The Gods of Journalism are vengeful and mysterious.Â So today we must offer them a new sacrifice in the form of a fresh editor for the Centre for Journalism web site. In the time-honoured way, they have this morning revealed to me the name of the candidate they wish to be delivered to their altar...
When someone gives their opinion on a subject it is exactly that and can't really be wrong. Giles Coren, a writer for The Times however, is a twat and his opinion is wrong. Let me explain myself.
I had a chance to readÂ Paul Preston's We Saw Spain Die over the weekend. Â It is excellent and very relevant to yourÂ History of Journalism essay topic. I have put my personal copy in the newsroom. Feel free to use it but NOTÂ to remove it.Â I have ordered an additional copy. When it arrives I will put it in the same place on the same basis i.e. newsroom use only. It is available only in hardback at the moment and costs Â£20 at Waterstones and a little less on Amazon. Â
Many thought Jon Anderson, Morrissey, Patrick Stump and Susanna Hoffs were bad - and they weren't even competing on a talent show. They were just performing to their abilities (or lack of them) for theÂ joy of it.
Now it seems people like singerÂ Diana Vickers, via a highly commercial enterprise, are succeeding through image and "originality" instead. Not that many celebrities don't, because that is there role. But, the realisation that talent is being utterly destroyed by entertainment is grossly apparent.
Times columnist Bronwen Maddox has stated that she does not think Hillary Clinton would be Obama's best option for the US Secretary of State, as he would never be able to get rid of her.
Clinton's knowledge of foreign policy and her ability to perform in the position are not what is being called into question in this case, rather the problem is that the pair have very different views and although her experience as a Senator in New York makes her more than capable, she would not actually assist Obama as president.