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HoldtheFrontPage publishes two regular columns – Dyson at Large and the Law Column.

Former regional daily editor Steve Dyson’s monthly Dyson at Large blog has established itself as a must-read throughout the local press industry. Don’t miss his updates which are published on the site on the penultimate Wednesday of every month.

The fortnightly Law Column is written by media law specialists Foot Anstey and is designed to encourage debate on all aspects of the law as it affects working journalists. It appears every other Tuesday.

Other guest blogs may also appear on this page from time to time.

A culture clash in Wolverhampton?

One of the great things about having a story comments facility on your website is that it enables users to amplify what you have already written, and perhaps introduce fresh angles and context to a story. So it was with

Was this the best-ever regional press Tweet?

From the latest collection of Friday Funnies on HTFP comes this gem from Worcester News editor Kevin Ward. Has there ever been a better Tweet by a member of the regional press? Let us know on editor.htfp@and.co.cuk.

Culture minister praises HTFP blogger

We’ve been pretty pleased so far with the reaction to our new HoldtheFrontPage blogger – former Birmingham Mail editor Steve Dyson. Although not everyone has necessarily agreed with his weekly critiques of local and regional newspapers, that wasn’t the point.

Dundee here we come?

At the conclusion of his speech to last year’s Society of Editors conference, its incoming president Donald Martin announced that next year’s gathering would be held in Glasgow. "Where better to celebrate next year’s conference than in the great newspaper

Will the Tories destroy the regional media’s only lifeline?

The emerging battle to run the three regional TV news pilots in Scotland, Wales and the North-East is shaping up to be the big media story of the year, with several rival newspaper groups bidding for the franchises. Meanwhile, shadow