Ref NoOBS/9/2/7
TitleThe Observer Newspaper of the Year 1993
Date21 March 1994
Extent1 VHS and 1 mp4 file (61.8 MB)
Creator NameThe Observer Limited, 1917-1993
Guardian Newspapers Limited
Shelton Fleming Associates Ltd
DescriptionPromotional film for The Observer made in the wake of the paper winning the 1993 'What the Papers Say' Newspaper of the Year award.

Contains footage of the interior of the Observer offices at Farringdon Road and newspaper staff at work. Also includes a clip of the television programme Breakfast with Frost and a shot of the award itself.

Interviews with staff include: Emily Bell (business reporter); Polly Ghazi (environment correspondent); John Price (deputy editor); Michael Smith (business editor); Jonathan Fenby (editor); and a remote interview with Shyam Bhata (Middle East correspondent).

Topics covered in the interviews include: re-establishing the newspaper's credibility; notable news stories; the takeover by the Guardian; what it's like to work for the Observer; the future of the paper; their coverage of the takeover of the Independent; the quality of the newspaper; and the winning of the award.

Duration: 5 minutes 10 seconds. Starts at 22 seconds.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess via GNM Digital Repository.
FormatElectronic record
Video recording

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