Spare A Thought

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

It’s easy to get carried away with defiance, or anger, or determination at a time like this, but it’s important to bear in mind the most important people right now: those hurt by the blast.

The office is quiet today. Maybe 40% of the editorial team are in. One of the journalists has been to visit a friend who is in hospital. A significant chunk of one of his legs is missing and he may yet lose the leg. Hearing the story, and about the dead bodies on the platforms, is sobering in the extreme.

Behind the politics, behind transport problems, behind the photos and 24-hour news coverage and splash spreads in the paper are some very small, but oh-so-important human stories, of pain and loss and injury. Let’s not forget them. Politics and media and defiance mean nothing if not for the people behind them.

So, remember.

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.