Ref NoOBS/6/1/1/2/1/2/1
TitleReports to The Observer Ltd board
Extent2 files
Creator NameThe Observer Limited; Editor's Office; Donald Trelford
DescriptionMonthly and Editorial Development Group reports to the board by editor Donald Trelford (some months not accounted for). Many reports also from Conor Cruise O'Brien (editor-in-chief).
Months covered: January, March, May, July-September 1976; February-April, June, July, September-December 1977; Janauary-July, September-December 1978; January, February, May-July, September-December 1979; January-June, September-December 1980; January, February, April-June, September, November 1981; January, March-July, September-December 1982; February-December 1983.
Matters covered: staff changes; forthcoming features; the colour magazine; production; business section and city pages; women's pages; design; future developments; research; promotion; editorial organisation and changes; foreign coverage; expansion; copies produced; size, space, and sections of the paper; sports coverage; awards; news and review sections; circulation; opinion polls.
Also includes: statement by Trelford on the Daily Telegraph and the colour magazine, 23 April 1976; The Observer: an overview by Trelford, 4 July 1977; statement to the board, 3 October 1977; memorandum from Trelford to Lord Barnetson and Douglass Cater on proposed changes, 4 November 1977; joint report by editor-in-chief and editor on editorial development; address by Trelford to advertisers, 10 April 1978; papers on editorial changes by Trelford and editorial expansion by O'Brien; editor's notes to the board, Aspen, 5 July 1978; organisational charts; memoranda from O'Brien; statement by O'Brien and Trelford, December 1979; copy of letter from Ben J Heirs (marketing consultant) to Brian Nicholson, 18 November 1980; paper on the case for a separate Young Observer section; interim report to the board from Roger Harrison and Brian Nicholson, 14 October 1983.
System Of ArrangementChronological
Access StatusOpen
CopyrightGuardian News & Media

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