Charles Hope and Ian Betteridge discuss whether journalism is a craft or merely information gathering; Giles Turnbull answers them rather succinctly. Though ironically, I think they’d each take something different away from Giles’ story.
As for me: I’ve been making television for a dozen years or more, but I’ve enough respect for journalists that I’ve never considered myself to be one. Curiously, I sometimes think what I write here at The Daily Grind is closer to journalism than anything I’ve done in TV… but I still don’t think of myself as a journalist.
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