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Snap Shot

by | 2nd, February 2004

‘ANYONE wishing to get into journalism should not be put off. There are easier routes into the profession than eating maggots and meeting Jamie Oliver’s staff.

Number 23 is ably supported by our trainee snappers

For instance, Module One of Anorak College’s E.Z. correspondent’s course for would-be writers invites students to report on David and Victoria Beckham.

This is as easy an assignment as ever there was and, by way of a working example, the Mirror’s Adrian Shaw takes up the challenge.

He has discovered that a recent photograph in OK! magazine – one in which Posh lies back on a sofa while Day-vid looms over her – has been done before.

The new shot bares an uncanny resemblance to one taken by photographer Mario Marezza two years ago.

The main differences are that Day-vid’s hair is now tied in a ponytail (back then it was short) and Victoria’s singing career has hit the skids (back then she was a rising star).

Budding reporters might like to research the story on the Internet, but only if they can negotiate the hazards of porn and men pretending to be nubile women in chatrooms.

And married students should take particular care in their surfing, since the Star says one in ten couples going to counselling at Relate say computers are coming between them.

We’ve taken this on a stage, and asked one of our married cub reporters to see how long his marriage would last if he replaced meaningful interaction with his spouse in favour of spending time with a two-dimensional woman of little or no substance.

Number 23 has yet to report back. But we are happy to say that his investigation has taken him to the Spanish capital. We wish him luck…’

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