I’ve always admired journalists. This goes back to the days when I fondly imagined a future life as a travelling sports journalist; continued through a stint as the account director on The Observer (winning creative awards); right through to today when I watch with admiration as investigative reporters everywhere refuse to be deflected or intimidated. It’s dreadful that so many of today’s young reporters and editors are told to focus on clicks rather than stories. This is so patently absurd -- everyone (except it seems newspaper managements) knows that clicks have zero to do with anything -- and yet they continue as a key “performance indicator.”
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