The ongoing argument over the running of Trinity Mirror’s two big newspapers in Wales – the Daily Post and the Western Mail – has taken a further turn with publication of an open letter to Alan Edmunds, editor of the Mail and publishing director of Media Wales.
The letter – written by Dr Andy Williams, a research fellow at the Cardiff School of Journalism – comes after Williams’ critique of Trinity Mirror’s stewardship of Media Wales led Edmunds to accuse him of publishing “one-eyed, inadequately-researched hyperbole”.
In the open letter, Williams said he felt he needed to ‘engage with the substantive criticisms you make of a recent feature I wroteâ€¦Amongst your ad hominem attacks were a few points on which I hope we can open a more productive dialogue.
‘I welcome your reference to Media Wales’ positive relationship with our teaching staff, to which I belong. But have to disagree with you about the quality of our research. The School is internationally recognised as a centre for cutting edge, inter-disciplinary research in its fieldâ€¦”
Full letter here.