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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 »



Saying my goodbyes to the Croydon Citizen

Posted on April 20th, by Holly Bernstein in Culture. 1 Comment

Reflections on three months spent as a student journalist in Croydon

Picture the scene. A whistle as a train is about to depart. The clicks of high heels running and luggage trying to keep up with its owner. Indistinct chatter.

The beeps as people tap in and out. “See it. Say it. Sorted.” Hustle and bustle, hundreds of people looking up at the giant, … 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 »



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 »



Sarah Jones has gained Croydon Central for Labour

Posted on June 9th, by Zach Baker in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Croydon Central result changes Croydon’s political map for first time since 2005

After a long night of counting and deliberation, the results came in for Croydon’s three constituencies. Croydon North and Croydon South have been traditionally safe seats for the Labour and Conservative parties respectively. This year’s results kept those seats in the red and blue columns. However Croydon Central swung left and was gained by the … Read More »



Launching ‘I would make Croydon better by: The Collected Ideas’

Posted on February 13th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

More than 50 ideas, 30 guests – and one pocket-sized book about making Croydon a better place

The next stage of ‘I would make Croydon better by’ was unveiled in December last year. The submitted ideas were to be collated, published in book form, and then presented to various influential individuals and organisations in Croydon. We are very pleased to announce that on 26th January 2017, in … Read More »



Why Croydon is the new Marseille

Posted on June 13th, by Ian Lavis in Culture. 2 comments

Does Croydon really have anything in common with the south of France? Ian Lavis thinks it definitely does

As I sit on a bus crawling along London Road on a rainy day it’s hard to imagine Croydon having anything in common with the south of France, or more precisely the stunning port city of Marseille, where the locals do back-flips off the rocks into the Mediterranean and … Read More »



What are the challenges facing Croydon’s communities?

Posted on August 3rd, by Sean Creighton in Culture. 1 Comment

Let’s work together, says Sean Creighton

Here in Croydon as elsewhere we tend to look at local issues separately, and do not always see the cumulative effects. The Croydon TUC working party’s analysis of the council’s Growth Plan last year and my evidence to the Whitgift Centre CPO inquiry were attempts to look at a series of interconnected issues. The borough’s Opportunity and … Read More »