The Gower Street Journal, initially called The J-Word, was set up in June 2019 by two university students at University College, London. The blog was intended as a platform for passionate and politically engaged university students to voice their concerns and opinions on an array of policy ideas from diverse political viewpoints. Since then the blog has reported news and even interviewed prospective parliamentary candidates for the last general election.
The current editor of The Gower Street Journal is Jack Walters, a second-year history student from Essex. He has previously written articles for publications including BrexitCentral and additionally contributed research to The Daily Telegraph.
Fellow co-founder, Jack Logan, is deputy-editor. The fellow history undergraduate has a particular passion for education policy and foreign affairs. Currently, Jack is working for his local Member of Parliament in Westminster as a part-time researcher.
Our page and 68 articles have reached almost 3,800 views, stretching across 30 countries, and 5 continents.
Our writers have used this as a springboard to write for other publications, like BrexitCentral, and for internships in the heart of Westminster.
We are looking to give aspiring writers the opportunity to write on topics that interest them and from different perspectives.