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Boris Johnson and the Evening Standard: it’s amazing what a change of editor can do

I’ve been doing a bit of number crunching. In the three weeks before the departure of editor Veronica Wadley from the Evening Standard the paper’s stories about Boris Johnson broke down as 61% positive, 27% neutral and 12% negative.

And in the three weeks after her departure? They were 43% positive (down 18%), 22% neutral (down 5%) and 35% negative (up 23%).

Isn’t it amazing what a change of editor can do?

P.S. Dave Hill reports that further staff changes are being made at the Standard.

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