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Better to be a cat: how to be a political journalist

Hardman, Isabel (2015) Better to be a cat: how to be a political journalist. Polis blog (08 Jun 2015). Blog Entry.

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This article by Spectator assistant editor Isabel Hardman is based on a talk she gave at Polis, LSE. In it she explains what it’s like to be a Westminster lobby journalist, how to get scoops and what it takes to be a political correspondent in one of the world’s most competitive news beats. She argues that starting out on a very untrendy trade magazine gave her the right training. But while political intelligence and guile are vital assets what really gets her stories is an insatiable and independent-minded curiosity about people.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author; Online
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2015 16:01
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 15:52

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