Ladies. Ladies. Ladies. Welcome to the new world of shut up.
Should we be worried? Hell, yes! If you haven’t already noticed, journalism is struggling to stay afloat in the face of social media stealing a huge chunk of its income. Newspapers have been forced to be kinder to its advertisers and everything is about the click. A few years ago, the phrase ‘click bate’ was a discussion about integrity, today it’s a discussion about survival. Budgets have been cut. Editors are scrambling. Suddenly stories and op pieces that were easily published are harder to get picked up. The media is scared. My job as a writer brings with it many risks.