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Posted by Anne Adams
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on Thursday, 23 February 2012
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THE tragic and untimely end to Marie Colvin's brilliant and courageous career has come as a powerful antidote to the tide of sleaze which seemed to seep out and stain the  reputation of all journalists in the wake of the Leveson inquiry. She believed passionately in uncovering the truth wherever she found it and the example she set now reminds us of the very highest standards that can be achieved in the profession. The role of the war...
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I say, I say, I say . . .

Posted by Juliette Kemp
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on Monday, 06 February 2012
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Q. How many journalists does it take to change a light bulb? A1. We just report the facts, we don't change them. A2. Three. One to report it as an inspired government programme to bring light to the people, one to report it as a diabolical government plot to deprive the poor of darkness and one to win a Pulitzer prize for reporting that Electric Company hired a lightbulb assassin to break the bulb in the...
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Easy on the eye

Posted by Anne Adams
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on Wednesday, 11 January 2012
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When that old stirrer-in-chief John Humphreys hinted in a recent Today show that Ed Milliband might be too ugly to be Prime Minister millions of Radio Four listeners of all political persuasions understood immediately what he was getting at. After all, 21st century politics isn't so much about what you say as what you look like when you're saying it. But are we really only looking for leaders who are easiest on the eye? 

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Don't tar all journalists with the same brush

Posted by Juliette Kemp
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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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A headline of the game?

Posted by Juliette Kemp
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on Wednesday, 09 November 2011
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Life's full of coincidences isn't it. There I was in my last blog musing about the skill and wit of The Sun's headline writers and then, hey presto, find myself perusing an array of info from Copyblogger founder Brian Clark on the writing of great headlines and why they're so critical. And, by the way, the subs at The Sun show no signs of flagging. Only yesterday Lucky Heather was applied to a single column five...
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