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Daily Mail looking for a binge drinker...

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Joani Walsh, a freelance journo has been comissioned by the Daily Mail for a story on a young femail binge drinker, here's the details if you're interested -

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New statistics suggest the group most vulnerable to binge drinking is that of teenage girls from a well-off background. If you know any teenage girls who have been or are binge drinkers and who may wish to share their experiences on the record - with their family's cooperation and involvement - the Daily Mail would like to talk to you.

They're willing to pay a substantial sum for a story that meets their requirements. Please contact Joani Walsh on 07803 618116,
[email protected] [email protected].

Initial conversations or queries will be treated with confidence so please make contact if you'd like to find out more. Thank you.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Don't think you'll have much trouble finding someone on here :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Tell 'em to ask around their offices - journalists are notoriously heavy drinkers.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah, get them to ask their 3am girls ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Jim V wrote:
    They're willing to pay a substantial sum for a story that meets their requirements.

    Would that be a shocking expose of the dark side of middle class drinking so they can instill more fear in their readership?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Why do you allow the HateMail to advertise on here?
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    Never one to mess with words!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Jim V wrote:
    Joani Walsh, a freelance journo has been comissioned by the Daily Mail for a story on a young femail binge drinker

    Let's see if we can guess how that story will end...

    Seriously, after all the Mail has said about this place, do you really think that you will get anyone?

    Also, I know that this is a charity, but do you really need to sell your souls...?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Believe me man, you think there's a great difference between different journalists treatments of case studies then you'd be very surprised, but more importantly we don't hold any prejudice against any national paper, no matter what has been said about us and they remain the only paper that has ever offered anything to any of our users in return for an article.

    Not one other paper, from any part of the political spectrum has ever offered so much as a penny to any of our users, no matter what they end up writing - and I'd rather provide people with the opportunity to be involved in something by their own choice rather than censoring what is offered based on a political decision.

    And to make it clear, we don't get a penny for this or anything else in this section, but if someone wants to make a few thousand pounds to help them through Uni by taking part in a story that's gonna get written anyway, I'm hardly gonna take that opportunity away.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm neither a teenager nor wealthy enough for the daily mail to be interested. I would probably sell my soul for a few grand.

    If they want wealthy kids, money probably won't attract them. How about offering a case of champagne?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm a teenage girl (shit, actually I'm 20) binge drinker from a working-class background.

    I don't know any middle class binge drinkers that would admit to being binge drinkers. If you get me!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    POSH BINGE DRINKERS SNOBBY CONFESSIONS


    I can see it now...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    POSH BINGE DRINKERS SNOBBY CONFESSIONS


    I can see it now...
    Well of course. If they're from a rich background then they've obviously got some great story to tell about their reasons for binge drinking. If they're from working class background, they're just chavs or commoners, from whom we shouldn't expect any better. :rolleyes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Seriously, after all the Mail has said about this place, do you really think that you will get anyone?
    I wish some of you lot would stop peddling these lies. The Mail newspapers have never published anything about this site. The papers publish hardly a thing about this place, and besides which, the most famous article about this site (and often repeated on this site for all to see) was from the News of the World.

    Oh yes, and apparently, the Mirror published a link to a "Pullometer" that TheSite had up a few years ago. Wonder if that got anyone new subscribed to the boards? :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    stargalaxy wrote:
    I wish some of you lot would stop peddling these lies. The Mail newspapers have never published anything about this site.

    I'm pretty sure that they did...

    *off to find link*
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Only link I could find quickly (cos I can't be arsed to do much more) is this one here:

    http://vbulletin.thesite.org.uk/showthread.php?t=16068&page=2&highlight=Daily+Mail+article

    Okay, it's mainly about the NOTW story, but the Mail gets a mention too...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    JimV's right though- all journalists know what their story is before they even speak to the poor sap who's the case study.

    If you go into it appreciating that you'll be fine.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oi, middle class girls do actually resent being stereotyped as much as those from the working (or, indeed, unworking) classes, thanks very much!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oi, middle class girls do actually resent being stereotyped as much as those from the working (or, indeed, unworking) classes, thanks very much!


    aren't you stereotyping yourself by putting yourself in a group in the first place?
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