Friday, August 14th, 2009

Why newspapers still need sub-editors #3

Spotted in today’s Metro – a travel piece on what looks like a delightful part of Sardinia. But I think the “gut-busting” lunch enjoyed by the writer has affected her English. …courses of muscles and clams, fat prawns and melt-in-the-mouth hoops of calamari… And I thought the Metro was supposed to be a subs’ paper…

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Journalists: how not to win contacts

There’s an impassioned rant on the Soilman blog about the general rudeness and disorganisation of journalists who send cold emails to try to get input for their copy, and then totally ignore any positive response they are given by the potential contact.  It’s worth reading – both by newbie or student journalists and by those who […]

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