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Media Scrum
Media scrum

The drive to get the story first, to get the right quote, the right interview, the right pictures are at the heart of daily journalism and in the white heat of a breaking story, reporters are very often chasing the same person. And at the same location. So it's your question, your microphone, your camera that's fighting everyone else's.

The ability to elbow your way to the front and a loud voice are two essentials for journalistic success in a media scrum. Favourite locations are outside courts at the close of a big trial, outside the house of a celebrity or politician, or impromptu press conferences.

For ordinary people who are thrust unexpectedly into the limelight, the sea of television cameras, microphones and popping ...

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