LevelItem
Ref NoGUA/9/2/10
TitleMaking it
DateJuly 1993
Extent2 VHS and 2 mp4 files (184.6 MB and 189.7 MB)
Creator NameGuardian Newspapers Limited
Shelton Fleming Associates
DescriptionPromotional film, with sound, for the Guardian featuring staff talking about the different departments involved in producing the newspaper.

a) Features footage of the interior of 119 Farringdon Road, editorial conferences and interviews with and footage of the following staff: Peter Preston (Editor); Alan Rusbridger; Roger Alton (Features Editor); Jo Newell (Classified Advertising Manager); Joe Clark (Agency Sales Manager); Louise Chunn (Editor Guardian Women); Tim Radcliffe; Dominique Jackson (Editor Guardian Europe); Steve Bell (Illustrator); Eamonn McCabe (Picture Editor); Deborah Orr (Editor Weekend Guardian); Paddy Allen (Graphics Editor); Paul Webster (Foreign Editor); Will Hutton (Economics Editor); Paul Myers (News Reporter); Paul Johnson (Senior Assistant Editor); Harriet Sherwood (Sub Editor) and Paul Wilkinson (Night Production Manager).

Topics covered include: the role of an editor; content of editorial conference; advertising revenue including recruitment; features coverage in the tabloid G2 section including the women's' page; Guardian Europe; use of illustration; use of photographs; Weekend Guardian; use of graphics; foreign news coverage; technology used for communicating with ons; economics coverage; variety of news stories; the editing process; the sub editing process; use of computers for designing the paper; printing the paper using a polymer platemaking system; the distribution process.

Duration: 15 minutes. The film starts at 00.10 on the mp4 file.

b) Duration: 15 minutes. The film starts at 00.07 on the mp4 file.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess via GNM Digital Repository.
FormatElectronic record
Video recording

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