There's a new book out about foreign correspondents during the Spanish Civil War called We Saw Spain Die by Paul Preston, I'm going to get a copy and anyone is welcome to borrow it. It's got good reviews from what I can see.
Two reasons for checking out this video from CNN. One is for an update on developments in epaper that might ultimately have some impact on the newspaper trade. The other is the ludicrously overblown reporting style that horribly blurs the distinction between journalism and PR. Still, at least he's written to the pictures in his intro...
Australia appears to be struggling to boost its tourism industry, as it was announced on the BBC Radio4 Today Programme this morning that the country's tourism board is set to release an epic romance featuring two of the nation's most famous actors.
I am old enough to remember John Sergeant as a formidable political editor who knew his subject intimately and shared his wisdom generously. Nick Hopkins of the Guardian thinks he will be remembered for performancesÂ only slightly less agile than his microphone handling on the day Lady ThatcherÂ failed to win the first round of the 1990Â Conservative leadership ballot.
We talked a few weeks ago about how one Frontline News cameraman, Peter Jouvenal, failed to get the credit for his footage from the fall of Kabul and missed out on an Emmy award.
The other surviving Frontline founder member, Vaughan Smith, wrote this piece in today's Guardian on the same theme.