Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Well done, Evening Standard!

Having taken the mickey out of the London Evening Standard in my previous blog entry, I'm only too pleased to retract everything in this one and say "well done, Evening Standard". Leonard Barden's daily print column has been restored (though at the cost of withdrawing the online column, it seems. Oh well, can't have everything). The newspaper was remarkably quick to respond to readers' opinions.


  1. I don't know how the cost of a print column compares to an online equivalent, but this change is bad news for me. Since I don't live in London I can't read the columns at all any more!

  2. True, but the general consensus is that the printed column reaches the parts an online column can't reach (if I can adapt the old Heineken advert). Yea verily I say unto thee... it is more important to spread the good word to 'sinners who are without chess' than to preach to those such as you who already walk in the path of righteousness!

  3. Verily, I bow down before Caissa and the greater good of chess! ;-)

  4. John,

    I'm with Son of Pearl on this.

    The campaign is only really successful if we get the online version reinstated as well.

    I just tried to leave a feedback message on the ES site, but it doesn't appear to be working (again!)