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    does anyone know if there has been an editorial or senior personnel change at 'The Independent' within the last few months?

    and/or has anyone noticed a change in its editorial agenda?
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    Not from the newssearch no.
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    (Original post by vienna95)
    does anyone know if there has been an editorial or senior personnel change at 'The Independent' within the last few months?

    and/or has anyone noticed a change in its editorial agenda?
    What do you think has changed?
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    (Original post by samdavyson)
    What do you think has changed?
    hehe, thats what im asking you!
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    This makes no sense - nothing has changed as far as I can tell - the editorial line is the same, and there has been no announcement of change of editor.

    It's still the decent left-wing paper, much better than that grappy rag The Grauniad. Incidently, it now has a higher circulation than the G*******n, as a result of going tabloid.

    Why the thread?

    Didi you think something had changed and wonder if anyone had noticed? No-one else seems to have noticed anything.
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    (Original post by -mb-)
    It's still the decent left-wing paper, much better than that grappy rag The Grauniad.
    dont know if i necessarily agree with that.

    Why the thread?
    my own interest.

    Didi you think something had changed and wonder if anyone had noticed? No-one else seems to have noticed anything.
    i had noticed a great deal.
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    Hmm... not especially. I read the Independent most days. I suppose I've noticed a slight shift in article emphasis but not style.
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    They've had the same editor for a long time, there was a program on about him a while ago.
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    (Original post by Bigcnee)
    Hmm... not especially. I read the Independent most days. I suppose I've noticed a slight shift in article emphasis but not style.
    did you read yesterdays frontpage article, 'A Lying Game' ?

    do you read the Guardian?
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    (Original post by vienna95)
    did you read yesterdays frontpage article, 'A Lying Game' ?

    do you read the Guardian?
    Was that the A-Z of the Iraq war which illustrates how (lying?) has been used to support the actions of the coalition.?

    I thought that the article was in the typical mould of the Independent's political stance - so no change there.

    Personally I read all the broadsheets online (for free!) every day regardless of political bias as I am more 'middle of the road' anyway rather than a die-hard lefty or righty.
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    (Original post by yawn1)
    Was that the A-Z of the Iraq war which illustrates how (lying?) has been used to support the actions of the coalition.?

    I thought that the article was in the typical mould of the Independent's political stance - so no change there.
    i used to believe that the Independent was a respected left-wing broadsheet that held moderate left opinions and prided itself on the quality of its articles. anyone with some kind of university education can see this is just the latest in a recent string of poorly written(irrespective of its commentary), brash and plainly agenda ridden articles. to put such an ambiguous and hastly written piece of 'uni paper' material on the front page when there were far more pressing pieces of journalism to relate, is indicative of the last few months/weeks, where they seem to have adopted not only the tabloid format but also its world of sensation and absurdity.
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    (Original post by vienna95)
    did you read yesterdays frontpage article, 'A Lying Game' ?

    do you read the Guardian?
    I didn't get it yesterday as I had an exam.

    I stay away from the Guardian for the same reason that I stay away from the Times. i.e. they both have serious 'agendas'.
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    (Original post by Bigcnee)
    I didn't get it yesterday as I had an exam.

    I stay away from the Guardian for the same reason that I stay away from the Times. i.e. they both have serious 'agendas'.
    Who owns the Guardian and what's their agenda?

    I know that the Times is owned by Rupert Murdoch and that the Independent is owned by a variety of relatively small shareholders.

    But, what about the Guardian?

    I only read the Guardian occasionally, and I have done so for only about a year. I don't find its line as left-wing as is often said. Maybe, that's a thing of the past. To me, they seem fairly left-of-centre, rather than hardcore socialist.
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    (Original post by Bigcnee)
    I didn't get it yesterday as I had an exam.

    I stay away from the Guardian for the same reason that I stay away from the Times. i.e. they both have serious 'agendas'.
    most papers have an agenda. i dont think the Times is any worse in this sense, than any other broadsheet.
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    (Original post by zizero)
    I only read the Guardian occasionally, and I have done so for only about a year. I don't find its line as left-wing as is often said. Maybe, that's a thing of the past. To me, they seem fairly left-of-centre, rather than hardcore socialist.
    ive found the BBC to be more biased in its reporting and the Guardian is generally very investigative. the real lefty stuff, and particuarly this idea of an agenda, is in the comments section where people like Polly Toynbee(who is a hardline socialist and thats doing them a disservice!) tend to bury it.

    at least with the Guardian they are consistently and exhaustively thorough in their anti-US, anti-Israel, anti-capitalist articles. i have more of a problem with papers such as the Independent who sacrifice their reputation for nothing more than cheap and in the most cases, very poor, US, UK and Israel bashing. this didnt use to be the case. i have no problem with papers that disagree with 'my' point of view, but when they are getting interns to generate baseless drivel for the sake of a short term anti-war, anti-Blair mood, you have to question what kind of ambitions they harbour.
 
 
 
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