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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.
Nationals | 23 July 15 : 11.06
The Sunday Times is facing a seven-day libel trial after being sued by former Conservative MP Tim Yeo over its undercover lobbying sting.
Privacy | 23 July 15 : 10.30
District Judge Gareth Branston, sitting at Stratford Magistrates Court in east London, dismissed objections from a barrister representing one of the fans.
Media business | 23 July 15 : 09.17
A “difficult” period for the UK print advertising market saw DMG Media, publisher of the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Mail Online and Metro, record a 5 per cent year-on-year underlying revenue decline between April and June.
Nationals | 22 July 15 : 17.02
Former Number 10 spin doctor Andy Coulson (pictured, Reuters) has been ordered to pay £150,000 towards the costs of the marathon hacking trial.
Criminal law | 22 July 15 : 16.26
Solicitor Lawrence Abramson, the man hired by News International - now News UK - to look through emails for evidence that staff knew about phone-hacking has been fined £20,000 for unprofessional behaviour.
Nationals | 22 July 15 : 09.55
A judge has granted the Metropolitan Police access to a journalist's phone records without their knowledge since the Save Our Sources stop-gap law was passed, a court heard today.

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Jailed for more than 20 years: The sources convicted of selling stories to journalists
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. Their sentences range from between 13 weeks to two years, and total more than 20 years. In contrast, the number of journalists convicted as a result of the operation stands at two. Former Mirror and News of the World journalist Dan Evans pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office. And Sun reporter Anthony France was found guilty of aiding and abetting misconduct in public office after his police source was paid more than £22,000 for stories.