April highlights from Press Gazette magazine

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Here’s a snapshot of the best bits from this month’s mag:

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We take a look at one of the toughest journalism sectors – regional dailies – and find out why, despite sliding sales and disappearing ad incomes, editors believe they do have a future.

We find out why customer magazines could be the best place for journalists to ride out the recession, in a special report on the sector.

Tabloid hack turned would-be global web entrepreneur Rob McGibbon takes us through a year in the life of his online start-up Access Interviews.

Outgoing Sunday Times magazine editor Robin Morgan takes aim at the pernicious influence of celebrity PR and reveals why editors are wrong to neglect on-the-ground reporting in favour of comment.

Design expert Michael Crozier provides a guide to the best-designed newspapers in the world.

We have a breathtaking photography spread from World Press Photo winner Mashid Mohadjerin – who reveals the secrets behind her award-winning shots.

Lawyer Christina Michalos provides a guide for journalists on the legal pitfalls of using Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites.

Wired UK editor David Rowan privides a guide to his must-have high-tech tools for journalists.

There’s also an eight-page Reporters’ Guide to Obesity – and a guide for journalists on how to make the best use of PR distribution services.

As usual we have exclusive mag-only columns from David Banks, Axegrinder, Grey Cardigan, Daisy McAndrew, David Singleton, Peter Kirwan and Popbitch editor Camilla Wright.

Other regulars include our two-page freelance section and three pages of insider training and tips in The Knowledge.

All of this content is only available to Press Gazette magazine subscribers.

To get hold of a copy you need to call 01858 438872 and quote WDO1 to order 12 issues for £115. Or click here to subscribe online.

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