Telegraph to follow Guardian?

Telegraph Group executive vice chairman Jeremy Deedes has hinted
that his paper may follow The Guardian to midsize Berliner format.

The Guardian’s relaunch in the new size is now expected as early as 12 or 13 September.

Deedes
told the British Journalism Review: “It is going to be very interesting
to see what happens when the Berliner-size Guardian comes out. I
personally think it will really suit The Guardian, even though it’s a
shape alien to British readers.

“Maybe that’s the way forward for
The Telegraph – maintaining the essence of a serious newspaper with a
convenience in size for people who don’t read their newspapers at the
kitchen table.”

Deedes moved to his current nonexecutive role at
The Telegraph in October after returning from retirement to guide the
company through its sale as chief executive.

Deedes also told the
BJR of his confidence in Daily Telegraph editor Martin Newland who he
described as “exactly the right kind of person to edit The Telegraph
for today”.

BJR is published this week. 020 7324 8703.

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