After a week of dire news — the certainty of our ruptured nation, the likelihood of a journalist being murdered — the United Nations’ report on climate change was, for some people, a bridge too far, reports the Washington Post. “I heard something about it,” a normally well-informed friend told me, “but I’m on a … Read more The planet is on a fast path to destruction. The media must cover this like it’s the only story that matters.
Breaking News: The Remaking Of Journalism And Why It Matters Now, by Alan Rusbridger, is out now published by Canongate. £20. Alan Rusbridger is a quiet giant of modern British journalism. Like it or loathe it, he and his Guardian set the agenda over the two decades of his editorship, reports the UK Press Gazette. … Read more Book review: Breaking News by Alan Rusbridger
In a report by human resources experts cited by the UK Press Gazette guess what they reckon is the worst job of all? Yes, of course, it’s ‘newspaper reporter’ just ahead of ‘broadcaster’. Both ranked higher than lumberjack, soldier and pest control officer (it’s an American study, they’re big on lumberjacks.) So there you have … Read more Regulator is needed to police celebs on social media who run tabloid-bashing rumours as fact