On 25 March Freeman Simon Fox, CEO of Reach Plc (seen in the main picture with the Master) delivered the Stationers' Annual Lecture. He took as his theme The Power of Print and (having wowed his audience with a very impressive magic trick which involved shredding a newspaper before shaking the torn shreds and revealing an unshredded newspaper!) he developed the argument that, although print-based businesses faced continuing challenges in the face of the digital onslaught,  there was 

Fox delivers Lecture

room for both print and online services especially where the delivery of news was concerned.

Liveryman Peter Day (seen below) moderated the event and asked some challenging questions of his own before taking questions from the floor. 

Peter Day

 

The full text of Simon's Lecture can be found here

The Worshipful Company
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