Bill Heaney: An Old Hack raises a Ne’erday glass to the ‘old days’

SADLY, no reporter on any newspaper in Scotland will be reaching into his desk drawer this Ne’erday to pull out a bottle of Scotch and pour a celebratory dram for his newsroom colleagues.

Apart from the fact that journalists do not have much to celebrate as we hurtle towards 2011 – falling circulations, compulsory redundancies, newsprint price hikes – the culture of our newspaper offices has changed, changed utterly.

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