Martyn Moore [martynmoore]
What is your specialty? What subjects do you deal with?
I'll write about anything. But I like writing about people: rich people, poor people, sad people, smart people and shiny, happy people.
Motorbikes are cool, as is photography, travel and free software.
In which media do you presently work or have you worked?
Mostly print, plenty of online, increasing amounts of radio/audio and a little bit of telly.
Please list a web address where where one can view an example of your work.
What is "news"?
Something interesting that just happened to somebody you care about.
To you, what is objectivity?
Information presented in a way that is truthful, balanced and without prejudice.
What is the best headline you have ever read?
Burglar entered broken widow (it had a typo)
What headline would you like to see printed one day in the newspaper?
It's official: we're gonna be OK
Which paper do you buy on Sundays? Where do you read it?
Sunday Times; all over the house for the rest of the week.
Does freedom of expression end where the editorial line begins?
Depends who's drawing the editorial line.
Do you feel that analytical and investigative journalism is being lost?
Only from big commercial media brands. It's thriving elswhere.
With a camera on every mobile phone, is every citizen becoming a correspondent?
We all have the potential to contribute, but not necessarily correspond.
How would you explain the boom of the tabloid press?
What is your position regarding the right to privacy of famous people?
Everyone has the right to privacy. Fame has nothing to do with it.
What can you teach us about the art of the interview?
Shut up and listen.
Please list well-known people you have interviewed.
Ewan McGregor, John Peel, Huw Edwards, Alan Titchmarsh, Declan Curry, Peter Lorimer, Sir Trevor Mcdonald, Jonathan Ross, Andy Kershaw, Sir Stirling Moss, Jose Feliciano, Sally Traffic.
Would you say the journalism blog is revolutionizing the profession?
Will the paper press disappear?
Horses didn't when motorbikes and cars showed up; movies didn't when radio and TV were invented.
There's nothing wrong with it and it's brilliant at a lot of things. We'll use it in different ways.
What are your thoughts of the free papers distributed in cities?
Could do with a bit of sharpening up, I think, but they do a half-decent job. It would be a shame if we were to end up with nothing else, though.
What is the book you would like to write?
The Lighthouses of the British Isles.
Written and photographed by me over two years in a Volkswagen camper van.
Is there a motto or ethical principle that clarifies your decisions in moments of confusion?
Stop fucking about and get on with it.
What advice would you give to someone who has just left university and wishes to start in the profession?
Don't ask for work, offer it.