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One writes news about beer (8)

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I believe the answer is:

reporter

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'one writes' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'about beer' is the wordplay.
'about' becomes 're' (regarding).
'beer' becomes 'porter' (I've seen this in other clues**).
're'+'porter'='REPORTER'

'news' is the link.
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(Other definitions for reporter that I've seen before include "hacker?", "Newspaperman", "Newsman", "Newspaper writer", "One may write a column".)

I've seen this clue in The Sun and The Independent.
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