Gone to press: what's in this week's Press Gazette

In the magazine this week:

Exclusive interview with Financial Times chief executive John Ridding as the title announced a doubling of profits for 2007. He criticises the free-to-air access model used by every other national newspaper online. “The perception is that everything must be free to get scale – I don’t think that’s right.”

We’ve discovered a specialist news service where five journalists have been replaced by computers.

Insight: with Ben Leapman from the Sunday Telegraph on his freedom of information victory which will lay bare the details of MPs’ expenses claims. He explains what the landmark Information Tribunal decision on MPs’ expenses means and reveals his tips on how journalists can make the most of FoI.

My Week – with Tom Bedford from the Wales News Service: “One so-called wag on one of the nationals has started calling us “Wales Noose”.

Four pages of analysis on how Britain’s 500-odd paid-for local newspapers faired in the regional press ABC figures for the second half of 2007.

In The Knowledge: how to write for broadcast, the BBC’s Kevin Marsh on why journalism is not even a pseudo-profession but a trade and a round-up of the legal pitfalls around reporting suicide.

A closer look at the Glasgow Evening Times’ bid to launch 80 ultra local community websites in the city.

The weekly newspaper editors who are fuming about the allocation of press box tickets for the Carling Cup final.

And the regional newspaper editor who has been suspended in the midst of a dispute over her title’s reporting of a political row.

Plus: our new round-up of everything that’s going on everywhere: The Week in Journalism, Axegrinder and Grey Cardigan.

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