Monthly Archives: August 2006

Just the job

Posted by Dom   Sickness, holidays and late arrivals thanks to the South West trains strike meant that the office today was unusually quiet; and pretty sluggish too, as people tried to shake off the last remnants of the long weekend. … Continue reading

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Grade expectations

Posted by Ian   I have very clear memories of receiving my GCSE results.   It was a deceptively calm and balmy summer day, the first time most of us had seen each other since school broke up almost two months previously. There … Continue reading

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They think it’s all over…

Posted by Laura  …But it’s only just beginning. Just when all the reality TV-phobes among you thought it was safe to switch on your set and start reading tabloids again, up they pop at any seaside town night spot, half-empty … Continue reading

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He doesn’t like schmoozers

Posted by Ian   As the man himself barked, there weren’t any phone-ins, there weren’t any panels of judges, and there certainly wasn’t any "text a number". Yet series two of The Apprentice was an astonishing success, a riveting piece … Continue reading

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Just another manic Monday

Posted by Dom   The homepage team has no time to suffer from the dreaded ‘Monday morning syndrome’ at the beginning of the week. Indeed, along with Friday, Monday is probably the busiest time of the week for those of … Continue reading

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Developing situation

Posted by Ian   A note about the homepage’s handling of the alleged plot to blow up a number of planes leaving from British airports.   Very quickly on Thursday morning it became obvious that this was a story that … Continue reading

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More Image Qualms

Posted by Megan   Big news has a strange effect on newsrooms all over the country: the already intense atmosphere is suddenly heightened to make severely caffienated journalists buzz with productivity. For me, as a picture editor, most of my energy is spent … Continue reading

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Image dilemmas

Posted by Dom   Once more, the MSN homepage team’s thoughts have been with the escalataing crisis in the Middle East. To mark the end of the first month of the conflict, our news editor asked: what does the future hold?    Our feature piece … Continue reading

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The other side

Posted by Ian   Just what is going on at ITV?   Once, not that many years ago, it was the nation’s most-watched channel, and also the nation’s richest. An organisation infamously dubbed by one of its founders as "a … Continue reading

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Slaves to our screens

Posted by Laura Did you watch Big Brother last night? Whether the answer is yes or no, chances are you probably know at least a few of the contestants’ names and it’s likely you’ll be vaguely aware of the current … Continue reading

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