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Editors tell how to 'bounce back' in a tough climate

Page 2 of 4 Editor of the Southern Daily Echo, Ian Murray, said his paper’s two per cent rise in sales was linked with the success of Southampton FC, as coverage of their good FA Cup run boosted sales. High

Plea to 'reflect communities and reconnect with readers'

Regional newspaper editors have been issued a resounding challenge to reconnect with readers, reflect their communities and tackle freedom of information. Speaking in his inaugural address as president of the Society of Editors, Keith Sutton said newsrooms must reflect their

Information 'will be free' under new Act

The Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, has told journalists that requests for information under the new Freedom of Information Act will be free of charge in the vast majority of cases. Addressing the Society of Editors conference, he said there would

Press profits up nine per cent

Scottish Radio Holdings’ press division has seen profits rise by an estimated nine per cent in the last year. According to the latest trading update for the group, which publishes 45 local weekly newspapers in Scotland and Ireland, Score Press

New look for twin titles as publisher unveils new identity

The Hull Daily Mail and East Riding Mail have today unveiled a new look as part of a huge re-branding exercise by their publisher. The sister titles have been given new matching mastheads, which mean they look much more alike

SoE Conference:News in brief

On the day that the Tomlinson report on exam reform was published, Michael Howard outlined the Conservatives’ proposals for exam standards in a keynote speech at the Conference. He said: “The work the Society of Editors undertakes is of huge

Editors hear of Dyke, Morgan and TV beheadings

Greg Dyke’s resignation, the fall of Piers Morgan, a sideswipe at documentary maker Michael Moore, “made for TV beheadings” and a prophecy of doom for terrestial television, kicked off the Society of Editors annual conference. Over a hundred delegates descended

Editors tell how to 'bounce back' in a tough climate

Four regional newspaper editors – and one from the nationals – have told the Society of Editors’ Conference how they are bouncing back in a tough sales climate. Nick Owen, of ITV News, opened the discussion and said: “I started

Overhaul at the Observer

The Watford Observer has undergone a complete overhaul in a bid to meet the needs of its existing readers while attracting a wider audience, with a particular focus on women over 30. The transformation, which was unveiled on Friday, includes

End of year trading shows Northcliffe ‘performing well’

The latest trading statement from the owners of Northcliffe Newspapers shows the regional newspaper group continuing to perform well. Circulation revenues for the 11 months to August were two per cent ahead of the same period last year. Advertising revenues

Back-to-basics title reaches first birthday

The Bexley Chronicle Series is still going strong a year after it first hit the streets. The monthly newspaper is celebrating its first birthday after being launched last September, billed as a back-to-basics title with grassroots news for local people.

Archant newspaper takeover gets final clearance

Archant’s acquisition of 27 weekly newspapers previously owned by Independent News and Media has been cleared by the Competition Commission. Questions had been raised by the Office of Fair Trading as to whether the sale of some of the titles

Two-year tabloid plan comes to fruition

The culmination of two years of planning at Teesside’s Evening Gazette is set to be unveiled to its readers next week, when the paper is published in a compact format for the first time. The broadsheet title is the latest

Onwards and upwards as weekly reaches first birthday

After a year of growth, as Orkney Today has established itself within the community it serves, the time has come to consolidate, according to editor John Ross Scott. The title began life a year ago, becoming the county’s first new

New look for a new era at News Shopper

The News Shopper series has hit the streets with a fresh new look following a wholesale redesign of the paper. Timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of London’s oldest free newspaper next January, the redesign has seen the News

£12m press investment sparks compact plan for News

The Irish News has revealed plans to switch to a new compact format next spring, when it opens its own £12m purpose-built press facility. The move will give the paper a capacity of 96-pages of full-colour, and will see it