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Don't tar all journalists with the same brush

Posted by Juliette Kemp
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Juliette Kemp is an established and highly experienced journalist who has written and designed for many of th...
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on Wednesday, 30 November 2011
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My name's Juliette and I am a journalist. There - in these current climes it sounds like an admission of something shameful. Well, the evidence coming out of the Levenson Inquiry into press ethics has indeed been shocking, disturbing and downright shameful. Only today Alistair Campbell is being reported as saying in his written evidence that the press is "frankly putrid in many of its elements" and that a very small number of people have "besmirched...
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Mind your language

Posted by Lynne Powell
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on Thursday, 27 October 2011
in Journalism
Who care's about apostrophe's? I do, and those slips were intentional, by the way. I also care about all punctuation, and spelling and grammar, so no doubt this blog will peppered with errors that you'll be pleased to point out. And quite right too. There is a school of thought that all those rules we learnt at our English master's knee are no longer relevant in this fast-moving world ruled by txt spk and foreshortened tweets....
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