Category: Grey Cardigan

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Ad boycott is censorship by stealth

WHEN the Daily Telegraph had the temerity to cautiously ignore the public condemnation of the HSBC bank – one of its biggest advertisers –...
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The Grey Cardigan’s media week

I STOPPED writing this column, blog, whatever, because it became so relentlessly tedious. Every week was an unremitting catalogue of job losses, offic...
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Friday afternoon fannying about time

Why not have a go at the Peter Sands news quiz (while filling your pockets with company biros if you work at the Daily Express)? http://sandsmediaserv...
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Debating with the digital dunderheads

I HAVE often tried to engage with the digital dunderheads who run our regional newspaper websites, both in person and online. These are never easy con...
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White flag or white feather?

SO WHAT if Heinz suddenly decided that they couldn’t be arsed producing baked beans any more? You’d open the tin and find a meagre spoonfu...
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Some election night thoughts from 2010…

A piece that ran in Press Gazette, and nothing much has changed…   I USED to love election nights. You’d pick your top boys (and girls), ...
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The perils of the political wrap

SO YOU’RE the editor of a weekly newspaper, sitting at your desk fighting off tears of exhaustion as you clock up your 40th hour of the working ...
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The Brighton bungle

AMID MUCH fanfare, the “new-look Brighton Argus” relaunched last week. I always feel sorry for the editors of this newspaper because there are so ...
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Ding dong! The Mekon is dead!

ALMOST A year ago I wrote the piece below about ‘The newspaper boss beamed down from the Planet Zog’, bemoaning the damage being inflicted...
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Laying claim to Clarkson and Kath

TOP MARKS to the provincial newspaper in Yorkshire that reported the appointment of Kath Viner thus: “Former Ripon Gazette reporter is new editor of...