Guardian

Guardian

Guardian Business desk:

  • Approach to business is very much accountability and fairness to their readers
  • Early shift arrives 6.45amto monitor RNS 7am announcements.
    • 1 reporter/1 Live Blogger and Business editor Fiona Walsh (7am-3pm)
    • Graeme Wearden, Jasper Jolly, Julia Kollewe and Kalyeena Makortoff are regulars on Live Blogging. Check byline on LiveBlog to see who on duty.
    • Business.desk@theguardian.com useful email to use.
    • Business team arrive 9/9.30am onwards. No group business meeting.
    • Digital first policy. Online copy generally goes into print. Emphasis on quality vs quantity. Not trying to match others on volume of stories. Number of business stories also get pulled into news section though has to be well know company/individual.
  • 9am Sections Editors followed by 10am News Conference.
    • Ideas = what’s broken that morning / diary RNS news etc.
  • 12pm meeting start to solidify the print product – but naturally very fluid news pending.
  • Very hard to pitch ‘new’ ideas past 4pm unless ‘big news’ etc.
  • 6pm is final run.

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