Behind Closed Doors

It’s fair to say that journalism has had a tough time of it lately. The Leveson Inquiry has rightly thrown many underhand practices into the open. Now, when you mention you’re a journalist, people can get a little uneasy. So when a friend recently told me he had simply stopped telling people what he did […]

Sky’s Andy Gray is sacked… the end to a particularly bad week for News International?

It’s turning out to be a bad week for News International. First, Andy Coulson resigns as Director of Communications for David Cameron. More Celebs then join the numbers already suing the News of the World over the phone hacking scandal. At the weekend, Sky Sports presenters Andy Gray and Richard Keys play the sexist card […]

Phone Hacking Scandals… continue

On Friday, the News Of The World phone hacking scandal took another turn when Andy Coulson resigned from his job (as Director Of Communications to David Cameron). It strikes me that it could be a way of giving the News of the World a little more time to think things through. After all, Andy is a […]

Phone Hacking Scandals

Earlier this week, Ed Balls called on the Metropolitan Police to take another look into possible phone hacking by the News of the World. This comes after assistant editor Ian Edmondson (who used to work with Andy Coulson) was suspended. I’m not sure thought they would find anything new – if anything it’s just another […]

Stop Procrastinating & Start Writing

If you’ve been given the job of updating the company blog or newsletter even just knowing where to start can feel intimidating. We are all experts at putting things off. When a task looms large in our heads, it can sometimes feel easier to just ignore it and do something easier instead. All writers procrastinate. […]

How to Write Headlines

A quick heads up on why the words at the top matter. Headline writing is a true art form. Armed with just a few well chosen words you can convey a great deal within a matter of seconds. It’s no surprise then that with so much riding on headlines a lot of thought goes into their […]

My Top Writing Hates

Writing for a living can be very rewarding. Every day you create something new; bringing new ideas to life. But EVERYONE has little bugbears about their profession and writing is no exception. Now it goes without saying that I love what I do… but every so often I feel the need to count to ten. […]