Hack school

ANOTHER intermission from the blog just gone, I was in Somerset for the last for the wedding of a good old friend from journalism college. Back in 2001, we were in a class of about 20 budding journalists, all of whom seemed to want to get stuck into print journalism. They didn’t teach us about Twitter you know!

The wedding made you think how us shorthand students had got on once up to speed in note-taking and pyramid structure news-writing. Well, the groom is training to be a lawyer, and one of our close friends on the course is a school teacher. Others went separate ways: one joined the police, another went into retail and a pack now work in PR. In fact, you could count on a couple of fingers how many ended up as journalists (one, however, is a very respected trade journalist). The uncertainty over the future of the industry can’t have helped.

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