I was at The Independent on its first day in 1986 and in some ways, nothing has really changed

Many of my tasks – from choosing which stories and images to use on the front page, to deciding how to cover breaking news – remain the same

David Lister
Sunday 04 November 2018 02:07
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Back in 1986 I was one of the founding members of The Independent. Today I am the only person from that crew still working here.

Those early days were, of course, highly exciting times, though I also have to admit to looking back with twinges of embarrassment. One such moment being the lecture I gave the guy sitting next to me, saying he was bonkers to consider leaving a famous, new national paper to dabble in travel writing. Bill Bryson rather proved me wrong on that one.

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