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Rising stars named in Forbes 30 under 30

A number of City alumni have been included in the Forbes European media list

by Nicola Ranson (Communications Officer)

Four City alumni have been featured on a list of inspiring young media figures. The Forbes ’30 Under 30’ European Media Category celebrates the very best of Europe’s media scene, celebrating the rising stars from across the continent. The list was drawn up by a panel of experts, including CNN Correspondent and Anchor, Hala Gorani; Founder of The Memo, Alex Wood and Managing Editor of National Politics, Heribert Prantl.

Jeremy Evans, (MA Broadcast Journalism 2013) 

Jeremy founded Explaain whilst studying at City, and entered the idea into the University’s entrepreneurial competition, CitySpark. The website breaks down complex news stories and issues into easily digested, bite-sized chunks. During the elections, Jeremy created a microsite tackling the key issues. He is also a journalism guest lecturer at City. 

Josie Le Blond, (MA International Journalism 2015) 

Josie is now a freelance journalist based in Berlin. Recently, her work has involved covering the refugee crisis, working for UNHCR. She has also written for Reuters, The Telegraph, Business Insider and the Guardian.

George Arbuthnott (MA Investigative Journalism, 2009) 

George is the Deputy Insight Editor at The Sunday Times. An investigation he conducted into human trafficking, picked up numerous awards including Campaign of the Year at the British Journalism Awards. He has also worked at The Glasgow Herald and The Daily Mail.

James Ball (Interactive Journalism, 2008) 

James is a Special Correspondent for Buzzfeed, having previously worked for the Guardian and Channel 4 Dispatches, Panorama, Al Jazeera and ITN with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. So far in his career, James has been part of teams to break a number of exclusive stories that have made headlines across the world. This includes the HSBC tax avoidance scandal that was a major headline of 2015 and leaks at the NSA. James also worked as a freelancer at Wikileaks during the publication of 250,000 US embassy cables.

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