Good on Kerre, shame on Bryce

Bryce Johns claimed that the Herald on Sunday had “decent journalists, trained and skilled” and that I should try and emulate them and him.

Today they have a column by Kerre McIvor (formerly Woodham) about her changing her name after getting married. It is entitled “A girl formerly known as…“.

In the column she talks about her editor, the aforementioned Bryce Johns, and the difficulty he has had making the transition to her new name.

Some people wanted to know what my various employers thought, given that I’d built a career in the media under Woodham (all fine, thank you – although it took the Herald on Sunday slighter longer than the others to come round to the idea!)

And at the bottom of the column Johns himself adds a note: 

Editor’s note: As usual, you’ve talked me around in the end.

Well he may have been talked around but clearly didn’t pass that on to the sub-editors, who presumably are “decent journalists, trained and skilled“.



They have changed it now, but not before I got a screenshot.

I hope Bryce is contacting Kerre and apologising for the insult.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.