Profile of Piers Morgan

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PROFILE OF PIERS MORGAN
1.0 INTRODUCTION
I have chosen to focus on the PRINT MEDIA industry of Mass Communication. This choice has been carefully picked because I am hoping to build a career as an accomplished writer in the print media industry in the next few years.As Coles (2013) said, the place of learning from older experienced professionals cannot be over-emphasized especially in journalism profession. The case study of PIERS MORGAN, as a successful journalist will be looked at with the aim of learning how to enter, grow and succeed in the challenging print media industry while also drawing out useful lessons from his over 26-years career (Herbert 2012).
Journalism for this Harlow College alumnus began in 1980 at the age of 15 when he wrote an article about his local area cricket trip to Malta, earning him his first pay of £15 (thisismoney, 2011). This illustrates that it is vital for would-be print journalists to match their interest with corresponding action(s) early enough. This early start no doubt helped him to quickly become established in the profession while working as a reporter for The Wimbledon News and on The Sun in 1989 where he edited entertaining stories.
As a reporter right from his days in the South London Press, Morgan had the dexterity of getting to make his interviewees talk even when they do not want to. This fact was corroborated by John Mulcaster, one-time associate editor of Sutton Herald, cited in Herbert (2012) as saying that he Morgan has a way of making people say what they would otherwise not have said. “Once sent on a story, he was sure to succeed”, Mulcaster stated (Ibid: 19).
A typical example of this ability to make people open up can be seen during one of his interviews for Gentlemen Quarterly Magazine, when he had asked Boris Johnson, then Shadow Education Minister in UK, if “he could imagine having sex with Cherie Blair…...

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