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Goodbye, Croydon

Posted on September 28th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Site News. 3 comments

How do we write the piece that we never wanted to? Liz Sheppard-Jones tries to make sense of it all

‘Now, the end is near, and so I face the final curtain‘ (Frank Sinatra, ‘My Way’)

It’s still hard to believe, though it’s been inevitable for a while. Our founder and editor-in-chief, James Naylor, took a long, hard look at why in this piece in our final … Read More »



The Citizen is closing down: an FAQ on what happens now

Posted on September 26th, by James Naylor in Site News. 1 Comment

James Naylor presents a brief FAQ on the next steps for the shutdown of the Citizen

On Tuesday 18th September 2018 we officially announced the end of the Croydon Citizen, both online and in print. You can read about the story of the closure and what led us to this point in my farewell article.

But what’s next? The following FAQ aims to tackle some of … Read More »



Is the Citizen‘s work done?

Posted on November 16th, by James Naylor in Site News. No Comments

On the occasion of its fifth birthday, in a different Croydon to the one in which it started, the Citizen‘s Editor-in-Chief asks what role the publication still has to play

This is a month where we might permit ourselves a little self-satisfaction. 16th November 2017 will mark exactly five years since the Citizen officially launched in the back room of Matthews Yard to an audience of encouraging … Read More »



The Citizen is taking a summer holiday

Posted on August 21st, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News, Topical. 2 comments

Normal service will resume on Tuesday 29th August

The sun is out, the streets are packed, and the Croydon Citizen team is taking a week off. We’ll be back on Tuesday 29th August, with new articles published daily right here on our website. Our next print edition hits the streets on Tuesday 5th September.

Warmest summer wishes to all of our readers.

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Introducing Zach Baker, the Citizen’s first full-time reporter

Posted on June 23rd, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. 2 comments

Zach is seeing Croydon with fresh eyes and helping us to build a sustainable news-gathering operation

You may have noticed some recent articles on the Citizen by Zach Baker, a newcomer to the Citizen team. Zach is a journalism student from the University of Missouri, and is working with us on an internship thanks to CAPA. So far, he’s covered local events including an Iftar meal and a fashion … Read More »



Why we’re launching the Croydon Citizen Supporters Programme

Posted on February 15th, by James Naylor in Site News. No Comments

Why we’re asking you to become a financial supporter of the Citizen as well as a journalistic one, and what we’ll spend your money on

The Citizen will turn five years old in November. It certainly doesn’t feel that way, though, to those of us who got it up and running back in 2012. After a year of building a reputation as a news and … Read More »



Print Archive: March 2016 print edition – Closing time

Posted on April 20th, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

The decline of Croydon’s nightlife is explored in an edition that also looked at the borough’s BME history, and the borough’s place in the growing London economy

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The Croydon Citizen is a non-profit community news magazine for London’s most populous borough.

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Print Archive: January-February 2016 print edition – The winner is…

Posted on April 19th, by The Croydon Citizen in Not featured, Site News. No Comments

The results of the Best Independent Café 2015 competition, along with a plethora of economic and cultural content

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The Croydon Citizen is a non-profit community news magazine for London’s most populous borough.

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Print Archive: December 2015 print edition – The Fairfield Halls

Posted on April 18th, by The Croydon Citizen in Not featured, Site News. No Comments

The Fairfield Halls will close for refurbishment in 2016. Will it emerge stronger than ever, or risk never reopening?

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Merry Christmas from the Citizen

Posted on December 24th, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

Season’s greetings from everyone at the Croydon Citizen. We’ll be back in the new year

It may feel like a crisp September, but December has crept up on us once again. A year that has brought big changes to Croydon, and set in motion even more, is in its final days. It’s been a thoroughly successful year for the Croydon Citizen itself, and we’d like to take … Read More »