Here’s my six of the best from the March edition of Press Gazette magazine which is now on its way to subscribers.
Former Express editor Peter Hill talks in-depth about his 50-year-journalism career, what it’s really like to work for Richard Desmond and who he thinks is Fleet Street’s greatest editor. Whether or not you agree with the views espoused by the Daily Express – Hill is a journalist with unrivalled experience who almost never gives interviews so he is well worth listening to.
Here’s a snippet of what he said about Desmond: “He is not a person who intervenes in the editorial content. He certainly makes his own views felt but he has never, ever, instructed me to put anything in the paper.”
We name the top-50 environment journalists, as rated by their peers.
For the first time we tell the inside story of the London free newspaper war in “The Last Days of Thelondonpaper.”
We have an exclusive interview with Reuters News editor-in-chief Stephen Adler – one of the most powerful journalists in the world, with a 3,000-strong editorial team spread out over 200 bureaux. He explains why great journalism underpins the recession-busting financial performance of information giant Thomson Reuters.
And we are particularly honoured to feature journalism legend Phillip Knightley in this month’s If You Ask Me column:
“Journalists have always known in their heart of hearts that their reporting of government has only been half the story. How to get the other half? How to learn what is really going on – as distinct from what our leaders tell us is going on? Wikileaks and the whistleblowers who have provided its material have answered this.”