The middle of August is traditionally described in the media
world as the "silly" season. With all the politicians and
celebrities on holiday, financial markets in limbo and all the
major sporting events complete, the set-piece news agenda
disintegrates and newspapers traditionally struggle to find
anything to write about.
Other than the staple diet of reporting on where all the above newsmakers are holidaying, and snapping them in various states of undress, the only salvation for beleaguered deputy newspaper editors...
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