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Reporters hit the road to discover issues that matter

A south coast newspaper is to find out more about its readers and the issues they want to read about, by sending its reporters out on the road. Portsmouth newspaper The News has begun a week-long series of roadshows as

Veteran political journalist to speak at Society conference

Political journalist Chris Moncrieff will be the guest speaker at the Society of Editors annual dinner in October. The Press Association journalist will provide his own insight into events of the past year such as the Hutton inquiry and difficulties

Regional editors to speak at conference

Four editors from the regional press will be among the speakers at this year’s Society of Editors Conference. Mike Gilson of The News in Portsmouth, Leicester Mercury editor Nick Carter, Hannah Walker of the South London Press and Terry Manners

Editor moves north for Evening Press job

Kevin Booth, editor of the Peterborough Evening Telegraph, has been appointed editor of the Evening Press, York. Kevin has been editor at Peterborough for the last three years. He has held a number of senior positions on daily newspapers, including

Regional press staff fly to Middle East

Six regional newspapers have sent reporters to the Middle East to cover the expected conflict in Iraq. Several military units requested that their local newspaper should be positioned with them in any forthcoming conflict, including The Portsmouth News, and its

125 years of The News

The News, Portsmouth, will celebrate its 125th birthday on Saturday. To mark the occasion it has produced a 32-page supplement looking back on the paper’s history so far, and the history of the communities it serves. Editor Mike Gilson said:

News in brief

The Irish News is inviting readers to suggest the new emblem for the newly-named Police Service of Northern Ireland.It ran the feature after being approached by the policing board to help out and members of a police working committee will

Disorder allegation dropped

A charge of violent disorder against former Portsmouth News sports writer Danny Griffiths has been dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service. He was alleged to have been involved in the crowd trouble that marred a Division One football match at

Staff changes at Portsmouth title

Regional press news – this story published 19.6.2000 Staff changes at Portsmouth title by HoldTheFrontPage staff Staff changes and the launch of two weekly supplements have been announced at The News, Portsmouth. A 12-page sports insert will be published on

Booth to edit Peterborough title

Bristol Evening Post No 2 Kevin Booth (pictured) has been named editor of the Peterborough Evening Telegraph. Mr Booth (42) succeeds Mike Gilson, who has moved to The News, Portsmouth. He will leave Bristol on June 2 and take up

The News hails a "victory for press freedom"

Havant Borough Council has failed in an attempt to block The News from publishing the pictures of three town hall staff who were made redundant. After the Portsmouth newspaper printed photographs of the three axed council directors, whose departures could

Newspaper men join Code of Practice committee

A newspaper watchdog group’s code of standards committee has two new members. Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, and Trinity Mirror’s regional newspapers editorial director Neil Benson, are to sit on the Editors’ Code of Practice Committee, which reviews the voluntary code

News man joins Code Committee

Mike Gilson, editor of The News in Portsmouth, has been appointed to the Editors’ Code of Practice Committee. He replaces Paul Horrocks, editor of the Manchester Evening News, who joined the Press Complaints Commission on October 1. The Code Committee