Your new look Press Gazette: Inside the December issue

Press Gazette has changed – for those of you who haven’t noticed already.

And the second issue under our great new look is on its way to subcribers now.

Last month we led with an exclusive interview with Evening Standard editor Geordie Greig:

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And here’s this month’s front page:

Highlights from the December issue include:

Our cover story which names the top 50 business and finance journalists in the UK and also uses exclusive research to name the most trusted sources of business and finance news and the brands and business-people who journalists most rate.

We interview the number one journalist on our list Robert Peston and also talk to his boss, editor of the BBC business and economics unit Jeremy Hillman.

We also look ahead to new ways journalism could be funded in 2010.

Jon Slattery looks back at the journalism decade and asks: Where have all the good times gone?

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ITN’s Angus Walker writes an exclusive account of how he gained an interview with the British couple still being held hostage by Somali pirates.

Grey Cardigan reveals that the Evening Beast’s last staff photographer, Tommy Cockles, has been axed by the beancounters – despite being hidden in the editorial budget as ‘rags for the press’.

Shortlist editor Terri White explains why the Lads’ Mag isn’t dead yet.

Channel 4 news correspondent Alex Thomson uses his regular column to hit back at the Sunday Times, which vilified him for criticising the McCanns and bemoans the narrowing news agenda of broadcasters.

David Banks asks whether Rupert Murdoch is launching “Operation Paywall” as a sly tactical ruse.

And media money columnist Peter Kirwan explains why he believes 2010 will be a “year less terrifying” for journalists.

In the Knowledge:

Peter Sands gives a masterclass on how to handle a redesign.

Editorial headhunter Martin Tripp explains how to write the perfect covering letter for a journalism job.

In freelance: We provide an in-depth briefing on travel writing, including useful contacts for who to pitch to at the biggest publications in the sector and an exclusive rate-for-the-job survey.

In The Gear: We review a revolutionary digital pen which could transform the way you write up interviews.

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And in The Law: Timothy Pinto provides a useful guide detailing the safest way to deal with reader comments online.

There’s also: A fantastic picture spread detailing the best images of 2009, as nominated by national picture editors; a round-up of the best journalism books of 2009 and a run-down of the latest in journalism technology from Times technology editor Nigel Kendall.

We also detail 30 of the best journalism jobs currently going in our exclusive print-only Job Spy column.

And former editor of The Journalist Tim Gopsill fires his parting shots after 21 years in the job as our Exit Interview: “Bureaucrats do not like independent magazines”.

All this great content is only available to print and e-edition subscribers.

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The current subscription offer is £90 a year, with a free 2gb memory stick thrown in.

Students can subscribe to Press Gazette for just £40 a year (state name of institution and the year you are in).

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