Former Sunday Correspondent journalists have reunited, some 18 years after the title ceased publication.
Organised by Andrew Morgan, the Corrie’s environment correspondent, the reunion, in his village of Wootton, near Woodstock, attracted about 20 stalwarts, plus their families.
Among those attending were former trainees Ian Katz and Jonathan Freedland, now executive editor and policy editor at The Guardian. Also present were co-founders, David – now Lord – Lipsey and David Blake. Founding editor, Peter Cole, now professor of journalism at Sheffield University, had a prior engagement in the North.
Also in attendance was Henry Porter, the Corrie’s magazine editor – now a columnist on The Observer and a successful thriller writer.
Others enjoying the afternoon included Lisa Markwell, executive editor of The Independent on Sunday; Catherine Bennett, columnist on The Observer; Ben Macintyre and Kate Muir (both columnists on The Times); Alan Philps, former foreign editor on The Daily Telegraph; and writers Christy and Clare Campbell.
Also reminiscing on times in Clerkenwell were Michael Prescott, former political correspondent, now in charge of corporate and public affairs at Weber Shandwick PR; Rebecca Willis, associate editor with Intelligent Life – part of The Economist group; Fran Abrams, part of the BBC‘s File on 4 team; Amanda Mitchison, feature-writer; Robin Hunt, media writer; Denis Piggott, the Telegraph Magazine’s production editor; and Mike Mclay, the Corrie’s policy editor.
‘It reminded me that the Corrie was one of the most civilised places to work in the history of Fleet Street,’reflected one party-goer. ‘People were such fun and good company that it was a delight to go to work.”