Six of the best from the October edition of Press Gazette magazine

 

Six of the best from the October edition of Press Gazette magazine:

What exactly does it mean to be a ‘commercial’ editor? We get answers from Retail Week’s Tim Danaher, Damian Wild at Estates Gazette, Brand Republic Group editor in chief Danny Rogers, Lem Bingley from Incisive Media and The Grocer’s Adam Leyland.

Former Take a Break editor John Dale investigates journalism’s freebie culture – and finds out about a press conference organised by Asda where journalists were rewarded with a £30 gift voucher for turning up.

Peter Kirwan looks into a bid to secure charity status (and a huge number of financial benefits) for local newspapers.

Deputy editor Francis Wheen on 50 years of Private Eye: “There’s nothing more satisfying than writing back to a lawyer, thank you for your letter – our reply to you is ‘fuck off'”.

Freelance of the month Andrew Crofts reveals how he earns £1,000 a day as a ghost writer.

Bath Chronicle editor Sam Holliday on how he successfully took the former daily title weekly in 2007.

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