For the record: 22/06/2009
Monday 22 June 2009
'The Lobby is an obedience school: Come to heel and you get your titbits. That is not journalism; that is copytaking.' Guido Fawkes woos the Association for Journalism Education
Griffin goes online
Now that Perez Hilton has swapped his famously snarky style for a more advertising-friendly format, to whom can we turn for our daily fix of online gossip? For The Record’s favourite, by far, is the new blog from Zoe Griffin. Remember: formerly of the Sunday Mirror? The ex-showbiz editor – who hit the headlines herself after Kelly Osbourne was arrested in January for allegedly slapping her – has launched a site to rival Perez’s. But what does she make of her US rival’s make-under? “It doesn’t surprise me,” says Griffin. “It just proved what I’ve always believed – you don’t need to be nasty for no reason. Well, not if your stories are good enough.” Perez, sounds like you have some competition.
School for stunnas
FTR is unsure whether or not to feel insulted after receiving an email, courtesy of Pennant Publishing, subject: WOMEN JOURNALISTS: COME FREE TO “GET THE GUY” SEMINAR THIS WEEKEND! The missive continued: “Want To Have Astonishing Results In Attracting The RIGHT Men? Learn The Secrets Of Male Attraction That 99% Of Women Don’t Know About!” Are female hacks really such a sorry lot? In the name of investigative journalism, we called to find out. Have they had many responses? Apparently so – from one paper, anyway. Men of The Sun, it’s your lucky day.
Tennis star is set to marry his long-term girlfriend, Kim Sears
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
'Kidnapped boy may have been abused and murdered by VIP paedophile ring,' say police
Black Friday 2014: Opening times for Asda, John Lewis, PC World, GAME and Argos
Miss Honduras Maria Jose Alvarado's stylist Luis Alfredo Garcia found stabbed to death
'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school
- 1 'Kidnapped boy may have been abused and murdered by VIP paedophile ring,' say police
- 2 Ridley Scott on Exodus: Gods and Kings casting: 'I'm not going to get it financed if my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such'
- 3 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 4 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football
- 5 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school
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