Patience Wheatcroft

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Full name: Patience Wheatcroft

Area of interest: Business and Politics

Journals/Organisation: The Sunday Telegraph

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About: Formerly the editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal Europe, leaving after being made a peer. Previously the editor of the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, resigning in September 2007

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Career: Began on a property paper before joining the Daily Mail: trained as a financial journalist under City editor and founder of Euromoney, Patrick Sergeant, 1976; consultant editor of Retail Week (which she launched with Tony Salter, her husband), 1988/1992; The Sunday Times; Mail on Sunday, deputy City editor, 1993/1997; The Times, Business and City Editor, 1997/2006; The Sunday Telegraph: editor, March 2006/September 2007, see Peter Preston: Why did Will lose his Patience?

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Other roles/Main role: Member of the UK-India Round Table

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Viewpoints/Insight: Interview by Sophie Morris: My Mentor: Patience Wheatcroft On Sir Patrick Sergeant, The Independent, 2005; Listing in The Guardian Media 100, July 2007

Broadcast media: Regular appearances, including Radion 4's Any Questions?

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Controversy/Criticism: Alleged to have heavily censored Christopher Booker's Sunday Telegraph column of 3rd December 2006, removing criticisms of Tory leader David Cameron, see: Booker column censored (EU Referendum blogspot)

Awards/Honours: Winscott Senior Journalist of the Year Award, 2001; London Press Club Business Journalist of the Year, 2002

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Speaking/Appearances: CBI Interactive Conference, chairman of discussion: The reputation of business 26th November 2007

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Column name: Patience Wheatcroft

Remit/Info: Business and politics

Section: Features / Comment

Role: Editor

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Email: patience.wheatcroft@telegraph.co.uk

Website: Telegraph.co / Opinion

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Day published: Sunday

Regularity: Weekly

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Average length: 900 words

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