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Issue #88

So… where were you? When Stalin died, Cassandra wrote a piece saying: ‘Few men by their death can have given such deep satisfaction to so many.’ But, as Liberace used to say, ‘That Bill Connor sometimes has rough edge to his tongue.’ Continuing our Where-Were-You-When theme, last week’s reference to the clacking of teleprinters when […]

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Issue #87

 This week Last week we asked whether you remembered where you were, when… and mentioned the name of Kennedy. Phil Harrison knows precisely where he was when JFK was shot. James Mahoney remembers where he was when Churchill died, and how he almost blew a scoop. Ann Farrell recalls her paper socking things up in […]

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Issue #86

This week Remember when New Technology was… new? Jon Churchman does. From new technology to old techniques. Joe Morris tells younger readers where stories used to come from on slow news days. Old technology? Gordon Amory’s first editor used to come to work on horseback. And where were you when Kennedy… no – where were […]