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Michal Skýpala

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Location icon London, UK

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Economic journalist with Eastern European background.
MA Candidate Erasmus Mundus Journalism, Media and Globalisation/Business and Financial Journalism
Gained experienced through wide range of different media platforms (radio, tv, print, online).
Worked at the economic desk of the only Slovak financial newspaper, published over 130 bylines, including opening articles covering public spending, macroeconomics or state budget.
As a freelancer contributed longform reporting to series “Different World,” nominated for the Slovak Journalism prize in the category “Innovative Journalism.”

Portfolio
Medium
01/17/2018
Quest for the diversity in the awards season

Golden Globes kicked off the awards season on Sunday. The nominations caused controversy with shunning off female directors and creators in a year where many of them gained critical acclaim. Especially year defined by silence breakers of #metoo movement. Two years after #oscarssowhite, the diversity representation in Hollywood comes again into question.

London in Numbers
11/01/2017
This map will tell you where to not eat in London

But how to make sure you won't spend the night on the bathroom floor regretting dining out? That is where the old-fashioned hygiene rating comes in handy and if you look at our map, maybe you might even consider moving.

Cafebabel
03/30/2017
Us and Them: the cold shoulder of Danish hygge

By Faith Oloruntoba and Michal Skypala The Western world has been invaded by Vikings once again. This time their conquest has a much simpler goal: to teach us how to be cozy. The Danish word hygge became the worldwide phenomenon of 2016. But there is a less snuggly side to it.

London in Numbers
16/11/2017
A room in London now cost more than a house in North East

There is no secret that London real estate market is one of the most expensive in the world. The rate of home ownership is plummeting, and the average age at which people become owner-occupiers is rising. The rents are unaffordable for those working at the sharp end of the service sector.

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