The “KGB man taking over the Evening Standard” tale continues to rumble on, with much prompting from the Russians through the national press, which, incidentally has thoroughly annoyed the denizens of Derry Street and made them much less well disposed to finalising the deal.
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This ad made me feel REALLY old when I saw it last night!
Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Our Price and Wimpey……where did it all go right?
At this time of year, thoughts naturally turn towards renewal and rejuvenation. Fresh starts for a new year, dry Januaries, detoxing, job-hunting and defining goals for the year ahead are the order of the day.
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Welcome to my inaugural
As I boxed up my Christmas
decorations – shoving them back in the loft for another year – reintroduced
myself to the gym, gave up drinking for January and failed to make the High
Street sales, there seemed nothing left of the holiday season but the return to
work, the cold financial climate and its true effects on the retail and media
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Tomorrow’s print edition of Media Week contains an interesting interview with Tim Brooks, managing director of Guardian News & Media, in which he is forthright and trenchant about the future of print media.
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If you cast you mind back to Christmas Day 2007, you may remember the headlines being all about shopping online.
The Telegraph told us that a whopping 3.5 million of us would be hunting for delicious deals on the web, and they weren’t wrong.
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I see the national newspapers have today all picked up on the story of Russian oligarch Alexander Lebedev supposedly making a bid to buy the London Evening Standard.
All apart from the Daily Mail (funny that…).
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By now you will no doubt all be heartily sick of reading the multifarious doom-and-gloom predictions about what’s in store for us in 2009 that filled newspapers, magazines and other media over the holiday period.
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After what seems like ages, I’m back in the office, plump, refreshed, not drinking for three weeks and full of the joys of…..erm….a freezing cold English winter.
Colleagues within a few feet of me have already started smoking, waiting for the Chinese New Year to try again, and one burly fellow in our editorial department is furiously applying “stop ‘n’ grow” to his fingernails at an alarming frequency.
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