The Standard is every Communication Director’s dream…it often sets the agenda for that day’s broadcast bulletins and the next day’s papers…it has a similar influence to Today on Radio 4….both outlets have a virtual monopoly on opinion formers' attention during their time slotsTorin Douglas | BBC Media Correspondent
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The ability of the Evening Standard to influence the political community should not be underestimated. The Evening Standard has long been a title associated with reaching people with real power.
What will be the headline in the Standard...?Jonathan Powell | email to Alastair Campbell relating to the publication of the dossier titled ‘Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction: the assessment of the British Government’