My Trade: A Short History of British Journalism
How do you decide what is a 'story' and what isn't? What does a newspaper editor actually do all day? How do hacks get their scoops? How do the TV stations choose their news bulletins? How do you persuade people to say those awful, embarrassing things? Who earns what? How do journalists manage to look in the mirror after the way they sometimes behave?
The purpose of this insider's account is to provide an answer to all these questions and more. My Trade, Andrew Marr's brilliant, and brilliantly funny, book is a guide to those of us who read newspapers, or who listen to and watch news bulletins but want to know more. Andrew Marr tells the story of modern journalism through his own experience.
This is an extremely readable and utterly unique modern social history of British journalism, with all its odd glamour, smashed hopes and future possibility.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jontseng - LibraryThing
An intelligent mixture of history, analysis and practice. Marr's experience as a national broadsheet editor (however inconsequential) shines through in his writing. Read full review
THE SNOBS AND THE SOAKS
How Journalists First Became Powerful
WHAT IS NEWS?
Sensational and Dull Victorian News
THE DIRTY ART OF POLITICAL JOURNALISM
LORD COPPER AND HIS CHILDREN
INTO THE CROWDED
How to be a Columnist