Press Gazette magazine: Behind the NoW paywall, iPad apps explosion, 20 classic books about journalism

A new ‘quality national’ daily, the growing great paywall of Wapping, a newspaper that children are reading in their droves – what does it all mean? To find out, you need to read the November edition of Press Gazette magazine.

For the uninitiated, I’ve attached a two-minute flick-through above.

To subscribe, it’s £90 a year for 12 issues (plus a free PG-branded 2gb USB stick). Or just £40 a year if you are a student. Click here to sign up, or call 01858 438872.

Here’s my selection of the best bits from the current issue:

Gentleman Ranters editor Ravel Barker lists his 20 great, no-longer lost classic books about journalism and reveals how he launched a publishing empire from his island home of Gozo off the coast of Malta.

Independent managing director Andrew Mullins reveals the masterplan behind the dramatic launch of new national daily i:

“The theory is that if I is a tremendous success we will have done a great job for the newspaper industry with young people coming in and the product lifestyle of newspapers being rebuilt.”

Editor of First News Nicky Cox reveals how her weekly newspaper for children manageing to increase circulation by 22.5 per cent in the first half of this year to just under 50,000 copies a week:

“Children don’t need to be persuaded to read newspapers. Like adults they want to know what is going on around them.”

Patrick Smith investigates why national newspapers are embracing the launch of iPad apps with such gusto. Stephen Pinches, lead product development manager at the FT:  “The iPad has cemented the believe that this really is the year of mobile, which we’ve been talking about for God knows how long.”

An essential six-page Insiders’ Briefing on covering the environment, with exclusive introduction by environment minister Caroline Spelman, tips from leading correspondents, a guide to key publications, diary dates and key contacts.

Peter Sands on developing a regional press digital strategy now the investment in online video of a few years ago has now evaporated.

Headhunter Martin Trip uses his careers advice column to reveal the essential attributes that be believes all successful editors have in common.

Editor of Closer magazine Lisa Burrow provides a masterclass on women’s magazine editing: “Women bond over their feelings and it is how they will bond with the magazine.”

Top media lawyer Martin Stephens reveals where we stand on protection of sources following the Autoweek Holland European Court judgment.

Guardian and Observer photographer Murdo Mcleod talks us through the seven finest images of his amazing career.

In Jobspy we list 30 of the best journalism job vacancies currently around.

In the Exit Interview former Times rock critic Pete Paphides reveals how the Bee Gees sang him an answerphone message and explains why his questions were too tough for Terminator actor Arnold Schwarzenegger who threw him out of an interview.

Finally, Axegrinder’s targets this week include: Former Telegraph religion editor George Pitcher, Guardian national editor Dan Roberts and Evening Standard deputy editor Sarah Sands.

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