mark Bhagwandin Website moderator, MSN; senior education and media officer, IF chairman, ford ast Conservative Association Ruben Bicho Deputy editor, Economico TV; senior associate, consultant, The Boston Consulting Group; deputy director of communications, EDP Daniela Bluth Goldfarb Cultural pages, Trés; reporter, editor, chief sub-editor, Galeria; Unknown Eva Rey Botana Correspondent, Basque Country Radio (London); presenter, news anchor, RCN TV Semanario Busqueda Freelance Nikolaos Broumas Account manager, Rascal S.A.; account manager, OgilvyOne Worldwide (Athens); account director Laura Regehr (née Brown) Freelance associate producer, Metro Morning; associate producer, senior producer, CBC Radio Toronto; writer/ editor, Flying Feathers Productions Olga Budarova Broadcast assistant, BBC Radio 4; freelance Amandine Cauchy Project manager, Groupe Alain Ayache; digital project manager, Ciclic; freelance digital project manager Gabrielle Chatelain-Moor Producer, Associated Press; TV reporter, Agence France Presse; deputy coordinator, AFPTV France, Victoria Chimbwanda (née Massimo) Internal communications, Plan UK; communications manager, Kessben Group of Companies; communications and public relations officer, ag director, public affairs & marketing, Private University Jana Ciglerovß Presenter, Radio Express & Czech TV; editor, MAFRA; Unknown Ryan Coopamah Writer and sub-editor, senior journalist, editor, Brave New Words; head of communication, The Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd Elodie Cuzin Online editor, Discovery Channel; freelance (Spain) (Le onde, Lib ration, L’Agefi, Rue 9, Le Télégramme, Statégies, Les Inrocks, Marianne); journalist Agence FrancePresse (Madrid, Washington D.C.) Veronique Deiller Le Journal des Femmes; section editor, Psychologies; editor-in-chief, agic; freelance Yanik Delvigne-Jean freelance (Ecuador) Skye Docherty Researcher, reporter, producer, Insight SBS TV (Australia); writer and researcher, supervising producer (Breakfast), Australian Broadcasting Corporation Eduardo Escorial Head of development, Shine Iberia Behzad Farsian Stringer, The Daily Telegraph (Iran); freelance; owner and managing director, AutoGlass Middle East Mathieu Fournier Journalist, researcher, public affairs, Télé Quebec; Ludicatif Present, CBC; journalist, presenter, Radio Canada Jennifer Furmidge Freelance consultant

(Challenges Worldwide); senior manager, product development access and contingency services, VocaLink Sergiy Grytsenko Media and communications officer Ukraine , United Nations Development Programme; press advisor, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; communications analyst, The World Bank Silvia Guzzetti Freelance (Avvenire, Famiglia Cristiana, Club 3, Letture); Italian teacher, University of Leicester Samantha Schneider (née Hays) Pre-comp coordinator, proofreader, Anthology; event coordinator, Stitch Together Events; marketing specialist, Encore Packaging Christine Hoffmann Freelance; associate editor, Getty Images Jan Hromadko Reporter, Dow Jones; reporter, Wall Street Journal; senior consultant, Charles Barker Corporate Communications Heather Hugley Administrative assistant, KSTP-TV Helena Iveson Newsreader, anchor, CCTV International; freelance (South China Morning Post, Asia Weekly, The Australian, The Independent on Sunday, The Guardian); senior writer, FleishmanHillard n n an China Business Weekly Marit Borud Kamark Freelance (Eva, HSMAI travel business, Insero, Hotell Restaurant OG Reiseliv); senior associate, Korn Ferry (Norway); Flensby & Partners, Partner o aruo a National project professional personnel, KEMEP/ U FP senior communications officer, UNFPA Kenya; Keroche Foundation, chief e ecutive officer Ruhi Khan Senior correspondent, Mumbai Mirror, Times of India; principal correspondent, NDTV; editor, Newsletter: Life & Times, 5E Ltd Sunanda Malik Senior sub-editor, reporter,; principal correspondent, Times Internet Limited; global corporate communications, global talent marketing & corporate communications, Genpact Jeremy Landor Unknown Leslie Ann Lee Session producer, Sheffield oc Fest development producer, onfidential P development, Alpha Bear Productions; Forward Maisokwadzo Communications officer, ediawise coordinator at Dalia Martinez Freelance Joana Mateus Vogue (Portugal); Atlantico Magazine; reporter, senior TV producer, Associated Press Isaiah Mbuga Communications consultant, Promoting Media; lecturer, Uganda Christian University; Uganda communications and advocacy specialist, Research Triangle International; Yan Mei Research fellow, marketing and business strategy, University of Westminster; London coordinator, external relations executive, China Policy Institute; programme coordinator, Stanford Graduate School of Business Elodie Mialet Freelance, France 2; broadcast journalist, France TV; producer, Canal Plus (France); Sara Yasmine Mohamed Assistant manager, vice president, corporate communications, CIMB Investment Bank; Vice president corporate affairs, Citibank Berhad Sandra Nyaira Website editor, co-editor, Zimbabwe; English editor, Voice of America; Public Information fficer, United ations Alan O’Sullivan Reporter, Trinity Mirror South; banking correspondent, This Is Money, The Mail on Sunday;

reporter, Daily Mail; Unknown Filipa Parreira Reporter, sub-editor, Lusa News Agency (Portugal) Alicia Peyrano Researcher, reporter, Time Out; producer, Reef Television, producer, Waddell Media; owner, Little Citizens Boutique Isabelle Porter Freelance reporter, La Gazette des Femmes; cultural correspondent, Le Devoir (Montreal) Doreen Rietentiet Producer, Deutsche Welle; external relations, TV21/CNBC (Germany); PR consultant at DRW Eco (Germany) Matthew Robinson Radio B92 (Serbia); Balkans correspondent, South Caucasus correspondent, Balkans chief correspondent, Reuters Maria Sarafoglou International news reporter, NET and ETI; news anchor, ERT (Greece); political correspondent, news anchor, Mega TV Nicola Scevola Scriptwriter, travel documentaries, Rai (Italy); freelance (Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, Casa Vogue, Myself, Io Donna, Amica, Tu Style, SkySport24, Reuters, La Stampa, Il Foglio) Patrick Schleisman Unknown Amanda Scott CNN International; web news editor, NBC 10 News (Philadelphia); multimedia journalist, Voice of America Sunil Shetty Executive director, Alpha Amega Services; co-founder & CEO, Askfunding; founder & CEO, Askmentor Shamillia Sivathambu Vice president, corporate communications, PIMCO; communications, Labuan IBFC; head, strategic communications, United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Tor Ketil Solberg Advisor, EURES (Norway); course instructor, Folkeuniversitetet; City of Refuge coordinator, Stavanger Cultural Centre u osla o ano Industry analyst, (Automotive); Datamonitor plc Carolina Stupino ANSA; Il Messaggero (Italy); Unknown Gonzalo Suarez Redondo Freelance, (MTV magazine, Capital, Fortuna Sports); reporter, La Razon (Madrid); reporter, El Mundo newspaper (Cronica Sunday features supplement) Kiryl Sukhotski Host, BBC Russia Ian Talley Energy policy reporter, international finance reporter, ow ones ewswires international finance reporter, The Wall Street Journal Yogita Tahilramani Communications consultant, CIFOR; political and security analyst, Hill & Associates (Jakarta); Unknown Emre Temel Producer, BBC World Service (Turkey); senior web editor, Al Jazeera Turk Luciana Teshima Unknown Line Hassall Thomsen Channel 4 News; PhD in Newsroom Studies, Aarhus University; journalism lecturer, Aarhus University Arturo Torres Unknown Julien Toyer EU correspondent, Thomson Reuters; senior correspondent, Reuters News (Spain); Bureau Chief, Reuters (Spain) Johanna Treeck Senior correspondent, Thomson Reuters; senior European Central Bank correspondent, MNI News/ Deutsche Boerse Group; european economics correspondent, POLITICO Europe Admore Tshuma, PhD, lecturer (Poverty and International Development), University of Bristol; course leader, South East Essex College; Programme Leader - BSc (Hons) Sociology & Pyschology, University Centre, Southend Rosalind Tunnicliffe Freelance, Associated Press Radio

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Newspaper Kerry Beadling Entertainment reporter, Grimsby Evening Telegraph; senior reporter, Coventry Telegraph; head of communications, UHCW NHS Trust Emily Beament News trainee, general reporter, environment correspondent, Press Association ara r f hs n e ra le ommunications officer, mey media relations manager, communications and stakeholder engagement manager estates development, University of Birmingham; Director of Operations, University of Birmingham Jaymes Bryla Trainee sub-editor, Press Association; news sub-editor, Daily Mail; news sub-editor, associate night editor, The Sun Timothy Burroughs China Daily; editor-in-chief, China Economic Review; managing editor Asian Venture Capital Journal (Hong Kong) Margaret Clothier Reuters (Russia) Tom Collomosse Sports reporter, Press Association; sports reporter, cricket and football correspondent, Evening Standard Lorraine Cushnie Editor, EuroWeek Asia; editor, GlobalCapital Asia; managing editor, Capital Markets Group, Asia nna or n e arle News reporter, Press Association; media manager, Save The Children; head of PR, CAFOD Jane Fryer Writer, GQ; trainee, feature writer, Daily Express; staff feature writer, Daily Mail John Harrington Senior reporter, deputy news editor, Morning Advertiser; associate editor, M&C Report deputy editor, PR Week Meyrem Hussein Reporter, Ipswich Evening Star; reporter, Islington Gazette Caroline Iggulden Feature writer, features editor, The Sun; features editor, senior feature writer, News International (New York); Features editor, News International (London) Mark Meadows Freelance sports and travel journalist, Reuters; Berlin tour guide; sports producer, reporter, studio expert, DW TV Brian Moher Staff writer, Reuters; SelfFly Safaris South frica Caroline Cowe Senior writer, RBS, Corporate & Institutional Banking; Owner and blogger, Caroline Makes; leadership communications, content manager, NatWest Markets (RBS) Sachin Nakrani Sports reporter and sub-editor; sports features editor, The Guardian; writer & editor, The Guardian Arabella Newnham Freelance series producer, assistant producer; producer; series producer, FremantleMedia UK Svenja O’Donnell Reporter, economy and politics correspondent, Bloomberg News U politics treasury correspondent, Bloomberg News Sarah Ogden Senior marketing executive, Improve; campaign manager, communications manager, content marketing manager, Aviva; Unknown

Lisa Parry Reporter, Grimsby Evening Telegraph; freelance, Times Educational Supplement freelance playwright Kiran Randhawa Reporter, Daily Mail; senior reporter, Evening Standard Chloe Rhodes Features assistant, commissioning editor, The Daily Telegraph; Unknown Matthew Roper Feature writer, Daily Mirror; freelance; founder, Meninadança Jessica Shepherd Reporter, Times Higher Educational Supplement; education correspondent, news editor (planning), The Guardian; head of public affairs, communications and campaigns, The Challenge r mrose la er n e el on Editor,; online Editor, Motivate Publishing (Dubai); freelance PR executive; Seven Media (Dubai) o ans el News reporter, Daily Mirror private secretary, Human Development Team Leader, Department for International Development Mark Stevenson Reporter, The Scottish Sun; news reporter, The Sun; television scriptwriter Steven Swinford Reporter, The Sunday Times deputy news editor, senior political correspondent, The Daily Telegraph eputy political editor, The Telegraph Louise Thomas Reporter, assistant news editor, WMN; assistant editor, Daily Mail

Periodical Anushka Asthana Political reporter, chief political correspondent, The Times; political correspondent, Sky ews oint political editor, The Guardian Antony Barton ssistant editor, deputy editor, Electrical Review, Electrical Times; news editor, Supply Management; freelance travel writer Julie Bieles Physiotherapist, ondon Scottish RFC; PhD student, King’s ollege ondon physiotherapist, ichmond ugby and Football lub Sarah Bush U country manager, Pinterest; consultant, LVDY Consulting; head of product marketing and new channels, LoveCrafts Nick Clark Freelance, staff writer, section editor, Financial News; reporter, arts correspondent, The Independent Caroline Corcoran Freelance editor, Heat; editor, 3am Online; freelance (Stylist, Grazia, Look, Cosmopolitan, Fabulous) Adrian Cornell Sub-editor, The Daily Telegraph Ph in History at ancaster University teacher, associate lecturer in history, ancaster University Joanna de Mille (née Grobel) Feature writer, Morning Advertiser; Lime PR; director, Exact PR Anthony Dhanendran Senior producer, BB lobal iPlayer product manager, BBC Good Food; Digital product lead, BBC Top Gear Maria Englund CEO, Asia at Better Business; international PR and branding consultant, Inema PR; co-founder and director, Style by Asia Paul Isaacs Freelance critic; writer, Eye Weekly; senior digital editor, digital content team manager, UNICEF UK Vanessa Jolly Assistant editor, The Sunday Times; families and sexes editor, The Times deputy editor, Times2 Anna Kierstan News and features writer, Drapers; freelance editor, Worldwide; chief sub editor, head of content uality, Which? Helen King (née Down) PR manager, The Mill copyrighter, consultant, owner, Treacle PR

Ian Talley n erna onal nance reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Photo credit: Ian Talley

Isabell Witt credit reporter, Thomson Reuters; freelance; senior editor, LCD News, McGraw Hill Financial Fabienne Wydler Proofreader, Merrill; spokesperson, humanitarian aid (Switzerland); media coach, Patrick Rohr Kommunikation Yacine Yala Reporter, Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (Beirut); HR and administration director, CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre Algérie Jennifer Zausch Senior producer, Associated Press Television News

n erna onal “I’m like a magpie who sees a shiny object” Has being a journalist ever put you in danger?

What is your worst journalistic habit?

It has a number of times. Once members of Venezuela’s justice department and presidential guard cornered me in the middle of the night and gave me a severe grilling. The ministry of ustice are the folks who helped make some Venezuelan officials disappear and I was concerned about my safety.

I m like a magpie who sees a shiny ob ect, and there are lots of shiny objects out there! I think sometimes I get interested in too many things.

Who’s your favourite journalist at the moment? Local journalists working under repressive regimes, who are working to tell the truth, are my heroes. nyone who is trying to tell the truth in a fair, ob ective way in the face of power and risk of retaliation by the government.

What do you see in the future of journalism? It will require better use of technological innovation. There will be a continuing challenge to produce news that strives to be objective and trusted in a plethora of different sources. verybody with an iPhone now has the ability to, create news or a simulacrum of it. So I think there’ll be a great challenge to cultivate a trusting of good sources. Emily Bright

Rebecca King Researcher, food and interiors, The Saturday Times Magazine; senior writer, The Sun; Femail commissioning editor, Daily Mail Chris Lines Editor, Host City deputy editor, Gambling Online; editor, Gambling Insider publications officer, ity, University of ondon Jonathan Lipsey eputy editor, editor, Men’s Fitness; co-founder, IronLife, cofounder of Alpha Man Alex Marshall Senior reporter, investigations editor, online news editor, ENDS Report; freelance, (Flux, Vision China Daily, Stool Pigeon, BBC, The New York Times, the Guardian, the Independent); author, Random House Books Kate Maxwell eputy health editor, Daily Mail; senior editor, contributing editor, Condé Nast Traveller (US); editor-in-chief, Jetsetter; Europe editor, contributing editor, Condé Nast Traveller; editorial director, Soho House Group Andrew Morris Features editor, arts editor, contributing editor, GQ; editor, Gigwise deputy editor, BA High Life Lisa Murch Freelance, The Sunday Telegraph, Ubiqus Sean O’Connell Chief product and marketing officer, Skrill hief digital officer, Ple us chief digital officer, Ascential Plc. ose ar Freelance (Your Life!, Blues & Soul, Mix, The List, Dr. Foster); PhD, School of Oriental and African Studies; lecturer and researcher, University of Melbourne Law School Caitlin Pike Editor, Mid-Sussex Matters; editorial assistant, broadcast reporter, reporter, Press Gazette Peter Robins Sub-editor, The Guardian; production editor, The Spectator; The

New York Times Charlotte Ronalds Assistant editor, Junior Education deputy editor, Child Education; freelance travel writer Hayley Shedden elebrity writer, Woman; brand solutions editor, BBC Worldwide; creative solutions editor, Immediate Media Sebastian Skeaping tuner and restorer, Dr Piano; owner, Thornhill Pianos John Stepek Writer, Sunday People; finance writer, Telete t website editor, deputy editor, editor, Money Week Natalie Stevenson Features reporter, Property Week technology editor, deputy features editor, Retail Week; teacher, deputy head teacher Rachel Tompkins Features, Take a Break senior writer, deputy features editor, features editor, head of features, Pick Me Up and Chat; freelance Esther Walker Features writer, The Independent; freelance (The Times, Daily Mail, Evening Standard, The Guardian, Easy Living and Tatler); author Charles Williams Editorial manager, British Red Cross; head of external affairs, Business in the ommunity content manager, Marie Curie Cancer Care

Broadcast Candice Allen-Olson Sky ews internal communications manager, ArcelorMittal; freelance video producer, director and editor Kate Atkinson Reporter, producer, ITV Local News; assistant programme editor, ITN Claire Bridge researcher, Sky ews broadcast journalist, 2-Ten-FM (Heart

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Berkshire chief sub editor, Sky ews Digital Jonathan Bithrey Freelance (BBC Radio Solent, BBC Hereford and Worcester); broadcast ournalist, BB adio ersey business reporter, editor, presenter, BBC World Service Abigail Brown Researcher, The Sharp End, Ten Alps, Brook Lapping; producer, Julian Worricker Show; BBC Radio Five Live Peter Denton Broadcast journalist, Mix ylesbury drive time presenter, i 107; presenter, Spirit FM Edith Djin Reporter, Mail on Sunday; junior account executive; PR account executive Clair Duff Researcher, associate producer, Channel 5 Ayesha Durgahee Freelance, BBC Radio 1Xtra News; freelance associate producer, CNN International; presenter, Bloomberg Alison Earle Showbiz reporter, ITN; freelance producer/reporter (CNBC, BB ews, etty video ournalist, London Live ESTV Ian Edgar Transmission controller, BSkyB senior transmission controller at Sky Adam Fleming Presenter, reporter, Newsround, BBC; political correspondent, BBC News; reporter, Daily Politics Rachel Fowell Broadcast journalist; BB incolnshire senior press officer, Department for Transport Claire French Producer, BskyB Elizabeth Hill Bulletin journalist, RI:SE, Channel 4; news editor, ITV London News Naomi-Jayne Holland senior producer, Eventful Management; executive, NPire Ltd; AM bulletins editor, Cool FM and Downtown Radio David Jerman Freelance reporter (BBC Radio Lincolnshire, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire); sports producer, BBC Radio Lincolnshire; assistant editor, senior broadcast journalist, BBC Look North Loveday Kitto video journalist, BBC Look North; reporter, GMTV; producer, ITV Christopher Landau religious affairs correspondent, BBC; Anglican trainee priest, Ripon College Cuddesdon; curate, Church of England Adrian Larkin senior music journalist and digital producer, BBC 6 Music and Radio 2; head of music, AudioBoom, Freelance Robert Lawrence Senior producer, Newsbeat; senior producer, Jeremy Vine Show; assistant editor, editor, BBC News Helen Ledwick Broadcast assistant, BBC; assistant producer, Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio Benjamin Lowings Web producer, Fairfax Interactive; news reader (Europe correspondent), Radio New Zealand International; producer, BBC World Service Theo Luke content partnership associate, YouTube, Google; head of digital, SYCO; partner developer EMEA, Twitter Rachel Lynch Senior broadcast journalist, BBC Nina Manwaring BBC Nottingham; Today Programme, BBC Radio 4 Julius Mbaluto Attachments (Carlton TV, Alamo); freelance, editor in chief IEA News Darren McKenzie Radio New Zealand; newsreader, BBC WM; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 5 Live Francis Mensah Producer, Channel 4 Lorna Milton Reporter, BBC Three Counties Radio; strategic

communications specialist, MWH Global; senior PR and media advisor, New Zealand Inland Revenue Ramita Navai documentary maker, Channel 4 Unreported World; freelance foreign affairs journalist; author Tom Parker Reporter, BBC Radio 4; photo editor, Condé Nast Traveller (India); freelance photographer Josephine Parry Unknown Kawser Quamer Channel 5 News; senior broadcast ournalist, duty producer, BBC; weather presenting attachment, BBC Scotland Hayley Radford Presenter, producer, The Gallery, Channel 4; presenter, Bizarre podcast, The Sun; director of marketing and co-founder, Authoright Luke Robinson Head of media, oyal Society for the ncouragement of rts deputy director of communications and external affairs, Southbank Centre; head of communications, Breakthrough Media Max Rushden presenter, Sky Sports presenter, BBC 5 Live; football podcast presenter, The Guardian Oliver Rogers Action desk producer, BB sse freelance film maker ngland Hockey, Helen ollason ancer harity communications advisor, corporate responsibility advisor, corporate affairs executive, external affairs consultant, Northumbrian Water Group Peter Thackrey Teacher, Haberdashers’ ske s School for Boys head of modern languages, Bedales School Daniel Whitworth Producer, LBC; freelance BB Sheffield and ork reporter, BB adio Sheffield, BB London, Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 1 Mark Worthington Senior broadcast journalist, BBC Northern Ireland; east of England reporter, BBC; partner, managing director, Bell Pottinger (Singapore)


International Rasha Abu Baker Programme analyst, United ations evelopment Programme; national reporter, The National (Dubai); executive news editor, mirates ews gency John Odey Aduma publisher, vigilancesecuritymaga author director, UK Magazines Ltd Despina Afentouli, e mentor, ity University professor and social work lab assistant, Technological Educational Institute of Athens; professor/instructor, Institute of Vocational Training (Athens) Natalya Baigozhina Foreign editor, Express-K; creative director, Gorod Roddy Batchasingh Reporter, Trinidad and Tobago Express; senior lecturer in communication and journalism, College of Science, Technology and pplied rts of Trinidad and Tobago Motez Bishara Investment manager; freelance reporter, CNN World Sport content producer; author, Cecile Bridel communications officer, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative; communication coordinator, Novartis Consumer Health; communications specialist, IMD business school Rory Byrne Freelance (Irish Times, The Sunday Business Post, The Sunday Telegraph); radio/TV correspondent, Voice of America; associate producer/ cameraman, APTN (Associated Press Television News) Veronica Cancio De Grandy Freelance; director of communications, European University managing director, U

Business School a a an el Unknown Sara Carbone Publishing and digital communications manager, Tommy s communications manager, Mind; head of communications, Rethink Mental Illness Kabir Chibber opy editor, BB ews founder, Pitch e deputy news editor, Quartz, business editor, Quartz Elizabeth Choppin editor, Onoffice magazine; editor, ALTO magazine; codirector, Astrid Media Charlotte Coulon Case worker, Refugee ouncil urovision editor, deputy news editor, Associated Press Television News, freelance Stephen Cummins Contributor, Irish Independent; freelance (Irish Times, NME); digital media and entertainment editor, The Irish Post Enda Curran oney and policy reporter, economics and politics reporter, Asia finance reporter, The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones (Australia); reporter, Bloomberg LP Khushnuma Dadachanji Assistant producer, special projects, senior writer, Hindustan Times; freelance (CNBC, The Times of India) Jerome Demare PR and digital marketing manager, LG Electronics; social media specialist, Emirates (Dubai); public relations manager, Emirates Felicity Devonshire Freelance, Insight News Television Limited Peter Eisenberg Programming consultant, UK Jewish Film Festival; director of video, Newzulu Ltd; director of customer success, Wochit Stella-Maris Ekpene irector, rdyss International; project manager, Nexis Lexis Hamed Eqbal Communication specialist, Afghanistan National evelopment Strategy technical advisor, inistry of ommerce and Industries language e pert, inistry of Foreign ffairs of fghanistan fghanistan Policy Institute Zaida Espana European equities reporter, loans correspondent, energy correspondent, Reuters; freelance; content & communications manager, Putzmeister Underground Maria Galvez-Penttinen Trade finance, Banco Bilbao i caya rgentaria Maya Garg producer, Riz Khan, Al Jazeera International; director of PR, Surge for Water; producer, The Stream, Al Jazeera Andreas Grigo Trainee, Electronic Media School; editor, RBB Public Radio; advisor and lecturer, German evelopment Service, oyal University of Phnom Penh Naomi Gunasekara London correspondent, The Daily News (Sri anka Sc Social Policy Planning (LSE); partner, Jade Law solicitors Kashish Gupta Reporter, senior correspondent, NDTV (New Delhi Television Limited); principal anchor, NDTV Taneli Heikka Political correspondent, head of political news, Aamulehti (India, Finland); co-founder, Avaja Open; cofounder, va a pen y James Herron Oil and gas reporter, nergy ews editor, ow ones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal; energy news editor, european oil editor, Bloomberg Luminita Holban Translator, The Ancient Tree Forum; head of grants, The Greenwich Foundation for The OId oyal aval ollege head of grants and trusts, English Heritage Katharine Houreld Freelance (The Sunday Times, The Sunday

Telegraph, Reuters, The Times, Africa Confidential, arie Claire); East African correspondent, Associated Press; Afghanistan/Pakistan correspondent, Reuters Sukaina Jaffer Freelance Saira Jaffer Production assistant, CNN; deputy news editor, producer, ournalist, senior producer (Pakistan Bureau), Al Jazeera English; freelance, Reuters o a annas press officer, U inistry of Justice; secondment, Prime Minister’s Press ffice senior press officer, efra Chie Kawada esearch analyst, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; business planning and research for , The Bank of Tokyo itsubishi UF Tania Rohan (née Khadder) Freelance writer and editor copywriter, Bulldog Solutions copy writer, Shutter y Inc. Trine Knudsen Translator, researcher, BBC GMR; freelance (Kanal 24, orway, ommunikas onshuset Renomme); director PR and social media, Strategene Harshita Kohli Freelance journalist (BBC, Al Jazeera); associate research fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies; intelligence analyst, Facebook Konstantinos Koulaxis MSc, MRes European Politics and the European Union, Birkbeck College (London); UK correspondent, Adraxe (Greece); freelance Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian MA in Political Studies, merican University of Beirut; journalist, press manager, Marcus Evans; press manager, Summits Division Wilfredo Laboren Unknown Shrikesh Laxmidas Reporter, Angola correspondent, Reuters; Reuters news bureau, isbon deputy editor, O Jornal Económico (Lisbon) Stephanie Lochner Project assistant, Radio for Development Kevin Massy Reporter, The Economist; associate director, The Brookings Institution; director of International Affairs, Statoil Olivia McGill Output producer, Reuters; digital producer, Sky ews P and media manager, Slack Communications Viviana Mendoza Media and audiovisual programme, mnesty International UNICEF; execution backup and marketing assistant, QW Capital Chryssa Michalopoulou Unknown Vaishali Mishra Project coordinator, Institute for Development and Communication, World Bank; regional communications officer, eutsche Welthungerhilfe Associate vice president of communications, icrofinance Institutions Network Arnau Monras Freelance scriptwriter (Barcelona); redactor, Zoopa; redactor, Media 3.14 Felipe Moreno Consultant, De Kanel Consultores; senior consultant, Accendi, professor, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez assistant professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Aidan Muller Account director, Edelman; freelance PR consultant; founder and CEO, Diamon Communications Yoriko Nabeta Producer, researcher, TV Asahi; risk management division, The Bank of Tokyo itsubishi UF Dean Naidoo Sports editor, Sunday Tribune; sports director, Independent Newspapers; senior lecturer in ournalism, eeds Trinity University College

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Thuy Quynh Nguyen Transerco, Daphne Papadopoulou translator, Thomson Reuters; journalist, Enikos. gr; journalist, Macedonian News Agency (Athens) Emily Persse (née Gordon) Freelance; press and communications, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Ilgin Pinar Assistant director, Babar Ahmed documentary; freelance, news editor, (CNN, Turk TV) Mathoo Pokane Freelance Andrea Powell North County Times Loriane Sena Waite Production manager, CineLook; account manager, Decipher, Inc Elisha Sessions producer, presenter, Resonance FM; webmaster, Red Bee Media; content producer, BBC Sajid Shaikh Freelance (The Guardian, BBC Wildlife); The Times of India; production editor of environment, The Guardian Christopher Sheppard Freelance (Dunne Public Relations); Port Magazine; writer and project manager, JWT New York Mohini Suchanti Communications manager, TiE Inc; online marketing specialist, Sinclairs Hotels & Resorts; marketing manager, TiE Oystein Samson Tjentland senior research associate, Maven Partners; senior consultant, Boyden; senior consultant, Tjentland Executive Research Shu Chun Trainee solicitor, James Tsang & Co; paralegal, Fragomen Yoko Toda (née Kono) The Asahi Shimbun; executive assistant, J.P. Morgan; bilingual assistant, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Catherine Townsend Columnist (The Independent, Marie Claire, Fabulous); field agent, etectives Bail Bonds; owner, The Townsend Detective Agency Despina Trivolis Editor, editor-in-chief, LIFO; journalism fellow, Thomson Reuters Institute of Journalism; head of

life and culture, Huffington Post Gina Valcke London correspondent, Revista Semana; course developer, CWC School for Energy; research and development manager, roup ose ne ol ar Senior producer, Al Jazeera English; head of international content, Make Sense Film og Tv Dan Wang Unknown Chao Yan Xinhua News Agency Qin (Yvonne) Yang Unknown Ting Zhu Page editor, 21st Century China Daily; analyst; reporter, Bloomberg

Newspaper Mohammed Abbas Trainee reporter, Islamic finance correspondent, Baghdad general news correspondent, London news correspondent, Reuters; multimedia editor, Agence France Press (UK); multimedia producer, NBC News (UK) Kevin Allison lobal resources columnist, Reuters; founder, Cultivate Industries; technology and geopolitics consultant, urasia roup US Rachel Belton Freelance; feature writer, Evening Standard Jon Boone Education correspondent, Wall Street correspondent, Afghanistan correspondent, Financial Times; freelance Afghanistan correspondent, Pakistan correspondent, The uardian Daniel Box Author; freelance; Crime reporter, The Australian Thomas Braithwaite Energy Trade; Washington correspondent, US banking editor, Lex writer, Financial Times Heather Browne Feature writer, The Sun; English teacher Michelle Fyrne (née Byrne) editor, So director, So Publishing group editor, So Publishing Robbie Collin News of the World; chief film critic, The Daily Telegraph Kate Devlin Sub-editor, medical

Jenny Parks Photo credit: Jenny Parks

BBC Newsnight (TV CAJ, 2004)

“We went to interview a sort of hard man, who styled himself as a legal adviser.” Has being a journalist ever put you in danger? I was doing a story about gang murders in Manchester. We went to interview a sort of hard man, who styled himself as a legal adviser. He was our conduit to go and talk to the family of the murdered man. He made it very clear that if he didn’t like the way we told the story we would know all about it. He was drinking while we were interviewing him. I signalled to the reporter that we needed to get out of there because, I felt like he could suddenly ip and hit one of us.

he’s a fantastic storyteller, good broadcaster, lively to watch and a really good reporter. He finds out detail that nobody else has. What is your worst journalistic habit? Not listening as hard as I should sometimes, when I’m thinking hang on, I ve got to get away in five minutes or I’ll miss that train and I won’t make the edit. You do have to just force yourself to keep listening, because that might be the moment that you miss something really important.

Who’s your favourite journalist at the moment?

What’s the best place you’ve ever got to go as a journalist?

I’d have to say the reporter I work with at the moment, which is Newsnight’s political editor Nick Watt. I think

I went to Washington for President bama s inauguration the first time round. Emily Bright

correspondent, The Daily Telegraph; Westminster correspondent, The Herald Daniel Drillsma-Milgrom Business desk, The Sunday Times; political editor, deputy editor, acting editor, Local Government Chronicle; principal policy and pro ect officer, ondon councils Richenda Broadbent (née EvansFreke) Leadership consultant, Corven; leadership network manager, leadership development consultant, Oliver Wyman Matthew Falloon raduate trainee, politics and economics correspondent, Reuters Neil Fisher Editorial assistant, classical music writer, classical music opera and dance editor, deputy arts editor, The Times aman ha Ha ue Producer, ITV News; producer, BBC Newsnight; producer of Today, BBC Radio 4 Jens Harder Sub-editor, 21st Century China Daily; media correspondent, Argus Media Amy Marley (née Iggulden) Assistant editor, MailOnline; assistant news editor, Evening Standard; assistant editor global, MailOnline Soriebah Kajue Sports trainee, Press Association; freelance (, Daily Mail, Sunday Mirror, The Voice) David Marley Reporter, Nottingham Evening Post; deputy news editor, news editor, Times Educational Supplement; weekend news editor, The Daily Telegraph Michael McGrath Football reporter, Wardles Agency; football reporter, News UK; football reporter, The Sun on Sunday Robert Nutbrown Sub-editor, Teens Junior Edition; 21st Century China Daily; defence industry analyst, Visiongain Ltd ar an a Manchester Evening News; reporter, Associated Press; football correspondent, Bloomberg Sam Peters Rugby union and cricket correspondent, News of the World; media and PR director, Row2Recovery; sports writer, The Mail on Sunday Rachel Porter Feature writer, Daily Mail; freelance (Daily Mail, Daily Express, the Guardian, The Independent, Metro, Grazia, Stylist, Fabulous, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Fitness); content editor and scriptwriter, Scriberia Thomas Price Reporter, Daily Express; reporter, Daily Mail Jerome Starkey Trainee news reporter, The Sun; Sada-e Azadi (Afghanistan); Afghanistan correspondent, Africa correspondent, countryside correspondent, The Times Vandna Synghal Manager, National Campaign for the Arts; researcher, The Independent on Sunday; freelance

Periodical Sebastian Burford PR, Island Records; head of digital PR, Anorak London; founder and CEO, Worldwide Friendly Society Communications Ben Cardew Trainee reporter, CMPi; reporter, news editor, Music Week; freelance Lucy Cohen Researcher, Divers Production; freelance assistant producer (Blast Films); freelance documentary director and producer Anna Cook Acting deputy features editor, commissioning editor, Woman’s Own; features editor, Woman; features director, Woman and Woman’s Own Fiona Cowood Features editor, Bliss; features director, Cosmopolitan; assistant editor, contributing editor Grazia Helen Costello Deputy editor, Condé

Nast online; deputy editor, Every Living website; freelance Simon Crawshaw Deputy regional head of correspondent banking, HSBC; regional head of correspondent banking, HSBC; deputy head of global client intelligence, HSBC Jonathan Dean Production assistant/ stage writer, news editor, features editor, Total Film; online culture editor, The Sunday Times Ash O’Keefe (née Dosanjh) Co-owner and head of press, Congregation PR; Marketing and PR executive, solicitors Spain egal adviser, Recruitment & Employment Confederation Bruce Douglas Senior broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 4; Brazil correspondent, Latin American Newsletters; Economy and government editor, Bloomberg LP Richard Fisher Reporter, The Engineer; feature editor, deputy news editor, careers editor, New Scientist; deputy editor, editor, BBC Future Murray Garrard Editor and co-publisher, Ink (Singapore); communications officer, senior communications officer, Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (Switzerland); head of press and public affairs for the UK mission to the UN, Foreign and ommonwealth office Swit erland asm ne r f hs n e son Researcher, Channel 4; sub-editor, editorial assistant, feature writer, rand Designs; sub-editor, freelance, health columnist, health editor, OK! Michael Haydock Production journalist, Trinity irror roup P production editor, The Week; communications manager and editor, Mercy Ships UK Kaye Holland Freelance editor, Student365; co-founder and director of media and communications, Talk of the Town London; Freelance (The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Daily Express, Daily Mail, Time Out, Country Living, Woman’s Own, Sky). Ria Hopkinson Freelance sub-editor, reat rmond Street Hospital media advisor, Awards for Young Musicians; managing editor, The Art Newspaper Martha Housden Freelance (the Guardian, The Observer); head of development, director of development, Twenty Twenty TV Benjamin Hunt Sports journalist, Hayters Teamwork; sports journalist, Wardle Whittell Limited; Formula One and football correspondent, The Sun Christopher Kanal Editor, the LEAF review; editor, Progressive Digital Media, ivilian lobal filmmaker and writer Eleanor Keymer Armed Forces research analyst, armed forces editor, features editor, IHS Jane’s; project co-ordinator, Frontier – The Society for Environmental Exploration; marketing web manager and editor, military capabilities manager, IHS Aerospace and Defence Simon Kurs Features editor, Arena; deputy editor, Shortlist; editor, easyJet Traveller Tom Lamont London for Londoners; commissioning editor, The Observer New Review; freelance (The Guardian) Roland Lloyd Parry Reporter, Agence France Presse (Madrid then Montevideo) Oliver Mann Marketing strategist, Leadership by Heart; co-founder and partner, NextKickoff; Partner, CNC consultancy (UK) Stuart McGurk Film and TV editor, deputy arts and entertainment editor, thelondonpaper film editor, NME. com; commissioning editor, senior commissioning editor, GQ Kit McHenry Assistant policy and bill

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manager, Department for Education and Skills Vikki Miller Development producer, Arrow Media; producer, Lightbox; Producer, Arrow Media Claire Sparks (née Mitchell) Senior editor of ifestyle roup, ahoo Freelance content director; Content Lead, BBC Worldwide Ellie O’Mahoney Commissioning editor, ES Magazine; contributing editor, associate features editor, Marie Claire; lifestyle editor, acting deputy editor, deputy editor, Fabulous Mienke Retief Researcher, Homebrew Films; production manager, iMaverick (South Africa); head of media and public affairs, South African Institute of Race Relations Eleanor Snow Web manager, Muscular Dystrophy Campaign; freelance digital content producer and project manager; consumer rights digital producer, editor, Which? Sonia Soltani ditor, ret roup head of content,; freelance; Editor, Rapaport

Broadcast Harry Anscombe Presenter and producer, Channel 4 News; consultant media director, New Century; CEO, Beagle Media Emma Bondor Corporate and Public Affairs Consultant, Blue Rubicon; Head of Members’ Events, Chatham House; director, Emma Bondor Communications Helene Cacace Researcher and reporter, BBC 3 News; producer, director, More4 News; news producer, Channel 4 Tom Cheal Broadcast journalist, Heart and LBC; political, correspondent editor, lobal adio ews deputy managing editor, political editor, LBC Lucy Collingwood Assistant producer, BBC Radio Drama Stephen Douglas Reporter and producer, Border TV; North of England correspondent, ITV News; reporter Sky News; senior consultant, associate director Blue Rubicon Clair Duff Researcher, Channel 5; associate producer, Milkshake! Ian Edgar BB adio Sheffield, ork, Humberside, Cleveland); Network Director, BBC TV; senior transmission controller, Sky Tom Esslemont Reporter, Washington correspondent, BBC News; investigative correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation; deputy head of news, UK Department of Health Annabel Falk Newsbeat, Radio 1; freelance Laura Fogg Rogers (née Fogg) Communications and liaison manager, The University of Auckland; Science Communication Research Fellow, University of the West of England; Senior research fellow, University of the West of England Rose Foley Freelance (CBC News); Senior edia fficer, Plan U senior media and communications manager, media specialist, UNICEF UK Cristo Foufas Presenter and producer, The Dating Channel; freelance reporter, presenter, B Presenter, lobal adio Helen Fry Freelance (ITV, BBC Election Programme, Time FM); political researcher, Sky News; producer, BBC Newsround Chloe Gott Assistant producer, Crunch TV; assistant producer, Lion TV; agent, KBJ Management Ben Gray Freelance (IRN, BBC Radio 5 Live, Sports Broadcasting Company); text producer, BBC News 24

Benjamin Green Producer, Early Breakfast Show, LBC 97.3; senior multimedia producer, huoma un u Freelance (Virgin Radio, Sky News Radio, BBC London 94.9, ITN, Radio 1); entertainment reporter, BBC Radio 1 Bethan James BBC Radio Cymru; Five News; reporter, producer, presenter, BBC Wales Political Unit; parliamentary reporter and producer, BBC Nicola Jones Journalist, Central News South Julius Mbaluto London correspondent, News Punch; Broadcast Journalist and Political Analyst, UK Mainstream Channels; editor-in-chief, IEA News ucre a llar n Head of music, ITN ON; entertainment correspondent, ITN London Tonight; presenter and reporter, ITV News Charles Murray Freelance (Time FM); assistant producer, BBC Newsround; digital content producer, BBC Katherine Murrells BBC; Talksport; LBC Moronke Owoborode Writer/ Filmmaker Josephine Parry Presenter, Choice 107.1 FM; producer, CSV Action Desk; BBC Radio Berkshire Robert Ridgwell Producer, BskyB; correspondent, Voice of America; director, Suntrap Media Oliver Rogers Producer, BBC; Freelance film maker, Films ommunications advisor and corporate responsibility advisor, corporate affairs executive, e ternal affairs consultant, . Thea Rogers Producer, BBC Newsnight; special adviser to eorge sborne P chief, Deliveroo Max Rushden Presenter, Soccer AM; presenter, BSkyB; freelance podcast presenter (The Guardian, The Times) Saba Shaukat Marketing director, Paypoint chief marketing officer, Capacity Exchange; managing director, Sentient Design Lab Jessica Shiddell Kick FM; deputy news editor, news editor, Essex FM; news editor, Heart Radio Jamie Smith Trainee reporter, producer, ITV Central; trainee producer, Channel 4 News; co-ordinator, Reveal Scotland Kerry Davies (née Taylor) Press officer, The Home ffice P and communications manager, John Lewis; PR, Waitrose Emike Umolu ITN Multimedia; director, Embellie Ltd; presenter and producer, Al Jazeera English Hugo Ward Producer and director, Blakeway Productions; documentary maker, Economist Films; Series editor of foreign affairs, Channel 4 Antony Whincup Freelance , CNN)

TV Caj Emma Ashcroft Freelance Clare Burton Showbiz reporter, ITN Multimedia; reporter, ITV Tyne Tees; presenter, BBC Channel Islands Edward Cowley BBC Moscow Robert Dersley Producer, director, Middle Table Productions; edit producer, director, eopard films edit producer, series producer, Reef Television Daniel Glyde BBC Breakfast; assistant producer, BBC TV sports news; assistant Producer, director, BBC Sport interactive Rose Hughes (née Gretton) Researcher, reporter, producer, senior planning editor, Sky News field reporter and royals producer, Sky News Claire Heffron CNC World reporter and producer, Xinhua News; senior

correspondent, Anadolu Agency; freelance reporter, Asean Today, MailOnline Olivia Hill Reporter, presenter, ITN; owner, fit Katie Inman Political researcher; BBC Politics Unit (Southampton); journalist, Today Programme BBC Radio 4, BBC Newsnight Emma Ketteley Freelance; assistant producer, Blakeway Productions Julia Kirby-Smith Managing editor, Newzulu; co-founder, Make Waves; chief executive, RightsInfo Tom Lumley Producer, senior producer, BBC News; Americas programme editor, Americas news editor, Al Jazeera English; senior producer, NBC News Alex Micklewright New media journalist, ITN Elena Mourey Producer, Firecracker Films producer, ragon y Film and Television; producer, BBC Factual London e erle uno News journalist, CNN Janelle Oswald Showbiz reporter, BBC Radio London; presenter, PlayVybz adio reporter, edia roup Jenny Parks Producer, BBC Question Time; freelance producer (BBC); producer, BBC Newsnight ames o o Question writer, The Weakest Link; news researcher, Richard and Judy film researcher, assistant producer, Have I Got News For You Emma Pyne Producer, Sam Brick Productions; Transparent TV; actor Anna Richey Freelancer; researcher; founder and director, Anna Alla Ltd Natalie Shelton Production coordinator, Objective Productions; freelance production manager (ITN, Sting edia, Pacific production manager, rand entral ntertainment Annabel Solomon Trainee researcher, BBC; researcher, BBC Crimewatch Daisy Thirkettle Researcher, UK Food; Prospect Pictures Emma Thomas Reporter, ITV; reporter, BBC Channel Islands News; producer, director, reporter BBC m ousse an ah a Reporter, assignment editor, CNN

2005 International Samantha Alleyne-Williams Senior reporter, Stabroek News Ali Amar uest writer, The International Cities of Refugee Network; director, Le Desk.; co-founder, Pulse Media Spencer Anderson Assistant editor, JEC Composites Magazine; deputy editor, Financial Times; senior reporter, International Financing Review, Thomson Reuters Ruben Andersson Researcher, Reuters News Alert Catarina Anjos Unknown ifty ansoa nti Host, The Standpoint hana president and founder, The irl in eed Foundation , Concepts LTD Giulia Ascoli Personal assistant, Victoria & Albert Museum; personal assistant, capital campaign coordinator, editorial assistant, director and communications coordinator, Design Museum; corporate communications manager, Sadler’s Wells Jérôme Bonnard Freelance TV reporter and film maker Public S nat, , rte, France 24, Itele) Jennifer Bragg Line producer, CCTV Africa; deputy news editor and producer of The Stream, Al Jazeera Media Network; freelance,

Magali Brutel Freelance, Marche à Londres; French teacher, International School of Luxembourg Morgane Campioni Senior content coordinator, executive producer, head of online channels, director of online channels, UTV; head of digital, Belfast Telegraph Priyanka Chaturvedi Junior associate producer, CNN-IBN (India); advocacy and communication specialist, UNICEF Sapna Chowdhary Correspondent, producer, Al Jazeera International; freelance, Al Jazeera English Jennifer Cunningham Reporter, The New York Daily News; reporter, Daily Record; exclusive content manager, oguldum edia roup Annie Evangeli Senior associate, Capital Link; EMEA marketing communications manager, FTSE; PR and communications officer, S U m a a Sports journalist, news presenter, Vox Africa; freelance sports journalist; African football contributor, CNN ar a al e Penttinen trainee, trade finance, BB The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Associate Trade Finance Gina Gavala Reporter, War Zone, Society at Eight O’Clock; reporter, Mega Channel; Freelance Giulia Gencarelli Web project manager, Aegis Media; journalist, Les Echos Publishing Gareth Gore Staff writer, Incisive Media; Madrid correspondent, Bloomberg News; senior reporter, associate editor IFR, Thomson Reuters ana orn Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; creative handler, MIEN Magazine; founder and brand strategist, mAnic inc Svetlana Graudt Copywriter, Staff Creativel; research analyst, Penumbra Partners associate, P Daniela Gross De Almeida Author Mahtab Haider Lecturer, Brac University; senior assistant editor, New Age (Bangladesh); communications manager, UNDP Bangladesh Matthew Hall Editor, The Windsor Times; managing editor, Sonoma West Publishers; editor-in-chief, Santa Monica Daily Press Judy Terrell-Hamilton (née Hamilton) Nassau Guardian; corporate communications manager, Public Hospitals Authority, Bahamas Ministry of Health director, rand Bahama Development Co. Ltd Ruth Hetherington Broadcast Journalist, producer, France 24; programme editor, Al Jazeera; producer, CNN International Alexander Holliday Marketing manager, Philips Electronics; director, Majid Al Futtaim Properties a e Hon a Europe correspondent, Hospodarske Noviny; spokesman, Czech Representative to EU; communication officer, uropean ommission o a ra mo a Russia Today TV; broadcast journalist, France 24; senior producer, reporter, writer, line producer, CCTV America Ivi Imamoglou Staff reporter, The London Planet Atsuko Iwasaki Freelance; Director, NHK (Japan) Thomas James Book promoter; freelance investigator (CHF International, New York); editor, Sewage Treatment Weekly unknown Amanda Janis senior editor, director of special investment networks, group managing editor, PEI Media Anne Kaiffer press officer, Utopia SA; presenter, Radio ARA; freelance journalist, RTL

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manager, News Box ar n a e Online reporter, Press Gazette; online editor, Retail Week; interactive producer, head of interactive news, Financial Times u o a su a Editor, LondonZok Lea Teuscher Sub-editor, Wallpaper; blogger, Londres Calling; sub-editor, Time Inc. UK na e el Australasia producer, AP; journalist and content producer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation; multi-platform reporter, Special Broadcasting Service Hjalmar Tjan Reporter, MEED; HT Services; standup comic Sara Trioni Deputy director, UK Pavilion, EXPO 2015 S.P.A; freelance, T’a Milano; freelance, Venchi uc e aru o a Head, IHNED & Hospod sk noviny business innovator, CreativeDock; CEO, cholas n er o n Chief reporter, Voice For Arran; Marine policy engagement officer, Scottish Environment LINK; Campaign manager, Open Seas oos an e oo Founder and creative director, Sunshine Steak B.V. (Netherlands); impact producer, KeyDocs B.V.; strategy director, Energize Wei Xing MSc international relations, London School of Economics Ipek Yezdani Diplomatic correspondent, Milliyet; reporter, TRT Turk; senior foreign news correspondent, Hurriyet Giselle Zado Editor, URB Magazine; freelance; author Weiling Zou TV reporter, Europe TVB

Newspaper e a ha Researcher, foreign desk, home news reporter, online education editor, foreign news editor, Washington correspondent, Washington online news editor, news editor, The Times Sophie Borland Reporter, The Mail on Sunday; features writer, health reporter, Daily Mail Sri Carmichael Multimedia journalist, reporter, Press Association; consumer affairs reporter, royal reporter, Evening Standard; barrister, Hardwicke Mark Cobley Graduate trainee, fund manager correspondent, pensions editor, asset management editor, Financial News a e a es News editor, Hampstead & Highgate Express; assistant news editor, The Independent; assistant editor, MailOnline nna a s Education correspondent, education editor, Evening Standard Helia Ebrahimi Senior city correspondent, The Daily Telegraph; UK business editor, CNBC; business correspondent, Channel 4 News n re ll Sports journalist, deputy social media and communities editor, sports social media editor, senior social media and digital innovation marketing manager, Sky Anna Hodgekiss Associate editor, Daily Mail Good Health; health editor, MailOnline; freelance health/medical journalist and media consultant. Ali Hussain Reporter, The Sunday Times Laura King Editor, Equestrio; producer, presenter, Dubai Racing Channel Helen e s Trainee sub-editor, Daily Mail; assistant editor, deputy editor, New Statesman o u a e Video journalist and producer, Brook Lapping Productions; Video journalist and reporter, ITN; General producer, home affairs producer, Channel 4 News

Chris Marshall Reporter, Aberdeen Press and Journal; education correspondent, home affairs correspondent, The Scotsman Donna McConnell Freelance (The Times, The Sunday Mirror, The Observer Magazine) showbusiness editor, MailOnline; Editor in chief WENN Haili McHugh Reporter, News of the World; reporter, The People Gary Meneely Reporter, The Irish Sun e as an or on lar Freelance (The Sunday Times, The Observer); commissioning editor, video journalist, Financial Times; Deputy head of video, Financial Times Aaron Pan Senior reporter, Asiamoney; public relations manager, Mayer Brown JSM; corporate communications manager, Nomura ona han ar er Online editor, The Lawyer; editor,; Acting commissioning editor, Legal Week Law; freelance Gary Payne Sports reporter, The Sun (Scotland), deputy sports news editor, The Guardian Aisha Phoenix PhD student (Sociology), Goldsmiths University of London; media and advertising reporter, Bloomberg; Postdoctoral researcher, SOAS University of London an el mlo Project Manager, Afghanistan Stabilization Initiative; senior manager, principal manager, Adam Smith International aura o er s Associate director, Pleon Ketchum; head of press, head of press and public affairs, ITN ene e e o er s Freelance (The Independent on Sunday, Psychologies, International Herald Tribune, The Guardian); co-founder, Roberts & Some; brand editorial consultant, Unity hr s opher o er s Production trainee, sub-editor, Daily Mail James Rose Graduate trainee, CMPi; reporter, Building Design Joseph Sinclair Multimedia journalist, reporter, Press Association la re an Global head of social media relations, EY; head of employment news, head of employee communications, Santander UK Damon Wake Deputy bureau chief, Pakistan-Afghanistan news editor, Europe-Africa desk editor, Agence France-Presse arah ea er Press officer, epartment of Health; producer, BBC Watchdog; freelance producer lan h e Freelance (The National, Aeon Magazine, New Statesman); breaking news reporter, senior news reporter, news editor, Buzzfeed Pan Yuk Reporter, journalist, Financial Times

Periodical Amy Abrahams Deputy chief sub-editor (Star, OK! Hot Stars); deputy chief subeditor, Glamour; freelance (Glamour, The Pool, Red, Women’s Health) Flora Bagenal Freelance writer, producer (The Sunday Times, Channel 4 News, Christian Science Monitor); Development producer, Tiger Nest Films on ict and crisis reporter, ews Deeply Adam Benzine Associate editor, online editor, Realscreen; producer, director; Canadian bureau chief, C21 Media c or a en le n e Hea h Chief sub-editor, Wedding and Wedding Flowers; acting deputy editor, Practical Motorhome; features editor, Time Out Kids Dubai ona han le Staff writer, GO; sports

editor, sports writer, Wall Street Journal Miranda Collinge Editorial assistant, arts editor, features editor, Esquire en ro hers Editorial assistant, subeditor, Period Home and Traditional Living; newswire editor, World Entertainment News Network; reporter, features writer, deputy features editor, deputy entertainment editor, Heat Colin Crummy Writer, Men’s Health; film editor, i contributing editor (Men’s Health, Esquire) Kelly Ellis Features writer, acting deputy features editor, Full House; commissioning editor, senior commissioning editor, Ebury Publishing; editorial director, Blink Publishing am e uller on Reporter, assistant news editor, news editor, features editor,NME; deputy editor, Time Out (Shanghai); freelance (The Times, The Independent, Vice, NME, Buzzfeed, The Sunday Times Travel, Richard Heap Research manager, Sunday Times Fast Track; community editor, UBM’s Future Cities; editor, A Word About Wind ar n Hemm n Sub-editor, The World of Interiors; deputy editor (travel), The Sunday Times a en ns Deputy editor, Little White Lies; staff writer, Time Out; reviews editor, editor, Little White Lies Naomi Leach Deputy editor Travel Trade Gazette Middle East and North Africa; senior journalist, LS:N Global; travel news editor, MailOnline o e ums en Showbiz reporter, features writer, News of the World; news writer, assistant news editor, deputy news and entertainment editor, news and entertainment editor, Grazia; entertainment director, Cosmopolitan Ben Machell The Yorkshire Post; freelance (Mojo, Time Out, The Knowledge, T2, The Times); feature writer, interviewer, The Times Laura Markey Freelance features writer, The Lawyer; owner/director, Laura Markey Acupuncture Christina Martins (née Franks) Copy editor, 360i; consultant writer, Radley Yeldar; copywriter, NEST Corporation Rebecca Miles Website editor, MetroSnow; freelance editor and writer (IPC Media, Show Media, Sunday Publishing, Zone and VOS Media); production editor, Motor Boat & Yachting Sarah O’Meara Deputy features editor, Press Association; acting lifestyle editor, lifestyle editor, The Huffington Post U Managing editor, Sixth Tone Elaine Okyere Reporter, The Harrow Observer; broadcast journalist (BBC Radio 1, BBC London, BBC News, BBC London Online); digital producer language services, BBC World Service oe a on Senior press officer, Home ffice chief press officer, abinet ffice deputy head of news, epartment for International Development Thomas Pearmain; Freelance (Touch frica onfidential, The frica eport Monisha Rajesh Sub-editor, The Week; author, Around India in 80 Trains; freelance (The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, NYTimes) Adrian Sandiford Staff writer, subeditor, Esquire; 21st Century China Daily; features editor, editor, editor at large, Time Out (Beijing) aura l erman Trainee sub-editor, Daily Mail; arts writer, The Times; content editor, assistant iPad production editor, Lifestyle editor, The Daily Telegraph Toby Skinner Editor, Time Out (Shanghai); editor n by Norwegian; creative director, Ink

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Broadcast Emma Baker TV journalist, London Tonight; production journalist, correspondent, ITV Anglia Paul Barber Senior TV news editor, correspondent, Agence France-Presse; producer, CCTV-America; Supervising producer, CGTN Marianne Barriaux Reporter, City AM; business reporter, Guardian Media Group; correspondent, deputy news editor, social media editor, France correspondent, Agence France-Presse Nicholas Beake Reporter, BBC London TV News; news correspondent, BBC News; home affairs correspondent, BBC London aco ro n National digital inclusions officer, The ampaign for earning digital communications officer, The University of Brighton Faculty of Arts; product communications specialist, Mazda Danielle Codd TV business producer, BBC New York Bureau; TV and radio producer, BBC Business; radio producer and reporter, BBC World service a he ole Line editor, reporter, Club Call; presenter, newsreader, BBC Radio Kent; Europe correspondent, politics reporter, BBC arah em oun er, SEED Consulting; founder, CEO, Saviour Snacks; director, UN Women, U.K. National Committee Reuben Easey TV journalist, France 24; senior monitoring journalist, BBC Monitoring; video journalist, Agence France Presse arcus ar s Freelance (Channel 4 News, BBC Radio Derby); Midlands researcher, Midlands producer, home affairs producer, senior producer Channel 4 News eor e e nn Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Essex Amanda Haire Financial reporter, breakfast news producer, Sky News

r an H ea Video manager and journalist, Absolute Radio; video manager, Bauer Media; visual services development manager, Transport for London ummer Hur Broadcast journalist, CNN International; Olympics producer, BBC; journalist, BBC London News Nabeel Irshad Special adviser, senior political adviser, head of political research, The Conservative Party; management consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting; procurement manager, Metro Bank UK James Isola Broadcast journalist, senior producer, Bloomberg TV; director, Cubitt Consulting; associate partner, Maitland Consultancy John Jelley TV producer, programme editor, multimedia editor, executive producer, commissioning executive, editorial director, senior product research manager, Sky News; VP Business development, Sky Ventures Thomas Knapp Media assistant, NZ Football; media and web producer, Football Federation Australia; development manager, JMK Property Development & Rental Co ere h e s TV journalist, London Tonight u anne e Unknown hr s ne u TV journalist, London Tonight; freelance assistant programme editor (Al Jazeera English); freelance producer (Sky News, ITN) l a e h c a e BBC; assistant news editor, broadcast journalist, Sky Sports Lynoon Musafer Newsroom assistant, BBC News 24; broadcast journalist, business and economics unit Maryam Nemazee TV journalist, Russia Today; news anchor, Bloomberg Television; news anchor, Al Jazeera English harlo e r en Freelance radio journalist (Virgin Radio, Time 106.8FM); news editor, Global Radio; presenter, journalist and Breakfast Show host, Heart Chris Page Freelance journalist, BBC Radio Ulster; senior broadcast journalist, political correspondent, BBC Northern Ireland ee a en se Broadcast journalist, BBC Breakfast; presenter, journalist, arts reporter, BBC East Midlands Today hona n er on Radio newsreader, kmfm; video editor, Kent Messenger Krishan Ramakrishnan Broadcast journalist, BBC Economics and Business Unit press officer, British etail Consortium Laura Shirley Radio journalist, Capital Gold London Rebecca Spong Freelance radio journalist (kmfm); editor, Exporta Publishing; trade, transport and logistics editor, banking and finance editor, MEED aura ull an ra nee, ITV West ews assistant press officer, press officer, assistant press secretary, Clarence House Amanda Thompson Executive assistant, TBWA; brand management executive assistant, executive support coordinator, business support officer, business analyst, NSPCC; EA to Executive Director, Marketing, Fundraising and Communications at Save the Children UK chelle ns Broadcast assistant, BBC World Service Radio Hugo Ward Producer, director, October Films; producer, director, Dispatches and Unreported World, The Economist; series producer/ director c or a hall Freelance (Washington, D.C.); stringer, BBC (Mongolia)

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ul en anu as Journalist and communications director, ETUC; communication director, UNDP; corporate communication generalist, Alacer Gold Company Ali Amar Author; owner, Graphic Factory Morocco; editor, le Desk harlo e n ela Senior producer, Al Jazeera International; freelance (Truthout, Alternet, The Nation, VICE, In These Times, Jacobin) a ar na n os Unknown Jessica Au Abu Dhabi Media Company; multimedia editor, Agence FrancePresse; account manager, PLUG Public Relations Sarah Barden Output producer, Al Jazeera English; writer and reporter, T merica communications officer, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (Rome) e o ero olpe n e ero Managing director, These Guys; Senior e ecutive, tlantic Pacific Partners, CMO, Cake Technologies; CEO, cofounder, Rolly l on ra a Assignment editor, NBC News; reporter, DW World; freelance (NBC, CNN, Deutsche Welle) ola ons an n Freelance e e ah ur s Reporter, sub-editor, Reuters; author ren a a l a ar ues Unknown c or a ar es orno Researcher, Yalla Films; journalist, France 24; freelance director Iryna Demchenko Unknown Clara Denina Correspondent, FastMarkets Ltd; reporter, S&P Capital IQ; precious metals reporter, M&A reporter, Reuters a er sp nosa Reporter, TheWall Street Journal; education editor, The Telegraph; private capital correspondent, Financial Times Thomas Fessy BBC World Service; Congo correspondent, West Africa correspondent, BBC ames on anella han; Delhi correspondent, Brussels correspondent, US M&A correspondent, Financial Times enn fer ors h Assistant producer, Dr Keith Ablow Show, Warner Brothers; deputy chief, Wall Street Journal Investigations Omar Fouad Unknown arol na al an Freelance; researcher, Borealis Center (Amsterdam); senior campaign manager, Humane Society International e lana rau Research analyst, Penumbra Partners; associate, GPW; copywriter, translator, Tilda Publishing Padraic Halpin Editor, raggedwords. com; editor,; sports desk, correspondent, chief correspondent, Reuters ar e hr s n Hansen Marketing programs manager, dobe Systems field marketing manager, Sungard; Senior industry campaigns manager EMEA, Oracle rsha ul Ha ue Editor, an sla a anche a Features co-ordinator, Impact Media Group; correspondent, Press TV; international media coordinator, Impact Media Group Frank Johannsen News reporter, dpaAFX news agency; news reporter, Leipzig Volkszeitung Ha er l a a hum Producer, BBC; head of project, BBC Media Action; broadcast journalist, BBC

Abdulrahman Abdullah Investigative Journalism department, City University London; freelance producer, Al Jazeera English (London); director, Iraqi Cultural Centre (UK)

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2006-2007 LISTINGS

mma owley Associate Editor (Features), the Daily Mail Newspaper, 2006 “I was in Parliament on Tony Blair’s last day.” itnessing history. I heard elson andela speak and was in the Houses of Parliament for Tony Blair s last day. What was your most embarrassing work experience story? s a trainee at the Press ssociation showbi desk, I was sent to interview Tim Burton. hen I d finished, I found my recorder had cut out. Who’s your favourite journalist now? I like writers with a lot of personality, like at arnell from ew ork.

She recently published a book called How to Murder Your Life. She has an ama ing sense of humour and is doing something uni ue. What is your worst journalistic habit? short attention span. What is was the best place you’ve ever got to go as a journalist? I went to a mining area in ussia, which was beautiful. It is a place no one would ever normally go, but it was very interesting. ou don t need to be a travel correspondent if you want to travel go and a cover business sector.

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Newspaper Sarah Bloch Press Association; multimedia journalist, The Times; producer, senior producer, BBC Thomas Calverley Producer, BBC Radio 2; Freelance producer (Channel 4 News / ITV News/ ITV News London); Producer, Channel 4 News Julian Cheatle Trainee sub-editor, The Sun; editor, Monsters and Critics and Autosaur Max Colchester News assistant, reporter, correspondent, Wall Street Journal Jeananne Craig Features writer, Press Association Laura Crowley Reporter, Decision News Media; communications and media officer, senior media officer, acting PR manager, WaterAid Kate Day Communities editor, social media and engagement editor, The Daily Telegraph; director of digital content, Telegraph Media Group; editorial director, growth, POLITICO Europe Alex Delaney Mentor, Friendshipworks; communications manager, Matter&Co; PR manager, Business in the Community Elena Egawhary Freelance (New Statesman, The Guardian, The Independent Television Magazine, BBC News Online and Focus on Africa); BBC Panorama; corporate investigator, Kroll Jane Fulcher Digital editor, Show Media Alistair Gray Bloomberg News; insurance correspondent, US financial news correspondent, Financial Times Fiona Gray Reading Evening Post; reporter, Scotland on Sunday; deceased David Green China regulatory correspondent, International News Services Ltd.; China writer, eMarketer; creative copywriter, DDG Chris Green The Independent; Scotland editor, The i Elizabeth Gyekye Editor, Local Authority Waste & Recycling magazine (LAWR); chief reporter, Industrial Minerals magazine; editor, Biofuels International, Bioenergy Insight and Tank Cleaning Magazine, Woodcote Media Peter Hutchison The Daily Telegraph; The Independent Clementine Jackson-Stops Scriptwriter, researcher, CNBC Chloe Lambert Commissioning editor, The Times; assistant editor, Good Health, Daily Mail; freelance feature writer and copy editor Rosamund Lavan Online business writer, The Times Felix Lowe Cycling expert, FRANCE 24; chief cycling contributor/author, Blazin’ Saddles blog, Eurosport; columnist, Cyclist; freelance, ProCycling Thomas Lowe Freelance editor; European Commission; journalist, The Times; producer, international multimedia editor, Greenpeace Andrew Macaskill sub-editor, Times Online; China Daily; reporter, Bloomberg; reporter, Reuters Richard Milne European business correspondent, Nordic and Baltic correspondent, Financial Times Ronan Murphy Assistant editor, Satellite Finance; editor - clean energy pipeline, VB/Research; reporter, Argus Media Rupert Neate City reporter, The Daily Telegraph; business and finance reporter, The Guardian, The Observer. Anh Nguyen The Engineer; features editor; deputy editor, Computerworld UK; managing editor, Netmums Cordelia O’Neill Online reporter, Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail

Ltd; external affairs officer, Scottish Women’s Aid; communications officer, Wheatley Group Dominic O’Neill Euromoney; features editor, LatinFinance Alex Ogle Freelance (New York); Americas desk editor, Agence France Presse (Washington DC); Asia Pacific desk editor, Agence France-Presse (Hong Kong); photojournalist, Agence France-Presse Laura Oliver Reporter, editor,; community coordinator, social and community editor, The Guardian; freelance journalist, editor and digital media consultant Celia Paul The Independent; The Scotsman; senior broadcast journalist, Press Association Rachel Rouse Reporter, Daily Express; senior account manager, account director, Tetra Strategy Helen Roxburgh Multimedia editor, CoStar UK; group online editor, Progressive Customer Publishing; freelance (China) Jessica Salter Reporter, The Daily Telegraph; features and interviews, commissioning editor, The Saturday Telegraph - magazine; deputy editor, UK Women’s Health Ravender Sembhy Freelance (Scotland on Sunday, Sky Sports, New Media); business reporter, Press Association; business correspondent, deputy City editor, Sunday Express Harriet Shawcross Producer BBC World; edit producer, BBC; shooting PD, BBC, BBC Newsnight Josh Spero Editor, Spear’s; Freelance (The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Economist, Tatler, Time Out); deputy editor, special reports, Financial Times Rosalind Stewart The Guardian Joanna Sugden Online reporter, education reporter, The Times; contributor, India editor (Real Time), assistant news editor, Wall Street Journal Jon Swaine Reporter, New York correspondent, Washington correspondent, The Daily Telegraph; reporter, The Guardian (US) Judith Townend Research associate, University of Westminster; lecturer, City University; director, Centre for Law and Information Policy, University of London Brian Turner Capital markets reporter, Financial News; Dow Jones. Andrew Wander Freelance (The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer); emergency media manager, acting head of news, Save the Children; media campaigner, Avaaz Pamela Welsh Media and communications specialist, Northwards Housing; strategic PR manager, Wigan Council; trustee, Greater Manchester Youth Network Alice Wright Features writer, Medavia; digital publisher, Northcliffe Digital; Freelance (Artists and Illustrators, Homes and Antique, Cosmopolitan, Now, The Mirror)

Magazine Charlotte Bailey Staff writer, Weight Watchers; features editor, SuperYacht World; marketing coordinator, Y.CO Yacht Company (Monaco) Lalayn Baluch-Evans Reporter, The Stage; freelance features writer; content editor, digital communications manager, RLSB Henry Barnes Multimedia production assistant, film & music blogger, The Guardian; editor,

film; digital editor, British Film Institute Catherine Bennion-Pedley In-house freelance writer / editor, OK!; deputy lifestyle editor, lifestyle editor, Fabulous Melanie Bezalel Researcher, assistant producer, Fresh One Productions; head of development, RDF Television Olivia Boyd Reporter, Building; assistant editor, deputy editor, Chinadialogue Stuart Brumfitt Freelance, (i-D, Dazed & Confused, The Guardian, Esquire and W Magazine); digital news editor, i-D; editorial director, Amuse Victoria-Anne Tessa (née Bull) Reporter, Daily Mail; freelance; founder & editor, Green for All Seasons Laura Chubb Editor, sub-editor (Daily Mail online, Stylist,, The Express Saturday Magazine, Bluffer’s Guide, Tatler Travel Guide); acting head of travel, The Independent; Evening Standard Richard Clare Content editor, The Daily Telegraph; senior writer, Match of the Day; deputy editor Horrible Histories, Mega magazine Timothy Clark Freelance (Mail Online, The Guardian, South China Morning Post, Travelfish); editor, Aaron Davies Digital manager, web consultant and journalist, Redactive Media; head of delivery, Contentment; lead of project management web & apps, Hogarth Worldwide Gwynne Dixon Content editor, digital engagement coordinator, global supporter engagement officer, Amnesty International Claire Dodd Editor, The Publican; beauty news editor,; Freelance (Zest, Channel 4 Food, Travel Trade Gazette, The Independent, The Guardian, Drapers, TNT, The Good Food Channel) Nicholas Duxbury Deputy features editor, news editor, Inside Housing; editor and content strategist, Redwood Catherine Everett Commissioning editor, LOOK; features editor, Top Sante; content editor, Wood Mackenzie Holly Falconer Editorial assistant, DIVA; editorial assistant, Gay Times; freelance photographer Mary Fitzgerald Freelance (The Observer, The Guardian, New Statesman, Sight & Sound); editorial campaigner, Avaaz; editor-in-chief, openDemocracy Lucy Foster Associate editor, ShortList; features editor, features director, Stylist Clare Geraghty Features writer, commissioning editor, You (The Mail on Sunday); news editor, OK! Thom Gibbs Freelance (The Guardian; NME; Dazed and Confused) deputy digital sports editor, The Daily Telegraph; digital sport editor, The Telegraph Leigh Shaerf (née Gower) Web producer, UKTV; digital content producer, Really; senior shows editor, MTV Catrin Griffiths (née Carrucan) Editorial assistant, feature writer, features editor, Saturday (Daily Express); Eleanor Harding Freelance (Building); senior reporter, Wandsworth Guardian; news reporter, education correspondent, Daily Mail Will Henley News writer, Commonwealth Secretariat; deputy editor, Global Financial Strategy; communications officer, Commonwealth Secretariat Georgina Hobbs Account executive, senior film publicist, Substance001; publicity manager, comedy & entertainment, Channel 4

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entertainment news), BBC; producer, BBC Radio 2; producer, The Chris Evans Breakfast Show Nick Drake Unknown Luke Ellis Assistant editor operations, operations organiser, BBC North TV News; operations manager, BBC News Clare Fernyhough (née Reynolds) Producer, Channel 4 News; analyst, Ketchum Change; associate, Daggerwing Group Eleanor Garnier Video Journalist, BBC East Midlands Today; political reporter, Daily Politics; political correspondent, BBC News Louise Goss Broadcast journalist, ITN; freelance (Sydney NSW); editorial director, BitScan Pty Ltd Charlotte Grant Assistant news editor, ITV News; reporter, ITV Central; reporter, 5 News Martha Housden Head of development, BBC Three; head of development, director of development, Twenty Twenty Joe Inwood Reporter, video journalist, BBC Look North (Yorkshire); reporter, BBC World Service Sukhjeet Johal Unknown Sabina Khalid Trade marketing manager, Stardoll; head of customer happiness, community lead and research, Osper Joanna Lester Reporter, Olympic News Service (ONS) Sochi 2014; reporter, ABC Radio; international development consultant, ABC Cordelia Lynch Presenter, ITV West Country; reporter, Channel 4 News; US correspondent, Sky News Fiona Macpherson Freelance (Ivel FM, Fire FM); broadcast journalist, BBC News Ada Oraedu (née Okafor) Researcher, Maverick Television; materials coordinator, All3Media International; project manager, Ogom + Co. Susannah Orchard Producer, BBC Breakfast; research producer, Go to fig.2; producer (US), Sky News Julian Perkins Presenter, Susy Radio; broadcast journalist, Time 106.6; news editor, 107 JACK fm Berkshire Dom Reynolds Senior producer, Beagle Media; presenter, monocle; reporter, ITN, 5 News Sam Rigby News editor, Time Radio; broadcast journalist, BBC; Brewer Gil Roberts Broadcast journalist, BBC Breakfast; BBC South East Today Katie Rowlett Freelance (BBC Hereford and Worcester, Nottingham, WM, East Midlands Today); journalist, ITV (Bristol); health correspondent, ITV Ben Samuel Television producer, BBC History; deputy head of development, Ten Alps; head of development, Minnow Films Colletta Smith Reporter, BBC Northern Ireland; business reporter, BBC Radio 5 Live; presenter, Wake Up To Money Dino Sofos Producer, senior broadcast journalist and political producer, BBC Radio 5 Live; senior social media producer, BBC Politics Shona Somerville Producer (Washington Bureau), ITN; producer (US), Sky News; political producer, Sky News Kathryn Stanczyszyn London breakfast reporter, Global Radio (LBC, Classic FM, Heart, Capital); newsreader, BBC Radio 5 Live; political reporter (West Midlands), BBC Hermione Stephenson Output producer, ITV News Simone Stewart Unknown Sarah Walton Broadcast journalist, BBC Midlands Today; reporter, BBC Radio Newcastle; presenter, BBC Look North Matthew Warren Group

communications, BT; broadcast journalist, France 24; head of brand strategy, BT Katy Watson Reporter, South America business reporter, BBC News; freelance correspondent (Mexico and Central America) Adam Westbrook Director, video. fu; lecturer in journalism, Kingston University; video essayist, Siobhan Wornell Broadcast journalist, Sunrise Radio and TV; freelance (BBC, BBC Radio 4); journalist (Today programme), BBC Radio 4 Pascale Yasmine Captioner, BBC Parliament; freelance (BBC, Associated Press TV News)

TV Caj Warda AlJawahiry TV producer, Thomson Reuters (Dubai bureau); Social Entrepreneur (Cairo, Egypt); video producer, UNHCR Roshni Amin Digital media designer, Fusion Universal; assistant producer, The Open University; sound and vision producer, The Open University Perjeet Aujla Development producer, Darlow Smithson Productions; development producer (features), Maverick Television; development executive, Full Fat Television Charlotte Banks Website manager, head of group communications, Klesch and Company Limited; PR manager, UK Intermediary Schroders Radha Bedi Broadcast assistant, BBC, Associated Press (Delhi); freelance producer and presenter of factual and current affairs documentaries Michael Blair Arts and entertainment editor, Sky News; social affairs & education producer, Sky News; producer (Hong Kong), Bloomberg Joanna Blundell BBC News; producer, Al Jazeera; senior Producer, Al Jazeera

(Doha, Qatar); assistant programme editor (news), Al Jazeera (Doha, Qatar) David Brookes Head of creative productions PHA Media; senior PR strategist, PHA Media; director, Thinking Hat PR Anna Cavell South Sudan correspondent, Al Jazeera Celine Chan (née Buttanshaw) Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills; associate, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; associate, Hogan Lovells Rayhan Demytrie Producer, BBC World TV; Central Asia correspondent, Southern Caucasus correspondent, BBC Fred Fenoulhet Producer, executive producer, 5 News, ITN; producer, Good Morning Britain Megan Gerrie Senior PD (news, shooting AP, documentaries), ITN Productions; producer/ director, ITN Productions; broadcast journalist (news and documentaries), ITN Natalie Hall Senior account executive, account director, Kaper Emma Chandra (née Jenkinson) Producer, senior broadcast journalist, BBC 6 & BBC News; news presenter and producer, Bloomberg Rhiannon Jones Spain correspondent, CCTV News; senior presenter, Real Madrid TV; freelance sports anchor, reporter, CNN Jordan Kenny Consultant, Communications Management; media relations manager, The University of Manchester; PR and media relations officer, University of Hertfordshire Sadia Khan Researcher, Halcyons Heart Production Company; assistant producer, Al Jazeera (Doha); broadcast journalist, BBC News

Kwame Laurence Multimedia Sports Director/Producer, Caribbean Communications Network

Photo courtesy of Trinidad Express

Jessica Holland Acting assistant books editor, The Observer; senior writer, Urban Junkies (London); Freelance (The Guardian, Al Jazeera, BBC) Matthew Hussey Founder,; cofounder, Project Provenance; freelance (Daily Telegraph, Mr Porter, Wired) Simon Jennings International justice reporter, Africa editor, Institute for War and Peace Reporting; business analyst (sub-Saharan Africa), Assaye Risk Fiona Kerr Staff writer, deputy supplements editor, Brides; word of mouth editor, features editor, Conde Nast Traveller Joanna Kerr (née Wolfe) Digital manager, vInspired; head of digital communications, Girlguiding; assistant director (digital), Breast Cancer Care Hugh Montgomery Editorial assistant, The Observer Review; arts editor, The Independent on Sunday; deputy head of culture, The Telegraph Alex Olorenshaw Sub-editor, web production assistant, deputy night web production editor, The Guardian Zoe Smeaton News editor, Chemist & Druggist; communications manager, head of communications and public affairs, Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee Kay Smith Freelance writer / communications officer (Company Magazine, MTV, Radio 1, BBC, The Stage, Island Records); creative copywriter, COUCH; web editor, Wirral Borough Council Laura Swinton News editor, shots; deputy editor, global editor, Little Black Book Luke Tebbutt Freelance (Living etc, Grand Designs magazine, Icon, Ideal Home, Alto); sub-editor, WGSN; Freelance Matt Turner Investment banking editor, US editor, Financial News; deputy editor (finance and markets), Business Insider Caroline White Assistant editor, associate editor, deputy editor, Boat International Josh Widdicombe Night editor and reporter, sports section, sub-editor, The Guardian; stand up comic Anna Winston Head of digital, Building Design; editor, Dezeen; contributing design editor, Oak Louis Wise Production assistant, Culture, The Sunday Times; online culture planner, assistant editor, The Sunday Times

(International, 2009) “My jaw dropped; it’s the only time I remember being starstruck” What’s the best thing about your job? I love sport, and as a sports journalist I get paid to watch sport and write about it. I have had the privilege of seeing the entire Usain Bolt story unfold before my eyes. Who is your dream interview? It’s too late now, but Muhammad Ali. He transcended sport. I came face to face with him during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. My jaw dropped and I was frozen; it’s the only time in my life I remember being starstruck. What’s the furthest you’ve ever gone to get a story? In 1997 I jumped in a car in Greece to get an interview with Trinidad and Tobago’s first-ever IAAF World

Championship gold medallist Ato Boldon. I didn’t know where the car was heading or how I’d get back to the media centre or my hotel, but I needed to get that interview. And what an interview it was! It was a long drive, so we spoke about everything. What do you see in the future of journalism? I see a tough battle ahead with social media: everyone thinks they are a journalist. The lines will keep getting blurrier, raising more and more questions about credibility. Real journalists have to work hard at maintaining high standards in order to preserve the integrity of the profession.

Helen Cocks

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Kamali Melbourne Producer, Channel 4 News, IT digital field producer, Bloomberg business presenter, T T World Hannah Mitchell (née Sherry) Senior celebrity liaison, British Heart Foundation publicity manager, Universal Pictures U senior P manager, iscovery ommunications Mary Nash October Films Clara Nissen Production assistant, uniper ommunications editorial assistant, BBC Proms; broadcast assistant, BB Lucas Ochoa Head of development, head of film and scripted television, Pulse Films Tom Rayner Middle East editor, Middle ast bureau chief, Sky ews erusalem South ast sia correspondent, Sky ews Natalie Rose dit producer, The Jump, hannel edit producer, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, IT senior edit producer, Gogglebox, hannel Louisa Sellon Producer, lead producer, marketing manager, hat If Innovation Bushra Siddiq ssistant producer, Twenty Twenty T producer, Blakeway Productions producer, BB Panorama Tim Stokes esearcher, hannel broadcast assistant, BBC Breakfast Nicholas Westwood Head of development digital and broadcast , Sting edia development consultant originals , Factory Films Freelance Xinmin Yan T producer, Travel hannel hina epresentative, Sport roup owner, Bei ing the Sport vent anagement

Erasmus Bakyt Azimkanov lobal ebt apital arkets eporter IF , Thomson euters freelance anaging irector ommunications entral senior associate, global media relations, Ernst & Young Dan Clifford hief copy editor, Hürriyet Daily News & Economic Review; contributing writer, The Oil & Gas Year Alvino Mario Fantini Editor, speechwriter, P ienna Secretary eneral, The Hayek Institute editor in chief, The European Conservative Christian Hudtwalcker Pinilla Unknown Arthur Patnaude eporter, ow ones Newswires, The Wall Street Journal Khatira Shikhiyeva Unknown Martina Topic o founder and research associate, entre for esearch in Social Sciences and Humanities agreb co editor, Journal of Culture and Religion; faculty member, Faculty of Business & aw, eeds Beckett University Renfeng (Frank) Zhao esearch Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies; partner, managing partner, reab avin Anderson


International Salam Abdulmunem ommunications officer, U I F Ira communication officer, U I F ebanon Ibrahim Adwan eporter, editor, producer, euters T ondon acting head of overseas operations, Thomson euters self employed news producer Lei Ai Unknown Harriet Alexander Foreign affairs reporter, The Sunday Telegraph US correspondent, The Telegraph

Carlos Aparicio Senior sales international , FS Investment Management; freelance (World Investment ews, arkets Fidan Bagirova ovelist mi ed media artist Edward Bally Video consultant, U I F broadcast ournalist, Babel edia iami freelance reporter and director freelance reporter, director, , Humans In otion Larissa Belyaeva Unknown Cecile Bonneau Journalist director, Soda Presse freelance ournalist, ardins d ici and d ailleurs, Bo Travail Lisa Botter Staff writer, riticaleye deputy editor, Pensions Weekly, (FT roup associate editor, genda Financial Times; assistant managing editor, The Street David Calonico Unknown Ana Cavalcanti Freelance; teacher Mann Chung Unknown Federica Cocco Freelance ournalist, Daily Mirror; The Times; statistics ournalist, Financial Times Sebastian Cure Owner, The White oom Te as Sarah Dahan ditor, Snapchat iscover onbini Daniel Sunday Unknown Julia de Laurentiis Johnson Author, aclean s maga ine arts editor, podcast writer and host, Shameless Magazine Solange Deschatres reative marketing consultant & strategist, The Independent; global senior manager, content marketing strategy, storytelling, Symantec; director of content marketing, S H Marie Dhumieres Belgrade correspondent, e ourierre es Balkans freelance ournalist, FP Antonio Fabrizio eporter, Financial ews, easing ife uropean reporter, Infra ews ergermarket FT roup Charlene Ferguson Unknown Camille Fevrier Freelance, (Le Monde, France , The Sunday Times Jing Fu Journalist, China Daily Nathalie Gentaz Freelance France , gence Fran aise de veloppement, ctua itte, T onde communications officer, Phivos Georgiades Unknown Anastasia Georgoupli Unknown Maria Gili (née Hanisch) Editor, Televisa hile S. . communications officer, P communications manager, ALNAP Ahmet Gormez iplomacy and defense correspondent, T Turkey Syed Hamad Ali Freelance, (The Times, The Guardian, ulf ews eekend eview Llana Hart Editor, writer, The Jerusalem Post marketing pro ect manager, Begin Sadat entre for Strategic Studies P manager, I systems Iman Hassan Unknown Jonathan Heffer Head of mission, decins Sans Fronti res ussia, emen health programme manager, ordaid security adviser, ordaid Inutu Himanje Head of television operations and production, ambia ational Broadcasting orporation ambia Vina Hiridjee ideo producer, gence Francaise de eveloppement ambodia multimedia consultant and video producer, orld Bank roup and producer, omet productions Juliana Holanda Author Olivia Hottat trainee, Delegation of the uropean Union to the United States lawyer, associate, senior associate, intellectual property, Stibbe Brussels Isabella Iliaskou wner, i Jaclyn Jacobsen Junior editor, reporter, managing editor, entral sia ewswire Cristina Jaleru ntertainment producer, Associated Press; founder, editor, Life of enus entertainment producer, Associated Press George Kyriakos hief business sub editor, production editor, head of digital and maga ine production, Financial Times Zoe Lamazou Director, France Televisions Sarah Leduc ournalist, France Josephine Hojean Lee Desk assistant and production assistant, B ightly News with Brian Williams (New ork consulting associate senior coordinator, Sucherman onsulting roup chief of staff and e ecutive, global communications and public affairs, Johnson & Johnson Xiaoxun Lei Middle East bureau chief, China Daily in iang Dan Liu Unknown Anouk Lorie Founder, editor, Natalia Lutz Unknown Michael Makau Unknown Marie Mathieu T Joseph McCullogh Unknown Camilla Menezes Unknown Aindrila Mitra Managing editor, ifestyle u ury esponse, The Times of India; brand communications and marketing, U I India iesel managing editor, India Fork edia Coralie Modschiedler Special pro ects editor, orld Travel uide editor, olumbus Travel edia Senior eb ditor, ough uides, Travel David Mugonyi eputy news editor, ation edia roup communication secretary to deputy President of enya Elizabeth Mupfumira orporate communications manager, ative Investments frica roup communications officer, United ations evelopment Program U P communications specialist, U I F Harare Shannon O’Meara Online editor, InStyle Australia; strategy and tactics lead, Mamamia Women’s Network; communications specialist, U I F Viktoria Peitchev Unknown Eric Polaud Unknown Angeliki Psaila Trainee, To Vima thens Cristina Ranieri Unknown Tony Renda eneral manager, enda broadcasting Michel Rose Unknown Matthieu Serpaggi hannel coordinator, content operations supervisor, iscovery ommunications Southern urope programming associate, iscovery etworks International Victoria Serpis Unknown Mypho Smart Unknown Deborah Sterescu eporter, The Times, The Independent, The Economist; e uities reporter, Proactive Investors Toronto Iselin Stronen Postdoctoral researcher, ichelsen Institute associate professor, University of Bergen associate researcher, hr. ichelsen Institute orway Ahmed Tweirsh Unknown Rosalind Upton Unknown Yana Uralskaya International fashion correspondent, Vogue ussia social life correspondent, ussian Hour T ondon founder, isual outure Marco Woldt Freelance, International independent filmmaker, eutsche Telekom, ventbrite, vernote, ity of Berlin co founder and managing director, allereplay Berlin

Duncan Woodside East Africa correspondent, France T nglish producer, France T French freelance ournalist and T news producer Tamara Zein Trading operations, aftomar Shipping and Trading o. td. Joseph Zeitlyn Assistant editor online, Dhaka Tribune; freelance (The Guardian, Christian Science Monitor,

Newspaper Ashley Armstrong eporter, Financial Times roup reporter, retail correspondent, The Telegraph; retail editor, The Telegraph Benedict Bailey eporter, ssociated ewspapers Daily Mail, The Scotsman online reporter, Evening Standard; deputy digital editor, The Sun nline Katherine Baker eporter, The Publican news editor, mployer s aw, news reporter, Personnel Today Lucy Barton Unknown David Bartram Journalist, South China Morning Post senior reporter, e aming eview account manager, S uare in the Air Esther Bintliff ssistant urope editor, Financial Times; digital & communities editor, Financial Times omment nalysis deputy editor, Financial Times Weekend Magazine Matthew Bolton Freelance, Lonely Planet Jonathan Browning Journalist, Bloomberg ews Hong ong Kaya Burgess ews reporter, religious affairs correspondent, The Times deputy editor, Times Diary Mindi Chahal Sales promotion, Promotional Marketing Magazine, Marketing Week; features writer, Marketing Week Kevin Coulson Sub editor, sports and travel ournalist, Daily Mail; senior digital editor, urosport Kevin Crowley U finance reporter, Bloomberg ondon mining reporter South frica , Bloomberg Alexander Davis eporter ommodities orth sia , Bloomberg freelance court reporter, aw Christopher Dean Sub editor, assistant night editor, Daily Mail Kara-Jane Dolman Senior features writer, The Sun; associate head of features, The Sun; contributing editor, features, The Sun Peter Dominiczak eporter, Evening Standard political editor, The Daily Telegraph Thomas Drew Unknown James Edgar Journalist, Press ssociation reporter Telegraph edia roup news and planning editor, Press Association Sonia Elks Journalism fellow, Alfa Fellowship, euters oscow night editor, TimesOnline; freelance night editor and report The Times Nicola Evans ditorial assistant, BB Food Online; news and online editor, S uare eal Alan Gardner Freelance, uardian. freelance sports ournalist assistant editor, SP Jasmine Gardner Features writer, Evening Standard deputy features editor and technology editor, Evening Standard; features editor, The Sunday Times Style Eleanor Green nergy markets reporter, deputy editor uropean lectricity eport , rgus edia editor, rgus uropean lectricity eport Laura Harding eporter, correspondent

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os ngeles , Press ssociation senior entertainment correspondent, Press Association Josh Loeb News editor, Hackney Citizen; reporter, Police racle associate editor, The Institution of Engineering and Technology James Lloyd eporter, The Sun Charlotte McCathie Journalist, Press ssociation broadcast ournalist, BB Ronan Murphy Assistant editor, SatelliteFinance reporter, rgus edia Rachel Rickard Straus orrespondent, The Times of India; consumer affairs editor, personal finance editor, This is oney ail nline Tessa Roberts eporter, Jewish News; freelance; teacher Elizabeth Robinson Multimedia ournalist, Press ssociation digital producer, IT ews consumer producer, IT ews Fay Schlesinger Trainee reporter, Daily Mail reporter, home news editor, head of news, The Times Andrew Shepherd Trainee financial news reporter Bloomberg, senior energy and renewables analyst; BMI; senior energy and infrastructure analyst, BMI esearch Katharine Slowe , iddle ast ubai media relations and communications officer, International Institute for Strategic Studies; Media officer epartment of nergy and limate hange Kiran Stacey eporter, political correspondent, energy correspondent Financial Times; South Asia correspondent, Financial Times Nicola Trup eputy editor, bsolute Publishing deputy travel editor, The Independent, Independent on Sunday, i and Evening Standard deputy editor, The Independent and Evening Standard Kylie Walker Journalist, China Daily Patrick Whyte ssistant sports editor, The Huffington Post news reporter, senior reporter, Travel Trade Gazette; U editor, Skift

Magazine India Aldridge Intern, Purple Gemma Aldridge Features reporter, The Sunday Times features reporter, Sunday Mirror; features editor, Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People James Ball Journalist, Wikileaks; data ournalist, The Guardian, special correspondent, Bu FeedUk Emily Benammar Homepage and weekend editor, au digital sports editor, ailyTelegraph. head of digital sport nationwide, ews orp ustralia Muireann Bolger Freelance travel writer, ur an on The round features editor, edactive Publishing media and communications officer, Hertfordshire ounty ouncil Katherine Calder Policy and research officer, oyal ollege of eneral Practitioners Senior Policy fficer, iabetes U strategy programme manager, NHS England Jennifer Campbell Freelance (The Sunday Times, The Big Issue, Daily Express, The Herald, The Perthshire Advertiser writer, editor, .media freelance for not for profits F, acmillan ancer Support, British ung Foundation Abigail Challenor Web editor,, S edia igital editor, S edia Special Pro ects editor, TT UB Rebecca Clark vent coordinator,

Hotel San arlos events preview writer, ri ona epublic public relations, Phoeni Suns B Jon Cook digital content producer, general editor Timeout lasgow, dinburgh, eeds, anchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, Bristol senior U digital content producer, Time ut Victoria McDermott (nee Gallagher) Senior reporter, rapers editor, Bridal Buyer content marketing editor, etail eek onnect Tom Goodwyn Freelance (NME, Shortlist, Loud & Quiet, Fresh irection web editor, H oph e r f hs deputy news editor, news editor, editor, Travel Trade Gazette Lucy Halfhead Features assistant, Marie Claire contributing features and travel assistant, Harper’s Bazaar; assistant editor, Harpers Bazaar and Town & Country Sophie Haydock Arts editor and staff writer, eeds uide sub editor, The Sunday Times; food writer and digital editor, The Sunday Times Lucy Higgins Production editor, pptitude edia td senior sub editor Pacific aga ines ustralia deputy chief sub editor, Pacific aga ines ustralia Tom Howard Staff writer, FH .com associate editor, FHM reviews editor deputy editor, NME Caomhan Keane eporter, assistant editor, ewsFour producer and presenter, adiomade freelancer Irish Times, Irish Independent, The Sunday Times Katherine Levy roup P director, P marketing and new business director, Portas head of P , arketing Agencies Association, owner and director, Furious P Kate Livesey easing agent, Stuyvesant Town; social media manager, Angel Feet e e ology brand management consultant, Perry Street e e ology Christopher Lo Senior features writer, I igital Morag Wilson (née Lyall) Freelance copywriter, Pine Solutions ife asting P content editor, dfero group editor, H2O Publishing Jodie Conway Sub editor, lobal egal roup freelance legal editor teacher Chloe Markowicz eporter, PR Week reporter, The Jewish News; writer, deputy editor, ontagious ommunications Tim McAtackney Intern, Pi press officer, rown Prosecution Service Maisie McCabe Freelance (The Independent, Evening Standard news editor, edia eek news editor, deputy editor, ampaign Andrew Mickel Editor, Such Small Portions UniF , H Publishing edia fficer, iabetes U senior press officer, uscular ystrophy U Lydia Mossahebi nline producer, hannel senior digital content editor, Beano Studios Kirsty Nutkins Writer, Daily Express Saturday magazine; freelance writer, Family Traveller; features editor, supplement maga ines, Express Newspapers Sarah Riches Editor, Abu Dhabi Week; editor, orld Travel arket, t our Service, plore Paddington deputy editor, Where London, London Planner Robyn Rosen ews reporter, Hampstead & Highgate Express reporter, Jewish Chronicle Brian Semple Intern, Prospect; news and media manager, ethink ental Illness head of communications, entre for ities Benjamin Sillis eporter, lectricpig. associate editor, epublic Publishing, roup ditor, Te t Jenny Stocks Trainee writer, features writer, Femail, Daily Mail Ruth Styles T and showbi ournalist, Express Newspapers ournalist, Heatworld reporter, Daily Mail Miranda Vinall opywriter, ellbeing scapes td head of content, ellbeing scapes td content and social media editor, ail imited Audrey Ward Assistant editor, Sunday Times ews eview features editor, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Sunday Times deputy editor, The Sunday Times Home Georgia Warren Digital communications strategist, Blue State Digital; senior strategist, Blue State Digital; head of digital engagement, Labour Party Victoria Watts Writer, Oh Comely; travel blogger, director, Bridges and Balloons reative editor, arie urie magazine Laura Whateley olumnist, The Times, freelance ournalist writer and money troubleshooter, The Times

Broadcast Brandice Alexander Broadcast ournalist, BB ews hannel broadcast ournalist, BB adio ewsbeat ournalist, l a eera Kerry Alexandra (née Moore) Producer, U Hub and Social ews Team, BB ews freelance producer at BB orld Service and U social news and presenter, BB inute Helen Allman Staff producer, ssociated Press T ews producer freelance , Channel 4 News, ITN Gemma Ashcroft Scriptwriter, lobal adio scriptwriter, BB South ast scriptwriter, BB Sheffield and South Yorkshire Katie Mandel (née Baneth) News producer, Jeff Randall Live; news producer, Sky TV News ournalist and chief sub editor, Ian King Live Ivor Bennett orrespondent, ussia Today oscow reporter, presenter, euters T Alan Bone ditorial assistant, Sky Sports ricket assistant producer, Sky Sports Rebecca Bowring Founder and chief storyteller, videographer and correspondent, Founder Stores storyteller, Matter Paul Brand eporter, news editor, IT ales and IT Fast Track political correspondent, IT Eleanor Bury ssistant producer, BB adio producer, BB adio producer, The Cultural Frontline, BB orld Service Rebecca Butler Unknown Olivia Case anaging director and co founder, SmartEye Productions; digital marketing, director of client services Diode Digital Ltd Emily Dollman Freelance television producer, development producer, BB head of development, averick Televsion Will Edwards Broadcast ournalist, France video reporter and correspondent, gence France Presse, Phoebe Frieze Business intern, Quest eans Business, news producer, BB adio ive digital video producer, BB ews Sophie Glass Freelance broadcast ournalist, BB broadcast ournalist, BB orld Service Marie Hagen eputy news editor, planning producer, freelance, l a eera edia etwork press officer, The Home

ffice Dan Johnson Interactive investor reporter, BB ook orth reporter, BB ews Anna Jones News editor, chief sub, producer, Sky ews media relations manager, Associated British Foods Plc Zoe Kalus Producer, BSkyB reporter, news reader, Sky ews adio deputy news editor, ITV Edward Knowles Broadcast ournalist, IT Productions nline producer, S T reporter producer, lympic hannel Jack Lamport Producer, Newsnight; producer, BB ews on emand producer, BB ews hannel and BBC News at One Kevin Larkin Producer, BB ews news editor, Minster FM, Doncaster eporter, BB adio Sheffield Ana Lockerbie Broadcast ournalist, social media producer, senior producer, BB Breakfast Ramzan Karmali Senior broadcast ournalist, business ournalist, BB Richard Martin Producer, BB ews onsultant, Bell Pottinger brand and media relations manager, International edical orps Sasha Nicholl Producer, te t producer, l a eera nglish producer, T news ournalist, Sky ews senior media manager multimedia and digital, Save the hildren U Sarah Olaifa esident services a, The Hyde roup managing director, Sar uice td income officer, ominion roup Julian Perkins Broadcast ournalist, Time 106.6 broadcast ournalist, 107 Jack FM; news editor, 107 Jack FM Zohaib Rashid fficial reporter and consultant, British sian Sports wards web editor, peration Black ote recruitment team leader, Penna Gilly Robinson Broadcast ournalist, BB South ast Today broadcast ournalist, video ournalist, BB Breakfast Alex Sergent anager, atch Productions researcher, BB founder, atch Productions Sumit Sharma Digital communications, T S lobal digital marketing manager, Protocol Education; social media and digital marketing manager, Zoolz Lorna Edwards (née Shaddick) Broadcast ournalist, IT broadcast ournalist and presenter, France video ournalist, Feature Story ews ashington . Jimmy Tam ssistant producer, BB multimedia reporter, BB adio tra ewsbeat producer, BB ewsround Emily Tolloczko nline ournalist, Fi ers U online editor, Fi ers U communications officer, eeds and ork Partnership HS Foundation Trust Letitia Valentine Newsreader, Swansea Sound, The Wave company director, Surviva td self employed, business development consultant Mel Wallis Unknown David Weinstein-Linder EMBA Student, SS Business School senior content strategist, content and Insight manager, HS2 Ltd Lara Whyte riter and producer, I edia, Inc digital editor, IT freelance reporter and video producer, International Business Times U Neil Wolfson Freelance researcher; production ournalist Clare Woodling Broadcast ournalist, elador adio broadcast ournalist, BB adio ford broadcast ournalist, BB Spotlight

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TV Caj Hyder Abbasi Text producer, broadcast journalist, Al Jazeera Georgina Andrews Production coordinator, Maverick Television; executive assistant, EY; life coach Osman Baig Programme producer, CNN (Hong Kong); writer, Al Jazeera English; actor Estelle Bingham DJ, BBC World Service Edmund Caldecott CEO, Spoken Ink Ltd Yao Chin Assistant news editor and Westminster producer, ITV News; news reporter, ITV News Sotira Christodoulou Unknown Simon Dedman Field producer, BBC News; producer, CNBC Europe; broadcast journalist, BBC News Anne Faber Freelance reporter, RTL Group; freelance TV Producer; creator, TV presenter and producer, author, Anne’s Kitchen Jacob Greaves Freelance reporter, ITN; freelance reporter, euronews; reporter, Reuters TV Max Hall Broadcast journalist, BBC Newsnight; assistant producer, World Media Rights; senior media manager, World Economic Forum Alexis Hood Current affairs programmes, The One Show, BBC; development producer, ORTV; development executive, World Productions Ltd Joe Kassman-Tod Postgraduate studies Samuel Kingsley Researcher, Channel 4 News; reporter, Bureau of Investigative Journalism; economics and EU affairs, British Embassy, Helsinki Lewis Lintern Video editor, producer, TVC Group Annabelle Lupton Freelance broadcast journalist; desk reporter, France 24, freelance broadcast journalist, Al Jazeera English Matt Margrett Producer director, Windfall Films Ltd; producer director, Megalomedia; producer director, betty Caroline Marsden Producer, Ultramarine Films; assistant producer, producer, Swan Films Claire McCready Unknown Memona Mirza Broadcast journalist, researcher, BBC; freelance (UK); Science/Health TV Researcher, Brook Lapping Productions Nicole O’Callaghan Assistant producer, Thomson Reuters; AV editor, social media, Bloomberg LP Atish Patel Producer, Reuters; freelance, Wall Street Journal (New Delhi), freelance journalist Tom Peck Reporter, The Independent; Parliamentary Sketch Writer Antonia Peulevé Account manager, aro ommunications press officer, copywriter, press manager and chief copywriter, Native Union Laura Priestley Producer, Setanta Sports News; producer, Pendragon Productions; teacher, director of studies, MPW College Olivia Rowlands Producer, BBC World News Katherine Sheppard Library counter assistant, Hertfordshire libraries Christopher Simpson Unknown Genevieve Smith Digital marketing and projects manager, BAFTA; marketing and communications manager, Harvey Nichols; freelance marketing and communications specialist Mesha Stewart Producer, director, ITV studios Kate Stroud EMEA HR generalist

coordinator, Exponential; HR, talent acquisition manager, Cheil Worldwide Inc; HR Manager, VML London Jessica Watts Assistant producer, Raw TV; producer, NERD TV; development producer, October Films Mariam Zaidi News anchor, Dawn News TV (Pakistan), journalist and presenter, EuroparITV; Brussels correspondent, CGTN

Erasmus Isis Caroline Malta Almeida Soft commodities reporter, Bloomberg News; senior agricultural commodities reporter, Bloomberg LP Bamrung Amnatcharoenrit reporter, Yining (Bonnie) Cao Unknown JoAnn DeLuna Reporter, Euromoney; digital reporter, Direct Marketing News; associate editor, Business Travel News Emily Drew Reporter, Al Jazeera merica reporter, field producer MSNBC/NBC Maren Naess Olsen Feature journalist, Dagens Næringsliv; community journalist, Morgenbladet Alongkorn Parivudhiphongs Lecturer, Chulalongkorn University Emily Tan Insights editor, Campaign sia Pacific technology editor, Campaign UK Ye (Juliet) Zhu anager, sia Pacific managing director, ABI Europe Marketing Public Relations; managing director, sia Pacific global director of emerging markets, ABI Marketing Public Relations


International Emilie Arlet Production manager, Providences; production manager, Red Corner/What’s Up; director of production, Mardi8 Helga Arnardottir Stöd 2; TV Journalist, RUV Francois Aulner MEP assistant, European Parliament; journalist, Radio 100.7 (Luxembourg Public Radio); journalist, Maison Moderne Razan Baker Media coordinator, Union of Arab National Olympic Committee; UK correspondent and freelance journalist, Saudi Gazette; media coordinator, Union of Arab National Olympic Committeee Claire Barthelemy Digital content curator and researcher, International Herald Tribune; digital content curator, researcher, archivist, associate social strategy editor, The New York Times Eleanor Bell Unknown Marieke Breijer Assistant news editor, Law Business Research; news editor, Global Investigations Review; deputy editor, Global Investigations Review Jose Calatayud Jimenez Sub-saharan African correspondent, El País; India correspondent, International Reporting Project; freelance journalist (Barcelona) Camila Canocchi Press relations intern, Whitechapel Gallery; web journalist, This is Money, Mail Online Mary Colombel Assistant producer, France 24; producer, France 24 Emanuele Comi Assistant producer, Evans Woolfe Media; senior researcher, Renegade Pictures Sunday Daniel Deputy editor, Leadership Newspaper Karen Daly Business development executive, Field Fisher Waterhouse;

EMEA marketing manager, Fragomen Frederick Dawson Editorial assistant, Boston & Hannah publishing; deputy content editor, Pathfinder Business Limited; writer and editor, ECigIntelligence, Forbes Ludovic De Foucaud Reporter, news editor, presenter, France 24 Gabriele Discepoli Writer, newsreader, Euronews; reporter, Radiotelevisione Italiana; head of communication, Fondazione Enpam Jessica Donati-Bourne Reporter, Argus Media; freelance correspondent, Reuters; Afghanistan correspondent, The Wall Street Journal Nora Fakim Reporter, Mixed Up Messed Up, BBC; broadcast journalist, BBC Worldwide; freelance newsreader, BBC Radio London Sandra Fernandes Reporter, sub-editor, Talk Magazine (India); sub-editor and reporter, Anna Fortune E! Entertainment Nelly Gocheva Toronto bureau chief, Monocle; special projects/publishing editor, Monocole; editor, T Brand Studio International, The New York Times Melanie Gouby Eastern Congo multimedia producer, Institute for War and Peace Reporting; Eastern DRCongo correspondent, Associated Press; freelance reporter (Paris) Seher Hussain Journalist, Reuters; Asia editor, Globe Business Publishing; marketing and communications manager, Deacons Sarah Jones Editor-in-chief, P.S. Bearing Witness; deputy news editor, Al Jazeera America; output producer, TRT World Maud Jullien Reporter, producer, BBC Afrique; reporter, BBC World Service Fatmata Kamara Producer, SLBS/TV (Sierra Leone) Kavita Kanwar Sub-editor, NDTV; PR consultant, PR Pundit Jaswinder Kaur Freelance writer/editor Kedrick Keys Unknown Bobir Komilov Senior editor, National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan; public information associate, U Information ffice Tashkent Mizuho Kondo Translator, Jiji Press; project coordinator, online community manager, Square Enix Reuben Kyama Nairobi bureau chief, Hoffman&Hoffman Worldwide; President, One World Public Relations; freelance journalist, East Africa, The New York Times Effrosyni Kyriazi Unknown Antonio La Cava Unknown Neha Lall Senior reporter, Times Now Broadcasting Ltd; India representative and editorial consultant, World Public Forum; manager, Jet Airways Kwame Laurence Digital editor, assistant sports editor, Caribbean communications network; multimedia sports director, Trinidad Express Helen Livingstone News editor, London correspondent, Deutsche Presse Agentur Victoria Luckie Partner, Mad Monkeyz; Intern, BBC World Service; freelance Nawara Mahfoud Field producer, translator, filmmaker, The Light in Her Eyes; freelance, The New Yorker Emiliano Mellino Paris bureau chief, Mergermarket Group; EMEA correspondent, Reuters; freelance Michael Mumo Editorial director, Capital Group (Nairobi) Elizabeth Mupfumira Corporate communications manager, Native Investments Africa Group; Media liaison specialist, UNICEF Yoletta Nyange Researcher, INSI, The Reuters Foundation; freelance content producer Edward Nyman Unknown

Morten Øyen Jensen Journalist, (Denmark) Maresa Patience Freelance (Munich) Joyce Paul Freelance (Dubai) Jonny Payne Commissioning editor, Columbus Travel Media; online editor, digital content editor, London & Partners Philip Pond Freelance; researcher and lecturer, course coordinator, RMIT University Kate Puhala Style editor, senior style editor, Brit+Co; marketing copywriter, Sephora Romany Reagan Global editor, ExchangeWire; executive editor, WatchMarvel; executive editor, ExchangeWire Ltd Lisa Reinisch Special projects editor, Al Bayan; freelance, Monocle; climate and energy communications consultant, EWS-WWF Kashif Riaz Reporter, Associated Press (Pakistan) Saleha Riaz Sub-editor, Express Tribune (Karachi); digital editor, Contentive; reporter, GSMA Sheena Rossiter Brazil correspondent, Monocle; creative director, Dona Ana Films; senior video journalist, PERFORM Britni Salazar Account manager, ClearEdge Marketing; managing director, ARA; director of marketing at Envoy Global Priyal Sanghavi Senior creative strategist, Contract India; brand manager, Vinod Chopra Films; project head, Yellow Inc Karolina Schismenou Freelance; parliamentary assistant, European Parliament; political organisation professional Hetal Shah Corporate communications, Banyan Tree Events; PR consultant; consulting associate, Genesis BursonMarsteller; assistant account director, Communicate India Muhammad Shah East Africa producer, BBC Nairobi Lulwa Shalhoub PhD student and journalist, University of Westminster; broadcast journalist, BBC Arabic Network; senior journalist, Arab News Abhilasha Sihag Assistant editor, The Asian Age; features editor, Media Transasia; features editor, Hindustan Times Ishveen Singh English copywriter, Spark Middle East; English copywriter, O2 Network; senior writer, DP World Spriha Srivastava Producer, Reuters; senior staff writer, Financial Times; lead financial blogger and online reporter, CNBC International Amy Stillman Correspondent, LatAm onfidential, Financial Times; reporter, Bloomberg P first world oil reporter, Bloomberg LP Annabel Symington Journalist and director, The Guarani Project (New York); reporter, Agence France Presse; Nepal Bureau Chief, AFP Balint Szlanko Freelance Nicholas Thompson Contributor, CBS News; editor,; editor-inchief, Wired Myrto Tsavalou Unknown Kelly Van Der Kwast Editorial staff, OBJEKT International; digital showroom coordinator, Tommy Hilfiger manager, digital showroom, PVH Dominique van Heerden Freelance production assistant, digital producer, CNN International; producer, Amanpour, CNN Alex Wood Editor-in-chief, Tech City News; founder and editor-in-chief, The Memo; lecturer, City University London Xue Zhao Researcher, Reading and Writing China Insight; copy writer, ISIS PR Beijing; yoga teacher, Kamal Yoga

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Stefano Zoja Videomaker, Insolito Cinema; freelance videomaker

Katy Barnato Assistant producer, CNBC International; deputy digital news editor, CNBC International; copy editor, The Wall Street Journal Emma Barrow Planning producer, Sky News; deputy news editor, ITV This Morning; senior news producer, ITV This Morning Alison Battisby Freelance social media consultant, Alison Battisby Consulting; social media consultant, LDL; director, Avocado Social Katrina Bishop Business producer, Sky News; deputy news editor, CNBC International; acting digital news editor, CNBC International Nathan Bleaken Ministry of Defence James Bray Broadcast journalist, BBC Newsnight Laurence Cable Freelance technology writer; marketing content manager, IPL; freelance David Christopher Senior inbound marketing manager, BigWing Interactive; director of inbound marketing, BigWig Interactive; director of marketing and growth, Tailwind Morwenna Coniam Reporter, Bloomberg News (London); editor, Bloomberg News Chris Cutmore Sport journalist, MailOnline; assistant sports editor, MailOnline Clare Dickinson Editor, Incisive Media; news editor, Hedge Funds Review; assistant online editor, Financial News Abigail Edge Technology editor,; editorial and community manager, Shorthand; journalism trainer, Society of Professional Journalists Josie Ensor Freelance reporter, Middle East Educator; Middle East correspondent, The Huffington Post; reporter, The Sunday Telegraph Katherine Evans The Independent Katherine Faulkner Manchester Evening News; assistant news editor, Daily Mail Patrick Galey Blogger, Huffington Post; reporter, Bureau of Investigative Journalism; reporter, Agence France Press (Paris) Hattie Garlick Online comment editor, The Times; blogger, Free Our Kids; writer, Talkingoffood; author Shona Ghosh Senior reporter, Marketing Magazine; technology editor, Haymarket Media Group; senior reporter, Business Insider UK Nicole Green Campaign director, Seven Hills; freelance PR consultant, The Supper Club; co-founder, Catch Communications Michael Haddon Web copy editor, property and support services reporter, banking reporter, agriculture reporter, Dow Jones Newswires Caroline Henshaw Editor, Agence France Press (Paris); editor, Agence France Press (Hong Kong); Myanmar Bureau Chief, Agence France Press (Yangon) Benjamin Hewitt Freelance, NME, The Quietus, The Guardian, Pitchfork Alice Hutton Reporter, The Cambridge News; senior reporter, Camden New Journal; broadcast journalist, BBC News Daniel Igra Reporter, Financial Times; legal associate, Reuters Christopher Jefferies News editor, Motor Boats Monthly; news editor, Motor Boats and Yachting; online yachts editor, Boat International Media

What’s the furthest you’ve ever gone to get a story?

Photo credit: Maja Kucova


Buying drugs from a darknet market and retrieving them from a dead drop. One of my best stories ever.

Alexey Kovalev Head of news, The Moscow Times (International, 2010) “’s the best time ever to be a journalist”

What’s the best place you’ve ever got to go as a journalist? Top of a stage light mast with a bunch of drunken roadies during a Rage Against the Machine show at EXIT festival in Serbia. What do you see in the future of journalism? Even more pressure for more page views and social media shares for even less money. On the other hand, it’s the best time ever to be a journalist, it’s never been easier to become one.

Also, you can get really specialised and carve out a niche for yourself because there’ll always be people interested in your beat. Who’s your favourite journalist at the moment? There are some great reporters in Russia, but as far as international media are concerned, that would probably be Julia Ioffe of The Atlantic — she’s a good friend. What is your worst journalistic habit? Procrastination, of course. There’s nothing worse than looking at a blank Word page, clock ticking, and thinking: “Oh just look at this BuzzFeed listicle.”

Alice Durrans Lara King News sub-editor, Daily Mail; assistant night editor, sub-editor, Mail on Sunday; associate Femail editor, Daily Mail Elizabeth Kirkwood Assistant editor, Aeon Magazine; readers’ liaison assistant, The Independent, I, IoS, Evening Standard Patrick Loughran Business editor, The Times Benjamin Martin Reporter, Bloomberg News; market reporter, city reporter, Daily Telegraph Beth Mellor Reporter, Bloomberg News (London); reporter, Bloomberg News (New York); deputy team leader, Bloomberg Simon Neville Business reporter, The Guardian; retail correspondent, Evening Standard; UK business editor, BuzzFeed Victoria Raimes Reporter, Edinburgh Evening News; news journalist, Sunday Mail Ltd; news journalist, Scottish Daily Record, Sunday Mail Ltd Alex Ralph Business reporter, The Times; market reporter, The Times Matthew Robinson Senior consultant, Limelight Public Relations; senior account manager, Limelight Public Relations; senior account manager, Metia Faaez Samadi Deputy editor, Global Competition Review; editor, PRWeek Asia, marketing editor, Haymarket Media Group Oliver Shah Chief reporter, Financial Times Business; reporter, City AM; business reporter, Sunday Times Saadeya Shamsuddin Freelance; journalist, BBC News Etan Smallman Features writer, The Times; reporter, The Australian; Trainee sub-editor, news sub-editor, Daily Mail; freelance Thomas Stubbington Reporter, Dow Jones Newswire; reporter, Wall Street Journal; economics correspondent, The Sunday Times Iain Withers Freelance; reporter, UBM; senior reporter, Building; news editor, Building

Magazine Joanna Abeyie Senior showbiz and entertainment news editor,; senior entertainment and new journalist, BBC; managing director, Hyden, SThree PLC Mandy Barder Intern, Greenmystyle.

com, Delightful Media; digital coordinator,; underwriting assistant, Pembroke Managing Agency Daniel Bennett News reporter,; reviews editor, BBC Focus; editor, BBC Focus Martina Booth Freelance, Press Gazette; editorial, New Civil Engineer; fellowship services coordinator, Royal Society of Arts Jess Bowie Assistant correspondent, Jiji Press; sub-editor, Civil Service World; editor, Civil Service World Duncan Brown Director, Unreal City Audio; developer, The Browser ; CEO, 1Pass William Daunt Editorial assistant, Royal United Services Institute’s Journal and Prospect campaign officer, limate Week; musician, Zulu Winter Nicola Davison Staff writer, China Daily film editor, Time Out (Shanghai); freelance (Shanghai) Stephen Eddie Sub-editor, Business Monitor International; content editor, Health Service Journal; news manager, Health Service Journal Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith Reporter, Marketing Magazine; reporter, PR Week: freelance, The Independent Joanne Ellul edia and P officer, Quoted Data; press and marketing officer, utherford ilkinson td press and marketing support, Highland Capital Partners Ltd Priscilla Eyles Communications coordinator, Catalyst Housing Ltd; freelance writer, Soundblab, Don’t Panic, Front Row Reviews; communications and marketing professional, Front Row Reviews Phoebe Ferris-Rotman Operations assistant, Artis Education; co-founder, producer, Palindrome Productions; associate producer, Boundless Theatre Abigail Gliddon Freelance (Little White Lies, Total Politics, The Guardian); acting production editor, Architects’ Journal Rosie Gogan-Keogh Deputy editor, (Myanmar); editor/account manager, Zahra Media Group; managing editor, Zahra Media Group Christopher Hall Assistant commissioning editor, Live, The Mail on Sunday; science and technology editor, Yahoo!; digital editor, Hannah Hudson Editor, Tesco Magazine Ireland; digital editor, The Club; deputy editor, Business Life

Katie Jacobs Staff writer, Haymarket Network; features editor, HR Magazine; editor, HR Magazine Gabrielle Jaffe Deputy editor, Time Out (Beijing); features editor, Coast Magazine; contributing editor, Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine Isabel Janner Editorial assistant, features writer, Take a Break Shelley Jones Deputy editor, Huck; producer, Finlandia; head of creative, TCOLondon Nick Johnstone Senior online reporter, deputy news editor, Property Week; coPublisher, Dalstonist Anna-Marie Julyan Digital editor, The Artful Diner; digital editor, Seven; staff writer, John Brown Media Group; features editor, Waitrose Food Magazine George Kiley New business manager, client relations, FC Business Intelligence; business development manager, One Connected Community; founder, True Colours 360 Ruth Lewy Commissioning editor, Saturday, The Times; features editor, Guardian Weekend Magazine; acting deputy editor, Guardian Weekend Magazine Kirsty McGregor Section editor, Community Care; news editor, Drapers; head of content, news and features, Drapers Charlotte Middlehurst Features editor, Time Out (Shanghai); managing editor, chinadialogue; managing editor, chinadialogue Sally Newall Online lifestyle editor, The Daily Telegraph; writer, Zone; editor, IndyBest Rachel O’Neill Head of business operations, Future edia, BB finance and business manager, myBBC and istribution senior finance manager digital, HSBC Rhian Owen Freelance; group editor, Meat Packing Journal ; group editor, Reby Media Sophie Payne Sub-editor, Good Homes; sub-editor, Ideal Home; deputy chief subeditor, Ideal Home Camilla Pemberton Reporter, beat editor, children’s editor, Community Care Ali Plumb Writer, Empire Online; movies editor, Digital Spy film critic, BBC Radio and 1Xtra

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BBC Radio and 1Xtra Tom Reid Unknown Jennifer Ruby Freelance arts and entertainment writer, Daily Mail; deputy showbiz editor, Yahoo; entertainment reporter, Evening Standard Claire Rutter Director, Penny Press; celebrity night editor, Trinity Mirror; assistant showbiz and TV editor, Daily Mirror lar ssa e a on e ore Staff writer, associate editor, books editor, Time Out (Beijing); freelance (Sydney) John Sunyer Staff writer, Time Out (Shanghai); life & arts editor, Financial Times; commissioning editor, Financial Times Weekend Kagem Tibaijuka Assistant, Specialist Schools and Academies Trust; owner, KT & Co (Tanzania); commercial director, LL Cosmetics Cian Traynor contributing editor, The Stool Pigeon; features writer, Irish Times; deputy editor, Huck Magazine Lauren Vanderkar Deputy editor, Lighting; researcher, BBC; researcher, Silver Research Productions Adam Welch Editor, Wonderland; senior editor, Spring Studios; deputy editor, Mr Porter; editor, Mr Porter Jesse Whittock Senior reporter and section editor, C21 Media; features reporter, Travel Trade Gazette; deputy editor, Television Business International Natalie Woolman Assistant producer, Leopard Films; assistant producer, Oxford Film and Television; assistant producer, BBC

Broadcast Jack Aldwinckle Video producer, The Economist; freelance producer, camera operator, editor, Al Jazeera (Bogota); Argentina and Uruguay correspondent, The Economist Lucas Atkin Trainee solicitor, Hill Dickinson LLP; associate, Hill Dickinson LLP; associate, Stephenson Hardwood (Singapore) Alliance Ruth Banks Newsroom journalist, ITV Meridian; production journalist, London Tonight (ITN); journalist, ITV News Esther Boateng Reception, Curtis Brown (literary and talent agency) Gareth Bebb Assistant producer, Watchdog; interviews producer, Sky News; senior broadcast journalist, BBC News Toby Clarke Digital producer, Inclusive Digital; account manager, Saatchi & Saatchi; global account director, Saatchi & Saatchi Conor Culkin Media and communications officer, abour Party account executive, H+A Marketing + PR; communications officer, pilepsy Ireland Smita Chandrashekar Journalism Trainee Scheme, BB press officer, Zoological Society of London Holly Ellyatt Assistant producer, CNBC; assistant news editor, CNBC; correspondent, CNBC Basmah Fahim Reporter and producer, Thomson Reuters; lead producer, Reuters Jo Fahy ZĂźrich correspondent, World Radio Switzerland, Swiss Broadcasting Corporation; multimedia journalist and social media co-lead, Sarah Fleming Unknown Lyndsey Giles Unknown Thomas Greaves Junior assistant producer, European Tour Productions; assistant producer and reporter, uropean Tour Productions olfing World, IMG; senior assistant producer, European Tour Productions Juliet Hofmann Digital media assistant,

Home ffice production coordinator, ford Scientific Films assistant producer, Mongoose Pictures Joanna Impey Europe reporter, editor, Deutsche Welle Radio; freelance (BBC World Service); assistant producer, BBC World Service Henry Jones Breakfast programme producer, BBC 5 Live Holly Jones News reporter, Town 102 FM (Ipswich); broadcast journalist, Capital FM Nisha Joshi Video journalist, reporter, Sky (Tyne and Wear); freelance (BBC North East & Cumbria); broadcast journalist (BBC North East & Cumbria) Alexandra King Video journalist, UN; multimedia producer, UN James Labous Senior researcher, Arrow Media; development researcher, NERD TV; senior researcher, junior assistant producer, Freelance TV Production Zahid Lalami TV news package producer, BBC News Katie Lamborn Video producer, ITN; broadcast press officer, ondon oo senior video editor (UK), Mail Online; reactive news editor, The Guardian Kate Lawrence Media production assistant, Espresso Education, Channel 4 Learning; assistant news editor, ITN; assistant producer, Twofour Productions Andrew Leitch Project manager, Leicester Comedy Festival; production manager, agent, corporate entertainment booker, Off the Kerb Productions Faarea Masud Broadcast journalist, BBC World Service (Bangladesh); broadcast journalist, presenter, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire; broadcast journalist, BBC News Darren McCaffrey News reporter, politics reporter, producer, Sky News; political correspondent, Sky News Steph Millar ommunications officer, Christchurch Borough Council and East Dorset District Council; internal communications executive Archie Onobu Associate producer N2K, ITN; assistant producer, Drum; assistant producer - The Dressing Room, STV Group plc Rose Palmer Broadcast journalist, Russia Today; research and communications officer, University ollege ondon deputy director, UCL Psychoanalysis Unit. Victoria Park Web producer, The Andrew Marr Show, BBC; broadcast journalist, BBC News; social news reporter, BBC News Amy Pickerill Head of campaigns, press office, oyal Bank of Scotland senior communications officer, ffice of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry Natalie Powell Assistant producer, France 24; producer, Sky News; reporter, video journalist, Feature Story News Melanie Ralph Broadcast journalist, BBC Breakfast; reporter and producer, Reuters; presenter, Thomson Reuters Makez Rikweda Producer, Associated Press; assistant Programme Editor, Al a eera freelance filmaker Julia Ross Production co-ordinator, researcher, BBC; brief writer, Radio 4; producer, The World at One at 50, BBC Harsha Sharma Board member, World Faith; digital communications, Portland Communications; group digital communications manager, GEMS Education Jennifer Shaw Producer, 24 Hours in police custody, The Garden Productions; development producer, True Vision Productions; shooting producer, True Vision Productions Adam Sich Production assistant, online

content producer, reporter, producer, ITN; YouTube channel manager, The Guardian Victoria Sill Home affairs producer, BBC London TV; producer BBC World TV News; senior broadcaster, BBC World Service Talitha Smith Casting assistant producer, Wall to wall; development assistant producer, Pi productions; assistant producer, Mentorn Media Jessica Westlake Freelance radio producer (Global Radio); researcher, CNN International James Williams Broadcast assistant, BBC Wales Cymru; political reporter, BBC Wales

TV Caj Rudabah Abbass Producer, CNN; producer, Channel 4; freelance (Al Jazeera) Antonya Allen Assistant producer, CNBC; programme producer, London Live ESTV; consultant, SCL Group Masha Akbarzadeh Unknown James Allnutt Researcher, BBC Television; assistant producer, Impossible Factual Ltd; assistant producer, Spun Gold TV Charlotte Bingham Producer, Sky News Georgina Brewer Royal producer, ITV news; news international affairs producer, ITV Natalie Campbell Co-founder and director, A Very Good Company, blogger,; Board Member, Big Lottery Fund Kate Collins media coordinator, BBC News; foreign affairs analyst, BBC; producer, The World at One, BBC; Westminster producer, BBC News Jennifer Conway Unknown Oliver Costamagna Commentator, associate producer, PERFORM; producer, ITN; freelance broadcast reporter, London correspondent, Sky (Italy) Rayhan Demetrie Central Asia correspondent, BBC News; Caucasus correspondent Vicki Ferrar Broadcast journalist, Latin America producer, Associated Press; Deputy Regional Editor, Video, Europe & Africa, Associated Press Alexandra Fowle Unknown Alexander Frangeskides News assistant, assistant producer, CNBC; broadcast journalist, Bloomberg Nick Gilbert Intern, CNN; production assistant, IT media officer, ruglink researcher, Blakeway productions Rebecca Greig Interviewer, Future First; producer, Al Jazeera English; International editor, IBT Media Gayan Gunaratne Unknown Simon Keating Video journalist, managing director, Bitesize Films Sally Lockwood Reporter, ITV Central; reporter, ITV Daybreak; reporter, presenter, 5News; reporter, presenter, ITV News Hannah Macinnes Unknown Tobias Mews Freelance multimedia producer, Mews Multi-Media; adventure sports ournalist and filmmaker, Tobias Mews Productions; founder and editor, Hard as Trails Edward C Prior Producer, BBC Breakfast; co-founder, host, Celluloid Heroes Radio; Consultant, Walter James Nitya Rajan Content editor, MSN; journalist, ITN; Tech reporter, Huffington Post; producer, Huffington Post Emma Ward Owner, GA Productions; reporter, assistant producer, IMG Media Giles Winn Programme editor, Channel

5 News; editor, Murnaghan, Sky News; interviews editor, Sky News Nabeela Zahir Producer, Newsnight, Channel 4 News; broadcast journalist, news producer, BBC World News TV; producer, Al Jazeera Media Network

Investigative Pakinam Amer Contributing senior editor, Egypt Today; deputy editor-inchief, Nature Publishing Group George Arbuthnott Intern, Associated Newspapers; investigative journalist, The Sunday Times; deputy insight editor, The Sunday Times Matthew Bardo Investigative researcher, Inside Out, BBC South; producer, BBC Eve Critchley igital officer, senior digital officer, digital community officer, Mind; Head of digital, Mind Alexandra Dimiziani Content director, Coca-Cola; European marketing director, Airbnb global marketing director, Airbnb Penelope East Communications executive, The Princeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Regeneration Trust; media and marketing account manager, Comic Relief, head of communications, SafeLives Sara Firth Broadcast journalist, Russia Today (Moscow); freelance TV correspondent & photojournalist George Grant Conservative parliamentary candidate, Bradford West, trustee, Tempus Novo; Chairman, Tempus Novo Sarah Hiddleston Unknown Victoria Hollingsworth Co-producer, Starsuckers, Channel 4; assistant producer, BBC Worldwide Lucy Jordan Stringer, Platts; researcher, The New York Times (Brazil); stringer, Anadolu Agency; freelance journalist Balihar Khalsa Senior reporter, Broadcast; dispatches researcher, October Films; assistant producer; documentary producer and director Oliver Laughland Researcher for investigative journalist Stephen Grey; The Guardian Australia; senior reporter, The Guardian (US) Anna Meisel Producer, BBC Radio Current Affairs; producer, BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, investigations producer; BBC Radio Current Affairs Rebecca Pritchard Reporter, Legal Business; reporter, Private Equity News; hedge fund reporter; Financial News Emma Slater Freelance, The Telegraph, The Guardian, assistant producer, October Films; assisstant producer, ITV Elinor Zuke News editor, Harpers Wine & Spirit; news reporter, Insurance Times; director, Zuke Communications.

Erasmus Arush Chopra Senior analyst, The Asian Banker; sales and product, Duxton Asset Management, CEO, Just Herbs Larissa Haida Media Relations, Morgan Stanley press officer, F Srinivasan Jagannathan Chief news editor, The Hindu Business Line Robin Kawakami Web editor, digital features editor, Wall Street Journal; Senior editor, Today Show Kseniya Oksamytna Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate: Globalisation, the EU, and Multilateralism, senior lecturer, University of Warwick Fuchun (Frank) Tang China metals analyst, North Square Blue Oak; moderator, Reuters Gold Forum; Senior Editor, Oil Price Information Service Jigme Thinley Executive Reporter editor, Bhutan Broadcasting Service

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2009-2010 LISTINGS

Corporation Zijing Wu Reporter, Bloomberg; reporter, Asia Billionaires, Bloomberg LP (Hong Kong); investment manager, Meridian Capital


International Adwan Adwan Sports reporter, Abu Dhabi Sports; commentator, talkSPORT Nefeli Agkyridou Segment producer, Bloomberg TV; freelance assistant producer, Rueters Insider; associate producer, CNBC Kanika Ahuja Reporter, Zee News limited Yass Ajang Unknown Olamide Akintobi sub-editor, Nigerian Entertainment Today; producer/ presenter, EbonyLife TV Arzu Aliyeva Unknown Arash Anghaei PhD student, innovation studies, University of East London; visiting lecturer in Psychosocial Studies, University of East London Kathrine Anker; Deputy editor, Revo Media; editor, Lux Review Australia & New Zealand; editor, Cedar Communications Chiara Albanese Reporter, FX Week; reporter, financial reporter, Wall Street Journal Arzu Aliyeva Unknown Morade Azzouz TV producer & cameraman, Thomson Reuters; camera operator & video editor, Al Jazeera; camera operator and video editor, BBC Stefanie Bainum News reporter, ABC News 4; Co-host/reporter, Central Valley Today, KSEE24 Jelizaveta Belozerova Unknown Priyanka Boghani Freelance, CNN; senior reporter, Asian Private Banker Paola Bonfanti Special content director, 4IT group, wide and industrial printing content manager; Stratego Group Anna Brunetti Italy correspondent, Incisive edia financial services reporter, Mlex Market Intelligence; structured finance and FI reporter, Reuters Sakshi Budhraja Unknown Anelise Chagas Unknown Indu Chandrasekhar SEO executive, Telegraph Media Group; audience development manager, Wall Street Journal; Head of audience development, Marketwatch Jessica Chesko Intern, Travel, The Sunday Times; reservation sales agent, Apple Vacations; sales associate, Massage Envy Heather Christie Investment communications analyst, BlackRock; Vice President, BlackRock Ayesha Chundrigar Freelance (Asian Express, MenuOne); social media researcher, Cision Sergio Colombo Art director, 30G; freelance, Il Fatto Quotidiano (Rome); journalist, Lettera43 (Milan) Jaime Concha Associate editor, editor, International Coal, Platts; senior European natural gas reporter, Energy intelligence Kelly Cregg Unknown Milenna Da Unknown Allya Davidson Researcher, assistant producer, Clover Films; associate producer, The Fifth Estate, CBC Television; producer, Vice Canada Flora Desponts field producer, l Jazeera Rijuta Dey Editorial assistant, associate editor, IntraFish Media; freelance, The Hindu, staff editor; Einstein Medical

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Alice Lin Editorial intern, Chronicle Books; copy, content writer, Party City; copywriter, Tiny Prints Heng Lu Ethnography researcher, GMRA Ltd; research executive, Flamingo Michele Martinelli content executive, 4C Associates; content editor and copywriter,; content strategist, Money advice service Rachel McGovern Reporter, Euroweek; reporter, Debtwire; editor, Private Debt Investor; senior editor, S&P Capital IQ Financial Communications Pankti Mehta Senior correspondent, Hindustan Times, project manager, Mumbai Editors Lab an ana o Producer, HBO; senior producer documentary unit, Fusion; executive director of audio, Fusion Zahra Moloo Reporter, producer, IRIN News; freelance documentary producer and videographer, CCTV; Africa press consultant, Right Livlihood Award Foundation. Noha Morgan Live programming manager, OTV satellite channel; freelance TV and radio producer Ana Muhar London correspondent, Jutarnji list Samson Mujuda Deputy High Commissioner, Zambia High Commission (Namibia) Sneha Mundhra Senior writer, GoldOcean Communications India Private Ltd; freelance content strategist Saad Mustafa Sub-editor, Daily Times; senior communications officer, epartment for International Development (DFID); executive director, ensure learning Carlo Nassetti; editor, marketing assistant, Editorial Fundamentos; ebook and digital products manager, Ediciones Turner SL; digital content producer, Centaur Communications Ijeoma Ndukwe Freelance, ITV, BBC, Channel 4 Emma Nilsson Video editor, Betfair; TV listings editor, Swedish editor/listings writer, Red Bee Media Yoletta Nyirakanyange Unknown Kirstine Nystrom Producer assistant, SBS Broadcasting; web producer, Discovery Networks Denmark; law student Victoria Onofreiciuc Trainee, The European Commission; IBF International Consulting; public relations, EU Delegation to Moldova Fidelis Onyedikam Unknown Ilonka Oudenampsen Senior correspondent, Pageant Media; senior correspondent, Mena Insurance Review; assistant editor, Newsquest Specialist Media Ltd Kinga Papp Associate director MediaCom; creative strategist, senior brand planner, Saatchi & Saatchi London; brand planning director, Saatchi & Saatchi Maria Pappa Financial reporter, Star Channel (Athens News Agency) Kyriakos Penintaex Unknown Melesiana Phiri TV presenter/producer, reporter, assignments editor, Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation Sunniya Pirzada Freelance (Al Jazeera English, Qatar) Anna Pitton Marketing manager, Assinform/Dal Cin Editore; reporter, Messaggero Veneto (Italy); marketing services operator, Silca S.p.A. fsaneh a Deputy editor, Nico Magazine; associate publisher, Twin Magazine; freelance Martina Reinstadler Social media researcher, Cision; radio presenter, Teleradio Vinschgau (Italy); journalist, hds Unione (Italy) Anna Reitman

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Broadcast Jessica Banham Broadcast journalist, BBC South East Today Amy Blackburn Freelance producer hannel ews, IT live subtitler, Independent edia Support team leader, Red Bee Media Helena Carter Presenter, reporter, IT reporter, IT ews Lucie Charlton Producer, BSkyB; producer, Sky News Tonight; freelance journalist, producer Rachael Church Fundraising campaign manager, ompton Fundraising senior

development manager, Peterborough Cathedral Sarah Collinson Assistant producer, digital producer, Blakeway Productions; producer, mos Pictures Tom Croasdell Freelance; broadcast ournalist, dventure adio roup freelance reporter (BBC Essex, BBC adio ent, lobal adio Liz Emmett ccount manager, arat Enterprise; digital planner, digital account manager, ustralia Marvin Farquharson Unknown Sean Farrington Reporter, BBC News; reporter, presenter BB adio ive Steve Gardner igital producer, IT News; editor, VPoint News; editor of news output, Sky News Hannah Gibbons Assistant producer, This Week; researcher, The One Show; researcher, BBC Current Affairs Helen Glancy Producer, editor, Broadcorp; opinions and leaders manager, The Times Jason Grant Freelance (Media for evelopment facilitation and storytelling, Forgiveness Pro ect Benjamin Guy Researcher, October Films freelance broadcast ournalist BB orld Service, BB ondon Noreen Harewood Freelance broadcast journalist (Radio Jackie 107.8); producer, BB orld Service Antonia Harrison Press officer, ild ard P account manager, ulogy consultant, Blue Rubicon Hind Hassan International content producer, news producer, reporter, Sky ews International correspondent, ice News Tonight on HBO Victoria Holland Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Derby; broadcast journalist, BB South ast Today video ournalist, BBC Look North Daniel Howells Freelance broadcast ournalist and producer, IT northern news editor, IT ews Joanna Impey Broadcast journalist, Deutsche Welle; broadcast journalist, BB orld Service radio ournalist, BBC Outlook Ruth Jacob Content assistant, content editor, I primary school teaching assistant Robin James Freelance digital content producer; senior producer, online Producer entertainment IT nline YouTube creator and blogger - Man for Himself Corine Jess arketing manager, Harrow ollege director, am esidential td Aled John Producer, presenter, Monocle 24 programme manager, uardian ews & Media Caitlin Kennedy Freelance stringer, BB ews shortform video researcher, BB production coordinator, BH reative Kate Lawrence Media production assistant, Espresso Education, Channel 4 Learning; freelance assistant news editor, ews, IT assistant producer, Boundless Katy Lee Online editor, reporter, sia Pacific editor, reporter gence France-Presse Christina Macfarlane Reporter, Sports orrespondent, International Faarea Masud Sunrise adio itt Corporation; broadcast journalist, BBC News Francesca Mcleod Unknown Steffan Messenger Journalist, BBC Wales Felicity Morris evelopment researcher, BB development assistant producer, aw Television planning producer, Sky Datshiane Nayanayagam Journalist, BBC News; assistant producer, BBC livia Paterson Presenter producer,

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IT nglia Nicholas Reed-Clarke Business broadcast journalist, BBC News John Regan Freelance producer (Sky ews producer, l a eera field producer, TRT World Oliver Regan Freelance sports journalist Sky Sports ews, BB , IT Julia Ross Investigative researcher, Inside Out, BBC; planning, producer World At One, BBC Radio 4 Jennifer Shaw Producer, Lightbox; DV director, Channel 4; shooting producer Adam Sich Production assistant, online content producer, IT ouTube channel manager, The Guardian Jessica Stevens Speech and language therapist, Words First Ltd Charlie Thomson Senior football planner, Sky Sports News; account manager, T ustralia Frances Tillson Corporate ommunications anager, Bank of merica errill ynch Ayshah Tull Production trainee, assistant producer, presenter, BBC Newsround Micky Van Praagh Researcher, BBC; freelance producer ndemol U producer, Celebrity Big Brother Timothy Wallace Banking reporter, senior reporter, City AM; banking reporter, economics correspondent, The Telegraph Robert Watts Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Derby; early show presenter, BBC East Midlands radio; broadcast journalist, BB adio ive Joanne Whalley Producer, reporter, BBC Travel Show David Wilkinson Freelance broadcast ournalist, assignment editor, producer CNN Rebecca Williams eporter presenter, BBC; broadcast journalist, reporter, West of England Correspondent & Presenter, Sky News

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Investigative Julia Bradshaw Senior reporter, Financial advisor, Financial Times; companies writer, Investors Chronicle, Financial Times; business news editor, Daily Telegraph Rebecca Buchan Senior court reporter, The Aberdeen Press and Journal Sarah Clark Assistant producer, IT assistant producer, rrow Media; associate producer, Nutopia; evelopment Producer, ma ing Productions Claire Cooper Press officer, risis press officer, BB hildren in eed coalition media e ecutive, Press P fficer, Essex Police Ross Halliday ocumentary filmmaker, ocfactory independent filmmaker marketing communications and video production, Production Manager, I T P Matthew Holehouse Reporter, assistant news editor (online), Brussels correspondent, The Daily Telegraph; U U orrespondent, e arket Insight Carisma Kapoor Unknown Billy Kenber raduate trainee, The Times news reporter, investigations reporter, The Times Laura Klompenhouwer Reporter, ovum ieuws freelance editor liaison , edia esearcher, Pierre Kley-Gomez Unknown Nicholas Lancaster Business development e ecutive, reate igital edia reative arketing, riffin aw Simon Lewis Associate editor, business editor, The Cambodia Daily; freelance (South East Asia); Correspondent, euters yanmar Lidija Liegis Research associate, The isk dvisory roup ournalist, BQ Baltic; freelance writer, Discover Benelux magazine; Head of Research, Fas Agro

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Science Caroline Azad-Andish Contributing writer, Elements; foreign correspondent, T T I Tushna Commissariat Freelance; reporter, Physics World eviews and Careers Editor, Physics World Jennifer Green eb content manager, scheduling manager, IT Julius Goldthorpe ontent manager, Inspire adrid marketing and communications officer, recruitment manager, ccounting for International evelopment perations anager, n ay Training td. Aine Gormley Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Applied Sciences, ranfield University University ollege roningen academic staff, University of roningen Grace Howe Contributing writer, Elements Laura Husband eputy online maga ine editor, Progressive igital edia staff writer, P3; staff writer, Beauty Magazine; Pure Beauty editor, HP I edia Louis Jagger Contributing writer, Elements full time tutor, eystone Tutors Charlotte King unior scientific writer, uro S ife edicom copywriter, account manager, herry dvertising Hannah King Assistant producer, hildren in eed esearcher, ab U , BBC; North East reporter, BFBS Joseph Milton Intern, ature senior press officer for ental Health, Science edia entre senior media officer, Australian Science Media Centre Smitha Mundasad Broadcast journalist, BB ews ews eporter Presenter, BBC News Christine Ottery News editor, MRW; deputy editor, reenpeace nergydesk Freelance nvironmental ournalist and Writer Smitha Peter esearcher, Survival International Achintya Rao CMS Science ommunicator, Ph student, University of the est of ngland ommunications fficer, S periment, Ian Randall Ph student, University of Auckland; lead DBA, Oracle Apps; website developer, IPP Freelance Science Journalist and Writer Paul Rodgers Business and science editor, Jamaica Observer; Science ontributor, Freelance Science Writer Tiffany Stecker Reporter, ClimateWire (US); agriculture reporter, Greenwire; Biotech pesticides reporter, Bloomberg BNA Gulnura Toralieva Head of

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Monica Ainley Fashion features writer, Avenue 32; Social Media Editor, JOSEPH Fashion; community editor, The NET SET (NET-A-PORTER); Freelance Jouranlist and Brand Consultant Ole Kristian Alsaker Video producer, The Guardian; output editor, Ruptly; journalist, Deutche Welle Berlin Laila Ali Freelance (The Guardian); Spokesperson, World Food Programme Najah Alotaibi Alosaimi Asharq Alawsat newspaper (London); Researcher, Centre on Religion & Geopolitics Samah Altaweel Reporter, correspondent, Associated Press Middle East Service; anchor, broadcast journalist, Deutsche Welle TV; Talk Show Host, Deutche Welle Anna Anderson Keyworker, assessor, assessment team coordinator, Kids Company; family keyworker, London Borough of Bexley om ar el Features intern, political officer, Foreign and ommonwealth ffice eporter, FP News Agency Habiba Basiony Media production director, 3S Avenue; entertainment anchor and producer, Alhurra; presenter, Banafsaj on Dubai TV, Dubai Media Incorporated Beatrice Bedeschi Associate editor, editor, EMEA Oil, Platts (European Gas Markets); freelance oil, gas and power journalist Nathalie Biancheri Assistant producer, researcher, BBC; writer/director, The Crossing; producer, Gibberish; scriptwriter, The Listener; documentary filmmaker, I as Here Clémentine Blayo-Nogret MA in translation, subtitling and dubbing for cinema (Nice, France); youth publishing editor, France Télévisions Editions Numériques Maria Bleeg Freelance, Dagbladet Børsen; producer, subtitler, Special Broadcasting Service, Australia; journalist, Ritzaus Bureau; subtitler, SBS arol ne o n ouffle Senior TV producer, Bloomberg TV Africa; TV and multimedia producer, BBC; senior multimedia producer, The Sunday Times Alessandra Bonomolo Producer, Double Act Ltd.; producer, BBC Newsnight; development producer, BBC; producer, BBC Newsnight Alexandra Botines-Mora UK correspondent, Mundo Deportivo Marianne Bouchart Web producer, EMEA, Bloomberg News; communications director, Global Editors Network; founder and director, HEI-DA Viola Caon Italy correspondent, Open Door Media Ltd; Italy and Iberia correspondent, web news editor; funds senior reporter, IJGlobal Euromoney Institutional Investor Chiara Caprio Freelance (Al Jazeera, Corriere della Sera, Il Fatto Quotidia); video producer, Vice Media; senior producer, Vice Media Marine Casalis Correspondent, France 24, RFI, Tribune de Genève, Radio Vatican (Tunisia, Libya); correspondent, France 24, RFI, Le Temps (Libya) Paloma Casillas Baldres press officer, Spanish Senate; junior communication consultant, accounts executive, Planner Media; senior account executive, Evercom Arianna Catti De Gasperi Speaker, Vatican Radio; associate director of international admissions, John Cabot University Adam Chidell English teacher, Merchant Taylors’ School Carlotta Comparetti Freelance (La Nouca Sardegna); editor in chief, Lollove

Mag; content and social media manager, S S sonsultant, sia Pacific Department, Transparency International Alexander Court Digital producer, Sky News; digital features producer, CNN; digital editor, UNHCR Sara Custer Reporter, RHS Chelsea Flower Show; deputy editor, The PIE News; editor, The PIE News Muhammad Darwish Freelance (TV news video ournalist, field producer, Bloomberg LP; news reporter, CNN Ruchita Daswani Intern, News International assistant manager f uent Banking, Citibank India Mirjam de Jong Director of corporate film msterdam Alessandra Stefani de Medeiros Reporter, Record TV; freelance (Vice, Perform, KissBank, 12speak, Rede Record) Marleen De Rooy Web editor, Het Financieele Dagblad newspaper; business editor, NOS; political reporter, NOS Angeliki Delagrammatica Unknown Caroline Demopoulos Assistant news editor, video journalist, ITN Source; e ecutive assistant, lfama Films film producer, Goodnight Gigi, Mad Dogs, The Prevailing Winds Boyana Draganova Guest writer, Zaina Erhaim Media consultant, media trainer, Syria project coordinator, Institute for War and Peace; activist, ournalist, documentary filmmaker, Syria’s Rebellious Women Nikolaos Fatsios Unknown Mimi Flemming Post production coordinator, post production manager, Vice Media; content manager, The Project, Network Ten; general manager, Vice Australia Veronique Forge Freelance (French Media, L/onTOP magazine); founder and CEO, Business O Féminin Fabio Forin Intern, Grain Media; freelance (European Journalism Centre); freelance broadcaster/researcher, BBC 2 Mathilde Forissier Freelance (Altermind); journalist, Le Soldat Blanc ; died 2015 Lorenza Frigerio Blogger, Linkiesta. it; photojournalist, Demotix; account manager, The 10 Group; agency producer, Maverick Advertising and Design Annabel Fuller Legal assistant, Lake & Kentish Chambers; media and communications consultant, Island Living Investment Services Ltd.; executive assistant to director, Antigua and Barbuda Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping Amira Galal Monitoring journalist, Arabic media analyst, BBC World Service Group; site management support assistant, Danish Refugee Council/ Dansk Flygtningehjælp Riccardo Ghia EMEA industrial correspondent financial researcher, senior reporter, Mergermarket Anna Gorszynska Reporter, Academy FM; private banker – Sports and Entertainment, Coutts Ambra Guarnieri PhD student, SOAS, University of London; teaching assistant, SOAS, University of London Rachel Hall Intern, reporter, news editor, Law Business Research; public policy journalist, Research Katharine Helmore Freelance, The St. Petersburg Times; designer, Paul Smith; freelance editor, writer and designer Sara Hemrajani Assistant producer, Bloomberg TV (London); freelance TV news reporter, DMA Media; freelance TV producer/reporter, Reuters Tim Hilhorst Keyword editor, senior

marketing analyst, marketing operations manager Europe, ReachLocal; head of growth, Plugify Elizabeth Holliday TV reporter, WTEN-TV; communications associate, College and Community Fellowship; communications specialist, Columbia University School of Nursing Zoe Holman Intern, Institute of War and Peace Reporting; freelance; PhD researcher, University of Melbourne Vincent Huck Reporter, Timetric financial services Progressive edia Group; deputy editor, Timetric International Accounting Bulletin & The Accountant; group editor, Timetric Petrus Iliadis Press officer, eet dispatcher, LOCOG Noemi Ivicsics Freelance translator, Vice Media; online marketing executive, Fashion Eyewear; digital marketing coordinator, Oakley Babbals Jamwal Freelance documentaries researcher (ITN Productions) Mridulika Jha Reporter, Dainik Bhaskar; online media consultant, Greenpeace India Aarti Jitender Associate producer, Bloomberg TV (Hong Kong); assistant producer, CNBC TV18 Ole Kaemper Freelance editorial assistant (ZDF); freelance (Deutsche Welle); trainee, N24 Television; TV news editor, WeltN24 GmbH Saeed Kamali-Dehghan Correspondent, The Guardian; producer, HBO; staff journalist, The Guardian Jelena Kensborn Producer, co-founder, Upstart Media Fawad Khurshid Senior producer, Capital TV (Pakistan); director of news, Neo TV Network; broadcast journalist, Islamabad Carmen Ka-Man Kong Sub-editor, MouthLondon; editor, Europe & Me; freelance marketing consultant; senior marketing executive, Aspire Hong Kong Marco Leitão Silva Freelance radio producer; broadcast journalist, BBC World Service Fangchao Li Page Editor, 21st Century China Daily Austin Lindberg Online news editor, Car and Driver magazine (USA); general editor, ESPN FC Jonathan Lopez Research analyst, Intierra; reporter, Capital Structure; news reporter, ICIS; senior reporter, ICIS Dalia Lourenco Communications trainee, European Commission Representation (Lisbon); communication officer, T communications consultant, World Health Organization Megan Lucero Story producer, data journalist, data journalism editor, The Times and The Sunday Times; director of the data lab, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism Kabeer Mahajan Production manager, ESPN Star Sports; freelance assistant producer TV sports news, BBC; freelance (AP, CNN); project manager, Improve Digital Carlos Martin Tornero Voiceover artist, translator, Aparat Media; reporter, editor, Timetric; senior reporter, Responsible Investor Amit Masram HR manager Europe, Infoplus Technologies; HR consultant, Accenture UK; head of HR international business and HR programs, InfoCepts Niall McDonald Producer, Sky News; producer, Associated Press; writer and producer, CNN Muazzin Mehrban Communications e ecutive, Pfi er communications associate, Aramco Overseas Company anluc a e o ore Senior foreign

reporter, International Business Times UK; foreign news reporter, MailOnline; UK Real-Time News Reporter, Mashable Hamza Mohamed Freelance (SubSaharan, Africa); producer, Al Jazeera Media Network Anuradha Mojumdar Lead analyst, Pelucid/Startup Intelligence; head analyst, Gorkana; communications coordinator, McKinsey & Company Lillo Montalto Monella Online editor, Juventus Football Club; author, RealTime Journalism; real-time journalist, Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso Eugenio Montesano Freelance, Associated Press TV; Italian reporter, Citywire Global; Italian editor, Citywire Nishit Morsawala Editor, Arab Today; producer, Sky News; journalist, AlJazeera English, The Associated Press, The Guardian Anastasios Mpulassikis Communications executive, Eurosif; communications officer, uropean Association of Public Banks Zayn Nabbi Associate sports producer, CNN International; sports producer, CNN International eem a e Journalist, Economist Intelligence Unit; freelance reporter, Arab issues; freelance documentary translator (Al-Jazeera English, OR Media, Ultramarine Films) Shuhei Nakayama Researcher, Euromoney; production; cameraman, technical personnel, Fourex Sarah Noorbakhsh Runner, researcher, production coordinator, Don Productions Ltd; marketing executive, QS Quacquarelli Symonds; freelance, Japanese-English translator Nicole Ocran Senior researcher, deputy head of events, Celebrity Intelligence; head of events, Celebrity Intelligence Olushola Ojikutu Freelance; contributor, Times LIVE; blogger, MissOjikutu Sella Oneko German language press editor, Kantar Media Intelligence; online, radio and TV journalist, Deutsche Welle Annika Ostman Assistant producer, ITN; communications manager, Njema Helena; communications specialist, The World Bank; communications manager, Dag Hammarskjold Foundation Eunae Park Deputy director, Planning and Cooperation Team, National Assembly (Seoul) Maite Perez De Nanclares International relations researcher, University of the Basque Country; freelance (Digital Publications); coordinator, auditor, Kids&Us Maria Beltcheva (née Petchenikova) London correspondent, BTV (Bulgaria); manager public relations, Kauza Communications; CIS correspondent, Kallanish; PR manager, Dynamica Consulting Katie Poole Community manager, KashFlow; community manager, social media manager, TWM Unlimited agency; global assistant content manager, Unilever Akshata Rao Assistant producer, Bloomberg TV; multimedia journalist, producer, The Times Meredith Ross Social media marketing coordinator, Lushli; news anchor, i24news Silvia Rothlisberger Documentary producer, community outreach and project manager, Latin Elephant, Latin American Women’s Rights Service, Literary South Massimiliano Santalucia Assistant librarian, Mediateca Santa Teresa; blogger, France24; library assistant, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Newspaper Steve Anderson Digital homepage editor, The Independent; assistant app and news editor, The Independent; Daily Edition editor, The Independent Christopher Barker Editorial assistant, William Reed Business Media (France); markets reporter, Reed Elsevier; markets editor, Reed Elsevier Benjamin Bryant Trainee, reporter, The Daily Telegraph; writer, Vice; reporter, Vice News Ellie Buchdahl Freelance, the i paper;

foreign sub-editor, 21st Century China Daily (Beijing), editor, Education and Society at the British Council Martin Caparrotta Executive editor, The Sport Review Thomas Clarke Trainee sub-editor, Daily Mail; sports sub-editor, Daily Mail; analyst, BearingPoint; assistant sports editor, The Times Laura Cox Trainee reporter, deputy TV correspondent, Daily Mail Sam Cunningham Freelance football reporter, The Wardle Agency; trainee reporter, sports reporter, Daily Mail Joseph Dyke Freelance, Press Association (Lebanon); acting Middle East editor, IRIN (Dubai); reporter, Agence France Presse Ben Edwards Communications manager, Sodexo, freelance Emily Fairbairn News trainee, The Sun; feature writer, The Sun David Goodman Reporter, Bloomberg News Francesca Holloway Social media advisor, BFI; freelance content and social media, Sond; freelance social media consultant, The Tree Edward Kemp Reviews editor, All Out Cricket; writer and editor, TriNorth Ltd; features editor, All Out Cricket James Lachno Writer, editor, commissioner, Telegraph Media Group; editorial director, M&C Saatchi Charlie Lankston Editor, ArchLevel Report; features assistant, The Mail on Sunday; US Femail editor, MailOnline Mario Ledwith News reporter, The Scottish Mail on Sunday; trainee reporter, news reporter, Daily Mail Katie Linsell News reporter, corporate finance reporter, Bloomberg Spain , company debt reporter, Bloomberg News Caitlin Morrison Senior reporter, Incisive Media; night production editor, City AM; deputy digital editor, City AM Sarah Morrison Reporter, The Independent on Sunday; human rights correspondent, The Independent; general reporter, The Independent Oliver Nieburg Reporter, William Reed Business Media (France); site editor, Liam O’Brien Freelance, (The Independent, Daily Mail, the i newspaper Lucy Osborne Trainee, Scottish Daily Mail; news reporter, Daily Mail;

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Kira Savcenko Reporter, Bloomberg; assistant editor, Global Blue; blogger, Kira Is Wearing; editorial assistant, Rosanne Scammell Unknown Melanie Siekhaus ournalist, media r. com; junior project manager, wirDesign Bongani Siqoko Deputy editor, Daily Dispatch (South Africa); Editor-in-Chief, Daily Dispatch (South Africa) Catinka Sjoberg Producer, Mindpool Creative; project manager, Bond Street Film Tineka Smith Reporter, Progressive Digital Media; content and media manager, Bite; head of communications, UN Amishta Sohoraye Chief editor, The Student Press; social media manager,; marketing manager, Indigo FX Jennifer Spain Account manager, LinkShare Corporation; paralegal, iLaw; trainee solicitor, iLaw Anja Strejcek Reporter, News21 Silvia Suarez Reporter, Lottarox Agency; CEO, Speed and Sound magazine, digital marketing communications, Last Tour (Spain) Saravanan Sugamaran Head media analysis, Gorkana; media analyst, Precise Media Roland Sylvester Journalist, KyivPost Devika Tandon Freelance, Al Jazeera English (Delhi); external staff, World Economic Forum Priya Thakral Screenwriting, London Film Academy; information analysist, Global Rescue LLC Julie Hornbek Toft News reporter, Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten (Denmark); journalist, mediawatch. dk financial ournalist, Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten Eric Van Den Berg Markets reporter, Lloyd’s List; internet coordinator, PowNed; head of online, RTV NH (Netherlands) Gemma Van Der Kamp Journalist, Fontys Hogescholen; lecturer in innovative journalism, Fontys Hogeschool voor Journalistiek; Lecturer, Fontys Hogescholen Caroline Van Soelen Freelance radio editor (Lives on Record); researcher, Zuisenwind Filmproductions; journalist, RTL Nederland Polina Vezhan International affairs reporter, Zvezda TV Channel; editor and presenter, Radio Stream UK; voiceover talent Jenna Voigt News reporter, Financial Times; investment and corporate content editor, FE Trustnet; research analyst, Rathbone Brothers Plc Karin Wasteson Financial journalist, Last World Media Ltd; programme manager, EMEA, Markets Group; director, Blue Iris Capital Ltd. Elizabeth Wolfe News producer, NBC; digital news editor, Chicago Tribune Lantian Xu Unknown Yinuo Zhou Anchorwoman, HK Satellite TV; news broadcaster, HKSTV

investigations correspondent, Daily Mail Michael Pope Unknown Rajvir Rai Trainee reporter, sports writer, Daily Mail; news editor, Sky Sports News Alexander Sharp Reporter, Eurosport; reporter, Wardles Agency; freelance (, LTA, MailOnline and Livewire) Emine Sinmaz Graduate trainee, news reporter, Daily Mail Patrick Smith Media editor, BuzzFeed; senior reporter, BuzzFeed Jenny Stevens Freelance, The Independent; deputy news editor, NME; commissioning editor, culture desk, The Guardian; managing editor, Vice UK Alex Webb European transport reporter, industrials reporter, Bloomberg (Germany) Holly Welham Foreign expert, 21st Century China Daily; news reporter, FE Week; education writer, The Guardian Ben Whitelaw Communities editor, head of community development, The Times Helena Williams News assistant, International News Safety Institute; freelance (Reuters, The Sunday Times, The Independent, Wired) Catherine Wylie Reporter, Press Association Charlotte Young Trainee sub-editor, Daily Mail

Magazine Dipal Acharya Features associate, ES Magazine; commissioning editor, ES Magazine Katy Balls Staff reporter, The Daily Telegraph; diary editor, The Spectator; political correspondent, The Spectator Charlotte Barnes Editorial assistant, planner, Redwood Publishing Jordan Bassett Sub-editor, web producer, PrintWeek; staff writer, Redwood Publishing; staff writer, NME Joseph Brothwell Assistant editor, reallife features, Press Association; deputy editor, Chat magazine; associate editor, That’s Life! Ianthe Butt Commissioning editor, British Airways High Life; features editor, Condé Nast Traveller; freelance Katherine Button Media assistant, assistant press officer, HS pro ect What’s the best thing about your job?

What is your worst journalistic habit?

Things aren’t arranged along the lines of the traditional beat. We’re invited to be “obsessed” with certain things. You’re given a lot of autonomy, so there’s lots of scope for finding unusual stories.

Working on too many projects at the same time. Sometimes it’s necessary, you might be waiting after putting feelers out and things can come up unexpectedly. Stuff happens all the time, so you have to be alive to it. But I would love to dice up my time a bit less.

Who is your dream interview?

Cassie Werber Writer, Quartz (Erasmus, 2011) “The future of journalism?

officer, Sustain Sophie Caldecott Section editor, Source Intelligence magazine; headline writer, Verily magazine; editor-in-chief, A Better Place Journal Sophie Charara Reviewer, Stuff; features editor, Wareable Clare Conway Features writer, The Sunday Times Magazine Elizabeth Davis Staff writer, BBC Music Magazine; programmes department, Royal Opera House Alys Denby Trainee sub-editor, subeditor, Daily Mail; political researcher Emma Dibdin Freelance (Total Film, Little White Lies); features editor, Digital Spy; global content editor, HMI Digital Libby Galvin Trainee sub-editor, Daily Mail; sub-editor, Daily Mail; commissioning editor, Daily Mail Weekend magazine Jemima Boost (née Gilbert) Digital editor, The Resident; content editor, Pearlshare; social media and digital content consultant, Perowne International Aleeza Khan Bradner (née Khan) Editor-in-chief, ION Magazine (Canada); office and events manager, Facebook Vancouver; content production specialist, Hoot Suite Michael Klimes Assistant correspondent, Jiji Press; business journalist, International Business Times UK; correspondent, Professional Pensions Helena Lee Lifestyle writer, City AM; features editor, Harper’s Bazaar Katherine Lough Editorial assistant, August Media; Going Out online editor, Evening Standard; Digital lifestyle editor, Evening Standard Stevie Martin Contributor, Company Magazine; freelance, Broadly; contributing editor, The Debrief Daniel Masoliver Writer, FHM; features writer, contributing editor, Men’s Health Sophie Monks Kaufman Deputy editor, The London Word; writer and researcher, Endemol; staff writer, Little White Lies Nicola Osman Commissioning editor, Woman, Woman’s Own; senior commissioning editor, Good Housekeeping

Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy — the writers of Westworld, the HBO TV series. I love that they worked on it as a [married] couple. I want to speak to them about how a professional relationship can feed into a personal one, and vice versa. Who’s your favourite journalist at the moment? Sarah Koenig, the American journalist who created the Serial podcast. It’s exceptionally well researched — they find every bit of information and talk to everyone. There are no unsatisfying gaps.

What do you see in the future of journalism? efinitely robots. obot written news will become more prevalent. There is a kind of journalism that can be written by a machine, slotting new numbers into a story that’s the same every day apart from changes in data. I think that journalists will have to fight very hard for their place in the world – there’s a lot of challenge from all sorts of areas. They’ll have to keep on justifying what they do by doing it really well.

Definitely robots Charley Ross

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Rakesh Ramchurn Editorial assistant, Architects’ Journal, freelance (The Evening Standard, The Independent) Jennifer Roper Features and supplements editor, Print Week; deputy editor, Airlines International and S&PA Professional; deputy editor, HR Magazine Ian Steadman Junior staff writer, Wired; science and technology writer, New Statesman; editor, How We Get To Next Helen Stuart Showbiz writer, Woman’s Own; deputy celebrity writer, Woman; Freelance showbiz writer, IPC Miranda Thompson Assistant editor, August Media; senior writer, Woman’s Weekly; junior commissioning Editor, You Magazine Harriet Thurley Features writer, Bella; features writer, Cosmopolitan; Researcher, ITV Loose Women Andrew Tweddle Project manager, The Church of London; creative producer, McCann London; senior producer, Human After All l a a e el Intern, ES Magazine; editorial assistant, Porter

Broadcast Sheun Adelasoye Writer, WhoisthatgirlUK; Journalist, House of Commons Philip Allen Assistant Producer, Bigger Pictures; video journalist, news producer, Telegraph Media Group; UK Assisant video editor, MailOnline Emily Archer Researcher, Betty; broadcast team researcher, Comic Relief, assistant producer, Comic Relief Ellen Arnold Campaign producer, Tiger Aspect Productions; researcher, Blast!

Films; senior producer, Blast! Films Vanessa Baffoe Reporter, presenter, London Live; reporter, London Live ESTV; presenter, BBC Look East Caron Bell Production journalist, ITV West and Westcountry; reporter, ITV West Country; health reporter, ITV West Country Rebecca Bell Freelance producer, Sky News; broadcast producer, BBC News; news editor, Kingdom FM Harriet Bird Researcher, Landmark Films; producer, Minnow Films; Producer, Blast!Films Samuel Bradley Account executive, London Communications Agency, Harriet Bradshaw Broadcast journalist, news reader, Radio Jackie; producer, director BBC (Jersey); Reporter, BBC Exeter, East Devon Robert Carragher Freelance sub-editor, Sky Gauhar Chohan Editor, Template news; editor, Distant Echo Toby Coaker Unknown Emily Craig Freelance researcher (Talkback Thames); investigative researcher, BBC current affairs; political analyst, BBC Chris Creegan Producer and director, Sports Tonight Live; producer; Sky News for iPad, Journalist, Sky News Ross Cullen Text producer, world news producer, Sky News; Business news producer, Sky News Clare Davis Video producer, digital producer, Tesco; freelance, Guardian (Australia); content producer, M&C Saatchi Australia Alex Dibble Newsreader, Radio City 96.7 FM Liverpool; newsreader, BBC Radio Merseyside Laura Ewen Intern, PR Matters;

Sebastian Payne Photo credit: Financial Times

Political leader writer, Financial Times (Investigative, 2011) “We know so little about Theresa May...” Who is your dream interview? Philip May. We know so little about Theresa May and he’s probably the only person who can unlock the enigma. What do you see in the future of journalism? A bright one. Most outlets have learnt to walk and chew gum at the same time, realising that the digital revolution is an opportunity, not a threat. But the change has not stopped, you have to keep finding new sources, learning new skills and, most importantly, reading as much as you can. What’s the best thing about your job? Each day I am fortunate enough to work with the FT’s columnists, editors and leader writers as we debate what is in the news. Everything our paper

believes about the world was challenged in 2016, so it’s a fantastically exciting time to be in opinion journalism. What’s the furthest you’ve ever gone to get a story? During the 2015 general election I used my savings to buy an old red Mini Cooper and drove it to a different part of the country each week to see how the campaign was playing out. The car broke down frequently and the repairs almost bankrupted me several times. What’s the most memorable interview you’ve ever done? Senator Ted Cruz on the eve of the 2014 US elections. He told me there was a Republican tide sweeping across America and the Tea Party would declare war on the White House. He was eventually right on both counts.

Nicholas Earl

senior account manager, Freud Communications Catherine Farnsworth Unknown Umar Farooq TV producer, Sports Tonight; communities and social media journalist, The Times; news production journalist, ITV Hanna Flint Entertainment writer, Daily Mail; Acting entertainment editor, Metro; Digital entertainment editor, OK Magazine Philip Georgiadis Reporter, Dow Jones Newswires, Wall Street Journal; researcher, Comic Relief; Reporter, Wall Street Journal Claire Gilmore Runner, ABC news; marketing executive, CUP; ommunications fficer, ambridge International Examinations James Glynn Broadcast journalist, BBC World Service Julia Greenaway News editor, Time 107.5 FM chael reen el Graduate scheme, deputy foreign news editor, specialist sports and technology producer, Sky News Lucy Hewitt Video producer, Future Publishing; video manager, ASOS Vanessa Holland Marketing manager, Socrates Communications; marketing manager, Hanover Private ffice vice president of marketing and sales (UK,EU), Sabre Global Services Riaz Jugon Producer, Freemantle Edit Services; social video producer, BBC Radio 5 Live; Facebook live producer, BBC News Anisa Kadri Broadcast journalist, Tindle Radio; community publisher, Associated Northcliffe Digital; broadcast journalist, BBC Linzi Kinghorn Broadcast journalist, Global Radio London; broadcast journalist, LBC; interview producer, Al Jazeera Alexandra Lawton Presenter, 106.5 Riviera Radio; broadcast journalist and presenter, Radio France International and France24 Emily Lingard Creative producer, Photosound; producer, All About Brands Plc; production manager CTN Communications Ruth Maclean Reporter, The Times (Africa); West Africa correspondent, Guardian News & Media Kirsty Malcolm Video journalist, STV Commercial; broadcast producer, TNR communications at Press Association Fiona Marley Assistant news editor, ITV; broadcast assistant, BBC News; onscreen video journalist, ITV Kirsty Mcquire Freelance arts writer, The Londonist, The Hackney Citizen, Amelia’s Magazine; freelance broadcaster, BBC Francesca Oldham Marketing executive, The Cambridge Education Group; marketing executive, BoilerJuice; marketing manager, Grand Arcade Jessica Parker Producer, Global Radio; broadcast journalist, Passion Radio Oxford; political reporter, BBC Joseph Pike Producer, assistant producer, LBC; political journalist, ITV News Border; author Isabel Sutton Producer, Just Radio; television development, Ten Alps Plc; assitant producer, Blakeway Productions Rosanna Tennant Marketing and communications assistant, Oliver Sweeney; presenter, Pole Position; account director, In uence Sports Sophia Thompson Assistant producer, One Born Every Minute, ragon y Film and Television; assistant producer, 24 hours in A&E, The Garden Productions Lucy Towers Assistant news editor, ITN; producer, Middle East Extra, Associated

Press; freelance multimedia journalist, Channel 4 News Hugo Williams Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 4; broadcast journalist and radio producer, BBC World Service; multimedia journalist, BBC Online Africa Francesca Wilski Account director, Fallon London; Freelance partners and sponsors lead, Project Everyone; Freelance, TV Creative Natalie Wright Reporter, BBC Gloucestershire; assistant producer, ITN; producer, ITN news

TV Olivia Bolton Video news producer, The Daily Telegraph, Supervising Producer, Video CNN (London) Anna Bucks Assistant producer, The Agenda, ITV, freelance BBC, ITN Joshua Cheesman ffice manager, co ordinator, Pentacle The Virtual Business School Jil Dallmayr Media consultant, MYO Swimwear; marketing consultant, London Management Company; director, Truly Bespoke Ltd Rachael Davies Freelance, Prospect; assistant producer, Raw Cut TV Helen Doyle Producer, Sky News, Al Jazeera Media Network, senior business editor, Channel NewsAsia, Singapore Thomas Ellis Unknown Sandra Gathmann Gonzalez Video journalist, Feature Story News; news correspondent, TRT world, Harriet Hamilton Assistant news editor, ITV News (Washington DC), Abigail Harper Unknown Caroline James Freelance (Associated Press Television News, Sky News); foreign desk news editor, Sky News Ian Kearney Producer, Sky News; producer, Daybreak (ITV); producer, Good Morning Britain; Board member, London Irish Business Society Hannah Keep Researcher, ITV; researcher, BBC; casting producer, The Garden Productions Nicholas Kwek Producer, BBC News Georgina Leggate Producer, Daybreak, ITV; producer, senior news editor, ITV Good Morning Britain Natasha Malcolm-Brown Reporter, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire; papers producer, The Andrew Marr Show, BBC One; broadcast journalist, BBC Berkshire Kingsley Steven Peiris Journalist, BBC Pinar Sevinclidir Researcher, monitoring analyst, BBC

Investigative Shaima Al-Obaidi Media assistant, Alzheimer’s Society Thomas Boadle Interviews producer, Sky News; producer, Sky News Sunrise, political news editor, Sky News Dawn Burrows Unknown Mike Doherty Reporter, Travellers’ Times media officer, Irish Traveller Movement in Britain, freelance, Guardian Janine Fotiadis-Negreponte Freelance; journalist and writer, Haymarket Sam Francis Researcher, BBC Parliament; researcher, BBC Radio 4 Specials Jake Lofdahl Editorial assistant, Perform Group; producer/editor, BT Sport Katherine Loweth Freelance, (Channel 4, The Guardian) Dale Mcewan Reporter, The Lawyer; reporter, Kurdistan News Agency; presenter, That’s Solent TV, Portsmouth Sebastian Payne Data reporter, The Daily Telegraph; Online Editor, The Spectator; Digital Comment Editor,

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2011-2012 LISTINGS

Financial Times David Pegg Researcher, October Films; Reporter, The Guardian Jasper Piddock Jackson Reporter, Mobile News editor, The edia Briefing Riah Pryor Editorial assistant, The Art Newspaper; head of development, events and operations, Focal Point Gallery; head of content and programmes, The Cheltenham Trust Alice Ross Bureau of Investigative Journalism; Reporter, Times Red Box; Reporter, The Guardian Sarah Stewart Web editor, Property Week; senior editor, Shelter, writer, Government Digital Service, London Jamie Thunder Researcher, Westminster Education Forum; policy and communications officer, The oney Charity; policy analyst, Which?

Wall Street Journal; Senior PR and Communications Executive, Robert Walters, communications specialist, GE (Tokyo) Darshini Shah Hedge funds editor, Bloomberg Briefs finance team leader, Bloomberg, team leader, Bloomberg Briefs Maria Sovago Freelance (Financial Times) Conor Sullivan Trainee production journalist, sub-editor, news editor, Financial Times Danwei Zhang Journalist, China Newsweek; director of international business, Dark Horse Venture; managing partner UpHonest Capital (Beijing)


Elizabeth Bates Researcher for John Kay, Financial Times; Researcher, James Bloodworth Blogger, The Independent; Editor,; Columnist, IB Times (UK) Andrew Bradley Broadcast Journalist, BBC; Producer, This Week, BBC, producer, Peston on Sunday, ITV Rosanna Cobb Research assistant for Don Foster MP; Research assistant for Ivor Gaber, University of Sussex Matt Foster Home Affairs reporter, ForesightNews; Assistant News Editor, PoliticsHome; Deputy/online editor, Civil Service World Nada Issa Producer, TIMA; shooting director, Breakthrough Media; producer, Discovery Networks International Tonje Iversen UK correspondent, P4 Norwegian Radio Panagiotis Katsaras Unknown Alexander Lawson Account executive, Adam Kluger Public Relations; public policy and communications, ISBA; business news editor, Evening Standard Sam Macrory Political editor, The House Magazine; Editor, Total Politics; Broadcast Journalist, BBC Fahim Malyar Cultural advisor, Morgan Language Services; Linguist, Mobius Industries USA Daniel Mcclendon Unknown Konstantinos Memmos Senior associate, Advocate/Burson-Marsteller; communications manager, Athens Medical Group Daria Orlova Associate Russian editor, Global Blue; Correspondent,, social media editor, Global Blue Pavlina Papashimova Communications assistant, Marketing and Communications Manager, Murphy Group Paul Prentice Assistant news editor, Rail; member of the editorial board, Rail Technology Andrew Richards Unknown Sofya Shahab Afghanistan Research and valuation ommunications fficer, Afghanaid; Communications Manager, Afghanaid Andrew Tarrant Senior parliamentary adviser, office of regg c lymont P, Shadow Minister for Pensions; adviser on the U eferendum, ffice of Pat McFadden MP, Shadow Minister for Europe; head of policy and government relations, B&CE Amie Tsang World news desk, Financial Times; reporter, business reporter, The New York Times

Jennifer Appleton Recruitment consultant, PSR Solutions James Brooks Science editor, BioNews, Progress Educational Trust; assistant editor, funding insight, Research Europe Rebecca Hill Editor, Funding Insight; news editor, research, online editor PublicTechnology Michael Jones Research communications assistant, Imperial College London; PR and social media officer, S I Fareha Lasker Senior account executive, Tonic Life Communications; senior account executive, Proof Communication UK; account manager AprilSix Proof Ann-Kathrin Lindemann Research Assistant, University of Hohenheim Richard Masters Web content manager and designer (Singapore) Abigail Millar Features writer, Progressive Digital Media Debora Miranda Technical communications officer, ondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicinel; fellow, Social Impact Lab Louise Ogden Web editor, British Science Association; head of communications, British Science Association Lorna Powell Freelance medical journalist John Serle English editor, AK News Djuke Veldhuis Editor, ResearchSEA; researcher, Aarhus University

Financial Tanya Ashreena Writer, Pensions Week, Financial Times; Copy Editor Wall Street Journal (London) Odette Berg Field producer, Bloomberg TV, programming director, Bloomberg Live EMEA Emily Blewett Editor, Citywire Manoah Esipisu Acting head of press, Commonwealth Secretariat; state house spokesperson (Kenya), secretary, ecutive ffice of the President of Kenya Jennifer Francis Writer, Financial Times; Content Editor, the Mergermarket group; Marketing Manager, Thomas Reuters Ranjana Gupta European LNG and Gas reporter, Energy Intelligence; LNG specialist, ICIS-Heren Satheesan Kanady Deputy Business Editor, The Peninsula (Qatar) Huaiyuan Lu Researcher, FT China onfidential associate, ade Invest. eal Estate Finance M&G Miyuki Seguchi Market reporter,


Erasmus Miko Cara Schneider Corporate responsibility co-ordinator, Lakehouse;

internal communications officer, employee engagement manager, Family Mosaic na o a er ue ra Deputy Editor, ECM Mergermarket Ying Diao UK correspondent, China Daily Eeva Marjatta Eronen Writer, foreign news desk, HelsinginSanomat Mats Wedervang Reporter, TV 2 (Norway) Frederik Fischer Co-founder, CEO, Tazaldoo; co-founder of MundusMedia; chief editor, piqdGmbh Sarka Halasova redit and fi ed income reporter, Dow Jones Newswires, Wall Street Journal Mads Stampe Hansen Media project manager, communication and press officer, anish ssociation for the Disabled Namitha Jagadeesh Staff writer, Mint (HT Media Ltd); reporter, Bloomberg, editor Bloomberg LP Ilka Kopplin Reporter, Dow Jones News, Wall Street Journal; automotive reporter, Dow Jones Newswires, reporter, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Magdalena Kufrej Communication assistant, European Commission; media officer, uropean esearch ouncil communications manager, Innovation and Networks Executive Agency Anders Lammers Freelance Belinda Lopez Features executive producer All the Best, FBi, Community Broadcasting Association of Australia; producer, This is About podcast, ABC Radio National Stephen Robert Morse Head of marketing, communications and advertising,; producer, Amanda Knox, et i ocumentary managing partner OBSERVATORY London Vitaly Pojarsky Payment services analyst, PokerStars Lasse Berg Sørensen Journalist, DR Nyheder (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) Cassie Werber Assistant online editor, Financial News; reporter, Wall Street Journal; reporter, Quartz


International Olajumoke Akiyode Journalist, Ovation International (Nigeria); head ICT correspondent, BusinessDay Media Sophie Anmuth Blogger, Slate magazine; correspondent, Libération Médias; correspondent, L’Express Katherine Anker Deputy editor, Lux Magazine, Lux Review; editor, Cedar Communications Teodora Barzakova Runner, BBC World Service; Al Jazeera English; GRN Live; freelance, BBC World Service Andreas Baumann Project assistant, Ramboll; management consultant; journalist, Mandag Morgen (Copenhagen) Michele Bertelli Researcher, Videonews Mediaset; video journalist, La Repubblica; iInteractive journalist, Grantee, European Journalism Centre Birce Bora Freelance, BBC World Service Turkey, producer, Al Jazeera Media Network Clea Broadhurst Journalist, FrenchCinema London; freelance producer, TFI; correspondent, Radio France Internationale Laurens Cerulus Freelance (The Independent, BBC, Monocle); news

reporter and assistant communications,; web producer, Politico Carlo Cerutti Reporter, Editoriale Laudense; reporter, Thompson Reuters; reporter and presenter, Class Cnbc Min-Huei Cheng Operations director, IZEN Marketing Limited Nicolette Christian Freelance Helena Da Rocha Alves Unknown Marina Daras European reporter, Financial reporter, Incisive Media; Freelance London correspondent, Radio France, RFI, RTS Simon Day Reporter, Sunday Star Times (New Zealand); media advisor, World Vision NZ Sara Delgrossi Trainee, European Parliament; features intern, CNN; digital freelance associate producer, CNN Ceren Deniz Intern, Foreign News Service, Hurriyet Media Towers (Istanbul); researcher, DETAY/VTY Elena Dimama Egnatia TV (Greece); editor, Precise Media Eva Dumontet Freelance (Le Monde, Al a eera, The Huffington Post advocacy officer, Privacy International Steve Ercolani Reporter, The Tico Times; contributor, Al Jazeera, producer, Lincoln Square Productions, ABC France Ewen London correspondent, Radio Luxembourg Lisa Fernandez Staff photographer, The Des Moines Register Chiara Francavilla Reporter, The Covered Bond Report; senior reporter, Materials World Recycling; researcher, Insight TWI Jeanny Gering Project manager, Dog Ear Wrks; program assistant, Dart Centre Europe (Germany); radio producer, World in Progress DW Rajni Gill NewsX (India); head supervisor, SujiFastners Demelsa Gonzalez Ruiz Unknown Reena Gurung Freelance multimedia journalist (Thailand) Hanna Hauck Traineeship, dapd (Germany) Jo Healy Assistant producer, Life’s a Pitch; assistant producer and presenter, Campbell Davison Media, BT Sport; freelance producer, FOX Sports Australia Ivana Hindi Editor, BOLD; copywriter, Leo Burnett MENA; French copywriter, Spark44 MENA Dubai Kristy Hutter Associate producer, CBC News; video editor, CBC News Toronto Leonard Ibekwe Investigative reporter, NEXT newspapers; senior reporter, Premium Times; freelance, Voice of America (Nigeria) Christiane Imdahl Journalist, ProSiebenSat.1 group; moderator, presenter, Sky Sports Snigdha Jain Digital editor, iFood Media Web Technology (India); producer, Grappus Mikita Jhaveri Editorial Intern, GQ India; editorial intern, National Geographic Traveller (India); Mentor, OnCourse Global; founder, Fluency Qian Jia Unknown Dietlind Kendler Unknown William Kennedy Unknown Ntonia Kokkinou Unknown Kristian Krohg-Sørensen Journalist, Ekko NRK Luisella Lastilla Unknown Anne Laurent Freelance Brian Leli Freelance (The Morning News, The New Statesman, Frank’s Emotiers) Victor Lepoutre Freelance correspondent, Radio France, RTS, RFI; coordinateur de redaction, Belgium

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Audrey Letendart Deputy Editor, French Cinema London; associate producer, Bloomberg TV Africa; Producer, AFP London Chris Liakos Reporter, Hellenic TV; Wealth Insight; VRL Financial News; Freelance; planning desk, business assignment editor, CNN Jenny Liljefors Soffel Freelance (Escape 360, CNN); digital producer, London Live ESTV; website editor, World Economic Forum Felix Lill Freelance (Der Tagesspiegel, Die Zeit, L’Espresso, Periodismo Humano, Huffington Post Tatiana Lima Freelance (Brazil), IdeiasemRevista, Desiformémonos; RENAJORP; NPC Jinmei Liu Reporter, China Daily Melissa Paige Long Account manager, Moorgate Communications; Reporter, Risk, Incisive Media Julia MacFarlane Freelance field producer and camera operator (Lebanon); Video journalist, CNN, BBC World Service; reporter, BBC News Maria Malygina Unknown Meghan Mardon Intern, Dash; freelance (New York) Michele Martinelli Content executive, 4C Associates; editor, copywriter, content strategist,; senior content strategistt, Money Advice Service Vittorio Mauriello Intern, CRC Radio; digital marketing and content management, Borderline agency (Italy) Damini Nath Sub-editor, reporter, The Hindu Sheela Navaratnarajah Co-manager, director, dementia care home (South Wales) Tamara Novoa Alonso Editor, Pio arcia udiovisuais press office assistant, community manager content editor, Asociacion Vida Sana Artur Osinski Assistant producer, BBC; Freelance production assistant, CNN; Freelance researcher, Al Jazeera, Freelance assistant producer, Al Jazeera Hege Otterholm Freelance, RomsdalsBudstikke; Norwegian content editor, product manager, Secret Escapes Emmanuil Papavasileiou Intern, The Times; Intern, The Bureau of

Investigative Journalism; freelance researcher, Centre for Investigative Journalism Mridulika Jha Fellow, Ford Foundation; online media consultant, Greenpeace India ational communications officer, The Hunger Project Karin Wasteson Investigative journalist, financial ournalist, Last Word Media Ltd; program manager, EMEA Markets Group

Newspaper Jessica Abrahams Production editor, Prospect Magazine; freelance, (The Guardian and The Observer); associate Editor, Devex Tristan Barclay The Times; sub-editor, The Sunday Times; assistant editor, ESPN Susannah Butter Feature writer, deputy features editor, Evening Standard Thomas Clarke LOCOG; Milestone GRP (Global Investor’s Guides); management analyst, BearingPoint; management consultant, BearingPoint Kathryn Dobinson Content coordinator, The Guardian; section editor, Time Out (Abu Dhabi); Digital director, Touchline Publishing Josephine Forster Sub-editor, Daily Mail; Snapchat Sub-editor, MailOnline; commissioning Editor, Daily Mail Rachael Getzels Reporter, Hampstead & Highgate Express; freelance, Take a Break; researcher, Unreported World Olivia Goldhill Reporter, Telegraph Media Group; Features Writer, Telegraph Media Group; Weekend Writer, Quartz Tom Goodenough Graduate trainee, staff reporter, The Sun; Online News Editor, The Spectator Ruth Halkon Sub-editor, N London Newspapers series; reporter, National News; Online Journalist, Daily Mirror Charlotte Henley Senior account executive, Account Manager, Cohn & Wolfe; account supervisor, Cohn & Wolfe (New York) Clare Hill The Drinks Business; Online editor, Public Media Alliance; Digital

Laura Gray Photo credit: Laura Gray

Home Secretary’s Speechwriter (Broadcast 2012)

“...we were given footage of a massacre...” What was your worst moment at City?

What’s the most memorable interview you’ve ever done?

We did an editing exercise where we were given footage of a massacre on a beach. You have to race through this horrific footage, patching it together to turn it into a TV package. So many people were melting down during this ridiculous assessment.

I interviewed a woman who had foreign accent syndrome. She’d had an accident and started speaking with a French accent, despite never having been to France. It’s fascinating hearing what it does to your identity when you don’t have your own accent anymore.

What is the best place you’ve ever got to go as a journalist?

What’s the best thing about your job?

I went to Vienna to cover a really boring management consultancy conference. I had so much free time to roam around Vienna eating schnitzel and drinking wine. It was journalism meets mini-break.

When I go to an event with the Home Secretary and I hear her stand up and read the phrases that I’ve written. I think that’s really cool. Olivia Cheves

Sub-editor, The Sunday Times Alexander Horlock Sports reporter, MailOnline; community manager and copywriter, senior writer, Wunderman UK Sarah Johnson Freelance (The Sunday Times, Metro, Daily Mail); content coordinator, The Guardian Rebecca Lewis Yahoo News; content researcher, Barcroft Media; features writer, Press Association George Lindsay-Watson Immediate Media Co; Features Editor, Metro; deputy digital editions editor, The Times Bianca London MailOnline; Femail reporter, Senior Femail writer, MailOnline; UK assistant Femail editor, MailOnline Laura MacKenzie CNN; Truthloader, ITV; Senior foreign editor, The National Sarah Marsh The Guardian teacher network, China Daily; deputy editor, social and community editor for opinion, The Guardian Jaymi McCann Evening Standard; reporting scheme, Daily Mail; news reporter, Sunday Express Simon Murphy Mail on Sunday; reporting scheme, Daily Mail; reporter, Mail on Sunday Jack Rivlin Evening Standard; founder, The Tab Radhika Sanghani Press Association; Liverpool Echo; women’s and features writer, The Telegraph Kara Shadbolt Press officer, outts communications executive, national PR, Shoosmiths Sarah Smyth Evening Standard; reporting scheme, news reporter, Daily Mail Heather Spurr Politics Home; reporter, Inside Housing policy officer, Shelter UK James Titcomb Reporter, City AM; City reporter, Technology News Editor, The Daily Telegraph Emily Wight Content coordinator, The Guardian; freelance (RNIB); Communications Exec, Refuge Martin Williams Freelance (The Guardian, Private Eye); The Guardian Rhiannon Williams The Scotsman; reporter, The Daily Telegraph; technology correspondent, i paper

Magazine Thomas Allsop Reporter, Print Week; freelance, senior sub-editor, High life magazine Maria Hannah Bass feature writer, Woman’s Weekly; deputy editor, Women’s Health ME; deputy editor, Stylist Arabia Jennifer Bowden Editorial assistant, Floris Books; Freelance (The Guardian, Scotsman, the List, the Herald) Erica Buist Travel editor, Citizen TV (Koh Samui, Thailand); digital journalism trainee, The Guardian; freelance (The Guardian features) Madeleine Cuff Staff writer, assistant editor (consumer trends), Stylus; Senior Reporter,; deputy editor, Madlen Davies Reporter, Pulse; broadcast journalist, BBC Wales; UK health reporter, Mail Online; health and science reporter, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism Eleanor Donajgrodzki Assistant editor of food, assistant editor, Stylus; deputy digital editor, Tesco Real Food; food editor, Tesco Magazine Pete Ellender Production sub, Incisive Media, freelance production journalist, Wonderland, British Journal of Photography, Computeractive;

production editor, Procurement Leaders Emma Featherstone Researcher, writer, Which?; content coordinator, The Guardian Small Business Network Vesela Gladicheva Trainee reporter, correspondent, senior correspondent, MLex (Brussels) Eleanor Griggs Freelance, The Quietus, EYPS Project Support Assistant, University of Chichester; information coordinator, University of Sussex Sophie Haslett freelance, The Times; freelance commissioning editor, Daily Mail; freelance (Sydney) Sophia Heath News writer, Horse and Hound; acting deputy news editor, Horse and Hound; travel editor; Boat International Nadia Khomami News reporter, NME; breaking news reporter, Guardian News & Media Jessica Lambert Features intern, Evening Standard; deputy editor, Evening Standard Londoner’s Diary Hugh Langley Staff writer, news editor, associate editor, Tech Radar; US editor, Wareable Helen Lawson Trainee sub-editor, features sub-editor, Daily Mail; features sub-editor, The Times; chief sub-editor, Accent Magazine Kate Lloyd Digital writer, Grazia; senior staff writer, commissioning editor, features Time Out Rebecca Lloyd News producer, ITV Daybreak; producer, Sky News Tonight Richard Martin Freelance football writer, The Daily Telegraph; Freelance commentator/presenter, Gol Televisión; Spain reporter, Poppy McPherson News desk, The Independent; managing editor, Phnom Penh Post; editor, Coconuts Media cola err el Reporter, The Stage; reporter, deputy news editor, Nursing Times Krystena Petrakas Staff Writer, Dynamis Ltd; Copyeditor, Newsquest; Reporter, Ten Alps Plc Julia Rampen Senior reporter, Mortgage Solutions, senior reporter, Investment Week; deputy editor, Daily Mirror Money Online Edward Randell Bass player, The Swingle Singers Anna Reynolds Writer, Supply Management; reporter, Legal Week; senior reporter, PR Week; writer, Media Zoo Benedict Riley-Smith Graduate trainee scheme, political reporter, The Daily Telegraph; assistant political editor, The Daily Telegraph Monique Rivalland Online features assistant, The Times; production assistant, CNN; commissioning editor, The Times Magazine Thomas Shepherd Sub-editor, Building magazine; freelance writer, Kerrang!; deputy production editor, Shortlist Emma Spedding Freelance, Good Housekeeping; digital content manager,; deputy editor, Oliver Stratford Online editor, deputy editor, Disegno; head of editorial, Tack Press; editor-in-chief, Disegno Sophie Tighe Online intern, Reveal; senior reporter, YLifestyleUK; snapchat editor, The Sun Zing Tsjeng Digital news editor, Dazed & Confused; UK chief editor, Konbini; Broadly editor, VICE Media Laurie Tuffrey News editor, new music editor, The Quietus; digital subeditor, News International; freelance writer James Waldron Reporter, news editor, editor, Chemist & Druggist David Woode Freelance feature writer (Sunday Mirror, The FADER, Red Bull).

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Health features writer, The Sun; casual features writer, Press Association Daisy Wyatt FT Weekend; digital arts and entertainment news editor, The Independent; writer and editorial assistant, deputy digital editor, i paper Natasha Wynarczyk Features intern, Marie Claire; showbiz writer, The Sun; senior features curator; Woman’s Weekly

Broadcast Athar Ahmad Freelance, LBC 97.3 at Global Radio; news reporter, documentary maker, BBC ecca el Production management assistant, personal assistant, production management assistant, BBC a e arn el Freelance production journalist; assistant news editor, production journalist, ITN Andrew Binner Account manager, ENS Ltd; assistant producer, Al Jazeera Media Network;; news producer, news reporter, Olympic Channel (Madrid) Sarah Cox (nee Binning) Studio graphics operator, Sky Sports; junior assistant producer, Sunset+Vine Yasmin Bodalbhai Freelance drive time broadcast journalist, KLFM 96.7; breakfast broadcast journalist, Eagle Radio; assistant news editor, ITN Charlotte Briere-Edney Writer, Running in Heels; Digital producer, Sky News; station editor, TV presenter, That’s Solent TV Charli Burden Reporter, Splash News; contributor, The Sport Review; senior account executive, Markettiers4dc; junior account manager, Performance Communications Rebecca Burns Freelance, BBC, Voice of Russia; community and public affairs executive, British Land Vincent Carroll-Battaglino Councillor for Haringey Ed Challes Live text producer, producer, output producer, planning producer, Sky News Sunrise Lucy Clifford-Palmer Showbiz reporter, Splash news TV; runner, The Garden Matt Clinch Online journalist, assistant producer, deputy digital news editor, CNBC Laura Cress Development assistant producer, Sugar Films; broadcast journalist, INRIX; broadcast journalist, BOB fm Home Counties Kathryn Dowling Talent Pool, ITV; BBC Business and Economics, BBC News; portfolio development manager, British Airways Angus Dunsire Video features journalist, Telegraph Media Group; Co-Founder, director; Video journalist, Press Association Oliver Foster Script assistant, Sky; interviews producer, Sky News Laura Gray Researcher, BBC Current Affairs; brief writer, BBC World at One; producer, researcher BBC Radio current affairs speechwriter, Home ffice Sarah Hatchard Intern, CNBC; broadcast journalist, BBC News Alice Hedworth Reporter, content producer, presenter, Rangers Football Club Nicky Henderson Researcher, Zig Zag productions; researcher, Objective Productions communications officer, Department for Culture, Media and Sport George Hill Freelance, filmmaker researcher, VixPix; freelance (BBC, M&C Saatchi, MTV, Bloomsbury) Rachel Humphreys Assistant producer, LBC, Global Radio; producer, Shelagh Fogarty Ikaba Koyi World affairs, news and production assistant, CBS News; desk

editor, China Central TV International Tom Lowe Associate editor, European Daily; broadcast journalist, RT; correspondent, RFI Radio France Internationale Joel Massey Unknown Dinita Moore Digital intern, digital creative, Endemol; freelance digital media consultant, Freemantle media, Endemol, Wise Buddah Group Tom Morris Trainee, PR, Fishburn Hedges; communications manager, Allianz Global Investors Nicky Nelson Unknown Rosario Ogbechie Client Services, Schroders; compliance analyst, Zea Consulting;; senior KYC analyst, Accenture Esther Opoku Gyeni Researcher, Nutopia; Development Researcher, Brinkworth Films; development researcher, Green Door Pictures; producer, Premier Gospel Jay Patel Broadcast journalist, BBC London News; assistant producer, Newsround Meera Pattni Press officer, mnesty International press officer, U communications manager, VICE News, VICE Media James Pearson Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Merseyside; broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester Costas Pitas Correspondent, Reuters News Agency (Athens) (London) Lucy Plint producer, Sky News; economics producer, Sky News Rob Porter Broadcast journalist, Sunrise Radio News; assistant producer, multiproduct assistant producer, PERFORM Ed Prior Journalist, BBC Radio 4; producer, BBC; co-Founder and host, Celluloid Heroes Radio; FCO, East Africa Kate Pumfrey Assistant producer, ITV Studios; assistant producer, CPL Productions; development assistant producer, Twenty Twenty Soraya Rahim Freelance, Entertainment News, LBC, Jackie News Helen Regan Video producer, Democratic Voice of Burma; reporter, TIME Asia (Hong Kong); associate editor, TIME (Asia) Danielle Robinson Media liaison executive, Markettiers4dc; writer, Entertainment Wise; freelance producer, BBC, London Live, Sky William Roe Multimedia journalist, Lord’s Cricket Ground; freelance newsreader, Eagle FM; assistant digital editor, MCC Charlotte Rose Researcher, BBC Parliament; Freedom of Information researcher, BBC; broadcast assistant, BB Parliament Sheffield political reporter, BBC Nick Stylianou Chairman of the Trust, rhubarbTV; session producer, Edinburgh International Television Festival; Producer, Sky News Matthew Tyzack Video journalist, Ford Motor Company; video journalist, PRISM; head of video MEA, PRISM Rozzy Unwin Freelance, Smooth Radio, Classic FM, Heart, LBC; Drive-time newsreader, LBC Louisa Wells Broadcast assistant, BBC Elie Whalley Video editor, friends1st; Content Producer, YouGov; Social Media producer, Thomson Reuters Jonny Williams Producer/evening presenter, Timeform Radio; deputy editor, The Tilehurst End; audio & video producer, Perform Group Nigel Wilson Broadcast journalist, Press Association; business journalist, IBT Media; freelance

TV Bunmi Akpata-Ohohe Writer, commentator, Africa Affairs, reporter and contributor, Rooms Magazine John Allison Producer, Rocktrap Productions Katy Austin Freelance video producer, Aldersgate Group; broadcast journalist, BBC South Today; video journalist, reporter, BBC Look North Kate Clifford Sales and marketing, Fundamental Software; assistant TV producer, Bloomberg; senior project manager, Siegel+Gale Ellie Cotter Broadcast assistant, BBC; researcher, assistant producer, ITV, Cara Dattani Shooting assistant Producer, Facebook Football Awards; BT Sport, Boomerang Productions; Shooting Assistant Producer, Lemonade Money; shooting assistant producer, BBC Samuel Dowson-Collins Assistant producer, Hardcash Productions, Hannah Capella Interviews producer, Jeff Randall Live; deputy business news editor, Sky News; Producer, Sky News Tonight; producer, BBC Timeline Charlotte Hawkins Broadcast journalist, France 24; researcher, BBC; researcher, RDF Television; freelance assistant producer, ITV, BBC 2, Channel 4 Kat Hayes Researcher, ITN; features video journalist, The Telegraph; multimedia producer, Channel 4 News Alexandra Jeffries Production secretary, Princess Productions; Production Secretary The Search, creative resources coordinator, Shine TV Sophie Kirby Producer, BBC; producer, Reuters; writer, Deutsche Welle Louis Lee Ray Broadcast journalist, BBC News Keely Lockhart Assistant editor, The Gateway; broadcast journalist, video producer, The Daily Telegraph; deputy video news editor, Telegraph Media Group Alexander MacDonald Producer, researcher, Islam Channel; multi-media journalist, Middle East Eye Ashley Mak Factual TV researcher, freelance; journalist and producer, Project TV; associate producer, CBC Radio Canada Latida Mercedes-Fields Director, Global Billionaires Entertainment Tara Mulholland Digital producer, social media producer, Sky News; social media journalist, CNN Jess Omari Producer, Channel 5 News; producer and reporter, ITN; specialist producer, 5 News; senior producer, 5 News Robyn Owens Broadcast assistant, BBC Breakfast; assistant producer, BBC; freelance broadcast journalist, BBC News Channel Lillie Revington Development researcher, Plum Pictures, Danielle Spears Production talent pool, BB oor researcher assistant producer, Shine TV; assistant producer, BBC Hannah Stanton Production coordinator, Sportsbrand Media Group; production coordinator, Aurora Media orldwide film producer, ater id Katie Storry Assistant producer, Discovery Education UK; entertainment news producer and reporter, Splash News; Assistant Producer, ITV This Morning Rebecca Tyers Freelance, BBC, Sky, Press Association; ITN Diani Vyas Assistant producer, BBC; assistant producer, Firecrest Films Ltd; producer, ITN

Melissa Wright Assistant news editor and producer; sports producer, ITN; production journalist, ITV

Investigative John Allison Freelance travel writer; independent consultant; health and wellbeing manager, Momentum Worldwide Sophie Barnes Editor, Springwise New Business Ideas; reporter, Health Service Journal; senior reporter, Inside Housing Isabel Camano TV and Field Producer, Bloomberg TV Marika Cronnolly Journalist/ researcher, Firecrest Films Ltd, researcher, Sundog Pictures; researcher, BBC Alice Cuddy Associate editor, Cambodia Daily; reporter/editor, Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia); multimedia editor, Agencia EFE Tom Farmery Reporter, The Times; sports writer, Evening Standard; sports writer, Daily Mail Leila Haddou Web producer, ITN; Intern, CIJ; digital journalist, investigative reporter, Financial Times Jack Hewson Broadcast journalist, GRNlive; journalist, Al Jazeera Media Network; freelance video journalist, FRANCE 24 Johnny Houghton-Brown International country editor, editor, The Oil and Gas Year; senior market reporter, Argus Media Eleana Kolovou Reporter, Lambrakis Press, Eleftheros Typos, Katimerini; pilates instructor Daniel Lanyon Reporter, data journalist, The Grocer Magazine; senior reporter, FE; editor, AltFi Emily Short Senior promotions and loyalty executive, senior marketing executive, marketing manager, The Telegraph Camilla Swift Freelance, The Daily Telegraph, Polo Times Magazine, InStyle; supplements editor, social media editor, The Spectator Katie Taylor Research for documentary filmmaker Tessa ayes press officer, MarketInvoice; senior account executive, Aspectus Tom Wills Freelance, The Guardian, The Mirror; senior data journalist, Which?; data journalist, The Times

Science Harriet Bailey Co-producer, Palms for Life Fund; assistant editor, Derby Content; producer. FEVAH Attilia Burke Health journalist, website co-ordinator, Edra LSWR; freelance (Milan) Jinan Harb Investigative reporter, Biopharm Insight; assistant good health editor, Daily Mail Daryl Ilbury Freelance, Sunday Times, Saturday Star, Financial Times; media co-ordinator, South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement; freelance senior journalist and science media communicator Greg Jones Freelance sub-editor, The Sunday Times senior press officer, Cancer Research UK; media manager (news & emergencies), Unicef UK Alice Lighton Content developer, Science Museum; medical student, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry a e uer ch an Associate accountant strategist, Google; Business Development and operations manager, Meg’s; buyer, The Eye Market

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LISTINGS 2012-2013

Gena Ng Producer, ChannelNewsAsia. com; assistant manager, Ministry of Communications and Information Singapore; assistant language teacher, Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme Oluwafunmilayo Olateju Unknown Lisa Raffensperger Associate editor,; web editor,; news editor, Stat News Adam Smith Freelance multimedia journalist, (BBC, British Medical Journal, The Register, The Guardian); deputy community editor, The Economist

Financial Joice Alves Dias Financial reporter, Financial Times freelance financial reporter, Pageant Media; correspondent, InfraLatinAmerica Russel Dinange Freelance Euromoney, FX News; lead reporter, head of the capital markets intelligence practice, GreySpark Partners Caroline Green Intern, Financial Times; account executive, RLM Finsbury Liza Jansen Freelance correspondent, De Standaard (the Netherlands); founder, Newspresso; editor, FD Bites Chen Liang Intern reporter, financial advisor, Financial Times; intern reporter, BBC; reporter, MandateWire (Hong Kong) Xiao Liu Freelance, Financial Times, Scheme Xpert, Pensions Week, Money Anna Lyudvig Freelance, Financial News; editor, Wall Street Letter; founder, Africa Global Funds Victoria Maigrot International security intern, Bloomberg; Middle East and Africa sales analyst, Blackrock Asset Management; specialist sales, Berenberg Sarah Marquer TV producer, night editor, Bloomberg; media relations manager, senior communications manager, HSBC Tom Metcalf Business and economics reporter, BBC; features writer, Financial Times; billionaires reporter, Bloomberg Anne-Louise Stranne Petersen MandateWire reporter, Financial Times; freelance, Weekendavisen, Africa Global Funds James Poulter Account director,; freelance, Vice; lead developer, Given London Limited Maria Tadeo News producer, CNBC; web reporter, The Independent; news reporter, Bloomberg Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura Freelance Financial Times, Agence France-Presse; staff reporter, The New York Times (London) Caroline Varin Reporter, Agence France-Presse; reporter, news editor, Argus Media Ziyi Wang Energy reporter, senior reporter, ICORP, associate consultant, Euromonitor International Teodora Beleaga Data planner, TMW Unlimited; data analyst, VCCP Kin; strategy and analytics consultant, EMEA HQ John Burn-Murdoch Data journalist, The Guardian; data journalist, Which?; data journalist, Financial Times Antonia Kanczula Freelance, TES, ELLEgirl, Runner’s World, Metro; content editor,; health content manager, Asthma UK Timothy Owen Director, Own Words Ltd; technical author, Star Computers, Neha-Tamara Patel Senior digital analyst, BBC Future Media; digital strategist, John Brown Media Group; deputy head of audience development, Shortlist Media Ltd Rebecca Ratcliffe Content coordinator,

freelance education journalist, The Guardian Ændrew Rininsland Creative technologist, Hackney Citizen; news developer, The Times and Sunday Times, interactive graphics developer, Financial Times Andrew Stuart Mobile editor, Manchester Evening News Alistair Walker PR executive, IBA International; PR assistant, Blind Veterans UK; communications assistant, ARK Schools Lauren York Graduate trainee subeditor scheme, sub-editor, Daily Mail; sub-editor, The Times Abby Young-Powell Content coordinator, deputy editor students; freelance, The Guardian

Political Abubakar Al-Sadique Lecturer (Nigeria); researcher, academic journalist and media consultant Aisha Gani Freelance (Financial Times); reporter, The Guardian; senior reporter, Buzzfeed Firouzeh Akbarian Reporter, Iranian TV channel based in UK Alisa Bala Reporter, UN (Geneva) Asa Bennett Reporter, London Means Business business reporter, Huffington Post; assistant comment editor, The Daily Telegraph Chris Berkin Speechwriter, Cabinet ffice programme policy manager, assistant private secretary to the Secretary of State, Department for International Development Mark Briggs Reporter, EurActiv. com; reporter, Law Business Research; graduate student, University of Amsterdam Chizom Ekeh ampaigns officer, Age UK; director, Peace Brigades International UK; internal communications officer, British ed Cross Charlotte Jee Reporter, assistant editor, Government Computing; senior reporter, Computerworld; editor, Techworld Vincent Mcaviney Political news editor, Sky ews field and package producer, ITN; senior reporter, LBC Maath Musleh Information outreach and social media specialist, US Consulate General in Jerusalem; co-founder and CEO, 4D media services and production; freelance producer; lecturer, Al Quds Bard College Catarina Sousa Marketing communications, Boonzi Software; cofounder and content manager, Bloggers Camp; freelance photographer, Joan of July Photography Harry Spencer Account executive, senior account executive, account manager, Edelman Max Tholl Editor,; co-founder, The Idea List; editor, Der Tagesspiegal Naomi Westland Reporter, press officer, mnesty International freelance (London)

Erasmus Elga Andreeva Journalist, Kultura; freelance photojournalist and producer; freelance (Bulgaria) Alfonso Campo Assistant manager, Tragus Group; reporter, senior reporter, Private Equity Africa Peter Cernuta Sub-editor, new technologies unit, Slovenian Press gency chief communications officer, Chariyo; product manager, D.Labs

Arin De Hoog Print journalist, editor, EMAJ Magazine; media relations specialist, Greenpeace Joyce Fernandez Editor-in-chief, Imagine Magazine; EU correspondent, Manila Bulletin; freelance (Wise Projects, The Majestic Concierge, Pearl of the Orient, Able Electrical Team Ltd) Jan-Henrik Forster reporter, irtschafts oche finance reporter, Bloomberg Sebastian Kirsch Editor, Wirtschaftswoche Raia Mihaylova Language expert, NueroCog Trials; DG Communications traineeship, European Parliament; communications officer, uropean Haemophilia Consortium Aljosha Karim Schapals Editorial assistant, Financial Times; research assistant, University of London; research associate, Queensland University of Technology Anusha Sodavaram Marketing executive, Swanstaff Recruitment Limited; assistant manager – external communications and marketing, SunTec; marketing manager, Volt Simona Strimaityte Events and marketing coordinator, Entiq; head of content, Accucore Group; premium outreach manager, Moody’s Corporation Ning-Chih Teng Unknown Zoe Thomas Americas reporter, Americas editor, Euromoney Institutional Investor; business reporter, BBC News Dobriyana Tropankeva Communications and events manager, Application Developers Alliance; TV producer and project manager European Youth Press; events marketing coordinator, DocsCorp


International Anjali Alappat Assistant content manager, Wordplay; freelance content and social media consultant, Wedding ishlist chief content officer, Saeed Al-Batati Yemen correspondent, Gulf News; freelance (Al Jazeera, New York Times, The Guardian) Jomana Alrashid Journalist, Alriyadh; communications coordinator, Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia Sandrine Amiel Culture sector professional, UNESCO; segment producer, Bloomberg; freelance producer (CNN, The Paris Bureau Productions) Alexandra Anselmo-Khan Freelance (The Guardian); personal assistant, The Weinstein Company; actor, Premier Talent Management Rasmus Arvidsson Freelance (; online and content operator, Ladbrokes; content producer, editor, writer, Barometern o a ar aran Freelance journalist and editor (The Times, Middle East Eye, The Economist, The Telegraph, Bas News English, Al Jazeera, Your Middle East) Michele Barbero Contributor, openDemocracy; freelance (France24) Luisa Barbieri Media and PR director, Hangar Design Group Nicholas Barrett Blogger, Huffington Post; research associate, European University Institute; social media writer, The Economist Hanan Bihi Intern, Al Jazeera English; reporter and producer, London360; journalist, vlogger, London Live ESTV Annika Bohnenblust Intern, United Nations Regional Information Centre; journalist, NTB; communications

advisor, Amnesty International Norway Serena Bronda TV production intern, Cambridge Community TV; press officer, baton Top Business iche P associate, Eataly Mary Brouder-Murphy Unknown Ursin Caderas Multimedia journalist, CNN World Sport; associate producer, CNN International Ruoqi Cai Unknown Marta Castellani Freelance Angie Castillo Freelance Antonio Cavaciuti Journalist, Chiara Communications (Milan); contributor, Gli Stati Generali; contributor, Editoriale Libertà Spa Aurelie Chassot Freelance news presenter, ITN Productions; live correspondent, Radio-Canada; content producer, Brave Bison Lei Chen Intern, BBC World Service; trading and investment executive, Dentsu Aegis Network (China), marketing specialist, ABB (China, Canada) Radina Choleva Editor, International Coventry; video editor, Touch Surgery; producer, SALT TV Elizabeth Compson Executive Assistant, Double Apex (Washington DC); executive assistant, Applied Predictive Technologies Laura Coquereau Translator, transcriber, Welcome to Rio (BBC); translator, transcriber, Al Jazeera English; assistant producer, A Place in the Sun Ilario D’Amato Video producer, assistant digital editor, multimedia editor, Climate Group Alicia De Haldevang Marketing executive, Stirling Group; group events, marketing manager, Olive Group; marketing and communications manager, power and renewables, Atkins Pauline Den Hartog Jager Producer, RTL Television (London); video journalist, Monocle Films Mauro D’Errico Freelance (Worldbytes); personal executive assistant in public relations, David hipperfield rchitects Xiaoqing Ding Educational consultant, CNUK; editor, itTIME watch magazine; senior editor, Shanghai Raybond Media Elisabeth Doehne Freelance (Discover Germany); PR and communication trainee, German American Chamber of Commerce Emma Egli Intern, Friends of the Earth; account executive, Principal Ingredient; brand and communications assistant, Nacro Julian Fritsch Freelance (Bayerischer Rundfunk); communications trainee, communications specialist, AUDI AG Paolo Ganino Editor in chief, Altitude; communications consultant, Transparency International; assistant producer, Al Jazeera English Randa Ghazy Freelance researcher, Vice Media; freelance contributor, Common Ground News Service; assistant producer, Al Araby Television Network Osman Gilani Programs director, Impassion Afghanistan; communication and outreach specialist, USAID; vice president, MD Films Massimiliano Giuliattini Editor, Radio Insieme; collaborator, TV Prato Stefanie Glinski Freelance (BBC Travel, Der Spiegel, Time, The Daily Telegraph); media relations manager, European Friends of rmenia field content manager, World Vision UK Yulia Gromova Multimedia journalist,; photo editor, Numero Russia Bettina Guirkinger Freelance (Amsterdam); Cambodia general manager, Leadapreneur; founder and

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managing director, Explore Your Elements Carla Hobbs Researcher, European Council of Foreign Relations Tetiana Iakovlieva Unknown Elisa Iannacone Journalist, Global Business Reports; director, cinematographer, Just Focus Films; creative director, REFRAME Jakob Jessen Freelance (Weekendavisen m. Brooke Kavit Freelance contributor, Yuppee Magazine; associate programming manager, video programming manager, AOL Ahmen Khawaja Multimedia producer, BBC World Service; factual production runner, BBC Television; multimedia producer, BBC News Zairah Khurshid Freelance producer, CTV national news; digital video producer, The Guardian; head of marketing and business development manager, Dimitrios Koskeridis Chief online editor, Nomadic Magazine; blue book trainee, European Commission; TV news producer, EbS, European Commission Laura Kramer Newscast writer, Cumulus Broadcasting; production assistant, researcher, Clover Films; showbiz correspondent, Global Broadcast Media Christina Kronback Content editor,; marketing manager, Fabrica de Startups; content producer, RTP Charlotte Kude Whips intern, European Parliament; political assistant, David ampbell Bannerman P office manager, House of Commons Elizaveta Kuznetsova PhD, City University London; freelance video producer reporter, ife ews producer, The Voice of Russia (London) Eunice Kwok Contributor, BC magazine Manuela Lanza Freelance (Al Jazeera); planning producer, freelance media coordinator CNN International; TV editorial support, Reuters Giuliano Levato TV producer and director, CCTV News International; press officer assistant, ational entre for the Performing Arts; assistant producer researcher, BB ews Elizabeth MacHuca Section editor, Grupo Expansion (Mexico); Spanish translator, EF Education First; freelance business reporter, International News

Services (Mexico) Danny McDonald Freelance reporter, VICE; reporter, Metro U.S; news producer, The Boston Globe Ian McDonald Copy editor, Pepperdine Graphic; subtitles and captions editor, localization coordinator, Point 360 (Los Angeles) Charlotte Moerkerk Production editor, Sydney; European investment associate, Fisher Investments Europe; associate, Dimensional Fund Advisors Ihab Mohamed Presenter, writer, Al Jazeera Media Network; assistant dean for undergraduate studies, Sultan Qaboos University Karim Nasser Mokhtar Writer, Arab Press House; presenter and writer, Al Jazeera Media Network; deputy news editor, Sky News Arabia Brianne O’Brien Multimedia producer, Bloomberg; Freelance radio presenter (Monocle); lead editor of news curation, Buzzfeed Anja Oliveira Unknown Malene Ørsted Freelance (The Copenhagen Post, GroupM); PA to Susanne Bier, Zentropa; digital editor, AllerCP Hege Otterholm Film programme consultant, Day for Night Films; Norwegian country editor, product manager, Secret Escapes Igor Pakovic Freelance (VICE); reporter, Citywire Italia Anna Pavlova PhD student, London Business School Antonio Peciccia PhD student; reporter, Steel First; reporter, Argus Media Tiffany Pritchard Contributor, Londonist Annika Ranga Administrator, The London School of Economics and Political Science; IT project support assistant, London School of Economics; junior project manager, University of Greenwich Shreeja Ravindranathan Journalist (United Arab Emirates); junior writer, Friday Magazine, Gulf News Carlota Rebelo Researcher, associate producer, producer, Monocle 24 Kulsoom Rizvi Communications department, Counterpart International; associate digital editor, International Rescue Committee (New York) Sarah Rowland Contributing writer, Paste; sub-editor and culture writer, Fair Observer; freelance (The Oregonian,

What was your best moment at City?

Photo credit: Lars Mensel

Covering Marine Le Pen’s election campaign for my final pro ect. nd of course the graduation ceremony – I never get to wear robes anymore. What advice would you give to current/future students?

Max Tholl Co-founder, The Idea List and editor, Der Tagesspiegel (Political, 2012)

“...act as if you are completely on top of things, especially when you are not.”

Make sure to act as if you are completely on top of things, especially when you are not. That is probably the most useful skill for any future career in journalism. Has being a journalist ever put you in danger? Only the danger of complete embarrassment. But many, many times. What was your most embarrassing work experience story? During a conference meeting with a delegation of Chinese journalists, I

Esquire, Monocle, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Daily Beast, Esquire, NYLON) Olena Toernoos (nee Rubanik) Filmmaker apprentice, Met Film School; junior PMO analyst, lead PMO analyst, Credit Suisse Monika Schläpfer Unknown Laura Secorun Correspondent, OZY; freelance (Nairobi); sub-Saharan correspondent, Diario ABC Natalia Semicheva Contributor; Russia-IC Dana Sklack Freelance (The Pittsburgh City Paper); communications specialist, McCormick Taylor Inc Michele Teodori Broadcast assistant, The Times and Sunday Times; culture editor, Meridiani Relazioni Internazionali; video producer, The Times and Sunday Times Nektaria Tserpeli TV producer, SKAI TV; legal representative, Hellenic Ministry of Justice; senior marketing executive, Thomson Reuters Liz Noble (nee Weiner) Business operations coordinator, communications manager, Peace Child International; legal assistant, Samuel Christensen Law Firm PLLC Sara Williams Freelance (Amman) contributor (VICE News and Middle East Eye); Jordan correspondent, The Times Loes Witschge Assistant editor, head of digital, Delayed Gratification; online producer, Al Jazeera Saad Zuberi Associate producer (Al Jazeera English); researcher, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism; producer, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Films

Newspaper Simon Bajkowski Digital sport reporter, Manchester Evening News Nicola Bartlett Reporter, The Mirror Rachel Bayne Production assistant, News UK; night sub-editor, Sun Online; digital sub-editor, The Sunday Times Imogen Blake Reporter, enior reporter,Hampstead and Highgate Express; food journalist, MailOnline Rae Boocock Freelance; political researcher, The Times; freelance contributor, sub-editor, Livingetc; travel writer, SUITCASE Eleanor Busby Senior reporter, Cambridge News; reporter, Times

realised that I was supposed to give a talk on Chinese civil society. I was completely unprepared. Ten minutes has never felt that long. What’s the most memorable interview you’ve ever done? I remember talking to a very jet-lagged and grumpy arina bramovi . The first minutes of the interview were completely terrifying, but then we somehow hit it off. What do you see in the future of journalism? What I gather from Donald Trump’s Twitter is that The New York Times and CNN are not doing very well right now. Jokes aside, there will be less money and jobs in traditional media, but podcasts, special interest magazines and lifestyle publications are booming. It’s not a bad time for journalism; it’s a bad time for some journalism. Olivia Cheves

Educational Supplement Matthew Dathan Reporter, Politics Home; The Times; online political reporter, The Independent; online political correspondent, MailOnline; political correspondent, The Sun Rachael Day Tablet sub-editor, features sub-editor, Daily Mail Keval Dhokia Research analyst, head of steel research, Metal Bulletin Oliver Duggan Planning editor, assistant news editor, Daily Telegraph; weekend live editor, The Guardian Ben Finch Reporter, Metro Alexandra Glynn Editorial assistant, Prospect media and P officer, efugee ction communication officer, P Sarah Graham Deputy editor, Feminist Times; freelance proofreader and copy editor, Incontext Communications; freelance, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, VICE, Broadly, Daily Mail Emily Kent Smith Reporter, Manchester Evening News; SWNS; reporter, Daily Mail Arjun Kharpal News assistant, assistant producer, technology reporter, CNBC; technology correspondent, CNBC Thomas Knowles Freelance scriptwriter, CNN International; online business reporter, The Times; economics and property correspondent, The Times Nicolas Kostov reporter, Cambridge News; reporter, Financial News; reporter, Wall Street Journal Brett Leppard Reporter, GQ; social media editor, Metro UK Thomas Little Editor of Middle East English Service, Sudan bureau chief, Agence France-Presse; deputy video coordinator, Agence France-Presse Antonia Molloy Reporter, The Daily Telegraph; reporter, The Independent; inbound marketing content editor, Equinet Media Charles Morgan Freelance sportswriter, Rugby World, RFU, Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph; staff writer, Sport Magazine Romil Patel Correspondent, associate producer, Bloomberg TV Africa; associate producer, Bloomberg; deputy night editor, International Business Times Callum Paton Reporter, editorial assistant, AfricaThinkPress; reporter, Libya Herald; foreign news reporter, senior foreign reporter, International Business Times Alexander Penn Product copywriter, John Lewis Partnership; screenwriter, A&M Screenwriters; English teacher, My English School Italia Alina Polianskaya Sub-editor, Daily Mail; reporter, Camden New Journal; freelance editorial assistant, web production, The Sunday Times; freelance reporter (West End Extra, Camden New Journal, Islington Tribune) Nicholas Renaud-Komiya Reporter, Health Service Journal; freelance, C21 Media; reporter, Dealreporter Charlotte Rettie Reporter, Edinburgh Evening News; investment associate, Psigma Investment Management; equity derivatives analyst, Citi Michael Smith Reporter, Exaro; BBC Newsnight Oliver Smith Reporter, CityAM; senior reporter, The Memo Lydia Symonds Reporter, Racing Post; sports journalist; reporter, ANZ Bloodstock News Alexander Taylor Freelance reporter (I, The Independent, The Times, The New Statesman, Metro); freelance sub-editor, Metro, IBT Media Adam Withnall Reporter, The Independent

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Paul Wright Reporter, Ham & High; breaking news reporter, International Business Times Alexandra Wynick Reporter, Mirror online; reporter Oxford Mail; clerical assistant, University of Cambridge

Magazine Esme Anderson Online editor, Nota Bene Global; sub-editor, The Guardian; senior content executive, writer, Not Actual Size Eleanor Austin Features writer, drama commissioning editor, assistant features editor, Radio Times; reporter, The Sunday Times Magazine Thea Babington-Stitt Diarist, Mail on Sunday; deputy news and houses editor, Time Inc; news and features editor, Country Homes & Interiors Unity Blott Features intern, features writer, Woman and Woman’s Own; journalist, Daily Mail Femail Eleanor Bothwell Senior reporter, deputy news editor, Publican Morning Advertiser; international and rankings reporter, Times Higher Education, THE World University Rankings Georgina Bradley Editor-in-chief, Ohlala Abu Dhabi, (Bahrain & Qatar); blogger, Huffington Post freelance, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph Chloe Cann News reporter, features reporter, senior features reporter, Travel Trade Gazette; deputy editor, get lost (Australia) Claudia Canavan Digital food and interiors editor, Red; digital food and lifestyle writer, commercial food and lifestyle editor, Huffington Post Eleanor Clayton Writer, progressive content; editor, Economy Abigail Davies Writer, Barcelona Metropolitan; journalist, Contentive; receptionist, Ogilvy & Mather Group UK, writer, Ometria Roisin Dervish-O’Kane Staff writer, Healthy; features writer, Women’s Health Health; freelance health journalist The Telegraph, The Independent, The Debrief, The Pool, Healthy Isobel Finbow Digital journalist, Conde Nast Traveller; intern, Travel Weekly; writer, teleSUR English (Ecuador) Teresa Fitzherbert Freelance blogger, The Spectator; editor’s assistant, Harper’s Bazaar Natalie Hammond Web assistant, All About You; online fashion intern, The Telegraph; fashion assistant, The Times Antonia Hawken Reporter, British Baker; business development executive, Merge Eclinical; international sales manager, Merge Healthcare Sarah Holmes Online Writer, Woman & Home; staff writer, August Media; features writer, Woman’s Weekly Jonathan Holmes Editorial assistant, Radio Times Sophie Hurcom News writer, subeditor, Cycling Weekly Edward Frankl Writer and researcher, The Times Guide to the House of Commons 2015; freelance, The Stage, London Evening Standard, Mail on Sunday, Vice; sub-editor and community moderator, The Guardian Lucy Haenlein Assistant editor, Orion Spring, Orion Non Fiction Alice Hancock Staff writer, Homes & Antiques; theatre reviewer, The Independent; assistant to the editor, Financial Times Hanna Ibraheem Editorial intern, community coordinator, Get the Gloss; beauty and fashion writer, Good Housekeeping Matthew Isard Senior account executive,

1000heads; account manager, Way to Blue in uencer marketing manager, MediaCom Beyond Advertising Matthew Lambert Graduate trainee, sports sub-editor, Daily Mail Bronwen Morgan Senior writer, deputy editor, Impact; deputy editor, Research Live Charlotte Oliver Reporter, education editor, Jewish Chronicle Leonie Roderick E-communications writer, The Marketer; online writer, Redactive Media Group; news reporter, Marketing Week Hannah Shaddock Sub-editor and writer, Radio Times Yara Silva-Tolliday Content assistant, Best; community manager, Hello!, assistant social media editor, MailOnline Holly Stevenson Graduate trainee, subeditor, Daily Mail Hannah Thompson Editorial assistant, restaurants and hotels reporter, Caterer and Hotelkeeper; multimedia editor, BigHospitality Elizabeth Turner Chef, Tate Britain Nina Zietman Editor, Cooler magazine; deputy editor, contributing editor, Mpora, freelance travel journalist (The Independent, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Red Bull Adventure, HUCK, easyJet Traveller) Daniel Zuidijk Online intern, Pulse; community and social journalist, The Times; journalist, Storyful

Broadcast Char Bates Unknown Alex Burd Producer, Pod Academy; newsdesk assistant, assistant news editor, PERFORM Rebecca Burrows Broadcast journalist, Heart Radio; production journalist, ITV; journalist, ITV News Central George Cochran Journalist, artrocker. com press officer, senior P consultant, Six07 Press Amelia Cox Broadcast journalist, UBC Media Group; freelance; broadcast journalist, Free Radio Emily Dexter Freelance reporter, Euronews; interview producer, Channel 4 News; negotiator, residential sales, Featherstone Leigh Jeremy Evans Communications strategist, Data Press; 30 under 30, Forbes; journalist in residence, DataPress Craig Ferriman Assistant editor, Channel 4 News; interview producer, deputy news editor; producer, Al Jazeera English Sarah Forster Deputy news editor and planning editor, Sky; news editor, Bloomberg; senior audio engineer, IMG Media James Francis Multimedia journalist, Thomson euters press office e ecutive, digital media executive, Juventus Football Club James Goldburn Guest producer, Sky News; newsroom assistant, broadcast journalist, BBC News Jennifer Graham Broadcast journalist, Global Radio; text producer, Sky News Emma Greatorex News and programme intern, Al Jazeera Media Network; assistant news editor, ITN, assistant news editor, 5 News Steven Gyford Co-editor, TalkingBaws. com; PR and marketing assistant, The Lotus Group Harry Hullah Freelance; journalist, CNN International Rebecca Hutter Intern, WQXR Radio (New York); marketing assistant, Decca Classics; classical product manager, Decca Records

Amelia Jenne Assistant producer, France 24; part-time correspondent, The Independent; producer, Channel 4 Jessica King Reporter, Incisive Media Ben Kirby Freelance; planning producer, CNN; planning producer, CNN Amanpour Helen Kourpas ffice runner, production assistant, production coordinator, Blink Films Kerry Kular Digital marketing accountant executive, Bayford Group; web trader, Tesco PLC; digital marketing account executive, Be Fuelcards Mick Le Mare Freelance (London) Stefan Levy Freelance assistant news editor, ITN; VIP host, The Roof Gardens; broadcast journalist, London Live ESTV Julia Lowes Production researcher, ITV; researcher, BBC; casting researcher, That Lot Lindsey MacLean Assistant account executive, Weber Shandwick; account manager, Red Consultancy Joel Massey Unknown Christian May Head of media relations, The Institute of Directors; Editor, City AM Haxie Meyers-Belkin Assistant producer, France 24, broadcast journalist, France 24 Hannah Miller Newsreader, Radio Jackie; broadcast assistant, BBC Radio 4; news journalist, ITV Mashaal Mir Foreign desk editor, NBC News; assistant producer, Channel 4 News; producer, AJ+ Hannah Moore Freelance broadcast journalist, Capital FM; researcher, BBC Radio Current Affairs; broadcast journalist, Newsbeat, BBC Radio 1/1Xtra Harry Moss Freelance researcher Isaac Munoz-Fernandez Contributor, Channel 4; journalist, BBC News Nichola Ntim Production trainee, freelance assistant producer, BBC, assistant producer, BBC Radio 1Xtra Jay Patel Broadcast assistant, broadcast journalist, BBC; assistant producer, BBC Newsround Kath Pedersen Freelance, Thomson Reuters Adam-Lucas Pettit Production assistant, Special Edition Films; community volunteering officer, ity University international recruitment officer, Loughborough University Tom Platt Editorial assistant, Tech City News; producer, Sky News Anja Popp Dispatches; journalist, planning producer, Channel 4 News Caroline Radnofsky Interviews producer, UK producer, deputy news editor, English deputy news editor, Al Jazeera Chess Roberts Assistant producer, Saatchi & Saatchi Jessie Rodger Assistant producer, France 24; assistant producer, Philharmonia Orchestra; freelance filmmaker and multimedia producer Lillie Rosenblatt Production assistant, Spirit Digital Media; talent coordinator, Optomen Television; recruitment coordinator, GAIL’s Artisan Baker Helen Smith Development researcher, Zodiak Media; senior video researcher, Metro Olivia Stuart-Taylor Account executive, Abchurch Communications; senior accountant executive, Headland Consultancy; management consulting analyst, Accenture Alyssa Thomas Unknown Fern Tomlinson Text producer, planning producer, news editor (politics), output producer, Sky News Maxwell Ward Online sports journalist, Eurosport; freelance writer,;

digital editor, BT Sport Amy Westgarth Freelance (London); actress; freelance broadcast journalist, current affairs and documentary AP

TV Daisy Ball Freelance researcher, Nutopia, BBC, Fresh One Productions Theo Browne Unknown Holta Celmeta International researcher, Foresight News; freelance, Thomson Reuters, The Guardian; multimedia producer, Reuters Julia Chapman Freelance researcher, The Listening Post; freelance (Reuters, Sky News, Al Jazeera, The Guardian); journalist, Sky News Briony Chappell Account executive, Bell Pottinger; freelance, (London); creative and account manager, Ogilvy Public Relations George Coote Assistant news editor, ITN Myriam Dijck Content writer, DocGeeks; editor, Discover Benelux; reporter, WinkBall Fayola Douglas Broadcast journalist, BBC; news producer, Splash News; freelance broadcast journalist, London Live Clare Downey Broadcast journalist, Sunday Politics; business news producer, Sky; video producer, The Guardian Rhys Durham Freelance broadcast journalist, ITN, Al Jazeera; digital news editor and interview producer, Al Jazeera English Aisling Ennis Video journalist, Press Association; journalist and senior video producer, Press Association Ellen Gainsford Assistant producer, France 24 Felicity Galt Trainee solicitor, White & Case; consultant solicitor, City Financial Investment Company Ltd Grace Forell (nee Herbert) Video journalist and presenter, The EightySixth Floor Music; presenter and editor, webvid; presenter and DJ, Hoxton Radio Poppy Hodgson Freelance broadcast journalist BBC; freelance producer, BBC, Associated Press, The Guardian Syed Kazmi Unknown Nicola Keaney Television producer, foreign news editor, Sky; domain expert, Dataminr, Inc. Phoebe Lanzer Wood Freelance broadcast journalist; journalist, France24; news producer, Reuters Nia Nguyen Assistant producer, National Geographic; casting associate producer, Nine Network Australia; video producer and editor, Mamamia Women’s Network (Australia) Kirsty Nichol Arts and culture producer, Thomson Reuters; assistant video editor, The Daily Mirror; presenter, The Video News Factory Carys Notley Broadcast journalist, researcher, BBC; broadcast journalist, BBC Wales Today Saskia O’Donoghue Media coordinator, broadcast journalist, BBC; freelance producer; Al Jazeera; freelance entertainment and food journalist Anshu Pandit Production assistant, Fox News Channel; television news producer, Sky; associate producer, CGTN Mike Richardson Unknown Catherine Robinson Freelance broadcast journalist; journalist, Global Radio Rebecca Smith Reporter, Real Business; reporter, Management Today; reporter, City A.M. Ellie Flynn (nee Smith) Diarist, Mail On Sunday; digital news reporter, The Sun

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Photo credit: Natalie Hammond

2013-2014 LISTINGS

What’s the best thing about your job? Getting to do all sorts of mad things like “styling” a Star Wars shoot in someone’s living room. We had Hans Solo playing the piano and Chewbacca cleaning. What’s the furthest you’ve ever gone to get a story? I wrote an article for PORT magazine about Jamaican food and I needed to find a first generation amaican immigrant. I must have rung every single Jamaican restaurant in London, asking if the chefs had elderly parents I could speak to.

Kalpna Tandon Account executive, Markettiers4dc; account executive, FRUKT Paul Traynor News assistant, producer, video journalist, Associated Press; freelance video journalist, London Roberto Valussi Researcher, The Sunday Times; multimedia journalist, Afreekyama; freelance multimedia journalist, Al Jazeera West Africa Philippa Wain Broadcast journalist, BBC Breakfast

Investigative Miranda Atty Bloomberg TV Africa; assistant news editor, ITN; producer, TRT World Jessica Benhamou i24news Jaffa Port, Israel; investigative reporter, BBC Panorama Jenna Corderoy Researcher, Request Initiative; Action on Armed Violence; journalist and researcher, Vice News; FinUncovered Adam Dobrik Reporter, assistant news editor, Global Investigations Review; news editor, Global Investigations Review Daniel Douglas Book researcher for investigative journalist Steve Grey Margot Gibbs Reporter, Request Initiative; researcher, Greenpeace; freelance journalist (London) Gemma Goodman Wiretap Productions; press officer, epartment for Business, Innovation and Skills press officer, Department for Education Sotiris Kanaris Intern, Timetric; digital marketing analyst, Trillion Fund; reporter, Timetric Meera Khosla Lawyer, J.P. Morgan Chase Daniel Martin Teacher, Guildford High School Margi Murphy Intern, Pulse; reporter, IDG Media; news reporter, Daily Star Sid Ryan Researcher, Request Initiative, Centre for Investigative Journalism; research fellow, Centre for Investigative Journalism Joe Smith Investigative trainee, Channel 4

Natalie Hammond Financial Arvid Ahlund Reporter, Asia Fashion assistant, The Times (Magazine, 2013)

“I hope there’ll be lots more women in top editor roles.” What’s your worst/most embarrassing work experience story? I did a shoot with a musician and his agent sent over the wrong measurements. All the suits we had were too small and he was literally hopping in his boxers trying to squeeze himself into some Burberry trousers for about 10 minutes. What do you see in the future of journalism? I hope there’ll be lots more women in top editor roles. Hebe Hatton

Sara Spary Senior reporter, Marketing Magazine; news reporter, Buzzfeed News; consumer business correspondent, BuzzFeed Camilla Turner Graduate trainee, reporter, The Daily Telegraph; education editor, Telegraph Media Group Tom Warren Reporter, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism; investigative reporter, Buzzfeed Tom Webb Reporter, Global Investigations Review; assistant deputy editor, deputy editor, Global Competition Review

Science Lou Del Bello Multimedia producer, Sci Dev net; Africa reporter, Climate Home News Di Xu Di Editor, State Grid Corporation of China Network Television Olivia Emms Further study Anastasia Fugger Researcher, ITN Productions Pip Hobbs Freelance (London) Ryan O’Hare Deputy editor, Optometry Today; science reporter, MailOnline; freelance Kathy Portilla Change management analyst, NRG Home Solar; business analyst, MRE Consulting; head of operations, Green Light Solar Patrick Russell Broadcast trainee, ITN; science and health producer; ITV News Rachael Stubbins Technical writer, National Physical Laboratory; campaigns manager, abinet ffice strategic communications manager, NATO Becky Summers Further study; grants and communications officer, ount Kenya Trust Theresa Taylor Reporter, The Star; writer, broadcast journalist, eNCA Rebecca Winkels Editor, Helmholtz Zentrum für Infekionsforschung Branschweig; freelance, SWR, Verschiedene Auftagsgeber; press officer, Helmholt ssociation

correspondent, Central Banking Journal; Asia correspondent, FX Week; freelance writer Robert Allen Business desk journalist, The Irish Times; account executive, associate, Finsbury Jagdip Cheema Business reporter, Rudaw Media Network; business reporter, Thomson Reuters; program editor, Money Talks Elena Gonzalez Mataro UK correspondent, Antena 3; reporter, FX eek public affairs officer, elegation of the Government of Catalonia to the UK and Ireland Valeriya Ivashchenko Intern, Bloomberg; client manager Russia & Eastern Europe, Credit Suisse Morgane Lapeyre Journalist, EurActiv. fr; reporter, Bloomberg; reporter, Debtwire Shuangning Lu Unknown Verity Ratcliffe Reporter, Financial Times; Middle East editor, Interfax Global Energy; freelance (London) Luca Rossi Broadcast journalist, Arise TV; reporter, editor, Modern Investor at Citywire; reporter, Reorg Research, Inc. Shreya Sinha Unknown Jakob Villumsen International editor, Radio24syv; business reporter, TV 2 DANMARK Mi Zhang Freelance reporter, Financial Times

Interactive George Arnett Data journalist, Exaro; data journalist, The Guardian; teaching assistant, City University Elisabeth Ashton Social media executive, Sky; social media editor, head of audience, Manchester Evening News Sian Boyle Trainee reporter, Evening Standard; graduate trainee, reporter, Daily Mail Samuel Creighton Sub-editor, The Times and The Sunday Times; graduate trainee, show-business reporter, Daily Mail; sub editor, The Times and The Sunday Times Jessica Denham Online editorial assistant, digital arts reporter, senior culture reporter, The Independent; freelance Mauricio Fernandes Savarese Cofounder, The Conteúdo; journalist, FourFourTwo; reporter, Associated Press (Rio de Janeiro) Robert Grant Data journalist, Trinity Mirror Nabeelah Jaffer Associate editor, Aeon; freelance (The Guardian, Financial Times, The Times); associate editor with responsibility for social media, Aeon Magazine Henry Kirby Data journalist, The Media Briefing data ournalist, Business ew Europe; senior consultant, Right Angles Sarah Pilchick Assistant communications officer, U H social media specialist, UNICEF; information and communications manager, Save The Children International Henry Taylor Data journalist, Exaro; ournalist, The ediaBriefing social media producer, World Economic Forum

Political Trisha Andres Weekend Desk, Financial Times; travel and lifestyle editor, The Hideaways Club; travel commissioning editor, Telegraph Media Group Marie Bailey Unknown

Joshua Franklin Correspondent, Reuters News Agency Huw Jordan Network Organiser, New Economy Organisers Network; Campaigns Organiser, New Economy Organisers Network; Senior Organiser, Political Strategy at the New Economy Organisers Network Sam Judah Freelance (BBC, Financial Times); Producer, BBC News Liam Kirkaldy Reporter, Greenpeace; reporter, The Olive Press; environment correspondent, online editor, Holyrood Magazine John Lindsay Unknown Tony McNulty Unknown Christopher Pitchers Intern, Politics Home press officer, uropean Parliament Alexander Prowse Client communications analyst, senior client communications analyst, Russell Investments Daniel Rosehill Communications, Vconnecta Ltd; freelance Laura Woolfenden News presenter, Al Jazeera English Alexandra Wynick Reporter, Oxford Mail; clerical assistant, University of Cambridge Karolina Zagrodna Energy Market Reporter, ICIS; senior market reporter, ICIS

Erasmus Jonathan Erridge Intern, MoneyWeek; freelance (MoneyWeek, City A.M.) Maria Gomis Sanz Conference reporter, icrofinance Focus urope Hui Gu English teacher, New Oriental Education & Technology Group; Chinese news assistant, Ruptley News TV Berlin Dorothee Heymer Unknown Stephan Holm Lawaetz Casino operations executive, Unibet; business analyst, Kindred Group plc Melissa Hutsell Freelance (USA); contributing writer, 209 Magazine; contributing writer, The Current San Joaquin Thomas Kleinveld Freelance (Scholopendrae Communication, Deutsche Welle, Radio Netherlands Worldwide); program manager, TRAC FM; communication advisor, East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project Sergio Matalucci Western Europe correspondent, Natural Gas Europe; member, ISPI Energy Watch Francisco Perez Gonzalez Intern, The Copenhagen Post Lorena Ruibal Serra Financial journalist (London); market reporter, Informa Simona Suciu Unknown Ning-Chih Teng Unknown Aiste Valiauskaite Journalist, Info TV Zhefeng Wang Unknown Mia Wecker Journalist, L’essentiel; editor, PWC Luxembourg Weixin Zha Unknown


International Mary Afxentiou Journalist, TheManatee.; journalist, Parikiaki Yuko Aizawa Political reporter, NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation Ida Axling Journalist, MittMedia (Sweden); reporter, senior reporter, Incisive Media Andrea Baerland Freelance writer, Scan Magazine; freelance journalist, enerWE;

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media production; online editor, Skipsrevyen Monika Bagic Tourist animator/ animation team manager, Valamar Hotels & Resorts Claudia Bazdoaca Intern, Wise Buddah; broadcast assistant, Share Radio; freelance (London) Magnus Barsøe Bennetzen News editor, Toast Magazine; co-founder and contributing editor,; opinion editor, Finans Sofia Betti a esearcher, BB ews (Belgium) Natasha Bowler Editor, Journalism Is ot rime freelance documentary filmmaker iddle ast sia producer, “Warm Welcome for Syrian Refugees in Iceland” Filippo Brachetti Intern, Lonely Planet: freelance Ludovica Brignola Video intern, Financial Times co anchor, B International; Egypt correspondent; The Oil & Gas Year Aia Brnic Reporter, energy markets, rgus edia reporter, ontel Ingrid Brubaker comic book librarian; journalist, NTB (Norwegian News Agency); academic director, Serieteket Christy Chamy Reporter, Stockholms Fria Tidning (Sweden); reporter, Sveriges Radio Elena Cherniavskaia igital arketing, Birmingham ade e po advertising sales manager, arket adio Ryan Chua Reporter, Integrated ews and urrent ffairs, BS B Philippines program editor, T Jenny Ciochon Photographer and editor, Tunisia Live; freelance photo and video journalist (Tunis) Davide Colombini Freelance, Vice; researcher, orrado Passera lectoral ommittee unior P account, erini Associati Mara D’Arcangelo Unknown Pascale Davie Producer, TRT World; freelance newsreader and video journalist ondon video ournalist, France Alex Debellis Unknown Bernd Debusmann Senior reporter, chief reporter, Khaleej Times Zi Fang Freelancer (London) Laura Fernandez Escritor olaborador, IT P freelance graphic designer, Deloitte Felix Franz Head of communication and content, Hostwriter Laura Goehler Freelance producer, International Anna Hirtenstein Reporter, SNL Financial; country editor, The Oil & Gas Year; reporter, Bloomberg Valentina Ieri Intern, UN Agency (New York); intern, IPS News Agency UN Bureau Juliette Ihler Journalist, Slate (Paris) Katie Iorio Freelance assistant newsdesk editor, BS ews ondon associate producer, International Lyana Kazharova Unknown Lara Kunze-Concewitz Reporter, Deutsche Presse Agentur; editorial intern, Monocle; board member/assistant manager, rko Sinai Urunler umessillik Tic A.S Eugenie Lambert News reporter, de Toronto; planning desk, International freelance producer, International Daphne Lambi Journalist and blogger Daria Landal ontent editor, Film oo fashion intern, Hearst Shkulev edia Li Liu Unknown Vincent Manancourt Features writer, Law Business Research; features writer, Latin Lawyer Federica Marsi Freelance Ali Millington Reporter, Marketing

Week; digital fashion editor, Fenwick; lifestyle editor, Business Insider UK Kaely Monahan Freelance, East Valley Tribune, The Phoenix New Times; editor, GetOut! Magazine radio producer, Radio Elisa Murgese Freelance Alessandra Pacelli News editor, Dogs Today and Dogs Monthly magazines Victoria Pease ontributor, Suitcase Magazine; food, beverage and hospitality researcher, Stylus Innovation & Advisory; online editor, merican press maga ines editor, estalten Marcelo Pellegrini Filho Reporter, arta apital producer and reporter, H , apan Broadcasting orporation Stefano Pozzebon Freelance writer, ediaplanet series researcher, ightbo Entertainment; freelance Jinan Rahma Unknown Sarakshi Rai Rai Reporter, Firstpost. com; reporter, Khaleej Times; online editor. ITP Publishing roup Fay Rajpar Unknown Sasha Raspopina Freelance; staff writer, The alvert ournal Rosanne Roobeek Planner, International planning producer, Simone Sarchix Freelance journalist Gloria Schiavi ontributor, localnews UN correspondent, IPS Inter Press Service contributor, ife ate Jonathan Shkurko ontent writer, ditec U freelance ournalist, Sport Setsabile Sibisi Head of Programmes, Swa iland Television uthority Jaide Timm-Garcia Freelance; associate producer, Jessica Tradati Writer, The Kathmandu Post; India and Nepal correspondent, Indro programme assistant, The ode Gian Volpicelli Freelance, Vice; freelance copywriter, Fungo arketing Social edia anagement Sanne Wass Freelance; journalist, IranWire/; junior reporter, Global Trade Review Phoebe Yu Writer, The Source

Newspaper Michael Allen ontent coordinator, uardian freelance, ice, eodis airfinance ournal reporter iddle ast and Africa), Euromoney institutional Investor Christopher Arden Sub-editor, The Times Neal Baker News and web editor, The Drinks Business; online news reporter. The Sun Tom Batchelor Freelance, i paper; political reporter, Politics Home Alex Binley Digital journalist, Daily Express and Star Jemma Buckley Showbi reporter, Daily Mail; assistant news editor, The Daily Mail Sanya Burgess Digital editor, Royal Television Society; reporter and deputy online news editor, The Sunday Times Elliot Cass North Wilts reporter, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Standard; ournalist, hild ights International Network Natasha Clark Freelance online political reporter, The Sun; digital production, The Sunday Times Freddie Corb-Nathan Trainee, The Sun; sports reporter, The Sun Ashley Cowburn Writer, The New Statesman, The Observer, The Times; political correspondent, The Independent Harriet Crawford Trainee reporter, Mail on Sunday; radio and TV district reporter, BB South est Richard Crook Sub-editor, The Times

tablet edition ournalism trainee, BB producer, BB adio today Siraj Datoo Political reporter, Bu feed UK; digital news journalist, Bloomberg Daniel Do Rosario Researcher, Stylus. com; freelance James Dutton Freelance, oal U editor, The False Nine; freelance FourFourTwo, urosport and ail nline Sam Fishwick Features writer and editorial assistant, ES Magazine Hannah Flint Reporter, Mail on Sunday; junior news and entertainment editor, Grazia James Gheerbrant Broadcast journalist, BB Sport sports reporter, The Times Natalie Gil Journalist and content coordinator, uardian Students news and feature writer, efinery Frankie Goodway Trainee sub-editor, sub-editor, The Times Faisal Hanif Freelance; reporter, The Times researcher. BB Catherine Hardy Trainee sub-editor, Daily Mail David Hughes Reporter, Press ssociation S editor, The Sun Josh Jackman Reporter, The Jewish Chronicle; freelance Sarah Karacs Reporter, South China Morning Post; freelance Joe Kavanagh eporter, irfinance Journal Katie Marston Freelance; civil servant, U overnment Jacob Mignano Trainee sub-editor, The Sun; digital production editor, The Sun Caroline Mortimer Digital sub-editor, The Times; news reporter, West End Extra; online reporter, The Independent Roisin O’Connor Social media assistant, music correspondent, The Independent Marese O’Sullivan Sub-editor and iPad edition designer, The Guardian; online ournalist, UT edia digital content producer, TV3 Television Ireland Tom Payne News reporter and newsdesk forward planner, Daily Mail; South West reporter, Daily Mail Alisha Rouse Trainee reporter, oney ail reporter banking finance telecoms, Daily Mail Rozina Sabur Trainee reporter; assistant planning editor, The Daily Telegraph Joe Sandler Clarke ontent co ordinator, The Guardian; investigator, reenpeace freelance, ice, The Guardian Jo Scrimshire Reporter, Daily Mail Australia Jonny Singer Freelance, Daily Mail, The Blizzard; sub-editor, The Sunday Times; sports reporter, MailOnline Hannah Skellern Sub-editor, The Times Georgia Snow Journalist and critic, chief reporter, The Stage Eleanor Steafel Reporter, The Daily Telegraph; features writer, The Telegraph Dan Tookey Strategy manager, newsfi sub editor, Sidetracked freelance, Vice Oscar Williams ontent co ordinator, uardian edia etwork technology reporter, Huffington Post U

Magazine Charles Allenby Editorial assistant, Forth Studio; staff writer, John Brown Isabelle Aron Intern, The Debrief; digital content manager, PRWeek; blog editor, Time ut Imogen Beecroft Editorial assistant, ugust edia consultant, The Strategic ommunications lliance Max Benwell Writer and commissioning editor, Independent Voices, The Independent; assistant audience editor, The Independent

Sarah Biddlecombe Lifestyle assistant, Daily Express Saturday magazine; features assistant, Stella Magazine; writer, Lucinda Borrell Health reporter, ogora business reporter, Ten lps freelance, Financial Times roup, oney Saving pert Kathryn Bromwich ontributor, Dazed & Confused, Little White Lies; commissioning editor, Observer New Review Jennifer Chattaway elebrity intern, Reveal magazine account e ecutive, T Surveys td. Annabelle Collins Reporter; deputy news editor, Chemist and Druggist Kasia Delgado Writer/researcher,; assistant features editor, Radio Times Jack Dutton Intern, Business Insider; reporter, editor, irfinance ournal Hannah Ewens Freelance (Kerrang!, The Debrief, The Daily Telegraph); news writer, a ed igital unior editor, ice Huw Fullerton Writer/researcher, Jack Gilbert Freelance, ice, Inde ensorship news reporter, ew odel Adviser William Grice Features assistant, GQ; online news reporter, The Independent; editor, The Idle an l er r f n ontributing editor, The ulture Trip web reporter, conomia freelance olombia atin merica Simon Gwynn F reporter, The Grocer Chloe Hay ontributing editor, The ulture Trip product and shoot coordinator, I Family ive maga ine subeditor, Weight Watchers Magazine Dominic Holbrook Freelance,Good Things Magazine, Institute for ptimum Nutrition, Men’s Health; senior staff writer, Amuseum Magazine Alexander Horne Reporter, Estates Gazette Samuel Horti Reporter, Chemist + Druggist; digital news editor, Property Week Ralph Jones Writer, StudentBeans; freelance, The Guardian, ice, e ebel, New Humanist, New Statesman; staff writer, ShortList Christina Kenny Staff writer and editor, Sinfini usic editor, lassical usic eimagined content producer, BB Radio Peter Klein Assistant features editor, Newsquest (North West); editorial assistant, Immediate edia Katherine Landergan orrespondent and producer,; reporter, Politico Joshua Lowe Assistant digital editor, editor, Prospector UK; reporter, Newsweek Anna Matheson Editorial assistant, features writer, ssentials and ood To Know; freelance Sarah Parsons eporter, etail press and; researcher, Firecrest Films reporter, osmetics Business Francesca Peak anaging editor, The Daily; freelance feature writer, T3; editorial assistant, deputy managing editor, Baku Delia Piccinini Freelance; outh ondon in uencer marketing strategist, e uide oir Emma Powell nline showbi and lifestyle journalist, Evening Standard Laura Price Website and content editor; deputy editor, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Helen Pye ontent editor, S U junior features assistant, Event magazine, Mail on Sunday; entertainment reporter,

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Broadcast Rachel Anderson Assistant news editor, hannel ews assistant news editor, ITV News; output producer, Sky News Dylan Baker hief operating officer, reative genda roup business analyst, Haventrust Ltd; business intelligence analyst, Simba Sleep Adam Barr o founder and senior reporter, Referendum Boys; earth hour officer, F U head of online video and podcasts, Frontline lub haritable Trust Olivia Bateman Senior video editor, ail nline Fiona Belcher Account manager, Weber Shandwick Katherine Boyce Unknown Ade Bradley News and media relations manager, ction for hildren assistant producer, BB Charlotte Brehaut Assistant Producer, T, BB South Today, BB ews, France freelance producer, IT Productions Symeon Brown Freelance, The Guardian reporter, hannel Kris Brunt-Seymour Video desk, Press Association; senior correspondent, Incisive edia freelance Dominic Chase Assistant coordinator/ editor, The Teen Appeal; special project coordinator, ethodist e Bonheur Healthcare Ashley Coates Parliamentary assistant to P, House of ommons freelance digital journalist and feature writer, The Independent Harry Darkins Journalist, Radio France Internationale; output producer, Al a eera nglish broadcast ournalist, BB ews Sarah Dawkins Researcher, Home ews Planning te t producer, planning producer, Sky Jennifer Deming Freelance assistant news desk editor, BS ews ondon general assignment reporter, KFYR-TV B orth akota ews est akota Fo Vidhi Doshi News trainee, ITV; freelance, The Guardian, Delayed Gratification, The Atlantic Sarah Duffy Journalist, Sky; assistant news editor, hannel ews freelance, hannel ews, Sky ews, IT Productions Samuel Emden Head of network operations, ewsFi ed td campaign researcher, British ed ross special

advisor to the director general, Institute of Directors Niall Fitzmaurice Broadcast assistant, adio Ireland T Today F researcher, This is Ireland with Des Bishop (RTÉ) Nancy Fleming Researcher and shoot assistant, Juniper TV; political researcher, ITV News; journalist, Radio France Internationale James Galley Freelance, Sea edia Leigh-Ann Gerrans Freelance Ritika Gupta Segment producer, Bloomberg TV Chris Hackett Freelance; assistant producer, ITN Christopher Hall Freelance Morgan Hammond Broadcast journalist, researcher, BB adio ales Gregory Helmich Unknown Sophie Jamieson Freelance, ITN; reporter, The Telegraph Phoebe Janner Day runner, Fremantle edia production runner, Fremantle edia Kimberley Johnson Traffic reporter, F ttawa Shehnaz Khan Freelance multimedia ournalist, ahoo elebrity U , illward Brown, The Huffington Post Will Leonardo Freelance news ournalist, ssociated Press, BB London Radio; senior output producer, Associated Press Joe Lord-Jones raduate trainee, IT Washington producer, ITN Toyah Marondel Freelance features writer, Discover Benelux Magazine; freelance editor, avens of ondon Jess Martin unner BB ountryfile researcher, BB The ne Show Jamie McConkey Producer, BB ews hannel and ews at ne Tasha McDonald Unknown Alice McShane ssistant producer, BB Panorama Celestina Olulode eporter, BB London News Haley Ott Foreign editor,; freelance; associate producer, Vice News Tonight on HB Lara Owen Freelance broadcast journalist, Radio Beijing Andrew Papadopoulos Editorial assistant, Input edia Jesse Peacock Freelance Ryan Ramgobin o founder, Zbeckabee; video journalist, The Independent; trainee journalist, ITV Dominic Roarty Assistant news editor and producer, ITV News; senior domain e pert, ataminr Inc. Gemma Saggers Sales manager, Harrods; trainee psychotherapist/head of learning and development, BlueQuail edia Production Natalie Salmon Junior development researcher, Love Productions; associate video producer and presenter, 90min; social media editor, ES Magazine James Savundra Assistant producer, talkSP T producer reporter, talkSP T Victoria Scholar B Caitlin Sewell Freelance alaysia brand marketing e ecutive, First Quality Foods Anishka Sharma Radio producer, Whistledown Productions Rose Slavin edia assistant, oyal pera House; assistant content producer, Royal pera House Bryony Waite Broadcast journalist, elador adio reporter, This is lobal Max Walsh Production journalist, ITV est ountry Alexander Wolfe Senior reporter, That s T ford intern, Brands ife accounts e ecutive, Brands ife Charlotte Wright eporter, lobal Radio

TV Sunya Ali Researcher/assistant producer, ITN; project manager, Imperative Space; junior research associate, Unitas ommunications Alastair Ballantyne Digital team, RTS edia parliamentary assistant, Parlement Europeen Greg Bianchi hief editor on Report, European Parliament; co-founder/senior editor, Pandeia; communications trainee, European Parliament Sara Crossley ccount e ecutive, indshare platform e ecutive, I edia Gabi Darlington Video producer/ presenter, ITN Mau Gris Filmmaker Natasha Hancock Freelance (United Arab Emirates) Sam Holder Production journalist, ITV eridian ournalist, IT eridian Cass Horowitz Researcher, Raw TV; assistant producer ‘ Peston on Sunday’, Shiver T co founder, The lerkenwell Brothers Greg Jacobs Reporter, Press Association; freelance Marie Kamprath Freelance videographer, Zeit online; newsdesk producer, ta .de Berlin freelance videographer, Berliner orgenpost Hannah Levy Logger, Raw Television; junior development researcher, Liberty Bell edia community manager, Deliveroo

Emerald Maxwell Researcher and runner, BB ndrew arr Show freelance assistant producer, France Rosie Mercer Researcher, ITV; researcher, BB production ournalist, ITV Nastja Pastor Kubrak Unknown Roshni Patel Video journalist, Big entre T freelance ournalist, IT freelance video editor, Yahoo Gemma Perlin Diary and health editor, About Time Magazine; associate producer, Don’t Panic; assistant producer, Amos Pictures Ellie Pitt Broadcast ournalist, BB adio loucestershire reporter and presenter, ade in Bristol T Monika Plaha Video journalist/ newsreader, Big entre T freelance journalist, ITV; broadcast journalist, BB Leonie Puscher Freelance, BB orldwide, Spiegel nline creative director, PF BH video ournalist, Norddeutscher Rundfunk. Mathew Roache Unknown Philipp Sandmann eporter, itywire ermany trainee ournalist, a el springer akademie Selina Seth Freelance journalist/ researcher, ITV; Researcher, Sugar Leonie Puscher Freelance, BB orldwide, Spiegel nline creative director, PF BH video ournalist, Norddeutscher Rundfunk. Mathew Roache Unknown Philipp Sandmann eporter, itywire ermany trainee ournalist, a el springer akademie Selina Seth Freelance journalist and

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Press Association Julia Richardson Books assistant, Daily Mail feature writer, T Amber Rolt News reporter, Estates Gazette Eleanor Ross ontent coordinator, journalist, The Guardian; travel writer, Good Things Magazine, Food and Travel aga ine sia writer, Newsweek Emma Shone Features editor, Everything Theatre; marketing manager, The spinosa entre reporter, oad Transport edia Eve Simmons Junior editorial assistant, Financial Times; editorial assistant, The Female Lead; digital editor (Snapchat), News UK Gwendolyn Smith Features assistant, Pulse; junior features assistant, Event at the Mail on Sunday Barbara Speed Staff writer, New Statesman; comment editor, i paper Deborah Weitzmann anaging editor, Jewish Quarterly; freelance diary reporter, Sunday Telegraph, Mail on Sunday account e ecutive, The roup

(Magazine, 2014)

“...if you can’t have a sense of humour about politics then your life looks very bleak.” Who would be your dream interviewee?

What’s the furthest you’ve gone for a story?

I’ve done it, it was Bjork. I was one of two UK journalists who was invited to interview her about the acoustic version of her last album Vulnicura. It was the best thing that had ever happened to me.

hen I worked at a medical B B, we didn t have time to make an F I request so I had to call every single local health authority in the UK and ask them for the data for the story. It was ten days that I’ll never get back but it was my first cover feature, so it was worth the legwork.

Most embarrassing work experience story? Someone called with a hot tip, breaking a story anonymously from a phone bo and I dropped the phone and disconnected them. They never called back.

What’s your worst journalistic habit? Interrupting people during interviews. For radio or podcasts it’s terrible because you can’t reuse it.

Who is your favourite journalist at the moment?

If you weren’t a journalist, what would you be?

arina Hyde. She s incisive and funny and I value humour in journalism above most things. At the moment if you can’t have a sense of humour about politics then your life looks very bleak.

A coder. I read that there are seven jobs for every coder in the UK. We all know that we need the internet, that we need The Guardian website but none of us knows how to make it happen and people will pay anything to someone who does! Helen Cocks

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researcher, IT esearcher, Sugar films esearcher, BB lick, BB ews. Aqib Shaikh riter, The ews Hub freelance ournalist, IT news trainee, ITV Tashi Skervin Trainee sports ournalist, BB marketing director, Sports Philosophy marketing and social media manager, nother Space Rebecca Stewart igital multimedia producer oyal Television Society assistant news editor, IT researcher, wonder productions Lois Swinnerton eporter and presenter, Big entre T freelance, IT multimedia ournalist, Trinity irror. Georgiana Tudor ssistant videographer, iddlese University segment producer, Bloomberg T reporter, Legal Business. ess ca a e el ssistant producer, France nglish reporter, IT .

Investigative Roddy Ashworth Freelance investigative ournalist visiting ournalist, ity, University of ondon om el er Features writer, Liverpool Echo coordinator, Up ising iverpool reporter, Liverpool Echo Sara Beremenyi Intern, edit producer, ital Television researcher, Film rt Justin Cash eporter, Legal Week chief reporter, itywire news editor, Money Marketing Patrick Edwards Unknown re a n la eporter, News & Star, Cumberland News a alena a l c a pro ect coordinator, The entre for Investigative ournalism reporter, IT Productions researcher, hambers and Partners o er Ham l on ar n Intern correspondent, Inter Press Service freelance, The Guardian reporter, Law Business Research Luke Lythgoe ditorial assistant, l a eera staff writer, Press ssociation ournalist, InFacts Richard Moran Broadcast ournalist, BB orld Service h l p e ontributor, Hackney Citizen freelance, Academies Week shle ace Investigator, hildren s aw enter a nee all Freelance videographer, photographer and editor director of photography, Urban ru Productions freelance photo ournalist, lobal ews lare enn n on Freelance, The Sunday Times online editor, uty Free ews International and Travel etail International editor, gri Investor. le e an eporter, The Oxford Mail; broadcast ournalist at BB ews South l o er son Staff writer, Funds Europe senior reporter, FE Week. l a u ar Intern, Bureau of Investigative ournalism editorial trainee, The Daily Telegraph personal finance reporter, The Daily Telegraph. achel chraer Freelance, TES; ournalist, Community Care social and home affairs researcher, BB ews. a ma el m ecutive assistant, Bubbleology Kadhim Shubber eporter, Financial Times a asha san ar es Researcher, edical ustice freelance aura l nson Freelance, The Independent news and current affairs researcher, BB Scotland ournalist, BBC Daily Politics

Science eall Freelance, NewScientist; market reporter, I IS science reporter, ail nline h al es ccount e ecutive, gilvy ommonHealth U health information officer, Breast ancer ow Science and technology reporter, ail nline one n le Freelance photographer, Black akota art director and digital content manager, Tea Te uila Trading deputy editor, Today. mma ullou h Unknown Misha Gajewski ultimedia ournalist, ancer esearch U freelance, T news. r s na allar o r e a eporter, esearch urope Mi Hoang Unknown Richard Kemeny udio Producer, conomist mar hal l ews editor, tto omms P communication specialist, enewable nergy. af a han uf Freelance, The Bureau of Investigative ournalism intern, The Observer New Review freelance reporter, The Independent enn ccall Freelance l rabiya ews, ssociated Press ultimedia ournalist, Sputnik ews Lindsay Mckenzie eputy editor, atalyst Science ews news reporter, esearch Fortnight intern, The hronicle of Higher ducation. ac llner ssistant communities editor, science and technology reporter, ail nline Social media ournalist, The Times e orah a hlo u Senior business reporter, The Standard senior ournalist, esearch frica communication manager, frican cademy of Sciences. Vicki Parsons ournalist, Bureau of Investigative ournalism e ecutive board member, ssociation of British Science riters freelance am erera Unknown Tom Rodgers arket reporter, I IS Heren as a amparam Researcher/ financial ournalist, Spearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Magazine e r one ro n ditor in chief, atalyst Science ews freelance BMJ, en s Health Forum

Financial Sarah Ainsworth apital markets analyst reporter, Total erivatives ac l ane orrespondent, euters managing editor Trade and Forfaiting eview editor, evelopment Finance el ne s a Investment strategy analyst, B apital business writer l rabiya ews hannel iddle ast e uities market correspondent, euters Xuhuizi (Vicky) Chen Physicals reporter, Fast arkets td u pr an Staff reporter, La Freccia Italy ll am lar e arket reporter, rgus edia reporter, Tom Davies Freelance producer B tutor, I Tuition senior producer, BB . Patrick Ferguson eporter, aw Business esearch ew ork reporter, atinFinance reporter, rgus edia Sean Gibson S e ecutive, The Daily Telegraph co founder, Pandeia etwork sport social media content editor, The Daily Telegraph Bernard Goyder eporter, c uisitions aily umbai reporter, Financial News eporter, Insurance Insider, uromoney. Leandre Ibar Penaba Freelance

Spanish atalan press reporter, lobal orporate enturing ora uswar Presenter, apital T Singapore oph e e sohn ommunications director, editorial manager, fficial onetary and Financial Institutions Forum ournalist, a a al unknown arol ne n unknown Toni Sekinah eporter, Tech ity Insider reporter, edia freelance reporter, ata IQ. Jon Sindreu Larranaga conomics reporter, Wall Street Journal Sarah Squires Teacher, ings ollege el ern el ordic reporter, senior reporter, Un uote news editor, ergermarket roup ochelle oplens ournalist, Financial Times Susan Vende unknown

Interactive achel ann n o er ournalist and content coordinator, The Guardian homas a le unknown Zach Boren igital ournalist, The Independent energy ournalist, investigative ournalist, reenpeace Laura Cantadori ditorial designer, BB isual ournalism designer, pple ews ll hren er hannon ata ournalist, ity data visualisation ournalist, Financial Times. oe Hall nline ournalist, sports ournalist, CityAM. oph e urra orr s Social media, S U assistant social media editor, freelance ournalist, Anthony Organ ommunity development intern, The onversation gaming blogger brand manager, Sales Superstar marketing content writer, rowth ngineering td. an ele alum o ata ournalist, Property eek lead data ournalist, International Business Times Patrick Scott ata ournalist, Trinity irror data ournalist, The Daily Telegraph arah p c ernell Science, healthcare and technology writer, CityAM client reporting associate, Insight Investment assos l anou ournalist CityAM; ata and interactive ournalist, BB ews hr s u cl ffe ews editor, oph e arnes ata strategist, Hill nowlton Strategies data dashboarding consultant, ma e data ournalist, ellcome Trust. le san ra sn e s a Trainee data ournalist, Financial Times member of the board of trustees, Bringing uropeans Together ssociation interactive data ournalist, Financial Times

Erasmus Joshua Aden adio host, arhus okalradio . Sound technician, boom mic operator, P F T P I . oop ll ditorial manager at state. com, ondon U editor, Upday a a or la ssistant producer and Tari li s researcher, artmouth Films imited, ondon Yao Guo Freelance commissioning editor onely Planet, Bei ing o a ara ma Unknown a m l ane osch ditorial intern, Monocle editorial trainee, eutche elle

esper assen Unknown Hangwei Li Programmes director, fm adio and lobal a edia roup guest lecturer, University of ambia ls el on an ournalist, adio l Balad, ordan ournalism and media outreach officer, International enter for Biosaline griculture reporter, iddle ast Broadcasting etworks. hac u en Unknown Santiago Saez Moreno ews producer assistant, B International freelance Anne Steinbach Trainee, Frankfurter llgemeine eitung editor, Blendle co author, ilies iary content manager, sanayoga. Denghui Sun eporter, Bloomberg BusinessWeek Bei ing Karina Stafford Food and drink industry analyst, isiongain Kristina Tashkevich eb editor, F Fellow, School of ata, umpstart eorgia regional strategic communications officer, British embassy, Tblisi


International l a clan Freelance (The Independent, The Guardian) uc ler ideo ournalist, FP ome h l rora Sub editor, T adgets 360 am lle ral ontributor photographer, over Images photographer, reporter, The Argentina Independent copy editor and freelance ournalist, La Tribune c a a ell Freelance producer, Bloomberg ournalist, Progressive ontent Radhika Bhatnaga ommunications officer, U S l ppo rache Intern, onely Planet documentary maker and photo ournalist el ssa ra sha Freelance The Guardian, POP magazine, BB usic, ed Bull usic cademy, The Quietus, Plan B content producer, U l a s n han T special features intern, arol ne hau e Investigative ournalist, France Televisions Katrine Bouschinger Christensen ideo ournalist, Tivoli ranc s hurch ll Freelance, The Guardian unior staff writer, Supply anagement Ingrid Cobben broadcast ournalist, S media editor, IF ournalist, France a e ooper olunteer, IP Uganda front of house staff, ff to ork P e ecutive, Starcom Hugh Davies ssistant producer, Insight TWI Aditya Dhunna Supervisor for Pre Poll Survey, Taleem Foundation unior assistant producer, ews assistant producer, I ews India aom mamul m o Freelance fashion stylist editor, SHU H mbH corporate communications manager, TH S HU H InĂŞs Fressynet ssistant, editor, uronews Aristos Georgiou eporter, International Business Times les son Freelance production assistant, ashington correspondent, I Giovanna Girardi ontributor, The Post Interna ionale press officer, Fonda ione inema per oma video reporter, FP Italy Marianna Giusti ournalist, The Independent editorial intern freelance

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