Martin Ivens, Deputy Editor of the Sunday Times, has a compelling account of how his 'paper brought about  the Deripaska/ Osborne/ Mandelson scoop in this morning's Media Guardian. As he writes "However long you've been in journalism it's unravelling the thread that's the biggest thrill of all." Three cheers to that. This piece sets out in detail the calls, the contacts and the attention to detail that are required to bring in a powerful exclusive.   

Anatomy of a Scoop