A short post today.
Stories about institutions can often read very dry - hence there is less (not necessarily no) interest in them.
People like to read about people. It is a simple fact of life. Always remember that.
If say writing about a local college transforming itself from a failing institution to an outstanding one consider going in on the headteacher that made it happen or a student who has benefited from the changes.
Major roadworks months overdue? Try finding the shop owners who will be affected.
If nothing else it makes the photos more interesting - rather than just a hole in the ground.
Today's clip comes from the superb Billy Wilder 1951 classic Ace In The Hole.
Cynical hack Chuck Tatum brings the circus to town when a man is trapped under a rock fall.
Well worth catching if only for the opening scenes of Kirk Douglas walking into a small local newspaper...
Oh yes, and the unforgetable line: "I've met a lot of hard boiled eggs in my time - but you are 20 minutes."
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