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Issue # 165

This Week Newspapers are in such turmoil that former Fleet Street editor Brian Hitchen and I (pick a job title – I’ve probably done it) are setting up as consultants to help them out of the mire. Our advice has already been sought by the editor of the Daily Telegraph. Now News International is seeking […]

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Issue # 163

This Week Lunch may not be the same thing as journalism but to many of us, including this writer, there was a time when the two were almost inextricably linked. It’s therefore a delight to welcome, as the latest addition to the Ranters menu of journalism-related books and as a second course by Keith Waterhouse, […]

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Issue # 162

This Week A couple of weeks ago we were asked by a reader (in Australia) whether anybody could define what a journalist is. Quick as a flash, Bernard Long replied (from Malaysia) that decades ago, when he were nobbut a lad on t’Batley News, he was told that a journalist was somebody who borrowed money […]