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Marketing man on the move

The marketing director of the Newspaper Society is to leave to take up a new post advising firms how to maximise advertising revenue. Chris Stanley will leave in June to become managing director of the UK division of MatchWork. He

Call to celebrate local newspaper industry

Newspapers around the country have received the rallying cry to work on creative ideas to promote Local Newspaper Week. The Newspaper Society has put together a press pack containing eight press releases as well as artwork and other resources to

Celebrating the newspaper industry

The chance to promote the role of the regional press is just around the corner during Local Newspaper Week – from May 14 to 20. The annual event is organised by the Newspaper Society to provide a platform for papers

Business lunch date

The chief executive of Camelot Plc, Dianne Thompson, is to be the guest of honour at the Newspaper Society Annual Lunch next month. The event, in the Grand Ballroom at London’s Hilton Hotel, will also host presentations on the Society’s

Awards for endeavour from the Newspaper Society

The Newspaper Society is joining forces with the Nationwide Building Society and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations to launch the 2001 Nationwide Awards for Voluntary Endeavour. They are looking for local heroes making outstanding contributions to their communities. The

"Lighter approach" to newspaper mergers

The Newspaper Society has given a cautious welcome to the Government’s Communications white paper which sets out a “lighter touch approach” for future newspaper mergers. “We are pleased that the Government has listened to the Newspaper Society’s case for reform

Newsquest joins the fold

Newsquest Media Group plc is to join the Newspaper Society as a full member from January 1, 2001. The decision was welcomed by Newspaper Society president Alec Davidson. He said: “This comes at a time when the industry is going

Promotion for newspaper legal expert

Santha Rasaiah, the Newspaper Society’s head of legal and regulatory affairs, has been promoted to the new position of head of political, editorial and regulatory affairs (PERA), with effect from 1 November. The Society’s director, David Newell, said: “Santha Rasaiah

Plugging another council leak

A council warning against leaking information to the press has been leaked… to the Bournemouth Daily Echo. The paper has reported that a watchdog investigator was brought in to find out what was behind the strict edict against passing on

Call for reform of ownership laws

The long-term health of the regional press will be in jeopardy unless newspaper ownership laws are reformed, industry chief executives were told at the Newspaper Society’s Senior Management Forum in London. Tim Bowdler, chief executive of Johnston Press plc and

Mo Mowlam told of "deep concerns"

The Newspaper Society has written to Cabinet Office Minister Mo Mowlam expressing the newspaper industry’s deep concerns over the threat to freedom of expression posed by new legislation, including the Freedom of Information Bill. The Society has called for all

New pledge on press freedom legislation

A new “early warning system” has been promised by Home Secretary Jack Straw to avoid unintended restrictions on press reporting and freedom of expression in all new legislation. The pledge follows a letter sent by Newspaper Society director David Newell

Secrecy 'is biggest obstacle' to reporting – survey

A new report is claiming that the greatest obstacle to free reporting is secrecy among public bodies. In a wide-ranging survey, more than 80 per cent of regional daily newspaper editors and more than 60 per cent of weekly newspaper