Raymond Snoddy

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Full name: Raymond Snoddy

Area of interest: Media and broadcasting

Journals/Organisation: The Independent


Personal website: http://raymondsnoddy.com


Blog: http://oldmedianewmedia.co.uk | http://raymondsnoddy.blogspot.com

Representation: http://www.gordonpoole.com/awards-host/raymond-snoddy.aspx

Networks: http://twitter.com/RaymondSnoddy | http://www.linkedin.com/in/raysnoddy



Education: Larne Grammar School, Belfast; Queen’s University, Belfast

Career: Middlesex Advertiser: reporter, 1966/1971; The Times: 1971/ 1978; Financial Times: reporter on media and communication issues, 1978/1997; The Times: media editor, 1997/2004; Freelance (writing regularly for The Independent), 2004-

Current position/role: Freelance writer and columnist

  • also writes/has written for:

Other roles/Main role: Presenter of BBC's Newswatch programme (how to take part : Raymond Snoddy profile) | twitter / newswatch

Other activities: Author, media consultant



Broadcast media: TV presenter: Channel 4: Hard News; Sky News: Media Monthly; BBC News 24: NewsWatch (current)



Awards/Honours: Chairman's Award British Press Awards, 1992: OBE for services to journalism and broadcasting, 2000

Scoops: While with the Financial Times uncovered a number of stories, including information on the ‘top secret’ bids submitted to the ITC for the auctioning of ITV’s franchises

Other: Likes chess, opera and supporting Queens Park Rangers

Books & Debate:

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  • The Good, the Bad and the Unacceptable: The Hard News About The British Press (1992) OCLC 59956557
  • Greenfinger: the rise of Michael Green and Carlton Communications (1996) OCLC 35831766
  • It Could Be You: The Untold Story of the National Lottery (2000) OCLC 43540245

Latest work:

Speaking/Appearances: Regularly chairs and takes part in debates on media and communication issues


The Independent:

Column name: On Broadcasting

Remit/Info: Media and broadcast industry

Section: Media

Role: Columnist



Website: Independent.co / Media

Commissioning editor:

Day published: Monday

Regularity: Every four weeks

Column format: A primary topic plus two more topics

Average length:


News & updates: