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Here’s a round-up of the best bits from the April edition:
- Cover story: Mind the News Gap. Using the Ushahidi social media platform Press Gazette has compiled a unique picture of regional newspaper closures and launches over the last seven years and taken a closer look at areas which are no longer served by professional local journalists. We also find out about the entrepreneurs who seeking to fill these news vacuums.
- John Dale concludes his astonishing Day in the Life of British Journalism project – a unique in-depth look at a single 24-hour news cycle.
- Former BBC journalist Michael Cole takes a controversial swipe at middle-aged female broadcast journalists who complain of sexism after disappearing from our screens: “It matters how you look on television. The studio lights aren’t kind to ageing skin…I was a victim of prejudice every bit as disheartening as anything a TV sofa queen has ever had to suffer.”
- One of the newspaper industry’s great survivors, Irish Post editor Murray Morse, talks to Press Gazette about an amazingly varied career that has seen him work as a journalist in every country in the UK and edit the Newcastle Chronicle, Cambridge Evening News and Daily/Sunday Sport: “Some editors have decided that the job has changed so much they wanted to get out before they were driven insane by constantly having to battle with the bean counters.”
- Six of the best with Terry Manners: “Kelvin MacKenzie is the best journalist I’ve worked with..inspirational, energetic, talented and fun.”
- If you ask me with former Sunday Telegraph editor turned columnist for The Independent and Sunday Times Dominic Lawson: “However big or heavily promoted your byline you have to remember that you are only as good as your last piece or column…Editors are driven half mad by those they think are not trying their hardest.”
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