An uplifting book, all in all,
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This review is from: 24 Hours in Journalism (Paperback)
As a former journalist (who has missed the trade ever since turning to the "dark side" of PR), I found the idea behind this book utterly irresistible. It seemed so simple - how had it never been done before?
While I found it quite hard-going at first (it’s so over-written in parts that I was actually cringeing), once I got used to the writing style I couldn’t put it down. There were times when I wanted to stand up and cheer (as I did during the “ink on their fingers” scene in the film State of Play) and there were others where my heart just went out to the people involved.
It’s hard to believe that all this happened in just one day, but of course, news is everywhere, all the time. Turn any stone and you’ll find a story. These journalists will get up tomorrow and do it all again, in the knowledge that today’s hard work will be lining hamster cages across their communities in no time at all. But they know that what they do matters. I found it a very inspiring and uplifting book, despite all the changes sweeping the media landscape.