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hutch0
Date: 2009-09-06 22:45
Subject: jam, jute and journalism
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For those of you who ever wondered who I work for, the Sunday Independent runs this article about my employers, with a perspective on the state of the business. What they don't mention is the publication I work for, which is as it ever was, although I do write a weekly column for the Courier. The Sindy does get one thing wrong: in my time at the company, unions haven't been banned, although they haven't been encouraged either. We had an NUJ rep in London, but he left to be a freelance and nobody could be bothered to replace him.
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mylefteye
User: mylefteye
Date: 2009-09-08 15:49 (UTC)
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So who do you work for? Or do I have to google up a list of DC Thompson publications and eliminate those mentioned in the article...

Must admit, I didn't know DC Thompson were still going. I associate them -- along with IPC and Fleetway -- with a lot of my favourite comics in the 70s. Ah, those were the days.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-09-09 21:23 (UTC)
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I work for The Weekly News, and as I said, I also do a weekly column for the Dundee Courier.
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mylefteye
User: mylefteye
Date: 2009-09-10 06:47 (UTC)
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For me, The Weekly News equals the dawn chorus. When I was a paper lad I'd read it as I walked around doing my morning rounds, but only if it wasn't raining and not dark, for obvious reasons. I can still remember the houses that took it. Weird how some stuff sticks. I know I was too embarrassed to read The Sun in case anyone saw me and thought I was ogling the tits.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-09-14 23:36 (UTC)
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Well, you'd have been safe from suspicion if you were seen reading The Weekly News...
And we're still here, being delivered by another generation of paper-persons.
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