Roy Greenslade calls an end to his decade-long Guardian media blog

By John Glenday | Reporter

January 6, 2017 | 2 min read

Roy Greenslade has revealed he is to cease writing his daily media blog for the Guardian after over a decade of daily contributions as he winds down his writing role at the paper to focus on teaching and a mystery new project.

Greenslade’s popular blog corralled news, comment and analysis of print journalism in one bite-size location but in recent years this coverage had been scaled back as the Guardian sought to contain mounting losses.

Speaking to the Press Gazette Greenslade said: “I am sad to be giving up the blog, but I think the work of holding newspapers – their owners, controllers, editors and journalists – to account remains vital because they still set the daily agenda and therefore remain hugely influential.”

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Instead Greenslade will focus his energies on teaching at London’s City University as well as a ‘real and exciting’, though as yet unspecified project, which will fall outwith the bounds of news media.

Greenslade won’t be severing all ties with the title however with a promise to ‘maintain’ his relationship with the paper.

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