Ten journalists from the UK’s Guardian newspaper compiled tomorrow’s edition of the G2 supplement from the beach yesterday – taking full advantage of Brighton’s new free Wi-fi service. Acting deputy features editor Charlie English came up with the idea to commission, write and edit the whole section on the beach after reading a BBC News item about Brighton’s seafront web connection.
“We just thought it’s quite interesting to look at the way people can work these days,” Mr English told. “Journalism is essentially very portable, and we all do our jobs through phones and laptops. So we’re testing it out. We drove here in a camper van and had an editorial meeting on the way down, which is where we came up with most of the ideas for this issue,” said deputy features editor Sam Wollaston.
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