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October 2009 News

Horrocks departs without fanfare

The announcement last month that Paul Horrocks was leaving after 12 years as editor of the Manchester Evening News was predictably one of our biggest stories of recent months, although interestingly, it got fewer page views on HTFP than our

Credit where credit’s due

The Newspaper Society’s weekly newsletter arrived in our inbox this morning with an item about the local media fighting for open justice. "Media commentator Roy Greenslade has highlighted recent instances in which local media journalists reporting on cases in criminal

Helping staff avoid 'sole survivor' syndrome

Local papers across the country have been reporting mass-scale redundancies while websites like HoldtheFrontPage have turned the spotlight on job losses in our industry. But what happens to the staff and companies which are left behind? Business psychologists say that

Staying at home to handle debt

Regular readers of the stories ideas page may remember the ‘Neets’ – those pesky young people ‘not in education, employment nor training’. Well it seems that The Ministry of Silly Acronyms have now come up with a new one: the

Take aim for some artistry

Guns are used for a host of activities – from war to catching your dinner. But one sharp-shooter from Alabama is using his nation’s “right to bear arms” to get in touch with his creative side. Walton Crell picked up