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Broadcast | 29 July 15 : 10.13
Three days after finishing work Panorama documentary The Fake Sheikh Exposed, producer Meirion Jones was told his services were no longer required by the programme.
Criminal law | 30 July 15 : 11.58
Coverage of businessman Edward Ware's activities by journalist John McAllister started as a legitimate exercise in public interest journalism, but could now no longer be justified as freedom of expression, said Judge Patrick Moloney QC, sitting in the High Court on 24 July.
Media business | 30 July 15 : 09.00
And the publisher’s adjusted operating profit was £6.1m, up 8 per cent on an underlying basis.
Regionals | 29 July 15 : 12.09
Colleagues, barristers and judges have all paid tribute to Southern Daily Echo court reporter John Hoskins, who is hanging up his notebook after 50 years.
Regulation | 28 July 15 : 19.10
Founder board member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation Bill Newman has been sacked from the body - apparently because he used to work for The Sun.
Media business | 29 July 15 : 09.38
Despite overall UK advertising spend growing by 8.2 per cent to £4.7bn in the quarter, regional newsbrands also suffered, with a 2.3 per cent year-on-year slump £295m.
Criminal law | 28 July 15 : 15.15
Four years after the launch of Operation Elveden, the number of public officials convicted of misconduct in public office stands at 26. A further seven out of the original 80 who were arrested are still awaiting trial, while four have been acquitted.
Nationals | 28 July 15 : 08.50
The Irish Times has failed to obtain an injunction preventing News UK using the words "The Times Irish Edition" to promote a new digital edition for Ireland.
Media business | 28 July 15 : 09.37
Business publisher Informa reported adjusted operating profit down 2.6 per cent for the first six months of this year to £190.4m.
Nationals | 27 July 15 : 09.12
Lord Sewel quit his £84,500 a year role, which included overseeing conduct issues in the Upper House, after the dramatic expose by Sun journalist Stephen Moyes.
Media business | 27 July 15 : 10.11
Journalists at the Financial Times have written to the paper’s prospective new owners asking for written guarantees of editorial independence.
Media business | 27 July 15 : 08.27
Pearson has confirmed it is “in discussions” about selling its 50 per cent share in The Economist magazine. (Picture: Shutterstock)
Media business | 24 July 15 : 09.21
Financial Times Group chief executive John Ridding has given assurances that the high purchase price agreed with Nikkei won’t lead to future cost-cutting.
Media business | 24 July 15 : 15.58
In an email to staff this afternoon, Highfield also said that the regional publisher is to “put the advertising customer at the heart of everything we do”.
Media business | 24 July 15 : 09.02
The title, whose owner Pearson yesterday announced had been sold to Japanese media company Nikkei, now claims a circulation of 737,000.
Nationals | 23 July 15 : 12.24
Trinity Mirror's national newspaper websites recorded a year-on-year traffic increase of 59 per cent in June and overtook the Telegraph.
Media business | 23 July 15 : 11.22
Pearson has agreed a deal to sell Financial Times Group to Nikkei for £844m.

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Guardian underlying losses remain above £19m despite 20 per cent digital revenue growth
Guardian News and Media, publisher of The Guardian, Observer and TheGuardian.com, reduced its underlying losses from £19.4m to £19.1m in the 2014/15 financial year, according to its results. GNM, part of Guardian Media Group, claimed a digital revenue growth of 20 per cent, from £68.3m in 2013/14 to £82.1m in the year to 29 March. GMG's overall group revenue was £214.6m, up from £209m. The group recorded a pre-tax loss of £17.6m for the 2014/15 year. This was down from a £549.2m profit in the year GMG sold its 50.1 per cent stake in Trader Media Group for £619m.