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Alastair Borthwick’s Significant Contributions to Media and Journalism

Alastair Borthwick lived a life many would envy. He was a diligent, tenacious hard working person. Born in spring of 1913, Alastair Borthwick lived a long and fruitful life up until autumn of 2003. During his lifetime, he tried his hand at journalism, broadcaster, and writing. He was part of the Second World War. He has written several books, which have become hallmarks of quality in the industry. 

Alastair Borthwick was a journalist that drew his inspiration from nature. This can be best noticed from his book, titled going a little further. Alastair Borthwick attended school at Glasgow High School. He, however, dropped out at 16. Soon after, he started working at Glasgow Herald, marking the start of a successful career. In a few years, he was promoted to the position of editor of some of the papers feature pages. 

While working on the papers Open-air segment, he came across the rock climbing sport that was quickly taking root in the area. He began writing articles about the game in the paper. His reports described the adventures of the people of Glasgow and Clyde bank experienced when venturing into the highlands mostly on the weekends. He was at one time able to snatch a job at the Daily Mirror but was able to go back to working in Glasgow at BBC radio as a radio presenter.

Always a little further was a \collection of the articles he had produced while working at Glasgow Herald. At the time, the approach the book had taken was uncommon, making the publishers nervous about publishing the book. T.S Eliot, one of the directors at the publishing company, insisted that the book be published. 

To the company’s surprise, the book became an instant hit. To this day, the book still has a considerable number of fans. After a brief stint in World War 2, Alastair Borthwick returned home and took up his career where he left off. Alastair Borthwick made significant contributions to media and journalism during his lifetime. For many years, to come, his work has been the basis of many decisions in the industry.

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