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 »

Let’s have even more solutions journalism in Croydon

Posted on January 12th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 9 comments

The borough needs more journalism that brings change rather than just reporting it

Croydonians don’t value news journalism

Everyday, so much happens here in the largest town in Europe. And it’s tempting to believe that there is value in journalists covering it in the news. But as I’ve explained time and time again: nobody really cares about local news. Readers will tweet their favourite journalist a message of … 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 »

RIP the Croydon Advertiser – I can’t say that I am surprised

Posted on August 1st, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 6 comments

Jonny Rose carries out the post mortem after Gareth Davies’ announcement of the Croydon Advertiser’s untimely demise

“It is the duty of a newspaper to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable”
– words inspired by Finley Peter Dunne

A year ago, I wrote a piece called ‘Did the general election just prove that Croydon’s media doesn’t matter?‘, in which my basic thesis was that … Read More »

Andy Kershaw comes to Croydon

Posted on June 24th, by Paul Dennis in Culture. 1 Comment

Paul Dennis talks to globe trotting, multi-talented broadcaster Andy Kershaw before his gig at Matthews Yard

I was present when an old journalist crushed a bright eyed female student’s expectation of the profession, with the words: “journalism is not about meeting interesting people. It’s about meeting boring people – then making them interesting.” However, it’s clear that the ancient scribe had never had the opportunity … Read More »