For a selection of videos, interviews and a picture gallery go to jimmunro.org.uk
Follow @JimMunro on Twitter by clicking HERE. Click the bold link below for all the big breaking sport stories in the Online edition of THE SUN newspaper
On this site you'll find his latest interviews and reports for The Sun, plus archive versions of his weekly column for The Sunday Times, FOOTBALL SHORTS, a mix of the bizarre, funny, revealing and the strange from world football
You will also find an up to date archive of Jim's SPEAKING PERSONALLY column for the West Ham United FC match programme -'Hammer' - which ran for 12 seasons from 1994-95 through to 2005-06.There are sections that cover interviews for The Sun newspaper and website since 2006, front page news stories from The Sunday Times written by Jim Munro between 1992 and 2006, plus a small archive of articles for both the newspapers and magazines
Finally, there is an archive of pictures taken by Jim Munro, including those of the WORLD TRADE CENTER in New York City in the months before and after the atrocity that became known simply as September 11
In a profession that spends a lot of its time analysing its own backside, what do you expect? Journalists do get a bum deal.
We are criticised for our lack of sensitivity, berated for our opinions, our motives are mistrusted in the most meaningless of conversations and the time we devote to being 'on the job' would apparently be halved if we stayed out of the pub. How many times do you see a journalist in a TV drama portrayed as a hard-drinking, soon-to-be divorced, overweight guy in his mid-40s? Oh yeah, and with an accent, ranging from broad Scottish to suburbian Mockney. Only about 87% of my fellow journalists fit that stereotype. Shocking
Newspapers, television, radio, the internet . . . if you shift from your chair and take a peek through the curtains you'll see there's a lot going on out there and the human race's hunger for information has not changed. Television was meant to signal the end of radio, radio was going to drown out educated conversation in the living room, the cinema was supposedly going to bring down the curtain on theatre and, in the new millennium, the information super highway was going to tear the newspaper industry apart. All are alive and flourishing. Why? Because of you
Talking is not simply about communicating to aid survival, otherwise we would get by with a few basic grunts. It's about expression, the progression of ideas, the stimulation of emotion in others, a way of establishing our own niche on this planet. Language can be positive, provide aid, education or comfort. Equally, it can generate hate, excuse and promote oppression, confuse and baffle and exploit. We feed on words just as hungrily as we stuff our bellies, which is why the industry we collectively describe as the media is so essential to our everyday living
Why not? If you don't want to read the words, look at the pictures
Click HERE to read an interview given to the Sports Journalists' Association as part of their series, The Questionnaire.
All photographs on this website (jimmunro.co.uk) are the exclusive property of Jim Munro and are protected under International Copyright laws.