Guardian News & Media
Our team of renowned writers and critics includes Stewart Lee, David Mitchell, Tim Adams, art critic Laura Cumming, pop critic Kitty Empire and film critic Mark Kermode and regular reviewers in our acclaimed books section include Peter Conrad, Rachel Cooke, Kadish Morris and Anthony Cummins. Design is integral to our brand and each week we produce a fresh, eye-catching section that includes regular slots showcasing photography and graphic design. We set the bar high for our arts coverage with a clear commitment to supporting the culture sector and a long-standing dedication to criticism. As other publications have cut back on reviews we have increased the space we devote to them - we are the last remaining Sunday paper with weekly dance reviews and we publish the only weekly architecture column in a national newspaper. We also publish more theatre reviews than other Sundays - including at least one one out-of-London review per week thanks to our regional theatre critic Clare Brennan. The covers of the three editions submitted here illustrate our approach. There’s Rowan Moore’s account of his exclusive preview of London’s new Elizabeth line, and his sharp analysis of what this £18bn feat of engineering means for Britain; our interview with Michaela Coel in which readers and cultural peers pose the questions, a popular regular format that we pioneered; and an exclusive no-holds barred conversation between Mark Kermode and Succession star Brian Cox. The past year has been the New Review’s most successful year to date for engagement online - our material now regularly hits over two million page views per week. And it was a stand-out year for the Observer in print, where we increased our market share, while according to Ofcom, ours is (with the Guardian) the UK's most widely-read quality newspaper website.