If newspapers are to maintain their relevance in today’s society,
they have to keep breaking stories. And last year it was the tabloids
that did it most consistently.
So they deserve the credits dished
out to them at the British Press Awards, despite what the editors of
the posher papers seem to think.
As for the behaviour of
journalists on the night: if those same editors are really so shocked
at a bit of jeering and cursing, then they’re obviously not spending
enough time at their own newsdesks. Or in the pub afterwards.
David Henderson, via e-mail