In Gatwick and on my way to Greece so excuse sketchiness of this post. I might be able to put proper links in later when I get back to a standard browser.
Over at Window on the Media (good new media blog watching the French mediascape in English by my friend Nicolas - if you read this you should read that too) Nicolas has followed up my query about the value of journalism (posted on Thursday, "Write Elephants") with a poll. As he cheerfully admits a small poll, n=100, but the results are statistically significant for all that. To the question "which of the following could you not live without: fast food joints, footballers, high school teachers, journalists and car mechanics", fast food was considered (by 100 people in Illinois) 3 times more vital than journalists. Go see.
(Away now until 4th August - see you all then.)