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SP RT REPORTERS UNDER FIRE Are World Cup journalists the new war correspondents?


John Humphrys AA Gill Alastair Campbell Krishnan Guru-Murthy Lynn Barber Nick Davies on the day he attacked his editor and Worst-dressed journalists




ISSUE 24 SPRING 2010 EDITOR Hollie Clemence MANAGING EDITOR Alex Saggers PRODUCTION EDITOR Guy Ferneyhough




elcome to XCity 2010. It’s a new decade and a new design for the magazine. We’ve spent the last seven weeks getting scoops and listening to stories from alumni. From secretly filming Max Clifford in his home to breaking the MPs’ expenses scandal, ex-City students have seen it all this year. Writing a magazine for industry professionals is a tough charge so we are pleased that so many well-respected names have been willing to get involved. We talk to three of the biggest interviewers at the moment: John Humphrys, Lynn Barber and Krishnan Guru-Murthy. AA Gill reveals what it’s like to be put behind a paywall and BAFTA-winning director David Goldsmith rails against the demise of the documentary. Many of the current challenges facing journalism can be found in our news and features, such as the rise of new media, profiting from online content and developing entrepreneurial skills. But we are also aware that great content is the most important thing we can offer as journalists, and this is what we have strived to achieve in this issue. There’s also a lot more online. Visit to hear Guardian picture editor Roger Tooth talking about disaster photography, Alastair Campbell berating the Daily Mail and watch a film featuring the re-vamped student watering hole, The Queen B. We hope you enjoy our bolder, cleaner, more colourful XCity.


Hollie Clemence, editor

PUBLISHER Jason Bennetto XCITY WOULD LIKE TO THANK: Barbara Rowlands, John Battle, Roger Tooth (Guardian), Mary Ivers, Paulo Gomes, Malvin Van Gelderen, Marcus Gilroy-Ware, Clive Raven, Gary Moskowitz


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4 Department overhaul

10 Awards

Radical American-style course changes on the way

5 City snoops get £2m

The trophy shelf: City alumni come up trumps

Bureau of Investigative Journalism to be hosted at City

6 Training for conflict

Notable occasions for City University over the last year

Students learn the art of war reporting with Royal Marines

7 Future City slickers

Movers and shakers of the journalism grads

New module gives students journalism business skills

9 Down your street

We get to know the new head of journalism, Prof Brock

Are hyperlocal websites a sustainable news model?

Nick Davies on bullying and Jon Swaine on MPs’ expenses

12 Events

14 Alumni

16 George Brock Q&A

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17 Views on the news

9 Dalston goes hyperlocal


49 Alumni directory 2010:

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Find out what all of your ex-course mates are doing now

PLUS Alumni’s predictions for the big stories of 2010: Glastonbury, the UK’s first space agency, Turkish Vogue, the Pope and e-readers.

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23 Sport reporters under fire

30 Up against the paywall

19 Tell me more

32 Snap decision

John Humphrys, Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Lynn Barber on the art of interviewing

We find out the stories behind three controversial photographs

36 Kingspin 23 COVER FEATURE: Sport reporters under fire Alastair Campbell talks new

Why journalists are preparing for the South Africa World Cup with warzone training

27 Are you still tuned in?

Documentary makers speak out against the boom in short online films and shorter attention spans

media, the Daily Mail and backing a losing team

38 For your information

Bars for intrepid reporters, the worst subbing gaffes and how to create a Web 2.0 buzzword

40 A new media election

30 Up against the paywall YouTube, blogs and tweeting:

44 What are you looking at? We see if television is ready to feature disfigured newsreaders, presenters and actors

46 New media toolbox

The latest gadgets, sites and apps for journalists. Get techno savvy with the top new tools

96 House style

Glamour editor Jo Elvin holds forth about fashion blunders in the world of journalism

the impact of new media on election reporting

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An entrepreneur, online editor, hacker and AA Gill have their say on paywalls

32 Snap decision

36 Alastair Campbell talks new media

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MA courses face major overhaul American-style transformation for City as new MA course structure looks set to blur boundaries between print and broadcast courses

MA journalism students will be taught an American-style multiplatform course as part of a series of radical changes to the curriculum at City. Under plans for the year starting September 2011 journalists on print courses will be taught broadcast skills, such as speaking to camera and editing. At the same time broadcast students will switch and be given a month-long course in writing news and features. Some of the students from the international MA are also expected to complete the new multi-skilling course. This model closely resembles the approach taken by American schools, such as the University of California, Berkeley, where all incoming students learn to report through video, audio and online mediums. The move is one of several changes to the MA journalism programme at City designed to meet the industry’s demand for multi-skilled journalists. Other changes include a new “entrepreneurial” module being considered for 2010, in which students will learn business skills and how to set up their own media ventures, such as online magazines or smart phone apps. There will also be a hyperlocal website offering a 24-hour online news and feature service. Students will see their news stories about Camden or Islington posted straight onto the website – a move inspired by the “teaching hospital” approach to journalism education pioneered at Columbia University. A new free-standing MA in interactive journalism is also being discussed for September 2011, reinforcing City’s focus on digital journalism. In the meantime, course directors are

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Training the multi-skilled journalist

being encouraged to embed online and new media skills at every opportunity. Professor George Brock, head of journalism, said of the developments: “We need to adapt to a world in which the balance between media may shift quite dramatically. Resilience and versatility must be our watchwords. “It is increasingly likely that graduates emerging from City will be required to be multi-

channel journalists. The job market isn’t what it was, and the chances that our graduates will work freelance or in smaller organisations are higher than they once were. We have to make sure we give students the skills to do this.” Media commentator and former Guardian editor Peter Preston said he thought students might struggle to become entirely multi-skilled, but praised Prof Brock’s

emphasis on inculcating a wide skill base from day one. He said: “Quite a lot of research shows that journalism students, and therefore the journalists of the future, can’t be equally at home doing print, broadcast and digital. There’s usually a weak link. “But they can be exceptionally skilled at handling two areas of expertise, and how do you know which until you’ve tried all three?” Journalism MA programme director Barbara Rowlands said the traditional MA journalism pathways – such as magazine, newspaper and broadcast – would not be abandoned because the industry still sees a distinction between the different skills each discipline requires. She said: “City is known for producing students with good traditional skills, but we’re moving forward – as staff we’re very excited about the changes.” She also denied that existing modules on the larger print and broadcast courses would be scaled down in favour of entrepreneurial and online components. Instead, she suggested that teaching might have to go on further into the summer term, in which MA projects are usually written. Prof Brock added that the course reforms are likely to go ahead regardless of any public spending cuts which might follow the General Election. He believes that the journalism department is well placed to avoid the impact of significant financial cuts. He said: “While the university at large will need to correct its running deficits, we are in pretty good financial shape, so we should come under relatively little pressure.”

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Finance MA: hacks go pink

Fund to focus on quality journalism

City snoops get £2m An independent investigative journalism unit with a £2m budget is being hosted at City University. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, a not-for-profit experiment, is due to open on 26 April this year. Privately funded by the Potter Foundation, it will contribute to City’s journalism department through lectures and workshops. The bureau will be independent of the university but will offer work experience and paid internships to current and former students, especially those on the investigative journalism MA course at City. Media outlets worldwide are shrinking their investigative budgets. The American online newspaper The Huffington Post has already launched an investigative fund, and website ProPublica also relies on charity. The bureau will respond to these cuts by trying to evolve financially viable models for investigative journalism. One of the first subjects the bureau’s journalists want to investigate is the Civil Service. Iain Overton, head of the bureau,

said: “Value for money is a massive issue and a constant refrain, so quality investigations into nepotism, venality and laziness on the part of the Civil Service will be useful.” The investigations will be multi-language and multi-platform, broadcast through TV, radio, print and online media, in the UK and abroad. The bureau has already had commissions from major UK broadcasters, as well as interest from the national press. Overton acknowledges that online tools such as Google have made it easier to investigate issues. Yet, the number of dedicated investigative specialists is waning. He said: “There are good examples of investigative journalism out there, but at the same time we are seeing an obvious decline in the number of people who call themselves investigative journalists.” Overton plans to use the initial £2m grant, and any further investment that the bureau attracts, to ensure the unit’s self sufficiency. “It will be hard work but having a guaranteed financial life is key for us,” he said.

Ellie Broughton

Students on City’s new financial journalism MA course will be guaranteed a month-long work experience placement with the Financial Times or the BBC. Former BBC economic correspondent Professor Steve Schifferes will lead the 10-month programme, the first of its kind in England, from September 2010. It will focus on producing financial reporters with the skills to evaluate the current financial climate and anticipate the next crisis. In its first year the course will accept 15 students, and will be open to UK-based and international applicants. The Marjorie Deane Foundation, which advances the training of financial journalists, has endowed a professorship for course director Schifferes and will also fund half the programme’s running costs over its first five years. While competition for jobs in the media grows tougher, employment prospects in financial journalism are expanding. Prof Schifferes said: “Business and economics are more in the public eye than ever during the current financial crisis. There has been little formal education in that area within journalism, but it is crucial for producing correspondents with the ability to contextualise a crisis and report analytically on issues like election spending or the operation of markets.” As well as subject-specific modules, the course will teach practical journalism and production across all disciplines. Prof Schifferes’ main objectives are as follows: “Firstly, prioritise multimedia skills but don’t neglect the ability to write. Secondly, forge links with business schools. I’m working on that currently with City’s own Cass Business School.”

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It’s a steal: inmates bag four Sony radio awards

Inmate interviews prison governor

A radio station run by inmates at Brixton Prison with the help of City alumna Kim Townsend (broadcast, 2006) has won four Sony National Radio Awards. Townsend was the first radio production teacher in the new initiative set up by the Prison Radio Association at the south London prison. The radio course is part of an education programme run within the prison, in which inmates make programmes about prison life for Electric Radio Brixton. Topics include rehabilitation, how to survive inside and how to maintain relationships. The radio station is run from a dedicated studio and classroom inside the prison. Inmates form the audience. As well as serving an educational purpose, the scheme earns prisoners a small “wage”. Townsend said: “They get £1 per session that they can then spend on basic luxuries in

the tuck-shop, like cigarettes or toothpaste.” She explained that the different classes on offer aim “to teach prisoners new skills and to try and show them that if you work, you get paid and then you can spend the money. It’s a good skill – especially as many of the prisoners have never had a job before.” The awards, hosted by Chris Evans, saw Electric Radio Brixton competing with stations such as BBC Radio 5, BBC Radio 1 and Kerrang! Radio. The prisoners won two gold awards, for listener participation and community involvement, and two bronze awards, for speech radio and an interview with Jonathan Aitken, the disgraced former minister jailed for perjury in 1999. Townsend said of the station’s success: “It’s amazing to see what people are capable of when you invest in them.”

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Overcrowded dept “crisis”

Student interviewing a marine

Training for conflict Ambush, night patrols and military food were just some of the challenges faced by City journalism students who were embedded with the Royal Marines in November 2009. Twenty international journalism and newspaper MA students spent two days undertaking Hostile Environment Simulation Training on Salisbury Plain at the end of last year. The simulation was organised through the Blue Dot Group, and exercises included filming “executions” staged by military staff. The students trained alongside a group of marines in their last phase of officer training, dubbed “Operation Final Nail”. The students’ presence was praised as mutually beneficial, as some of the marines were to be sent to Afghanistan the following month and had never previously worked alongside the media. Quentin Leboucher (international, 2010) said of the military experience: “It was intense. The only fake thing was the blank bullets. We were absolutely freezing and it

rained like hell. Some of us spent the night outdoors in the mud.” The embedding served as a taster exercise, and a full Hostile Environment and First Aid course will follow in April 2010. Run over two-day sessions, this is a formal media safety course which includes training in first aid, navigation and mine awareness. Leboucher said: “We can’t wait to complete the course so we can tell news organisations we’ve done it. Then if something comes up we can be sent out straight away.” Rodney Pinder, head of the International News Safety Institute, said: “It is critically important that journalism students learn how to look after themselves in hostile environments. The dangers faced by news media workers around the world now are such that every journalist needs to have safety in their portfolios, just as they need to know how to get and present a good story.” The Blue Dot Group can be contacted on 01566 781 797 or

Becky Seales

A maximum limit has been placed on the number of students being allowed onto City journalism courses. This follows record applications and admissions this year. The department currently serves 635 students, including publishing and undergraduate journalism, which is up by about 35 on the previous year. This year’s students had a rocky start in October when the programmes began. The fire brigade were called out to a public administration lecture in the first term after complaints that the room was overfilled. Students without seats were forced to sit on the floor in the aisles causing a potential fire risk. Head of journalism, Professor George Brock said: “We have discovered that this is the maximum number of students we can cope with. In fact, the ideal number is just a little bit below this.” He added: “If a group no longer fits into a classroom, it’s a crisis.” Despite applications running higher than ever before at this point in the year, Prof Brock stated that there will not be room for any more students. He said: “We are not in a position to open up more places. It certainly won’t be above 635 next year.” The course hardest hit was the international MA, as the majority of the extra students were accepted into this programme. Lorena Fernandez, international MA student representative, said: “Initially, it felt like they didn’t have the structure for the programme. We had several teachers for the same class, and some classes seemed way too general – like they were just trying to fill a space.” She said that the programme had found its feet again, but added: “If they took fewer people they might make a better course.” The increased size of the international course resulted in the students being split into more groups than usual. International MA course director, Heather Purdey said: “There are now students from 25 different countries on the course. I had to completely re-vamp the timetable at very short notice, find larger rooms and hire more tutors. It took a lot of work, but it’s turned out well.”

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Will Twitter be the new journalism job centre? A former City student caused a stir on Twitter this year after he used the online network to land a job at Dow Jones. Michael Haddon (newspaper, 2009) is now a copy editor and reporter at the newswire. He applied for the job after seeing it mentioned in a tweet posted by his current manager, Andi Spicer. “It was really the speed of Twitter

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that was the powerful factor,” explained Haddon. “I hadn’t seen the job advertised before, and if I had seen it in a paper I probably wouldn’t have applied.” This appointment heralds a new way of advertising and applying for media jobs. Twitter also provides a platform for journalists to get their names and work known. Haddon believes online visibility

is one of the keys to a successful career in journalism. He said: “I would definitely recommend it to aspiring journalists. If the people hiring you are aware of your online presence and recognise you, you’ve already got something to talk about.” For expert advice on making the most of Twitter, visit

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Students will pitch in a Dragons’ Den scenario

Future City slickers Department plans to teach entrepreneurial skills to help students come up with alternative ways to make money from journalism

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Journalism students at City are to be taught how to become media entrepreneurs. As part of a revamp of the MA programme, all journalism students will be taught about the media business and how to make money from media start-ups. Students will be expected to design and launch a media product, such as a phone app or a hyperlocal news website, which they will pitch to a panel of editors in a “Dragons’ Den” scenario. This initiative comes at a time when the economic foundations of many media organisations are crumbling and graduates need to develop their multimedia skills in order to come up with alternative ways of making money from journalism. The project is the brainchild of MA

Martin Bright

journalism programme director Barbara Rowlands. She said: “What budding journalists need is a sense of creativity laced with entrepreneurial nous. “There might not be many jobs out there but it’s all about how you approach the employers. This module will give students the tools to make their projects work for them financially.” Rowlands has already run a seminar on entrepreneurial journalism at City in January along with Angela Phillips, programme director of the MA in journalism at Goldsmiths University. The module, with the working title “The Business of Journalism”, is under discussion for 2010–2011. It is likely to be taught by a number of guest lecturers, possibly

in conjunction with City’s CASS Business School. The university will be looking to attract funding from the media industry and private investors. UK universities have been criticised by media commentators for failing to teach journalism students the entrepreneurial skills needed to survive in the current climate. The module signals a new approach in British journalism education. Students at City University of New York are already taught how to develop new business models for the media by associate professor Jeff Jarvis, who declared that 2010 “will be the year when it becomes apparent that the future of news and media is entrepreneurial, not institutional”.

The political editor of the Jewish Chronicle is the latest City visiting lecturer to be portrayed on the silver screen. Martin Bright, who runs the MA politics specialism, is currently involved in the Hollywood adaptation of The Spy Who Tried To Stop The War, the story of Iraq War whistleblower Katharine Gun. Gun was a translator for British intelligence who exposed the American government’s covert plans to influence United Nations diplomats to authorise the Iraq invasion in 2003. As home affairs editor of The Observer at the time, Bright was the recipient of Gun’s leaked email and risked imprisonment to publish the information. The book, originally written by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell, has been turned into a

script by Sarah and Greg Bernstein. When asked who will play him in the movie, Bright said optimistically: “Sean Penn, Christian Bale or Clive Owen would be the obvious choices!” He also said that Kate Winslet was a possible candidate for the lead female role. Bright is not the only City lecturer whose life has been adapted into a screenplay recently. In February, Heather Brooke was the subject of the BBC drama On Expenses, which told the story of her attempts to obtain MPs’ expenses claims. She was played by two-time BAFTA award winner Anna Maxwell Martin. Brooke made a cameo appearance as an unnamed MP in a scene set in the House of Commons.

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Lecturers light up silver screen

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Reporting from quake Sitting in the computer labs at City, Fiona Scott (international, 2010) could not have foreseen a future in which she was caught up in a natural disaster. Yet February found her reporting the Chilean earthquake from the ground for The Persicope Post, an online international newspaper, after she got trapped in Santiago while visiting family. She said: “I decided the least I could do was help push as much information out there as possible.” Writing about a country’s tragedy while experiencing it first hand is “the best way to do it” according to Scott. She explained: “The only way to really get a sense for what’s going on is to see, and in this case feel, it for yourself.” (JB)

Writing for change

Course directors and Vietnamese journalists re-draft media code to help end corruption

Ban on media moaners A City graduate banned “moaning” from his future of journalism conference Digital Storytelling 10, which took place in March at London South Bank University. Alex Wood (international, 2009) said he held the conference because he was tired of media events that he described as “print media rejects moaning about not having a job”. Digital Storytelling 10 discussed how stories can be told online. It featured technical tips for new media journalists and presentations from innovative multimedia storytellers Soujourn Posse and Duckrabbit. Wood said: “The people speaking are actually making money from new media journalism.” He added: “When TV came along, the writing style had to change. That hasn’t happened with online yet. People just dump TV and print on the web and it doesn’t work.” (AL)

London quirks online

A group of international MA students hope to cash in on a website they set up to help foreign students living in London for the first time. The site provides news, advice and suggestions of where to go and what to do around the city. It includes an angry Russian blogger, and guides to thrifty London, tube etiquette and British idiosyncrasies, such as our obsession with The X Factor. Set up by five City students in November, the site now has 30 contributors and gets around 2,000 unique users per month, with 9,000 page views. The site’s business manager, Heather Christie, said: “We are lucky because the international journalism programme is so big we had a lot of people willing to write for us.” (JP)

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Course directors from City’s journalism department have been to Vietnam to offer student journalists support in training. Barbara Rowlands, programme director for the MA in magazine journalism, and Barbara Schofield, programme director of the BA journalism and contemporary history, travelled to Vietnam in March to work with Vietnamese journalists in modernising the curricula at three of the country’s leading journalism training schools. During the three week trip, funded by the Foreign Office, the directors visited Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Former Reuters journalist Paul Iredale, who teaches the conflict reporting specialism at City, also visited Vietnam in February to work with journalists and tutors on re-writing their Media Code of Ethics. The City consultants will work with journalists and journalism educators at the University of Hanoi, the Academy of Journalism and Communication in Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City University. Rowlands said: “We’re collaborating with the Vietnamese to retain the best of their journalism curricula and help move them forwards. It’s a sophisticated young country and people want really good news stories; they want corruption exposed.”

Barbara Schofield and Vietnamese students

Newspapers in Vietnam are strictly regulated by the government. However, a young, tech-savvy population has taken to reading uncensored news and opinion via blogs and the internet. Schofield said: “Vietnam is a priority country, as it is rapidly growing economically and has a very young population who are demanding an up-to-date media. Currently, editors of newspapers, radio and TV stations are finding that the graduates coming out of these journalism programmes do not have the necessary skills to work in the industry.” Rowlands said that, at the moment, after finishing their tuition, many Vietnamese journalism students do not know how to write a news story, put a programme together, conduct interviews or carry out basic research. She said: “Practical difficulties that will be addressed during the project include a lack of broadcasting and computer equipment because of poor funding, teachers being paid only for the time they lecture and not for workshops, and lecturers needing to gain more practical experience within the industry before they begin to teach.” For video postcards from Vietnam, check out

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Giving locals up-to-the-minute news

Down your street Hyperlocal websites are championed as the saviour of local reporting. As local paper sales fall, is this a sustainable news model?

Local news is in turmoil. About 100 local newspapers closed down between January 2008 and August 2009 according to the Newspaper Society, and ITV are cutting back their local news services. But a new business model is filling the void left behind by these closures as hyperlocal news websites spring up all over the UK. Could these sites, focused on tiny areas or populations, become the alternative to local newspapers? From amateur bloggers to publishing giants, countless writers (including several ex-City students) have joined in the action. Back in 2007, Trinity Mirror launched postcode-specific blogs on the Teesside Gazette’s website. The scheme was swiftly followed by local projects from Newsquest, CN Group, Johnston Press and Northcliffe Media. And this year launched Guardian Local, an experimental community journalism initiative with beatbloggers reporting from Edinburgh, Leeds and Cardiff. Northcliffe Media’s pilot scheme of local community websites seems set to become a hyperlocal success story, with some help from City alumni. Twenty-three local sites were launched in July 2009, to cover areas in the South West with 10,000 to 50,000 inhabitants, most of which did not previously have a dedicated local online news site. The scheme is still expanding and is now 80 websites strong. City alumni Lara King and Alison Battisby (newspaper, 2009) work on two sites for their local areas. King is community publisher for Berkhamstead People, whilst Battisby does the same for Dalston People.

“Northcliffe estimates that on average the sites are reaching 25 per cent of the online population for their areas. It’s been exciting watching my site’s traffic statistics grow every month. I’m enthusiastic about the future of this type of journalism.” The sites combine news writing with social networking. Users can discuss local issues, locate and review nearby businesses, and read and write local news stories.

Michelle Byrne and Jason Fryer

The importance of local news coverage was discussed this year at a conference called Democracy Without Journalists: The Crisis in Local News. At the event, speakers from the media proposed steps to stop its decline, which has been blamed on falling numbers of readers and advertisers. Angela Phillips, senior journalism lecturer at Goldsmiths University and founder of hyperlocal news site East London Lines, spoke at the conference in March. She said: “Advertising has been the

main subsidy of news, and people used to advertise local jobs or services in the local paper. Now that’s all gone online. The immediate response to this loss of revenue in most companies is to cut staff, and in turn this reduces the quality of the product, and so people are less likely to buy the paper. “Hyperlocal websites have caught people’s imaginations. They have community news in the way newspapers don’t have any more, along with blogging and recommendations for local services. These sites could possibly replace local newspapers if they have enough news content.” East London Lines is a local news site worked on by Goldsmiths students. It quickly built a following and has 55,000 unique users. City’s journalism department plans to set up its own hyperlocal sites for students to work on in 2010. City alumni are also behind, an arts and entertainments website for Gloucestershire, which attracts in excess of 70,000 unique readers a month. It is the second most popular site in the county, according to co-founder Michelle Byrne (newspaper, 2004). Byrne set up the site three years ago with colleague James Fryer. The pair are now contemplating making the brand a franchise, after requests from journalists who want to write about their local town or city. She said: “I think the site has become popular because it’s completely free to use, convenient, user-friendly and has high quality editorial. It has been profitable since year one because we don’t have printing and distribution costs like local papers.”

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Decca Aitkenhead


ast year’s magazine students were highly commended for their reallife magazine Tell! in the 2009 PTC Magazine Academy awards. Editor Chris Hall said: “We were all very pleased with what we’d created but weren’t sure that the judges would fully get it, as it was a bit of an unusual idea. On the other hand, who wouldn’t want a magazine that had clowns, astronauts, house boats, bog snorkeling, naked clubbing and jelly sculpture all in the same issue?” Hall, who now works for the Mail on Sunday’s Live magazine, also accepted a highly commended award for a magazine concept that he and fellow students developed in the first term. The PTC’s New Journalist Awards 2009 also brought success for City magazine MA graduates. Gabrielle Jaffe (magazine, 2009) won Most Promising Student and Katie Jacobs (magazine, 2009) was highly commended in the same category.


he Guardian feature writer and columnist Gary Younge (newspaper, 1993) won the James Cameron Memorial Award in October 2009. He was awarded the prize for his “on the

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Gary Younge

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he British Press Awards 2010 saw Daily Telegraph editor-in-chief Will Lewis (periodical, 1991) named Journalist of the Year, while Mail on Sunday security editor Jason Lewis (newspaper, 1989) picked up the Specialist Journalist of the Year award. Honorary visiting fellow Heather Brooke received a special award for her “determined, extraordinary” campaigning. Four other City alumni were also shortlisted for awards: Independent columnist Ian Birrell (newspaper, 1985) for Columnist of the Year; Sunday Times writer John Arlidge (newspaper, 1991) for Feature Writer of the Year; Daily Telegraph reporter Jon Swaine (newspaper, 2007) for Young Journalist of the Year; and Guardian sports writer Donald McRae (international, 1985) for Sports Journalist of the Year. At the British Press Awards 2009, Decca Aitkenhead (newspaper, 1995) was named Interviewer of the Year, scooping the prize for a piece on chancellor Alistair Darling published in the Guardian in August 2008. It was described as having “thrown Downing Street into chaos, knocked millions off the stock market and set the tone for the rest of the year’s economic news”. Stephen Foley (newspaper, 1999) won the Business and Finance Journalist of the Year award. He received special praise for his ability to make finance more accessible to the general reader. Tom Harper (newspaper, 2006) a reporter for the Mail on Sunday, won Young Journalist of the Year. The judges described him as “a story-setter in the true sense of old fashioned reporting”.

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isiting lecturer Heather Brooke was named Political Reformer of the Year 2009 by think tank Reform. She was awarded the title for her role in the MPs’ expenses saga. Brooke waged a five year campaign for the full disclosure of MPs’ expenses. Her investigation began in October 2004 when she filed a freedom of information request to the House of Commons. Although this was denied she persevered until the High Court ruled that the details be made public in May 2008. This ruling was the driving force behind the reform of the parliamentary expense system. The details were revealed in a series of articles in The Daily Telegraph published from May 2009.


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ground” reporting during the American presidential election. The prize, hosted annually by City University, is bestowed upon journalists who have “combined moral vision and professional integrity”, and is given in memory of the renowned foreign correspondent and author James Cameron who died in 1985. Younge, who is based in New York, took a personal angle in his reporting of the election, recording the views of various communities and people at the prospect of a black president.

Heather Brooke


ity alumni swept the board at last year’s British Society of Magazine Editors awards (BSMEs), where three former students took home Editor of the Year titles. Empire editor Mark Dinning (BA journalism, 1999) won the category of Best Entertainment and Celebrity Magazine. Editor of Money Week John Stepek (periodical, 2003) won the Fiona Macpherson New Editor of the Year award, and editor of The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Ed Grenby (periodical, 1998) won the Lifestyle Magazines category.


erja Myllylahti (electronic publishing, 2008) won Best Paper at the International Symposium for Online Journalism in Austin, Texas, in April 2009 for work completed during her MA. The winning paper, co-written with City academic Neil Thurman, analyses changes that have taken place at the Finnish newspaper Taloussanomat since it stopped printing in 2007 to become Europe’s first online-only newspaper. Myllylahti’s work has been covered by publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, and The Independent. This is the second consecutive year that the prize has gone to a City electronic publishing student.


nnabel Symington (international, 2009) was awarded the John Ivinson Memorial Prize for Freedom of Expression at the annual World Press Freedom Day Student Journalism Competition. She was awarded the prize for her article on the press coverage of the fighting in Gaza last year, after she spent several weeks there at the beginning of the conflict. She said: “I wrote about a topic that I felt was being ignored by the mainstream media. It was a huge honour to have an article that I felt so strongly about recognised and applauded by UNESCO.”

tan Smallman (newspaper, 2009) beat 80 bloggers from around Europe to win the TH!NK About It blogging competition last year. Smallman’s blog featured political campaigning in the UK ahead of the European MEP elections, and he was awarded a Mac laptop for winning the overall competition. He said: “It was particularly gratifying that the British bloggers as a group did so well, considering that the UK is usually thought to be apathetic and ignorant about European politics.” Blogs written by Kat Bishop and David Christopher (newspaper, 2009) were also rated highly for quality and the pair won iPhones for their work. All of the TH!INK About It bloggers had to submit one post a month to the site, commenting on European politics.


Samira Ahmed

Annabel Symington

hannel 4 newsreader and reporter Samira Ahmed (newspaper, 1990) won Stonewall’s Broadcast of the Year award for her eight minute news report “Corrective Rape in South Africa”. The awards, from lesbian, gay and bisexual charity Stonewall, celebrate those who have made a positive impact on the lives of LGBT people each year. The report focused on the targeting of lesbians for “corrective rape” following the rape and murder of South African female football star Eudy Simelane.


ania Hershman (periodical, 1994) was commended in the 2009 Orange Award for New Writers. Her book The White Road and Other Stories is her first collection of short stories and includes original fiction as well as stories based on articles originally written for New Scientist. Last year Hershman was also highly commended for both Biscuit Publishing’s 2009 Flash Fiction competition and Aesthetica Creative Works competition 2009. She was nominated for a 2010 Pushcart Prize, and won both the Binnacle Ultra Short competition and the Total Beast Six-Minute Play Competition.

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our students will fly the City flag across the Atlantic this summer as part of a new study abroad programme with the University of California, Berkeley. They will spend 10 weeks working on News21, a prestigious investigative reporting project distributed through innovative forms of multimedia journalism. Amee D’Souza and Liz Pierce (electronic publishing, 2010) will write about the experience as part of their MA dissertations. Isabella Cota Swartz and Guilherme Kfouri (erasmus mundus, 2010) are also taking part in an exchange.

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ity hosted a debate on libel law in science reporting to celebrate the launch of its science journalism MA. The panel featured Ben Goldacre (doctor, Guardian columnist and author of Bad Science), Simon Singh (freelance science journalist) and John Kampfner (chief executive of Index on Censorship). The discussion focused on how strict English laws encourage libel tourism and repress freedom of speech. The debate, which took place in October last year, urged the public to campaign for a change or, as Kampfner warned, “we will be staring down the barrel of free expression”.

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Christine Ottery

Ben Goldacre

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rofessor Ivor Gaber, political journalism MA course director, will be taking part in a panel session about training, standards and citizen journalism at a Westminster Media Forum seminar in May. “The Future of News Media” will look at journalistic standards, the impact of paywalls and future policy for TV and radio news. The event will take place on 20 May in central London and be opened by Channel 4 presenter Jon Snow. Tickets:

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cience journalism MA student, Christine Ottery presented a paper at the Science Online 2010 conference in January. Over 250 science bloggers, writers, journalists and scientists gathered for the occasion. She was joined at the convention in North Carolina by course director Connie St Louis to deliver a lecture titled “How does a journalist figure out which scientists to trust?” It was based on a blog post by Ottery that had a big impact on science communication when it was first published. Ottery said: “I was astounded to be asked to speak at Science Online when I’d had only been blogging for a few months. It wasn’t until I got there that I realised what a big deal it was speaking at the same conference as legends such as Carl Zimmer, David Dobbs and the UK’s own Ed Yong. I can’t say why my original blog post made such a splash – but trust is something that concerns even experienced hacks.”



multi BAFTA award winning production company has engaged the services of City’s electronic publishing MA students. Oxford Film Television has tasked the group with developing its branding strategy and a new web presence. A prototype web page will be completed by 21 April 2010.

Eady’s judgments have previously resulted in media companies paying several thousands of pounds in damages to Max Mosley, Madonna and Tiger Woods for breaches of their privacy. He said: “There are uncertainties of principle which are capable of resolution either by the legislature or the decisions of appellate courts. We all deserve clear answers to these questions at the earliest opportunity. The new centre therefore has important work and busy times ahead of it.”


ewspaper journalism MA director Jonathan Hewett will be attending the second World Journalism Education Congress in South Africa. He will give a lecture based on a paper he has written about the way in which journalism students are using Twitter. He will examine how the microblogging service is used for newsgathering, research and professional networking. Hewett said: “It’s quite a big, important event and a great opportunity to network with people doing similar work.” Hosted by Rhodes University on 5–7 July this year, the congress will include the presentation of 150 original research papers and a closing speech from Nobel Prize Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Jonathan Hewett



minent libel judge The Honourable Mr Justice Eady launched City’s new Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism at an inaugural event on 10 March. His keynote address questioned how legislators can support journalistic free speech while recognising their duty to protect people’s privacy. The Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism will be the first UK-based centre dedicated to exploring the interaction between law and journalism. As well as offering doctoral research studentships, the centre will run continuous professional development (CPD) courses, creative seminars and workshops aimed at journalists and media lawyers. Justice


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eading industry website marked its tenth anniversary with a digital news conference held at City University on 14 January 2010. Dubbed news:rewired, the event saw speakers share their experience of applying multimedia journalism in the newsroom. Speakers included Sky News’ Ruth Barnett (newspaper, 2006), the UK’s first Twitter correspondent, who spoke about her experiences of citizen collaboration. news:rewired was streamed live throughout the day, with students Dina Rickman, Arj Singh and Alex Walters (newspaper 2010) and Heather Christie (international, 2010) providing news and commentary for the website. founder John Thompson (periodical, 1990) confirmed that further conferences will follow under the news:rewired banner.


n his inaugural speech, Professor George Brock asked the big question: “Is ‘news’ over?” The speech, which took place in March, marked the former Times international editor’s appointment as the new head of journalism at City. He defined the core of journalism as “verification, sense-making, eye witness and investigation”, and said that journalism was “the systematic attempt to get at the truth of what matters to society”. He argued that technology had changed the nature of news and confused the role of the journalist. Now that anyone can produce and share news in online communities, he said, journalists must make a new case for themselves and offer something that is worth paying for. However, he said: “There is no law of economics which guarantees that when one business model fails, a replacement one is immediately available.”


he European Journalism Training Association, led by City’s Anna McKane, head of BA journalism, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this May in Paris. Its annual general meeting will be followed by a conference on the future of journalism education and a discussion about micro newspapers with experts from Switzerland and the US. Former head of City’s journalism department Hugh Stephenson will attend, and current head Professor George Brock will be giving a key note lecture. Anna McKane said: “We’ve got a brilliant conference lined up. There will be study tours to various news outlets in Paris, as well as a big conference dinner for about 140 people. I am really looking forward to seeing so many colleagues from around Europe, but also to meeting lots of our new members. It should be a great reunion.”

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usan Rasky, a former congressional correspondent for The New York Times, visited City in March to give a week of lectures. Rasky is now a senior lecturer at the Journalism School of the University of California, Berkeley. She established their California News Service, teaching students how to cover government and politics for US news organisations. Her lecture told City postgraduates how non-US citizens can better report on American politics from overseas.

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ony Gallagher (newspaper, 1986) has replaced Will Lewis (periodical, 1991) as the editor of The Daily Telegraph, recently named Newspaper of the Year at the British Press Awards 2010. Gallagher, a former Daily Mail executive, has been deputy editor of The Daily Telegraph since 2007. Lewis has been promoted to managing director of a new digital branch of the Telegraph Media Group (TMG), and will oversee the group’s existing digital businesses. Armed with a staff of 50 and a budget of millions, he will head an “entrepreneurial unit” based in Euston, devising new revenue streams for TMG. He remains editor-in-chief of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph.

Victoria Holllingsworth


arry McIlheney (newspaper, 1984) was appointed the new chief executive of the Periodical Publishers Association (PPA) at the start of February this year. The former Emap executive has worked in publishing for over 25 years, editing Smash Hits from 1986–89 before moving on to Empire magazine. He has launched several titles including Heat, Zoo (UK and Australia) and FHM (France).

Barry McIlheney


x-showbiz reporter Martel Maxwell (newspaper, 2000) has written her debut novel based on her experiences at The Sun. She spent four years as a showbiz reporter at The Sun before going freelance. She expanded her portfolio from newspapers to other media and has encouraged young journalists to get trained in more than one medium. “There’s so much crossover in media,” she said. “A lot of places now are tight for money and it’s

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Martel Maxwell

WORDS by Jessica Baron, Ellie Broughton, Jasmine Phillips and Alex Saggers

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n ex-City student hit the headlines after her BAFTA nominated documentary hoaxed newspapers into running fake celebrity news. Starsuckers was co-produced by Victoria Hollingsworth (investigative, 2009). Hollingsworth and the rest of the Starsuckers team rang in false celebrity sightings to showbiz editors. Their first hoax made it onto the pages of the Daily Mirror within a few hours. Her scariest moment was being invited round to Max Clifford’s house: “We did some hidden camera stuff at his place. We were in his lair and I couldn’t help but think he might take us down to the dungeon and torture us! I remember worrying that Max was looking into the hidden camera in the other producer’s buttonhole... But you can get paranoid doing stuff like this!” To make the documentary, she also befriended paparazzi, got kicked out of a hotel in Cannes and encouraged the press to buy celebrities’ medical records.

NEWS switched to travel writing when she moved to Zanzibar in 2008. She said: “There is a richness of experience here that many tourists cannot see because they only visit the main town and beaches. I want to showcase some of the amazing work done by locals that is largely unsung, such as exciting marine biology conservation projects and local tour operators who are funding school classes.” She is setting up the site with fellow journalist Jacqueline Sainsbury, and believes that this is the perfect time to launch Mambo as the Zanzibaran online travel market is an untapped resource both for the locals and for journalists.

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good to offer skills such as radio production alongside presenting and news reporting.” Her novel Scandalous is a romantic comedy about two half-sisters who both work in the media. It is available from Penguin Books on 15 April.


wenty-two years after completing his diploma at City, Jason Bennetto (newspaper, 1987) has switched sides in the classroom to teach on the magazine MA course. Bennetto was hired as a senior lecturer in August 2009 and now teaches news, features, research and interviews. The former crime correspondent on The Independent is also a freelance writer for various national magazines and newspapers, and a media trainer and consultant.


Fraser Nelson

new online community has been created for photographers by Daily Telegraph journalist Kate Day (newspaper, 2007). The photo blog and weekly competition have become a popular hub for amateur photographers. For the first time this year, winning entries from the competitions were used in a charity calendar. Proceeds went to the Daily Telegraph Christmas Appeal, which raised over £1m for charity. Day said the blog has been a “great way to experiment with more social approaches to story-telling”. Day was appointed communities editor for the paper in August 2009, and oversees all the Daily Telegraph blogs and the readers’ community.



eatures writer for Real People, Sarah Riches (magazine, 2008) has written a travel guide that aims to help Londoners and tourists make the most of the capital city. The London Almanac 2010, published by New Holland in October last year, has a calendar of events and a directory featuring London’s sights, restaurants, nightlife, arts, sports and the outdoors and shopping. Sarah worked until 1am six nights a week to fit writing her book in around working at Real People. She said: “I had no social life at all and barely even had time to do my food shopping. But I’m so glad I did it. I discovered some of my favourite places in London, such as Abney Park Cemetery in Stoke Newington, which is free, hidden, peaceful and really pretty.”

Sarah Riches


achel Hamada (periodical, 1999) is launching a new online travel magazine from her home in Bwejuu, Zanzibar. Mambo will be launched at the end of 2010 as a resource for anybody travelling to Zanzibar or interested in the area’s cultural and natural history. Hamada, a former political journalist,


raser Nelson (newspaper, 1996) was appointed editor of The Spectator in August last year. Nelson was the paper’s political editor for three years before succeeding Matthew d’Ancona as editor. He said of his new post: “It is quite simply the greatest honour in journalism and I hugely look forward to what lies ahead.” He was described by Andrew Neil, broadcaster and editor-in-chief of The Spectator, as the “most talented political editor of his generation” and a “natural to be editor of The Spectator”.

Ben Preston

our students on this year’s science journalism MA have won grants for journalistic research as part of the RELATE (REsearch LAbs for TEaching journalists) project. Tiffany Stecker, Hannah King, Smitha Mundasad and Charlotte King will join 80 other young journalists on the EU-funded project. Set up to bridge the gap between science and journalism, RELATE will see journalism students visiting three core research institutions – the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, in Switzerland and the national research agency of Turkey (TÜBITAK) – to report on their experiments.


en Preston (newspaper, 1987) has had a successful start as new editor of Radio Times. Preston was made editor of the premium TV listings magazine in September 2009, having previously been the executive editor of The Independent. Sales of Radio Times rose to over a million for the second half of 2009, and there was no cover price increase in January. He says: “After so long in newspapers where you feel you have your back up against the wall, working on a magazine is very refreshing. It’s invigorating to be somewhere you can put quality writing first for your audience. There’s more time to think about what you’re creating.”

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Q&A: George Brock

The new head of journalism on serenity, Gerry Adams and lying to Scientologists

Who do you most admire and why? My father, for teaching me that the truth is often surprising and always worth pursuing. What is your favourite word? I love newly-coined words: tubiquitous (always on television) or my all-time winner: trendentious (a combination of trendy and pretentious). What is the most important lesson you’ve ever learnt? To listen well – but it’s not hard to find people who think that this lesson is yet to sink in! What has been your most difficult interview so far? Gerry Adams. He wouldn’t even sit down. We exchanged only a few sentences and he promptly left. There was not one quotable word I could use. What’s the most extreme thing you’ve done for a story? Lying my way into a house full of Scientologists. What is your most embarrassing moment? Having to admit to the Scientologists that I had lied and then having to admit to the news editor that the lie wasn’t worth the story.

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What do you consider your greatest achievement? Intermittent serenity. Also, as an editor, making it worthwhile for people to do their best work. What was your worst job? Working in a French bank in my gap year. I learnt one thing only: that I would never work in a bank ever again. How do you relax? Either walking around beautiful countryside, or with my feet on the sofa reading and listening to music. In both cases with my wife, Kay. Who is your favourite fictional journalist? That’s a hard one – few are even attractive. John Dyson, the comic, anti-romantic protagonist of Towards the End of the Morning. Who at City would you most like to get stuck in a lift with? Anybody from Informatics who can teach me – might as well use the time productively. Where do you see yourself in five years? At City, running an even better journalism department.

Sarah Baldwin

Students pay for internships

End the exploitation, says NUJ’s Jeremy Dear

As if being expected to work for free wasn’t bad enough, Condé Nast have auctioned a week-long internship. A snip at £3,700. Whilst this sort of extortion is pretty rare, what’s not uncommon is the exploitation of those seeking to get a break in the media. The NUJ’s recent survey of those currently doing work experience revealed that almost 25 per cent of people entering the industry were doing unpaid work experience for more than three months at a time. That’s not work experience, that’s work. And it’s unlawful. I remember my work experience days well. I learned how to make a serviceable cup of tea but I also learned many valuable career skills that are with me to this day. I shadowed senior reporters in council, court and at sports events; sat with subs to learn their craft; was shown the ropes by photographers. Work experience is an invaluable way to gain the practical hands-on experience required to secure that crucial first job. But this should never mean months of unpaid exploitation at the hands of wealthy employers enjoying cheap or free labour. If it does it creates barriers to becoming a journalist. Only those wealthy or wellconnected enough can break in. Just three per cent of new entrants to journalism come from homes headed by unskilled workers and only four per cent come from ethnic minority backgrounds. Unpaid internships or the sale of work experience opportunities reinforce these barriers and journalism itself is poorer if the workforce fails to reflect the diverse communities that make up our society. The NUJ remains dedicated to making work experience a chance to realise the dream of becoming a journalist, not a nightmare.


on the news

Behind the expenses scandal Alumnus Jon Swaine reveals what went on behind closed doors at The Daily Telegraph during the MPs’ expenses drama Last April the news editor asked me to help with an early morning training course. I wasn’t overjoyed at the prospect of an allday training session in a windowless room. But when I arrived, some of our most senior reporters and half our political team were already there. I was surprised they too had apparently been hauled in so early for a training course. Then Chris Evans, the head of news, asked for the door to be closed. He said that there was no training course. We had obtained a full set of MPs’ expenses claims for the past five years, and we had about 10 days to trawl through them in secret. I opened my first backbencher’s file, Keith Vaz, and was quite shocked to see he had been claiming for silk cushions, leather armchairs and other luxurious furniture, and “flipping” his expenses between his homes in London and Leicester. That alone seemed like a decent story. I started thinking: “Even if only 10 per cent of MPs have claims like this, we will have 65 fairly shocking articles to write,” which would have made it a very big story. Of course in retrospect there were far more, and Keith Vaz wasn’t even one of the most notable examples. Generally we dealt with the matter suitably

seriously but there was one exception. One afternoon my colleague Nick Allen, who was sitting beside me with a smile on his face, told me to have a look at his computer monitor. He had discovered that Sir Peter Viggers had tried to claim £1,600 for that now-infamous duck house. Everyone gathered round and had a good laugh at that one. It came at a point where we were quite tired and thought we’d “seen

it all” and could barely be surprised again by this story. Then you find out an MP has tried to get the public to pay for his floating duck island, which you can see on his lake from the sky on Google Earth. It was surreal. The Telegraph paid £110,000 for the data, as explained in the book about the investigation No Expenses Spared. Our source was a member of staff at The Stationery Office who was handling the expenses claim forms. He was working alongside soldiers doing extra work to pay for crucial equipment, and said that they were all angered when they saw details of some MPs’ claims. After the investigation he told the lead reporters on the story that he was glad he’d leaked the information. As far as we’re aware there have been no negative repercussions for him. Some MPs were unhappy with the investigation, but others agreed it was in the public interest and remain happy to talk to me and other journalists at The Telegraph. Of course there are plenty of honest MPs. We listed them in the newspaper as “saints” during the investigation. The coming election will also give us the biggest postwar intake of new MPs, who will be starting fresh relationships with the press in a new atmosphere of transparency.

Bully culture in the newsroom Nick Davies on the day one of The Who stopped his news editor from strangling him

Fleet Street has an unhappy tradition of bullying in newsrooms. I first came across it at The Sunday People in 1978. The deputy news editor was a man called Bill Doran, who liked to inflict misery on those around him, particularly naive news boys. As an example, I was doing a story on Labour’s Barbara Castle, so I rang her up. She was fine with it, but Doran went berserk and spent hours yelling at me that I was out of order to phone somebody so important without his permission. This was not just distressing but also humiliating because he did it in front of everybody else. I was unable to sleep that night, with his horrible

voice ringing in my head. I was too young and inexperienced to realise he was just bullshitting and he was just looking for any excuse to spill his poison. But at the time, he made me feel hopeless and incompetent. When he wasn’t shouting his head off, he would make me run errands for him, like moving his car from one meter to another. Years later, I was working on the Evening Standard and I went to some premiere of a show involving The Who. There in the middle of the after-party was Horrible Bill Doran. I felt more confident and so I went over and wound him up. He tried to strangle

me. I tried to hit him in the face. And John Entwhistle, The Who’s bass guitarist, pulled us apart. I was quite excited to be so close to Entwhistle. That was the only good thing Doran ever did for me.

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Who accused Lynn Barber of ruining their career? Who wiped the floor with John Humphrys? And how does Krishnan Guru-Murthy always keep his cool? It’s the interviewers’ turn to reveal all

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ohn Humphrys is clearly a man who likes to be in control. He takes my call in the car, driving in the Welsh mountains. During our conversation he keeps breaking off to direct his driver Paul. There’s no time for small talk as he reinforces his reputation as the Rottweiler of Radio 4. Humphrys is probably one of the most feared journalists in Westminster. He’s been presenting BBC Radio 4’s Today programme for over 23 years and has nearly seven million people tuning in to the show every week. He made his name by forcing cabinet ministers to “answer the question”, and in his role as one of our leading political interrogators, he feels a keen sense of responsibility to hold leaders to account. “Many politicians think that the way to deal with the interviewer is to tell them what they planned to say, without any regard to the questions that they are being asked,” he explains. For Humphrys, sidestepping “is an insult to the audience”. As tough as he is, the only thing worse than being grilled by Humphrys is not being worth a grilling. This gives him a considerable amount of power. He says he refuses to do any interview where certain subjects are off-limits: “There’s no area to which you cannot go with a cabinet minister.” By contrast, when I ask him about his worst interviewees he becomes evasive. “Anybody who listens to the Today programme will know perfectly well who they are,” he says diplomatically. “I don’t want it to be said that I have a particular prejudice against a particular politician.” When it comes to his favourites however, Humphrys is more forthcoming. He names Tory Ken Clarke and Labour’s John Prescott as two of his best interviewees. “Clarke didn’t take himself too seriously. You want somebody who’s got a sense of humour.” He reveals that the “very powerful and very clever and very tough” Margaret Thatcher was the most intimidating person he’s had to interview. “I had to make sure I was very well prepared,” he

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says. His dream interviewee is the Queen. He’s asked in the past, but she’s said no. He’s been in the industry for more than 40 years. Cardiff-born, he cut his teeth on the local paper The Penarth Times at just 15. He joined the BBC in 1966 and soon became the corporation’s youngest ever foreign correspondent, covering stories such as the revolution in Chile and the resignation of Nixon.

‘ ’ Twitter? Why should everyone try everything? Stop counting letters. Get a life instead

“Enoch Powell wiped the floor with me,” he reveals, remembering when he interviewed the then Conservative MP about his “rivers of blood” speech. What a relief. John Humphrys shows he’s fallible – or at least he was when he was 23, and he admits that he still regrets questions “about twice a day”. I ask Humphrys about the future of radio and how media might be in a state of flux. At 67, Humphrys is not interested in technology or adapting to changes in the industry. He doesn’t know what multimedia is and he thinks that the way we interview is never going to change. He tried Twitter – once. His first tweet? “Why should everyone try everything? Some (like underwater ironing??) too daft to try. Stop counting letters. Get a life instead.” He doubts that he will still be working for Today in five years’ time. He’s already the oldest and longest serving presenter they’ve had. “I don’t want to push my luck.”

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s we talk in her sun-filled living room in Highgate, north London, Lynn Barber finds the generational gulf vast. She doubts I have heard of Art Garfunkel, and is fascinated by my digital dictaphone. “Perhaps I should get one of these,” she says. It’s getting harder to get the tapes for her recorder. I place myself in this article on Barber’s advice. She says she found her voice as an interviewer when she started writing in the first person. “With interviews the transaction is interesting and it’s peculiar to write interviews in the third person. I think I was the first one to do first person interviews. Now everyone does it.” She says that her fame created the “odd feeling that sometimes the person I was about to see had prior expectations of me”. But she says her “Demon Barber” moniker is unfair: “The rate at which I do hatchet jobs is maybe one in ten.” Ben Elton swore he would never talk to a journalist again after she called him obsessively paranoid and self-righteous in an interview. He is one of the few people who she thinks she might have judged wrongly. “People who know him well have said ‘you were terribly unfair’, so I’m sort of convinced.” She is not so sympathetic towards Art Garfunkel, who threw a tantrum when she wrote sneeringly about his singing. “He actually rang me up at the office. I admired his guts for that. He said ‘I’m never going to perform again, you’ve ruined my career.’ I said, ‘God, you can’t have been very committed to your career if one little article can scare you like that!’” Barber’s trademark scepticism makes her a more probing interviewer, she believes. “I test everything anyone says. If someone says, ‘I’m generous.’ I ask, ‘what did you give your cleaner for Christmas?’” Her sense of duty towards her readers is so great that she doesn’t accept things as off the record: “It’s always self-serving. And it’s not good to have off the record things in your head, because when you are trying to honestly tell the reader everything

you know, you are buggered as soon as you know something you can’t tell them.” Such fearless honesty was honed during her first job: a series called “Parameters of Sexuality” for Penthouse. This was great training, she says in between drags of her John Player cigarette, because it meant she was never embarrassed to ask awkward questions. “In the early interviews I was asking, ‘When did your rubber fetishism begin, did you have a rubber sheet on your cot?’ They were anonymous, billed as ‘a rubber fetishist’. So they didn’t have any inhibitions and they were very keen to tell their stories.” One of Barber’s first celebrity interviews was with Salvador Dali. She says: “That was just bliss. He was totally mad and enchanting. He was at the Hotel Meurice in Paris and wouldn’t let me leave. I

‘ ’ In the early interviews I was asking “When did your rubber fetishism begin?”

was there for a week, having a fabulous time.” Barber still loves interviewing artists, and feels that they are not given the media attention they deserve. Tracey Emin became a close friend after she interviewed her, and as she walks me to the front door I notice Emin sketches hung casually in the hall. Afterwards, I’m filled with regret at the questions I should have asked. It’s comforting to know that the best journalists also feel this way. Even Barber, who says: “I always come away wishing I’d asked something else, feeling I’d mishandled something.” >>

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uru-Murthy was 18 when he began working in broadcasting. “The temptation when you start out is to be really aggressive,” he says. “You think it’s the way to get noticed. But the more you do it you realise that’s not very wise. With some interviews you have to be confrontational and authoritative, other times you have to tease.” He spent the first 10 years of his career “trying to prove to people running newsrooms that I was a grown-up,” he recalls. He went to Kashmir as a 19-year-old to do a BBC documentary and, at 22, was sent to Croatia and Bosnia to cover the war. “I was essentially a kid. I had to work hard to be taken seriously.” Two years later he persuaded BBC bosses to let him work as a producer on Newsnight, for which he took a massive paycut. He established himself as a political interviewer during the 1992 elections, and moved to Channel 4 in 1998. He admits that some of the toughest interviews are with ideologically strong people who have a clear idea of what message they want to communicate. “They’re a challenge but fantastic fun,” he says. “Animal rights activists are a classic example and Abu Hamza [the now jailed extremist Muslim preacher] also had a very strong idea of what message he wanted to get out.” Another tough interview was Holocaust denier David Irving, just after he had made racist comments about Trevor McDonald. “When you’re dealing with someone like Irving, who is no fool, you’ve got to be on your toes and not let the interview veer off.” According to Guru-Murthy, it is not just public figures and politicians who have become more media savvy. It’s also the public, who can spot tricks and ploys on both sides. “If you stick to one particular interview technique it can become terribly stagnant,” he says. “You constantly need to think of new ways of putting the questions. There is no point in being a one-trick pony.” One interview that stands out was with Labour MP Jim Devine,

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who was barred from standing at the forthcoming election after reports that he claimed expenses for work on his home by a nonexistent firm. Guru-Murthy interviewed him on 5 February, the day he was told he faced two charges of false accounting. “I decided to take him through exactly what had happened. I wasn’t trying to be hard on him, just find out exactly what he had done, and remarkably, he told us. That is quite rare.” His dream interview would be with President Obama: “I’ve never seen an interview where he has said something that surprised me, but you’d probably get more candour out of him after the end of his presidency. I’d like to do a Frost/Nixon – sit down with him for

‘ ’ The temptation when you start out is to be really aggressive but you soon realise that’s not very wise

days and go through his presidency in great detail.” He would like to do the same with Gordon Brown. “What we haven’t seen yet is him talking about his real position within the Labour movement and his popularity. That’s what everyone wants to get to but he doesn’t want to discuss that.” He almost managed it when he quizzed Brown about the bullying allegations made by Observer journalist Andrew Rawnsley two days after our interview. “Do you get angry with your staff, do you swear at them?” he asked. Brown denied the allegations. He continued: “Do you throw things? Have you ever hit anyone? Pushed? Shoved them?” This was enough to make Brown attempt that awkward smile. X

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Stab-proof vests and conflict training for the World Cup. Are sports journalists the new war correspondents? By Lizzie Pook

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unfire rattles out from crumbling farmhouse buildings. Someone is screaming. A man writhes in agony as blood gushes from the wound in his stomach. You rush to stem the bleeding and move him to safer ground. This could be a scene from the outskirts of Kabul but it is taking place in the green fields of Hertfordshire. The blood and gunshots are not real and the participants in this mock battle are not soldiers, but journalists, and not just any journalists – football correspondents. They are just some of the sports reporters undergoing training from the special forces to prepare them for survival in hostile environments. In this case, that hostile environment is not Iraq or Afghanistan but the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The international football tournament will be the most watched sporting event of all time. Around half a million fans are

‘’ expected to descend on South Africa’s shores this summer and billions of eyes will be glued to television screens across the world as the first African nation to host the event comes under the media spotlight. But the priorities of the journalists travelling to the event will not only lie in getting the best quote, snapping the best picture or jostling for a prime spot at press conferences. Many of them are preparing to face what could be very real dangers. In October, President Jacob Zuma claimed that South Africa has a greater problem with violent crime than any other country in the world. With about 50 people murdered there each day and violent offences accounting for approximately 700,000 of the reported crimes in the past year, the safety of the world’s media has become a contentious issue. So are sports journalists and sports news reporters being transformed into a new type of war correspondent? Will they be employing the same methods, tactics and tools to get their scoops as their warreporting counterparts? Or is this a case of media and security firms scare-mongering – hyping up the threat of violence simply to make a story? Many security experts, media companies and football authorities believe that these are serious threats and that the danger to journalists and football fans is apparent. The security operation surrounding the Fifa World Cup is likely to see the largest deployment of international, state and private security services ever assembled in the country. Some £55m has already been spent on the recruitment and training of over 40,000 new police officers and

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ILLUSTRATION by Daryl Percival

He writhes in agony as blood gushes from his stomach



GARY PURSSEY is operations manager for Aid Training & Operations. He thinks World Cup journalists should kit up for South Africa 2010, but what does he see as the must-have accessories for a reporter venturing into the “firing line”?

high-tech security equipment such as helicopters, mobile command vehicles, body armour and water cannons. G4S, the world’s biggest security firm, has declined to work at the tournament this summer, rating South Africa more dangerous than Iraq or Afghanistan. Many of the nations competing in the World Cup are using private security firms with Middle East war-zone and kidnap specialists to safeguard their players and officials. This is also the first year that the FA has held a safety and security seminar for British media travelling to the World Cup. The briefing, attended by journalists from national papers including the Daily Mail, The Times and the Guardian, focused on security issues such as hijackings, firearms, and risk reduction. “The crime statistics speak for themselves,” says Wilf Pickles, director of BGP Global Services, who delivered the seminar at Wembley. “South Africa is a beautiful country but at night it becomes a different beast. We don’t want journalists to fall foul of the criminal enterprises that

go on over there.” The official England media contingent, many of whom attended the seminar and will be staying in Sun City, outside Johannesburg, is also set to be chauffeured around in an armoured coach dubbed “The Battle Bus” during this summer’s tournament. But as well as office-based briefings, journalists are also being taught through more physical measures. The estimated 270 members of the BBC’s World Cup staff travelling to South Africa, including football pundits Gary Lineker and Alan Hansen, are due to receive specialised warzone training before they leave. BBC sports news reporter, Simon Austin, expects his colleagues’ preparation to be similar to the public order training he received prior to the Confederations Cup in South Africa last year. The twoday residential course took place at the Gravesend Centre in South London, where police forces from across the world undergo riot training using a mock-up town centre. “We did exercises that replicated being caught in the middle of a riot,”

COVER FEATURE “I’d take a BASEBALL CAP with a plastic lining – almost a hard hat – fitted inside, because if it turns into a violent situation where chairs, bricks and glass are being thrown around then your head is protected. Plus it’s covert so you’re not going to stand out.”

“Get some charcoal MASKS. They look like little bandanas and are originally for cyclists but you can turn them round and turn the aluminium clip upside down over your nose and it will stop you ingesting CS or riot gases so readily.”



“Get a decent MONEY BELT. Not one from a normal high street shop or the airport but one that looks like a proper belt with zips at the back to physically stow money. This will lower the risk of pick-pocketing.”

“You can get STAB-PROOF VESTS that come in the guise of what looks like a tee-shirt. There’s some very good stuff on the market. Stay in a group and your chances of being taken out or stabbed and robbed are greatly diminished.”

“I would definitely wear natural fibres if I was going out reporting because if petrol bombs start flying about you don’t want polyester or artificial fibres on your body. You can also get FIRE RETARDANT SPRAYS to prep your clothes and gear with before you head out.”

may get caught up in. Gary Purssey, operations manager for security firm Aid Training & Operations believes that the threat of terrorism is also very real: “The World Cup is a very obvious terrorist target and some form of bomb threat is inevitable, whether or not it’s in the form of IEDs [improvised explosive device], driven in vehicles or through suicide bombers.” He says there is a danger one of the stadiums or international hotels will be targeted. Body bombers, suicide bombers who have had an explosive device surgically inserted inside their bodies, pose a threat in this situation. “Hypothetically, if you get a body bomber detonating himself inside a crowded stadium you could be talking casualties in the region of 60 – 70 dead. And you can multiply that by three for injuries.” Aid Training & Operations, staffed by ex-special forces personnel, is providing a one-day course for journalists travelling to South Africa. As well as terrorism it will focus on street crime such as carjacking and muggings, road awareness and first aid training for the management of bleeds from knife, gunshot and blast injuries. There is proof that some focus on rioting and violent crime is warranted. However fans and journalists have been targeted by adverts for World Cup stab-proof vests by UK firm, Protektorvest. For just under £45 you can buy a stab vest with your team’s flag splashed across the front or displaying slogans such as “free hugs” or “Ole”. The move has been branded by some, including the England Supporters Club, as “reckless, irresponsible and ill-informed”. But Purssey doesn’t necessarily think these stab-proof vests are too extreme. “Is it over the top? What’s your life worth?” he asks. So how does such intense focus on these security precautions affect a working journalist? Oliver Kay, chief football correspondent for The Times says this weight given to the safety of sports media is not something he’s previously experienced. He has travelled to many countries, including South Africa, in the past but the security briefings he’s had this year are the first he’s ever attended. “To me, forewarned is forearmed,” he says. “At least you can say your employers haven’t sent you in blind and not knowing what to expect.” Gabriele Marcotti, football writer for The Times and broadcaster for Radio 5 Live, shares Kay’s view. “When I was in South Africa for the Confederations Cup I witnessed hostile incidents up close and two of my colleagues were carjacked,” he says. “So you have to focus on safety – the minute you say it’s not important, and something happens, it’s disastrous.” He says the country’s notoriously dangerous roads are one of the most treacherous things that journalists will have to face, and describes a late night drive through Johannesburg as “like snorkelling in a sewer filled with squid ink”. Undoubtedly the safety issue is proving lucrative for the many private security companies in South Africa. Playing on >>


explains Austin, “which involved having wooden bricks and petrol bombs thrown at us. Mounted police then piled through to deal with the ‘rioters’.” Rodney Pinder, head of the International News Safety Institute, a non-governmental organisation supporting the safety of journalists and media staff, says the advice they offer journalists covering sports events also relates to riots or violent demonstrations. He believes journalists should prepare themselves for the possibility that tear gas will be used by bringing swimming goggles or industrial eye protection, and for the possibility of exploding petrol bombs by wearing loose, natural fabric clothing. The run up to the competition has seen an emergence of tailor-made World Cup boot camps designed to prepare travelling journalists for their time in South Africa. One course for World Cup media is set in the sprawling grounds of Castle Hexenagger in southern Germany. The staff at Objective Safety Travel, a company contracted by the European Broadcast Union, takes

journalists through a number of makebelieve scenarios such as riot control and mock frontlines. “For journalists working in riots and crowds we create a small

We’re making the point: get the story but don’t become the story

village,” says trainer Charlie McGrath. “The journalists have to follow a story, and find a large crowd of people where the situation gradually escalates, becoming more hostile. We’re teaching journalists when it’s a good time to leave. We’re making the point: get the story but don’t become the story.” McGrath sees violent crime and road traffic accidents as the main dangers for journalists in South Africa. But he also fears civil unrest in the country’s poverty-ridden townships will be a story some journalists

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concerns drummed up by the media, these firms work to maintain a level of national unease and thrive on security fears. World Cup 2010 Safety offers clients “bodyguard services, medical alert, hotel room security and 24-hour assistance during the 2010 world cup.” Journalists can be provided with a “meet and greet” (bodyguard escort to and from venues and hotels) or 12 – 24 hour protection from one of the firm’s most qualified guards. The price: £9,000 for seven days’ service, and that’s not including the flight, travel and accommodation costs for you and your designated protector. Although such measures may seem extreme, the issue of safety at major sports events has a long history. Security fears have often plagued high-profile international sports fixtures. Who could forget the haunting images broadcast from the 1972 Munich Olympics when 11 members of the Israeli team and a West German police officer were taken hostage and evetually murdered by the militant group, Black September?

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‘’ The media seem to want to perpetuate a catastrophe agenda

Photo : Guardian

These events are apparently becoming increasingly attractive targets for terrorists. Recently, the hockey World Cup, Commonwealth Games and Premier League in India were put on alert for direct attacks from al-Qaeda after their Pakistani arm made specific threats against the events. The hockey World Cup was so marred by terrorist activity that a blanket ban was placed on all media attending the competition. Then in January an attack on the Togo football team at the Africa Cup

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Danny Jordaan and Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, shake hands

of Nations killed three men, including the squad’s assistant coach and a Togolese journalist, and injured nine others. This intense focus on terrorism is sure to affect the planning of our 2012 Olympics in London. With the safety bill for the event set to triple its original estimate to reach £1.5bn, the security operation is gearing up to be the largest in peacetime Britain. Officials have said that a price cannot be put on preventing a large-scale terrorist attack on the main Olympic site or in London’s parks. The army is set to be drafted in and military helicopters will patrol overhead with jets on standby to intercept any suspect private plane heading for the main Olympic stadium in Stratford, East London. But the amount of media coverage given to security surrounding sports events is controversial. “The football World Cup is taking South Africa into new sporting territory,” says Sky Rugby Union

Journalists taking part in a first aid roleplay

commentator, Miles Harrison. “In global terms it really does change the landscape for them. I’d hate that to get lost amidst this huge security story that is so obviously in the media at the moment.” Duncan White, football correspondent for The Sunday Telegraph describes some of the press security briefings as “dressed up common sense”, claiming they elevate the level of paranoia that already exists in the industry. “The British media seem to want to perpetuate some kind of catastrophe agenda,” he says. “They’ll pounce on the bad events and report them just because it makes a good story and it’ll sell.” Most disgruntled are the World Cup organisers who are being stung by the torrent of bad press on safety concerns. Danny Jordaan, chief executive of South Africa’s World Cup committee, has outwardly criticised this media bias towards damaging reporting and what he calls “negative public sentiment”. He has also attributed poor ticket sales, with more than 600,000 tickets left unsold, to the unfavourable media coverage. Jordaan has given an optimistic “100 per cent guarantee” that there will not be a single security breach or attack on any of the teams or their officials taking part in the competition this summer. But no matter what the organisers say, business is booming for the security companies training sports journalists up to venture into the field. Sports reporters are being equipped for any and every eventuality – they are not being armed with weapons but with the ability to make rational decisions in irrational situations. “There will be vulnerable people who don’t follow advice in South Africa,” says Wilf Pickles from BGP Global Services. “We are just trying to make sure it’s not the British media who come back with what should be the event of their life turning out to be a nightmare.” X Find out more about hostile environment courses at


Documentary makers speak out against the boom in short online films and shorter attention spans. By JP Watson



hesitate to even call them documentaries”, says award-winning director David Goldsmith. He is looking out of the window of his seventh floor flat at the top of Highgate Hill in north London. From where he stands there is a panoramic view of the city. His living room is decorated with photographs telling a history of his filmmaking. It is the perfect setting for a documentary maker of Goldsmith’s calibre. He has been working in the industry for over 40 years for BBC, ITV and ITN. It was here that he won a BAFTA covering the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege. His book, The Documentary Makers: 20 Interviews with the Best in the Business, published in 2003, is a must for anyone with a passion for the craft. But Goldsmith is concerned that online documentaries are damaging the way we consume video media. Now, audiences will only sit through five minute snippets, and Goldsmith is worried this will permanently change the filmmaking process. Short form documentaries are a new type of storytelling. They have emerged as newspapers have increased their multimedia output in a declining print market. Longer films, for Storyville or Dispatches for example, would use long shots, landscapes, music and montages to tell a narrative over an hour. But online films do not allow for this. They rarely exceed 10 minutes, have lower production costs, and rely heavily on voiceover. Short form caters for an audience’s increasingly short attention span, and it has been championed by online editors as an exciting innovation, and an essential tool. But Goldsmith doesn’t accept this as an explanation for the demise of the long form. He argues that short form is pandering to our penchant for bite-size media, a quick fix, which has a much lower production standard than was once required. “Documentary making,” he says, gesturing dramatically with his hands, “was once >>

David and Albert Maysles during the shoot for Grey Gardens

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A history of documentary making...

1922: Nanook of the North. Considered the first ever documentary, Robert J Flaherty’s silent film tells the story of life amongst Arctic Inuk.

1955: Night and Fog. Alain Resnais’ shocking insight into concentration camps combines “current” colour film with stock photography.

seen as the means of communicating aspects of life in all its guises, using a pretty wide range of techniques.” He believes that these practices are suffering because of the way the media is changing. “We’ve now moved into what is “dramatic” because TV demands it. So the short form is one hell of a compromise. It’s an absurdity in a way. “Somebody gets an idea or a commission for doing something and they stick a camera on their helmet or whatever, and this constitutes a documentary. This to my mind is a passive form of documentary making: it’s too easy.” Over 3,000 miles away in New York, filmmaker Albert Maysles is

opportunity to humanise by way of the video media, but not enough effort is directed that way.” Heavy narration is an inevitable part of an online film in which everything has to be communicated quickly. Most film-makers agree that audiences don’t have the concentration for long-form content on the internet. According to Jakob Nielsen, one of the world’s leading experts in online behavioural studies and website usability, this is a result of our declining attention span: “After one second online, users get impatient and notice that they’re waiting for a slow computer to respond. The longer the wait, the more this impatience grows; and, after about 10 seconds, the average attention span is maxed out.” Long-form documentaries therefore struggle to work online compared to their younger, cooler brother. Nielsen calls the television experience “passive”: we lean back and consume the programme the way the director wants. Conversely, online is an “active” experience, in which we lean forward and can change direction at any time, with one click of the mouse. Nielsen says that when watching television programmes we make decisions between every thirty minutes and two hours, and sit back and absorb. However, with online content we make a decision on average between every 10 and 120 seconds, constantly jumping between pages and websites. “The velocity of media consumption has increased dramatically,” Nielsen continues. “Readers no longer linger over lovingly described passages. They click here, they click there, they click everywhere. But they don’t stay. With online, the means of production are in everybody’s hands.” So does this mean that there is no artistry in short forms? In Colombia’s capital, Bogota, freelance journalist Matthew Bristow has just finished a two-year project on the Colombian drugs trade. It cost somewhere between $5,000 and $10,000 to make, and was shot on a low-cost, compact camera. The three-part series of films, the first of which was shown on BBC’s Newsnight, was subsequently snapped up by the Guardian. They are all under 10 minutes long. Bristow agrees that they took a different kind of skill to long

‘ ’ They stick a camera on their helmet and this constitutes a documentary. It’s too easy

telling a similar story. Once called “the best American cameraman” by Jean-Luc Goddard, Maysles’ filmography includes portraits of Marlon Brando (1965), Orson Welles (1966) and his indelible study of American aristocrats living in squalor, Grey Gardens (1976). He is still working at the age of 84. He praises the modern toys associated with short form, such as featherweight cameras and cheaper recording equipment: “The cameras are lighter and cause less obtrusion, the tape runs for an hour instead of only 10 minutes and it costs $3 or $4 an hour instead of several thousand for the ten minutes of film.” But for Maysles, the problems come back to the narrative. He says filmmakers now want to spoon feed audiences with commentary, rather than letting the viewer use their imagination – something the longer form champions. Maysles believes that when it’s difficult to show what is happening through visuals alone, new filmmakers are resorting to narration. “Documentary is at its best when stories are captured directly without narration or host,” he says “There is a great

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1964 (onwards): 49UP. Made for World in Action every 7 years, director Michael Apted follows 14 children as they grow up in Britain.


1973: The World at War. Created by Jeremy Isaacs and narrated by Laurence Olivier this World War II epic took four years to produce.

1979: Life on Earth. BBC’s landmark wildlife series tells the story of the evolution of life. David Attenborough was at the helm.

form, but considering the miniscule costs and his lack of training, he feels that they are still of value: “I’ve never been to film school or anything like that, and I don’t know much about documentaries. I’m just a reporter who bought a Sony Z1 and learnt Final Cut Pro. “It’s getting much harder to make a living from print journalism, which is one reason a lot of us have moved into video. All the advertising revenue has moved to things like Google, so they are cutting costs, and shutting their foreign bureaus. Now newspapers and magazines are increasingly asking for video to accompany print stories, which is what I’m trying to get to grips with.” Someone who supports Bristow’s efforts is Michael Tait, the Guardian’s multimedia editor. He is frustrated that people slate short-form documentaries. For Tait, short-form multimedia content is a vital part of an ongoing business model for newspapers: “A lot of the old guard, in their 50s and 60s, are showing examples of old conservatism. In many ways they are showing that they don’t have the imagination to come up with the ideas themselves. It’s about new technology coming up against closed minds.” Tait argues that telling the story in short chapters is vital. Online, people often won’t get halfway through a film because they get what Tait calls “snacked off”. He explains: “If it doesn’t absolutely demand my attention then I’m going to go somewhere else and look at something else. You’ll

on the part of the broadcasters, but I think there are actually more documentaries, there’s certainly more factual TV.” Tait is also a proponent of the democratic power of the short form and its ability to give access to technical skills so people can broadcast themselves. “This is an explosion in the ability of anybody to make a film,” he adds. “It doesn’t mean they are going to make a good film, but they can make it.” At City University, Chris Brauer, head of online journalism for the MA programme, is reluctant to call short form the future. He explains that cost has had a huge impact on the way that media is presented to people now; and cheaper, shorter films are affecting visual journalism practices in the same way that investigative reporting has been rocked by the economic downturn. Shorter formats are constantly being created, such as 12-second TV and Twitter, but Brauer sees this as a modern phenomenon. “It’s a ‘much of the times’ situation, where all of these technologies have emerged at the same time. It does speak to the culture of communication in 2010 but it doesn’t necessarily speak to a culture of communication that will endure.” According to Brauer the increasing importance of documentaries at film festivals such as Sundance, shows that long form is still relevant when it comes to the big screen: “It could well be that long form documentary in the practice of journalism is on the wane, but then there has to be the opportunity for that format to adapt itself for public presentations. “Stories can be told in multiple fashions. It lies with the viewer to interpret what’s being communicated in the format.” Back in north London, Goldsmith concedes that some short-form work has an artistic quality and that it is encouraging budding filmmakers to engage with the craft. While it does not allay his fears, he is still convinced that there may be a future for the long form after all. “It is the responsibility of the younger generation to get round this problem,” he says. “You’ve got to push the standard, got to find a way of beating the system.” X

‘ ’ A lot of the old guard are showing conservatism. New technology is coming up against closed minds

find with online films there’s voiceover, there’s very fast exposition straight into a story without placing the onus on the viewer.” Despite claims over the last 15 years that the documentary is dying, Tait is optimistic about the shift towards short form: “People say there is always a funding crisis and there’s always a lack of will

2002: Bowling for Columbine. Michael Moore won an oscar for his film on violent crime in USA. It documented the massacre of 13 people.

For images of the filmmakers and links to Matthew Bristow’s work, go to

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UP AGAINST THE PAYWALL Can you put a price on news? We speak to business, internet and journalism experts to get the views from behind the paywall The

Entrepreneur WORDS by Jessica Baron, Jasmine Phillips and Helen Nianias / ILLUSTRATIONS by Daryl Percival

DOUG RICHARD from Dragons’ Den specialises in technology commercialisation. The question: Are paywalls a sound business concept? If executed correctly, of course paywalls will work. The main question for someone like Murdoch is: what makes his content different from that offered by news organisations around the world? Amazon, Netflix and Harvard Business Review are some great examples of businesses selling content online and making a profit. But they offer premium material – ebooks, films and specialist articles that people can’t get for free anywhere else. It’s unclear exactly what unique product Murdoch plans to offer. I can’t see at the moment what sets his content apart from, say, the BBC. I think you are taking an interesting risk if you put a substantial percentage of content behind a paywall. This means potentially less traffic, which means fewer advertising sales. If you give people who purchase this content the legal right to republish it, I could see that making some money. People are always looking for good cheap footage they can use in a movie or commercial. But I’m not sure Murdoch is offering to create a royalty free content library. I rather doubt it. Creating great products and services that sell isn’t rocket science; it’s a form of engineering. I’m sure Murdoch can create sellable content, and find a market that is willing to pay for it.

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Hacker Our ANONYMOUS HACKER is studying computer science at a London university. The question: Will paywalls be safe from hackers? Hacking into a paywall is different from hacking into another type of secure website. It will take a lot of time and effort and your average person who just wants to read the news isn’t going to bother. Especially when you can access more or less the same content for free elsewhere. You could pay to enter the site, then copy and redistribute the content in a more easy-to-read format, such as a pdf. This would take such a long time though that the news would not be up to date. You could also attack the site, trying lots of popular passwords on all of the accounts and slipping through the paywall that way. But eventually, the newspapers will shut down accounts with multiple users. If an account has three users, it’s okay, but if it has 10, they’ll shut it down straight away. I think that once paywalls become common practice, there will be a surge in people using free news websites. The quality of this news will also go up because they’ll be able to rip stories from the paywalled websites, post them up with minimal re-writing and give it away for free. There would be no way for the readers to compare, and no way of proving original news stories.




In a couple of months you’ll have to pay to get The Sunday Times online. It will be marketed with all sorts of other stuff so you’ll get free holiday vouchers or tickets to see Jethro Tull. Everyone in the business is now looking to see if that will work. If it does work – even if it only partially works – everybody will do it because they’re desperate to find some way of making money out of it. It’s all very depressing. I don’t see newspapers disappearing, or magazines. The problem is not with the press, the problem is with monetising the internet. Now the idea that the internet is supposed to be a huge, free field where everybody had access to everything is nonsense. The internet is run by four companies. No more than that. When you realise that, you say: “Ok, then it’s about making money.” They put the Op Ed pages of the New York Times behind a paywall, and the last time I worked for them, I asked how much they were paying me. I said: “Well, it’s my job. I don’t work for nothing.” When they put up the paywall, they made a lot of money, but they went from having however many millions of hits to having however many thousands. But the reason journalists wrote for the Op Ed pages of the New York Times was because they had books coming out, they wanted tenure at the universities where they were teaching, and they wanted public speaking engagements. Being seen on the Op Ed pages of the New York Times was a very big thing. So for them, it was advertising. Once the readership diminished, they weren’t getting any more money, but they were missing this huge audience. In the end, the people who took the paywall down were the journalists, the writers.


Online Ed ALEX SMITH edits the website for Building trade magazine, The question: are paywalls the future of journalism? We are following the FT “freemium” model. Two free stories per month before you have to register, then another five articles per month before you have to pay a subscription. If you ask people to pay for online access, you have to offer them something to make it worth their while subscribing. For example, you would need to offer regular breaking news for niche sectors. Paywalls are certainly not the only solution for publishers trying to make money – they are just one small part of the mix. Events, conferences and webinars also generate revenue but, with the downturn in advertising, publishers have to find another way of making journalism pay. Publishers must be careful not to instil a sense of “us and them” between the writer and reader. There should still be free sections of the site where people can exchange ideas, such as blogs, networks and forums. Content should be accessible to everyone on some level. There are distinct audiences for online and print but there is also a big overlap. Each product works in its own way. Online still isn’t great for reading long articles or presenting big visual ideas really quickly. It is best for instant news, instant interaction with your audience and of course videos and audio. Portability will remain print’s strength for a long time to come. At the heart of all this is the need to maintain a strong brand, and the key to this is providing your audience with independent, high quality journalism – which costs money. Photo of AA Gill: Guardian

AA GILL is a writer known for his acerbic prose and Luddite tendencies. The question: How do you feel about your work going behind a paywall?

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uardian photographer David Levene describes his experiences behind the lens covering the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake: We’re in a cemetery. There’s a guy walking past a cart filled with dead bodies that have just been dumped. There’s no space in the cemetery, but nowhere else for these bodies to go. That was our objective for the first day: to show the bodies lying in the streets, to capture the overspilling nature of death. There were gruesome images everywhere. A sense of the sick. I kept asking myself: “Why am I taking this photograph? Who’s going to want to see this? Is it saying anything?” So you keep chipping away to take a picture that’s more evocative. Not as graphic, but suggestive. In this photograph you can’t see anybody’s face. All you have to identify with is a hand that’s jutting out. If you could see a grimace it would have been a very different picture, unpublishable, that would turn your stomach. I’ve spent a lot of time looking at this image, working out how it tells its story so well. It works in a pure photographic sense – composition, tonal quality, colour. I have to pinch myself when I forget what I’m actually looking at. That’s another reason why it’s so striking: the weird contrast of beauty and horror. You don’t want to look but you’re drawn to it at the same time. The picture is unpalatable but that’s part of its power. You have standards to uphold as a photographer, protecting people’s dignity. For me those standards are the same if I’m reporting an earthquake or snapping people on the streets of London. There were some images of mature women who had been rescued with their breasts and genitalia exposed. That is wrong. We were frustrated that looting was the story, rather than people getting on with their lives. There were problems downtown, but it was a small group of people in a localised area – not the lawlessness and violence throughout the streets of Port au Prince that was reported. The public were fed images of near rioting, but we saw stories of calm and orderliness, people trying to cope. I went downtown to see for myself, and they were dramatic scenes. Apocalyptic even. Young men grabbing what they could out of buildings; bodies burning in the streets; sunsets: imagery that will seduce any photographer. I took a few shots like that. But it didn’t consume me. That would have been disaster pornography. >>

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Photo: David Levene/Guardian

Three pictures. The photographer, the photographed and the picture editor explain the choices behind the images. By Moya Sarner

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Photo: AFP/Mohammed Abed


atrick Baz is the Agence France Presse Middle East picture editor. He describes how he arrived at the decision to distribute this photograph of a child killed in Gaza in January 2009, taken by Mohammed Abed, which won a World Press Photo award this year: This picture is a slap in the face. Its goal is to upset. It has all the ingredients: child, civilian, Gaza, war, Israel, bombing, Middle East. It is one of the worst images of this conflict that we have published. I remember a call from one of our editors, saying: “Have a look and give me your opinion.” The final decision to distribute a picture is mine. I didn’t hesitate for a second with this one. My job is to show the reality of the field. I draw the line at gory pictures with no news content, but as an agency we show what we see and let our clients decide what to publish. Some newspaper

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editors prefer to serve clean pictures to their readers at breakfast. We also have clean pictures for wars and natural disasters. And in some cases, these aesthetic ones “get a better play”. But a war picture does hurt, and it is intended to disturb. People are confronted every day with hundreds of thousands of images from all kinds of sources. Our visual memories become immune and blasé. I knew this photograph would make people react. I don’t believe you can get people to respond to the atrocities of war by serving them a lie just because it tastes better with breakfast. Some people might find it difficult to digest the fact that the “immortalised” killing of a child has been given a World Press Photo award this year. But for me, it’s a good way to convey one universal message: “No to war.”


Photo: Laura Pannack


raham Dalling, 24, wrote about suffering from anorexia for the Guardian Weekend in July 2009. He describes how it felt to be photographed. His portrait by Laura Pannack won a World Press Photo award this year: The photographer Laura and I were in my little room in my top floor flat in Brighton. It was May. Sun was pouring in through my window. It made my room hot. We’d been together for three hours. It felt like we were beginning an intense relationship as I was telling her more and more about my anorexia. She didn’t push me into saying anything, but I wanted her to know what I’d been through so she could take the most honest photo. I wanted to show that eating disorders aren’t just fad diets taken too far by celebrity obsessed teenagers, but a serious mental illness that can ruin a person’s life. She asked me to think back to when I was at my worst, and snapped. I don’t think it’s a sad portrait.

It’s reflective, looking back at an experience that was painful, and is painful to remember, but vital in my shaping as a human being. The photo shows that it still has a hold on me. I had just suffered a relapse. What you see is real. I was already apprehensive, and felt more exposed when she mentioned her idea for topless shots. It felt like I was being put on show. But I trusted her. There was public interest in wanting to see what I look like now. That I look well, that I’m not still just skin and bones. That there is hope for someone going through anorexia. I’m delighted and proud the picture won an award. This is no longer something I’m afraid to talk about. Before I was ashamed of what I went through. Now I can use my experience for good. X

For an audio slideshow with Guardian picture editor Roger Tooth and David Levene’s pictures, visit

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He still has fingers in the political pie. Alastair Campbell talks social networking, the Daily Mail and backing a losing team. By JP Watson


lastair Campbell is surprisingly upbeat. He has just seen his beloved Burnley lose 5-2 to Aston Villa and has been fending off unflattering comparisons to Malcolm Tucker for months. But he can’t wait to brag about his online popularity. “I’m at the maximum of Facebook friends and I’ve got 16,000 followers on Twitter,” he says. This is typical of Labour’s former puppet master. The ex-spin doctor, who wrestled with the mainstream media for nearly a decade, is now a disciple of new forms of communication. Campbell believes the political landscape is set to be dominated by Twitter and the blogosphere. These tools are set to take the power of communication away from his art of strategy and put it into the hands of the public. Does the 53-year-old marathon-running Yorkshireman think that spin doctors have had their day? Has the political game gone soft? And has the media become easier to manipulate since he clapped his hands to “Things Can Only Get Better” alongside Blair in 1997? “No,” he laughs, “it’s neither easier nor harder: it is just more complicated. There’s no such thing as an agenda anymore.

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When the TV debates happen, the press will hype them for all they’re worth, but all that hype will be forgotten when the thing starts; every single word will be completely irrelevant.” Why? According to Campbell millions of tweets and messages will bypass conventional media because they don’t have to wait for printing deadlines. “That response is out there before papers can get to it and it is why newspapers get so frustrated.” Considering the impact of online media on the way the public receive information, Campbell reckons newspapers and broadcasters have had to pander to gossip to keep up. “I think the papers have become noisier, more judgemental, more aggressive and more sensationalist,” he continues. “As that has happened they have less of an impact on the public mind.” So Campbell has gone from coaching politicians the skill of question dodging to watching from the sidelines. He believes political interviews have now become increasingly tedious. “Most politicians are professionals. They know how to do an interview and realise that most interviewers are just trying to trip them up,” he says, and

he should know, he drummed it in to many of them. “The result is they’re all playing for a nil-nil draw and it’s boring!” Since his days reclining on Blair’s sofa government, he believes journalism has lost its punch, the borders between newspapers are relaxing, broadcasters only care about impact journalism, and social media belongs to the gossips: “The internet is becoming much more like the old village square where people wander down to find out what is going on, what the gossip is and who is thinking what.” And, never far from media hype or the village square, Campbell knows he is a prime target for the press. “The media,” he says, “talk about an amorphous whole. There are some people who absolutely despise me and everything I stand for – mainly the Mail. And I would hate it if it were any other way, because I despise everything they stand for.” His relationship with the Daily Mail won’t have been helped by the paper’s accusations of crocodile blubbing on BBC’s Andrew Marr Show. This followed his interrogation at the Chilcot Inquiry into his involvement in the run up to the Iraq War. The Mail branded the tears as the “stumbling performance” of an “arch manipulator”, criticism that bolstered his

FEATURES status as one of politics’ most reviled men. But Campbell views his appearance at Chilcot with a measure of success: “Even among all the bile that the media threw out, there was a sort of grudging acceptance of me being competent: ‘OK he was good at the job’. “After the inquiry I got far more letters of support than of opposition. That is not a fair reflection of how I’m seen by the media, it is people following it on their own terms. “People are not having their responses conditioned by the media in the way that they used to. I’m not just talking about me; I’m talking about everything.” He doesn’t disguise his loathing for “churnalism” – the journalism industry’s spurious regurgitation of PR. It is a familiar argument. In what he calls a “crap” 24-hour news environment, the role of the reporter has changed and time constraints have lowered the standard. “I hate talking about this and sounding like a miserable old fart saying it was all better in my day.” His voice softens as he talks about the job and for fallen comrades, none more so than Mirror investigative journalist John Merritt. “When I was at the Mirror, people like John were allowed to spend three to six months on a story. Sometimes stories came off and sometimes they didn’t. Now this really bizarre concept has entered journalism, which is the phrase ‘if true’: if the story is true then this is what it means. It used to be the job of the journalist to find out if it is true or not.” This sounds strange. The man who is renowned for crafting the art of spin is defending the plight of the grass roots reporter. But isn’t this

ignoring the concept that the demise of investigative journalism makes life easier for a doctor of spin? “This is kind of how journalism works,” he replies. Alluding to The Observer’s Andrew Rawnsley and his book The End of the Party, on the Labour Government since 2001, he continues: “Somebody writes a book, it gets flogged to a newspaper who

Channel 4, the lot. It’s actually rare these days that that type of thing happens. But what is it about? Tiger Woods’ sex life. That’s all it is. Sex.” But Campbell being Campbell has a plan for dealing with the bloodthirsty media when it gets its prey in sight. “You have to have a communication strategy that is holistic.” Meaning? “It’s got to speak to everything that you do. You can say the same thing on any programme, to any chump, at any public meeting, but you need core messages and core values that communicate themselves to people over time. That’s all strategic communication is.” No doubt he’ll be preaching this when he dons his colours and boards the campaign bus in the run up to the General Election in May. Until then, Campbell will follow every kick of what has been a horrible season for Burnley so far. While they face almost certain relegation, the other team he’s backing could yet cause a major upset. Or maybe it’ll be a no score draw. X

‘’ wants to make an impact with it. But it’s no longer good enough to make an impact on the news stand alone, because the newspapers are all screaming as loud as each other.” Campbell believes this has contributed to a dumbing down of the media, where broadsheet and tabloid mean one and the same thing. “You have a much more downmarket playing field and a smaller gap. The divisions between broadsheets, tabloids and broadcasters are no longer as stark as they used to be. When I was a journalist the red tops meant the red tops.” He believes the media is compelled to cajole celebrities into public apologies to grab audience attention. He cites coverage of Tiger Woods’ affairs as an example of the lines blurring: “I thought it was ridiculous. He made every single bulletin – BBC, ITV, SKY,

To hear an audio slideshow of the interview go to

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COULD NEW MEDIA TRUMP THE ELECTION? The election is being covered differently this year: it’s a reporting revolution. Words by Sarah Baldwin. Cards by David Matthews


t’s 2005. YouTube, Twitter and Facebook haven’t been invented, blogs are only read by geeks, and Webcameron isn’t even a twinkle in the Conservative Party’s eye. It’s the General Election and social media doesn’t exist. Five years on and the digital landscape is very different. Some 50 million tweets and 55 million Facebook posts are created every day. The major political blogs all have traffic in the thousands. Gordon Brown’s smiley YouTube video, and others in a similar vein, amass countless hits. Messages of 140 characters or fewer are in vogue and Sky News considers

new digital platforms important enough to employ a designated social media correspondent. So what impact will these new platforms have on the way the 2010 General Election is reported? Will it be “The Tweet Wot Won It”? Undeniably, new media platforms act as news sources, informing inquiry and providing stories. Political editor for the Guardian, Patrick Wintour, openly acknowledges this influence. “Social media will break stories that will be picked up by mainstream media,” he says. A prime

example was Andrew Marr asking Gordon Brown about his use of anti-depressants, based on a rumour started in the blogosphere. As Westminster officials fine-tune plans to allow certain bloggers into Parliament, their part in the political conversation cannot be denied. Once dismissed as web geeks, they are now considered the experts. Guido Fawkes, author of the gossipy right-leaning blog, is regularly asked for



Tipping point: The ‘Stilettoed Socialist’ blogger tweets on average twice an hour. The week before the election, she goes into overdrive, tweeting 103 times per hour. She collapses in an internet café at 3am, leaving the Twittersphere and the election to the Tories.

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Tipping point: A member of public films Nick Clegg rescuing a baby from a burning building. The footage is a YouTube sensation, and helps the singed hero to win a sizable chunk of seats in a hung parliament. The Lib Dems push through PR and change British politics forever.

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comment. “Political punditry is no longer opinion formers from newspapers, but bloggers,” he says. For his blog, Fawkes reads over 300 RSS feeds a day. Bloggers have the time to get stories that journalists can’t. Adam Bienkov, author of Tory Troll, regularly finds scoops by meticulously reading paperwork. For instance, over the Downing Street bullying allegations, Bienkov exposed the Conservative bias of the National Bullying Helpline, undermining the BBC story. Can Twitter, with sound bites of a mere 140 characters, compete with the blogs? Alberto Nardelli, director of Tweetminster, a site that condenses tweet feeds to give stats and graphs, thinks it’s more powerful. He calls Twitter “open, messy, conversational and essential”. “It has more reach and distribution, and so ultimately more influence,” he says. His site measures levels of public interest, and shows which topics are hot and who is saying what around issues of the day. Hashtags, which flag up different themes,

opinions or jokes, such as “#CashGordon” or “#I’veNeverVotedToryBecause” highlight what people are tweeting about most globally. The anti-Tory hashtag was

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one of the top 10 most popular subjects worldwide; as the Conservatives launched their new ad campaign, tens of thousands of people around the world launched antiTory tirades with this hashtag. This is the real difference afforded by new media platforms. 2010 will be a “live” campaign. As Matthew Macgregor, director of Blue State Digital, the company


that ran Obama’s digital campaign, said, “politicians are always on”. The immediacy of social networks means that mistakes are both more visible and more audible. We have already seen numerous examples of politicians rashly pressing “send” or “share”, leaving their spin department reeling. Take Labour MP David Wright’s tweet that Conservatives are “scum-sucking” and the media furore that followed. That’s the “gotcha” moment which follows each faux-pas. As political journalism expert Professor Ivor Gaber puts it: “Every time a politician makes a gaffe, someone will be on hand to record it and upload it somewhere.” There is enormous scope for opportunistic people to capture politicians. This means that rather than there just being a hundred or so voices from the Westminster village, there are thousands or millions. >>


Tipping point: On the eve of the election, @DowningStreet goes for broke and tweets that all voters in marginal seats will be exempt from inheritance tax. However, as hardly any marginal voters follow Twitter, Labour loses anyway.

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Ruth Barnett, social media correspondent for Sky, thinks this will be decisive: “I hope web users and voters will change the face of election reporting – by using their phone to break news or capture a must-see moment on video.” There are countless ways to virally spread this information. One such example is Eye Spy MP, the Twitter feed that “crowd sources” political gossip. But who is behind Eye Spy MP, and how much of it can be believed, is unknown. This is the danger with all new media. It is considerably less reliable than mainstream platforms. Twitter and Facebook are particularly risky. Last year newspapers were fooled into reporting that David Miliband tweeted about the death of Michael Jackson, and they splashed his words over the front pages. Twitter demands rigorous checking. Rather than coming from an attributed source, there is just a name on a screen. “It is not a wire service,” says Sky News political correspondent Niall Paterson, “even

though a lot of people use it that way.” “The reality is that in the UK social media is in its complete infancy,” adds Paterson. Its unreliability means that people will continue to look to conventional outlets for

The reality is that in the UK social media is in its complete infancy

their election news. And although there is a lot of talk about new media, and the number of daily tweets is staggering, it is not at all hard to find large numbers of people who have no interest in or knowledge of social networking. According to a study by YouGov, most of the

5.5 million people who use the microblogging service are likely to come from a lower social class, live in London and be “defensive of civil liberties”. So other than a few more scoops and a better understanding of what interests the public, will this election be any different from the last? Even digital pioneer MacGregor admits: “It will not have the impact people are expecting.”It’s unlikely that we will have an all-American election won by social media. Brown and Cameron haven’t quite perfected the YouTube charisma of Barack Obama and the British public are yet to fully put their trust in Twitter. It might just be the beginning for new media, but it certainly marks a momentous change in election reporting for the future. X



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Last year television saw its first disfigured newsreader. But does this herald a more accepting era for broadcast? By Sarah Baldwin

What are you looking at? J

ames Partridge was 18 years old when he lost control of his old Land Rover on a hair pin bend in the Welsh countryside. The car skidded, flipped and the petrol tank exploded. The accident left him severely disfigured and he spent a year in a burns unit, racking up a total of 50 operations and grafts. He refused to look in the mirror. Now, some 30 years on, his face has been seen on screens across the world. For five days in November last year, Partridge presented the lunchtime news for Channel 5. It was the first time a person with facial disfigurements had been a British television news reader. “It was me on my own – terrifying,” he recalls. “I felt tense and out of control. All I could think about was trying to get everything right: tone, pace, volume, posture, eye-levels. I couldn’t focus. Then suddenly I was on. ‘Hello, this is Five News, I’m James Partridge.’ No turning back.” It became something of a phenomenon. YouTube was bombarded with 70,000 hits after the first bulletin. News crews from Germany, Spain and Korea reported on the broadcast. Every major newspaper covered the story, and Partridge was flown to Rome to be interviewed by Italy’s answer to Jonathan Ross, Barbareschi Sciock. If you watch Partridge read the news, you can’t ignore the fact that he looks different. He has no eyebrows, his mouth moves awkwardly and he is scarred. He was trying to prove that the television industry needn’t be so dominated by chiselled men and perky women. Not everyone was in favour of the experiment. While some praised it for breaking one of industry’s most enduring taboos – that you have to be good looking to get on screen – others dismissed it as a stunt. Simon Bucks, associate editor at Sky News and a former president of the Society of Editors, says: “This sort of tokenism usually ends badly. The prime criterion should be whether someone can do the job”.

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Media experts are unconvinced about Channel 5’s motivations and point towards television’s abysmal track record. This is supported by the key findings of research published by Cardiff University in March 2009 that disfigurement is almost always presented in the media through a tabloidstyle reality television format. Dr Tammy Boyce, who led the research project in Cardiff, is not ready to concede that this is genuine progress: “Let’s see if Channel 5 follows up on this effort. Let’s see if it stops making people with disfigurements look like freaks. If they do that, then I’ll admit it isn’t a ratings stunt, but I’m waiting to be convinced.” Partridge is adamant that this was “absolutely not a stunt”. This is no surprise since he heads up Changing Faces, a charity which works to help people come to terms with their disfigurement. But unlike his charity, which works to promote “face equality”, Channel 5 is notorious for “shockdocs” such as their Extraordinary People series that included the episodes The Boy With a Tumour For a Face and Half Man, Half Tree.

Chin”, “Buzz Lightyear” and “Desperate Dan”. “I experienced very bad depression,” she says. “It took me a while to realise that the problem wasn’t my face but how people reacted to it.” When she first appeared in a television documentary, Ricky Gervais, Karl Pilkington and Stephen Merchant ridiculed her on their XFM radio show. Although she complained and the station apologised, it happened again in two further broadcasts. With sex-fuelled storylines and controversial jokes, Cast Offs looked to prove the normality of disabled people. It portrayed them as no different to anyone else. There’s no doubt that this was a stunt, but it had impact. So what’s so bad about a stunt? It attracted viewers, and this was exactly what Partridge wanted. He harnessed people’s natural and insatiable curiosity – tapping into voyeurism and a fascination with anything weird. “All of us will look at something that is unusual. But how you look is critical,” he says. By appearing on the news and breaking convention, Partridge got tens of thousands of viewers and sparked a debate. He was a natural on camera. After the initial shock factor, you stop noticing that his mouth doesn’t make the usual shapes when he speaks and you just hear his commanding and authoritative tone. While there was something awkward about his first bulletin, by day five he was eloquent and precise. “I very gradually got over ‘autocue staring’,” he says. “By Wednesday I started to blink. From then on, I felt I was starting to master it.” You wouldn’t know that he’s had barely an hour of media training. His appearance on the news got the public watching, talking, blogging – realising that people with a disfigurement are normal. Partridge didn’t care how much they “ogled” him. If they could look at him they might stop staring at everyone else. Former news presenter and model Katie Piper, whose career was cut short by an

‘’ Let’s see if it stops making people look like freaks

So will it ever be normal to see disfigurements on national television? Victoria Wright, 30, has a genetic disorder called Cherubism which severely affects the shape of her face. Her jaw is enlarged and her eyes are protruding. She recently starred in Channel 4’s “mockumentary” Casts Offs, a comic satire of survivor-type reality television, where six disabled people were marooned on a remote island. Wright has been called names like “Fat

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acid attack arranged by her ex-boyfriend that left her barely recognisable, has also come under the brazen gaze that Partridge is trying to eradicate. “I went from being a young girl who would be wolf whistled in the street to being a monster whose sex and age was up for question,” she says. “They were either scared to get in a lift with me or just couldn’t stop gawping at my ravaged face.” Piper’s documentary, My Beautiful Face, aired on Channel 4 in October. “Since my documentary, everything has changed,” she says. “I believe I am starting to raise awareness, breaking down these unnecessary barriers and making people understand that those who are disfigured are not different.” Whatever Piper believes, if the research is anything to go by most of the three million-plus people tuned in to hear her

story for the same reason that people went online to watch Partridge: voyeuristic curiosity, mixed with a dash of pity. Leading British television producer Peter Bazalgette, best-known for creating Big Brother, argues: “There is something not entirely salacious about people’s natural fascination with the bizarre. People look at the ‘freak’, but underneath see the human being.” People need to look in order to realise there is nothing to see. Partridge’s appearance was a one-off. He is not a permanent fixture on Channel 5 and he doesn’t want to be a professional news reader – even though, based on the reaction to date, he could be quite a successful one. Rather than attempting to launch his own career, Partridge was hoping to pave the way for other people with disfigurements to get jobs in the media. “The idea that somebody with some

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kind of facial disfigurement can read the news – it’s doable. And that’s what I was really seeking to prove,” he says. While nothing’s changed in the short term, Partridge has at least shown that working in the media is not a total pipe dream for someone with a facial disfigurement. “One of my big goals for 2010, but it may take the whole decade, is to do all I can to enable more people with unusual-looking faces to be in the public eye,” says Partridge. A stunt? Probably. A success? For Partridge, definitely. He is genuinely thrilled with his appearance: “Overall, I am staggered and delighted. It was a defining moment; a taboo has been thrown out.” X

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NEW MEDIA TOOLBOX There’s more to journalism than office work. The field is changing and so are the tools. It’s time to get new media savvy. By Alex Saggers

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WHAT? ConvoTrack makes it easy for journalists to keep track of where their stories are being talked about on the web. It can be used to track posts just by pasting the URL of the story on its website. A sidebar on the page will show all of the up-to-the-minute conversations about your story on Twitter, blogs, Digg, FriendFeed and Reddit. WHO? Editor of Laura Oliver featured it in her “tip of the day” blog. Install it for free at

WHAT? Ribbit is an automated voice-to-text-message service. Journalists can save time when out in the field by creating voice memos on their phone, which Ribbit Mobile will convert to text and send to you via email, text message and a Ribbit account online. WHO? Reuters Consumer Media’s head of mobile, Ilicco Elia, tweeted about Ribbit being an alternative to Spinvox, the much hyped voice recognition service that closed down its user accounts in March. Currently Ribbit Mobile is only in beta in the US, but they are offering full access to the Pro plan for no charge. UK beta accounts will be available in Spring 2010. Request an invite for an account at

BUDDING WHAT? With all those gadgets you’re going to need some way of charging them on the go. Portable chargers from Powertraveller use rechargeable batteries or solar panels to give extra life to your MP3 player, mobile or laptop. Arriving soon is the Silverback-gorilla, which will give laptops up to 14 hours of extra power.

WHO? Stephen Fry caused a flurry of publicity for the brand when he posted “Power Monkey to the rescue”, after his phone ran out of juice in New York. Prices start at £19.50 from


WHAT? An app which makes it easy to stream photos and videos live over the mobile network. Your video can be broadcast live or automatically saved as you record, which can then be uploaded to YouTube or a blog.


WHO? BBC News readers sent their views on the US election to the website as it happened using Qik. Biggest selling regional newspaper series the Wolverhampton-based Express and Star used Qik to produce post-match video reports from football games. Sign up for free at

WHAT? Mifi is a pocket-sized mobile wireless hotspot which creates a secure internet connection that can be used by laptops, mobile phones, iPods and more. Made by Novotel Wireless, it can support up to five devices, has a range of 10 metres, is battery powered and can work for up to four hours of internet or 40 hours of standby. WHO? Photographers at Reuters use the unit to send photos directly to the newswire. Kate Day, communities editor for used it to report on V Festival last year, via tweets, videos, photos and audio. The Intelligent Mobile Hotspot 2352 is available from the Carphone Warehouse, or online from Expansys and Mobilx, from £209.99.

WHO? The Guardian reported that Budding could help writers prepare for the iPad. It is planned to be free of charge for writers, but around £20 to £30 per month for publishing houses and editors. Budding is due for release in Spring 2010. You can register your interest now at

AUDIOBOO WHAT? is an app for the iPhone that lets you upload audio straight to your own personal blog, allowing you to capture virtual content as it happens, much like an audio Twitter. Its website attracted one million page views in the first three months. WHO? Users include new media devotee Stephen Fry and Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles, and last year ITV used the app to hear fan’s views of FA Cup matches via their mobile phones. The Guardian used it in their coverage of the G20 protests and the climate summit in Copenhagen. Former head of future media and technology at BBC Radio, James Cridland, recently joined the company to advise them on the development of their Pro service. Sign up for a free account at

ILLUSTRATION by Daryl Percival


WHAT? A new “authoring” tool that helps writers and editors publish across different platforms such as print, online, mobile phones, ebooks and even the iPad. Developed by Wired editor-at-large Ben Hammersley and his company Dangerous Precedent, the tool takes into account the different requirements of each platform and aims to make it easy to write, edit, enrich and archive work.

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LISTINGS | 1977 – 1982


Entries are arranged by year. We do our best to keep our files up-to-date and accurate. If you have moved jobs please contact the alumni office at

1977 Diploma Sarah Bayliss South London Press; assistant editor, Times Educational Supplement; editor, Times Educational Supplement Friday magazine Terry Dignan Sheffield Morning Telegraph; Independent Radio News; A Week in Politics, On the Record, BBC TV; reporter, editor, Westminster Hour, BBC Radio 4 Nigel Dudley Middle East Economic Digest; Financial Weekly; The Daily Telegraph; chief leader writer, Middle East finance, The European; freelance Steve Howell Redbridge Guardian; relationship counsellor Peter Kendell South Wales Evening Post; Western Mail; public affairs director, British Rail; PR director, European Passenger Services; PA Director, Eurostar International; communications consultant Sue Landau Hornsey Journal; City News; Investors Chronicle; equities correspondent, Reuters (Paris) Jacky Law South Western Star; Sutton Herald; Medical Economics; freelance; associate editor, Scrip Magazine; author Mark Newham Financial Times European Energy Report; freelance Francesca Robinson My Weekly; Exeter Weekly News; Lincolnshire Echo; Sheffield Morning Telegraph; Doctor, Hospital Doctor; freelance Jon Slattery Reporter, senior reporter, Lincolnshire Echo; reporter, Eastern News; senior reporter, news editor, deputy editor, Press Gazette; freelance Patrick Smith Book researcher; Modern Africa; editor, Africa Confidential; freelance (Media Guardian, Press Gazette, The Journalist); external examiner, London College of Communication Steve Williams Hastings Observer; Maritime Magazine; Brighton & Hove Express; freelance Robin Wills Northampton Chronicle & Echo; BRMB Radio; residential social worker, Islington Council; the Guardian; freelance (Athens, Mumbai); BBC World Service; psychiatric social worker, Tower Hamlets Council and freelance, BBC World Service

1978 Diploma Jane Adkins (née Farrow) Assistant editor, Print Buyer and Print & Promotion; assistant editor, British Printer; editor, Packaging; editor, Computer Games and System Retailer; press officer, Laings Construction; senior account director, ADPR

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Richard Alcock Yorkshire Evening Press;Yorkshire Post; sub editor, the Guardian David Brindle Coventry Evening Telegraph; Financial Times; editor, Guardian Society; public services editor, the Guardian Nikolaus Creutzfeldt Unknown Jaqueline Cuthill Lothian Courier Lucilla Deane Unknown Laura Dixon (née Pasternack) Richmond & Twickenham Times Pamela Glover Kentish Times; Andre Deutsch; PR, church coordinator, book centre managing director, resource and communication director, All Souls Church Alex Graham Bradford Telegraph & Argus; reporter, London Weekend Television; researcher, producer, The Media Show, Diverse Productions; editor, joint managing director, chief executive, Wall to Wall Media Ian Graham Assistant editor, Electronics Today International; deputy editor, Which Video; freelance; author Caroline Handley (née Thompson) Peterborough Evening Telegraph; Woman; Daily Mail; Sunday Express; Woman's Own; freelance; ghost writer Askold Krushelnycky South London Press; The Sunday Telegraph; Mail on Sunday; assistant foreign editor, Sunday Times; South Africa correspondent, Sunday Express; correspondent, The European; chief correspondent, editor, The Kyiv Post (Ukraine);senior correspondent, The Daily Telegraph; Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty (Prague), The Independent; Chicago Tribune, freelance Adam Mayers Plymouth Evening Herald; Western Evening Mail; business editor, Hamilton Spectator; Toronto Star; TV commentator, senior editor, Mary Moloney Surrey Advertiser; Irish Times; Evening Press (Dublin); Irish Times Diana Muir Yorkshire Evening Post; producer, director, factual programmes,Yorkshire Television; freelance producer and director Ian Nash Waltham Forest Guardian; The Teacher; assistant editor, Times Educational Supplement Margaret Preston Waltham Forest Guardian; freelance researcher, Weatherall Green & Smith; group publications editor, Jones Lang Lasalle; Robert Preston Association Michael Rank Reuters (Beijing, London); translator; freelance Julie Shortreed Secretary; senior information office, UN of Abertay Nicholas Tester Sounds; Schools Council; National Council for Voluntary Organisations; Fiat Auto News; Education Magazine; Report Magazine of the Association of

Teachers and Lecturers; freelance; died 2000 Alan Travis Northampton Chronicle Echo; Birmingham Post; home affairs editor, the Guardian

1979 Diploma Gillian Bates South Western Star; Balham & Tooting News; media trainer and marketing officer, BBC Radio Nottingham; marketing manager, Nottinghamshire County Council; owner, GKB Marketing; columnist, Arts Professional; communications manager, City Arts Nottingham Catherine Bennett Honey Magazine; The Sunday Telegraph; Mail on Sunday; The Sunday Times; The Times; Sunday Correspondent; columnist, the Guardian, The Observer Joanna Blythman Scottish Women's Aid; Citizens Advice Bureau; freelance (Sunday Herald, Evening Standard, The Economist); author Anne Cadwallader Reporter, Bradford Telegraph & Argus; reporter, BBC Radio Ulster; correspondent, BBC Dublin; correspondent, Irish Press; political reporter, Century Radio; reporter, RTE (Dublin); northern editor, Irish Press (Dublin); correspondent, INN; Irish Echo; Irish Examiner; Christian Science Monitor Ray Chalmers Peterborough Evening Telegraph; Birmingham Post; PR, Publicity Plus; marketing director, regional director, Eversheds; director of business development, Bond Pearce Solicitors; director of business development, Foot Anstey Solicitors Nick Fielding NALGO; Shelter; New Statesman; The Independent; Mail On Sunday; The Sunday Times; senior reporter, Blenheim Films; TV Production Company; Cass Business School, City University Richard Gillespie Associate editor, The Architect; deskman, Associated Press; reporter, Pensions & Investment Age (New York); Washington editor, Pensions & Investment Age; acting editor, Euromoney (New York); managing editor, Corporate Finance Magazine; supervisory analyst, research director, Morgan Stanley; supervisory analyst and 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 and 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, Sheffield University; 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; BBC Radio 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 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 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 global media and PR, University of London Myra Reid Glasgow Evening Times; BBC Glasgow Barjinder Singh Sahota Worcester Evening News; Commission for Racial Equality; Sahota Solicitors; Lucy Tennyson Festival organiser, Artweek; RSPB Publications; freelance 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 Kate Purcell (née White) Medical News; Wellcome Foundation; Kingsway PR; freelance; associate editor, British Journal of Cardiology 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; freelance web designer; desk top 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); magazine 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 Director of communications, US News & World Report; director of communications, Associated General Contractors of America; communications consultant, Golden Communications 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,,; 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; freelance, 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, European Parliament; head of broadcast production, European Parliament; executive producer, London Gifted & Talented; director, educational video company; writer and audio-visual production Julie Shrimpton Southern Evening Echo; press office, 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; freelance

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; The 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 (Bristol); DIY SOS; executive producer, My Life as a Child, BBC; executive producer, Can’t Sing Singers; series producer, director, DIY SOS, BBC; executive producer, What Not To Wear, BBC; executive producer, BBC documentaries Karen Johnston Radio Northsound; BBC Radio Scotland; BBC 9 O'Clock News; BBC TV Scotland; senior location producer, NCA Scotland Carol Lamb Hull Daily Mail; Falmer 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 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;

1977 – 1982 | LISTINGS The Eccles Journal; Building; The Observer; Time Out; The Independent; executive editor, 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 Business section; Hill and Knowlton; PR, Square Mile Communications; Lanson PR; retired Steve Walker New Statesman; Diverse Productions; Haringey Council 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 Ian Cowie Kilburn Times; Morning Advertiser; finance editor, The Daily Telegraph Stephen Crawshaw Granada

UK elections Terry Dignan Job Editor, Westminster Hour, Radio 4 Course Diploma, 1977 Big story for 2010? It is the most difficult election to predict since 1992. I think it’ll be either a Conservative victory or a hung parliament. How are you covering it? We’re going to talk to political historians to look at the similarities with previous elections.

Place to be this year? The marginal constituencies, it’s where the election will be decided. The Conservatives are doing better in the marginals than they are doing nationally. If this is true, it means the Conservatives need a smaller lead to win a majority.

Plan for next year? I’d still like to be doing the Westminster Hour because if we have a hung parliament it would be fascinating to see how politics copes with it. Interview by David Matthews

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LISTINGS | 1982 – 1985 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 & Westminster editor, Sunday Herald Peter Davies Freelance Jane Dowell LAM Magazine; New Zealand paper; 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 making; 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; writer, The Times Fiona Mallon Bucks Free Press; Coventry Evening Telegraph 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; The Independent; Granta Books; freelance (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, BBC Radio Sheffield David Heald Unknown Brian Milligan Metro Radio; Capital Radio; BBC News South East; business reporter, BBC 1, 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 Waheda Al-Mikdadi Features editor, At-Tadamon Magazine; health editor, Sayidaty Magazine; London correspondent, Oman Daily; freelance, Al-Sabah Daily Demetrius Danas PR; Polis TV (Greece)

Television Sue Rylance Job Commercial and editorial director, Global Listings Course Newspaper, 1984 Big story for 2010? Sky has just shown its first 3D programme, a football match. Sky are always first movers and they'll be looking closely at how they generate take-up for that side of programming. Although, do you really want Wayne Rooney that big in your living room? Journalist to watch? Nancy Banks-Smith. You can read her reviews without having watched the programme, and still enjoy it immensely just for the joy of her writing. Plan for next year? It’s not until June 2011, but the Copa America, the South American football cup based in Argentina.

Interview by Ellie Broughton

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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 (Arundel); 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 Evening Times (Glasgow); Daily Record; Scottish News and Sport agency; freelance (Independent on Sunday, The Times, Northern Echo, Scottish Football Times, Reuters) Amanda Harlow Surrey Advertiser; Portsmouth News; English teacher (Japan); proof reader; 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, Cantos Mark Mitchell NME; Gloucester Citizen; West Country Agency; BBC Radio Gloucestershire; BBC News West (Bristol); editor, BBC TV News Justine Picardie The Sunday Times; Marie Claire; The Independent Magazine; Independent on Sunday; The Observer magazine; contributing editor,Vogue; columnist, The Telegraph; feature writer, Saturday Telegraph Magazine; author and freelance; The Observer Margaret Rooke South Wales Argus; Northern Echo; News on Sunday; Woman’s Own; freelance writer; press officer, Liberation Foods Susan Ryan Newsfront Magazine

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; trainee psychologist Sarah Wason Arts Council; South Bank Show,Talkback Productions; freelance TV producer; head of visual arts, Arts Council (London)

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 Peter Cann Community Transport Quarterly; Arabia magazine; Doctor; Reading Post; sub editor, Oxford Times Andrew Davidson Argus Specialist Press; Marketing Magazine; 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 Communications; Labour Party Parliamentary Press Office; Northern Ireland Office; special adviser, Cabinet Office; Carlton TV; senior consultant, strategic communications, GPC; special advisor, DETR; special advisor to Lord Macdonald; minister for the Cabinet Office; parliamentary assistant for MP Daniel Herbert Big Farm Weekly Imre Karacs BBC Monitoring Service; The Independent (Budapest, Bonn, Berlin); 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; Kent and Sussex Courier; freelance (BBC and The Observer (Honduras), 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; Africa Events; LA Times; the Guardian; The Independent; 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 SilvaBielecke Hamburger Abendblatt; DPA (Hamburg); Bogota newspaper; Tribuna Alema (Hamburg) 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); the Guardian; freelance, National Post (Toronto); teacher

Newspaper Guy Ashworth South Wales Argus; Coventry Evening Telegraph; Daily News (Birmingham); Express and Echo; senior editor, Key Communications; senior editor, Citigate; coporate 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; Northampton Chronicle & Echo; 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 writer and editor Dermot Murnaghan Coventry Evening Telegraph; Business Porgramme, Breakfast Programme, ITN; breakfast presenter, BBC; presenter, Sky News Anne Peacock Surrey Advertiser; ILR County Sound; First Edition, BSkyB; senior producer, Any Questions and Any Answers, Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4 Sue Rylance Lincoln Echo; Hampstead & Highgate Express; Plus Magazine; editor, TV Times; editor, group editor, TV & Satellite Week, director of ipctx; freelance editorial consultant; commercial and editorial director, Global Listings Angela Smith Business Programme, Channel 4; BBC Educational TV; Tyne Tees TV

Periodical Karina Bliss Hilal International; author Louise Bromley Medical News; General Practitioner; Bullet Communications; mother Georgina Brown (née Simon) Accountancy Age; The Magazine; The Independent; theatre critic, Mail on Sunday Alejandrina Catalano Contributing editor, Estates Gazette; freelance Simon Crompton Therapy Weekly; Health Service Journal; Professional Social Work; medical editor, Body and Soul, freelance, The Times Stephen DiBasio Safety and Fire News; Kilburn Times Richard Evans Euromoney; presenter, BBC Radio Wales Nicholas Fisher Freelance agony uncle, writer, screenwriter and broadcaster Christopher Giles Recorder Group; West Sussex County Times; sports editor, Brighton Evening Argus Ed Gorman News correspondent, freelance, sailing correspondent,The Times; 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

1982 – 1985 | LISTINGS

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 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 (Cleveland); ITN Audrey Green BBC Radio Scotland; The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; communications, Amnesty International; internal communication 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 Peggy Cheng Unknown 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 Arbic magazine; freelance Anwar Iqbal The Muslim (Islamabad); The Independent; Reuters; fellow, Oxford; The News; UPI (Islamabad, , Washington DC) 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 Kae Matundu-Tjiparuro Namibian Broadcasting Corp; media liaison desk, SW Africa Broadcasting Corp; control information officer, ministry of foreign affairs, Information & Broadcasting; special projects editor, New Era

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LISTINGS | 1985 – 1986 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 (Paris); 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 Philip Daws Exeter Express & Echo;

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BBC Radio Devon; PR, Image Makers Elizabeth Grindrod Sheffield Star; freelance PR; deputy director, international office, Sheffield University Tim Heritage Reuters (Moscow, London, Warsaw, Belgrade, Brussels, Jerusalem); bureau chief; Reuters (Jerusalem, Israel and Palestinian Territories, France) Stuart Jeffries Hampstead & Highgate Express; Birmingham Post & Mail; Paris correspondent, features writer, the Guardian, The Observer Melanie Jennings (née Knight) Coventry Evening Telegraph; mother Justyn Jones Southern Evening Echo; Western Mail; ITN; producer; Small World Productions James Meek Northampton Chronicle Echo; The Scotsman; Moscow correspondent; religious affairs editor, science correspondent, features writer, the Guardian; novelist John Mullin Morning News; The Independent; the Guardian; deputy editor, The Scotsman; executive editor, The Independent Mike O’Sullivan Derby Evening Telegraph; Radio Trent; Leicester Sound; Sheffield Star; broadcast journalist, BBC (Nottingham, Derby); reporter, East Midlands Today 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; MA, International Relations, Cambridge University; 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 Lucy Ash The List; East London Advertiser; BBC South East; freelance (Moscow); 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; 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 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 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 Caroline Pickthorn Unknown 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 Susan Watts Computer Weekly; New Scientist; The Independent; science editor, BBC Newsnight

Radio Miti Ampoma 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; The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; news editor, BBC Radio Kay Holmes Social Services Insight Magazine; Hounslow Recorder; Morning Star; Unison; freelance David Lloyd Unknown Iain Nicholson Radio Norfolk; Radio Berkshire; BBC Radio Oxford; freelance media consulting, Nicholson Associates Jenni Russell Trainee, BBC; BBC World Tonight; freelance

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 Office 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; New Horizon; Libyan Embassy Press Office; The Immigrant; Middle East International; London correspondent, Jana News Agency Hugh Davies Big Farm; Middle East Economic Digest; Hill and Knowlton PR Petros Diplas Greek newspaper foundation; CEO, Kathimerini; Channel 7 TV Malin Foster Letters editor, public forum editor, Salt Lake Tribune Valerie Gauriat Paris stringer, 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 Magazine; 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); reporter, 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; WTN; ITN; BBC World Service; APTV; BBC News; APTN; ABC Australia; SBS World View radio; lecturer, Deakin University; PhD, Melbourne 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 Kalli Plainos Unknown Sajid Qaisrani Resident editor, Pakistan Times; PTV Academy (Islamabad); Pakistan Television; director resource service, director of programming, Avrat Foundation; freelance development consultant Max Rajathurai News editor, head of marketing, PetroMin Carol Repton Petroleum Argus; Agence France Presse; Nihon Keizai Shimbun;Visnews; Channel 4 Daily; South China Morning Post; sub editor AFX News 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 Leicester University; PhD, African Studies (Michigan); The Namibian Frank van Vliet UK and Ireland correspondent, De Telegraaf (Amsterdam, Budapest, Israel); postgraduate studies Etan Vlessing Research organisation; Islington Health Authority; Jewish Herald; The Hollywood Reporter Prince Woboroma Postgraduate studies; Nigerian Television (Port Harcourt)

Newspaper Mandy Bradshaw (née Norrish) Gloucestershire Echo; freelance writer, editor and photographer John Brotherton Derbyshire Times; Sheffield Star; employment law consultant, AP Partnership Denis Campbell Journalist, NME; TV researcher; news reporter, Time Out; reporter, home affairs correspondent, Scotland on Sunday; Westminster correspondent,

The Herald (Glasgow); 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; executive head of news, deputy editor, editor, The Daily Telegraph James Hamilton Surrey Advertiser Tracey Harrison Coventry Evening Telegraph; freelance (Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday); consumer correspondent, Daily Mirror Kate Heathman (née Roberts) Reporter Group (Manchester); launch team, Chester evening newspaper; freelance media trainer and production journalist; senior lecturer and media consultant, Liverpool John Moores University Gareth Hewett East Anglian Daily Times; National Student; Money Marketing; South China Morning Post 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 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 Sarah Poland Freelance; RSPCA Kate Rankine Money Marketing; reporter (New York); deputy city editor, The Daily Telegraph 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

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Health Denis Campbell

Job Health correspondent, the Guardian Course Newspaper, 1986 Big story for 2010? How the NHS deals with the financial squeeze. Services will be cut and hospital units will be closed. The NHS will be even more newsworthy than usual. How are you covering it? In-depth – a lot of our readers work for the NHS.

Journalist to watch? Nick Triggle, a health reporter for the BBC. He gets great stories every time – he’s my main competitor.

Plan for next year? In the lobby writing about politics hopefully. Interview by Cathy Adams Press; The Late Show, BBC Newsnight Morwen Williams Croydon Advertiser; BBC SouthEast; Northwest Tonight; news organiser, BBC; UK assignments editor, BBC Newsgathering; UK news editor, BBC Paul Wilmshurst Central Television; Clare Raynor 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 diector, 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 Janet Lawrence (née Dix) Essex County Newspapers; Electricity Board Corporate Magazine; foreign correspondent, Agence France Presse; world desk editor, Reuters Julia Dodds Associated Press; Dow Jones; Money Marketing; Planned Savings; lawyer, commercial litigation associate, Reed Smith

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 Freelance; Cosmopolitan; BBC Wales Contract Journal; Aiport 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; 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 Sam Lennon Folkestone Herald; Adscene; Kentish Express; Kent Messenger; 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 Miranda MacAlister Penguin Books; freelance copy editor Emma Mason Southern Evening Echo; press office, Imperial Cancer Research; health PR consultant

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LISTINGS | 1986 – 1988

Sport Miles Harrison

Big story for 2010? England games against Australia, New Zealand and South Africa at the Rugby World Cup. We’ll see if England head coach, Martin Johnson, can get our team through. Place to be this year? The eyes of the sporting world will be on South Africa and the football World Cup. I will certainly be glued to the drama.

Plan for next year? With any luck I will be celebrating an Ashes win for England down under. The last one was in 1987, and it’s about time there was another one. Interview by Jasmine Phillips

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1987 International

Job Rugby union commentator, Sky Sports Course Radio, 1988

Telegraph; Independent on Sunday; Mail on Sunday; Sunday Business; The Times; business editor, city editor, Independent on Sunday; media relations director, Barclays; director, Fishburn Hedges John Perlman Postgraduate studies; Radio 703; Weekly Mail (South Africa); Saturday Star; South Africa Broadcasting Corporation; presenter, AM Live/The Round Table, SABC3 Lucy Pilkington Current affairs, BBC; commissioning editor, Challenge, Trouble and Bravo,Virgin Richard Preston Tatler; The Independent; features 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 Adrian Sibley BBC; freelance documentaries Deborah Thornton Sub editor, technology reporter, Building; freelance 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

executive producer, CBC news Joanne Williams TV AM; BBC (GNS)

editor, BBC News 24 Roy Wilkinson Freelance (Sounds, Select); features, Q; artist management Elizabeth Wilson Medical Magazine Lucie Young Fitness; Design; freelance (New York Times, Marie Claire US, The Daily Telegraph, ES); Metropolitan Home

Radio Maria Coyle ILR Southern Sound; BBC Radio Cleveland; Tyne Tees TV; Central television; Carlton News Rachael Davies BBC Radio 1 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 Jackie Garriock (née Lidgard) BBC Radio 4; BBC Parliamentary Unit; news and current Affairs, BBC; BBC Radio 5 Live; studio manager, BBC Radio News Michael MacFarlane Production trainee, BBC; producer, World at One, BBC Radio 4; executive editor, BBC London Pamela Miles (née Toppin) CBC (Canada); BBC Belfast; Ulster Orchestra; owner, editor, Hilstop Publishing Susanne Reber CBC Radio News;

Millie Adisa Concord (Lagos); freelance Katherine Arms Freelance (Cyprus); CBS News (Nicosia, 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 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, Corp Watch California Vera Eckert Metal Bulletin; Reuters (London, Hamburg, Frankfurt); senior power correspondent, Reuters AG 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; children’s charity Myrto Markidou-Selipa Philelertheros; Selides (Cyprus) Ejor Ndifon Postgraduate studies, Granonee (Lagos) Sophie O’Neill BBC TV; health magazine (Paris); died 1989 Ruby Ofori Women’s Focusing; police press officer, UN peacekeeping mission (Ethiopia, Eritrea); editor, All Africa; documentary production Clare Ogilvie-Turner Pulse; British Direct Television; The Province (Vancouver); senior reporter, CanWest; senior reporter, The Province; Pique News Savvas Paritsis Freelance; builder appraisals, DEGW Architects; cartoonist and film researcher; film editor; online editor, Postworks NY

Prasanna Probyn freelance (Asian Times, Hansib Publications); film researcher; marketing officer, Middlesex University; homoeopath Fernando Rodrigues Correspondent, political columnist, Folha de Sao Paulo (New York, Tokyo, Washington, Brasilia) Howard Rombough Creative Review; editor,Voyager; PR director, Campbell Gray Hotels Linda Sills Researcher, assistant producer, CBC; producer, BBC World Newsroom; documentary producer; senior producer, Hard Talk, BBC; UCLA Film School; documentary producer, senior producer, BBC JohnWani Simon Radio Juba (Sudan) Sven Gunnar Simonsen Altaposten;Verdens Gang; Nordisk Ostforum; Dagbladet; Dagens Naeringsliv; University of Oslo; book review editor, Journal of Peace Research; senior researcher, International Peace Research Institute Alhaji Tanko Ghana News Agency Ulf Thorsson Analyst (Sweden) Sebastian Usher Freelance (Saudi Arabia); correspondent, BBC World Media; BBC World Service Ioannis Zografos Athens News Agency; Europe People’s Party, European Parliament; press officer, European Parliament

Newspaper Xana Antunes The Independent; Channel 4 Business Programme; Business Daily; Evening Standard (New York); editor, The New York Post; author; executive editor, Michael Bennett Katherine Advertiser (Australia); PR, Stanforth; PR, Infopress; PR, Clark & Company Jason Bennetto Plymouth Evening Herald; Western Daily Press; Independent on Sunday; crime correspondent, The Independent; senior lecturer in journalism, City University Jennie Brookman Hull Daily Mail; Bristol Evening Post; Times Higher Education Supplement; DPA; foreign news, The Interpreter Farzana Cheema Croydon Advertiser Jeremy Clifford Hull Daily Mail; Golf World; Derby Evening Telegraph; South Wales Echo; deputy editor, Leicester Mercury; editorial development manager, Connecting Communities; publishing plan manager, Leicester Mercury Eleanor Edwards BBC; freelance Richard Galpin Coventry Evening Telegraph; BBC World Service (Dakar, Islamabad); correspondent, BBC (Jakarta, Athens, Moscow) Judy Henry BBC Television; Channel 4; producer and director, Wall to Wall TV; mother; MSc, Tavistock Centre; family therapist, NHS Geraldine Holden Sub editor, Health Service Journal; freelance (Brussels); deputy production editor, Nursing Times; chief sub editor, BMA News Christian Jenner East Anglian

Daily Times; 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 and 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 (Manchester, London, Berlin, Bangkok); Daily Express (New York); chief foreign affairs correspondent, The Sunday Telegraph Janice Turner East Anglian Daily Times; Take a Break; The Sun; Mail on Sunday; editor, That’s Life; editor, Real Magazine; freelance, the Guardian; columnist and feature writer, The Times Giovanni Ulleri Inside Housing Magazine; Face the Facts, BBC Radio 4; World in Action; The Big Story, ITV; Tonight with Trevor MacDonald, Granada TV; Investigate Reports (US TV); Dispatches; Real Story; Panorama; partner, Popkorn Films Michael Williams Freelance; New Scientist; trainee, BBC; World at One, BBC; BBC Newsnight; foreign affairs reporter, The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; freelance, BBC Radio

Periodical Douglas Amrine Time-Life Books; Wine Magazine; Dorling Kindersley; Inside Guides; Publisher, EyeWitness Travel; publisher, Travel Guides, Dorling Kindersley Tom Aston Channel 4 Daily; Visnews; Gemini; Sunday Express; freelance; researcher, Free Tibet campaign Joanna Bale Croydon Advertiser; Daily Express; Sunday Express; reporter, The Times, The 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, 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; freelance (health and social policy); lecturer, Society of Apothecaries

Beverley Cohen Design; freelance (Australia); Design Week; yoga teacher Elizabeth Coldwell Editor, Forum 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; 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, ESOI Stephen Hounslow Reporter, Marketing; trainee, BBC; producer, senior producer, documentary 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 Dean Jones Herts & Essex Observer Michael Kavanagh Financial Adviser; Marketing; Marketing Week; deputy news editor, Margaret Keenan Stroud Observer; Western Mail; editor, Drive Time News; producer, BBC Wales Anne Kelly Woman Options; Country Homes & Interiors; novelist; freelance (Ideal Homes, BBC Good Food) Sharon Kelly Fulcrum Productions; freelance; TV producer; TV/radio scriptwriter Nicholas Kenton Today; Lithoweek; Oracle Teletext; researcher, After Dark; Open Media, BBC Radio 4 Helen Kitchen PR; events manager, Cardiff City Council; Toucan Club 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 Anthony Meenaghan Eastern Counties Newspapers; Reading News Agency; 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 Shaun Phillips Sounds; editor, Blah Blah Blah; freelance (The Face, Loaded); ZM;Vox; editor, Esquire Sport; associate features editor, features director, Esquire 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 BBC (Panorama, Watchdog, Here and Now, Public Eye); 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

Radio Nana Anto-Awuakye Researcher, producer, BBC Radio; United Nations (New York); UN Radio Mission (Kosovo); senior media officer, CAFOD Sally Arthy ILR; Essex Radio; BBC Radio Essex; IRN; London News; APTV; APTN; foreign news editor, Sky News Penelope Boreham BBC Radio Bristol; BBC Bristol; senior producer, BBC World Service Alison Dawes ILR; Hereward Radio; CNFM Radio (Cambridge); radio intake editor, BBC; assistant editor; BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Dr Roger Few Orbis Publishing; senior research fellow, development studies; senior research fellow, University of East Anglia Owen Gay Channel 4 Business Daily; BBC Business Unit; Watchdog, BBC; Executive Producer, BBC Factual Department; commissioning editor, The One Show, BBC Jane Grant Freelance Mark Handscombe Food Programme, BBC Radio 4; BBC World Service; The Independent; documentary producer,Yorkshire Television; Taking Liberties, BBC Dale Templar (née Hayhurst) Channel 4 Business Programme; BBC Business Unit; BBC (Money Programme, Here and Now); series producer, BBC Factual; Pacific Abyss, BBC Natural History (Bristol) Beatrice Rubens Continuing Education, BBC Radio 4; senior producer, BBC Radio 4 Alasdair Sandford Trainee, BBC news; BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat; World at One; The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; Europe reporter, Radio 1; reporter, Radio Netherlands; freelance, BBC Jo Whiley BBC Radio 1

1988 International Hossinali Afkhami research fellow, Leeds University; Allameh University (Tehran) Jonathan Ames US News and

1986 - 1988 | LISTINGS

World Report; editor, Law Gazette Sylvie Basley Freelance communications consultant Ferry Biedermann Royal Society of Chemistry; Chemistry & Industry; NOS TV (Hilversum); Radio Netherlands International (Hilversum); Jerusalem correspondent, De Volkskrant; correspondent, Financial Times (Beirut) Ellen Boyle The Register Star; PR, Merseycare Corporation; Wragg & Casas Karen Davis Lecturer, University of Guyana; Guyanan diplomatic service; Canadian International Development; teacher, School of the Nations; communications consultant, sociology lecturer, University of Guyana Gabriella Gamini Freelance (Sri Lanka); correspondent, The Times; Brazilian Embassy in London; Brazil correspondent, Paris correspondent, The Times Imran Gardezi Pakistan foreign ministry; Pakistan Embassy (Hong Kong); general manager for media affairs, Pakistan International Airlines; press attaché, Pakistan Consulate (London) Angelina Grasso BBC External Services; Cambridge Community Television (Boston); BBC Russian Service; scheduling editor, BBC Russian Services; regional coordinator, Americas and Europe, BBC Mike Hall Freelance (Malawi); The Weekly Post (Lusaka); The Tablelander (Australia); AAP (Sydney); Bloomberg News (Sydney); bureau chief, South and Southeast Asia, Tokyo bureau chief, Bloomberg News Melinda Ham Freelance (Malawi); freelance (Lusaka); SBS Radio (Sydney); Morning Herald (Sydney); freelance and publicity consultant (Mumbai, India); freelance David Irwin Airline pilot; died 1989 Valgerour Johannsdottir Radio journalist, parliamentary correspondent, deputy head of news, Icelandic National Broadcasting Service George Kouvaras Chief editor, Eleftheros Typos (Athens) Patrick McDowell Associated Press (London, Paris, Bangkok); bureau chief, Associated Press (Kuala Lumpur,); Asia Pacific editor, Associated Press Estela Moreno-Bosketti Unknown Mojalefa Moseki The Sowetan; postgraduate studies (London); group chief informations officer, SITA Lim Mui-Khi Associated Press, Dow Jones (Singapore); BridgeNews (Singapore) William Nyadru-Mia Parish priest (Kampala); died 1991 Fokke Obbema Quote Magazine (Amsterdam); financial reporter and editor, media section, De Volkskrant (Amsterdam); foreign correspondent, De Volkskrant (France) Jerry Okoro PR and communications (Lagos)

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LISTINGS | 1988 – 1989 Jon Palmer International Financing Review; Risk Management; freelance illustrator and graphic designer Gareth Pownall Unknown Christine Pulvermacher SQP Magazines (Lausanne); Union Learn Yungjoo Rhee Unknown Chris Simpson Freelance; staff writer, West Africa Magazine; BBC Gareth Pownall Unknown Christine Pulvermacher SQP Magazines Yungjoo Rhee Unknown Chris Simpson Africa Service; stringer, BBC (Angola, Rwanda, Senegal); project co-ordinator, West Africa Radio; regional co-ordinator, Irin Radio SiuLing Tse Hong Kong Standard; South China Morning Post; Manulife Financial Employees’ Benefit Consultant Nicholas Vafiadis BBC World Greek Service; foreign editor, Antenna Pay TV Maria Zaharea Avghi Radio 90.2 (Athens); Epikerotita; political correspondent, Mega Channel TV Aliaa Zayed London Oil Reports Winston Zulu Evelyn Home College (Lusaka)

Newspaper Sarah Borchersen-Keto Associated Press, Dow Jones (Amsterdam, London); AFX News (Amsterdam and Washington); associate writer, CCH; reporter, Commerce Clearing House Jon Boyle Birmingham Post and Mail; Agence France Presse (Paris, Moscow); Reuters (Moscow, France) 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 Jennifer Cripps Pearl Insurance; sub editor, Peterborough Evening Telegraph Douglas Cumming Hull Daily Mail; editor, Rangers News; sports sub editor, Daily Mail (Scotland) Alastair Dalton Dunfermline Press; Aberdeen Evening Express; The Scotsman; Scotland on Sunday; news reporter, science and transport correspondent, The Scotsman 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; senior producer, assistant editor, News Interactive Katharine Everitt Assistant chief sub editor, Taste food and drink editor, The Journal (Newcastle) Suzanne Gamble (née Swan) Teaching assistant, Templefield Lower School, Flitwick 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

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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, DEFRA Anna-Marie McFaul Reporter, Northampton Chronicle Echo; Ballymena Guardian; deputy head of content, head of features, Irish News (Belfast); freelance (Irish Daily Star NuaMedia, BBC, That’s Life); freelance BBC producer Michaela Miller Animal World; head of publications, RSPCA online; web consultant George Parker Western Morning News; UK news editor, Brussels bureau chief, Financial Times Pratap Rughani Production trainee, documentary features, BBC TV; New Internationalist; freelance film producer, director (BBC, Channel 4) Stephen Sheppard Northampton Chronicle Echo; Money Week; Financial Adviser; Bridge News;; editor, Fund Strategy; director,Vanburgh Financial Communications John Speck Dow Jones; economics correspondent, 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, 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; Meetings and Incentive Travel Magazine; editor, Cat Publications; freelance, associate editor, Meetings and Incentive Travel Magazine Richard Warry Croydon Advertiser; GP Magazine; Doctor Magazine; health editor, BBC News Online

Periodical Simon Aldous Production editor, INTRA; Liz Bayram Travel Bulletin; Best; PR, National Asthma Campaign; head of PR, Royal Society; director of policy & public affairs, National Childminding Association; CEO, National Care Association; chief sub editor, Building Design Helen Brown Reading Evening Post; She; BBC Sport; Radio Times; Cosmopolitan; freelance (Zest; Sue; Redwood publishing; Mother and Baby);Mumsnet Phyllida Brown Freelance (New Scientist, BMJ, WHO, Unicef); MA, University of Exeter; freelance, New Scientist Kevin Buckley National Student Extra; freelance (, 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 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 Planet 24; Folio Productions; Sky Sports News; Brazen Radio;Vanessa, ITV; Trisha, ITV; creative director, MD, Interactive Knowhow Nick Gibbs The Woodworker; Good Woodworking; Future Publishing; freelance and woodworker Richard Handford Communications magazine; Financial Times Newsletters; freelance (Financial Times, Wall Street Journal) Christopher Histed General manager, Sky Interactive Production, BSkyB; vice president,; director of strategy and UK general manager, Silicon Media Group; CEO, Parliamentary Communications; court assistant, Worshipful Company of Information Technologists; 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; Yorkshire TV (London); freelance, Rapido; producer and director, Chrysalis TV; executive producer, editor, factual entertainment, BBC Television Kathryn Kirby Law student; lawyer Tom Loxley BBC Magazines; editor, XL Magazine; editor, Stuff Magazine; editor-in-chief, Maxim; editor, Maxim Fashions; editorial consultant, IPC Caroline Merz New Statesman; freelance writer and book editor; web author and editor, Content Consultants Caren Myers Freelance; Sight and Sound; law student, Columbia University; federal prosecutor, assistant US attorney Sue Nelson Freelance (the Guardian, Independent on Sunday, The Sunday Times, The Observer); student, space science and astronomy, Michigan University; journalism fellow, science and environment correspondent, BBC News; science writer and broadcaster David Pilling Chile correspondent, 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 radio and TV, Time); editor, New Times; senior campaigns officer, TUC; communications and marketing, Unionlearn

Nick Pyke Deputy news reporter, news editor, Times Educational Supplement; deputy news editor, Independent on Sunday; freelance (Independent on Sunday, Times Educational Supplement; The Tablet); deputy features editor, Mail on Sunday 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; Community Care Journal; freelance Jane Tyler Redditch Advertiser; Bristol Evening Post; Wolverhampton Express and Star; 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 Radio Solent; BBC South East; editor of newsgathering, BBC South TV; editor, BBC Radio Solent 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; Channel 4 News; business producer Sarah Oloway BBC Radio Julie Osborne GWR Radio (Swindon); freelance researcher and producer; fraud investigator Simon Wilson BBC Radio Essex; reporter and producer, BBC World Service; producer and presenter, BBC Radio 5 Live; producer, 6 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 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, BBC Midlands Today Jonathan Crawford Radio Aire; Essex Radio; BBC Essex; assistant editor, editor, BBC Radio 5 Live Rebecca Dare Sky Sport; Chrysalis Productions Deirdre Devlin Editor, Radio Ulster; BBC Belfast 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 GLR; BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat; news correspondent, BBC Kimberley Jenkins BBC Television Sharon Maguire Channel 4 Media Show; Wall to Wall Television; director, Bridget Jones Diary Melanie Mauthner LBC Radio; BSkyB; IRN; Radio Fox; Oxford researcher, University of London; lecturer, the Open University Lawrence McDonnell BBC Kent; BBC Radio Four; BBC (Kiev); IRN (Moscow); ITN (Moscow) Elizabeth Mead Freelance; 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 News Sean Webster BBC Radio York

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 Kelly Boom Unknown Philippa Bourke Freelance (USA, Japan); Japan Times Magali Christol Unknown Sof Efuk BBC Africa Service Everest Ekong West Africa magazine; 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 Alf 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,; novelist Liliane Landor Researcher, Channel 4; BBC World Service; head of news and current affairs, 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; national desk reporter, south east Asia bureau co-chief, 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); freelance political correspondent, media strategist; communications, Greengold Africa Ali Qassim Marketing Week; freelance (Spain, Latin America) Margaret Roberts Which; Which Way to Health Jeff Silverstein Freelance (Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald); CBC TV News; associate producer, W5; reporter, consumer affairs, current affairs, associate producer, director, producer, CTV Babara Smit Reporter, European Business Today; Amsterdam correspondent, The Daily Telegraph; freelance writer; novelist Kayode Soyinka Newswatch (London); editor-in-chief, Africa Today Yann Tessier Sub editor, money desk, correspondent, Reuters (Milan, Rome); correspondent, senior producer, Reuters Financial TV (Paris, Benelux, Israel and Palestine) Sandy Trivieri (née Lafrate) Freelance; Canadian Business Life Anne VanderZijl 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, Singapore University Laurence Zavriew Panos; senior broadcast journalist, BBC World Service

Newspaper Peter Allen Eastern Daily Press; Daily Star; Daily Mirror; reporter, 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 Robert Cole The Independent; city desk, Evening Standard; tempus editor, business editor, The Times Anthony Dore Bristol Evening Post; Mail on Sunday; Times Educational Supplement; education correspondent, BBC Newsroom South East; BBC London News; assistant editor, 6.30 News, BBC; editor, London News, BBC TV 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; PR; teacher, Ackworth School Tim Jotischky Eastern Daily Press; executive news editor, Daily Mail; editor, Metro; editor, Scottish Daily Mail; editorial executive, head of

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sport, Daily Mail; The Daily 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,, 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 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, Sunday Express; chief political correspondent, chief political commentator, Daily Express Gabrielle O’Neill Western Morning News; BBC Radio News; producer, The Today programme, BBC Radio 4; BBC The Record Europe (Brussels) Tim Prizeman PR, Touche Ross; head of PR, Arthur Andersen; managing director, Kelso Consulting Danny Shaw Trainee, BBC News; BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat; BBC Radio 5 Live; The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; home affairs correspondent, BBC News Valerie Small Hospital Medicine; GP (Jamaica) Jonathan Ungoed-Thomas Eastern Daily Press; National News Agency; Daily Mirror; Daily Mail; news reporter, deputy editor, Insight, focus writer, senior news reporter, The

Science Sue Nelson Job Freelance science writer and broadcaster Course Periodical, 1988 Big story for 2010? At the end of 2009 scientists reported signals that could indicate the missing mass in our universe. This reveals that scientists are tantalisingly close to uncovering one of science’s greatest mysteries in 2010. How are you covering it? I made a Radio 4 documentary, and if they commission a follow up programme then I’ll make another. Journalist to watch? Radio reporter and producer, Anna Lacey. She’s smart and creative.

Place to be this year? The UK – it is about to have its own space agency. Interview by Cathy Adams

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LISTINGS | 1989 – 1990 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

Periodical Piers Alder Chief sub editor; freelance writer and sub editor; channel editor,Virgin Net; editorial director, citizenship website; head of content,; senior copywriter and content manager, Euro RSCG Circle; head of copy, Dutton Merrifield; freelance copywriter 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 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 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 Living; freelance; FCO Marianne Curphey Stoke Evening Sentinel; UK News Agency; The Times; editor,; Money Unlimited; freelance (The Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, The Times); The Times William Dunn Press Gazette; chief sub editor, style editor, GQ; senior editor, Esquire; freelance (Debretts, FT, Fashion Week, Blueprint, Zag); editor,Volvo magazine; editor, Live magazine, Redwood David Edwards Bournemouth Evening Echo; deputy sports editor, The Daily Telegraph; sports desk, Daily Mail; sports reporter; The Independent; sports editor, thelondonpaper; deputy editor, Eureka, The Times Louise France Options; Evening Standard; New Woman; Daily Mail; Red; The Independent on Sunday; deputy editor, Life Magazine; editor,

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The Observer Review; freelance (The Observer, The Saturday Telegraph, Marie Claire, Red) 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 Paula Hubert Design Week; BBC Leeds; Points of View, Here and Now, BBC 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 Freelance; 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 Freelance (New Statesman, the Guardian, The Independent, Time Out); editor, Community Care Francesca Nelson The Sunday Times; freelance; mother Catriona O’Shaughnessy Record Mirror; Select; The Independent; Time Out; deputy chief sub, Daily Express Jill Parsons The Lawyer; Bristol Mercury; Daily Mail; Mail on Sunday Mamta Patel Chemistry in Britain; GP; European Chemical News; Environmental Data Services 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; features researcher, London Tonight; 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

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

1990 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 Clerical work 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; intern, Channel 4; Moscow correspondent, East African, Asian correspondent; BBC Georgina Johnson Voice of Peace Radio

Lainy Malkani (née Bridgelall) LBC Talkback; GLR; BBC London; BBC News 24; public affairs officer, Commonwealth Secretariat Paula McCann BBC Bedfordshire; BBC (Belfast); producer, senior broadcast journalist; BBC Radio 5 Live Becky Milligan BBC Radio Surrey; World at One, BBC Radio 4 Niels-Ole Rasmussen Producer, Scansat; Copenhagen film and TV company Robyn Read BBC Northampton; senior producer, Kaleidoscope, 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 correspondent, education, family, Washington correspondent, BBC News Sally White Trainee producer, BBC; 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

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

Terrorism Jason Lewis Job Security editor, Mail on Sunday Course Newspaper, 1989 Big story for 2010? Whether we’re facing too much surveillance and whether the police and intelligence and security services need tighter controls over how and when they operate. There is a creeping terrorism fatigue on the part of the public, many of whom now distrust that the terrorism risk is real.

How are you covering it? We will try to raise questions about what is being done in the name of counter terrorism. We will continue to support the work of the police but also investigate issues of human rights abuse.

Plan for next year? I will be continuing to try to cast light on this difficult area. Over recent years we have seen a creeping control over aspects of our lives, ordered by politicians rather than security officials. This year I’d like to think that the public will get some control back. Interview by Cathy Adams

Anne Borganetti Busisiwe Chaane Medical magazine Raffaele Dellagiacoma Colomboni Missions (Sunningale) Matroni Dikeakou Spectrum Radio; 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 (USA) 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) 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 El; Pacifico (Lima, Peru) 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 Elizabeth Mitsani Ermis Mass Media; Foundation for Hellenic Culture (Athens); press officer, Hellenic Foundation for Culture KulbirSingh Natt Radio Netherlands; BBC World Service; BBBC Worldwide Television (Hindi Department) Maria Panagiotopoulou BBC World Service; Sky TV (Athens) 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,; editor, Essence Magazine; Haaretz International Herald Tribune Georgios Terzis Freelance; editorin-chief, Touristiki Chalkidiki, editor-in-chief, 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 Matthew Bigg Press Association; Good Shepherds Mission; freelance (Kenya); 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 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; freelance 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 Magazine; 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, Daily Express; editor, Daily Express Magazine; deputy editor, Sunday Times News Review; consulting editor, columnist, The Daily Telegraph 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, 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 and 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

1989 – 1990 | LISTINGS 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 Miriam Stoppard Lifetime; editor,; programme leader, postgraduate diploma in professional writing, Falmouth College of Arts 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, Robert Crampton Columnist, The Saturday Times Magazine; interviewer and columnist, The Times Sophie Davies Freelance; NHK 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) 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, New Scientist; freelance (Nature, New Scientist, Nursing Times); the Guardian 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 Claire Maloney TV Quick; RSPCA; Paragan Communications; William Reed Publishing; freelance (Hello!, British Council Ink magazine) 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;

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LISTINGS | 1990 – 1992 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 John Thompson Local London paper; founder, owner, managing director, Mousetrap Publishing Services; publisher, Tim Turner TV Listings; Runners’ World; deputy editor, Sky Magazine; freelance; editor, Barclays magazine; editor, Forward Publishing; freelance Caroline Wyatt Trainee, Bann, Berlin, Moscow, Paris, defence correspondent, BBC

1991 Broadcast Misbah Alvi Freelance; BBC Pebble Mill; Central TV; GMTV; executive producer, Entertainment Today Primaljit Bath Postgraduate studies; GLR; BBC history unit Richard Bee Freelance (ITN, Meridian); producer, BBC Question Time; political consultant, BBC; Caprom Productions; freelance producer 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 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, Interactive Factual and Learning, BBC 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,

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

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 Vanessa Chen Hong Kong Trade Development Council Robert Conway Unknown Cherif Cordahi BBC World Service; the Guardian; The Economist; The Economist Intelligence Unit; freelance, Middle East Correspondent, Bloomberg News and TV Nancy Coulter-Parker Freelance; editor-in-chief, Hooked On the Outdoors magazine Alice DeDehn Reuters (Paris) Lisa Durante Bay of Bengal Programme; Rich Earth Creatives Margaret Evans freelance (BBC, CBC); European correspondent, CBC Radio News Peter Gilbert Cavendish Direct Marketing; Wolff Olins; GD Marketing and Design (Lisbon); Scriptur Design (Lisbon); freelance copywriter Raymond Goodwin teacher (Hong Kong, Japan) Jean Haguet Agence France Presse; Groupe Moniteur; research fellow, Washington; author; MBA; Gemini

Consulting; Antfactory;Vivendi Universal Publishing; consultancy director, Groupe Moniteur Elisabeth Hansen Unknown Ayesha Haroon Freelance; Reuters; features editor, The Frontier Post; special correspondent; op-ed section editor, resident editor; editorial assistant, The Nation Siv Haugan Naturog 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 Mandy Kibel CNN Production Assistant Virginia Marsh Eastern Europe stringer (Financial Times; The Economist); Australian-Pacific correspondent, Financial Times Christine Mordret Freelance (Paris); Hommes et Migrations; sub editor Valerie Msoka Radio Tanzania; Swahili unit, BBC World Service; World Service News Programmes Leone Ross The Voice; LWT; Sybil; novelist and teacher Camilla Rossak freelance (Mexico); NORAD (Oslo) Frank Schopman Unknown Mercedes Silva Centro de Informacoes (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 Jules Van Os Radio Newsservice (Amsterdam); National Broadcast Organisation (Amsterdam); Radio Netherlands; Storms Factory; journalist, editor, NOS News; senior press officer, Oxfam Novib Maria Vassiliou Unknown

Newspaper Kamal Ahmed Lennox Herald; Scotland on Sunday; the Guardian; 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 Topaz Amoore The Independent; The Sunday Telegraph; Daily Express; editor, business and pleasure, Sunday Business Magazine; acting editor, 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; author; Mail on Sunday; editor, Balkan Crisis Reports; Institute for War and Peace Reporting; editor, NATO Review Grace Bradberry The Sunday Times; LA correspondent, The Times; Daily Mail (Los Angeles); The Times Anna Brown Teacher Dollan Cannell Walden Show; LWT; Juniper TV; Twenty Twenty television Ion Dagtogloude Carteret banking Vikram Dodd Daily Awaz; freelance (BBC Radio 5 Live, The Observer, Today, Euronews, Evening Standard, The Voice, East Newspaper); crime correspondent, the Guardian Caroline Doughty (née Smith) Reuters (London, Amsterdam, Zagreb); editor, Imogen Edwards-Jones Author; 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; Mail on Sunday; head of sport, News of the World; assistant editor, Evening Standard Martin Hennessey Mail on Sunday; comedy and drama writer; freelance web journalist; managing director, Meg Hillier South Yorkshire Times; P & O European Ferries; Newlon Housing Group; editor,Voluntary Housing; features editor, Housing Today; freelance PR Consultant and Mayor of Islington; Member of Greater London Assembly; MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch, Home Office minister Shelley Jofre BBC Scotland; BBC Newsnight; BBC Frontline Scotland; reporter, BBC Panorama Saeeda Khanum Unknown Timothy Lawrence Week in Politics; Financial Times; Newsnight; freelance (New York); PhD, Surrey University 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; Sunday Telegraph; freelance Rebecca Pike Mail on Sunday; Wolverhampton Express & Star; The Daily Telegraph; The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; BBC News 24; BBC Business Reporter; business presenter, Chris Evans show, BBC Radio 2 Andrew Robson Charter 88; NOSBOR; principal consultant, Eworking; principal editor; Media Arm Simon Rogers Centaur Newsletters; The Lawyer; The Big

Food Debora Robertson Job Associate food editor, Red Course Periodical, 1993 Big story for 2010? This year we’ll see more “underground restaurants”. As well as delicious food, you get the added pleasure of nosing around someone else’s home.

How are you covering it? On my Love and Licked Spoon blog. I love the instant gratification you get writing on a blog.

Place to be this year? I’m interested in what chef Marcus Wareing is doing at The Berkeley after his public failing out with Gordon Ramsay. Interview by Anna Leach Issue; deputy editor,; assistant news editor, editor, Life, the Guardian Kate Watson-Smyth The Independent; senior press officer, Rail Track; 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) Post graduate 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 Africa Service; 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, LWT; series producer, arts films, ITV; producer and director, South Bank Show; head of development, Something Else TV 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; staff columnist, celebrity interviewer, Evening Standard Michael Cooke South Wales Echo;

Exeter Express and Echo; deputy news editor, Peterborough Evening Telegraph; deputy editor, Rutland & 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 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, editor, Family, the Guardian Elizabeth Grech (née Ayling) European Commission; freelance (Malta Business Weekly, Malta Times, The Economist); managing director,; managing director,; content and web consultant Trish Griffiths (née Goode) Macmillan Nurse Appeal; publications officer, Cancer Relief MacMillan Fund; freelance reporter and photographer, Chiltern & Thames Rider 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, People Amanda Harrison PR consultant, Amanda Harrison Media Ashley Heath Fashion Weekly; The

Face; Arena; editorial director, Emap Consumer Magazines Will Lewis 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 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, Deagostini UK; consultant, DeAgostini/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;; contributing editor, Human Resources Magazine; freelance (Financial Times; The Daily Telegraph; Management Today); management writer, Financial Times 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

1992 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

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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 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; tutor, 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 BBC Paul O'Keeffe Institutional investor; producer, BBC Business Unit; producer, current affairs producer, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live Sophie Raworth BBC Radio Manchester; BBC (Brussels); presenter, BBC 1 O'Clock 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 Nation 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

International Hadyat Abiola Newswatch Tesfaye Alemu Ethiopian Geological Survey; Ethiopian Insurance Corporation Efi-Eftihia Alexandridou PR, Thessaloniki John Amoateng-Kantara Die Zeit TV (Hamburg, Berlin); freelance filmmaker; editor, freelance reporter, ZDF TV (Germany); author 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, assistant to

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spokesperson for Javier Solana Philippe Brodeur Freelance; producer, BBC News; news editor, TV3 Ireland 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 Bros 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,;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 interpreter, translator, journalist, consultant Janet Kerlin Associated Press (Boston, Providence); Brown News Service; copy editor, Providence Journal (Providence) Marie-Alvere Loyau-Kennett Freelance (Paris); administrator, Sheltered Housing Project Francisco Machado Audacia (Lisbon); freelance (Toga, Zaire); priest and missionary, Catholic Mission Malia Mattoch News reporter, Hawaii TV; news anchor, KHON (Honolulu) Andrew McEvoy Media manager, Tourism Victoria; executive director, Tourism Ballarat; deputy chief executive/marketing general manager, South Australian Tourist Board; director, Tourism Australia Adla Moukarzel Unknown Chizuko Muranaka Tokyo Broadcasting Service;Yomiuri Shimbun (London, Tokyo); senior research specialist; columnist, Fuji Television (New York); Fujisankei Communications International (New York); author; freelance journalist and translator (Lausanne, Switzerland) Stephen Percy BBC World Service; Panos; FAZ (Rome); Deutsche Welle Radio (Cologne); deputy bureau chief, Dow Jones (Mumbai, London) Richard Tompsett Baltic Times

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(Estonia); Nation (Kenya); WENN; Haymarket Publications; WTN; senior producer, Associated Press TV News Catherine Waugh Press officer, UN Peter Weekes The Advocate (Barbados); died 1995 Shiang-Tze Yeh Daily Express; financial controller, Sabah Publishing House Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)

Newspaper Kate Alderson The Times; died 1996 David Anderson Chester Chronicle; Deeside Chronicle; South Wales Echo; football writer, Press Association; football writer, boxing and football correspondent, Daily Mirror James Bethell The Sunday Times; The Independent; managing director, Ministry of Sound Media; manager, strategy and development team, head of new business, Capital Radio; 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 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; The 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, Islington Green School Lucy Jones Moscow News;Yomiuri Shimbun; freelance (Vladivostok and New York); Reuters (Central African Republic); broadcast journalist, BBC Online; news editor, WFAA Channel 8 James Landale Political, Brussels 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

Art Jane Morris Job Editor, The Art Newspaper Course Periodical, 1996 Big story for 2010? We’re beginning to see an upturn in the London art market which is lifting confidence. People are starting to sell again. 2010 is going to be a tough year in the museum world.

How are you covering it? We’re doing a lot of online and broadcast content. At the moment online content isn’t making us any money, which is difficult. We’re also more committed to straight news journalism, and it should continue that way this year. Journalist to watch? Ben Lewis is a good critic isn’t afraid to air controversial views. JJ Charlesworth has also been writing increasingly interesting comments on wider issues in the art world.

Place to be this year? Berlin is still the place with the most exciting art going on, but its crown is starting to slip. There are rumours that the next big place is going to be Brussels. It’s all about cheap studio space. Interview by Helen Nianias Natalie Meddings TV Quick; freelance (Daily Mail, Sunday Mirror, Real, Eve, Cosmopolitan, She, Marie Claire) Esther Oxford The Independent; Sunday Express; 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, writer, Independent on Sunday Sanjay Singhal Trainee, BBC; BBC World at One; senior producer, BBC Newsnight; development executive, BBC documentaries; series producer, BBC documentaries Alex Smith International Financing Review; European equities chief correspondent, bureau chief (Spain), equities editor, Reuters; bureau chief, news & television, Thomson Reuters Lucy Smy Citylines, editor, foreign desk, Financial Times; senior lecturer in journalism, Kingston University Harriet Swain Birmingham Post; deputy features editor, Times Higher Education; freelance (the Guardian, The Independent, Times Higher Education Supplement) 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 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; freelance; 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 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 Charles English Gemini; Daily Awaz; The Independent; editor, Friday review, arts editor, the Guardian; deputy editor, Saturday Guardian Harriet Green Media Week; freelance (The Telegraph, Daily Express, Cosmopolitan); The Daily Telegraph; features director, deputy editor, Harpers and Queen; deputy editor, Harpers Bazaar; editor, Family, 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,; 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 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 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 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 Awaz; 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,; sports desk sub editor, freelance, Daily Mail; group legal adviser, Associated Newspapers

1993 Broadcast Robert Ambrose Radio Humberside; BBC TV (Leeds); training and editorial development manager, ENPS; Associated Press; media production senior consultant, Siemens IT Solutions & Services Tanya Arnold BBC Leeds; sports reporter, Look North 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 and Surrey; BBC Southern Counties Radio; South TV; BBC news gathering; freelance media consultant; senior producer, BBC News Claire Gibson BBC Radio Suffolk; news editor, BBC Southern Counties Radio; regional network producer, BBC News Southern England; producer, BBC National News Rachel Gravesen (née Curtis) BBC Radio Sussex & Surrey; presenter and editor, CNBC Nordic Rachel Hermer Freelance; arts and music researcher, director, BBC TV Wales; editorial policy advisor, BBC; TV producer and director Lisa Hinton BBC Newsnight; The Digital Village Miranda Holt BBC Radio Scotland; World at One, BBC Radio 4; editor’s assistant, The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; assistant news editor, BBC Newsnight; assistant editor, Daily Politics, BBC News Christine Huff BBC Radio Sheffield Kate Linderholm Freelance (Asthma News, Mercia FM, BBC Radio Sheffield); district producer, BBC

Doncaster and Rotherham; district producer and journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield Susannah Osborne Unknown Scott Solder Producer, reporter, LBC Radio; broadcast journalist, BBC News; assistant editor, BBC Radio 5 Live; breakfast programme editor, programme controller, LBC 97.3; communications consultant,You Need This Tiffani Spira (née Cave) BBC Radio Gloucestershire Christopher Whipp Reading and Cornwall Express; freelance Tracy Williams Beacon Radio

1992 – 1993 | LISTINGS

consultant, Citigate Communications James Kanter The Cambodia Daily; journalism fellow,Yale Law School; Global Competition Review; Financial Times MarketWatch EU reporter, Dow Jones; business reporter, International Herald Tribune (Paris) Miranda Korzy Australian Associated Press (Sydney) 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; Sandra Akhtar ABC News; freelance freelance; ETB (Bilbao) Hassan Arouni Presenter and Jorn Madslien Reporter, producer, BBC World Service Institutional Investor and Derivatives Stetson Babb Caribbean Week; reporter, European Business Broadcasting Corporation; Barbados News, Dow Jones; independent TV Transport Board; marketing and producer; reporter, video journalist, corporate communications, Barbados business features editor, BBC News Water Authority; senior vice president, Online Barbados Tourism Authority; director, Michelle Mason Assistant producer SIB Consulting and archivist, CBC Washington; Dan Bindman Law Society’s Gazette; assistant art director, So Weird, Disney; freelance documentary filmmaker Jan Gunnar Bru Sandnesposten Zandile Mbele South African Press (Norway); teaching, Hart Publications; Association; corporate affairs general editor, European Offshore Petroleum manager, Sentech; MBA student, Newsletter; news editor, Statoil Durham Business School Jorg Burger Reportage editor, Tempo Lucy Szablewska (née Smout) Magazine; German weekly; lifestyle and Darlington and Stockton Times; reportage, Leben; writer, Die Zeit BBC North; BBC Radio Newcastle; Andreas Cremer Market News freelance International; economics and politics, Olivier Thibault Basque country automotive correspondent, Bloomberg correspondent, Agence France Presse Glynis Crook Freelance (Agence (London, Paris, Milan, Madrid) France Presse, Environews, Deutsche Alexandra Zavis News editor, Welle, Unesco, The Sunday Times, Associated Press (Africa) Radio France International, Deutsche Welle); producer, Midday Report, Primedia Trevor Cullen Author,Vatican Samina Baig Freelance writer, Radio; press officer, Catholic Bishops author and director Conference; Queensland University; Joanne Ball Freelance (South Africa) head of journalism, Edith Cowan Sarita Bhatia Eastern Eye; freelance; University (Perth) news editor, Emmawards Stephan Finsterbusch Far East Anindya Bhattacharyya Waters business correspondent, Franfurter Information Services Allgmeine Zeitung Julie Cohen Mail on Sunday Chloe Fox Adelaide Advertiser; Faith Collier Sky News; Associated Unesco magazine; Elle International Press TV; producer, BBC TV; Online (Paris); Sources Magazine; SR producer, Pearson TV; media relations Net Consulting; Unesco Paris; MP, consultant, APCO Australian Labour Party Nancyella Daniel PC User; Naglaa Ghali Business reporter Microscope; Investors Chronicle; Irena Gjuzelova Privatisation freelance International; Associated Press; Gareth Davies Chester Chronicle; Bloomberg News Hamstead & Highgate Express; sub Gilles Guillaume BBC World editor, Highbury & Islington Express; Service (France); Business FM; Reuters deputy chief sub editor, The Daily Catherine Guilyardi BBC World Telegraph Service (France); freelance (BBC, Owen Dyer Freelance and columnist, Radio France International, MK2 British Medical Journal Productions) Jane Flanagan Oxford Mail; National Jane Hamilton (née Hencher) News Agency; Daily Express; The Cornwall Standard (Ontario); Alumni Daily Telegraph; Southern Africa Quarterly Magazine; president, See correspondent, The Sunday Telegraph Jane Run Communications (Johannesburg); editorial consultant, Angela Hennersdorf Student, Mainz; United Nations Development editor,Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt, Programme Wirtschafts Woche (Germany) Rachel Ford Sky News; BBC Marian Hens Cordoba El Mundo; Manchester; Granada TV; associate senior broadcast journalist, BBC News producer, LWT Factual Lukman Lyiola Concord Press; Matthew Lawton Freelance; African Concord Magazine; media Western Daily Press; Daily Express;



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football writer, The Daily Telegraph; football correspondent, Daily Mail Edward Luce Freelance; Financial Times; speech writer; 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 news 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, Mail on Sunday; city news editor, Daily Mail; editor, City AM; global deputy editor-in-chief, Metro; director, Wardour Publishing Michael Paterson Reporter, The Scotsman; reporter, Mail on Sunday; assistant news editor, The Daily Telegraph; HR, Guardian Media Group Emma Peacock Brighter Pictures; Turner Broadcasting; BBC; Rapido; Open Media; Dan Films; Langham Productions; Atlantic Productions; Chapter One; owner, Maitreya Meditation Centre (New Zealand) 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, the Guardian Leslie Reid Coventry Evening Telegraph; political reporter, Hamstead & 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 Listings; the Guardian; Toronto Globe and Mail Gary Younge YTV; features, New York correspondent, feature writer, the Guardian; The Observer

Periodical Gary Allden Dubai Magazine; Airtrade; PR,Wolf Olins; PR, Smith & Jones Communications; NTL Telecommunications; 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, Practical Parenting Paola Buonadonna Freelance; The European Magazine; Europe reporter, The Politics Show, BBC Mark Campanile Halesowen Chronicle; Edinburgh Herald and Post; deputy chief sub editor, chief sub editor, Edinburgh Evening News Tamsin Constable PR, RSPCA; BBC Wildlife Magazine; WENN; freelance and 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, Independent on Sunday Kathryn Dale Sales Promotion Magazine

Travel Amy Sohanpaul Job Editor, Traveller Course Periodical, 1998 Big story for 2010? Destinations such as Sao Tome and Principe, Mozambique and Burkina Faso are the places to see before they start attracting much in the way of visitors.

Journalist to watch? Vesna Maric is more of a writer than a journalist; she has a brilliant turn of phrase and a refreshing way of looking at the world. Justine Hardy is an impeccably professional, powerfully honest and extremely talented journalist. Place to be? Colombia, Iran before the bombs fall, Romania, Albania, Tajikistan, Syria.

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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; Bloomberg Business 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) Philippa Gant Live TV; Dead Pan; Sky Sports; solicitor Victoria Harper Daily Express; freelance; 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; freelance; vintage bookshop (New York) Mendora Ogbogbo Shop Equipment News; Retail Week; freelance; 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); Financial Times; employment specialist; head of media, The Work Foundation Jonathan Paterson LBC; World at One, BBC Radio 4; Up All Night, BBC Radio 5 Live; BBC News (Washington); senior broadcast journalist, BBC; senior producer, BBC Newsnight; assignment editor, BBC Newsgathering Debora Robertson Features editor, Homes & Ideas; food editor, freelance food writer, Red; acting food editor at Waitrose Food illustrated and associate food editor, Red; food editor for Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall 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; feature editor, Harpers & Queen; acting editor, Style, The Sunday Times; editor, ES Magazine; editor, Style, The Sunday Times; contributing editor, Evening Standard; columnist and editor-at-large, Style, The Sunday Times; contributing editor, ES magazine Jason Solomons Daily Express; freelance, film critic, Mail on Sunday; The Observer; BBC London 94.5FM; Heart FM; Channel 5; freelance (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 Supplement; 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 & incentives, Conference & Incentive Travel; marketing manager, Netvoyager; managing director, Edesigns; publisher, Haymarket Kate Wardley Building Kate Williams Dressage Magazine; Nursing Standard; BMA News Review; press officer, BMA; deputy health editor, The Sun; head of media and public affairs, Prostate Cancer Charity

1994 Broadcast Victoria Breakwell Senior journalist, Severn Sound Gloucestershire; senior journalist, news editor, morning crew presenter, community manager, GWR FM, Bristol; deputy programme controller, head of news, Seven Sound Radio Gloucester; 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 Simon Coss European Voice; The Economist; freelance (Paris) Lisa Costello Reporter, producer, LBC; broadcast journalist, BBC 3 Counties (Belfast); senior reporter, General News Service; London correspondent, BBC NI 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 Cathy Jones Mix 96 FM (Aylesbury); NewsDirect FM (London); IRN; ITN; correspondent, Channel 5 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 Jeremy Monblat Researcher, assistant editor, editor, Public Eye; The Money Programme; BBC Panorama;

BBC 4 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

International Paula Adamick Toronto Star; The Evening Standard; owner and managing editor, The Canada Post Sandra Akhtar Freelance Furat Al-Jamil University lecturer; information officer, UN Assistance Mission for Iraq; scriptwriter Roberta Almeida Unknown Rukhsana Aslam Staff 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 Reporter, commercial radio; 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 and freelance (Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, Radio 5 Live)

Ayesha Ikram Unknown Pav Jordan The News (Mexico City); The New York Times; Bloomberg (Toronto); commodities correspondent, Reuters (Mexico, Central America, Chile) Frank Kuin Foreign correspondent, NRC-Handelsblad (The Netherlands) Donna Kuin (née Varrica) PR, Concordia University (Montreal); head of public relations, SNC-Lavalin Group; director of public relations, Dawson College Leiv Lie Freelance, Rogalands Avis; Stavanger correspondent, Dagbladet (Norway) Anne Ligner Unknown Tosca Looby HTV (Bristol); freelance documentary maker; electric producer 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

Newspaper Anjana Ahuja Crewe Chronicle; feature writer, science columnist, T2 Kausar Butt The Journal (Newcastle); freelance researcher, Channel 4; Children’s Express Charity; mother Thomas Chesshyre Freelance (Cambridge Evening News, The Times, The Independent, Sporting Life, Sky Sports, Daily Express, Condé Nast Traveller); travel news editor, The Times Glenda Cooper The Independent; feature writer, Daily Mail; news reporter, health correspondent, BBC News 24; deputy editor, News Review, The Sunday Times; deputy features editor, Evening Standard; consulting editor (features), The Daily Telegraph

Warren Deutrom Freelance (Australia); Keith Prowse; project manager, 1999 Cricket World Cup; events manager, England and Wales Cricket Board; cricket events manager, ICC Development; head of events, International Cricket Council Alex Dick-Read Freelance, Reuters and Associated Press (Caribbean); editor, The Surfer's Path Sarah Ebner Trainee, Daily Express; feature writer, Daily Mail; researcher, producer, BBC Newsnight; features correspondent, Press Association; editor, Times Online Jeremy Ettinghausen Audio and ebook publisher, Penguin Sian Evans Metro; freelance Julia Gallagher New Statesman; New Times; freelance, Fabian Society; London Correspondents' Service, Foreign Office Stephen Gee Eastern Counties Newspapers; Mentorn Barraclough Carey (LA); Senior Producer; GMTV (Los Angeles) Victoria Graham Police Review; Upfront and Business; freelance (Screen International, Broadcast, Looks, Mizz); sub editor, city desk, The Daily Telegraph; sub editor, city desk, 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, Mail on Sunday; Irish Times Paul Harris Reuters; Associated Press (Cape Town); The Daily Telegraph (Nairobi); reporter, news correspondent, USA correspondent, The Observer Allister Harry The Voice; New Nation; TV editor, feature writer; freelance (New Nation) Annabel Hobley BBC TV; RDF TV; producer, BBC documentaries Luke Jacobson ITN training; news editor, Channel 4 News Jenny Johnston Liverpool Post and Echo; features, Daily Mirror; senior writer, Daily Mail Thea Jourdan The Scotsman; freelance (The Daily Telegraph, The Economist, Harpers & Queen, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Scotsman, Daily Mail); managing director, The Jourdan Agency Daniel Kelly LWT (Dimbleby programme); presenter, senior producer, BBC 10 O’Clock News; day editor, BBC 6 O’Clock News Ian King The Daily Telegraph; the Guardian; Mail on Sunday; business editor, The Sun Victor Kremer Freelance; Bonds Week (NY); bureau chief, Institutional Investor; Caspar Llewellyn-Smith Assistant arts editor, The Daily Telegraph; editor, Observer Music Monthly James Moore Eastern Daily Press; Money Marketing; city desk, The Times; city desk, finance service editor, The Daily Telegraph Alasdair Murray Mail on Sunday; The Times; director, Conterforum; deputy director, economics and social policy director, Centre for European

1993 – 1994 | LISTINGS Reform Danny Penman The Independent; freelance (Sunday Express, 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 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; London 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 Magazine; mother; Pravda Advertising Elaine Carlton Assistant producer, Tonight with Trevor McDonald; LWT; 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, 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 Elam Celia Duncan Freelance (The Face, Arena); Screen International; Company; CosmoGirl!; acting associate editor,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;

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LISTINGS | 1994 – 1995 Business 2.0; Upside; BYTE; Wired; associate editor,; 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/; 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!; columnist, 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; 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; 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; USA correspondent, The Times; freelance (USA) 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, 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

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Wedding; House and Garden; Harpers & Queen; chief sub editor, Tatler Special Project; WFI; commissioning editor, Food and Drink, associate editor, Food and Travel, 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, 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,; editor-in-chief, iCircle. com; head of content, Wanadoo; consultant creative director, Digital Media Marianne Young (née Darch) The Times; Fairplay Shipping (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

1995 Broadcast Jack Baine Freelance; BBC Radio Leicester; news writer, BBC Radio; reporter and producer, senior news broadcaster, US reporter, Radio 1 Newsbeat Nina Bhagwat IPC; Kilroy; freelance producer and director Sarah Brooks Producer and director, BBC Bristol; producer and camera director, 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 education 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

Henrietta Harrison Freelance; producer, reporter, arts desk, 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 Harriet Saxton RDF TV; Reuters TV; freelance 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)

International Christina Armondi Unknown Sebnem Arsu Producer, APTV; online news editor, Reuters News Television; reporter, New York Times 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) Henriette Borch Saatchi & Saatchi; corporate communications manager, Cisco Systems Kenneth Borgenholt Freelance (Denmark); reporter, TV2Denmark; reporter, Ritzau Yevgenia Borisova St Petersburg Times; staff writer, Moscow Times Maria Cardournie Unknown Ana Cordeiro London correspondent, Publico; reporter, Radio France International Suzette Ebanks Cayman Broadcasting Emmanuel Georges-Picot French navy magazine; political correspondent, chief of political services, Associated Press (Paris) Christiane Groner Unknown Virginia Hristu UNICEF (Romania); Piata Financiara (Bucharest); MBA student; product marketing, Siveco; trade publicity officer, British Embassy (Bucharest) Chia-yun Hsu Unknown 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) 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 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) Laura Lui UPI (Zagreb); Reuters; mother; freelance translator 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 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 Sam 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 Joakim Palmkvist Sports reporter, sub editor, reporter, Barometern; reporter, Sydsvenska Dagbladet 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 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,, Northern Enterprise, Theatre) John Walenga Indigenous People's Business Council Andrew Webb-Vidal Plymouth Evening Herald; Bloomberg News; Latin America correspondent, Financial Times

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) Rifat Malik East; freelance, Eastern Eye; Ministry Magazine John Maslen Welwyn Hatfield Times; Hertfordshire Mercury; deputy editor, managing editor, editor, supplement John Aglionby News and Star and event manager, Fleet News (Carlisle); Jakarta Post; South East Jenny McCartney Prospect; Asia correspondent, the Guardian; columnist and film critic, The Sunday Indonesia correspondent, Financial Telegraph Times Geraldine Murray Scotland on Decca Aitkenhead The Independent; Sunday; The Scotsman; The Sunday the Guardian; author; columnist (the Times (Scotland) Guardian, Evening Standard); freelance Daniel Norris Senior payments (The Observer, the Guardian, The officer, welfare rights officer, Camden Sunday Telegraph) Council Lucy Bannell Daily Express; Daily Megan Nurse Performance review Mail; features editor, Glamour; deputy manager, Hyndburn Borough Council; consumer features editor, deputy assistant director of corporate food and interior editor, The Sunday development, Greater Manchester Telegraph; freelance project editor Police; head of policy, Tameside Elizabeth Baxter (née Searle) Metropolitan Council Communications manager, Natwest Kathleen Nutt Western Daily Press; Bank; head of internal communications, Edinburgh Evening News; Glasgow Willis Corroon; consultant, Synopsis Herald Peter Bennett European Chemical Leala Padmanabhan Researcher News; content director, World Broker for David Blunkett; political researcher, (New York); equity research editor, Anglia/Meridian TV; political producer; Credit Suisse First Boston; product BBC World Service and World marketing, CSFB; head of European television; senior producer, BBC merchandising, Goldman Sachs Political Programmes Zoe Brennan Daily Express; Press Philip Pank Agence France Presse Association; lobby reporter, The (London); freelance, foreign night Sunday Times; media consultancy; editor, assistant foreign editor, The columnist, The Sunday Times Times Dominic Casciani Grimsby Evening Geraint Price Night news editor, Telegraph; BBC Westminster; senior Mail on Sunday; publisher reporter, producer, community and Simon Quicke Deputy editor and social affairs correspondent, BBC feature editor, editor, Microscope News Online Timothy Reid The Sunday Adrian Dalingwater Researcher, Telegraph; The Sunday Times; news Stateside News (Washington DC); reporter, correspondent, The Times reporter, Western Mail (Cardiff); BBC (Washington) Online; sub editor,; Julie Stewart Edit UK world desk, BBC News Interactive; John Weaver Sunday Mercury senior broadcast journalist, BBC (Birmingham); Birmingham Post and Sophia Ewen Freelance; broadcast Mail; senior writer, Bucks Free Press; journalist, BBC Radio Humberside senior writer, deputy news editor, Carlos Grande Deputy editor, news editor, BMA News Review; desk New Media Markets; reporter, editor, Agence France Presse Western Morning News (Plymouth); Matt Wells Edinburgh Evening News; editor, Creative Business; senior The Scotsman; media editor, the companies correspondent, marketing Guardian correspondent, Financial Times James Harding Financial Times (Shanghai); media correspondent, Financial Times (London); Washington Katie Agnew 19; B Magazine; bureau chief, Financial Times; editor, freelance, Options; commissioning The Times editor, features editor, Marie Emma Hartley Western Morning Claire;novelist News; sub editor, The Times; author Philip Baty Printing World; Print Liam Heagney Sports editor, The Week; chief reporter, The Times; Roscommon Herald; deputy sports deputy news, investigations editor, editor, rugby correspondent, Irish Mail deputy editor, Times Higher Education on Sunday Supplement Rebecca Hopkins Hull Daily Mail; Mike Broad Property Week; NGO Anglia TV; BBC Look North; producer, Finance; deputy editor, Personnel freelance, BBC Breakfast News Today; editor, Hospital Doctor; group Mark Jagasia Evening Standard; editor, Community Care showbusiness editor, Daily Express Matthew Brown Deputy editor, Adam Jones The Sunday Times; The Canmaker; Pulse (St. Petersburg); consumer industries correspondent, English language editor, St. Petersburg Financial Times; Financial Times (Paris) Times Leyla Linton The Times; European Mark Cantrell World Textile Voice; The Express (Brussels); assistant Publications; The Internet Review of foreign editor, Americas desk editor, Film; PR, Bradford Against Injustice;



1994 – 1995 | LISTINGS

Finance Bente Bjorndal Job Finance reporter, Dagens Naeringsliv online Course International, 1999

Big story for 2010? The recovery from the credit crunch and the long-term effect. The crunch made it obvious that the markets are interwoven.

How are you covering it? We will focus on how blessed the Norwegian economy was due to our substantial income from the oil sector. Place to be this year? I believe that New York is the place to be if you want to cover finance. Having said that, I’m sure London with its substantial finance industry is a good backdrop for covering the sector.

Plan for next year? I wouldn’t mind working abroad, in New York or London. Interview by Cathy Adams 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 Freelance designer; Young Telegraph; Press Association; Radio Times; BBC Good Homes; senior sub editor, Marie Claire 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 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 Supply Management; Esquire; Scene; senior editor, The Face; commissioning editor,Vogue; guide book author; freelance (The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Observer); deputy editor, Carlos magazine; style correspondent, The Observer Magazine Kerry Fisher Feature writer, Essentials; author, travel guides; presenter, Granada TV; freelance (Essentials, Family Circle, Bella and Junior)

Alexander Griffiths DJ magazine; deputy music editor, burnitblue. com; law student, 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, 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 Susan Mansfield (née Lumsden) Big Issue; lifestyle editor, Press and Journal; features writer, The Scotsman Heather Martin Back Street Heroes; 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,

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Crime Jon Clements Job Crime correspondent, Daily Mirror Course Newspaper, 1999

Big story for 2010? The trial of the police officer under suspicion of the manslaughter of Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests is this year, and it will be interesting to see what changes take place in the police force as a result.

How are you covering it? Spending as much time with the police and at court as possible.

Journalist to watch? Chris Hughes, the Mirror’s security correspondent, he’s got first class intelligence and defence contacts and his dispatches from the front line in Afghanistan are top notch.

Place to be? The General Election will be massive: it’s a proper contest, which hasn’t happened for nearly twenty years. Being on Brown or Cameron’s campaign bus would be hard to top. Interview by Jasmine Phillips features 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 Edward Simpkins Belgravia; Estates Gazette; city reporter, The Sunday Telegraph; associate partner, Finsbury Financial PR 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 financial journalist 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

1996 Broadcast Stephen Baker BBC Essex; Press Association; The Independent Joshua Bashett Radio City FM; BBC

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Newsgathering; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Robin Brant Reporter, GWR FM; ITN News Direct; political correspondent, BBC Radio 1; correspondent, Feature Story News; reporter, political correspondent, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat; political correspondent, Malaysia correspondent, BBC News Sally Bundock (née Jackson) Freelance; producer and presenter Bloomberg TV; presenter, BBC World Business Report; producer Mark Chapman Announcer, BBC; sport and breakfast DJ, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 5 Live Colette Cooney Reporter, Meridian TV; reporter, BBC; producer, CNN; BBC Northampton Radio; tutor, City University Anne Dawson Manx Radio; broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Ulster; senior press officer, Federation of Small Businesses (Northern Ireland); media manager, Barnardo’s (Northern Ireland) Channah Durlacher Reporter, producer, RTL (Amsterdam); producer, news and current affairs, 2Vandaag; AVRO; mother Rachel Harries Channel One TV; video journalist, freelance, ITN; reporter and presenter, Meridian Emma Jefferson Freelance; BBC World Service; radio producer, news programme, British Forces; mother Beth Jones Broadcast journalist, BBC News 24; Eurovision on Location; Liquid News; BBC1 Newsround; BBC Radio 5 Live; Kiss

100; BBC News 24 Joanna Kean BBC Southern Counties; freelance, Sky TV; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Louise Ann McMullen Radio 210 (Reading); newsreader, Radio Geneva Katherine Melandri GLR; senior broadcast journalist, BBC London Stephen Mort The Eagle; IRN; reporter, editor, Southern Bureau, Feature Story News Sean Napier News editor, Westsounds (Dumfries); freelance Rishaad Salamat Bloomberg Oonagh Smyth IFJC (Paris) Nigel Stevenson BBC Radio Stoke; producer, presenter, Bloomberg; APS Chartered Surveyors Rachelle Walton Southern Counties Radio; presenter, CNBC; freelance (BBC News 24 and BBC World Service)

International Alfonso Abagnale Freelance; business and financial reporter, ANSA Sujata Assomull Columnist, The Indian Express;; 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) Luigi del Prete Journalist; member of regional parliament Pierre-Henri Deshayes Press department, French Embassy; freelance and 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 Vice editor, 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; web journalist; 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 Teknisk Ukeblad; Morgenbladet; Kampanje; 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 Ruta Pels Foreign editor, ETA Interactive; Weekly Den za dnjom/ President; People to People (PTP); 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; reporter, 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) 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; business

news, 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 Education 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; news desk, 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 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, freelance (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; health, assistant news editor, 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; correspondent, 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 The Guardian; 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; business reporter; BBC News Online; associate, Financial Services Authority Ava Soe Junior reporter, 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; contributing editor, Cosmopolitan; features editor, Real; features editor, Good Housekeeping 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, BBC Mexico City Times, DJ, i-D); co-writer, 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 Psychology, Oxford Colette Harris Editor, Here’s Health; editor, publisher, Health Plus; editor,You & Your Wedding; freelance Andrew Higgins Sub editor, deputy production editor, production editor, Weekend Financial Times Emily Humphries Good

Housekeeping; Kilroy; 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; deputy chief sub editor, 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; freelance; yoga teacher Nicholas Mcquade The Voice; Press Association; Irish Independent; The Scotsman; sub editor, 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 Trainee, 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;;;;; Itrav; publisher, Marco Polo and Travelroads Bronwen Roscoe Image Reports; Multimedia magazine; Creative Technology; Computer Arts; Tricorder Technology;; online editor, Accenture; director, Futuretype; consultant, Avaya 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 Investor; Global Private Banking; FX Week; director of research, Scorpio Harriet Worthington (née Hanmer) Africa Analysis; probation officer

1995 – 1997 | LISTINGS


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 Liza Booth Freelance, BBC Radio 4; Palace Radio, BBC Radio 5 Live; BBC Thames Valley; reporter, senior reporter, BBC Radio1 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; 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 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)

International Rebecca Abecassis Executive editor, RTP International; Cable News Channel; international news editor, producer, SIC TV

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LISTINGS | 1997 – 1998

Mohammed Al-Harthi Managing director, editor-in-chief, Arrajol Gayle Alleyne The Nation (Barbados); Saunder-Franklyn Associates; senior sports writer, Royal Gazette Newspaper; medical relations officer, corporate communications manager, Twenty20 West Indies 2010 Haroon Ashraf Senior editor, The Lancet; executive editor, Nature Iben Augusten DR-Radio P1; The Marketplace; reporter, DR News; financial, foreign desk, DBC News Gerry Brahm Unknown Irene Bwire Editor, Majira on Sunday Angela Chitkara CNBC America Hayden Coppin Dennis Strong Associates; marketing specialist, Arawak Cement; marketing manager, Premix and Precast Concrete; sales manager, Cable and Wireless Claudia Coumans School of Journalism (Utrecht); National Dutch Television; writer, Euroviews Christine Cowern Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; account manager, Iris Communications; freelance Stanislas Dembinski Reuters Alex Falkinhoff CNN Spanish; correspondent, Monitor (Mexico) Alexander Fenby Unknown Vincent Fournier Unknown Akiko Funamoto (née Kamimura) Assistant manager, International Communications School Jennifer Furmidge Product manager, JP Morgan Marie Gunnarsson Vincent Hoberg Unknown Benjamin Holst-Olsson Freelance Rosalind Isaacs Unknown Pirrko Juntunen Global Money Management; Financial News online Chris Kaklamanis Unknown David Katz Unknown Sarita Khajuria Children’s news, Channel 4; died 2003 Rosemary Konkola Radio and TV controller, ZNBC (Kitwe) Nasia Koutra Ethnos Daily Newspaper; law attorney Annegret Loges DM magazine (Germany); financial editor, Der Spiegel (online); business reporter, Norddeutscher Rundfunk; editorial, Hans Boeckler Foundation Nabila Malick (née Zar) Incharge Publications; editor, Brides and You; columnist, The Nation; Incharge Publications; talk show host, Pakistan TV; director of advocacy, Family Planning Association of Pakistan; script writer and translator; BBC World Anna Mathews Editorial, Corporate Publishing International; senior account exec, Cor; sub editor, The Week Jemma Melville News reporter, NBC Radio; news editor, First FM Radio; information officer, Agency for Public Information Thabo Motlamelle Public Eye (Lesotho Weekly); CEO, TM Media Solutions (Lesotho) Carol Nahra Head of development; freelance, Stampede Sebastian Naidoo Freelance (The Big Issue, OneWorld Online); international news editor, Human Rights News Service; managing editor,

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Reliefweb (UN) Enzo Pelosi Financial Times (San Francisco); business correspondent, Agence France Presse E.Job Rajan Unknown Haroon Rashid Herald Magazine (Pakistan); Pakistan correspondent, BBC; Reliefeweb Unit Ayako Saito Japanese language magazine Saiphon Sarabutra Unknown Costas Tsindas Radio Institute for Cyprus (RIK) Jeany van der Spuy (née Haggerty) Institutional Investor; reporter, International Financing Review Gareth Vaughan CBS Market Watch; The Independent; Dominian Post; The New Zealand Herald Sissel Wessel-Hansen Nordlys (Tromso); mother

director, Green Hill Books David Lewis Highbury & Islington Express; MA, creative writing, University of East Anglia; freelance copywriter; Works for File, BBC Radio 4; Malik Meer Freelance (The Face, Arena, the Guardian Guide, Daily Express); documentary unit, BBC Radio 1; Ministry magazine; special projects team, IPC; editor, Muzik; assistant editor, NME; editor, the Guardian Guide Matthew Mezey News editor, Library and information update Lucie Morris Press Association; south west correspondent, Daily Mail; reporter, Femail, Daily Mail; feature writer, Daily Mail Stephen Morris Freelance; manager, Stephen Alexander Morris Amanda Newman Freelance (Daily Express, Independent on Sunday, Southwark News); The Wharf; product reporter, Money Marketing; Pension Rebecca Allison L’Alsace, France; Strategy; Protection Strategy Press Association; night news reporter, Glen Owen Diary, education, The assistant news editor, the Guardian Times; Mail on Sunday Mark Austin The Sunday Times; Georgina Pattinson News, features, Finsbury Group; associate, solicitor, Press Association; senior broadcast Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer journalist, BBC News Online Chris Ayres Business technology, Raekha Prasad The Big Issue; media business, e-business, New reporter, the Guardian; foreign desk, York business correspondent, Times Online LA correspondent, West Coast Richard Price Liverpool Daily Post correspondent, The Times; & Echo; Daily Mail; senior reporter, correspondent, Monitor (Mexico) Daily Mail Scotland; general reporter, Colin Blackstock Freelance features, Daily Mail (Independent on Sunday, Daily Mail); Rosa Prince Daily Mirror (Belfast, night news editor, the Guardian Glasgow); Sunday Mirror; The Jon Brodkin Sports journalist, the Independent; reporter, political Guardian correspondent; The Mirror Tanya Datta BBC Documentaries; Job Rabkin Line One; Guardian trainee, producer, ITN News; Online;; Trainee, BBC; BBC researcher, producer, BBC Radio 4 GMR; BBC Westminster; producer, Jamie Doward Deputy business BBC News; producer, specialist editor, social affairs editor, religious producer, Channel 4 News affairs correspondent, diarist, The Nandini Sukumar European news Observer reporter, Bloomberg Andrew England Investment Week; Sophie Walker Reuters (Paris); Agence France Presse (Nairobi); senior sub editor, EMEA business Associated Press (Nairobi); east Africa copy, trade correspondent and deputy correspondent, Financial Times editor, energy and commodities, Sally Flood (née Whittle) Staff Reuters (Washington); diplomatic writer, Information Week; T3; freelance, affairs correspondent, House of Mobile Choice; features editor, Commons, Reuters Computing; editor, EO News; freelance (the Guardian, The Independent) Laurence Frost Stage; Pro Europa (Brussels); Radio France International; Lucy Aitken Publications manager, European Voice; business writer, PPA; freelance, Total Film; associate Associated Press editor EMAP Media; news editor, Julian Guyer Hayters Sports Agency; Music and Media; associate editor; M sports editor, Agence France Presse and M Europe; world editor, Campaign; (London) freelance (Contagious, Campaign, Mark Henderson Science The Independent, Management Today, correspondent, The Times Revolution,Voyager, Eureka); author Amelia Hill Glasgow Herald, The Howard Baker Freelance, New Scotsman; news reporter, education Scientist; lead producer, BBC correspondent, The Observer Interactive Factual and Learning; Chris Hughes Researcher BBC; senior content producer, BBC; freelance (CNN, London Financial commissioning editor, BBC Jam News); Investors Chronicle, The Hannah Baldock Chief reporter, Independent; PR consultant, financial Building; freelance (RIBA Journal, markets correspondent, associated Property Week, World Architecture, editor, Breaking Views Icon, Intersection); freelance Latin Andrea Hunt (née Von Der America correspondent (The Banck) Hill & Knowlton; European Business Times, The Sunday Times, PR manager, Xerox Europe; freelance the Guardian, The Observer, Daily Michael Leventhal Science editor, Telegraph, The Independent on Sunday, assistant editor, Daily Express; editor, Icon Magazine, Intersec); freelance



Celine Bijleveld Trainee sub editor, EL Gazette; production editor, Financial Times Business; deputy production editor, production editor, 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 office; 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) editor, Intersection; F1 Red Bulletin; freelance (New York Times Style, City AM, Mixte); features writer, City AM Noam Friedlander Four Four Two; Spice Girls books; Manchester United magazine; The Sunday Times; Daily Express; Haymarket; the Guardian;; freelance (The Times, The Net,; Time Out; digital editor, Time Out; script writer, Hewland Alex Gatrell Reporter, Commercial Lawyer Magazine; producer, LineOne; launch editor,; 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,; 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) Shaun Pye The Commercial Lawyer; The Lawyer; freelance Steven Ranger Network Week; Computing magazine; managing editor,; freelance; business editor, Vicky Rees Freelance (Haymarket Publishing); sub editor, Financial Times; financial advisor; deputy production editor, production editor; BBC Francesca Syz Editorial assistant, Wallpaper; Condé Nast Traveller; features editor, New Eden; features editor, research editor, contributing editor, Conde Nast Traveller Anthony Thornton Freelance (The Independent, Q); music editor, dot. music (Music Week); editor,; reviews editor, reviews editor and new media consultant, NME Robert Waugh LineOne; PlayStation Plus; commissioning editor, Stuff; sub editor, commissioning editor and writer, Night and Day and Live, Mail on Sunday Dominic White Supply Management; Building;; telecoms correspondent and connected editor, communication industries editor, Daily Telegraph Martin Worster LineOne; dance editor,; editor, uprush (BTOpenworld); business director,; author

1998 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 Arif Ansari Freelance (City FM, BBC Radio); reporter, BBC Radio Stoke; political reporter, BBC Westminster Phil Battley Mentorn Barraclough Carey; First on Five; TV broadcast journalist, 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) 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 Journalist, The World Tonight,World at One, BBC Radio 4; journalist, Newshour, BBC World Service; editor, producer, ITV News; freelance producer (GMTV, Sky, ITV) 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; broadcast journalist, 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; 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


1997 - 1998 | LISTINGS

Marina Chichua Freelance, BBC World Service; Image Magazine Mi-Kyoung Ahn Unknown (Georgia) Fareena Alam Editor, Q News Stavroula Chorinou Investors Maria Anguita Editorial manager, Chronicle; P&K Securities (Greece); Quay Books equities analyst, Alpha Finance; Barbara Arvanitidis Freelance, investment manager, Bluehouse Capital CNN; ITN; assignment editor, CNN; Elena Cosentino Associate correspondent, BBC; assistant producer, producer, CNN; freelance producer, BBC Current Affairs TV Producer Agnes Banda Senior feature writer, Luigi Del Prete Member of regional The Times of Zambia parliament Tom Barkley Reporter, special Ranjeeta Dutt McGroarty writer, Mexico correspondent, Dow Researcher, emerging markets, LSE; Jones senior financial journalist, Lloyds Doina Basca Unknown Shipping Economist Kerry Benefield The Shreveport Leslie Esparza Freelance; CNN Times; political correspondent, Press Stephanie Fontenoy French Democrat Embassy (London); international news Chris Brauer Virtue broadcasting, journalist, RTBF; US correspondent, Ananova; management consultant, Daily La Libne Belgique; finance PricewaterhouseCoopers; owner, journalist, La Croix Smoothmedia; sociology and Gidon Freeman Freelance; the computing PhD, Goldsmiths College, Guardian; Kyodo News; news editor, University of London; course leader, executive editor, PR Week; political online journalism, City University and media consultant, Lexington Christiane Buehler Bloomberg Communications TV (London); Bloomberg News Lourdes Garcia-Navarro Freelance (Frankfurt); Reuters Financial radio journalist, producer (Associated News (Germany); Touristik Report Press,Voice of America, APTN (Frankfurt); press officer, DeTown; Colombia); radio correspondent, press agent, Dertour; travel consultant, Associated Press (Jerusalem, Sprachcaffe and Languages Plus; flight London); radio correspondent, NPR attendant, Lufthansa German Airlines (Mexico) Helen Castell Institutional Investor Georgios Georgakopoulos Press (London); Derivatives Week (Hong officer (Greece); English section Kong); freelance (travel, business, editor, Parikiaki; UK correspondent, finance) Eleftheros Typos Clare Cheung ICM; Hong Kong Julius Gittens Senior information Standard; Hong Kong i-mail; journalist, specialist, Caribbean News Agency; Bloomberg LLP consultant, Observer Radio;

Technology Jon Webdale Job Editor, Course Periodical, 2000 Big story for 2010? The continued havoc the internet is wreaking upon the TV business, in particular how online video and other web services are making the leap to the living room. The BBC’s Project Canvas will likely play a key role in this, though it’s mired in controversy, and connected TVs from the likes of Samsung and Sony will compete with games consoles such as the Xbox, PS3 and Nintendo Wii.

Journalist to watch? Sky News city editor Mark Kleinman. He’s only been with the broadcaster a short time and has already claimed exclusives such as the “Red Knights” attempt to buy out Manchester United. Place to be? C21Media’s ClubC21 on the beach in Cannes at the annual Mipcom television market in October.

Plan for next year? Inside the Matrix (or preferably Tahiti). Interview by Jasmine Phillips

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programme director, Caribbean Environmental Reporters Network; Car; consultant, producer and presenter (Caribbean Today, Carib Vision/Caribbean Media Corporation), JPAGmedia Helene Gram Multimedia producer; producer, project manager, Boxen Technology AS Kim Gurney Reporter and news editor, FT Business; reporter, news edition, Community Radio South Africa; reporter (South Africa); FT Business (London); freelance Myria Hadjimatheou Reporter, Must;VAT officer, Ministry of Finance Jennifer Hanawald Bloomberg Television (Tokyo); freelance, American Chamber of Commerce journal; salon. com; The Times; freelance Jessica Hasslen Freelance graphic artist, Everglade Floridian; St Cloud State University; sales associate, Aurora Photos; freelance, the National Geographic Society; freelance documentarian and photographer Valerie Herczeg Unknown Jennifer Irwin Bloomberg Krisztina Katona BBC documentaries; TV documentary director; officer, Dafur Emergency, United Nations; media and external relations, UNICEF Nelly Kelzi Press officer, University of Western Sydney; BridgeNews (Sydney); news reporter, AFX Asia; freelance; teacher Titia Ketelaar Reporter, editor, foreign desk, 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); external relations (UNICEF) 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 Anne Myrjord Postgraduate student; European Free Trade Association; PhD student; EU affairs advisor, Norwegian Embassy (London); senior executive officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Norway); embassy secretary, diplomat, Royal Norwegian Embassy Birgit Kolboe Bohemen Sportspub; Nettsport; Football 247; freelance Janet Ong Dow Jones (Singapore);

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Bloomberg (Shanghai) Bernd Radowitz Bloomberg; Associated Press; Focus; Sueddeutsche Zeitung; Dow Jones (Rio de Janeiro, Madrid); author Simone Ramella Director, weekly newspaper (Cremona) Anna Sansom Worth Global Style Network (WGSN); freelance, Time Out (Paris); Harpers & Queen; Radio France International; SBS Sydney; EuroBusiness Habhajan Singh Business Times; Berita Harian (Malaysia); section editor, Malaysian Business Karin Sitalsing Freelance, Elsevier News Weekly (Amsterdam); regional news reporter, Friesch Dagblad; correspondent, de Volkskrant Victoria Stagg Elliott Out There News; Cambodia Daily; health science reporter, 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 Joana Veleanu Art director Margrethe Vika Dagens Naeringsliv Online; social performance advisor, external affairs advisor, Norske Shell Exploration and Production Doreen Walton Independent Radio News; Newshour; BBC World Service Will Wareing The European; Bloomberg; editor, Impact Media; head of English, Notting Hill prep school David Wasswa Freelance Natalie Williams Freelance; children’s author; communications manager, Safer Hastings Partnership Margaret Yamoah Senior editor, chief editor, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation WaiYee Yuen Freelance producer

Newspaper James Ashton Reuters; The Daily Telegraph; media correspondent, deputy city editor, Business AM; financial journalist, The Scotsman; Daily Mail; The Sunday Times Matthew Barbour Trainee, business reporter, The Times Bill Bows Time Out; listings, Press Association; Platts; writer, Investors Chronicle Companies; teacher Tania Branigan Reporter, Manchester Evening News; reporter, acting political correspondent, the Guardian Ian Broad Slough Observer; freelance, Daily Star; duty editor, Teletext; freelance Madeline Chambers Dow Jones (Vienna); Reuters (Frankfurt); lobby 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 James Debens The Wharf; The Daily Telegraph; The Sunday Telegraph Magazine; The Sunday Times Jennifer Duddy Evening Herald (Plymouth); London News Network; freelance, London Tonight; BBC NI Victoria Fletcher Trainee, The Times; Daily Express; consumer editor, Daily and Sunday Express; consumer correspondent, Evening Standard; news reporter, Daily Express Ashley Grossman This is London; NTL Interactive; portal manager, head of advertising, NTL; head of operations and planning,Virgin Media David Hytner Sports reporter, Daily Express; football correspondent, the Guardian Sam Jary Reuters TV; The Sentinel (Stoke on Trent); sub editor, Cumberland Evening News & Star Nicole Martin News reporter, media correspondent, The Daily Telegraph; Mandate Lucy McDonald Social affairs correspondent, Daily Express; freelance, Mail on Sunday; news reporter, GMTV Joseph McHugh The Wharf; Highbury & Islington Express; deputy news editor, Public Finance Lucy Miatt (née Rollin) The Sunday Times; freelance; Horse trainer Naga Munchetty City reporter, Evening Standard; business reporter, The Observer; Reuters;

producer,CNBC; ITN Sara Nathan Cambridge Evening News; news reporter, deputy TV editor, The Sun Clara Penn Western Morning News; press officer, Eden Project; BBC Radio Devon; Inside Out, BBC South West; freelance (The Observer, the Guardian, Mail on Sunday) James Pickard Business reporter, Western Daily Press; West Country correspondent, assistant UK news editor, property correspondent, Financial Times Helen Rumbelow News reporter, comment writer, political correspondent, The Times Deepa Shah News editor, Eastern Eye; GLA reporter, Evening Standard; the Guardian; London Tonight; freelance (Closer, Star, More, Daily Mirror, The Observer, Daily Express); senior press officer, Department of Health Adam Sills Assistant editor, SportsDesk; sports editor, the Guardian Sophie Tweedale Trainee, Manchester Evening News; Daily Mail; freelance, Century FM; reporter, Granada; freelance (The Sunday Times, Daily Mail, The Independent, the Guardian, Daily Express, Glamour, New Woman, Red, She, Daily Mirror, Cosmoplitan, Real) Sharon van Geuns Daily Mail; Western Morning News; reporter, Evening Standard; reporter, Night and Day, Mail on Sunday; features writer, Sunday Mirror Burhan Wazir The Observer; deputy features editor, The Times Eleanor Wilson Trainee, News and Star (Carlisle); The Sentinel (Stoke on

Middle East Akram Hendi Job Head of English news and programming, Yemeni TV Course International, 2002 Big story for 2010? The issue of stopping the war in the north of Yemen will be our big story for 2010.We’ll look at the fallout from the war between Iraq and Afghanistan.

Journalist to watch? Larry King really interests me. He’s honest, has great ideas and is really spontaneous. Place to be this year? Iraq, to see how the elections are going to take place. It’ll be interesting to see the results.

Plan for next year? I’d like to still be working here in Sanaa. Interview by Cathy Adams

Trent); wine industry (New Zealand); freelance sub editor Georgina Wintersgill The Wharf; Daily Mirror; features editor, Prima Baby; freelance (Best, Bella, Company); features editor, Prima Baby Linsey Wynton Chief reporter, Highbury & Islington Express; social affairs correspondent, Brighton Argus; researcher, producer, Meridian TV; documentaries, Granada TV; assistant producer, Tonight With Trevor McDonald; freelance (Carbon Media, Channel 4 News, True Vision)

Periodical Simon Burnton FourFourTwo; Amnesty International; sports desk, The Observer; freelance, Arena; sports desk, the Guardian Justine Cadbury Freud Communications; barrister Susie Chun Publishing, Strand Communications; Planned Savings; deputy production editor, FHM; production editor, FHM Bionic; production editor, Arena; contributing editor; Zoo; production director, Elle Decoration Fleur Clackson Personal assistant, communications director, John Frieda; freelance (Marie Claire,Vogue, Cosmopolitan) Paul Croughton Staff writer, Heat; associate editor, features editor, deputy editor, Arena;VJ, MTV UK; assistant travel editor, The Sunday Times Elena Dalrymple (née Ghiringhelli) Junior sub editor, acting chief sub editor, associate editor, deputy editor, editor, Pregnancy & Birth; editor, Mother & Baby Joanne Faragher Computer Business Review; Computer Wire; senior staff writer, Infocomony; features editor, Information Age; features editor, The Recruiter; features editor, Personnel Today; magazine editor, TES 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;;; teacher, American Language Centre (Morocco); MA Linguistics; teacher; freelance, Elle Decoration 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 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,; special project editor, FHM; director, junior creative director, Guerilla Productions Katy Migiro (née Salmon) Freelance (Interpress Service, Africa Analysis, Marie Claire, Sunday Independent); presenter, correspondent,Voice of America (Nairobi); editorial assistant, assistant editor, Africa Analysis; freelance TV producer; media researcher, Christian Aid Annalisa Miller National News Christina Moller Freelance (Mental Health Lawyer, Law Journal, the Guardian, Legal Action, Independent Lawyer) Chris Mooney Copywriter, DP&A; freelance (FHM, Ministry, The Face, BBC, Sky); deputy editor, editor, FHM. com; international editorial director, FHM, Arena; editor-in-chief, Men’s Digital, editor, Matthew Munday The Face; managing editor, Arena; freelance (The Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Idler) Kerry Potter Heat; Company; chief sub editor, staff writer, review writer, Q magazine; commissioning editor, senior writer, Elle Catherine Rapley Frank; Minx; commissioning editor, Sky magazine; freelance (Heat, Daily Mirror, New Woman); senior editor, InStyle; New Woman; commissioning editor, Observer Magazine; freelance Jonathan Saul Freelance (Caribbean Profiles, IFR, Reuters, Corporate Africa); EMAP; Parliamentary Monitor; copy editor, London correspondent, Tel Aviv correspondent, Jerusalem correspondent, Reuters Concetta Sidoti Sub editor, senior sub editor, website editor, deputy chief sub editor, Building; World Architecture; freelance sub editor, RIBA Journal; freelance, The Sunday Times Amy Sohanpaul Traveller’s Handbook; Square Meal; Traveller’s Guide to the Internet; staff writer, Wexas; deputy editor, editor, Traveller Caspar VanVark Emap Finance; Revolution magazine; freelance (Haymarket, Future Publishing, Mail on Sunday, BBC, Sydney Morning Herald, The Times, Evening Standard, Social Enterprise, Traveller) Imogen Wall Wall Street Journal; freelance (BBC World Service, The Big Issue); broadcast journalist, producer, BBC World Service; features editor, Intersection; consultant, UN development programme


1998 – 1999 | LISTINGS



Katie Anderson Reporter, The Deal; reporter, Hollywood Reporter Andrew Bailey Press officer, Azamat Atadjanov Web editor; Middlesex University; broadcast National News Agency of Uzbekistan; journalist, Radio City (Liverpool); Charlotte Beder Naestved Tidende; morning news editor, Century Radio press co-ordinator, Danish Industry; (Manchester); head of news,Virgin journalist, Move On Communications Radio UK; head of interactive content Barbara Bierling Freelance and news, Absolute Radio translator; writer and editor, Financial Zoey Bird Producer, Channel 5 Times; Swissinfo and Swiss Radio Int News; presenter, At The Races Esmera Bilal Oslobodjenje; media Mark Cotton Commodities reporter, monitor and analyst, senior media Bridge News; lead markets reporter, analyst, UNMIBH (Sarajevo) AFX Paris & New York; presenter, Bente Bjorndal Freelance efdex TV (Paris); markets reporter, (Medieforum, ProgramBladet); Oslo CBS Market Watch correspondent, AFX News; finance Sarah Deech Producer, BBC 10 O’ reporter, Dagens Naeringsliv Online Clock News; senior producer, BBC 3 Anthony Blackman Senior News; senior producer, BBC News 24; reporter, Barbados Advocate; Nation senior broadcaster, BBC News TV Newspaper; public affairs specialist, US Paul Egan Producer, efdex TV Embassy (Barbados) Hilary Fox Entertainment reporter, Fernando Botero Strategic BBC Radio 1; freelance broadcast Alternative Investments; CEO, Editorial journalist; senior reporter, Unique Group Estilo (Mexico) Enterainment News; TV chief writer, Bagila Bukharbaeva Editor, Associated Press BBC Monitoring; Associated Press Carolina Gasiorowski Content (Tashkent) provider,; senior Tobias Bungter Editor and sports reporter, Al Jazeera English scriptwriter, Peter Clausen; writer and Farhana Haider Broadcast journalist, editor, Kiepenheur & Witsch; writer BBC TV News; South East Asia and producer, WDR; freelance writer, regional editor, BBC World Service editor and graphic designer Mark Jacques BBC Breakfast with Carolina Chagas Jornal da Tarde; Frost; broadcast assistant and reporter, Ultimo Segundo IG; Prima Pagina (Sao BBC Ulster; freelance, reporter, Paolo) BBC Wales; broadcast assistant and Francesca De Chatel Freelance freelance, BBC Melina Demetriou Astra Radio; John-Paris Kent Channel 5 News; parliamentary correspondent showbiz reporter, Sky News and feature writer, Cyprus Mail Merriem Matthew Dubai TV; Swiss Newspaper; press and information Radio International; reporter (Zurich) officer (Cyprus) Sonya Mayet Bloomberg TV; BBC Estelle Doyle Freelance researcher, Business Unit; broadcast journalist, The Sunday Times; AMARC, Panos; BBC News 24; broadcast journalist, broadcast journalist, Inter-World BBC World Service; freelance Radio; freelance producer, BBC screenwriter World Service, BBC Radio 5 Live; Matthew Neylan All Out staff producer, Outlook, BBC World Productions; press officer, Local Service; freelance radio producer; Government Information Unit; radio producer, BBC World service senior press officer, Mayor of Larry Fan Law student London; account director, London Kerstin Fischer Producer and Communications Agency broadcast journalist, BBC Berlin Anna O’Neill Broadcast journalist, Maurice Frank Unknown BBC London; BBC Essex; radio Alison Gibson Personal finance reporter, BBC London weekend writer and sub editor, The Times; Barbara Serra The Today freelance Programme, BBC Radio 4; Christoffer Guldbrandsen TV2broadcast journalist, BBC London Live; Denmark; Nordisk Film; Danmarks reporter, Sky News; newsreader, Al Radio; director, Danish Broadcasting Jazeera Company; documentary film maker, Julian Shea Broadcast journalist, DBCorporation BBC Ceefax sport; broadcast Angela Hachmeister NDR; news journalist; BBC sport website editor, AOL Germany Karishma Vaswani Broadcast Ghida Hamadeh Unknown journalist, CNN Singapore Bureau; Karin Kamp Online and radio business correspondent, BBC World journalist, Swiss Radio International; News (Mumbai) new media editor, PBS Georgia Webber David Paradine Mariko Katsumura (née Ando) Productions; Calendar News; Bloomberg TV; CBS MarketWatch, reporter and newsreader,Yorkshire Tokyo; news reporter, Asia Business; TV; reporter, Sky News; broadcast Reuters Tokyo journalist, GMTV; broadcast journalist, Marie-Cécile Kleinveld Freelance BBC News 24; reporter, Granada TV photographer; KLM Royal Dutch Ceri Whitby September Films; Airlines assistant producer, Celador Ofira Koopmans Ben-Amar Saritha Wilkinson Television Correspondent; Deutsche Presseproducer, Rockchopper TV Agentur (Tel Aviv) Esme Wren Producer, BBC Alpana Lath Senior feature writer; Newsnight chief sub editor, Mid Day Multimedia

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LISTINGS | 1999 – 2000 and chief sub editor, Sunday Mid-Day (India); junior assistant editor; Midday Multimedia Katrine Laursen Nordjyske Stiftstidende; reporter and news editor, ANR (Denmark) Pei-Hsuan Lee Formosa TV (Taiwan) Ivette Leyva-Martinez BBC LatinAmerica (Miami); sub editor, Reuters Latin America;; head of news and front page,Yahoo! (Miami) Alison Lin Research assistant, National Kaohsiung Normal University (Taiwan) Eugenia Maia Deputy editor, Adrenalin Magazine 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 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,, 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 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 Olivier Shaw-Latimer Producer, Compuserve/AOL Europe; editor, Vodafone UK Daniel Sheldon Unknown Vedat Spahovic Freelance; Deutsche Welle (Balkans) Sofianni Subki PanPac Media; journalist, Life & Times; journalist, New Straits Times 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; communications director, Judicial Service of Ghana Samantha Tonkin Web editor,

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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) 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

Newspaper Esther Addley The Australian; features writer, deputy features editor, the Guardian Lisa Baxter Evening Star (Ipswich); producer, The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4 Geraldine Baybutt Senior reporter, Grimsby Evening Telegraph; senior reporter Lancashire Evening Post; language teacher David Brown Unknown Ciar Byrne Private Eye; Media Guardian; media correspondent, The Independent; freelance (the Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Lady, Press Gazette); director, Media Minds James Cadman Production trainee, PA News; sub editor, Pagemasters; duty editor, Teletext; senior news sub editor, deputy night editor, Metro Shamim Chowdhury Daily Express; London Tonight; BBC Choice; deputy foreign editor, Sky News Jonathan Clements Graduate trainee scheme, staff reporter, night news editor, showbiz editor, crime correspondent, Daily Mirror Indira Das-Gupta Evening Standard; senior news reporter; Third Sector Finian Davern Freelance (The Independent); news, Metro; Travel Trade Gazette; reporter,Metro; Guy Dennis Reporter, The Sunday Times; reporter, Bloomberg; city news desk, Daily Mirror; business reporter, The Sunday Telegraph James Diamond Cambridgeshire Times Peter Elliott News editor, Crosby Herald; news officer, Liverpool City Council Dominic Ffield Football reporter, the Guardian Stephen Foley Market reporter, investment column, North American business reporter, The Independent; freelance Dipesh Gadher News editor, Eastern Eye; news reporter, transport correspondent, media correspondent, 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 magazine, Nursing Times Tom Kelly Reporter, Press

Association (Dublin, London, New York); reporter, Daily Mail Anthea Lawson Freelance (The Observer, The Times); researcher, Amnesty International; human rights consultant Luke Leitch Diary section, news desk, arts reporter, Evening Standard Donna McConnell Assistant channel editor, TV & Showbusiness, Mail Online Gabriel Milland Freelance reporter, The Sunday Times; news reporter, foreign editor, Daily Express Emma Morris Freelance, Daily Mail; sub editor, staff writer Ski and Snowboard magazine, Daily Mail; feature writer, Kitchens; freelance (Daily Mail, She, Snowboard); features editor Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms; style writer, Living Etc; chief sub editor, Health and Fitness Joseph Mouzo St Albans Observer; multimedia editor, Agence France Presse (online) Sherna Noah General reporter, showbiz, arts & media correspondent, Press Association; The Independent 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) 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 wire 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 Jeanette Blair Freelance, International Freighting Weekly; DfEE Tracey Boles Money Marketing; finance writer, The Observer; transport editor, chief reporter, The Business; business reporter, The Sunday Times Dominic Brookman Sub editor, What’s Online; senior publisher, Paragon; editor, Internet Made Easy; editor, Internet User; editor, Buyer and Online Seller; homepage editor, MSN UK Huria Choudhari News editor, Public Sector Newspaper; freelance (Evening Standard, the Guardian, Travel Trade Gazette, Daily Express, Marketing, LGC, Music Week, Nursing Standard, NTL,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, Academy Magazine, Men’s Health, First Magazine, Company, Sky, Sky Movies); associate features editor, Total Film Ben Falk Associate producer, The Movie Chart Show and BBC Films Online; Los Angeles producer, The Movie Chart Show; development producer, Scream Films; Hollywood correspondent, Press Association Jennifer Farrar (née Currie) Times Higher Education Supplement; Schoolsnet; deputy editor, Lawyer ZB; teacher training; English teacher Emma Dent (née Forrest) Leisure Week; Building; features reporter, Construction News; senior features reporter, features editor, Health Service Journal; editor, L Jill Foster Commissioning features editor, Daily Mirror; commissioning editor, associated editor, Femail, Daily Mail; features commissioning editor, Daily Mirror Rachel Hamada (née Munro) Sub editor, El Gazette; production editor, ZDNet; assistant editor, Holyrood magazine; freelance travel journalist; founder, ‘Mambo’, Zanzibar website 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, Pete Jenson Parliamentary Review; Revolution magazine;; 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,, Wall Street Journal Europe); copy editor, Dow Jones Derren Lawford; music journalist, BBC Radio 1; Radio 1 Newsbeat; presenter, BBC1 Xtra

International Politics Adam Blenford Job Senior broadcast journalist, BBC Course Newspaper, 2002 Big story for 2010? The UK elections will dominate as well as the ongoing problems in Afghanistan and the US troop problems in Iraq, which Obama has pledged to fix. Iranian political unrest and international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear policy will be a global story. How are you covering it? With fast broadband, we use picture galleries and slide shows. There’s no point in writing something best told in a picture.

Journalist to watch? I like Gabriel Gatehouse - he’s a BBC stringer in Ukraine who got noticed reporting the Russia/Georgia war in 2008. He works on the TV, radio and web and seems to spend a lot of time in Baghdad these days. Interview by Helen Nianias 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); freelance (Wallpaper, the Guardian, The Daily Telegraph) Elizabeth Michaelson Freelance (, Shoot!); staff writer, 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; freelance (the Guardian, 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 Louise Wilson Runner, researcher, BBC Tomorrow’s World; production secretary, Comic Relief; researcher, We’ll Meet Again, Net Comedy Awards; researcher, BBC Entertainment; researcher, CBBC Factual; assistant producer, BBC Specialist Factual; assistant producer, director and producer, CBBC 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

2000 Broadcast Lee Baker Kick FM; broadcast journalist, BBC Wiltshire Sound; independent music producer Mike Bovill Sports bulletin reader, Talksport Radio; freelance sport reporter; reporter, TalkSport; sports editor, City AM Katherine Boyle Hereward FM; newsreader, producer and presenter, BBC Three Counties Radio Alex Bushill ITN News; trainee, BBC News; broadcast journalist,

BBC Spotlight; reporter, BBC Newsgathering; freelance reporter, BBC News 24; BBC London; south west correspondent, BBC News Nick Cavell Assistant producer, TalkSport; news editor, Sanyu Radio (Uganda); producer, African Sports, BBC World Service David Cheng Reporter, News Direct 97.3FM; researcher, producer, BBC Business; broadcast journalist, BBC Business & Economics News Ellie Crisell Reporter, presenter, Channel 5 News; presenter, BBC Newsround Jatinder Dhillon Trainee, BBC News; broadcast journalist; field producer, BBC Network News; reporter, CBC Radio (Toronto) Abbie Dobson Broadcast journalist, producer, BBC Six O’Clock News Kate Evans Broadcast journalist, BBC News 24; freelance producer; ITN; producer, Channel 4 News Tannaz Fazaipour Journalist, ITN Digital Radio Channel; producer, ITN News; producer, Powerhouse at ITN; reporter, First Edition, ITN; freelance producer, producer, Channel 4 News Shona Fraser Euronews; broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 5 Live; associate producer, RTL (Germany) and MTV Melanie Grant Online producer, broadcast journalist, television pundit, UKTV and BBC 1Xtra; BBC London Nina Harrison-Bell Producer, ITN Will Inglis 106 CTFM; LBC; Power FM; Kick FM; news editor, Kick FM; freelance (BFBS, CBC TV, GWR, Jazz) Julie MacDonald Broadcast journalist, Radio 5 Live; producer, LBC; broadcast journalist, Liquid News, BBC 3; freelance reporter, GMTV; news anchor, Al Jazeera Gareth Mason Broadcast journalist, RTE Westminster; sub editor; Contributor, Irish National Ra; 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; TV reporter, BBC North; Bradford reporter, BBC Yorkshire Keme Nzerem Producer, ITN; producer, Channel 4 News Juliette Parkin Broadcast journalist, BBC Three Counties Radio; presenter and reporter, BBC South East Pritha Sarkar Broadcast journalist, tennis editor and senior sports correspondent, Thomson Reuters Anton Sensky Broadcast journalist, BBC Solent 96.1FM; BBC Inside Out, BBC South Today; assistant producer, BBC Sport Avi Silverman Print journalist, Bale Net; MA, International Relations, Cambridge University; policy manager, Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile Katia Tanousis Freelance, BBC Radio Suffolk; assistant producer, Grand Designs Tori Taylor BBC News South East;

1999 – 2000 | LISTINGS

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

International Annex Achieng News editor, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation; Corporate Broadcast Magazine; freelance Sahar Al-Amri The Saudi Research & Publishing Co (Saudi Arabia) 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); CNN Michael Andindilile Chief sub editor, Daily News (Tanzania); PhD, Fordham University; teaching fellow, lecturer, University Of Dar Es Salaam Katya Andrusz Unknown 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);; editor, news agency, Newspag; editorial project manager, Berlingske Media Andreas Bondevik Reporter, Norwegian Broadcasting Corp; producer, NRK, National Commercial Radio; US stringer, The 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); Thomson Reuters; news editor, Travel Security Services PhamTran Dinh News assistant, Vietnam Economic Times; Reuters Bureau (Hanoi); communications and external affairs co-ordinator, BP Exploration & Operating Company (Vietnam); marketing manager, ANZ Bank (Vietnam); branch manager, Philips Electronics Singapore (Hanoi) Lely Triana Djuhari Associated Press; communication specialist,

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UNICEF East Asia Pacific Julie Donnelly State House Bureau reporter; reporter, North Carolina Public Radio; reporter, Washington Feature Story News; producer, PBS Laura Dowrich-Phillips Freelance; 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) Lilian Githungo Court reporter, Nation Newspaper; Humanitarian affairs officer; UN (Somalia) Linda Hansen Unknown 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 Ragnhild Kjetland Editorial assistant, site2oil. com; pharmaceutical/chemical correspondent, AFX News; freelance (Norway); Dow Jones Yannis Krontiras Military service Christine Lai Vice executive director, China Times Katarina Limkjer Screaming Media; CNN (Norway) Anouk Macchetti Bloomberg TV Kennedy Makambira PR Director, Prince Edward Centennial; BBC World Service; sport correspondent, 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; restaurant reviewer,; derivatives section, International Financing Review; freelance Helly Minarti Jakarta Post; head of arts, The 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; NRK Dagsrevyen; MTV; political reporter, Aftenposten; political reporter, Kanal 24; journalist, political journalist; Daily Dagsavisen

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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; journalist, Portuguese TV channel; journalist, Portugal Diario Denise Resende News editor, foreign correspondent, NetDoctor; freelance, Latin American correspondent,; 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 Journalist, Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka); PA, Wijeya Newspapers (Sri Lanka); executive director, RS Printek; director, Freudenburgh Training company Saskia Wirth Freelance; Marketwatch; Financial Times; press officer, Comic Relief; publicity manager, Christian Aid; ITV News; group publicity manager, features and daytime, Channel 4 Eylem Yanardagoglu Freelance; teaching assistant; sociology research student, City University Helen Yates Online journalist, Financial Publishing International; deputy editor, UK Excellence Magazine; freelance Amelia Zaher Journalist, Exhibition Bulletin; freelance, Diving Magazines

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

Religion Riazat Butt Job Religious affairs correspondent, the Guardian Course Newspaper, 2002 Big story for 2010? The papal visit in September. It’s the first visit of the Pope to the UK since 1982. Religion has completely changed in that time and the Pope is now a very controversial figure. It will be interesting to see how he is received. Journalist to watch? Jerome Taylor in The Independent is hugely experienced. He dips in and out of religious affairs, which is the best way to report it.

Place to be this year? Nigeria always has some very interesting stuff going on, as does Somalia and the Yemen. Interview by Cathy Adams 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, deputy personal finance editor, The Independent; cycling columnist Graham Diggines News reporter; Edinburgh Evening News; reporter, The Sun; assistant editor, Soldier Magazine; editor, The Sharp End Laura Elston News desk, 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 Correspondent, Reuters (South Africa); chief correspondent, Reuters Emma Gosnell Deputy editor, The Sunday Telegraph Review Will Green Reporter, 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 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 James Palmer 21st Century, China Daily (Beijing); Foreign desk, special project editor, The Independent; freelance Roz Ryan Trainee, Financial Times;; health writer, Femail, Daily Mail; freelance Ben Sheppard Trainee, news reporter, Daily Express; freelance (Athens) Laura Smith Reporter, Nottingham Evening Post; journalist, Evening Standard 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.; The Observer; Financial Adviser; freelance (Evening Standard, BBC Radio); Children’s Express Andrew Tongue Reporter, Financial News; sports desk, Press Association; personal finance reporter, Financial Times; recruitment Lucy Warwick-Ching Trainee, personal finance reporter, 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, Mail On Sunday; reporter, thelondonpaper Charlotte Williamson ES Magazine; researcher, The Sunday Telegraph Magazine; freelance (Elle, Harpers & Queen, The Observer); commissioning editor, editor, news review, The Sunday Telegraph

Periodical Michael Bird Reporter, In-Store Marketing; freelance (Independent on Sunday, Design Week); deputy editor, Bucharest Business Week; associate editor,; editor, The Diplomat Hannah Booth Deputy news editor, features editor, Design Week; Zitty Magazine; deputy editor, editor, Space, Guardian Weekend magazine Chris Brock The Lawyer; reporter, New Media Creative magazine; associate editor; eDesign Magazine; columnist, Nervous Room; editor, Mulberry Publications; editor, 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,; content manager, community manager,Yahoo Europe Suzy Cox Staff writer,;; writer, sub editor,; news reporter, Heat; celebrity writer, Mizz; senior writer, 19; senior writer, Cosmopolitan; commissioning editor, features director, Grazia Sally Eyden Trainee, feature writer, acting deputy features editor, Daily Express; entertainment editor, Night & Day, Mail on Sunday; health editor, Daily Express; showbiz editor and columnist, Reveal; editor, Fabulous, News of the World Leon Forde Freelance (Flipside, The Face, the Guardian); assistant features editor, Screen International; film columnist, 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 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; freelance (, 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, World Entertainment); showbiz journalist, World Entertainment News; senior writer, Smash Hits; Commercial editor, FHM 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 Sarah Mason Editorial assistant, Health Matters and Pharmacy Magazine; web editor, senior interactive editor, Monkey TV; assistant production editor, The Wardle Agency Andy McCue Freelance (netbeat. com, Terrorizer, Kingsize, Kerrang!); senior reporter,VNU News Centre; senior reporter,; reporter, Computing; editor, Climber 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, Sunday Telegraph); writer, deputy property editor, Mail on Sunday 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 feature writer, Star; travel editor, New; travel editor, Star Zoe Murphy Assistant editor, AOL News Channel; broadcast journalist, BBC News Interactive, world desk Isabel Pitman Presenter and reporter, local French radio; freelance (Country Homes and Interiors, ES Magazine, Time Out, French newspaper); teacher Katie Reich-Storer Freelance (Woman’s Weekly, the Guardian, The Observer,; editor,, Citrus Publishing; assistant editor, deputy editor projects, ABTA magazine; special projects editor, Absolute Publishing; associate editor, ABTA magazine Susan Riley TV Times; Soaplife; feature writer, features editor; Mizz; features editor, features director, Sugar; features director, More; deputy editor, Stylist Magazine Paul Rincon Reporter, Construction News; freelance (Empire Online, Broadcast,; senior staff writer, PC Advisor; science reporter, senior broadcast journalist, BBC News online Gerard Russell Web editor, interactive media editor, digital communications editor, Nic Scott Freelance (OK!, Hello!, Citrus Publishing, Forward Publishing, 7 Days Magazine, Consumer Magazines); production editor, Junior Ben Spriggs Freelance (Freeserve, Fashion Weekly, Menswear); copy editor, deputy chief copy editor,

InStyle; news editor, Living; homes editor, ELLE Decoration Jon Webdale Reporter, New Media Age; freelance, the Guardian; commissioning editor, Interactive TV; senior reporter, senior reporter, C21 and editor, Future Media Ben Westwood Assistant travel editor, Electronic Telegraph; acting online travel editor, travel journalist, deputy travel editor, The Daily Telegraph; manager, Travel PR; lecturer, Universidad Espiritu Santo; freelance travel author, Rough Guides Sarah Willcocks Editorial, Literary Review; freelance (The Independent, The Scotsman, The Moscow Times, Literacy Review, The Erotic Review, Time Out, The Oldie, The Stage); playwright; freelance

2001 Broadcast Suad Ali Unknown Claudine Altmann Jazz FM; broadcast journalist, Bloomberg Radio; news editor, Talksport Gurvinder Aujla Broadcast journalist, Club Asia; broadcast journalist, BBC 1Xtra; broadcast journalist, BBC Asian Network Lucy Boast Producer, broadcast journalist BBC Vanessa Buschschlüter Researcher, trainee broadcast journalist, Washington producer, broadcast journalist, BBC World Service; Washington reporter and producer, BBC Rebecca Dimyan Reporter, BBC Radio Wales; reporter, producer, BBC Radio 5 Live Hilary Fraser Sales manager, IdeaGlobal; consultant, Rogen International; consultant, Fraser Communication Leyla Hayes Unknown Christian Hill Unknown Victoria Holden Broadcast journalist, BBC current affairs Leigh Jennings Unknown James Josephs Freelance (BBC Sports, Sky Sports) Jude Landau Producer, Feature Story News; freelance producer (NTR); trainee hypnotherapist Jonathan Leleu Producer, Sky News; senior producer, BBC 6 O’Clock News Benjamin Lowings News reader, Radio New Zealand International; broadcast journalist, BBC World Service Christina Mackay News reporter; freelance Naomi McCafferty Broadcast journalist; BBC Northen Ireland; political broadcast journalist, BBC Abi McLoughlin Associated Press; BBC Newsnight Review; producer BBC Newsround; producer BBC Sportsround; assistant producer, Newsround and Sportsround; producer, The World Tonight, Radio 4; assistant producer, Watchdog and Rogue Traders Shahab Mossavat Producer, BBC 6 O’Clock News; Reuters (Iran); medical student, University of

2000 - 2001 | LISTINGS

London; freelance, Middle East analyst Melanie Parry Researcher, BBC Radio 4; researcher, World at One, BBC Radio 4; BBC news sponsorship scheme; producer, BBC News 24; broadcast journalist, BBC 6 O’Clock News Ewan Petrie Reporter, Scottish TV and Central; reporter, Real Radio Glasgow; reporter, newsreader, Radio Wave 102 Dundee; BBC Politics (Millbank); production journalist, Scottish TV Sohail Sahi BBC Southern Counties; sports reporter, BBC Solent; football reporter, BBC Radio 5 Live; breakfast sports reader, Adil Ray Show, BBC Asian Network; football commentator, BBC local radio Nishita Sharma Freelance; journalist and broadcaster, Wish Hard; presenter, producer, Aliot Asian Arts show, Break FM; freelance, BBC World Service; RadioNet; Wish Hard Laura Sheeter BBC Northampton and PDP for Look East; stringer, BBC Baltic (Riga); broadcast journalist, BBC newsgathering; freelance reporter and producer (New York) Lucy Sheppard Unknown Anna Thomas Presenter; presenter and reporter, Granada; news reporter and presenter, GMTV Louise Tickle BBC World Service; Everywoman Jonathan Wald News assistant; assignment editor, CNN (London, New York) Monica Zilouf Freelance producer, ITV, ITV News

International Alex Arampatzis Political analyst; reporter; Dehavilland Information Services; lecturer, Edge Hill College; CEO, WIN Malene Arboe-Rasmussen Nordic Desk, UN (Brussels); liaison officer for Denmark, Iceland and Norway, NATO Marie Barraud News analyst, Dehabilland; journalist, Groupe Afrique; foreign correspondent, La Croix; RFI radio Sophie Besse Agence France Presse; project manager Elisabeth Brun Reporter, NRK P1 (Norway); journalist; Kulturnytt; NRK P2 Andrea Cairola Documentaries; freelance (Italy); associate, communication and information sector, UNESCO Sonila Cela Researcher, BBC documentaries; brand manager Andrea Crossan Radio producer; The World; radio news producer, BBC Boston Zeynep Demirbilek Freelance; managing director, Pearl Linguistics Peter Dinkloh Correspondent, Bloomberg (Frankfurt) Gustavo Duarte Journalist, TVE; communications manager, Proklima Minelle Fernandez Communications officer, Commonwealth Secretariat; Colombo correspondent, Al Jazeera Violet Gonda Producer, presenter, SW Radio Africa

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LISTINGS | 2001 – 2002 James Gooder Reporter, Independent on Sunday; writer, Reuters; speechwriter, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (Geneva); online journalist, Al Jazeera; deputy editor, Argus European Electricity Report Miriam Gressli Production leader, MTV Nyneteras Michelle Hakata Sub editor, New African; customer services advisor,; programme executive, Commonwealth Business Council; features editor, Africa Practice; consultant, HMD Marianne Hartz-Thomas Media officer UNEP/GRID; Arendal; media and information officer, UN environment programme; Deadline Press (Denmark); senior communications advisor, Operate Communications Emma Kambangula Personal assistant, Southern Africa Broadcasting Association (Windhoek); executive director, Cancer Club of Namibia Joseph Kithama African Medical and Research Foundation; bureau chief, East African Procurement News; lecturer, Dar es Salaam University Sara Lomberg Editor, reporter, Ticker News Agency; reporter, Dagens Media Forlag; reporter, n.24. se (Stockholm) Sebastian Lopez Unknown Kristine Lowe Freelance; columnist, ABC Nyheter Marta Machado-Gooder Programme administrator; Reuters Foundation; freelance, Al Jazeera English; CNN Africa; project coordinator; Reuters Foundation Isaac Massaquoi Senior news editor, head of news and current affairs; Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service; lecturer, programme coordinator, University of Sierra Leone Brian McGee Editor, www.; reporter, Bloomberg

Elodie Mialet France 3 (Bordeaux); TV reporter, Sante Vie; freelance, Match TV, France 5, Canal J; TV reporter; M6 (France); freelance (France 2) Charalampos Nikolakakis Press officer, Ministry of Rural Development and Food Zandi Nkuta Sowetan; online journalist, Reuters; spokesperson, executive mayor of Johannesburg Ingvild Paulsen Regalandis Avis; Stavanger Aftenblad; features agency; freelance (Dagens Naeringsliv; Henne; Vagabond) Angela Pok Research writer; student, UCLA; co-managing editor; American Fitness; consulting editor, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America; editor, Professor Arthur Lim Miguel Rato Press advisor, Portuguese Minister of Economy; executive director, Ogilvy PR (Lisbon); deputy director Diario Economico; partner and founder, Cupido Comunicacao; managing director, Ogilvy and Mather Scott Reeves Freelance assistant news editor (Channel 4 News, ITN); researcher, John Kay’s Financial Times column; producer, Powerhouse, Channel 4; producer, Channel 4 News Friedel Grant (née Rother) Freelance (Financial Times radio, Associated Press Radio); financial journalist, Financial Times; financial journalist, Reuters; PR and editorial assistant, Europeana Shirin Sadeghi PhD, SOAS Diego Santos Sports foreign correspondent, El Pais; news editor, Associated Press;, and Payal Sharma Unknown Muriel Signouret Freelance (Eurostar Magazine, Telerama, @pplications; La Lettre du Cercle) Editor, Société Textuel Magazines; reporter, Le Nouveau Detectice; journalist, The Magazine

Finance Darren Lazarus Job Acting editor, Financial News Online Course Periodical, 2002 Big story for 2010? We’ll be keeping a close eye on whether the government can agree on regulating the banks and the impact this will have. How are you covering it? We just relaunched our website with a blog called Financial Muse, where we can be a bit more creative than in our news analysis.

Place to be this year? Most of the financial growth is happening in Asia, some journalists who are moving out to Hong Kong. But I still think London is an exciting place to be. Interview by Anna Leach

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Elisavet Sotiriadou Freelance (BBC News 24, BBC World Service, Sveriges Radio) Maria Stammati Assistant editor, Milano; assistant editor, deputy editor, and glamour. com; executive editor, Condé Nast interactive Serena Sterling Assistant editor, contributing editor, Spirituality & Health; PhD, clinical psychology; freelance(Spirituality & Health) Corinne Touze Radio Mediterranee Internationale; freelance (Radio Europe 1, Radio Orient, Europe 1 France, Radio Canada, Radio Suisse Romande); news anchor and writer, Radio Mediterranee Internationale Vanessa Viola Market Reporter, Argus Media; oil broker, E A Gibson Shipbrokers Dan Wallis Foreign desk, The Times; intern writer, Reuters (Nairobi); deputy foreign editor, PA; Tanzania correspondent, Uganda correspondent, Reuters Barry Wilkinson Cricket correspondent, Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation

Newspaper Kate Allen Reporter, PA Digital; chief feature writer, Building; feature writer, Inside Housing Magazine; freelance; editor, Social Housing Magazine Simon Baker Trainee, regional reporter, Press Association John Bingham News trainee, reporter, chief reporter, Press Association Harcharan Chandhoke Nottingham Evening Post; Channel 4 Cricket Magazine; assistant news editor, Daily Mail Neil Chatterjee Energy desk, senior energy correspondent, deputy bureau chief, Reuters (Singapore) Helen Fretter Health news reporter, Netdoctor; sub editor, deputy editor,Yachts & Yachting magazine Herpreet Kaur Grewal Home news reporter, The Times; reporter, London Voice; reporter, Eastern Eye; freelance (Guardian Society, trade press); reporter, Regeneration & Renewal Charlie Hamilton Reporter, Press Association; senior reporter, The National (Abu Dhabi) Kate Haywood Commodities reporter, Reuters; deputy editor, Telecom finance; IFR; senior reporter, Thompson Financial; reporter, Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Matt Hughes Freelance (The Times, the Guardian, The Observer,; sports writer, sub editor,, The Observer; sports reporter, Evening Standard, football correspondent, The Times Humfrey Hunter Trainee, The Sun; news desk assistant, The Sunday Times; news reporter, Evening Standard; freelance (Mail On Sunday, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph); account manager, Ian Monk Associates; literary agent, Hunter Profiles

Scott Hussey Newsflash Press Agency; The Scottish Sun Roland Jackson Multimedia desk, business reporter, Agence France Presse Aidan Magee Agence France Presse; head of London office, The Wardle Agency; football writer, Manchester correspondent, News of the World Ashok Malhotra PhD, Indian history Helen McCormick Features editor, Mortgage Strategy Luisa Metcalfe Freelance, Hampstead & Highgate Express; trainee, Daily Express; features writer; Sunday Express; freelance Laura Milne Trainee, feature writer, Daily Express Meilyr Morgan Aylward Marine Publishers; current affairs journalist and researcher, HTV; Welsh language policy officer; Duke of Edinburgh Awards Jane Mulkerrins News reporter, The Sunday Times; features, Daily Mail; freelance (The Sunday Times, The Times, Cosmopolitan, the Guardian) Laura Newland (née Borg) Trainee, Press Association; mother James Nursey Sports reporter, The Argus; sports writer, Birmingham Post; freelance, sports reporter, Daily Mirror Dan Rookwood Health and fitness editor, Maxim; sports desk, guardian.; commissioning editor, Men’s Health; freelance (the Guardian, Maxim; 442; Zest Magazine); health and fitness editor, Maxim Natasha Salari Features, 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 Rachel Williams Reporter, North American correspondent, US bureau chief, Press Association Alex Wynne Cosmedias International; information manager, deputy editor, Beauty Business News; deputy editor, Cosmetic News Weekly

Periodical Matthew Adey Freelance (Maxim, Wax, TNT, SX); deputy editor, Docklands Magazine; Islington Magazine; editor, Key; writer, Sky; English teacher, Loustan School Chei Amlani Sub editor, deputy sports editor, sports editor, telegraph. Al Chan Civil servant, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister; civil servant, Department for Transport; FOI compliance officer, TFL Marissa Charles Restaurant reviewer, Camden New Journal; Zest; editorial assistant and writer, Good Housekeeping; freelance (Pride, Closer, Zest, Pregnancy,Your Home);

features reporter, Splash News & Picture Agency Catherine Clarke Freelance, Menswear; staff writer, assistant editor, deputy editor, editor, Another Magazine; freelance (Dazed & Confused, the Guardian, Time Out, Arena Homme Plus) Matthew Cottingham Features writer, Property Week; trainee, BBC current affairs; investigative reporter, BBC 5 Live, assistant producer, BBC Panorama; assistant producer, BBC Current Affairs; director, BBC Watchdog Sarah-Jane Cutting Editorial assistant, production editor, Australian Business Online; editor, WorkplaceInfo, WorkplaceOHS; journalist, Australian Business Sophy Dale Sub editor, Computer Weekly; sub editor,; sub editor, senior sub editor, Computing Rebecca Evans Reporter, chief reporter, news editor, Inside Housing; deputy editor, Health Service Journal Mernie Gilmore Freelance, Company; commissioning editor,Your Life; reporter, columnist, features writer, women’s editor, Daily Express Ben Grant Deputy editor, The Drinks Business Jessica Gunn Writer, reporter, deputy restaurants and bar editor, deputy news editor, Caterer & Hotelkeeper; freelance, the Guardian; features editor, BBC Online Phil Hebblethwaite Freelance, Men's Health; junior editor, assistant editor, Adrenalin, Bogey Magazine; editor and publisher, The Stool Pigeon Dominique Hines Freelance (Marie Claire,Your Life); 3am, Daily Mirror; freelance (Pride, Daily Mirror, TV Times, Closer); celebrity reporter, Reveal; showbiz reporter, Daily Mail; Daily Star; New Claire Kilner Editorial assistant, Professional Plumbing and Heating Installer; 12 Yard TV; administrative officer, The Refugee Council; communications officer, Renewal; equality & diversity co-ordinator, Ealing Primary Care Trust; freelance, PHAM Magazine; advice and information manager, BME services; policy & planning manager, General Medical Council Ellie Levenson Reporter, The Lawyer; travel writer, Netjetter, the Guardian; Editor, Fabian Review; freelance (New Statesman, the Guardian); press and communications officer, End Child Poverty; freelance (New Statesman, the Guardian, The Observer, The Independent); lecturer, Goldsmiths College, University of London; author Fiona Macdonald Sub editor, features writer, features editor, editor, home and commuter, Metro Debbi Marco Features assistant,Your Life; freelance (C4 Website, Men's Health); trainee, Daily Express; feature writer, Bella; celebrity features editor, Full House; freelance Louie Purday Feature writer, Take a Break; features editor, Full House; freelance Heather Sadtler PA to editor, writer, GQ

Annabel Short Freelance (The Ecologist, Faber & Faber); corporate social responsibility consultant, Context; senior researcher, head of program, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre Geoffrey Spiteri Independent on Sunday; reporter, Barclays Globe; publisher, News Digest Daniel Thomas Freelance, features writer, Medeconomics; staff writer, GP Magazine; senior financial markets reporter, Thomson Financial; reporter, Marketing Week; assistant news editor, Property Week; property correspondent, Financial Times Gaia Vince Freelance (the Guardian, Pink Ribbon magazine, Focus, The Times, Build It Magazine); writer, New Scientist; editor, Ergo; news editor, Nature Natalie Williams Freelance sub editor (GQ, Metal Hammer); columnist, sub editor, 21st Century School Edition; editor, thewalk; editor; HH&A; Far Beyond; freelance (GQ, iTouch, T3); communications officer, communications manager, Safer Hastings Partnership; communications consultant

2002 Broadcast Munier Abdalla Broadcast journalist, Downtown Radio and Cool FM Edward Adams Freelance (IRN, LBC sports); broadcast journalist, multimedia producer, head of production, ITN ON Adnan Ahmed Researcher, Juniper TV, RDS Media, Wall to Wall TV; Brighter Pictures; Endemol UK; production runner, Diverse production; Forbidden Fruit; shooting assistant producer, Who Rules The Roast, Ricochet TV; director, Mirror Signal Manoeuvre, Ricochet TV; assistant producer, Talk Back Family Silver; associate producer, Associated Press online; assistant producer, BBC; producer, director, Steadfast TV Eve-Marie Akers BBC World Services; BBC TV London Anna Bailey Presenter and producer, Liberty Radio; freelance broadcast journalist (BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1xtra, Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service); newsreader, Club Asia Radio; reporter, BBC Radio 4 Edward Baran Broadcast journalist, ITN Radio; reporter, producer, Calendar News (ITV Yorkshire); news reporter, presenter, North East Tonight (ITV Tyne Tees); freelance Melissa Barham News editor, Kestrel FM; drive time newsreader, BRMB (Birmingham), freelance, The Eagle; reporter, ITV Granada Sian Bundred Associate producer, Lion TV, Channel 4; producer, Radio 5 Live; associate producer, Be Good Films, Channel 4; associate producer, BBC Milbank; associate producer, Juniper TV, Channel 4; head of development, Mentorn (Oxford); researcher, Brook Lapping 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 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,; press officer, Country Land and Business Association; media relations manager, University College London Sally Heighway Unknown Kirsten Hills Trainee, assistant producer, BBC Current Affairs; reporter, ITV Central South; journalist, ITV Central West Rachel Horne (née Gibson) Runner, BBC Breakfast with Frost; researcher, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat; breakfast radio reporter, BBC Essex; presenter, BBC Newsround; reporter, Working Lunch, BBC 2 Sonja Jessup Senior broadcast journalist, Hereward FM; broadcast journalist (BBC Essex, BBC Look East); broadcast journalist, BBC London TV Julie Kangisser (née Hayman) Broadcast journalist (BBC TV News Planning, BBC News 24, BBC London News); network producer, BBC TV News; communications consultant, Fishburn Hedges Isha Keymist Unknown Anna Lee Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Cleveland; presenter, BBC Radio Cleveland; reporter, BBC Radio 5 Live; senior broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat Kasia Madera Broadcast journalist, BBC News 24; BBC Asian Network; senior broadcast journalist, presenter, BBC News 24 Joel Mapp Broadcast journalist, Radio Suffolk; video journalist, BBC spotlight TV (Channel Islands); Northamptonshire reporter, BBC Look East Christopher Mason Trainee, ITN; BBC Radio 5 Live; Radio Newcastle; political reporter, Europe correspondent, BBC Rhiannon Mills Northants 96; breakfast news reader, GWR; deputy news editor, Northants 96; news trainee, ITV; ITV Yorkshire Sarah Mills Reporter, presenter, CMJE Newstalk Radio; senior reporter, Rawlco Radio Rachel Muir Trainee, assistant producer, BBC Newsround, Boys & Girls: Sex and British Pop, The Princess & Panorama; ITV; Daily Mirror Ramita Navai Stringer, The Times; reporter, Channel 4 News Jon Norman Freelance producer, sports producer, Talksport Radio; producer, IMG Media; cricket

2001 – 2002 | LISTINGS

reporter, LBC & Setanta Sports News; broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 5 Live; freelance, IME Media Jessica Parfitt Unknown Georgia Peters Freelance (Metro, Unique, BBC 7); breakfast show cohost and news editor, Radio Static; breakfast show host, 107 Star FM; producer, LBC James Pierson Unknown James Reed Assistant producer; CNBC Europe Saria Rees-Roberts Freelance, BBC; press officer, Amnesty International Ann Smith BBC Radio Essex; broadcast journalist, production journalist, ITV Border Yean Yean Tang Unknown Amanda Walker Breakfast reporter, drive reporter (LBC 97.3, Heart 106.2); news reporter, LBC Radio; reporter, ITV Border; reporter, Border TV

International Sherine Abdel-Razek Reuters; Economic journalist, Al Ahram Weekly; head of economy desk, Al Sharouk (Cairo) Akram Al-Hendi Presenter, researcher; translator, UN; presenter/ reporter,Yemeni Satellite Channel; teacher, Specialized Institute (Yemen); head of English news and programmes, 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 Neeraj Bali Freelance producer, NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation; trainer and editor, Sadaye-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

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LISTINGS | 2002 – 2003 Century Weekly Nadia Damouni Reporter, Credit magazine; freelance (New York Sun, New York News Network); financial journalist, Financial Times; financial journalist, dealReporter Sasha Damouni Reporter, New York News Network, The Star (Jordan); reporter, assistant editor, Merger Market; global editor, Pharmawire Perrine Faye Commodities reporter, Agence France Presse; correspondent, Camille Fournier Journalist, Elle (Paris); psychology student Jessica Frommer Freelance (Cambodia); managing editor, Institute of Cambodia Dimitra Gaidatzi Senior fashion writer,Vogue (Greece) and freelance (Financial Times, Katherimini, UK Vogue, The Daily Telegraph) Dwayne Gordon Reporter, Jamaica Herald; reporter, The Gleaner; news editor, entertainment editor, The Star; editor, The Gleaner, editor, The Star (Jamaica) Emily Gray Unknown Harun Ma’ruf Hassan Trainee, BBC; freelance; director, Somali Media Centre Alex Holliday Associate, Thomas Weisel Heather Hugley Administrative assistant, KSTP-TV Elena Imbimbo Rathgeber Freelance; researcher analyst, Romeike (London); researcher, International Institute for Strategic Studies (London); mother Matiullah Jan News reporter, The Frontier Post Daily; associate editor, News Network International; news reporter, Pakistan Television; media law advisor, Internews (Pakistan); senior correspondent, Dawn News TV Brjánn Jónasson Freelance (Live Science, Morgunblaðið); journalist, Morgunblaðið; journalist, Frettabladid Charlotte Kan Business reporter, Standard and Poor’s Marketscope; TV reporter, Bloomberg Peter Kimani Writer, senior writer and columnist, Daily Nation (Kenya); senior associate editor, The Standard Group Lila Kountourioti News presenter, Alter Channel (Athens) Julian Kramer Editorial assistant, Classic Photographic Services; editorial assistant, Open Democracy 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

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Fernando Lucena Associate producer, undercover reporter, Dispatches, Channel 4; undercover reporter, assistant producer, field producer, Department of Current Affairs, BBC; producer, Electric Sky Productions Mukela Mangolwa Senior producer, Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation; information education and communication specialist David Manley Marketing assistant (consumer products), Universal Studios; product manager, Rockstar Games Alexandro Martello Economics reporter, Portal G1 Joana Mateus Producer, Press Association TV (London) Richard McColl Newsweek; feature writer, WWF; freelance (The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Newsweek); freelance, Adventura Travel (Costa Rica); Global Travel magazine (UK); freelance Nathalie McDermott Freelance, BBC Radio 5 Live; freelance trainer, City University; project officer, Radio for Development; managing director, On Road Media Mike McIlvain Feature editor, Laredo Morning Times; interim sports editor, Copperas Cove Leader-Press; managing editor, Belton Journal; reporter, LareDOS; adjunct professor, Texas A&M University Pilar Medrano-Dell Unknown Anthony Mills Sub editor and writer, Middle East reporter; contributor, Executive; journalist, producer, Beirut Media Centre; freelance (CNN, Sky News) Edetaen Ojo Executive director, Media Rights Agenda (Nigeria) Dora Papagianni Unknown Theodoulos Papavassiliou Lecturer; newspaper editor; chief editor, Weekly Renee Louise Paul (née Chow) TV control room, ABC News; UK correspondent, Associated Press Radio; correspondent, BBC Caribbean; mother Sarah Pozzoli Economic news website, Lettera Finanziaria; daily Italian, Oggi; freelance (La Repubblica, Valori, Capital, e-gazette, Italy) Synnøve Prytz Berset Journalist, Skarland Press AS Dong-Fang Qiu Executive editor, CCTV news Ganapathi Reddy Freelance and 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) Aliza Samorly Unknown Hirotada Shimura Unknown Shaimaa Shobokshi Unknown Anastasia Siniori MA public relations, Cardiff University; journalist,

Apofasi (Greece); journalist, K magazine; journalist, Kathimerini Maria Sitaras-Yiangou Lecturer and managing director, evening school; freelance; programme manager in media; lecturer; teaching and learning inspector Fiona Skenderlis Freelance, Nation277 TV; post-production; manager, artist management and music production company; TV project manager Marina Suponina Deputy editor; travel magazine; PR and press director, Rising Star Media; programme manager, Frontline Club Ian Talley Power and gas reporter, Norway correspondent; energy policy reporter, Dow Jones Zoe Telegraphou News editor and presenter, Astra Radio Rawle Titus Reporter, Nottingham Evening Post; editor, weekly paper; anchor, sports show; talk show host; PR officer, National Disaster Management Agency; freelance Natasha Twal Freelance, Jordan Times; media researcher, Arab Advisors; reporter, Jordan Daily Times; journalist, Al Jazeera Tom Watson Jane’s Sentinel Security Assessments; researcher, BBC News, October Films; assistant producer, BBC Current Affairs; producer and director, Tiger Aspect; assistant producer, BBC Sandy Wilheim Broadcast assistant, BBC World Service; content partner, associate, Google Ashley Williams Assistant reporter, reporter, People; editor, ESPN magazine Christina Wu Copywriter; freelance Nicole Young Associate, CBS News, 60 Minutes Heng Yue Unknown Bertrand Yvernault Journalist, La Montagne Irene Zournatzi Journalist,Vogue (Greece)

Newspaper Kirsti Adair Trainee, reporter, Liverpool Echo; current affairs, ITV west; broadcast journalist, BBC Look East; associate producer; BBC Newsround Rebecca Barr Reporter, Money Marketing; reporter, European transport reporter, US technology reporter, Bloomberg Katrina Baugh Features and news, Fund Strategy; reporter, professional adviser, deputy editor, professional adviser, MSM international; editor,, Incisive Media Stefania Bianchi Freelance; reporter, Africa Analysis; EU correspondent, InterPress News Agency (Brussels); copy editor, transport and real estate reporter, Dow Jones Adam Blenford News reporter; Evening Standard; freelance (Jerusalem); senior broadcast journalist, BBC Daniel Bushell HTTP Technology Riazat Butt Reporter, fashion editor and feature writer, Manchester Evening News; religious affairs

correspondent, the Guardian Gemma Calvert Feature writer; News of the World Emma Clipp Reporter, Harrow Observer; sub editor; Metro; sub editor, Daily Mail Angharad Couch Reporter; Bloomberg Anna Davis Reporter, education reporter, Reading Evening Post; reporter, Evening Standard Monidipa Fouzder Senior reporter, Buckinghamshire Advertiser and Buckinghamshire Examiner; sub editor, senior sub editor, Trinity Mirror; sub editor, The Law Society Sam Green News and sport reporter, sub editor, Western Daily Press; sports sub editor and football writer, The Daily Telegraph; freelance sports sub editor and football writer (Olympic News Service,Vancouver Winter Olympics) Angela Henshall Features writer, politics reporter, Money Marketing; senior staff writer, Global Investor; oil market reporter, energy reporter, Dow Jones and Wall Street Journal Wesley Johnson Trainee, reporter, North America correspondent, Press Association Jon Kelly Trainee, Daily Mirror; broadcast journalist and reporter, BBC News Online James Kilner Editor, Almati Herald (Kazakhstan); reporter, Reuters Serena Kutchinsky Editorial assistant, Food & Travel Magazine Gareth Law Trainee, The Sun; sports reporter, The Scottish Sun Harry MacAdam Reporter, feature writer, The Sun Natasha McDowell Nature Caroline Meehan Freelance, Financial Times; reporter, Financial News; medical student, University College London Shafik Meghji Trainee, Evening Standard; freelance news and sports journalist; novelist; writer, Rough Guides Ryan Mills Sports reporter, Bloomberg Sonia Oxley Trainee, senior sub editor, sports desk, Reuters Lilly Peel Reporter, Brighton Argus; associate director, Perfect Relations PR; The Statesman (Kolkata); features editor, Panos (London) Emma Pryer Trainee, 3am, Daily Mirror; news and TV reporter, The People; reporter, Bizarre, The Sun; news and celebrity editor, More magazine; 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 and Agence France Presse Rachel Richardson Showbiz reporter, News of the World (Scotland); feature writer, TV reporter, TV editor, showbiz editor, News of the World; associate editor, Fabulous, News of the World Ryan Sabey Reporter, News of the World Mark Scodie Peterborough Evening Telegraph; Jewish Chronicle; trainee

solicitor; associate, litigation and dispute resolution, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP Sam Sheringham Trainee, Press Association (London); sports reporter, Bloomberg News Christopher Tryhorn Trainee, The Times; city correspondent, Media Guardian Andrew Walker Reporter, Camden New Journal and Islington Tribune; MA, development studies, SOAS; Daily Trust (Abuja, Nigeria); reporter, BBC News Online Victoria Ward China Daily (Beijing); trainee, Irish correspondent, Press Association; news reporter, Daily Mirror

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 Mark Beveridge Reporter, Housing Today; researcher, International Criminal Justice Celeste Biever Intern, Red Herring; technology news editor, New Scientist Tim Bradshaw Assistant, Lucas Alexander Whitley; intern, Elle; staff writer, senior staff writer, Information Age; companies editor, Investors Chronicle; digital media correspondent, Financial Times Tom Campbell Sub editor, Press Association WeatherCentre; sub editor and reporter, production editor, Regeneration & Renewal Manfreda Cavazza Freelance, Independent on Sunday; Reuters Health;; 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 Michael Deacon Reviews editor, deputy showbiz editor, Zoo; freelance (More, Bliss); junior writer, J17; TV features editor, The Daily Telegraph Priya Elangasinghe Staff Writer,; production assistant, Carlton Television; freelance (Q, Ink, Seven, TOTP, Girl About Town,, 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; music sub editor, 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, Reveal Magazine; features writer, Daily Mirror 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 Ruth McCarthy Editorial assistant, Global Listings; freelance (Bella, More); PR executive, Rocket PR; beauty writer, Hairflair & Beauty; commissioning editor, Full House, 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; 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) 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; editorial consultant, freelance 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, Daily Mail Online Chloe Stothart Reporter, finance editor, deputy news editor, Housing Today; freelance (Children, Now, New

Fashion Dimi Gaidatzi

2002 – 2003 | LISTINGS

Job Fashion writer, Vogue Greece Course International, 2002 Big story for 2010? It will be interesting to see how the economy further influences fashion. There’s a lot of re-evaluation in terms of quality and originality of design, fashion blurring the idea of sexes. Journalist to watch? Cathy Horyn and Vanessa Friedman give the reader the bigger picture. They contextualise their fashion stories.

Place to be this year? Vogue has just launched in Turkey, its first ever Muslim country. You will amazed at the designers you can find there.

Interview by Cathy Adams

Star,Young People) Deborah Stowe Copy editor, reporter, Bucharest Business Week; freelance (Business Review,Vivid, Holidays in Romania, New Bucharest Express,Vivid, The Daily Telegraph, Bucharest in Your Pocket, The Times, The Independent); journalist, Business Review (Bucharest); author, Thomas Cook Publishing; freelance Matthew Thompson Journalist, Trident Communications; account executive, journalist, account manager, Citigate Publishing Daniel Uglow Staff writer, Motor Caravan magazine; features reporter, Travel Trade Gazette; freelance travel writer (Australia); managing editor, Travel Weekly Australia Eleanor White Listings editor, Galaxy Out There; freelance (Catchline news and features agency, Cosmetics International magazine, More, J17, The Bookseller); assistant editor, Community Practitioner and Mental Health Nursing; lifestyle editor, ITV teletext; health writer, feature writer, The Sun 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 Adam Withrington writer, sub editor, HOT magazine; staff writer, Harpers-on-Trade; sports sub editor, Telegraph Online; contributor, Flavour; news reporter, drinks editor, head of features, The Publican; communications, Carlsberg UK Kate Woodward Wire editor, World Entertainment News Network; ITV soap column; freelance (Inside Soap, All About Soap,, Sugar, Sun TV magazine, Soaplife, Closer, Reveal,

What’s on TV); news editor, Inside Soap

2003 Broadcast Candice Allen-Olsen BBC Radio Kent; journalist, Sky News; producer, Grace Productions and Ministry of Culture; producer, Lunchtime live with Kay Burley, Sky News; freelance producer, Grace productions Kate Atkinson Reporter, producer, ITV local news Jonathan Bithrey Freelance, BBC Radio Solent, BBC Hereford and Worcester, broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Jersey Abigail Brown Researcher, The Sharp End, Ten Alps, Brook Lapping; producer, Julian Worricker Show, BBC Radio 5 Live Peter Denton Broadcast journalist, Mix 96 Aylesbury; drive time presenter, Mix 107 Edith Djin Mail on Sunday; junior account executive; PR account 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 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 Naomi-Jayne Holland Newsreader, Downtown Radio; newsreader, BBC Ulster David Jerman Freelance reporter,

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LISTINGS | 2003 – 2004

Celebrity Alison Earle

Job Showbiz reporter, ITN Course Broadcast, 2003 Big story for 2010? It’s the last ever Big Brother this year as well as the hotly anticipated sequels to the films Wall Street, Iron Man, Sex and the City and The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Journalist to watch? Alison Hammond of This Morning - I defy anyone to make a three-minute junket more entertaining.

Place to be this year? Soaking up the sun and fun on the French Riviera for two weeks of star stalking at the Cannes Film Festival.

Plan for next year? On a red carpet reporting from somewhere hot; I’m sick of premieres in the rain! Interview by Cathy Adams 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 Adrian Larkin Freelance radio journalist, BBC; reporter and news reader,Virgin Radio; music journalist, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2 Robert Lawrence Assistant editor, multimedia newsroom, BBC Helen Ledwick Broadcast assistant, BBC; assistant producer, Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4 Theo Luke Content partnership associate,YouTube, Google Rachel Lynch Freelance, BBC Radio Oxford; journalist, BBC Radio Solent; television journalist, BBC South Today Nina Manwaring Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Nottingham 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 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, BBC; media officer, House of Commons;

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freelance (BBC, The Sunday Times); head of media, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts Max Rushden Reporter, Radio Cambridge; breakfast reporter, BBC London; presenter, BSkyB Peter Thackrey Teacher, Haberdasher’s Aske’s School for Boys Daniel Whitworth Producer, LBC; freelance broadcast journalist, BBC Sheffield and York; reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC London, Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio1 Mark Worthington Television news producer, Tokyo Broadcasting System; broadcast journalist, BBC Belfast; reporter, BBC Newsline; senior broadcast journalist, BBC NI

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 Tunde Asaju Chief press secretary, President of Nigeria; head of press and public affairs, British High Commission (Abuja) Zalina Azman Unknown Neha Bal Reporter, Dow Jones Mark Bhagwandin Chief news editor, Guyana Broadcasting Corporation; website moderator MSN; regional education and public relations officer, LIFE Ruben Bicho Journalist, TSF Online; reporter, Jornal de Negocios; journalist, Reuters (Lisbon) Daniela Bluth Goldfarb cultural pages, Trés; reporter, editor, chief sub editor, Galeria; culture editor

Semanario Busqueda; freelance Nikolaos Broumas National service Laura Brown PR assistant; The Documentary Channel (Toronto); press officer, Bush Branding Marketing (Australia); freelance associate producer, Metro Morning; producer, CBC Radio Toronto Olga Budarova Broadcast assistant, BBC Radio 4 Amandine Cauchy Journalist, Etudiant93; freelance, Le Monde website; internet editor, Groupe Alain Ayache (Paris) Gabrielle Chatelain Radio France International; freelance, TF1; CBC; producer, Associated Press; TV reporter, Agence France Presse Jana Ciglerovß Chief editor, Elle (Czech Republic)presenter, Radio Express & Czech TV; editor, MAFRA Ryan Coopamah Writer and sub editor, senior journalist, editor, Brave New Words Elodie Cuzin Freelance; online editor, Discovery Channel; freelance Veronique Deiller MA; freelance, Acteurs Publics; freelance Yanik Delvigne-Jean Nurse (Canada); Freelance (Ecuador) Skye Docherty News, motor supplement, The Sunday Times; researcher, reporter, producer, Insight SBS TV (Australia) Eduardo Escorial Writer, Antena 3 Television; screen writer, director, Endemol TV (Spain) Behzad Farsian Stringer, The Daily Telegraph (Iran); freelance Mathieu Fournier Associate producer, CBC Toronto; journalist, researcher, public affairs, Télé Quebec; Ludicatif Present, CBC; journalist, presenter, Radio Canada Jennifer Furmidge Business analysis; project manager Sergiy Grytsenko Sub editor, BBC Monitoring (Kiev); communications co-ordinator, counter-trafficking programme; Caritas (Ukraine); senior media expert, European commission delegation to Ukraine, technical assistance programme Silvia Guzzetti Freelance (Avvenire, Famiglia Cristiana, Club 3, Letture); news agency; Italian teacher, Judgemeadow College, Leicester Sammantha Hays Managing editor, ISO & Agent Christine Hoffmann Freelance; associate editor, Getty Images Jan Hromadko Intern; European commission (Berlin); translator; reporter, Dow Jones Helena Iveson Copy editor, China Daily; China Central Television; newsreader, anchor, CCTV International Jingjing Jiang Journalist, China Business Weekly Marit Borud Kamark Advisor, Norwegian Confederation for Business; freelance (Eva, HSMAI travel business, Insero, Hotell Restaurant OG Reiseliv); research associate, Korn Ferry Njoki Karuoya Correspondent, Nation Media Group Ruhi Khan UK correspondent, Hindustan Times

Sunanda Kumar Senior sub editor, reporter, Jeremy Landor Unknown Leslie Ann Lee Freelance, BBC Forward Maisokwadzo Communications officer, Mediawise Dalia Martinez Freelance Victoria Chimbwanda (née Massimo) Acting editor, The Voice (Botswana); sub editor, deputy editor, Global TV Listings; communications, Havering Council Joana Mateus Journalist, Diario Digital and Diario Economico newspapers;Vogue (Portugal); Atlantico Magazine; reporter, Associated Press Isaiah Mbuga Media consultant; talk show host; radio station manager; media marketing and promotions, Employment Forum UK; communications consultant, Promoting Media; lecturer, Uganda Christian University Yan Mei Casual producer, BBC Chinese service; research fellow, marketing and business strategy, University of Upminster; London co-ordinator, external relations executive, China Policy Institute Sara Yasmine Mohamed Assistant manager corporate communications, CIMB Investment Bank Sandra Nyaira Reporter, Daily News (Zimbabwe); website editor, co-editor, Zimbabwe Journalists Alan O'Sullivan Reporter, Trinity Mirror South; banking correspondent, This Is Money, Mail On Sunday Filipa Parreira Reporter, sub editor, Lusa news agency (Portugal) Alicia Peyrano Researcher, reporter, Time Out; producer, Waddell Media Isabelle Porter Freelance reporter, La Gazette des Femmes; cultural correspondent, Le Devoir (Montreal) Eva Rey Botana Correspondent, Basque Country Radio (London) Doreen Rietentiet Producer, Deutsche Welle; external relations, TV21/CNBC (Germany) Matthew Robinson Journalist, editor, B92 (Serbia); correspondent, Reuters (Kosovo, Macedonia) Maria Sarafoglou International News Department, NET and ETI; anchorwoman, ERT (Greece) Nicola Scevola Scriptwriter, travel documentaries, Rai (Italy); freelance Patrick Schleisman Unknown Amanda Scott BBC Focus on Africa; CNN International; web news editor, NBC 10 News Sunil Shetty Kuwait News Agency; United News of India; Sunrise Radio; Associated Press Television; project manager, National Radio Monitoring; TV correspondent, Zee News (Kabul); vice president, business development, NSP Company Shamillia Sivathambu Senior writer, News Edition Tor Ketil Solberg Freelance; music reviewer; case handler, vocational rehabilitation; advisor, NAV EURES Jugoslav Stojanov Industry analyst, Automative Carolina Stupino Journalist, ANSA; Il Messaggero (Italy) Gonzalo Suarez Redondo London correspondent, La Razon; freelance

(MTV magazine, Capital, Fortuna Sports); London correspondent, La Razon, Economista Kiryl Sukhotski Host, BBC Russia Yogita Tahilramani Political and security analyst, Hill & Associates (Jakarta) Emre Temel Producer, BBC World Service (Turkey); radio producer, BBC World Service Luciana Teshima Unknown Line Thomsen Freelance (The Independent, US and Danish publications); press department, ITV News; PhD, University of Aarhus Arturo Torres Unknown Julien Toyer Freelance; EU correspondent, Thomson Reuters Johanna Treeck Sports reporter, Barometern; financial reporter, local reporter, night reporter, crime reporter, Sylsvenka Dagbladet (Sweden); production editor Admore Tshuma PhD, University of Bristol Rosalind Tunnicliffe Freelance, Associated Press Radio Christine Wambaa Reporter, bureau chief, East Africa correspondent, SABC, Nation Media Group (Nairobi) Isabell Witt Freelance (Common Ground Radio, USA and German broadcasters); copy editor, Business Wire; equity market reporter, Standard and Poor’s MarketScope Fabienne Wydler Proofreader, Merrill; spokesperson, humanitarian aid (Switzerland) Yacine Yala Reporter, Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (Beirut) Jennifer Zausch Senior producer, Associated Press Television News

Newspaper Kerry Beadling Entertainment reporter, Grimsby Evening Telegraph; senior reporter, Coventry Telegraph Emily Beament News trainee, general reporter, environment correspondent, Press Association Kara Bradley Reporter, Bromsgrove Standard; deputy editor, Coventry Observer Jaymes Bryla Trainee sub editor, Press Association, sub editor, Daily Mail Timothy Burroughs 21st Century China Daily Meg Clothier Reuters, Russia Tom Collomosse Sports reporter, Press Association; sports reporter, Evening Standard Lorraine Cushnie Market reporter, MTN-I; The Lawyer Anna Farley News reporter, Press Association Jane Fryer Writer, GQ; trainee, features writer, Daily Express; features writer, Daily Mail John Harrington Senior reporter, deputy news editor, Morning Advertiser Meyrem Hussein Reporter, Ipswich Evening Star; Reporter, Islington Gazette Caroline Iggulden Feature writer, The Sun Mark Meadows Sports writer, European stock market

correspondent, sports sub editor and reporter, Reuters (Milan) Brian Moher Staff writer, Reuters; Self Fly Safari (South Africa) Caroline Muspratt Reporter, Equity capital markets, Financial News; business reporter, city reporter, The Daily Telegraph; business reporter, Sunday Express; investment writer, Capital Group Sachin Nakrani News reporter, Harrow Observer; senior reporter, The Wembley Observer; chief reporter, The Eastern Eye; news editor, Ealing Gazette; sports reporter and sub editor, the Guardian Arabella Newnham Cambridge Evening News; television production co-ordinator, writer and producer (USA); researcher, BBC Svenja O'Donnell Reporter, Bloomberg, Russia Sarah Ogden Senior marketing executive, Improve Lisa Parry Times Education Supplement; local government reporter, education reporter, Grimsby Evening Telegraph; MA, Birmingham University; freelance playwright Kiran Randhawa Reporter, Daily Mail Chloe Rhodes Features assistant, commissioning editor, The Daily Telegraph Matthew Roper Feature writer, Daily Mirror Jessica Shepherd Reporter, The Birmingham Post; reporter, Times Higher Education Supplement; education correspondent, the Guardian Primrose Skelton Reporter, News of the World; deputy women’s editor, Emirates Today; life editor, Emirates 24/7; deputy editor, Arab Media Group Bobby Stansfield Trainee, Sunday Mirror; reporter, Daily Mirror Mark Stevenson Reporter, The Scottish Sun; reporter, The Sun Steven Swinford Western Daily Press; reporter, The Sunday Times Louise Thomas Reporter, assistant news editor, WMN

Periodical Anushka Asthana Reporter, education correspondent, The Observer 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,; channel manager, Shopping MSN UK; senior product manager, Microsoft Nick Clark Freelance, staff writer, section editor, Financial News; reporter, The Independent Caroline Corcoran Junior writer, feature writer, acting deputy editor, Sugar; staff writer, deputy features editor, More; deputy editor, Sugar Adrian Cornell Journalist, Citigate Publishing; editor, Bulb magazine;

trainee sub editor, sub editor, The Daily Telegraph; teacher Joanna de Mille (née Grobel) Reporter, The Grocer; reporter, Convenience Store; feature writer, The Morning Advertiser; Lime PR Anthony Dhanendran Freelance; writer, reviews editor, Computeractive Helen King (née Down) PR manager, The Mill; Treacle PR Maria Englund Correspondent, Dagens Nyheter and Goteborg Posten; features writer, Expressen; freelance Paul Isaacs Freelance critic; writer, Eye Weekly; freelance (Toronto) Vanessa Jolly Features researcher, Daily Mail; assistant editor, Sunday Times News Review; families and sexes editor, The Times; commissioning editor, T2 Anna Kierstan News and features writer, freelance, Drapers Rebecca Ley Researcher, food and interiors, The Saturday Times Magazine; writer, The Sun; commissioning editor, Femail, Daily Mail Chris Lines Editor, Host City; deputy editor, Gambling magazine Jon Lipsey Freelance; writer, news editor, deputy editor, Men’s Fitness Alex Marshall Sub editor, China Daily (Beijing); freelance (Flux,Vision China Daily, Stool Pigeon); senior writer, ENDS Kate Maxwell Editor, word of mouth, Condé Nast Traveller; deputy health editor, Daily Mail, commissioning editor, senior editor, Condé Nast Traveller (New York) Andrew Morris Freelance (Jack, Mojo, GQ, Dazed and Confused); features editor, arts editor, GQ Lisa Murch Freelance (The Sunday Telegraph, Ubiqus) Sean O'Connell Freelance (The Independent on Sunday, Q, Jockey Slut, Metro, Knowledge, Fact); reviews editor, Rip & Burn; The Independent on Sunday, video games and software editor,; senior editor, European director, shopping, travel and games, AOL Rose Parfitt Writer, researcher, Your Life!; research executive,Voodoo; freelance (Your Life!, Blues & Soul, Mix, The List,Dr. Foster); PhD, SOAS Anita Pati Features, Haymarket; reporter, GP; reporter, Third Sector; freelance Caitlin Pike Editor, Mid-Sussex Matters; editorial assistant, broadcast reporter, Press Gazette; freelance Peter Robins Subbing trainee, Press Association and Daily Mail; sub editor, Nottingham Evening Post; production journalist, The Daily Telegraph Charlotte Ronalds Assistant editor, Junior Education; deputy editor, Child Education; freelance Hayley Shedden Features assistant, Mother & Baby; features assistant, junior writer, Hello!; brand solutions editor, BBC Worldwide Sebastian Skeaping Freelance; piano tuner and restorer, Thornhill Pianos John Stepek Writer, Sunday People; finance writer, Teletext; website editor, deputy editor, editor, Money Week Natalie Stevenson Features reporter, Property Week; technology

2003 – 2004 | LISTINGS

editor, deputy features editor, Retail Week; teacher Rachel Tompkins Features, Take a Break; senior writer, deputy features editor, features editor, Pick Me Up Esther Walker Freelance (The Week, The Times); book researcher, Time Warner; reporter, Londoners’ diary, Evening Standard; freelance Charles Williams Reporter, Property Week; business writer, editor, senior editor, Trident Communications; editorial manager, British Red Cross

2004 Broadcast Harry Anscombe Broadcast journalist, reporter, ITN; sports presenter, Channel 4 News Emma Bondor Trainee researcher, Channel 4; senior researcher, Witness; media planning producer, Amnesty International, International Secretariat Helene Cacace Researcher and reporter, BBC 3 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 Clair Duff Researcher, Channel Five; associate producer, Milkshake! Ian Edgar BBC Night Network; BBC Radio (Sheffield,York, Humberside, Cleveland); Network Director, BBC TV; BSkyB Tom Esslemont Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Essex Annabel Falk Newsbeat, Radio 1 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 Country File Rose Foley Broadcast journalist, ITV Central South; broadcast journalist, BBC Scotland; advocacy officer for girls’ education in Rwanda and freelance Cristo Foufas Presenter, Purple Radio; researcher, Big Breakfast; presenter/producer, The Dating Channel; freelance reporter, 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, KBJManagement 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; producer, podcasts, Ihuoma Izundu Broadcast journalist, Virgin Radio; Sky News Radio; BBC London 94.9; broadcast journalist, ITN; broadcast journalist, Radio 1 Bethan James BBC Radio Cymru; Five News; reporter, producer, presenter, BBC Wales Political Unit

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UK Politics Julius Mbaluto Job Broadcast journalist, BBC Course Broadcast, 2003

Big story for 2010? The general election. UK politics are instrumental in the world. I think we’ll have a Tory victory, but it’s close. And what happens with the BNP will be interesting.

How are you covering it? I’m interested in how politics is no longer based on ideologies. The Labour Party used to be based on socialism but the expenses scandal undermined that. And I don’t think anyone knows what do the Conservatives stand for now. Journalist to watch? Rageh Omar. He goes beyond the story and brings out the context.

Place to be this year? The UK is the centre of the world. During the global financial crisis world leaders came to the UK to talk. Almost on a daily basis a leader from another country comes here. Interview by Anna Leach Nicola Jones Journalist, Central News South Julius Mbaluto London correspondent, NTV; editor, Africa Exclusive News; freelance broadcast journalist, BBC World Service Lucrezia Millarini Freelance, Time FM; Head of Music, ITN On Charles Murray Freelance, Time FM; assistant producer, BBC Newsround Katherine Murrells Unknown Moronke Owoborode Unknown 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 Essex 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 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

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Hugo Ward Freelance; BBC Radio 5 Live Antony Whincup Freelance (GWR, CNN)

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 Motez Bishara Investment manager; freelance Cecile Bridel Communications, Consumers International; communications,; 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 Veronica Cancio De Grandy Freelance Maya Canfield Unknown Sara Carbone Editor, Hodder Murray Publishing; Corporate Communications Officer, Institute of Physics Kabir Chhibber Reporter,

Bloomberg Elizabeth Choppin Desk assistant, The Independent; reporter, Disability Now; Features Writer, Media 10 Charlotte Coulon Case worker, Refugee Council; freelance, editor, APTN 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, Dow Jones 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, APTV News Stellamaris Ekpene Senior research analyst, Allegra Strategies; senior marketing and communications officer, Positive People Magazine 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 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 Naomi Gunasekara Sub editor, features 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 Kashish Gupta Reporter, NDTV Taneli Heikka Political correspondent, Aamulehti (India, Finland) James Herron Market reporter, Platts; reporter, Dow Jones, Wall Street Europe Luminita Holban Director, The Mihai Eminescu Trust Katharine Houreld Freelance (The Sunday Times; The Sunday Telegraph, Reuters, The Times, Africa Confidential, Marie Claire, newspapers in America, Canada, Australia, South America) Sukaina Jaffer Freelance Saira Jaffer Freelance (AP, CNN) Sofia Kannas Freelance (Cyprus mail, Pseka); press assistant, Office of the President of European Parliament (Brussels) Chie Kawada Travel agent Lesley Keene Press co-ordinator, Kodimedia; analyst, Bloomberg

Business Week 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 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, Summits Division, Marcus Evans Wilfredo Laboren Unknown Shrikesh Laxmidas Impact Media Group; documentary producer, Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal); reporter, Reuters Stephanie Lochner Project assistant, Radio for Development Kevin Massy North America correspondent, associate editor, AKA TV Olivia Mcgill Writer, indymedia (Oreland); 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 Unknown Felipe Moreno Godoy Sub editor, RS Components; communication advisor, Minister of the Interior, Chilean Government Aidan Muller Unknown Yoriko Nabeta Producer, 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 Thuy Quynh Nguyen PR, Transerco Daphne Papadopoulou Field assistant and interpreter, Kids Eye View of Greece; freelance, Financial 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 Sajidhussain Shaikh Freelance (the Guardian, BBC wildlife magazine);

2004 | LISTINGS Times of India Christopher Sheppard Marketing and public relations assistant, Chelsea Pictures (New York) Mohini Suchanti BBC World Service (Mumbai); Business India, communications manager, TiE Inc Oystein Samson Tjentland Head of research, senior consultant, EWK International Shu Chun To Unknown Yoko Toda (née Kono) Assistant correspondent, The Asahi Shimbun Catherine Townsend Features, The Independent; contributor (Daily Mail, The Times); columnist, The Independent Despina Trivolis Editor, Lifo Gina Valcke Unknown Rui Videira Presenter, producer, BBC World Service Josefine Volqvartz Al Jazeera Dan Wang Unknown Chao Yan Xinhua News Agency Qin (Yvonne) Yang Unknown Ting Zhu Page Editor, 21st Century China Daily; analyst; journalist, Bloomberg

Newspaper Mohammed Abbas Trainee, Reuters Kevin Allison; San Fransisco correspondent, Financial Times Rachel Belton Freelance; feature writer, Evening Standard Jon Boone Education correspondent, Financial Times Daniel Box The Sunday Times business section; news reporter, The Australian; author; freelance Thomas Braithwaite Energy Trade Magazine; trainee, Financial Times Heather Browne Feature writer, The Sun Michelle Byrne Online journalist, Associated New Media; thisislondon.; features writer and section editor, Time Out (Dubai); editor, Robbie Collin News of the World Catherine Devlin Sub editor, medical correspondent, The Daily Telegraph Daniel Drillsma Milgrom Business desk, The Sunday Times; political editor, Local Government Chronicle Richenda Evans-Freke Consultant, Corven Matthew Falloon Graduate trainee, 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 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 Robert Nutbrown Sub editor, Teens Junior Edition, 21st Century China Daily Tariq Panja Manchester Evening News; reporter, Associated Press; soccer correspondent, Bloomberg Sam Peters Trainee, PA sport; rugby reporter, Hayters Teamwork; reporter, Sports News Service; rugby union and cricket correspondent, News of the World Rachel Porter Trainee, feature writer, Daily Express; freelance Thomas Price Reporter, Daily Express Jerome Starkey Trainee, news reporter, The Sun; Sada-e Azadi (Afghanistan) Vandna Synghal Financial writer,

Periodical Sebastian Burford Freelance (Creative Review, Big Issue, Jockey Slut, i-D Magazine, The Stool Pigeon, Time Out, Music Week, Metro, Good For Nothing, Media Guardian); Six07; The P.I.X Fanzine; freelance Ben Cardew Trainee reporter, CMPi; Printing World; reporter, news editor, Music Week Lucy Cohen Researcher, Divers Production; freelance assistant producer, Blast Films; documentary director; freelance Anna Cook Features writer, Closer; commissioning editor, Woman’s Own Fiona Cowood Features editor, Cosmopolitan Helen Costello Deputy editor, Condé Nast online; deputy editor, Every Living website; freelance Simon Crawshaw Pulse; trainee, CMPi; reporter, Cabinet Maker; hedge fund analyst Jonathan Dean Production assistant/stage writer, news editor, features editor, Total Film; online culture editor, The Sunday Times Ash Dosanjh Freelance (Music Week, Stranger, The Stool Pigeon, Big Issue, NME); trainee, CMPi; writer, Music Week; reviews assistant, NME Bruce Douglas Assistant editor, regional editor, Latin American Journal Richard Fisher Reporter, The Engineer; careers editor, physical science news editor, deputy news editor, New Scientist Murray Garrard TV editor, Daily Express; freelance; MA Creative Writing, University of East Anglia; author; associate editor, Time Out (Bahrain) Yasmine Gibson The Observer; researcher, Channel 4; freelance (Discovery Asia Online, Sunday Life Magazine); sub editor, editorial assistant, features writer, Grand Designs; sub editor, freelance, OK! Michael Haydock Freelance, Rock Sound; sub editor, Legalese; sub editor, The Bookseller; freelance (Rock Sound, The Stool Pigeon, newhouse. net)

Kaye Holland Assistant editor, Fresh Direction; feature writer (Urban Life, In Touch); consumer editor, guide writer, Time Out (Middle East); editor, CD-Traveller; freelance Ria Hopkinson Sub editor, The Bookseller; production editor, Charlton Athletic Football Club 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 (The Financial Times, The Sunday Times, The Observer, Metro, Wallpaper); editor, the LEAF review; editor, Progressive Digital Media Eleanor Keymer Editor, Jane’s Military Intelligence; editor, Armed Forces Portfolio Simon Kurs Commissioning editor, webwatch editor, Doors, commissioning editor, In Gear, features editor, The Sunday Times Tom Lamont Food writer, freelance, deputy editor, Time Out; editor, Time Out Student Guide; London for Londoners; commissioning editor, The Observer Review Roland Lloyd Parry Staff writer, Bulletin (Brussels);; 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; freelance 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, Dispatches, Channel 4 Claire Mitchell Editorial assistant, web editor, Country Living Ellie O’Mahoney Features writer, deputy features editor, Good Housekeeping; commissioning editor, ES magazine; contributing editor, associate features editor, Marie Claire; freelance (Elle, Cosmopolitan, Stylist, Mienke Retief Events manager, IQPC; writer, Corporate Citizenship Briefing Eleanor Snow Reporter, Housing Today; freelance content editor, Latoral Sonia Soltani Graduate trainee, CMPi; technical writer, Building; deputy supplements editor, TravelTrade Gazette; project editor, Absolute Publishing; deputy features editor, Media Week

TV Current Affairs Emma Ashcroft Freelance Claire Burton Freelance; showbiz reporter, ITN Multimedia Edward Cowley BBC Moscow

Film David Jenkins Job Film writer, Time Out Course Magazine, 2005 Big story for 2010? The raging debate about the artistic worth of 3D cinema. It’s got to the point where films shot in 2D are given a 3D overhaul in an attempt to strengthen their commercial prospects. I have not seen a film where I’ve thought that the extra dimension actually added to the experience of the film, but others disagree. Even with something like Avatar, I thought the 3D element was only interesting for about 10 minutes.

Journalist to watch? In the film world, the best pieces are being written online. Chicago Sun Times critic Roger Ebert has discovered a new lease of life on the internet. His blogs are shrewd and entertaining. Place to be? Floating in cyberspace.

Plan for next year? In a job that allows me to watch an unsociable amount of movies and then write about them. Ideally, Time Out. Interview by Ellie Broughton

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LISTINGS | 2004 - 2005

Robert Dersley Broadcast journalist, BBC Breakfast; planning editor, Five News Daniel Glyde Broadcast journalist, BBC Breakfast; assistant producer, BBC TV sports news 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 Alex Micklewright New media journalist, ITN Elena Mourey Researcher, The Wright Stuff; researcher, The Last Word, More4 Beverley Munoz News journalist, CNN (London) Janelle Oswald Unknown Jenny Parks Political researcher, Jonathan Dimbleby, BBC Radio 4; Producer, BBC Question Time James Pozzo BBC Political Unit (Southampton); 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 Wallace Researcher, UK Food; Prospect Pictures Emma Thomas Acquisitions; Community Channel; journalist, ITV Amy Youssefian Journalist, CNN

2005 Broadcast Emma Baker TV journalist, London Tonight; production journalist, ITV Anglia (Norwich) Paul Barber Freelance BBC Radio Merseyside; TV reporter, Channel M Marianne Barriaux Reporter, City AM Nicholas Beake Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Bristol 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 (Wigan); broadcast journalist/newsreader, BBC Radio Humberside Matthew Cole Sports reporter, BBC Kent; line editor/reporter, Club Call; presenter/newsreader, BBC Radio Kent

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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 Christine Liu TV journalist, Russia Today; TV journalist, London Tonight Elizabeth McCabe Broadcast assistant, BBC 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 Ulster; senior broadcast reporter, BBC Northern Ireland Geeta Pendse Broadcast journalist, BBC Breakfast Rhona Pinkerton Radio newsreader, kmfm 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 Victoria Whall Freelance (Washington D.C.); stringer, BBC (Mongolia) Erica Witherington Broadcast journalist, BBC Breakfast

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/presenter, Ghana Television News Giulia Ascoli Administrator,Victoria and Albert Museum Jerome Bonnard Freelance journalist and documentary maker Jennifer Bragg Russia Today TV Katarina Brkic Freelance Magali Brutel Freelance, Marche à Londres 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 Newspaper Annie Evangeli Editor, Exodus; account executive, Adventis Group; senior associate, Capital Link Miriam Fawaz News desk assistant, London Tonight, ITV News 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 Svetlana Graudt Editor, Russian newspaper (London); deputy editor, Pulse UK

Daniela Gross De Almeida Unknown Mahtab Haider Lecturer, Brac Unversity; 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; spokesperson for Czech Republic to EU 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 Head of bureau,

War Flora Bagenal Job Producer Channel 4 News Course Magazine, 2005 Big story for 2010? Afghanistan is a big priority for Obama this year. If the Tories get in, it will be interesting to see what they do as they’ve been quiet on foreign policy. How are you covering it? We’ll do a wider range of stories such as women burning themselves to avoid getting married and civilian casualties in hospitals.

Journalist to watch? Miles Amoore at The Sunday Times has written some really great dispatches from Afghanistan with their veteran reporter Christina Lamb. Place to be this year? If you can get into to Pakistan, you are in the centre of international diplomacy.

Plan for next year? I’ve got an eye on Nairobi: there’s always news in Africa. Interview by Anna Leach

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 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 Radhieka Pandeya Trainee journalist, India Today magazine; journalist, H T Mint Emilie Reymond Researcher, Blakeway Production 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 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 Giselle Zado-Wasfie Associate editor URB Magazine Weiling Zou TV reporter; Europe TVB

Magazine Amy Abrahams Freelance (She, Conchango, Three Weeks, Caterer and Hotelkeeper, Time Out, The Big

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

(Beijing); features editor, editor, Time Out (Beijing) Laura Silverman Trainee sub editor, Daily Mail; arts writer, The Times Toby Skinner Freelance, Collings Sport Agency; editor, Time Out (Shanghai) Laura Topham Columnist, Evening Standard; freelance (New Woman, Daily Mirror, Cosmopolitan, Evening Standard); features writer, Daily Mail Anna Wakeford Editorial assistant, Smash Hits; freelance, Bliss Charlotte Walsh Graduate trainee, CMPi; news reporter, Travel Trade Gazette; online editor, Helen Warrell Freelance reporter, Institute of War and Peace Reporting (The Hague); Sander Thoenes Fellow, interactive reporter, Financial Times Sarah Warwick Assistant editor, editor, Family History Monthly; freelance travel writer (TNT, Tiger Tales, South China Morning Post, Kindred Spirit) 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

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; features writer, Daily Mail Sri Carmichael Multimedia journalist, reporter, Press Association Mark Cobley Graduate trainee, fund manager correspondent, Financial News Katie Davies Reporter, Hampstead and Highgate Express Helia Ebrahimi Reporter, leisure correspondent, women’s editor, The Mail on Sunday; chief correspondent, Financial Mail Women’s Forum (; journalist, The Daily Telegraph Anna Hodgekiss Graduate trainee, CMPi; reporter, Pulse; senior reporter, Property Week; associate editor, Good Health, The 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, The Daily Mail Rob Ludgate Reporter, The Mail on Sunday; documentary filmmaker Chris Marshall Reporter, Aberdeen Press and Journal Donna McConnell Sub editor,The Independent; freelance (Observer Magazine,The Times); online news reporter, Daily Mail; columnist, Pride Haili McHugh Reporter, News of the World; reporter, The People Gary Meneely Reporter, The Sun Sebastian Morton-Clark Freelance (The Sunday Times, The Observer)

2004 - 2005 | LISTINGS

Aaron Pan General finance reporter, Bloomberg News (Hong Kong, London); senior reporter, Asiamoney Jonathan Parker Reporter, The Lawyer Gary Payne Sports reporter, The Sun (Scotland) Aisha Phoenix Sociology doctorate studies, Goldsmiths University Daniel Pimlott Companies reporter, economics reporter, The 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, 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, Times Literary Supplement); researcher, Mock the Week; developer, Free at Last TV Pan Yuk Reporter, Financial Times

TV Current Affairs 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 Jenny Berglund Freelance researcher Zoe Brooker Co-ordinator, Teacher TV news; researcher, Brook Lapping Productions; production manager, Many Rivers Films Alistair Bunkall Freelance 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

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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 Broadcast Kate Arkless Freelance reporter, producer, Jeremy Vine Show; BBC Radio 2; LBC 97.3 William Barkway Radio newsreader, Invicta FM, Classic Gold; production journalist, ITV Hannah Barnes Broadcast journalist, breakfast newsreader, Mercury FM Benjamin Bland Reporter, Channel M; political reporter, BBC Paul Burge Freelance reporter, BBC Radio Oxford; TV and radio correspondent, FSN London bureau Kathleen Byrne Freelance broadcast journalist Lucy Clark Freelance (Sky Sports News, BBC Radio Norfolk); broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Norfolk Elisa Colton Freelance broadcast journalist (BBC radio Cumbria); reporter, BBC Newsgathering Christina D’Costa Business producer, Sky News Tolu Doherty Unknown Neil Evans Part time student Gamal Fahnbul Production journalist, ITV Granada (Manchester) Rachel Foley Multimedia journalist, BBC Jersey; presenter, BBC Spotlight (Channel Islands); broadcast journalist, BBC North West Tonight Adam Fowler Freelance reporter, Ridings FM (Yorkshire) Laura Francis Radio reporter, newsreader, KL FM (Norfolk); Researcher, BBC Wiltshire Davina Hagan Broadcast journalist, TV Border Jamie Harvey Trainee multimedia journalist, ITN Nashreen Issa Trainee TV journalist, ITV Meridian (Southampton) Amanda John Unknown Becky Johnson Radio reporter and newsreader, Fox FM (Oxford); reporter and presenter, ITV Central Lillian Kennett Researcher, Dispatches, Channel 4 Rosalind Levine Producer, Global Radio Naomi Lloyd Broadcast journalist,

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The West Country Tonight, ITV Alexander Maple Unknown Sarah Marshall Broadcast journalist, multimedia reporter, KM Group; senior reporter, Eastbourne Herald; freelance newsreader, kmfm radio; Media Oomph training Selena Masson Researcher, Lexis Nexis Rowan McKinnon Researcher, BBC Scotland; broadcast journalist, BBC News Channel Golnar Motevalli BBC World Service Joanna Newsholme Part time student, City University Chetan Pathak Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Stoke Ayden Peach Radio reporter, Time FM; freelance researcher, GMTV Miriam Rowe Freelance editor Vishva Samani Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Stoke; broadcast journalist, BBC London TV Jagjeet Sohal Broadcast journalist, BBC CWR (Coventry); journalist, filmmaker Kathryn Stapley Unknown Kim Townsend Freelance reporter, BBC; radio station tutor, Brixton Prison; community outreach manager, Media Trust Alex Waez Freelance music promoter Chloe Walker Radio producer, ABC Sydney Emmet Ward Unknown Isabel Webster Broadcast journalist, BBC Bristol Thomas Williams Unknown

International Gulden Aktas BBC World (Turkey); press officer, TOBB University; journalist and communications director, ETUC Ali Amar Unknown Charlotte Angela Researcher, Al Jazeera International Catarina Anjos Unknown Jessica Au Unknown Sarah Barden Journalist, France 24 Diego Bivero Unknown Milton Bragatti Unknown Lola Contantini Freelance Rebekah Curtis Unknown Brenda Da Silva Marques Unknown Victoria Darves-Bornoz Researcher,Yalla Films Iryna Demchenko Unknown Clara Denina Correspondent; FastMarkets Ltd Javier Espinosa Freelance (The Observer, The Times); editor, Diarios de la Guerra (Spain); journalist, The Wall Street Journal (Europe) Thomas Fessy Freelance, BBC World Service James Fontanella Online journalist, world desk, Jennifer Forsyth Assistant producer, Dr Keith Ablow Show, Warner Brothers Omar Fouad Researcher, Al Jazeera Carolina Galvani Unknown Svetlana Graudt International copywriter, Start Creative Padraic Halpin Sports desk, Reuters

Marie-Christin Hansen Unknown Irshadul Haque Unknown Alexander Holliday Unknown Stanislava Ivancheva Features co-ordinator, Impact Media Group; correspondent, Press TV Frank Johannsen News reporter, dpa-AFX news agency; news reporter, Leipzig Volkszeitung Haider Kadhum Freelance producer, APTN Anne Kaiffer Unknown James Kenny News reporter, Financial Times Thedoroa Kermeliotis Unknown John Kjorstad Renewable energy reporter, features editor, Infrastructure Journal George Kyriakos Unknown Yumei Liu Unknown Yu Liu Editor, overseas editing centre, China News Service Halima Migari Unknown Aikaterini Maltezou Unknown Maayan Manela Unknown Megan McCormick Unknown Thomas Muirhead Sub editor, Hilton Hotels Zipporah Musau Managing editor of magazines, The Standard Group Catherine Neilan Reporter, Investment Advisor Jyotika Oberoi UK media representative, India Today Deborah Odumuyiaw Freelance editor and reporter, efinancialcareers. com; University of the United Nations Chitra Panjabi Staff writer, BC Entertainment magazine (Hong Kong) Konstantina Papanikolaou Journalist, and SKAI Radio Rama Parajuli Chief sub editor, Kantipur (Nepal) Amra Pasic Researcher, Al Jazeera English Isel Pizarro Freelance studio operator Safura Rahimi Unknown Ahmad Shuhaib Sharif Radio producer, BBC World Service (Afghanistan) Neha Singhwi Unknown Alessandro Speciale Freelance, Al Jazeera International (Italy); Vatican correspondent, ASCA News Agency Diana Stech News assistant, APTN Uzma Sulaiman Information officer, Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research Carlo Svaluto Moreolo Reporter, Infrastructure Journal; reporter, Shares Journal Ahmed Taha Freelance, NBC news Suma Tekur Assistant editor, Daily News and Analysis Jennifer Trak Freelance, fashion intern, NW magazine Gabriela Vieru Freelance, BBC Romanian service; editor, Pearson Education Taslima Viljoen Senior TV news reporter, South African Broadcasting Corporation Kimberly Vlach US equity markets reporter, Dow Jones (London) Nkosazana Zuma MA student, SOAS

Magazine Tessa Andrews Project worker, St Mungo’s; homeless prevention centre manager, Southdown Housing Association; area manager, St Mungo’s Caroline Atkinson (née Tosh) Reporter, Institute for War and Peace Reporting; editor, Christian Aid Tom Atkinson Editorial assistant, thelondonpaper; freelance (Little White Lies, The Stool Pigeon); arts and entertainment editor, thelondonpaper; editor, Hot TV, Daily Star Mark Bridge Freelance (The Times, The Sunday Times); reporter, personal finance writer, The Times Laura Canning Feature writer, Daily Ireland; novelist and creative writing tutor; news and features journalist, North Belfast News and Andersontown News Sophia Cottier Staff writer, Fusion; freelance, H2B Journal; research assistant, Pye Tait; editorial assistant, Professional Beauty Laura Fergusson Freelance (New 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, 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 Neon Kelly Staff writer, previews editor, Little White Lies; freelance (Promo, Caravan, Time Out) Mishaal Khan Writer, Femail, Daily Mail Andrea Leebody Fashion and beauty assistant, Love It!; junior writer, Pick Me Up; film content editor, Jo Mattock Freelance, junior staff writer, John Brown Citrus publishing; reporter, Dive Leah Milner Reporter, Mortgage Strategy; reporter, news editor, Money Marketing Paul McNally Senior sub editor, Press Gazette; reporter and sub editor, The Connexion Sorrel Neuss Intern, 21st Century China Daily; editor, News Briefing Central Agency; freelance Eimear O’Hagan Trainee, Express Group; features writer, Daily Mail; features writer, Fabulous Magazine Hugh Reilly Editorial assistant, commissioning editor (theatre and comedy, thelondonpaper; acting editor, London Planner Magazine; youth web intern, web editor, UNICEF UK Nicki Saunders Features editor, Frontier Alistair Smart Features assistant, Seven; arts editor, The Sunday Telegraph

Music Jamie Fullerton Job News editor, NME Course Magazine, 2005 Big story in 2010? Glastonbury weekend. It's pretty intense but it’s awesome fun.

How are you covering it? I'll be looking after a team of news journalists to ensure we cover all the big events happening on site and get them up on NME. COM as soon as possible. Journalist to watch? Peter Bradshaw, the Guardian's film writer. I hardly ever watch films but I always read his reviews. That’s how good he is. Place to be this year? In a field at Glastonbury, up to my knees in mud, watching Hot Chip and trying to note down the set list on a Blackberry.

Interview by Ellie Broughton

Amanda Nicolas (née Smith) Editorial assistant, assistant producer, UKTV Food online; website producer, Good Food Channel Dan Stewart Intern, CMPi; architectural correspondent, Building; assistant web editor, The Week (US edition) Katie Toms Editorial assistant, Observer Review; freelance Daniel Trilling Freelance writer, researcher (Plan B, New Statesman, Bad Idea, Bremner, Bird and Fortune); deputy arts and books editor, New Statesman Katy Ward Editorial assistant, Teachers Gemma Ware Feature writer, reporter, Professional Fundraising; editorial assistant, The Africa Report (Paris) Wesley Yin-Poole Intern CMPi; freelance (, Chemist and Druggist); deputy editor, Tom Young Writer, Computing magazine

Newspaper Issam Ahmed European Science Foundation Kelly Allen Daily Express Heidi Ancell Travel Trade Gazette Emily Ashton Press Association Eleanor Barham Research, LSE Andrew Barker Construction News Alex Barker Financial Times Laura Barnett Daily Telegraph Ruth Barnett Press Association; social media correspondent, Sky News Catherine Boyle The Business; business reporter, The Times Christopher Bryant 21st Century/

China Daily; Financial Times Andrew Bryson Sunday Express; BBC Business & Economics Unit; producer, BBC Simon Cable Daily Express Alexander Carnwath Wandsworth Borough News Frank Dalleres City AM James Doughty Unknown Helen Dowd Daily Express Emily Dugan Travel guide research; freelance, The Stage; reporter, The Independent on Sunday David Firth Trainee sub, features sub editor, The Sun Sharon Flaherty Unknown Tom Harper The Sunday Telegraph; reporter, The Mail on Sunday Ryan Harrison Pensions Week Nico Hines The Australian; The Times Online; Washington reporter, The Times Rhiannon James The Sunday Times property section Urmee Khan The Guardian; assistant commissioning editor, G2; digital and media correspondent, Telegraph Media Group Andrew MacDowall Oxford Business Group Sara McCorquodale Sutton Guardian Marina McIntyre Trainee sub, The Sun Rachel O’Brien Press Association John O’Doherty Financial Times Isabella Piasecka Metal Bulletin Emma Rowley Press Association Robin Stringer Bloomberg; breaking financial news editor, Bloomberg News Richard Suchet Sky News Carlene Thomas-Bailey Wandsworth Borough News Stephen Wilkinson Sub editor, Brentwood Gazette

TV Current Affairs Chloe Corbin Freelance producer Kate Chambers Producer, Frost Over The World, Paradine Productions Nicholas Francis Managing director, Casual Films James Martin Sports business writer, Electric Word Group; trainee reporter, Trinity Mirror North West; freelance, Jewish Chronicle

2007 Broadcast Brandice Alexander Unknown Lila Allen Unknown Emma Boon Broadcast journalist, Rugby FM (Warwickshire); campaign manager, 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, 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 Clare Fernyhough Unknown Joe Inwood Assistant producer, BBC London Politics Show Eleanor Gardnier Broadcast journalist, Leicester Sound; freelance, BBC Nottingham Louise Goss Unknown Charlotte Grant Assistant news editor, ITV News Sukhjeet Johal Unknown Sabina Khalid Project co-ordinator, Global Radio Joanna Lester Freelance; news assistant, assistant producer, Associated Press TV News (London); freelance assistant producer, BBC Sports News; media officer, Harlequins Rugby Club; producer and video journalist, Associated Press TV News (Sydney) Cordelia Lynch Trainee ITV; ITV Ada Oraedu Unknown Susannah Orchard Freelance; producer, Five News; BBC News 24; ITN On; BBC London Radio Fiona Macpherson freelance (Ivel FM, Fire FM); broadcast journalist, BBC Jersey Julian Perkins Unknown Dom Reynolds Producer, ITN One Sam Rigby Freelance broadcast journalist; news editor, Time Radio Gil Roberts Unknown Katie Rowlett Broadcast journalist, BBC Midlands Today (Birmingham); freelance (BBC Hereford and Worcester, BBC Nottingham, BBC WM); BBC East Midlands Today

2005 - 2007 | LISTINGS

Ben Samuel Researcher, Who Do You Think You Are?, Wall to Wall Television; associate producer, Twenty Twenty Television Colletta Smith Production journalist,; producer, researcher, BBC Politics Show North; content production trainee, broadcast journalist, BBC Northern Ireland Konstantinos Sofos Freelance (PM, Women’s Hour, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live); broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield; producer, Richard Bacon, BBC Radio 5 Live; senior broadcast journalist and political producer, BBC Radio 5 Live Shona Somerville Freelance broadcast journalist (ITN, ITV News) Kathryn Stanczyszyn Breakfast journalist, Xfm South Wales; freelance (BRMB, Kerrang! BBC Radio 2, BBC West Midlands) Hermione Stephenson Output producer, ITV News Simone Stewart Unknown Sarah Walton Broadcast journalist, BBC Radio Newcastle; broadcast journalist, BBC Politics Show, North East and Cumbria Matthew Warren Unknown Katy Watson Radio producer, The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4; BBC Business and Economic Unit, BBC Radio 5 Live; freelance (Prison Radio Association, The Sun Online); freelance producer, Electric Radio (Brixton); news presenting, Time FM Adam Westbrook Freelance newsreader, Oxford FM 107.9; broadcast journalist, news gathering, 102 Touch Radio Midlands; freelance multimedia journalist Siobhan Worneu Unknown Pascale Yasmine Captioner, BBC Parliament; freelance (BBC, Associated Press TV News)

International Mario Alemi Unknown Jacques Aristide Unknown Mattia Bagnoli Reporter, La Stampa Joanna Barrett Unknown Lauren Bedsole Senior editor, NewsCore Ambika Behal Producer, Bloomberg TV Julian Bohne Freelance broadcast journalist, BBC Boudet Boudet Unknown Leticia Camargo Unknown Laetitia Chaucesse Freelance Nadine Clarke Lead producer, Blue Barracuda Rowenna Davis Unknown Daphne Dimopoulou Unknown Quoc Do Unknown Helen Dritsa Unknown Judith Enriquez-Sarano UnknownNatalia Farr Lantero Unknown Camille Fevrier Freelance (Le Monde, France 24, The Sunday Times) Jing Fu Unknown Ariana Green Unknown William Hilderbrandt Unknown Inutu Himanje Executive producer, Zambia National Broadcasting

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LISTINGS | 2007 - 2008 Mona Hussain Unknown Daniele Ihns Unknown Azlira Jamaluddin Unknown Amy Judd Reporter, community manager, Angelica Jung Woo Unknown Georgios Kallinis Unknown Natalia Kannas Unknown Vasileios-Vlasios Katsardis Unknown Loan Khong Unknown Ronley Kirwan Unknown Miyako Kobayashi Unknown Neha Kumar Unknown Dan Liu Unknown Ajay Menakuru Unknown Alyssa Morrisey Unknown Alice Moura Unknown Shadha Muheissn Unknown Nadia Nanji Unknown Omid Nikfarjam Unknown John O’Donoghue Unknown Barbara O’Donovan Correspondent, Metal Bulletin Toni Oyry Unknown Akshata Pai Unknown Simeon Paterson Unknown Cristina Pittelli Unknown Polaud Polaud Unknown Wenjing Qin Unknown Sacranie Sacranie Unknown Melissa Saic Unknown Emiko Sato Unknown Daniela Silberstein Stock market reporter, Bloomberg News (Zurich) Takeshi Sobukawa Unknown Namrata Tanna Director, Imageworks Productions Ahmed Tweirsh Unknown Smriti Vidyarthi Anchor, NTV Yulianna Vilkos Unknown David Wall Unknown Sabine Wolf Unknown Aylin Yazan Foreign affairs correspondent, CNN TURK (Istanbul) Gaini Yussupova Unknown Giselle Zado-Wasfie Unknown

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, Catherine Bennion-Pedley Features assistant, acting senior features writer, Company Melanie Bezalel Writer, BBC Magazines; reporter, Jerusalem Post Olivia Boyd Graduate trainee, CMPi; reporter, Building; assistant editor, chinadialogue Stuart Brumfitt Editor, Boyz Victoria-Anne Bull Intern, Red magazine Laura Chubb Reporter, People Management; books and film editor, Time Out Dubai Richard Clare Reporter, The Daily Telegraph sports online; writer, Match of the Day magazine Timothy Clark Freelance; editor, Daniel Clifford Chief copy editor, Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

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Aaron Davies Digital manager, web consultant and journalist, Redactive Media Gwynne Dixon Staff writer, Claire Dodd Contributor, DVD Monthly; freelance (the Guardian, thelondonpaper, Building); graduate trainee, CMPi; freelance, Travel Trade Gazette; features writer, The Publican; beauty news editor, Nicholas Duxbury Reporter, senior finance reporter, Property Week; deputy features editor, Inside Housing Catherine Everett Editorial assistant, Cosmopolitan; features and health assistant, Good Housekeeping Holly Falconer Picture editor, editorial assistant, Diva and Gay Times; freelance photographer Mary Fitzgerald Assistant and online editor, Prospect; freelance (The Observer, the Guardian, New Statesman, Sight & Sound) Lucy Foster Staff writer, news editor, ShortList Clare Geraghty Features assistant, Elle Thom Gibbs Graduate trainee, CMPi; Travel Trade Gazette Leigh Gower Editorial assistant,; assistant lifestyle producer, UKTV Catrin Griffiths Editorial assistant, feature writer, Daily Express Saturday magazine Eleanor Harding Freelance, Building; senior reporter, Wandsworth Guardian Will Henley Feature writer, Money Marketing; reporter, Building Design; news writer, Commonwealth Secretariat Georgina Hobbs Intern, CMPi; freelance, Little White Lies; account executive, Substance001 Jessica Holland Editorial assistant, arts desk, thelondonpaper; acting assistant books editor, The Observer Matt Hussey Staff Writer, ShortList Magazine Simon Jennings Intern, China Daily; international justice reporter, Institute for War and Peace Reporting; senior reporte, radio producer Fiona Kerr Staff writer, Condé Nast Brides Joanna Kerr Project manager, Algiz Media Hugh Montgomery Editorial assistant, The Observer Review Alex Olorenshaw Freelance sub editor and web production assistant, the Guardian Zoe Smeaton Reporter, Chemist & Druggist Kay Smith Freelance; writer, features editor, Touch Laura Swinton News editor, Shots Luke Tebbutt Production assistant,; freelance (Visit London, business and consumer magazines); features editor, Grand Designs Matt Turner Journalist, Engage Group Corporate Publishing; capital markets reporter, Financial News Caroline White Games editor, The Times Josh Widdicombe Freelance, the Guardian; staff writer, sports desk,

Drinks Claire Dodd Job Features writer, The Publican Course Magazine, 2007 Big story in 2010? The outcome of a government inquiry into the possible abuse of power by pubcos, the companies that own vast numbers of UK pubs. The result could lead to a reform of the way the pubcos treat the people who run their pubs. Also, the budget and the general election pubs have been hit hard by rising alcohol taxes in recent years. Journalist to watch? I admire columnist Pete Brown for his originality, passion for pubs and his knowledge of beer.

Plan for next year? Out of the recession. Publicans are still suffering from the combined pressures of rising alcohol taxes, the hangover of the smoking ban and competition from cheap supermarket booze. Interview by Ellie Broughton The Jewish Chronicle; editorial assistant, arts desk, thelondonpaper; night editor and reporter, sports section, sub editor, the Guardian Anna Winston Graduate trainee CMPi; reporter, Building Design Louis Wise Freelance writer and production assistant, the Guardian; Sunday Times Culture magazine; Online culture planner, The Sunday Times

Newspaper Sarah Bloch Press Association; multimedia journalist, Times Online Thomas Calverley Trainee sub editor, sub editor, Daily Mail Julian Cheatle Trainee sub editor, The Sun Max Colchester News assistant, Wall Street Journal Jeananne Craig Press Association Laura Crowley Decision News Media Kate Day Communities editor, The Daily Telegraph Alex Delaney Unknown Elena Egawhary Legal Business Jane Fulcher Shifts, The Sun online Alistair Gray Bloomberg; The Financial Times Fiona Gray Reading Evening Post David Green China Daily; freelance (China) Chris Green The Independent Elizabeth Gyekye Materials Recycling Weekly Peter Hutchison The Daily Telegraph; The Independent Clementine Jackson-Stops Scriptwriter, researcher, CNBC Chloe Lambert Wandsworth Borough News; The Times Rosamund Lavan Business writer,

Times Online Felix Lowe Shifts, The Daily Telegraph Thomas Lowe Press Association Andrew Macaskill Shifts, Times Online; China Daily Ronan Murphy Business, Press Association; assistant editor, Satellite Finance Rupert Neate City reporter, The Daily Telegraph Anh Nguyen The Engineer Cordelia O’Neill Press Association; The Scotsman Dominic O’Neill Euromoney Alexander Ogle Freelance (New York); reporter and editor, Agence France Presse (Washington DC) Laura Oliver Reporter, editor, Celia Paul Press Association; The Independent; The Scotsman Rachel Rouse Daily Express; News Agency Helen Roxburgh Estates Gazette Jessica Salter The Daily Telegraph Ravender Sembhy Freelance, GG2 Life; freelance, Scotland on Sunday; freelance, Sky Sports New Media; business reporter, Press Association Harriet Shawcross Press Association; assistant producer, BBC Newsround Josh Spero Arts blog, the Guardian Rosalind Stewart Joanna Sugden The Times Jon Swaine Reporter, The Daily Telegraph Judith Townend The Australian; Al Jazeera English; senior reporter, Andrew Wander Freelance (The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer) Pamela Welsh Salford Advertiser;

freelance, the Guardian; senior political reporter, Manchester Evening News Jasper Wenban-Smith Researcher, Profile Group Kevin Widdop News of the World Alice Wright Western Morning News

TV Current Affairs Warda Al-Jawahiri Channel 4 news Roshni Amin Runner, Richard & Judy, Cactus TV; video journalist, researcher, Brook Lapping Education; freelance producer, ITN On Perjit Auja Freelance films (India) Charlotte Banks Unknown Radha Bedi Freelance, BBC Asian Network; broadcast assistant, BBC New Delhi Bureau, New Delhi Bureau, Associated Press TV News Michael Blair Broadcast assistant, BBC; producer, Sunrise, Sky News Joanna Blundell BBC News David Brookes Unknown Anna Cavell Unknown Celine Chan Unknown Raykhon Demytrie Field producer, Reuters TV; producer, BBC World TV; Central Asia correspondent, BBC Fred Fenoulhet Producer, Sky News; broadcast assistant, BBC News 24; newsdesk producer, GMTV; freelance producer, producer, Channel Five News, ITN Megan Gerrie Producer, presenter, Premier Radio; producer, reporter, Premier TV; senior producer and reporter, ITN Natalie Hall Unknown Emma Jenkinson Russia Today Rhiannon Jones Producer, presenter, Start Your Business TV; freelance copywriter, The Hallmark Channel, NBC Universal Jordan Kenny Russia Today Sadia Khan Producer, More 4 News; researcher, Halcyons Heart Production Company; assistant producer, planning, Al Jazeera English (Doha) Kamali Melbourne Trainee, ITV Hannah Mitchell Unknown Mary Nash October Films Clara Nissen Production assistant, Juniper Communications; editorial assistant, BBC Proms Lucas Ochoa Head of Development, Pulse Film Tom Rayner Home affairs producer, Sky News Natalie Rose Development researcher, Twofour Broadcast Bushra Siddiq Producer,Your News, Channel Five News; development researcher, Reef Television; freelance broadcasting assistant, BBC Breakfast News, BBC London News; researcher, BBC Panorama Tim Stokes Researcher, Channel 4; broadcast assistant, BBC Breakfast Nicholas Westwood Development and production researcher, ReefTV Xinmin Yan Journalist, Outside Magazine; TV producer, Travel Channel

Trafficlink, Global Radio Stations, BBC South East Katie Baneth Producer, Sky News; broadcast journalist, BBC News Ivor Bennett Correspondent, Russia Today (Moscow) Alan Bone Editorial assistant, Sky Sports Cricket Rebecca Bowring Freelance broadcast journalist Paul Brand Reporter, news editor, ITV Wales and ITV Fast Track Alexander Brandice Unknown Eleanor Bury Trainee, BBC Production; BBC Drama (London); factual department, BBC Wales (Cardiff) Rebecca Butler Unknown Olivia Delene Unknown Olivia Case Unknown Will Edwards Planning editor, Channel Five News; broadcast journalist, France 24 Phoebe Frieze Quest Means Business, CNN Sophie Glass Unknown Marie Hagen Production assistant, IBall TV; Moneywise TV; Interactive Investor Dan Johnson Reporter, Toby Foster Bigger at Breakfast, BBC Radio Sheffield Anna Jones Producer, Sky Zoe Kalus Unknown Edward Knowles Production journalist, Setanta Sports News Jack Lamport Guest booker, BBC Breakfast Ana Lockerbie Captioner, researcher, BBC Parliament Richard Martin Broadcast journalist, BBC Essex Kerry Moore News Library assistant, Sky News Sasha Nicholl Unknown Sarah Olaifa Assistant producer,You and Yours, BBC Radio 4 Julian Perkins Unknown Gilly Roberts Broadcast journalist, BBC South East Today Alex Sergent Researcher, BBC Economics and Business Unit; content producer, BBC Radio 5 Live, producer, manager, Catch21 Productions Lorna Shaddick Video news producer, ITN Online; part time intern,; broadcast journalist, France 24 Jimmy Tam Researcher, Dragon’s Den, BBC; production trainee, BBC; assistant producer, BBC Newsround Emily Tolloczko Freelance, Global Stations, Tindle Radio South; broadcast journalist, Newbury Sound Latitia Valentine Journalist, news reader, Swansea Sound; The Wave Mel Wallis Unknown David Weinstein-Linder Intern, segment producer, Bloomberg TV Lara Whyte Unknown Neil Wolfson Freelance researcher Clare Woodling Breakfast news reporter, The Coast 106FM




Salam Abdulmunem Unknown Ibrahim Adwan Reporter, editor, producer, Reuters TV (London) Lei Ai Unknown Harriet Alexander Foreign affairs

Helen Allman Freelance producer, staff, Associated Press TV News Gemma Ashcroft Script writer,

reporter, The Sunday Telegraph Carlos Aparicio Freelance, World Investment News; CMC Markets Fidan Baguirova Unknown Edward Bally Unknown Larissa Belyaeva Unknown Cecile Bonneau Unknown Lisa Botter Staff writer, Criticaleye David Calonico Unknown Mann Chung Unknown Federica Cocco Copy editor, Wired Sebastian Cure Unknown Sarah Dahan Unknown Sunday Daniel Unknown Julia de Laurentiis Johnson Unknown Solange Deschatres Freelance (US) Marie Dhumieres Unknown Antonio Fabrizio Reporter,VRL Financial News Charlene Ferguson Unknown James Fontanella India editor, Natalie Gentaz Unknown Phivos Georgiades Unknown Anastasia Georgoupli Unknown Maria Gili Hanisch Unknown Armet Gormez Diplomacy and defence correspondent, ATV (Turkey) Syed Hamad Ali Unknown LLana Hart Unknown Iman Hassan Unknown Jonathan Heffer Unknown Vina Hiridjee TV correspondent, TV5 Monde, Trace TV; ARTE (Bangkok); founder, L’Oeil Nomade Productions Jenna Hodson Unknown Juliana Holanda Unknown Olivia Hottat Unknown Isabella Iliaskou Unknown Jaclyn Jacobsen Junior editor, Cristina Jaleru Freelance, APTN Entertainment Rashi Khilnani Host, IndoCanadian report; Radio Canada International George Kyriakos Unknown Zoe Lamazou Unknown Sarah Leduc Journalist, France 24 Hojean Josephine Lee desk assistant, NBC News (New York) Xiaoxun Lei Bureau chief, China Daily (Xinjiang) Dan Liu Unknown Anouk Lorie Unknown Natalia Lutz Unknown Michael Makau Unknown Joseph McCullogh Unknown Camilla Menezes Unknown Aindrila Mitra Unknown Coralie Modschiedler Copy editor, World Travel Guide David Mugonyi Deputy news editor, Nation Media Group Elizabeth Mupfumira Unknown Shannon O’Meara Unknown Viktoria Peitchev Unknown Eric Polaud Unknown Angeliki Psaila Trainee, To Vima (Athens) Cristina Ranieri Unknown Tony Renda Unknown Michel Rose Journalist, Reuters Matthieu Serpaggi Unknown Victoria Serpis Unknown Mypho Smart Unknown Deborah Sterescu Unknown Iselin Stronen Unknown Ahmed Tweirsh Unknown

2007 - 2008 | LISTINGS

Rosalind Upton Unknown Yana Uralskaya Fashion columnist, New Style; international fashion correspondent,Vogue Russia; social life correspondent, Russian Hour TV (London) Rachel Walsh Staff writer,; deputy editor, Executive Compensation Briefing Marco Woldt Unknown Duncan Woodside Freelance (East Africa), Jane’s Publications (UK); freelance producer Tamara Zein Unknown Joseph Zeitlyn Unknown

Magazine India Aldridge Intern, Purple PR Gemma Aldridge Features writer, First Features Press Agency James Ball Senior reporter, The Grocer; Bureau for Investigative Journalism, City University Chloe Batt; internship, Marie Claire; senior fashion editor, Emily Benammar Sports online editor, The Daily Telegraph Murirann Bolger Intern, CMPi; correspondent, Insurance Times Katherine Calder Analyst, section editor, Latin News Jennifer Campbell Writer, editor, Abigail Challenor Sub editor, staff writer, Daily Mail, Ski & Snowboard magazine Rebecca Clark Editorial assistant, Gannett Pacific Publishing; event co-ordinator, Hotel San Carlos; Events Preview Writer, Arizona Republic Jonathan Cook Editorial assistant, James Pembroke Publishing; editor, Atmosphere magazine Victoria Gallagher Junior reporter, reporter, The Bookseller Tom Goodwyn Freelance (NME, Shortlist, Loud & Quiet, Fresh Direction) Sophie Griffiths Reporter, Building Lucy Halfhead Editorial assistant, Grazia; features assistant, Marie Claire Sophie Haydock Sub editor, Sunday Times Magazine; freelance (the Guardian, Big Issue, Ecologist); arts editor, Leeds Guide Lucy Higgins Senior sub editor, Candis Tom Howard Staff writer, Caomhan Keane Theatre editor, Totally Dublin; freelance (The Irish Times, The Dubliner) Katherine Levy Features assistant, The Saturday Telegraph magazine; freelance; contributing features assistant, Harpers Bazaar; news and feature writer, The Jewish News Kate Livesey Freelance Christopher Lo Unknown Morag Lyall Freelance sub editor, production editor, Engage Publishing; freelance copy writer, Pine Solutions; Life Lasting PR Jodie Mablin Writer, Black Card; features assistant,You; sub editor, Global Legal Group Chloe Markowitz Reporter, PR Week; reporter, The Jewish News Tim McAtackney Intern, CMPi;

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LISTINGS | 2008 - 2009 press officer, Crown Prosecution Service Maisie McCabe Editorial assistant, Media Week Andrew Mickel Features writer, Community Care; freelance (Occupational Therapy News, Community Care, the Guardian) Lydia Mossahebi Unknown Kirsty Nutkins Junior sub editor, Company; freelance sub editor and writer (Look, More!, Bella, Take a Break, Elle Decoration, Soaplife, Inside Soap, Company, Stylist, TV Quick, TV Choice, the Guardian and The Sunday Times); editorial assistant, Saturday Express magazine Sarah Riches Features writer, Real People; author, London Almanac 2010 Robyn Rosen News reporter, Hampstead & Highgate Express; reporter, Jewish Chronicle Brian Semple Reporter, Friday Times (Lahore); intern, Prospect Ben Sillis Editorial assistant, Republic Publishing; reporter, Jenny Stocks Trainee, writer, Daily Mail Ruth Styles Editor, Beauty Health and Wellness (Dubai) Georgina Terry Freelance (, Time Out); TV journalist, BSkyB Miranda Vinall Unknown Audrey Ward Reporter, features writer, Screen International; assistant editor, Sunday Times News Review Georgia Warren News reporter, The Sunday Times Victoria Watts Freelance (Body & Soul, The Times); intern, CMPi Laura Whately Editorial assistant, The Times Money

Newspaper Ashley Armstrong City reporter, City AM; senior reporter, Credit Today Benedict Bailey Reporter, Associated Newspapers (Daily Mail, The Scotsman); online reporter, Evening Standard Katherine Baker The Publican; Personnel Today Lucy Barton Unknown David Bartram China Daily Esther Bintliff Financial Times Matthew Bolton Lonely Planet magazine Jonathan Browning Bloomberg Kaya Burgess The Times Gurminder Chahal Journalist, Sales Promotion Kevin Coulson Trainee sub editor, Daily Mail Kevin Crowley UK finance reporter, Bloomberg Alexander Davis ICIS Christopher Dean Trainee sub editor, sub editor, Daily Mail Kara-Jane Dolman Splash News Peter Dominiczak Reporter, Evening Standard Thomas Drew Unknown James Edgar Press Association Sonia Elks Colchester Evening Gazette Nicola Evans BBC Food Online Alan Gardner Jasmine Gardner Features assistant, features writer and researcher, Evening Standard Eleanor Green Argus Media Laura Harding Press Association Josh Loeb Friday Times (Lahore); theatre editor, Camden New Journal Charlotte McCathie Press Association Patrick Pringle The Week (Oman)

Books Victoria Gallagher Job Reporter, The Bookseller Course Magazine, 2008 Big story for 2010? How Amazon, Sony and Apple are approaching the e-book. They will be useful for people who carry a lot of paperwork around and could encourage reluctant readers to read.

How are you covering it? We’re focusing on how they’ll be priced. Some say they should be cheaper than books because the production costs are different. Place to be this year? The London and Frankfurt Book Fairs are a hive of activity.

Plan for next year? I’d like to be on holiday somewhere writing a chick lit book. Interview by Anna Leach

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Rachel Rickard Straus Unknown Tessa Roberts London Jewish News; freelance Elizabeth Robinson Press Association Fay Schlesinger Manchester Evening News; trainee reporter, Daily Mail Andrew Shepherd News reporter, South West News Service, Masons News Katharine Slowe CEO, Middle East (Dubai) Kiran Stacey Financial Times Nicola Trup The Australian; freelance (The Independent) Kylie Walker China Daily Patrick Whyte Unknown

TV Current Affairs Hyder Abbasi Text producer, Al Jazeera Georgina Andrews Unknown Osman Baig Unknown Estelle Bingham Unknown Edmund Caldecott Unknown Yao Chin Unknown Sotira Christodoulou Unknown Simon Dedman Associate producer, CNBC; freelance (NBC News International, Al Jazeera English, ITV News London) Anne Faber Assistant producer, Associated Press Jacob Greaves Broadcast journalist, Russia Today (Moscow) Max Hall Unknown Alexis Hood BBC Current Affairs; The One Show, BBC Joe Kassman-Tod Unknown Samuel Kingsley Researcher, BBC Panorama; Channel 4 News; Bureau of Investigative Journalism, City University Lewis Lintern Video editor, TVC Annabelle Lupton Freelance producer, BBC Breakfast (London); online journalist and producer, ITV Matt Margrett Unknown Caroline Marsden Unknown Claire McCready Unknown Memona Mirza Broadcast journalist, researcher, BBC Nicole O’Callaghan Assistant producer, Thomson Reuters Atish Patel Broadcast journalist, Russia Today (Moscow) Tom Peck Reporter, The Independent Antonia Peulevé Unknown Laura Priestly Assistant news editor, international sales desk, ITN; shifts, producer, Setanta Sports News Olivia Rowlands Unknown Christopher Simpson Unknown Genevieve Smith Unknown Mesha Stewart Unknown Kate Stroud Unknown Jessica Watts Researcher, assistant producer, Raw Television Mariam Zaidi News anchor, Dawn News TV (Pakistan)

2009 Broadcast Jack Aldwinckle Assistant producer, France 24 (Paris) Lucas Atkin Assistant producer, Sky

Sports (NFL) Ruth Banks Trainee multimedia reporter, KM Group Esther Boateng Unknown Gareth Bebb Freelance broadcast journalist, BBC Radio 5 Live and assistant producer, Watchdog Toby Clarke Unknown Conor Culkin Unknown Smita Chandrashekar Trainee,BBC Holly Ellyatt Unknown Basmah Fahim Unknown Jo Fahy Drivetime broadcast journalist, Hertbeat FM; broadcast assistant, City Broadcasting; freelance broadcast assistant, BBC Sarah Fleming Unknown Lyndsey Giles Unknown Helen Glancy Unknown Thomas Greaves Junior assistant producer, European Tour Productions Hind Hassan Unknown Juliet Hofmann Unknown Joanna Impey Broadcast journalist, EU Radio Nantes (France) Henry Jones Unknown Holly Jones News reporter, Town 102 FM (Ipswich) Nisha Joshi Unknown Alexandra King Unknown James Labous Unknown Zahid Lalami Unknown Katie Lamborn Freelance (BBC Essex, kmfm); multimedia reporter, kmfm and Kent Online Kate Lawrence Researcher, Channel Five News Andrew Leitch Project Manager, Leicester Comedy Festival Faarea Masud Broadcast journalist, BBC World Service (Bangladesh); broadcast journalist, presenter, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Darren McCaffrey Unknown Steph Millar Unknown Archie Onobu Unknown Rose Palmer Broadcast journalist, Russia Today (Moscow) Victoria Park Journalist, Press Association; production management assistant, The One Show, BBC; journalist, BBC News Natalie Powell Assistant producer, France 24 Melanie Ralph Intake editor, Bloomberg LP Makez Rikweda Assistant d’edition, France 24 News Channel Julia Ross Production co-ordinator, researcher, BBC Harsha Sharma Unknown 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 James Willliams Broadcast assistant, BBC Wales Cymru

International Arash Anghaei Unknown Emilie Arlet Unknown Helga Arnardottir Unknown Francois Aulner Journalist, Luxembourg Public Radio Razan Baker PhD, Sport Sciences Research, Brunel University

Claire Barthelemy Unknown Eleanor Bell Unknown Marieke Breijer Unknown Jose Calatayud Jimenez Central and East Africa correspondent, Efe (Nairobi) Camila Canocchi Freelance Mary Colombel Unknown Emanuele Comi Unknown Karen Daly Business development executive, Field Fisher Waterhouse Frederick Dawson Editorial assistant, Boston & Hannah publishing Ludovic De Foucaud Journalist, France 24 Gabriele Discepoli Reporter, Radiotelevisione Italiana Jessica Donati-Bourne Unknown Nora Fakim Unknown Sandra Fernandes Unknown Anna Fortune Unknown Nelly Gocheva Monocle Melanie Gouby International justice reporter, Institute of War and Peace Reporting (The Hague) Jin Guo Unknown Estella Hung Unknown Seher Hussain Unknown Sarah Jones Unknown Maud Jullien Producer, BBC Afrique Fatmata Kamara Producer, SLBS/ TV (Sierra Leone) Kavita Kanwar Unknown Kedrick Keys Unknown Bobur Komilov Senior editor, National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan Mizuho Kondon Unknown Effrosyni Kyriazi Unknown Antonio La Cava Unknown Neha Lall Freelance (London) Kwame Laurence Digital editor, assistant sports editor, Trinidad Express Helen Livingstone News editor, Deutsche Presse Agentur (Berlin) Victoria Luckie Unknown Nawar Mahfoud Unknown Emiliano Mellino Unknown Yoletta Nyange Researcher, INSI, The Reuters Foundation; multimedia journalist, WordPress Edward Nyman Unknown Morten Ă˜yen Jensen Journalist, (Denmark) Maresa Patience Freelance Joyce Paul Unknown Jonathan Payne Unknown Philp Pond Unknown Kate Puhala Unknown Romany Reagan Editorial intern, Vice magazine Lisa Reinisch Editor, Brownbook Report (Dubai) Kashif Riaz Reporter, Associated Press (Pakistan) Saleha Riaz Sub editor, Express Tribune (Karachi); Sheena Rossiter Online content editor, International Fund Investment and founder member, not on the wires Britni Salazar Unknown Priyal Sanghavi Unknown Karolina Schismenou Unknown Hetal Shah Associate,Viacom Consulting (Mumbai) Muhammad Shah East Africa producer, BBC Nairobi Lulwah Shalhoub Unknown Abhilasha Sihag Unknown Ishveen Singh Intern, Institute of

Cultural Diplomacy (Berlin) Spriha Srivastava Foreign correspondent,Vox Africa TV (India) Amy Stillman Unknown Annabel Symington Founder and journalist, NewsExchange Americas; journalist and director, The Guarani Project (New York) Balint Szlanko Unknown Karolina Tagaris Staff writer, Associated Press (Athens) Nivholas Thompson Unknown Myrto Tsavalou Unknown Kelly Van Der Kwast Unknown Dominque Van Heerden Freelance production assistant, CNN International Alex Wood Media entrepreneur Xue Zhao Unknown Stefano Zoja Unknown

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 Penelope East 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 Oliver Laughland Intern, Observer, Films of Record, BBC; researcher for investigative journalist Stephen Grey Anna Meisel Freelance researcher, BBC Inside Out Rebecca Pritchard Reporter, Legal Business Emma Slater Unknown Elinor Zuke Staff writer, labelling business magazine

Magazine Joanna Abeyie Editorial assistant, Radio Times Mandy Barder Intern, Greenmystyle. com, Delightful Media Daniel Bennett News reporter,; editorial assistant, BBC Focus Magazine Martina Booth Freelance, Press Gazette; editorial, New Civil Engineer Jess Bowie Assistant editor, National Geographic Green Duncan Brown Prospect; freelance William Daunt Unknown Nicola Davison Staff writer, Time Out (Shanghai) Lucinda Dunseath Unknown Stephen Eddie Sub editor, Business Monitor International Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith Freelance, Popbitch Joanne Ellul Media assistant, Gorkana; editorial assistant, Retail Week and Drapers Priscilla Eyles Unknown Phoebe Ferris-Rotman

Communication assistant, Gorilla Organisation Abigail Gliddon Unknown Rosie Gogan-Keogh Unknown Chris Hall Freelance, Live magazine, Mail on Sunday Hannah Hudson Teacher, China; editor-in-chief, Jin Magazine (China) Katie Jacobs Staff writer, Haymarket Network Gabrielle Jaffe Freelance, Sunday Times Travel magazine; staff writer, Time Out (Beijing) Isabel Janner Editorial assistant, feature writer, Take a Break Shelley Jones Staff writer, HUCK Nick Johnstone Freelance (New Media Age, Clash); senior online reporter, Property Week Anna-Marie Julyan Food and drink reporter, The Grocer George Kiley Researcher Ruth Lewy Editorial assistant, The Times Weekend Kirsty McGregor Journalist, Community Care Charlie Middlehurst Editorial assistant, New Statesman Sally Newall Freelance, The Independent John Sunyer Staff writer, Time Out Shanghai Rachel O’Neill Staff writer, China Daily, 21st Century Rhian Owen Unknown Sophie Payne Events assistant, Cosmopolitan; freelance Camilla Pemberton Reporter, Community Care Ali Plumb Writer, Thomas Reid Unknown Jennifer Ruby Unknown Claire Rutter Editorial assistant, Hotel Designs; editor, TaleTela Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore Staff writer, Time Out (Beijing) Cian Traynor Freelance (Irish Times, Financial Times) Martiena Van Der Meer Writer, Cult Beauty Lauren Vanderkar Editorial assistant, Pure Beauty Adam Welch Editorial assistant, new web project, Dazed & Confused Jesse Whittock Reporter, C21Media Natalie Woolman Editorial assistant, Guardian Media; reporter, The Stage Kagemulo Tibaijuka Assistant, Specialist Schools and Academies Trust

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 Nathan Bleaken Ministry of Defence James Bray Panorama; Watchdog; Rogue Traders; Storyville, BBC Laurence Cable Sub editor, Future David Christopher The Daily Telegraph; Oklahoman, NewsOK Morwenna Coniam Bloomberg Chris Cutmore The Guardian; sport shifts, Daily Mail Clare Dickinson Reporter, Incisive

2008 - 2009 | LISTINGS

Media Abigail Edge Digital publisher, Northcliffe Media Josie Ensor Daily Star (Beirut) Katherine Evans The Independent Katherine Faulkner Manchester Evening News; Daily Mail Patrick Galey Daily Star (Beirut) Shona Ghosh RMM (social media consultancy) Nicole Green Editor, MADE Michael Haddon Minor metals reporter, web copy editor, Dow Jones Caroline Henshaw Dow Jones Benjamin Hewitt Western Morning News; freelance (NME, The Quiets) Alice Hutton Reporter, The Cambridge News Daniel Igra Financial Times Christopher Jefferies The Independent; freelance Lara King Community publisher, Berkhamsted People; sub editor, Daily Mail Elizabeth Kirkwood The Daily Telegraph; New Statesman; Prospect Patrick Loughran The Times Benjamin Martin Bloomberg Beth Mellor Reporter, Bloomberg Simon Neville Yorkshire Post; Daily Mail Victoria Raimes Reporter, Edinburgh Evening News Alexander Ralph The Times Matthew Robinson Online content developer, freelance entertainment journalist, Broadcast Faaez Samadi Freelance, The Independent Oliver Shah Freelance (Daily Express, The Sunday Times); reporter, City AM Saadeya Shamsuddin Freelance, Evening Standard Etan Smallman Trainee sub editor, Daily Mail Thomas Stubbington Bloomberg Iain Withers Freelance

TV Current Affairs Rudabah Abbass Unknown Antonya Allen Unknown Masha Akbarzadeh Unknown James Allnutt Researcher, BBC Charlotte Bingham Producer, Sky News Georgina Brewer Unknown Natalie Campbell Unknown Kate Collins Freelance, AP TV News Jennifer Conway Unknown Oliver Costamagna Unknown Victoria Ferrar Unknown Alexandra Fowle Unknown Alexander Frangeskides Unknown Nick Gilbert Freelance Rebecca Greig Unknown Gayan Gunaratne Unknown Simon Keating Video journalist, Bitesize Films Sally Lockwood Researcher and producer, general election unit, ITN Hannah Macinnes Unknown Tobias Mews New media officer, Central Office of Information Edward Prior Unknown Nitya Rajan Unknown Amy Salem Unknown Emma Ward Unknown Giles Winn Unknown Nabeela Zahir Unknown

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HOUSE STYLE Journalists are notorious for their fashion faux pas. Glamour editor Jo Elvin talks us through hack attire


kay, before I start judging the dress sense of journalists everywhere, let’s acknowledge one thing – none of us got into this for the money. I know that it’s not easy to have an endless wardrobe of perfect looks on a journalist’s salary. But being editor of Glamour has taught me that it really is possible to look stylish, even if your look happens to be brought to us exclusively by Primark. It’s all about good basics and, crucially, the fit. The smug feeling of wearing designer will be for nothing if your trousers give you camel toe. The TV gang fall into two basic categories. First there’s the boring brigade. I never get that excited by what TV presenters wear, particularly on the news. You get a lot of not-very-interesting bright red wrap dresses. Then there’s the “woah!” brigade. I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve stopped focusing on the news just because I’m thinking “Why

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IS he or she wearing that garish top or tie?” My guilty pleasure is watching weather presenter Peter Cockroft’s nightly fashion clangers. He’s very fond of ill-fitting fleecy jumpers, worn incongruously, over a button-down shirt. He often looks like he’s run to the shop for a loaf of bread and someone’s unexpectedly tapped him on the shoulder and asked him to nip into the TV studio.

get to play with fashion. People often have a Devil Wears Prada idea of what people in glossies are like. Looking stylish, professional and groomed is at the heart of the appearance of a magazine journalist. But it’s not competitive dressing. We just get pleasure out of clothes. Fashion journalists sometimes forego paying the rent to pay for their outfits. This is just as unhealthy an attitude to fashion as at the other end of the style spectrum. A lot of editors of glossy magazines have a background in feature writing rather than fashion. I sometimes feel a bit weird and paranoid about my wardrobe – going to the fashion shows every season brings on that high school nervousness about my outfits all over again. When I started this job I owned about three pairs of shoes. Now, the embarrassing truth is I don’t know how many pairs I own. Working here has unleashed the monster. I guess my final piece of advice would apply to any profession. If you can’t or don’t want to be stylish, just be groomed. Brush your hair, and never be without Smints.

‘’ Wearing designer is all for nothing if you have a camel toe

I rarely notice what newspaper journalists are wearing, but maybe that’s the point. You don’t want people to be distracted by your big chunky necklace when you’re trying to extract some decent quotes – especially if you’re dealing with a sensitive subject. Of course, magazines are where we really


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