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My Trade By Andrew Marr

My Trade
by Andrew Marr

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A journalistic memoir from one of the most recognisable TV news correspondents in the UK
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My Trade: A Short History of British Journalism by Andrew Marr

How do you decide what is a 'story' and what isn't? What does a newspaper editor actually do all day? How do hacks get their scoops? How do the TV stations choose their news bulletins? How do you persuade people to say those awful, embarassing things? Who earns what? How do journalists manage to look in the mirror after the way they sometimes behave?

The purpose of this insider's account is to provide an answer to all these questions and more. Andrew Marr's brilliant, and brilliantly funny, book is a guide to those of us who read newspapers, or who listen to and watch news bulletins but want to know more. Andrew Marr tells the story of modern journalism through his own experience.

This is an extremely readable and utterly unique modern social history of British journalism, with all its odd glamour, smashed hopes and future possibility.

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About Andrew Marr


Andrew Marr was born in Glasgow. He graduated from Cambridge University and has enjoyed a long career in political journalism, working for the Scotsman, the Independent , the Economist, the Express , and the Observer before being appointed as the BBC's political editor in May 2000. He is also the presenter of Start the Week. Andrew Marr's broadcasting includes series on contemporary thinkers for BBC 2 and Radio 4, and political documentaries for Channel 4 and BBC Panorama. He has had major prizes from the British Press Awards, the Royal Television Society and Bafta, among others. He lives in London.

Table of Contents


    • Acknowledgements - i: Acknowledgements
    • Section - ii: Preface
  • Unit - 1: The Snobs and the Soaks
  • Chapter - 1: Who are Journalists?
  • Chapter - 2: Early Journalists
  • Chapter - 3: How Journalists First Became Powerful
  • Chapter - 4: The Rise of the Political Hack
  • Chapter - 5: The Overreachers
  • Chapter - 6: Literary Journalism
  • Chapter - 7: Getting In: Local Papers and the Rise of the Modern Reporter
  • Chapter - 8: When Fleet Street was Fleet Street
  • Chapter - 9: Intellectuals
  • Chapter - 10: Journalism's Private Class System
  • Chapter - 11: Mazer, Our Sala
  • Unit - 2: What Is News?
  • Chapter - 12: Hard News and Weak News
  • Chapter - 13: The Mystery of News
  • Chapter - 14: Early News Stories
  • Chapter - 15: Sensational, and Dull, Victorian News
  • Chapter - 16: The Old News Journalism
  • Chapter - 17: From Austerity to Shopping: News and the Modern World
  • Chapter - 18: Sex Stories: A Very Short History
  • Chapter - 19: Not Shagging but Shopping - New News Values?
  • Chapter - 20: News Now: Has it Changed?
  • Unit - 3: The Dirty Art of Political Journalism
  • Chapter - 21: Coming Home
  • Chapter - 22: The Daily Life of the Gallery Slaves
  • Chapter - 23: The Rise and Fall of the Straight Reporter
  • Chapter - 24: Bent and Twisted Journalism?
  • Chapter - 25: What is a Political Story?
  • Chapter - 26: An Incredibly Short History of the Lobby
  • Chapter - 27: What Political Journalists Do
  • Chapter - 28: Political Journalism Now: Are We Too Powerful?
  • Unit - 4: Lord Copper and His Children
  • Chapter - 29: Becoming an Editor
  • Chapter - 30: How Real Editors Edit
  • Chapter - 31: Enter Lord Copper, With a Heavy Tread
  • Chapter - 32: The First Mystery of the Proprietors
  • Chapter - 33: How to Read a Newspaper
  • Unit - 5: Into The Crowded Air
  • Chapter - 34: If the Face Fits . . .
  • Chapter - 35: The Clutter of Magic: How Broadcasters Do It
  • Chapter - 36: Whales and Elephants
  • Chapter - 37: From Stars to Soup: the ITN Revolution
  • Chapter - 38: 633 Squadron: Current Affairs and the Rise of the Reporter
  • Chapter - 39: The Mix
  • Chapter - 40: Interlude: from Home Service to Light Programme?
  • Chapter - 41: The Politics of Television
  • Unit - 6: Two Aristrocracies
  • Chapter - 42: One: Foreign Correspondents, and the Sin of Glamour
  • Chapter - 43: From Adventurers to Missionaries
  • Chapter - 44: The Natives Back Home: Selfish and Dim?
  • Chapter - 45: Good News Shock
  • Chapter - 46: Two: Columnists, from Pundits to Panderers
  • Chapter - 47: The Pundits
  • Chapter - 48: How to be a Columnist
    • Section - iii: Epilogue
    • Section - iv: Notes
    • Index - v: Index

Additional information

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My Trade: A Short History of British Journalism by Andrew Marr
Andrew Marr
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2005-07-01
432
0330411926
9780330411929
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