Monthly Archives: January 2008

Office lingo 2008: can you talk the talk?

Posted by Laura I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I sit in meetings I feel like I need a dictionary to make sense of what’s being said. It’s not that colleagues use big words, in some cases far … Continue reading

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Today’s news: as live as it gets

Posted by Laura In pre-web times, an oft-used analogy of how news providers work is that of a mirror; they should reflect events as an accurate picture of the world surrounding those looking at it. In the multimedia age the … Continue reading

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Talking pants

Posted by Dom Jeremy Paxman complaining that Marks & Spencer’s underwear no longer offers ‘adequate support’ led to a heated 10 minute homepage team discussion this morning (hey, it’s a tough life). Is there really, as Paxman claims, ‘widespread anxiety’ … Continue reading

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Good morning Britain

Posted by Ian About 100 years ago I wrote a book about the history of breakfast television. A story never before told and barely read since, it plotted two decades in the life of toast-scraping, silver top-shimmering telly. It was … Continue reading

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Hunting high and low

Posted by Ian I hate the housing market. I don’t understand how anybody can enjoy the business of finding somewhere to live. I don’t understand how anybody would want to get onto the property ladder. It’s a depressing, irritating, frustrating … Continue reading

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How we covered Keegan’s return

Posted by Dom Kevin Keegan’s stunning return to Newcastle unsurprisingly dominated our homepage on Wednesday. Here’s how we dealt with the breaking news. 1630: Search Editor Lee Harvey, after hearing the story on the radio, announces the news to widespread … Continue reading

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Reborn in the USA (almost)

Posted by Laura – in Seattle Well, color me happy and honor my soul! I think I’ve hit upon a realization that may radically change the very center of my beliefs. I’ve only been here in Seattle three days (Monday … Continue reading

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