The journalists who went off to Ukraine as Vladimir Putin sent in his army expected at worst to find themselves under bombardment, at best to be reporting under Russian censorship within days. Few thought they would be broadcasting live in the weeks that followed, let...
Editorial – Going to war 3
David Higgerson reports local politics 5
Richard Burton discusses complaints 7
Bobby Seagull gets news from TikTok 10
Don Berry hates modern layouts 12
Matt Frei Taking sides 13
Wendy Sloane Russian propaganda 16
Scott Griffen The cost for journalism 21
Caroline Kean Free speech fights back 25
Chris Mullin Why sources matter 30
Kevin Duffy Straight talking 35
Richard Addis Children and news 41
William Russell My celebrity gaffes… 47
Julia Langdon … and MPs’ egos 51
Julian Petley The great Brian Winston 55
John Owen Brave or stupid? 59
Trevor Phillips supports Kathleen Stock 67
Bernard Donoughue praises Anthony Holden 70
Sarah Sands analyses Justin Webb 73
Ivor Gaber explains political spin 75
Conrad Landin misses labour reporters 78
Mark Bradley reveres the regional press 80
Bill Hagerty goes back to Louise Heren 82
Quotes of the quarter 40
The way we were 84
By Kevin Duffy
It is time journalists stopped reaching for euphemisms and recognised that bad things happen in news stories
Who says a new generation isn’t interested in news? All it takes is a more imaginative way to present it My five-year-old granddaughter studies the war in Ukraine. In her primary school reception class, she has learned that Putin is a “bad king” who drops bombs on...
Worried about your interview with the big star? Learn these simple tips from a man who has met them all and nothing can go wrong. Or a politician? If you thought show business was tricky, wait until you are dealing with cabinet ministers. Interviewing the famous has...
Would you risk a long prison sentence under a repressive regime to smuggle incriminating video needed by a colleague? This writer did I am sitting in a food court in a nearly empty mall, sipping a McDonald’s coffee and waiting for my Bahraini contact to arrive and...