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0320110720

3/4.

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 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.

04 LAST20110727

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.

05Election Special20150401

05Election Special20150401

As the general election campaign formally gets underway, Andrew Rawnsley presents a special edition of the live, studio-based debate programme which takes the form of a newspaper leader conference that decides the editorials which will appear the next day. He is joined by prominent journalists who write leading articles for major newspapers. Three subjects in the news will be chosen and the panel will then determine - after lively argument - what should be said about them. Two of the leading articles will reflect current events and prompt fierce - and witty - exchanges. The third subject can be in a lighter vein. Following the discussion of each subject, Andrew invites one of his guests to draw up on air the leader for that subject and to set out its main points.

Producer: Simon Coates.

05Election Special20150401

As the general election campaign formally gets underway, Andrew Rawnsley presents a special edition of the live, studio-based debate programme which takes the form of a newspaper leader conference that decides the editorials which will appear the next day. He is joined by prominent journalists who write leading articles for major newspapers. Three subjects in the news will be chosen and the panel will then determine - after lively argument - what should be said about them. Two of the leading articles will reflect current events and prompt fierce - and witty - exchanges. The third subject can be in a lighter vein. Following the discussion of each subject, Andrew invites one of his guests to draw up on air the leader for that subject and to set out its main points.

Producer: Simon Coates.

010120110706

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.

010220110713

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.

020120120502

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

020220120509

(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.

0203 LAST20120516

Episode 03 of 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 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".

030120130424

Andrew Rawnsley returns with the live, studio-based debate series taking the form of newspaper leader conferences.

Each week Andrew is joined by five prominent journalists, who write leading articles or editorials for their newspapers. The press in the nations of the UK and across the English regions are represented during the series, along with the leading national newspapers.

Three subjects are decided upon and discussed in each programme. Two of these reflect current news events - one domestic and the other sometimes foreign - and prompt lively and provocative discussion. The third subject offers some light relief.

Following the discussion of each of the three subjects, Andrew invites one of his guests to draw up on air the "leader" for that subject setting out its main points. This important component of the programme helps ensure that resolution of the debate is achieved for listeners and that the full range of views expressed is reflected.

Contributions from listeners are also encouraged throughout the programme and particularly at the start for the component they shape most: "tomorrow's top story headline" which is heard at the end of the programme.

The leaders will be posted online at the Radio 4 website following the programme.

Producer Simon Coates.

030220130501

Andrew Rawnsley presents a live, studio-based debate taking the form of newspaper leader conferences.

He is joined by five prominent journalists, who write leading articles or editorials for their newspapers, representing the press in the nations of the UK and across the English regions as well as the leading national newspapers.

Three subjects in the news will be decided upon and discussed. Two of these reflect current events at home and abroad - and prompt lively and provocative discussion. The third subject offers some light relief.

Following the discussion of each of the three subjects, Andrew invites one of his guests to draw up on air the "leader" for that subject setting out its main points. This important component of the programme helps ensure that resolution of the debate is achieved for listeners and that the full range of views expressed is reflected.

Contributions from listeners are also encouraged throughout the programme and particularly at the start for the component they shape most: "tomorrow's top story headline" which is heard at the end of the programme.

The leaders are posted online at the Radio 4 website following the programme.

Producer Simon Coates.

030320130508

Andrew Rawnsley presents the live studio-based debate programme which takes the form of newspaper leader conferences.

He is joined by five prominent journalists, who write leading articles or editorials for their newspapers, representing the press in the nations of the UK and across the English regions as well as the leading national newspapers.

Three issues in the news are decided upon as subjects and then discussed. Two of these often reflect current events at home and abroad - and prompt lively and provocative discussion. The third subject offers some light relief.

Following the discussion of each of the three subjects, Andrew invites one of his guests to draw up on air the "leader" for that subject setting out its main points. This important component of the programme helps ensure that resolution of the debate is achieved for listeners and that the full range of views expressed is reflected.

Contributions from listeners are also encouraged throughout the programme and particularly at the start for the component they shape most: "tomorrow's top story headline" which is heard at the end of the programme.

The leaders are posted online at the Radio 4 website following the programme.

Producer Simon Coates.

0304 LAST20130515

Andrew Rawnsley presents the final programme in the live, studio-based debate series taking the form of newspaper leader conferences.

He is joined by five prominent journalists, who write leading articles or editorials for their newspapers, representing the press in the nations of the UK and across the English regions as well as the leading national newspapers.

Three subjects in the news will be decided upon and discussed. Two of these reflect current events at home and abroad - and prompt lively and provocative discussion. The third subject offers some light relief.

Following the discussion of each of the three subjects, Andrew invites one of his guests to draw up on air the "leader" for that subject setting out its main points. This important component of the programme helps ensure that resolution of the debate is achieved for listeners and that the full range of views expressed is reflected.

Contributions from listeners are also encouraged throughout the programme and particularly at the start for the component they shape most: "tomorrow's top story headline" which is heard at the end of the programme.

The leaders are posted online at the Radio 4 website following the programme.

Producer Simon Coates.

040120140430

Andrew Rawnsley presents the first programme in a new series of the live, studio-based debate programmes which take the form of newspaper leader conferences.

He is joined by five prominent journalists, who write leading articles or editorials for their newspapers, representing the press in the nations of the UK and across the English regions as well as the leading national newspapers.

Three subjects in the news will be decided upon and discussed. Two of these reflect current events at home and abroad - and prompt lively and provocative discussion. The third subject is in a lighter vein.

Contributions from listeners are also encouraged throughout the programme and particularly at the start for the component they shape most: that final leader which is heard towards the end of the programme.

Following the discussion of each of the three subjects, Andrew invites one of his guests to draw up on air the "leader" for that subject setting out its main points. This important component of the programme helps ensure that resolution of the debate is achieved for listeners and that the full range of views expressed is reflected.

The leaders are posted online at the Radio 4 website following the programme.

Producer Simon Coates.

040220140507

Andrew Rawnsley presents the second programme in a new series of the live, studio-based debate programmes which take the form of newspaper leader conferences.

He is joined by five prominent journalists, who write leading articles or editorials for their newspapers, representing the press in the nations of the UK and across the English regions as well as the leading national newspapers.

Three subjects in the news will be decided upon and discussed. Two of these reflect current events at home and abroad - and prompt lively and provocative discussion. The third subject is in a lighter vein.

Contributions from listeners are also encouraged throughout the programme and particularly at the start for the component they shape most: that final leader which is heard towards the end of the programme.

Following the discussion of each of the three subjects, Andrew invites one of his guests to draw up on air the "leader" for that subject setting out its main points. This important component of the programme helps ensure that resolution of the debate is achieved for listeners and that the full range of views expressed is reflected.

The leaders are posted online at the Radio 4 website following the programme.

Producer Simon Coates.

040320140514

Andrew Rawnsley presents the third programme in a new series of the live, studio-based debate programmes which take the form of newspaper leader conferences.

He is joined by five prominent journalists, who write leading articles or editorials for their newspapers, representing the press in the nations of the UK and across the English regions as well as the leading national newspapers.

Three subjects in the news will be decided upon and discussed. Two of these reflect current events at home and abroad - and prompt lively and provocative discussion. The third subject is in a lighter vein.

Contributions from listeners are also encouraged throughout the programme and particularly at the start for the component they shape most: that final leader which is heard towards the end of the programme.

Following the discussion of each of the three subjects, Andrew invites one of his guests to draw up on air the "leader" for that subject setting out its main points. This important component of the programme helps ensure that resolution of the debate is achieved for listeners and that the full range of views expressed is reflected.

The leaders are posted online at the Radio 4 website following the programme.

Producer Simon Coates.

0404 LAST20140521

Andrew Rawnsley presents the fourth programme in a new series of the live, studio-based debate programmes which take the form of newspaper leader conferences.

He is joined by five prominent journalists, who write leading articles or editorials for their newspapers, representing the press in the nations of the UK and across the English regions as well as the leading national newspapers.

Three subjects in the news will be decided upon and discussed. Two of these reflect current events at home and abroad - and prompt lively and provocative discussion. The third subject is in a lighter vein.

Contributions from listeners are also encouraged throughout the programme and particularly at the start for the component they shape most: that final leader which is heard towards the end of the programme.

Following the discussion of each of the three subjects, Andrew invites one of his guests to draw up on air the "leader" for that subject setting out its main points. This important component of the programme helps ensure that resolution of the debate is achieved for listeners and that the full range of views expressed is reflected.

The leaders are posted online at the Radio 4 website following the programme.

Producer Simon Coates.

0520160106

0520160106

Andrew Rawnsley presents a new series of the live debate programme which takes the form of a newspaper leader conference that decides the editorials which will appear the next day. He is joined by five prominent journalists who write leading articles for major newspapers across the United Kingdom. Three subjects in the news will be chosen and the panel will then determine - after lively argument - what should be said about them. Two of the subjects debated will reflect current events and prompt strong - and witty - exchanges. The third topic will be in a lighter vein. Following the discussion of each subject in the programme, Andrew will invite one of his guests - different in each case - to draw up on air, without prior notice, what the leader for that subject and to set out what it will say. The written leading articles appear on the Radio 4 website the following day.

Taking part this week: Bronwen Maddox, Hugh Muir, Mary Riddell, Kevin Maguire and Caroline Wheeler.

Producer: Simon Coates.

0520160106

Andrew Rawnsley presents a new series of the live debate programme which takes the form of a newspaper leader conference that decides the editorials which will appear the next day. He is joined by five prominent journalists who write leading articles for major newspapers across the United Kingdom. Three subjects in the news will be chosen and the panel will then determine - after lively argument - what should be said about them. Two of the subjects debated will reflect current events and prompt strong - and witty - exchanges. The third topic will be in a lighter vein. Following the discussion of each subject in the programme, Andrew will invite one of his guests - different in each case - to draw up on air, without prior notice, what the leader for that subject and to set out what it will say. The written leading articles appear on the Radio 4 website the following day.

Taking part this week: Bronwen Maddox, Hugh Muir, Mary Riddell, Kevin Maguire and Caroline Wheeler.

Producer: Simon Coates.

0520160106

Andrew Rawnsley presents a new series of the live debate programme which takes the form of a newspaper leader conference that decides the editorials which will appear the next day. He is joined by five prominent journalists who write leading articles for major newspapers across the United Kingdom. Three subjects in the news will be chosen and the panel will then determine - after lively argument - what should be said about them. Two of the subjects debated will reflect current events and prompt strong - and witty - exchanges. The third topic will be in a lighter vein. Following the discussion of each subject in the programme, Andrew will invite one of his guests - different in each case - to draw up on air, without prior notice, what the leader for that subject and to set out what it will say. The written leading articles appear on the Radio 4 website the following day.

Taking part this week: Bronwen Maddox, Ben Chacko, Mary Riddell, Kevin Maguire and Caroline Wheeler.

Producer: Simon Coates.

0520160113

Andrew Rawnsley presents the live debate programme which emulates a newspaper leader conference that decides the editorials which will appear in its pages the next day. He is joined by five prominent journalists who write leading articles for major newspapers across the United Kingdom. Three subjects in the news will be chosen for debate and the panel will then determine - after lively argument - what should be said about them. Two of the subjects debated will reflect current events and prompt strong - and witty - exchanges. The third topic will be in a lighter vein. Following the discussion of each subject, Andrew will invite one of his guests - different in each case - to draw up on air, without notice, the leader for that subject and to set out what it will say. All three leading articles will be published on the Radio 4 website the following day.

Producer: Simon Coates.

0520160120

Andrew Rawnsley chairs the live debate programme which takes the form of a newspaper leader conference that decides the editorials which will appear the next day. He is joined by five prominent journalists who write leading articles for major newspapers across the United Kingdom. Three subjects in the news will be chosen and the panel will then determine - after lively discussion - what should be said about them. Two of the subjects debated will reflect current events and will encourage strong - and witty - exchanges. The third topic will be in a lighter vein. Following the discussion of each subject, Andrew will invite one of his guests - different in each case - to draw up on air, without notice, the leader for that subject and to set out what it will say. All the leading articles will be published on the Radio 4 website the following day.

Producer: Simon Coates.