‘Bill Coles brings newspapers to life and injects an infectious energy, warmth and passion. We are in the business of entertaining and Bill is the master of ceremonies.’ Donald Martin, Editor-in-Chief at DC Thomson Newspapers ‘Red Top is tremendously entertaining, insightful and a must-read for all aspiring reporters; it is also an excellent guide for practising journalists.’ Ingo Capraro Red Top has everything an aspiring reporter needs to know about newspaper journalism. Written in easily digestible bite-size chapters, the book is packed with extraordinary stories that explain what it’s really like to be a front-line reporter. Included is a full breakdown on the two key skills of how to interview and how to dig up exclusives. Plus tips on dealing with the mad-masters, the editors; writing a news story; and what the hell to do when a libel writ comes thudding onto your desk. Bill Coles has been a journalist for 25 years and was The Sun’s New York Correspondent, Political Correspondent and Royal Reporter. He has written for a huge variety of papers from The Wall Street Journal to the Mail, the Scotsman and Prima Baby Magazine. He has also covered some of the world’s biggest news stories – as well as some of the most bizarre – -Bill Clinton’s year-long sex scandal with his intern Monica Lewinsky. -The Boston murder trial of the British nanny Louise Woodward (with five Sun front pages in a row). -Buying $10,000 of lottery tickets in Miami - A blind-date with Ivana Trump – in a stretch limo. -Becoming one of Company magazine’s Bachelors of the Year. -Flying from New York to the Inca trail in Peru – to eat a giant guinea-pig. -Posing naked for a Sun centrefold - with nothing but a copy of The Sun to hide his modesty.
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