Exploring Fleet Street

Hello, everyone!

Today marks the first day of classes, and the beginning of my exploration of British media.

We started our journey with an overview of the history of Fleet Street, which is where all of the national newspapers used to be housed. Today, they have moved elsewhere.

Adam Scott took us on a tour of the media Fleet Street, telling us stories of the journalism business from long ago.

Our tour started with the most important piece of British media: the telephone booth!

This wall contains remnants from WWII bombings. The paper business was censored then, for fear of being too gruesome.

The greatest honour in the business, Scott says, is having a pub named after you.

Johnson’s CV contains “talker,” among other talents.

We then took a tour of St. Bride’s church, which is dubbed, “spiritual home of the media.” Located on Fleet Street, the church has strong ties to the media industry.

The church has vigils and monuments to journalists who have been captured or murdered in their line of work.


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