Well not for me as I have a gluten intolerance but other people seem to enjoy them.
Seriously though, the political aspect is one reason why i’ve stuck with magazines and not newspapers. I used to work in the same building at The Express whose owner supported UKIP. Obviously the majority of the staff there didn’t share this view - but it just comes down to how much you’re willing to sell your soul.
I also think some people go into journalism for the wrong reasons. At the magazine where I work we had a girl quit because it was harder than she thought it would be and not as glamorous. I think she was expecting to spend her time at showbiz parties. Maybe she watched too much Sex And The City.
I will always defend it - the people more so than the industry - because I feel like it gets a raw deal in terms of people’s perceptions of it. But if I could go back I probably wouldn’t have gone in this direction. It has a lot of perks, I get to meet interesting people (i’ve Interviewed David Beckham!) I get free holidays, free clothes, and I haven’t had to buy any beauty products since I was at Uni. But it does numb the brain sometimes. I went freelance to get out of it a bit, with the intention of leaving the industry altogether at some point. But there is a constant conveyor belt of people wanting to do it.