Deborah Orr

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Full name: Deborah Jane Orr

Area of interest: Society and social issues

Journals/Organisation: The Guardian | The Independent

Email: deborah.orr@guardian.co.uk

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Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/deborah-orr | http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/deborah-orr

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Networks: https://twitter.com/#!/DeborahJaneOrr

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Career: City Limits: deputy editor; New Statesman: film critic; The Guardian (joined 1990): Weekend (magazine) editor, 1993/1998; Literary editor, 1998/1999; The Independent: commentator, 1999/2009; The Guardian: commentator, 2009

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Awards/Honours: What The Papers Say Awards, Columnist of the Year, 1999

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Other: Married to journalist and author Will Self

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The Guardian:

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Remit/Info: Politics, Society and social issues

Section: G2

Role: Commentator

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Website: Guardian.co / Deborah Orr

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Regularity: weekly

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Articles: 2017

Articles: 2016

Articles: 2015

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The Independent:

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Remit/Info: Society and social issues (including health, education, crime, politics, multicultralism, gender issues, children's issues)

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Role: Commentator

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Email: d.orr@independent.co.uk

Website: Independent.co / Deborah Orr

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Day published: Saturday and Wednesday (or occasionally Thursday)

Regularity: Twice-weekly

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  • Saturday: (usually) one lead item and two more items, plus (often) one or more short personal sketches
  • Wednesday: one main item

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Articles: 2009

Articles: 2008

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