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February 07, 2007

Professionalism and Jack Bauer

So the sports correspondent, Garry Richardson, is reading the sport on BBC Radio 4. He’s still on the top story – the cricket umpire Daryll Hair’s accusations of racial discrimination by the ICC – when his phone goes off..

Probably not the first time.

But not only does he have the CTU ringtone used by Jack Bauer, he answered it live on air to see if it was Daryll Hair.

Of course it wasn’t.

Brilliant. As my sports-geek friend Paddy said, it doesn’t do much for the reputation of sports journalists. But then it can’t get much lower, can it?


November 23, 2006

Nick Clarke

Nick ClarkeThe presenter of Radio 4’s The World at One Nick Clarke, has died of cancer aged 58.

I never really heard his programme – I’ve only recently started switching between Radios 1 and 4 – but from the number and level of tributes to him, it’s clear he was a journalist to aspire to.

Tony Blair, Margaret Beckett, Jack Straw and all of the names from journalism have paid tribute, only half an hour after his death was announced. Listening to a special edition of The World at One this lunchtime, their respect for Nick makes it pretty clear he was a fearsome journalistic opponent who didn’t go in for some of the ‘nasty’ tactics of his fellow broadcasters.


August 30, 2006

PM:

Writing about web page http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/

Loving the PM blog.

It's enough to make you want to become a journalist. In today's entry, Eddie Mair described what was going on outside his window (until being told to do some work). Yesterday, Eddie noted he couldn't think of anything to say. And on Friday he reassured us that journalists would fight tooth and nail to get the whole story:

If we were journalists of any merit we'd phone Serge to get the answer. Don't hold your breath.

Brilliant. But I'm undecided as to whether it's better than StoryFix.


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