Ref NoOHP/63
TitleJohn Perkin
Date1 April 1998
Extent1 audio tape, 1 cd, 1 file, 1 AIFF file (513.4 MB)
Creator NamePerkin; John Sydney (1929-2002); journalist
DescriptionInterview with John Perkin, Guardian Weekly editor. Conducted by Leslie Plommer on 1 April 1998. 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
02.00 History of the Weekly and why it was set up
05.00 Possibility of Weekly being closed down at the time of 1960s financial crisis
06.30 A typical week
08.00 Choosing material for the Weekly

10.45 Typical reader of the Weekly
11.30 Discusses being editor
12.30 Arrangements with Le Monde c.1972 and the Washington Post in 1975
15.30 Choosing material from the Washington Post
16.30 Circulation of the Weekly
17.30 The nomadic existence of the Weekly and its many homes

25.30 Satellite publishing via a link at the Economist - sending pages to US, Canada, Australia
27.00 South Africa arrangement

31.10 Future of weeklies? Can they survive the internet?
37.00 Number of people working on the Weekly
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess to recording via GNM Digital Repository
FormatElectronic record
CD recording
Printed document
Tape recording
CopyrightGuardian News & Media Ltd and John Perkin

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