The plates are being made and the presses will soon be whirring on this week’s edition of Press Gazette which is again packed with exclusive news, investigations, useful training and tips.
It also includes our new two-page round-up of all the media news from everywhere: “The Week in Journalism.”
- Part one of our exclusive serialisation of Guardian writer Nick Davies’ investigation into “falsehood, distortion and propaganda” in the global media. He claims that 80 per cent of home news stories at five national newspapers are at least partly made up of recycled agency or PR copy.
And he reveals the diary of a regional reporter who writes 48 stories in a week, but meets just four people face-to-face and spends three hours of 48 out of the office.
- An exclusive interview with new Independent on Sunday editor John Mullin: “It’s no longer enough on a Sunday newspaper to do what maybe papers were doing five or ten years ago.”
- Mandy Appleyard – the editor of the News of the World’s new magazine Fabulous – explains why the new title is likely to have less adverts for Faberge-inspired musical eggs, and how it is targeting women readers.
- Nigel Green investigates the police press office which logged 17,261 incidents over Christmas – but told journalists about just 27 of them.
- The aptly-named editor of Country Life Mark Hedges explains why his title is targeting new money, and why he thinks the last year was the most successful in his publication’s 111-year history.
- How the credit-crunch is already beggining to bite in the mortgage magazine industry.
In our training and tips section The Knowledge:
- The extraordinary story of James Morris (now Jan) who used a secret code to break the story of Sir Edmund Hillary’s ascent of Everest.
- Everything you ever wanted to know about geotagging but were afraid to ask
- Essential tips for getting more out of your telephone interviews.
- Part two of Peter Kirwan’s guide to reading company balance sheets.
All this for just £3! (or £2.30 if you take out an annual subscription).
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Press Gazette is posted so subscribers this afternoon and available on newsstands from Friday.