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ISSUE 26 SPRING2012 for journalism alumni of city university london xcity-magazine.com

IAN HISLOP On Marr, sleaze

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TAKING TRIPOLI

Alex Crawford: the story behind the scoop

EVAN DAVIS

We ask the questions

drugs, LIES AND PUNS Hacks confess to their worst habits

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FROM THE EDITOR

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elcome to XCity 2012. With the phone hacking revelations of the past year still dominating the public perception of the press, it’s inevitable that thoughts turned to the Leveson Inquiry when plotting and planning our pages. We firmly believe that, despite the turmoil and potential damage to the reputation of the media, this magazine showcases the best in journalism. From our XCity Award winner Lourdes Garcia-Navarro to the independent magazines carving out a niche for themselves on the shelves, the industry is thriving. With Leveson in mind, we turned to Ian Hislop for a stalwart’s view of the whole affair. We also hear from anonymous blogger Fleet Street Fox, who mounts a passionate defence of her tabloid colleagues. The role of the media is being widely discussed, but what about those trying to make their name? Our analysis shows that 72% of City journalism MA graduates since 2007 took their first degrees at a Russell Group university. As the cost of journalism training rises, what’s the effect on the media when talent is priced out of the industry? Elsewhere, we chat exclusively with Evan Davis about why he considers himself a “soft” interviewer, while Alex Crawford and her Sky team talk us through the thrills and risks of being first into Tripoli. We lift the lid on the mysterious world of the ghost writer: many journalists relish the glory of a byline or being front of camera, but what’s it like to slave away in someone else’s name? Robert Fisk takes to our pages to bemoan the influence of the internet on modern journalism. Meanwhile, the XCity website has been crafted by our web and multimedia team to expand on the print magazine, with exclusive videos and blogs. And no matter how rigorous your City training, take a glance at our worst habits feature and remember that everyone, no matter how outwardly calm, still has their vices. We hope you enjoy reading your XCity.

XCITY Issue 26, Spring 2012 Editor Helen Lawson Deputy Editor Sophia Heath Listings Editor Vesela Gladicheva Deputy Listings Editor Rebecca Lloyd News Editor Natasha Wynarczyk Deputy News Editor David Woode Features Editor Ben Riley-Smith Deputy Features Editor Poppy McPherson Managing Editor Daisy Wyatt Production Editor Kate Lloyd Art Director Zing Tsjeng Picture Editor Monique Rivalland

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CONTENTS News 5

EXCLUSIVE

XCITY reveals The Guardian’s secret plan to team up with a university to contribute to a digital journalism MA course in a partnership set to rival City and other colleges.

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LADS MAG LAUNCH City student makes HeDD-way into the lads’ mag industry

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MUCH LOVED TUTORS RETIRE Heather Purdey and Anna McKane are moving on after decades of teaching

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WOMEN IN JOURNALISM As a City lecturer campaigns for fairer representation, what are the numbers?

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XCITY AWARD Meet this year’s winner of the £500 prize, Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

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AWARDS & EVENTS Get up to speed with our prize-winning alumni and our agenda-setting guests

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CLOSED DOOR FOR THE POOR Research shows MA intake dominated by elite Russell Group graduates

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EDITORS NEED TO WAKE UP Yasmin Alibhai-Brown calls for positive discrimination for ethnic minorities

40 A DAY WITH EVAN DAVIS XCity visits the studio to watch the star broadcaster at work

On the website

HOLLYWOOD HACKS From My Girl Friday to Superman, our on-screen heroic hacks

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FACEBOOK HIGH FLIER A newspaper with four million readers: welcome to the new Guardian app

APRES MOI, LE DELUGE What lies next for the whistleblower? OpenLeaks steps up to the plate

CRASH JOURNALISM Was inaccurate reporting responsible for the crash of the stock market?

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44 FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE

ON 50 FREELANCING THE FRONTLINE

The best of citizen photojournalism

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54 THE BUSINESS OF DATING How newspapers and magazines are falling for online matchmaking

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MY WORST HABIT Cigarettes, Jack Daniels and no subbing: journos confess their sins

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58 ALL SIGNS POINT EAST The real cost of reporting amid China’s media boom

HOW ACCEPTING PR GIFTS BECAME A CRIMINAL ACT

Love a freebie? Think again before taking that press trip

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Ian Hislop talks about hacking, HIGNFY, and his distaste for “legover” journalism

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63 WHY I HATE THE WEB

THE STORY BEHIND THE SCOOP How a laptop and steady nerves bagged Sky the Libya exclusive of the year

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GHOSTWRITERS OUT OF THE SHADOWS Meet the mysterious and unappreciated authors behind celebrity memoirs

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LONDON 2012: MEDIA BY NUMBERS 21,000 media professionals; 50,000 meals a day - we crunch the numbers

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TALES FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Who skied down the aisles of Air Force One during take-off? And whose water glass was 100% proof whisky?

HAVING THE LAST LAUGH

Robert Fisk on how the internet is killing journalism

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I’M A TABLOID HACK AND PROUD OF IT The mysterious Fleet Street Fox fights the red tops’ corner

FOR 48 FISHING ANECDOTES

Columnists reveal what it’s like to write about your life for a living

Listings 65 ALUMNI DIRECTORY

Check up on your ex-coursemates with our extensive graduate listings

FROM FLEET STREET TO DOWNING STREET

Top journalists reveal the perks and perils of swapping sides

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Undergraduate launches new glamour mag from bedroom

A “lads’ mag” with a circulation of 36,000 has been successfully launched by a City undergraduate. Jon Devo, 25, a third year psychology and journalism student, helped launch HeDD in the summer of 2010 after being approached by a modelling agent. The first promotional edition of the magazine was designed in Devo’s bedroom in west London before 9,000 copies were distributed around London and the South East in September 2010. Now on its ninth issue, HeDD is sold for £2.65 in newsagents and distributed for free across university campuses. HeDD covers fashion, fitness, music, film, games and technology. The latest issue features American football and a photo shoot with glamour model Rehea Watson, a finalist in Katie Price’s televised model search Signed. The name combines the male pronoun “he” and the glamour model bust size “DD”, but Devo calls it “the thinking man’s glamour mag”. Devo agreed to help set up the publication because he enjoyed creating a magazine as part of his course. He is now HeDD’s art director. He said: “I wasn’t entirely happy with the first few issues. There was too much skin and not enough fashion – I wouldn’t have read it. Now even girls like it.”

HeDD art director Jon Devo Despite working 18-hour days on the magazine, Devo says his grades have not suffered: “The magazine has made me more focused on work and university. I get essays done two weeks after they’re set, not the night before they’re due.” Devo graduates this summer and plans to continue working on the magazine full-time, hoping it will eventually sit side by side with GQ. “It’s hard to believe I made issue one in my bedroom and now it’s on shelves

in WH Smith. My tutors can’t believe that someone has got a magazine off the shelf before they’ve even finished the course,” he said. Barbara Schofield, course director of the BA in journalism and contemporary history, said: “Jon’s a fantastic student to have around, very calm and focused. I’m not surprised by his success – our students are always coming up with ideas. Jon has stuck with it and shown perseverance.” KATE LLOYD

Coursemates become soulmates: mag grads to marry When Christian Koch and Suzy Cox met at the start of term in 1999, they were both aspiring music journalists beginning the periodical diploma. Little did they know that 13 years later they would be preparing to walk up the aisle together. Koch (periodical, 2000), a freelance writer for Q, The Sunday Times and Glamour, proposed to Cox (periodical, 2000), deputy editor of Cosmopolitan, on the beach during a press trip to Jamaica in 2010. The couple will marry in Cornwall this May. “It wasn’t love at first sight,” said Cox. 4 /

Drunken kiss led to wedding bells “It took four years for us to get together. We had a drunken kiss in the first month at City, but neither of us liked the other in that way.”

Koch and Cox remained friends after graduation, before romance blossomed. Cox admitted: “We didn’t tell any of the City lot for months. We were a bit confused and didn’t want to cause a mess if things didn’t work out. Now everyone says it was obvious we’d end up together.” Suzy and Christian will be the third couple from City to get married in the past year. In September, Andrew MacAskill and Joanna Sugden (newspaper, 2007) and Sarah Bush and Sean O’Connell (periodical, 2003), also tied the knot. PETE ELLENDER

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Guardian News and Media’s offices at Kings Place. The group plans to contribute to a journalism course with an unidentified university

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develop a new THE Guardian plans to set up a major journalism training scheme with a university in a surprise move that will rival City and other universities, XCity can reveal. The loss-making newspaper intends to “contribute” to a number of modules and train student journalists to Guardian standards of digital reporting. The Guardian initially considered opening a stand-alone journalism school but abandoned the plans, as postgraduate accreditation can take up to 10 years to secure. XCity understands that students will pay around £9,000 a year for the national newspaper’s proposed digital media course. The course, which could start as soon as September 2013, is set to rival City’s new interactive journalism MA and other digital postgraduate courses. If successful, The Guardian is expected to broaden the number of courses available. The newspaper wants to cash in on its expertise in online journalism and develop a new money-generating wing to its business interests. Richard Lindsay, interim head of PR and internal communications at Guardian News and Media, confirmed to XCity that the newspaper had been

Guardian plan for rival journalism course exposed speaking to “a range of schools across the country about contributing to the courses they run”. He said the partnership would be up and running in “reasonable time” but said it hoped to enrol students for the next academic year. Last year, City launched its pioneering interactive journalism MA, in which students learn how to marry traditional reporting with data journalism and community management. A meeting was held between representatives from City and The Guardian in February to establish a partnership but the conversations ended without an agreement. The newspaper has refused to reveal which university they are currently in talks with about the new course, although it is rumoured to be an institution outside London. Lindsay said the partnership was not about creating a “stream of people to come and work at The Guardian”, adding that any involvement they had

with the training of journalists would benefit the profession as a whole, not just the newspaper. He said: “The Guardian aims to promote open, courageous and professional journalism that can take advantage of the new information systems rather than being threatened by them. That is the primary aim. “Often to get the input of people in the industry on a regular basis is difficult but we think we can bring something to these courses. It’s as simple as that – we’ve got something to contribute.” It is believed that this is a move to raise revenue, as The Guardian and The Observer posted losses of £33m in the year to June 2011. The Guardian has laid off a number of editorial staff, and its graduate training scheme has not run since 2008. The newspaper announced it would focus on its online news coverage and ramp up its digital strategy as it aims to double its revenue to £100m by 2016. DAVID WOODE AND NATASHA WYNARCZYK

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Times crusade for cycle safety a huge success

A NATIONAL cycle safety campaign has been launched in The Times by a former City student after one of his colleagues was seriously injured. Kaya Burgess (newspaper, 2008) got involved in the campaign when fellow Times journalist Mary Bowers was hit by a lorry while cycling last November, breaking her arms, legs and pelvis. She Journalism professors at the Leveson Inquiry: from left, Steven Barnett (University of remains unconscious. Westminster), George Brock and Brian Cathcart (Kingston University) The accident prompted The Times to launch the “Cities fit for cycling” campaign in February – calling for 2% of the Highways Agency budget to be reserved for improving cycling infrastructure, more cycle-friendly HGVs and better training for road users. Since its launch, the campaign has won backing from MPs, athletes and world Professor Brock appeared at the media. David Cameron has verbally THE INQUIRY into phone hacking will assured his support. not change the way ethics is taught at the inquiry in December as part of a panel university, says the head of journalism. of journalism academics alongside Professor George Brock said that phone lecturers from Westminster, Goldsmiths hacking had not “radically” changed the and Kingston universities. He told the inquiry that ethics way ethics is taught at the university. He said: “The interesting things in are “determined by the culture of a ethics teaching are the grey areas, and newsroom” and that the culture is phone hacking, quite honestly, isn’t a created by competition for stories and difficult ethical dilemma - it’s against reporters who misunderstand signals from the top. the law.” Cycling campaigner Kaya Burgess But he said the “essence” of the issue The former managing editor of The Speaking about the accident, Burgess Times said that ethics is taught within a should be to create incentives that will said: “It shook a lot of people up. She broad framework. “You can teach ethics work in popular newsrooms. Professor Brock said the inquiry was is one of my best friends as well as a in two ways; you can discuss values, and you can bring people up-to-date with the about telling people in the wider world colleague – and I’m a cyclist as well. “I see Mary a couple of times a week in rules they are likely to encounter and how media culture works. He said: “News media culture has, at how they will work.” hospital so I was asked to help run it.” He added that ethics teaching at the least in certain places, become inwardZac Goldsmith, one of 58 MPs to sign a Commons motion in support of the university was reviewed regularly in looking. If what’s done in newsrooms only ever makes reference to what’s campaign, said: “Cycling is a dangerous light of industry developments. Professor Roy Greenslade, who teaches done in newsrooms, people start to lose activity and if we want to boost take-up that needs to change. This campaign the Journalism and Society module their bearings.” Professor Brock was one of three City has pushed the issue far higher up the at City, said: “The key is to take one political agenda and I hope as a result subject that [students] will all face, one staff at City to give evidence at the way or another, and then tease out the inquiry. John Battle, head of compliance we’ll see radical steps.” A spokesman from the London Cycling problems that will occur in the coverage at ITN and media law lecturer, and Professor David Leigh, investigations Campaign charity described The Times of that subject.” The issue of ethics teaching was raised executive editor at The Guardian have campaign as “an excellent effort bringing the problems faced by people who want to at the Leveson Inquiry, amid concerns also taken the stand in recent months. cycle in the UK to a national audience”. that future reporters would be pressured EDWARD RANDELL JULIA RAMPEN to deliver exclusive stories. AND VESELA GLADICHEVA

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THE department of journalism waved goodbye to two longstanding staff members at the start of the year as Anna McKane, director of the journalism BA, and Heather Purdey, director of the international MA, retired from their respective positions. McKane spent 16 years at City after joining the department to teach on the newspaper MA in 1995. She was director of the undergraduate journalism and contemporary history course before helping to launch the journalism BA. In recent years the BA has become increasingly competitive, with applicants expected to achieve three As at A-level. Last year, 750 students applied for just 76 places. McKane is proud of the progress the course has made. “The course has moved with the times and expanded to become more multi-platform oriented,” she said. “It’s still a young course but I can confidently say it’s now one of the best in the country.” McKane is now devoting her time to organising a conference for the European Journalism Training Association, to be held in Istanbul this May, and writing a second edition of her book on the craft of reporting, News Writing. Heather Purdey joined the international MA faculty in 1996 and became course director a year later. Since then, student numbers have tripled,

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Heather Purdey (left) and Anna McKane (right) have retired from their City teaching roles with more than 100 people enrolled on the course in 2011/12. Purdey said she will always have fond memories of her time at City due to the diversity of the students she worked with. “It has been the best job I’ve ever had,” she said. “Students on the course come from 40 different countries around the world and working with such a range of students is something that will always stay with me.” She is now working on a PhD at City, organising short courses for journalists

and helping set up a local internet radio station in Wivenhoe, Essex. Two new members of staff have been hired to lead the two courses. Professor Suzanne Franks joined the department in January from the University of Kent as head of the BA course. Meanwhile, Professor Michael Bromley, who previously taught on the international MA, will return to City as course director, leaving his role as chair of the journalism department at the University of Queensland. RICHARD MARTIN

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Sports bloggers win promotion to the big league

ArchLevel Report is a specialist lacrosse site

TWO recent journalism graduates have developed successful businesses from sports blogs they started at university. Charlie Lankston (newspaper, 2011) created a blog about lacrosse for the online journalism module and soon saw the site attracting 250 hits a day. In June, Lankston was approached by the lacrosse website ArchLevel Report, who bought her out and appointed her editor. She also freelances for a number of national newspapers. Lankston has played lacrosse since the age of 12 and will represent Scotland at the 2012 European Championships, which she also will be covering for ArchLevel Report.

Martin Caparrotta (newspaper, 2011) launched The Sport Review blog as a student at University College London. Since graduating from City last summer, Caparrotta has expanded the blog into a wesbite that carries adverts, with six permanent editorial staff and 14 regular contributors. The Sport Review averages over 200,000 unique page views per month. The site generates revenue through GoogleAds and the team also produces content for Bet365.com. Caparrotta said: “To be at the stage where we’ve got a decent amount of money just after finishing the course is a dream come true.” RICHARD MARTIN XCITY-MAGAZINE.COM

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A PIONEERING scheme to train Tunisian reporters has been set up by City’s journalism department. “Reporting in a democracy” advised the country’s media on the challenges of journalism in a free society. It was developed for the Journalism Foundation by Charlie Burgess and City’s deputy head of journalism Lis Howell, in consultation with Tunisian organisations such as the Syndicat National des Journalistes Tunisiens. The week-long course in February was the first held in Tunisia since last January’s revolution. Forty students attended classes on topics including political and economic reporting, and the use of social media as a news source. Since the overthrow of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, journalism has boomed in Tunisia. More than 100 media business licenses have been granted, at least 20 newspapers have been launched, and applications for new television channels have been submitted. Two high commissions have been created to review the press codes that previously fined and imprisoned journalists. Last December the country held the first free elections of the Arab Spring. But with the Islamist An-Nahda Party

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Evgeny Lebedev speaking to Tunisian prime minister Hamadi Jebali now in coalition, the battle for media freedom is still ongoing. Professor Ivor Gaber, director of the political journalism MA, who lectured on the course, has extensive experience of post-conflict societies. He said: “People think it’s easy to establish free, independent journalism. It’s not. After years of authoritarianism, it takes a long time to unlearn habits.” Participants included journalists who worked under the former regime, as well as bloggers who entered the mainstream during the Arab Spring. “A lot of these people are immensely experienced journalists,” said Lis Howell. “It’s just that they’ve gone down

a slightly different route.” “We talked to them about the shortage of Britons voting in local elections, which was absolutely amazing to them. They thought people should be beating down doors to vote in local elections. They could teach us something about enthusiasm in democracy.” The Journalism Foundation, a notfor-profit body supporting “free, fair and independent journalism” around the world, was set up by Simon Kelner, former editor-in-chief of The Independent, and supported by the Lebedev family. The Foundation hopes to set up similar courses in Libya and other Middle Eastern countries. NADIA KHOMAMI

Ex-student quits Afghan government job due to corruption

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have paid a great sacrifice. I hope things the country. “I left because I did not want to be will get better.” ZING TSJENG part of the wrongdoing going on in government,” Malyar said. “Afghan leaders need to see that this is becoming dangerous for the future of the country. If not, the country will become a sanctuary for international terrorists again.” Malyar, who grew up in Kabul, has vivid memories of Taliban rule. As a teenager, he was imprisoned twice: first for cutting his beard and then for buying second-hand electronics. “It was the worst time of my life,” he said, “Everyone was filled with fear and sorrow. There was no school for women, no democratic government – even the men had no rights.” But Malyar, now a translator, remains optimistic about Afghanistan’s future. “Ordinary Afghans Afghan president Hamid Karzai

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A FORMER student has told XCity how widespread corruption and nepotism drove him out of his job in the Afghanistan government. Fahim Malyar (international, 2011) worked for the Afghan Government Information Service (AGIS), as the aide to President Hamid Karzai’s spokesperson Waheed Omer. He resigned at the end of last year. “Most of the key government positions are filled by people who have support from warlords,” Malyar said. “An increasing number of people are appointed based on their own ties with officials.” Malyar worked for AGIS for only three and a half months before the organisation collapsed. The US government, in protest at the scale of corruption, pulled out all of their advisors and cut off support to XCITY-MAGAZINE.COM

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PUBLISHED articles by current City journalism students are being showcased on a new web page set up by the university. The journalism bylines section, created last October, contains more than 250 published stories and is among the five most popular pages on the faculty’s website. There was a flurry of activity over the winter holiday work placements, when students promoted their newly published articles using the #citybylines hashtag on Twitter. VG Read students’ work at tinyurl.com/citybylines

Tutor advises on libel bill A COLLECTION of papers edited by Connie St Louis, director of the science journalism MA, was submitted as evidence to the parliamentary committee drafting the Libel Reform Bill. Reframing Libel includes contributions by leading lawyers, journalists and academics, and addresses the costs and procedures involved in libel law, as well as its impact on freedom of speech. The bill was triggered by the case of Dr Simon Singh, who was sued for libel after he wrote an article with evidence-based research that defended chiropractors who treat children with conditions such as colic and asthma. DWO

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Queen B gets a makeover THE Queen Boadicea pub on St John Street, formerly known as New Red Lion and The Bull, has changed its name once again, this time to The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker. The pub, a popular watering hole among students, reopened in February after two months of refurbishment. General manager Matt Rix described the look as “classical retro with modern touches, as well as an emphasis on British tradition”. DWY

New website takes reporting to streets A NEW hyperlocal website will offer City in November 2009 by students at students the opportunity to practice news Goldsmiths and attracts 54,000 visitors writing in a professional environment. each month. City have chosen a “micro” approach Terry Kirby, lecturer in journalism at to the local news site, under plans Goldsmiths, said: “The great thing for being considered by the journalism the students is they get real experience department. Each student will be given covering stories. They can add to their a single street to cover and will post copy, cuttings and show people that they’ve photographs, multimedia and graphics done it in a proper environment.” on individual news sites. He added: “The site provides a lot of John Rennie, a lecturer on the BA challenges. As teachers we have to keep course, is leading the project. He said: on top of it. During the riots last year we “The student has to build a research site had almost no students around. I wrote and set up a ‘local newspaper’ for the a huge chunk of the riots coverage as it street so that rather than something big, happened on the night myself. Angela we have something tiny, and we can see [Philips, senior lecturer] and I were where the connections lead. basically working as reporters.” “It will provide a source of genuine Rennie is keen to avoid such problems stories for the students and get them to at City. He said: “Ideally City would interview people face to face. This will have a paid-for managing editor, as one help them develop their social skills.” of the problems of student sites is that Under the outline plans, the site will be they burn brightly in the term time and used by 75 second-year undergraduates disappear in the holidays. We don’t want when it starts in September. City to do that.” PETE ELLENDER intends to expand the sites so that all MA and BA students contribute. Rennie said the project, provisionally entitled The Streets of London, was “an experiment”, but he hoped it would be a success. Other journalism schools across the country already have news websites. The most notable is EastLondonLines, which was launched Each student will be given a street to report on

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Bylines page showcases published student work

Interactive MA bolsters job prospects CITY’S interactive journalism course has already helped students get data stories published and boosted their employability, says its course director. The interactive MA, which includes core modules from postgraduate courses, teaches students how data and communities work, and ensures that students are able to work effectively with programmers and web developers. Course director Jonathan Hewett

said: “There’s a definite demand in the industry for people who have a solid journalism background with the added skills of being able to find, analyse, interpret and present data properly.” Notable City graduates already working in the field include The Times’s communities editor Ben Whitelaw (newspaper, 2011) and The Guardian’s Datablog editor Simon Rogers (newspaper, 1991). REBECCA LLOYD XCITY-MAGAZINE.COM

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BEATINGS by soldiers, sheltering from mortar fire and working undercover in Syria are just some of the risks endured by City alumni in order to report directly from the Arab Spring. Ramita Navai (broadcast, 2003), Iona Craig (BA journalism, 2010) and Lourdes Garcia-Navarro (international, 2002) have been reporting from the Middle East since the onset of pro-democracy demonstrations in early 2011. Garcia-Navarro, who has been covering the Egypt and Libya revolutions for National Public Radio, said: “The last year has been extremely volatile. I’ve been attacked by Mubarak thugs in Cairo, under mortar fire in Misrata and watched NATO bombs fall in Tripoli.” Navai, a reporter for Channel 4’s Unreported World, spent two weeks last October living undercover with members of Syria’s opposition movement. She said: “We got trapped in a safe house in one town as the security services and militia raided homes in our street. The activists hid in a tiny cupboard, and told us that if they were caught, they’d be killed. Many of the Syrians who were taken away that day have not been heard of since. “Reporting from conflict zones is neither glamorous nor thrilling – it’s dirty, dangerous work. The point of it is to tell other people’s stories, to give a voice to those who often don’t have one.” Speaking the day after The Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin was killed in Homs by Syrian armed forces, Garcia-Navarro said: “As the

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Correspondents brave bullets to cover Arab revolts

recent deaths of my colleagues in Syria show, journalists and their local support staff are facing more danger than ever. Most conflicts these days have blurry front lines, and most actors in those conflicts rarely respect the media’s impartial role.” Iona Craig, who reports from Yemen for The Times, has been beaten with a club and sprayed with tear gas by soldiers amidst violent anti-

government uprisings. She said: “Last March colleagues were deported and harrassment and attacks became commonplace – although us foreign journalists came off lightly compared to the Yemeni journalists.” According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 21 journalists have been killed in the Middle East since the beginning of the Arab Spring. MONIQUE RIVALLAND

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Undergraduate course still popular as fees rise to £9,000

Places are hotly contested despite fee hike COMPETITION for places on the undergraduate journalism course at City remains fierce, despite the introduction of £9,000 annual fees and the second lowest National Student Survey (NSS) satisfaction rate in the country. 10 /

According to UCAS, applications for undergraduate journalism courses have fallen by 19% nationally. But City’s course still has around six applicants per place, despite entrants now needing three As at A-level to gain a place. Professor Suzanne Franks, course director, said: “We still have a good reputation and receive hundreds of applications. The reputation is evidenced by the fact that our entry requirements are the highest in the country.” Staff have also noted an increasing number of students applying to transfer to City from other universities. This

comes at a time when, according to the NSS, just 53% of City undergraduate journalism students were satisfied with the overall quality of their course. Professor Franks said City was looking to hire “two new full-time staff, hopefully a third” to provide greater support to students. The department has also encouraged more students to complete the NSS, believing that last year’s poor showing did not fairly reflect student satisfaction. This year, 88% of journalism students have given feedback – more than any other department. NATASHA WYNARCZYK AND PETE ELLENDER

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Course leader fights for more women experts in the media A CAMPAIGN encouraging broadcasters to interview more female experts on air is being led by the deputy head of journalism at City. Lis Howell, who is also the director of broadcasting, has spearheaded the Expert Women campaign with the help of Broadcast magazine. The campaign has drawn up a petition encouraging media outlets to ensure that women make up 30% of all expert interviewees on broadcast media. Howell previously researched the number of women on television and radio news, and found that women were under-represented across the board. Her research also revealed that from 2010 to 2011 there was no improvement in the number of women experts used

on television and radio. Howell said she hoped the petition would bring the issue into the industry spotlight.  “Even the programmes which have most women interviewees – Daybreak, BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Breakfast – still only have a ratio of four to one and many of their female participants are victims or case studies, not authority figures,” she said. She also stressed the 30% was not a quota, but a realistic minimum target for the broadcast media to achieve. The campaign comes in the wake of research by City last year after a study into gender and the press by The Guardian’s Kira Cochrane found that just 22.6% of journalists were female. City examined its graduates between

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As Lis Howell campaigns for more female faces on air, new statistics reveal a significant gender split in graduate media jobs

Lis Howell, director of broadcasting at City 2006 and 2008 to find out if a higher proportion of female journalism graduates translated into a higher proportion of female journalists. Results showed that of 406 alumni working in journalism, 63% were female and 37% male. Female graduates were more dominant in regional and international broadcasting, while male graduates outnumbered females in UK national newspapers. To sign the petition, visit http://tinyurl.com/expertwomen

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First head of City department of journalism Tom Welsh with former student and public services editor of The Guardian, David Brindle

LONDON’S media elite gathered at Glaziers Hall in Bankside last September to celebrate the 35th anniversary of City’s department of journalism. More than 300 guests including former students, lecturers and academics came to mark the occasion. Speaking at the event, Professor George Brock said: “While our courses continue to adapt to the times, our reputation built over the last 35 years for providing the best journalism degrees in the heart of London is consistent. “However, when it comes down to it, our most powerful marketing asset is our alumni and the influential jobs in the media which they hold.” DAVID WOODE

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Former head of journalism Hugh Stephenson

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Fears for quality of City teaching in push for PhDs CONCERNS have been raised that practice-based teaching in the journalism department could be jeopardised – with all staff being encouraged to undertake PhD research. The fear was expressed as the department pushed ahead with the university’s controversial policy of only hiring academic staff with doctorates. Professor Chris Frost, former chair of the Association for Journalism Education, said there were so few journalists with doctorates that it was inevitable staff would be recruited because of their PhD rather than journalism experience. He said: “This could lead to a journalism department that has serious imbalances and an approach that could be out of line with the industry. “Either the vice-chancellor has a leading UK journalism department or he has a journalism department with a research record but a mediocre reputation for journalism.” There was no formal consultation with employers or course accrediting bodies about the plans to increase the number

of academic staff. Loraine Davies, director of the Periodicals Training Council – the body that accredits the magazine MA said: “We would be very concerned if practitioners were expected to spend so much time pursuing further qualifications that they had to suspend their professional work, maintaining contacts and content of courses.” Two new professors have been appointed to the department as part of vice-chancellor Professor Paul Curran’s plans to recruit more staff with doctorates. Suzanne Franks, head of undergraduate journalism, and Michael Bromley, head of the international journalism MA, both hold PhDs. Professor George Brock, head of the department of journalism, expects about a third of all staff to undertake scholarly research in the next few years. The former Times managing editor said: “I don’t for one moment think that encouraging more research in journalism will harm practice-based teaching.” NICOLA MERRIFIELD AND DAISY WYATT

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It’s business time: students sharpen entrepreneurial edge on new course AN entrepreneurial course at City plans to link students with rising tech companies to give them a competitive edge in the job market. The entrepreneurial journalism module was introduced this year for all MA pathways. City is one of a handful of universities in the country that teach the subject as a core module. The course teaches students about different business models, how to write business plans and how to pitch their ideas. It also offers them the opportunity to network with entrepreneurs. Students collaborate with their peers from other courses to create a final

project that they will pitch to a panel of experts in June. Students have learned how to create successful media start-ups from guest lecturers including Stevie Spring, former chief executive of Future Publishing. Module leader Barbara Rowlands hopes to “refine” the course next year by building links with entrepreneurs from London’s East End Silicon Roundabout, Old Street, and is seeking funding so the top pitch can win an award. Rowlands said: “Employers want practical knowledge and this course gives them an entrepreneurial edge.”

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Data investigation into last summer’s UK riots CURRENT and former City students helped create a report investigating why riots broke out in major British cities last August. The London School of Economics and The Guardian collaborated to produce Reading the Riots, published in December 2011. Data journalist James Ball (investigative, 2008) was part of the core team, while Christine Ottery (science, 2010) and current student John Burn-Murdoch (interactive, 2012) were data researchers. The report identified poor parenting, political distrust, social networking, and racial tension as key factors in the unrest. DWO

£3,000 newspaper bursary A THREE thousand pound bursary will be offered to a student on the newspaper MA, the Guild of St Bride has announced. The Venerable David Meara, rector of the Fleet Street church, made the announcement at the Press Awards on 20 March. He said: “We hope that this bursary will be a practical contribution to encouraging a new generation of committed journalists.” NW

New skills for political MA POSTGRADUATES on the political MA course are now being taught broadcast skills. During a 10-week course, students produce a political radio package and a current affairs TV programme, which includes shooting packages, live spots and news bulletins. ZT

Financial MA swells in size THE financial journalism MA at City has almost doubled in size following a rise in applicants. Now in its second year, 24 students are enrolled on the programme, compared to just 13 in 2010/11. The Financial Times has funded four places on the course. DWY

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New book documents risks facing women war reporters

A BOOK on safety for women reporting from conflict zones has been published after a City graduate collated the experiences of female war journalists. Helena Williams (newspaper, 2011) collected stories of violence and sexual assault, as well as safety advice, for No Woman’s Land, which she co-edited. The book was inspired by last year’s attack on CBS reporter Lara Logan in Egypt, which led to the International News Safety Institute (INSI) being inundated with calls from female journalists concerned about safety. After graduation, Williams started as a news assistant at INSI – an association of news organisations, journalist support groups and individuals dedicated to the safety of news media staff. Williams said: “Journalism is often seen as a male-dominated culture. These women are my heroes. They had so many stories to tell. I know some male journalists looked at it and said they had never even thought of these things.” Around 180 people attended the book’s launch at Thomson Reuters’s Canary

The panel discuss safety at the launch of No Woman’s Land Wharf headquarters in March. A panel of journalists, chaired by BBC presenter Lyse Doucet, discussed the challenges faced by women working for media organisations in conflict zones. CNN’s Nima Elbagir said: “The last time I was attacked in the field I felt like I’d failed as a journalist. I found it incredibly difficult to talk to anyone because I felt as if it was a judgement on my professionalism.”

Hannah Storm, deputy director of INSI, co-edited the book with Williams. Her experience of reporting from the Haiti earthquake as a single mother with a young child informed the project. She said: “I saw journalists struggling to get the story out because of the horrendous situations we were working in.” Profits from the book will be reinvested to support female journalists working in conflict zones. POPPY MCPHERSON

Obituary: Dr Frederic Hunter THE recipient of City’s first PhD in journalism has died at the age of 77. Dr Frederic Hunter, who went on to become a pioneer of British independent broadcasting, completed his PhD in 1984 under the supervision of broadcast historian Lord Asa Briggs and Sir Harold Evans. The title of his thesis was Grub Street and Academia: the Relationship Between Journalism and Education, 1880-1940, with Special Reference to the London University Diploma for Journalism, 1919-1939. Born in Gateshead in 1934, Dr Hunter was the son of a mining engineer and a hairdresser. His academic ability won him a scholarship to Wycliffe College in Gloucestershire and then a place at Cambridge University, where he studied 14 /

economics and moral sciences. In 1973, Dr Hunter joined the country’s first licensed independent radio station, London Broadcasting Company (LBC), as assistant editor. His passion for radio led him to create the first broadcast journalism course at what was then the London College of Printing in 1977. At the time of his death, Dr Hunter had just finished the final corrections to his book, Hacks and Dons: Teaching at the London University Journalism School, 1919-1939, its Origins, Development and Influence. The book is due to be published this spring. He is survived by Jill, his wife of 53 years, his daughter Joanna, son Kit and grandchildren Caitlin, Ailish, Conall and Jessica. SOPHIA HEATH

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The XCity Award 2012 shortlist

Zoe Smeaton: praised by judges

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Zoe Smeaton (magazine, 2007) Lourdes Garcia-Navarro – winner of the XCity Award 2012

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro wins XCity Award 2012 THIS year’s XCity Award has been won by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro (international, 1998), a foreign correspondent covering the Middle East for US broadcaster National Public Radio (NPR). Garcia-Navarro has reported on the Arab Spring, which she called “one of the most extraordinary experiences I’ve ever had as a journalist”. The XCity Award is given to a former student who has made an outstanding contribution to journalism in the past year, affecting how news and features are written or distributed. Five other City alumni were shortlisted for the £500 prize. Their work covers a range of specialisms including data journalism, investigative work and online communities. Garcia-Navarro was among the first western reporters to enter Libya after the uprising. She said: “I was the first journalist that many of these people had seen. They were crying and hugging us and just absolutely ecstatic that we were there to tell their story.” Reflecting on the deaths of Marie Colvin, Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, she said it had been a “a really painful year for the community who

report in the Middle East”. The sexual assault on Lara Logan in Tahrir Square highlighted the risks faced by women journalists in the Arab Spring. But Garcia-Navarro said being a female reporter had also opened doors. “You get to go into the back rooms where the women are, you get to talk to them and tell their stories.” Garcia-Navarro said she did not think of herself as a war reporter: “We give a voice to people who might otherwise not have it... The fact that we may face danger on the way is incidental.” Studying at City influenced GarciaNavarro’s career path, she said: “Mixing with so many people from different countries made me realise that I wanted to be a foreign correspondent.” Prior to reporting for NPR, she worked for the BBC World Service, Associated Press and Voice of America. She is now based in Jerusalem. Professor George Brock, one of the judges, said: “Lourdes Garcia-Navarro is a wonderful advocate for City… She has an approach to journalism that is courageous, pragmatic and human. And she has been in the midst of some of the biggest events in world news over the last 18 months.” DAISY WYATT

for her investigation for Chemist and Druggist that uncovered over £5m in government payment errors. She was praised for “lifting the lid on a frankly unglamorous topic, using FOIs and a healthy grasp of statistics to expose government errors and subsequent cover-up over NHS payments.”

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for Undercover Syria, her film for Channel 4’s Unreported World series. Navai spent two weeks living with anti-regime activists in some of the most dangerous parts of Syria.

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for his work as communities editor at The Times, where worked on the “Cities fit for cycling” campaign. He also co-founded Wannabe Hacks, a website for aspiring journalists.

Marianne Bouchart (international, 2011) for her work as a data journalist. In April 2011 she founded the Data Journalism Blog. The site gets 15,000 hits per month from readers in 58 countries.

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Bryant nets Cudlipp prize for gang culture investigation

“false leads and dead ends, and missing a lot of sleep.” He said he was grateful to the Evening Standard editors and his City tutors for their support. Ann McFerran, senior lecturer on the newspaper MA, said: “Ben is a brilliant news reporter and feature writer. His articles on gang culture demonstrated

the colour, detail and strong interviews needed for a great feature. “These articles had a strong news peg, particularly as the riots happened shortly before they were published. This was a much deserved win.” Bryant is now a trainee reporter at The Daily Telegraph. DAVID WOODE

Trio take over at magazine editors awards

Starkey’s war reports claim Kurt Schork honours

Pensions reporter strikes gold at financial awards

CITY alumni scooped three prizes at the British Society of Magazine Editors Awards on 9 November 2011. Ben Preston (newspaper, 1987), who has edited Radio Times since 2009, won Editor of the Year in the Entertainment and Celebrity Magazines category. Rachel Richardson (newspaper, 2002), editor of Fabulous, took home the Fiona Macpherson New Editor of the Year award, while Anna Winston (magazine, 2007) won the prize for Website Editor of the Year for her work at BDonline. MR

JEROME Starkey (newspaper, 1994) won the 2011 Kurt Schork Award in the freelance category for his reports from Libya and Afghanistan. The awards, held in London in November, honour journalists who cover foreign news. Starkey, a former Sun reporter and stringer for The Times, won the prize for two reports from Afghanistan and one from Libya, which were published in The Times and The Scotsman. The judges said Starkey had “clearly taken high risks to get his stories”. NW

MARK Cobley (newspaper, 2005) has picked up two awards for his work on the Financial News website. Cobley won News Journalist of the Year at the State Street Awards, and Trade Journalist of the Year at the Investment Management Association Awards. After a brief spell at Bloomberg News, Cobley joined Financial News as a graduate trainee and is now pensions editor. He has twice won State Street’s Pensions Journalist of the Year award, in 2009 and 2010. ER

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THE prestigious Hugh Cudlipp Award for student journalism has been won by a recent City graduate for his articles on London gang culture. Ben Bryant (newspaper, 2011) picked up the £1,000 prize at the London College of Communication on 23 January, after his features were published in the Evening Standard in September and November 2011. Lord Cudlipp’s widow Jodi presented Bryant with the award during the annual Hugh Cudlipp lecture. His winning features explored the culture of street gangs, and included interviews with ex-gangsters who are now on a mission to save youngsters from a life of crime. Bryant, the third City graduate to win the award in four years, donated money from the prize to south London-based charity Kids Company and mentoring programme Target Against Gangs. He said: “It’s a huge honour to receive the Hugh Cudlipp award. He’s a titan of journalism and it’s humbling to receive a prize in his name. “I liked writing about people whose exposure in the media tends to be muted – or via a police report. I don’t think it’s a topic I’ll be leaving behind.” Bryant started putting in calls in March 2011, and spent months chasing

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Jenni Russell claims Orwell Prize for political columns

Commendable alumni effort is praised at British Press Awards

JENNI Russell (radio, 1985) won the Orwell Prize for Journalism in May 2011. Her selection of writing included columns on Gordon Brown’s temper and taxing people with free university degrees, published in The Sunday Times and The Guardian. The judges said: “Her empathy for the world beyond Westminster gives her writing an extra dimension often lacking in political insiders. There is an overriding humanity to her work, whether she is covering the death throes of the last Labour government or the birth pangs of the Coalition.” NW

AMELIA Gentleman (newspaper, 1996) and Ian Birrell (newspaper, 1985) were both recognised at the British Press Awards in March 2012. Gentleman, a social affairs reporter at The Guardian, was highly commended in the Specialist Journalist of the Year category while freelance writer Birrell, was highly commended in the Foreign Reporter category. Sarah Nathan (newspaper, 1985), Jane Fryer (newspaper, 2003), Rupert Neate (newspaper, 2007) and George Arbuthnott (investigative, 2009) were also nominated. NW

Orwell Prize-winner Jenni Russell

Magazine graduates sweep up plaudits at PTC Awards RAKESH Ramchurn (magazine, 2011) was named the Periodicals Training Council’s Most Promising Student at the PTC New Talent Awards in February. It was the fourth year in a row that a City student has claimed the prize. Nick Johnstone (magazine, 2009) won two awards for his work on Property Week – New Business Features Journalist and the overall Grand Prix title. Chemist and Druggist’s Zoe Smeaton (magazine, 2007) won New Section Editor of the Year. The news editor was also nominated for the Paul Foot Award for campaigning journalism. HL

Four broadcast award victories

Rakesh Ramchurn (middle): PTC’s Most Promising Student

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Iran protest documentary gains international honours A FILM about the life of an Iranian protester has landed a City alumnus a prestigious Peabody Award. Saeed Kamali Dehghan (international, 2011) won the award in May 2011 for the HBO documentary For Neda, which he coproduced. The film tells the story of Neda Agha-Soltan, who was killed during the 2009 Iranian election protests. The film also won the TV Feature/Documentary prize at the Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2010. The Peabodys, presented by the University of Georgia in the US, are the world’s oldest electronic media awards, and among the most competitive prizes in broadcasting. NW

CITY students scooped awards across four categories in the Broadcast Journalism Training Council’s Student Awards 2010, announced last October. Sophie Clayton-Payne, Rebecca Hayman, Ruairidh Villar, Kelly Kerruish and Faaiza Ahmed (TV, 2010) were awarded first place in the TV Documentary category for Khat: Britain’s Silent High. The film focused on the impact of legal drug Khat on Somali communities in Britain. First prize for Short Radio went to Steffan Messenger (broadcast, 2010) while Caitlin Kennedy and Basmah Fahim (broadcast, 2010) won in the Long TV category. NM

Data ace Rogers ‘head and shoulders above’ the rest Saeed Kamili Dehghan: Peabody Award winner 2011

THE Guardian’s Datablog, edited by Simon Rogers (newspaper, 1991), picked up the prize for Best Use of New Media at the Newspaper Awards last May. Judges said the site was “head and shoulders above the competition”. VG

Noble prizes for science writer

Simon Rogers (middle): recognised for work on The Guardian datablog

SHAONI Bhattacharya (periodical, 1999) was heralded at the Association of British Science Writers Awards last July. She won Best News Item for “Tracking the rhino killers” and Best Feature for “Murder in the bat cave”. Both pieces were published in New Scientist. VG XCITY-MAGAZINE.COM

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Dominic Grieve: “The press lost any sense of internal constraint”

Report recommends powerful multi-platform press regulator A NEW report on the future of the British media was discussed at City in a joint seminar with the Carnegie UK Trust in March 2012. The Carnegie-sponsored report, Better Journalism in the Digital Age, calls for “a new culture of integrity and transparency within the media”. It recommends a new, independent press regulator to cover broadcast, print and online news outlets, with the power to impose financial penalties. The seminar was chaired by Professor George Brock, City’s head of journalism. Panellists included the report’s author Blair Jenkins, NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet, and City lecturers Lis Howell and Stewart Purvis. NK 18 /

PTC launches inaugural magazine masterclass MORE than 120 students from 11 universities met at City for the first Magazine Academy Live! event in March 2012, organised by the Periodicals Training Council (PTC). The day-long event, presented by a string of editors and publishers, offered a masterclass on the challenges faced by the publishing industry today. Speakers included Gill Hudson, editor of Reader’s Digest; Tim Danton, editorial director at Dennis Technology; Hugh Sleight, group editor of FourFourTwo and Stuff; and Neil Robinson, digital director at IPC Media. The day concluded with a features pitching exercise judged by Phil Hilton, editorial director at Shortlist Media. PE

THE Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC MP, warned in a lecture hosted by City that journalists were increasingly flouting the laws of contempt of court. Speaking in December 2011, Grieve said that journalists too often ignored their responsibilities when reporting on criminal proceedings. Referring to the media’s vilification of Chris Jefferies, the former landlord of murdered landscape architect Joanna Yeates, the Attorney General said: “At times it seems to me the press had lost any sense of internal constraint and felt able, indeed entitled, to print what they wished, shielded by the mantra right of freedom of expression.” Grieve, appointed by David Cameron in May 2010, also warned journalists and MPs against using parliamentary privilege to defy privacy injunctions. He said: “It is still an open question as to whether something said in Parliament in breach of a court order may be repeated in the press.” The Government’s chief legal adviser also said the internet was not exempt from contempt or libel laws. Vesela Gladicheva

Time for new media approach to Pakistan, says panel YOUNG journalists must play a role in challenging stereotypes when reporting on Pakistani communities, said a panel at City last November. “Pakistan in the Media: Changing the Narrative, bringing in New Voices and Talent” was led by former visiting professor Ziauddin Sardar. Mobeen Azhar, assistant current affairs producer at the BBC, stressed the need for public service broadcasters to produce programmes with crosscultural references for Pakistani and British families, while Nayha Kalia, editor of online magazine The Samosa, called on the UK’s media to take “a more rounded view” encompassing women’s rights and community projects. NM

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Film series showcases new generation of homegrown journalists in Africa EMPOWERING African journalists to report on their own countries was the focus of an event celebrating investigative journalism at City last November. It included a screening of Africa Investigates, a series of films by Insight News and Al Jazeera English, which gives African journalists the support they need to tell their own stories. African journalist and panel member Sorious Samura said: “Western journalists have failed to cover Africa because of political correctness. We want to report stories in Africa without holding back.” DWy Julian Assange spoke about the global surveillance industry

Heather Brooke: journalism has ‘forgotten its core function’

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MODERN journalism has become “morally bankrupt”, according to the journalist who uncovered the MPs expenses scandal. At a lecture on civic journalism last October, Heather Brooke, author of The Revolution will be Digitised, said that journalism had “forgotten its heart, its core function, which is serving the public”, in favour of promoting business and products. NW

The truth revealed about Express split from PCC RICHARD Desmond’s Express Newspapers backed out of the Press Complaints Commission because they felt vilified over their coverage of the Madeleine McCann story, the group’s editorial director revealed at a seminar at City in November 2011. Paul Ashford was speaking at “Media regulation – new ideas”, which was coorganised by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ). The seminar began with an address by Lara Fielden, who introduced her new RISJ report, Regulating for trust in journalism, which argues for a new coordinated form of regulation across all media platforms. PM

Assange unveils secrets of smartphone snooping WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange announced the publication of 287 secret documents on the organisation’s website during a press conference held at City in December 2011. The Spy Files project details the global surveillance industry, which Assange said had boomed since 9/11.

Khanfar describes government crackdown on media in Egypt WADAH Khanfar gave the 2011 James Cameron Memorial Lecture at City, entitled “Journalism and a world in transition”, last October. The former director-general of Al Jazeera described how the network overcame an attempted blackout to cover the Egyptian revolution. Khanfar, now president of think tank The Sharq Forum, condemned the media’s tendency to listen to political authorities instead of the “collective conscience”. He called for a coalition of journalists and activists to “break the wall of silence that certain governments and centres of influence [endeavour] to impose on sources of information”. ER

He revealed how intelligence companies sold mass surveillance devices for smartphones and Gmail, allowing police and military authorities to track users’ movements and intercept their emails. He also warned the audience they were “screwed” if they used these products. Richard martin

Former chair defends PCC in face of hacking criticism THE former chair of the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) defended the watchdog in the wake of the phone hacking scandal, in a guest lecture at City last October. In her lecture, titled “Changing times and changing media regulation”, Baroness Buscombe recognised the need to strengthen the PCC’s powers. She stressed the importance of press freedom, but said editors and proprietors should take greater responsibility for wrongdoing. She added that the PCC should not duplicate police investigations into criminal activity. The PCC has since announced it will be replaced by a new regulator. DWO XCITY-MAGAZINE.COM

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ith class and race high on the news agenda, the drive to improve the demographics of the UK’s newsrooms has once again become a major discussion point. But as queues of wannabe hacks apply for coveted MA courses, are droves of promising but hard-up young journalists being ignored? It used to be that to become a journalist, you would leave school and cut your teeth on a local newspaper. After a spell vox popping “outraged” locals, exposing council corruption and attending community events, you would buy a one-way ticket to London and start a new life working on a national newspaper. How times have changed. With scores of local papers closing or shedding their news teams, today’s fledgling journalists either face months of unpaid work placements or have to fork out thousands of pounds for postgraduate courses in the hope of picking up a junior reporter role. Where entry to the industry was once based on merit, it seems that a degree certificate and the size of your parents’ wallet are becoming increasingly important when trying to get your foot in the newsroom door. It’s no secret that the UK’s top journalism schools act as springboards into the national press, but do rookie reporters from wealthy backgrounds, armed with degrees from the country’s leading universities, have an advantage securing a place at journalism school? Data released by City University London has revealed that between 2007 and 2012 most students enrolled on journalism MA courses (excluding the international MA) attended a Russell Group institution. The Russell Group is comprised of 24 public research-based universities. It includes many of the UK’s leading higher education institutions like Warwick, Bristol and Leeds as well as Oxford and Cambridge. Of the 989 students for whom data

A closed door for the poor As the path to newsrooms becomes ever more costly the industry risks becoming an elite club argue David Woode and Natasha Wynarczyk was supplied, 713 were educated at a Russell Group university. This represents 72% of all City journalism graduates. The tally does not include 85 who attended higher education institutions outside the UK, and seven who were unknown. Oxbridge made up the top two universities previously attended by City MA students, making up 22% of graduates in the last five years. In 2006, The Sutton Trust, an educational charity which aims to improve social mobility, produced a report on the educational backgrounds of the country’s leading journalists. Findings revealed that 81% of those prominent journalists had a first degree, and over half were educated at either Oxford or Cambridge. Dr Lee Elliot Major, director of research and policy at The Sutton Trust, said the trust was alarmed that XCity’s findings showed no

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improvement in access. “We remain deeply concerned that journalism is in danger of becoming a profession increasingly dominated by a privileged elite that is highly unrepresentative of society as a whole,” said Dr Major. “We believe that media organisations need to do much more to attract talent from all backgrounds,” he added. Joe Baden, head of Open Book, a widening participation scheme at Goldsmiths University, believes working class people would be better represented in the media if access to education was fairer. He said: “One of the things that worries me is the portrayal of the working classes in the mass media, especially with the hunt for benefits cheats and programmes like Jeremy Kyle. In the media the salt of the earth have become the scum of the earth. “There would certainly be a more understanding approach if we lived in a world where editors weren’t from Oxbridge. We need a fairer education system to combat this.” ●

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Yasmin Alibhai-Brown explains why training schemes will never be as effective as positive discrimination

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frican and Asian people are not congenitally more stupid than the white men who dominate the industry. They certainly want jobs in journalism, so the problem must be the people in power, the gatekeepers. They can’t see black nation journalists doing what white men from Oxbridge do. It is good that there are black and Asian news readers on our screens. But an impression has been created – with the kinds of faces that we see on the television, nobody can say that nothing has changed. The big bosses start saying, and believing, “We’ve done it. Why are you complaining? Isn’t there Trevor McDonald?” The situation has definitely improved since I got into journalism. If it hadn’t I would have cut my throat by now. When I started racism was overt, especially in the print sector. At least now some editors remind themselves that they must be good and employ a few black and ethnic minority writers. But even those few that do get jobs are rarely allowed to realise their potential. It is always assumed that a black journalist wants to do black stories and that they can’t possibly be interested in, for example, Lucian Freud. In an odd way we also feel a sense of obligation – if we don’t do those stories, who will? There are very few journalists in the newspaper industry who have the freedom to write about whatever they want. I am lucky, but after 17 years of writing columns I think I’m still the only weekly political columnist of colour on the main comment pages of any British national. That shocks me. Print media is so much worse than broadcast because jobs are very

‘We are not congenitally more stupid than white men’ rarely advertised. There is a problem with word-of-mouth recruitment and nepotism. I cannot tell you how many journalists in the last year have asked me to give their children work experience. Not one of them is black or Asian because they are not there. People often talk about attitude change as a solution, but I don’t think editors need to change their attitudes. I don’t want anyone to like us, I really don’t care about that. They live in a democracy and they can think what they like. It’s their behaviour that needs changing. I just want black and Asian people to be given the chance to prove themselves. That’s why I really believe in positive discrimination, at least for a set number of years like they did in America. This country gets very exercised when you suggest that we need to change something, but we do. Every big institution should look closely at its workforce – if working class people, disabled people, women or the elderly are underrepresented then the positive discrimination should be for them.

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It doesn’t have to be about race. But without a real push we’ll be talking about it for generations. You can’t talk and do nothing. Talking has become a wonderful way of doing nothing. It annoys me when I hear young black and Asian people saying “I don’t want to be a token”. Stop it. Be a token. I was a token. But once you’re in there, use your identity and prove yourself. Don’t be precious about it. You need to lose pride. I’ve had a very long struggle in my life to do what I am doing now. Some white men have helped me along the way and I have often had to put my pride aside. It hasn’t been easy. By not having a range of independent minded people, all you get is “group think”. For example, I can’t stand the fact that we are all supposed to think the Queen is wonderful and bow, bow, bow to her. People keep introducing me as “controversial” but what they mean is I don’t join the group think. Some media diversity schemes have been quite successful. But in general these schemes say little more than: “We’ll train them.” There are plenty of bright young people from ethnic minorities who are already good enough. It’s not about training them, it’s about giving them the job. Editors need to wake up, wake up and think about what they’re missing. ● As told to Monique Rivalland

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Quentin Letts Political sketch writer, Daily Mail My worst habits? What is this? An extension of the ruddy Leveson Inquiry? You want me to break down, blubbing, about bias, inaccuracy, sloth and overreliance on rumour? Guilty as charged! I dislike lunch. That’s a drawback. But one failing that really shames me is my tendency to use sloppy, extraneous commas.

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Assuming that everybody was as obsessive about working long hours as me. During the 1991 Gulf War I once spent five days in the office without leaving the building, sleeping in chairs and on the floor. Only when mouth ulcers developed on the sixth day did it strike me that this was slightly unusual behaviour.

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Elizabeth Pears Senior reporter, The Voice

As well as having an addiction to dashes (come on – who doesn’t love a dramatic pause?), I’m guilty of getting too involved with one story. Research is essential, but there’s a reason the journalism gods invented the follow-up. The best copy is simple and sticks to the angle.

Andy Capper Global editor, Vice

Leaving that awkward question unasked. Also, being drunk or on drugs during interviews doesn’t usually help. Although if interviewees are on drugs, it can help a wee bit. See pretty much the whole of my career at NME. ►

Mary Ann Sieghart Columnist, The Independent

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Luke Turner Founder and associate editor, The Quietus

Being far too much of an enthusiast, in the vein of a tram-spotter or twitcher, when thinking of things to write about. This is a bad habit developed over 13 years in music journalism, where there are no grey areas, and everything is either worthy of adoration or a violent and mustard-coated shoe pie. The pitching process is always a victim of distraction. Those lucrative ideas for B2B publishers are forgotten in favour of suggestions of on-the-ground coverage of fiery Viking festivals, or obscure railway lines in the North of England.

Paul Staines (aka Guido Fawkes) Blogger

On the Guido Fawkes blog we do 50 or so stories a week. We bang them out as fast as we can type them and revise them afterwards, so our first draft of history is often in mangled prose. It undermines our authority when the text is riddled with typos. That bugs me when I look back later.

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Adam Tinworth Content strategist I’m a deadline junkie. It’s the magic ingredient that transforms writing from a chore into a rush of pure creative pleasure.

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The total failure to leave work at work. It’s difficult to see the BlackBerry flashing without reading the incoming emails. Most of them are not at all urgent, but you don’t know that until you open them. It drives my family a bit mad. Image: Rankin

It’s changed over the years. As a trainee, it was a chronic inability to spell. Eventually, some of the sub editors got together and made me a spellings book, which shamed me into improving. Now, my worst habit is assuming everyone understands what I’m talking about. Phrases like “deeper inlinking” and “open data curation” won’t win me many supporters in meetings.

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Pip McCormac Commissioning editor, The Sunday Times Style When I became a journalist I imagined a very ordered life: an up-to-date Rolodex, a filing cabinet arranged in alphabetical order, and perhaps a couple of healthy snacks. The reality? A contacts book full of names that have either dropped out or dropped off, piles of press releases and books that threaten to avalanche all over my keyboard, and a drawer stuffed with Berocca, Kit Kats, and a couple of bent paperclips. I wish I was in the habit of tidying up, but who has the time? 24 /

I used to struggle to say no to a meeting. I’m more selective now because I have less time, but I always wonder whether I’ve turned something down that could have been useful.

Peter Grunert Editor, Lonely Planet magazine One of the challenges as an editor is knowing when your interests aren’t quite the same as your reader’s. I studied zoology and so constantly have to resist the urge to turn each issue into a procession of peculiar creatures.

Kate Reardon Editor, Tatler

My worst habit as a journalist is identical to everyone else’s worst habit as a student, banker or anyone with or without a job – faffing about on Twitter, Facebook and StumbleUpon when I should be working.

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Simon Barnes Chief sports writer, The Times

Running ahead of myself. I can get really fired up by an idea, rattle it off to the team, and then merrily waltz off to think of my next brilliant idea, leaving everyone else to do the bulk of the work.

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Never taking notes, never taping anything, never bothering to make phone calls if I can possibly avoid it, and just making everything up because it’s so much easier to write unencumbered by facts.

Simon Hattenstone Feature writer, The Guardian

I’m not subtle at asking questions likely to be regarded with hostility. When I was interviewing Leonardo DiCaprio I said: “Can I be honest with you? I think your early films were great, but the ones that came afterwards were a bag of shite.” I ended up getting thrown out of that interview.

Most people think that the great vice of journalism is making stuff up. It’s not. It’s repeating your own jokes. A pleasant phrase comes to you. Followed by a vague doubt: haven’t I said that before? Was it in conversation? Or did I put it in a piece years ago? Or for that matter, the other week? Journos use clichés when they need a wellworked phrase in a hurry. Even if you do all you can to avoid them, you can find yourself becoming your own cliché. Image: nick eagle

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Mary Anne Hobbs Music journalist and DJ, XFM

Combining acute neurosis (mainly over the reliability of floppy disks), Jack Daniels, jet lag, Thai diet pills, chronic posture, Marlboro Reds and oysters with Motley Crue for breakfast... with the irrational fear that I’m not able to quote Dostoevsky as I’ve only been in education to GCSE level.

Luke Peters Editor, T3 David Allsop Features editor, Saga magazine

An incurable weakness for puns – especially in headlines. Some recent examples? “The Nice Man Cometh” (an interview with Sir David Attenborough about Frozen Planet), “Bay City Stroller” (a walking guide to San Francisco), and “Where there’s a mill...” (a property article about guess what...)

Kate Whiting Deputy features editor, Press Association

Relying too heavily on Wikipedia. If I’m rushing off to a television set visit, I’ll sometimes just print out the Wiki on the actors to read on the train, as well as previous interviews they’ve done. But as every journo should know, Wiki lies!

My iPhone addiction. Emailing world domination plans to your publisher after kissing your wife goodnight isn’t a healthy habit. I should develop an app that switches the thing off after dinner. My long-field vision would probably improve, too.

Fraser Nelson Editor, The Spectator

Not knowing when to stop. God knows how many hours (months?) of my life I could save if I could work dispassionately on columns – rather than agonise, re-read and stay up until 1am turns to 2am in what seems like 10 minutes. I have a theory that you get two types of writers: natural, and constructed. I’m constructed. It’s not second nature to me. But spend 50% more time on a piece, and it becomes just 10% better. Why bother? When I grow up, I want to be able to say: that’s good enough, time for Borgen now. ● XCITY-MAGAZINE.COM /

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COULD A FREEBIE PUT YOU BEHIND BARS? A free holiday or a case of bubbly may lead to jail under new bribery laws. Sophia Heath asks whether this spells the end of press perks

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here are many joys of being a journalist: making a difference, knowing the inside story, mixing with famous and fascinating people and of course, free stuff. In the past journalists have been laden with gifts from PRs. Some were extravagant, such as all expenses paid trips to the Maldives, or seats in corporate boxes at Twickenham. Others were more run-of-the-mill, like a tray of cakes from Tesco or, as one farming magazine received recently, a bag of fresh meat. Whatever the gift, for most hacks the freebie has long been an unofficial yet widely acknowledged perk of being a journalist – until now. The combination of recent antibribery laws and a newfound sensitivity over journalistic practices in the wake of the phone hacking scandal means freebies are under attack and there is growing anxiety within some newsrooms. Earlier this year, one national paper’s fashion magazine imposed a £200 limit on free gifts. Other publications, including The Times and The Daily Mirror, have warned staff that freebies could be seen as bribes. Some editors believe that accepting gifts in exchange for copy, however

indirectly, is wrong. John Dale, former editor of Take A Break, believes that when writers are whisked away on free holidays in exchange for editorial space it amounts to “small scale corruption”. During his editorship, Dale saw this first hand – he was invited to dinners in swanky London restaurants by Disney, and along with other editors of top magazines was given free entry to the opening of Disneyland Paris. He also spoke against supermarkets such as Asda handing out £30 gift vouchers at press conferences, saying they are essentially giving away money to journalists. Andy Capper, global editor of Vice, says it can be hard for journalists to resist “pushy PRs” offering incentives “to write about somebody who is inherently terrible or boring”. He adds: “Free dinners and press trips belong in the 1990s.” But could companies and journalists now be straying into illegality? The Bribery Act, introduced in July 2011, defines bribery as giving a financial or other advantage with the intention of tempting the recipient to abuse a position of trust. Either party who gives or receives the bribe can get a maximum 10-year prison sentence and an

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Though the law is still in its infancy, it could have serious implications for journalists in the future. Media lawyer Ben Whitelock warns that journalists need to be aware that accepting free gifts could be considered a breach of the Act, but notes: “it’s going to be difficult to prove from an evidential perspective in a piece of editorial”. Editors are clearly taking the threat seriously. At Total Film, where journalists used to receive gifts ranging from replica golden snitches from Harry Potter films to business class flights in order to attend film premieres, all staff have been briefed on the Bribery Act. Yet despite the warnings, the freebie bandwagon still seems to be rolling, with journalists continuing to enjoy the high life. Earlier this year, Ferrari once again laid on a lavish Formula One launch where a select group of journalists partied with the team in Italy. Tom Cary, The Daily Telegraph’s F1 correspondent, was not secretive about attending, writing on his blog: “I’m out in Italy on Ferrari’s annual media shindig in the Italian Dolomites and the sun is shining.” But some think the status quo can’t survive the Leveson Inquiry. Roy Greenslade, The Guardian’s media commentator, says: “One of the positive things to come out of this whole negative drama is the way we are now looking again at how we operate and the ethical code by which we work.” If Greenslade is right, the days of exotic holidays, jaunts to Twickenham and bags full of rump steaks may soon be a distant memory. ●

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that by hiring “qualified people” Hislop would ruin the magazine’s artfully dishevelled aesthetic. But the piles of books around the room suggest the shabby chic is very much intact. A can of shaving foam sits atop a shelf. On the desk, where a computer should be, is a sheaf of the pink paper on which Hislop writes jokes – and angry memos. The jokes were Hislop’s entry point into the clubby world of the Eye. He began contributing as an Oxford undergraduate, after interviewing Ingrams for his student magazine Passing Wind. At that meeting, the editor-to-be asked his mentor: “Would you define yourself as a journalist?” So, three decades later, would Hislop define himself as a journalist? “Richard definitely would,” he says. “I’m less happy to do so. I’m probably a writer, and I fell into it, which in a sense has been an advantage for me because I really rate journalists. I immediately hired Francis Wheen and Paul Foot and all the best journalists I could find, without thinking ‘I’m as good as you are’.” Hislop is level-headed about the press’s vices. He is surprised by the sheer extent of the revelations coming out of the Leveson Inquiry, but not exactly shocked. “We have spent 40 years running two pages called ‘Street of Shame’ – it’s not as though we haven’t noticed what’s happening at the bottom end of journalism. But I think the fact they were at it, all of them – the idea that this was run of the mill is quite surprising.” He stresses the fact that many of the practices under scrutiny are already against the law. “You aren’t allowed to hack into people’s phones. There are limits to intrusion of privacy. You are not allowed to harass people. All these things are illegal and should be prosecuted with some vigour by the police, who didn’t do it because they

were in bed with News International.” In some cases, he adds, dodgy methods can be justified in the public interest – The Sunday Times’s FIFA investigation, runner-up for the Eye’s Paul Foot Award, relied on blagging. More worrying is the fact that “the tabloid press was pretty much operating under its own rules, and if you disagreed with them they turned you over”. Hislop experienced this firsthand when, while feuding with Piers Morgan, the then Daily Mirror editor stationed a photographer outside his home. “It’s very instructive for anyone in the business to have a tabloid ‘doing’ you, just to see what that means in terms of personal revenge.” When Hislop appeared before Leveson, he was grilled on his decision not to sign up to the ill-fated Press

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Complaints Commission. He predicts, like most pundits, that the Inquiry will recommend a stronger regulatory body to monitor press practices. Would Private Eye join it? “I have difficulty with that because I feel we end up in front of a judge anyway. You know, at the Leveson Inquiry – I’m standing in front of a judge and a QC and they’re saying, ‘we could have these independent people who wouldn’t be from the press who would judge what’s happened’ and I’m thinking, ‘yeah – they’re called judges’. I haven’t been convinced yet.” Richard Desmond is the only other major media player to opt out. “That

is embarrassing – I admit that,” says Hislop. “That is embarrassing.” Private Eye is no stranger to the courts: in the early years of his editorship Hislop faced a constant stream of libel writs. But several landmark victories by The Guardian helped change the law in the press’s favour. “If you meet a libel barrister they’ll tell you they’re on their uppers – the glory days have gone,” Hislop says. “It’s less of a problem for us now, but we write about it a lot because it’s hit scientists and peer-reviewed journals. “It’s become a genuine worry, in that you can’t seem to be rude about

‘I had a phone call with Andrew Marr. I said, you shouldn’t be doing this’

anyone’s research anymore.” In the last year, the magazine’s biggest legal bills have come from fighting privacy injunctions taken out by public figures. Andrew Marr and Jeremy Clarkson both eventually dropped theirs, partly due to pressure from Private Eye. Did Hislop get a Christmas card from Andrew Marr? “Er, no. Though he was pretty good about it when he came clean and said ‘I shouldn’t have done this and it’s embarrassing that I did’. I had a phone conversation with him during it all, saying you just shouldn’t be doing this. It was a two-day story… The whole thing was just silly. “When Clarkson dropped his injunction and said ‘at least I can look Hislop in the eye’, I was quite flattered, because it just means – oh come on, ► XCITY-MAGAZINE.COM

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you know you shouldn’t be doing this. You guys are journalists who are out there writing columns and dishing it out, interviewing people who matter.” Yet Hislop has always been reluctant to write about celebrities’ sex lives, and on becoming editor he took out most of the magazine’s “legover” content. “I don’t really like gossip,” he says. “Sex is involved in some stories, it is the motive, it is how lots of human activity works and I’m happy to write about it. What I didn’t want to do was run a column that basically said, ‘guess whose marriage is failing’. It was all about minor members of the aristocracy, it’s now about people on telly who I don’t care about. The cast of TOWIE [The Only Way is Essex] – I’d love to care, but I don’t. And I’m not sure our readers want that from us.” Ah yes, the readers. ABC figures for the second half of 2011 show Private Eye’s fortnightly circulation at 228,112 – its highest since 1986. Though he scoffs at the notion of market research, Hislop says that Eye readers need to be literate, well-informed and “in some way questioning of what’s going on”. He has little time for readers who don’t see the funny side. “When I was younger I used to actually cancel people’s subscriptions, pay the money and tell them: ‘Sorry, you can’t read the mag any more.’ I’m not quite that mad now.” The magazine’s robust sales defy the received wisdom that print is dying. “I don’t believe that,” Hislop says firmly. “And I don’t want to believe it. I feel that sort of pessimism is part of why it’s dying. “I may be wrong, I know we’re only a small magazine, but the decision we made early on was that this stuff costs, and if you want really good journalism and beautifully drawn cartoons and people who are genuinely funny, you’ve got to pay them. And I’m not giving it to you for free. Any of it. Or as little as humanly possible.” Private Eye’s website remains minimal, and Hislop scorns the “ripoff” of free journalism. “That probably

makes me seem like a ridiculous capitalist figure who’s driven by greed, but I just want to pay everyone here.” The mention of chequebooks brings us neatly to Have I Got News For You. Before his ignominious exit from the show, Angus Deayton reportedly used to command £50,000 per episode. Is that what Hislop is on? “It’s not what I’m on. Looked good though! I mean, we are extremely well paid after 21 years of doing the show. But then we fill Friday evenings for them, and then Saturday, and then a repeat and whatever. So I don’t feel guilty about it.” He is friendly with his sparring partner Paul Merton, although they don’t socialise between series. “And he is on record as thinking I am a stuffed-shirt twit. There is a certain element of class war which keeps the programme going.” Hislop is perfectly happy to play the toff to Merton’s oik. Educated at Ardingly College and then Oxford, he is a churchgoing Anglican and a small“c” conservative fond of the trappings of Middle England. He admires the Victorians for their “combination of what I think is a genuine moral purpose with a sort of madness”, and argues, as he points to Swift and Byron, that satire need not be politically radical: “There’s always a slight disappointment when you do an interview with young people and they think satirists are members of the Socialist Workers’ Party from 1968.”

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Nonetheless, he bristles slightly at the charge that Private Eye is run by public schoolboys. “I usually say that I refuse to employ anyone here who didn’t go to a good school,” he quips. “No, there are loads of public schoolboys here – that’s absolutely true.” Hislop mentions Nick Newman (his contemporary at Ardingly), Craig Brown (Eton) and Francis Wheen (Harrow). “The fact is, they are brilliant writers and journalists and I don’t feel embarrassed by that. But Jane Mackenzie, as you can gather from her name, is not a public schoolboy, nor is Heather Mills – so, yes, we do have women here, and lots of them went to state schools, and there are other people here who did. “People have been saying to me most

of my life, that’s public school humour, or that’s sixth form humour, or fifth form humour, and alright, yes, it probably is.” He pauses. “Undergraduate humour, if they’re feeling generous.” There is certainly something of the schoolboy about his gleeful ruffling of politicians’ feathers. Tony Blair’s consistent irritation with the magazine was “very pleasing – that’s what you want to hear”. Conversely, it was “disappointing” when MPs lined up to praise the Eye on its 50th birthday. Hislop criticises the current generation of politicians for their lack of experience outside the Westminster bubble: “You watch Miliband, Clegg and Cameron standing next to each other and they’re more or less the same guy. They’re a sort of well educated, managerial section.” But he praises the work of Conservative MP David Davis and Lib Dem junior transport minister Norman Baker. Is he a cynic? “No, I’ve always denied that. I’m a sceptic. Cynics think everything is pointless – I don’t. I believe in targeting, and I think that’s the other thing that you’re rewarded for by your readers.” It is the fear of losing readers’ trust

that motivates the furious pink memos he sends to staff. When did he last lose his temper? “Probably the last issue.” Is it a regular occurrence? “I can get quite stroppy. I don’t like getting stuff wrong, and I don’t like the journalists getting stuff wrong, so I do get a bit shirty if I think, ‘oh, shit.’ I don’t like the idea that someone can write in and say: ‘You don’t do any work, you haven’t checked anything.’ It’s partly vanity, I know.” There have been missteps. The Eye supported Dr Andrew Wakefield’s discredited research linking the MMR vaccine to autism, which Hislop acknowledges “wasn’t our finest hour”. He also regrets fighting a court case about abuse at Bryn Estyn boys’ home in Wales: “One of our witnesses killed himself after the case, because he thought no one had believed him, and it was utterly horrible and humourless and, ah, just grim… So, yeah, I’ve been doing the job for 25 years and I’ve got stuff wrong, and there are things that were a bit ghastly. “But, you know, it isn’t academia. Journalism is sort of messy… We’d all like to imagine it’s a world of writing high-minded editorials and advising the cabinet, but some of it is messier than that.” For all his self-deprecation, there is no doubt that Hislop is fiercely proud of Private Eye’s achievements. The phone rings: he is late for a TV interview. He grabs his overcoat and we hurry downstairs, pausing by a wall of fallen Eye heroes: Foot, Willie Rushton, Peter Cook. “That’s who you’ve got looking over your shoulder,” he says. And with that, he darts off into the streets of Soho. ● Additional reporting by Rebecca Lloyd

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When Alex Crawford rode into Tripoli with the rebels in August 2011, millions tuned in, including Cameron and Obama. But how did Sky get the exclusive? Poppy McPherson and Richard Martin talk to the team who broke the news

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I WAS on the phone to the offices at Sky and the presenter just kept on asking: “Are you sure?” When we finally put down the phone I said to Andy [Marsh, producer]: “We’ve got to get these pictures because they don’t believe it.” I thought we’d have to stop and set up on the side of the road. But then we’d leave our lift and we weren’t yet at Green Square [in Tripoli]. So Andy said: “Why don’t we try doing it on the back of the truck?” It was so simple but it takes that completely outside-the-box feeling. If anyone had voiced any doubt or been scared then we would have pulled it. We were thinking, breathing, operating simultaneously as one. We didn’t have to talk much. Much of the time we were focusing on the practicalities – getting it up and running, getting a signal. For me, that was continuing to talk to the camera, managing to balance on the back of a pick-up truck. All these people started coming out of their houses, hugging us, slapping the soldiers on the back and throwing gifts into the truck. When we were going into Green Square, Garwen got off to take some pictures on the ground. Then something happened at the head of the convoy. People were running and being knocked over by other runners and knocked over by cars. Everyone started reversing. We pulled Garwen on at the last minute, and the truck absolutely legged it out of there. We were hanging onto the back of the truck – it was careering at a rate of knots. We didn’t know then but we know now that there was a rump of Gaddafi forces, including Gaddafi himself, in a compound a mile or so away probably watching all this on their satellite television.

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YOU make your own luck. We went back on the road that evening to see what was going on and found ourselves in a position to capitalise. We came across dozens of vehicles all parked up, lights on, engines running. It was obvious that they were getting ready to try and drive into Tripoli. I found a pick-up truck with four guys in the back with AK-47s. One of them had gone to Bournemouth University so he spoke very good English and we jumped in. Eventually this convoy started moving. There was lots of gunfire from the people we were with. I decided to try and find a satellite signal on my laptop and managed to get one. Nobody’s ever used a BGAN [satellite dish] on the move before. I had to keep moving the dish as we

were going along. It’s pretty tiring work, especially when you’re kneeling in the back of a truck and holding onto everything so it doesn’t fall off. There were wires going into the truck – it was plugged into the 12-bolt cigarette charger to keep it powered. It was an extraordinary situation. The guys on the truck turned around and said: “We don’t know what’s ahead, this is going to be quite hairy – do you want to continue or get out?” But by this point we were so far in. We didn’t really have anything with us. I was the only one with a toothbrush in my bag. No food, no water, nothing, but we just kept going. There was no extraction plan, no back-up. It was the right people in the right place and, fortunately, at the right time.

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I DIDN’T think we would pull it off. We were using an Apple MacBook Pro and a mobile satellite device which normally only enables you to move slowly, but we were moving really quickly. Andy managed to get a bearing of where the satellite was and where the signal strength was best. As we were moving, he slowly tracked the satellite on the roof of the jeep while we were going live. There isn’t any technology that allows you to do that, but he managed it. It was miraculous – keeping those signals locked onto the satellite and transmitting live was unheard of. It gave us the edge on the story. I later gave him a huge kiss on the cheek to congratulate him. I used a mini Panasonic P2 Camera,

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which was lightweight. It was small enough to hold while dodging sniper fire and running between houses. When we arrived in Green Square in Tripoli all the rebels came and congregated in the middle of the square, firing anti-aircraft guns and AK-47s into the air. I’ll never forget the noise – I could feel it in my teeth. We thought it was job done, but then we were in the hospital witnessing the most horrific things I’ve ever seen. There were people with missing body parts, people with bullets in their heads, people screaming and crying. Sometimes it’s easy to hide behind the viewfinder and disassociate yourself, but this was just overwhelming.

How it worked THE PRODUCER tracked the satellite signal with a laptop-shaped satellite dish. To keep the signal he had to angle the dish to follow the satellite in the sky. The team plugged a hand-held camera into their MacBook Pro, which used in-built software to convert the images into a form that could be broadcast. It was only because the road to Tripoli was straight that the team were able to keep broadcasting. ● XCITY-MAGAZINE.COM

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THIS CHARMING MAG Independent magazines have become a popular alternative to big publications. Nadia Khomami and David Woode inspect four perfect bound beauties

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off a community of loyal readers. “If you’re going to start a magazine, you’re going to spend an awful amount of time, energy, and money,” says Steve Watson, founder of independent magazine subscription service Stack. “Really, your only reward is the pleasure of seeing this creative vision that starts in your mind, and the minds of your friends, becoming a reality. “You’ve got to be passionate, motivated and make something people want to read.” It is this purity of motivation that underpins independent publications and produces magazines of such chic beauty and quirky originality, that keeps them propped up on shelves in bedrooms and living rooms long after other mainstream titles have been consigned to the bin.

IN a society where the sheer mass of minute-by-minute news media can become overwhelming, there is a growing interest in retrospective journalism. Launched in January 2011 by Marcus Webb and Rob Orchard, Delayed Gratification is a quarterly current affairs publication from The Slow Journalism Company that “measures news in months, not minutes”. Each issue provides new angles on the past three months’ political, cultural, scientific and sporting stories, using a combination of essays, reportage and infographics. “Returning to stories after the dust has settled is an interesting service,” says editor Orchard. “In a world of increasingly fast media, it’s really valuable to have a magazine that draws a line in the sand... The people we’re talking to give their considered opinion rather than their first immediate reaction.” In one recent issue, a writer revisited the Norwegian Island Utøya after Anders Behring Breivik’s massacre, talking to the devout liberals who there. It combined beautiful photography of the area with original, insightful interviews and narrative. Elsewhere in the issue there were features on rock and roll, the English summer riots, and whether 2014’s FIFA World Cup could save Haiti. The magazine prides itself on presenting long form journalism in an attractive, palatable style. “It is very difficult to have a mass market publication that is all about slow, considered journalism,” admits Orchard. “Graphics are a good way of taking a huge amount of data and drawing a story out of it.”

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ACCORDING to Dan Crowe, the editor of Port, his magazine is the link between mainstream monthlies and niche fashion titles, which Crowe likens to “business” magazines. “Look at any of the big consumer titles and they make you feel as if you’re not tall enough, or not skinny enough. They sell you a lifestyle that in the real world doesn’t exist,” says Crowe. “They’re like business magazines, they’re not bought outside the industry. But at Port, we’re trying to be as normal as possible.” Port makes room for all ages, sizes and looks, and its second issue featured a photo shoot with a 73-yearold architect. “We dressed him up in Prada and the response we got was amazing. People were like, “Wow, why doesn’t this happen more?” says Crowe. “You wouldn’t see this type of thing in other magazines because everyone’s obsessed with age and being the right weight. We just don’t care about that at all.” It is this appreciation of normality that has attracted a large following among men who crave more than just layers of celebrity, style and sex in a magazine. When Port was launched as a quarterly title in March 2011, 36 /

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it set out to recapture the attitude of magazines during the 1960s and align it with engaging essays, long-form features, clean aesthetics, striking photography and strong typography. “Mass media magazines started to collapse in terms of copy sales and quality about 15 years ago but there’s always been an interest in longer, quality content,” says Crowe. “The US edition of Esquire in the 1960s would shock you every time – the covers, the content, it would blow you away. This doesn’t happen in a lot of magazines any more.” The magazine, which is sold internationally, has just celebrated its first birthday and issue five is currently on sale. Crowe believes the growing success of independent magazines like Port is underpinned by people’s love for magazines and their need for “things”. “People love having a magazine they can pick up and flick through,” he says. “We still like things. We stare at screens all day, so having a beautiful object is still valued as it was 50 years ago.” DWO

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YOU’LL find it on newsstands nestled between iconic titles such as Vogue and Elle, but inside, you won’t find collages of the “worst bums and tums” or “who wore it best” articles. Instead, the pages of women’s lifestyle magazine Oh Comely are filled with interesting interpretations of mainstream ideas – ones that are consciously different to the consumerist culture of the big glossies. Oh Comely was born after editorin-chief and co-founder Liz Bennett noticed that none of the mainstream women’s magazines created a sense of community among their readers. “Magazines, at their best, feel like a home. They fit into your life, they give you a sense of community and there’s something very comfortable about the way you engage with them,” she says. “At that time, there were no women’s magazines that I felt that way about.” Oh Comely launched in the summer of 2010. It is published six times a year, and sold across the UK and internationally. The magazine encourages its readers to “keep your curiosity sacred”, and through its articles about quirky experiences and creative indulgences, Oh Comely is intimate, yet inviting.

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The magazine’s design is characterised by the use of clean lines, creative white space, and imaginative illustrations. Its fashion stories with ethereal models create nostalgic, dream-like images reminiscent of vintage photography. While some independent publishers say it is difficult to secure distribution for new magazines, Oh Comely went directly to a major stockist. “Independent magazines tend to be stocked in a few niche magazine shops,” Bennett says. “There’s this distribution wilderness in the middle, which is hard if you want to sell more than a couple thousand copies... We were lucky because we talked to WH Smith before the launch, who agreed to take the title on straight away.” Bennett believes the magazine’s success is down to its community and their need for information. “People are always complaining that the internet is killing print, but it’s actually enabling much smaller titles to get a name and get a following,” she says. “There’s a major move to democratise magazines from the hands of the big publishers. These days you can launch a magazine off the back of a popular blog and have an instant readership. ” DWO

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REPORTING on social issues through the lens of boardsports isn’t the most obvious idea for a new magazine, but Huck has done just that, with astounding success. The bi-monthly lifestyle magazine, which launched in 2006, combines pages of quality journalism with breathtaking documentary photography to capture youth culture around the world. Published by London-based creative agency The Church of London, the magazine has gained a strong cult following, and is now published in both English and French. And like the growing number of independent magazines, it now exists on the same shelves as titles that come from bigger publishing houses. “We give extra thought to every issue, and make sure there’s a reason and a meaning for every single story that goes into the magazine,” editor Andrea Kurland says. “Every cover is based around a topic that seeps through the rest of the stories. We want to create a little exhibition of ideas, so you feel like there’s a reason why you want to buy each issue.” The cover story of one recent issue is an interview with one of the world’s best-known street artists, Shepard Fairey, whose work helped the world see Obama as an icon and force for change. The artist discusses why he has become disillusioned with the American president.

Elsewhere there are pieces on how foundation skate sports are breathing life into America’s decaying urban communities, how female rappers are pulling Detroit out of recession blues, and how the Dale Farm evictions pose crucial questions about the ownership of public land. All the features are photo-led, framed with effectively used white space. It is no surprise, then, that Huck won best cover in the Sports and Men’s category of the Magazine Cover Awards in 2009, and was also nominated in the category of Best Designed Magazine at the Magazine Design & Journalism Awards 2008. “Because we’re an independent title, we have more freedom to create something that follows a certain vision,” says Kurland. “It means we can look at each issue as a blank canvas, and it really does raise the game for our bigger competitors. All our images are freshly commissioned. We have a very set aesthetic and very curative list of people we work with. They have the same vision.” The readers certainly seem to have taken a shine to Huck – readership is increasing with every issue. “You might hear a lot of doom and gloom in the mainstream media about print being dead,” Andrea says, “but we never hear it among the people we work with. And the people we work with are the people making these magazines.” NK ● XCITY-MAGAZINE.COM

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GHOSTWRITERS OUT OF THE SHADOWS

Celeb memoirs are big business but the cover stars rarely write the copy. Natasha Wynarczyk, Richard Martin & Rebecca Lloyd meet the real authors

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t the launch of a celebrity autobiography, the A-lister drones on about how difficult it was to write her book, how many evenings she spent slumped over her laptop, and how traumatic it was to re-live her troubled past. She is met with enthusiastic applause from the press and fellow celebrities. But she didn’t write the book. The journalist who did is standing at the back of the room watching the “author” take all the credit. The ghostwriter is the unsung hero of many a blockbuster. Publishers know that celebrity sells, but for every Stephen Fry there are a dozen Katie Prices and David Beckhams. So what are the pros and cons of being a ghostwriter and why are so many journalists willing to park their egos for some extra cash? Autobiographies are a lucrative business for publishers. The industry in the UK is worth over £40m. Stars

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scheduled to turn over books this year include X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos, singer Billy Ray Cyrus and Sam Faiers of The Only Way Is Essex fame. The tell-tale signs of a ghosted book are the journalist’s credit. Some are credited as “written with” on page three, others get their name in tiny letters on the front. The unlucky ones get an acknowledgement just before the prologue, in a “with thanks to” reference to the journo who did all the hard graft.

‘I wrote 400 pages and had my name buried deep inside’ One journalist who wrote a racy novel for a celebrity and entrepreneur recalls: “I must have spoken to her for about two hours in total. I wrote more than 400 pages, got paid £8,000 and had my

name buried deep inside – it wasn’t even the first ‘with thanks’ byline.” Not getting public credit clearly hurts for some ghosts. “I can imagine it’d be really difficult not having your work acknowledged – you’re more of an editor than a writer” says Julie Wheelwright, head of the creative writing non-fiction MA at City University London. “Ghostwriting is very difficult. You need to be a very skilled writer. I can imagine the worst thing for a journalist would be working against your instincts when you’re meant to be thriving off controversy.” More than the frustration of not having your name prominently displayed, ghostwriters sometimes have to hold their tongues and sit on exclusive material. Matt Dickinson, chief sports correspondent at The Times, who has ghostwritten autobiographies by star footballers, recalls his frustration when Gary Neville cut passages from his book.

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Features writer who has ghostwritten bestselling books with detective Harry Keeble. His research involves getting to know social workers, victims of crime, police and solicitors who help him write a story that he says comes closer to the truth than a news report. “With a book you can really take your time to get to the heart of the matter and find out the truth,” he says. “You’ve got to find out everything about someone’s life; it’s very much like a therapy session.”

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“There were a few things Gary took out which as a journalist I would have liked to stay in, but from his point of view I can see why he cut them. As a journalist you want as many juicy stories as possible so there was journalistic frustration. I’ve got some information in my head that may never see the light of day, which is quite tormenting. You have to remember it’s their book, not yours.” Not everyone agrees. Jordan Paramor has been a showbiz journalist for 18 years and ghostwritten 11 books on behalf of bands like Steps and Blue. She rejects the suggestion that ghosting is little more than glorified PR. “I’m not a news reporter so I don’t slag off the celebrities I’m ghosting for. I never wait for them to spill out of nightclubs or report on their private lives to get an exclusive. I feel privileged about being able to write their book.” Paramor spent three months on the road with Steps, often spending up to ten hours a day with the band to get to know them. She knew Claire Richards before the band became famous, so she found this “less of a chore, more like hanging out with a lot of friends.” Emma Donnan (see below), spent weeks attending personal appearances in nightclubs with her subjects from The Only Way Is Essex. Quality time with a subject helps the journalist find their voice. But not all writers are swept up in red carpet glitz. Kris Hollington is a freelance crime

known Gary Neville’s family for many years and was approached personally by Neville when it came to writing the book. Hollington says he can tell within five minutes of meeting somebody whether he can ghostwrite their book – chemistry is key. But, as chummy as celebrity and ghost might be during the writing process, they ever fall out over payment? Hollington says that although he is happy with his deal, a half-andhalf split with the publisher, others are not so lucky. “There’s a general perception that ghostwriters just get a flat fee and no future royalties, but payment depends on the deal you thrash out,” he says. “Generally the more famous the person, the worse the deal is for the ghostwriter.” Dickinson was given a flat fee for Gary Neville’s book but has heard of sums ranging from peanuts to six figures. “The money’s not so good that I would do one unless I really felt it would be hugely rewarding and fulfilling professionally – or if it was someone I thought was so fascinating that I’d be an idiot to turn it down,” he adds. Despite the potential drawbacks, the draw of a uniquely compelling story or a pay cheque to top up their day job persuades journalist ghostwriters to surrender the byline and stand at the back of the crowd. ●

Emma Donnan, assistant editor at Star magazine, has just finished two autobiographies by The Only Way Is Essex stars: Sam Faiers’s autobiography Living Life the Essex Way: TOWIE, and Nanny Pat’s East End memoirs I spent a lot of time with Sam, mainly going I’ve got to know Sam well as she does in the car with her to personal appearances. a column for the magazine. This made it My friends and family said I even started easier for me to find her voice when I was speaking a bit like her! Nanny Pat’s been ghosting her book. The book came about really interesting – she’s been when we were having a very open, taking me around drink to discuss her future where she used to live. plans and I came up with the The relationship with the idea. Her publisher loved it subject can also help my job and we took it from there. as a journalist. When Sam was Nanny Pat’s book came attacked last year Star got about because the publisher the exclusive chat with her and PRs were interested afterwards because of the in her as a subject. Having good relationship I had with a good relationship is paramount to ghostwriting. Donnan (right) with Faiers her, through the column and

the book.You have to be quite structured with your routine to write alongside your journalism day job. I gave myself around 10,000 words to write a week, then worked out how to fit it around my lifestyle. You accept that you need to sacrifice your social life for a bit. My friends don’t mind that much – they actually get excited. I’d definitely consider ghosting more books. I’d even do a novel on behalf of a celebrity if I thought it would be interesting. I don’t have a big ego about it – you know what you’re signing up for. Sam’s credited me throughout the book and has been open about the fact it’s ghostwritten. NW XCITY-MAGAZINE.COM

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t’s 5am at BBC Television Centre. In the corner of an otherwise deserted first-floor newsroom, Evan Davis is writing his Today programme cues. “What do you call Roman Abramovich?” he asks the handful of producers and researchers that make up the show’s night team. “The chairman of Chelsea?”, he suggests. Someone responds “owner”. Davis nods and edits his lines on Chelsea’s sacked manager, muttering the new script under his breath. To his right, John Humphrys picks at a bowl of cornflakes and scrutinises an article on Putin’s election victory. The sun may still be an hour away from rising, but the scene’s quiet intensity is hardly surprising. Professionalism is the hallmark of Today­­­, Radio 4’s flagship current affairs programme. Reaching a weekly audience of more than seven million people, the three-hour show is deemed essential listening by the political establishment. It is British broadcasting royalty. The same can increasingly be said of Davis. Since his arrival at the BBC as an economics correspondent in 1993, the Oxford graduate has risen so quickly that he is now teetering on the edge of national treasure status. His time is divided between Today slots and presenter duties for The Bottom Line, leading round-table discussions with business leaders, and the ever popular Dragons’ Den. Plus, as with all BBC grandees, there are the obligatory documentaries on big UK cultural issues; his latest offering, Made in Britain, deconstructed the myth of British industrial decline. Yet for a man with such a towering media profile, Davis remains something of an enigma. His cheery, measured delivery lacks Jeremy Paxman’s accusatory snarl, or Robert Peston’s evident ego. Davis’s approach to broadcasting suggests a shyness and privacy that is all too rare in front of the camera. He is more likely to laugh than shout when an interview gets heated – a lighter approach which, he admits later, sometimes gives interviewees an easy ride. In person, the 49-year-old is all

Features smiles as the minutes tick down towards Today’s 6am start. Dressed in black boots, a denim shirt and dark jeans with a silver chain that runs from back pocket to side, Davis rehearses his lines. His hair – what little of it remains – is tufted into a neat quiff. There’s not much to suggest he’s been up since 3.15am. “The truth is, I turned down the job when they offered it to me,” Davis says when asked about the early starts. “I didn’t think I would cope with the unsociable hours. But now it’s amazing to me that I could have ever thought that moving from BBC economics editor to Today would somehow be

Is Davis too soft an interviewer at times? ‘That’s undoubtedly true. That’s the risk I run’ more unsociable.” Gone are the lastminute call-ups to the 10 o’clock news, replaced with fixed shifts that take up no more than 20 hours a week. Providing you adjust to the sleeping arrangements – Davis goes to bed at 8.30pm, using hypnosis tapes to nod off – it’s a great gig, he says: “Don’t ever feel sorry for Today presenters.” At 5.57am, Davis sweeps up his notes along with the day’s nationals and heads for the recording studio. Three minutes later, the pips start to sound. “It’s six o’clock on Monday 5th March. Good morning. This is Today with Evan Davis and John Humphrys. The headlines...” Sitting in the production studio, which is separated from the recording room by a glass screen, it’s clear the show resembles that old swan analogy: as the presenters glide seamlessly from paper roundup to interview to recorded package, backstage legs are furiously kicking. The unseen team – made up of an editor, producer, sound man and two general dogsbodies – are constantly chasing calls, reshuffling the running order and barking directions at the front men in an effort to keep to timings.

It is Davis’s failure to do just this that leads to his first reprimand of the day. Asked to close a discussion on the government’s legal aid bill, he poses a question which results in a 30second response. “That was just a shit question to ask,” barks the producer down the intercom. “I told you to wrap up!” They are now running late. Other problems constantly crop up. Just 20 seconds before their reporter in Moscow goes live on air the line is snatched by a rival broadcast on BBC World News, prompting momentary panic before a recorded item plugs the gap. Later, at the 8.10am interview, an advisor to Putin turns out to have an indecipherable Russian accent. “I don’t understand a word,” the producer says in exasperation. “He could be a meerkat.” An email is sent to Davis carrying a similar message – he almost bursts into laughter mid-broadcast. The final half hour proves even more manic, a mad juggling act of time remaining and content ready to run. Yet, as ever, the nine o’clock pips are hit perfectly. “Ah, we end on a high,” the producer sighs. A quick debrief of the show with the full team follows. All agree the Trident debate was a success, Ken Clarke was as sprightly as ever (“one of the half dozen best communicators in the Commons”, according to Davis) and Cardinal Keith O’Brien’s comparison of gay marriage to slavery was ludicrously illogical. The Cardinal’s comments go on to make headlines that day. With Today duties over by 9.30am, we head to the BBC cafeteria. Over a cappuccino and dodgy-looking panini, Davis recalls how he adjusted to his presenting role after joining the show in April 2008. “The biggest difficulty in the job is in trying to inject something that is funny or unscripted,” he says. “It’s very easy to be gauche, stupid and facile, and it’s very easy to be boring. “Thinking back to the very early days there were lots of crass links to the weather man and crass links to the sports man. I got a message from the controller of Radio 4 saying: ‘You can just throw to the sport guy without some kind of gag. You can just say “here’s the sport.”’ It was totally ► XCITY-MAGAZINE.COM

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moral perspective on an event of the day. I don’t think Thought for the Day necessarily has to only be people of the cloth.” Clearly, decades of BBC bureaucracy haven’t stunted Davis’s capacity for controversy. Flicking through past interview cuttings before our meeting, it is clear

‘It is a matter of regret that being gay is the most interesting thing about me’ that Davis’s homosexuality – he is one of the few prominent gay journalists – often makes the headlines. How does he deal with the exposure? “How long have we got?” he sighs. “You accept that you have to give a bit of your personality. I don’t keep it secret that I live with my partner Gio. I’m very proud of my gayness. But there is lots I wouldn’t want the press to write about me. I have generally tried not to promote a lot of personality cult stuff off air. I say no to interview bids that ask ‘tell us about your garden’ or ‘tell us about your cooking’.” That hasn’t stopped the press, however. Many profiles of Davis are packed with column inches discussing

which tattoos and piercings he may or may not have (particularly whether it’s true that he has a stud in a place that would make most men wince). Have journalists overstepped the mark? “It is a matter of regret that being gay is the most interesting thing about me,” he says. “Maybe that’s my fault. Maybe fundamentally I’m not interesting enough and so speculating about whatever body piercings I might have makes for better copy. “I have thought very badly of some of the journalists who’ve written about me,” he continues. “I did an interview for the Evening Standard with a very bright guy, Richard Godwin, who asked perfectly sensible questions and a few bits of gay stuff at the end. Then they printed a huge headline about something to do with gay stuff [it read: “I believe people have a right to be bigoted about gays”]. They ran a picture taken two or three years ago of me and my boyfriend and Gok Wan. “And I just thought ‘God, I’m trying to promote a book here. They obviously can’t think of anything interesting to say about the book, either positive or negative, and have consequently felt obliged to dredge up this photo, even though I spent half an hour with their photographer. And they’ve come back to this camp photo, camp headline’. I just find that slightly regrettable.” IMAGE: BBC

the right thing to do, to rein it back.” Today, Davis is approaching his fouryear anniversary on the programme. And yet, with the bedding-in period long passed, there remains criticism from some quarters about his lighter interviewing style. In 2009, Labour’s culture secretary Ben Bradshaw branded the show “wholly feeble and biased” after a Davis interview with George Osborne. The point may have been party political, but the allegation that Davis is a weak interrogator spreads wider than Whitehall. So does he let interviewees off the hook more often than other presenters? “I think that’s undoubtedly true,” he says, with surprising candour. “On occasion, I’m sure that’s true. That’s the risk I run. But while there is the error of failing to convict people who are guilty, there’s the other error of convicting people who are innocent... Very few people think that is a problem that journalists make, but I do.” “The interview above all has to be interesting and engaging,” Davis continues. “You’ve got a number of different ways of making it so. You’ve got the Jeremy Paxman style, which is funny, in a certain way. You’ve got a forensic Humphrys style... It’s not just about getting the information out – it’s got to be a good, conversational listen. So I just try and make mine engaging in a different way.” By now the panini is long gone, and Davis clings to his coffee cup. He answers questions with a boyish grin, but his responses always contain a tight, sharp logic, honed by decades of unpicking arguments. This is clear from his answer on whether, as an atheist, he thinks prominent religious speakers should be given a daily slot on a current affairs programme. “Well,” he says, carefully considering Today’s Thought for the Day. “I think there’s a very serious debate about whether the spot – which I would keep – might give space to what one might call ‘serious and spiritually-minded secularists’.” Like Richard Dawkins? “Richard Dawkins could be one. There are lots of people who could describe themselves as atheists who might have an interesting

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10 quick fire questions Downton Abbey or The Only Way is Essex? The Only Way is Essex, because it’s funny. The true answer is neither, of course, but if I had to choose I’d probably enjoy watching TOWIE more. Sushi or Big Mac? I would once have said Big Mac, but I think now on health grounds, sushi. Lady Gaga or Engelbert Humperdinck? Well that’s not a very meaningful dichotomy is it! Lady Gaga. But I like Engelbert Humperdinck and it’s great that he’s got this gig in the Eurovision.

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Despite this press intrigue, Davis rejects the idea that the UK media is homophobic, a word he thinks is “bandied around” too much. “We can dwell too much on the negatives,” he says. “If you’re black or gay or female

‘The BBC actually had its own Leveson... it was called the Hutton Inquiry’ and you’re attuned to looking for the discrimination you face, here’s my guess: you will too often ascribe decisions that happen in the normal run of life to your gayness, colour of skin or gender.” In fact, Davis believes: “Being gay has been mildly advantageous in my career – it’s seen as interesting, and being interesting is good in media land.” As we approach 11am, Davis says he must leave soon to edit his Made in Britain book. Before he goes, however, we turn to the Leveson Inquiry, which education secretary Michael Gove recently said was creating a “chilling atmosphere towards freedom of expression”. Davis, while careful to call his words “musings” rather than considered thoughts, is pretty damning of Gove’s suggestion. “It’s unlikely to have a big effect on

press freedom,” he states. But won’t the hands of journalists be more tied in the future? “Why?” he responds. “There’s a public interest defence, and the public interest has not been under attack... One or two things have come up that were clearly against the public interest. The Times hacked the computer of the NightJack blogger to out him. That was a hacking case, but what was that about? What possible public interest was there in that? Their defence on that was ludicrous.” It is past experience that underpins Davis’s assertions. “I’ll tell you why I’m somewhat more sanguine about this than other people,” he explains. “The BBC actually had its own Leveson, and it affected the Today programme more than anyone else. It was called the Hutton Inquiry. People have been saying ‘you’ve been tamed, you’ve been shut up’. I don’t get that impression at all. I’ve never seen us not tackle an issue we think is difficult.” If such a rousing defence of Leveson is out of character for a man who watches his words carefully, Davis’s support of Today is less surprising – four years in, his enthusiasm for his job hasn’t waned. “I’m there for the long term,” he says with a smile. As we leave Television Centre and go our separate ways, there is little doubt that Davis is a BBC man through and through. How else could he face another 3.15am start tomorrow? ●

Alcoholic drink of choice? Red wine. Normally one that’s priced around £8 a bottle will do. What book are you currently reading? Next to my bed at the moment is a book called Quiet: The power of introverts. It’s about introverted people and how we should appreciate those who aren’t shouting all the time. I think there’s something in that. Last record you bought? I’m afraid to say I don’t buy records anymore because I just have a top level subscription to Spotify. But the last thing I tagged on Shazam was Give Me Everything by Pitbull, featuring Ne-Yo. Duncan Bannatyne or Peter Jones? Deborah Meaden. London Olympics or three weeks abroad? London Olympics, definitely, 100%. I can’t think of anything I’d less like to do than leave the capital for that. I couldn’t be more enthusiastic. It’s worth £10bn. New Statesman or The Spectator? That’s really asking whether I’m rightwing or left-wing, and I’m not going to get into an answer on that. They both have their merits. Tell us a joke. A doctor says: “I’ve got good news and bad news”. The patient says: “What’s the good news?” The doctor replies: “You’ve got 24 hours to live”. “That’s the good news?! What’s the bad news?” says the patient. And the doctor says: “I’ve been trying to get hold of you since yesterday lunch time.” It’s a cracker. XCITY-MAGAZINE.COM

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Armed with smartphones and digital cameras, amateur photographers are beating the professionals at their own game. Monique Rivalland and Zing Tsjeng report on the rise of the citizen journalist

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hated tyrant is dragged from a drain and killed, bringing an end to more than 30 years of dictatorship. The next morning, his dying face is splashed across the covers of newspapers worldwide. But the picture of Gaddafi’s bloodied body wasn’t the work of a wire photographer who raced to the scene. Instead it was a photo captured on an unknown bystander’s mobile phone. This wasn’t the first time work by a citizen photojournalist has ended up on front pages throughout the world. When US Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency landing on the Hudson River in New York in January 2009, Janis Krums was on a nearby ferry. He pulled out his mobile to snap the passengers waiting on the plane’s wing for rescue, and tweeted the picture. Within 20 minutes, MSNBC were on the phone. “With the rise of smartphones there will always be a citizen in the right place at the right time,” Krums says. “It creates authentic and up to the minute coverage that in the past was impossible.” New organisations have sprung up to cater for the staggering rise of citizen journalism. Krums now works on Rawporter, an app that helps amateur photojournalists profit from their work. 44 /

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He’s not the only one trying to monetise the phenomenon. Demotix, a citizen journalism newswire, licenses content produced by non-professionals and sells them to mainstream media outlets. Its founder and CEO, Turi Munthe, says Demotix has “been able to cover news none of the old agencies could reach, and has scooped stories that would never have seen the light of day.” With Corbis Images, one of the world’s leading photo agencies, signing a distribution deal with Demotix for an undisclosed amount, citizen photojournalism is becoming a force to be reckoned with. But what does that mean for professional photojournalists? Rob McGibbons, who is judging the British Press Awards 2012, believes the two practices remain separate. “Citizen journalism is stuff that only happens by luck most of the time,” he points out. “It makes you a very observant passer-by, but journalism is about a career.” It may not be a profession, but citizen journalism is undoubtedly challenging the status quo of photojournalism. Publications now have a huge and growing body of amateur photographs available at their fingertips. The following selection of images all made a splash in publications around the world. They were also all taken by citizen journalists. ●

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FISHING FOR ANECDOTES Revealing personal details is all part of the job, but how far will they go? Helen Lawson talks to three leading writers about the dilemmas and delights of life as a columnist

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personal information a columnist should reveal about themselves and those around them, especially when they’re always on the look out for a good story to hook the next article around. When your pay packet – reputedly six figures for big names like Richard Littlejohn and Caitlin Moran – depends on delving into your private life, or at least drawing on it, the pressure builds to tell all. As his children reach their teens, Dowling says: “I have to be more careful because they’re at school. They have a private life that is not mine to explore for material. I stick to the bits where they interact with me.” But he admits that it can sometimes be hard to resist sharing funny family stories, even if it means ending up out of pocket. “My son got lost on his first day of secondary school and got found by the police. And he specifically said: ‘You can’t write about this,’ and I said: ‘I would never ever ever write about

it, what do you take me for?’ Two days later I said: ‘How much?’” Dowling can usually buy his kids’ silence in return for a tenner – as long as they spot the offending quotes themselves. The pressure to come up with original and entertaining columns week after week inevitably means that IMAGE: THE GUARDIAN

olumnists are enjoying more notoriety than ever before. Editors know that personality and controversy sell, so star writers have their photos splashed on the front of newspapers and magazines. With the rise of Twitter and online comments sections, readers can respond instantly to what they say. So what is it like to regularly have your opinions laid bare to the nation? “The paywall seems to act like a filter for a lot of idiots,” says The Times’s Saturday columnist Janice Turner (newspaper, 1987). “I feel for my comrades on The Guardian, for example. It’s quite famous that commentators at the end of people’s columns are really cruel and horrible and very personal. It must hurt a lot.” Columnists have to develop a thick skin or another coping strategy. The Guardian’s Tim Dowling says he is laid- back about the reaction to his weekly column on his family life, and only wants to make his wife laugh. “Some say I love your columns, some say I hate your columns, some say ‘I can’t believe you get paid to write this.’ I try to behave as if the whole thing is out of my hands. If people don’t like it there’s nothing I can do about that.” One common dilemma is how much

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Laura Topham met her best friend thanks to her column columnists are tempted to cross the line and risk annoying or offending friends and family. Daily Mail columnist Liz Jones alienated her new neighbours in West Somerset to the extent that her letterbox was shot at, while a Tanya Gold column for The Guardian, on her hatred of wedding lists, led to the bride in question appearing in the comments section to suggest that she might not want Gold at her wedding after all. Sharing stories that aren’t yours to tell can have dire consequences. Turner recalls a piece she wrote at the beginning of her stint for The Guardian where she didn’t conceal a friend’s identity well enough, losing the friend as a result. “There is a temptation to sit in your room and just type and think no one’s ever going to read it, and it’s a bit of a shock to when you realise there could be implications,” she says. “There’s this Graham Greene quote about every writer having a shard of ice in their heart, and I think that’s true of columnists. You see the material there.” The most intimate relationships often make perfect column fodder. Laura Topham (magazine, 2005) spent two years detailing her love life for the Evening Standard. It was baring the intricacies of a break-up that shocked her readers the most. “I was writing the nitty-gritty – what he’d said, what I’d said,” she says. “In hindsight it’s a weird thing to write in a paper, but the more brutally honest you are the better your column is.” But with pressure to keep the readers hooked, is there a temptation

to exaggerate or even fabricate incidents and outrage? “I’m not an actress – I couldn’t fake it,” says Turner. “You can spot the people who are professional troll journalists. They just write to create uproar and to manufacture traffic on websites. Like James Delingpole, for example, he’s a terrible troll. Rod Liddle too – though I don’t know if he believes it – and Toby Young, he’s the most energetic of those people. They want people to be outraged, they feed off it. Maybe they believe it as well, but they put it in the most offensive, outrageous possible way to get things going.” Getting things going certainly pleases the hits counter and advertising revenue online. One infamous Jones column, where she admitted trying to impregnate herself with the contents of a used condom, garnered more than 1,200 reader comments on MailOnline, and spawned numerous blogs in response. Turner says: “I don’t know how Liz Jones copes with it, it’s insane. Sometimes you wonder how close to the edge they’re forcing her by making her do things. You think God, they should be careful – they’re feeding her insecurity. Lots of people worry about her.” It can be tough setting yourself up as a target for personal scrutiny, but the rewards of column writing can be great. At its peak it is one of the most highly paid posts on any publication. On a smaller scale, writing about living out of a suitcase led to Topham being offered a spare room by her now-best friend. Talking about wanting to adopt a granny turned into tea at The Wolseley with a reader who is now her surrogate grandmother. Force of personality and skilful writing, backed up by thousands of Twitter followers, can also translate into lucrative book deals and television appearances. Moran’s How to Be a Woman was launched last June in a blaze of publicity, including serialisations in The Times and Grazia,

and had racked up more than 140,000 sales by the end of 2011. And it’s not just memoirs where columnists can cash in. The Sunday Times’s India Knight has three bestselling novels to her name while Allison Pearson’s I Don’t Know How She Does It, born out of her Daily Telegraph column, sold four million copies worldwide and was turned into a comedy film starring Sarah Jessica Parker. While producing a successful column is tough, writers such as Dowling acknowledge it is also a privilege. “I won’t pretend that it’s not the laziest way round, to write about your own life,” he says. “In anything else I write – travel, meeting people, listening, paying attention – you suddenly realise how much more work there is in being a reporter.” Turner feels the same. “I’m not digging a road – I’m writing 1,000 words on an issue of the day. It’s like doing a small exam every week. It does make your brain writhe unlike writing anything else. “I trained with lots of people – the sort who file court reports while the case is going on, and write 1,100 words on parliamentary debate in half an hour. That, to me, is really hard. I think column writing is a privileged thing and when it’s done well it’s great.” ●

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A new crop of inexperienced journalists is heading to conflict zones to break into the big time. Poppy McPherson reports

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ames Longman had never written a news story before he was smuggled into Syria aged 24 last autumn. It was a chaotic journey. “Massively scary,” he recalls, “a lot of car swapping and check-points. The chief concern was that the people you’re with would be taken away and shot behind a tree.” Longman spent two weeks in hiding with the Syrian opposition. Though he had a good knowledge of the country and fluent Arabic, he went without hostile environment training or a flak jacket. When the opposition safe house where he was staying in Rastan, a major city in the centre of the country, came under heavy fire, he narrowly escaped with his life. “The building was suddenly hit by a couple of anti-aircraft guns and we had to stay where we were and then escape,” he says. The fledgling foreign reporter is part of the new generation of young freelancers who have moved to the Middle East since the start of the Arab Spring last January. Foreign desks say they have been inundated with emails from inexperienced reporters eager to prove their worth in Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Syria. “In Libya last year you had a lot of not terribly old, not terribly experienced people ringing up. A lot of people from City,” says 50 /

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Alistair Dawber, foreign editor at The Independent. “With Syria and 23- to 24-year-olds trying to get into Homs, it’s suicidal.” The numbers prove as much. At least 46 journalists were killed last year – a third of them freelancers, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. That figure is more than double the usual proportion, they say. Though no one is safe in a war zone, freelancers are particularly vulnerable as they usually have no support team and may be more willing to put themselves in danger to secure a scoop. Training and flak jackets are prohibitively expensive and many go without.  Ruth Sherlock, 24, had neither when she was given her first ever assignment by The Daily Telegraph as a freelancer in Egypt last year. She made her name covering the fall of Mubarak then followed the Arab Spring to Libya. Her inexperience, she admits, led her to make some dangerous mistakes. During the peak of the violence in Sirte, the last Gaddafi stronghold, Sherlock followed a photographer to the front line. “I was quite foolish. It had suddenly become very, very ugly because you had thousands of rebels joined together all feeling very victorious. They had a country full of armaments at their disposal and no

idea how to use them. We went with the very front of the advance and ended up getting pinned against a wall with people firing at us from all directions. It was a lesson in how not to do it.” Another front-line battle in Libya claimed the life of London-based freelance photographer Anton Hammerl last April. He was shot dead, while three freelance journalists and another photographer were captured and held by Gaddafi forces for six weeks. “They had gone too far forward,” says Sherlock. Despite the risks, young journalists are keen to make their name, and a big war story can be a game-changer. It certainly paid off for Longman, who is now a BBC producer covering Syria. He says that his comparative youth gave him an advantage in the field. “For the Arab Spring the big theme has been youth. The closer in age you are, the more rapport you can build with the activists. I was in hiding with men my age and younger. There have been a lot of young people trying to do it, going out and trying to prove their worth, excited by the fact that they can go.”  The tradition of young journalists dashing abroad to cover conflict is hardly new. “Remember, there was a young reporter who went over to write about the South African wars as

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E FRONT LINE a freelancer – his name was Winston Churchill,” says The Independent’s veteran Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk.  However, the number of firsttime war reporters has swelled as shrinking budgets force media groups to use cheaper freelancers. Fisk says money for foreign correspondents has dwindled over the course of his career, especially since the growth in free online content. “They suddenly wanted freelancers who weren’t going to ask for lots of money.”  So do media organisations have a moral obligation to foot the bill for flak jackets and stump up money for drivers, fixers, combat first aid and satellite phones? Iona Craig (international BA, 2009) was one of five freelancers working in Yemen amidst mortar fire, snipers, and fighting between army and tribal militia during last year’s unrest. She says she was the only one to be insured or have hostile environment training paid for by a publication, The Times – and only after six months of covering violent clashes. Others had no material support from publications and broadcasters for whom they filed copy

or video up to three times a day.   Freelancers are forced to fall back on charities such as The Rory Peck Trust that offer bursaries to help cover the cost of safety training, says Craig. “They shouldn’t have to when they have a regular employer who knows full well they’re facing dangerous situations on a regular basis on their behalf. Last year all of us here learnt as we went along. We didn’t have any

says the unnamed news outlet refuses to pay for retainers or provide expenses for fixers or flak jackets.  Some freelancers fear enforced guidelines could stifle opportunity. “If the industry suddenly says you cannot take copy from a journalist unless you provide them with a flak jacket, all you’re going to do is kill the market for freelancers,” says Jerome Starkey (newspaper, 1994), who won the Kurt Schork Award for his freelance work in Afghanistan last year.  But now that anybody can set foot in a war zone armed only with a smartphone, there is no going back to the days when every journalist was backed by a major organisation – foreign desks are bound to get more calls from freelancers. In early February, one foreign editor at a national newspaper got such a call. A freelancer with no experience in war zones was in Turkey and told the desk he wanted to be smuggled over the border into Homs, the city at the heart of the Syrian chaos. He didn’t have a flak jacket, helmet or conflict training. “I asked him: what if you get shot?” the editor recalls. He said: ‘Well, I don’t intend to get shot.’ Nobody does.” ● Additional reporting by Vesela Gladicheva

‘We ended up pinned against a wall with people firing at us from all directions’ seasoned reporters to rely on for tips.” The Rory Peck Trust has had a rise in applications from people in their twenties. A spokesperson said: “The way that the industry is going, a lot of organisations are using freelance material. On the other hand, some are very careful about who they use and make sure they have training.”  But not all publications look after part-time reporters. The treatment of freelancers by one major publication is “pretty scandalous” according to Jonathan Boone (newspaper, 2004), who left a staff job at the Financial Times to freelance in Afghanistan. He

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FLEET STREET TO DOWNING S For years, the allure of power has tempted journalists to Westminster. Ben Riley-Smith hears from the hacks who’ve gone over to the dark side

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avid Cameron can’t escape journalists. But it’s not just the attention of lobby reporters, columnists and sketch writers he has to put up with – when the PM shuts the door to Number 10, he’s still surrounded by hacks. His education secretary Michael Gove spent almost a decade at The Times. His party’s London mayor, Boris Johnson, edited The Spectator and continues to write a column for The Daily Telegraph. Craig Oliver and Julian Glover, Cameron’s communications director and chief speechwriter, joined the inner circle last year from senior jobs at the BBC and The Guardian respectively. Cameron’s situation is by no means a new one. For decades there has been a steady flow of people from Fleet Street to Westminster – sometimes known as the “political gravy train”. On the Labour benches, City graduate Meg Hillier (newspaper, 1991) is MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch, and was a shadow minister until last year. But what’s it actually like for those journalists who cross the line? And once crossed, is there any way back? It’s not hard to spot similarities between the worlds of politics and journalism. Both claim to act in the

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public interest. Both are notorious for their long hours and short tempers. And both thrive on gossip. Gabriel Milland, a former Daily Express lobby journalist and City student (newspaper, 1999) who now works as the Department for Education’s head of news, attributes the tight link between journalism and politics to the people both industries attract. “Politics and the media have been fishing in the same talent pool in the last 20, 30 years,” he says. “A

‘Someone who I thought was my mate ran a piece on Channel 4 News that made me look like a crook’ lot of people in politics know people in journalism and vice versa. They are similar characters with similar backgrounds and interests.” Martin Bright, the political editor of The Jewish Chronicle, can understand the appeal of Westminster life. “Reporting is a young person’s game,” he says. “You’re expected to work late nights and do things at the drop of a

hat. People get tired and think: ‘I’ve done my time and paid my dues, now I want an easy life’.” The political world offers a heady mix of power, job security and financial rewards that many jobbing journalists can’t resist. “There’s no doubt it is an easier life,” Bright adds. “There may be other pressures, but it’s not the same as being a front-line journalist.” Nonetheless, Milland believes that there are many similar skills needed to do both jobs effectively – most importantly, having a strong news sense. “One of the big failures of a lot of people in media relations is that they don’t really understand journalists,” he says. “If you’ve got news judgement and know what a story is then you’ve got a pretty good start. It enables you to spot things that might play up and deal with things that you don’t necessarily want to play up.” For journalists who enter politics as elected officials, however, there is quite a different challenge: role reversal. After a career holding power to account, hacks who switch sides suddenly find themselves in the firing line. And that can cause friction. Adam Holloway MP was an investigative journalist for ITN before standing for election in Gravesham in

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G STREET 2005. After winning the parliamentary seat, he got a call from Gary Gibbon, a friend and political editor at Channel 4 News, asking if he would be interviewed for a piece about campaign funding. Holloway said yes. “In my 2005 campaign, most of the money came from me,” he explains. “I spent a year not working and going round with a clipboard, spending my savings. I also got £25,000 from Lord Ashcroft that I used to print leaflets and distribute stuff. “The next thing I know, this person who I thought was my mate ran the piece on Channel 4 News with my Labour opponent, who I’d defeated a year earlier. It left you with the idea that my election had been bought by billionaire Lord Ashcroft, when in reality it had been won by me working very hard. I was being made to look like a crook.”

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uch experiences are less common with journalists who entered Westminster in unelected roles, such as Ian Birrell, former deputy editor of The Independent and a graduate of City (newspaper, 1985). In 2010, Birrell agreed to become David Cameron’s speechwriter for the election campaign after being approached by the Conservative leader’s team. “It was too good an

opportunity to miss – to see what it was like on the other side of the line,” he says. Birrell was plunged into the madness of campaign season: drafting speeches, writing articles, liaising with journalists, editing copy – all bread and butter to a seasoned hack. “A good journalist writes very clearly, can communicate ideas and is used to operating to tight deadlines,” he says. Throughout Birrell’s seven weeks with team Cameron, old colleagues would often get in touch. “I know lots of people in the lobby,” he says. “Quite often they’d ring wanting me to give them a gem. Sometimes I would see what they wanted. I wouldn’t talk to them off the record but I would put their case to people or help them out with unblocking issues.” Since then, Birrell has returned to journalism with a fatter contacts book and the tag of ‘former speechwriter’ to add weight to his opinion pieces. The path to and from politics was less smooth for Andy McSmith, a political reporter at The Independent. He left Fleet Street to take up a salaried job as the Labour party’s chief press officer in 1984, only to return to full-time journalism in 1988. McSmith says he was treated with suspicion during his years with Labour because he would often stand up for the right of journalists to cover particular topics. “Peter Mandelson decided that certain journalists were a problem and suspected they were friends of mine, so he would have a go at me all the time,” he recalls. Eventually, McSmith started to long for a return to journalism. “I missed the excitement of chasing a story,” he says. “I really missed writing. You can’t write anything decently when you’re in a political party because you have to use stilted language that party officials use to communicate with each other.” Looking back, McSmith has a warning for any journalists considering entering the world of politics: “If you go over you have got to do it properly. You can’t mess around thinking you’ll be half a journalist and half a political hand. I’ve seen people try to do that and it doesn’t work.” ●

Ben Bradshaw (above), Labour MP and former Culture Secretary, was an award-winning BBC radio correspondent for 11 years. A couple of old friends from Exeter suggested I put my name forward. That planted a thought in my mind: it might be interesting to experience what it’s like to be on the other side and have the opportunity to actually do something, and develop and implement policy rather than just report it, comment it and criticise it. I was selected in September 1996. Most of my BBC colleagues were very supportive. One or two thought I was a bit mad to be leaving a promising journalistic career to go into politics. Having a journalistic background has been incredibly helpful to me as a politician. I don’t feel intimidated by going up against Humphrys or Paxman because I know them. I know the tricks of the trade so I’m well aware when someone’s trying to trip me up. I know how to handle interviews which, amazingly, a lot of politicians still feel completely terrified about. The skills you develop as a journalist can be very useful in politics. Things like mastering the brief very quickly: you’re appointed as a minister and within a few hours you’re supposed to know everything there is about your subject. The best journalists know an awful lot about what’s going on. Nick Simmons, who was the former Whitehall editor of the Financial Times, was absolutely amazing. When I was a health minister I used to find out what was going on in my department from Nick. I’ve never had the habit of having off the record conversations with people. Off the record is completely corrupt. I haven’t had any regrets at all about making the switch. I certainly feel I’ve had the opportunity in politics to make things happen which I wouldn’t have had in journalism. XCITY-MAGAZINE.COM

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THE BUSINESS OF DATING Media groups are cashing in on the surge in online matchmaking. But could it damage their credibility? Kate Lloyd signs up to find out

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’m on a first date in a Hoxton bar. Sitting across the table is a fashionable 24-year-old, sipping an organic cocktail. He works in advertising and produces independent films at the weekends. He seems like your typical Guardian reader. In fact, like me, he is a Guardian reader. This comes as no surprise considering I met him on its online dating site – Guardian Soulmates. No longer seen as closely guarded secrets for a niche audience, dating websites are attracting a young, affluent clientele and have become a crucial part of media companies’ business plans. Highbrow broadsheets, top-end glossies, radio stations and television companies are all luring audiences in to finding a date on their sites – but how has something as pure and simple as the lonely hearts column transformed into such a money spinner? Online dating is now big business, and an increasing number of media groups are cashing in on their readers’ lacklustre love lives. The dating industry is estimated to be worth £2.5bn worldwide, with one in three singles looking for love online. Dating service provider White Label Dating is now Bauer Media’s biggest external brand extension partner. The number of media organisations it represents rose to 34 this February, 56 /

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from just eight in 2008. Dennis Publishing, NatMags, IPC Media and GMG Radio are just a few of the media groups they work with. Along with White Label’s partners, newspapers including The Independent, The Telegraph and the Evening Standard also have dating sites, as do magazines such as New Scientist, Cosmopolitan and Men’s Health, and radio stations including Real Radio and Jazz FM. Membership can cost up to £30 a month. Lauren Barnes, who manages the accounts of all White Label Dating’s media partners, says that a few years ago media organisations were not interested in online dating, but are now welcoming it. It’s easy to see why. Research shows that between 2007 and 2009, 22% of heterosexual couples and 61% of samesex couples had found partners on the web – compared with less than 1% of the population in the 1990s. Barnes says: “When I first started, media companies were like: ‘Dating? Oh no!’, but they’ve realised everyone’s doing it. Their customer will only join another site if they don’t have one.” Media companies first got involved with the market by doing affiliate deals with large dating websites such as Match.com, taking a cut whenever a reader or listener joined. Now

groups have realised that by starting a branded website they have more control and get returning revenue. These niche sites may not be the dating industry leaders, but they are a cheap way for media companies to make money. Since many of the sites are run by external dating providers, the staff needed to run them is minimal. The sites are located on media groups’ own web pages and are advertised in unsold advertising space in their publications and radio stations, so marketing is free. Users of dating sites are more willing to switch from free profiles to paid profiles on White Label’s media group sites than on standard sites such as Plenty More Fish or Match.com. Barnes says this is because brands already have a relationship with customers. She explains: “Aligning a dating website with a popular brand makes it more acceptable for people to talk about. A guy who reads FHM is more likely to say: ‘I joined FHM - there’s loads of hot girls,’ than ‘I joined Plenty More Fish.’” The growth of dating services has also helped fill the gap left by classified advertisements. Toby Frith, account manager for The Times and The Telegraph dating websites, predicts that the classifieds side of their business will not exist in four years’ time. As publications become more

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you the bother of spending all night buying a random babe drinks at your local bar” (Zoo No Strings). The casual sex sites aren’t only a way of attracting new customers; they’re a way media companies can get users to pay for their services twice. Someone struggling with their search for love on the main site might want to join the nostrings version too. Despite the content, the moneymaking potential of casual sex sites means that some unexpected media organisations have started them. The Independent doesn’t just have he Times and The Telegraph niche sites offering mature dating, gay are not alone in moving their dating and matchmaking – they also classified online. Bauer’s first have Naughty Independent Singles, a foray into online dating was an no-strings-attached option. It’s a move Does Ward think these sites could extension of Yours magazine’s classified that appears very off-brand when other pages, Friends of Yours, in 2006. Yours damage their brand? parts of the newspaper’s site promise He argues: “A huge chunk of Zoo Dating is now one of the leaders in the “sweep-off-your-feet romance”. and FHM readers are going to look at mature online dating market. As the last dating taboos are swept photos of naked women online - surely Edmund Ward, Bauer’s commercial away, no-strings-attached sites could adult dating is more respectable than partnerships executive, runs poker, be the next big step in the relationship that? We don’t have trouble with dieting and dating websites for their between media groups and an industry advertisers because they’re cautious of magazines. He thinks that despite the that has always been controversial. popularity of their dating sites, aligning pictures of naked women anyway.” Newspaper personals columns were Two thirds of Bauer’s income from one with a publication like Yours has illegal before the 1970s and until online dating comes from the explicit the potential to damage readers’ trust. recently online dating was perceived by He says: “When people complain, they side of the market. Unsurprisingly, many as sleazy. lads’ mags’ sexier sites are much more invoke the ‘I would expect more of this But now everyone appears to be popular than their more romantic brand’ complaint. We have to be very at it. The fact I’m sitting across the counterparts, with Loaded and Nuts careful to protect our users.” recently launching their own no-strings- table from my Guardian Soulmate is Bauer might be careful, but many incredibly normal. My main concern attached sites. media group dating sites, including The sites are full of profiles of bleach- tonight is not that anyone would be Bauer’s FHM and Zoo, now have more surprised we met through a newspaper controversial, no-strings-attached sister blonde, bikini-clad twentysomethings dating service, but whether I’m the and tag lines such as “gives you more sites, which provide social networking “opinionated, vivacious, mischievous services for users looking for casual sex choice than an Argos catalogue” dreamer” he requested on his profile. ● (Loaded Brief Encounters) and “saves rather than a relationship. reliant on big brand advertising, the space available in print for personal ads is becoming more limited. Online dating is quickly taking its place. Telecom started The Times’s dating site in 2005 and The Telegraph’s in 2007. Both sites now have around 35,000 members. Frith says: “Dating and the media will always go together. If you meet someone who reads the same newspaper as you, you immediately have an affinity with them.”

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well over half a million, while monthly circulation for its British counterpart has dropped to 370,000. Magazines including The Economist have published dedicated blogs and special editions chronicling the country’s remarkable expansion. It’s no wonder that young British journalists are moving to the Middle Kingdom. But what do they find when they get there? Can the realities of Chinese journalism really match the allure of a booming industry? Emma Draper was freelancing in Hong Kong when she snagged an assistant editor position at WestEast, a high-end consumer magazine. “A friend of a friend just offered me the job after hearing that I was an English graduate,” she said. “I’ve had spa days in hotels with massages worth over £100. I was given a designer bag. I

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As circulation figures dive in the UK, Zing Tsjeng discovers the highs and lows of heading east to join China’s booming media industry

wouldn’t have got those perks after such a short time if I was in London.” The fast-track career progression is typical of an industry that favours fluent English speakers. In a country where Chinglish signs like “unrecycle rubbish” litter the streets, the language is a valuable asset. It’s not hard to see why opportunities seem to abound in the east. But any journalist seeking to relocate from Britain, with its relatively egalitarian workplace culture, should exercise caution. The Chinese newsroom is a different beast. Alice Philipson worked as a sub editor for China Daily, the biggest Englishlanguage newspaper in the country. In the time she worked there, she never once corresponded with her managers. “I never knew who was monitoring me, ever,” she says. “I didn’t have anyone to report to or give me any feedback.”

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fter nine months, Philipson left China for a job at The Daily Telegraph. “I knew there was a time limit on it,” she says. “If I thought I was going to be working for five years it would be much more frustrating because I would never be able to do any in-depth reporting.” Journalists walk a tightrope in China. On the one hand, the explosion of microblogging sites like Weibo (a hybrid of Twitter and Facebook) is proof that the public is hungry for a more critical press. On the other, the authorities are quick to impose news blackouts on any sensitive political topics, and maverick editors and reporters are sometimes reassigned or replaced with little explanation. Dr Marjorie Dryburgh, who teaches contemporary Chinese history at the University of Sheffield, believes that journalists in China are engaged in a constant to-and-fro with the authorities. “Even the Chinese journalists in the system will be thinking: ‘Right, what do I know, what can I publish, and how big is the gap between the two?’” she says. Foreign journalists face an even steeper climb to get stories out. In addition to the language barrier and the lack of local contacts, those employed by Chinese publications will never be allowed near a sensitive story.

In the nine months Philipson worked at China Daily, she was never given a politics story to sub edit, let alone write headlines for. “You just don’t get put on those stories,” Philipson says. “Even as a sub, I wasn’t subbing them – I was put on quite ‘soft’ features.” David Green is one man who understands the far-reaching consequences of rocking the boat. In 2008, frustrated by the constraints on reporting at China Daily, he was fired from his post for writing negatively about the paper on Journalism.co.uk. The Chinese authorities don’t forget easily – three years later, Green was denied a journalist visa. Looking back, he views his Journalism.co.uk article as a misstep. “Having spent more time in the country, the prejudices are easier to understand,” he says. “It isn’t necessarily about ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, it is just different, and working here you have to accept that.” Green managed to stay in the country on a less strict business visa. Now, the ex-China Daily employee has learnt the value of caution. As managing editor of World of Chinese, an arts magazine, he recently took care to edit down a travel story about Tibet for “fear of attracting unwanted attention” during the National People’s Congress. “We’re a culture and language magazine,” he says. “There’s no mileage in us touching topics that might cause consternation with the censors.” Despite these undeniable pressures, there are those who still think quality journalism can thrive – albeit within certain limits. “You know that you can’t talk about Taiwan, Tibet, religion, or criticise the Government too explicitly,” explains Toby Skinner, the former editor of Time Out Shanghai. “But you can still sneak all kinds of stuff in there. “You can say something like: ‘The Government has responded to accusations that they’ve been hacking the

Pentagon. The reader knows that the story is ‘Chinese Government hacks Pentagon’.” But even with this room for manoeuvre, some journalists find the dance with the censors exhausting. With a booming demand for luxury goods, the biggest growth market is in high-end consumer magazines – an industry that isn’t for everyone. A year after joining WestEast, Emma Draper realised exactly that. She left and returned to London, frustrated by the journalistic remit of a luxury magazine. “It was a celebration of people having money,” she shrugs. “It was all about people buying handbags.” For those willing to play by the rules, there is mileage to be had out of moving to the Middle Kingdom – just don’t expect to be breaking China’s Watergate any time soon. ●

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Reporters communicated with her entirely by MSN Messenger. Philipson puts this down to cultural differences: “China Daily is probably quite typical of the way state businesses work: not knowing who the people are in the higher echelons of the firm. It’s very opaque.” Transparency is not something most foreign journalists find in China. Even the inner workings of the publishing industry are hazy. Non-Chinese media companies must partner with a local publishing firm to gain entry into the lucrative market, but publications can find themselves on the wrong side of the law at suspiciously convenient times. Time Out Beijing had been published for four years before it was temporarily shut down on the eve of the 2008 Olympics due to the lack of a “proper” licence. Similarly, truth in the Chinese newsroom is an ill-defined concept. “What I’ll always remember is when Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the headline of China Daily was ‘Most nations oppose peace prize to Liu’,” says Philipson. “It was absolute rubbish, but that was the headline on the front page of the newspaper I was working for. I was just like: ‘OK, what am I doing?’”

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TALES FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Elections aren’t all about exit polls and kissing babies – from bloody brawls to cowboy costumes, the stories behind the headlines are often more colourful. Interviews by Julia Rampen and Nadia Khomami The birth of freedom John Carlin, freelance journalist and author of Playing the Enemy

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For most mothers this is a moment of great excitement and happiness. But she was pissed off because she wasn’t going to be able to vote. I remember rushing her off to hospital. I also shared her frustration – having to go dashing off to hospital at the crack of dawn rather than covering the voting was also a bit irritating! Rosie had the baby. She didn’t get a chance to vote, but she called the little boy Nelson. JR image: the guardian

It was South Africa’s first free election. The prevailing mood was obviously one of great joy but there was a lingering anxiety that the recalcitrant White Right might put a bomb or two at a polling booth. But people braved that risk. I remember in Soweto people were just queuing up from way before dawn, in queues two or three hundred yards long. My housekeeper’s sister-in-law, Rosie, who lived on my property with her husband and child, was heavily pregnant. As the election approached, she was desperately worried that she was going to miss it because the bloody baby might decide to pop out. Sure enough, on election day, 27 April 1994, she went into labour.

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Press plane ski slope John Lichfield, The Independent Whenever I fly I remember the safety instructions on Clinton’s press plane in the 1992 election. They were just completely abandoned. The press refused to follow them, to the point that the plane would take off with people standing up and smoking cigarettes in the aisle. There was a game that the journalists played. You would wait at one end of the plane with plastic safety instruction leaflets underneath each foot. When the plane took off you would try to ski back down the plane in between the other journalists with the instructions under your feet. Everyone would cheer while the air hostesses would simply watch and do nothing. There was a party atmosphere. I think that’s part of the nature of

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Chavez’s fist fighters Mark Donne, freelance journalist

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At the time 81% of the press was under private ownership. If you went to the most benign press conference, reporters were behaving essentially as campaigners. The perception was that no one was impartial. Once, a pack of journalists was invited to a briefing by Hugo Chavez’s opponent, Manuel Rosales, in a district which was heavy Chavez territory. It was a very brave thing to do – the equivalent of Cameron launching his election campaign in Toxteth, Liverpool. All the reporting in advance was on whether there was going to be civil disobedience. Tension began building among the journalists that morning. And when we went down there it reached the point where no one was even reporting at all, they were just worried about inevitable violence. As it turned out, we didn’t need to rely on any inhabitants of the district kicking off – the journalists did it first. In the deep morning heat there was this huge sound of hungover journalists attacking each other. I think someone actually broke their neck. The briefing was postponed and the residents didn’t get a chance to arrive because the media was too busy fighting. NK

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American journalism: the writing is extremely serious but the journalists themselves are full of fun. JR

I was making a television programme for Channel 4 about Ken Livingstone. A lot of people thought he was untouchable, but there were lots of rumours about his drinking. In particular, it was said that he always had a glass of whisky at his mayoral questions sessions. This was interesting because firstly, it’s fun, and secondly, within City Hall staff weren’t allowed to drink. We went into long and detailed legal discussions with Channel 4 as to how we were going to prove that he was a drinker. We went to mayoral hustings and question time events and it was quite clear that he had what looked like a whisky glass and a brown liquid in it. But the only way to prove it was to actually get some of his whisky and test it. Ken used to very carefully take his glass away after the sessions. But one time he forgot. So my researcher leant over, took his glass of whisky, and put some cling film over it. I received a

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Ken’s Dutch courage Martin Bright, Political editor, The Jewish Chronicle

phone call saying: “You won’t believe it – we’ve got the whisky!” It was an amazing moment. We had it sent away to a lab and it was tested as 100% proof whisky. He hadn’t even watered it down. Actually Ken was very funny about it. He said: “Yeah, of course. Like Winston Churchill, I need a drink. What’s wrong with that?” It made a great piece. JR

Newt shows off his giant ego Mark Mardell, North America editor, BBC

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When Newt Gingrich won South Carolina in January his victory celebration was in a hotel awash with the smell of bourbon. It was typical Newt – they had guest speakers introducing him and saying what a tremendous job he’d done, and then the music played and Newt didn’t appear. They played six tracks again and again for about twenty minutes until Newt Gingrich appeared. He’s a man of enormous arrogance who keeps telling everybody that when he was accused of being grandiose he took it as a compliment. He thinks nothing of keeping a crowd waiting. JR ► XCITY-MAGAZINE.COM

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The cowboy candidate John Carlin, freelance journalist and author of Playing the Enemy

There had been a ruling party in power for about 60 years - very corruptly so, winning election after election through spectacular electoral fraud. But in one particular state on the US border it seemed as if the ruling party was actually going to lose for the first time. The world’s press came along to see the first brick in the wall falling. Everything indicated that the opposition party was going to win. Their candidate for governor was a charismatic cowboy type. At electoral meetings he would parachute into the venue, jump on a motorbike and drive through hoops of fire. The ruling party’s candidate was this rather stiff and boring besuited bureaucrat. The night the results came through, I was with him in his office. The results came up on the telex machine – you would hear this “clack clack clack”. The small outlying towns came first. Town X: ruling party 1,200 votes, opposition party zero. Then another: ruling party 1,400 votes, opposition party zero. It was all round numbers. Finally, after about five or six of these, we got to his home town. Ruling party 4,500, opposition zero. He looked at me in despair and said: “Brother, not even my mother voted for me.” JR

India’s tyrant topples Paul Chutkow, former foreign correspondent, Associated Press A man’s ’01 world Andy McSmith, The Independent The Labour party always had a woman from Parliament on the platform for morning press conferences reading a prepared speech. But they would never be able to answer any questions. You’d have three or four people on the platform: a couple of ministers, usually Blair or Brown chairing. There was always a woman sat on the end. The person who was chairing it would either answer the question himself, or he would turn to a male colleague and say: “You can answer this.” I don’t think they even noticed what they were doing. Eventually the hacks got into this conspiracy in which they agreed that no male journalist would ask a question. At one conference, one of the women journalists said to Estelle Morris: “What do you think about the fact that the women on the platform are never allowed to answer any questions?” Before Estelle could answer, Gordon Brown, who was sitting next to her, turned around and said: “I can answer that.” Everyone in the room - hundreds of hacks – burst out laughing, including Estelle Morris, who sort of tapped him on the shoulder. He realised he was going to have to shut up and actually let her answer the question. NK 62 /

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In January 1977, Indira Gandhi very ambitiously called elections. She had proclaimed a national emergency back in 1975, putting several of her leading political opponents in jail and throwing out foreign correspondents. Only five US journalists and a few from the UK were left. Gandhi was surrounded by “yes people” thinking that the masses would still re-elect her as prime minister. Once she called the elections, the opposition Janata Party framed the election in a very simple way: democracy versus dictatorship. And that was the message that resounded

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all the way through the country. On election night we were getting Teletype stories from around the country. It was very clear she was going to lose, but because the returns came in late and internal communications in India weren’t great, the story only broke the next morning. There were incredibly boisterous parades of trucks through the streets of New Delhi. Horns blasted and people shouted: “Long live Janata Party”. An Indian journalist turned to me and said: “You know what happened? We’ve all underestimated the wisdom of our people.” JR

Down to the wire John Henley, The Guardian

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The common consensus was that the Socialist candidate Lionel Jospin and the incumbent Jacques Chirac would go through to the second round. The first round results were coming through on a Sunday. I was due to write a 1,500word feature for the next day’s paper, a dual portrait of Jospin and Chirac. I really don’t know what stopped me. I was literally sitting down to write it that morning when I thought to myself – hang on, just suppose it’s not what the polls are predicting? I had to convince the desk it would be better to write the feature in a more general way. They said: “Do you really think that’s necessary? It sounds like it is going to be a lot weaker.” I stuck to my guns, thank God. When the evening news came on in France. Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, the legendary newsreader, said: “I can’t say anything more than the fact that we appear to be heading towards an enormous surprise.” My first thought was: “Hell! I’m going to have to write 3,000 words before 1am this morning.” I started writing. An hour later the final exit polls came out: Jean-Marie Le Pen had knocked Jospin out. I was just churning out copy all night. Of course, it made the front page splash. JR ●

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WHY I HATE THE WEB Citizen journalism is making waves, Monique Rivalland reports

The blogosphere is debasing the craft of journalism, says Robert Fisk

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he internet has become a crass structure for abusing and lying about anybody. There are blogs sent to me in hard copy which are basically threats to my life because of articles I have written about the Middle East. They show pictures of me with blood painted over my body. There is nothing I can do about it because there is no sense of accountability online. If a local paper says “Mr Fisk is a war criminal”, I can take thousands off them and they’ll never say it again. But if you say it on the internet you can probably get away with it. There is a mad belief among academics that the internet is this wonderful tool. But it propagates a third-rate and incorrect version of what is said. I read the other day that someone had quoted Winston Churchill on Stalin as saying: “Sometimes you have to make a pact with the Devil.” But what actually he said was: “If Hitler invades hell I will at least make a

favourable reference to the Devil in the House of Commons.” I don’t use the internet but sometimes I get hard copies of emails and the grammar and spelling is absolutely horrendous.

‘I get sent blogs with pictures of my body painted in blood’ Our linguistic accuracy is being degraded by technology. It’s woeful when you talk to people who would have known in the past and find that they can’t spell simple words. We are deforming our spelling because we have computers that use auto-correct or Americanisations. The problem is people see everything nicely printed up online and think it must be kosher. They assume that because it’s on the internet it has the

same veracity and responsibility as the printed word. It doesn’t. Of course people like to read online because it’s free. I’ve had big debates with people who read The Independent on the web and stamp their feet and say: “We have every right to read what you say, why should we pay for your information?” And I say: “That’s fine, but I need to go to Cairo and you won’t pay my air ticket.” I don’t think the internet will replace the printed press. People said television would kill film and CDs would see the end of vinyl records, but both have survived. I’ve still got my old records and that doesn’t stop me buying CDs, but I know the old recordings are much clearer. I’m not a Luddite, I don’t want to go around smashing new technology, but I do think those who constantly say “it’s the new thing, goodbye paper” should stop and think about the pleasures of reading the real thing in hard copy. ● As told to Daisy Wyatt XCITY-MAGAZINE.COM

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Mary Moloney Surrey Advertiser; Irish Times; Evening Press (Dublin); Diana Muir Yorkshire Evening Post; producer, director of factual Entries are arranged by year. We do our best to keep our files programmes,Yorkshire Television; up-to-date and accurate. If you have moved jobs please contact freelance producer and director Ian Nash Waltham Forest Guardian; the alumni office at alumni@city.ac.uk The Teacher; assistant editor, Times Education Supplement; The Policy Service; psychiatric social worker, Consortium, member; Nash & Jones Tower Hamlets Council; freelance, Partnership, partner BBC World Service Margaret Preston Waltham Forest Diploma Guardian; freelance researcher, Weatherall Green & Smith; group Sarah Bayliss South London Press; publications editor, Jones Lang Lasalle; assistant editor, Times Education Robert Preston Association Diploma Supplement; editor, Times Education Michael Rank Reuters (Beijing, Supplement Friday magazine; Sarah London); translator; freelance Bayliss Press & PR Jane Adkins (née Farrow) Julie Shortreed Secretary; senior Terry Dignan Sheffield Morning Assistant editor, Print Buyer and information officer, UN of Abertay Telegraph; Independent Radio News; Print and Promotion; assistant editor, Nicholas Tester Sounds; Schools A Week in Politics, On the Record, British Printer; editor, Packaging; Council; National Council for BBC; reporter, editor, Westminster editor, Computer Games and Voluntary Organisations; Fiat Auto Hour, BBC Radio 4 System Retailer; press officer, Laings News; Education Magazine; Report Nigel Dudley Middle East Economic Construction; senior account director, Magazine of the Association of Digest; Financial Weekly; The Daily ADPR Teachers and Lecturers; freelance; Telegraph; chief leader writer, Middle Richard Alcock Yorkshire Evening died 2000 East finance, The European; freelance; Press;Yorkshire Post; sub editor, Alan Travis Northampton Chronicle Camel Publishing, freelance business production editor, The Echo; Birmingham Post; home affairs Steve Howell Redbridge Guardian; Guardian editor, The Guardian relationship counsellor David Brindle Coventry Evening Peter Kendell South Wales Evening Telegraph; Financial Times; society Post; Western Mail; public affairs editor, public services editor, The director, British Rail; PR director, Guardian Diploma European Passenger Services; PA Nikolaus Creutzfeldt Unknown director, Eurostar International; Jaqueline Cuthill Lothian Courier communications consultant; Lucilla Deane Unknown Gillian Bates South Western Star; international communications Laura Dixon (née Pasternack) Balham & Tooting News; media manager, Brent Council Richmond & Twickenham Times trainer and marketing officer, BBC Sue Landau Hornsey Journal; City Pamela Glover Kentish Times; Radio Nottingham; marketing News; Investors Chronicle; equities Andre Deutsch; PR, church comanager, Nottinghamshire County correspondent, Reuters (Paris), ordinator, book centre managing Council; owner, GKB Marketing; freelance director, resource and communication columnist, Arts Professional; Jacky Law South Western Star; director, All Souls Church communications manager, City Arts Sutton Herald; Medical Economics; Alex Graham Bradford Telegraph Nottingham freelance; associate editor, Scrip; & Argus; reporter, London Weekend Catherine Bennett Honey; The author Television; researcher, producer, The Sunday Telegraph; The Mail on Sunday; Mark Newham Financial Times Media Show, Diverse Productions; The Sunday Times; The Times; Sunday European Energy Report; freelance editor, joint managing director, chief Correspondent; columnist, The Francesca Robinson My Weekly; executive, Wall to Wall Media Guardian, The Observer Exeter Weekly News; Lincolnshire Ian Graham Assistant editor, Joanna Blythman Scottish Women’s Echo; Sheffield Morning Telegraph; Electronics Today International; Aid; Citizens Advice Bureau; freelance, doctor, Hospital Doctor; freelance deputy editor, Which Video; freelance; Sunday Herald, Evening Standard, The Jon Slattery Reporter, senior author Economist; author reporter, Lincolnshire Echo; reporter, Caroline Handley (née Anne Cadwallader Reporter, Eastern News; senior reporter, Thompson) Peterborough Evening Bradford Telegraph & Argus; reporter, news editor, deputy editor, Press Telegraph; Woman; Daily Mail; Sunday BBC Radio Ulster; correspondent, Gazette; freelance media journalist; Express; Woman’s Own; freelance; BBC Dublin; correspondent, Irish contributor, Press Gazette, ghost writer Press; political reporter, Century Media Guardian, InPublishing, Askold Krushelnycky South Radio; reporter, RTE (Dublin); TheMediaBriefing; blogger London Press; The Sunday Telegraph; northern editor, Irish Press (Dublin); Patrick Smith Book researcher; The Mail on Sunday; assistant foreign correspondent, INN; Irish Echo; Irish Modern Africa; editor, Africa editor, Sunday Times; South Africa Examiner; Christian Science Monitor Confidential; freelance, Media correspondent, Sunday Express; Ray Chalmers Peterborough Guardian, Press Gazette, The correspondent, The European; chief Evening Telegraph; Birmingham Post; Journalist; external examiner, London correspondent, editor, The Kyiv Post PR, Publicity Plus; marketing director, College of Communication (Ukraine); senior correspondent, regional director, Eversheds; director Steve Williams Hastings Observer; The Daily Telegraph; Radio Free of business development, Bond Maritime Magazine; Brighton & Hove Europe; Radio Liberty (Prague); The Pearce Solicitors; director of business Express; freelance Independent; Chicago Tribune development, Foot Anstey Solicitors; Robin Wills Northampton Adam Mayers Plymouth Evening head of communications, Avon and Chronicle & Echo; BRMB Radio; Herald; Western Evening Mail; Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership residential social worker, Islington business editor, Hamilton Spectator; Nick Fielding NALGO; Shelter; Council; The Guardian; freelance Toronto Star; TV commentator, senior New Statesman; The Independent; (Athens, Mumbai); BBC World editor, TheStar.com Mail on Sunday; The Sunday Times;

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senior reporter, Blenheim Films; TV Production Company; Cass Business School, City University London Richard Gillespie Associate editor, The Architect; Associated Press; reporter, Washington editor, Pensions & Investment Age (New York); acting editor, Euromoney (New York); managing editor, Corporate Finance Magazine; supervisory analyst, research director, Morgan Stanley; supervisory analyst, research director, Kleinwort Benson; director of research publishing, NatWest Securities; senior supervisory analyst, JP Morgan; director of research publishing, Bear Stearns International; senior supervisory analyst, research director, Société-Générale Alastair Guild Asian Building & Construction; freelance Mark Ivory South West London Weekly; executive editor, Community Care Sara Jones Cambridge Evening News; media trainer; broadcast journalism tutor, Sheffield Hallam University; freelance media consultant, BBC World Service; teacher, University of Sheffield; communications consultant Julia Kellaway Teacher Vicki Leonard Hayes Programme, LBC; teaching; freelance, 2020TV; Schools TV Michael Lloyd Heart of England Newspapers; Radio Forth; Radio Clyde; BBC Radio Scotland; 5 Live; freelance, BBC News Online Janice Macfarlane Portsmouth Evening News; Prima; Glasgow Herald; sub editor, The Herald; student, community learning volunteer, John Wheatley College; student, Moray House Mairi McGhee Paisley Daily Express; Peeblesshire News & Borders Telegraph; Glasgow Court Press Agency; postgraduate studies, Strathclyde; freelance Bart Milner Offshore Engineer; teacher; freelance; online development manager, Citizenship Foundation Martin Pritchard Unknown Kate Purcell (née White) Medical News; Wellcome Foundation; Kingsway PR; freelance; associate editor, British Journal of Cardiology Binda Rai (née Randhawa) Hackney Gazette; Ealing Gazette; BBC Religious Affairs; press and publicity officer, Ealing Council; The Asian; national communications manager, NHS Direct; head of communications, head of corporate affairs and communication, University of London Myra Reid Glasgow Evening Times; BBC Glasgow Barjinder Singh Sahota Worcester Evening News; Commission for Racial Equality; Sahota Solicitors; libel-law. co.uk Lucy Tennyson Festival organiser, Artweek; RSPB Publications; freelance

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journalist; PR consultant Colin Veitch Operations manager, Bank of America; management consultant, SIAR; general manager, P & O Properties; SVP Marketing; Princes Cruises; CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line Corporation Carol Ward Kilburn Times; design sub editor, Gazette Media Company; died 2010 Sally Whitman Social worker; freelance; theatre critic; social worker Nick Wigzell North Western Evening Mail; Australian Broadcast Commission; West Sussex County Times; Bath Evening Chronicle; Wiltshire Times; furniture maker; web designer; desktop publisher

1980

Diploma Peter Aspden Cambridge Evening News; Times Higher Education Supplement; arts writer, Financial Times Nick Assinder Market Harborough Advertiser; Western Mail; Daily Mail; Daily Express; Microsoft News Service; political correspondent, BBC News Online Tina Baker Northampton Chronicle Echo; BBC Nationwide; TV AM; BBC TV; GMTV; freelance, TV Times, UK Living, Radio 5 Live; presenter, GMTV; radio presenter; writer, Woman’s Own, Woman’s Weekly Linda Campbell (née Ponce) Star Telegram; The Texas Lawyer; The Washington Times; Chicago Tribune; editorial writer, Fort Worth StarTelegram; lecturer, Texas Christian University David Finlay Enfield Gazette; Aberdeen Evening Express; court reporter, United News Services (Edinburgh) Vaughan Freeman Peterborough Evening Telegraph; Newcastle Journal; The Sun; Today; freelance, The Times, Tatler, Evening Standard; editing, property writer, commercial copy writer, Auto Express Marie-Theresa Frost Ealing Gazette; freelance Nigel Gabriel South Wales Argus; Celtic Newspapers; chief sub editor, Gulf Mirror (Bahrain); chief features sub editor, Gulf News (Dubai); PR, Gabriel & Associates; director, PG Public Relations Clare Gabriel (née Standering) Northampton Chronicle Echo; Bath Evening Chronicle; Gulf Times; senior broadcast journalist, BBC News Online (Cardiff) Sharon Golden Reporter, The Fairmont Times; press assistant to Member of Congress, US House of Representatives; reporter, US News & World Report; freelance writer/ editor; director of communications, The Associated General Contractors

of America (AGC) Sean Hillen Belfast Telegraph Newspapers; United Nations Media Center; television reporter, Scripps Howard Broadcasting (Kansas); medical and science correspondent, The Kansas City Times; editor, general manager, Bucharest Business Week; correspondent, The Daily Telegraph David Holmes Sheffield Morning Telegraph; BBC Radio Sheffield; journalism lecturer, University of Sheffield Penny Kenway Freelance radio (Aberdeen); teacher (Italy); development worker, Save the Children; head of primary strategy, early years team, Islington LEA Alison LeBreton Middlesex Advertiser & Gazette; Medical News; government press officer, Associated Newspapers; solicitor John Lynott District reporter, West Lancashire Evening Gazette; editor, TV Comic; Enfield Gazette; sub editor, Bradford Telegraph & Argus; content producer, orange-today.co.uk; ananova.com; designer, sub editor, Yorkshire Post Newspapers Jinny McDonald-Matthews Surrey Mirror; Brighton Argus; PR manager, Sterling Public Relations; Rediffusion; GCI London; associate director, head of public affairs, development manager, assistant general manager, corporate planning, Toyota UK; special advisor, Semta Jean McLeish Southern Evening Echo; North Sound; Aberdeen Evening Express; researcher, BBC Scotland; freelance Guy Morgan Rotherham Advertiser; BBC External Services Simon Pia Freelance; The Herald; Sunday Standard; Scotland on Sunday; freelance, NUJ, Sunday Herald; diarist, The Scotsman David Poyser New Statesman; Hackney Gazette;Yorkshire Television; freelance, TV producer, BBC DEF II; Open University; Royal Television Society; director, head of broadcast production, European Parliament; executive producer, London Gifted & Talented; director, educational video company; writer and audio-visual production; Poyser, consultant Julie Shrimpton Southern Evening Echo; press officer, Prudential; corporate affairs, SmithKline Beecham; communications manager, Sainsburys; teaching assistant 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 Producer, BBC Television; correspondent, BBC

Zimbabwe; presenter, BBC World Service; presenter, Everywoman; consultant, producer, BBC World Service; freelance consultant Vicky Viotti Writer, editor, Sun Press Newspaper; features writer, news reporter, ethnic affairs writer, Honolulu Advertiser Anne Watson Exeter Express & Echo; Southern Evening Echo

1981

Diploma Julie Bailey Unknown Bea Ballard Radio Times; BBC; LWT; Clive James Programmes, BBC; senior producer, executive producer, creative head of entertainment events, BBC Ann Carroll BBC Television (South) Basil Comely Director, producer, The Media Show; director, producer, Moving Pictures; Barraclough Carey Productions; series producer, arts editor, arts features, BBC TV John Coulter Grangemouth Gazette; Falkirk Herald; Scotland on Sunday; Evening News (Edinburgh); died 2000

Michael Dembinski Director of communications, CBI News; trader; classified media, general manager, Polish Cable TV; head of policy, British-Polish Chamber of Commerce Richard Evans South Wales Argus; Radio West; BBC Wales; Newsbeat, BBC Radio 1; presenter, BBC Radio 5 Live; presenter, BBC Radio Wales; journalism lecturer, London Metropolitan University Alison Fisher Surrey Mirror Nick Goodway Investors Chronicle; The Observer; London and Financial News; city reporter, Evening Standard Robin Jarossi Hackney Gazette; Radio Times; TV Times; editorial director, Satellite and Cable Guide; freelance editorial consultant Tracy Jeune Dosh, Channel 4; novelist; series producer, director, BBC; executive producer, My Life as a Child; executive producer, Can’t Sing Singers; series producer, director, DIY SOS; executive producer, What Not To Wear; executive producer, BBC documentaries Karen Johnston Radio Northsound; BBC Radio Scotland; BBC 9 O’Clock News; BBC TV Scotland; senior location producer, NCA Scotland

Sean Hillen Job Freelance journalist and author Course Diploma, 1980 What has been your career highlight so far? Launching the first ever journalism school in Romania together with the Human Rights League soon after the fall of Communism, and establishing the first English language weekly newspaper in Bucharest.  What regrets, if any, do you have about your career choice? I opted for adventure and change, living and working in countries such as Ireland, the US and Romania. If I’d stayed in one place, perhaps I’d have reached a senior position in a large media group, but as that is often administrative, I’d probably have missed out on the memorable reporting experiences I’ve enjoyed over the years. Anyway, I founded and led a national newspaper with almost 40 staff for more than 10 years so I guess you can’t get more senior than that. Has the phone hacking scandal irreparably damaged the integrity of journalism? Damaged, yes; irreparably, no. Many scandals and mistakes have besmirched journalism throughout its development. It endured them, and will endure this also. Good journalism will survive, perhaps not as paper on paper, but it will survive as a leading form of communication, information and analysis. VESELA GLADICHEVA

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Listings | 1981 - 1984 Carol Lamb Hull Daily Mail; Falmer and Company Tricia Leishman Printing company David Lewis Acton Gazette; Bradford News Agency; BBC Leeds; BBC Manchester; assistant editor, BBC Radio Current Affairs Jane Lewis (née Holland) Enfield Gazette; Bradford Star; Bradford Telegraph & Argus; senior communications officer, Bradford Council Steve Matthews Hendon Times; Radio Times; English lecturer (Pisa) Heather McGlone Western Morning News; Western Evening Herald; Daily Express; editor, Weekend magazine, Daily Mail Jim McLean Philips Interactive Media; Reuters (Bangkok); Business Day (Bangkok); city news editor, Evening Standard; The Times Phil Murphy Southern Evening Echo; Newcastle Journal;Yorkshire Post; Press Association; Arts Council; director of communications, assistant general secretary, Labour Party; special advisor to the Prime Minister, head of public affairs, Downing Street; BG Group Catherine Pepinster Sheffield Morning Telegraph; Acton Gazette; The Eccles Journal; Building; The Observer; Time Out; executive editor, The Independent on Sunday; editor, The Tablet

Mark Perrow Surrey Advertiser; local radio (York); BBC Newsnight; BBC (New Delhi); assignments editor, BBC World News Leigh Sharpe Insurance Age; Today; The Scotsman; Financial Times; Hill and Knowlton; PR, Square Mile Communications; Lanson PR; retired Steve Walker New Statesman; Diverse Productions; social worker; principal lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge and Chelmsford; mental health and social work consultant Gail Whitfield News Agency; PR, Burson-Marsteller

1982

Diploma Coral Beadle Wimbledon News; Indian Daily Standard; London Daily News; Auckland Star; Wellington Evening Post; OUCH (New Zealand); disability and human rights activist Haro Chakmakjian Daily Star (Beirut); DPA (Hamburg); Middle East correspondent, Agence France Presse Michael Coren Researcher for John Pilger; freelance, columnist, New Statesman; The Sunday Times; Toronto Sun; presenter, The Michael Coren Show, CFRB radio; presenter, Michael Coren Love, Crossroads Television

James Cusick Job Senior reporter, The Independent Course Diploma, 1982 What’s your plan for this year? I’m with Woody Allen on this: the best way journalists can make God laugh is telling him about your plans. News has a bad habit of interrupting the best laid plans. But there are places I’d like to be at specific times. I’ve been in the United States covering the last three presidential elections, and come OctoberNovember, I’d like to be in Washington again confirming that Americans had the good sense to give Obama a second term. Will the increasing popularity of reading news online change journalism? That it will change journalism is a given. The good, the bad and the ugly, around since the Daily Courant and the Penny press, will, as before, find a new identity for a new technology. The adaptation trick will centre on the preservation of trust and values – and anyone who says they know how that evolution will progress is lying. ‘Online’ news sources can mean looking for what you expect to find. The element of the accidental, the best part of a printed newspaper, is simply lost. VESELA GLADICHEVA

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Ian Cowie Kilburn Times; Morning Advertiser; personal finance editor, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph Stephen Crawshaw Granada Television; senior writer, The Independent; London director, UN advocacy direct, Human Rights Watch James Cusick Glasgow Herald; BBC; London Daily News; The Sunday Times; TV AM; The Independent; BBC Newsnight; London and Westminster editor, Sunday Herald; senior reporter, The Independent Peter Davies Freelance (health) Jane Dowell LAM Magazine; paper (New Zealand); researcher, iHug Carmel Fitzsimons Cambridge Evening News; The Observer; freelance, Guardian Education Harriet Gaze Nursing Times; The Link Programme, ITV; assistant producer, producer, BBC Disability Unit; senior producer; producer, Mental Health Media; freelance journalist and video producer Cecil Hedigan Freelance film maker; craniosacral therapist; acupuncturist David Keen Camera Press; McGraw Hill News Service; Sociology PhD; Save the Children; researcher, Oxford University; lecturer, development studios, reader in complex emergencies, Institute of Development Studies Catherine Kristiansen Surrey and Merton Guardian; Unicom (Paris, Washington); Wall Street Journal Valentine Low Northampton Chronicle Echo; Sheffield Morning Telegraph; Evening Standard; The Times Fiona Mallon Bucks Free Press; Coventry Evening Telegraph; reporter, Yorkshire Post; communications manager, City of York Council; freelance PR; campaign officer, NSPCC; regional communications officer, National Trust; freelance PR Cathy McNab Sheffield Morning Telegraph; House Journals Agency Belinda Nenk Pulse; Extel Alex Sutherland Screen International; The Sunday Times; deputy commissioning editor, science and education, Clark TV; producer, Channel 4; controller, history and contemporary factual, Channel Five; commissioning editor, History Robert Winder Euromoney; Granta Books; freelance, The Independent on Sunday, New Statesman; literary editor, The Independent; author

Radio Richard Bailey BBC Radio Stoke; BBC Parliamentary Unit; executive editor, Question Time; deputy head of political programmes, chief political advisor, BBC Emily Buchanan Freelance, producer, World Tonight, BBC; Westminster, foreign, religious affairs,

world affairs correspondent, BBC Everard Davy BBC Radio London; news anchor, senior broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield David Heald Unknown Brian Milligan Metro Radio; Capital Radio; BBC News South East; business reporter, BBC One, BBC News 24, BBC World Bill Morris Producer, BBC Radio 4; chief assistant to controller, BBC Radio 1; head of music, BBC Radio 2; directorate secretary, project director, live events, BBC

1983

International Aslam Abdullah Arabia Magazine; Islamic College; editor, The Minaret, The Muslim Observer; American Islamic College; author Waheda Al-Mikdadi Health editor, Sayidaty Magazine; London correspondent, Oman Daily; freelance, Al-Sabah Daily; features editor, AlTadamon; freelance, Al-Sabah, Oman Daily Demetrius Danas PR; Polis TV (Greece) WahFoon Ho The Star (Malaysia); Reuters (Kuala Lumpur); law student Rowena House (née Whelan) Coastguard, Marine Services Company; postgraduate; Unicom; freelance, Dow Jones, Reuters, BBC; MSc, University of Plymouth Ebrahim Moosa Cape Times; University of Cape Town; lecturer in religious studies, Stanford University; associated professor, Islamic studies, Duke University Cindy Polemis Broadcast;Yorkshire Television; BBC local radio; freelance arts fundraiser Martin Portus Asian Post; ABC Radio (Sydney); arts journalist, Fairfax Press; director of public affairs, National Museum of Australia; senior policy advisor to Lord Mayor of Parramata (Sydney) Selda Ulanclar West Sussex County Times; freelance, The Doctor

Newspaper Sharon Binns The Practitioner Richard Bunning Diverse Productions; Future Media; creative director, ADVAL Group Tom Collins Carrickfergus Advertiser; Belfast Newsletter; Irish News; director of communications, Queen’s University Belfast Penny Farmer Tottenham Weekly Herald; Chemist and Druggist; Woman; Oxford Mail and Times; freelance, Swimming Pool Publications Ken Ferris Euromoney; Financial Times; Reuters Financial Television; chief sub editor, Reuters Sports Phil Gordon Glasgow Evening

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Times ; Daily Record; freelance, The Independent on Sunday, The Times, Northern Echo, Scottish Football Times, Reuters Amanda Harlow Surrey Advertiser; Portsmouth News; English teacher (Japan); proofreader; guidebook writer Michael Jeffree Coventry Evening Telegraph; Benn Publications; freelance Michael Jess The Voice Angella Johnson Bristol Evening Post; The Times; London Daily News; The Guardian; Johannesburg Weekly Mail; freelance (Johannesburg) Roddy McDougall News trainee, BBC; BBC TV Sport; TV AM; head of news, Channel 4 News; head of special projects, GMTV; head of home news, ITN; PR, Trinity; editor, editor-in-chief, Cantos Mark Mitchell NME; Gloucester Citizen; West Country Agency; BBC Radio Gloucestershire; BBC News West; editor, BBC TV News Justine Picardie The Sunday Times; Marie Claire; The Independent magazine; The Independent on Sunday; The Observer magazine; contributing editor,Vogue; columnist, The Telegraph; feature writer, Telegraph magazine; author and freelance; The Observer; author Margaret Rooke South Wales Argus; Northern Echo; News on Sunday; Woman’s Own; freelance writer; communications manager, press officer, Liberation Foods Susan Ryan Newsfront Jon Steafel Coventry Evening Telegraph; deputy editor, Daily Mail Kevin Toolis Freelance, Force10, The Guardian, The Observer Dorothy Wade The Sunday Times; Reporters International; The Daily Telegraph; Sunday Times magazine; PhD student in public health, University College London Sarah Wason Arts Council; South Bank Show; freelance TV producer; head of visual arts, Arts Council

Periodical Sarah Barclay Accountancy Age; London Daily News; The Independent; BBC TV; BBC Public Eye; freelance, BBC Panorama Stephen Burke NALGO; NUT; Asociation of Metropolitan Authorities; Crime Concern; CSV; public relations consultant; director, Daycare Trust; chief executive, Counsel and Care; director, United For All Ages Peter Cann Community Transport Quarterly; Arabia magazine; Doctor; Reading Post; sub editor, Oxford Times Andrew Davidson Argus Specialist Press; Marketing; The Sunday Times; freelance, Management Today, Financial Times; business desk, The Sunday Times Peter Davies Public Finance &

Accountancy; editor, Health Service Journal; freelance Sarah Davies Video retailer; freelance (Singapore) Joanna Deakin Association of Independent Producers; PR, Dennis Davidson Association; Goldcrest Film International; freelance; film script and development consultant; FALCO; own radio company Valerie Dennis Unknown Nick Fletcher Electrical Review; Electronics Weekly; London Daily News; Birmingham Post; Daily Express; city news editor, The Guardian Ian Grant Publisher, editor, Newzeye; Environment and Computing Design; BBG Media; Information for Industry; freelance, GBNB; managing director, Newzeye Deborah Gudgeon Byeline, Saloman Brothers; director, Corporate Finance Anna Healy International Broadcasting; British Gas Comms; Labour Party Parliamentary Press Office; Northern Ireland Office; special adviser, Cabinet Office; Carlton TV; senior consultant, strategic communications, GPC; special adviser, DETR; special adviser to Lord Macdonald, minister for the cabinet office; parliamentary assistant for MP; Baroness Daniel Herbert Big Farm Weekly Imre Karacs BBC Monitoring Service; correspondent, Bonn, Berlin, Budapest, The Independent; foreign night editor, The Times Fred Hunter Journalism historian; retired Jeannie McDougall Yours David Wighton Datalink; Investors Chronicle; The Daily Telegraph; financial news editor, US news editor, bureau chief, Financial Times (New York)

Radio John Alcock Radio West; freelance, Hereward Radio, GWR, BBC; reporter, IRN; producer, ITN; HTV (Bristol) Piers Duncan Political lawyer; BBC West Midlands; director, science external relations, Department of Defence Richard Ewart Severn Sound; Hereward Radio; BBC Radio; TV Leeds; BBC GMR; assistant producer, Crime Squad, Hard Cash, BBC 1; BBC 5 Live; producer, presenter, On the Line; producer, presenter, AM Newstalk; News Radio 938 (Singapore) Kathryn Harvey Radio Piccadilly; BBC Radio Northampton; BBC Radio Leeds; BBC TV News (Bristol); BBC Parliamentary Unit Jeremy Lindsay GLC Press Office; barrister James Thomas World Television

News; Reuters Television (Hong Kong) Lindsay Williams BBC Radio Norfolk; freelance, BBC Radio, Reuters Financial Television

1984

International David Adams Sevenoaks Chronicle; freelance, BBC, The Times (Miami); The Economist; Latin America correspondent, St Petersburg Times (Florida) Atamurad Aimaq Voice of America (Bahrain) Anna Ballis Office adminstration manager, Grubb and Ellis Services Odesse Elzubeir Hamad Sudan News Agency; mass communications lecturer (Khartoum); freelance Erin Hennessey Accountancy Age; Photo District News (New York); freelance (Vancouver); news director; KPLU Public Radio (Seattle) Keith Hong Sing Tao UK; Westminster UK; social work (China) Lai Kwok Kin Reuters (Singapore, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur); Merrill Lynch (Singapore); managing director, Peninsula Research Malaysia; principal consultant, WeR1 Consultants Anton La Guardia South London Press; diplomatic editor (Belfast, Jerusalem, Johannesburg); African & Middle East correspondent, The Daily Telegraph; defence and security correspondent, The Economist Fuad Nahdi BBC; Associated Press; LA Times; the Guardian; Far Eastern Economic Review; director, Centre for Muslim Policy Research; publisher and editor-in-chief, Q News Duen Otsuki (née Monkolsmai) Ministry of Information (Bangkok) Sackey Schikwambi SWAPO Information Dept (Lusaka); deputy director of treaties and agreements, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Namibia) Michal Schwartz Derith Hanitzotz; Israeli Prison; Challenge (Israel); editor, Al-Sabar (Israel) Sona Sewnundon Unknown Ernesto Silva Bielecke Hamburger Abendblatt; DPA (Hamburg); Tribuna Alema (Hamburg), Warehouse Chief Tejidos Pintex S.A Sur Gul Speen The Mujahideen (Peshawar) Soon Beng Yeap New Straits Times; postgraduate study (Hawaii); communications lecturer (Singapore); journalism lecturer, Seattle University; international communications, Starbucks Karen Zagor CBS News; Financial Times (New York); freelance, National Post (Toronto); teacher

Newspaper Guy Ashworth South Wales Argus; Coventry Evening Telegraph;

Daily News (Birmingham); Express and Echo; senior editor, Citigate; corporate communications, Surrey House Jonathan Bird Eastern Counties Newspapers; South London Press; Press Association; sub editor, Daily Mirror Christopher Brooke Peterborough Evening Telegraph; Devon News Agency; Daily Mail Martin Brown Freelance journalist, PR consultant and sub editor; PR officer, Equity Emma Burstall Plymouth Western Morning News; freelance, BSkyB, Woman, Family Circle Ray Clancy Southern Evening Echo; Press Association; The Times; The Daily Telegraph; news desk, Mail on Sunday; director, Gotcha Press and Publicity Mark Gay Kent & Sussex Courier; Coventry Evening Telegraph; producer, The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; business editor, Sky News; financial editor, LBC; correspondent, CNBC Europe; programme editor, Reuters Television; freelance writer and producer Roger Hearing Birmingham Post; BBC external services; East African correspondent, BBC; foreign news, BBC radio; producer, World Television News; presenter, BBC World Service Juliana Koranteng Hackney Gazette; International Press Association; Computer Talk; AdAge Global; Business of Entertainment Alison Kreps Croydon Advertiser; Juniper; BBC; London Weekend Television; executive producer, Endemol UK Clive Lindsay Eastern Counties Newspapers; PC Business World; Dunfermline Press; The Herald (Glasgow); reporter, BBC Sport Interactive (Scotland) Barry McIlheney Westminster and Pimlico News; editor, Smash Hits; publishing director, Empire and Premiere; editor-in-chief, FHM; managing director, EMAP Metro; chief executive, EMAP Elan; consultant, McIlheneyBovis; chief executive, PPA Alison Moore Portsmouth News; Eastern Daily Press; BMA News Review; lecturer, Greenwich University; course leader, West Kent College; freelance health writer and editor Dermot Murnaghan Coventry Evening Telegraph; Business Programme, Breakfast Programme, ITN; breakfast presenter, BBC; presenter, Sky News Anne Peacock Surrey Advertiser; ILR County Sound; First Edition, BSkyB; senior producer, Any Questions, Any Answers, Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4 Sue Rylance Lincoln Echo; Hampstead & Highgate Express; Plus Magazine; editor, TV Times; editor, group editor, TV & Satellite Week;

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Listings | 1984 - 1986 director of ipctx; freelance editorial consultant; commercial and editorial director, Global Listings Suruchi Sharma Freelance, The Guardian Angela Smith Business Programme, Channel 4; BBC Educational TV; Tyne Tees TV

Periodical Karina Bliss Hilal International; author Louise Bromley Medical News; General Practitioner; Bullet Communications; mother Georgina Brown (née Simon) Accountancy Age; The Magazine; The Independent; theatre critic, Mail on Sunday Alejandrina Catalano Contributing editor, Estates Gazette; freelance Simon Crompton Therapy Weekly; Health Service Journal; Professional Social Work; medical editor, Body and Soul, freelance, The Times; freelance health writer Stephen DiBasio Safety and Fire News; Kilburn Times Richard Evans Euromoney; presenter, BBC Radio Wales Nicholas Fisher Freelance agony uncle, writer, screenwriter broadcaster 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 Entertainment & Arts Management; city desk, Evening Standard; chief sub editor, The Observer Joanna Newson Kitchen Magazine; managing editor, BCS Publishing; freelance, Traditional Homes; mother Laura Phillips Freelance William Shaw Freelance, GQ, Blender; columnist, The Observer; author Elizabeth Tuley Food Manufacture International; PR, Leatherhead Foods Research Association; freelance Alexandra Watson Informatics Newsletter; Business Magazine; Aberdeen Evening Express; Press and Journal

Radio Peter Brill Sportscall, British Telecom; PR manager, Toyota GB; account manager, Avenue Communications; press officer, head of public relations, RAC Motoring Services; managing director, Net; director, Red Ferry Philippa Colton Freelance; PR; farmer Richard Cooke DevonAir; Plymouth Sound; Radio City; TV AM, Granada

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Television; sports producer, ITN; senior sub editor, Sky Sports Jane Dodge BBC Radio (Birmingham, Cumbria, Sussex, Belfast); BBC TV (Belfast); On the Record, BBC; Midlands correspondent, Channel 4 Michael Gillings Freelance; BBC; ITN Audrey Green BBC Radio Scotland; The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; communications, Amnesty International; internal communications manager, Cabinet Office; head of internal communications, producer, BBC; freelance Abdul Jawad Professor, Duke University Malcolm Shaw TVS; LWT; Thames TV; Capital Radio; LBC/IRN; Radio Mercury; County Sound; reporter, ITV Meridian

1985

International Farhan Bokhari Postgraduate studies (Vancouver); Pakistan and Afghanistan correspondent, Financial Times Leyla Boulton (née Ertugrul) Correspondent, Reuters; journalism fellow, Michigan University; Moscow correspondent, Financial Times Heidi Egede-Nissen Norwegian Broadcasting; Computer World (Oslo); Daily Business News (Norway); Business Daily (Oslo) Muhammed Hassan Unknown Walaa Hawari American Embassy (Riyadh); Al Nahdah Philanthropic Society for Women; Al Mnahil Centre; Al Riyad Daily Newspaper; Kulenas Arabic magazine; freelance Anwar Iqbal The Muslim (Islamabad); The Independent; Reuters; fellow, Oxford University; The News; UPI (Islamabad, Washington DC); Washington 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 Radio Beijing Jonas Lihnell PR Manager, Ericsson Arop Madut-Arop Heritage Newspaper (Khartoum); Sudan Council of Churches; PhD, City University; research student, associate member, SOAS; member, Northeast Africa Seminar, University of Oxford; MP, South Sudan’s Legislative Assembly Kae Matundu-Tjiparuro Namibian Broadcasting Corp; media liaison desk, SW Africa Broadcasting Corp; control information officer, ministry of foreign affairs, Information and Broadcasting; special projects editor, New Era Stalin Mau-Mau Boxing promoter;

Zanu-PF candidate; distribution company Donald McRae Postgraduate study; NME; freelance Kasra Naji BBC Persian Service; BBC Middle East; stringer, the Guardian, CBC Canada, ABC Australia; correspondent, CNN (Tehran) Farah Nayeri Reporter, correspondent, Time (Paris); editor, Agence France Presse; bureau chief, senior arts correspondent, Bloomberg News Frederic Niel Le Figaro; Reuters (Paris); news editor, Photosphore; news editor, Eureka Titti Nordberg Norwegian newspaper Chinye Nwosu Lagos Life Christiane Oelrich BBC German Service; DPA (Hamburg, London, Geneva, Washington) Rita Ojomoh Nigerian Television Marie Omofoma Nigerian Television Fotini Papatheodorou Postgraduate student, senior lecturer; London College of Printing Cari Reixa EFL (Spain) Miriam Sliwoski Freelance (Los Angeles, Seattle); video producer; Microsoft Press (Washington) Roshin Varghese Mail on Sunday; TV Today (Delhi) Olive Vassell Channel 4 Business Programme; National Newspaper Publishers Association; lecturer, University of the District of Columbia; Freevoice Ariana Yakas BBC stringer (Athens); researcher, Thames Television; freelance consultant Jiaping Zhang China Radio

Newspaper Tracey Allen (née Tobin) Newmarket Journal; Gloucestershire Echo; Woman; Focus, MoD House Journal; training department, MoD; features editor, RAF News Ian Birrell Wolverhampton Express & Star; Hampstead & Highgate Express; The Sunday Times; Sunday Express; Daily Mail; deputy editor, The Independent Gordon Boreland Nottingham Evening Post; UK News; PR, Miles Communication Group; PR, Altisidora Peter Craig Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph; assistant news editor, Grimsby Telegraph Susan Crawford Reporter, The House Magazine; news reporter, The Docklands Recorder; feature writer, news reporter, Daily Star; feature writer, The Sun; features editor, Daily Express; deputy editor, Sunday People; freelance; author Sarah Crewe EMAP; Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press; Gloucester Citizen; freelance Debra Davidson Newham

Recorder; London News Network; LWT; features editor, deputy editor, London Today, London Tonight; producer, editor, This Morning, Granada TV; freelance Philip Daws Exeter Express & Echo; BBC Radio Devon; PR, Image Makers Elizabeth Grindrod Sheffield Star; freelance PR; deputy director, international office, University of Sheffield Thomas Gordon Director, Altisidora Tim Heritage Reuters (Moscow, London, Warsaw, Belgrade, Brussels, Jerusalem); bureau chief; Reuters (Jerusalem, Israel and Palestinian Territories, France) Stuart Jeffries Hampstead & Highgate Express; Birmingham Post & Mail; Paris correspondent, features writer, The Guardian, The Observer Melanie Jennings (née Knight) Coventry Evening Telegraph; mother Justyn Jones Southern Evening Echo; Western Mail; ITN; producer; Small World Productions James Meek Northampton Chronicle Echo; The Scotsman; Moscow correspondent; religious affairs editor, science correspondent, feature writer, the Guardian; novelist John Mullin Morning News; The Independent; The Guardian; deputy editor, The Scotsman; executive editor, The Independent Mike O’Sullivan Derby Evening Telegraph; Radio Trent; Leicester Sound; Sheffield Star; broadcast journalist, BBC Nottingham, Derby; reporter, BBC East Midlands Today; reporter, BBC John Ogden Mid-Sussex Times; Dagenham Post; Sunday Sport Ed Oldfield Reporter, Western News; reporter, Camden Chronicle and Alcadian; chief reporter, South Avon Mercury and Western Gazette; assistant news editor, Western Daily Press; district news editor, deputy head of content, assistant head of design, assistant chief sub editor, Exeter Express & Echo Rachel Royce Richmond & Twickenham Times; The Scotsman; BBC World Service Scott Smedley Croydon Advertiser; Hounslow Recorder; BBC; Channel 4 News; died 2004 Chris Sparrow Focus; Watford Review; Hendon Times; editor, Barnet Times; editor, Walk Tony Trueman Bristol Evening Post; Press Association; international relations MA, University of Cambridge; head of communications, St Mungo’s Homeless Charity

Periodical Lisa Armstrong Fitness; Elle; The Independent; Vogue; The Sunday Times; fashion editor, The Times; contributing editor, Vogue; fashion

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editor, The Daily Telegraph Lucy Ash The List; East London Advertiser; BBC South East; Eurofile, BBC Radio 4; presenter, producer, current affairs Gillian Bowditch Money Marketing; The Scotsman; Daily Express; The Times; The Sunday Times; columnist, feature writer, The Scotsman Fiona Cumberpatch Banknotes; Media Week; Me; freelance, Good Housekeeping; Hodder & Stoughton; freelance Elaine Fogg Wimbledon News; Hampstead & Highgate Express; freelance, The Times Rachel Gardiner (née Simpson) Marketing Magazine; The Mail on Sunday; freelance; PR Kate Graham What Diet?; You & Your Wedding; She; Best; Me; Young Telegraph; freelance, Two-Can Publishing, Disney Magazine, The Sunday Telegraph; project manager, GE Fabbri; group editor, Egmont UK Joanna Grobel Director, Exact PR Norma Harris Yellow Advertiser; Social Work Paper; Printing World Vanessa Houlder Accounting; Investors Chronicle; tax correspondent, Financial Times Rustom Irani New Life; researcher, BBC Panorama; Eyewitness LWT; freelance; poet; businessman Jolyon Jenkins New Statesman; Law Magazine; BBC Radio 4; freelance producer; radio producer, BBC Richard Klein Researcher, BBC Scotland; Hornsey Journal; Thames Television; LWT Eyewitness; senior producer, executive producer, senior commissioning executive, BBC Documentaries; controller, BBC 4 Kirsty Lang Trainee, BBC; BBC News; BBC (Budapest); TV WS TV; BBC TV (Paris); The Sunday Times; Channel 4 News; presenter, The World, BBC 4; presenter, Front Row, BBC Radio 4 Audrey Mindlin ATV (Hong Kong); press officer, CVCP; communications manager, Equality Challenge Unit; freelance Andrew Moore Plymouth Morning News; ILR Plymouth Sound; Television South West; Reuters TV; Sky News Lisa O’Kelly Campaign; Studio5; review editor, writer, The Observer Sylvia Pleasant Weekend Recorder; Bristol Press & Picture Agency; Prison Service News Carmen Pryce Central Television; Tomorrow’s World, BBC; BBC Science Online; freelance, Business Traveller; intranet producer, BBC Mark Shillam Lynn News; Yorkshire Evening Press; chief sub editor, deputy night editor, The Times Janet Simpson (née Noble) News agency; Morgan Grampian; Noble Publishing; Pavilion Publishing; Grub Smith Literary Review; GQ; Esquire; FHM; Bravo Comedy

Central; documentary maker, Channel 4; columnist, Arena; freelance Emily Smyth Pulse; 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 Surrey Mirror; South Wales Argus; Sutton Herald; Evening Standard; The Informer; new media contents editor, Press Association; sports sub editor, Sunday Mirror; sub editor, Sunday Mirror Susan Watts Computer Weekly; New Scientist; The Independent; science editor, BBC Newsnight

Radio Miti Ampoma BBC Radio Leeds; secretary, House of Commons; BBC; ITV; Channel 4; business consultant, FTSE 100 companies Elaine Arthur BBC Radio Derby; BBC Bristol David Gibson BBC Radio Northampton; BBC Belfast; Today, BBC Radio 4; news editor, BBC Radio Kay Holmes Social Services; Insight Magazine; Hounslow Recorder; Morning Star; Unison; freelance Iain Nicholson BBC Radio Norfolk; Radio Berkshire; BBC Radio Oxford; Nicholson Associates Jenni Russell Trainee, BBC News; producer, BBC World Service; producer, Channel 4 News; deputy editor, BBC Current Affairs; editor, BBC Radio 4 World Tonight; political columnist, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Evening Standard

1986

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 (India) Leda Bouzali BBC Greek Service (London); Kathimerini (Athens); Leo Burnett PR; Onassis Foundation Bill Brown Lecturer, University of Kansas; consultant and teacher Rana Budeiri Mercantile Discount Bank (Jerusalem) Elizabeth Camp Automobile Association; Cash Vending Systems; PR, E=MC2 Karen Dabrowska Middle East Magazine; The Immigrant; Middle East

Ric Bailey Job Chief political advisor, BBC Course Radio, 1982 What do you like most about your job? I get to do so many different things every day. I’m dealing with the whole of the BBC. It’s not just domestic politics. Sometimes it might be drama, sport, children’s programmes. I have lots of opportunities. What’s the most difficult thing you have encountered in your role? The biggest controversy was when we put the leader of the British National Party on Question Time. That was an argument that went to the heart of what the BBC’s impartiality is. It was a decision that caused riots outside the Television Centre. It caused a split in the Cabinet and massive rows. It was the lead story in newspapers. Although the concept of impartiality sounds quite easy to make a judgement about, sometimes there are some very difficult judgements that can cause massive difficulties. Where’s the place to be this year? Politics is really fascinating at the moment in Scotland. What’s happening in Scotland is a real political moment for the next year or two. A lot of my time has been spent thinking about what impartiality means in this completely new context. VESELA GLADICHEVA

International; London correspondent, Jana News Age Hugh Davies Middle East Economic Digest; Hill and 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 Valerie Gauriat Stringer (Paris), LBC; Euronews (Lyon); producer and reporter, Europeans, Euronews Rizwana Hamid Freelance, BBC, Channel 4; mother Kyriacos Jacovides Sports editor, managing director, Cyprus Mail Lawrence Joffe Asian Trader (London); COI Press Office; freelance Sirr Anai Kelueljang Editor, Heritage; died 1999 Nicola Knipe The Boston Review; assistant editor, Princeton University Art Museum Publications Sidonie Leone Advertising agency Neil Lewis Inter Press Service (Johannesburg); South Africa Press Association; head of communications; KZN/Mpumalanga legal aid board Ira Mathur Asian Trader (London); BBC Caribbean Radio; producer, newscaster, National Broadcasting

Service Radio 610 (Trinidad); news anchor, Caribbean Communications, Network TV6; Inglefield Oglivy and Mather; columnist, Trinidad Guardian; The Guardian; documentary producer, Trinidad Express Marta Molina-Cox Unknown Zodwa Mshibe Died 1987 Wolfgang Munchau Financial Weekly; European Business TV Channel; The Times (Washington, Brussels); Financial Times (Frankfurt); associate editor, columnist, Financial Times (Brussels) Colleen Murrell (née Johnson) TF1; CBC; ITN; APTV; BBC News; ABC Australia; SBS World View radio; PhD, Melbourne University; senior lecturer, Deakin University Alli Mutasa BBC Swahili Service; public broadcasting (Uganda) Abel Ayazika (Zik) Nakwagala Administrative officer, PA, Minister of Planning and Economic Development (Uganda);World Bank Graduate School; JFK School of Government (Harvard); communication officer, project officer, UNICEF Sivagami Natesan (née Subbiah) Vice president, human resources, Shakti Solutions Sajid Qaisrani Resident editor,

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Listings | 1986 - 1987 Pakistan Times; Pakistan Television; director resource service, director of programming, Avrat Foundation; freelance development consultant Max Rajathurai News editor, head of marketing, PetroMin Caroline Repton Petroleum Argus; Agence France Presse; Nihon Keizai Shimbun; Visnews; Channel 4 Daily; South China Morning Post; sub editor, AFX News; Ambition for Autism Radwan Sammak Unknown Raka Sinha Magna Publishing; Savvy; 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 Broadcasting Rukee Tjingaete University of Leicester; PhD, African Studies (Michigan); The Namibian Frank van Vliet UK and Ireland correspondent, De Telegraaf (Amsterdam, Budapest, Israel); postgraduate studies; USA and Canada correspondent, De Telegraaf Etan Vlessing Research organisation; Islington Health Authority; Jewish Herald; 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 Journalist, NME; TV researcher; reporter, Time Out; home affairs correspondent, Scotland on Sunday; Westminster correspondent, The Glasgow Herald; sports correspondent, social affairs correspondent, The Observer; health correspondent, The Guardian Clare Fermont Tottenham Herald; Middle East Economic Digest; editor, Amnesty International Angus Finney Screen International; managing director, Renaissance Films; screenwriter; author; lecturer Tony Gallagher Southern Evening Echo; Southwest News Agency; news editor, Daily Mail; deputy editor, editor, The Daily Telegraph James Hamilton Surrey Advertiser Tracey Harrison Coventry Evening Telegraph; freelance, Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday; consumer correspondent, Daily Mirror; freelance Kate Heathman (née Roberts) Reporter Group; Chester Evening Newspaper; freelance media trainer and journalist; senior lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University Gareth Hewett East Anglian Daily Times; National Student; Money Marketing; South China Morning Post

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Nick Holdsworth Coventry Evening Telegraph; Press Association; Westcountry TV; Eastern Europe correspondent, Times Higher Education Supplement; The Hollywood Reporter; Moscow correspondent, The Sunday Telegraph Jane Holligan Peterborough Evening Telegraph; Efe Agency (Madrid); London city editor, UPI; Lima correspondent, The Economist; correspondent, Business Week; The Guardian; media relations manager, Alliance Trust Savings Kate Ironside Reading Evening Post; Central Press; Daily Express; postgraduate studies; regional editor, BBC Political Unit; family columnist, Europe columnist, Western Morning News; BBC Political Unit Donald Leggatt The Daily Telegraph; Moneyspinners; Channel 4; producer, BBC TV; associate editor, Cantos; founder and partner, Wildflower Video Communications Rose Lloyd South London Press; FACTS; director of volunteer services (Paris); mother David Mason Eastern Daily Press; Press Association; freelance Joan McAlpine Greenock Telegraph; The Scotsman; Daily Record; Scotland editor, The Sunday Times; deputy editor and columnist, The Herald Janet McEvoy Venture UK; Europe Information Service (Brussels); Agence France Presse (Paris, Warsaw) 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, JCA Group Anthony Snape Eastern Daily Press; The Observer; Channel 4; Reuters; The European; WWF; European Commission; freelance 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 Croydon Advertiser; BBC South East; Northwest Tonight; news organiser, BBC; UK assignments editor, BBC Newsgathering; UK news editor, BBC Paul Wilmshurst Central Television; Claire Rayner programme, Sky TV; Channel 4; independent TV research

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) Shooting Times; Country Magazine;

PR, British Airways; worldwide PR director, Hyatt Hotels; freelance Simon Cartledge Pagemakers; China Daily; The Economist; publisher, Big Brains (Hong Kong) Peter DaCosta The Voice; Inter Press Service (Gambia, Harare); senior communication advisor, UN Economic Commission for Africa; independent consultant; PhD, SOAS Lindsey Darking Ealing Gazette; freelance, The Teacher, Southern Life, Southern Daily Echo, DFES; Hampshire County Council; Connexions; Learning and Skills Council; PR and screenwriter; director, Impact Writers; freelance Julia Dodds Associated Press; Dow Jones; Money Marketing; Planned Savings; lawyer, commercial litigation associate, Reed Smith; associate, Hill Hofstetter LLP Susan Ellicott Reuters; The Independent; The Times; The Sunday Times; Here and Now, BBC Janet Fricker Medical Newsletter; Pulse; RCGP; freelance, Daily Mail, The Times, Lancet Oncology, Marie Claire; contributor, European Society of Cardiology Reports Sally Gethin Cosmopolitan; BBC Wales; Airport Support and Air Traffic Management; Freight Management International; press officer, New Jersey Senator; publisher and editor, Gethin’s Inflight News Alison Gordon (née MacDiarmaid) Uxbridge Recorder; The Watford Review; Reading Evening Post; The Mail on Sunday Izabel Grindal Futures and Options World; financial products editor, managing editor, head of news and data strategy, head of content integration, Reuters Diana Henry Researcher, Wogan Show; BBC documentaries; food writer, The Sunday Telegraph; freelance, Red, House & Garden, Olive, Delicious, Real, Waitrose Food Illustrated; author Janet Lawrence (née Dix) Essex County Newspapers; Electricity Board Corporate Magazine; foreign correspondent, Agence France Presse; world desk editor, Reuters Sam Lennon Folkestone Herald; Adscene; Kentish Express; Medway Today; senior reporter, chief reporter, Medway Messenger Megan Lloyd-Laney (née Jones) Precis writer, Tellex Monitors; The Economist; Intermediate Technology Development Group; manager, Appropriate Communications Project; Intermedia; director, CommsConsult; communications consultant, World Bank, UNPDP; journalism lecturer; consultant, Communications & Information Resource Centre Miranda MacAlister Penguin Books; freelance copy editor Emma Mason Southern Evening Echo; press officer, Imperial Cancer Research; health PR consultant,

The Telegraph; The Independent on Sunday; The Mail on Sunday; Sunday Business; The Times; business editor, city editor, Independent on Sunday; media relations director, Barclays; director, Fishburn Hedges; freelance PR consultant Glenn Moore Football editor, The Independent Jason Nisse The Times; director, Fishburn Hedges John Perlman Radio 703; Weekly Mail (South Africa); Saturday Star; South Africa Broadcasting Corporation; presenter, AM Live and The Round Table, SABC3 Lucy Pilkington Current affairs, BBC; commissioning editor, Challenge, Trouble and Bravo,Virgin; commissioning editor specialist factual, Channel 4 Richard Preston Tatler; The Independent; features editor, The Daily Telegraph; assistant editor, The Daily Telegraph Mark Raymond User Magazine Keiron Root Planned Savings; Money Magazine; Money & Family Wealth; editor-in-chief, What Investment; consulting editor, Treasury Management International; editor-inchief, Charterhouse Communications Sally Rowlands Marketing Magazine; The Late Show, BBC TV Nicholas Sack Photographer Lindsey Sharpe Southern Daily Echo; freelance; director, Impact Writers Ltd; Ealing Gazette, Teacher magazine, Southern Daily Echo; freelance; screenwriting MA Adrian Sibley BBC; freelance Deborah Thornton Sub editor, technology reporter, Building Paola Tich Independent Radio News; GMTV; BSkyB; consultant, Medialink International; manager, public relations, EMEA, Cisco Systems Joanne Waters Top Santé; features editor, Pregnancy & Birth; contributing editor,Yours; freelance, Marie Claire, Mother & Baby Helen Weathers BBC Radio Devon; Evening Herald Plymouth; Richmond & Twickenham Times; Wales on Sunday; Daily Mirror; Daily Mail Louise Webster Derby Evening Telegraph; Radio Bedfordshire; World at One, BBC Radio 4; producer, editor, 9 O’ Clock News; producer, editor, World Features, BBC; assistant editor, BBC News 24 Roy Wilkinson Freelance, Sounds, Select; Q; artist management Elizabeth Wilson Medical magazine Lucie Young Fitness; Design; freelance, New York Times, Marie Claire US, The Daily Telegraph, ES; Metropolitan Home; freelance

Radio Maria Coyle ILR Southern Sound; BBC Radio Cleveland; Tyne Tees TV; Central television; Carlton News

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Rachael Davies BBC Radio 1 Jackie Garriock (née Lidgard) BBC Radio 4; BBC Parliamentary Unit; news and current affairs, BBC; BBC Radio 5 Live; studio manager, BBC Radio News Ian Gregory Euromoney; CBS News; BBC Radio Finance Unit; Swiss TV; producer, BBC World Service TV Antonia Hastings ILR Hereward; Radio ILR Southern; Sound Radio; Thames TV; Meridian TV; freelance; mother Vidar Hjardeng Central Independent Television; Carlton; executive producer, regional programmes, ITV Central; diversity manager, ITV Claudia Josephs A Week in Politics; Journalists in Europe Scholarship (Paris); producer, Planet 24, Roger Bolton Productions; series producer, Channel 4; launch producer, The Economist, E-Vision programme; current affairs producer, BBC; mother; freelance Michael MacFarlane Production trainee, BBC; producer, World at One, BBC Radio 4; executive editor, BBC London Pamela Hiles (née Toppin) CBC (Canada); BBC Belfast; Ulster Orchestra; owner, editor, director, Hiltop Publishing Susanne Reber CBC Radio News; executive producer, CBC news Joanne Williams TV AM; BBC (GNS)

1987

International Millie Adisa Concord (Lagos); freelance Katherine Arms Freelance (Cyprus); CBS News (Hong Kong) Jim Boothroyd Law Magazine; Police Review; McGill News; author; Montreal Gazette; freelance, Canadian Geographic, The Guardian,Vancouver Magazine, Adbusters; communications co-ordinator, communications director, Sierra Legal and Environmental; communications manager, Canadian HIV Trials Network Sam Buyungo-Katwere The Star (Kampala); deputy director, communications department, Bank of Uganda Pratap Chatterjee Accountancy Age; MS (New York); freelance (Penang); Inter Press Service (Washington); student, Berkeley; Project Underground; KPFA Radio (USA); managing editor, CorpWatch Vera Eckert Metal Bulletin; commodities correspondent, senior power correspondent, Reuters (London, Hamburg, Frankfurt) Nada Fadda English instructor, American University of Beirut 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 Financial Post (Toronto); postgraduate studies; executive chair, executive director, The Natural Step (Canada) Mary Heaney The Lawyer; associate publisher, Legal Week Online; editorial director and founder, Legal Week ChangYong Kim Associated Press; Dow Jones (Seoul); professor of journalism, Inje University Nanke Kramer Stringer, De Krant op Zundag (London); editor and coordinator, Sponsoring & Fundraising Magazine; Sybrandy Fontijn; corporate communications manager; head of communications, APX group Kathryn Lainoff (née Kincaid) Senator’s press officer Myrto Markidou-Selipa Phileleftheros; Selides (Cyprus) Ejor Ndifon Postgraduate studies; chief executive, Granonee Nigeria Sophie O’Neill BBC TV; health magazine (Paris); died 1989 Ruby Ofori Women’s Focusing; police press officer, UN peacekeeping mission (Ethiopia, Eritrea); editor, All Africa; documentary production Clare Ogilvie-Turner Pulse; British Direct Television; The Province (Vancouver); senior reporter, CanWest; senior reporter, The Province; editor, Pique News Savvas Paritsis Freelance; builder appraisals, DEGW Architects; cartoonist and film researcher; film editor; online editor, PostWorks NY; assistant professor of cinema and interactive media, DePaul University Prasanna Probyn Freelance, Asian Times, Hansib Publications; film researcher; marketing officer, Middlesex University; homoeopath Fernando Rodrigues Correspondent, political columnist, Folha de S. Paulo (New York, Tokyo, Washington, Brasilia) Howard Rombough Creative Review; editor,Voyager; PR director, Campbell Gray Hotels Diego Santos Director, Eltiempo. com, Portafolio.co, Cambio.com.co (Colombia) Linda Sills Researcher, assistant producer, CBC; producer, BBC World Newsroom; documentary producer; senior producer, Hard Talk, BBC; UCLA Film School; documentary producer, senior producer, BBC JohnWani Simon Radio Juba (Sudan) Sven Gunnar Simonsen Altaposten;Verdens Gang; Nordisk Ostforum; Dagbladet; Dagens Naeringsliv; University of Oslo; book review editor, Journal of Peace Research; senior researcher, International Peace Research Institute Alhaji Tanko Ghana News Agency Ulf Thorsson Analyst (Sweden) Sebastian Usher Freelance (Saudi Arabia); correspondent, BBC World

Media; BBC World Service Ioannis Zografos Athens News Agency; Europe People’s Party, European Parliament; press officer, European Parliament

Newspaper Kevin Allison San Francisco correspondent, Financial Times; global resources columnist, Reuters Xana Antunes The Independent; Channel 4 Business Programme; Business Daily; Evening Standard (New York); business editor, deputy editor, editor, New York Post; executive editor, CNNMoney.com; editor, Crain’s New York Business Michael Bennett Katherine Advertiser (Australia); senior account manager, Staniforth Public Relations; managing consultant, Clark & Company (PR); managing director, Pelican PR Jason Bennetto Plymouth Evening Herald; Western Daily Press; The Independent on Sunday; crime correspondent, The Independent; senior lecturer in journalism, City University London Jennie Brookman Hull Daily Mail; Bristol Evening Post; Times Higher Education Supplement; DPA; foreign news, The Interpreter John Brotherton Employment law consultant, AP Partnership Farzana Cheema Croydon Advertiser Jeremy Clifford Hull Daily Mail; Golf World; Derby Evening Telegraph; news editor, assistant editor, South Wales Echo; deputy editor, Leicester Mercury; editorial development manager, Connecting Communities; publishing manager, Leicester Mercury; editor, Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph; editor, The Star (Sheffield) 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 BBC Television; Channel 4; producer and director, Wall to Wall TV; mother; MSc, Tavistock Centre; family therapist, NHS Gareth Hewett South China Morning Post Geraldine Holden Sub editor, Health Service Journal; freelance (Brussels); deputy production editor, Nursing Times; chief sub editor, BMA News; associate editor, Mumsnet Christian Jenner Radio Times; PR, Variety Club; PR, National Family and Parenting Institute; international communications manager, NHS Suffolk Rosemarie Magee Birmingham Post; BBC Norwich; Anglia TV Maureen McAlpine Motherwell Times; Greenock Telegraph; Stirling

District Council; communications director, Scottish Enterprise Andrew Napier Southern Evening Echo; chief reporter; Southern Daily Echo (Winchester) Nicola Naylor Clinical herbalist; travel writer; The Scotsman; author; physiotherapist John Parrish Portsmouth News; Enfield Gazette; Today, LWT; The Sun; freelance (Australia) Ben Preston Bristol Evening Post; education correspondent, The Times; Press Association; home news, deputy editor, The Times; editor, Radio Times Denise Shaw Newham Recorder; health press secretary, Scottish office; freelance; DFEE Philip Sherwell Liverpool Echo; The Daily Telegraph; Daily Express (New York); chief foreign affairs correspondent, US editor, The Sunday Telegraph Janice Turner Take a Break; The Sun; The Mail on Sunday; editor, That’s Life; editor, Real Magazine; freelance, The Guardian; columnist, feature writer, The Times Giovanni Ulleri Inside Housing; BBC Radio 4; World in Action; The Big Story, ITV; Tonight with Trevor MacDonald, Granada TV; Investigate Reports (US TV); Dispatches; Real Story; Panorama; partner, Popkorn Films; owner, Genius Media Michael Williams Freelance; New Scientist; trainee, BBC; World at One, BBC; BBC Newsnight; foreign affairs reporter, The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; freelance, BBC Radio

Periodical Douglas Amrine Time-Life Books; Wine Magazine; Dorling Kindersley; Inside Guides; publisher, managing director, Dorling Kindersley Travel Guides; editorial director, Editions Didier Millet Tom Aston Channel 4 Daily;Visnews; Gemini; Sunday Express; freelance; researcher, Free Tibet campaign Joanna Bale Croydon Advertiser; Daily Express; Sunday Express; reporter, The Times, Times Online; media consultant, Local Government Association; media consultant, London School of Economics Neil Bennett Investors Chronicle; The Times; city editor, The Sunday Telegraph; PR, vice chairman, chief executive, Maitland Peter Capella Freelance, the Guardian; Swiss Radio International (Geneva); freelance, The Economist, the Guardian, The Times, New Statesman; Agence France Press Daloni Carlisle Nursing Standard; Nursing Times; novelist; lecturer, Society of Apothecaries Beverley Cohen Freelance (Australia); Design Week; yoga teacher Elizabeth Coldwell Editor, Forum; author and editor, Xcite Books

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Listings | 1987 - 1988 Beverley Cohen Design; freelance (Australia); Design Week; yoga teacher Elizabeth Coldwell Editor, Forum; author and editor, Xcite Books Martin Cottingham Christian Aid News; regional campaigns manager, Oxfam; marketing director, Soil Association; freelance Melanie Fanstone Lowestoft Journal; Eastern Daily Press; BBC Radio 5 Live; editor, World at One, BBC Radio 4; assignments editor, Social Affairs Unit; assignments editor, BBC Newsgathering Camilla Finn Freelance Shirley Giles Career accountant; Health Service Journal;The Daily Telegraph Caroline Hinton International Financing Review; BBC TV News; IFR; Project Finance International; freelance Fiona Hook Freelance; Big Issue; book reviewer, The Times, The Independent; adult literacy tutor, ESOL Stephen Hounslow Reporter, Marketing; trainee, BBC; producer, senior producer, BBC World TV, BBC News 24 Richard Johnson Marxism Today; New Media Markets; TV Guide; Radio Times; New Woman; Men’s Health; The Sunday Times; freelance Dean Jones Herts & Essex Observer Michael Kavanagh Financial Adviser; Marketing; Marketing Week; deputy news editor, FT.com Margaret Keenan Stroud Observer; Western Mail; editor, Drive Time News; producer, Sunday Supplement (BBC Wales) Anne Kelly Woman Options; Country Homes & Interiors; novelist; freelance, Ideal Homes, BBC Good Food Sharon Kelly Fulcrum Productions; freelance; TV producer; freelance TV and radio script writer, BBC Nicholas Kenton Today; Lithoweek; Oracle Teletext; researcher, After Dark (Open Media); BBC Radio 4 Helen Kitchen PR; events manager, Cardiff Council; director, Toucan Promotions; lecturer, Cardiff and Vale College and University of Glamorgan Keith Lockhart The Independent; freelance Richard Marsh Conservative Central Office; press office, Department Of Health; special advisor to Secretary of State for Health; Department of National Heritage; HM Treasury Alison MacDiarmaid-Gordon Freelance Anthony Meenaghan Eastern Counties Newspapers; Reading News Agency; The Mail On Sunday; proprietor, Solent News Agency Sarah Moore London Portrait Magazine; Harpers & Queen; freelance Fiona Murray Birmingham Post; Yorkshire Television; freelance; adult literacy teacher, Wandsworth Prison

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Shaun Phillips Sounds; editor, Blah Blah Blah; freelance, The Face, Loaded, ZM,Vox; editor, Esquire Sport; associate features editor, features director, Esquire; associate features editor, The Times Susannah Price Hull Daily Mail; Press Association; correspondent, BBC (Kabul, Sri Lanka, Pakistan); United Nations (New York); UN correspondent, BBC; public information officer, UN Somalia Wendy Robbins Panorama, Watchdog, Here and Now, Public Eye, BBC; 20/20 Television; development executive, BBC Factual Department Peter Smith Barnet & Finchley Press;Yorkshire Evening Press; sports writer,Yorkshire Evening Post Tilly Suadwa BBC External Services; freelance, BBC World Service Nick Swingler Freelance artist and poet Sheila Webb Women’s Realm; Social Work Today; The Independent; sub editor, Financial Times Sarah Womack Birmingham Post; Press Association; Daily Express; political correspondent, social affairs correspondent, The Daily Telegraph

1; reporter, Radio Netherlands; freelance, BBC Dale Templar (née Hayhurst) Channel 4 Business Programme; BBC Business Unit; Money Programme, Here and Now, BBC; series producer, BBC Factual; Pacific Abyss, BBC Natural History (Bristol) Jo Whiley Researcher, WPFM (BBC Radio 4), presenter, BBC Radio 1; presenter, BBC Radio 2

Jones (Singapore); Southeast Asia correspondent, Bridge Information Systems Patrick McDowell Associated Press (London, Paris, Bangkok); Kuala Lumpur bureau chief, Asia Pacific editor, Associated Press Estela Moreno-Bosketti Unknown Mojalefa Moseki The Sowetan; postgraduate studies (London); chief information officer, State Information Technology Agency (South Africa) Chizuko Muranaka Managing director, Integral Media William Nyadru-Mia Parish priest International (Kampala); died 1991 Fokke Obbema Quote Magazine Hossinali Afkhami Research fellow, (Amsterdam); financial reporter, Leeds University; Allameh University media editor, Paris correspondent, (Tehran) chief economic editor, China and Jonathan Ames US News and Europe correspondent, De Volkskrant World Report; editor, Law Gazette Jerry Okoro PR and Sylvie Basley Freelance communications (Lagos) communications consultant Jon Palmer International Financing Ferry Biedermann Royal Society Review; Risk Management; freelance of Chemistry; Chemistry & Industry; illustrator and graphic designer, The NOS TV (Hilversum); Radio Guardian Netherlands International (Hilversum); Gareth Pownall Unknown Jerusalem correspondent, De Christine Pulvermacher SQP Volkskrant; correspondent, Financial Magazines (Lausanne); Union Learn Times (Beirut) Yungjoo Rhee Unknown Ellen Boyle The Register Star; PR, Linda Sills Researcher, assistant Radio Merseycare Corporation; Wragg & producer, CBC; producer, BBC World Casas Newsroom; documentary producer; Nana Anto-Awuakye Researcher, Karen Davis Lecturer, University of senior producer, Hard Talk, BBC; producer, BBC Radio; United Nations Guyana; Guyana diplomatic service; UCLA Film School; documentary (New York); UN Radio Mission Canadian International Development; producer, senior producer, BBC (Kosovo); senior media officer, teacher, School of the Nations; World News CAFOD communications consultant; sociology Sven Simonsen post-doctoral Sally Arthy ILR; Essex Radio; BBC lecturer, University of Guyana researcher, International Peace Radio Essex; IRN; London News; Gabriella Gamini Freelance (Sri Research Institute; freelance analyst APTV; APTN; foreign news editor, Sky Lanka); correspondent, The Times; and reporter News Brazilian Embassy in London; Brazil Chris Simpson Africa Service; Penelope Boreham BBC Radio correspondent, Paris correspondent, stringer, BBC (Angola, Rwanda, Bristol; BBC Bristol; senior producer, The Times Senegal); project co-ordinator, West BBC World Service Imran Gardezi Pakistan foreign Africa Radio; regional co-ordinator, Alison Dawes ILR; Hereward Radio; ministry; Pakistan Embassy (Hong Irin Radio CNFM Radio (Cambridge); radio Kong); general media affairs manager, SiuLing Tse Hong Kong Standard; intake editor, BBC; assistant editor; Pakistan International Airlines; press South China Morning Post; BBC Radio Cambridgeshire attaché, Pakistan Consulate (London) employees’ benefit consultant, Dr Roger Few Orbis Publishing; Angelina Grasso BBC External Manulife Financial social science researcher, University Services; Cambridge Community Nicholas Vafiadis BBC World of Leicester, South Bank University; Television (Boston); BBC Russian Service (Greece); chief international senior research fellow, University of Service; scheduling editor, BBC correspondent, foreign editor, Antenna East Anglia Russian Services; Americas and Pay TV Owen Gay Channel 4 Business Daily; Europe regional co-ordinator, BBC Maria Zaharea Avghi Radio 90.2 BBC Business Unit; Watchdog, BBC; Mike Hall Freelance (Malawi); The (Athens); Epikerotita; political executive producer, BBC Factual Weekly Post (Lusaka); The Tablelander correspondent, Mega Channel TV Department; commissioning editor, (Australia); AAP (Sydney); Bloomberg Aliaa Zayed London Oil Reports The One Show, BBC; head of factual, News (Sydney); bureau chief, South Winston Zulu Evelyn Hone College Icon Films and Southeast Asia, Tokyo bureau (Lusaka), Jane Grant Freelance chief, Bloomberg News Mark Handscomb Reporter Melinda Ham Freelance (Malawi); Newspaper and researcher, BBC Radio 4; BBC freelance (Lusaka); SBS Radio World Service; The Independent; (Sydney); Sydney Morning Herald; documentary producer, True publicity consultant (Mumbai, India); Sarah Borchersen-Keto Associated North Productions; senior lecturer, freelance Press, Dow Jones (Amsterdam, University of Huddersfield; senior David Irwin Airline pilot; died 1989 London); AFX News (Amsterdam and lecturer, University of Teesside Valgerour Johannsdottir Washington); reporter, staff writer, Beatrice Rubens Senior producer, Radio journalist, parliamentary Commerce Clearing House BBC Radio 4 correspondent, deputy head of news, Jon Boyle Birmingham Post and Alasdair Sandford Trainee, BBC Icelandic National Broadcasting Service Mail; Agence France Presse (Paris, news; BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat; World George Kouvaras Chief editor, Moscow); Reuters (Moscow, France); at One; The Today Programme, BBC Eleftheros Typos (Athens) senior world editor, Reuters (London) Radio 4; Europe reporter, Radio Mui Khi Lim Associated Press, Dow Katharine Capocci Food and drink

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editor, The Journal (Newcastle) Dolly Chadda Croydon Advertiser; Kentish Times; BBC World Service; Health Service Journal; editor, Physiotherapy Frontline Magazine Vivek Chaudhary The Voice; chief sports correspondent, The Guardian; The Independent Jennifer Cripps Pearl Insurance; sub editor, Peterborough Evening Telegraph;Yours Douglas Cumming Hull Daily Mail; editor, Rangers News; sports sub editor, Scottish Daily Mail Alastair Dalton Dunfermline Press; Aberdeen Evening Express; news reporter, science and transport correspondent, The Scotsman; transport correspondent, The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday Matthew Eltringham Western Morning News; The Doctor; BBC Radio 5 Live; The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4; Westminster planning editor, BBC News; programme editor, senior producer, Breakfast with Frost, BBC; assistant editor, interactivity and social media development, BBC; editor, BBC College of Journalism Katharine Everitt Assistant chief sub editor, food and drink editor, The Journal (Newcastle) Suzanne Gamble (née Swan) Higher level teaching assistant, Templefield Lower School; French teacher, Bedford Lower School Christine Holt The Journal (Newcastle); Northern Echo; freelance, The Guardian, The Independent, Sunday Express, Monsun, Marie Claire; director, Trade Justice Movement; writer, CAFOD Rosalyn Jones Freelance Tony McDougal Western Morning News; political editor, Farmers Guardian; Farmers Weekly; senior press officer, Department of the Environment; communication officer, climate change desk, strategic communications advisor, external communications advisor, Defra Anna-Marie McFaul Reporter, Northampton Chronicle and Echo; Ballymena Guardian; deputy head of content, head of features, Irish News (Belfast); freelance, Irish Daily Star, BBC, That’s Life; freelance producer, BBC; media trainer, Nua Media Michaela Miller Animal World; head of publications, RSPCA online; web consultant; director, Mqueste Communications George Parker Western Morning News; UK news editor, Brussels bureau chief, political editor, Financial Times Pratap Rughani Production trainee, documentary features, BBC TV; New Internationalist; freelance film producer, director, BBC, Channel 4 Stephen Sheppard Northampton Chronicle and Echo; Money Week; Financial Adviser; Bridge News; ftyourmoney.com; editor, Fund

Strategy; director, Vanburgh Financial Communications John Speck Dow Jones; economics correspondent, Thomson Reuters; landlord Daniel Stanton Birmingham Post; West Country TV; producer, London Tonight; Irish News; assistant programme editor, Channel 5 News; programme editor, ITN Caroline Sutton Newham Recorder; Daily Mirror; website producer, Channel 4; freelance, Sunday Mirror, The Mail on Sunday, Channel 4; web producer, director of web design and editorial, 72 Dots Robert Tait Peterborough Evening Telegraph; Glasgow Evening Times; Washington correspondent, The Scotsman Sally Trelford Airport Magazine; deputy editor, associate editor Meetings & Incentive Travel (CAT Publications) Richard Warry Croydon Advertiser; GP Magazine; Doctor Magazine; health editor, BBC News Online; assistant editor, specialist journalism, BBC News

Periodical Simon Aldous Production editor, INTRA; Best; PR, National Asthma Campaign; head of PR, Royal Society; director of policy and public affairs, National Childminding Association; CEO, National Care Association; chief sub editor, Building Design Helen Brown Reading Evening Post; She; BBC Sport; sub editor, Radio Times; production editor, Cosmopolitan; production editor, Zest; contributing editor, National Magazine Company; Redwood publishing; Mother and Baby; community manager, associate editor, Mumsnet Phyllida Brown Freelance, New Scientist, BMJ, WHO, Unicef; MA, University of Exeter; freelance, New Scientist Kevin Buckley National Student Extra; freelance football writer, FT.com, The Guardian, The Observer Caroline Bullough Assistant editor, Furnishing; sub editor, BSB TV Month; chief sub editor; BBC Clothes Show Magazine; director/managing editor, Harlyn Publishing; freelance Ed Buscall Televisual Magazine; Television Week; assistant editor, Current Affairs and Business Programme, BBC; farmer Marti Colley-Illueca UNEP (Nairobi); freelance translator Stephen Duffy South Wales Echo; senior broadcast journalist and producer, BBC Paul Dunt Exeter Express and Echo; press officer, Essex Police; BBC (Essex); documentary producer, BBC TV; Inside Out, BBC TV Norwich; BBC Current Affairs

Jemima Gibbons Sky Sports News; Brazen Radio; ITV; creative director, MD, Interactive Knowhow; author, lecturer Nick Gibbs The Woodworker; Good Woodworking; Future Publishing; editor and publisher, British Woodworking, Living Woods, Smallwoods Richard Handford Communications magazine; Financial Times Newsletters; freelance, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal; content editor, Mobile Money Live and Mobile Health Live Christopher Histed General manager, Sky Interactive Production, BSkyB; vice president, FT.com; director of strategy and UK general manager, Silicon Media Group; CEO, Parliamentary Communications; nonexecutive director, Public Technology; co-founder, Publitas Consulting LLP Nigel Holtby Studio photographer; yoga teacher; photographer

Ricky Kelehar Marketing Week; Campaign, BBC TV; Channel 4; producer and director, Chrysalis TV; executive producer, factual entertainment editor, BBC TV; head of factual programmes, North One Television Kathryn Kirby Lawyer Tom Loxley BBC Magazines; editor, XL Magazine; editor, Stuff Magazine; editor-in-chief, Maxim; editor, Maxim Fashions; editorial consultant, IPC; associate editor, Radio Times Caroline Merz New Statesman; freelance writer, book editor; web author, editor, Content Consultants Caren Morrison (née Myers) Federal prosecutor (New York); acting assistant professor, New York University School of Law; assistant professor of law, Georgia State University Sue Nelson Freelance, The Guardian, Independent on Sunday, The Sunday Times The Observer; student,

Roger Hearing Job Presenter, BBC World Service Course Newspaper, 1984 What has been your career highlight so far? When I was East Africa correspondent reporting on the genocide in Rwanda, and also the war in Somalia, which of course is still going on. That was perhaps the point where I felt I was doing the kind of thing one was supposed to do as a journalist – bringing information about things that people aren’t looking at and trying to get people interested. I’ve also done a lot of reporting from Iraq at various stages. Again, a sense there about doing the most basic things about our craft. What makes a good war reporter? A good war reporter has to be prepared to take the risks that they have to do to get to see the thing. I haven’t been as much in the front line as many, but I’ve had some close calls once or twice. You also have to look beyond the hysteria that war brings and try and get a clear picture of what’s happening to the people caught up in it. What’s the future of journalism? In the West generally, the newspaper model is a very difficult one to keep going. People expect to get for free what previously they would have paid for. You won’t get proper journalism if you don’t pay for it. I’m not sure it can subsist purely on advertising, paywall, subscription. Television, again the problem is that there are many 24-hour news channels now. In some ways, that has a corrosive effect on news. Radio is very immediate; you don’t have the pictures to distract you. So I hope it has a future. VESELA GLADICHEVA

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Listings | 1988 - 1990 Michigan University; journalism fellow, science and environment correspondent, BBC News; freelance, BBC Radio 4, The Sunday Times, European Space Agency; writer and broadcaster, Boffin Media David Pilling Argentina correspondent, deputy features editor, pharmaceuticals correspondent,Tokyo bureau chief, Asia editor, assistant editor, Financial Times Mike Power Copy editor, Sofia Press Agency; freelance, BBC, The Guardian, The Observer, CBS,Time; editor, New Times; senior campaigns officer, TUC; communications and marketing, Unionlearn Nick Pyke Deputy news reporter, news editor, Times Education Supplement; deputy news editor, Independent on Sunday; freelance, Independent on Sunday, Times Educational Supplement, The Tablet; deputy features editor, Review editor, The Mail on Sunday Caroline Smith Managing editor, Harlyn Publishing; freelance sub editor, acting production editor, Easy Living; freelance; acting managing editor, chief sub editor, Condé Nast Brides Robin Stummer Independent on Sunday; The Guardian; freelance, Independent on Sunday, US business press Caroline Sweetman Shoeshoe magazine, Unicef (Lesotho); West Side (London); editor, Journal of Gender and Development, Oxfam UK Frances Tennyson Sounds; NME Audrey Thompson Hornsey Journal; Pulse; deputy features editor, Community Care; press officer, Tower Hamlets Council; news and feature

writer, Greater London Authority; freelance Jane Tyler Redditch Advertiser; Bristol Evening Post; Wolverhampton Express & Star; senior reporter, Birmingham Evening Mail Hilary Wood Nun

Radio Carolyn Atkinson Leicester Sound; Radio Trent; BBC Radio 1,You and Yours, BBC Radio 4 Gillian Baxter BBC TV Leeds Charlotte Blofeld ILR Radio Broadland; BBC Radio 1; Atlantic Productions; BBC Radio 5 Live; BBC Millennium History Project; project executive; BBC Learning Andrew Chetham BBC Radio Lincolnshire; BBC World Service; South China Morning Post Mia Costello BBC South East; newsgathering editor, producer, BBC South; managing editor, BBC Radio Solent; programme leader, BBC College of Journalism; freelance Jonathan Dobbs GWR Radio (Bristol); freelance (Australia); agricultural engineer, Boston Tractors Giselle Finlay BBC Radio Cambridgeshire; BBC Radio 4; freelance; mother Miles Harrison BBC Radio Leeds; BBC Radio Sport; rugby union commentator, Sky Sports Neil MacDonald Channel 4 Business Daily; BBC Business Breakfast; business producer, Channel 4 News Sarah Oloway BBC Radio Julie Osborne GWR Radio (Swindon); freelance researcher and

Ellen Nakashima Job National security reporter, The Washington Post Course International, 1989 What’s your plan for this year? To do some great journalism. What’s your dream interview? A candid interview with Ayman al Zawahiri, or Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Ki from her home in Yangon. Who do you most admire in the media? Reporters who risk their lives to cover the story. Are we all doomed? No way. Just the 99 percent of us. REBECCA LLOYD

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producer; fraud investigator Simon Wilson BBC Radio Essex; reporter and producer, BBC World Service; producer and presenter, BBC Radio 5 Live; producer, BBC Six O’Clock News; senior producer, BBC (Brussels); senior producer, BBC Middle East Penny Wrout BBC South and West; BBC Radio 5 Live; BBC Radio 4; BBC South East; home affairs correspondent, communities editor, BBC London

1989

International Anne Augustine Westminster Social Services; Microsoft; head of sustainability, Edelman Banu Avar Avar/Onuk Productions (Istanbul); producer, TV 8; freelance Gladys Ayache Freelance (Paris); global assets, Bankers Trust Clarence Boom Unknown Philippa Bourke Freelance (USA, Japan); Japan Times Beth Burnard Unknown Magali Christol Unknown Sof Efuk BBC Africa Service Everest Ekong West Africa; founder, managing director, publisher, Business in Africa Beth Frankl Television Trust for the Environment (Boston); editor, Shambhala Publications Alemu Getachew Freelance Nazi Hashmi Postgraduate studies Alfred Hermida BBC World Service (North Africa); technology editor, BBC News Online Vusi Khumalo Died 1993 Penelope Koufopoulou Newscaster, Tele-City; teacher Franz Kruger East Cape News Agency (South Africa); South African Broadcasting Corporation; senior lecturer in journalism, Wits UN (South Africa); freelance, Daily Mail, The Guardian; web editor, purnalism.co.za; novelist Liliane Landor Researcher, Channel 4; BBC World Service; head of programmes, BBC Evridiki Makariou Editor, Hellenic Radio-Television Hilifa Mbako Communications director, Council of Churches in Namibia; head of radio, Namibian Broadcasting Corporation; news and current affairs controller, corporate & public affairs manager, Namdeb Diamond Corporation; general manager, Allianz Insurance Namibia Rashid Meer Died 1995 Xiao-Shu Meng Bromley Times; China News Omer Mohamed Freelance Adam Mwakangata Stringer, BBC (Tanzania) Ellen Nakashima Quincy Patriot Ledger (Boston); Hartford Courant; south east Asia bureau co-chief,

national security reporter, Washington Post Patricia Odita-Sarumi Frankcom; Nigeria Merchant Bank Marketta Ollikainen IPS (Helsinki); freelance Marlan Padayachee Freelance (Durban); The Sunday Times (Durban); Post (Natal); Independent Newspapers (South Africa); managing editor and publisher, GreenGold Media & Communications Ali Qassim Marketing Week; freelance (Spain, Latin America) Margaret Roberts Which; Which Way to Health; freelance, Consumer’s Association, Health News; nonprofit consultant Matthew Roberts Speaker, Parliament of St Lucia; resident tutor and head, University of the West Indies Jeff Silverstein Freelance, Christian Science Monitor (San Francisco); researcher, producer; CTV Barbara Smit Reporter, European Business Today; Amsterdam correspondent, The Daily Telegraph; freelance writer; novelist Kayode Soyinka Editor-in-chief, publisher, Africa Today Yann Tessier Sub editor, money desk, correspondent, Reuters (Milan, Rome); correspondent, senior producer, Thomson Reuters Sandy Trivieri (née Lafrate) Freelance; Canadian Business Life Anne Vander Zijl Haague Post; HP/ De Tijd BV (Amsterdam) Jenny Verster Panos; freelance (South Africa); ReSource (South Africa); Frameworks; Barker McCormac Advertising Rosy Voudouri ET3 (Greece); SKAI TV; BBC World Service; Makedonia (Thessaloniki); BBC World Service Suzi Wells Macau University; research, Griffith University; visiting lecturer, Ngee Ann Polytechnic Laurence Zavriew Senior broadcast journalist, BBC World Service

Newspaper Peter Allen Freelance, Daily Mail Andrew Atkinson Associated Press, Dow Jones; economics correspondent, Bloomberg Matthew Brand Nuneaton Evening Tribune Beatrice Bray Western Morning News; freelance Alison Cameron Press Association; Daily Mail; freelance (Australia) Susan Campbell The Scotsman; freelance Sergio Casci Lennox Herald; BBC Glasgow; BBC Scotland; freelance scriptwriter; Bard Entertainment Robert Cole The Independent; city desk, Evening Standard; deputy business and tempus editor, leader writer The Times Anthony Dore Bristol Evening

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Post; Mail on Sunday; Times Education Supplement; education correspondent, BBC Newsroom South East; BBC London News; assistant editor, 6.30 News, BBC; editor, London News, BBC Andrew Gilgrist Nottingham Evening Post; Design Week; Menswear; editor, RJ Magazine Marie Irvine Reporter, Belfast Newsletter; trainee, BBC Bristol; assistant news editor, producer, series producer, BBC Northern Ireland Catherine Jackson (née Short) Hull Daily Mail; teacher, Ackworth School Tim Jotischky Eastern Daily Press; executive news editor, Daily Mail; editor, Metro; editor, Scottish Daily Mail; editorial executive, head of sport, Daily Mail; deputy editor, The Sunday Telegraph Tim Knowles Woverhampton Express; Daily Mail; news editor, assistant editor, Scottish Daily Mail John Lawrence Lancashire Evening Post;Yorkshire Post; reporter, night editor, Wolverhampton Express; Daily Mail; editor, Femail.co.uk, Daily Mail Jason Lewis Home affairs correspondent, Birmingham Post; Daily Mail; chief investigative reporter, Whitehall correspondent, security and Whitehall editor, Mail on Sunday Linda McLean London news agency; freelance Ryan Mills Sports reporter, Bloomberg News; production journalist, ITV Anglia Natasha Narayan The Observer; The Independent; children’s author Rahiel Nasir Editor, High Fidelity; Haymarket consumer magazines; publishing editor, What Hi Fi?; PR consultant; freelance Debbie-Sue Nicholls Birmingham Post and Mail Patrick O’Flynn Hull Daily Mail; Birmingham Post; deputy political editor, chief political commentator, Daily Express Gabrielle O’Neill Western Morning News; BBC Radio News; producer, The Today programme, BBC Radio 4; BBC The Record Europe (Brussels) Tim Prizeman PR, Touche Ross; head of PR, Arthur Andersen; managing director, Kelso Consulting Daniel Shaw BBC Radio 1; BBC Radio 5 Live; The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; home affairs correspondent, BBC News Valerie Small Hospital Medicine; GP (Jamaica) Jonathan Ungoed-Thomas Eastern Daily Press; National News Agency; Daily Mirror; Daily Mail; news reporter, deputy editor, Insight; focus writer, senior news reporter, The Sunday Times Roland Watson Coventry Evening Telegraph; Central Press; Daily Express; Sunday Mirror; chief political correspondent, Washington bureau chief, leader writer, The Times

Sarah Wilson The Scotsman; multimedia producer, ITN; journalist, Christian Aid

Periodical Piers Alder Chief sub editor; freelance writer and sub editor; channel editor,Virgin Net; editorial director, citizenship website; head of content, Circle.com; senior copywriter, content manager, editorial project manager, Euro RSCG Circle; head of copy, Dutton Merrifield Christine Alsford Southern Daily Echo; Bristol Evening Post; reporter, Meridian Television Sarah Bailey 19; Chat; Just 17; freelance, The Face, The Sunday Times Style, Sky, Heat; editor-at-large, Elle; Elle Girl; deputy editor in chief, Harpers Bazaar; contributing editor, Harpers Bazaar (US) Sarah Bancroft (née Wright) The Independent; sub editor, editorial production, Independent on Sunday; freelance editor and writer Fiona Beckett The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; freelance, The Times, The Guardian, Decanter, Food and Travel, Sainsbury’s Magazine; freelance publisher, Beyond Baked Beans; author and food journalist Adrian Brown Fulcrum TV;The Daily Telegraph; Agence France Presse; producer, editor, BBC World Service Ian Byrne Walthamstow Guardian; East Anglian Daily Times; The Sunday Sun; Daily Mirror; deputy chief sub, The People; sub editor, The Sun; deputy night editor, Daily Mirror Tanith Carey Ilford Recorder; chief reporter, Ealing Gazette; crime reporter, Brighton Evening Argus; women’s editor, features editor, contributing features editor and consumer editor, US editor, Daily Mirror; executive editor, American Media; executive editor, National Enquirer; freelance; author Sarah Courtenay Freelance William Dunn Editor, Liv magazine Martina Hall Elle; freelance TV researcher; documentary producer, BBC History Unit; freelance producer and director Helen Halls Focus Group Newspapers; Solihull News; Birmingham News; Midland Weekly Newspapers; teacher; PR, Shell; promotions officer, Redditch Sure Start; media and communications officer, Redditch Borough council Douglas Hayward Pontefract & Castleford Express; Computing; Techwire online service; research analyst, Ouum; research manager, IDC Paula Hubert Design Week; BBC Leeds; Points of View, Here and Now, BBC; Channel 5 David Hudson-Wood Gloucestershire Echo; Redditch Advertiser; Daily Mail; sub editor,

Worcester Evening News; sub editor, Berrows Worchester Journal Rebecca Jones Trainee, BBC; Anglia TV; reporter, arts correspondent, Berlin correspondent, BBC Catherine Kirk (née Beaumont) Leisure News; Nottingham Building Society; PR manager, Barclays Bank; freelance PR Sarah Knibbs Bookwatch;VSO (Cambodia); UNFPA; Save the Children Thomas Lappin Festival Times (Edinburgh); List Magazine; Scotland on Sunday; sports writer, The Scotsman; freelance Moyette Marrett Trainee, BBC; News Network (Budapest) Andrew Moore Islington Chronicle; Wigan Observer and Reporter; Lancashire Evening Post Polly Neate Editor, Community Care; executive director of external relations, Action for Children Francesca Nelson The Sunday Times; freelance; mother Catriona O’Shaughnessy Record Mirror; Select;The Independent;Time Out; deputy chief sub editor, Daily Express Jill Parsons The Lawyer; Bristol Mercury; Daily Mail; Mail on Sunday Mamta Patel GP; European Chemical News; Environmental Data Services; editor and co-founder, Chemical Watch Richard Pendry Freelance TV producer Ian Pollard Public Eye, BBC; producer, BBC Watchdog; died 1998 Lynn Power Freelance, Evening Standard, Daily Mail, GMTV; Liverpool Echo; London Newspaper Group; producer, Carlton Television; features researcher, BBC Ajax Scott Music Business International; editor-in-chief, Music Week Group Rhonda Siddall BBC Bristol; BBC Wildlife; Doctor; Pulse; Blue Water Films; Channel 4 Jane Silley Video Trade Weekly Deborah Sawyer Nursing and law student; Hospital Doctor; Nursing Times; teacher Andrew Thomas Packaging News; British Printer; Cowise; managing editor, Tarsus Group Audrey Thompson Freelance Jim Valentine Transportation and shipping; director, Jayhawk Andrew Wilson New Woman; Mizz; 19; freelance, Daily Mail, The Sunday Times, The Independent; biographer; writer, Night and Day, Mail on Sunday; David Wood Sub, Newsquest

Broadcast Sarah Barclay Youth Programme, Halfway to Paradise, Channel 4; BBC Scotland; film maker, BBC Panorama Flora Botsford Essex Radio; senior producer, BBC World Service;

Madrid correspondent, Sri Lanka correspondent, BBC; visiting lecturer, City University Nicholas Clitheroe Chiltern Radio; KCBC Radio (Kettering); Devonair; sports reporter, editor, BBC Midlands Jonathan Crawford Radio Aire; Essex Radio; BBC Essex; assistant editor, editor, BBC Radio 5 Live Rebecca Dare Sky Sport; Chrysalis Productions Deirdre Devlin Specialist factual editor, manager of production, BBC Claire Doole BBC Radio Norfolk; Europe Tonight; BBC World Service TV; BBC (Brussels, Geneva) Tessa Duggleby County Sound Radio; Pirate FM; news producer, BBC Radio Cornwall; BBC Radio Devon; presenter, BBC Parliament Richard Forrest Chiltern Radio; BBC World Service Serena Gay BBC Essex; news reader, Deutsche Welle TV Gavin Grey Devonair Radio; TVSW; Central TV; presenter, north editor, Meridian Tonight Dominic Groves Radio Orwell; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Westminster Susan How BBC Radio Kent Emma Howard Capital Radio; BBC Bedfordshire; BBC Radio 1; news correspondent, BBC Kimberley Jenkins BBC TV Sharon Maguire Channel 4 Media Show; Wall to Wall Television; director, Bridget Jone’s Diary Melanie Mauthner LBC Radio; BSkyB; IRN; Radio Fox; Oxford researcher, University of London; lecturer, Open University; novelist Lawrence McDonnell BBC Kent; BBC Radio Four; BBC (Kiev); IRN (Moscow); ITN (Moscow) Elizabeth Mead Press officer, Lord Chancellor’s Dept, Department of International Development Daniel Nathan Unknown Karen VanVuuren News, Superchannel (Germany) Annabelle Waller Freelance Beverley Webb Eurosport TV; Sky Sean Webster BBC Radio York

1990

International Jan Herman Baas De Echo (Amsterdam); Brabants Nieuwsblad (Breda); Gooi en Eemlander Sandra Baptiste Freelance Nadia Bilbassy Chief of the African Bureau, MBC TV Anne Borganetti Busisiwe Chaane Medical magazine Jennifer Caven Media manager, A4e Raffaele Dellagiacoma Colomboni Missions (Sunningale) Matroni Dikeakou Spectrum Radio; Hellenic TV; Zoofilia ke Fissiki 201; Kyriakatiki Eleftherotypia; NET/ET-1 (Athens); ERT/NET International

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Listings | 1990 - 1991 Hellenic TV; Zoofilia ke Fissiki 201; Kyriakatiki Eleftherotypia; NET/ET-1 (Athens); ERT/NET International Marta Escotet Spanish magazine; Director of Communications, MTV Networks (Latin America) Fernanda Godoy-Fonseca Jornal da Tarde (Sao Paulo); Folha de Sao Paulo; national news deputy editor, O Globo (Rio de Janeiro) Mayssoune 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) Ministry of Education; internet editor, project manager, NRK (Norway); project manager, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation Thalia Kartali Foreign news desk, ET (Greece); foreign news desk, Katherimini Amina Khairy Sawt Al Kuwait (London); Al Hayat (Cairo) Trish Knight Chernecki UTV (Vancouver); consultant, TKC Communications Jane Kokan Freelance; Financial Times TV; video journalist and director, Cross Border Productions Kyriacos Kouros Cyprus News Agency; deputy head of mission, Cypriot embassy in Greece; first secretary, Cypriot Ministry of Foreign Affairs; career diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Cyprus); ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus Pearl Lee Communications lecturer Marla Levy Writer, owner, Brave New Worlds (Vancouver) Maritza Luque de Gonzalez Metal Bulletin; Ansa News Agency (Rome); Bloomberg (Lima); teacher, English for business and English for journalists, Universidad Del Pacifico (Lima); lecturer, Universidad Del Pacifico Nicholas Lyne Time Out Guide; advertising company (Madrid); Words and Pictures; EFE (Madrid); managing editor, English language edition, El Pais; author Paulo Lyra Brazilian news agency; communications co-ordinator, Latin America, World Wide Fund for Nature; consultant, Internatio; advisor, WHO; communications director, Pan American Health Organisation Andrew Marshall Tokyo Journal; freelance (Tokyo); Time Anita Mielewczyk CBC Radio; Fifth Estate; CBC TV (Toronto); producer, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; lawyer Elizabeth Mitsani Ermis Mass Media; Foundation for Hellenic Culture (Athens); press officer, Hellenic Foundation for Culture Kulbir Singh Natt Radio Netherlands; BBC World Service; BBC Worldwide Television (Hindi Department) Maria Panagiotopoulou BBC World Service; Sky TV (Athens); head

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of the press office for Athens and Epidaurus, Hellenic Festival SA Sofia Polhammer Nyhetsbyrab Direkt (Stockholm); Gramma; financial, political reporter and assistant news editor, Nyhetsbyrån Direkt Grazia Romani Marketing Week; Il Picolo (Italy); European Commission Geraldine Sartin Liberation Rainer Schmidt BBC World Service; Zeit; deputy editor, Der Spiegel (Hamburg); deputy editor; MAX Magazine; deputy editor, Park Avenue Magazine; editor-in-chief, Rolling Stone, Musikexpress, Sounds Samuel Serwanga Head of human resources and editorial manager, New Vision (Kampala) Elana Shap Freelance, Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem Report, Retail.com; editor, Essence Magazine; Haaretz International Herald Tribune Georgios Terzis Freelance; editorin-chief, Touristiki Chalkidiki; editor-inchief, Maties sin T; assistant producer, Argo TV; correspondent, Greek State Radio; media programmes director,Vrije University; chair of communications, European Center for Common Ground Dominique Thierry Oil magazine; communications teacher (Fiji); EU and Nato correspondent, RFI; deputy head of the economic service, Radio France International; advisor, Radio Stoplus (Serbia); media programme co-ordinator; French Embassy (Belgrade); project consultant, Beta Press News Agency; project coordinator, Radio Television Serbia Muhammad Umar Assistant editor, sports section, The News (Lahore)

Newspaper Samira Ahmed Trainee, BBC; BBC World Service TV; BBC Newsnight; Deutsche Welle TV (Berlin); BBC News 24; presenter, reporter, Channel 4 News; freelance Matthew Bigg Press Association; Good Shepherds Mission; freelance; senior producer, sub editor, Reuters (Ivory Coast, Nairobi, London); bureau chief, Reuters (Atlanta) Melanie Birch Bournemouth Evening Echo; editor, Scripture Union; freelance, Christian Press Rachel Borrill Independent on Sunday; Irish Times (London); Ireland on Sunday Yossarian Brain Coventry Evening Telegraph; Bolivian mountain guide and travel author; died 1999 Yolanda Brooks (née Day) Winchester Gazette; RSPCA publications; Cambridge Evening News; Hobson Publishing; resources editor, commissioning editor, deputy editor, Times Educational Supplement; freelance Severin Carrell The Scotsman; lobby journalist, Scotland On Sunday;

home news journalist, Independent on Sunday; Scotland correspondent, The Guardian Robert Chote Economics columnist, The Independent; economics editor, Financial Times; speechwriter and adviser, International Monetary Fund; director, Institute for Fiscal Studies; chairman, Office for Budget Responsibility Naomi Coke Yomiuri Shimbun; The Daily Yomiuri (Tokyo); PhD Helena De Bertodano EFE News Agency (Spain); The Sunday Telegraph Mandy Garner Book Researcher; P.E.N. International; Enfield Gazette; social affairs, BBC News; features editor, deputy editor, Times Higher Educational Supplement; editor, Working Mums Alexandra Goodwin Eastern Daily Press Michael Harvey Press Association; Daily Mail; news editor, features editor, The Times Alex Hunt Gloucester Echo; Liverpool Daily Post and Echo; business reporter, assistant editor, politics, BBC News Online Emma Jones BBC Watchdog; producer,The Money Programme, BBC Karl Lindemann Associated Press (Warsaw, Bonn) Marianne Macdonald Yorkshire Post;The Independent;The Observer, Life;The Mail on Sunday; features,The Sunday Telegraph Vincent Moss Bristol Evening Post; Mail on Sunday; freelance, Sunday Mirror, The People, House of Commons; political editor, Sunday Mirror Heather Prentice Visnews; UPI (London); Agence France Presse (London); correspondent, Reuters (Milan); Sportswear International (Milan) Gillian Sanders Southern Evening Echo; Childline; Oxford University Press Darius Sinai Johannesburg Star; Agence France Presse (Johannesburg, Cyprus); The European; The Independent; Esquire; editor, Gold, Escape; editor-in-chief, contract publications, Condé Nast Lesley Thomas The Voice; The Sunday Times; features editor, Life magazine; features editor, Daily Express; editor, Daily Express Magazine; 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 Media Week; Evening Standard; London News Radio; freelance, Wallpaper, The Face, Sunday Times, GLR Simon Aughton Online editor,

Macuser.co.uk Angela Bell Media studies lecturer, West Kent College; journalism and communication lecturer, Southampton Institute Richard Benson The Independent; The Face; contributing editor, Evening Standard; GQ; cultural consultant, The Face; freelance, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, The New York Times, Vogue, GQ; author Karen Benveniste BBC Pebble Mill; BBC Newsround; Take Two; Fan TC; TV producer, Capricorn; series producer, BBC Crimewatch; director, Vanilla Film Production Julian Blake Inside Housing; editor, Roof Magazine; editor, London Bulletin; corporate communications manager; Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment Jane Bruton Chat; Wedding and Home; Prima; editor, Living Etc; editor, Eve; editor, Grazia Christina Bunce GP; director, Mediamedica; course leader, MA Professional Writing, University College Falmouth Leigh Chambers Fascination; press officer, British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering; head of communications, Muscular Dystrophy Campaign; freelance PR and writing Catherine Cooper Freelance, The Sunday Times, Financial Times, Times Higher Education Supplement; senior reporter, Merger Market Robert Crampton Columnist, The Saturday Times Magazine; interviewer and columnist, The Times Sophie Davies Freelance; NHK Jules Japanese Broadcasting Corp; Just Seventeen; features editor, features director, Elle Decoration Kathryn Godfrey Nursing Times; freelance health writer and editor; clinical editor, Nursing Times Siobhan Gonzales (née Bullick) Arts reporter, BBC Scotland; features, arts and music, BBC (London, Cardiff, Bristol); freelance (Brussels) Michele Hart Director, Michele Hart PR Russell Hodson Unknown Tim Hollis Citrus Publishing; Hollis Directories; Asian Sources; Electronic News; Elle Decoration; Sky TV Guide Sarah Jarvis (née Anderson) AA Guide to France; freelance Prudence Jeffreys Teacher; Harper Collins; publicity manager, senior press and PR manager, Transworld Geraint John City Limits; Advertiser North London Group; Harrington Kilbride; People Management; editor-in-chief, Supply Management; editor-in-chief, Redactive Media Group James Kingsland Medical Monitor; Doctor Magazine; editor, Inside Science; editor, New Scientist; freelance, Nature, New Scientist, Nursing Times; science production

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editor, the Guardian; executive consultant, State of Flux Ltd Lee Kynaston Mizz; editor, 19; deputy editor, Men’s Health; freelance Amanda Linfoot Senior sub editor, Media Week; deputy chief sub editor, House Beautiful; chief sub editor, Marie Claire; The Guardian; chief sub-editor, The Times magazine Claire Maloney TV Quick; RSPCA; Paragan Communications; William Reed Publishing; freelance, Hello!, British Council, Ink Maria Manning New Statesman & Society; freelance Lindsay McClintock Copywriter; Ulster Grocer; The Grocer; retired Richard Miles Freelance; Computing; Money Marketing; the Guardian; deputy personal finance editor, investment editor, The Times; director of communications, Fidelity; The Times Tracy Mourant (née Audrain) Jersey newspaper; The Standard (Hong Kong); The Eastern Express; DIA; PR and media training consultant John Mulvey Freelance; NME; music reviews editor, Uncut Amy Raphael Editor, The Face; feature editor, Elle; freelance, The Observer, The Guardian, Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, Elle; editor-at-large, Esquire Clark Siewert American Banker; lawyer Miriam Stoppard Lifetime; editor, Just For Nurses; programme leader, postgraduate student, Falmouth College of Arts; John Thompson Local London paper; founder, owner, managing director, Mousetrap Publishing Services; publisher, Journalism.co.uk Tim Turner TV Listings; Runners’ World; deputy editor, Sky Magazine; freelance; editor, Barclays magazine; editor, Forward Publishing; freelance

Broadcast Suzanne Balaban (née Levy) Trainee, BBC; features editor, The Big Breakfast, Channel 4; publicity director, William Morrow, Harper Collins; director of publicity, Scribner, Simon & Schuster Malcolm Brown Mercury Radio; Star FM; London News Network; News Direct; correspondent, Feature Story News Agency Emma Coker (née CannonBrookes) Freelance; BBC Radio 4; property manager Emily Curtis BBC Radio; freelance Anne-Marie Drozdz Clerk Tom Feilden BBC Radio Oxford; BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat; science and environment correspondent, The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4 Gordon Fudge Essex Radio; BBC TV Trails; Presentation; BBC Radio 4;

BBC Marketing Sarah Gorrell Isle of Wight Radio; BBC Radio Cornwall; presenter, BBC Southern Counties Radio Andrew Guy Red Dragon Radio; insurance Andrew Harding NBC Radio; Moscow correspondent, East African correspondent, Asian correspondent, BBC Georgina Johnson Voice of Peace Radio Tessa Mayes Investigative reporter, Renegade Pictures Lainy Malkani (née Bridgelall) LBC Talkback; GLR; BBC London; BBC News 24; public affairs officer, Commonwealth Secretariat Paula McCann BBC Bedfordshire; producer, senior broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 5 Live Becky Milligan BBC Radio Surrey; World at One, BBC Radio 4 Niels-Ole Rasmussen Producer, Scansat; director, Copenhagen film and TV company Robyn Read BBC Northampton; senior producer, Kaleidoscope; producer, Front Row, BBC Radio 4 Camila Reed Freelance; IRN Radio Stations; BBC World Service; Haznews; Packaging News; Metal Bulletin; UK Equities correspondent, commodities editor, Reuters James Westhead BBC Radio Kent; BBC South East; health, education, family, Washington correspondent, BBC News Sally White BBC World Service TV; BBC 9 O’Clock News; producer, broadcast journalist, BBC News Online; freelance Lynne Wilson Radio Hallam; BBC Northampton; community editor, assistant editor, acting managing editor, BBC Essex Caroline Wyatt Trainee (Bann, Berlin, Moscow, Paris), Bonn correspondent, defence correspondent, BBC

Samira Ahmed Job Freelance Course Newspaper, 1990 What’s your plan for this year? Enjoying life as a freelance reporter and interviewer, doing my mix of political and cultural journalism and teaching at Kingston University, where I’m a visiting Professor of Journalism. From BBC Radio 4 news and current affairs programmes, to presenting some Proms for BBC4 and writing features for the national press. I am also writing my first regular column - monthly in The Big Issue. Your thoughts on the future of print publications? Not good. It really saddens me to see such excellent papers as The Guardian and The Independent getting thinner and thinner. And the weekly magazines like Time and Newsweek barely alive. On the other hand, there is some hideous exploitation in some profitable magazines. I am appalled at the exploitation of young writers, while old dinosaurs get massive salaries for often poor quality work. Has the phone hacking scandal irreparably damaged the integrity of journalism? No. There was nothing that emerged from hackgate that most of us didn’t know deep down. All the scandal was already illegal under existing law. I would rather be a British hack than a sanctimonious French or an American one. Though I’d rather like to have the USA’s protection of freedom of speech enshrined in law. If Leveson paves the way for libel reform, it’s a start. Are journalists doomed? When online organisations like The Huffington Post make millions from original content without paying contributors for it, and most people seem not to mind, I do wonder. More and more I feel the early decision by most news organisations not to charge for online content was a huge mistake. It established the principle that it’s all for free. Good journalism is worth paying for, but I fear it’s too late to make people see that. REBECCA LLOYD

1991

International Soraya Abdullah Family business; Melewar Spex Sdn. Bhd. Oma Amurun Unknown Nii Asare-Addy Data processing company supervisor; London Press Service; PhD student and economics and social science lecturer, Westminster Business School Adriana Barentsen Deutschlandfunk; freelance translator Giuseppe Bertoncello Knight Ridder News Agency (Rome); Moneyland Telerade; news editor, Telerate Italia Ilona Biro Mexico City News; Greenpeace; freelance (Toronto); lifestyle producer, Excite Canada;

freelance, Globe and Mail; National Post; Homemakers; welcome screen editor, AOL Canada Filomena Avelina-Bomfim Green Press; professor, Universidade Federal de Sao Joao Del Rei Chien-kuo Chang China Broadcasting Corporation Cherif Cordahi Unkown Robert Conway Unknown Vanessa Chen Hong Kong Trade Margaret Evans Unknown Elisabeth Hansen editor, Egmont Publishing Ayesha Haroon Reuters; features editor, The Frontier Post; special correspondent; op-ed section editor, resident editor; editorial assistant, The

Nation Siv Haugan Natur Og Ungdorn/ NRK (Oslo); information editor; Maritim Records; senior adviser, Research Council of Norway Frank Huetten Postgraduate studies; Norddeutscher Rundfunk (Hamburg); editor for EU-affairs, Dow Jones Newswires Tabasim Hussain Reuters (Tanzania); TV researcher Madeline Jenkins-Millard Da Vinci Quartet Operations Manager; Colorado Institute for Technology Transfer and Implementation; freelance; semi retired Mandy Kibel CNN Production Assistant

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Listings | 1991 - 1992 Maritza Luque de Gonzalez Lecturer, Universidad del Pacifico; lecturer, ESAN (Lima) Kyriacos Kouros Head of Middle East department, Foreign Ministry of Cyprus Virginia Marsh Eastern Europe stringer, Financial Times; The Economist; Australia-Pacific correspondent, Financial Times Elisabeth Mitsani Foundation for Hellenic Culture Christine Mordret Freelance (Paris); Hommes et Migrations; sub editor Valerie Msoka Radio Tanzania; Swahili unit, news programmes, BBC World Service Leone Ross The Voice; London Weekend Television; Sybil; novelist and teacher Camilla Rossak Freelance (Mexico); NORAD (Oslo) Frank Schopman Unknown Mercedes Silva Centro de Informações (Sao Paulo); Gazeta Mercantil Robert Slagt Akzo News and Views; Associated Press (Amsterdam); RTL4 (Amsterdam); Metro Holland; freelance and journalism teacher Daan Van Lent Milieu Magazine; Food magazine; FEM; De Week (Amsterdam); NRC Handelsblad; business editor, senior editor, Reed Business Information; investigative journalist, NRC Handelsblad Jules Van Os Radio Newsservice (Amsterdam); National Broadcast Organisation (Amsterdam); Radio Netherlands; Storms Factory; journalist, editor, NOS Nieuws; senior press officer, Oxfam Novib Annajet Van Der Zijl HP/De Tijd; author Maria Vassiliou Unknown

Newspaper Kamal Ahmed Lennox Herald; chief reporter, deputy news editor, Scotland on Sunday; royal correspondent, media correspondent, media editor, The Guardian; political editor, The Observer; executive editor, group director, communications, Human Rights Commission; business editor, The Sunday Telegraph Topaz Amoore The Independent; The Sunday Telegraph; Daily Express; 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, Evening Standard, The Observer, The Sunday Times, Esquire Christopher Bennett Freelance (Yugoslavia); Bloomberg Business News; The Mail on Sunday; editor, Balkan Crisis Reports; Institute for War and Peace Reporting; editor, NATO Review

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Grace Bradberry The Sunday Times; Los Angeles correspondent, The Times; Daily Mail (Los Angeles); The Times Anna Brown Teacher Dollan Cannell Walden Show; London Weekend Television; Juniper TV; Twenty Twenty television Ion Dagtogloude Carteret Bank Vikram Dodd Daily Awaz; freelance, BBC Radio 5 Live, The Observer, Today, Euronews, Evening Standard, The Voice; crime correspondent, The Guardian Caroline Doughty (née Smith) Reuters (London, Amsterdam, Zagreb); editor, Justgiving.com Imogen Edwards-Jones Live TV; BBC Radio 4; Punch; arts writer, The Times; freelance; novelist Jasper Gerard-Sharp The Sunday Times; The Daily Telegraph; Daily Express; diary editor, The Times; The Spectator; chief interviewer, columnist, diarist, The Sunday Times; columnist, The Observer Tania Glyde Freelance; novelist Richard Good National News Agency; Agence France Presse (Paris); Euronews Simon Greenberg Hornsey Journal; The Mail on Sunday; head of sport, News of the World; assistant editor, Evening Standard Martin Hennessey The Mail on Sunday; comedy and drama writer; freelance web journalist; managing director, The Writer Meg Hillier South Yorkshire Times; P&O Ferries; Newlon Housing Group; editor,Voluntary Housing; features editor, Housing Today; freelance PR; mayor of Islington; member, London Assembly; MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch, Home Office minister; shadow secretary of state for energy and climate change Shelley Jofre BBC Scotland; BBC Newsnight; BBC Frontline Scotland; BBC Panorama Saeeda Khanum Unknown Timothy Lawrence Week in Politics; Financial Times; BBC Newsnight; freelance (New York); PhD, University of Surrey Jane Martinson South Wales Echo; Financial Times; media writer, New York correspondent, city news editor, media editor, The Guardian Yvonne McKenley PR Joanna Nicholls (née Ralphs) Western Morning News; The Sunday Telegraph; freelance Rebecca Pike The Mail on Sunday; Wolverhampton Express & Star; The Daily Telegraph; the Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; BBC News 24; business presenter, BBC Radio 2 Andrew Robson Charter 88; NOSBOR; principal consultant, Eworking; principal editor; Media Arm Simon Rogers Centaur Newsletters; The Lawyer; The Big Issue; deputy online editor, The

Guardian; assistant news editor, editor, Life; online data editor, The Guardian Kate Watson-Smyth The Independent; senior press officer, Railtrack; The Guardian Rhys Williams The Independent; sport writer, Evening Standard Graeme Wilson Liverpool Post and Echo; The Scotsman; The Sunday Telegraph; political correspondent, Daily Mail

Periodical Eleanor Bailey Media Week; freelance; novelist Briony Barnett (née Sergeant) Postgraduate student; clothing company; freelance Anna Borzello The Monitor (Kampala); freelance, Agence France Presse; BBC; The Economist; The Guardian; stringer, BBC; Agence France Presse (Uganda); producer, BBC World Service (Africa); Nigeria correspondent, BBC Adam Boyle 90 Minutes; Homes and Gardens; freelance Francesca Buckroyd Theatre Magazine; press officer, Sotheby’s; freelance Patricia Burgess Black Britain; freelance Leo Burley Freelance; South Bank Show; series producer, London Weekend Television; series producer, arts films, ITV; producer and director, South Bank Show; head of television development, Somethin’ Else Robert Carruthers Freelance consultant; deputy news editor, Drapers; freelance, The Times, Management Today Luci-Anne Cavendish Freelance; Options; ES Magazine; The Sunday Telegraph; Observer Food Monthly; columnist, celebrity interviewer, Evening Standard Michael Cooke South Wales Echo; Exeter Express and Echo; deputy news editor, Peterborough Evening Telegraph; deputy editor, Rutland and Stamford Mercury and Citizen; The Milton Times Kristina Cooper Coventry Telegraph; Hansard; Wokingham Times; lobby correspondent, Northcliffe Newspaper Group; producer, the Today programme, BBC Radio 4; parliamentary programmes, BBC Marja Cooper Reporter, the Today Programme Caroline Ellis New Statesman; Charter 88; Sense; UK parliamentary manager; RNIB; Disability Rights Commission Fiona Gammie Editor, Astronomy Now; freelance, Nature, New Scientist; researcher, Horizon, BBC; The Bulletin; freelance Rebecca Gardiner Freelance; What’s On In London; The Independent; The Big Issue; education

correspondent, deputy editor, comment and analysis, family editor, The Guardian Elizabeth Grech (née Ayling) European Commission; freelance, Malta Business Weekly, Malta Times, The Economist; managing director, Contentworks.net; managing director, Strategyworks.net; content and web consultant Trish Griffiths (née Goode) Macmillan Nurse Appeal; publications officer, Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund; freelance reporter and photographer, Chiltern & Thames Rider; freelance Justine Hancock Evening Standard; Daily Mail; commissioning editor, T2, The Times; commissioning features editor, The Times; health editor, Daily Mail; commissioning editor, The Times Lee Harpin The Face; ID; Ticket; Daily Star; showbiz editor, News of the World; freelance showbiz reporter; deputy news editor, news editor, The People Amanda Harrison PR consultant, Amanda Harrison Media Ashley Heath Fashion Weekly; The Face; Arena; editorial director, Emap Consumer Magazines Will Lewis The Mail on Sunday; Financial Times (London, New York); news editor, Financial Times; business editor, The Sunday Times; editor, The Daily Telegraph; editor-in-chief, managing director (digital), Telegraph Media Group; group general manager, News International Maria Maguire Research assistant for Jeremy Corbyn MP; solicitor Diana McAdam Radio Times; Harpers & Queen; weekend section, gardening writer, The Daily Telegraph Tina Merrifield NAAFI News; Wiltshire Institute for Child Health Research (Australia); communications, Lloyds TSB; senior communications officer, University of Saskatchewan; communications manager, Affinity Credit Union Gabrielle Mullarkey Best; Take a Break; Chat; Delia Smith online; Ideal Homes; Inspirations; Sainsbury’s magazine; Ms London; Girl About Town; launch team, Reveal; novelist and freelance Kate Naqvi (née Barnett) Editor, Amusement Business; editor, AB Europe; senior development editor, De Agostini UK; consultant, De Agostini/Phoebus Editions Ndidi Nkagbu Freelance; producer, LBC Eleanor Phillips Jane’s Defence Weekly; Equity; Channel 4 Rebecca Sillis (née Main) PGCE; journalist, Linguist Haznews; teacher, Northolt High School; PR Stefan Stern Corporate Finance; International Management; The Money Programme, BBC; Industrial Society; features editor, Management Today; senior editor, Financial Times; dynamo. com; contributing editor, Human Resources Magazine; freelance,

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Financial Times; The Daily Telegraph; Management Today; management writer, Financial Times, director of strategy, Edelman Catharine Utley Satellite TV; freelance; own business Simon Wardell Arts Listing Agency; Listings Limited Simon Warr Publicity officer, City of Westminster Council; publicity officer, Olympic Delivery Authority; press officer, Home Office; PR, Ford Europe; global news manager, Cologne; communications director, Ford

Broadcast Misbah Alvi Freelance; BBC Pebble Mill; Central TV; GMTV; executive producer, Entertainment Today Primaljit Bath Postgraduate studies; GLR; history unit, BBC Richard Bee Freelance, ITN, Meridian; producer, BBC Question Time; political consultant, BBC; Caprom Productions; freelance producer; BBC Rosalind Childs VNU Business Publications; Financial Times TV Donna Cooper-Cliftlands BBC;Yale College; media lecturer, Wrexham; director of media curriculum, principal moderator, Thomas Adams Media Specialist School Marie-Louise Dutt On the Record, BBC; BBC Breakfast TV Patricia Fairbrother PR Louise Fenby (née Hird) BBC Schools Radio; In the News; Press Association Radio; programme producer, GMTV; producer, ITV Helen Ffitch BBC Radio (Essex, Surrey, Kent); producer, BBC radio news; planning editor, BBC business and economics centre Marc Goodchild Freelance; Fox FM; Chiltern Radio; BBC Radio 5 Live; Disney; producer, CBBC; series producer, Walking with Beasts; interactive development producer, executive producer, BBC Interactive Factual and Learning Nigel Gregory Producer, Media Trust; website manager,VT editor, Community Channel Sarah Hardcastle (née Holden) BBC Hereford and Worcester; Radio New Zealand; senior producer, BBC Radio 5 Live; senior producer, BBC Radio Gillian Joseph BBC Manchester; BBC Radio 5 Live; BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat; Black Britain, BBC; BBC Breakfast News; BBC Newsnight; BBC Holiday programme; presenter/ reporter, BBC London; BBC Network Breakfast; BBC News 24; anchor, Sky News Andrew Preston Freelance; BBC documentaries and features; feature writer, Daily Express; feature writer, The Mail on Sunday Philip Smith Freelance producer

and director, BBC, Channel 4, Oxford Films Dixi Stewart Chiltern Radio; Fox FM; BBC Radio 4; BBC GLR; Capital Radio; Talk Radio; senior producer, executive producer, deputy editor, BBC Radio 4 Lesley Taunton BBC Berkshire; Reuters Radio; BBC Radio 4 France International; Euronews; Radio Nacional de España Nicholas Thatcher Parliamentary unit, BBC; BBC East Midlands; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Mathew Tucker Freelance; BBC Radio Sussex, Southern Counties; Meridian TV; producer and director, South Bank Show, London Weekend Television Simon Watkins VNU Business Publications; banking editor, chief city correspondent, The Mail on Sunday Caroline Wilson Radio Derby; lecturer in media studies, University of Central England

1992

International Hadyat Abiola Newswatch Tesfaye Alemu Ethiopian Geological Survey; Ethiopian Insurance Corporation Efi-Eftihia Alexandridou PR, Thessaloniki John Amoateng-Kantara Die Zeit TV; freelance filmmaker; editor, freelance reporter, ZDF TV (Germany); author; journalist, Collective Intelligence Filomena Maria Avelina Bomfim Professor, Universidade Federal de São João Del Rei Marc Bertola World Entertainment News Network; Reuters; Journalistes Associes de la Mediterranee; teacher Ian Bray Head of public affairs, Oxfam; head of public affairs, IDTG Mary Brazier Press and media relations officer; press officer, foreign affairs, council of the EU Philippe Brodeur Freelance; producer, BBC News; news editor, TV3 Ireland Chizuko Broinowski (née Muranaka) Tokyo Broadcasting Service;Yomiuri Shimbun (London, Tokyo); senior research specialist; columnist, Fuji Television (New York); Fujisankei Communications International (New York); author, freelance journalist, translator, (Lausanne) Axel Bugge Bureau chief, Thomson Reuters; Associated Press (Oslo); freelance, The European; Associated Press, Dow Jones; Bloomberg; Reuters (Buenos Aires, Brasilia) Bronwyn Cosgrave The European; Zest; Cosmopolitan; Frank; associate editor, Vogue; The Guardian; author; special correspondent, Fashion File Helen DeGraaf Beursdata

(Utrecht); Omroepvereniging Vara (Hilversum); Dow Jones (Netherlands) Gillian DeHaan Freelance; CNN World Business Today; editor, Lehman Brothers Catherine Delgado Freelance; Platform; staff writer, LA Tribune Chetan Dhruve Information Systems Department, Computergram; Overseas Development Agency; MBA student, CASS Business School; Enix Consulting; IBM; Sisco Systems (UK, India); editor, NRIOL.com;VP business development, Rrap Software Michael Dumiak Greenville News (South Carolina); executive editor, Thomson Media; deputy editor, US Banker; freelance Conleth Eleanya Unknown Frank Esser Lecturer, University of Mannheim; assistant professor, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Nina Hanssen Reporter, Arbeiderbladet (Oslo); Kenyan National Daily; freelance (Middle East); reporter, features writer, Aktuelt Perspektiv; features writer, Medieforum (Oslo) Nanna Hepke Bloomberg Business News; Reuters Financial TV Atsuko Kato Freelance, Eikoku News Services; freelance (London); NNA (Japan); freelance translator, journalist, consultant Janet Kerlin Associated Press (Boston, Providence); Brown News Service; copy editor, Providence Journal Marie-Alvere Loyau-Kennett Freelance (Paris); administrator, Sheltered Housing Project Francisco Machado Audacia (Lisbon); freelance (Toga, Zaire); priest and missionary, Catholic Mission Malia Mattoch News reporter, Hawaii TV; news anchor, KHON (Honolulu) Andrew McEvoy Executive director, Tourism Ballarat; deputy chief executive, marketing general manager, South Australian Tourist Board; director, Tourism Australia Adla Moukarzel Unknown Stephen Percy BBC World Service; Panos; FAZ (Rome); Deutsche Welle Radio (Cologne); deputy bureau chief, Dow Jones (Mumbai, London) Richard Tompsett Baltic Times (Estonia); Nation (Kenya); WENN; Haymarket Publications; WTN; senior producer, Associated Press TV News Catherine Waugh Press officer, UN Peter Weekes The Advocate (Barbados); died 1995 Shiang-Tze Yeh Daily Express; financial controller, Sabah Publishing House Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)

Newspaper Kate Alderson The Times; died 1996 David Anderson Chester Chronicle;

Deeside Chronicle; South Wales Echo; football writer, Press Association; boxing and football correspondent, Daily Mirror James Bethell The Sunday Times; The Independent; managing director, Ministry of Sound Media; manager, strategy and development team, head of new business, Capital Radio; campaign director, Nothing British Matthew Brace Norwich Chronicle; feature and travel writer, night reporter, news editor, The Independent; freelance, The Independent, The Guardian, The Times, The Observer, Sunday Express, Geographical Magazine Rachel Cooke The Sunday Times; The Daily Telegraph Style; feature writer, freelance, Evening Standard; The Observer Amy Cooper News and Echo; Take a Break; That’s Life (Sydney); editor, B; deputy editor, Cleo; editor, Pure; freelance Ruth Davis Rex Features; Big Breakfast; Nothing But The Truth; September Films; Princess Productions; executive producer, The Weakest Link, BBC; entertainment editor, Tiger Aspect Productions Sharon Dempsey (née Copeland) Public relations manager; editor, TEC 2000; South Wales Echo; Red Dragon Radio; tutor; columnist, Irish Times; health writer, Extreme Parenting; freelance James Gardner Agence France Presse; Intelfax; Independent Media Support; European Captioning Institute; head of sales, managing director, SDI Media; French dubbing, translation and subtitling; author; researcher; head of strategic communications, Tony Blair’s Office; teacher Lucy Jones Moscow News;Yomiuri Shimbun; freelance (Vladivostok and New York); Reuters (Central African Republic); broadcast journalist, BBC Online; news editor, online journalist, WFAA Channel 8 James Landale Brussels political correspondent, assistant foreign news editor, The Times; political reporter, chief political correspondent, BBC News Julia Llewellyn-Smith The Times; The Sunday Telegraph; Daily Express; freelance, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times; author Christopher Lloyd The Sunday Times; Springboard Internet; Immersive Education (Oxford) Timothy Lusher Western Morning News; features editor, Evening Standard; columnist, ES magazine; editor, Guide, deputy features editor, G2, The Guardian Natalie Meddings TV Quick; freelance, Daily Mail, Sunday Mirror, Real, Eve, Cosmopolitan, She, Marie Claire Esther Oxford The Independent; Sunday Express;

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Listings | 1992 - 1993 producer and reporter, Sky News; documentary maker, October Films; Mentorn Documentaries Christopher Parker Liverpool Echo & Post; Daily Post; Daily Mail Weekend magazine; scriptwriter, Hollyoaks, Coronation Street, EastEnders Mark Rowe Grimsby Evening Telegraph; foreign desk, Daily Mail; freelance, Independent on Sunday Sanjay Singhal Trainee, BBC; BBC World at One; senior producer, BBC Newsnight; development executive, BBC documentaries; series producer, BBC documentaries Alex Smith International Financing Review; European equities chief correspondent, bureau chief (Spain), equities editor, Reuters; bureau chief, news, television, Thomson Reuters Lucy Smy Citylines; editor, foreign desk, Financial Times; senior lecturer in journalism, Kingston University Harriet Swain Birmingham Post; deputy features editor, Times Higher Education; freelance, The Guardian, The Independent, Times Higher Education Supplement; visiting lecturer, City University London Rajeev Syal The Sunday Times; reporter, The Sunday Telegraph; reporter, The Times Lauren Taylor Political correspondent and newsreader, news correspondent, ITN Kate Townsend Director of documentaries,Yorkshire Television; freelance director, producer, BBC, executive producer, BBC Storyville John Verity Voice Communications; Money Marketing; personal finance reporter, The Independent; business presenter, Wake Up To Money, BBC 5 Live; personal finance reporter, BBC Tessa Walsh Yorkshire Post; International Financing Review; vice president, Reuters Loan Pricing Corporation; editor, Reuters Ben Webster Nottingham Evening Post; Irish News; The Scotsman; night news editor, transport correspondent, environment editor, The Times

Periodical Amanda Cameron (née Armstrong) Writer’s Monthly; New Kent Shopper; Reporter Series; freelance Patrick Chalmers Agence France Presse (Paris); reporter, deputy bureau chief, Reuters (Brussels, London, Kuala Lumpur); author Nicholas C Compton Western Morning News; Classic Boat; Salty Dog Media; editor, Insight City News; editor, Boat News; freelance writer/ photographer Nicholas P Compton Menswear, Arena; freelance, The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph, Independent on Sunday; features director, Wallpaper Michael Day The Doctor; Nursing

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Times; medical editor, New Scientist; social affairs editor, Health; social affairs editor, Daily Express; health correspondent, The Sunday Telegraph Sharon de Botte (née Beesley) British Dental Journal; Veterinary Record; editorial manager, Medical Education Network; editorial manager (Europe), Rogers Medical Intelligence Solutions; senior editor, Health Press Nick Edwards Which Computer; Local Government Chronicle; Supply Management; International Freighting Weekly; Planned Savings; editor, Plastics and Rubber Weekly; deputy editor and features editor, editor, Health Service Journal; editor, Construction News Charles English Gemini; Daily Awaz; The Independent; editor, Friday Review; arts editor, the Guardian; deputy editor, Saturday Guardian Harriet Green Media Week; freelance, Daily Express, Cosmopolitan; news features editor, Campaign; associate features editor, The Daily Telegraph; features director, deputy editor, Harpers and Queen; deputy editor, Harper’s Bazaar; Family editor, The Guardian Michael Hogan More!; Microscope; Just Seventeen; editor, Sky Magazine; freelance, Heat, Time Out, FHM, Marie Claire, The Guardian, The Face; editor at large, EMAP news magazine; editor, Zoo; freelance Elliot Lane International Construction; One Lime Street; freelance, Drinks International, Justdrinks.com; news editor, deputy editor, editor, Insurance Times Harriet Lane Tatler; feature writer, The Observer; freelance Adam Legge MIMS Weekly; Care of the Elderly; Nursing Times; freelance, Nursing Times, General Practitioner, Doctor, Hospital Doctor, British Medical Journal; editor, Equinox Nursing Magazine; communications consultant; media training; freelance Miranda Levy Cosmopolitan; Daily Mail; Sunday Mirror; features editor, Glamour; contributing editor, Grazia; freelance, Daily Mail, Glamour, Eve, Parenting; editor, Mother and Baby; freelance Nyta Mann The Morning Star; New Statesman; author; freelance, The Independent; Channel 4; UK politics duty editor, political correspondent, BBC News Online; assistant editor, BBC Radio 5 Live Robert Morgan Evening Standard; BBC Wales; senior producer, The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; news editor, assistant editor, BBC Newsnight Pelle Neroth Freelance; The Economist; author; teacher; journalist, European Voice Laura Noble Third Sector; UK Social Investment Forum; consultant, Fishburn-Hedges; freelance Helena Pozniak Reuters (Lisbon); Reuters Television; producer,

BBC World News; freelance, The Independent, The Times Timothy Smart Budapest Week; Financial Week (Budapest); Dow Jones; bureau chief, I-Net (South Africa); Bridge News; Bloomberg; engineer, Mi Danmark; freelance; engineer, Cabot Speciality Fluids Ltd Damon Syson Screen International; TV Quick; More; freelance Axel Threlfall Bloomberg Business News; Wall Street Journal; anchor, Market Watch, CNBC Europe; media director and partner, ECD Insight; anchor, Reuters Lucie Tobin Columbus Press; Harrington Kilbride magazines; Bliss; executive editor, Mizz; scriptwriter Adrian Turpin The Independent; editor, ECOS; The Sunday Times; freelance, Scotland on Sunday, The Scotsman, The Independent on Sunday, The Sunday Times, Independent, Financial Times Magazine Maxton Walker Daily Awaaz; Newsagent Weekly; freelance, The Independent, The Guardian; entertainment editor, features sub editor, The Guardian Fiona Watson Premier Magazines; Dream Journeys; Business Life; The London Magazine; Signature; Retail Therapy; Alodis; teacher; proof reader; freelance, The Sunday Times, Financial Times, Olive Martin Wood Financial adviser, Birmingham Post; deputy editor, One Football; sports desk sub editor, freelance, Daily Mail; group legal adviser, Associated Newspapers

Broadcast Amanda Baker Freelance Julia Bicker BBC (Bristol, South East) Malcolm Brown Unknown Claire Cox Star FM; London News Network; Reuters; News Direct; Classic FM; LBC; producer, BBC Radio 5 Live; grants officer, public sector William Daws Freelance TV journalist; 20/20; series producer, Holidays in the Danger Zone; series producer, This World; executive producer, Cooking in the Danger Zone; producer, BBC Panorama Catherine Drew BBC Dorset FM; FSN Reuters (Washington); bureau chief, FSN Reuters (London) John Escolme Freelance newswriter and newsreader, Classic FM, GMTV, BBC Radio Sussex; producer, presenter, BBC World Service; presenter, BBC 1 Suzanne Glass The Guardian; contributing editor, Frank; novelist Peter Gilbert Copywriter; freelance Nina Harrison-Bell Head of production, ITN; partner, h2glenfern Patrick Johnston Mercia Sound (Coventry); Capital FM Sally Johnston A Week in Politics (BBC); On the Record (BBC);

BBC Newsnight Sandra Khadhouri Sky News; Euro News (France); CNN (London, Atlanta); Channel 4 News; producer, The Independent; media consultant, Iraq elections; election work, UN; media development, OSCE (Kosovo); communications advisor, British Embassy (Kabul) Ronit Knoble BBC Children’s Programmes; freelance (Israel); BBC World Service; BBC Radio 4; BBC Radio 5 Live; head of development, Red Spider Television; Ghetto Productions; freelance development producer, CBeebies, BBC; owner, Fantastic Films; director, Top TV Academy Natalie Maynes Corporate finance, BBC Belfast; freelance, BBC Belfast, BBC News; reporter, documentary producer, TV series producer, BBC Northern Ireland Rebecca Milligan Reporter, BBC Radio 4 Paul O’Keeffe Institutional investor; producer, BBC Business Unit; producer, current affairs producer, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live; partner/director, Thomas Tosh/ Boulder Group Sophie Raworth BBC Radio Manchester; BBC (Brussels); presenter, BBC News Lisa Sanders (née Jacob) Researcher, Watchdog, BBC; BBC children’s TV; freelance TV producer (Israel); producer, El Sash TV Productions; fiction writer Natalie Savona English National Radio (Bangkok); postgraduate student; nutritionist; author; TV presenter Pauline Smith Producer, Country Focus; producer, BBC Radio Wales Franca Tranza PR, Survival International; PR, Marie Stopes; press officer, British Medical Association Rachel Watson BBC Radio Sussex; BBC (Brussels); BBC Newsroom South East; Cambodia Daily News

1993

International Sandra Akhtar ABC News; freelance Hassan Arouni Presenter and producer, BBC World Service Stetson Babb Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation; Barbados Transport Board; marketing and corporate communications, Barbados Water Authority; senior vice president, Barbados Tourism Authority; director, SIB Consulting Dan Bindman Law Society Gazette; freelance Jorg Burger Reportage editor, Tempo (Germany); lifestyle and reportage, Leben; writer, Die Zeit Andreas Cremer Market News International; economics and

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politics, automotive correspondent, Bloomberg News Glynis Crook Freelance, Agence France Presse, EnviroNews, Deutsche Welle, Unesco, The Sunday Times, Radio France Internationale, Deutsche Welle; producer, The Midday Report, Primedia Trevor Cullen Author,Vatican Radio; press officer, Catholic Bishops’ Conference; Queensland University; head of journalism, Edith Cowan University (Perth) Stephan Finsterbusch Far East business correspondent, Franfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Chloe Fox Adelaide Advertiser; Unesco magazine; Elle Online (Paris); SOURCES Magazine; Unesco Paris; state member for Bright, minister for transport services, Parliament of South Australia Naglaa Ghali Business reporter Irena Gjuzelova Privatisation International; Associated Press; Bloomberg News Gilles Guillaume BBC World Service (France); Business FM; Reuters Catherine Guilyardi BBC World Service (France); freelance, BBC, Radio France International, MK2 Productions Jan Gunnar Sandnesposten (Norway); 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, Wirtschaftswoche Marian Hens El Mundo de Cordoba; senior broadcast journalist, BBC News Lukman Lyiola Concord Press; African Concord magazine; media consultant, Citigate Communications James Kanter The Cambodia Daily; journalism fellow, Yale Law School; Global Competition Review; FT Marketwatch EU reporter, Dow Jones; business reporter, International Herald Tribune (Paris) Miranda Korzy Australian Associated Press Solomon Kotane Industrial Forum for Electoral Education (Johannesburg); South African Communications Service Mette Kramer Freelance, Politiken; lecturer, University of Copenhagen Jette Kristiansen BBC; Reuters (Copenhagen); press officer, Carlsberg Alberto Letona Basque Television Jorn Madslien Reporter, Institutional Investor; reporter, Derivatives Week; reporter, European Business News, Dow Jones; freelance TV producer; reporter, video journalist, business features editor,

BBC News 24 Michelle Mason Assistant producer, archivist, CBC Washington; assistant art director, Disney; documentary filmmaker Zandile Mbele South African Press Association; corporate affairs general manager, Sentech; MBA student, Durham Business School Lucy Szablewska (née Smout) Darlington and Stockton Times; BBC North; BBC Radio Newcastle; freelance Olivier Thibault Basque country correspondent, Agence France Presse (London, Paris, Milan, Madrid) Alexandra Zavis News editor, Associated Press (Africa)

Newspaper Samina Baig Freelance writer, author and director Joanne Ball Freelance (South Africa) Sarita Bhatia Eastern Eye; news editor, Emmawards Anindya Bhattacharyya Waters Information Services Julie Cohen The Mail on Sunday Faith Collier Sky News; Associated Press TV; producer, BBC TV; producer, Pearson TV; media relations consultant, APCO Nancyella Daniel PC User; Microscope; Investors Chronicle; freelance Gareth Davies Chester Chronicle; Hampstead and Highgate Express; sub editor, Highbury & Islington Express; deputy chief sub editor, The Daily Telegraph Owen Dyer Freelance and columnist, British Medical Journal Jane Flanagan Oxford Mail; National News Agency; Daily Express; The Daily Telegraph; Southern Africa correspondent, The Sunday Telegraph (Johannesburg); editorial consultant, United Nations Development Programme Rachel Ford Sky News; BBC Manchester; Granada TV; associate producer, LWT Factual Faith Jennings BSkyB; head of international PR, Marketing and Trade show; Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems Matthew Lawton Western Daily Press; Daily Express; football writer, The Daily Telegraph; football correspondent, Daily Mail Edward Luce Speechwriter; Delhi correspondent, South East Asia correspondent, Financial Times Harriet Martin Freelance (Bosnia) Stephanie McKeown Oxford Mail Jojo Moyes The Independent; South China Morning Post; arts and media correspondent, The Independent; author James Munro Sports reporter, Sky News; sports correspondent, BBC Sara Naylor Evening News (Edinburgh); Daily Express; Press

Association; assistant news editor, The Scotsman; news editor, Daily Mirror; associate director, Geronimo Communications Claire Oldfield Financial correspondent, The Mail on Sunday; city news editor, Daily Mail; editor, City A.M.; deputy editor-in-chief, Metro; director, head of customer publishing, Wardour Publishing Michael Paterson Reporter, The Scotsman; reporter, The Mail on Sunday; assistant news editor, The Daily Telegraph; HR, Guardian Media Group Emma Peacock Brighter Pictures; Turner Broadcasting; BBC; Rapido; Dan Films; Langham Productions; Atlantic Productions; Chapter One; owner, Maitreya Meditation Centre Nicola Price Nottingham Evening Post; deputy news editor, Plymouth Herald; press officer, Scotland Yard Randeep Ramesh The Sunday Times; The Independent; city editor, feature writer, South Asia correspondent, social affairs editor, The Guardian Leslie Reid Coventry Evening Telegraph; political reporter, Hampstead and Highgate Express Gillian Smith Chester Chronicle;

Sunday Mirror Boris Starling Control Risks; novelist; screenwriter Nick Thorpe Author; freelance, The Sunday Times; The Daily Telegraph; The Guardian Nicholas Walker The Independent; PHASE Magazine Ken Wiwa The Guardian; Toronto Globe and Mail Gary Younge New York correspondent, feature writer, columnist, The Guardian; feature writer, The Observer

Periodical Gary Allden Dubai Magazine; Airtrade; PR, Wolff Olins; PR, Smith & Jones Communications; corporate communications director, Gillette; corporate director, corporate marketing director, Hewlett Packard Richard Arnold Freelance, Inside Soap, BBC Radio 5 Live, GMTV; DJ, Radio Liberty; freelance, TV Quick, TV Times, More!, Bauer Publishing; presenter, GMTV Susie Boone Vox; Top of The Pops; Tomorrow’s World; editor, BBC Parenting Magazine; editor,

Catherine Jones Job Health correspondent, Channel Five News Course Broadcast, 1994 What was your dream job when you were 10? I didn’t even begin to get career-minded until I went to university. I’d like to think that being responsive to a changing situation, rather than focused on a specific goal, is a virtue in a journalist. Why did you decide to be a journalist? Student politics got me fired up about big issues affecting people’s lives. Then I realised that drawing other people’s attention to these issues by writing about them gave me more satisfaction than organizing marches or making posters. So I ditched politics for journalism. Where’s the place to be this year and why? On Twitter and on websites like 38degrees, Edge.org or AlterNet. When big cultural or attitudinal shifts are underway, you can’t be left behind. Are journalists doomed? Not at all. There will always have to be someone sorting the important facts from the irrelevant ones. But don’t ask me to predict how journalism will be organised, funded, transmitted or digested in the future - that’s far too hard. VESELA GLADICHEVA

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Listings | 1993 - 1994 Practical Parenting; editorial director, Immediate Media Paola Buonadonna Freelance, The European Magazine; Europe reporter, The Politics Show, BBC; head of press, UK Information Office of the European Parliament Mark Campanile Halesowen Chronicle; Edinburgh Herald & Post; deputy chief sub editor, chief sub editor, Edinburgh Evening News Tamsin Constable PR, RSPCA; BBC Wildlife Magazine; WENN; editor, Glamour, BBC Wildlife, The Independent Jennifer Cook Freelance James Corrigan South Wales Echo; Independent on Sunday; associate sports editor, The Independent; sports writer, golf correspondent, The Independent on Sunday Kathryn Dale Sales Promotion magazine Deanna Delamotta Express Series; Derby Evening Telegraph; women’s editor, Shropshire Star; features editor, head of features, Manchester Evening News Sharmila Devi Rampeearee Agence France Presse; Agence France/Extel Financial; Bloomberg News (London); sub editor, Jerusalem correspondent, Financial Times Joelle Diderich Market News Service; Reuters (Madrid, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Paris); freelance, Associated Press; Art and Living Magazine; business news editor, Women’s Wear Daily

Philippa Gant Live TV; Dead Pan; Sky Sports; solicitor Victoria Harper Daily Express; The Mail on Sunday; Elle; features director, acting editor, deputy editor, Red; associate editor, Grazia Iqbal Hussain LSE; Two-Can Publishing;Young Telegraph Rael Martell Nursing Standard; Therapy Weekly; medical writer, Health News Agency; Frontline; freelance Deborah McLauchlan Manchester Evening News; vintage bookshop owner (New York) Mendora Ogbogbo Shop Equipment News; Retail Week; Roger Bolton Productions; parliamentary officer, Age Concern; director, Parliamentary Contacts; managing director, Parli-training Stephen Overell Morning Star; People Management; freelance, The Guardian, The Independent, Financial Times, Evening Standard; head of media, The Work Foundation Jonathan Paterson LBC Radio; World at One, BBC Radio 4; Up All Night, BBC Radio 5 Live; BBC News (Washington); senior broadcast journalist, BBC; senior producer, BBC Newsnight; assignment editor, deployments editor, world news gathering, BBC Debora Robertson Features editor, Homes & Ideas; food editor, food writer, Red; acting food editor, associate food editor, Waitrose Food Illustrated; food editor for Hugh

Victoria Stagg Elliott Job Senior reporter, American Medical News Course International, 1998 What’s the best thing about being a journalist? The constant sense of discovery and being there as history unfolds. What regrets, if any, do you have about your career choice? None. I kind of wish I knew more about computer program coding, but I’m learning. Your thoughts on the future of print publications? There is a future for print, but it’s not going to be anything like the past. Are journalists doomed? No. I became a journalist because I wanted to tell the stories that were not being told by people who didn’t have a voice. More people have voices in our new media world, but there will be always be demand for particularly good story-tellers and information-seekers. VESELA GLADICHEVA

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Fernley-Whittingstall; freelance food writer, Red Lina Saigol The Guardian; Sunday Business; mergers and acquisitions correspondent, Financial Times Daniel Sevitt Telex Monitor Elisabeth Shackleton Hong Kong correspondent, Asia bureau chief, Screen International Jonathan Sides Granada TV (sports); video producer, managing director, Paul Doherty International Lydia Slater Feature writer, Daily Mail; features editor, Sunday Express; The Daily Telegraph; features editor, Harpers & Queen; acting editor, Style, The Sunday Times; editor, ES Magazine; editor, Style, The Sunday Times; contributing editor, Evening Standard; columnist and editorat-large, Style, The Sunday Times; contributing editor, ES Magazine Kate Stewart British Medical Association;VIP relations manager, The Prostrate Cancer Charity Jason Solomons Daily Express; freelance, film critic, The Mail on Sunday; The Observer; BBC London 94.5FM; Heart FM; Channel 5; freelance, The Mail on Sunday, The Observer, BBC London 94.9 FM, LBC 97.3 FM Simon Stephens Design Week; Kick Off; Leisure Week; Sports Industry Simon Targett Times Higher Education; education correspondent, Financial Times; editor, FTfm; features editor, Financial Times; editor, Financial Times Online; assistant editor, Financial Times; associate editor, FT Reports Paul Twite Reporter, Leisure Week; editor, Leather Times; Asia and Pacific business and travel news, Hong Kong Now!; promotions and incentives, Conference & Incentive Travel; marketing manager, Netvoyager; managing director, eDesigns; publisher, Haymarket Kate Wardley Building Kate Williams Dressage magazine; Nursing Standard; British Medical Association News Review; press officer, British Medial Association; deputy health editor, The Sun; head of media and public affairs, The Prostate Cancer Charity

Broadcast Robert Ambrose BBC Radio Humberside; BBC TV (Leeds); training and editorial development manager, ENPS; Associated Press; media production senior consultant, Siemens IT Solutions & Services; media and entertainment industry director, Oracle Tanya Arnold Sports reporter, Look North, BBC Leeds Elizabeth Ayto Laverack West Country TV; GMTV; owner, NCI Management; managing director, Media Ambitions Public Relations

Sarah Boxhall BBC West; economics unit, Business Breakfast, Working Lunch, BBC Helene Bradley BBC Radio Berkshire; BBC Travel News; office secretary, BBC; BBC World Service; Apollo, BBC Vicky Candlin BBC Radio (Kent, South East); reporter and producer, BBC Patrick Collerton BBC Manchester; managing director, film maker, Yipp Films Thomas Fredericks BBC Radio Sussex & Surrey; BBC Southern Counties Radio; South TV; freelance media consultant; senior producer, BBC News Claire Gibson BBC Radio Suffolk; news editor, BBC Southern Counties Radio; regional network producer, BBC News Southern England; producer, BBC News Rachel Gravesen (née Curtis) BBC Radio Sussex & Surrey; presenter and editor, CNBC Nordic Rachel Hermer Freelance; arts and music researcher, director, BBC TV (Wales); editorial policy advisor, BBC; TV producer and director Lisa Hinton BBC Newsnight; The Digital Village Miranda Holt BBC Radio Scotland; World at One, BBC Radio 4; editor’s assistant, The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; assistant news editor, BBC Newsnight; assistant editor, Daily Politics, BBC News Christine Huff BBC Radio Sheffield Kate Linderholm Freelance, Asthma News, Mercia FM, BBC Radio Sheffield; district producer, BBC Doncaster and Rotherham; district producer and journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield Natalie Maynes Producer, BBC Northern Ireland Susannah Osborne Unknown Scott Solder Producer, reporter, LBC Radio; broadcast journalist, BBC News; assistant editor, BBC Radio 5 Live; breakfast programme editor, programme controller, LBC 97.3 FM; communications consultant, You Need This; editor, BBC Radio 5 Live Tiffani Spira (née Cave) BBC Radio Gloucestershire Christopher Whipp Reading and Cornwall Express; freelance Tracy Williams Beacon Radio

1994

International Paula Adamick Toronto Star; The Evening Standard; owner and managing editor, The Canada Post Furat Al Jamil University lecturer; information officer, UN Assistance Mission for Iraq; scriptwriter; filmmaker Roberta Almeida Unknown Rukhsana Aslam Staff

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correspondent, News International (Islamabad); media and diplomacy advisor, British High Commission (Islamabad); assistant professor, Fatima Jinnah University Alison Barber Western Morning News; sheep and wool editor, senior journalist, Stock & Land Shadrack Bulimo Managing director, consulting editor, Google Jayson Carcione Reuters (Mexico); sub editor, deputy night editor, The Irish Examiner Brian Carroll Deputy editor, The Irish Examiner; managing editor, Triple Line Consulting Kit-Yi Chan Public information officer, Legislative Council Hong Kong; student, Evangel Seminary (Hong Kong) Alejandra Conti International news editor, La Voz del Interior Hua Dai STV; IBS News (Shanghai); director, International Broadcasting Service; Shanghai Broadcasting Network (SBN); vice president, managing director, Walt Disney TV International (China) Lucia de Barros Unknown Claire Dowdy Reporter, news editor, features editor, Design Week; intelligence news editor, architecture news editor, freelance, Wallpaper Thomas Eckert Mexico correspondent, Radio Canada Elizabeth Elder Consolidated Communications Management; Nexus Public Relations; PR, Elder Catering and Hospitality Organisation; mother Carlotta Gall Stringer, Financial Times; The Economist (Russia and Central Asia); reporter, Moscow Times; Pakistan and Afghanistan correspondent, The New York Times Armelle Giraud Assurance Maladie (Lyon); Equilibre; Arbonne de Laurencin; freelance, webmaster, Grand Lyon Technopole Billy Giwa Focus magazine Claire Grant (née Clarke) Overseas publication editor, The Gleaner Company; reporter, The Gleaner/Sunday Gleaner (Jamaica); editor, The Star (Jamaica); marketing and sales manager, Television Jamaica Lucy Hawking Daily Mail; New York Magazine; novelist; freelance, Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, Radio 5 Live Ayesha Ikram Unknown Pav Jordan The News (Mexico); The New York Times; Bloomberg (Toronto); commodities correspondent, Reuters (Mexico, Central America, Chile) 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 (The Netherlands) Leiv Lie Freelance, Rogalands Avis; Stavanger correspondent, Dagbladet (Norway)

Anne Ligner Unknown Tosca Looby HTV (Bristol); freelance documentary maker; volunteer mediator (Sydney) Simonetta Nardin Reuters (Rome); editor, International Monetary Fund (Washington) Hiroshi Otabe Supervising photo editor, Associated Press (Tokyo) Katja Pantzar The European (Finland); Quill & Quire (Toronto); writer, Sanoma (Finland) Milica Pesic AIN Agency; Radio Free Europe; FJ project co-ordinator; consultant, European Centre for War; European consultant, Peace and the News Media; executive director, Diversity Media Institute Moyna Sen Basu Freelance, The Daily Telegraph (India) Malcolm Shearmur Swiss Radio International; reporter, bureau chief, Bloomberg (Zurich); investing reporter, Bloomberg (Geneva) Zeng Shuping Publishing office, International Department of Ministry and Labour; editor, Chinese Trade Union Yvette Sitten The Sunday Times; Television Corporation of Singapore; Media Corp TV; producer, Wayward Media Astri Sivertsen Microscope; news editor, Statoil ASA; web editor, Norwegian Polar Institute; freelance Santhra Somanath Freelance Mineko Takiguchi Lecturer Pemra Ulkumen Unknown Sandra Wolf Wolf Media Lounge Yuan Zhang Radio Beijing; Centre of Communication Research, University of Surrey

Sarah Ebner Trainee, Daily Express; feature writer, Daily Mail; researcher, producer, BBC Newsnight; features correspondent, Press Association; editor, digital editor, The School Gate, Times Online Jeremy Ettinghausen Audio and ebook publisher, Penguin Sian Evans Metro; freelance Julia Gallagher New Statesman; New Times; freelance, Fabian Society; London Correspondents’ Service, Foreign Office Stephen Gee Eastern Counties Newspapers; Mentorn Barraclough Carey (Los Angeles); Senior Producer, GMTV (Los Angeles) Victoria Graham Police Review; Upfront and Business; Screen International; Broadcast; Mizz; sub editor, The Daily Telegraph; sub editor, The Guardian; news presenter, BBC South West Sebastian Hamilton The Sunday Times; Scotland on Sunday; Sunday Business; news editor, The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday; deputy news editor, The Sunday Telegraph; news editor, The Mail on Sunday; Irish Times Paul Harris Reuters; Associated Press (Cape Town); The Daily Telegraph (Nairobi); reporter, news correspondent, US correspondent, The Observer Allister Harry The Voice; New Nation; TV editor, feature writer; freelance, New Nation Annabel Hobley BBC TV; RDF TV; documentary producer, BBC; series producer, Rare Day Films Luke Jacobson ITN training; news editor, Channel 4 Jenny Johnston Liverpool Post and Echo; features, Daily Mirror; senior Newspaper writer, Daily Mail Thea Jourdan The Scotsman; Anjana Ahuja Crewe Chronicle; freelance, The Daily Telegraph, feature writer, science columnist, T2 The Economist, Harpers & Queen, Kausar Butt The Journal The Sunday Times Magazine, The (Newcastle); freelance researcher, Scotsman, Daily Mail; managing Channel 4; Children’s Express Charity; director, The Jourdan Agency mother Daniel Kelly London Weekend Thomas Chesshyre Freelance, Television; presenter, senior producer, Cambridge Evening News, The Times, BBC Ten O’Clock News; day editor, The Independent, Sporting Life, Sky BBC Six O’Clock News Sports, Daily Express, Condé Nast Ian King The Daily Telegraph; Traveller; travel news editor, The The Guardian; The Mail on Sunday; Times business editor, The Sun; deputy Glenda Cooper Feature writer, business editor, The Times; business Daily Mail; news reporter, health and city editor, News International correspondent, BBC News 24; deputy Victor Kremer Freelance; editor, News Review, The Sunday Bonds Week (New York); bureau Times; deputy features editor, Evening chief, Institutional Investor; Standard; consulting editor (features), kibbutzreloaded.com The Daily Telegraph Caspar Llewellyn-Smith Assistant Warren Deutrom Freelance arts editor, The Daily Telegraph; editor, (Australia); Keith Prowse; project Observer Music Monthly manager, 1999 Cricket World James Moore Eastern Daily Press; Cup; events manager, England and Money Marketing; city desk, The Wales Cricket Board; cricket events Times; city desk, finance service manager, ICC Development; head of editor, The Daily Telegraph events, International Cricket Council Alasdair Murray The Mail Alex Dick-Read Freelance, Reuters on Sunday; The Times; director, and Associated Press (Caribbean); Conterforum; deputy director, editor, The Surfer’s Path economics and social policy director,

Centre for European Reform Danny Penman The Independent; freelance, Sunday Express, The Mail on Sunday Samantha Roberts Metro; Stafford Chronicle Sarah Shannon Private Eye; Evening Standard; Daily Express Christine Smith Money Marketing; senior news reporter, Broadcast; TV showbiz writer, Daily Mirror; The Sun; features, Daily Mirror; freelance celebrity interviewer Enver Solomon Producer, south east Asia correspondent, BBC World Service; reporter, senior producer, The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4; press and policy manager, Prison Reform Trust Rupert Steiner The Sunday Times; The Sunday Express; The Business; chief city correspondent, Daily Mail Clare Sumner Private secretary to Jack Straw, Home Office; private secretary to Tony Blair; performance and communications director, Her Majesty’s Court Service

Periodical Jane Barber Computing; Network News; Economist Group, CFO Europe; marketing, University of Northern Arizona Nicholas Barber Freelance, The Guardian, The Scotsman, The Independent, Esquire, Independent on Sunday; comedy writer, BBC; freelance Alison Baycock Business Opportunity World; Retail Newsagent; senior writer, The Inside Page; director, Alison Baycock Communications; consultant Katharine Braham Warfdale and Airedale Observer Frances Brierley You; mother; Pravda Advertising; freelance Elaine Carlton Assistant producer, Tonight with Trevor McDonald; London Weekend Television; Times Educational Supplement; news, city desk, Evening Standard; producer, Tonight with Trevor McDonald; freelance development producer Jeremy Case NME; Walthamstow Guardian & Gazette; Sky; Ministry; More!; Icons football website; author; assistant editor, Elle Girl; freelance sports sub editor, Sunday Mirror; deputy editor, editor, Wallpaper City Guides Matthew Coppock Walthamstow Guardian & Gazette; production editor, Sky; production editor, More!; chief sub editor, OK! Andrew Duck Camden New Journal; Top of the Pops; XL for Men; Ministry; Esquire; The Face; freelance, Big Issue, The Observer, Time Europe, Grand Designs; Emap Elan; communications officer, Active Sussex Celia Duncan Freelance, The Face, Arena; Screen International; Company; CosmoGirl!; acting associate editor,

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Listings | 1994 - 1995 Vogue; deputy editor, The Times magazine Jonathan Evans Classic and Sports Car; Autocar; Racing Line; Stuff; deputy editor, What Hi-Fi?; editor, Jaguar; automative group editor, Haymarket Network; managing editor, What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Tania Hershman Jerusalem Post; Tornado Insider; The Daily Telegraph; Business 2.0; Upside; BYTE; Wired; associate editor, Israel.internet.com; Israel Hi-Tech Investor; freelance technology correspondent, Wired; Israel news correspondent; MA, creative writing; freelance, MIT Technology Review, Business 2.0, Jerusalem report; Israel 2/c.com; novelist; writer in residence, Bristol University Jeremy Hunt Property Week; chief property writer, deputy features editor, Sunday Business; business profile writer, Sunday Express; writer, The Times Adeline Iziren Retail Jeweller; The Voice; freelance, The Guardian, Daily Mirror, CNN, Teletext, Evening Standard, Daily Mail; managing editor, Nang!; Rise, The Guardian; columnist, Candis; Financial Mail on Sunday; managing director, SmartGrads Isobel Jacobs Everywoman; Daily Mail; Green Guide to London; shopping editor, fashion editor, Metro; editor, Hot Style and Metro focus Andrew Johnson Inside Housing; freelance, The Independent on Sunday; deputy editor, Camden New Journal Gemma Mitchell (née Heggs) Everywoman; Direct Marketing Agency; graphic design student; freelance, Daily Mail, Big Issue; graphic designer, SS&K (New York) Zoe Moore Beme.com; Homes and Ideas; Daily Express; The Times; FHM Collections; mother Samantha Oakley (née Clark) Daily Express; The Sun; Royal Academic of Art; freelance, Today, She, Cosmopolitan; exhibition organiser, Hermitage Development Trust; freelance exhibition organizer David Parsley Property Week; The Mail on Sunday; business desk, The Sunday Times; business editor, Sunday Express; editor, City AM; founder, chief executive, Parsleymedia Morag Preston The Times; Daily Express; The Independent; Cosmopolitan; US correspondent, The Times; freelance (US) Nicholas Rushworth Agence France Presse (Paris); Euronews TV; freelance (Paris) Lorna Russell Everywoman; Sibyl; Time Out; The Guardian; Channel 4; freelance, The Face; assistant editor, deputy editor, Big Issue; MA in social work, University of Sussex; mental health social worker Emily Shamma Drapers; retail analyst, equity analyst, West LB Panmure; student, London Business School; head of local sourcing,

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director of non-food planning, Tesco Joshua Sims Menswear; Shoe and Leather News; Financial Times; freelance, Arena, The Face, The Guardian, Financial Times, Independent on Sunday, The Observer, Sunday Business, i-D, Esquire Vanessa St Clair Freelance, The Face, ES Magazine; web journalist, British Airways; freelance, Tatler, The Guardian, Red, Thelondonpaper; author Nicki Symington Independent on Sunday; sub editor,You & Your Wedding; House and Garden; Harpers & Queen; chief sub editor, Tatler Special Project; WFI; commissioning editor, Food and Drink; associate food and travel editor, The Daily Telegraph; freelance, The Observer, The Telegraph, Condé Nast Traveller Marshall Thomas British Society for Disabled Sports; Challenge Magazine; freelance, Sport First, Dressage magazine; British Tennis Foundation; freelance PR consultant and journalist, British Tennis Foundation, The International Tennis Federation Alex Wijeratna Femail, Daily Mail; The Times; food rights campaign coordinator, senior campaigner, Action Aid Sharon Wilkinson (née Speller) The Bike Magazine; Cycling Today; organiser, Labour Party Havering and Redbridge; antique shop and pizzeria owner Sarah Woodhead Fashion Weekly; Drapers; Menswear; channel editor, beme.com; editor-in-chief, iCircle. com; head of content, Wanadoo; consultant creative director, Digital Media Marianne Young (née Darch) The Times; Fairplay Shipping International (Singapore, London); diplomat; news department, head of African great lakes section, head of East Africa section, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; head of external political section, British High Commission Pretoria

Broadcast Victoria Breakwell Senior journalist, Severn Sound; senior journalist, news editor, morning crew presenter, community manager, GWR FM, Bristol; deputy programme controller, head of news, Severn Sound; deputy programme controller, news editor, Wyvern FM; deputy head of news, Orion Media Susan Cain BBC Radio Leeds; BBC Look North Tanya Cohen Freelance, Zenith, NBC News, World of Wonders, Anglia TV; freelance producer, Juniper TV; freelance series producer Simon Coss European Voice; The Economist; freelance (Paris) Lisa Costello Reporter, producer, LBC; broadcast journalist, BBC Three

Counties (Belfast); senior reporter, General News Service; London correspondent, BBC Northern Ireland Elizabeth Davis Essex Radio; news reporter, Metro;Virgin Radio; broadcaster, Traffic Link Joanne Episcopo BBC World Service; correspondent, BBC Madrid; BBC World Service (Spain); World Update, BBC Louise Evans BBC Radio Southern Counties; freelance, National Radio; press officer, Shelter; media relations manager, British Airways Catherine Gluckstein Reuters Television; management trainee, Reuters; MBA; Barnes & Noble (New York); media management consultant Susan Haley BBC Radio Jersey Trevor Hodder Reuters Adam Holmes Journalist, producer, breakfast show, BBC Radio York Catherine Jones Mix 96 FM (Aylesbury); NewsDirect FM (London); IRN; ITN; reporter, correspondent, Channel Five News Wendy Jones Freelance, Southern FM; RSPCA; Meridian Broadcasting; tennis coach; mother; researcher Joanne Littlehales Severn Sound Sharon Mascall-Dare (née Mascall) BBC Radio 5 Live; Euro News; stringer, BBC; columnist, reporter (Melbourne); lecturer, University of South Australia, columnist, On The Record; BBC One Here & Now; BBC Radio Five Live Jeremy Monblat Researcher, assistant editor, editor, Public Eye; The Money Programme; BBC Panorama; BBC Four launch; producer, BBC Lisa O’Sullivan IRN; Classic FM; freelance, TalkSport,Virgin Radio, BBC London, Sky News Rachel Ward Assistant Producer, A Week in Politics; political producer, Channel 4 News; political correspondent, Sky News; correspondent, GMTV

1995

International Christina Armondi Unknown Maria Armondi Unknown Sebnem Arsu Producer, APTV; online news editor, Reuters News Television; reporter, New York Times (Turkey) Oliver August The Times (London, Beijing, New York) Maxim Avdevich Moscow Times Sandrine Bates-Blanc Central Press; Discovery Channel; teacher Olga Betko Ranok Magazine; producer, BBC World Service (Ukraine); freelance broadcaster / media trainer/voice-over artist Maria Benevides Head of communications, British Embassy (Brazil) Henriette Borch Saatchi & Saatchi;

corporate communications manager, Cisco Systems Kenneth Borgenholt Freelance (Denmark); reporter, TV2Denmark; reporter, Ritzau; reporter, editor, Danish Broadcasting Corportation Yevgenia Borisova St Petersburg Times; staff writer, Moscow Times Jayson Carcione Thomson Reuters; acting night editor, The Irish Examiner Brian Carroll BBC; managing director, Triple Line Consulting Maria Cardournie Unknown Maria Conti La Nacin Sa Ana Cordeiro London correspondent, Publico; reporter, Radio France International (this info is not on the spreadsheet) Suzette Ebanks Cayman Broadcasting Anna Evangeli Account executive, Adventis Financial PR; senior associate, Capital Link Emmanuel Georges-Picot French navy magazine; political correspondent, chief of political services, Associated Press (Paris) Christiane Groner Unknown Kelly Hawke-Baxter Executive director, The Natural Step Kate Heathman Senior journalism lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University; owner, Kate Heathman Media Consultancy Virginia Hristu UNICEF (Romania); Piata Financiara (Bucharest); MBA student; product marketing, Siveco; trade publicity officer, British Embassy (Bucharest) Chia-yun Hsu Unknown Pav Jordan Reuters Chile James Kanter business reporter, International Herald Tribune; Cambodia Daily Michelle Knapp Harries PR and publishing; FSW Group; The Writing Group; communications manager, Calgary United Way; senior media advisor, relation and communication strategy manager, Petro Canada Maryke Kolk Freelance (Amsterdam); editor-in-chief, Flair magazine (Holland) Jette Kristiansen Unicorn Jonas Lindgren Unknown Dominique Le Roux (née McClarty) Editor, Out There; editor, Diversity; publishing manager, Travel and Tourism, Struik Publishers; business manager, Capture Life Zita Lichtenberg Duluth NewsTribune; Japanese TV; external affairs associate, strategic communications officer, World Bank Alexandra Lin Schraff Group; Writing coach and English teacher Jonas Lindgren Freelance (Brussels) Victoria Llosa Intake editor, Associated Press Television News Mary Longmore Reporter, Napier Telegraph; reporter, Evening Post (New Zealand); sub editor, The Nation (Bangkok); Asia-Pacific desk editor, Associated Press (Bangkok); freelance (New Zealand, Australia)

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Laura Lui UPI (Zagreb); Reuters; mother; freelance translator, European Parliament Serguei Lukianov Editor, Reuters TV (Moscow); Moscow Times; producer, BBC World Service (Russia); Petroleum Argus Laetitia Mailhes Freelance (San Francisco); San Francisco correspondent, Financial Times; US correspondent, Les Echos Fazal Malik Unknown Karine Mayer TV producer Globo International (Brazil); freelance TV producer, Sky News, Reuters TV, Globo International; foreign desk news editor, Sky News Dominique McClarty Capture Life; Moonshine Media Marina Michalopoulou Planet FM; Vradini Daily; Ethnos Daily; foreign news desk, NET (Greece); chief editor, Adesmeftos Typos Daily Kayoko Miyamoto Unknown Natanya Mulholland Foreign correspondent, The Sunday Times (Johannesburg); Times Media Limited; Cape Talk; deputy editor, Fairlady; publisher, Jonathan Ball Illustrated Books/Sunbird Publishers; freelance Samuel Obbo New Vision (Kampala); chief news editor, WBS Television; news editor, The Voice; directory editor, Independent Media; copy editor, deputy editor, The Sunday Monitor; editor, director, media consultant, Alpha Media; Institute of Corporate Governance Hiroshi Otabe Associated Press (Tokyo) Joakim Palmkvist Sports reporter, sub editor, reporter, Barometern; reporter, Sydsvenska Dagbladet Enzo Pelosi Unknown Dorien Pels Local radio (Amsterdam); news reporter, Trouw (Holland) Sigrun Rottmann Associated Press (Frankfurt); Latin American correspondent, Frankfurter Rundschau; freelance journalist and consultant, ActionAid; broadcast journalist, BBC World Service and Current Affairs Inger-Johanne Saeterdal Freelance translator and editor in English, Swedish and Danish Despina Taxiarchi Sales manager, Real Consulting George Terzis Aristotle University Basis Advertising Elizabeth Thomas-Raynaud Freelance,Van City Public Affairs; communications manager, British Columbia Medical Association; policy manager, International Chamber of Commerce (Paris) Karijn Van den Bossche New media consultant, Bartels Verdonk Impuls/BBDO Amstelveen (Netherlands); account manager, Explainer DC; senior account manager, Bone Advertising; senior project manager, Proximity Pekka Vanttinen Nordicum;

freelance, Metro, Helsinki Happens, The Daily Telegraph,Visio, Nokia, Image, Anna, Bisnes.fi, Northern Enterprise, Theatre; contributing editor; Image Publishing, Helsinki Happens; contributer, A4 Media John Walenga Indigenous People’s Business Council Andrew Webb-Vidal Plymouth Evening Herald; Bloomberg News; Latin America correspondent, Financial Times, Jane’s Intelligence Review; Columbia correspondant, Financial Times

Newspaper John Aglionby Jakarta Post; South East Asia correspondent, The Guardian; Indonesia correspondent, Financial Times Decca Aitkenhead Features writer, The Independent; The Guardian; author; columnist, The Guardian, Evening Standard; freelance, The Observer, The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph; interviewer, The Guardian Lucy Bannell Daily Express; Daily Mail; features editor, Glamour; deputy consumer features editor, deputy food and interior editor, The Sunday Telegraph; freelance project editor Elizabeth Baxter (née Searle) Communications manager, Natwest Bank; head of internal communications, Willis Corroon; consultant, Synopsis Peter Bennett European Chemical News; content director, World Broker (New York); equity research editor, Credit Suisse First Boston; product marketing, CSFB; head of European merchandising, Goldman Sachs Zoe Brennan Daily Express; Press Association; lobby reporter, The Sunday Times; media consultancy; columnist, The Sunday Times Dominic Casciani Grimsby Evening Telegraph; BBC Westminster; senior reporter, producer, community and social affairs correspondent, BBC News Online; home affairs correspondent, BBC News Adrian Dalingwater Researcher, Stateside News (Washington DC); reporter, Western Mail (Cardiff); BBC Online; sub editor, sharecast.com; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Sophia Ewen Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Humberside Carlos Grande Deputy editor, New Media Markets; reporter, Western Morning News (Plymouth); editor, Creative Business; senior companies correspondent, marketing correspondent, Financial Times James Harding Financial Times (Shanghai); media correspondent, Financial Times (London); Washington bureau chief, Financial Times; editor, The Times Emma Hartley Western Morning News; sub editor, The Times; author, associate editor, Telegraph; inventor,

Andrew Bailey Job Head of news and breakfast news presenter, Absolute Radio Course Broadcast, 1999 What’s your dream interview? I suspect legendary former CNN host Larry King would have an amazing array of anecdotes to tell. Getting a one-to-one with Prince Harry would be an experience - I would offer beer and take it from there. I’d also like to sit down with Star Wars director George Lucas and ask him what the hell was going through his mind when he created the character Jar Jar Binks. Where’s the best place to be this year? Right here in London. Whether you agree with the funding of the Olympics or the Diamond Jubilee, London is the place to be during 2012. There will be celebrations, tantrums, sport, music and flag waving – plus a potentially massive logistical nightmare for our capital city - we won’t be short of stories to tell. VESELA GLADICHEVA

24hourlondon.co.uk Liam Heagney Sports editor, The Roscommon Herald; deputy sports editor, Irish Mail on Sunday Rebecca Hopkins Hull Daily Mail; Anglia TV; BBC Look North; producer, freelance, BBC Breakfast News Mark Jagasia Evening Standard; show-business editor, Daily Express; screenwriter Adam Jones The Sunday Times; consumer industries correspondent, Financial Times; Financial Times (Paris) Victor Kremer Bond’s Week (New York); kibbutzreloaded.com Leyla Linton The Times; European Voice; The Express (Brussels); assistant foreign editor, Americas desk editor, The Independent; Associated Press (New York) Angharad Lynn (née ap Gwilym) Daily Express; freelance, Daily Express, The Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Prima Baby, Junior, She; solicitor, Buss Murton Law LLP Rifat Malik East; freelance, Eastern Eye; Ministry Magazine John Maslen Welwyn Hatfield Times; Hertfordshire Mercury; deputy editor, editor, supplement manager, and event manager, Fleet News Jenny McCartney Prospect; columnist and film critic, The Sunday Telegraph Barry Mcllheney Chief executive, Periodical Publishers Association Geraldine Murray Scotland on Sunday; The Scotsman; The Sunday Times (Scotland) Daniel Norris Senior payments officer, welfare rights officer, Camden Council

Megan Nurse Assistant director, Greater Manchester Police; head of policy, Tameside Metropolitan Council Kathleen Nutt Western Daily Press; Edinburgh Evening News; Glasgow Herald Leala Padmanabhan Researcher for David Blunkett; political researcher, Anglia/Meridian TV; political producer; BBC World Service, BBC World television; senior producer, BBC Political Programmes Philip Pank Agence France Presse (London); freelance, foreign night editor, assistant foreign editor, The Times Geraint Price Night news editor, The Mail on Sunday; publisher Simon Quicke Deputy editor and feature editor, editor, Microscope Timothy Reid The Sunday Telegraph; The Sunday Times; news reporter, correspondent, The Times (Washington) Julie Stewart Edit UK John Weaver Sunday Mercury; Birmingham Post and Mail; senior writer, Bucks Free Press; senior writer, news editor, BMA News Review; desk editor, Asia deputy sports editor, Agence France Presse Matt Wells Edinburgh Evening News; The Scotsman;US blogs an networks editor, The Guardian

Periodical Katie Agnew 19; B Magazine; freelance, Options; commissioning editor, features editor, Marie Claire; novelist

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Listings | 1995 - 1996 Philip Baty Printing World; Print Week; chief reporter, The Times; deputy news, investigations editor, deputy editor, Times Higher Education Supplement Michael Broad Property Week; NGO Finance; deputy editor, Personnel Today; editor, Hospital Doctor; group editor, Community Care Matthew Brown Deputy editor, The Canmaker; English language editor, St. Petersburg Times Mark Cantrell World Textile Publications; The Internet Review of Film; PR, Bradford Against Injustice; novelist; PR, Pristley Centre for Arts; LMI Publishers; journalist, Excel Publishing Sarah Caplan Medical Information Systems Anne Cuthbertson Planning Week; Bangkok Post; The Sunday Times Magazine; property editor, home and living editor, The Sunday Telegraph Lucy Davies Press Association; Radio Times; BBC Good Homes; senior sub editor, Marie Claire; contributing editor, Flavorpill Productions; features writer, Bambino Goodies Johnny Davis Assistant editor, editor, The Face; freelance, The Times Magazine, The Sunday Times, Independent on Sunday Magazine; contributing editor, Elle and Q Magazine; brand consultant Tamsin Douglas Miller Macmillan Publishers; editor, HarperCollins; freelance; Friends Office; Royal College of Music Bridget Dray Shop Equipment News; Planned Savings; International Freighting Weekly; production editor, Plastics & Rubber Weekly; teacher Edward Eadon-Simpkins Belgravia Estates Gazette; reporter, The Sunday Telegraph; associate partner, Finsbury Financial PR Lucy Farndon Knight Ridder Agency; Dow Jones Energy Service; Dow Jones Company News; business reporter, chief city correspondent, deputy city editor, Daily Mail Alice Fisher Esquire; Scene; senior editor, The Face; commissioning editor,Vogue; author; freelance, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Observer; deputy editor, Carlos magazine; style correspondent, The Observer magazine Kerry Fisher Feature writer, Essentials; author; presenter, Granada TV; freelance, Essentials, Family Circle, Bella and Junior Alexander Griffiths DJ magazine; deputy music editor, burnitblue.com; paralegal, Clifford Chance; senior documentation analyst, Goldman Sachs Jessica Hodgson PC World; PC Dealer; Televisual Magazine; Design Week; Press Gazette; Media Guardian; media correspondent, Evening Standard; freelance, The Guardian,

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The Independent; Sunday Business; UK media companies reporter, Dow Jones Ellie Hughes Girl About Town; freelance, OK, Chat, Company; Hendon Times; Heat; chief sub editor, Cosmo Girl; consumer editor, Mother and Baby Adelin Iziven Managing director, SmartGrad; director, Rise Media Lee Kynaston Freelance writer, editor Susan Mansfield (née Lumsden) Big Issue; lifestyle editor, Press and Journal; features writer, The Scotsman Heather Martin Business Voice; London Business; In Business; Business Issues; sub editor, reporter, managing editor, Kemps Publishing Alex Mayhew-Smith Reader’s Digest; Fire Prevention; news editor, Reed Business Publishing; news editor, Electronics Weekly; freelance David McComb Television Buyer; Nintendo Magazine System; freelance, Videogames Magazines, Bizarre Magazine, Smash Hits; editor, Bizarre James Mclean CD Online; Business Day (Bangkok); Reuters; news editor, deputy city editor, Evening Standard Patrick Neate CD Online; Toifund; freelance; author Alexis Petridis Mixmag; Select; Evening Standard; head rock critic, the Guardian; music editor, GQ; head of rock and pop, The Guardian Catriona Richardson Pulse; features and finance editor, GP; deputy editor, Medeconomics; communications manager, Medical Protection Society; communications manager, St Thomas Hospital; external relations head, NHS Helen Sage The Lawyer; Marketing Week; Broadcast; Sky TV; BBC Science Documentaries; producer and director, BBC Documentaries Ursula Seymour (née Biggs) Interior; PC User; Information Week; reviews editor, PC Advisor; managing editor, PC Advisor; freelance Catriona Smith Everywoman; The List; freelance Christopher Taylor Head of media relations, IPC Media Stephanie Testaferrata Moroni Viani (née Apap Bologna) Reporter, Institutional Investor; editor, International Money Marketing; freelance, International Herald Tribune; freelance Sian Tichar Freelance, BBC World Service, BBC London Live; law student; lawyer, Rouse and Co; solicitor; editor, Boutique (Dubai); editorial director, ABCD Publishing and Communications

Broadcast Jack Baine Freelance; BBC Radio Leicester; news writer, BBC Radio; reporter and producer, senior news broadcaster, US reporter, Radio 1

Newsbeat Nina Bhagwat Kilroy; IPC; freelance producer and director; training manager, Think Bigger Sarah Brooks Producer, director, BBC Bristol; producer, Maverick Television; programme maker, Ideal World; series producer, RDF Media; series producer, Ricochet; series producer, Fever Media Sinead Casey Unknown Matthew Cornell Candidate assistant, Labour Party Tim Durrans BBC Radio Solent; sports editor, BBC Southern Counties Radio Conrad Evans BBC Radio Cornwall; BBC TV (Plymouth); BBC News 24; Nokia Alison Gee Freelance, GWR, BBC Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol; BBC Radio Gloucestershire; senior broadcast journalist, business programmes, BBC World Service Howard Gossington FT Radio; actor; writer, Direct Gov website; voiceover artist; Middle East desk editor, Agence France Presse; website content editor, Direct Gov Paul Hagger Premier Radio; BBC Radio Derby; Radio Coventry; BBC Radio Warwickshire; BBC Business Unit; BBC World Service; Deutsche Welle Radio (Germany); BBC Radio General News Service; Defra Press Office; Freelance Premier Radio Henrietta Harrison Freelance; producer, reporter, BBC Radio Michael Hollingdale Freelance; Swiss Radio International; UN Joanna Kelly Euronews; Babel TV (Lyon); production journalist Adam Livingstone BBC TV (Bristol); senior broadcast journalist, BBC Newsnight Rebecca Lovell BBC Radio (Cambridge); World Service Television; BBC Newsround; BBC Firstsight; reporter, assistant producer, Liquid News, BBC Three Elizabeth McCabe Assistant news editor, Sky Sports Harriet Saxton RDF TV; Reuters TV; freelance; researcher Samantha Simmonds Freelance; BBC News 24; reporter, BBC Breakfast; BBC London Alastair Wanklyn Freelance; bureau chief, Feature Story News Paul Wilson Unknown Sarah Wood Reuters TV; MSN Entertainment (USA)

1996

International Alfonso Abagnale Freelance; business and financial news reporter, ANSA news agency Sujata Assomull Columnist, The Indian Express; Mid-day.com; freelance Daniel Bellamy Wall Street Journal; APTV News; freelance (Reuters

African Journal); editor, India Today Lars Bevanger BBC Radio 5 Live; senior producer and editor, BBC World Service; senior broadcast journalist, BBC News; freelance, BBC News, The Independent, NRK Arian Braha European Community Monitor Mission (Tirana) Henriette Borch Corporate communications manager, Cisco Systems Nadia Damouni Financial reporter, dealReporter Luigi del Prete Member of regional parliament Pierre-Henri Deshayes Press department, French Embassy; teacher (Oslo); Norway correspondent, Agence France Presse Paulo Dias Freelance; assistant editor, O Estado de Sao Paulo; Reuters; MBA, Imperial College Kyra Dupont Cambodia Today; Redhead Productions (Los Angeles); Reuters TV (Geneva, Paris) Monika Evans Unknown Lisbert Fagerberg TV Denmark Faridul Farinordin New Straits Times Alexander Fenby NBC (Hong Kong and Singapore) Paulos Gebremariam Haddas Eritrea; head of radio, Ministry of Information (Eritrea) Ana Gerschenson Clarin (Buenos Aires) Jakob Hoyer Det Fri Aktuelt; head of culture, Jyllands Posten; head of press, Danish minister of culture; culture editor, Berlingske Tidende David Jones CBC (Toronto); editor, CBC Radio; associate producer; developer and producer, AP CBC Radio (Vancouver) Jorge Luna Judge (Paraguay, Asuncion); program director, Mediation Program, INECIP; lawyer Nancy Maksud Press officer, communications manager, Amref; communications consultant Nabeela Malik Truesoft (Lahore); content editor, Century Technologies; concept writer, R. Lintas; content editor, Pakfree; associate creative director, Channel 7 Valentin Nuham Piata Financiara (Bucharest); MA, McGill University (Montreal); Goodrich Capital Canada; financial analyst Hilde Nyman Naeringslivets Ukeavis; digi.no; Dagens Naringsliv; Mintra as; scriptwriter; deputy editor, Magazine Kampanje Volodymyr Oleyko Lecturer, Ukrainian Institute of Great Britain Tsemaye Opubor Marketing manager; Snowcrash (Sweden) Eric Pape Cambodia Daily; Phnom Penh Post; freelance, LA Times, Elle, Los Angeles magazine, Marie Claire; Newsweek; Spin; independent international journalist Ruta Pels Foreign editor, ETA Interactive; Weekly Den za dnjom/ President; People to People (PTP);

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freelance Francisco Penayo Unknown Alexandra Pizot Alliance Atlantis; Splendid Television (New York); marketing; Classic Media Anne Putz Bloomberg News; spokeswoman, corporate PR, Adidas Benjamin Quenelle Freelance; London correspondent, Le Soir (Belgium); La Croix (France) Georg Ransmayr TV political journalist, ORF-TV Vienna Knut Rorbakken Hill & Knowlton; manager, Nordea Bank Norde Asa Celia Sankar Associate editor, Trinidad Express; The Globe and Mail; The Vancouver Sun; college teacher, White Mountain Academy of the Arts (Ontario); executive director, DiversityCanada Foundation Inger Sethov Associated Press; Dow Jones (Oslo); Reuters (Oslo) Ee-Waun Sim Equitites editor, Dow Jones; consultant, Ogilvy PR; editor, Stir; consultant, Jade Communications; Appetite Magazine Kittipong Soonprasert Bloomberg (Bangkok); Bangkok correspondent, project manager, BBC World Service Mando Stavridou Freelance (Cyprus); PR & marketing, Phileletheros Kristin Sunde Press officer, Amnesty International Hege Talsnes Customer consultant, Netcom; copywriter, Cicigonon Advertising Agency; PR manager, Nord-Trondelag Theatre; information officer, Norwegian Radio Station Protection Authority; information advisor, Directorate for Nature Management Tijen Tanyel Unknown Haralambos Tsirimonakis Super Sport Channel (Athens); died 2003 Karine Vandenhove Freelance Marianne vanden Zaag Unknown Mariya Zhuk European Media Institute (Ukraine); Credit Agricole CIB (Ukraine) Diana Zileri Freelance; BBC World Service (Latin America)

Newspaper Martin Anderson Newcastle Evening Chronicle; Irish News; BBC; freelance Muniya Barua Liverpool Post; London News Network; CNN; media officer, Royal College of Nursing Melanie Bien The European; Sporting Life; personal finance editor, Independent on Sunday; press officer, head of media relations, Savills Private Finance Christopher Bunting Halifax Evening Courier; freelance, The Independent, Times Educational Supplement, Times Higher Education Supplement Fiona Callister Liverpool Post; news editor, deputy editor, The Lawyer; press officer, senior media officer,

head of media, CAFOD Suzanna Chambers Cambridge Evening News; Press Association; Evening Standard; Daily Express; Mail on Sunday; features writer and reporter, News of the World; freelance (France) Kate Connolly Prague News; the Guardian (Prague); Germany correspondent, Berlin correspondent, The Daily Telegraph; Germany correspondent, The Guardian, The Observer Zoe Dare Hall Daily Express; arts editor, Sunday Express; freelance Anthony Dovkants Press Association; bureau chief, Dow Jones (Brazil) Susan Emmett Bloomberg TV; Weekend Money; The Times Business, Elle; deputy property editor, The Times; freelance Jack Enright BBC; BBC Radio Cornwall; BBC News (Belfast); BBC Current Affairs (Manchester); assistant producer, BBC Panorama Henry Fitzherbert Daily Express; film critic and gossip columnist, Sunday Express Peter Foster The Times; news feature writer, South Asia correspondent, The Daily Telegraph David Garfinkel Daily Mirror; The Sun; editor, managing editor, London Jewish News Amelia Gentleman Press Association; The Guardian (Moscow); deputy foreign editor, Paris correspondent, The Guardian; India correspondent, International Herald Tribune; The Guardian Graham Harvey Freelance; Cambridge Evening News; Hounslow Chronicle; sub editor, Evening Standard Joanna Hill (née Snicker) Le Shuttle Magazine; Derby Evening Telegraph; assistant news editor, deputy news editor, Nottingham Evening Post Andrew Holt Institutional Investor; PR Week; Portfolio International; New Hampshire Publishing; MSM International Sri Jegarajah East; Dow Jones; Bloomberg; CNBC Asia TV; Associated Press, Dow Jones (Singapore) Stephen Lyle Channel 4; BBC Sport, Grandstand; producer, BBC sport Maurice Mcleod The Voice; freelance, The Independent, Daily Express; director, Snow Media; director, Marmoset Media; executive editor, Engage Stuart Millar Scotland editor, The Observer; special projects, assistant deputy editor, The Guardian Fraser Nelson Scotland and political correspondent, The Times; political editor; The Scotsman; The Business; editor, The Spectator Cherry Norton The Sunday Times; The Independent; Tokyo correspondent, The Sunday Times;

freelance sales (New York); The Times Hannah Pool Commissioning features editor, the Guardian Caroline Ryan BMA News Review; Pulse; Nursing Times; health, BBC News Online Jeremy Scott-Joynt Total Telecom; Gemini News Service; CommsWeek International; AFX News; BBC News Online; associate, Financial Services Authority; regional head of financial crime investigations, Standard Chartered Bank Ava Soe Rochdale Observer; press officer, Leeds City Council; senior reporter, news editor, Middleton and North Manchester Guardian; freelance Nicole Veash Trainee, Daily Mirror, The Independent; The Observer; press secretary, Minister for Trade; press officer, Foreign Commonwealth Office; head of strategy, consultant, Home Office Kirsty Walker Social affairs, political correspondent, Daily Express; political correspondent, Daily Mail Thomas Whitwell LineOne; Ministry Magazine; features editor, editor, Mixmag; deputy editor, The Face; editor, Fit Magazine; editorial consultant, IPC

Periodical Ronke Adeyemi Caribbean Times; Black Media Journal; Kudos; press and marketing officer, Manchester Commonwealth Film Festival; marketing executive, Romeite Media Solutions; marketing manager, University for the Creative Arts Neil Armstrong Precision Marketing; Press Association; commissioning editor, Mail on Sunday Karen Brown Unknown Emma Creamer Daily Mirror; Kilroy; Cutting Edge; Cosmopolitan; Real; features editor, Good Housekeeping Marianne Curphy freelance, Telegraph, the Guardian, The Times; freelance financial reporter, Look Marie Dill Shoe & Leather News; deputy editor, Retail Jeweller; editor, Fashion Jeweller Kate Finnigan Film & TV Week; Now; Big!; deputy editor, J17; senior features writer, Elle Olaf Furniss Cyberia; editor, Fono; freelance, Billboard, Music Week, i-D, Under The Radar, The Scotsman; BBC Claire Handley Press Gazette; Broadcast; Channel 4; Sky TV; Rapido TV; associate producer and director, Big Brother; Cactus TV; Talkback Productions; freelance producer, BBC; assistant psychologist, The Priory; MA in Psychology, University of Oxford Colette Harris Editor, Here’s Health; editor, publisher, Health Plus; editor,You & Your Wedding; freelance; editor, Emap Esprit; Creative Communications director

Andrew Higgins Sub editor, deputy production editor, production editor, Weekend Financial Times Emily Humphries Good Housekeeping; producer, BBC; freelance, GMTV, This Morning, Carlton Factual Entertainment; producer, Terry and Gaby Show; producer, The Wright Stuff; freelance Georgina Kalzoe-Card PR, London Millennium Party; Kensington & Chelsea Times; Good Hotel Guide Lucinda Kemeny Retail News Agent, Charles Barker Publishing; Precision Marketing; Accountancy Age; Teletext; The Sunday Times Business Darron Kirkby Music News Asia; Travel Trade Gazette; freelance sub editor Stuart Livingstone-Wallace Bahrain Tribune; Agence France Presse; editor, Bloomberg Victoria McCulloch Spirit; UPCTV; editor, Innergy; editor, Thorsons website; yoga teacher Nicholas Mcquade The Voice; Press Association; Irish Independent; The Scotsman; chief sub editor, The Scottish Sun Jane Morris Editor, International Arts Manager; editor, Museums Journal; freelance, the Guardian, Art World; editor, The Art Newspaper Akin Ojumu IPC; TV Times; Neon; music editor, commissioning editor, The Observer Ben Osborne Author, A-Z of Club Culture; dance editor, dotmusic; freelance, the Guardian, Xfm, The Independent, The Times, DJ magazine, Music Week; music content manager; BT Rich Media; head of programming, Dela Ware; director, Noise of Art Christina Pishiris Televisual; TV trade press; Televisual; C21 Media James Plouf Publisher, Marco Polo; Travelroads.com; Travelwriters.com; HDTrader.com; Hadami.com; Itrav; publisher, Marco Polo and Travelroads Bronwen Roscoe Creative Technology; Computer Arts; Tricorder Technology; altodigital.com; online editor, Accenture; director, Futuretype; consultant, Avaya; senior strategy advisor, BBC Fiona Sandiford Teletext; Minx; New Woman; senior features writer, features editor, Cleo; freelance, Daily Mirror, Press Association, More, B, New Woman; commissioning editor, Top Santé; freelance James Snodgrass Multimedia Magazine; Tomorrow’s World; Stuff; consulting editor, Top Gear Special Projects; NME; Haymarket; freelance Alison Taor (née Laferla) The Lawyer; media liaison officer, University of New South Wales; senior manager, Allens Arthur Robinson Christopher Taylor Leisure Week; deputy editor, Media Week; director of corporate communications, head of media relations, IPC Media Catherine Tillotson Institutional

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Listings | 1996 - 1997 Investor; Global Private Banking; FX Week; director of research, Scorpio Harriet Worthington (née Hanmer) Africa Analysis; probation officer; director, Equest Partnership

Broadcast Stephen Baker BBC Essex; Press Association; The Independent Joshua Bashett Radio City FM; BBC Newsgathering; senior broadcast journalist, BBC; executive producer, Bloomberg Robin Brant Reporter, GWR FM; ITN News Direct; political correspondent, BBC Radio 1; correspondent, Feature Story News; reporter, political correspondent, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat; political correspondent, Malaysia correspondent, BBC News Sally Bundock (née Jackson) Freelance; producer and presenter Bloomberg TV; presenter, BBC World business report; producer Mark Chapman Announcer, BBC; sport and breakfast DJ, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 5 Live; presenter, BBC Final Score, BBC Radio 5 Live Colette Cooney Reporter, Meridian TV; reporter, BBC; producer, CNN; BBC Northampton Radio; tutor, City University Anne Dawson Manx Radio; BBC Radio Ulster; senior press officer, Federation of Small Businesses (Northern Ireland); media manager, Barnardo’s (Northern Ireland) Channah Durlacher Reporter, producer, RTL (Amsterdam); producer, news and current affairs, 2Vandaag; AVRO; mother Rachel Harries Channel One TV; video journalist, ITN; reporter and presenter, Meridian Emma Jefferson Freelance; BBC World Service; radio producer, news programme, British Forces; mother Beth Jones Broadcast journalist, BBC News 24; Eurovision on Location; Liquid News; BBC1 Newsround; BBC Radio 5 Live; Kiss 100; BBC News 24 Joanna Kean BBC Southern Counties; freelance, Sky TV; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Louise Ann McMullen Radio 210 (Reading); newsreader, Radio Geneva Katherine Melandri GLR; senior broadcast journalist, BBC London Stephen Mort The Eagle; IRN; Southern bureau, Feature Story News Sean Napier News editor, Westsounds (Dumfries); freelance Rishaad Salamat Bloomberg Oonagh Smyth IFJC (Paris) Nigel Stevenson BBC Radio Stoke; producer, presenter, Bloomberg; APS Chartered Surveyors Rachelle Walton Southern Counties Radio; presenter, CNBC; freelance, BBC News 24 and BBC World Service

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1997

Spiegel (online); business reporter, Norddeutscher Rundfunk; editorial, Hans Boeckler Foundation International Nabila Malick (née Zar) Incharge Publications; editor, Brides and You; columnist, The Nation; Incharge Rebecca Abecassis Executive editor, RTP International; Cable News Publications; talk show host, Pakistan TV; director of advocacy, Family Channel; international news editor, Planning Association of Pakistan; producer, SIC TV script writer and translator; BBC Mohammed Al-Harthi Managing World director, editor-in-chief, Arrajol Anna Mathews Editorial, Corporate Gayle Alleyne The Nation Publishing International; senior (Barbados); Saunder-Franklyn Associates; senior sports writer, Royal account exec, Cor; sub editor, The Gazette Newspaper; medical relations Week Jemma Melville News reporter, officer, corporate communications NBC Radio; news editor, First FM manager, Twenty20 West Indies 2010; Radio; information officer, Agency for freelance corporate communications Public Information Haroon Ashraf Senior editor, The Thabo Motlamelle Public Eye Lancet; executive editor, Nature (Lesotho Weekly); CEO, TM Media Iben Augusten DR-Radio P1; The Solutions (Lesotho) Marketplace; reporter, DR News; Carol Nahra Head of development; financial, foreign desk, DBC News freelance, Stampede Gerry Brahm Unknown Sebastian Naidoo Freelance, Irene Bwire Editor, Majira on The Big Issue, OneWorld Online; Sunday; assistant press secretary international news editor, Human to Prime Minister, Prime Minister’s Rights News Service; managing editor, Office Reliefweb (UN); communications Angela Chitkara CNBC America; specialist, UN founder and CEO, US India Corridor Eric Pape Cambodia Daily; Hayden Coppin Dennis Strong Newsweek Paris; freelance Associates; marketing specialist, international reporter Arawak Cement; marketing manager, Enzo Pelosi Financial Times (San Premix and Precast Concrete; sales Francisco); business correspondent, manager, Cable and Wireless Agence France Presse Claudia Coumans School of E.Job Rajan Unknown Journalism (Utrecht); National Dutch Television; writer, Euroviews Haroon Rashid Herald Magazine Christine Cowern Canadian (Pakistan); Pakistan correspondent, Broadcasting Corporation; account BBC; Reliefeweb Unit; Editor, BBC manager, Iris Communications; Pakistan freelance Ayako Saito Japanese language Stanislas Dembinski Reuters magazine Alex Falkinhoff CNN Spanish; Saiphon Sarabutra Unknown correspondent, Monitor (Mexico) Kittipong Soonprasert Project Maria Falkinhoff Radio manager, BBC World Service Trust correspondent monitor, Mexican Hege Talsnes Information advisor, Radio; director, The Argentine Trading Norwegian Radiation Protection Company Ltd Authority; senior communications Alexander Fenby Unknown advisor, The Norwegian Directorate Vincent Fournier Unknown of Nature Management Akiko Funamoto (née Costas Tsindas Radio Institute for Kamimura) Assistant manager, Cyprus (RIK) International Communications School Jeany van der Spuy (née Jennifer Furmidge Product Haggerty) Institutional Investor; manager, JP Morgan reporter, International Financing Marie Gunnarsson Artsworld.com Review Vincent Hoberg Unknown Gareth Vaughan CBS Market Benjamin Holst-Olsson Freelance Watch; The Independent; Dominian Kristin Hulaas Sunde Senior editor, Post; The New Zealand Herald Amnesty International Sissel Wessel-Hansen Nordlys Rosalind Isaacs Unknown (Tromso); mother Pirrko Juntunen Global Money Management; Financial News online Newspaper Chris Kaklamanis Attorney, Vgontzas & Associates David Katz Unknown Rebecca Allison L’Alsace (France); Sarita Khajuria Children’s news, Press Association; night news Channel 4; died 2003 reporter, assistant news editor, The Rosemary Konkola Radio and TV Guardian controller, ZNBC (Kitwe) Mark Austin The Sunday Times; Nasia Koutra Ethnos Daily Finsbury Group; associate, solicitor, Newspaper; attorney Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Annegret Loges DM magazine Chris Ayres Business technology, (Germany); financial editor, Der media business, e-business, New

York business correspondent, LA correspondent, West Coast correspondent, The Times; correspondent, Monitor (Mexico) Joanne Beaney Press officer, Alzheimer’s Society Colin Blackstock Freelance, Independent on Sunday, Daily Mail; night news editor, The Guardian Jon Brodkin Sports journalist, The Guardian Emma Burstall Novelist Tanya Datta BBC Documentaries; trainee, producer, ITN News; researcher, producer, BBC Radio 4 Jamie Doward Deputy business editor, social affairs editor, religious affairs correspondent, diarist, The Observer Andrew England Investment Week; Agence France Presse (Nairobi); Associated Press (Nairobi); East Africa correspondent, Financial Times Sally Flood (née Whittle) Staff writer, Information Week; T3; freelance, Mobile Choice; features editor, Computing; editor, EO News; freelance, The Guardian, The Independent Laurence Frost Stage; Pro Europa (Brussels); Radio France International; European Voice; business writer, Associated Press Julian Guyer Hayters Sports Agency; sports editor, Agence France Presse (London) Mark Henderson Science correspondent, The Times Amelia Hill Glasgow Herald; The Scotsman; news reporter, education correspondent, The Observer Chris Hughes Researcher, BBC; freelance, CNN, London Financial News; Investors Chronicle; The Independent; PR consultant, financial markets correspondent, associated editor, Breaking Views Andrea Hunt (née Von Der Banck) Hill & Knowlton; European PR manager, Xerox Europe; freelance Michael Leventhal Science editor, assistant editor, Daily Express; editor, director, Green Hill Books; publisher, Frontline Books David Lewis Highbury & Islington Express; MA, creative writing, University of East Anglia; freelance copywriter; Works for File, BBC Radio 4; culturenorthernireland.com Malik Meer Freelance, The Face, Arena, The Guardian Guide, Daily Express; documentary unit, BBC Radio 1; Ministry magazine; special projects team, IPC; editor, Muzik; assistant editor, NME; editor, The Guardian Guide Matthew Mezey News editor, Library and information update Lucie Morris Press Association; South West correspondent, Daily Mail; reporter, Femail, Daily Mail; feature writer, Daily Mail Stephen Morris Freelance; manager, Stephen Alexander Morris Amanda Newman Freelance, Daily

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Express, Independent on Sunday, Southwark News; The Wharf; product reporter, Money Marketing; Pension Strategy; Protection Strategy Glen Owen Diary, education, The Times; The Mail on Sunday Georgina Pattinson News, features, Press Association; senior broadcast journalist, BBC News Online Raekha Prasad The Big Issue; reporter, The Guardian; foreign desk, Times Online Richard Price Liverpool Daily Post & Echo; Daily Mail; senior reporter, Daily Mail Scotland; general reporter, features, Daily Mail Rosa Prince Daily Mirror (Belfast, Glasgow); Sunday Mirror; The Independent; reporter, political correspondent, The Mirror Job Rabkin Line One; Guardian Online; FT.com; trainee, BBC; BBC GMR; BBC Westminster; producer, BBC News; producer, specialist producer, Channel 4 News Nandini Sukumar European news reporter, Bloomberg Sophie Walker Reuters (Paris); senior sub editor, EMEA business copy, trade correspondent and deputy editor, energy and commodities, Reuters (Washington); diplomatic affairs correspondent, House of Commons; specialist lead writer, Reuters

Periodical Lucy Aitken Publications manager, PPA; freelance, Total Film; associate editor, EMAP Media; news editor, Music and Media; associate editor, M and M Europe; world editor, Campaign; freelance, Contagious, Campaign, The Independent, Management Today, Revolution, Voyager, Eureka; author Howard Baker Freelance, New Scientist; lead producer, BBC Interactive Factual and Learning; senior content producer, BBC; commissioning editor, BBC Jam Hannah Baldock Chief reporter, Building; freelance, RIBA Journal, Property Week, World Architecture, Icon, Intersection; freelance Latin America correspondent, The Business Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Observer, Daily Telegraph, The Independent on Sunday, Icon Magazine, Intersec; freelance Celine Bijleveld Trainee sub editor, EL Gazette (TEFL); production editor, Financial Times Business; deputy production editor, production editor, MediaGuardian.co.uk Emily Booth Marketing Direct; Revolution US; Revolution Australia; Campaign; freelance, Evening Standard; Revolution UK; deputy editor, Broadcast David Brooks Senior assistant editor, North American editor,

content manager, Metal Bulletin; editor, American Metal Market; deputy editor, AMM (Pittsburgh); editorial vice president, American Metal Market, Euromoney Group Penny Byrne (née Tapp) Assistant editor and sub editor, Green Futures; producer and assistant producer, SmallWorld Productions; freelance, Fitness First, Parentwise, Angel, Farmer’s Weekly, MS Society magazine, Physiotherapy Frontline, Sprouts magazine Hannah Crabtree Creative Elements; Prince’s Royal Trust; Raleigh International; press office, Save the Children; press officer, ActionAid (Brazil) Emma Elms Editor, TFI London; student pages, Regradiate; senior writer, B Magazine; senior features writer, Cosmopolitan; editor, The Graduate; deputy features editor, Marie Claire Livvy Fernandes Arthritis Care; assistant editor, Baby Magazine; freelance, Nursing Standard, Lifebyte. com, Total Guides; press officer, Leukaemia Research Fund; coordinator, information and press officer, Nursing Leukaemia Emma E Forrest Editor, G-Club. net; editor, Dazed Group websites; freelance, Dazed and Confused, Another Magazine, Nylon Magazine, Intersection, Metro International; editor, Intersection; F1 Red Bulletin; freelance, New York Times Style, City AM, Mixte; new media editor, Dazed and Confused; features editor, City AM; motoring editor, global travel editor, Metro International Noam Friedlander Four Four Two; Spice Girls books; Manchester United magazine; The Sunday Times; Daily Express; Haymarket; The Guardian; Eclipse-sports.com; freelance, The Times, The Net, OneFootball.com; digital editor, Time Out (London); script writer, Hewland; TwoFour Productions; The Daily Telegraph; script writer (LA); freelance, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times, She Alex Gatrell Reporter, Commercial Lawyer Magazine; producer, LineOne; launch editor, bun.com; online editor, The Sun; online producer, Channel 4 News; head of video content, head of production, ITN ON; digital publisher, Harper Collins Anita Hall Runners World; freelance, Attitude, health publications Emma Hayley Freelance, Neon; Hobsons; Arcturus Publishing; Island Life; sub editor, Spain; mediasolutions; Metro Media Kaspa Hazlewood Media & Marketing (Hong Kong); sales and marketing director, Arcturus Publishing; managing director, Candour Dorian Lynskey Reviews editor, Mixmag; music critic, The Big Issue

and freelance, Select, Q, Mixmag, Sky, Muzik, The Big Issue, Evening Standard, The Guardian, Arena, Word, Blender, Total Film, Empire Alison Macarthur Editor, Agenda; freelance feature writer, Focus; health editor, Now; freelance Sasha Mansworth Assistant editor, Executive Woman; education correspondent and news reporter, South Wales Argus; communications, University Wales College; freelance, Scottish Daily Record, Sunday Mail, Edinburgh Evening News, Sunday Herald, Best; features writer, Glasgow Evening Times; feature writer, Scottish Daily Record; South West News; communications, North Somerset Council; communications, Arcadia Housing; communications, Weston College; communications officer, Wales Audit Office Vicky Millar Freelance, The Scotsman; assistant editor, Harvill Press; book editor, associate editor, Bloomsbury Publishing John Mullen People Management; freelance, Select, Mojo, The Net; editor, mojo4music.com; production trainee; assistant producer, BBC Faith Penhale Media Week; Broadcast; Guardian New Media; researcher, BBC; script editor, series editor, BBC Drama; script editor, Box TV; script executive, Spooks, BBC; script editor, development executive, head of TV development, Kudos Film and TV

Warren Pole Deputy editor, Ride; freelance, Superbike; freelance, Mail on Sunday, The Times, The Independent; freelance investigative feature writer Shaun Pye The Commercial Lawyer; The Lawyer; freelance television writer Steven Ranger Network Week; Computing; managing editor, vnunet. com; freelance; business editor, silicon. com Vicky Rees Freelance, Haymarket Publishing; sub editor, Financial Times; financial advisor; deputy production editor, production editor, BBC Francesca Syz Editorial assistant, Wallpaper; Condé Nast Traveller; features editor, New Eden; features editor, research editor, contributing editor, Condé Nast Traveller Anthony Thornton The Independent; Q; music editor, Music Week; editor, nme.com; reviews editor, reviews editor and new media consultant, NME; editor in chief, IPC Ignite online; digital development director, digital group editor, IPC Media; editor, dotmusic.com; freelance, Q, The Independent; Victoria Thornton, Financial Times; production editor, editor, NME.com; reviews editor, NME; new media consultant, Investors Chronicle Robert Waugh LineOne; PlayStation Plus; commissioning editor, Stuff; sub editor, commissioning editor and writer, Night and Day; Live (Mail on

Elodie Mialet Job Freelance, France 2 Course International, 2001 What has been your career highlight so far? I’ve been a freelance broadcast journalist for 10 years now, and probably worked for all the TV production companies in Paris. But I’ve recently had my first 52’ film aired on France Télévisions, dealing with the biggest break-in of the millenium, and it was an achievement. What do you like most about your job? I love the behind-the-scenes access. For example, I can spend a day shooting in the Château de Versailles, during closing hours – just me, my crew and a PR – freely walking in the empty room of Marie Antoinette. I feel so privileged. What’s your plan for this year? I’m now directing a documentary about Victor Hugo, and will travel to Guernsey in a few days. It will be aired over the summer on national channel France 2, in the series Secret d’Histoire. VESELA GLADICHEVA

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Listings | 1997 - 1998 Sunday) Dominic White Supply Management; Building; street. co.uk; telecoms correspondent and connected editor, communication industries editor, Daily Telegraph Martin Worster LineOne; dance editor, dot.music; editor, uprush (BTOpenworld); business director, mikrogroove.com; author

Broadcast Paul Adabie Social worker Nandini Banerjee Researcher, BBC Watchdog; school volunteer Zoe Bloomfield Trainee, BBC News; senior broadcast journalist, BBC South; senior producer, GMTV; senior producer, ITV Liza Booth Freelance, BBC Radio 4; Palace Radio; BBC Radio 5 Live; BBC Thames Valley; reporter, senior reporter, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat

Katie Breathwick Century 105; presenter, LBC News; presenter, New Direct; breakfast news, Classic FM Nick Cosgrove Labour Friends of Israel; Juniper Productions; senior producer, reporter, BBC News Miranda Eeles APTV; producer, Channel 4 News; BBC (Iran); communication officer, UNICEF Al Eykyn Sports editor, IRN Theo Fairley Trainee, senior broadcast journalist, BBC 10 O’Clock News Jo Fitzgerald (née Pitt) Pineapple; BBC; TV producer; freelance Vassos Georgiadis Bloomberg; producer, TransWorld Sport Jonathon Hughes Senior producer, APTN; desk editor, NBC News (Mexico City);VT editor, Cactus Film; camera operator, BBC Moscow Alison Kirkham Freelance, BBC Radio, ITN, Granada TV; researcher, Right to Reply, Channel 4; producer, Tonight with Trevor McDonald;

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Emily Beament

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Job Environment correspondent, Press Association Course Newspaper, 2003 What’s the best thing about being a journalist? The people you get to meet and the stories they tell you, some of which can be really inspiring. And there are the unusual experiences you wouldn’t otherwise have. Some of my most memorable moments include running down the players’ tunnel at the Emirates Stadium in high heels chasing the Duke of Edinburgh and seeing polar bears up close. Will the increasing popularity of reading news online change journalism for the better or the worse? People getting their news online enables them to exercise more choice over what they are interested in finding out about, rather than the agenda being controlled quite so much by newsdesks. Online news gives the opportunity for far more stories to get a hearing, which is a good thing, but with journalists expected to produce more copy in the same amount - or even less - time, along with the blurring of boundaries between news, blogging and comments, we’re more likely to see misinformation and inaccuracy. Are journalists doomed? It’s hard to see where journalism is heading, and how the industry will adapt to these “interesting times” we’re living through, and find ways to make money and pay journalists, but I’m an optimist and I think that the tradition of vibrant, free journalism in the UK is strong enough to survive. REBECCA LLOYD

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executive producer, BBC daytime Suzy Klein Freelance, BBC Radio 4; BBC Late Review; assistant producer, producer, BBC Arts Cordelia Kretzschmar News Direct; reporter, ITN Radio; reporter, GMTV; presenter, CT FM; freelance, The Big Breakfast; Sky News; IT; New York correspondent, GMTV; reporter, BBC London Elma Maxim BBC Radio 5 Live; reporter, GMTV; arts producer, BBC Bridgid Nzekwu News, The Big Breakfast; Channel Five; reporter, First Edition; reporter, Channel 4 News Siobhan O’Connor Assistant producer, Pearson TV Steve Palmer 97.3FM News Direct; producer, BBC London Live; press and public affairs manager, Social Care Institute for Excellence Colin Paterson Freelance, GLR, Mentorn, BBC, Esquire, The Guardian Tom Pfeiffer Editorial, senior sub editor, Reuters David Shanks Researcher, LWT Factual Programmes; TV correspondent, World Media (Peru)

Rezwan ul-Alam Assistant communication officer, UNICEF (Bangladesh) Mi-Kyoung Ahn Unknown Fareena Alam Editor, Q News Maria Anguita Editorial manager, Quay Books Barbara Arvanitidis Freelance, CNN; ITN; assignment editor, CNN; correspondent, BBC; assistant producer, BBC Current Affairs Agnes Banda Senior feature writer, The Times of Zambia Tom Barkley Reporter, special writer, Mexico correspondent, Dow Jones Doina Basca Media consultant, Top Audience Kerry Benefield The Shreveport Times; political correspondent, Press Democrat Chris Brauer Virtue broadcasting, Ananova; management consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers; owner, Smoothmedia; sociology and computing PhD, Goldsmiths College, University of London; course leader, online journalism, City University Christiane Buehler Bloomberg TV (London); Bloomberg News (Frankfurt); Reuters Financial News (Germany); Touristik Report (Frankfurt); press officer, DeTown; press agent, Dertour; travel consultant, Sprachcaffe and Languages Plus; flight attendant, Lufthansa German Airlines Helen Castell Institutional Investor (London); Derivatives Week (Hong Kong); freelance Clare Cheung ICM; Hong Kong

Standard; Hong Kong i-mail; journalist, Bloomberg LLP Marina Chichua Freelance, BBC World Service; Image magazine (Georgia) Stavroula Chorinou Investors Chronicle; P&K Securities (Greece); equities analyst, Alpha Finance; investment manager, Bluehouse Capital Elena Cosentino Associate producer, producer, CNN; freelance TV Producer Luigi Del Prete Member of regional parliament Paulo Dias MBA Imperial College Ranjeeta Dutt McGroarty Researcher, emerging markets, LSE; senior financial journalist, Lloyds Shipping Economist Job Eliazer publisher, Dallas Monthly News Victoria Stagg Elliott Senior reporter, American Medical News Leslie Esparza Freelance; CNN Stephanie Fontenoy French Embassy (London); international news journalist, RTBF; US correspondent, Daily La Libne Belgique; finance journalist, La Croix; US correspondent, La Libre Belgique Gidon Freeman Freelance; The Guardian; Kyodo News; news editor, executive editor, PR Week; political and media consultant, Lexington Communications; director of regulation and government affairs, NBC Universal Miki Garcia Reporter, The Examiner Lourdes Garcia-Navarro Freelance radio journalist, producer, Associated Press,Voice of America, APTN Colombia; radio correspondent, Associated Press (Jerusalem, London); radio correspondent, NPR (Mexico) Georgios Georgakopoulos Press officer (Greece); English section editor, Parikiaki; UK correspondent, Eleftheros Typos Julius Gittens Senior information specialist, Caribbean News Agency; consultant, Observer Radio; programme director, Caribbean Environmental Reporters Network; consultant, producer, journalist and presenter, Caribbean Today; Carib Vision/Caribbean Media Corporation; JPAGmedia Helene Gram Multimedia producer; producer, project manager, Boxen Technology AS Kim Gurney Reporter and news editor, FT Business; reporter, news edition, Community Radio South Africa; reporter (South Africa); FT Business (London); freelance Myria Hadjimatheou Reporter, Must;VAT officer, Ministry of Finance Jennifer Hanawald Bloomberg Television (Tokyo); freelance, American Chamber of Commerce journal; salon.com; The Times; freelance Jessica Hasslen Freelance graphic artist, Everglade Floridian; St Cloud

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State University; sales associate, Aurora Photos; freelance, the National Geographic Society; freelance documentarian and photographer Valerie Herczeg Unknown Jennifer Irwin Bloomberg Krisztina Katona BBC documentaries; TV documentary director; officer, Dafur Emergency, United Nations; media and external relations, UNICEF Nelly Kelzi Press officer, University of Western Sydney; BridgeNews (Sydney); news reporter, AFX Asia; freelance; teacher Titia Ketelaar Reporter, editor, foreign desk, UK and Ireland correspondent, NRC Handelsblad Roshan Khadivi Freelance, BBC World Service; CNN (Washington); head of Tajikistan bureau, Internews Network; regional project manager, Asia-IRIN News Outreach Radio (Kabul); regional project manager, Irin News (Afghanistan); Office of Communication & Public Information; UN (Afghanistan); chief media and external relations spokeswoman (UNICEF); office of the assistant secretary general, United Nations Peacebuilding Comission Natalie Knight Head of news, CCN TV6 Trinidad Birgit Kolboe Bohemen Sportspub; Nettsport; Football 247; freelance, Itaru Konno; Nippon Digital Communications; PT NNA Indonesia Delphine Liou-Brugeilles TV journalist, Bloomberg (London, Paris) Antoine Lokongo Freelance Karen Mahabir Village Voice (New York); International Herald Tribune; Jersey Journal; crime reporter, The Bergen Record (New Jersey) Gilbert Manda Features writer, The Times and Sunday Times (Zambia); editor, Integrity News (Washington); international correspondent, Voice of America Americo Martins Dos Santos; senior producer, online editor, head of Brazilian sector, executive editor of the Americas, BBC World Service Miki McDonald Cambodia Daily; Business Day; freelance Farah Mohamed Fahmy Software developer, BBC Interactive TV Thabo Motlamelle CEO, TM Media Solutions Anne Myrjord European Free Trade Association; PhD student; EU affairs advisor, Norwegian Embassy (London); senior executive officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Norway); embassy secretary, diplomat, Royal Norwegian Embassy Janet Ong Dow Jones (Singapore); Bloomberg (Shanghai) Agnes Phiri Director of consumer and public affairs, Energy Regulation Board Bernd Radowitz Bloomberg; Associated Press; Focus; Sueddeutsche Zeitung; Dow Jones

(Rio de Janeiro, Madrid); author Simone Ramella Director, weekly newspaper (Cremona) Anna Sansom Worth Global Style Network (WGSN); freelance, Time Out (Paris); Harpers & Queen; Radio France International; SBS Sydney; EuroBusiness Habhajan Singh Business Times; Berita Harian (Malaysia); section editor, Malaysian Business Karin Sitalsing Freelance, Elsevier News Weekly (Amsterdam); regional news reporter, Friesch Dagblad; correspondent, de Volkskrant; freelance journalist and author Victoria Stagg Elliott Out There News; Cambodia Daily; health science reporter, senior reporter, American Medical News Somporn Thapanachai Bangkok Post Bennett Thomas Freelance; library assistant, University of Calgary Guillaume Thomas Institutional investor (London); law student; French furniture assistant, Sotheby’s (Paris); trainee; valuer; auctioneer, Thomas Auction House Jean Van der Spuy Reporter, LFR Joana Veleanu Art director, On Trent Margrethe Vika Dagens Naeringsliv Online; social performance advisor, external affairs advisor, Norske Shell Exploration and Production Doreen Walton Independent Radio News; Newshour; BBC World Service William Wareing The European; Bloomberg; editor, Impact Media; head of English, Notting Hill prep school David Wasswa Freelance Sissel Wessel-Hansen Reporter, Nordlys Natalie Williams Freelance; children’s author; communications manager, Safer Hastings Partnership Margaret Yamoah Senior editor, chief editor, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation WaiYee Yuen Freelance producer Nabila Zar Malick Director of advocacy, Rahnuma-FPAP

Newspaper James Ashton Reuters; The Daily Telegraph; media correspondent, deputy city editor, Business AM; financial journalist, The Scotsman; Daily Mail; city editor, media and telecoms editor, The Sunday Times Matthew Barbour Trainee, business reporter, The Times Bill Bows Time Out; listings, Press Association; Platts; writer, Investors Chronicle Companies; teacher Tania Branigan Reporter, Manchester Evening News; reporter, political correspondent, China correspondent, The Guardian Ian Broad Slough Observer;

freelance, Daily Star; duty editor, Teletext; freelance journalist and editor, duty editor, Teletext Ann Chambers European auto correspondent, Thomson Reuters Madeline Chambers Dow Jones (Vienna); Reuters (Frankfurt); lobby correspondent, senior correspondent, Reuters (London) Lisa Cockrell Reporter, Colchester Evening Gazette; freelance Kathryn Cooper Money reporter, Daily Express; deputy money editor, The Sunday Times Janet Coull Trisic Ludgate Communications; press officer, chief press officer, Department for Education and Employment; communications specialist, Pliva (Croatia); press and PR officer, Hertfordshire Constabulary Niall Couper Highbury & Islington Express; Hampstead & Highgate Express; freelance, The Observer; Metro; sports reporter, sub editor, The Independent; editor,Yellow + Blue; head of PR, NASUWT; press officer, Amnesty International James Debens The Wharf; The Daily Telegraph; The Sunday Telegraph Magazine; The Sunday Times Jennifer Duddy Evening Herald (Plymouth); London News Network; freelance, London Tonight; BBC NI Victoria Fletcher Trainee, The Times; Daily Express; consumer editor, Daily and Sunday Express; consumer correspondent, Evening Standard; news reporter, Daily Express Ashley Grossman This is London; NTL Interactive; portal manager, head of advertising, NTL; head of operations and planning,Virgin Media Linsey Hakansson Assistant producer, Granada Group Plc David Hytner Sports reporter, Daily Express; football correspondent, The Guardian Sam Jary Reuters TV; The Sentinel (Stoke on Trent); sub editor, Cumberland Evening News & Star Lucy Marsh Office manager, John Goodrick Equestrian Developments Nicole Martin News reporter, media correspondent, The Daily Telegraph; Mandate Lucy McDonald Social affairs correspondent, Daily Express; freelance, The Mail on Sunday; news reporter, GMTV Joseph McHugh The Wharf; Highbury & Islington Express; deputy news editor, Public Finance Lucy Miatt (née Rollin) The Sunday Times; freelance; horse trainer Naga Munchetty City reporter, Evening Standard; business reporter, The Observer; Reuters; producer, CNBC; ITN Sara Nathan Cambridge Evening News; news reporter, deputy TV editor, The Sun Clara Penn Western Morning News; press officer, Eden Project; BBC

Radio Devon; Inside Out, BBC South West; freelance, The Observer, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday James Pickard Business reporter, Western Daily Press; West Country correspondent, assistant UK news editor, property correspondent, Financial Times Helen Rumbelow News reporter, comment writer, political correspondent, The Times Deepa Shah News editor, Eastern Eye; GLA reporter, Evening Standard; The Guardian; London Tonight; freelance, Closer, Star, More, Daily Mirror, The Observer, Daily Express; senior press officer, Department of Health Adam Sills Assistant editor, SportsDesk; sports editor, The Guardian Sophie Tweedale Trainee reporter, Manchester Evening News; Daily Mail; freelance, Century FM; reporter, Granada; freelance, The Sunday Times, Daily Mail, The Independent, the Guardian, Daily Express, Glamour, New Woman, Red, She, Daily Mirror, Cosmopolitan, Real Sharon van Geuns Daily Mail; Western Morning News; reporter, Evening Standard; reporter, Night and Day, The Mail on Sunday; features writer, Sunday Mirror Burhan Wazir The Observer; deputy features editor, The Times Eleanor Wilson Trainee, News and Star (Carlisle); The Sentinel (Stoke on Trent); wine industry (New Zealand); freelance sub editor Georgina Wintersgill The Wharf; Daily Mirror; features editor, Prima Baby; freelance, Best, Bella, Company; Linsey Wynton Chief reporter, Highbury & Islington Express; social affairs correspondent, Brighton Argus; researcher, producer, Meridian TV; documentaries, Granada TV; assistant producer, Tonight With Trevor McDonald; freelance, Carbon Media, Channel 4 News, True Vision

Periodical Simon Burnton FourFourTwo; Amnesty International; sports desk, The Observer; freelance, Arena; sports desk, The Guardian Justine Cadbury barrister Susie Chun Publishing, Strand Communications; Planned Savings; deputy production editor, FHM; production editor, FHM Bionic; production editor, Arena; contributing editor; Zoo; production director, Elle Decoration Fleur Clackson Personal assistant, communications director, John Frieda; freelance, Marie Claire,Vogue, Cosmopolitan Paul Croughton Staff writer, Heat; associate editor, features editor, deputy editor, Arena; VJ, MTV UK; assistant travel editor, deputy travel

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Listings | 1998 - 1999 editor, The Sunday Times Elena Dalrymple (née Ghiringhelli) Junior sub editor, acting chief sub editor, associate editor, deputy editor, editor, Pregnancy & Birth; editor, Mother & Baby Joanne Faragher Computer Business Review; Computer Wire; senior staff writer, Infocomony; features editor, Information Age; features editor, The Recruiter; features editor, Personnel Today; magazine editor, Times Educational Supplement Lavinia Fernandes Professional engagement and education officer, Parkinson’s UK; press office assistant and journalist, Leukaemia Research Fund Mike Fletcher Reporter, Leisure Week; deputy editor and senior reporter, Marketing Event; group editor, Event Magazine and RSVP Magazine; freelance,Visit London Charlotte Greggains Law student; trainee solicitor, Crockers Oswald Hickson; solicitor, Farrer & Co Ed Grenby Commissioning editor, features editor, Maxim; editor, Sunday Times Travel magazine Olivia Gunning Health Insurance; nursingTimes.net; newstatesman. co.uk; teacher, American Language Centre (Morocco); MA Linguistics; teacher; freelance, Elle Decoration; English teacher and freelance Catherine Heaton Freelance, Shooting Times; British Association for Shooting and Conservation; investment management Jennifer Hicks Production assistant, production controller, Oxford University Press; senior production editor, Blackwell Publishing Nina Hytner (née Chatterjee) Researcher, assistant producer, associate producer, director, BBC Maebh Jennings Account executive, ASE London; Focus PR; publications editor, head of communications, World Cancer Research Fund; freelance; sponsorship programme manager, Eircom; freelance Tess Lamacraft Features editor, Daily Mirror; Look; deputy news editor, TV editor, Closer; freelance Joanne Lewis Woman’s Realm; freelance, Chat, Woman’s Realm, Woman’s Weekly, Best, That’s Life; deputy features editor, Woman; commissioning editor, Look; Daily Mirror; deputy practicals editor, Woman; features editor, What’s on TV David McLaughlin FHM; editor, FHM.com; special project editor, FHM; director, junior creative director, Guerilla Productions,; owner, Red Rock Productions Katy Migiro (née Salmon) Freelance, Interpress Service, Africa Analysis, Marie Claire, Sunday Independent; presenter, correspondent,Voice of America (Nairobi); editorial assistant, assistant

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editor, Africa Analysis; freelance TV producer; media researcher, Christian Aid Annalisa Miller National News Christina Moller Freelance, Mental Health Lawyer, Law Journal, The Guardian, Legal Action, Independent Lawyer Chris Mooney Copywriter, DP&A; freelance, FHM, Ministry, The Face, BBC, Sky; deputy editor, editor, FHM. com; international editorial director, FHM, Arena; editor-in-chief, Men’s Digital; editor, Topgear.com Matthew Munday The Face; managing editor, Arena; freelance, The Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Idler; writer, sub editor, The Sunday Times Magazine Kerry Potter Heat; Company; chief sub editor, staff writer, review writer, Q magazine; commissioning editor, senior writer, Elle; freelance Catherine Rapley Frank; Minx; commissioning editor, Sky magazine; freelance, Heat, Daily Mirror, New Woman; senior editor, InStyle; New Woman; commissioning editor, The Observer magazine; freelance Catherine Rapley Freelance Katy Salmon Freelance TV producer and writer Jonathan Saul Freelance, Caribbean Profiles, IFR, Reuters, Corporate Africa; EMAP; Parliamentary Monitor; copy editor, London correspondent, Tel Aviv correspondent, Jerusalem correspondent, Reuters Kerry Scott Features editor, Elle Concetta Sidoti Sub editor, senior sub editor, website editor, deputy chief sub editor, Building; freelance sub editor, RIBA Journal; freelance, The Sunday Times Amy Sohanpaul Traveller’s Handbook; Square Meal; Traveller’s Guide to the Internet; staff writer, Wexas; deputy editor, editor, Traveller Caspar VanVark Emap Finance; Revolution magazine; freelance, The Mail on Sunday, BBC, Sydney Morning Herald, The Times, Evening Standard, Social Enterprise, Traveller Imogen Wall Freelance, BBC World Service, The Big Issue; broadcast journalist, producer, BBC World Service; features editor, Intersection; consultant, UN development programme

Broadcast Shariq Ali BBC Thames Valley; BBC Radio 1; BBC Asian Programme Unit; BBC Consumer Unit; BBC Events Unit; Carlton TV; BBC News & Current Affairs; assistant producer, Granada Television; assistant producer, BBC Arif Ansari Freelance, City FM, BBC Radio; reporter, BBC Radio Stoke; political reporter, BBC Westminster Phil Battley Mentorn Barraclough Carey First on Five; Twenty Twenty;

producer, Wall to Wall TV; actor James Blake Trainee, home affairs producer, ITN News at 10; home affairs reporter, home affairs producer, Channel 4 News Melanie Bromley Freelance, BBC, WENN; entertainment reporter, IRN; European bureau, Us Weekly; freelance, Top Santé, New Woman, Grazia, Heat, Red, More, Daily Mirror, The Sun, Daily Mail, Daily Express; West Coast Bureau Chief, Us Weekly Alice Ceresole Mother Nicola Christie Freelance, The Independent; news reader, Jazz FM; producer, Sky Movies; arts correspondent, Reuters TV; freelance, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Vogue, the Guardian, The Indepedent, Financial Times; contributor, The Ticket, BBC World Service Dan Davies Freelance, BBC GLR, BBC Essex; reporter, WENN; writer and producer, Entertainment Now, ITV; senior producer, Al Jazeera Entertainment Elspeth Daya Freelance, APTV Craig Eason Freelance, BBC Radio Norfolk; conference organiser (Sweden); conference producer Carolyn Gammon Freelance, CNN Pia Harold Intern, APTV; The Baltimore Sun; Media Broadcast Services; ITN; researcher, senior broadcast journalist, BBC Frank Harvey The World Tonight, World at One, BBC Radio 4; journalist, Newshour, BBC World Service; editor, producer, ITV News; freelance producer, GMTV, ITV, BBC, Sky, BBC Radio 4 Natalie Jamieson Freelance, Mercury FM, Fox FM; news reporter, Fox FM; assistant editor, Newsbeat, BBC Radio 1 Emma Jordan Newsreader, 107.8 Arrow FM (Hastings) Katie Keward Channel One TV; BBC News; ITV News Channel; producer, Channel 4 News; producer, Five News; Sky Gudrun Lawyer Freelance, GLR, Five Live; broadcast journalist, BBC London Live 94.9; TV news, BBC London Mark McCleary BBC Ulster; BBC 2 Working Lunch Nicky Minter Director, BBC Newsround; The TV Consultancy Amanda Parr Trainee, BBC News; reporter, presenter, BBC Bristol Kavitha Prasad Freelance, IRN, Heart FM; production journalist, ITN News; production journalist, BBC World Service; broadcast journalist Johnny Saunders Capital Gold Sport; journalist, BBC Radio 5 Live Louise Tornehave TV3 (Sweden); London correspondent (Stockholm) David Wareham Channel One TV; Carte Blanche TV; Mauritius Broadcast Company; BBC (Japan); picture producer, BBC Newsgathering; producer, BBC News 24; news traffic manager, BBC

1999

International Katie Anderson Reporter, The Deal; reporter, Hollywood Reporter Azamat Atadjanov Web editor; National News Agency of Uzbekistan Charlotte Beder Naestved Tidende; press co-ordinator, Danish Industry; Move On Communications Barbara Bierling Freelance translator; writer and editor, Financial Times; Swissinfo and Swiss Radio International Esmera Bilal Oslobodjenje; media monitor and analyst, senior media analyst, UNMIBH (Sarajevo) Bente Bjorndal Freelance, Medieforum, ProgramBladet; Oslo correspondent, AFX News; finance reporter, Dagens Naeringsliv Online Anthony Blackman Senior reporter, Barbados Advocate; Nation Newspaper; public affairs specialist, US Embassy (Barbados) Fernando Botero Strategic Alternative Investments; CEO, Editorial Group Estilo (Mexico) Christiane Buehler Flight attendant, Lufthansa German Airlines Bagila Bukharbaeva Editor, BBC Monitoring; Associated Press (Tashkent) Tobias Bungter Editor and scriptwriter, Peter Clausen; writer and editor, Kiepenheur & Witsch; writer and producer, WDR; freelance writer, editor and graphic designer Carolina Chagas Jornal da Tarde; Ultimo Segundo IG; Prima Pagina (Sao Paolo) Francesca De Chatel Freelance Melina Demetriou Astra Radio; parliamentary correspondent and feature writer, Cyprus Mail Newspaper; press and information officer (Cyprus) Estelle Doyle Freelance researcher, The Sunday Times; AMARC, Panos; broadcast journalist, Inter-World Radio; freelance producer, BBC World Service, BBC Radio 5 Live; staff producer, Outlook, BBC World Service; freelance radio producer; radio producer, BBC World Service Larry Fan Law student Kerstin Fischer Producer and broadcast journalist, BBC Berlin Maurice Frank Unknown Georgios Georgakopoulos English section editor, Papikiaki Newspaper Alison Gibson Personal finance writer and sub editor, The Times; freelance Julius Gittens Media consultant, producer, JPAGmedia Christoffer Guldbrandsen TV2Denmark; Nordisk Film; Danmarks Radio; director, Danish Broadcasting Company; documentary film maker, DBCorporation Angela Hachmeister NDR; news editor, AOL Germany

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Ghida Hamadeh Unknown Jennifer Hanawald Freelance journalist and editor Karin Kamp Online and radio journalist, Swiss Radio International; new media editor, PBS Mariko Katsumura (née Ando) Bloomberg TV; CBS MarketWatch, Tokyo; news reporter, Asia Business; Reuters (Tokyo) Marie-Cécile Kleinveld Freelance photographer; KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Ofira Koopmans Ben-Amar correspondent; Deutsche PresseAgentur (Tel Aviv) Birgit Kolboe Sportsblikk Alpana Lath Senior feature writer, chief sub editor, Mid Day Multimedia; chief sub editor, Sunday Mid-Day (India); junior assistant editor; Mid-day Multimedia Katrine Laursen Nordjyske Stiftstidende; reporter and news editor, ANR (Denmark) Pei-Hsuan Lee Formosa TV (Taiwan); PR administrator, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Ivette Leyva-Martinez BBC Latin America (Miami); sub editor, Reuters Latin America; cubaencuentro.com; head of news and front page,Yahoo! (Miami) Alison Lin Research assistant, National Kaohsiung Normal University (Taiwan) Eugenia Maia Deputy editor, Adrenalin Eddie Malone Football365 website; football journalist, Trinity Mirror Supa Mandiwanzira Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation; freelance, Reuters TV, BBC World Service, African Business Communications; CEO, Mighty Movies Zimbabwe Emma Mattei The People (Malta); Adrenalin magazine; scriptwriter, Nautvision (Los Angeles); freelance scriptwriter Dara McLeod Associate producer, CBC; Inside Track; freelance Sarah Murphy Freelance; South East correspondent, The Irish Independent Sharif Nashashibi Copy editor, energy and commodities desk, Dow Jones; Arab Media Watch Anna Nelson Associate producer, CBS News (Paris); programme editor, ExpatPro.com, bureau chief and correspondent, Swiss Radio International; journalist, WRG FM Francois Oulai Unknown Shiraz Paracha PhD, Guildhall University Irene Peroni Associated Press; Bloomberg (Rome); International Herald Tribune (Milan); Italian sub editor, Metro (Rome); BBC Monitoring; freelance, BBC Katie Pisa Freelance; features supervisor, interactive, CNN Jessica Robertson Associated Press (Bahamas); PR Executive, AdWorks; news director, Joy 101.9FM (Bahamas);

chief operating officer, Pyramid Marketing Services Gibril Samura Sierra Leone High Commission; MA, International Relations, University of Warwick Helin Sari Freelance, NTV, CNN (Turkey); research assistant, PhD, International Relations,Yildiz University; research assistant,Yildiz Technical University; lecturer,Yildiz Technical University Olivier Shaw-Latimer Producer, Compuserve, AOL Europe; editor, Vodafone UK Daniel Sheldon Media planner and buyer, Universal Mccann Vedat Spahovic Freelance; Deutsche Welle (Balkans) Sofianni Subki 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 XPress PR Agency and Innova Group (Miami) 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; web editor, World Economic Forum (Geneva) Monika Unsworth Irish Times; press officer, NI Civil Service Nadege Vancauwenberghe Unknown Jonathan Waddell Special assistant, Minister of Environment (Canada) David Wasswa Associated Media Services Rebecca Webb Reuters (Wellington) Erica Wells The Tribune (Bahamas); managing editor, The Nassau Guardian Hao Wu Radio Guangdong; International Development Centre; translator; community settlement counsellor, ISS settlements services; citizen service officer, Service Canada

PA News; sub editor, Pagemasters; duty editor, Teletext; senior news sub editor, deputy night editor, Metro Shamim Chowdhury Daily Express; London Tonight; BBC Choice; deputy foreign editor, Sky News Jonathan Clements Graduate trainee scheme, staff reporter, night news editor, showbiz editor, crime correspondent, Daily Mirror Indira Das-Gupta Evening Standard; senior news reporter, Third Sector; PR and communications manager, Back Up Finian Davern Freelance, The Independent; news, Metro; Travel Trade Gazette; reporter, Metro Guy Dennis Reporter, The Sunday Times; reporter, Bloomberg; city news desk, Daily Mirror; business reporter, The Sunday Telegraph James Diamond Cambridgeshire Times Peter Elliott News editor, Crosby Herald; news officer, Liverpool City Council Dominic Fifield Football reporter, The Guardian Stephen Foley Market reporter, investment column, North American business reporter, The Independent; freelance Dipesh Gadher News editor, Eastern Eye; news reporter, transport correspondent, media correspondent, deputy news editor, The Sunday Times Katherine Griffiths Daily Express; business reporter, banking correspondent, Wall Street correspondent, The Independent; banking editor, The Times Nerys Hairon The Wharf; Meat Trades Journal; senior reporter, acting clinical features editor, Pulse, Nursing Times Tom Kelly Reporter, Press Association (Dublin, London, New York); reporter, Daily Mail Anthea Lawson Freelance, The Observer, The Times; researcher, Amnesty International; human rights consultant Luke Leitch Diary section, news desk, arts reporter, Evening Standard Newspaper Catherine Mayer Europe editor, Time Esther Addley The Australian; Donna McConnell Assistant features writer, deputy features editor, channel editor, TV & Showbusiness, The Guardian Daily Mail Lisa Baxter Evening Star (Ipswich); Gabriel Milland Freelance reporter, producer, The Today Programme, BBC The Sunday Times; news reporter, Radio 4, assistant editor BBC World foreign editor, Daily Express; head of Geraldine Baybutt Senior reporter, press, Policy Exchange; head of news, Grimsby Evening Telegraph; senior Department for Education reporter, Lancashire Evening Post; Emma Morris Daily Mail; sub editor, language teacher staff writer, Ski and Snowboard; David Brown Unknown Daily Mail; feature writer, Kitchens; Ciar Byrne Private Eye; Media freelance, Daily Mail, She, Snowboard; Guardian; media correspondent, The features editor, Kitchens, Bedrooms Independent; freelance, The Guardian, & Bathrooms; style writer, Living Etc; The Daily Telegraph, The Lady, Press chief sub editor, Health and Fitness Gazette; director, Media Minds; Joseph Mouzo St Albans Observer; freelance; media correspondent, The multimedia editor, Agence France Independent Presse (online) James Cadman Production trainee, Sherna Noah General reporter,

showbiz, arts & media correspondent, Press Association; The Independent; news reporter, Press Association Ben Perry Online, newsdesk, head of English language business desk, Agence France Presse Karen Rice Edinburgh Evening News; education correspondent, Scotland on Sunday; author; investigative reporter, Edinburgh Herald & Post Mark Sellman News editor, Times Online Meera Selvananthan City desk, The Daily Telegraph; CityWire; European correspondent, The Business; freelance, The Independent, New Zealand Herald; reporter, The Associated Press Deborah Sheldon News of the World; National News Agency; Daily Mirror Zoe Smith Belfast Telegraph; freelance sub editor (Australia); sub editor, The Age (Melbourne); sub editor, journalist, Sydney Morning Herald Michelle Stanistreet News desk, features, books editor, Sunday Express Sarah Toyne Finance writer, The Sunday Times; business reporter, BBC Tim Webb Sky News Online; energy reporter, Sunday Business; business correspondent, The Independent on Sunday Cathy Winston (née Mayer) Reporter, senior feature writer, acting deputy features editor, feature editor, head of features, head of premier showbiz, Press Association

Periodical Elisabeth Attwood Assistant editor, Health Matters; chief sub, features editor, Pregnancy & Birth; reporter, Alice Springs News; chief sub, FOXTEL magazine; chief sub, Pregnancy & Birth 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,Viva, DreamWatch, TV Hits, Eve, Total Film, OK! Shaoni Bhattacharya Trainee, Daily Express; Pulse; deputy online editor, news editor, New Scientist; freelance, New Scientist, The Mail on Sunday, Psychologies Ursula Biggs Freelance, PC Advisor Jeanette Blair Freelance, International Freighting Weekly; New Scientist, Psychologies Tracey Boles Money Marketing; finance writer, The Observer; transport editor, chief reporter, The Business; business reporter, The Sunday Times Dominic Brookman Sub editor, What’s Online; senior publisher, Paragon; editor, Internet Made Easy; editor, Internet User; editor,

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Listings | 1999 - 2000 Buyer and Online Seller; homepage editor, MSN UK and Online Seller; homepage editor, MSN UK Huria Choudhari News editor, Public Sector Newspaper; freelance, Evening Standard, The Guardian, Travel Trade Gazette, Daily Express, Marketing, LGC, Music Week, Nursing Standard, NTL World.com,Virgin Media; producer, BBC News Online Claire Coe (née Smith) The Lawyer; deputy editor, Legal Business; writer and researcher, Claire Legal Jane Crowther Staff writer, news editor, Flicks Magazine; movies editor, Sky Magazine; freelance, Total Film, The Yorkshire Post, Men’s Health, First Magazine, Company, Sky, Sky Movie; associate features editor, editor, Total Film Emma Dent (née Forrest) Leisure Week; Building; features reporter, Construction News; senior features reporter, features editor, Health Service Journal; editor, L; freelance Ben Falk Associate producer, The Movie Chart Show and BBC Films Online; Los Angeles producer, The Movie Chart Show; development producer, Scream Films; Hollywood correspondent, entertainment and lifestyle features writer, Press Association; entertainment freelance writer, Sky, The Huffington Post UK Jennifer Farrar (née Currie) Times Higher Educational Supplement; Schoolsnet; deputy editor, Lawyer ZB; teacher training; English teacher Jill Foster Commissioning features editor, Daily Mirror; commissioning editor, associated editor, Femail, Daily Mail; features commissioning editor, Daily Mirror; freelance Rachel Hamada (née Munro) Sub editor, El Gazette; production editor, ZDNet; assistant editor, Holyrood magazine; founder, ‘Mambo Magazine’ website (Zanzibar); freelance travel journalist Tamsin Hargrave Production editor, Nintendo Magazine; production editor, Smash Hits; chief sub editor, Cosmo Bride; chief sub editor, Top Santé Kathryn Jackson Screenwriter and producer, Heart Beat Productions; freelance Simon Jeffery Trainee journalist, chief reporter, guardian.co.uk; story producer, The Guardian Pete Jenson Parliamentary Review; Revolution magazine; telegraph.co.uk; Sunday People Selina Julien New Nation; showbiz writer, showbiz editor, assistant editor, Now James Keighley Travel editor, Open Interactive; content editor, Sky Interactive; freelance, Online News Reader, wsj.com, The Wall Street Journal Europe; copy editor, Dow Jones Derren Lawford Whereits.at; music journalist, BBC Radio 1; Radio

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1 Newsbeat; presenter, BBC1 Xtra News, TX Unlimited; BBC Watchdog Chris Leadbeater Music editor, This Is London; senior writer, Cut; FHM; thisistravel; Daily Mail; freelance, The Independent, Daily Mail Lucy Maggs Reporter, editor, Third Sector; communications manager, Crisis; account director, Geronimo Communications Sara Manuelli Freelance, Country Homes & Interiors; features editor, Design Week; freelance journalist and press officer, Interaction Design Institute (Italy); writer,Via della Trinita dei Pellegrini Elizabeth Michaelson Freelance, inniverse.com, Shoot!; staff writer, associate editor, Skin Cancer Foundation Hubeena Nadeem Revolution magazine; senior feature writer, Asian Woman, Asian Bride; contributor, Asian Home, Asian Fashion and Beauty; writer, Newsquest Media Group; senior reporter, Inside Housing Sarah Obermuller-Bennett Unknown Vanessa Pawsey People Management; The Lawyer; writer, European Legal Business; writer, finance editor, news editor, Legal Business Edward Reeves Sub editor, Car Magazine; deputy chief sub, GQ; freelance sub, TV columnist, Esquire; editor, Ford magazine; copy editor, House & Garden, Brides Joel Rickett News editor, deputy editor, The Bookseller; editorial director, Penguin books Estelle Shirbon Ha’aretz (Israel); Agence France Presse; Reuters (Paris, London, Italy, Madrid, Nigeria) David Smyth Editorial assistant, music critic, arts desk, The Daily Telegraph; rock critic, Evening Standard Zelda Turner Assistant editor, editor, Penguin Books; non-fiction commissioning editor, Hodder & Stoughton Jane Verhelst Freelance Sarah Wakely The Net; Songlines; sub editor, production editor, AutoCar magazine; deputy editor, Practical Motor Home Sarah Warwick Editor, Family History Monthly Louise Wilson researcher, BBC Tomorrow’s World; production secretary, Comic Relief; researcher, We’ll Meet Again, Net Comedy Awards; researcher, BBC Entertainment; assistant producer, BBC Specialist Factual; assistant producer, director and producer, CBBC; freelance; producer, BBC Children in Need; director BBC Children in Need; director, BBC The One Show Jenny Wood Features assistant, Wedding Day; writer and sub editor, Real Health & Beauty; feature writer,

deputy features editor, Company Clare Zinkin (née Lister) Project editor, senior editor, Dorling Kindersley; freelance editor

Broadcast Andrew Bailey Press officer, Middlesex University; broadcast journalist, Radio City (Liverpool); morning news editor, Century Radio (Manchester); head of news,Virgin Radio UK; head of interactive content and news, Absolute Radio; head of news, sport and entertainment,Virgin Radio UK; head of news and Breakfast news presenter, Absolute Radio Zoey Bird Producer, Channel 5 News; presenter, At The Races Mark Cotton Commodities reporter, Bridge News; lead markets reporter, AFX Paris & New York; presenter, efdex TV (Paris); markets reporter, CBS Market Watch Sarah Deech Producer, BBC 10 O’ Clock News; senior producer, BBC 3 News; senior producer, BBC News 24; senior broadcaster, BBC News TV Paul Egan Producer, efdex TV Hilary Fox Entertainment reporter, BBC Radio 1; freelance broadcast journalist; senior reporter, Unique Enterainment News; TV chief writer, Associated Press Entertainment Carolina Gasiorowski Content provider, simplymoney.net; senior sports reporter, Al Jazeera English Farhana Haider Broadcast journalist, BBC TV News; South East Asia regional editor, BBC World Service Mark Jacques BBC Breakfast with Frost; broadcast assistant and reporter, BBC Ulster; freelance, reporter, BBC Wales; broadcast assistant and freelance, BBC John-Paris Kent Channel Five News; showbiz reporter, Sky News Merriem Matthew Dubai TV; Swiss Radio International; reporter (Zurich) Sonya Mayet Bloomberg TV; BBC Business Unit; broadcast journalist, BBC News 24; broadcast journalist, BBC World Service; freelance screenwriter Matthew Neylan All Out Productions; press officer, Local Government Information Unit; senior press officer, Mayor of London; account director, director, London Communications Agency Anna O’Neill Broadcast journalist, BBC London; BBC Essex; radio reporter, BBC London weekend Barbara Serra the Today programme, BBC Radio 4; broadcast journalist, BBC London Live; reporter, Sky News; newsreader, Al Jazeera Julian Shea Broadcast journalist, BBC Ceefax sport; broadcast journalist; BBC sport website Karishma Vaswani Broadcast journalist, CNN Singapore Bureau; business correspondent, BBC World

News (Mumbai) Georgia Webber David Paradine Productions; Calendar News; reporter and newsreader,Yorkshire TV; reporter, Sky News; broadcast journalist, GMTV; broadcast journalist, BBC News 24; reporter, Granada TV Ceri Whitby September Films; assistant producer, Celador Saritha Wilkinson Television producer, Rockchopper TV Esme Wren Producer, BBC Newsnight

2000

International Annex Achieng News editor, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation; Corporate Broadcast magazine; freelance Sahar Al-Amri The Saudi Research & Publishing Company Caroline Al-Faraj Managing editor, Al Rai Newspaper (Jordan); Jordan Times; Defence News Weekly; manager and editor, US Dubai TV; manager and editor, CNN (Dubai); chief operations director, Arabic editor, CNN Michael Andindilile Chief sub editor, Daily News (Tanzania); PhD, Fordham University; teaching fellow, lecturer, University of Dar es Salaam Maria Anguita Mark Allen Group; editor, British Journal of Midwifery; freelance (Madrid) Farhod Arziev National News Agency of Uzbekistan; senior reporter, international affairs, News Agency (Uzbekistan); deputy clinical features editor, GP newspaper Jacopo Barigazzi CNBC Europe; reporter, Reuters; special correspondent, Newsweek USA Mallika Basu Assistant editor, Financial Publishing International; account executive, consultant, Gresham PR Christina Blaagaard Reporter, TV2 (Denmark); infopaq.dk; editor, news agency, Newspag; editorial project manager, Berlingske Media Andreas Bondevik Reporter, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation; producer, NRK, National Commercial Radio; US stringer, Norwegian News Agency; Europe correspondent, Norwegian News Agency Christina Charalambous Cyprus News Agency; public image consultant, Epopsis Communications Hopewell Chingono MA Television, Nottingham Trent; CEO, communications, International Corporation Natacha Crnjanski Reuters (Paris); news editor, Travel Security Services; regional information manager, International SOS PhamTran Dinh News assistant, Vietnam Economic Times; Reuters (Hanoi); communications and external affairs co-ordinator, BP Exploration

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& Operating Company (Vietnam); marketing manager, ANZ Bank (Vietnam); branch manager, Philips Electronics Singapore (Hanoi) Lely Triana Djuhari Associated Press; communication specialist, Unicef East Asia Pacific Julie Donnelly State House Bureau; North Carolina Public Radio; Feature Story News (Washington DC); producer, PBS; healthcare reporter, Boston Business Journal Laura Dowrich-Phillips Internet editor, Trinidad Guardian; freelance writer, Fretwork Publishing Luz Echeverri Film project; author Farrah Esmail Rogers Television; news writer (Ontario); anchor, Al Jazeera and Quatar News Dinah Gardner Freelance (Beijing) Alison Gibson Journalist and sub editor; freelance Lilian Githungo Court reporter, Nation Newspaper; humanitarian affairs officer; UN (Somalia) Anne Harenberg FT Marketwatch; reporter, N-TV, CNN Germany Tom Hennigan Screaming Media; freelance, CNBC Europe (London); freelance (Buenos Aires); Sao Paolo correspondent, The Times Gisela Henriques Activa Magazine Merete Jebsen (née Bergeland) CNN (London) Mamiko Kawamoto Screen International; talent agent,Yoshimoto Entertainment USA Ragnhild Kjetland Editorial assistant, site2oil.com; pharmaceutical/ chemical correspondent, AFX News; freelance (Norway); Dow Jones; technology/media reporter, Bloomberg Yannis Krontiras Military service Christine Lai Vice executive director, China Times Katarina Limkjaer Screaming Media; CNN (Norway) Anouk Macchetti Bloomberg TV Kennedy Makambira PR Director, Prince Edward Centennial; sport correspondent, BBC World Service; sports marketing executive; sports coach Glaieul Mamaghani News assistant, Digital Business Globe; Reuters (Paris) Nonofo Mankhi MA Television, Westminster University; secondary school teacher; educational broadcaster Nicole Mannix Freelance Mpho Mantjiu Reporter, Smart Bureau; Sunday Tribune Johannesburg (Zimbabwe); researcher, writer, Laing & Buisson; producer, Poppylands Productions; production journalist, The Times Ulrica Marshall FT.com; restaurant reviewer, www.wcities.com; derivatives section, International Financing Review; freelance Helly Minarti Jakarta Post; head of arts, British Council (Jakarta); Asia fellows; programme development

manager, Cohort 5; Kelola foundation; freelance, Jakarta Post, International Arts Manager magazine Maria Ntavou Greek Public Television; PR agency (Athens); organising committee, 2004 Olympic Games; arts administrator, Arts Center (Athens); group account director, Solid Relations PR Oyvind Nyborg Dagsnytt NRK, Norwegian Broadcasting Corp Lise Olaussen Aftenposten (Norwary); NRK Dagsrevyen; MTV; political reporter, Aftenposten; political reporter, Kanal 24; journalist, political journalist; Daily Dagsavisen (Oslo) Angeline Ong TV producer and reporter, CNN (London); presenter and producer, Reuters Zak Osman Founding Somali newspaper; freelance Charlotte Pearson Newsweek International; Reuters (London) Bruno Pires-Saboaa Freelance Zehra Raza Freelance; Regeneration & Renewal; researcher, World Rate & Data; writer and editor, Audit Commission; researcher, editor, Pakistan High Commission; community projects manager, Tameer Microfinance Bank (Karachi); teacher Tatiana Reis Intern, New Statesman; Commercial Lawyer; editorial coordinator, Impact Media; Portuguese TV channel; Portugal Diario Denise Resende News editor, foreign correspondent, NetDoctor; freelance, Latin American correspondent, ananova.com; beauty and fashion editor, AnaMaria (Brazil) Azer Sawiris Al Ahram Correspondent, Scandinavia; TV Presenter, Kuwait News Agency; editor-in-chief, Nile News TV (Egypt); Scandinavia correspondent, Central News Sector; financial correspondent, Egyptian TV; Egyptian TV Correspondent, AFX News Joao Tordo Freelance Roula Tsoumita InterClubNet; European football analyst, Premierbet; PhD, sports and media management; European football analyst, Blue Lizard Dominic Tunon Assistant producer, AOL Europe; online consultant Ruwan Wijewardene Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka); PA, Wijeya Newspapers (Sri Lanka); executive director, RS Printek; director, Freudenburgh Training Company Saskia Wirth Freelance; Marketwatch; Financial Times; press officer, Comic Relief; publicity manager, Christian Aid; ITV News; group publicity manager, features and daytime, Channel 4 Eylem Yanardagoglu Freelance; teaching assistant; sociology research student, City University; assistant professor, Bahcesehir University; researcher, University of Westminster Helen Yates Online journalist, Financial Publishing International; deputy editor, UK Excellence

Magazine; freelance insurance journalist, Helen Yates Media Amelia Zaher Journalist, Exhibition Bulletin; freelance, Diving Magazines

Newspaper Jim Bruce-Ball Sports reporter, the Guardian; sports reporter, football editor, deputy sports editor, The Sunday Telegraph Sarah Bruce-Ball (née Gerlis) Stock markets reporter, UK Invest. com; deputy news editor; broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 4 Julia Cahill Reporter and feature writer, senior reporter, deputy news editor, The Lawyer; news editor, deputy editor, Estates Gazette James Clench Trainee, assistant news editor, news reporter, The Sun Pippa Crerar The Scotsman; The Mirror; Press Association; Daily Record; political correspondent, Evening Standard Elizabeth Crudgington Chief reporter, Kent Regional News James Daley Investment reporter, Money Marketing; freelance, The Times, Sunday Business, The Sunday Telegraph; business correspondent, The Business; money desk, The Sunday Telegraph; business and personal finance reporter, personal finance editor, The Independent; money editor, Which? Graham Diggines Edinburgh Evening News; reporter, The Sun; assistant editor, Soldier magazine; editor, The Sharp End Laura Elston News desk, royal correspondent, Press Association David Fickling Metro; Sydney correspondent, The Guardian; freelance Oliver Finegold Camden New Journal; The Watford Observer; news reporter, Evening Standard; media relations manager, Westminster City Council Jodie Ginsberg Reuters (South Africa); chief correspondent, bureau chief, Reuters Emma Gosnell Deputy editor, The Sunday Telegraph Review Will Green Surrey Mirror; chief reporter, Rail News; transport correspondent, political correspondent,Yorkshire Post Faisal Islam Economics correspondent, The Observer; business reporter, economics editor, Channel 4 News Sam Lister Trainee, staff reporter, health correspondent,The Times Martel Maxwell Trainee, showbiz reporter, The Sun; showbiz editor and columnist, The Scottish Sun; freelance columnist, broadcaster and novelist; entertainment reporter, Sky News, This Morning, ITV; author; freelance Louisa McLennan Intern, The Australian; reporter,Yellow Advertiser; news writer, entertainment editor,

student editor, Times Online Dan Milmo City desk, Daily Mail; Media Guardian; city desk, The Guardian; media business correspondent, The Guardian James Palmer 21st Century, China Daily (Beijing); foreign desk, special project editor, The Independent; deputy chief sub, The Sunday Times Magazine Roz Ryan Trainee, Financial Times; yourmoney.com; health writer, Femail, Daily Mail; freelance Ben Sheppard Trainee, news reporter, Daily Express; freelance (Athens) Laura Smith Reporter, Nottingham Evening Post; Evening Standard; reporter, The Guardian; freelance, The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, Marie Claire; communications consultant Julia Snoddy Business desk, The Guardian; business desk, The Independent on Sunday; freelance, Sky News; business producer, BBC Radio 4 and 5 Preety Taneja Rochdale Observer; Manchester Evening News; guardian. co.uk; The Observer; Financial Adviser; freelance, Evening Standard, BBC Radio; Children’s Express Andrew Tongue Financial News; sports desk, Press Association; personal finance reporter, Financial Times; recruitment; field ecologist, RPS Group Lucy Warwick-Ching Trainee, personal finance reporter, editor, ft.com/personal-finance, Financial Times; business reporter, Financial Times; consumer industries reporter; editor, FT.Com Bob Williams Trainee, Daily Express; freelance, Daily Express, The Guardian; Wicked Whispers; Daily Mail; football writer, The Mail On Sunday; reporter, thelondonpaper; Scottish sports editor, The Daily Telegraph Charlotte Williamson ES Magazine; researcher, The Sunday Telegraph Magazine; freelance, Elle, Harpers & Queen, The Observer; commissioning editor, editor, news review and comment, The Sunday Telegraph

Periodical Michael Bird In-Store Marketing; Independent on Sunday, Design Week; deputy editor, Bucharest Business Week; associate editor, www.ak13. com; editor, The Diplomat Hannah Booth Deputy news editor, features editor, Design Week; Zitty Magazine; deputy editor, editor, Space, Guardian Weekend Chris Brock The Lawyer; reporter, New Media Creative magazine; associate editor; eDesign Magazine; columnist, Nervous Room; editor, Mulberry Publications; editor,

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Listings | 2000 - 2001 Tileywoodman; Chris Brock Photography Abigail Cattell Editorial assistant, Wilmington Publishing; features writer, Frontier; sub editor, Wanderlust; copy writer,Virgin Holidays; travel writer, Teletext Holidays; freelance Martin Clark Records assistant, defocus; Dotmusic; Straight No Chaser; freelance, G2, The Face, Jockey Slut, Ministry, Hip Hop Connection; A&R consultant; news editor, Knowledge Magazine; uploader, guardian.co.uk; content manager, community manager,Yahoo Europe Isabel Connet (née Pitman) Presenter and reporter, local French radio; freelance, Country Homes and Interiors, ES Magazine, Time Out, French newspaper; teacher;English teacher, French/English translator (France) Suzy Cox Staff writer, mixmag. net; Q4music.com; Staff writer, smashhits.net; celebrity writer, Mizz; senior writer, 19; senior writer, Cosmopolitan; features director, Grazia; associate editor, Fabulous (News of the World); deputy editor, Cosmopolitan. Sally Eyden Trainee, feature writer, acting deputy features editor, Daily Express; entertainment editor, Night & Day, The Mail on Sunday; health editor, Daily Express; showbiz editor and columnist, Reveal; editor, Fabulous (News of the World); editor, Now Leon Forde Freelance, Flipside, The Face, The Guardian; assistant features editor, Screen International; film columnist, The Mail On Sunday; deputy features editor, features editor, Screen International; freelance Adam Gold Freelance, WHSmith guides, The Itchy Guide to London, Waitrose Food Illustrated, Private Eye, Rough Guides, the Guardian, The Sunday Times, FHM, InStyle, Sugar, More!; video editor and feature writer, AOL’s film channel; web editor, Zoo; associate editor, Film International; associate editor, editorin-chief, Men’s Digital, Bauer Media Lucy Gordon Aura magazine; Travel Trade Gazette; assistant producer, Tiger Aspect TV; assistant producer, Granada TV; assistant producer, Hewland International; freelance assistant producer, BBC factual Justina Haesaerts Icircle.com; freelance, sparklearning.com, National Magazine Company; editor, London Supplement, Junior Magazine; marketing; advertising; freelance Anne-Celine Jäger Freelance, The Times magazine, Daily Express, Daily Mirror, Evening Standard, beme. com, The Observer, The Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph magazine, Die Zeit, Neon, Wallpaper Christian Koch Freelance, The Face, Muzik, Campaign Media Business, Dotmusic, Mondo, Limb by Limb,

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World Entertainment; showbiz journalist, World Entertainment News; senior writer, Smash Hits; Commercial editor, FHM; freelance; deputy editor, Cosmopolitan Victoria MacCallum Senior reporter, features writer, Law Society Gazette; press officer, 10 Downing Street; senior press officer, Department of Health; chief press officer, Foreign Office; senior strategy and campaigns manager, Office of the British Prime Minister; communications, 10 Downing Street Sarah Mason Editorial assistant, Health Matters and Pharmacy Magazine; web editor, senior interactive editor, Monkey TV; assistant production editor, The Wardle Agency; assistant editor, Fabulous Andy McCue Freelance, netbeat. com, Terrorizer, Kingsize, Kerrang!; senior reporter,VNU News Centre; senior reporter, Silicon.com; reporter, Computing; editor, Climber; freelance Kate McGeown Freelance, BBC Science Online; broadcast journalist, BBC News Online; reporter, BBC News Asia Pacific, broadcast journalist, BBC Eve McGowan News reporter, Richmond Informer; freelance, Cosmopolitan, Metro, The Sunday Telegraph; writer, deputy property editor, The Mail on Sunday; freelance Rebecca McQuillan Reporter, features writer, deputy features editor, The Herald (Glasgow) Daniel Melunsky Writer, Mobile Magazine; Kingston Council; black cab driver Caroline Millington Writer, Smash Hits; freelance, TV Hits, Mizz, Inside Soap, All About Soap, Blush, OK!; deputy showbiz editor, More!; writer, senior features writer, Star; travel editor, New; travel editor, Star; showbiz editor, Woman’s Own Zoe Murphy Assistant editor, AOL News Channel; broadcast journalist, BBC News Interactive, world desk Katie Reich-Storer Freelance, Woman’s Weekly, The Guardian, The Observer, Tesco.com; editor, huggieclub.com, Citrus Publishing; assistant editor, deputy editor projects, ABTA magazine; special projects editor, Absolute Publishing; associate editor, ABTA magazine Susan Riley TV Times; Soaplife; features writer, features editor, Mizz; features editor, features director, Sugar; features director, More!; deputy editor, acting editor, Stylist Paul Rincon Reporter, Construction News; freelance, Empire Online, Broadcast, produxion.com; senior staff writer, PC Advisor; science reporter, senior broadcast journalist, BBC News online Gerard Russell Web editor, interactive media editor, digital communications editor, oxfam.org.uk Nic Scott Freelance, OK!, Hello!,

Citrus Publishing, Forward Publishing, 7 Days, consumer magazines; production editor, Junior; freelance Ben Spriggs Freelance, Freeserve, Fashion Weekly, Menswear; copy editor, deputy chief copy editor, InStyle; news editor, Living; homes editor, ELLE Decoration; associate editor, Sunday Times Style magazine Jon Webdale Reporter, New Media Age; freelance, The Guardian; commissioning editor, Interactive TV; senior reporter, C21 media.net; editor, Future Media Ben Westwood Assistant travel editor, Electronic Telegraph; acting online travel editor, travel journalist, deputy travel editor, The Daily Telegraph; manager, Travel PR; lecturer, Universidad Espiritu Santo; freelance travel author, Rough Guides Sarah Willcocks Editorial assistant, Literary Review; freelance, The Independent, The Scotsman, The Moscow Times, Literacy Review, The Erotic Review, Time Out, The Oldie, The Stage; playwright; freelance

Broadcast Lee Baker Kick FM; broadcast journalist, BBC Wiltshire Sound; independent music producer Mike Bovill Freelance sport reporter; reporter, sports editor, City AM; Head of content and rugby show presenter, talkSPORT Radio Katherine Boyle Hereward FM; newsreader, producer and presenter, BBC Three Counties Radio Alex Bushill ITN News; trainee, BBC News; broadcast journalist, BBC Spotlight; reporter, BBC Newsgathering; freelance reporter, BBC News 24; BBC London; south west correspondent, BBC News Nick Cavell Assistant producer, TalkSPORT; news editor, Sanyu Radio (Uganda); producer, African Sports, BBC World Service David Cheng Reporter, News Direct 97.3FM; researcher, producer, BBC Business; broadcast journalist, BBC Business & Economics News Ellie Crisell Reporter, presenter, Channel Five News; presenter, BBC Newsround Jatinder Dhillon Trainee, BBC News; broadcast journalist; field producer, BBC Network News; reporter, CBC Radio (Toronto) Abbie Dobson Broadcast journalist, producer, BBC Six O’Clock News Kate Evans Broadcast journalist, BBC News 24; freelance producer, ITN; producer, Channel 4 News Tannaz Fazaipour ITN Digital Radio Channel; producer, ITN News; producer, Powerhouse at ITN; reporter, First Edition, ITN; freelance producer, producer, Channel 4 News Shona Fraser Euronews; broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 5 Live; associate producer, RTL (Germany) and MTV

Melanie Grant Online producer, broadcast journalist, television pundit, UKTV and BBC 1Xtra; BBC London Nina Harrison-Bell Producer, ITN Will Inglis 106 CTFM; LBC; Power FM; Kick FM; news editor, Kick FM; freelance, BFBS, CBC TV, GWR, Jazz Julie MacDonald Broadcast journalist, Radio 5 Live; producer, LBC; broadcast journalist, Liquid News, BBC 3; freelance reporter, GMTV; news anchor, Al Jazeera Gareth Mason Broadcast journalist, RTE Westminster; sub editor; contributor, Irish National Radio; freelance Zonia Mason Trainee, BBC News (Tunbridge Wells); producer, presenter, reporter, ITV Meridian East Esther McWatters Researcher, BBC Newsnight; researcher, BBC, Kenyon Confronts; current affairs producer, BBC Radio 5 Live Ben Moore ITN Radio; trainee, BBC News; BBC North; Bradford reporter, BBC Yorkshire Keme Nzerem Producer, ITN; producer, 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 Anton Sensky BBC Solent 96.1FM; BBC Inside Out, BBC South Today; producer, BBC Sport Avi Silverman Print journalist, Bale Net; MA, International Relations, Cambridge University; policy manager, Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile Katia Tanousis Freelance, BBC Radio Suffolk; assistant producer, Grand Designs Tori Taylor BBC News South East; broadcast journalist, BBC London; senior producer, SPJ; Network News Stuart Tinworth Q103; newsreader, FOX FM; BBC Oxford; video journalist, BBC South Today Katie Walmsley Carlton TV Suzannah Wander Broadcast journalist, BBC; researcher, Channel 4; researcher, Thames Television; producer and director, South Bank Show, ITV Camilla Wilkinson Newsreader, Active FM (Romford) Claire Winter Researcher, ITN Picture Agency

2001

International Alex Arampatzis Political analyst; reporter, Dehavilland Information Services; lecturer, Edge Hill College; CEO, WIN; owner, Arampatzis Media Malene Arboe-Rasmussen Nordic desk, UN (Brussels); liaison officer for Denmark, Iceland and Norway, NATO Marie Barraud News analyst,

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Dehavilland; journalist, Groupe Afrique; foreign correspondent, La Croix; RFI radio Sophie Besse Agence France Presse Elisabeth Brun Reporter, NRK P1 (Norway);Kulturnytt; NRK P2 Andrea Cairola Freelance (Italy); programme specialist for the UNESCO Division for Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace of the Communication and Information Sector Sonila Cela Researcher, BBC documentaries Andrea Crossan senior producer; The World; radio news producer, BBC Boston Zeynep Demirbilek Managing director, Pearl Linguistics Peter Dinkloh Correspondent, Bloomberg (Frankfurt) Gustavo Duarte TVE; communications manager, Proklima Minelle Fernandez Communications officer, Commonwealth Secretariat; Colombo correspondent, Al Jazeera Violet Gonda Producer, presenter, SW Radio Africa James Gooder Reporter, The Independent on Sunday; writer, Reuters; speechwriter, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (Geneva); online journalist, Al Jazeera; deputy editor, Argus European Electricity Report Miriam Gressli Producer, MTV News (Norway) Michelle Hakata Sub editor, New African; customer services advisor, lastminute.com; programme executive, Commonwealth Business Council; features editor, Africa Practice; consultant, HMD Marianne Hartz-Thomas Media officer UNEP (Arendal); Deadline Press (Denmark); senior communications advisor, Operate Communications Emma Kambangula Personal assistant, Southern Africa Broadcasting Association (Windhoek); executive director, Cancer Club of Namibia Joseph Kithama African Medical and Research Foundation; bureau chief, East African Procurement News; lecturer, Dar es Salaam University Sara Lomberg Editor, reporter, Ticker News Agency; reporter, Dagens Media Forlag; reporter, n.24. se (Stockholm) Sebastian Lopez Unknown Kristine Lowe Freelance; columnist, ABC Nyheter Marta Machado-Gooder Programme administrator, Reuters Foundation; freelance, Al Jazeera English; CNN Africa; project coordinator; Reuters Foundation Isaac Massaquoi Senior news editor, head of news and current affairs; Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service; lecturer, programme co-ordinator, University of Sierra Leone

Brian McGee Editor, www. bmcnews.com; reporter, Bloomberg Elodie Mialet France 3 (Bordeaux); TV reporter, Sante Vie; freelance, Match TV, France 5, Canal J; TV reporter, M6 (France); freelance, France 2 Charalampos Nikolakakis Press officer, Ministry of Rural Development and Food Zandi Nkuta The Sowetan; online journalist, Reuters; spokesperson, executive mayor of Johannesburg Ingvild Paulsen Regalandis Avis; Stavanger Aftenblad; freelance, Dagens Naeringsliv Angela Pok Student, UCLA; comanaging editor; American Fitness; consulting editor, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Miguel Rato Press advisor, Portuguese Minister of Economy; executive director, Ogilvy PR (Lisbon); deputy director Diario Economico; partner and founder, Cupido Comunicacao; managing director, Ogilvy and Mather Scott Reeves Freelance assistant news editor, Channel 4 News, ITN; researcher, John Kay’s Financial Times column; producer, Powerhouse, Channel 4; producer, Channel 4 News Friedel Grant (née Rother) Freelance, Financial Times radio, Associated Press Radio; financial journalist, Financial Times; financial journalist, Reuters; PR and editorial assistant, Europeana Shirin Sadeghi PhD, SOAS Diego Santos Sports foreign correspondent, El Pais; news editor, Associated Press; eltiempo.com; portfolio.com.co; cambio.com.co Payal Sharma Unknown Muriel Signouret Freelance, Eurostar Magazine, Telerama, @ pplications; La Lettre du Cercle; editor, Société Textuel Magazines; reporter, Le Nouveau Detective; The Magazine Elisavet Sotiriadou Freelance, BBC News 24, BBC World Service, Sveriges Radio Maria Stammati Assistant editor, GQ.com Milan; assistant editor, deputy editor, GQ.com; glamour. com; executive editor, Condé Nast interactive Serena Sterling Assistant editor, contributing editor, Spirituality & Health; PhD, clinical psychology; freelance, Spirituality & Health Corinne Touze Radio Mediterranee Internationale; freelance, Radio Europe 1, Radio Orient, Europe 1 France, Radio Canada, Radio Suisse Romande; news anchor and writer, Radio Mediterraneé Internationale Vanessa Viola Market reporter, Argus Media; oil broker, E A Gibson Shipbrokers Dan Wallis Foreign desk, The Times; intern, Reuters (Nairobi); deputy foreign editor, PA;

Tanzania correspondent, Uganda correspondent, Reuters Barry Wilkinson Cricket correspondent, Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation

chief, Reuters (Singapore) Helen Fretter Health news reporter, Netdoctor; sub editor, deputy editor,Yachts & Yachting Herpreet Kaur Grewal Home news reporter, The Times; reporter, London Voice; reporter, Eastern Eye; freelance, Guardian Society; reporter, Regeneration & Renewal; Freelance, The Guardian, The Observer Charlie Hamilton Reporter, Press Association; senior reporter, The National (Abu Dhabi) Kate Haywood Commodities reporter, Reuters; deputy editor, Telecom finance; IFR; senior reporter, Thompson Financial; reporter, The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Matt Hughes Freelance, The Times, The Guardian, The Observer, uefa. com; sports writer, sub editor, guardian.co.uk, The Observer; sports reporter, Evening Standard; football correspondent, The Times Humfrey Hunter Trainee, The Sun; news desk assistant, The Sunday Times; news reporter, Evening

Newspaper Kate Allen Reporter, PA Digital; chief feature writer, Building; feature writer, Inside Housing Magazine; editor, Social Housing Simon Baker Trainee, regional reporter, Press Association; news editor, Times Higher Education John Bingham News trainee, reporter, chief reporter, Press Association; news reporter, social and religious affairs editor, The Daily Telegraph Harcharan Chandhoke Nottingham Evening Post; Channel 4 Cricket magazine; assistant news editor, Daily Mail Neil Chatterjee Energy desk, senior energy correspondent, deputy bureau

Michael McGrath Job Football reporter, The Wardle Agency Course Newspaper, 2004 What’s the best thing about being a sports journalist? It’s being right at the heart of the action of a sport that you’ve been passionate about all your life. Not only do you get to watch it close up, but also report on it. It’s a very privileged position to be in, and it’s worth the hard work. It’s something not to be taken for granted. You get to travel to games and you’re often at very memorable games that people would die to be there, let alone work. Who do you most admire in the media? I’d mention two people. Henry Winter at The Daily Telegraph. If there’s a big match, I’d want to read his report the following day. The other person is football news reporter Neil Ashton at The Daily Mail. He gets important stories and many younger reporters look up to him. What are your thoughts on the future of print publications? Some people say it’s troubled times, but I think it’s interesting times as well. There’s a 24/7 culture now. I was playing cricket on the day Fabio Capello quit as England manager, and within an hour most people I was with knew it already. That illustrates how instant news is now. I still believe in newspapers because journalists can get exclusive stories that can sell newspapers. But it’s obvious you have to look at the way people are consuming news because it’s changing all the time. It’s a case of adapting. VESELA GLADICHEVA

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Listings | 2001 - 2002 Standard; freelance, The Mail On Sunday, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph; account manager, Ian Monk Associates; literary agent, Hunter Profiles Scott Hussey Newsflash Press Agency; The Scottish Sun Roland Jackson Multimedia desk, business reporter, Agence France Presse Aidan Magee Agence France Presse; head of London office, The Wardle Agency; football writer; Manchester correspondent, News of the World Ashok Malhotra PhD, Indian history Helen McCormick Features editor, Mortgage Strategy Luisa Metcalfe Freelance, Hampstead & Highgate Express; trainee, Daily Express; feature writer; Sunday Express Laura Milne Trainee, feature writer, health features editor, Daily Express Meilyr Morgan Aylward Marine Publishers; current affairs journalist and researcher, HTV; Welsh language policy officer; Duke of Edinburgh Awards Jane Mulkerrins News reporter,

The Sunday Times; features, Daily Mail; freelance, The Sunday Times, The Times, Cosmopolitan, The Guardian Laura Newland (née Borg) Trainee, Press Association; mother James Nursey Sports reporter, The Argus; sports writer, Birmingham Post; freelance, sports reporter, Daily Mirror Dan Rookwood Health and fitness editor, Maxim; sports desk, guardian. co.uk; commissioning editor, style director, Men’s Health; freelance, The Guardian, Maxim; 442; Zest Magazine; health and fitness editor, Maxim Natasha Salari Features, The Mail on Sunday; reporter, Community Care Rebecca Smith Sunday Express; features trainee, news reporter, The Mirror; reporter, The Sunday Mirror Annabelle Steggles Trainee, news reporter, The Scottish Sun; Sunday Mirror; news reporter, The Scottish Sun Thomas Teodorczuk Political researcher, Londoner’s Diary, Evening Standard; deputy editor, Wicked Whispers; reporter, Daily Mail; arts reporter, Evening Standard; freelance

Shyaka Kanuma Job Chief editor, The Rwanda Focus Course International, 2005 What has been your career highlight so far? My career highlights are many. I have been named winner of CNN’s prestigious Free Press Africa Award (2001). I have received a Nieman Fellowship to spend a year doing studies at Harvard (2002-3). I have won a British Chevening Scholarship to do journalism at City University. I have started a newspaper of my own that is on the verge of succeeding, so you can take your pick! What was your first ever story? I wrote my first ever story in 1997 about a bad security situation in the Rwandan capital Kigali. How important is it that we have a free press? Very important. I can’t imagine what shenanigans a government would be up to without a free press. Are journalists doomed? No, far from it. We are doing a very good job of adapting to the changing times in the media industry. Whatever remains at the end of the day (whether we see the demise of “dead tree” newspapers and magazines in the coming decades, or whether “citizen” journalists uploading their content on sites like YouTube), I cannot imagine that we are going to depend on multitudes of “citizen journalists” or activists substituting for trained professionals. REBECCA LLOYD

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Rachel Williams Reporter, North American correspondent, US bureau chief, Press Association; features writer, The Guardian Alex Wynne Cosmedias International; information manager, deputy editor, Beauty Business News; deputy editor, Cosmetic News Weekly

Periodical Matthew Adey Freelance, Maxim, Wax, TNT, SX; deputy editor, Docklands Magazine; Islington Magazine; editor, Key; writer, Sky; English teacher, Loustan School Chei Amlani Sub editor, deputy sports editor, sports editor and London Olympics correspondent, telegraph.co.uk Al Chan Civil servant, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister; civil servant, Department for Transport; FOI compliance officer, TFL Marissa Charles Food critic, Camden New Journal; Zest; editorial assistant and writer, Good Housekeeping; freelance, Pride, Closer, Zest; features reporter, Splash News & Picture Agency; freelance, Marissa Charles Media Catherine Clarke Freelance, Menswear; staff writer, assistant editor, deputy editor, editor, AnOther Magazine; freelance, Dazed & Confused, The Guardian, Time Out, Arena Homme Plus Matthew Cottingham Feature writer, Property Week; investigative reporter, BBC 5 Live, assistant producer, BBC Panorama; assistant producer, BBC Current Affairs; director, BBC Watchdog Sarah-Jane Cutting Editorial assistant, production editor, Australian Business Online; editor, WorkplaceInfo; Australian Business Sophy Dale Sub editor, Computer Weekly; sub editor,VNUnet.com; sub editor, senior sub editor, Computing Rebecca Evans Reporter, chief reporter, news editor, Inside Housing; deputy editor, Health Service Journal; 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 Writer, reporter, deputy restaurants and bar editor, deputy news editor, Caterer & Hotelkeeper; freelance, The Guardian; features editor, BBC Online; features editor, Olive Phil Hebblethwaite Freelance, Men’s Health; junior editor, assistant editor, Adrenalin, Bogey Magazine; editor, publisher, The Stool Pigeon Dominique Hines Freelance, Marie Claire,Your Life; 3am, Daily Mirror;

freelance, Pride, Daily Mirror, TV Times, Closer; celebrity reporter, Reveal; showbiz reporter, Daily Mail; Daily Star; New; news editor, Heat Claire Kilner 12 Yard TV; administrative officer, The Refugee Council; communications officer, Renewal; equality & diversity coordinator, Ealing Primary Care Trust; freelance, PHAM Magazine; advice and information manager, BME services; policy & planning manager, General Medical Council Ellie Levenson Reporter, The Lawyer; travel writer, Netjetter, The Guardian; editor, Fabian Review; freelance, New Statesman, The Guardian; press officer, End Child Poverty; freelance, New Statesman, The Guardian, The Observer; lecturer, Goldsmiths College, University of London; author, freelance Fiona Macdonald Sub editor, feature writer, features editor, editor, home and commuter, Metro Debbi Marco Features assistant, Your Life; freelance, C4 Website, Men’s Health; trainee, Daily Express; assistant women’s editor, Bella; celebrity features editor, Full House; freelance Louie Purday Feature writer, Take a Break; features editor, Full House; freelance Heather Sadtler PA to editor, writer, GQ Annabel Short Freelance, The Ecologist, Faber & Faber; corporate social responsibility consultant, Context; senior researcher, head of program, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (USA) Geoffrey Spiteri The Independent on Sunday; reporter, Barclays Globe; publisher, News Digest Amy Taylor Community Care; freelance Daniel Thomas Freelance, feature writer, Medeconomics; staff writer, GP; senior financial markets reporter, Thomson Financial; reporter, Marketing Week; assistant news editor, Property Week; property correspondent, telecoms correspondent, Financial Times Gaia Vince Freelance, The Guardian, Pink Ribbon magazine, Focus, The Times, Build It Magazine; writer, New Scientist; editor, Ergo; news editor, Nature; freelance Natalie Williams Freelance sub editor, GQ, Metal Hammer; columnist, sub editor, 21st Century School Edition; editor, thewalk; editor; HH&A; Far Beyond; freelance, GQ, iTouch, T3; communications manager, Safer Hastings Partnership; communications consultant, Hastings Community Trust

Broadcast Suad Ali Unknown Claudine Altmann Jazz FM; broadcast journalist, Bloomberg

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Radio; news editor, Talksport Gurvinder Aujla Broadcast journalist, Club Asia; broadcast journalist, BBC 1Xtra; broadcast journalist, BBCAsian Network Lucy Boast Producer, broadcast journalist, BBC Vanessa Buschschlüter Researcher, trainee broadcast journalist; Washington producer, broadcast journalist; BBC World Service; Washington reporter and producer, BBC; Americas editor, BBC Rebecca Dimyan Reporter, BBC Radio Wales; reporter, producer, BBC Radio 5 Live Hilary Fraser Sales manager, IdeaGlobal; consultant, Rogen International; consultant, Fraser Communication Victoria Holden Broadcast journalist, BBC current affairs Leigh Jennings Unknown James Josephs Broadcast journalist, BBC Surrey and Sussex; production journalist, ITN, Setanta Sports News Ragnhild Kjetland Technology/ media reporter, Bloomberg Jude Landau Producer, Feature Story News; freelance producer, NTR; trainee hypnotherapist Jonathan Leleu Producer, Sky News; senior producer, BBC 6 O’Clock News, BBC Breakfast Benjamin Lowings News reader, Radio New Zealand International; broadcast journalist, BBC World Service Christina Mackay News reporter; freelance Naomi McCafferty Broadcast journalist; BBC Northern Ireland; political broadcast journalist, BBC Abi McLoughlin Associated Press; BBC Newsnight Review; producer, BBC Newsround; producer, BBC Sportsround; assistant producer, Newsround and Sportsround; producer, The World Tonight, Radio 4; assistant producer, Watchdog and Rogue Traders Shahab Mossavat Producer, BBC 6 O’Clock News; Reuters (Iran); medical student, University of London; freelance, Middle East analyst Melanie Parry Researcher, BBC Radio 4; researcher, World at One, BBC Radio 4; BBC news sponsorship scheme; producer, BBC News 24; broadcast journalist, BBC 6 O’Clock News Ewan Petrie Reporter, Scottish TV and Central; reporter, Real Radio Glasgow; reporter, newsreader, Radio Wave 102 Dundee; BBC Politics (Millbank); production journalist, Scottish TV Sohail Sahi BBC Southern Counties; sports reporter, BBC Solent; football reporter, BBC Radio 5 Live; breakfast sports reader, Adil Ray Show, BBC Asian Network; football commentator, BBC Local Nishita Sharma Presenter, producer, Aliot Asian Arts show, Break

FM; freelance, BBC World Service; RadioNet; Wish Hard Laura Sheeter BBC Northampton; stringer, BBC Baltic (Riga); broadcast journalist, BBC newsgathering; freelance reporter and producer (New York) Anna Thomas Presenter and reporter, Granada; news reporter and presenter, GMTV Louise Tickle BBC World Service; Everywoman Jonathan Wald News assistant; assignment editor, CNN (London, New York) Monica Zilouf Freelance producer, ITV, ITV News

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International Sherine Abdel-Razek Reuters; economics journalist, Al Ahram Weekly; head of economy desk, Al Sharouk (Cairo) Akram Al-Hendi Presenter, researcher; translator, UN; presenter/ reporter,Yemeni Satellite Channel; teacher, Specialized Institute (Yemen); head of English news and programs department,Yemeni TV Linda Ambrose Secretary, Clapton Football Club Nouna Andersson Editor, Fastcheck Travel Guides (Sweden) Vilma Anusaite Freelance, ABC News; UK correspondent, Newspaper LT (Lithuania); freelance assistant producer, ABC News (London) Asad Asad UK Gold Circular; Asian Telegraph; teacher; publisher, editor, Okhla Times Neeraj Bali Freelance producer, NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation; trainer and editor, Saday-e-Jawan Radio Network (Afghanistan); trainer and field producer, Internews Network (Sri Lanka); public affairs and outreach officer, local governance and community development project (Afghanistan); sector head, public information office Amba Batra Bakshi Senior reporter, Indian Express (New Delhi); senior reporter, Indian Express (Bangalore) Elisabeth Behrmann Market reporter, commodities reporter (Sydney), Dow Jones Ginanne Brownell Researcher and producer, CNN; editorial manager, Newsweek (London) Ratchada Chitrada Producer, AsiaWorks Television Milly Clark Advertising, OK! Jelena Culum Press office assistant, City University; press officer, Crisis; PR assistant, City University; sales and marketing manager, Emerging Markets; PR and marketing manager, Home-Deq; information officer, Ealing, Hammersmith and West London

College Limin Dai Deputy director, 21st Century Weekly Nadia Damouni Reporter, Credit magazine; freelance, New York Sun, New York News Network; financial journalist, Financial Times; financial journalist, dealReporter Sasha Damouni Reporter, New York News Network, The Star (Jordan); reporter, assistant editor, Merger Market; global editor, Pharmawire; healthcare journalist, Bloomberg News Perrine Faye Commodities reporter, Agence France Presse; correspondent, Basemetals.com Camille Fournier Elle (Paris); psychology student Jessica Frommer Freelance (Cambodia); managing editor, Institute of Cambodia Dimitra Gaidatzi Senior fashion writer,Vogue (Greece) and freelance, Financial Times; Katherimini; UK Vogue; The Daily Telegraph; People Joanna Gasiorowska Senior sports presenter, Al-Jazeera English Dwayne Gordon Reporter, Jamaica Herald; reporter, The Gleaner; news editor, entertainment editor, The Star (Jamaica); editor, The Gleaner; editor, The Star (Jamaica) Emily Gray Unknown Harun Ma’ruf Hassan Trainee, BBC; director, Somali Media Centre Alex Holliday Associate, Thomas Weisel Heather Hugley Administrative assistant, KSTP-TV Elena Imbimbo Rathgeber Freelance; research analyst, Romeike (London); researcher, International Institute for Strategic Studies (London); mother Matiullah Jan News reporter, The Frontier Post Daily; associate editor, News Network International; news reporter, Pakistan Television; media law advisor, Internews (Pakistan); senior correspondent, Dawn News TV Brjánn Jónasson Freelance, Live Science; journalist, Morgunblaðið; journalist, Frettabladid Charlotte Kan Business reporter, Standard and Poor’s Marketscope; TV reporter, Bloomberg; freelance Gulender Karabiyik Editor, ATR Communications Peter Kimani Writer, senior writer and columnist, Daily Nation (Kenya); senior associate editor, The Standard Group, doctoral candidate in creative writing, University of Houston Lila Kountourioti News presenter, Alter Channel (Athens) Julian Kramer Editorial assistant, Classic Photographic Services; editorial assistant, Open Democracy; PPC manager, Kaplan International Colleges Solana Larsen Editor, Conflicts and Media; commissioning editor, director, Open Democracy

Charlotta Larsson Freelance (Vienna) Celia Li News presenter, Phoenix Chinese News Constance Libert Communications, Weber Shandwick; press department, Euro RSCG; press and communications advisor, Minister of Foreign Affairs Kwangu Liwewe Reporter, Malawi Media Women’s Association; coordinator, PAMODZI; freelance, Positive Nation Magazine (London); MA, human rights, ULU; co-ordinator, PAMODZI Fernando Lucena Associate producer, undercover reporter, Dispatches, Channel 4; undercover reporter, assistant producer, field producer, Current Affairs, BBC; producer, Electric Sky Productions; producer, director, Fernando Lucena Films Mukela Mangolwa Senior producer, Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation; information education and communication specialist David Manley Marketing assistant (consumer products), Universal Studios; product manager, Rockstar Games Alexandro Martello Economics reporter, Portal G1 Joana Mateus Producer, Press Association TV (London) Richard McColl Newsweek; feature writer, WWF; freelance, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Newsweek; freelance, Adventura Travel (Costa Rica); Global Travel magazine (UK); freelance Nathalie McDermott Freelance, BBC Radio 5 Live; freelance trainer, City University; project officer, Radio for Development; managing director, On Road Media Mike McIlvain Feature editor, Laredo Morning Times; interim sports editor, Copperas Cove Leader-Press; managing editor, Belton Journal; reporter, LareDOS; adjunct professor, Texas A&M University; lecturer, United International College Pilar Medrano-Dell Unknown Anthony Mills Sub editor and writer, Middle East reporter; contributor, Executive; journalist, producer, Beirut Media Centre; freelance, CNN, Sky News; press freedom and communications manager, International Press Institute Edetaen Ojo Executive director, Media Rights Agenda (Nigeria) Dora Papagianni Unknown Theodoulos Papavassiliou Lecturer; newspaper editor; chief editor, Weekly Renee Louise Paul (née Chow) TV control room, ABC News; UK correspondent, Associated Press Radio; correspondent, BBC Caribbean; mother Sarah Pozzoli Economic news website, Lettera Finanziaria; daily Italian, Oggi; freelance, La Repubblica,Valori,

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Listings | 2002 - 2002 Capital, e-gazette (Italy), freelance, editor in chief, www.nostrofiglio.it Synnøve Prytz Berset Skarland Press AS Dong-Fang Qiu Executive editor, CCTV news Ganapathi Reddy Freelance, deputy manager, William Hill (India) Martin Ritchie Freelance, BBC Online, The Scotsman; correspondent, The Russia Journal (Moscow); reporter, Western Gazette; reporter, Metal Bulletin Yenia Rivarola Medina MA, global journalism, University of Orebro Rocio Rodríguez-Fernández Project manager (Spain) Roee Ruttenberg Production assistant, associate producer, ABC News; Assistant News Editor, Al Jazeera (Washington); freelance (Tel Aviv) Aliza Samorly Unknown Hirotada Shimura Unknown Shaimaa Shobokshi Unknown Anastasia Siniori MA public relations, Cardiff University; Apofasi (Greece); K magazine; journalist, Kathimerini, media PhD student, Westminster University Maria Sitaras-Yiangou Lecturer and managing director, evening school; programme manager in media; lecturer; teaching and learning inspector Fiona Skenderlis Freelance, Nation277 TV; post-production; manager, artist management and music production company; TV project manager; post producer (film and TV), production director, Cinematic Soundscapes Marina Suponina Deputy editor, travel magazine; PR and press director, Rising Star Media; programme manager, Frontline Club Ian Talley Power and gas reporter; Norway correspondent; energy policy reporter, Dow Jones Zoe Telegraphou News editor and presenter, Astra Radio Rawle Titus Reporter, Nottingham Evening Post; editor, weekly paper; anchor, sports show; talk show host; PR officer, National Disaster Management Agency; freelance Natasha Twal Freelance, Jordan Times; media researcher, Arab Advisors; reporter, Jordan Daily Times; Al Jazeera Tom Watson Jane’s Sentinel Security Assessments; researcher, BBC News; October Films; assistant producer, Current Affairs, BBC; producer, director, Tiger Aspect; assistant producer, BBC Sandy Wilheim Broadcast assistant, BBC World Service; content partner, associate, strategic partner development manager, Google Ashley Williams Assistant reporter, reporter, People; editor, ESPN magazine; senior editor, O, The Oprah Magazine Christina Wu Copywriter; freelance

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Nicole Young Associate, CBS News, 60 Minutes Heng Yue Unknown Bertrand Yvernault La Montagne Irene Zournatzi Vogue (Greece)

Newspaper Kirsti Adair Trainee reporter, Liverpool Echo; current affairs, ITV West; broadcast journalist, BBC Look East; associate producer; BBC Newsround Rebecca Barr Reporter, Money Marketing; reporter, European transport reporter, US technology reporter, Bloomberg Katrina Baugh Features and news, Fund Strategy; reporter, professional adviser, deputy editor, MSM international; editor, ifaonline.co.uk, Incisive Media Stefania Bianchi Freelance; reporter, Africa Analysis; EU correspondent, InterPress News Agency (Brussels); copy editor, transport and real estate reporter, Dow Jones Adam Blenford News reporter; Evening Standard; freelance (Jerusalem); senior broadcast journalist, BBC Daniel Bushell HTTP Technology Riazat Butt Reporter, fashion editor and feature writer, Manchester Evening News; religious affairs correspondent, The Guardian Gemma Calvert Feature writer, News of the World Emma Clipp Reporter, Harrow Observer; sub editor; Metro; sub editor, Daily Mail Angharad Couch Reporter; Bloomberg; financial PR advisor, Citigate Dewe Rogerson Anna Davis Reporter, education reporter, Reading Evening Post; reporter, Evening Standard Monidipa Fouzder Senior reporter, Buckinghamshire Advertiser, Buckinghamshire Examiner; sub editor, senior sub editor, Trinity Mirror; sub editor, The Law Society Sam Green News and sport reporter, sub editor, Western Daily Press; sports sub editor and football writer, The Daily Telegraph; freelance sports sub editor and football writer, Olympic News Service (Vancouver Winter Olympics); freelance Angela Henshall Features writer, politics reporter, Money Marketing; senior staff writer, Global Investor; oil market reporter, energy reporter, Dow Jones; The Wall Street Journal Wesley Johnson Trainee reporter, North America correspondent, home affairs correspondent, Press Association Jon Kelly Trainee, Daily Mirror; broadcast journalist and reporter, BBC News Online James Kilner Editor, Almati Herald (Kazakhstan); reporter, Reuters

Serena Kutchinsky Editorial assistant, Food & Travel Magazine Gareth Law Trainee, The Sun; sports reporter, The Scottish Sun Harry MacAdam Reporter, feature writer, The Sun Roddy McDougall Editor-in-chief, Cantos Natasha McDowell Nature magazine Rebecca Meehan Reporter, Bloomberg; anchor, CNBC Caroline Meehan Freelance, Financial Times; reporter, Financial News; medical student, University College London Shafik Meghji Trainee, Evening Standard; freelance news and sports journalist; novelist; writer, Rough Guides Ryan Mills Sports reporter, Bloomberg; production journalist, ITV Anglia Sonia Oxley Trainee, senior sub editor, sports desk, Reuters Lilly Peel Reporter, Brighton Argus; associate director, Perfect Relations PR; The Statesman (Kolkata); features editor, Panos (London) Emma Pryer Trainee, 3am (Daily Mirror); news and TV reporter, The People; reporter, Bizarre (The Sun); news and celebrity editor, More; travel columnist, The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney); showbiz reporter, The Sun Louise Redvers Trainee, health reporter, chief reporter, Evening Chronicle; news editor, Aberdeen Evening Express; correspondent, BBC; Agence France Presse, freelance (South Africa) Rachel Richardson Showbiz reporter, News of the World (Scotland); feature writer, TV reporter, TV editor, showbiz editor, News of the World; associate editor, Fabulous (The Sun) Ryan Sabey Reporter, News of the World; reporter, The Sun Mark Scodie Peterborough Evening Telegraph; Jewish Chronicle; trainee solicitor; associate, litigation and dispute resolution, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP Sam Sheringham Trainee, Press Association; sports reporter, Bloomberg News; Setanta Sports News; freelance; BBC Sport Interactive Nyree Stewart Senior reporter, Investment Advisor Christopher Tryhorn Trainee, The Times; city correspondent, Media Guardian Andrew Walker Reporter, Camden New Journal and Islington Tribune; MA, development studies, SOAS; Daily Trust (Abuja, Nigeria); reporter, BBC News Online Victoria Ward China Daily; trainee, Irish correspondent, Press Association; news reporter, Daily Mirror; senior news reporter, The Daily Telegraph

Georgina Wykes PR and marketing officer, Spelthorne Borough Council

Periodical Laura Atkinson Editorial assistant, arts and style editor, The Independent; freelance, More, The Sunday Times, Sneak, Careless Talk; features editor, Sneak; deputy news editor, news editor, Heat; features editor, Grazia; features editor, Style, The Sunday Times Mark Beveridge Reporter, Housing Today; researcher, International Criminal Justice Celeste Biever Intern, Red Herring; technology news editor, deputy news editor, New Scientist Tim Bradshaw Assistant, Lucas Alexander Whitley; intern, Elle; staff writer, senior staff writer, Information Age; companies editor, Investors Chronicle; digital media correspondent, Financial Times Tom Campbell Sub editor, Press Association WeatherCentre; sub editor and reporter, production editor, Regeneration & Renewal Manfreda Cavazza Freelance, The Independent on Sunday; Reuters Health; telegraph.co.uk; writer and sub editor, AFX News; news reporter, Retail Week; business correspondent, Sunday Express Victoria Chow (née Worsley) Sub editor and feature writer, The Stage; freelance, Health & Fitness, Women’s Health; features sub editor, Metro; freelance copy editor and proof reader Michael Deacon Reviews editor, deputy showbiz editor, Zoo; freelance, More, Bliss; junior writer, J17; TV features editor, parliamentary sketch writer, The Daily Telegraph Priya Elangasinghe Staff Writer, Kultureflash.net; production assistant, Carlton Television; freelance, Q, Ink, Seven, TOTP, Girl About Town, kultureflash.net, Bleedmusic, Smash Hits, Girl About Town, Zoo Abigail Frymann Creative project manager, Tearfund; foreign news editor, The Tablet Dafydd Goff Sub editor, In Style; writer and sub editor, The Month, The Sunday Times; music editor, Times Online; online music sub editor, The Guardian Naomi Greenaway Staff writer, M Celebs (Sunday Mirror); freelance; features editor, Glamour (South Africa); freelance, Daily Mail, Sunday Mirror, Glamour Gareth Jones Freelance, University of Cambridge, BBC Worldwide, Electoral Commission, Footstep Productions; freelance, product development manager, Dr Foster Research Victoria Kennedy Reporter, Catchline News; showbiz writer, Daily Express; celebrity writer,

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Reveal Magazine; features writer, Daily Mirror; deputy editor, Now, commissioning editor,Your Life James Knight Editor, Web Watch; The Sunday Times; Food & Travel magazine; Bradt Travel Guides; freelance, Reuters, The Economist, The Sunday Times, BBC Online, African Business, Africa Investor Laura Kyle Copy editor and host, China Radio International; copy editor, China Central Television International; freelance, That’s Beijing, Beijing Review, Metrozine; copy editor, reporter and voice over, China Central Television International; producer, Al Jazeera (Kuala Lumpur) Darren Lazarus Reporter, DIY Week; news reporter, Estates Gazette; senior news reporter, deputy news editor, Estates Gazette; acting editor, Financial News Online Kerry McCarthy Freelance features writer, More, New Woman, Men’s Health, J17; feature writer, The People; features editor, acting associate editor, Woman’s Day (Australia); associate editor, Glamour (Australia); acting associate editor, Woman’s Day; wellness/careers editor, Marie Claire; freelancer, Pacific Magazines Ruth McCarthy Editorial assistant, Global Listings; freelance, Bella, More; PR executive, Rocket PR; beauty writer, Hairflair & Beauty; commissioning editor, Full House; news and features editor, Take 5 (Sydney) Laura McCreddie Freelance, Asda Vitality, Zembia; features director, Yoga; deputy editor, Salon Therapist; managing editor, Professional Beauty and Retail Jeweller Iain Noble Assistant editor, Marine Engineers Review; deputy editor, Landrover World; sub editor, Pick Me Up Olivia Richwald Freelance, China Daily, The Sun Online; education reporter, Evening News (Norwich); reporter, Northern Echo; video journalist, BBC Yorkshire Gregor Ridley PR account executive, senior account executive, account manager, Colette Hill Associates Stephen Russell Marketing PR, copywriter, City and Islington College; sub editor, Big Issue (Scotland); freelance, Sunday Herald; staff writer and web master, Big Issue (Scotland); freelance, Oz Magazine (Australia); freelance, Citysearch, DNA, Artisan, Fairfax Community Network; freelance, Citysearch, Time Out (Melbourne) Elena Seymenliyska Freelance, The Bookseller, The Daily Telegraph, Belgravia Magazine; sub editor, The Daily Telegraph; book reviewer, The Guardian; sub editor, arts & books, The Daily Telegraph; freelance editorial consultant Graham Smith Freelance, France magazine, Investis, World

Entertainment News Network; wire editor, editorial special events manager, Los Angeles editor, World Entertainment News Network; news editor, online editor, MailOnline Chloe Stothart Reporter, finance editor, deputy news editor, Housing Today; freelance, Children, Now, New Star,Young People, The Guardian, Third Sector Deborah Stowe Copy editor, reporter, Bucharest Business Week; freelance, Business Review,Vivid, Holidays in Romania, New Bucharest Express,Vivid, The Daily Telegraph, Bucharest in Your Pocket, The Times, The Independent; journalist, Business Review (Bucharest); author, Thomas Cook Publishing; freelance, copy editor and journalist, Business Review Magazine Matthew Thompson Trident Communications; account executive, journalist, account manager, Citigate Publishing Daniel Uglow Staff writer, Motor Caravan magazine; features reporter, Travel Trade Gazette; freelance travel writer (Australia); managing editor, Travel Weekly Australia Eleanor White Listings editor, Galaxy Out There; freelance, Catchline news and features agency, Cosmetics International magazine, More, J17, The Bookseller; assistant editor, Community Practitioner and Mental Health Nursing; lifestyle editor, ITV teletext; health writer, feature writer, The Sun; freelance editor, journalist Peter Wilson Freelance, Ski guide, Telegraph Weekend, Telegraph Motoring, Ski and Board, Metro, Rugby World, The Field, The Daily Mail; assistant editor, Mazda magazine; writer, BAR Pure Racing, motoring supplements; editor, MoneyPlus, feelFord, section editor, Fabric magazine; editor, Forward Adam Withrington Writer, sub editor, HOT magazine; staff writer, Harpers-on-Trade; sports sub editor, Telegraph Online; contributor, Flavour; news reporter, drinks editor, head of features, the Publican; communications, Carlsberg UK; Accolade wines Kate Woodward Wire editor, World Entertainment News Network; ITV soap column; freelance Inside Soap, All About Soap, ITV.com, Sugar, Sun TV magazine, Soaplife, Closer, Reveal, What’s on TV; news editor, Inside Soap

Broadcast Munier Abdalla Broadcast journalist, Downtown Radio, Cool FM Edward Adams Freelance, IRN, LBC sports; broadcast journalist, multimedia producer, head of production, ITN ON Adnan Ahmed TV producer/

Nicholas Beake Job Reporter BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat Course Broadcast, 2005 What’s the most difficult thing you’ve encountered in this industry? Covering the July 7 London Bombings inquests for more than six months. It was difficult not to be affected by the desperately sad stories of each of the 52 victims. But there were also inspiring accounts of bravery and survival. Who do you most admire in the media? Alex Crawford was incredible in Libya, I love Ian Pannell’s vivid reporting, and for his understated brilliance PM’s Eddie Mair. Where’s the place to be this year? Away from President Assad’s regime clinging to power, and on a much happier note, I’ll say London and our Olympic summer. Let’s hope dazzling sporting achievement eclipses any sort of transport meltdown. Are journalists doomed? Leveson and criminal investigations may be exposing more of the dark arts allegedly practised in the name of fair journalism, but there are far more thoroughly decent people in this industry who want to tell good stories, have fun and maybe make a difference. VESELA GLADICHEVA

director, Steadfast TV; researcher, Juniper TV; Wall to Wall TV; production runner, Diverse production; Forbidden Fruit; shooting assistant producer, Who Rules The Roast (Ricochet TV); director, Mirror Signal Manoeuvre; (Ricochet TV); assistant producer, Talk Back Family Silver; associate producer, Associated Press online; assistant producer, BBC; producer, director, Steadfast TV Eve-Marie Akers BBC World Services; BBC TV London Anna Bailey Presenter and producer, Liberty Radio; freelance broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1xtra, Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service; newsreader, Club Asia Radio; reporter, BBC Radio 4 Edward Baran Broadcast journalist, ITN Radio; reporter, producer, Calendar News (ITV Yorkshire); news reporter, presenter, North East Tonight (ITV Tyne Tees); freelance Melissa Barham News editor, Kestrel FM; drive time newsreader, BRMB; freelance, The Eagle; reporter, ITV Granada Sian Bundred Associate producer, Lion TV, Channel 4; producer, Radio 5 Live; associate producer, Be Good

Films, Channel 4; associate producer, BBC Millbank; associate producer, Juniper TV, Channel 4; head of development, Mentorn (Oxford); researcher, Brook Lapping; freelance TV current affairs producer Antony D’Angelo Freelance, City AM; associate producer, football reporter, senior producer, associate producer, TalkSPORT Oliver Dearden Kick FM (Newbury); broadcast journalist, drive time presenter, BBC Radio Wiltshire and BBC Radio Swindon; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Five Jodie Fielder Sports broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Kent; TV journalist, BBC Look North; senior broadcast journalist, BBC North West Tonight Kate Fisher BBC 3; freelance, Radio 1, 1Xtra, BBC London; reader, reporter, Beacon FM; broadcast journalist, BBC Coventry and Warwickshire; broadcast journalist, BBC Midlands Today Adam Fleming Presenter, reporter, BBC Newsround; political reporter, BBC Jenny Gimpel European news editor, edie.net; press officer, Country Land and Business Association; media

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Listings | 2002 - 2003 relations manager, University College London Kirsten Hills Assistant producer, BBC Current Affairs; reporter, ITV Central South; journalist, ITV Central West Rachel Horne (née Gibson) Runner, BBC Breakfast with Frost; researcher, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat; breakfast radio reporter, BBC Essex; presenter, BBC Newsround; reporter, Working Lunch, BBC 2 Sonja Jessup Senior broadcast journalist, Hereward FM; broadcast journalist, BBC Essex, BBC Look East; broadcast journalist, BBC London TV Julie Kangisser (née Hayman) Broadcast journalist, BBC TV News Planning, BBC News 24, BBC London News; network producer, BBC TV News; communications consultant, Fishburn Hedges Anna Lee Broadcast journalist, presenter, BBC Radio Cleveland; reporter, BBC Radio 5 Live; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat Kasia Madera Broadcast journalist, BBC News 24; BBC Asian Network; senior broadcast journalist, presenter, BBC News 24; presenter, BBC News Channel and BBC World Joel Mapp Broadcast journalist, Radio Suffolk; video journalist, BBC Spotlight TV (Channel Islands); Northamptonshire reporter, BBC Look East Christopher Mason Trainee, ITN; BBC Radio 5 Live; Radio Newcastle; political reporter, Europe correspondent, BBC; political correspondent, BBC Rhiannon Mills Northants 96; breakfast news reader, GWR; deputy news editor, Northants 96; news trainee, ITV; ITV Yorkshire Sarah Mills Reporter, presenter, CMJE Newstalk Radio; senior reporter, Rawlco Radio Rachel Muir Assistant producer, BBC Newsround, Boys & Girls: Sex and British Pop, The Princess & Panorama; ITV; Daily Mirror Ramita Navai Stringer The Times; reporter, Channel 4 News Jon Norman Freelance producer, sports producer, Talksport Radio; producer, IMG Media; cricket reporter, LBC & Setanta Sports News; broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 5 Live; freelance, IME Media; freelance broadcast journalist Jessica Parfitt Unknown Georgia Peters Freelance, Metro, Unique, BBC 7; breakfast show cohost and news editor, Radio Static; breakfast show host, 107 Star FM; producer, LBC James Reed Assistant producer; CNBC Europe Saria Rees-Roberts Freelance, BBC; press officer, Amnesty International Nishita Sharma Reporter, presenter, features writer, Wish Hard Production Company

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Ann Smith BBC Radio Essex; broadcast journalist, production journalist, ITV Border Yean Tang Unknown Amanda Walker Breakfast reporter, drive time reporter, LBC 97.3, Heart 106.2; news reporter, LBC Radio; reporter, ITV Border; reporter, Border TV

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International Baptiste Aboulian Freelance, 20 Minutes France SAS; freelance (London); associate editor, Ignites Europe Tareq Al-Arab Unknown Fareena Alam Editor, Q News; freelance Anna Albien Unknown Vilma Anusaite Freelance assistant producer, ABC News London Tunde Asaju Chief press secretary, President of Nigeria; head of press and public affairs, British High Commission (Abuja) Zalina Azman Unknown Neha Bal Reporter, Dow Jones Mark Bhagwandin News editor, Guyana Broadcasting Corporation; website moderator, MSN; regional education and public relations officer, LIFE Ruben Bicho TSF Online; reporter, Jornal de Negocios; journalist, Reuters (Lisbon) Daniela Bluth Goldfarb cultural pages, Trés; reporter, editor, chief sub editor, Galeria; culture editor Eva Rey Botana Correspondent, Basque Country Radio (London) Semanario Busqueda Freelance Nikolaos Broumas National service; account manager, Rascal Laura Brown PR assistant; The Documentary Channel (Toronto); press officer, Bush Branding Marketing (Australia); freelance associate producer, Metro Morning; producer, CBC Radio Toronto Olga Budarova Broadcast assistant, BBC Radio 4 Amandine Cauchy Freelance, Le Monde website; internet editor, Groupe Alain Ayache (Paris) Gabrielle Chatelain Radio France International; freelance, TF1; CBC; producer, Associated Press; TV reporter, Agence France Presse Victoria Chimbwanda (née Massimo) Acting editor, The Voice (Botswana); sub editor, deputy editor, Global TV Listings; communications, Havering Council Jana Ciglerovß Chief editor, Elle (Czech Republic); presenter, Radio Express & Czech TV; editor, MAFRA Ryan Coopamah Writer and sub editor, senior journalist, editor, Brave New Words Elodie Cuzin Freelance; online editor, Discovery Channel Veronique Deiller Freelance,

Acteurs Publics Yanik Delvigne-Jean Nurse (Canada); freelance (Ecuador) Skye Docherty News, motor supplement, The Sunday Times; researcher, reporter, producer, Insight SBS TV (Australia) Eduardo Escorial Writer, Antena 3 Television; screen writer, director, Endemol TV (Spain); director, Zeppelin Endemol Behzad Farsian Stringer, The Daily Telegraph (Iran); freelance Mathieu Fournier Associate producer, CBC Toronto; journalist, researcher, public affairs, Télé Quebec; Ludicatif Present, CBC; journalist, presenter, Radio Canada Jennifer Furmidge Business analysis; project manager Dwayne Gordon Editor, The Jamaica Star Sergiy Grytsenko Sub editor, BBC Monitoring (Kiev); communications co-ordinator, counter-trafficking programme; Caritas (Ukraine); senior media expert, European Commission delegation to Ukraine; media and communications officer (Ukraine), United Nations Development Programme; press advisor, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Silvia Guzzetti Freelance, Avvenire, Famiglia Cristiana, Club 3, Letture; Italian teacher, Judgemeadow College (Leicester) Sammantha Hays Managing editor, ISO & Agent Christine Hoffmann Freelance; associate editor, Getty Images Jan Hromadko Intern; European commission (Berlin); translator; reporter, Dow Jones Heather Hugley Administrative assistant, KSTP-TV Helena Iveson Copy editor, China Daily; China Central Television; newsreader, anchor, CCTV International Jingjing Jiang China Business Weekly Marit Borud Kamark Advisor, Norwegian Confederation for Business; freelance, Eva, HSMAI travel business, Insero, Hotell Restaurant OG Reiseliv; research associate, Korn Ferry Njoki Karuoya Correspondent, Nation Media Group Ruhi Khan UK correspondent, Hindustan Times Sunanda Kumar Senior sub editor, reporter, hindustantimes.com Jeremy Landor Unknown Leslie Ann Lee Freelance, BBC Forward Maisokwadzo Communications officer, Mediawise Dalia Martinez Freelance Joana Mateus Diario Digital and Diario Economico newspapers; Vogue (Portugal); Atlantico Magazine; reporter, Associated Press Isaiah Mbuga Media consultant; talk show host; radio station manager; media marketing and promotions, Employment Forum UK; communications consultant, Promoting Media; lecturer, Uganda Christian University

Yan Mei Casual producer, BBC Chinese service; research fellow, marketing and business strategy, University of Upminster; London co-ordinator, external relations executive, China Policy Institute Elodie Mialet Freelance, France 2; broadcast journalist, France TV Sara Yasmine Mohamed Assistant manager, corporate communications, CIMB Investment Bank Sandra Nyaira Reporter, Daily News (Zimbabwe); website editor, co-editor, Zimbabwe Journalists Alan O’Sullivan Reporter, Trinity Mirror South; banking correspondent, This Is Money, The Mail On Sunday Filipa Parreira Reporter, sub editor, Lusa news agency (Portugal) Alicia Peyrano Researcher, reporter, Time Out; producer, Waddell Media Isabelle Porter Freelance reporter, La Gazette des Femmes; cultural correspondent, Le Devoir (Montreal) Doreen Rietentiet Producer, Deutsche Welle; external relations, TV21/ CNBC (Germany) Matthew Robinson Journalist, editor, B92 (Serbia); correspondent, Reuters (Kosovo, Macedonia) Maria Sarafoglou International News Department, NET and ETI; anchorwoman, ERT (Greece) Nicola Scevola Scriptwriter, travel documentaries, Rai (Italy); freelance Patrick Schleisman Unknown Amanda Scott BBC Focus on Africa; CNN International; web news editor, NBC 10 News Sunil Shetty Kuwait News Agency; United News of India; Sunrise Radio; Associated Press Television; project manager, National Radio Monitoring; TV correspondent, Zee News (Kabul); vice president, business development, NSP Company Shamillia Sivathambu Senior writer, News Edition Tor Ketil Solberg Freelance; music reviewer, case handler, vocational rehabilitation; advisor, NAV EURES Jugoslav Stojanov Industry analyst, Automative Carolina Stupino Journalist, ANSA; Il Messaggero (Italy) Gonzalo Suarez Redondo London correspondent, La Razon; freelance, MTV magazine, Capital, Fortuna Sports; London correspondent, La Razon, Economista Kiryl Sukhotski Host, BBC Russia Ian Talley Energy policy reporter, Dow Jones Newswires Yogita Tahilramani Political and security analyst, Hill & Associates (Jakarta) Emre Temel Producer, BBC World Service (Turkey); radio producer, BBC World Service Luciana Teshima Unknown Line Thomsen Freelance, The Independent, US and Danish publications; press department, ITV News; PhD, University of Aarhus Arturo Torres Unknown

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Julien Toyer Freelance; EU correspondent, Thomson Reuters Johanna Treeck Sports reporter, Barometern; financial reporter, local reporter, night reporter, crime reporter, Sylsvenka Dagbladet (Sweden); production editor Admore Tshuma PhD, Lecturer Poverty and International Development, University of Bristol Rosalind Tunnicliffe Freelance, Associated Press Radio Christine Wambaa Reporter, bureau chief, East Africa correspondent, SABC, Nation Media Group (Nairobi) Isabell Witt Freelance, Common Ground Radio, USA and German broadcasters; copy editor, Business Wire; equity market reporter, Standard and Poor’s MarketScope Fabienne Wydler Proofreader, Merrill; spokesperson, humanitarian aid (Switzerland) Yacine Yala Reporter, Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (Beirut) Jennifer Zausch Senior producer, Associated Press Television News

Newspaper Kerry Beadling Entertainment reporter, Grimsby Evening Telegraph; senior reporter, Coventry Telegraph Emily Beament News trainee, general reporter, environment correspondent, Press Association Kara Bradley Reporter, Bromsgrove Standard; deputy editor, Coventry Observer Jayme Bryla Trainee sub editor, Press Association; news sub editor, Daily Mail Timothy Burroughs 21st Century China Daily Margaret Clothier Reuters, Russia Thomas Collomosse Sports reporter, Press Association; sports reporter, Evening Standard Lorraine Cushnie Market reporter, MTN-I; The Lawyer Anna Farley News reporter, Press Association Jane Fryer Writer, GQ; trainee, feature writer, Daily Express; staff feature writer, Daily Mail John Harrington Senior reporter, deputy news editor, Morning Advertiser Meyrem Hussein Reporter, Ipswich Evening Star; reporter, Islington Gazette Caroline Iggulden Feature writer, features editor, The Sun Mark Meadows Sports writer, European stock market correspondent, sports sub editor and reporter, Reuters Brian Moher Staff writer, Reuters; Self Fly Safari (South Africa) Caroline Muspratt Reporter, Equity capital markets, Financial News; business reporter, city reporter, The Daily Telegraph; business reporter, Sunday Express; investment writer,

Capital Group; senior investment writer, T. Rowe Price Sachin Nakrani News reporter, Harrow Observer; senior reporter, The Wembley Observer; chief reporter, The Eastern Eye; news editor, Ealing Gazette; sports reporter and sub editor, The Guardian Arabella Newnham Cambridge Evening News; television production co-ordinator, writer and producer (USA); researcher, BBC Svenja O’Donnell Reporter, Bloomberg News Sarah Ogden Senior marketing executive, Improve; campaign maanger, Aviva Lisa Parry Reporter, Grimsby Evening Telegraph; freelance, Building Kiran Randhawa Reporter, Daily Mail Chloe Rhodes Features assistant, commissioning editor, The Daily Telegraph Matthew Roper Feature writer, The Daily Mirror Jessica Shepherd Reporter, The Birmingham Post; reporter, Times Higher Educational Supplement; education correspondent, The Guardian Primrose Slater Reporter, News of the World; deputy women’s editor, Emirates Today; life editor, Emirates 24/7; deputy editor, Arab Media Group; editor, Lovestyle.com Robert Stansfield Trainee, The Sunday Mirror; reporter, The Daily Mirror Mark Stevenson Reporter, The Scottish Sun; news reporter, The Sun Steven Swinford Western Daily Press; reporter, The Sunday Times; deputy news editor, The Daily Telegraph Louise Thomas Reporter, assistant news editor, WMN; assistant editor, Daily Mail

Periodical Anushka Asthana Reporter, education correspondent, policy editor, The Observer; political reporter, chief political correspondant, The Times Antony Barton Assistant editor, Electrical Review; assistant editor, Electrical Times; news editor, Supply Management Julie Bieles Technology reporter, Plastics and Rubber Weekly; freelance, Chemical Weekly, Host City, Eureka, PRW, City Asset Management Sarah Bush Editor, senior editor, Vodafone Live!; category manager, Amazon.co.uk; channel manager, Shopping MSN UK; senior product manager, Microsoft Nick Clark Freelance, staff writer, section editor, Financial News; reporter, The Independent Caroline Corcoran Commissioning editor, MORE; acting deputy editor,

Sugar; editor, 3am.co.uk Adrian Cornell Citigate Publishing; editor, Bulb magazine; trainee sub editor, sub editor, The Daily Telegraph; teacher Joanna de Mille (née Grobel) Reporter, The Grocer; reporter, Convenience Store; feature writer, The Morning Advertiser; Lime PR; director, Exact PR Anthony Dhanendran Journalism teaching assistant, City University London; staff writer, reviews editor, Computeractive; senior content producer, BBC iPlayer Maria Englund Correspondent, Dagens Nyheter and Goteborg Posten; feature writer, Expressen; freelance; CEO, Asia at Better Business International; PR and branding consultant, Inema PR Paul Isaacs Freelance critic; writer, Eye Weekly; freelance (Toronto) Vanessa Jolly Features researcher, Daily Mail; assistant editor, The Sunday Times; families and sexes editor, The Times; deputy editor, Times2 Anna Kierstan News and features writer, Drapers; Freelance editor, Worldwide Helen King (née Down) PR manager, The Mill; copyrighter, consultant, Treacle PR 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 magazine; editor, Gambling Insider Jonathan Lipsey Deputy editor, editor, Men’s Fitness Alex Marshall Freelance reporter, China Daily; freelance, Flux,Vision China Daily, Stool Pigeon Kate Maxwell Deputy health editor, Daily Mail; senior editor, Condé Nast Traveller; editor-in-chief, Jetsetter Andrew Morris Freelance, Jack, Mojo, GQ, Dazed and Confused; features editor, arts editor, GQ Lisa Murch Freelance, The Sunday Telegraph, Ubiqus Sean O’Connell Senior manager, AOL, European director (shopping, travel and games), AOL; MBA student, London Business School Rose Parfitt Writer, researcher,Your Life!; research executive,Voodoo; freelance,Your Life!, Blues & Soul, Mix, The List, Dr. Foster; PhD, School of Oriental and African Studies Caitlin Pike Editor, Mid-Sussex Matters; editorial assistant, broadcast reporter, Press Gazette; freelance Peter Robins Sub editor, Nottingham Evening Post; production journalist, The Daily Telegraph; production editor, The Spectator Charlotte Ronalds Assistant editor, Junior Education; deputy editor, Child Education; freelance travel writer Hayley Shedden Features assistant, Mother & Baby; features assistant,

junior writer, Hello!; celebrity writer, Woman; brand solutions editor, BBC Worldwide; creative solutions editor, Immediate Media Company Ltd Sebastian Skeaping Piano tuner and restorer, Thornhill Pianos John Stepek Writer, Sunday People; finance writer, Teletext; website editor, deputy editor, editor, Money Week Natalie Stevenson Features reporter, Property Week; technology editor, deputy features editor, Retail Week; teacher Rachel Tompkins Features, Take a Break; senior writer, deputy features editor, features editor, Pick Me Up Esther Walker Book researcher, Time Warner; reporter, Londoners diary, Evening Standard; features writer, The Independent; freelance; The Times Charles Williams Reporter, Property Week; business writer, editor, senior editor, Trident Communications; editorial manager, British Red Cross

Broadcast Candice Allen-Olsen BBC Radio Kent; journalist, Sky News; producer, Grace Productions and Ministry of Culture; producer, Lunchtime Live with Kay Burley, Sky News; internal communications manager, ArcelorMittal Kate Atkinson Reporter, producer, ITV local news Claire Bridge Online journalist, researcher, Sky News; broadcast journalist, 2 Ten Fm Jonathan Bithrey Freelance, BBC Radio Solent, BBC Hereford and Worcester; broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Jersey; business journalist, 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 96 Aylesbury; drive time presenter, Mix 107 Edith Djin Mail on Sunday; junior account executive; PR account executive Claire Duff Researcher, associate producer, Channel 5 Ayesha Durgahee Freelance, BBC Radio 1Xtra news; freelance associate producer, CNN International Alison Earle Trainee broadcast journalist, London Tonight; broadcast journalist, showbiz reporter, ITN Ian Edgar BSkyB Adam Fleming Presenter, reporter, Newsround; political reporter, BBC Rachel Fowell Broadcast journalist; BBC Lincolnshire; senior press officer, Department for Transport Claire French Unknown Elizabeth Hill Bulletin journalist, RI:SE, Channel 4; news editor, ITV London News

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Listings | 2003 - 2004 Naomi-Jayne Holland Newsreader, Downtown Radio; newsreader, BBC Ulster David Jerman Freelance reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire; sports producer, BBC Radio Lincolnshire Loveday Kitto Broadcast journalist, BBC Lincolnshire; video journalist, BBC Look North Christopher Landau Freelance radio journalist, BBC; reporter, BBC Radio 4; postgraduate student, Oxford University Adrian Larkin Freelance radio journalist, BBC; reporter and news reader, Virgin Radio; music journalist, BBC 6 Music and Radio 2; senior music journalist and digital producer, BBC6 Music and Radio 2 Radio 2 Robert Lawrence Assistant editor, multimedia newsroom, BBC Helen Ledwick Broadcast assistant, BBC; assistant producer, Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4 Benjamin Lowings Web producer, Fairfax Interactive; news reader (Europe correspondent), Radio New Zealand International Theo Luke Content partnership associate, YouTube, Google Rachel Lynch Broadcast journalist, BBC Nina Manwaring Broadcast journalist, BBC Nottingham; broadcast journalist, Today Programme, BBC Radio 4 Julius Mbaluto Attachments, Carlton TV, Alamo; freelance Darren McKenzie Researcher, Radio Birmingham; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 5 Live Francis Mensah Runner, The Wright Stuff, Channel 5 Lorna Milton GWR Group; reporter, BBC Three Counties Radio Ramita Navai Reporter, Channel 4 Tom Parker Reporter, BBC Radio 4 Josephine Parry Unknown Kawser Quamer Trainee, presenter, reporter, producer, ITV West; Channel 5 News; senior broadcast journalist, duty producer, BBC Hayley Radford Producer, Time Out digital radio service; presenter, producer, The Gallery, Channel 4; presenter, Bizarre podcast, The Sun Luke Robinson Freelance, The Sunday Times, BBC; media officer, House of Commons; head of media, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts Max Rushden Reporter, Radio Cambridge; breakfast reporter, BBC London; presenter, BSkyB Oliver Rogers Broadcast journalist, film-maker; BBC Look East; action desk producer; BBC Essex; broadcast journalist, BBC Essex Peter Thackrey Teacher, Haberdasher’s Aske’s School for Boys Daniel Whitworth Producer, LBC; freelance broadcast journalist, BBC Sheffield and York; reporter, BBC

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2004

International Rasha Abu Baker Freelance, Emirates newspaper; programme analyst, UNDP; national reporter, The National (Dubai) John Aduma City Business College Despina Afentouli Eportal Magazine; freelance, Squid ezine, Channel M, Life, BBC World Service, London Greek Radio; special advisor, Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs (Greece) 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 Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago Motez Bishara Investment manager; freelance Cecile Bridel Communications, Consumers International; communications, motherbridge.org; communications officer, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative Rory Byrne Freelance, The Irish Times, The Sunday Business Post, The Sunday Telegraph; radio/TV correspondent,Voice of America; associate producer/cameraman, APTN Veronica Cancio De Grandy Freelance Maya Canfield Unknown Sara Carbone Editor, Hodder Murray Publishing; editor, Child Poverty Action Group; communications editor, Bliss; corporate communications officer, Institute of Physics Kabir Chhibber Reporter, Bloomberg Elizabeth Choppin Desk assistant, The Independent; reporter, Disability Now; feature writer, editor, Onoffice magazine, Media 10 Charlotte Coulon Case worker, Refugee Council; Eurovision editor, deputy news editor, Associated Press TV News Stephen Cummins Freelance and co-founder, Understated Production; editor, NME Ireland; contributor, The Irish Independent Enda Curran Reporter, UK equities spot news desk, money markets reporter, money and policy reporter, Dow Jones; money and policy reporter, The Wall Street Journal Khushnuma Dadachanji Assistant

producer, special projects, senior writer, Hindustan Times; CNBC Jerome Demare Intern, Lewis PR; marketing and communications, PR executive, Olympus UK Felicity Devonshire Freelance, Insight News Television Limited Peter Eisenberg Producer, Eurovision editor, intake editor, deputy news editor, Associated Press TV News Stella-maris Ekpene Senior research analyst, Allegra Strategies; senior marketing and communications officer, Positive People; consultant, Tristars Consultancy Hamed Eqbal Development committee, Fresh Media; national public information officer, communications officer, UNDP (Kabul); CEDAW treaty reporting and language expert, Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zaida Espana Morales Reporter, AFX Financial News Maria Galvez-Penttinen Trainee, Trade Finance, BBVA Maya Garg Assistant producer, producer, Al Jazeera International; producer, Al Jazeera English; producer, Riz Khan, Al-Jazeera International Andreas Grigo Executive producer; Mephisto 97.6 (Leipzig); news editor, Sputnik (MDR Radio); freelance editor, MDR & WDR (Germany); trainee, Electronic Media School; editor, RBB Public Radio; advisor and lecturer, German Development Service, Royal University of Phnom Penh Naomi Gunasekara Sub editor, feature writer, The Sunday Leader (Sri Lanka); researcher, Aloka Films; N60 Workshop co-ordinator; International Development Law; The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka); announcer and translator, BBC Sinhala; partner, Jade Law solicitors Kashish Gupta Reporter, NDTV Taneli Heikka Political correspondent, Aamulehti (India, Finland) James Herron Market reporter, Platts; reporter, oil and gas reporter, Dow Jones, Newswires Wall Street Journal Luminita Holban Director, The Mihai Eminescu Trust Katharine Houreld Freelance, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, Reuters, The Times, Africa Confidential, Marie Claire, newspapers (America, Canada, Australia, South America); East African correspondent, Associated Press Sukaina Jaffer Freelance Saira Jaffer Freelance, Associated Press, CNN Sofia Kannas Freelance, Cyprus Mail, Pseka; press assistant, Office of the President of the European Parliament (Brussels); editor, UK Ministry of Justice Chie Kawada Research analyst, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking

Corporation Lesley Keene Press co-ordinator, Kodimedia; analyst, Bloomberg Business Week; reporter, producer, Bloomberg; associate producer, Bloomberg Radio; reporter, producer, Bloomberg Tania Khadder Summit producer, Marcus Evans Trine Knudsen Translator, researcher, BBC GMR; freelance, Kanal 24, NRK Norway, journalist, Kommunikasjonshuset Renomme Harshita Kohli Freelance,Worldwide Plus, Bombay Times, India Tourism Office, BBC World Service; BBC Radio 4; entertainment editor, Hill Road Media; Bollywood and entertainment contributor, showbiz correspondent; entertainment reporter, BBC Asian Network Konstantinos Koulaxis MSc, MRes European Politics and the European Union, Birkbeck College (London); UK correspondent, Adraxe (Greece) Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian MA in Political Studies, American University of Beirut; press manager, Marcus Evans Wilfredo Laboren Unknown Shrikesh Laxmidas Impact Media Group; documentary producer, Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal); reporter, Angola correspondent, Reuters Stephanie Lochner Project assistant, Radio for Development Kevin Massy North America correspondent, associate editor, AKA TV; associate editor, CBS Interactive; journalist, The Economist; assistant director, The Brooking Institution Olivia McGill Writer, indymedia (Ireland); online journalist, Al Jazeera English (Qatar) Viviana Mendoza Media and audiovisual programme, Amnesty International Chryssa Michalopoulou Unknown Vaishali Mishra Media officer, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative Arnau Monras Writer, MediaPro; freelance Felipe Moreno Godoy Sub editor, RS Components; communication advisor, Minister of the Interior, Chilean Government Aidan Muller Unknown Yoriko Nabeta Producer, researcher, TV Asahi Dean Naidoo Reporter, entertainment writer, feature writer, sub editor, Sunday Tribune; chief sports sub editor, The Star; chief sports sub editor, Sunday Tribune; sports director, Independent Newspapers; sports editor, Sunday Tribune; senior lecturer in journalism, Leeds Trinity University College Thuy Quynh Nguyen PR, Transerco Daphne Papadopoulou Field assistant and interpreter, Kids Eye View of Greece; freelance, Financial

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Daily; online journalist, Daily Express; journalist, researcher, Greece Overview Emily Persse (née Gordon) Freelance Ilgin Pinar Assistant director, Babar Ahmed documentary; freelance, CNN Turk TV Mathoo Pokane Freelance Andrea Powell North County Times Loriane Sena Waite Production manager, Cine-Look Elisha Sessions Sub editor, Major League Baseball; sub editor, Columbia Record; webmaster, Red Bee Media; producer, presenter, Resonance FM; content producer, Radio 1 and 1Xtra Sajidhussain Shaikh Freelance, The Guardian, BBC Wildlife magazine; The Times of India Christopher Sheppard Marketing and public relations assistant, Chelsea Pictures (New York); freelance, Esquire (US); PR writer, Fiore Associates; copywriter, J Walter Thompson New York; freelance, Dunne Public Relations; Port Magazine Mohini Suchanti BBC World Service (Mumbai); Business India, communications manager, TiE Inc Oystein Samson Tjentland Head of research, senior consultant, EWK International; senior research associate, Maven Partners Shu Chun To Trainee solicitor, James Tsang & Co; paralegal, Fragomen Yoko Toda (née Kono) Assistant correspondent, The Asahi Shimbun Catherine Townsend Features, The Independent; contributor, Daily Mail, The Times, Grazia, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, New York Post; columnist, The Independent, Marie Claire, Fabulous; author Despina Trivolis Editor, Lifo Gina Valcke Market research Rui Videira Presenter, producer, BBC World Service; Bloomberg; chief reporter FT Business Investment Adviser; Dow Jones News Wire Josefine Volqvartz Broadcast journalist, Al Jazeera English Dan Wang Unknown Chao Yan Xinhua News Agency Qin (Yvonne) Yang Unknown Ting Zhu Page editor, 21st Century China Daily; analyst; journalist, Bloomberg

Times; freelance Afghanistan correspondent, The Guardian Daniel Box Business section, The Sunday Times; news reporter, The Australian; author; freelance Thomas Braithwaite Energy Trade; Washington correspondent, US banking editor, Financial Times Heather Browne Feature writer, The Sun; English teacher Michelle Byrne Online journalist, Associated New Media; thisislondon. co.uk; feature writer and section editor, Time Out (Dubai); editor, SoGlos.com Robbie Collin News of the World; film critic, The Daily Telegraph Catherine Devlin Sub editor, medical correspondent, The Daily Telegraph Daniel Drillsma-Milgrom Business desk, The Sunday Times; political editor, deputy editor, Local Government Chronicle Richenda Evans-Freke Consultant, Corven Matthew Falloon Graduate trainee, politics and economics correspondent, Reuters (London) Neil Fisher Editorial assistant, classical music writer, classical music opera and dance editor, deputy arts editor, The Times Samantha Haque Reporter, Finance Week; reporter, Channel 4 News; producer, ITV News Jens Harder Sub editor, 21st Century China Daily; media correspondent, Argus media group Amy Iggulden Trainee sub editor, reporter, The Daily Telegraph; news editor, Evening Standard Soriebah Kajue Sports trainee, Press Association David Marley Reporter, Nottingham Evening Post; deputy news editor, Times Educational Supplement Michael McGrath Sports journalist, football reporter, Press Association; football reporter, The Wardle Agency Robert Nutbrown Sub editor, Teens Junior Edition, 21st Century China Daily; defence industry analyst, Visiongain Ltd Tariq Panja Manchester Evening News; reporter, Associated Press; football correspondent, Bloomberg Sam Peters Trainee, PA sport; rugby reporter, Hayters Teamwork; reporter, Sports News Service; rugby union and cricket correspondent, News of the World; rugby and cricket reporter, Newspaper The Mail on Sunday; Daily Star; media and communications director, Mohammed Abbas Trainee, Row2Recovery reporter, Reuters Rachel Porter Trainee, feature Kevin Allison FT.com; San Francisco writer, Daily Express; freelance correspondent, Financial Times; Thomas Price Reporter, Daily investment banker, UBS; global Express; reporter, Daily Mail resources columnist, Reuters Jerome Starkey Trainee, Rachel Belton Freelance; feature news reporter, The Sun; Sada-e writer, Evening Standard Azadi (Afghanistan); Afghanistan Jon Boone Education correspondent, correspondent, The Times Wall Street correspondent, Vandna Synghal Financial writer, Afghanistan correspondent, Financial Times Online; journalist, Bloomberg;

researcher, Chatham House; comms manager, National Campaign for the Arts; researcher, The Independent on Sunday; freelance

Periodical Sebastian Burford Freelance, Creative Review; Big Issue; Jockey Slut; i-D; The Stool Pigeon; Time Out; Music Week; Metro; Good For Nothing; Media Guardian; Six07; The P.I.X Fanzine; PR, Island Records; Head of Digital PR, Anorak London Ben Cardew Trainee reporter, CMPi; Printing World; reporter, news editor, Music Week; freelance Lucy Cohen Researcher, Divers Production; freelance assistant producer, Blast Films; documentary director; freelance Anna Cook Feature writer, Closer; commissioning editor, Woman’s Own; acting deputy features editor, Woman’s Own; features editor, Woman Fiona Cowood Senior features writer, B magazine; features editor, Bliss; features director, Cosmopolitan Helen Costello Deputy editor, Condé Nast online; deputy editor, Every Living website; freelance Simon Crawshaw Pulse; trainee, CMPi; reporter, Cabinet Maker; senior analyst, RAB Capital Jonathan Dean Production

assistant/stage writer, news editor, features editor, Total Film; freelance; online culture editor, The Sunday Times Ash Dosanjh Trainee, CMPi; writer, Music Week; reviews assistant, NME; freelance Bruce Douglas Assistant editor, regional editor, Latin American Journal; broadcast journalist, senior broadcast journalist, BBC News Richard Fisher Reporter, The Engineer; careers editor, physical science news editor, deputy news editor, technology news editor, New Scientist Murray Garrard TV editor, Daily Express; freelance; MA Creative Writing, UEA; author; associate editor, Time Out (Bahrain); editor, Ink Publishing (Singapore) Yasmine Gibson The Observer; researcher, Channel 4; sub editor, editorial assistant, feature writer, Grand Designs; sub editor, freelance, health columnist, OK! Michael Haydock Freelance, Rock Sound; The Stool Pigeon, newhouse. net; sub editor, Legalese; sub editor, The Bookseller; production journalist, Trinity Mirror; production editor, The Week Kaye Holland Broadcast assistant, BBC Sport online; researcher, BBC Newsround; features editor, Fresh Direction; deputy editor editor, Condé Nast Traveller; special

Stanislava Kara Job Presenter and associate producer, BTV (Bulgaria) Course International, 2006 What’s the best thing about being a journalist? It can be a stressful job but when you arm yourself with patience, curiosity and knowledge about what you are going to talk about, the people that you meet can be the best thing about being a journalist. The president of Ukraine Victor Yuschchenko kissed my hand when I started my meeting with him. Where’s the place to be this year? I was posted to Bogota, Columbia for over three months and it was one of the best places in the world despite its reputation. In every country you have to learn the basic survival rules from the locals and follow them because they exist for a reason. After that you are ready to face anything. What makes a good war reporter? I would say selflessness as the war reporter is a person with a mission and a real devotion to the profession. REBECCA LLOYD

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Listings | 2004 - 2005 projects editor, Time Out (China) Ria Hopkinson Sub editor, The Bookseller; production editor, Charlton Athletic Football Club; online freelance football writer, The Telegraph; freelance sub editor, Great Ormond Street Hospital; media advisor, Awards for Young Musicians Martha Housden Researcher; freelance, the Guardian, The Observer; producer, Maverick TV Benjamin Hunt The Guardian; TNS Sport; Hayters Sports Agency; sports journalist, Wardles Christopher Kanal Freelance, Financial Times, The Sunday Times, The Observer, Metro, Wallpaper; editor, the LEAF review; editor, Progressive Digital Media Eleanor Keymer Armed forces research analyst, armed forces editor, IHS Jane’s, features editor, Jane’s Defence Weekly Simon Kurs Commissioning editor, The Sunday Times; features editor, Arena; deputy editor, Shortlist; editor, easyJet Traveller Tom Lamont Food writer, freelance, deputy editor, Time Out; editor, Time Out Student Guide; London for Londoners; commissioning editor, The Observer New Review Roland Lloyd Parry Staff writer, Bulletin (Brussels); thefirstpost.co.uk; English desk, Agence France Presse (Paris); freelance Paris correspondent, The Art Newspaper; America desk, Agence France Presse (Washington) Oliver Mann Freelance, The Observer, The Guardian; consultant

systems editor, The Observer; part time visiting lecturer, City University; freelance designer Stuart McGurk Freelance, The Times, The Observer, Time Out, GQ, Maxim, Guardian, Total Film, DVD review; film and TV editor, thelondonpaper; commissioning editor, senior commissioning editor, GQ Kit McHenry Department for Education and Skills; assistant policy and bill manager, DfES Vikki Miller Senior reporter, Building; assistant editor, Regenerate; reporter, The Sunday Telegraph; development, assistant producer, Dispatches, Channel 4; current affairs producer, Channel 4, BBC Claire Mitchell Editorial assistant, web editor, Country Living Ellie O’Mahoney Feature writer, deputy features editor, Good Housekeeping; commissioning editor, ES magazine; contributing editor, associate features editor, Marie Claire; freelance, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Stylist, MarieClaire.com; lifestyle editor, Fabulous (The Sun on Sunday) Mienke Retief Events manager, IQPC; writer, Corporate Citizenship Briefing; researcher, Homebrew Films; production manager, iMaverick (South Africa) Eleanor Snow Reporter, Housing Today; freelance content editor, Latoral; freelance Sonia Soltani Graduate trainee, CMPi; technical writer, Building; deputy supplements editor,

Nicholas Francis Job Creative Director, Casual Films Course TV CAJ, 2006 What’s your fondest memory of your time at City? During our Christmas Special Newsnight-style programme. Warren Nettleford, who is now a reporter at BBC London, had just delivered a piece about Italian women who wear red lingerie at Christmas. He then appeared onscreen wearing a frilly, red basque. What do you like most about your job? I like being in charge of a team of people who love and are good at their jobs; directing their skill, passion and hard work into one quantifiable creative output. Who do you most admire in the media? Ridley Scott, Antony Loyd, and Tim Hetherington. Are we all doomed? We are all doomed, but that’s all the more reason to get stuck in right now. REBECCA LLOYD

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TravelTrade Gazette; project editor, Absolute Publishing; deputy features editor, Media Week; supplements editor, Absolute Publishing

Broadcast Harry Anscombe Broadcast journalist, reporter, ITN; digital producer, The Economist; presenter and producer, Channel 4 News; consultant media director, New Century; managing director, Beagle Media Emma Bondor Trainee researcher, Channel 4; senior researcher, Witness; media planning producer, Amnesty International - International Secretariat Helene Cacace Researcher and reporter, BBC 3 News; producer, director, More4 News Tom Cheal Producer, LBC News 1152; broadcast journalist, Heart and LBC; political correspondent, Global Radio News Lucy Collingwood Unknown Stephen Douglas Reporter and producer, Border TV; North of England correspondent, ITV News Clair Duff Researcher, Channel Five; associate producer, Milkshake! Ian Edgar BBC Night Network; BBC Radio (Sheffield,York, Humberside, Cleveland); Network Director, BBC TV; transmission controller, BSkyB Tom Esslemont Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Essex; reporter, BBC World, BBC World Service Annabel Falk Newsbeat, Radio 1; freelance Laura Fogg BBC Science & Environment Unit; BBC Radio Five Live; The Today Programme;You & Yours; BBC Radio 4; BBC Radio Lancashire; Imagine FM; Reading107; BBC Radio Berkshire; BBC Radio Cambridge; reporter, Channel M TV; BBC Radio Stoke, BBC Countryfile; communications and liaison manager, The University of Auckland Rose Foley Broadcast journalist, ITV Central South; broadcast journalist, BBC Scotland; advocacy officer for girls’ education in Rwanda; freelance Cristo Foufas Presenter, Purple Radio; researcher, Big Breakfast; presenter and producer, The Dating Channel; freelance reporter, presenter, LBC Helen Fry Freelance, ITV, BBC Election Programme, Time FM; political researcher, Sky News; producer, BBC1 Newsround Chloe Gott Researcher, Leopards Films; 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, Guardian.co.uk Ihuoma Izundu Broadcast journalist, Virgin Radio, Sky News Radio, BBC London 94.9; ITN, Radio 1 Bethan James BBC Radio Cymru; Five News; reporter, producer, presenter, BBC Wales Political Unit Nicola Jones Journalist, Central News South Julius Mbaluto London correspondent, NTV; editor, Africa Exclusive News; freelance broadcast journalist, BBC World Service; London correspondent, News Punch Lucrezia Millarini Freelance, Time FM; head of music, ITN ON; entertainment correspondent, ITN London Tonight Charles Murray Freelance, Time FM; assistant producer, BBC Newsround Katherine Murrells Sports reporter, sub editor, The Guardian; BBC; Talksport; LBC Moronke Owoborode Filmmaker Josephine Parry journalist, OBE; presenter, Choice 107.1 FM; producer, CSV Action Desk; BBC Radio Berkshire Robert Ridgwell BBC Radio Bristol; BBC World Service; BBC Radio 4 Food Programme; editorial trainee, reporter, Sky News; producer, BSkyB Oliver Rogers Producer, BBC Thea Rogers Producer, Sunday AM; producer, BBC Newsnight Max Rushden Presenter, BBC Radio Cambridge; broadcast journalist, BBC London; The Late Show, TalkSport; presenter, Soccer AM; presenter, BSkyB Saba Shaukat BBC News 24 (Business Today, World Business News, Breakfast News); broadcast journalist, Economics & Business Centre, BBC News; management consultant Jessica Shiddell Freelance, Kestrel FM; journalist, Kick FM; deputy news editor, news editor, Essex FM Jamie Smith Unknown Kerry Taylor Win FM; Kestral FM; freelance; SGR Colchester; Essex FM; press officer, Home Office Emike Umolu Broadcast journalist; ITN Multimedia Hugo Ward Freelance; BBC Radio 5 Live Antony Whincup Freelance, GWR, CNN

TV CAJ Emma Ashcroft Freelance Claire Burton Freelance; showbiz reporter, ITN Multimedia Edward Cowley BBC Moscow Robert Dersley Broadcast journalist, BBC Breakfast; planning editor, Five News Daniel Glyde Broadcast journalist, BBC Breakfast; assistant producer, BBC TV sports news

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Rose Gretton Researcher, reporter, producer, Sky News Claire Heffron Reuters Television (London); Russia Today TV (Moscow); multimedia producer, Times Online Olivia Hill Journalist, ITN Katie Inman Political researcher; BBC Politics Unit (Southampton) Emma Ketteley Freelance; assistant producer, Blakeway Productions Julia Kirby-Smith Researcher, Sky News Business Unit; producer, Channel 4 News Tom Lumley Researcher, BBC Westminster; producer, BBC Newsnight; senior broadcast journalist, BBC World News Alex Micklewright New media journalist, ITN Elena Mourey Researcher,The Wright Stuff; Objective Productions; 12 Yards Productions; assistant producer, TDD productions; development researcher, Leopard Films; CTVC; assistant producer, Betty Television; Beverley Munoz News journalist, CNN (London) Janelle Oswald Columnist, The Voice; assistant editor, New African Woman; showbiz reporter, BBC Radio London; presenter, PlayVybz Radio Jenny Parks Political researcher, Jonathan Dimbleby, BBC Radio 4; producer, BBC Question Time; freelance producer, BBC James Pozzo Researcher, Politics Show; researcher, Channel 4 Political Awards; question writer, The Weakest Link; news researcher, Richard and Judy; film researcher, assistant producer, Have I Got News For You Emma Pyne Researcher; ATIT Productions; producer, Sam Brick Productions Anna Richey Intern, CNN; freelance, researcher Natalie Shelton Production manager, Richard Sambrook Productions; production co-ordinator, Objective productions Annabel Solomon Trainee researcher, BBC; researcher, BBC Crimewatch Daisy Thirkettle Researcher, UK Food; Prospect Pictures Emma Thomas Acquisitions; Community Channel; journalist, ITV Amy Youssefian Journalist, CNN

2005

International Samantha Alleyne Senior reporter, Stabroek news Ali Amar Unknown Spencer Anderson Assistant editor, JEC Composites magazine Ruben Andersson Researcher, Reuters NewsAlert Catarina Anjos Gifty Anti News reporter and presenter, Ghana Television News Giulia Ascoli Administrator,Victoria

and Albert Museum Jerome Bonnard Freelance journalist and documentary maker; video journalist, France 24 Jennifer Bragg Russia Today TV Katarina Brkic Freelance Magali Brutel Freelance, Marche à Londres; french teacher, International School of Luxembourg Morgane Campioni Unknown Priyanka Chaturvedi Junior associate producer, CNN; IBN Sapna Chowdhary Correspondent and producer, Al-Jazeera International; freelance, Al-Jazeera English Jennifer Cunningham Journalist, The Record Annie Evangeli Editor, Exodus; account executive, Adventis Group; senior associate, Capital Link Miriam Fawaz News desk assistant, London Tonight, ITV News Maria Galvez-Penttinen Trainee, trade finance, BBVA Gina Gavala Journalist, Ethnos Newspaper; reporter, Beautiful World In The Morning; reporter,War Zone, Society at Eight O’Clock, Mega Channel Giulia Gencarelli Web project manager, Aegis Media Gareth Gore Reporter, Bloomberg (Madrid); senior reporter, Thomson Reuters Dana Gornitzki Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; freelance; creative handler, MIEN Svetlana Graudt Editor, Russian newspaper (London); deputy editor, Pulse UK; copywriter, Staff Creative Daniela Gross De Almeida Unknown Mahtab Haider Lecturer, Brac University; senior assistant editor, New Age (Bangladesh) Matthew Hall Unknown Judy Hamilton News director, Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas; Nassau Guardian Ruth Hetherington Russia Today TV Alexander Holliday Unknown Radek Honzak Deputy foreign editor, UK correspondent, Lidove Noviny; freelance producer, BBC World Service News and Current Affairs; Brussels correspondent, Hospodarske Noviny; EU spokesperson for Czech Republic Roza Ibragimova Russia Today TV; broadcast journalist, France 24 Ivi Imamoglou Unknown Atsuko Iwasaki Freelance; director, NHK (Japan) Thomas James Book promoter; freelance investigator, CHF International (New York); editor, Sewage Treatment Weekly Amanda Janis Business editor, reporter, newspaper (California); senior editor, PEI Media Anne Kaiffer Unknown Daniel Kalinaki Uganda bureau chief, The East African (Kampala) Shyaka Kanuma Media and

information consultant, UNHCR (Kigali); executive editor, chief editor, The Rwanda Focus Lars Karlsson Broadcast journalist, Russia Today TV; presenter, France 24 Lucy Kearney Associated Press (Bangkok); editor, head of bureau, Associated Press TV News (Beijing) Rashi Khilnani Associated Press Suzanna Koster Correspondent, Trouw (Netherlands) Robert Kyei-Gyau Freelance Jessica Le Masurier Correspondent, Russia Today TV; news reporter, Sky News Francesca Liberatore Reporter, The London Planet Weitao Liu World news editor, The London Globe; deputy editor, China Daily Konstantina Marneri Client services manager, Electronic Solutions SA Feroza Master Television news reporter, City TV (Calgary); freelance officer, Population Secretariat, Ministry of Finance Elaine Mills Freelance James Mills Unknown Ljiljana Mitevska Unknown Gillian Murdoch Beijing reporter, copy editor, 21st Century Odamah Musa Translator; freelance assistant documentary producer; broadcast journalist, Business and Economics Unit, BBC Radio Harun Najafizada Producer, reporter, BBC Persian TV Pendael Omari Unknown Abdi Osman-Adan London Correspondent, Nation Television (Kenya); freelance reporter, Sky News Pimmi Pande-Jones Freelance producer; director and founder, Ethique Ltd Radhieka Pandeya Trainee journalist, India Today magazine; journalist, HT Mint Emilie Reymond Researcher, Blakeway Production; journalist, Haymarket Rachel Romano Unknown Malgorzata Romanowicz Freelance business writer, Entreoom (Paris); assistant producer and translator, Radio Catholique (France) Blessing Ruzengwe PhD student, Roehampton University Precksha Saksena Conference producer and contributor, Telematics Updates Maria Salvador Unknown Gwladys Savery Freelance Martin Stabe Online reporter, Press Gazette; online editor, Retail Week; interactive producer, Financial Times Ikuko Tatsuta Editor, LondonZok Lea Teuscher Temporary staff, The Independent; sub editor, Wallpaper Nina Tietzel Freelance, APTN Hjalmar Tjan Freelance Sara Trioni Freelance Lucie Tvaruzkova Reporter, Tyden

Nicholas Underdown Freelance report writer and researcher Joost Van De Loo Freelance; strategic planner, LEMZ Wei Xing MSc international relations, London School of Economics Ipek Yezdani Freelance journalist and producer, APTN Turkey; diplomatic correspondent, Milliyet; journalist, TRT Turk Giselle Zado-Wasfie Associate editor, URB Magazine Weiling Zou TV reporter; Europe TVB

Newspaper Devika Bhat Researcher, foreign desk, home news reporter, The Times; writer, assistant foreign news editor, Times Online Sophie Borland Reporter, The Mail on Sunday; freelance; features writer, Daily Mail Daniel Box Freelance; author Sri Carmichael Multimedia journalist, reporter, Press Association; consumer affairs reporter, royal reporter, Evening Standard; trainee barrister, Hardwicke Building Mark Cobley Graduate trainee, fund manager correspondent, Financial News Katie Davies Reporter, Hampstead and Highgate Express Anna Davis Education correspondent, Evening Standard Helia Ebrahimi Reporter, leisure correspondent, women’s editor, The Mail on Sunday; chief correspondent, Financial Mail Women’s Forum (FMWF.com); journalist, The Daily Telegraph Andrew Gill Sports journalist, BskyB Anna Hodgekiss Graduate trainee, CMPi; reporter, Pulse; senior reporter, Property Week; associate editor, Good Health, Daily Mail Ali Hussain News reporter, The Sunday Times Laura King Racing Post; deputy editor, editor, Race Week (Dubai); deputy editor, Equestrio Helen Lewis Trainee sub editor, Daily Mail; assistant editor, New Statesman Rob Ludgate Reporter, The Mail on Sunday; freelance; documentary filmmaker Chris Marshall Reporter, Aberdeen Press and Journal Donna McConnell Sub editor,The Independent; freelance, The Observer magazine, The Times; online news reporter, Daily Mail; columnist, Pride Haili McHugh Reporter, News of the World; freelance; reporter, The People Gary Meneely Reporter, The Sun Sebastian Morton-Clark Freelance, The Sunday Times, The Observer Aaron Pan General finance reporter,

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Listings | 2005 - 2006 Bloomberg News (Hong Kong, London); senior reporter, Asiamoney; public relations manager, Mayer Brown JSM Jonathan Parker Reporter, The Lawyer Gary Payne Sports reporter, The Sun (Scotland) Aisha Phoenix PhD student, Goldsmiths University of London Daniel Pimlott Companies reporter, economics reporter, Financial Times (New York) Laura Roberts Reporter, The Scotsman Genevieve Roberts Night reporter, home news reporter, The Independent Christopher Roberts Production trainee, sub editor, Daily Mail James Rose Graduate trainee, CMPi; reporter, Building Design Suruchi Sharma Freelance, guardian.co.uk Joseph Sinclair Multimedia journalist, general reporter, Press Association Claire Vivyan Multimedia journalist, Press Association; broadcast journalist, BBC News Damon Wake Multimedia journalist, Press Association; Agence France Presse Sarah Weaver Graduate trainee, Sunday Express Alan White Freelance, Private Eye, The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement; researcher, Mock the Week; developer, Free at Last TV Pan Yuk Reporter, Financial Times

deputy features editor, Full House; commissioning editor, Ebury Press Jamie Fullerton Deputy editor, Caravan; staff writer, Loaded; reporter, assistant news editor, news editor, features editor, NME Richard Heap Graduate trainee, CMPi; features correspondent, senior researcher, Fast Track; professional editor, assistant editor, Property Week Martin Hemming Sub editor, The World of Interiors; sub editor, travel writer, assistant travel editor, The Sunday Times David Jenkins Sub editor, Zone publishers; freelance, Time Out, Empire; deputy editor, Little White Lies; staff writer, Time Out; reviews editor, Little White Lies Naomi Leach Freelance; assistant editor, Motor Caravan Lottie Lumsden Junior writer, Cosmo Girl; showbiz writer, Closer; showbiz reporter, News of the World; news writer, Grazia Benjamin Machell The Yorkshire Post; freelance, Mojo, Time Out, The Knowledge, T2, The Times; writer, The Times Laura Markey Freelance features writer, The Lawyer Christina Martin (née Franks) Graduate trainee, CMPi; novelist Rebecca Miles Staff writer, Daily Mail; Ski and Snowboard; editor, natives.co.uk; website editor, MetroSnow.co.uk Sarah O’Meara Freelance, The Independent; feature writer, Cambridge Evening News; deputy features editor, Press Association; acting lifestyle editor, The Huffington Magazine Post UK Elaine Okyere Editorial assistant, Amy Abrahams Freelance, She, junior sub editor, Cosmopolitan Conchango, ThreeWeeks, Caterer and Bride; freelance, The Guardian, Hotelkeeper, Time Out, The Big Issue; Star magazine, Metro; reporter, deputy chief sub editor, Star/OK! Hot The Harrow Observer; broadcast Stars journalist, BBC Radio 1, BBC London Flora Bagenal The Sunday Telegraph and BBC News magazine; foreign desk, The Sunday Zoe Paxton Books assistant, The Times; producer, Channel 4 News; Times; press officer, Home Office; freelance, Reuters, The Sunday Times chief press officer, Cabinet Office Adam Benzine Graduate trainee, Thomas Pearmain Freelance, Touch CMPI; senior reporter, factual Africa Confidential, The Africa Report editor, C21 Media; associate editor, Monisha Rajesh Features assistant, Realscreen She; chief sub editor, Little White Lies; Victoria Bentley (née Heath) freelance, ID, Square Mile, TIME, The Reporter, sub editor, China Daily Guardian; author; freelance (Beijing); assistant editor, editor, Adrian Sandiford Freelance, Proms; Caravan; senior editor, Caravan and back section editor, Little White Lies; Motor Caravan sub editor, Latin American Journal; Jonathan Clegg Staff writer, GO; staff writer, 21st Century China Daily Play; sports editor, Wall Street Journal (Beijing); features editor, editor, Time Europe Out (Beijing) Miranda Collinge Editorial assistant, Laura Silverman Trainee sub editor, arts editor, Esquire Daily Mail; arts writer, The Times Jen Crothers Freelance; editorial Toby Skinner Freelance, Collings assistant, Period Home and Traditional Sport Agency; editor, Time Out Living; newswire editor, World (Shanghai) Entertainment News Network; news Laura Topham Columnist, Evening reporter, features writer, Heat Standard; freelance, New Woman, Colin Crummy Reporter, Press Daily Mirror, Cosmopolitan, Evening Gazette; assistant editor, Attitude Standard; features writer, Daily Mail; Kelly Ellis Features writer, acting freelance

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Anna Wakeford Editorial assistant, Smash Hits; freelance, Bliss Charlotte Walsh Graduate trainee, CMPi; news reporter, Travel Trade Gazette; online editor, ttglive.com; communications officer, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Helen Warrell Freelance reporter, Institute of War and Peace Reporting (The Hague); Sander Thoenes Fellow, interactive reporter, Asia page editor, UK news reporter, Financial Times Sarah Warwick Assistant editor, editor, Family History Monthly; freelance travel writer, TNT Magazine, Tiger Tales, South China Morning Post, Kindred Spirit; deputy editor, H2Open Emily Wright Graduate trainee CMPi; reporter, Building Nick Yates Graduate trainee CMPi; features writer, The Publican; media officer, The Association of Train Operating Companies Nicola York Feature writer, news reporter, Money Marketing; senior associate and editor of global marketing strategy, Cicero Consulting; editor, Global Financial Strategy

Broadcast Emma Baker TV journalist, London Tonight; production journalist, correspondent, ITV Anglia Paul Barber Freelance, BBC Radio Merseyside; TV reporter, Channel M Marianne Barriaux Reporter, City AM Nicholas Beake Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Bristol; home affairs reporter and producer, BBC; reporter, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat Jacob Brown Freelance (Australia); broadcast journalist, Time FM; assistant producer, Channel 10 News; journalism lecturer, National University of Samoa Danielle Codd Broadcast journalist, Wish FM; broadcast journalist/ newsreader, BBC Radio Humberside Matthew Cole Sports reporter, BBC Kent; line editor/reporter, Club Call; presenter/newsreader, BBC Radio Kent Sarah Dembitz Media PR executive; event manager, Incredibull Ideas Reuben Easey TV journalist, Russia Today; TV journalist, France 24 Marcus Edwards Freelance, Channel 4 News, BBC Radio Derby; Midlands researcher, Midlands producer, home affairs producer, Channel 4 news Georgette Ginn Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Essex Amanda Haire Financial reporter, breakfast news producer, Sky News Adrian Hieatt News assistant, ABC News (London); newsroom assistant, BBC News 24; assistant, Hardcash Productions; broadcast journalist, Virgin Radio Summer Hurwitz Freelance, ITN,

CNN; broadcast journalist, CNN International; Olympics producer, BBC Nabeel Irshad Freelance journalist, BBC Radio 5 Live; broadcast journalist, BBC Three Counties; Citigate Public Affairs; public relations consultant, Weber Shandwick Worldwide James Isola Broadcast journalist, Bloomberg TV John Jelley TV producer, Sky News Thomas Knapp Property developer Meredyth Lewis TV journalist, London Tonight Suzanne Levy Unknown Christine Liu TV journalist, Russia Today; TV journalist, London Tonight Elizabeth McCabe Broadcast assistant, BBC; assistant news editor, Sky Sports Lynoon Musafer Newsroom assistant, BBC News 24; broadcast journalist, Business and Economics Unit, BBC Maryam Nemazee TV journalist, Russia Today Charlotte O’Brien Freelance radio journalist, Virgin Radio, Time 106.8FM; news editor, Global Radio Chris Page Freelance journalist, BBC Radio Ulster; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Northern Ireland Geeta Pendse Broadcast journalist, BBC Breakfast Rhona Pinkerton Radio newsreader, kmfm; video editor, Kent Messenger Krishan Ramakrishnan Broadcast journalist, BBC Economics and Business Unit; press officer, British Retail Consortium Laura Shirley Radio journalist, Capital Gold London Rebecca Spong Freelance radio journalist, kmfm Laura Sullivan Broadcast journalist, Channel 5 News Amanda Thompson Runner, receptionist, Darrall Macqueen Michelle Uwins Broadcast assistant, BBC World Service Radio Hugo Ward Freelance, Five Live Victoria Whall Freelance (Washington D.C.); stringer, BBC (Mongolia) Erica Witherington Broadcast journalist, BBC Breakfast

TV CAJ Thomas Adamson-Coumbousis More 4 Imogen Anderson Researcher, BBC Governance Unit; producer, BBC Annabel Archer Broadcast journalist, ITN Multimedia Ola-Wale Azeez Producer, AlJazeera Helen Babbs Writer, Time Out; freelance writer, assistant producer; author Jenny Berglund Freelance researcher

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Zoe Brooker Co-ordinator, Teacher TV news; researcher, Brook Lapping Productions; production manager, Many Rivers Films Alistair Bunkall Freelance; reporter, Sky News Emily Burns Broadcast assistant, BBC Breakfast Sunita Butterworth Unknown Serge Cartwright Researcher, Brook Lapping Productions; Russia Today (Moscow); journalist, Associated Press; Sky News Kristina Cooke Correspondent, Reuters (London) Jennifer Evans Freelance documentary researcher, Tiger Aspect; researcher, Unreported World; assistant producer, Late Edition, BBC; shooting assistant producer, 30 Minutes, The Insider, Channel 4 Benjamin Farey Energy markets reporter, Heren Energy Ben Gallagher Researcher, The Wright Stuff Osama Javaid Researcher, Brook Lapping Productions; United Nations University; producer, senior duty editor, Dawn News (Pakistan) Jennifer Marcus Brighter Pictures, Endemol; teacher Julie Maritz CNBC Europe Francis Miles Researcher, Zenith North Ranadeb Mitra Researcher, Dispatches, Channel 4 Catherine Norris Trent The Dimbleby Programme, ITV; journalist, France 24 Archna Pandya Assistant producer, Central TV (Birmingham) David Peter Researcher, BBC Current Affairs Nazanin Sadri Newsdesk journalist, Al Jazeera International; producer, Al Jazeera English Shiv Sharma Broadcast journalist, Russia Today (Moscow) Toby Strutt Assistant producer, Granada Factuals

2006

International Gulden Aktas BBC World (Turkey); press officer, TOBB University; journalist and communications director, ETUC Ali Amar Freelance Charlotte Angela Researcher, Al Jazeera International Catarina Anjos Unknown Jessica Au Unknown Sarah Barden France 24 Diego Bivero Unknown Milton Bragatti Unknown Lola Constantini Freelance Rebekah Curtis Unknown Brenda Da Silva Marques Unknown Victoria Darves-Bornoz Researcher,Yalla Films Iryna Demchenko Unknown

Clara Denina Correspondent, FastMarkets Ltd Javier Espinosa Freelance, The Observer, The Times; editor, Diarios de la Guerra (Spain); multimedia reporter, The Wall Street Journal Europe Thomas Fessy BBC World Service; Congo correspondent, BBC James Fontanella-Khan Online journalist, World Desk; India editor, FT.com Jennifer Forsyth Assistant producer, Dr Keith Ablow Show, Warner Brothers Omar Fouad Researcher, Al Jazeera Carolina Galvani Unknown Svetlana Graudt International copywriter, Start Creative Padraic Halpin Sports desk, Reuters Marie-Christin Hansen Unknown Irshadul Haque Unknown Alexander Holliday Unknown Stanislava Ivancheva Features co-ordinator, Impact Media Group; correspondent, Press TV Frank Johannsen News reporter, dpa-AFX news agency; news reporter, Leipzig Volkszeitung Haider Kadhum Freelance producer, APTN Anne Kaiffer Unknown James Kenny News reporter, Financial Times; reporter, Estates Gazette Thedoroa Kermeliotis Unknown John Kjorstad Renewable energy reporter, features editor, Infrastructure Journal George Kyriakos Unknown Yumei Liu Unknown Yu Liu Editor, overseas editing centre, China News Service Halima Migari Unknown Aikaterini Maltezou Correspondent, Reuters (Athens) Maayan Manela Unknown Megan McCormick Unknown Thomas Muirhead Sub editor, Hilton Hotels Zipporah Musau Managing editor of magazines, The Standard Group Catherine Neilan Reporter, Investment Advisor Aliyu Odamah Musa PhD researcher/part-time tutor, Liverpool Hope University Jyotika Oberoi UK media representative, India Today Deborah Odumuyiaw Freelance editor and reporter, efinancialcareers. com; University of the United Nations; international production officer, Amnesty International Chitra Panjabi Staff writer, BC Entertainment Magazine (Hong Kong); development manager, SewallBelmont House & Museum Konstantina Papanikolaou Journalist, SKAI.gr and SKAI Rama Parajuli Chief sub editor, Kantipur (Nepal) Amra Pasic Researcher, deputy news editor, Al Jazeera English

Bushra Siddiq Job Researcher, Panorama Course TV CAJ, 2007 What has been your career highlight so far? A BBC Panorama programme I’m currently working. It deals with honourbased violence and domestic abuse. It’s quite important to me because I’m from an Asian community and this is something that is prevalent in Asian society. I’ve always wanted to work in current affairs. Has the phone hacking scandal irreparably damaged the integrity of journalism? It’s definitely made things harder. People view us with scepticism when we call them up to do research or get them involved in programmes. But I don’t think it’s irreversible damage. As long as there are good journalists doing things the right way, it should be okay. Are journalists doomed? No. I think this is one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling industries out there. It’s a tough job, but I don’t think we’re doomed at all. VESELA GLADICHEVA

Isel Pizarro Freelance studio operator; text manager, Follett Higher Education Group Safura Rahimi Co-founder, Stylehopper Inc Ahmad Shuhaib Sharif Radio producer, BBC World Service (Afghanistan) Neha Singhwi Unknown Alessandro Speciale Freelance, Al Jazeera International (Italy);Vatican correspondent, ASCA News Agency Diana Stech News assistant, APTN Uzma Sulaiman Information officer, Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research Carlo Svaluto Moreolo Reporter, Infrastructure Journal; reporter, Shares Journal Ahmed Taha Freelance, NBC news Suma Tekur Assistant editor, Daily News and Analysis Judy Terrell News director, Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas; associate editor, online editor, The Nassau Guardian; VP corporate development and marketing, Bahamas Supermarkets Ltd Jennifer Trak Freelance, fashion intern, NW magazine; junior fashion editor, IPC Media Gabriela Vieru Freelance, BBC Romanian service; editor, Pearson Education; online content manager, LexisNexis Taslima Viljoen Senior TV news reporter, South African Broadcasting Corporation Kimberly Vlach US equity markets

reporter, Dow Jones Newswires (London) Nkosazana Zuma MA student, SOAS; researcher, G3

Newspaper Issam Ahmed European Science Foundation; Pakistan correspondent, Christian Science Monitor Kelly Allen Daily Express; deputy news editor, Look; news editor, Star Heidi Ancell Travel Trade Gazette Emily Ashton Political reporter, Press Association Eleanor Barham Research, LSE Andrew Barker Construction News Alex Barker Financial Times Laura Barnett Daily Telegraph; commissioning editor, arts, The Guardian Ruth Barnett Press Association; social media correspondent, political reporter, Sky News; head of comms, SwiftKey Catherine Boyle The Business; business reporter, reporter, The Times Christopher Bryant 21st Century/ China Daily; European business correspondent, Financial Times Andrew Bryson Sunday Express; BBC Business & Economics Unit; producer, BBC Simon Cable Daily Express Alexander Carnwath Wandsworth Borough News Frank Dalleres City AM

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Listings | 2006 - 2007 James Doughty Unknown Helen Dowd Daily Express Emily Dugan Travel guide research; freelance, The Stage; reporter, The Independent on Sunday David Firth Trainee sub editor, features sub editor, The Sun Sharon Flaherty News reporter, deputy online editor, Financial Times Business; head of content and PR, confused.com Tom Harper The Sunday Telegraph; The Mail on Sunday Ryan Harrison Pensions Week Nico Hines The Australian; The Times Online; Washington reporter, The Times Kerry Hopkins PR account director Rhiannon James The Sunday Times property section Urmee Khan The Guardian; assistant commissioning editor, G2; digital and media correspondent, Telegraph Media Group Andrew MacDowall Oxford Business Group Sara McCorquodale Sutton Guardian; freelance, The Guardian, The Scotsman, Suffolk magazine, Professional Beauty; senior editor, Tatler.com Marina McIntyre Trainee sub editor, The Sun; deputy production editor (web), The Guardian Rachel O’Brien Press Association John O’Doherty Financial Times Isabella Piasecka Metal Bulletin Emma Rowley Press Association Robin Stringer Bloomberg; breaking financial news editor, editor, Bloomberg News Richard Suchet Sky News Carlene Thomas-Bailey Wandsworth Borough News; staff writer, Guardian guides, The Guardian Stephen Wilkinson Sub editor, Brentwood Gazette; Essex Chronicle Media Group

freelance, H2B Journal; research assistant, Pye Tait; editorial assistant, Professional Beauty Laura Fergusson Freelance (New Zealand); writer, researcher, Futerintech; freelance, Dominion Post; writer, Redhouse Lane Communications Eleanor Goodman Graduate trainee, CMPi; news reporter, Building; freelance, Rock Sound; chief sub editor, production editor, Bizarre Gareth Iacobucci Intern, CMPi; The Publican; news reporter, Pulse Philippa Jacks Features reporter, features editor, managing editor (features), Travel Trade Gazette Ellen Jones Editorial assistant, Esquire; freelance, The Guardian, Esquire, Total Film, thelondonpaper Lee Jones Reporter, Mortgage Strategy; mortgage reporter, features writer, Money Marketing; copywriter, Wells Fargo Bank; PR specialist, One Simple Plan (Minneapolis) Neon Kelly Staff writer, previews editor, Little White Lies; freelance, Promo, Caravan, Time Out Mishaal Khan Writer, Femail, Daily Mail; news reporter, 7 Days Andrea Leebody Fashion and beauty assistant, Love It!; junior writer, Pick Me Up; film content editor, Orange.co.uk Jo Mattock Freelance, junior staff writer, John Brown Citrus publishing; reporter, Dive Magazine Leah Milner Reporter, Mortgage Strategy; reporter, news editor, Money Marketing; money reporter, The Times Paul McNally Senior sub editor, news editor, Press Gazette; reporter and sub editor, The Connexion; freelance Sorrel Neuss Intern, 21st Century China Daily; editor, News Briefing Central Agency; freelance Amanda Nicolas (née Smith) Editorial assistant, assistant producer, UKTV Food online; website producer, Magazine Good Food Channel; digital editor, Channel 4 Food Tessa Andrews Project worker, Eimear O’Hagan Trainee, Express St Mungo’s; homeless prevention Group; features writer, Daily Mail; centre manager, Southdown Housing features writer, features editor, Association; area manager, St Mungo’s Fabulous Homeless Charity; management Hugh Reilly Editorial assistant, consultant, Hay Group commissioning editor, theatre and Caroline Atkinson (née Tosh) comedy, thelondonpaper; acting Reporter, Institute for War and Peace editor, London Planner Magazine; Reporting; editor, Christian Aid web editor, campaigns and youth web Tom Atkinson Editorial assistant, editor, Unicef UK thelondonpaper; freelance, Little Nicki Saunders Features editor, White Lies, The Stool Pigeon; arts and Frontier; The Engage Group entertainment editor, thelondonpaper; Alistair Smart Features assistant, editor, Hot TV (The Daily Star) Seven; arts editor, The Sunday Mark Bridge Freelance, The Times, Telegraph The Sunday Times; reporter, personal Dan Stewart Intern, CMPi; finance writer, The Times architectural correspondent, Building; Laura Canning Feature writer, assistant web editor, senior editor, Daily Ireland; novelist and creative The Week (US edition) writing tutor; news and features Katie Toms Editorial assistant, The journalist, North Belfast News and Observer Review; freelance; press Andersontown News; freelance officer, Southbank Centre Sophia Cottier Staff writer, Fusion; Daniel Trilling Freelance writer,

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researcher, Plan B, New Statesman, Bad Idea, Bremner, Bird and Fortune; deputy arts and books editor, assistant editor, New Statesman Katy Ward Editorial assistant, Teachers Gemma Ware Feature writer, reporter, Professional Fundraising; editorial assistant, assistant editor, The Africa Report (Paris) Wesley Yin-Poole Intern, CMPi; freelance, www.pro-g.co.uk, Chemist and Druggist; deputy editor, VideoGamer.com Tom Young Writer, Computing Magazine; shipping/freight reporter, Argus Media

Broadcast Thomas Almeroth-Williams PhD student, University of York Kate Arkless Grey Freelance reporter, producer, Jeremy Vine Show, BBC Radio 2; LBC 97.3; freelance broadcast journalist, social media consultant; editor, Audioboo William Barkway Radio newsreader, Invicta FM, Classic Gold; production journalist, group employee communications manager, ITV Hannah Barnes Broadcast journalist, newsreader, Mercury FM Benjamin Bland Reporter, Channel M; political reporter, BBC Paul Burge Freelance reporter, BBC Radio Oxford; TV and radio correspondent, FSN London Bureau Kathleen Byrne Freelance broadcast journalist Lucy Clark Freelance, Sky Sports News, BBC Radio Norfolk; broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Norfolk Elisa Colton Freelance broadcast journalist, BBC Radio (Cumbria); reporter, BBC Newsgathering Christina D’Costa Business producer, news producer, Sky News Tolu Doherty Unknown Gamal Fahnbul Production journalist, ITV Granada (Manchester); reporter, Sky News Rachel Foley Multimedia journalist, BBC Jersey; presenter, BBC Spotlight (Channel Islands); broadcast journalist, BBC North West Tonight Adam Fowler Freelance reporter, Ridings FM (Yorkshire); ITV (Yorkshire) Laura Francis Radio reporter, newsreader, KL FM (Norfolk); researcher, BBC Wiltshire; broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Gloucestershire Seth Goolnik Development producer, Raw Television Davina Hagan Broadcast journalist, TV Border Jamie Harvey Trainee multimedia journalist, ITN; director, managing partner, Addiction Innovation Nashreen Issa Trainee TV journalist, reporter, ITV Meridian (Southampton) Amanda John Unknown Becky Johnson Radio reporter

and newsreader, Fox FM (Oxford); reporter and presenter, ITV Central Lillian Kennett Researcher, Dispatches (Channel 4) Rosalind Levine Producer, Global Radio; Poppyfield Productions Naomi Lloyd Broadcast journalist, The West Country Tonight, ITV Alexander Maple Unknown Sarah Marshall Broadcast journalist, multimedia reporter, KM Group; senior reporter, Eastbourne Herald; freelance newsreader, kmfm radio Selena Masson Researcher, Lexis Nexis Rowan McKinnon Researcher, BBC Scotland; broadcast journalist, BBC News Channel Golnar Motevalli BBC World Service Joanna Newsholme Part time student, City University Chetan Pathak Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Stoke Ayden Peach Radio reporter, Time FM; freelance researcher, GMTV Miriam Rowe Assistant editor, Cineflix; Freelance editor Vishva Samani Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Stoke; BBC London TV Jagjeet Singh-Sohal Broadcast journalist, BBC CWR (Coventry); journalist, filmmaker Kathryn Stapley Egypt correspondent, France 24 Kim Townsend Freelance reporter, BBC; radio station tutor, Brixton Prison; community outreach manager, Media Trust Alex Waez Music promoter Chloe Walker Radio producer, ABC Sydney; freelance radio producer, BBC Radio 5 Live Emmet Ward Editorial assistant, Teachers magazine Isabel Webster Broadcast journalist, BBC Bristol; west of England correspondent, Sky News

TV CAJ Chloe Corbin Freelance producer Kate Chambers Producer, Frost Over The World, Paradine Productions Nicholas Francis Managing director, creative director, Casual Films Limited James Martin Sports business writer, Electric Word Group; trainee reporter, Trinity Mirror North West; freelance, Jewish Chronicle; freelance Aikaterini Maltezou Athens correspondent, Thompson Reuters

2007

International Mario Alemi Head of business intelligence, aNobic Jacques Aristide Broadcaster,Voice of America (Washington) Mattia Bagnoli Reporter, La Stampa;

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correspondent, ANSA (Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata) Joanna Barrett Communications Manager, RedR UK Lauren Bedsole Producer, FOX Business Network; senior editor, NewsCore Ambika Behal Producer, Bloomberg TV Julian Bohne Freelance broadcast journalist, BBC Boudet Boudet Unknown Leticia Camargo Unknown Laetitia Chaucesse Freelance, Crown Media (UK), Saarlandischer Rundfunk (Germany), Deutsche Welle (Germany) Nadine Clarke Lead producer, Blue Barracuda; content editor, social media producer, Draftfcb Daniel Clifford Chief copy editor, Hurriyet Daily News & Economic Review Rowenna Davis Freelance, The Independent, New Statesman; features writer, The Guardian; councillor for Lane ward; Southwark Council Daphne Dimopoulou Unknown Quoc Do Unknown Helen Dritsa Owner, Goldmum Judith Enriquez-Sarano Oxfam Natalia Farr Lantero Training officer (communications), Pivotal Mona Hussain Unknown Daniele Ihns Unknown Azlira Jamaluddin Fashion and beauty writer, Marie Claire (Malaysia) Amy Judd Reporter, community manager, NowPublic.com; sports editor, Maple Ridge Times (Canada); online web producer, Global BC (Canada) Angelica Jung Woo Writer, presenter, KBS World Radio; production coordinator, Cartoon Network Europe; programming scheduler, Disney Channel Georgios Kallinis Unknown Natalia Kannas Press officer, Leonard Cheshire Disability (UK) Vasileios-Vlasios Katsardis TV producer; Associated Press Loan Khong Sub editor, Tuoi Tre (Vietnam); founder, New Media Company; reporter, Ba Ria Vung Tau (Vietnam) Ronley Kirwan Freelance, BBC World Service; media and communications, Demos Miyako Kobayashi Unknown Neha Kumar Associate director, SPARX International (Hong Kong) Dan Liu Unknown Ajay Menakuru Unknown Alyssa Morrisey Education editor, Piedmont Post (California) Alice Moura Unknown Shadha Muheissn Baghdad correspondent, BBC Nadia Nanji Unknown Omid Nikfarjam Unknown Jyotika Oberoi UK media representative, India Today John O’Donoghue Unknown Barbara O’Donovan

Correspondent, Metal Bulletin Toni Oyry Unknown Akshata Pai Unknown Simeon Paterson Freelance broadcast correspondent Cristina Pittelli Media assistant, The Stroke Association Eric Polaud Unknown Wenjing Qin Unknown Sacranie Sacranie Unknown Melissa Saic Unknown Amiko Sato Tokyo MX News Daniela Silberstein Stock market reporter, Bloomberg News (Zurich); head, Les Mills, Swiss Academy of Fitness and Sport Takeshi Sobukawa Unknown Namrata Tanna Director, Imageworks Productions Suma Tekur Assistant editor, Daily News & Analysis (Mumbai) Ahmed Tweirsh Unknown Smriti Vidyarthi Anchor, NTV Yulianna Vilkos Assistant editor, Debtwire David Wall Unknown Sabine Wolf Unknown Aylin Yazan Foreign affairs correspondent, CNN TURK (Istanbul); Washington DC reporter, CNNTURK; Producer, Al Jazeera Turkey Gaini Yussupova Unknown Giselle Zado-Wasfie Author; freelance,VIBE,Vice, Black Book, Teen People, CosmoGirl; editor, URB

Newspaper Sarah Bloch Press Association; multimedia journalist, The Times Thomas Calverley Trainee sub editor, sub editor, Daily Mail Julian Cheatle Trainee sub editor, The Sun Max Colchester News assistant, reporter, Wall Street Journal Jeananne Craig Press Association Laura Crowley Decision News Media; communications officer, WaterAid Kate Day Communities editor, The Daily Telegraph Alex Delaney Chair, British Youth Council; community outreach manager, Media Trust Elena Egawhary Freelance, New Statesman, The Guardian, The Independent; BBC Panorama Jane Fulcher Digital editor, Show Media Alistair Gray Bloomberg News; insurance correspondent, Financial Times Fiona Gray Reading Evening Post David Green China Daily; freelance (China); correspondent, Market News International; editor, Beijing Cai United Consulting; editor, The World of Chinese Chris Green The Independent Elizabeth Gyekye Materials Recycling Weekly; news editor, Packaging News

Peter Hutchison The Daily Telegraph; The Independent Clementine Jackson-Stops Scriptwriter, researcher, CNBC Chloe Lambert Wandsworth Borough News; The Times Rosamund Lavan Online business writer, The Times Felix Lowe Shifts, The Daily Telegraph Thomas Lowe Press Association Andrew Macaskill Shifts, Times Online; China Daily Richard Milne European business correspondent, Financial Times Ronan Murphy Business, Press Association; assistant editor, Satellite Finance Rupert Neate City reporter, The Daily Telegraph; Business and finance reporter, The Guardian, The Observer Anh Nguyen The Engineer; features editor, Computerworld UK; Cordelia O’Neill Press Association; The Scotsman Dominic O’Neill Euromoney Alexander Ogle Freelance (New York); reporter and editor, Agence France Presse (Washington DC) Laura Oliver Reporter, editor, Journalism.co.uk; community coordinator, The Guardian Celia Paul Press Association; The Independent; The Scotsman Rachel Rouse Daily Express; News Agency; account executive, Tetra Strategy Helen Roxburgh Estates Gazette Jessica Salter The Daily Telegraph Ravender Sembhy Freelance, GG2 Life; freelance, Scotland on Sunday, Sky Sports, New Media; business reporter, Press Association Harriet Shawcross Press Association; assistant producer, BBC Newsround Josh Spero Arts blogger, The Guardian Rosalind Stewart The Guardian Joanna Sugden The Times Jon Swaine Reporter, New York correspondent, The Daily Telegraph Judith Townend The Australian; Al Jazeera English; senior reporter, Journalism.co.uk; PhD student, City University Brian Turner Capital markets reporter, Financial News; Dow Jones Andrew Wander Freelance, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer; emergency media manager, Save the Children Pamela Welsh Salford Advertiser; senior political reporter, MEN Media Alice Wright Features writer, Medavia

Magazine Charlotte Bailey News shifts, The Bookseller; editorial assistant, Weight Watchers Lalayn Baluch Reporter, The Stage; freelance features writer

Henry Barnes Multimedia production assistant and Film & Music blogger, The Guardian Catherine Bennion-Pedley Features assistant, senior features writer, Company Melanie Bezalel Writer, BBC Magazines; reporter, The Jerusalem Post; researcher, assistant producer, Fresh One Productions Olivia Boyd Graduate trainee, CMPi; reporter, Building; assistant editor, Chinadialogue.net Stuart Brumfitt Editor, Boyz; freelance, i-D, Wonderland, The Guardian, Rollacoaster, ACNE Paper; assistant editor, Attitude Victoria-Anne Bull Reporter, Daily Mail Laura Chubb Reporter, People Management; books and film editor, Time Out Dubai; travel editor, TNT magazine Richard Clare Online sports reporter, The Daily Telegraph; writer, Match of the Day Timothy Clark Freelance; editor, SuchSmallPortions.com Aaron Davies Digital manager, web consultant and journalist, Redactive Media Gwynne Dixon Staff writer, TotalVideoGames.com Claire Dodd Contributor, DVD Monthly; freelance, The Guardian, thelondonpaper, Building; graduate trainee, CMPi; freelance, Travel Trade Gazette; features writer, deputy features editor, The Publican; beauty news editor, myfashionlife.com Nicholas Duxbury Reporter, senior finance reporter, Property Week; deputy features editor, news editor, Inside Housing Catherine Everett Editorial assistant, Cosmopolitan; features and health assistant, Good Housekeeping; Commissioning editor, LOOK magazine Holly Falconer Picture editor, editorial assistant, DIVA; editorial assistant, Gay Times; freelance photographer Mary Fitzgerald Assistant editor, online editor, senior editor, Prospect; freelance, The Observer, The Guardian, New Statesman, Sight & Sound; editorial campaigner, Avaaz Lucy Foster Staff writer, news editor, ShortList; Features editor, ShortList Clare Geraghty Features assistant, Elle; features assistant,You (The Mail on Sunday) Thom Gibbs Graduate trainee, CMPi; Travel Trade Gazette; sports writer, content editor, The Daily Telegraph Leigh Gower Editorial assistant, mydeco.com; assistant lifestyle producer, UKTV Catrin Griffiths Editorial assistant, feature writer, features editor, Saturday (Daily Express) Eleanor Harding Freelance,

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Listings | 2007 - 2008 Building; senior reporter, Wandsworth Guardian; reporter, Daily Mail Will Henley Feature writer, Money Marketing; reporter, Building Design; news writer, Commonwealth Secretariat; deputy editor, Global Financial Strategy Georgina Hobbs Intern, CMPi; freelance, Little White Lies; account executive, senior film publicist, Substance001 Jessica Holland Editorial assistant, thelondonpaper; acting assistant books editor, The Observer; senior writer, Urban Junkies (London) Matthew Hussey Staff writer, ShortList; news editor, editor, T3; tech blogger, The Huffington Post; contributor, AskMen.com; columnist, Business Weekly Simon Jennings Features writer, China Daily; international justice reporter, Africa editor, Institute for War and Peace Reporting Fiona Kerr Staff writer, Condé Nast Brides; deputy supplements editor, Condé Nast Brides Joanna Kerr Project manager, Algiz Media Hugh Montgomery Editorial assistant, The Observer Review Alex Olorenshaw Sub editor and web production assistant, The Guardian; sub editor, The Guardian Zoe Smeaton Reporter, news editor, Chemist & Druggist Kay Smith Writer, features editor, Touch Laura Swinton News editor, Shots Luke Tebbutt Online production assistant, The Guardian; features editor, Grand Designs Magazine; freelance, Living Etc, Icon Magazine; sub editor (part time), WGSN Matt Turner Journalist, Engage Group; online reporter, capital markets reporter, Financial News; mergers and acquisitions reporter, Financial News Caroline White Games editor, The Times Josh Widdicombe Freelance, The Guardian; staff writer, sports desk, The Jewish Chronicle; editorial assistant, arts desk, thelondonpaper; night editor and reporter, sports section, sub editor, The Guardian; stand up comic Anna Winston Graduate trainee CMPi; reporter, Building Design; Editor, bdonline.co.uk Louis Wise Freelance writer, production assistant, The Guardian; Culture magazine (The Sunday Times); online culture planner, The Sunday Times

Broadcast Brandice Alexander Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat Lila Allen Unknown Emma Boon Broadcast journalist, Rugby FM (Warwickshire); campaign

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manager, director, The TaxPayers’ Alliance Chris Broughall Freelance, ITN; broadcast assistant, account executive, Weber Shandwick Mariam Caulkett (nee AbuHejleh) Freelance, BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio London, BBC News online; researcher, BBC 2 current affairs; multiplatform researcher, BBC Watchdog Harry Crawford Broadcast journalist, 2CR FM; presenter, reporter, BBC Radio Solent Joe Crowley TV presenter, BBC Inside Out South Ellie Davis Broadcast assistant, assistant producer, BBC 6 Music Nick Drake Unknown Luke Ellis Text producer, BBC News 24; broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Humberside, Look North (Hull); media co-ordinator, BBC Newswire; researcher, BBC; operator, BBC North TV News Clare Fernyhough Reporter, ITN Eleanor Gardnier Broadcast journalist, Leicester Sound; political reporter, BBC Radio Leicester Louise Goss Broadcast journalist, ITN; freelance, Sydney Charlotte Grant Assistant news editor, ITV News; Reporter, ITV Central Martha Housden Head of development, BBC Three, BBC Joe Inwood Assistant producer, BBC London Politics Show; Video journalist, BBC Sukhjeet Johal Unknown Sabina Khalid Project co-ordinator, Global Radio; assistant producer, Stardoll Joanna Lester Freelance; news assistant, assistant producer, freelance assistant producer, BBC Sports News; media officer, Harlequins Rugby Club; producer and video journalist, Associated Press TV News (Sydney); producer and video journalist, Associated Press (Australia) Cordelia Lynch Trainee, reporter, ITV Fiona Macpherson Freelance, Ivel FM, Fire FM; broadcast journalist, BBC News Ada Oraedu Researcher, Maverick Television; Materials co-ordinator, All3Media International Susannah Orchard Freelance; producer, Five News; BBC News 24; ITN On; BBC London Radio; broadcast journalist, BBC Breakfast TV Julian Perkins Breakfast news reader, Radio Jackie Dom Reynolds Producer, ITN On Sam Rigby Freelance broadcast journalist; news editor, Time Radio; broadcast journalist, BBC Gil Roberts Broadcast journalist, BBC Breakfast; BBC South East Today Katie Rowlett Broadcast journalist, BBC Midlands Today (Birmingham); freelance, BBC Hereford and

Worcester, BBC Nottingham, BBC WM; BBC East Midlands Today Ben Samuel Researcher, Who Do You Think You Are?, Wall to Wall Television; associate producer, Twenty Twenty Television; associate producer, Silver River TV; development producer, BBC History Colletta Smith Production journalist, telegraph.co.uk; producer, researcher, BBC Politics Show North; broadcast journalist, BBC Northern Ireland Dino Sofos Freelance, PM, Women’s Hour, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live; broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield; producer, BBC Radio 5 Live; senior broadcast journalist and political producer, BBC Radio 5 Live Shona Somerville Freelance broadcast journalist, ITN, ITV News Kathryn Stanczyszyn Breakfast journalist, XFM South Wales; freelance, BRMB, Kerrang!, BBC Radio 2, BBC West Midlands; broadcast journalist, BBC Hermione Stephenson Output producer, ITV News Simone Stewart Unknown Sarah Walton Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Newcastle; BBC Politics Show, North East and Cumbria; BBC Midlands Today; reporter, BBC Newcastle Matthew Warren Unknown Katy Watson Radio producer, The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; , BBC Radio 5 Live; freelance, Prison Radio Association, The Sun; freelance producer, Electric Radio (Brixton); presenter, Time FM Adam Westbrook Freelance newsreader, Oxford FM 107.9; broadcast journalist, news gathering, 102 Touch Radio Midlands; freelance multimedia journalist; online journalist, studio.fu; Freelance multimedia producer & journalism lecturer; founder, director at video.fu Siobhan Wornell Broadcast journalist; Sunrise Radio and TV; Freelance broadcast journalist, BBC user generated content hub, BBC Radio 4 Pascale Yasmine Captioner, BBC Parliament; freelance, BBC, Associated Press TV News

TV CAJ Warda Al-Jawahiri Channel 4 news; TV producer, Thomson Reuters Roshni Amin Runner, Richard & Judy, Cactus TV; video journalist, researcher, Brook Lapping Education; freelance producer, ITN Perjit Auja Production assistant, Catch 21 Productions Charlotte Banks Senior account manager, MRM Radha Bedi Freelance, BBC Asian Network; broadcast assistant, BBC; Associated Press (Delhi) Michael Blair Broadcast assistant,

BBC; producer, Sunrise, Sky News Joanna Blundell BBC News; Producer, Al Jazeera David Brookes Unknown Anna Cavell Unknown Celine Chan Unknown Raykhon Demytrie Field producer, Reuters; producer, BBC World TV; Central Asia correspondent, BBC Fred Fenoulhet Producer, Sky News; broadcast assistant, BBC News 24; newsdesk producer, GMTV; producer, Channel Five News, ITN Megan Gerrie Producer, presenter, Premier Radio; producer, reporter, Premier TV; senior producer and reporter, ITN Natalie Hall Unknown Emma Jenkinson Russia Today; Producer, reporter, BBC London Rhiannon Jones Producer, presenter, Start Your Business TV; freelance copywriter, The Hallmark Channel, NBC Universal Jordan Kenny Russia Today Sadia Khan Producer, More 4 News; researcher, Halcyons Heart Production Company; assistant producer, Al Jazeera (Doha) Kamali Melbourne Trainee, ITV; producer, Channel 4 News ITN Hannah Mitchell Unknown Mary Nash October Films Clara Nissen Production assistant, Juniper Communications; editorial assistant, BBC Proms Lucas Ochoa Head of Development, Pulse Film Tom Rayner Home affairs producer, Sky News Natalie Rose Development researcher, Twofour Broadcast Louisa Sellon Producer, What If Innovation Bushra Siddiq Producer,Your News, Channel Five News; development researcher, Reef Television; freelance researcher, BBC; freelance producer Tim Stokes Researcher, Channel 4; broadcast assistant, BBC Breakfast Nicholas Westwood Development and production researcher, ReefTV Xinmin Yan Journalist, Outside Magazine; TV producer, Travel Channel

2008

International Salam Abdulmunem Communications officer, UNICEF (Iraq) Ibrahim Adwan Reporter, editor, producer, Reuters TV (London) Lei Ai Unknown Harriet Alexander-Orr Foreign affairs reporter, The Sunday Telegraph Carlos Aparicio Freelance, World Investment News; CMC Markets Fidan Baguirova Unknown Edward Bally Broadcast journalist, BBC World Service; assistant producer, Associated Press Television Network; producer, United Nations;

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video consultant, UNICEF Larissa Belyaeva Unknown Cecile Bonneau Broadcast journalist, M6 Metropole Television (France) Lisa Botter Staff writer, Criticaleye David Calonico Unknown Ana Cavalcanti Freelance; teacher Mann Chung Unknown Federica Cocco Web editor, Wired; Europe editor, Demotix; editor, OWNI.eu; freelance Sebastian Cure Unknown Sarah Dahan Unknown Sunday Daniel Unknown Julia de Laurentiis Unknown Solange Deschatres Freelance (US) Marie Dhumieres Freelance (Syria); reporter, The Daily Star (Beirut) Antonio Fabrizio Reporter,VRL Financial News; Leasing Life Charlene Ferguson Unknown Camille Fevrier Freelance, Le Monde, France 24, The Sunday Times Jing Fu Chief Brussels correspondent, China Daily Nathalie Gentaz Agence Française de Développement Phivos Georgiades Unknown Anastasia Georgoupli Unknown Maria Gili Hanisch Unknown Ahmet Gormez Diplomacy and defence correspondent, ATV (Turkey) Syed Hamad Ali Unknown Llana Hart Unknown Iman Hassan Unknown Jonathan Heffer Unknown Inutu Himanje Television executive, head of television productions and operations, Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation Vina Hiridjee TV correspondent, TV5 Monde, Trace TV; ARTE; owner, production company (Bangkok); founder, L’Oeil Nomade Productions Juliana Holanda Unknown Olivia Hottat Unknown Isabella Iliaskou Unknown Jaclyn Jacobsen Junior editor, Maghrebia.com Cristina Jaleru Freelance, APTN Entertainment Rashi Khilnani Host, Indo-Canadian report; Radio Canada International George Kyriakos Chief business sub editor, Financial Times Zoe Lamazou Unknown Sarah Leduc France 24 Hojean Josephine Lee Desk assistant, NBC News (New York); NBC Nightly News Xiaoxun Lei Bureau chief, China Daily (Xinjiang) Dan Liu Unknown Anouk Lorie Founder and editor, Nocamels.com Natalia Lutz Unknown Michael Makau Unknown Marie Mathieu ARTE Joseph McCullogh Unknown Camilla Menezes Unknown Aindrila Mitra Time n Style editor, The Times of India David Mugonyi Deputy news editor, Nation Media Group

Elizabeth Mupfumira Corporate communications manager, Native Investments Africa Group; communications officer, UNDP; media specialist, UNICEF Shannon O’Meara Unknown Viktoria Peitchev Unknown Eric Polaud Unknown Angeliki Psaila Trainee, To Vima (Athens) Cristina Ranieri Unknown Tony Renda Unknown Michel Rose Reuters Matthieu Serpaggi Unknown Victoria Serpis Unknown Mypho Smart Unknown Deborah Sterescu Unknown Iselin Stronen PhD student Ahmed Tweirsh Unknown Rosalind Upton Unknown Yana Uralskaya Fashion columnist, New Style; international fashion correspondent,Vogue Russia; social life correspondent, Russian Hour TV (London); New Style Rachel Walsh Staff writer, Wealthbriefing.com; deputy editor, Executive Compensation Briefing Marco Woldt Freelance, CNN Duncan Woodside Freelance (East Africa), Jane’s Publications (UK); freelance producer; freelance, France 24, Sky (East Africa) Xinmin Yan Media manager,Volvo Ocean Race (China) Tamara Zein Unknown Joseph Zeitlyn Unknown

Newspaper Ashley Armstrong City reporter, City AM; senior reporter, Credit Today; dealReporter, Financial Times Group Benedict Bailey Reporter, Associated Newspapers (Daily Mail, The Scotsman); online reporter, Evening Standard Katherine Baker The Publican; Personnel Today Lucy Barton Unknown David Bartram China Daily Esther Bintliff Financial Times Matthew Bolton Lonely Planet magazine Jonathan Browning Bloomberg Kaya Burgess Music critic, feature writer and reporter, The Times Gurminder Chahal Sales Promotion; Promotional Marketing magazine Kevin Coulson Trainee sub editor, sub editor, Daily Mail Kevin Crowley UK finance reporter, Bloomberg Alexander Davis ICIS Christopher Dean Trainee sub editor, sub editor, Daily Mail Kara-Jane Dolman Splash News; Deputy features editor, London Evening Standard Peter Dominiczak Reporter, London Evening Standard Thomas Drew Unknown

James Edgar Press Association Sonia Elks Colchester Evening Gazette, reporter, Metro Nicola Evans BBC Food Online Alan Gardner Guardian.co.uk; freelance sports journalist; assistant editor, ESPNcricinfo.com Jasmine Gardner Features assistant, writer and researcher, Evening Standard Eleanor Green Energy markets reporter, Argus Media Laura Harding Press Association Josh Loeb Friday Times (Lahore); theatre editor, Camden New Journal James Lloyd Reporter, The Sun Charlotte McCathie Press Association; broadcast journalist, BBC Ronan Murphy Assistant editor, SatelliteFinance Rachel Rickard Straus Correspondent, The Times of India Tessa Roberts London Jewish News; freelance Elizabeth Robinson Multimedia journalist, Press Association; digital producer, ITV News Fay Schlesinger Manchester Evening News; trainee reporter, Daily Mail; reporter, The Times Andrew Shepherd News reporter, South West News Service, Masons News Katharine Slowe CEO, Middle East

(Dubai) Kiran Stacey Financial Times Nicola Trup The Australian; freelance, The Independent; deputy editor, ABTA magazine; deputy editor, Absolute Publishing Kylie Walker China Daily Patrick Whyte Assistant editor, FanHouse UK

Magazine India Aldridge Intern, Purple PR Gemma Aldridge Feature writer, First Features Press Agency; feature writer, Love It! James Ball Senior reporter, The Grocer; Bureau for Investigative Journalism, City University; data journalist, The Guardian Chloe Saxton-Peel (née Batt) Sheerluxe.com; intern, Marie Claire; senior fashion editor, Matchesfashion. com; senior editorial manager, AlexAndAlexa; freelance Emily Benammar Sports online editor, The Daily Telegraph Murieann Bolger Intern, CMPi; correspondent, Insurance Times Katherine Calder Analyst, section editor, Latin News

Mélanie Gouby Job Multimedia producer, Institute for War and Peace Reporting Course International, 2009 What do you like most about your job? I work with brilliant young Congolese women who are not only risking their life to be journalists, but also have to overcome society’s prejudices against women on a daily basis. They are my greatest inspiration. What makes a good war reporter? Altruism and ambition. We all want to get the scoop, the big story, but it has to be for the right reasons. Where’s the place to be this year? In wsub-Saharan Africa, it would be South Sudan. The conflict resulting from Sudan’s split in two countries is taking worrying proportions and will no doubt have huge humanitarian consequences. Why did you decide to be a journalist? At 15, I was in love with the idea of journalism, the adventures, the travels. Today at 25, I know it’s not so romantic as I thought it would be, but I do travel a lot and meet fascinating people every day. I love that my job is about having great conversations on a daily basis.

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Listings | 2008 - 2009 Jennifer Campbell Writer, editor, ngo.media Abigail Challenor Sub editor, staff writer, Daily Mail; Ski & Snowboard Rebecca Clark Editorial assistant, Gannett Pacific Publishing; event coordinator, Hotel San Carlos; events preview writer, Arizona Republic Jonathan Cook Editorial assistant, James Pembroke Publishing; editor, Atmosphere magazine Victoria Gallagher Junior reporter, reporter, The Bookseller; reporter, Drapers Tom Goodwyn Freelance, NME, Shortlist, Loud & Quiet, Fresh Direction Sophie Griffiths Reporter, Building Lucy Halfhead Editorial assistant, Grazia; features assistant, Marie Claire, IPC Media; contributing features and travel assistant, Harper’s Bazaar Sophie Haydock Freelance, The Guardian, Big Issue, Ecologist; arts editor and staff writer, Leeds Guide; sub editor, The Sunday Times Lucy Higgins Senior sub editor, Candis; freelance sub editor, More!; senior sub editor, Computeractive, British Journal of Photography Tom Howard Staff writer, FHM.com; associate editor, FHM Caomhan Keane Theatre editor,

Totally Dublin; freelance, The Irish Times, The Dubliner; Senior theatre writer, Entertainment.ie Katherine Levy Features assistant, The Saturday Telegraph magazine; freelance; contributing features assistant, Harpers Bazaar; news and feature writer, The Jewish News Kate Livesey Freelance Christopher Lo Feature writer, NRI Digital Morag Lyall Freelance sub editor, production editor, Engage Publishing; freelance copywriter, Pine Solutions; Life Lasting PR Jodie Mablin Writer, Black Card; features assistant,You; sub editor, Global Legal Group Chloe Markowitz Reporter, PR Week; reporter, The Jewish News Tim McAtackney Intern, CMPi; press officer, Crown Prosecution Service Maisie McCabe Editorial assistant, Media Week; reporter, senior reporter, Haymarket Publishing Andrew Mickel Features writer, Community Care; freelance, Occupational Therapy News, Community Care, The Guardian Lydia Mossahebi Online producer, Channel 4 Kirsty Nutkins Junior sub editor, Company; freelance, Look, More!,

Bella, Take a Break, Elle Decoration, Inside Soap, Stylist, TV Choice, The Guardian, The Sunday Times; editorial assistant, writer, Daily Express Saturday magazine Sarah Riches Features writer, Real People; author, London Almanac 2010 Robyn Rosen News reporter, Hampstead & Highgate Express; reporter, Jewish Chronicle Brian Semple Reporter, Friday Times (Lahore); intern, Prospect Ben Sillis Editorial assistant, Republic Publishing; reporter, Electricpig.co.uk Jenny Stocks Trainee, Femail writer, Daily Mail Ruth Styles Editor, Beauty Health and Wellness (Dubai), green living editor, The Ecologist Georgina Terry Freelance, Sky.com, Time Out; TV journalist, BSkyB Miranda Vinall Freelance Audrey Ward Reporter, features writer, Screen International; assistant editor, Sunday Times News Review Georgia Warren News reporter, The Sunday Times Victoria Watts Freelance, Body & Soul, The Times; intern, CMPi; writer Oh Comely magazine, British Red Cross Laura Whateley Editorial assistant, The Times Money

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Niklas Fagerström Job Reporter, Finnish Broadcasting Company Course International, 2010 Why did you decide to be a journalist? I am curious by nature, and like to find out about stories of importance. I also think that storytelling is fascinating. As a kid, I used to publish my own smallscale hyperlocal newspaper in the Finnish archipelago a few times a year, using my aunt’s early Macintosh computer and printer. It made me realise that journalism was really fun and something I would like to do when grown up too. What’s the big story for 2012?  Cyber-threats and the rise of the hacktivist group Anonymous. The group has shown itself capable of terrorising governments and big businesses. The director of the FBI recently said that cyber-threats will become the top worry for the US –e this is probably true for many European countries too. Are journalists doomed? No. The future will be exciting and radically different with better, more global access to journalism which can be personalised to every reader. I don’t think journalism will ever die out.

REBECCA LLOYD

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Kerry Alexandra Broadcast assistant, BBC; election researcher, BBC Helen Allman Freelance producer, staff, Associated Press TV News Gemma Ashcroft Script writer, Trafficlink, Global Radio Stations, BBC South East Katie Baneth Producer, Sky News; broadcast journalist, BBC News Ivor Bennett Correspondent, Russia Today (Moscow) Alan Bone Editorial assistant, Sky Sports Cricket Rebecca Bowring Freelance broadcast journalist; broadcast journalist, France 24 Paul Brand Reporter, news editor, ITV Wales and ITV Fast Track Alexander Brandice Unknown Eleanor Bury Trainee, BBC Production; BBC Drama (London); factual department, BBC Wales (Cardiff) Rebecca Butler Unknown Olivia Case Broadcast journalist, GCap Media; producer, BBC Radio 5 Live; film maker, Case Productions Will Edwards Planning editor, Channel Five News; broadcast journalist, France 24 Phoebe Frieze Quest Means Business, CNN Sophie Glass freelance broadcast journalist, BBC Marie Hagen Production assistant, IBall TV; Moneywise TV; Interactive Investor

Dan Johnson Reporter, Toby Foster Bigger at Breakfast, BBC Radio Sheffield; broadcast journalist, BBC Look North Anna Jones Producer, Sky; producer, BSkyB Zoe Kalus Broadcast journalist, BBC; producer, SkyNews Edward Knowles Production journalist, Setanta Sports News Jack Lamport Guest booker, BBC Breakfast; producer, BBC News Kevin Larkin Freelance Ana Lockerbie Captioner, researcher, BBC Parliament Ramzan Karmali Senior broadcast journalist, BBC Richard Martin Broadcast journalist, BBC Essex Kerry Moore News Library assistant, Sky News Sasha Nicholl Unknown Sarah Olaifa Assistant producer,You and Yours, BBC Radio 4 Julian Perkins Breakfast newsreader, Radio Jackie Zohaib Rashid Web editor, Operation Black Vote Gilly Roberts Broadcast journalist, BBC South East Today Alex Sergent Economics and business researcher, BBC; content producer, BBC Radio 5 Live; producer, manager, Catch21 Productions; researcher, BBC Sumit Sharma Founder and editor, Hip Hop Chronicle UK Lorna Shaddick Video news producer, ITN Online; part-time intern, PoliticsHome; broadcast journalist, France 24 Jimmy Tam Researcher, Dragon’s Den, BBC; production trainee, BBC; assistant producer, BBC Newsround Emily Tolloczko Freelance, Global Stations, Tindle Radio South; broadcast journalist, Newbury Sound; broadcast journalist, Celador Radio Letitia Valentine Journalist, newsreader, Swansea Sound; The Wave; company director, Surviva Ltd; self-employed Mel Wallis Unknown David Weinstein-Linder Intern, producer, Bloomberg TV Lara Whyte Junior producer, ITN Consulting; producer, ITN Productions; freelance web producer, ITV; consultant, project manager, The World Development Movement Neil Wolfson Freelance researcher Clare Woodling Breakfast news reporter, The Coast 106FM; broadcast journalist, Celador Radio

TV CAJ Hyder Abbasi Text producer, Al Jazeera Georgina Andrews Unknown Osman Baig Broadcast assistant, BBC Estelle Bingham Unknown Edmund Caldecott Unknown

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Yao Chin Unknown Sotira Christodoulou Unknown Simon Dedman Associate producer, CNBC; freelance, NBC News International, Al Jazeera English, ITV News London; field producer, BBC News Anne Faber Assistant producer, Associated Press Jacob Greaves Broadcast journalist, Russia Today (Moscow) Max Hall Broadcast journalist, BBC Newsnight Alexis Hood Current affairs programmes, The One Show, BBC; development producer, ORTV Joe Kassman-Tod Postgraduate studies Samuel Kingsley Researcher, BBC Panorama; Channel 4 News; Bureau of Investigative Journalism, City University Lewis Lintern Video editor, TVC Annabelle Lupton Freelance producer, BBC Breakfast; content producer and online journalist, ITV Matt Margrett Assistant producer, World Media Rights Caroline Marsden Assistant producer, Hardcash productions Claire McCready Unknown Memona Mirza Broadcast journalist, researcher, BBC Nicole O’Callaghan Assistant producer, Thomson Reuters Atish Patel Broadcast journalist, Russia Today (Moscow); producer, Reuters Tom Peck Reporter, The Independent Antonia Peulevé Unknown Laura Priestley Assistant news editor, international sales desk, ITN; shifts, producer, Setanta Sports News; producer, Pendragon Productions; teacher and director of studies, MPW College Olivia Rowlands Producer, BBC World News Katherine Sheppard Library counter assistant, Hertfordshire libraries Christopher Simpson Unknown Genevieve Smith Project co ordinator, The Media Spot Mesha Stewart Unknown Kate Stroud Human resources officer, Consumerchoices.co.uk Jessica Watts Researcher, assistant producer, Raw TV Mariam Zaidi News anchor, Dawn News TV (Pakistan)

2009

International Emilie Arlet Digital cinema production and client services assistant, Technicolor Digital Cinema (London) Helga Arnardottir Unknown Francois Aulner Luxembourg Public Radio

Razan Baker PhD, Sport Sciences Research, Brunel University Claire Barthelemy Freelance correspondent, d’Lëtzebuerger Land Eleanor Bell Unknown Marieke Breijer Reporter, Law Business Research Jose Calatayud Jimenez Central and East Africa correspondent, Efe (Nairobi); Subsaharan African correspondent, El País Camila Canocchi Freelance Mary Colombel Unknown Emanuele Comi Freelance Sunday Daniel Deputy editor, Leadership Newspaper Karen Daly Business development executive, Field Fisher Waterhouse Frederick Dawson Editorial assistant, Boston & Hannah publishing Ludovic De Foucaud Journalist, France 24 Gabriele Discepoli Reporter, Radiotelevisione Italiana Jessica Donati-Bourne Unknown Nora Fakim Freelance Sandra Fernandes Unknown Anna Fortune Unknown Nelly Gocheva Writer, researcher, Monocle Ahmet Gormez Diplomatic and defence correspondent, ATV Melanie Gouby International justice reporter, multimedia producer, Institute of War and Peace Reporting Jin Guo Unknown Estella Hung Editorial assistant, Kyle Cathie Ltd Seher Hussain Unknown Sarah Jones Unknown Maud Jullien Producer, BBC Afrique Fatmata Kamara Producer, SLBS/ TV (Sierra Leone) Kavita Kanwar Sub editor, NDTV Kedrick Keys Unknown Bobur Komilov Senior editor, National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan Mizuho Kondo Online business development assistance, Square Enix Reuben Kyama Lead consultant, One World Public Relations Effrosyni Kyriazi Unknown Antonio La Cava Unknown Neha Lall Freelance Kwame Laurence Digital editor, assistant sports editor, Trinidad Express Helen Livingstone News editor, Deutsche Presse Agentur (Berlin) Victoria Luckie Unknown Nawar Mahfoud Unknown Emiliano Mellino Unknown Michael Mumo Editorial director, Capital Group Elizabeth Mupfumira Media liaison specialist, Unicef Yoletta Nyange Researcher, INSI, The Reuters Foundation; multimedia journalist, WordPress Edward Nyman Unknown Morten Øyen Jensen Altinget.dk (Denmark) Maresa Patience Freelance Joyce Paul Unknown

Jonathan Payne Unknown Philp Pond Unknown Kate Puhala Chicago Music Examiner Romany Reagan Vice; Research assistant, Greenbang Lisa Reinisch Abu Dhabi Film Festival; Editor, Brownbook Report (Dubai) Kashif Riaz Reporter, Associated Press (Pakistan) Saleha Riaz Sub editor, Express Tribune (Karachi) Sheena Rossiter Online content editor, International Fund Investment and founder member, not on the wires; The Berlin Project; Brazil correspondent, Monocle 24 Britni Salazar Administrative assistant, University of Chicago Priyal Sanghavi Community and content manager, Nex-Sales Karolina Schismenou Unknown Hetal Shah Associate,Viacom Consulting (Mumbai) Muhammad Shah East Africa producer, BBC Nairobi Lulwah Shalhoub PhD student and journalist, University of Westminster, BBC Arabic Abhilasha Sihag Unknown Ishveen Singh Intern, Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (Berlin) Spriha Srivastava Foreign correspondent,Vox Africa TV (India); BEI Media; online editor, Reuters Amy Stillman Freelance multimedia journalist Annabel Symington Founder and journalist, NewsExchange Americas; journalist and director, The Guarani Project (New York) Balint Szlanko Financial Times Nicholas Thompson Unknown Myrto Tsavalou Unknown Kelly Van Der Kwast Reporter, Radio Nederland Wereldomroep Dominque Van Heerden Freelance production assistant, CNN International Alex Wood Data journalist, BBC; cofounder, Not on the Wires Xue Zhao Assistant journalist, Financial Times Stefano Zoja Freelance videomaker

Newspaper Katy Barnato Credit magazine, Incisive Media Emma Barrow News of the World Alison Battisby Community publisher, Dalston People; SEO, social media executive, Harvest Digital Katrina Bishop Dow Jones; producer, Sky News; producer, BSkyB Nathan Bleaken Ministry of Defence James Bray BBC Panorama; Watchdog; Rogue Traders; Storyville, BBC Laurence Cable Sub editor, Future; staff writer, Future Publishing David Christopher The Daily

Telegraph; Oklahoman, NewsOK Morwenna Coniam Bloomberg Chris Cutmore The Guardian; sport shifts, Daily Mail Clare Dickinson Reporter, Incisive Media Abigail Edge Digital publisher, Northcliffe Media; digital publisher, This is South Wales.co.uk, Associated Northcliffe Digital Josie Ensor Daily Star (Beirut) Katherine Evans The Independent Katherine Faulkner Manchester Evening News; Daily Mail Patrick Galey Correspondent, The Daily Telegraph; senior reporter, Daily Star (Beirut) Harriet Garlick The Times Shona Ghosh RMM (social media consultancy) Nicole Green Editor, MADE Michael Haddon Minor metals reporter, web copy editor, Dow Jones Caroline Henshaw Dow Jones Benjamin Hewitt Western Morning News; freelance, NME, The Quietus Alice Hutton Reporter, The Cambridge News Daniel Igra Financial Times Christopher Jefferies Copywriter, ExamFox; The Independent; freelance Lara King Community publisher, Berkhamsted People; news sub editor, Daily Mail Elizabeth Kirkwood The Daily Telegraph; New Statesman; Prospect Patrick Loughran The Times Benjamin Martin Bloomberg Beth Mellor Reporter, Bloomberg Simon Neville Yorkshire Post; Daily Mail; MailOnline Victoria Raimes Reporter, Edinburgh Evening News Alexander Ralph The Times Matthew Robinson Online content developer, freelance entertainment journalist, Broadcast; social media executive, MacLaurin Media Faaez Samadi Freelance, The Independent Oliver Shah Freelance, Daily Express, The Sunday Times; reporter, City AM Saadeya Shamsuddin Freelance, Evening Standard Etan Smallman Trainee sub editor, news sub editor, Daily Mail Thomas Stubbington Bloomberg Iain Withers Freelance; reporter, UBM

Magazine Joanna Abeyie Editorial assistant, Radio Times; Cosmopolitan; staff writer,Virgin Media Electric magazine Mandy Barder Intern, Greenmystyle.com, Delightful Media Daniel Bennett News reporter, T3.com; editorial assistant, BBC Focus Magazine Martina Booth Freelance, Press Gazette; editorial, New Civil Engineer; communications officer, writer, editor,

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Listings | 2009 - 2010 National Autistic Society Jess Bowie Assistant editor, National Geographic Green; assistant correspondent, Jiji Press Duncan Brown The Week; Prospect; freelance; staff, Roy Stewart MP William Daunt Campaign officer, Climate Week; musician, Zulu Winter Nicola Davison Staff writer, Time Out (Shanghai) Stephen Eddie Sub editor, Business Monitor International Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith Freelance, Popbitch; reporter, Marketing Magazine, Brand Republic, Campaign, Media Week Joanne Ellul Media assistant, Gorkana; editorial assistant, Retail Week and Drapers Priscilla Eyles Assistant editor, Catch22 Phoebe Ferris-Rotman Communication assistant, Gorilla Organisation Abigail Gliddon Freelance, Little White Lies, Total Politics Rosie Gogan-Keogh Unknown Christopher Hall Acting commissioning editor, Live (Mail on Sunday) Hannah Hudson Freelance, BBC, News of the World Katie Jacobs Staff writer, Haymarket Network Gabrielle Jaffe Freelance, The Sunday Times Travel; staff writer, Time Out (Beijing) Isabel Janner Editorial assistant, features writer, Take a Break Shelley Jones Little White Lies; staff writer, HUCK Nick Johnstone Freelance, New Media Age, Clash; senior online reporter, Property Week; Anna-Marie Julyan Food and drink reporter, The Grocer; digital editor, The Artful Diner George Kiley Agriculture investment consultant Ruth Lewy Editorial assistant, Weekend (The Times); features assistant, The Times (Saturday) Kirsty McGregor Community Care Charlotte Middlehurst Editorial assistant, New Statesman; Time Out; senior writer, Time Out Shanghai Sally Newall Freelance, The Independent; Mandrake; The Daily Telegraph Rachel O’Neill Staff writer, China Daily; intern, 21st Century; public sector advisor, Deloitte Rhian Owen Diarist, The Daily Telegraph Sophie Payne Events assistant, Cosmopolitan; freelance; sub editor, Good Homes Camilla Pemberton Reporter, Community Care Ali Plumb Writer, Empireonline.com Thomas Reid DJ and producer Jennifer Ruby Freelance arts and entertainment writer Claire Rutter Editorial assistant, Hotel Designs; editor, TaleTela

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Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore Staff writer, associate editor, books and contributing editor, Time Out Beijing and freelance (UK and Hong Kong) John Sunyer Staff writer, Time Out Shanghai Kagemulo Tibaijuka Assistant, Speciali st Schools and Academies Trust Cian Traynor Freelance, Irish Times, Financial Times; features writer, Irish Times Lauren Vanderkar Editorial assistant, Pure Beauty; Lighting magazine; researcher, BBC Robert Welch Editorial assistant, new web project, Dazed & Confused; editor, Wonderland Jesse Whittock Reporter, C21 Media Natalie Woolman Editorial assistant, Guardian Media; reporter, The Stage

Broadcast Jack Aldwinckle Assistant producer, France 24 (Paris) Lucas Atkin Assistant producer, SkySports (NFL) Ruth Banks KM Group; newsroom journalist, ITV Meridian Esther Boateng Unknown Gareth Bebb Freelance broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 5 Live; assistant producer, Watchdog Toby Clarke Digital Producer, Inclusive Digital Conor Culkin Freelance, Evening Echo, Irish Examiner Smita Chandrashekar Trainee, BBC Holly Ellyatt Unknown Basmah Fahim Reporter and producer, Thomson Reuters Jo Fahy Drivetime broadcast journalist, Hertbeat FM; broadcast assistant, City Broadcasting; freelance broadcast assistant, BBC; broadcast journalist, World Radio Switzerland Sarah Fleming Unknown Lyndsey Giles Unknown Thomas Greaves Junior assistant producer, European Tour Productions; assistant producer and reporter, European Tour Productions & Golfing World, IMG Juliet Hofmann Unknown Joanna Impey Broadcast journalist, EU Radio Nantes (France) Henry Jones Unknown Holly Jones News reporter, Town 102 FM (Ipswich) Nisha Joshi Unknown Alexandra King Video journalist, United Nations James Labous Unknown Zahid Lalami Unknown Katie Lamborn Freelance, BBC Essex, kmfm; multimedia reporter, kmfm and Kent Online Kate Lawrence Researcher, Channel Five News Andrew Leitch Project Manager,

Leicester Comedy Festival Faarea Masud Broadcast journalist, BBC World Service (Bangladesh); broadcast journalist, presenter, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Darren McCaffrey Producer, Sky News Steph Millar Unknown Archie Onobu Unknown Rose Palmer Broadcast journalist, Russia Today (Moscow); research and communications officer, University College London Victoria Park Press Association; production management assistant, The One Show, BBC; broadcast journalist, BBC News Amy Pickerill Press officer, The Treasury Natalie Powell Assistant producer, France 24; producer, Sky News Melanie Ralph Intake editor, Bloomberg LP; broadcast journalist, BBC Breakfast Makez Rikweda Assistant d’edition, France 24 News Channel Julia Ross Production co-ordinator, researcher, BBC Harsha Sharma Freelance Jennifer Shaw Unknown Adam Sich Unknown Victoria Sill Intern, EU Radio Nantes; researcher, BBC London TV Talitha Smith Production management assistant, BBC Jessica Westlake Freelance radio producer, Global Radio; researcher, CNN International James Willliams Broadcast assistant, BBC Wales Cymru

TV CAJ Rudabah Abbass Unknown Antonya Allen Assistant news editor, PoliticsHome Masha Akbarzadeh Unknown James Allnutt Researcher, BBC; researcher, Blast Films Charlotte Bingham Producer, Sky News Georgina Brewer Unknown Natalie Campbell Co-founder and director, A Very Good Company Kate Collins Freelance, AP TV News Jennifer Conway Unknown Oliver Costamagna Unknown Rayhan Demetrie Central Asia correspondent, BBC News Vicki Ferrar Editorial planner, APTN Direct Alexandra Fowle Unknown Alexander Frangeskides News assistant, CNBC Nick Gilbert Freelance; intern, CNN Rebecca Greig Reporter, Adfero Gayan Gunaratne Unknown Simon Keating Video journalist, Bitesize Films Sally Lockwood Researcher and producer, general election unit, ITN; producer, ITV Hannah Macinnes Unknown

Tobias Mews New media officer, Central Office of Information; freelance multimedia producer, Mews Multi-Media; adventure sports journalist and filmmaker, Tobias Mews Productions Edward Prior Producer, BBC Breakfast Nitya Rajan Unknown Amy Salem Broadcast journalist, BBC Wales Emma Ward Unknown Giles Winn Unknown Nabeela Zahir Researcher, Channel 4 Television

Investigative Pakinam Amer Intern, Hardcash Productions; Al Masry Al Youm (Egypt) George Arbuthnott Intern, Associated Newspapers Matthew Bardo Investigative researcher, Inside Out, BBC South Eve Critchley Information officer, HemiHelp Alexandra Dimiziani Unknown Sara Firth Broadcast journalist, Russia Today (Moscow) George Grant Intern, researcher, The Henry Jackson Society Sarah Hiddleston Unknown Victoria Hollingsworth Coproducer, Starsuckers, Channel 4 Lucy Jordan Intern,Village Voice, New York Balihar Khalsa Reporter, Mobile Magazine Oliver Laughland Intern, The Observer, Films of Record, BBC; researcher for investigative journalist Stephen Grey Anna Meisel Freelance researcher, BBC Inside Out Rebecca Pritchard Reporter, Legal Business Emma Slater Unknown Jigme Thinley Chief editor, Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation Elinor Zuke Staff writer, labelling business magazine; reporter, The Grocer

2010

International Adwan Adwan Unknown Nefeli Agkyridou Segment producer, Bloomberg TV Kanika Ahuja Unknown Yass Ajang Unknown Olamide Akintobi Unknown Chiara Albanese Reporter, FX Week Arzu Aliyeva Unknown Arash Anghaei PhD student, innovation studies, University of the East London Kathrine Anker Team member, Not On The Wires; features editor, Archant Imaging Morade Azzouz TV producer,

Thomson Reuters Olamide Akintobi Unknown Chiara Albanese Reporter, FX Week Arzu Aliyeva Unknown Kathrine Anker Team member, Not On The Wires Morade Azzouz TV producer, Thomson Reuters Stefanie Bainum Unknown Jelizaveta Belozerova Unknown Stefanie Bainum Unknown Jelizaveta Belozerova Unknown Priyanka Boghani Unknown Paola Bonfanti Unknown Lana Boone Intern, Channel 4 Anna Brunetti Asset management correspondent, Investment Week Sakshi Budhraja Unknown Anelise Chagas Unknown Indu Chandrasekhar SEO executive, Telegraph Media Group Jessica Chesko Unknown Heather Christie Investment communications analyst, BlackRock Ayesha Chundrigar Asian Express Sergio Colombo Unknown Jaime Concha Associate editor, Pratts Kelly Cregg Unknown Milenna Da Rocha Pessoa Unknown Allya Davidson Researcher, assistant producer, Clover Films Flora Desponts Al Jazeera (Doha) Rijuta Dey Editorial assistant, IntraFish Media Athina Dimitrakopoulou Press officer, National Bank of Greece Hau Dinh Unknown Nidhi Dugar Unknown Jorge Estevao Unknown Niklas Fagerstrom Reporter, Finnish Broadcasting Company Lorena Fernandez Abdo Unknown Elisabeth Fischer Online feature writer, Progressive Digital Media Group Daniele Fisichella Community involvement officer, station manager, Peterborough FM Maria Furtado Unknown Federico Gatti Researcher, Bureau of Investigative Journalism, London correspondent, All News Maral Gholampour Khoob Andish Daily Newspaper; marketing manager, Azad Training Company; creative producer, Marjan Television Network; member of directing panel, Ivaz Company Hanna Hauck Trainee, DAPD News Agency Natalie Higashi Unknown Meredith Humphrey Staff writer, Audience Media Anthony Johnston Copy editor, proofreader, Metro International Hitani Kaur Unknown Dominic Kavakeb Freelance, Al Jazeera Atiya Khan Unknown Nimra Khan Unknown Marina Kim Executive Director, Pomp magazine

Soo Kim Unknown Alexey Kovalev Unknown Katharina Kruppa Unknown Quentin Leboucher Video journalist, Agence France Presse Lillian Leclair Unknown Johannes Ledel Karreskog Head of editorial and social media, Livestation Geraldine Lennon Unknown Andre Lewis Unknown Meng Liao Vice president, global markets group, Bank of America Alice Lin Unknown Heng Lu Unknown Michele Martinelli Information and communication assistant, European Commission Rachel McGovern Reporter, Euroweek; reporter, Debtwire Pankti Mehta Feature writer, Hindustan Times Mandana Mofidi CBS Zahra Moloo Unknown Noha Morgan Freelance producer Ana Muhar London correspondent, Jutarni list Samson Mujuda Unknown Sneha Mundhra Unknown Saad Mustafa Unknown Carlo Nassetti Unknown Ijeoma Ndukwe Freelance, ITV, BBC, Channel 4 Emma Nilsson Unknown Yoletta Nyirakanyange Unknown Kirstine Nystrom Unknown Victoria Onofreiciuc Unknown Fidelis Onyedikam Unknown Ilonka Oudenampsen News reporter, Perspective Publishing Kinga Papp Account manager, Collective; content manager, MediaCom Maria Pappa Unknown Kyriakos Penintaex Unknown Melesiana Phiri Reporter, Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation Sunniya Pirzada Freelance, Al Jazeera English (Qatar) Anna Pitton Unknown Afsaneh Rafii Unknown Martina Reinstadler Social media researcher, Cision Anna Reitman Correspondent, FastMarkets Marcia Reverdosa News producer, RedeTV (Brazil) Elizabeth Ridgeway Unknown Rémy Philomene Unknown Samar Saleh Unknown Priyanka Salve Social media research intern, Cision Fiona Scott Unknown Claire Sergent Unknown Megha Shah Unknown Ayesha Shahabudeen Freelance Valerie Siebert Staff writer, Haymarket Dustin Silgardo Unknown Alissa Smith Unknown Nektaria Stamouli Unknown Julie Stewart-Binks Freelance, CBC (Canada); reporter, The OHL Tonight; programme assistant, CBC Sports Siri Svendsen Freelance

Daniel Tapper Job Staff writer, Waitrose Kitchen Course Magazine, 2010 What’s the biggest obstacle you’ve encountered in your career? Getting my first job. One of the hardest things was convincing prospective employers that I was worth spending money on when I didn’t have a portfolio of work to show them. As a result I had to work for free for quite a while to build up a body of work. What did you learn from your time at City? The importance of attention to detail. Before starting at City I didn’t know how to write succinctly or how important it is to remove unnecessary adjectives. I also didn’t know how to think visually – with design in mind – or how to write concise pitches. Thankfully I had all of these things drilled into me. But I’m still learning. Your worst habit as a journalist? Caring too much what people think. I naturally hate drama but I think to be a good journalist you have to learn to be pretty robust and at times confrontational. Ultimately people will respect that. Are journalists doomed? Not if we are willing to be versatile and embrace media other than print. It’s important to try a bit of everything, from making videos to social networking. It’s not all about writing. REBECCA LLOYD

Karolina Tagaris Staff writer, Associated Press (Athens); correspondent, Reuters Victoria Taylor Unknown Shawn Thomas Unknown Agnes Valdimarsdottir Correspondent, Agence France Presse (Iceland) Lena Vazifdar Associate editor, George Media Ines Ward Freelance Aoife Yourell Podcast producer and editor, TheFirstPint Polina Zamorina Freelance Alexandra Zeevalkink Wilmington Media Sarah Zerback Trainee, Deutsche Presse-Agentur Yinou Zhou Unknown

Central Office of Information; Manchester Evening News Szu Chan FT Weekend; city desk, The Daily Telegraph Lauren Cockbill Women’s Tennis Association Caroline Crampton Total Politics; New Statesman Marion Dakers Reporter, City AM Lucinda Dunseath Freelance, Evening Standard Penelope East Project manager, outreach worker, CEMVO Rhiannon Edwards Daily Express; Brooklyn Brothers; Hampstead and Highgate Express; researcher, education desk, The Times Peter Evans Bloomberg; Dow Jones Emma Gatten-Mackinder Daily Star Damien Gayle Daily Express online; Newspaper reporter, MailOnline Patrick Gower Reporter, Olivia Alabaster Sub editor, The Construction News Daily Star (Beirut) Georgia Graham Hampstead and Francesca Angelini Bloomberg; Highgate Express; reporter, Archant foreign desk, The Times; Dow Jones; Specialist The Wall Street Journal (Italy); news Robert Hastings Freelance, The review, The Sunday Times Independent, Daily Mail, Sunday Tomaaar Brooks-Pollock Reporter, Mirror

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Listings | 2010 - 2011 Gregory Heffer Sub editor, Goal. com Gregor Hunter The National (Abu Dhabi) Thomas Jackson Insolvency practitioner, travelling Christopher Kay Bloomberg Soraya Kishtwari Shifts, The Observer; lobby assistant, The Times Jennifer Lipman Jewish Chronicle Anna Meisel Researcher, BBC Arron Merat Daily Star (Beirut); Time Out (Beirut) Ralph Miller Video interviewer, Winkball; freelance feature writer, Evening Standard; producer, Sky News Richard Partington Brooklyn Brothers; City AM; intern, PoliticsHome; chief online reporter, Financial News Alice Philipson 21st Century; China Daily Alexa Phillips Education, The Independent; Brussels; Greenpeace International, Amsterdam; freelance Sarah Rainey Graduate trainee, The Daily Telegraph; Press Association; Belfast Telegraph; reporter, The Daily Telegraph Alexander Ralph Graduate trainee, The Times Alexander Richman Evening Standard; trainee sub editor, Daily Mail Dina Rickman Intern, PoliticsHome; shifts, Daily Express; assistant politics editor, The Huffington Post UK

Hannah Roberts Bloomberg; trainee reporter, Daily Mail (Glasgow); secondment, MailOnline Arjun Singh Press Association; Brooklyn Brothers Emma Slater Bureau of Investigative Journalism John Stevens Trainee reporter, Daily Mail (Glasgow) Judith Townend Reporter, Journalism.co.uk Martina Van Der Meer Writer, Cult Beauty; information and media assistant, One Plus One Alexander Walters Financial Times Lydia Warren trainee reporter, Daily Mail (Manchester)

Magazine Catherine Adams Editorial assistant, Moneywise, Money Observer; blogger, Square Mile Hannah Alderton Freelance; script writer, Made in Chelsea Jennifer Allan Writer, electricpig. co.uk; web editor, The Wire Sarah Baldwin Editorial assistant, features editor, Grand Designs Jessica Baron Sub editor, Building; online producer, Pulse Elinor Block business media group executive, Periodical Publishers Association; online editorial assistant, Shortlist Jessica Blunden The Engage Group

Miyuki Seguchi Job Financial reporter, Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal (Tokyo) Course Financial, 2011 What did you learn from your time at City? The basic journalistic skills to help me hit the ground running when I started my career: methods to write good stories, reporting techniques in finance, economics and corporate news, and practical skills in broadcasting and editing. What’s the best thing about being a journalist? A big advantage is that I can talk to top officials of countries, executives at worldwide famous companies and well-known industry professionals, and listen to their views and policies directly. What makes a successful journalist? Strong curiosity, and constantly making the effort to develop your knowledge through researching, reading and reporting, while treating everyone in a friendly and polite manner. DAVID WOODE

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Eleanor Broughton Features writer, Progressive Digital Media; assistant features editor, Pulse, UBM Nicholas Carvell Social media and fashion writer, Mr Porter Hollie Clemence Reporter, Police Review; The Week online Guy Ferneyhough Unknown Jonathan Garrett Sub editor, Property Week Caroline Gosney Digital editorial assistant, Cedar Publishing; junior content editor, Cedar Communications Michael Kielty Intern, Lovemoney. com; freelance, The Grocer; reporter, Telecom Finance magazine, Press Association Lisa Kjellsson Freelance Anna Leach Writer, Time Out (Shanghai); Asia and Australia correspondent, Gay Star News David Matthews Reporter, Building; reporter, Times Higher Education James McIrvine Freelance; feature writer, Sports Direct catalogue,VW Vans, Motor Racing Ezine (Haymarket Network) Helen Nianias Sub editor, Architects’ Journal; sub editor, Fabulous, The Sun on Sunday Jasmine Phillips Freelance Jessica Pike Editorial assistant, Riviera Maritime Media Elizabeth Pook Paid internship, Grazia; reporter, PRWeek; junior writer, Stylist Alexandra Saggers PR consultant, Seven Hills Moya Sarner Features and health assistant, Good Housekeeping; features and health assistant, Hearst UK Rebecca Seales Freelance, The Sunday Times; news trainee, PoliticsHome.com Estella Shardlow Editor, vintageseekers.com Sarah Simpson Freelance, The Publican; editorial assistant, Delicious Rachel Smith Freelance; junior editor, Class magazine; editorial assistant, Reader’s Digest India Sturgis Life&Style and Femail, editorial assistant, Daily Mail Daniel Tapper Staff writer, Waitrose Kitchen Clare Vooght Editorial assistant, Matchbox; staff writer, TNT Jonathan Watson Sub editor, production assistant, The Stage

Broadcast Jessica Banham Unknown Amy Blackburn Freelance Thomas Calverley Producer, ITV News Helena Carter Unknown Lucie Charlton Producer, BSkyB Rachael Church Unknown Sarah Collinson Unknown Thomas Croasdell Freelance Elizabeth Emmett Account

executive, Just International Marvin Farquharson Unknown Sean Farrington BBC Stephen Gardner Web producer, ITN; social media producer, ITV News Hannah Gibbons Researcher, Hat Trick Productions Helen Glancy Parliamentary assistant and caseworker, UK Government Jason Grant Freelance, Media for Development Benjamin Guy Unknown Noreen Harewood Unknown Antonia Harrison Press officer, Wild Card PR; senior PR account executive, Eulogy! Hind Hassan Unknown Victoria Holland BBC Daniel Howells Freelance, ITV Joanna Impey Broadcast journalist, staff reporter, Deutsche Welle Ruth Jacob Croydon TV; freelance, Winkball.com Robin James Online producer, Sky Living Corrine Jess Unknown Aled John Producer, assistant news editor, ITN Caitlin Kennedy Unknown Kate Lawrence Media production assistant, Channel 4 Katy Lee Agence France Presse Christina Macfarlane Unknown Faarea Masud Sunrise Radio/ Litt Corporation Francesca Mcleod Unknown Steffan Messenger BBC Wales Felicity Morris Development researcher, Raw Television Datshiane Nayanayagam Unknown Olivia Paterson Unknown Nicholas Reed-Clarke Business broadcast journalist, BBC News John Regan Freelance producer, Sky News Oliver Regan Unknown Julia Ross Investigative researcher, Inside Out, BBC Jennifer Shaw FremantleMedia Adam Sich Production assistant, online content producer, ITN Jessica Stevens Unknown Charles Thomson Unknown Frances Tilson Unknown Ayshah Tull Production trainee, assistant producer, BBC Micky Van Praagh Researcher, BBC Timothy Wallace Financial journalist, Treasury Today Robert Watts Newswire writer, Writing Solutions Limited Joanne Whalley Unknown David Wilkinson CNN Rebecca Williams BBC

TV CAJ Mahsa Akbarzadeh Unknown Sophie Clayton-Payne Freelance broadcast journalist Kathryn Collins Unknown Stephanie Constantine Unknown

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Jennifer Conway Unknown Catherine Corrett Freelance documentary filmmaker Vicki Ferrar Editorial planner, APTN Direct Alexandra Fowle Unknown Nicholas Gilbert Freelance James Greene Unknown Gayan Gunaratne Unknown Caitlin Hanrahan Unknown Rebecca Hayman Assistant producer, Goodness Media Jamil Hussein Unknown Samuel Hunt BBC World; assistant producer and interview producer, Al Jazeera English Caroline Ingvarsson Production coordinator, Flood Projects (Australia) Sam Kirby Unknown Kelly Kerruish Unknown Josephine Kime Researcher, Channel Five James Martin Freelance Camilla Millard Unknown Goldie Momen-Putrym Unknown Richard Mylles Unknown Jon-Paul Phillips Unknown Stephanie Prentice Entertainment reporter and producer, ITN Emily Purser Producer, Sunrise, Sky News Alison Rogers Unknown Karen Santi Unknown Anneka Sharpley Unknown Poppy Tullo Producer, Quintessentially Television Ruairidh Villar TV producer and reporter, Thomson Reuters

Investigative Julia Bradshaw Financial advisor, Financial Times Rebecca Buchan Reporter, Aberdeen Press and Journal Sarah Clark Filmmaker, Lebanon Claire Cooper Communications and media officer, SANE Ross Halliday Documentary filmmaker, Docfactory, Independent filmmaker Matthew Holehouse Reporter, The Daily Telegraph Carisma Kapoor Unknown Billy Kenber Graduate trainee, The Times Laura Klompenhouwer Filmmaker (Lebanon) Pierre Kley-Gomez Unknown Nicholas Lancaster Business development executive, Create Digital Media Simon Lewis News reporter, Nursing Times; reporter, Health Service Journal; associate editor, The Cambodia Daily Lidija Liegis Bureau of Investigative Journalism Timothy Maynard Researcher and runner, ITN Luke Oakeshott Intern, Lord Mayor’s Office; researcher, Transnational Crisis Project

Natalie Peck Freelance journalist; PhD student, City University London Conrad Quilty-Harper Data mapping reporter, The Daily Telegraph; interactive news editor, The Daily Telegraph

Science Caroline Azad-Andish Contributing writer, Elements Tushna Commissariat Freelance; reporter, Physics World, Institute of Physics Publishing Jennifer Green Web content manager, ITV Julius Goldthorpe Online content manager, Cashy (Dubai) Aine Gormley Research fellow on risk, Cranfield Institute Technology Grace Howe Contributing writer, Elements Laura Husband National Geographic Green; writer, EggMag Louis Jagger Contributing writer, Elements Charlotte King Junior scientific writer, Euro RSCG Life Medicom; copywriter, Cherry Advertising Hannah King Researcher, Lab UK, BBC Joe Milton Intern, Nature Smitha Mundasad Radio journalism trainee, BBC Christine Ottery Freelance Smitha Peter Researcher, Survival International Achintya Rao CMS communicator, CERN Ian Randall Editor, ALICE Matters, CERN; communication coordinator, European Physical Society Paul Rodgers Production editor, business, The Independent; business and science editor, The Jamaica Observer Tiffany Stecker ClimateWire (US) Gulnura Toralieva Head of journalism and mass communications, American University of Central Asia Gozde Zorlu World Health Organisation

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International Jessica Abels Editorial assistant, Alison at Home Michelle Abrego Regulation and politics reporter, New Model Adviser (Citywire) Carol Acquaye Chief editor, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation Monica Ainley Unknown Ole Kristian Alsaker Video producer, The Guardian Laila Ali Unknown Najah Alotaibi Alosaimi Asharq Alawsat newspaper (London) Samah Altaweel Anchor, broadcast journalist, Deutsche Welle TV Anna Anderson Unknown

Tom Barfield Site editor, community manager, Demotix Habiba Basiony Broadcast journalist Beatrice Bedeschi Editor, Platts (European Gas Markets) Nathalie Biancheri Chiappori Unknown Clémentine Blayo-Nogret MA in translation, subtitling and dubbing for cinema (Nice, France) Maria Bleeg JydskeVestkysten (Denmark) Coraline Bodin Unknown Alessandra Bonomolo TV researcher, BBC,, Discovery Channel; freelance, L’Espresso, La Repubblica, Corriere della Sera,Vanity Fair Alexandra Botines-Mora UK correspondent, Mundo Deportivo newspaper Marianne Bouchart Web producer EMEA, Bloomberg News Viola Caon Sub editor trainee, Arabs Today; freelance, Guardian. co.uk, The Observer Chiara Caprio London correspondent,Vita magazine Marine Casalis Freelance, France 24, RFI English, Tribune de Genève Paloma Casillas Baldres Press officer, Spanish Senate Arianna Catti De Gasperi Speaker, Vatican Radio Adam Chidell Researcher, The Times Carlotta Comparetti Freelance journalist, blogger, E-Il Mensile Alexander Court Digital producer and editor, Bloomberg TV Sara Custer Writer, Feminist Review, BCN Week Muhhamad Darwish Freelance (TV news) Ruchita Daswani Intern, News International Mirjam de Jong Director of corporate film, Amsterdam Alessandra Stefani de Medeiros Reporter, Record TV Marleen De Rooy Web editor, Het Financieele Dagblad newspaper Angeliki Delagrammatica Unknown Caroline Demopoulos Freelance foreign correspondent, Radio France Internationale Boyana Draganova Unknown Zaina Erhaim Unknown Nikolaos Fatsios Unknown Mimi Flemming Post production assistant,Vice Media Veronique Forge Freelance, French Media Fabio Forin Intern, Grain Media; freelance, European Journalism Centre Mathilde Forissier Altermind consultancy and freelance Lorenza Frigerio Blogger, Linkiesta Annabel Fuller Head of media and communications, The Mediterranean Boutique Hotel and Conference Centre (Johannesburg) Amira Galal Unknown

Riccardo Ghia EMEA industrial correspondent, Mergermarket Anna Gorszynska Reporter, Academy FM Ambra Guarnieri Unknown Rachel Hall Unknown Katherine Helmore Journalist and artist Sara Hemrajani Television news associate, Bloomberg Tim Hilhorst Unknown Elizabeth Holliday Intern, The TaxPayers’ Alliance Zoe Holman Intern, Institute of War and Peace Reporting Vincent Huck Staff writer, Pageant Media Petros Iliadis Fleet dispatcher, press officer, LOCOG Noemi Ivicsics Freelance Babbals Jamwal Freelance documentaries researcher, ITN Productions Mridulika Jha Unknown Aaarti Jitender Associate Producer, Bloomberg TV (Hong Kong) Ole Kaemper Freelance editorial assistant, ZDF (public television) Saeed Kamali-Dehghan Correspondent, The Guardian; Jelena Kensborn Unknown Fawad Khurshid Senior producer, current affairs, Capital TV (Pakistan) Ka Man Kong Unknown Marco Leitão Silva Freelance radio producer, BBC World Service Fangchao Li Page editor, 21st Century China Daily Austin Lindberg Online news editor, Car and Driver magazine (USA) Jonathan Lopez Research analyst, Intierra Dalia Lourenco Communications trainee, European Commission Representation (Lisbon), and videographer, DirectorZone TV Megan Lucero Story producer, The Times Kabeer Mahajan Freelance sports journalist Carlos Martin Tornero Graduate scheme,VRL Financial News; voiceover artist, translator, Aparat Media Amit Masram Unknown Niall McDonald Text producer, Sky News Muazzin Mehrban Communications executive, Pfizer Gianlucia Mezzofiore Online journalist, International Business Times UK Hamza Mohamed Freelance journalist and filmmaker Anuradha Mojumdar Assistant editor, BroadcastPro Middle East (CPI Dubai) Lillo Montalto Monella Reporter, Argentina Independent; freelance, Linkiesta and Metro International Eugenio Montesano Freelance, Associated Press TV Nishit Morsawala Editor, Arabs Today

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Louise Ogden Job Web editor, British Science Association Course Science, 2011 What did you learn from your time at City? The main thing I learnt was how to write well. With science journalism you have to make it understandable and engaging to the general public as the language can be quite difficult. We had a taste of everything at City so we got a sense of where our strengths lay. What was your first story? It was about the money that’s put into astronomy research during a time of coalition-led cuts to science and education funding. I focused on research in physics and how the public could benefit from this. What has been your career highlight so far? At the moment I’m working on a really successful Facebook campaign to promote Science and Engineering Week. I’m doing a lot of work around social media which I wouldn’t have been able to do without the online journalism training at City which showed me how to manage a blog and website content. NATASHA WYNARCZYK

Anastasios Mpulassikis Unknown Zayn Nabbi Associate sports producer, CNN International Reem Nafie Economist Intelligence Unit; PR and communications Shuhei Nakayama Researcher, Euromoney Sarah Noorbakhsh Freelance research and production coordinator Nicole Ocran Arts and literature correspondent, Entertainment News Olushola Ojikutu Unknown Sella Oneko German language press editor, Kantar Media Intelligence Annika Ostman Unknown Eunae Park Deputy director, Planning and Cooperation Team, National Assembly (Seoul) Maite Perez De Nanclares International relations researcher, University of the Basque Country Maria Petchenikova London correspondent, BTV (Bulgaria); French Radio London Katie Poole Community manager, KashFlow Akshata Rao Unknown Meredith Ross Social media marketing coordinator, Lushli Silvia Rothlisberger London editor, Express Media International Massimiliano Santalucia Unknown Kira Savcenko Unknown Rosanne Scammell Unknown Melanie Siekhaus Unknown Bongani Siqoko Deputy editor,

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Daily Dispatch (South Africa) Catinka Sjoberg Producer, Mindpool Creative Film Tineka Smith Reporter, Computer Business Review Amistha Sohoraye Unknown Jennifer Spain Account manager, LinkShare Corporation Anja Strejcek Unknown Silvia Suarez Freelance, MA, LSF Saravanan Sugamaran Head media analyst, Gorkana Roland Sylvester Unknown Devika Tandon Freelance, Al Jazeera English (Delhi) Priya Thakral Unknown Julie Hornbek Toft News reporter, Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten (Denmark) Eric Van Den Berg Markets reporter, Lloyd’s List Gemma Van Der Kamp Freelance; editor, RTL iPad app Caroline Van Soelen Freelance radio editor, Lives on Record Polina Vezhan Procurement consultant, AnyVisa Ltd Jenna Voigt News reporter, Investment Advisor, Financial Times Karin Wasteson Unknown Elizabeth Wolfe News producer, Lansing, Michigan NBC affiliate WILX, USA Lantian Xu Unknown Yinuo Zhou Unknown

Steve Anderson Online editorial, The Independent Christopher Barker Freelance, restaurant reviewer, London Restaurant Guides Benjamin Bryant Trainee, The Daily Telegraph Ellie Buchdahl Freelance, the i newspaper; foreign sub editor, 21st Century China Daily (Beijing) Martin Caparrotta Executive editor, The Sport Review Thomas Clarke Trainee sub editor, Daily Mail Laura Cox Trainee reporter, Daily Mail Sam Cunningham Trainee reporter, Daily Mail Joseph Dyke PoliticsHome; The Independent; freelance, Press Association (Lebanon) Ben Edwards Dow Jones Emily Fairbairn News trainee, The Sun David Goodman Unknown Francesca Holloway PR; freelance, The Times Edward Kemp Reviews editor, All Out Cricket James Lachno Freelance , The Daily Telegraph, The Line of Best Fit, Notion Charlie Lankston Reporter, Telegraph Media Group; editor, ArchLevel Report; freelance writer, WITH PR Mario Ledwith Trainee reporter, Daily Mail Katie Linsell News reporter, Bloomberg Caitlin Morrison Reporter, Insurance Age Sarah Morrison Reporter, The Independent on Sunday Oliver Nieburg Unknown Liam O’Brien Freelance, The Independent, Daily Mail Lucy Osborne Scottish Daily Mail Michael Pope Unknown Rajvir Rai Trainee reporter, Daily Mail Alexander Sharp Runner, reporter, Eurosport; reporter, Wardles Agency; freelance Emine Sinmaz Trainee reporter, Daily Mail Patrick Smith Bureau of Investigative Journalism Jenny Stevens Freelance Alex Webb European transport reporter, Bloomberg (Frankfurt) Holly Welham Foreign expert, 21st Century China Daily Ben Whitelaw Communities editor, The Times Helena Williams News assistant, International News Safety Institute Catherine Wylie Online desk, Financial News, Now magazine; trainee news reporter, Press Association Charlotte Young Trainee sub editor, Daily Mail Dipal Acharya Intern, Condé Nast

Traveller; freelance online editorial assistant, Stylist

Magazine Kathryn Balls Editorial intern, FHM; freelance; Mandrake reporter, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph Charlotte Barnes Editorial assistant, Redwood Jordan Bassett Sub editor, web producer, PrintWeek Joseph Brothwell Intern, Love It! Ianthe Butt Editorial assistant, British Airways High Life and Business Life Katherine Button Media assistant, HS2 Ltd Sophie Caldecott Editorial intern, section editor, Source Intelligence magazine (Ethical Fashion Forum) Sophie Charara Staff writer, Stuff magazine Clare Conway Intern, The Sunday Times Magazine Elizabeth Davis Editorial assistant, BBC Music Magazine Alys Denby Trainee sub editor, Daily Mail Emma Dibdin Freelance, Total Film, Little White Lies; Shots and Film3Sixty (The Guardian); Jazz FM Elizabeth Galvin Trainee sub editor; Evening Standard Jemima Johnson-Gilbert Editorial assistant, Square Meal Venues & Events magazine Aleeza Khan Editor-in-chief, ION Magazine (Canada), freelance Misa Klimes Editorial assistant, Institute of War and Peace Reporting Helena Lee Lifestyle writer, City AM; fashion assistant, features assistant, Harper’s Bazaar Katherine Lough Freelance; editorial assistant, August Media; Going Out online editor, Evening Standard Stevie Martin Freelance, The Daily Telegraph; Daily Mail; City AM Daniel Masoliver Writer, FHM Sophie Monks Kaufman Unknown Nicola Osman Intern, features writer, Woman Rakesh Ramchurn Editorial assistant, Architects’ Journal Jennifer Roper Features writer, Print Week Ian Steadman Freelance; Engage Media Helen Stuart Intern, freelance showbiz writer, Woman’s Own Miranda Thompson, Editorial assistant, August Media Harriet Thurley Features writer, That’s Life! Andrew Tweddle Publishing and editorial assistant, Little White Lies, Huck; project assistant, The Church of London Olivia Wakefield Intern, ES Magazine Sophie Wilkinson Writer, G3 magazine; Heat

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Broadcast Sheun Adelasoye Unknown Philip Allen Freelance assistant producer, Emily Archer Production assistant, researcher, Walker George Films Ellen Arnold Campaign producer, Tiger Aspect Productions Vanessa Baffoe News trainee, ITV Anglia Caron Bell Trainee journalist, ITN Rebecca Bell News assistant, CNBC Harriet Bird Project manager, Rich Mix; researcher, Landmark Films Samuel Bradley Unknown Harriet Bradshaw Editor and reporter, Alexandra News; broadcast journalist, news reader, Radio Jackie Robert Carragher Unknown Gauhar Chohan Unknown Toby Coaker Unknown Emily Craig Freelance researcher, Talkback Thames; investigative researcher, BBC Current Affairs Christopher Creegan Producer and director, Sports Tonight Live Ross Cullen Unknown Clare Davis Video producer, Tesco Alex Dibble Newsreader, Radio City 96.7 FM Liverpool Laura Ewen Intern, PR Matters Catherine Farnsworth Unknown Umar Farooq Editor, NUFCfans. co.uk; TV producer, Sports Tonight Hanna Flint Blogger, Flint Says; content and social media executive, Cherry London; film blogger, The Huffington Post; assistant producer, LBC Radio at Global Radio Philip Georgiadis Unknown Claire Gilmore Production assistant, Quicksilver Media; runner, ABC news; marketing executive, Cambridge University Press James Glynn Broadcast journalist, BBC World Service Julia Greenaway Unknown Michael Greenfield Graduate scheme, Sky News Lucy Hewitt Video producer, Future Publishing Vanessa Holland Unknown Riaz Jugon Unknown Anisa Kadri Freelance broadcast journalist, Peak FM; broadcast journalist, Tindle Radio; Community Publisher, Associated Northcliffe Digital; freelance broadcast journalist Linzi Kinghorn Broadcast assistant, BBC Radio London; project manager, Vox Pops International Alexandra Lawton Unknown Emily Lingard Public relations assistant, ITV London; editorial assistant, The Sunday Times; broadcasting assistant, BBC Leeds; account administration assistant, WITH PR; creative producer, Photosound; producer, All About Brands Plc Ruth Maclean Reporter, The Times Kirsty Malcolm News assistant, STV News; video journalist, Scottish

Television Fiona Marley Paterson Junior researcher, Maverick Television; assistant news editor, ITV; broadcast assistant, BBC News Kirsty Mcquire Unknown Francesca Oldham Runner, Princess Productions Jessica Parker Production assistant, BSkyB; freelance newsreader, Andover Sound Ltd & West Berkshire Radio Ltd; producer, Global Radio; broadcast journalist, Passion Radio Oxford Ltd Joseph Pike Producer assistant producer, LBC Isabel Sutton Researcher, Studio 9 Films; producer, BBC World Service; producer, Just Radios Rosanna Tennant Guest producer, Sky News; sports sponsorship executive; Influence Ltd; PR, marketing and communications assistant, Oliver Sweeney Sophia Thompson Production secretary, production runner, Princess Productions; gallery researcher, The Garden Productions Lucy Towers Press officer, The Gorilla Organisation, freelance producer; 3 Angry Men; freelance broadcast journalist, Reuters Hugo Williams Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 4; broadcast journalist and radio producer, BBC World Service Francesca Wilski Account executive, DDB UK; account manager, Euro RSCG London Natalie Wright Reporter, BBC Gloucestershire; freelance, Sky News; freelance; ITN

TV CAJ Olivia Bolton Video news producer, The Daily Telegraph Anna Bucks Freelance TV journalist and researcher Joshua Cheesman Freelance Jil Dallmayr Gala magazine; Chesamel Communications Rachael Davies Freelance, Firecracker Films, Prospect Helen Doyle Freelance producer, Sky News Thomas Ellis Unknown Sandra Gathmann Gonzalez Video journalist, Feature Story News Harriet Hamilton Assistant news editor, ITV News (Washington DC) Abigail Harper Unknown Caroline James Freelance, Associated Press Television News, Sky News Ian Kearney Producer, Sky News Hannah Keep Unknown Nicholas Kwek Unknown Georgina Leggate Newsroom journalist, ITV West; BBC News 24; BBC Breakfast Natasha Malcolm-Brown Reporter, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire; papers producer, The Andrew Marr

Show, BBC One

Investigative Shaima Al-Obaidi Unknown Thomas Boadle Senior researcher, Tessa Mayes Productions Ltd Dawn Burrows Unknown Michael Doherty Media officer, Irish Traveller Movement in Britain Janine Fotiadis-Negreponte Maternity leave Sam Francis Researcher, BBC Parliament Jake Lofdahl Editorial assistant, Perform Group Katherine Loweth Freelance Dale Mcewan Reporter, The Lawyer; Kurdistan news agency Sebastian Payne Data reporter, The Daily Telegraph; The Spectator David Pegg Researcher, October Films Jasper Piddock Jackson Mobile News Riah Pryor Editorial assistant, The Art Newspaper Alice Ross Bureau of Investigative Journalism Sarah Stewart Business reporter, Property Week Jamie Thunder PhD student, City University London

Science Jennifer Appleton Science Media Watch James Brooks Science editor, BioNews, Progress Educational Trust Rebecca Hill Genetics editor, Progress Educational Trust Michael Jones Assistant PR officer, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Fareha Lasker Medical PR executive, Cohn and Wolfe 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 Digital research officer, Alzheimer’s Society Louise Ogden Web editor, British Science Association Lorna Powell Live physician; freelance medical journalist John Serle English editor, AK News Djuke Veldhuis Editor, ResearchSEA

Times Group Ranjana Gupta European LNG and Gas reporter, Energy Intelligence Satheesan Kanady Krishnan Deputy business editor, The Peninsula newspaper (Qatar) Huaiyuan Lu Researcher, FT China Confidential Miyuki Seguchi Market reporter, Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal Darshini Shah Unknown Maria Sovago Unknown Conor Sullivan Trainee production journalist, Financial Times Danwei Zhang Freelance TV and radio producer

Political Elizabeth Bates Researcher for John Kay, Financial Times James Bloodworth Reporter, Chemist and Druggist, and blogger, The Independent Andrew Bradley Executive, BritainThinks Rosanna Cobb Research assistant for Simon Hughes MP Matthew Foster Parliamentary analyst, DeHavillard Nada Issa Al Jazeera English Tonje Iversen UK correspondent, Norwegian radio Panagiotis Katsaras Unknown Alexander Lawson Communications and policy assistant and news reporter, European Disability Forum Sam Macrory Political editor, The House Magazine Fahim Malyar Head of communications, President Hamid Karzai; interpreter Daniel Mcclendon Unknown Konstantinos Memmos Client executive, Advocate/BursonMarsteller Daria Orlova BBC World Service Pavlina Papashimova Communications assistant, Murphy Group Paul Prentice News and features writer, Rail magazine Andrew Richards Freelance Sofya Shahab Contributor, Ctrl. Alt.Shift Andrew Tarrant Office of Gregg McClymont MP, Shadow Minister for Pensions Yee Lin Tsang Newsdesk, Financial Times

Financial Tanya Ashreena Pensions Week, Financial Times Business Magazine Group Odette Berg Producer, Bloomberg TV Emily Blewett Reporter, Citywire Manoah Esipisu Acting head of press, Commonwealth Secretariat Jennifer Francis Debtwire; Financial

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I’M A TABLOID HACK AND PROUD OF IT

Anonymous blogger Fleet Street Fox, who has worked at both broadsheets and tabloids for more than a decade, explains why red-tops rule the roost

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abloid journalism can change the world. The red-tops make money so can afford to mount more thorough investigations, which is especially important in a time when most outlets rely on freedom of information requests and press releases to tell stories. You see a lot of people looking down their noses at tabloids but they are the biggest form of news media, read by people in their millions. Yes, their readership is falling, like other forms of print, but they outsell broadsheets 10 to one in some instances. It’s easy to see why they’re so popular. They know what sells and what their readers want and they operate in a more business-like way.   I first decided I wanted to be a journalist when I was younger and watching footage of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I remember seeing Kirsty Lang on the BBC with her pearl earrings and thinking “that’s what I want to do”. I wanted to take a front seat when history was made. Most journalists I know came into 124 /

the career because they thought they’d change the world. I know broadsheet journalists who are very good reporters, but the reporters on tabloids are better, because they’re a bit more mischievous. Other kinds of journalists like to hang out with us because we’re fun, witty and great to go to the pub with. Broadsheet hacks are more likely to stand at the back of the press pack and watch, then report on other journalists.  The hardest job on Fleet Street is famously at a tabloid – subbing The Sun. You’re crunching 1,000 words down to 250 which is hard in itself, but then you need to come up with a killer headline of three or four words which has to include a pun. You don’t get that on the broadsheets. It’s a different skill. You’re better trained because what you are dealing with is more political and there is a lot more pressure.  The pressure showed with the recent News of the World closure. The way my tabloid colleagues who worked there were treated was appalling. Can you imagine if an entire firm got shut down for wrongdoing and criminal

behaviour that happened five years ago? There would have been complete outrage. With the News of the World, people lauded its decline. How was it right making others pay the price to save the skin of executives? Journalists at News International are steaming mad. Talented journalists I know had their careers effectively ended by what people who didn’t adhere to the PCC code of conduct did. I’ve never had a PCC ruling brought against me and neither have any journalists I know. I’ve been heavily criticised for standing up for those who lost their jobs. People think I’m an apologist for a sinful thing but still read my blog. But there are loads of people out there who hate Liz Jones, Richard Littlejohn and Jeremy Clarkson yet still read them and talk about them. A good columnist should be like Marmite, so I think it’s a good thing.    It’s the same with the Daily Mail. People complain about it but they’re obviously reading the website. I hate anything narrow-minded – I don’t have a problem with broadsheets existing but just like the Mail, The Guardian follows a very narrow political agenda. Saying that one should cease existing and the other shouldn’t is a bit fascist. I know I won’t ever get through to tabloid haters. But I’d rather have my work read by millions than hundreds of thousands. Wouldn’t you? ● As told to Natasha Wynarczyk Fleet Street Fox blogs at Fleetstreetfox.com. Her new book Diaries of a Fleet Street Fox will be available this summer.

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