A quantum news puzzle

They say journalists never let the truth get in the way of a good story, but the same might now be true of politicians. Was an illiegal immigrant allowed to stay in this country because he owned a cat, or wasn't he? The tale (or should that be tail?) gained momentum after David Cameron backed his home secretary, Theresa May, in his conference speech yesterday and confirmed that a Bolivian immigrant had indeed been saved from deportation because he owned a mog named Maya.

A future that's hard to swallow

Here's the rather bleak view of former Independent on Sunday editor Ian Jack, who wrote in The Guardian on Saturday that newspapers could soon become like "artisanal cheese". He says national newspapers could become a fetishised luxury product rather than a daily habit. Why? Because, unlike the cheese, they are being consumed with less relish...

Introducing the CfJ Style Guide

Some of you will have already noticed a new addition to your personal menus on the Centre for Journalism website - our style guide. Put simply, it's a newsroom dictionary giving advice on good news writing, grammar, common mistakes and cliches that can be avoided. It also sets out how to write numbers, dates, times and other information. You will be expected to follow our style in all your news writing assignments.


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