This just in from Gorkana:
Journalist Request – The Observer, Observer Woman
Observer Woman is looking for journalists to contribute to their Ex-files strand. They would need to find former couples who are willing to be interviewed and photographed and have a strong story to tell about their relationship. The article takes the form of two first-person pieces. For more information, contact Laura Tennant on firstname.lastname@example.org
This is surely going to be pure class, non? And giving the workie something to do, aw bless. This is how one particularly angry blogger imagines their editorial meetings:
Eva: I last saw her under my desk, testing something called a ‘Dinger’
N: Oh not again. Oh well, let’s get started. I hate to tell you this girls, but the chaps on the top floor have been going on and on about values and journalistic standards and all that boring stuff again. Suggested we should do something a little more, ya know, intellectual. Something in keeping with traditions of the Observer or some such guff.
E: But we did the Ethical Special they wanted back in the Spring! You remember, the one where we nominated Simon Cowell as an ethical pin-up?
Kathryn: [from under the desk] Hhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmm.
N: I know, darling, I know. But apparently they want more. So I was thinking, why don’t we do something on those funny women, you know, the fat, ugly ones. oh, what are they called? F-F-F-something….
E: French and Saunders?
N: No, no, no. Furries? Fannies? Femidoms? FEMINISTS, that’s it.
For more, see Observer Woman Makes Me Spit
Observer Woman is writing a feature about single mums, and wants to speak to a British woman who has chosen to have babies on her own with the help of a sperm donor, anonymous or otherwise, or with a male friend. The article will be extremely positive in tone. If you’d like to be part please email me, Laura Tennant, at email@example.com.
I’m really beginning to like Ms Tennant. She’s resourceful.