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News | 24 December 14 : 09.05
The theme of the villains list was attacks on press freedom, and today's heroes list focuses largely on those who have done their best to defend journalism.
News | 23 December 14 : 09.51
With police forces using anti-terror laws to find journalistic sources, tens of journalists facing trial and PRs seemingly trying harder than ever to control the news agenda, 2014 was one of the biggest years in Press Gazette's 50-year history.
Criminal law | 24 December 14 : 08.18
The former Army private, in her 20s, accepted a conditional caution for misconduct in a public office with the condition that she pays £40 to a charity connected with the armed services.
Regionals | 23 December 14 : 14.32
The regulator, set up in September, has published rulings on complaints against The Daily Telegraph, Metro, Swindon Evening Advertsier, Press and Journal and the Edinburgh Evening News.
Regionals | 23 December 14 : 12.17
He took up the position in May this year after editing the Citizen in Gloucester for ten years. He was later editor-in-chief of Gloucestershire Media and content director of Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Dorset.
Media business | 23 December 14 : 09.02
Paul Dacre was paid £2.412m in the year to September 2014 and , according to the annual results of Daily Mail and General Trust.
Nationals | 22 December 14 : 10.03
James Weatherup (pictured, Reuters) and Neville Thurlbeck are suing News Group Newspapers for unfair dismissal after losing their jobs in the aftermath of the phone-hacking scandal.
Nationals | 19 December 14 : 16.28
William Clegg QC, for reporter John Troup, said the prosecution was "misconceived" in alleging the journalist conspired to bribe a public official.
Privacy | 22 December 14 : 11.13
A judge decided that the media could identify a family involved in a tug-of-love row after concluding that full reporting might help prevent other estranged parents from attempting to abduct their own children.
Media law | 19 December 14 : 10.17
When Press Gazette first highlighted the fact the Met Police accessed the phone records of The Sun in order to find and punish three internal leakers the reaction was pretty much universal condemnation.
Criminal law | 19 December 14 : 16.04
Released earlier this month by the Home Office, the draft has been widely criticised for saying that police should continue to be allowed to access journalists’ phone records without any outside approval.
Nationals | 19 December 14 : 15.32
Oliver Blunt QC is defending managing editor Graham Dudman, who is accused of paying a City of London police officer for tips on the hunt for schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.
Nationals | 19 December 14 : 12.19
Hundreds of payment request forms signed by Brooks and her successor, Dominic Mohan, have failed to materialise at the trial at Kingston Crown Court, it is said.
Media business | 19 December 14 : 12.41
The title today reports that the process will include an “indicative ballot which would guarantee the winner a place on the shortlist for the job”.
Consumer | 19 December 14 : 11.50
The publicity-shy husband of popstar Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (pictured, Reuters) has won damages from Heat, the second magazine he has sued in recent months.
Media business | 19 December 14 : 10.39
The free Burton Advertiser, a sister title to the Burton Mail, published its last edition this week.
Nationals | 18 December 14 : 08.11
Last month, Graham Johnson, 46, pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates' Court to intercepting communications in the course of transmission without lawful authority.