I was reminded last week at the London Press Club Ball just how
competitive the newspaper industry is, as rival titles bid against each
other for the auction prizes, fuelled by alcohol, testosterone and Max
But this rivalry means the industry rarely
comes together to promote itself (why have we not got a national
newspaper museum?) to speak with one voice on matters of common
concern, or to run a unified national campaign. As a result, our voice
is left weakened and divided in crucial areas to the detriment of the
industry as a whole.
But the Press Club Ball also showed that when we do get together, our combined strength is greater than the sum of our parts.