Customer Review

5.0 out of 5 stars An invaluable insight into what really goes on in the media, 20 July 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: 24 Hours in Journalism (Kindle Edition)
As someone who edited the UK's biggest-selling weekly woman's magazine for two decades, it's perhaps not surprising that journalist John Dale has delivered one of the most interesting and engaging books I've ever read about the profession. His attention to detail is quite astonishing as he records one day in the life of dozens of journalists each pursuing a career they love, but which all too often is berated by those outside the industry,

This fresh and original approach takes you inside the minutiae of every day journalism, detailing everything from what reporters have for breakfast and the footwear they pull on, to the very disparate stories - from co-joined twins to love rats - which may or may not come off. I was especially impressed with Dale's empathy towards female journalists juggling careers with pregnancy and young families and his understanding of the challenges faced by angst-ridden freelance writers as pitches go ignored and invoices unpaid.

If you are a journalist, know a journalist or want to be a journalist, then, like me, you'll probably read this book in one sitting. And even if you have nothing to do with the industry and have little love for the press, I'd still recommend you read it as it may just make you love the British hack a little more.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.8 out of 5 stars (6 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (5)
4 star:
 (1)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
0.99
Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: Buckingham, England

Top Reviewer Ranking: 393,953