In April, Newsworks held its first ever conference, entitled Shift 2013. The purpose of the event was to highlight how newspapers are effective and influential platforms in the multiplatform age. Ray Snoddy was in the audience.
Source: InPublishing Magazine May/Jun 2013
Andrew Mullins - interview
The Independent and the Standard have had a tumultuous few years. Between them, and not necessarily in this order, they’ve faced new Russian owners, shared back office functions with DMGT, been sold for £1, switched to free, launched a compact sister paper, and, next up, they are to be stable mates with the new London local TV franchise. It’s all go! Ray Snoddy talks to managing director Andrew Mullins.
Source: InPublishing Magazine Mar/Apr 2013
David Montgomery - interview
November saw a seismic shift in the regional media landscape, with the launch of Local World. Headed by David Montgomery and Steve Auckland, the new company plans to radically overhaul the structure of local media and ensure its profitable future. Ray Snoddy caught up with David to find out more.
Source: InPublishing Magazine Jan/Feb 2013
Tom Toumazis - interview
The reign of Tom Toumazis at the top of Mecom, the European newspaper group may, at just over a year, be one of the shortest on record at a major publisher. But, as he tells Ray Snoddy, he remains optimistic about the future of newspapers.
Source: InPublishing Magazine Nov/Dec 2012
Rufus Olins - interview
Some jobs are more challenging than others, and the task of marketing newspapers to the media buying community in the current climate is probably one of those. Ray Snoddy talks to Rufus Olins about what he hopes to achieve at Newsworks.
Source: InPublishing Magazine Sep/Oct 2012
MediaTel recently held a seminar looking into the future of national newspapers. Ray Snoddy, who was one of the panellists, picks out some of the main talking points.
Source: InPublishing Magazine Jul/Aug 2012
Lord Hunt - interview
In the current climate, the chairmanship of the much maligned PCC might not appear a particularly enticing position. Yet, former Conservative cabinet minister, Lord Hunt of Wirral, jumped at the chance. He explains to Ray Snoddy why he wanted the job and where he thinks press regulation should go from here.
Source: InPublishing Magazine May/Jun 2012
The term ‘hyperlocal’ has been a buzzword in regional publishing for the past couple of years, yet it has been the guiding philosophy of one particular newspaper group for decades. Ray Snoddy talks to Sir Ray Tindle and his senior team at Tindle Newspapers about their approach to publishing.
Source: InPublishing Magazine Mar/Apr 2012
Ashley Highfield - interview
Johnston Press, one of the largest newspaper publishers in the UK, recently appointed a man with no newspaper experience as it new chief executive. Ray Snoddy talks to Ashley Highfield about his plans for the company.
Source: InPublishing Magazine Jan/Feb 2012
James Harding - Interview
Tuesday July 5th is a day James Harding, the editor of the Times, is unlikely to forget. It was the day the Milly Dowler story broke, and by chance, Harding was speaking at the annual lunch of the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers (ISBA). Ray Snoddy takes up the story.
Source: InPublishing Magazine Nov/Dec 2011
You couldn’t make it up
The events of the past few months still defy belief. Surely, we’ll wake up soon and it will all have been a dream. Ray Snoddy looks back at one of the most tumultuous periods in the history of the British press.
Source: InPublishing Magazine Sep/Oct 2011
No more navel-gazing?
There is one small paradox about the newspaper business at the moment that has largely gone unnoticed. It’s rather like the dog that hasn’t barked. Whatever happened, asks Ray Snoddy, to the specialist media pages in the national press?
Source: InPublishing Magazine Jul/Aug 2011
Georgina Harvey - interview
Georgina Harvey, first female president of the Newspaper Society and managing director of Trinity Mirror’s Regional Newspapers, has spent much of the last year being very annoyed, frustrated, offended and sometimes downright angry. Ray Snoddy finds out why.
Source: InPublishing Magazine May/Jun 2011
David Montgomery - interview
There are few people so steeped in newspapers as David Montgomery. At various times, editor, investor and proprietor, David has worked in publishing for almost forty years. Ray Snoddy spoke to him on the eve of his departure from Mecom about why he won’t be retiring and why he still believes in newspapers.
Source: InPublishing Magazine Mar/Apr 2011
Society of Editors Conference 2010
There were many big hitters at the conference in Glasgow. They ranged from the owner of the Independent and the Evening Standard, Alexander Lebedev, to Alex Salmond, first minister of Scotland and Ellis Watson, chief executive of Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment. But the surprising star of the show, writes Ray Snoddy, was an unassuming editor who has never sought the limelight and who is on the verge of retirement.
Source: InPublishing Magazine Jan/Feb 2011
Mike Soutar - interview
It is difficult to think of anyone, writes Ray Snoddy, who has had a greater impact on the men’s magazine market in the UK – for good or ill - than Mike Soutar, co-founder and chief executive of ShortList, the free weekly.
Source: InPublishing Magazine Nov/Dec 2010
Jerry Wright - interview
The ABC has been a central pillar of the UK print establishment since it was founded in 1931. Recently it has taken steps to make the organisation equally relevant to the fast changing digital publishing world. Ray Snoddy talks to chief executive Jerry Wright about recent and planned developments at the ABC.
Source: InPublishing Magazine Sep/Oct 2010
Guy Zitter - interview
The Mail has a winning formula, and there aren’t too many national newspapers you can say that about at the moment. Mail MD Guy Zitter talks to Ray Snoddy about wine stoppers, cruises and ... profits.
Source: InPublishing Magazine Jul/Aug 2010
British Press Awards
The Telegraph won. End of story, right? Err... not exactly. Yes the Telegraph was the big winner on the night, but Ray Snoddy, one of the judges, found some very interesting things going on in the ‘Digital Innovation’ category - one of the few the Telegraph didn’t win (although it was shortlisted!).
Source: InPublishing Magazine May/Jun 2010
Greg Hadfield - interview
Greg Hadfield is living proof that someone steeped in print can thrive online. With a CV that includes the Wakefield Express and Soccernet, Greg is uniquely well positioned to comment on the future of newspapers. Ray Snoddy spoke to Greg about recent moves, his print past and his, and our, digital future.
Source: InPublishing Magazine Mar/Apr 2010