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How Boris Johnson gets his news

From his column in The Telegraph, in which he explains why he barely noticed the BBC journalists’ strike:

I consume vast quantities of news – but almost entirely without the assistance of the BBC. I get up early and read a fair quantity of newsprint, notably this paper and the FT. But if I then switch on my computer and go to Google news, I can see what everyone is reading across the planet. I can watch stories break in real time.

Never had him down as a Google News man…

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In Video: Boris Goes Shopping

Oh, OK. Misleading headline. More actually, London’s mayor went to Westfield’s new Stratford shopping centre to celebrate the topping out of the John Lewis store there. And an EG journalist was there with a Flip Video camera in hand to record Boris Johnson giving a speech at Stratford:

Another way journalists can get more value out of these junkets without much additional effort or cost. Carry the audience with you into the event.