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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.
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.
Television | 22 July 15 : 19.13
Laura Kuenssberg has been appointed BBC political editor.

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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.