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Grand National

In Advertising, Communicate, Journalism, Opinion, Published journalism on November 23, 2010 at 6:24 pm

As the paper celebrates its first birthday, Communicate finds the title still has a long way to go

Originally published in Communicate, May 2009

At a round table in Abu Dhabi last month, Gavin Dickinson, the executive director of publishing at The National, spoke with journalists about the newspaper’s business model. Like everyone else, it seems the daily has been hit by the credit crunch. But being young, bold, and blessed with very rich parents, it doesn’t really care. Read the rest of this entry »

Star turn

In Journalism, Published journalism on November 23, 2010 at 6:03 pm

The fall and rise of Lebanon’s only English-language daily newspaper

By Austyn Allison and Nathalie Bontems

Originally published in Communicate, April 2009

The Daily Star is up and running again, after the Beirut-based newspaper almost closed for good in January. The Star’s publisher, editor and CEO, Jamal Mroue, tells Communicate that the return to print signifies the latest chapter of a “saga” that began around 10 years ago when one bank bought another. Read the rest of this entry »