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Issue #113

This week Geoffrey Mather reacts to last week’s Rant about the failure of journalists to bother about writing obits for their colleagues. And ends up writing a good one, albeit a bit late, for a much-missed workmate. Tony Delano’s second classic book on how Fleet Street achieved real scoops, about the intense rivalry, and the […]

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Issue # 112

This week Letter from the editor: Introducing the do-it-yourself obit. Letters to the editor, with a complaint: Get your facts right. And lost Art is found. More complaints? Inspector Watts finds Barker’s new book ‘the most repetitive book I have ever read.’ Possibly, even, ‘the most repetitive book ever written.’ But he couldn’t put it […]

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Rantings

Issue # 111

This week It must be wonderful being the author (or the publisher) of a book that every media student – there are 13,500 applications a year – needs to buy; one that can’t be sold on, second-hand, because it’s out of date as soon as it’s published. Revel Barker looks at the new, 20th edition, […]