Editor on form when hired student

DO newspaper editors take a personal interest in finding new talent?

At least one did – 20 years ago, when TV presenter, Jim Delahunt, was a student in Glasgow.

In the Time and Place column in Sunday Times Scotland, Delahunt – who has just joined football broadcasters, Setanta, from stv – talks of receiving a personal letter from the legendary Charlie Wilson, then editor of the Sunday Standard.