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Paying for the news

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In life, you get what you pay for, right? So why don’t we apply that to the news? Whether you need to pay the publishing costs of a print product or not, paying for journalists and giving them the time, resources and support to find and write stories bears a cost. Yet we live in an age in which we expect the fruits of their labour to be handed over …

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Covering elections and why I still go back

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Elections were, for me anyway, always great fun to cover as a journalist. So much so that, despite hanging up my notepad, I still go back for more now. Last night I was once again ‘out for the count’ at the South Holland District Council elections. These days, I’m officially there to send through results for the Press Association but nights like this are a timely reminder about the joy …