Citizen Journalism


The biggest reason of all why you should write for the Croydon Citizen

Posted on May 25th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 3 comments

How a community news magazine can change your life

These are inspiring times on the Croydon Citizen, with new production editor Cassie Whittell and long-time contributor Jonny Rose setting out all the reasons why this news magazine is a wonderful thing, both for the communities of Croydon and for the individuals who write for it. Cassie wants to welcome even more new contributors to the … Read More »



Four more reasons why you should write for the Croydon Citizen

Posted on May 18th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. No Comments

Join me in putting your thoughts down for all of Croydon to read

The Croydon Citizen‘s new production editor, Cassie Whittell, recently gave her thoughts as to why Croydonians should write for this website.

In it, she makes it clear that writing for the Croydon Citizen is for anyone in Croydon with a pulse; you don’t have to be talented, influential or good-looking. You simply … Read More »



Why you should write for the Croydon Citizen

Posted on May 9th, by Cassie Whittell in Culture. 1 Comment

I want to hear your voice – and let others hear it, too

When I was the editor of a well-known film magazine, we used to have a saying on the team. “Everyone’s a critic”, we’d mutter sagely to each other, when someone tried to tell us our jobs, or explain to us how to review a movie, or even why our carefully crafted destruction of Eddie’s … Read More »



Calling all citizen journalists in Croydon

Posted on March 14th, by Amanda Pavon-Lopez in Culture. No Comments

Whether you’re a regular Citizen contributor or a newcomer inspired by what you read here, London Voices wants to hear from you

Have you ever looked at the news and wondered where they get their information from? Or questioned why there are so many ‘official’ sources of news, but they all seem to say the same thing? I do, and I worry that just a … 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 »



Croydon, of all places: celebrating the culture of CR0

Posted on May 21st, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 7 comments

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Croydonians live in a cultural desert. New Citizen Culture and Heritage Editor Liz Sheppard-Jones disagrees

In December 2013, Jeremy Paxman’s BBC Newsnight programme reported on the World Memory Championships. Newly-crowned champion Jonas Essen waited in the studio to be put through his paces. Lights, camera… “and the championships”, said Paxo with a sneer, “were held in Croydon, of … Read More »



ANNOUNCEMENT: The Croydon Citizen is going into print!

Posted on November 29th, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. 1 Comment

After a year online, The Croydon Citizen will produce a monthly, printed news magazine – but we need your help

Tonight, two days shy of our first anniversary, we announced that The Croydon Citizen will soon appear in print, in the format of a monthly news magazine.

Characterised by the same community passion and variety of content you’ve come to expect from the site, … Read More »