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Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Loretto on 23 October 2010 3:52pm
 
Ok here's what I've found, I think this is classified more as a feature though because he's giving his opinion and saying "I" a lot in the article.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-508934/TOM-UTLEY-Private-schools-cream-best-Well-ones-I-went-to.html

So I want to make sure I understand this correctly, Public School in UK is the same as a fee demanding Private School in USA?
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Ken Dunn on 23 October 2010 5:20pm
 
Yes, I think that is correct. The item you found is typical of Utley's style of writing and he does make some very interesting points.
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by johnnythemonkey on 23 October 2010 9:27pm
 
Ken, Tom Utley is a grumpy old man of 56. Sound familiar? :)
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Ken Dunn on 24 October 2010 12:46am
 
Yep, sure does and there are some grumpier than him!
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by johnnythemonkey on 24 October 2010 2:01am
 
Lol Ken. Good to see you back btw.
I sometimes read Tom Utley's page but he sure does like a whinge. He has four son's whom he often mentions. I bet they're chuffed about that.
Oh, one thing I like about him is that he's a smoker and has the same opinions of the anti-smoking Nazis that I do........that they should get a life.
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by kazzzz on 24 October 2010 3:36am
 
Well if you don't smoke you HAVE a life :)

We had a man here called Brian Naylor who read the news, he was on telly here for absolutely eons, really nice man by all accounts, family and community minded. I grew up with him on the telly,
he was very very popular.
He perished in the bushfires last year along with his wife, in their family home about 30 mins drive from me. I still can't believe it.

 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by johnnythemonkey on 24 October 2010 8:51pm
 
That's sad kazzzz.
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Loretto on 23 November 2010 2:05pm
 
We have Sterling Soderlind coming to Media Writing today, I am really looking forward to it. Here are the questions I am going to ask him:

1. You described your years as Chief page one Editor of Wall Street Journal as, “the years of broadening coverage, from just reporting financial news to covering the political and cultural scene as well.”

This “broadening coverage” was aided by some 200 journalists in the field, five home office editors and one Chief Page one editor Soderlind.

Editor Cony called the final product “the most edited newspaper copy in the country.”
British critic Henry Fairlie called the lead paragraph, “the best in the business.”

What is your opinion on today’s multitasking requirements of Journalists and the internet’s incessant hunger for breaking news now.

2.Rupert Murdoch’s tactics during takeovers have been described as ; slashing employee numbers and gutting existing working systems.

In your opinion how has News Corporation’s take over of Dow Jones affected The Wall Street Journal?

3.What newspapers do you read today and why?

4.Why did you go into Journalism?
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Loretto on 23 November 2010 8:31pm
 
He was amazing. 85 years old and so broad minded...that's my goal as I age. Anyway Soderlind worked for the Wall street Journal for 37 years, 10 of them as the front page chief editor.

Here are abbreviated answers;
1. You lose the background to the story, what made the story a story, with the internet. Sometimes the background to the story is more interesting than the story.
2. Soderlind says he thinks Rupert Murdoch is doing a fine job at The Wall Street Journal; even improving it in some ways, More color, The Week End edition in particular. He also says he's unsure of how it will play out when Murdoch's children take over.

Bonus!!! He took home one of my articles, mine was the only one he took (Brown noser I know) will edit it and sign it and give it back to me...you know that's getting framed and going on the wall!!!

His advice in getting stories,
"There is value in contrary thinking."
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Wild in Africa on 24 November 2010 10:24am
 
John Simpson of the BBC (his books are AMAZING!) and Feargal Keane
 
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