Monday, June 23, 2008

Look and learn

Never one to miss a chance to say I told you so, I was delighted to see the East London Advertiser's Ted Jeory winning the weekly paper reporter of the year title in this year's Regional Press Awards.

I singled out the story that won it for praise in this blog months ago and suggested that all junior reporters read his account of how he did it and learn what real journalism is all about.

Still worth a read for those who missed it.

(I wasn't on the judging panel by the way).

Monday, June 16, 2008

If only I had an ark big enough . . .

A former Telegraph colleague emailed me this morning to point out that I’d been missed from a roll call of departees on the media guardian site. The piece concluded by asking if it had missed anyone?

I couldn’t elongate the list of more than 80 I’m afraid as I departed nearly two years ago and this lot had either jumped ship or been pushed overboard in the past 12 months.

But what a line-up. From editors to section heads to reporters to support staff of every discipline; it included some of the best names to grace their pages for a generation.

Headhunters take note. There’s the staff of entire a national newspaper there – and a bloody good one if only you could get them under one roof.