The Great Journalists Archive
This archive hosts a selection of fascinating and intriguing interviews conducted by Master’s students, enrolled on the ‘Great Journalists’ module (run by Verica Rupar), available to MA International Journalism, MA Political Communication and MA Journalism, Media and Communication degree programmes.
Each student selected an outstanding journalist from their own country, to interview about her/his own professional journalism work.
The ‘Great Journalists’ module explores the life and work of journalists whose engagement with political, economic and social issues has defined norms and standards of modern journalism.
Through the interview, students are required to demonstrate an ability to identify, describe, discuss and analyze work of journalists whose engagement with social reality carries the attributes of journalism excellence: the quality of writing, the rigour of reporting, relevance and originality.
Below are interviews, and where possible transcripts, held during the academic year. All interviews and transcripts are made available with the permission of the interviewee and interviewer. Those wishing to reference these texts should clearly indicate the source with an appropriate link back to these pages.
Xuan Niu’s interview with Chu Zhaoxin
Chinonye Ndeokwelu’s interview with Dele Olojede
Alicia Villegas’ interview with Claudi Pérez
Giulia Dessi’s interview with Fabrizio Gatti
Jun Shen’s interview with Chai Jing
Oda Gilleberg’s interview with Tomm Kristiansen
Wenwen Wang’s interview with Tong Qing’an
Carlos Del Romero Renau’s interview with José Miguel Calatayud
Cheng Xiaoshuang interview with Li Datong
Joanie Tobin’s interview with David Boeri
Laia Larousse's interview with Lluís Amiguet
Lubna Asfour’s interview with Rana Husseini
Sara Maranon’s interview with Felipe Sahagún
Torbjorn Brovold’s interview with Tonje Steinsland
Wen Zhang’s interview with Li Haipeng
Jisun Lee's interview with Sang-ho Lee + transcript
Sebastian Barrett's interview with Jeff Pearlman
Bradley Forder's interview with David Nakamura + transcript
Wei Zheng’s interview with Zhai Minglei
Sokol Balla’s interview with Enrico Mentana
Eoghan MacGuire's interview with Graham Spiers + transcript
Ana Correia Da Silva’s interview with Rafael Marques de Moraisa + transcript
Bea Ngalula Kabutakapua's interview with Joe Sacco
Angelos Skordas' interview with Yorgos Avgeropoulos
Diana Garrisi’s interview with Beppe Severgnini + transcript
During the course of each year the 'Great Journalists' module discusses articles written by outstanding reporters, war correspondents, investigative journalists and interviewers from different parts of the world. Examples of those discussed are listed below with links to further information contained outside of this site.
1. Ryszard Kapuściński
2. Seymour M. Hersh
3. Gunter Wallraff
4. Oriana Fallaci
5. Robert Fisk
6. Anna Politkovskaya
7. Philip Gourevitch
Below is a list of noteworthy journalism awards
The Pulitzer Prize
British Press Awards
The Walkley Awards
For further information about these interviews and the Great Journalists module please contact Dr Verica Rupar. Download the module outline here.