A new editor has been appointed at The Independent, and he is refreshingly different to the usual occupants of the editor’s chair at national newspapers.
Amol Rajan, who moves up from comment editor, is the first non-white editor of a national newspaper.
But there is something else extraordinary about him.
In an industry where the coveted senior editorial jobs are dominated by people educated at private schools, Amol is a rarity. He went to a comprehensive school.
So perhaps there is hope yet for those of us not born with a silver spoon in our mouths to scale journalism’s dizzying heights.
Unfortunately, like Amol himself, they might well need an Oxbridge degree instead.
And I doubt if he’ll be banging the drum too loudly to bring more youngsters from less privileged backgrounds into journalism – he is, after all, also a former columnist for the notoriously right-wing Salisbury Review.