Veteran foreign correspondent Richard Beeston has chosen to discuss Evelyn Waugh's Scoop on FiveBooks on his list of five books on Spies, Lies and Foreign correspondents, saying that:
"I think it is the best description of a foreign correspondent’s career, and I doubt it will ever be bettered. It’s still very relevant to this rather ridiculous life. When I was covering the early days of the Congo, a group of us were there, maybe five or six correspondents, and somebody had a battered copy of Scoop that we passed around. It just read straight – the life we were living was hardly exaggerated."