Following on from earlier posts, I have created a new blog, Scoop! Journalists in Fiction, partly to keep a clearer focus for Mediations, and partly to see how useful a blog can be in developing ideas. I am hoping it will be a useful online notebook for this project and also a way of getting ongoing feedback and new lines of inquiry. I wonder how many visitors it will attract...?
The first post, Only doing their job, is a rather glum handful of quotes from McEwan, AN Wilson, Marklund and Coe, all lamenting the awfulness of being a journalist... Sadly, a rather more common theme than anything positive about the joys of writing for newspapers.