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Edition #21

The way it was COLIN HENDERSON has a mini-rant about The People, then and now, and we lift a report quoting an internal memo to describe how the Standard is now. WALTER ELLIS says that in the old days you were not allowed to return to the office, after lunch, unless pissed. Last week Philippa […]

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Edition #20

‘Anything in the paper?’ We are experimenting, this week with the publication of a cartoon. It happens to be a personal favourite, ‘News’ by Thomas Derrick, published in Punch on May 4 1938. Perhaps it shows that the public’s appreciation of our noble calling has changed little in nearly 70 years. The original lives in […]

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Edition #19

End of an era So when did the great days, the glory days, actually end? Was it the arrival of Maxwell (1984), the Murdoch move to Wapping (1986), or the manifestation of Montgomery (1992)? Certainly the good old days did not extend beyond the 20th century – as WALTER ELLIS moans in a rant drawn […]