Press Gazette magazine: Top 50 political reporters and guide to general election

With the general election campaign proper almost upon us the April edition of Press Gazette has a decidedly political feel.

  • We name the top 50 political reporters.
  • We have the results of a unique opinion poll revealing which publications have the most clout when it comes to influencing voters, which news organisations are most trusted when it comes to politics and what media platform is most important when it comes to informing how people will vote.
  • We also have a 16-page guide to the general election which includes: tops tips from the stars of the Lobby, at-a-glance guide to party contacts and briefings on using opinion polls, political betting and the TV debates.

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Other highlights of the April edition of Press Gazette include:

Ciar Bryne investigating the extent to which newspapers are shrinking in size.

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An investigation which reveals that police PR budgets have grown by 40 per cent to £30m nationwide, with a detailed force-by-force breakdown.

Andrew Rawnsley on how he found his headline-grabbing revelations about the inner workings of the Gordon Brown administration: “The ‘forces of hell’ are designed to scare. Any journalist taking them on needs to be very sure of their ground.”

Jon Gaunt’s insider tips on being a talk radio show host.

Interview with the publisher of personalised German newspaper Niiu, Wanja Oberhof.

And former Yorkshire Post digital editor Geoff Fox on why he’s left the regional press to set up his own video PR firm.

This content is only available to Press Gazette magazine subscribers (£90 a year plus a free USB stick, £40 a year for students). To subscribe, call 01858 438872, or click on this link.

To view the November edition in full (the first under our new look) click here.

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