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Award recognition for City journalists

City alumni and student magazines gain multiple nominations for prestigious publishing industry awards.
by Ben

nullXCity and XCity Life, magazines which are produced by City's MA Magazine Journalism students, have been nominated in the 'Best New Student Magazine' category of this year's Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Magazine Academy competition. Two of the students' ideas for new magazines were also shortlisted - one for beer lovers, The Barrel, and one for young parents, Hatch.

The Magazine Academy competition is open to anyone studying on a PPA accredited journalism course and challenges students to create a brand new magazine, propose an innovative magazine concept, or put forward ideas for a new digital product.
The entries are judged by a panel of industry experts, with the winner having their magazine professionally printed by Polestar and distributed by the PPA to publishers across the industry.

Barbara Rowlands, Director of City's MA Magazine Journalism course, said: "I'm thrilled that these magazines and concepts have been shortlisted. It's a testament to the students' hard work and willingness to push themselves and not accept second best."

Winners will be announced at The Brewery, London on 17th October.

British Society of Magazine Editors Awards

The annual British Society of Magazine Editors Awards (BSME) awards are regarded as the most prestigious awards for British editors and this year four City MA Magazine Journalism alumni are among the nominees. 

Simon Kurs is nominated in the 'Branded Content Consumer' category for easyJet Traveller; Ben Preston, Editor of Radio Times, is nominated for the 'Entertainment Brand' award; Toby Skinner, has been included in the 'Launch of the Year' category for n by Norwegian and Sally Eyden, Editor of Now magazine, has been nominated for the 'Editors' Editor' award.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 11th November.

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