An invaluable insight into what really goes on in the media,
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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.