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Murdoch is a Small Price to Pay for Democracy

I like rogues, always have. Not criminals, gangsters or madmen – I’m not the bloke who roots for the bad guy at the movies – but rogues. People who don’t conform; people who are prepared to go that bit further to get what they want. Perhaps I just wish I was a little bit more [...]

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Creative Content Reigns Supreme

My current role, as a director of The PR Company, is not my first brush with public relations. Back when I was studying for my NCTJ reporting exams I dabbled in the dark arts to raise a bit of extra revenue and build a portfolio for job interviews. I was cheap (that much hasn’t changed) [...]

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I Still Think We Should Put Healey in Stocks …

During the final months of my last reporting job, I became more than a little disillusioned with the state of local journalism. Part of this sentiment was fuelled by reading Nick Davies’ seminal work Flat Earth News, that’s true, (although I can’t have learned those lessons too well – I now work in PR) but [...]

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Will it be The Sun Wot Wins It again?

In the immediate aftermath of the 1992 general election a catch-phrase was born so brazen it would be wheeled out in one form or another in every subsequent high-profile political battle.
It didn’t come from well rehearsed MP’s rhetoric – none of which is remembered by anyone except analysts, pundits and speech writers – but a [...]

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Crossing to the dark side: From Journalism to PR

Crossing to the dark side: From Journalism to PR

A journalist friend of mine recently inquired how my transition into PR was going. In fact his exact words were: “Are you bathing in liquid gold, eating endangered species and surrounded by topless beauties as usual this afternoon?”
I was, at the time, working on a proposal for a sewage treatment company, but didn’t have the [...]

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