Leaning shorthand is still as important as ever for people who want to be journalists, says the Sun’s managing editor.
Graham Dudman says that anybody who doesn’t have shorthand ‘doesn’t get a job with us’.
Beings able to write in 1100 words a minute is ‘absolutely vital for anybody working for the Sun or any other paper’, says Graham.
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‘People who think that you don’t need it now because of technology or electronic recording devices are living in a fantasy world.’
Graham goes on to describe shorthand as ‘absolutely crucial’.
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