Fox (n): carnivore of genus vulpes; crafty person; scavenger; (vb) to confuse; -ed (adj): to be drunk.

About me

I've worked in most places in Fleet Street as both staff and freelance - news agencies, broadsheets, tabloids, daily and Sunday papers. So far I have never been successfully sued, although many have tried.

I love this industry and my job, because it's full of fascinating people and I get to travel the world on someone else's dime. But it's also hard, it's not that well-paid, and a lot of people hate you before you even open your mouth. The fun bit happens when - and if - they change their minds.

This blog was a way for me to tell the truth about my trade, as much as I know of it. Although it's no longer updated, I've left it up for that reason.

- Three days a week you can read my stuff at the Daily Mirror Online.
- Click here to see news reporting
- Immerse yourself in my long-form journalism project DAMNED
- And for any queries about TV and radio appearances, freelance journalism or public speaking, visit my personal website

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