The March edition of Press Gazette sees part one of John Dale’s riveting study of a Day in the Life of British Journalism.
From the Congleton Chronicle to the Kigali bureau of Reuters – it’s inspiring to read about the huge range of stuff British journalists get up to every day.
We were going to use the headline – “Why this is still the best job in the world”. But as we went to press news broke that Marie Colvin had been killed by the Syrian army.
Suddenly we didn’t feel much like celebrating. But her sacrifice does underline what an important job all real journalists do.
Here are my six of the best from March edition:
What have we learned from Leveson, featuring Mark Borkowski: “The tabloid press has fallen into a culture of under investment in new talent and good practice.”
Freelance David Nicholson details how he made £100,000 by selling his work online, and explains how you can do the same: “In the coming years, demand for online journalism will increase dramatically”.
Cleland Thom finds out why court reporters hate Twitter and hears that “tweeting from court is fraught with dangers. Speed is one thing, but accuracy and balance are essential in order to retain privilege.”
Peter Kirwan looks at the business case for Sun on Sunday and asks why Rupert Murdoch’s rivals have been caught napping: “Ever since Associated Newspapers spent tens of millions of pounds fighting Murdoch’s Thelondonpaper with London Lite between 2006 and 2009, its executives have resembled the commanders of the German High Seas Fleet after the Battle of the Jutland in 1916.”
Sunday Times magazine editor Sarah Baxter picks her five favourite covers from five decades of the world’s first Sunday newspaper magazine supplement.
Phillip Knightley names his journalism greats in our six of the best feature. His best ever editor? Harold Evans: “He wore his editor’s skills so lightly. He was master of every branch of journalism.”
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