Voices of Scottish Journalists
Recollections by 22 Veteran Scottish Journalists of Their Life and WorkeBook - 2014
In this fascinating collection, Ian MacDougall has captured the memories of 22 veteran journalists from a wide range of newspapers all over Scotland, some local and some national. The earliest entrant started work in 1929, just before the Great Depression, the latest entrant began a career in the mid-1950s. Their accounts, like so much of oral history, describe a physical world we have almost lost sight of since the computer revolution. But it was a different social world too: it would be unusual for school leavers today to start work as copy-boys running out for cigarettes or filling gluepots for their scary older colleagues. Journalists had to turn their hands to anything from flower shows to air raids, from Hess's landing near Eaglesham to royal visits; and women often had to fight their corner to get started as young reporters. Virtually all these journalists made their way from humble backgrounds, drawn by the desire for an exciting rather than a safe job--and above all one full of human interest.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Birlinn Ltd, 
Branch Call Number: 070.1 Ma
Description: 1 online resource (736 pages)