The Guardian

I have very mixed feelings about the Guardian newspaper. Since the BBC destroyed its website, the Guardian has been my homepage for news updated at an alarming frequency during the day. An article in this week’s New Statesman suggests that the newspaper is in trouble, having lost in excess of £70m over the past two years. Peter Wilby ‘interviews’ the enigmatic editor, Alan Rusbridger, and uncovers some of those bizarre decisions that have implications for the viability of the business. These include buying (now idle) printing presses that can do the ‘Berliner’ format and moving to new rented accommodation near Kings Cross and vacating the Farringdon premises which the Guardian owned.

Well worth a read.

You can see an extract here (ironically, the whole article is behind a paywall); http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/media/2012/05/exclusive-alan-rusbridger-profile-peter-wilby

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