Congratulations to Caroline Lunga for successfully defending her thesis. Now Dr Lunga.

Carolyne Lunga passed her viva on Wednesday 23 November and is now Dr Lunga. Her research looks at collaboration in investigative journalism in Southern Africa. I learnt a lot about IJ developments in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Eswatini as the internal examiner for her thesis. And thanks to Professor Bruce Mutsvairo of the University of Utrecht for acting as external examiner.

City Journalism No1 in Guardian league table

Up 26 places to No1. We deliver, deliver, deliver

Mel Bunce

Absolutely delighted to wake up and see @cityjournalism at number 1 for Journalism on the Guardian Good University Guide! it’s a wonderful testament to our staff, their dedication to teaching and the amazing things our students go on to do.

All the interest in the Women’s UEFA Euro Cup reminds me of story from 1990……

My first film for Granada TV’s World in Action series was on why women were being marginalised by the football authorities, clubs and many male fans. I spent some weeks hanging out with some heavy drinking Stockport fans who had very trenchant views of the place of women in football. There were a few signs of hope – we went to film the amazing AC Milan team. Thirty-two years later determined women have persisted and now women’s football is being recognised for the force it is. The programme went out in January 1990 and was called, rather clumsily, Send for the Sisters. The producer was Stephen Clarke (why no women on the reporting side? Football was not the only thing that a gender issue). I did a couple of articles off the back of the programme and here’s the Guardian one. Perhaps it is time for Granada to re-show the programme as a piece of history.

Send for the sisters

City, University of London, Journalism – NSS 88%!

Another huge result for the department in the NSS – 88% overall satisfaction – up 4% from the record-breaking previous year.

  • Ranked1st in the UK for graduate prospects in Media and Communications
    (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022)
  • Ranked1st in the UK for Communication and Media Studies
    (Complete University Guide 2023)
  • Ranked1st in London for Overall Satisfaction in Journalism (NSS 2022)

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City Journalism is No 1 journalism university in UK says CUG.

Absolutely thrilled that @cityjournalism has become number 1 in the UK for the study of media and communications! We have jumped 35 places in a year. A testament to the hard work & success of amazing staff and students, especially during Covid. Our students get good jobs in the industry. Out of 97 Universities.

City University has now entered Top 40. Jumped up from 54th University.

Communication & Media Studies Subject League Table 2023

Following up our Observer expose from Sunday – “The US, UK and Australia cannot lecture the world about human rights until they come clean about the purge”

The West’s role in the 1960s massacre of Indonesian communists . From the National News, Abu Dhabi

The Foreign Office’s nasty, sneaky part in the Indonesian massacres of 1965-66 – new evidence

Thanks to The Observer for letting Nick, James and I follow up and produce this story. Please share for impact.