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City journalists among most respected in UK

The National Council for the Training of Journalists has revealed a list of the most respected journalists, as nominated by journalists working in the UK.

by City Press Office (General enquiries)

A new list by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) has revealed the most respected journalists working in the UK, including a number of the City, University of London community.

The 238-strong list includes four alumni, three honorary degree recipients, Lecturer in Journalism Sandy Warr and Visiting Lecturer Susie Boniface.

The alumni are:

  • Madlen Davies                      
    • Completed MA Magazine Journalism degree in 2012
    • Winner of the Young Journalist award at the Medical Journalists' Association Summer Awards 2013
    • Now the Health and Science editor at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, looking into antibiotic resistance
  • Peter M Foster          
    • Studied on Journalism Postgraduate Occasional course, as part of his Times Newspaper Traineeship in 1996.
    • Europe editor for The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph
    • He has been based in Washington DC, Beijing and New Delhi.
  • Faisal Islam    
    • Completed Newspaper Journalism diploma in 2004
    • Political Editor of Sky News – soon to be Economics Editor at the BBC
    • Formerly the Economics Editor of Channel 4 News
  • Janice Turner
    • Received Newspaper Journalism postgraduate diploma in 1987
    • Magazine editor for several women’s magazine titles, launching That’s Life and Real.
    • Known for declining the “A Women’s Voice” award in 2016 in the Editorial Intelligence Awards and standing up for talented female human beings.

The Honorary degree recipients are:

  • Kate Adie                  
    • Honorary Doctorate of Letters, 1989
    • Former Chief News Correspondent for BBC
    • Known for her reporting from war zones
    • Currently presents From Our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4.
  • Lionel Barber            
    • Honorary Doctorate of Science in 2012
    • Editor of the Financial Times
    • Winner of a number of prestigious awards, including Young Journalist of The Year in the British Press Awards in 1981, and being made a Chevalier (knight) in the French Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur for his "contribution to high-quality journalism
  • Nick Robinson            
    • Honorary Doctorate of Science in 2012
    • Previous Political Editor for the BBC
    • Presenter on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

Professor Suzanne Franks, Head of Department of Journalism said:

The Journalism department at City are delighted that the NCTJ list recognises so many journalists associated with us in various ways. We are proud of our record of high achieving alumni, honorary associates and of course our outstanding staff who continue to inspire upcoming generations of future journalists.

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