In this month’s Press Gazette magazine Observer editor John Mulholland gives his first ever in-depth interview as the title embarks on a make or break relaunch.
In it, he says:
How have your newspaper consumption habits changed during the pandemic/lockdown, and do you think this will last?
- I read more news digitally than in print now, and expect this to continue (48%, 179 Votes)
- No change (29%, 107 Votes)
- I read more news in print than digitally now, and expect this to continue (14%, 52 Votes)
- I read more news digitally than in print now, but do not expect this to continue (6%, 24 Votes)
- I read more news in print than digitally now, but do not expect this to continue (3%, 10 Votes)
Total Voters: 372
– The relaunch will probably lose readers.
– GMG is now committed to The Observer’s future.
– Web-first is not always the best policy for Observer content.
– The Observer should break even financially from next month.
Other highlights of the March edition:
Insider secrets of the consumer magazine ABC risers: New!, Star, Full House!, Classic Rock, The Week, The Oldie, Good Housekeeping and Stuff.
Emap and Manchester Confidential reveal how charging for online content is working for them.
Journalism entrepreneurs: A special report on the journalists who have packed in staff jobs to launch their own thriving media businesses.
Freelance journalist Brian Deer on his six-year fight with The Lancet and Andrew Wakefield to reveal the truth about the MMR vaccine.
Peter Sands on why editors need a vision to lead their teams through adversity.
A guide to freelancing in the food and drink sector.
Chris Smith from T3 picks out the best video cameras for journalists.
Channel 4 News correspondent Nick Martin on tracking down Mexico’s missing and murdered young women and blowing open a secret sex trafficking ring.
Daily Telegraph chief reporter Gordon Rayner on the secrets of being a great reporter: “Very often it’s that one last phone call or the line buried on page 193 of a report that will give you the breakthrough you need on a story.”
The best press photography in the world: two of the World Press Photo competition judges pick out their favourites images from the winners.
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