William Zuill is the Editor of The Royal Gazette.

People no longer have to wait for the newspaper for yesterday's news, they can go online. How has that affected you?

I see it as a great opportunity, rather than a problem, and it is not as if people were not getting breaking news via radio or TV before the advent of the Internet.

In general, we try to break news quickly and succinctly and then use the newspaper and the website the next day to add detail and context. I do not think it has seriously affected sales.

If you look at readership rather than sales, then the Internet is a boon. We have added thousands of readers from all around the world, which is great. I think we also have to embrace the idea that we are now a 24/7 operation rather than resist it.   

Has the Internet changed the nature of journalism?

My major concern is when bloggers and others blend opinion and fact (and sometimes non-facts) to an extent that trained journalists never would. I think readers need reliable information and trained journalists remain the people best placed to provide it. I think there are good synergies between bloggers and news outlets. I would probably have never known that Philip Wells (Limey in Bermuda) and Christian Dunleavy would be good columnists if it wasn't for their blogs.  

Will you be producing a hard copy of the newspaper in ten years?

I think there will be still be newspapers in 2017 because the newspaper reading habit is deeply ingrained and people like to have something tangible in their hands. The format of the newspaper also has the capability to surprise, whereas I think people use the web to look for information they are already interested in, so you don't necessarily fall over a story on Page 28 that draws you in when you weren't looking for it.