PG magazine March edition: Exclusive John Mulholland interview

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:


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– 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.

Psychologies editor Louise Chunn explains why her title is now back on track “after moving away a bit from being deep and serious” and why some comarch6nsumer magazine editors could try harder.

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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To view the November edition in full (the first under our new look) click here.



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