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In a new series, Andrew Rawnsley chairs a live debate with fellow journalists in the style of a newspaper leader conference.

They discuss which three top news stories at home and abroad should be the subject of leading articles and what points those editorials ought to make and why.

From tabloids to broadsheets, from London to Edinburgh, from left, right and centre the gamut of journalistic opinions are on offer as the newspaper leader conference comes to the air.

Top writers on Britain's newspapers distil the complex events of the week into a concise, easily digested summary and seek to put it all into perspective.

Among those taking part in this week's programme are: Camilla Cavendish of the Times; Kamal Ahmed of the Sunday Telegraph; Jason Beattie of the Daily Mirror; Mary Ann Sieghart of the Independent and Leo McKinstry of the Daily Express.

Producer Simon Coates.

Journalists debate with Andrew Rawnsley what leading articles about the news should say.

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4/4.

In the last of the series, Andrew Rawnsley chairs a live debate with fellow journalists in the style of a newspaper leader conference.

They discuss which three top news stories at home and abroad should be the subject of leading articles and what points those editorials ought to make and why.

From tabloids to broadsheets, from London to Cardiff, from left, right and centre the gamut of journalistic opinions are on offer as the newspaper leader conference comes to the air.

Top writers on Britain's newspapers distil the complex events of the week into a concise, easily digested summary and seek to put it all into perspective.

Producer Simon Coates.

Journalists debate with Andrew Rawnsley what leading articles about the news should say.

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1/4.

In a new series, Andrew Rawnsley chairs a live debate with fellow journalists in the style of a newspaper leader conference.

They discuss which three top news stories at home and abroad should be the subject of leading articles and what points those editorials ought to make and why.

From tabloids to broadsheets, from London to Edinburgh, from left, right and centre the gamut of journalistic opinions are on offer as the newspaper leader conference comes to the air.

Top writers on Britain's newspapers distil the complex events of the week into a concise, easily digested summary and seek to put it all into perspective.

Among those taking part in this week's edition are: Danny Finkelstein of The Times; Melanie McDonagh of the London Evening Standard; Kevin Maguire of the Daily Mirror; Jon Walker of the Birmingham Post; and Trevor Kavanagh of The Sun.

Producer Simon Coates.

Journalists debate with Andrew Rawnsley what leading articles about the news should say.

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2/4.

In a new series, Andrew Rawnsley chairs a live debate with fellow journalists in the style of a newspaper leader conference.

They discuss which three top news stories at home and abroad should be the subject of leading articles and what points those editorials ought to make and why.

From tabloids to broadsheets, from London to Edinburgh, from left, right and centre the gamut of journalistic opinions are on offer as the newspaper leader conference comes to the air.

Top writers on Britain's newspapers distil the complex events of the week into a concise, easily digested summary and seek to put it all into perspective.

Among those taking part in this week's edition are: Lorraine Davidson of The Times in Scotland; Alan Qualtrough [qual-tro] of the Western Morning News in Plymouth; Iain Martin of the Daily Mail; and Philip Stephens of the Financial Times.

Producer Simon Coates.

Journalists debate with Andrew Rawnsley what leading articles about the news should say.

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Andrew Rawnsley chairs a live discussion about the top stories of the moment.

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(02/03)

Andrew Rawnsley returns to chair a new series of the live discussion programme featuring top journalists who debate what should be said in three newspaper-style leading articles about the key stories of the moment. The contributors reflect the newspaper industry in London and elsewhere in the UK, the broadsheet and tabloid press and the differing political and other perspectives.

The programme follows a simple format. After Andrew Rawnsley's introduction, all the contributors debate which of the news stories of the day merit a leading article. The first they choose to discuss in detail is usually the key British issue of the moment. They then move on to another major talking point - which may be an international story - and decide what the following day's newspaper should say about it. The final leader strikes a lighter note being about the week's offbeat, whimsical or peculiar story or an issue in the arts, science, entertainment or sport.

All journalists contribute to each of the three subjects under discussion and one of them is nominated by Andrew to sum up the debate and set out for listeners what the main points of the leading article will be in each case. The leading article is later published on the Radio 4 website.

Listeners are invited to contribute their views in advance and throughout the live programme via Twitter and the Radio 4 website. In particular, they are encouraged to say what the main front-page headline for the next morning should be. The panel offer their ideas at the end of the programme.

The panel this week comprises: Danny Finkelstein of "The Times"; Jack Blanchard of the "Yorkshire Post"; Sarah Sands of the London "Evening Standard"; Rafael Behr of the "New Statesman"; and Mary Ann Sieghart of "The Independent".

The panel this week comprises: Danny Finkelstein of "The Times"; Jack Blanchard of the "Yorkshire Post"; Sarah Sands of the London "Evening Standard"; Rafael Behr of the "New Statesman"; and Mary Ann Sieghart of "The Independent".

Journalists debate with Andrew Rawnsley what leading articles about the news should say.

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Andrew Rawnsley returns to chair a new series of the live discussion programme featuring top journalists who debate what should be said in three newspaper-style leading articles about the key stories of the moment. The contributors reflect the newspaper industry in London and elsewhere in the UK, the broadsheet and tabloid press and the differing political and other perspectives.

The programme follows a simple format. After Andrew Rawnsley's introduction, all the contributors debate which of the news stories of the day merit a leading article. The first they choose to discuss in detail is usually the key British issue of the moment. They then move on to another major talking point - which may be an international story - and decide what the following day's newspaper should say about it. The final leader strikes a lighter note being about the week's offbeat, whimsical or peculiar story or an issue in the arts, science, entertainment or sport.

All journalists contribute to each of the three subjects under discussion and one of them is nominated by Andrew to sum up the debate and set out for listeners what the main points of the leading article will be in each case. The leading article is later published on the Radio 4 website.

Listeners are invited to contribute their views in advance and throughout the live programme via Twitter and the Radio 4 website. In particular, they are encouraged to say what the main front-page headline for the next morning should be. The panel offers its thoughts on these ideas at the end of the programme.

The panel this week is: Kamal Ahmed of the "Sunday Telegraph"; Anne Johnstone of "The Herald"; Joe Watts of the "Eastern Daily Press"; Kevin Maguire of the "Daily Mirror" and Anushka Asthana of "The Times".