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Dyson at Large

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The regional press receives too-cursory a glance from doom-mongering, London-centric media experts. So we’ve let experienced former editor Steve Dyson loose to critique regional or local newspapers from across the UK.

You won’t know how, where or when he’ll taste your splash, assess your courts and council reporting or measure your story counts. All we guarantee is that his unique, detailed analysis of the ink on paper that more than 80pc of British adults still read will appear here, every other Wednesday.

To contact Steve, visit www.dysonmedia.co.uk.

April 16, 2014

Dyson at Large: New Sunday paper’s instant profit

‘Ink on paper still making money’ says blogger

April 2, 2014

Dyson at Large: Why good subs are worth keeping

Weekly is ‘one hell of a subbing operation’ says blogger

March 19, 2014

Dyson at Large: Strong start to thin daily

Choice of splash was spot on says blogger

March 5, 2014

Dyson at Large: Newsquest’s little hub of horrors

Blogger runs the rule over titles produced from central unit

February 19, 2014

Dyson at Large: Readers love Johnston weekly’s UGC

No blurry cat pictures or PR masquerading as news here says blogger

February 5, 2014

Dyson at Large: Paper dulled by lack of good pictures

HTFP blogger hits out at ‘condescending’ Greenslade

January 22, 2014

Dyson at Large: Old-fashioned newspaper full of UGC

Traditional weekly’s readers provide ‘wealth of stories and pictures’

January 8, 2014

Dyson at Large: Paper right not to splash on fetish teacher

Readers ‘may not have appreciated too sensational an approach’

December 24, 2013

Dyson at Large: My regional heroes of 2013

Our blogger names his top ten regional press personalities of the year

December 11, 2013

Dyson at Large: The hidden treasures of court reports

Blogger finds criminal pensioner hiding away on page 14

November 27, 2013

Dyson at Large: Holding the great and good to account

Exposing politicians’ bad behaviour ‘is sign of good newspaper’

November 13, 2013

Dyson at Large: Traditional paper still serving time-warped town

Solid stories and not a sniff of modern design says blogger

October 30, 2013

Dyson at Large: Nasty folds hide decent title

Creases hiding part of masthead could have prevented sales says blogger

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October 16, 2013

Dyson at Large: Title earns praise in print and online

‘Paper has helped me get to know my new home’ says reader

October 2, 2013

Dyson at Large: Design clutter makes ugly front page

Display ‘headache’ for regional daily

September 18, 2013

Dyson at Large: Bite-sized summaries help circulation rise

Focus on main story gives readers clear direction says blogger

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