Not everyone hands over power with good grace, so it was encouraging to hear the long-time political editor and news presenter Adam Boulton, stepping down this month after 32 years at Sky News. Television, he told The Times, was very sensitive to diversity. “We all...
Editorial – New faces 3
Tom Mangold asks for a source 5
Kim Fletcher despairs of interviews 7
Anthony Delano devours journalism fiction 9
Kevin Duffy remembers a dream that faded 11
Lynne O’Donnell – The journalists we left to die 15
Alan Moses – My job application 23
Dominic Young – A plan to save the industry 29
James Harkin – The cost of philanthropy 35
Tim Luckhurst – The politics of papers 41
Jess Glass, Hamzah Khalique-Loonat, Adam Maidment, Jessica Morris, Adam Samuel – Nothing better than journalism 48
Polly Graham – Something better than journalism 55
Bill Hagerty – A lost world 61
Nick Jenkins – Buildings that talked power 66
Ameila Gentleman admires tenacity 73
Joan Smith exposes identity theft 75
Ian McKerron can smell the newsroom 77
Peter Cole hands out a prize 79
Conrad Landin feels wistful 81
Julia Langdon chews the fact 83
Quotes of the quarter 22/40
The way we were 72
Tom Mangold How come you can walk into a travel agency and rest assured they won’t send you on holiday to Sanaa or Kabul this year, but you’ll believe any old garbage on social media just because it’s in print? How come you’ll cross question your teenage child several...
Alan Moses Now that the former editor of the Daily Mail has ruled himself out of chairing the media regulator Ofcom, a new candidate steps forward There must be more curious ambitions but there are few more eccentric than wanting to be a regulator. It was not...
Polly Graham It was the glamorous job that young journalists dream of, until it just didn’t seem very important any more During my 20-year career as a showbusiness journalist, I experienced many terrifying moments: facing volatile newspaper editors at morning...
Nick Jenkins The most glorious newspaper palaces were taken over by bankers: the less beautiful ones were ground into dust When Max Aitken, the first Lord Beaverbrook, opened the Fleet Street headquarters of his Daily and Sunday Express papers in 1932, he was making a...