Today's letter from the Editor
Today's Matrices
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Guru Careers: Account Manager

£30 - 38k (DOE): Guru Careers: We are seeking a digitally focussed Account Man...

Recruitment Genius: Service Advisor - Automotive

£21000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: One of the South East's leading...

Recruitment Genius: Legal Secretary - Family Law

£21000 - £22000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A growing professional legal pr...

Recruitment Genius: Web Developer - Java

£24000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This exciting and disruptive co...

Letter from the i editor: We are listening

When we launched i there was much debate over quite how much politics a new paper should feature.

Much of the research I’ve seen on both sides of the Atlantic over the past decade into why readers, and young people in particular, were turning away from newspapers found that a major reason (along with “too boring”, “too big” and the internet) was that the public was heartily sick of the prism of political bias through which stories are viewed. Not just political stories, but consumer, economic and social affairs, even cultural stories – such as the relentlessly brutal attack from some quarters on the BBC.

We decided i would best serve the real gap in the market by sticking to a philosophy of no overt political bias, mindful that we are produced, every day, out of the content resource of an unashamedly liberal newspaper. i would also feature individual views from both the left and the right.

We have discussed here before how it is neither possible nor desirable to be 100% bias free, because politics is inherent in every story choice. But I think regular readers would know i’s apolitical philosophy lies in an intent to be discursive, not didactic.

We are lucky enough to draw on The Independent’s very fine political team under Andrew Grice, which will guarantee us exclusives (shared with our mothership). That said, you won’t see too much knockabout “he said, she said” nonsense of the kind that poor Mr Sally Bercow has to deal with each day, and which harms the reputation of our Parliament and its politicians. Major statements, like the PM’s as MPs “returned to school” rise above this, of course.

We have the conference season upon us. It’s the first in i’s short life. What’s your appetite for news and views from the jamborees? Is this serious news, or PR for the parties? Let us know. We are listening.

SPONSORED FEATURES
Career Services

Day In a Page

A groundbreaking study of 'Britain's Atlantis' long buried at the bottom of the North Sea could revolutionise how we see our prehistoric past

Britain's Atlantis

Scientific study beneath North Sea could revolutionise how we see the past
The Queen has 'done and said nothing that anybody will remember,' says Starkey

The Queen has 'done and said nothing that anybody will remember'

David Starkey's assessment
Oliver Sacks said his life has been 'an enormous privilege and adventure'

'An enormous privilege and adventure'

Oliver Sacks writing about his life
'Gibraltar is British, and it is going to stay British forever'

'Gibraltar is British, and it is going to stay British forever'

The Rock's Chief Minister hits back at Spanish government's 'lies'
Britain is still addicted to 'dirty coal'

Britain still addicted to 'dirty' coal

Biggest energy suppliers are more dependent on fossil fuel than a decade ago
Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition

Orthorexia nervosa

How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition
Lady Chatterley is not obscene, says TV director

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Director Jed Mercurio on why DH Lawrence's novel 'is not an obscene story'
Farmers in tropical forests are training ants to kill off bigger pests

Set a pest to catch a pest

Farmers in tropical forests are training ants to kill off bigger pests
Mexico: A culture that celebrates darkness as an essential part of life

The dark side of Mexico

A culture that celebrates darkness as an essential part of life
Being sexually assaulted was not your fault, Chrissie Hynde. Don't tell other victims it was theirs

Being sexually assaulted was not your fault, Chrissie Hynde

Please don't tell other victims it was theirs
A nap a day could save your life - and here's why

A nap a day could save your life

A midday nap is 'associated with reduced blood pressure'
If men are so obsessed by sex, why do they clam up when confronted with the grisly realities?

If men are so obsessed by sex...

...why do they clam up when confronted with the grisly realities?
The comedy titans of Avalon on their attempt to save BBC3

Jon Thoday and Richard Allen-Turner

The comedy titans of Avalon on their attempt to save BBC3
The bathing machine is back... but with a difference

Rolling in the deep

The bathing machine is back but with a difference
Part-privatised tests, new age limits, driverless cars: Tories plot motoring revolution

Conservatives plot a motoring revolution

Draft report reveals biggest reform to regulations since driving test introduced in 1935