Richard Harris may believe himself to have been a useless editor, but he is no mean book publicist as he proved last week.
The former Carlisle News and Star boss spoke to HTFP last week about his recently-published autobiography The Accidental Editor which, among other things, describes his sacking from the CN Group-owned title in 1993 after three and a half years in charge. Read more »
Every so often we publish a story on HoldtheFrontPage - usually a retirement story or an obituary - which reveals the depth of affection in which some journalists are held by their former colleagues.
The Society of Editors conference is always a highlight of the year for us here at HTFP. Apart from anything else, it's a great chance to catch up with old friends and contacts and experience the camaraderie that, in spite of everything, still lies at the heart of our industry. Read more »
HoldtheFrontPage has today unveiled a series of design tweaks to its homepage including greater prominence for jobs and a new 'media funnies' channel.
The site's new Wordpress platform has now been live for six months and although user feedback has been generally positive, we felt there was still room for improvement.
For instance, some users had commented that they found the Lucida main text font rather blurry. We agreed and have now changed it back to the much sharper Arial font we used on the old site. Read more »
I always thought the deep-fried Mars Bar originated from Glasgow, but one regional newspaper editor claims otherwise.
Find out who it was who first revealed the existence of the craze then taking hold among schoolchildren in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, in this week's Take Five on HTFP.
No question who was the happiest winner at yesterday's Regional Press Awards ceremony in London - Essex Chronicle editor Alan Geere.
In the lift beforehand, Geere was playing down his paper's chances of success in the Weekly Newspaper of the Year category - but when presenter Nick Ferrari read out the result he made no attempt to hide his feelings.
His victorious race to the stage, arms whirling in delight, carried definite echoes of the 'windmill' goal celebration originally made famous by former Southampton and England striker Mick Channon in the 1970s. Read more »
Editors are often accused of taking the credit for the efforts of their staff - but not Bristol Evening Post boss Mike Norton.
After handing over the prize for Supplement of the Year at yesterday's Regional Press Awards, presenter Nick Ferrari revealed Norton had told him: "It wasn't my idea, you know!"
A few minutes later Norton was back on the stage to collect the award for Front Page of the Year. Read more »
Which regional press editor rates former Downing Street communications chief Andy Coulson the best journalist they ever worked with?
Find out here at our new weekly feature, Take Five.