Let’s not forget that there are few – if any – media that can command the solus attention of their audience in a trusted brand environment, provide a space and context where commercial messages are actively enjoyed and genuinely influence the way people think and behave.
James Wildman, chief revenue officer, Trinity Mirror Solutions
The role of newspapers remains highly distinctive. We sustain detailed investigations that confront the controversies that others avoid, offering the public independent, rigorous and trusted news.
David Disnmore, chief operating officer, News UK
It’s not by accident that the British press is revered throughout the world for its energy, determination and professionalism.
Doug Wills, president, The Society of Editors
A free press is one of the pillars of a fee society. Abuse of power, corruption, lies and ignorance all thrive in the absence of an inquisitive and informative media.
John Whittingdale, culture secretary, The Conservative Party
A newsbrands main product is not news or information, but influence, societal influence and commercial influence
Phillip Meyer, University of North Carolina
We have the greatest opportunity of our journalistic careers because there are hundreds of millions of people who read us on a monthly basis, more than at any point in human history
Susie Boniface, journalist, The Mirror
Great writing, great journalism, really matters to people and that’s what we produce day in, day out and that has huge worth
Karin Seymour, sales director, News UK
It is old Fleet Street, the best-selling newspapers, that set the media agenda every day. Their stories and commentaries provide the basis for much of the news and current affairs output of the BBC, ITN and Sky
Roy Greenslade, freelance journalist
“Newspapers still wield very considerable power and command respect among other media, which still take the lead from the old school Fleet Street inkmeisters. Really clever people who think brilliantly and can write beautifully still find homes on newspapers. There is still plenty of wisdom on the printed page.
Matthew Gwyther, editor, Management Today
Every now and then I meet a 20-something digital native who reads print newspapers too. I immediately assume they have a great future
Michael Skapinker, associate editor and columnist, Financial Times