How one Evening Standard byline bandit is clocking up the virtual airmiles

Back on the trail of byline bandits, Axegrinder was intrigued to see the work of an Evening Standard journalist who apparently reported from six countries across three con­tinents in the space of a single week earlier this month.

The staffer took credit for stories on Pakistan, Syria, Kenya, Yemen, China and the United States.

Now, Axegrinder appreciates that times are tough and that the Standard can’t afford to send reporters to all corners of the globe.

But shouldn’t the paper credit the reporters on the ground for this rather than suggest that its staff are jetting all over the place from day to day (or even hour to hour)?

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