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Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger At The Edinburgh International Book Festival

Jonathan Aitken says farewell to Alan Rusbridger

12 June 2015 12:13

Sore heads over at the Guardian this morning after yet another leaving party for Alan Rusbridger. In what Mr S makes to be Rusbridger’s third leaving do, politicians and celebrities gathered… Continue reading

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Alan Rusbridger and the Sword of Truth

10 June 2015 19:18

When Alan Rusbridger stepped down as the editor of the Guardian last month, there were emotional scenes at Guardian HQ as he handed his crown to his successor Katharine Viner.… Continue reading

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If it’s not ok to hound Sienna Miller and Steve Coogan, why is it ok to hound Nigel Farage?

24 March 2015 9:56

Faragephobia reached dizzy new heights on Sunday afternoon, when a bunch of thespians and circus freaks invaded Nigel Farage’s local pub and hounded him and his family out. Behaving with… Continue reading

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The Guardian's new editor: Katharine Viner. Image: Getty

Guardian appoints its first female editor

20 March 2015 17:18

After months of speculation, the Guardian have appointed their new editor-in-chief and it is not a man. Katharine Viner, the Guardian US editor, will become the paper’s first female editor later… Continue reading

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Is Ian Katz plotting a return to ‘snooooozepapers’?

16 March 2015 15:34

With Katharine Viner guaranteed a final round interview to be the next Guardian editor-in-chief after winning a staff ballot, rumours are circulating that her former colleague Ian Katz is the other horse left… Continue reading

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Miliband could teach Rusbridger a thing or two about meeting men on Hampstead Heath

12 March 2015 17:25

This morning Alan Rusbridger received a police caution for ‘illegal use of a tripod’ on Hampstead Heath. The Guardian editor has since written a blog detailing his brush with the law. The London police… Continue reading

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Alan Rusbridger vs Max Hastings: round two

10 March 2015 12:26

After Max Hastings wrote a column for the Daily Mail arguing that civil liberties groups should not get in the way of government security, Alan Rusbridger took the former Daily Telegraph… Continue reading

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Guardian editorship: Male candidate comes last in staff ballot

5 March 2015 14:58

The votes are in for the Guardian staff ballot. After Mr S reported a lacklustre display from all four internal candidates at the hustings, it is Katharine Viner who has come… Continue reading

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Janine Gibson, editor of the Guardian website, hosts an event with her departing editor Alan Rusbridger

Guardian hustings bode well for external candidates

26 February 2015 11:18

Yesterday the four internal candidates vying to succeed Alan Rusbridger as the Guardian editor-in-chief took part in hustings for the role ahead of a staff ballot, which will see one… Continue reading

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Paul Foot Award 2014: Private Eye wades in on HSBC scandal

25 February 2015 10:34

Mr S was a guest at last night’s Paul Foot Award, the investigative journalism prize co-hosted by the Guardian and Private Eye. While Alan Rusbridger was unable to attend the Piccadilly… Continue reading

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David Miranda questioned

Guardian editors-in-waiting make their cases: ‘Wolfgang Blau is not a woman’

23 February 2015 12:24

The statements are in. The four Guardian employees to make it to the staff ballot in their bid to become the publication’s next editor have released their manifestos, and there are some startling declarations.… Continue reading

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David Miranda questioned

Guardian editorship: Staff ballot revealed

13 February 2015 14:45

The names for the Guardian‘s staff ballot are in, and judging by the shortlist the publication could be close to following in the footsteps of the Economist by appointing its first female editor. Of… Continue reading

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Kingmaker? Perhaps not

Alan Rusbridger insists he will have no say on his successor at the Guardian

6 February 2015 13:15

The FT’s Lucy Kellaway likened the sycophantic Twitter response from Guardian journalists to Alan Rusbridger’s resignation as their editor to the plot of Shakespeare’s King Lear. ‘I couldn’t help thinking of… Continue reading

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War of words: Alan Rusbridger vs Max Hastings

5 February 2015 9:02

To the fifth anniversary of Big Brother Watch, where Mr S joined David Davis and Alan Rusbridger in an apartment opposite Thames House to raise a glass to the campaign group’s victories… Continue reading

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What on earth qualifies Alan Rusbridger to run an Oxford college?

17 December 2014 18:06

When Alan Rusbridger announced his departure from The Guardian, two questions presented themselves. The first was: who will succeed him? And the second — admittedly far less interesting — was:… Continue reading

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Where were you when Rusbridger quit?

10 December 2014 16:27

Alan Rusbridger’s announcement that he will stand down in summer 2015 as Guardian editor after 20 years has fired the starting gun on one very long succession battle. Current online boss Janine… Continue reading

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Keith Vaz thinks that he knows what was wrong with Michael Ellis the other week.

Keith Vaz says fellow MP ‘needs more sex’

12 December 2013 15:40

The huge rift in the Home Affairs Select Committee was laid bare last week when Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger appeared before the committee to defend his decision to publish state… Continue reading

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Alan Rusbridger arriving for his select committee hearing. Photo: Getty Images.

Who is more powerful: a backbench MP or Alan Rusbridger?

4 December 2013 16:54

Well Alan Rusbridger has certainly received a glowing review from his own newspaper for his appearance in Parliament yesterday. In a moving paen, Roy Greenslade today describes how his boss ‘was… Continue reading

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Alan Rusbridger, the editor of the Guardian (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Hacked Off’s double standards on press freedom

29 August 2013 14:41

Professor turned campaigner Brian Cathcart, executive director of Hacked Off, wrote a comment piece for the Guardian this week where he asked: ‘Does it show double standards to condemn David… Continue reading

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Kingmaker? Perhaps not

The Washington Post brings the Guardian back down to Earth

2 July 2013 14:24

The Washington Post has had a crack at Mr Steerpike’s favourite game: trashing the Guardian. Full marks to them for a knock out job. The Post describes Britain’s most sanctimonious rag as ‘a newspaper that’s… Continue reading

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Kingmaker? Perhaps not

Could Malcolm Tucker take on Alan Rusbridger?

28 February 2013 12:21

Sad news has broken. If the online speculation is true, it appears that casting agents for the upcoming Guardian movie have overlooked Daniel Radcliffe for the part of Alan Rusbridger.… Continue reading

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Alan Rusbridger has fallen in love with an over-priced piano. Image: Getty

Alan Rusbridger’s new playmate

24 January 2013 10:59

Steerpike is back in this week’s magazine. As ever, here is your preview: ‘While losses mount at the Guardian, the editor, Alan Rusbridger, has fallen in love. He keeps ordering… Continue reading

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Is this to be the Hollywood face of Ian Katz? Image: Getty

Down-turn Abbey, the movie

2 January 2013 13:30

A brief flurry of excitement in Guardian-land over the festive period as the news trickles out about who might be cast in Dreamworks’ silver-screen adaptation of the paper’s turbulent love-in… Continue reading

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Alan Rusbridger’s swan song

6 December 2012 12:04

Look out for Steerpike in this week’s Spectator — here is a taster of what Alan Rusbridger has been up to: Rending of raiment and gnashing of teeth at the Guardian.… Continue reading

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