Trinity Mirror editor's spat with academic continues as he defends his research

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 wrote…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 field…”

Full letter here.

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