Journalists of the future

City has long been the leading UK graduate school for journalists.

We teach young writers and editors how to catch and hold the attention of readers, with a particular focus on longer-form journalism.

This is not at all the same as writing news, where the most important information goes at the top, and the rest can be cut from the bottom in order to fit a space on the page.

In long-form journalism, the idea is to tell a story that unfolds gradually, and only gets resolved at the end. Having talent is a big help, but the essentials of structure can certainly be taught.

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