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Journalism at its worst and its best

Thursday, 12 January, 2012

Toby Young, author, associate editor of The Spectator, Daily Telegraph blogger and co-founder of the West London Free School, selects five books for The Browser that exemplify good reporting — or satirise it mercilessly. In between, he peppers the interview with quotable bits such as, “I remember seeing a photograph on the Vanity Fair contributor page of a member of staff with his arm around Tom Cruise, grinning from ear to ear — the same journalist who had interviewed Cruise in that issue. I thought, ‘That interview won’t be worth reading.'”

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