Prince William May Try Stint as Journo

Reporting would show him media's point of view, handlers say
By Robin Frost,  Newser User
Posted Feb 2, 2008 5:23 PM CST
The front pages of British newspapers are displayed in London, Tuesday Jan. 22, 2008, when global stock markets plunged. Prince William may do a stint at a British newspaper as part of his preparation...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – In an odd twist, Prince William may try a stint in journalism to train for public life, the Guardian reports. Officials say he would benefit from reporting on others, as journos will one day report on him as heir to England's throne. His handlers are also considering spells for William in civil service, sports, and law.

For now the focus remains on William's military career, but if he does try reporting, which paper will it be? The Daily Mail often slams his dad, Prince Charles; other papers snub royal stories altogether; and the Telegraph has earned little love for its servile royal coverage. The Guardian reminds readers that, well, the Guardian is a good fit, as it stands with the prince on social issues and the environment.