A guide for aspiring writers and journalists—print and internet. An original book of essays, poems and images in which a professional writer presents examines influences at work in the private and public spheres early in his journalistic life. Songs, writers, movies and friends are at the heart of his thesis which he offers as “serious entertainment” to assist those considering a career in journalism; and informing those who wish to know what makes a reporter tick.
Peter McNiff, writer, broadcaster, photographer; journalist, Irish Press, Irish Independent before moving to television; investigative reporter, producer, director, anchor and programme editor. He has made several hundred documentary films, and current affairs programmes with RTÉ, and in collaboration with Channel 4 and BBC. Born in Manchester, England he lives in County Wicklow, Ireland. He is a member of Kilmantin Arts and the Irish Railway Records Society.