Ref NoGUA/6/2/4/1/3/1
TitlePre-Guardian North initiatives
Extent1 file
Creator NameGuardian Newspapers Limited
DescriptionFile containing material predominantly relating to the early development of the Guardian's northern/Manchester office under Martin Wainwright's tenure as Northern editor.

Contains reports, memorandum and correspondence relating to: the appointment of Martin Wainwright as northern editor; development ideas for the northern/Manchester office (including a publicity leaflet, visiting journalists scheme, a new reporter, a tabloid page, trainees, office management, resources, social life and promotional ideas) (1995); development ideas and research for Guardian North (2000); Guardian branding on the facade of the Deansgate office; the launch of Guardian North (2000); overview and benefits of northern/Manchester office (1996); spatial distribution of coverage across the UK; proposed Guardian sponsorship of National Parks conference; regional coverage; increased structure in the northern/Manchester office; a staff meeting (concerning young recruits, work experience, newsdesk coordination, changing priorities and Farringdon Road visits), a Guardian debate in Halifax on education (1996), northern/Manchester office placements for London staff (1997), northern advertisement sales (1995); civic journalism; the relationship between Manchester and the Guardian and a visit to Manchester by the Scott Trustees.

The file also contains: a proposal for a Midlands correspondent (1995); a schedule of speeches given by Martin Wainwright (August-October 1999); a short biography of Martin Wainwright prepared for an external article and publicity leaflets detailing northern staff (nd).

Key correspondents include Alan Rusbridger (Editor).
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