This week's Press Gazette magazine: it's a corker!

In this week’s Press Gazette magazine:

  • We urge three High Court judges not to compel freelance journalist Shiv Malik to hand over his notes to Greater Manchester Police in an open letter on page one:”If this cornerstone of UK press freedom is shattered by a ruling in GMP’s favour, it will undermine the very democracy that the Terrorism Act is intended to defend.”
  • The magazine journalist who is literally planning to have a fist fight with one of his readers.
  • A report from the employment tribunal of former News of the World sports writer Matt Driscoll which raises questions about the management culture at the News International red-top.
  • We investigate the truth behind the meteoric rise which has seen the Telegraph depose The Guardian as the UK’s number one national newspaper website.
  • Incoming New Statesman editor Jason Cowley reveals his plans for the title. The current Granta editor says: “It was famous for its literary coverage and it will be again.”
  • Peter Kirwan profiles the bashful Malaysian billionaire who has just taken a 20 per cent stake in Johnston Press.
  • A new column “Launch Pad” which should be essential reading for freelances – detailing the latest magazine industry launches and relaunches.
  • Multi award-winning Evening Standard photographer Jeremy Selwyn talks us through some of the greatest photographs of his career.
  • Peter Sands of Press Association Training explains how to survive and thrive on the newsdesk: “Remember to eat, drink and sleep…a burnt-out news editor is no good to anyone.”
  • The week a crucial by-election came to town for Crewe Chronicle editor Dave Fox. “I tried to to interview one ‘local’ man on the street only to find he was a junior Tory front bencher”.
  • Axegrinder talks to notorious former New York Times journalist Jayson Blair about his memories of working with “fun loving” BBC economics editor Stephanie Flanders

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