Martin Newland who resigned as editor of The Daily Telegraph a year ago writes in today’s Media Guardian about the formidable task facing the paper. The new editor, Will Lewis, he says must “recalibrate the Telegraph’s editorial ethos – to make it his own, rather than let it endure as a cobbled together product of the editorial interregnum.”
He is not confident of the future, concluding his column with this warning about the convergence programme:
But great care should be taken. The newspaper still makes the money, and locks in two million influential and wealthy readers a day. If it is dismantled and spread too quickly and thinly between podcast, television show and afternoon “click and carry” service, there is a danger of transforming a great newspaper into little more than a wire service with a handful of strident columnists attached.