Press Gazette monthly - why reading the news could be bad for your health

The world’s financial system may be crashing around our ears – but Press Gazette has found much to reassure, advise and inspire UK journalists in its second monthly issue.

Patrick Smith investigates how Fleet Street is using the internet to take over the world.

In our freelance section we ask money experts how journalists can make the most out of their income – and David Parsley, in a new monthly column, reveals how after going freelance he has already equalled his salary as editor of City Am.

And Rachael Gallagher investigates why media buyers think the big magazine brands are well placed to navigate the downturn.

We also find out why one doctor and academic-turned journalist thinks that reading the news could be a major public health risk.

Radio Academy director Trevor Dann provides a guide to the best podcasting equipment.

We take a closer look at Trinity Mirror Midlands – where 60 jobs are being cut from the Birmingham Post and Mail as it creates a new integrated newsroom. Birmingham Mail editor Steve Dyson and NUJ northern organiser Chris Morley fight it out with PG as referee.

Robin Goad from Hitwise explains why regional newspapers need to make more use of search engine optimisation to emulate the massive traffic growth being enjoyed by national newspaper websites.

We profile four of the UK’s all-time magazine design and journalism heroes ahead of the Press Gazette Magazine Design and Journalism Awards.

In training and tips section The Knowledge: veteran reporter Phil Dennett provides a guide for fledgling news journalists on how to survive day one; we explain the art of networking for journalists; there’s a masterclass on mobile phone photography and Peter Sands provides coaching for editorial managers.

There’s also popular regulars Grey Cardigan and Axegrinder as well as comment and analysis from: ITV economics editor Daisy McAndrew, David Banks, Peter Kirwan and Popbitch editor Camilla Wright.

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