Express Newspapers: The inside Story of a Turbulent Decade - Andrew CameronLondon House, 2000, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block slightly tanned otherwise a very well presented copy.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: “Few have been closer to the centre of the British newspaper revolution than Andrew Cameron. As Managing Director of Express Newspapers from 1986 to 1996, he was at the hub of the industry. He worked with the personalities of the business, fought the battles with the unions and technological advance, took part in the circulation wars and the struggle for the centre ground of the British printed media, and watched the constant threat to the daily paper from other forms of communication.
This candid, controversial yet well constructed review of a remarkable decade in British media history pulls no punches but remains a responsible record of people and events. It is a valuable account of a unique industry in the midst of almost unbearable change, at a time when a dramatic ill-judged change of personnel or strategy was seen as necessary action and policies were changed ‘on the hoof. Good sense and order was always likely to be sacrificed on the altar of increased circulation. Andrew Cameron worked with Jocelyn Stevens, Max Aitken, David Stevens, Victor Matthews, John Junor and Larry Lamb, and he presided over many changes which are still impacting on newspaper production, design and marketing. His book provides excellent information for those with a professional or lay interest in the news industry, from printing and publishing staff to media students. It will also be of value to those involved with the presentation of news in all its forms and others following the influence of the media on our history and daily lives.”