Ref NoOHP/106
TitleJohn Ezard
Date13 June 2005
Extent1 minidisc, 1 cd, 1 file, 1 AIFF file (782.2 MB)
Creator NameEzard; John (1939-2010); journalist
DescriptionFarewell speech for John Ezard, journalist for the Guardian. Recorded by Leslie Plommer on 13 June 2005. Also includes a data sheet containing biographical details about the subject and information about the recording.

Summary contents of interview (with rough timings):

Disc 1:
Track 1
00.00 Introduction by Leslie Plommer
00.25 Alan Rusbridger talking about John Ezard writing many times to enquire about a job, 1963
05.10 Offered job in October 1967
05.30 Marriage to assistant editor of Who's Who three years later
05.40 Turned down for another job at Guardian
06.10 Asking for pay rise
06.50 Claiming expenses from Falklands
07.00 Letter to Alan Rusbridger about operation
07.35 Photograph of John Ezard from the GNM Archive
08.20 Time in Falklands
08.25 John Ezard's reporting style and personality

10.40 Thanks and toast given to John Ezard
10.45 John Ezard speech
11.05 Thanks to Alan Rusbridger and colleagues at Guardian
12.10 Joining the Guardian newsroom in Gray's Inn Road and writing for the paper in his early employment
13.15 Working for Ed Pilkington – best newsroom he ever worked in
13.50 Talking about arrival of berliner format
14.20 Continuing writing during retirement
14.45 Debt paid to John Cole – professional editorship
15.30 Meeting with Peter Preston before joining the Guardian
16.45 First day on the Guardian talks of John Fairhorn and meeting Alastair Hetherington
18.35 Assessment of Alan Rusbridger and McDavis

20.30 Thanks to colleagues and toasts the Guardian
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess cd via GNM Digital Repository
FormatElectronic record
CD recording
Printed document
Minidisc recording
CopyrightGuardian News & Media Ltd and John Ezard

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