THE editor of the Guardian has attended a Guardian-run ‘masterclass’ explaining how to make money from journalism.
Katharine Viner was seen frantically scribbling notes at the two-day course, which was delivered by a teenage fashion blogger whose income is several times higher than that of the entire Guardian Media Group. It included modules on blogging, pitching to editors and making industry contacts.
Fellow attendee Mary Fisher said: “She was completely engrossed and asked some good questions about networking skills and how to get Google Ads on your blog.
“I saw some of her doodles too – there was a sad face, a heart emblazoned with ‘I love news’ and a sketch of Alan Rusbridger with crosses for eyes.”
At the end of the class, participants were greeted by Owen Jones and Polly Toynbee rattling charity buckets.