Citizen journalism, 1961-style

Check out plucky 14-year-old journalistic entrepreneur Wynford Grant (click on the picture), sole proprietor of the Billericay Observer (circulation 500), as he interviews firemen and other pillars of the community and operates his home printing press. Imagine what this chap could have done with the resources of the internet.

Incidentally, if anyone knows what happened to the Billericay Observer and young Mr Grant, do please get in touch!

UPDATE: After a quick Google search, It appears a ‘Wynford Grant’ was also the author of some local history books about various villages near Billericay in Essex, one written in 1963. If it is the same person, that would have made him 16 years old at the time.

More information on Wynford Grant here – he is now a blogger!

5 thoughts on “Citizen journalism, 1961-style

  1. Wyn Grant

    Thanks for the comments and interest. I am now Professor of Politics at Warwick University. Wyn Grant.

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