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Behind the Hollywood myths: The journalist’s job

ONE of the most striking features of the British press is its diversity. There are many “journalisms”.

The poorly paid journalist on a local freesheet is living almost in a different world from a top columnist on a national. The reporter on a trade union monthly, similarly, has little in common with a freelance travel writer. Their salaries, sources and working routines will all be different. So might their ethical values and notions of what they expect to achieve through their jobs.