Are corporate media journalists just shills for the elite?

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I had been asked to leave my secondary school — although they were kind enough to let me back to sit my ‘O Levels’. It seemed unlikely that I would get into the Sixth Form College, so I applied for a job with the local newspaper.

Journalism felt like the sensible option at 16 for someone who wanted to write but had no clue what I was doing. I’d read Waugh’s Scoop…

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