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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