Over at The Independent I hear there is some unease at the appointment of one Jamie Macintyre, who takes up his new slot this week as night reporter on the news desk.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not that weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got anything against Jamie personally,Ã¢â‚¬ one staffer grumbles down the phone, Ã¢â‚¬Å“but rather that heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been given a staff job, while many others have been toiling away on the casual rota for years.Ã¢â‚¬
In addition, it hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t gone unnoticed that JamieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s father is Don Macintyre, who is the paperÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Middle East correspondent.
Meanwhile, Macintyre has been spending the past few weeks getting to know the place working under Ian Burrell, the paperÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s media editor.
The young whippersnapper, who gave up a job as a senior producer on the BBCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Question Time has been telling friends that he knows his job at The Indy is a Ã¢â‚¬Å“step backwards in his career, but he has always wanted to follow in his fatherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s footsteps.Ã¢â‚¬
Axegrinder wonders whether Macintyre senior ever did night shifts though?