Despite wind and rain (bright sunny morning and afternoon, so clearly a conspiracy) this lunchtime rally in favour of quality journalism outside the Society of Editors conference in Manchester attracted more than expected (given the shortage of sandwiches and seats).
As National Union of Journalists general secretary, Jeremy Dear points out above, newspapers remain highly profitable, despite their much touted demise. It is investment that is in decline and that is leading to a fall in standards and failure to seek out real hard news stories. People need a reason to buy a newspaper and the reason should be professional journalism that, unlike gossip and opinion, can’t be found for free elsewhere.
Uploaded by mobile phone to Stephen Newton’s Diary of Sorts.