Talk:Emily Maitlis

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The old query[edit]

The majority of readers will be interested in Emily Maitlis' occupation, rather than her religious/ethnic background - hence it is more appropriate to major on her journalistic history in the first paragraph of her biography.

I've kept the oft-added link to the [[]] - but put in the third paragraph which seems a lot more appropriate.
Having now made the changes, I'll stick my neck out and suggest that we discuss the matter on this page before someone immediately reverts the page again. Perhaps more energy needs to be put into creating an article about UJIA! AMe 21:50, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
Her religious or ethnic background is of interest and should be included. How do you know what will interest the majority of readers? In any case it is relevant information. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.57.177.154 (talkcontribs) 15:48, 23 March 2006
You're right on most counts. It is of interest - and was included in teh third paragraph (or if it wasn't, should be). I don't know what will interest the majority of readers. Neither do you. It is relevent - but why add a second link to the UJIA? Two links on the one page to the same external source (in fact the only one I can find on Google linking Maitlis to UJIA) is one too many by Wiki's standards. AMe 16:24, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
I know that she used to be a bond trader, I am quite sure of this. I won't add this until I find a reference though. 81.106.80.55 (talk) 16:00, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Year of birth[edit]

If you follow the first outside link on the page, the website states that Maitlis was born in 1972, not 1970 as in this article. Which is correct? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Paddyman1989 (talkcontribs) 18:31, 27 July 2006

The Guardian and The Observer items cited in the article, which Maitlis clearly had a decisive input in to, give her year of birth as 1972. There are Times articles on the Speccie debacle, and an Indie article from when Maitlis was appointed to being a Newsnight regular, whuch would suggest 1970 or 1971 respectively, but they were doubtless taken from secondary sources. So 1970, which is on the imdb page, is probably wrong, but is Septenber 6, from the same source, correct? I have changed the article to reflect the first point. Philip Cross 21:42, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
She left school with A-levels in 1989, which would suggest Sept 1970 unless she took an accelerated route (which I don't think was an option in the 80s). I do have a citation for this but not online. -- roundhouse0 02:14, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
References do not have to be accessible online, indeed it would be difficult to write many articles with that constraint. John 21:21, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

British Zionist? Neither accurate, relevant or appropriate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.179.230.10 (talk) 11:00, 7 March 2010 (UTC)


Her date of birth, as 6th September 1970, was given in an in-depth interview in the Sunday Times quite recently. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.110.36.22 (talkcontribs) 22:20, 19 July 2007