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29 July 2005


The art of writing for The Friend - preview
Journalism can hardly be described as Art, but it is certainly an art
  • A piece of reporting, or an analysis of a current event, can seem effortless in the hands of a seasoned scribbler
  • Journalists may not be held in high esteem – the polls all show us just slightly above estate agents in public regard – yet the need for us has always been great
  • For running alongside the popular perception of Grub Street (and the modern tabloid version) is the more serious intent of journalists everywhere – to break cover with secrecy
  • Journalism is the opposite of the smoky back room
  • Some things are better left undiscovered – but not many
  • In getting our hands dirty, however, we can be the object of people's wrath
  • Messengers bearing ill tidings often find themselves in the firing line

  • Judy Kirby, Alison Leonard, & Daphne Glazer

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