An unholy alliance of Press, Police and Politicians?
This year’s Tom Olsen Lecture, entitled ‘An unholy alliance of Press, Police and Politicians?’, was given by the Society of Editors’ Bob Satchwell on Thursday 6 October 2011 at St Bride’s Fleet Street.
Source: Tom Olsen Lecture 2011
A Whitehall farce: Super-injunctions
The comings and goings of the past week, super-injunctions, writs against Twitter and a dramatic unveiling in the House of Commons, would be laughable, if the implications were not so serious, writes Bob Satchwell.
Source: InPub Weekly # 049 27/05/2011
Jaw-dropping inspiration for the future
The BIG press story of the year? No question – the Telegraph’s exposure and forensic examination of MPs’ expenses this summer. It will linger long in the memory. Bob Satchwell applauds the Telegraph’s news values and looks to see what wider lessons can be learned.
Source: InPublishing Magazine Nov/Dec 2009
The future of newspapers – beware the merchants of doom
According to some commentators, the best thing that traditional media companies could do, would be to close the presses and go web-only. Odd then that Rupert Murdoch should have recently invested so much in the new Broxbourne plant. A big miscalculation? Bob Satchwell thinks not.
Source: InPublishing Magazine Sep/Oct 2008
With continuing media fragmentation and the rise of citizen journalism, the issue of trust is ever more pertinent for publishers. Titles which are trusted sources of information and entertainment shine like beacons through the thickening media mist. But, trust does not come about by accident – it is the result of consistent hard work and investment. Get it right, says Bob Satchwell, and your title will always find an audience.
Source: InCirculation Magazine Jan/Feb 2008