Ref NoOHP/7
TitleLinda Christmas
Date18 June 2001
Extent2 minidiscs, 2 cds, 1 file, 4 AIFF files (1.06 GB)
Creator NameChristmas; Linda; journalist
DescriptionInterview with Linda Christmas, journalist for the Guardian. Conducted by Isabel Milner on 18 June 2001. Also includes a data sheet containing biographical details about the subject and information about the recording. Tracks 2 and 3 on disc 1 are blank.

Summary contents of interview (with rough timings):

Disc 1:
Track 1
07.30 Mary Stott asked "can you write Guardian features in a Guardian way"

11.00 "Something about me and the Guardian that just fitted"
14.40 NUJ meeting about LC and manner which Peter Preston appointed her - "my copy was blacked"
16.00 Intimidating atmosphere at the Guardian was the same for all newspapers

29.00 "Love affair" with Guardian - not a job

Track 2

Track 3

Disc 2:
Track 1
02.30 Mary Stott advised "if it interests you, it interests your readers"' political stance - all journalists against something
11.00 Told by Guardian that she did not need money/decent salary as had high earning husband and no children

22.00 Very defined readership; Peter Preston referred to "fizz" and light-hearted' enormously broad subject matter

30.00 Media responsibility for society not respecting anything
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess to recording via GNM Digital Repository
FormatPrinted document
CD recording
Minidisc recording
Electronic record
CopyrightGuardian News & Media Ltd and Linda Christmas

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