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The world’s largest fund manager, Black Rock, pays Osborne £650,000 a year for a one-day-a-week role as an adviser.
Black Rock also has an investment stake in Uber worth £500m.
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The global tech giant, Google, still recovering from reputational damage over its low UK tax bills and criticism over its close relationship to the Cameron-Osborne government, has also signed up.
Some companies, including Starbucks, walked away from the Evening Standard’s pitch, rejecting the offer of paying to boost their reputations through tailored news and comment. Unbranded news stories, expected to be written by staff reporters – but paid for by the new commercial “partners” as part of the 2020 deal – have already been planned for inclusion in the paper’s news pages within a week of the project’s launch.
An increasing number of British newspapers often carry “native advertising”, essentially paid-for commercials designed to look like independent editorial articles.
Although the 2020 campaigns will involve branded, native and advertorial pages, along with public debates hosted by the Standard, the six partners have also been promised the Standard will carry “money-can’t-buy” positive news and “favourable” comment pieces that will appear to readers as routine, independently written editorial.
Immigration has become one of the most central – and divisive – issues ahead of next year’s general election. That is the topic for a major public debate, jointly hosted by the Evening Standard and the City of London at the Guildhall.
The Evening Standard’s editorial integrity and independence is always at the heart of everything we do and is beyond question.
That’s why we have such a big and loyal readership.“No commercial agreement would ever include ‘favourable’ news coverage.
Like all British newspapers, the Evening Standard has valued commercial partners and works with them on specific campaigns for the benefit of our readers.
Indeed, editorial independence is and remains guaranteed in the contracts we sign.”open Democracy contacted Uber and Google for their comments on the London 2020 project.