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On the job

A text message from my editor wakes me up at 2AM. Sent edited. Revise in three hours.

I groggily open my laptop and cringe at the red marks that filled the fifth draft I sent him some two hours ago. 59 more words

Is no one reading the Internet any more?

‘It’s only online, so we don’t need sub-editors’ seems to be the money-saving thinking – but it’s making so much online writing almost unreadable

‘Choosing four-wheel drive brings added grip on slippery roads, but it does bring useful grip for slippery roads.’ 2,491 more words

Blogs

James Foley's final months: Strength amid mock executions, taunting emails

WASHINGTON (CNN) – An outrageous ransom demand. A failed rescue attempt. A taunting e-mail.

These were the details emerging about the final months of the life of American journalist James Foley, whose execution at the hands of Islamic extremists was captured on video and posted online this week as a warning to the United States. 1,150 more words

News

Book Festival: Lynn Barber.

Imagine you’re a journalist making your first steps into the media world, and you’re given your first interview assignment. A small time singer? Someone of local significance? 92 more words

Book

sleepless

It took me a minute after waking up feeling alert and chipper to notice that it was pitch black. The time on my phone read 1:10. 320 more words

In Memory: Simone Camilli

Simone Camilli, a 35-year-old Italian national, was killed on August 13, 2014 when an unexploded missile believed to have been dropped in an Israeli airstrike blew up as Gaza police engineers were working to neutralize it in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahia. 265 more words

Gaza 2014

In Memory: Ali Abu Afash

Ali Shihda Abu Afash, 36 years old, was killed on August 13, 2014 when an unexploded missile believed to have been dropped in an Israeli airstrike blew up as Gaza police engineers were working to neutralize it in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahia. 132 more words

Gaza 2014