Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Best newspaper office view in Britain?
In the Highlands this week where I am working for Scottish Provincial Press, publishers of the Inverness Courier and Highland News among many others. Anyone who doubts the longevity of newspapers should take a look at some of these titles, covering every cough and splutter of their communities, and being rewarded with 80 per cent penetration. And for those of you labouring in a newspaper office on an out-of-town industrial estate, I thought you might like to see the view from editorial director David Bourn's window. David, former editor of the Evening News in Norwich and until two months ago the deputy editor of the Hull Daily Mail, now watches dolphins in the Moray Firth from his office or from the 'smoking balcony'. Can there be a better view from a newspaper office anywhere in Britain? If there is, please send me a picture.