Wannabe Hacks scoop Kingston journalism enterprise award - Press Gazette

Wannabe Hacks scoop Kingston journalism enterprise award

Two founders of the Wannabe Hacks blog have won journalism enterprise competition MyNewsBiz run by Kingston University.

Nick Petrie (who works as a community manager at the Telegraph) and Ben Whitelaw (a content coordinator at The Guardian) will get £1,000 pounds to help start up their business. With their company Visualist, they want to teach the skills needed to do data journalism in smaller newsrooms.

The second prize of £500 was awarded to four Kingston University students for their plan to set up a cooking magazine for men.

Natalie Mason, Philip Andreas, Lily Meyer and Ellie Pullen plan to set up Relish – a name the judges loved – aimed at the modern man.

MyNewsBiz was set up by Kingston University to encourage students to think in different ways about their careers in journalism.



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