the Romantic Movement

season9

Sep 21
“'To cover history from the front row', they had said. But nobody mentioned the reality that any time I turned up to witness history unfolding it would be from a hermetically sealed grandstand, a peripatetic 'press tend' in its many guises, with acolytes to supply pre-digested sound bites, statistics, internet connection, and pre-programmed access to the main players. All in time for deadline.” Paddy Smyth, foreign correspondent, The Irish Times
from Kevin Williams book <Interational Journalism>

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