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Regulation | 4 March 15 : 17.04
The chairman of the Regulatory Funding Company (RFC), which funds the Independent Press Standards Organisation, has stepped down from the post, it was announced today.
Broadcast | 4 March 15 : 16.34
Broadcasters Sky News and Channel 4 have attempted to break the logjam over televised leaders' debates in the run-up to the general election by offering to host a head-to-head clash between David Cameron and Ed Miliband on a date of the politicians' choosing.
Television | 4 March 15 : 15.50
BBC Trust boss Rona Fairhead has proposed setting up an external regulator with "strong powers" to oversee the corporation.
Defamation and libel | 4 March 15 : 11.53
The police officer at the centre of the notorious Downing Street "Plebgate" incident has accepted £80,000 damages in settlement of his libel action against former chief whip Andrew Mitchell.
Nationals | 4 March 15 : 10.11
The title, a sister to the Herald, Sunday Herald and the Evening Times in Scotland, was launched following a successful pilot week in November last year.
Regionals | 4 March 15 : 09.22
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has ruled that the Derby Telegraph breached three clauses of the Editors’ Code for a photograph used in a story headlined: “Girl involved in incident outside Derbyshire secondary school”.
Nationals | 3 March 15 : 13.44
Phone-hacking was "rife" at all three of Mirror Group Newspaper's (MGN) national titles by mid-1999 at the latest, the High Court has heard.
Criminal law | 3 March 15 : 17.40
The head of the Crown Prosecution Service faced criticism in Parliament this afternoon for the conviction rate of journalists and was challenged over allegations of a "witch hunt" against the industry.
Nationals | 3 March 15 : 12.26
The Metropolitan Police has admitted to using Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to secretly obtain the phone records of three Sun journalists and the paper's newsdesk as part of its Plebgate investigation.
Nationals | 3 March 15 : 10.17
The media has irresponsibly turned "Jihadi John" into a modern day Jesse James by repeatedly publishing his name and picture, a Conservative MP has claimed.
News | 3 March 15 : 12.44
The killing of journalists is a “global tragedy” which needs to be urgently addressed, according to WAN-IFRA.
Media business | 2 March 15 : 11.24
Johnston Press has denied that six of its South Midlands editor roles are to be axed as part of a "newsroom of the future" shake-up.
Media business | 2 March 15 : 10.42
The publisher set aside £12m for legal costs associated “historic legal issues”, including phone-hacking, last year, and it said today there is “present uncertainty” about how much this could cost in the future.
Nationals | 27 February 15 : 19.31
Telegraph group editor Chris Evans has invited his journalists to contribute to new guidelines on the relationship between editorial and commercial.
Privacy | 27 February 15 : 12.35
Guido Fawkes has been accused of “working collectively” with Press Gazette after attempting to find out, under the Freedom of Information Act, whether its staff’s telephone records had been secretly obtained by the Metropolitan Police under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.
Criminal law | 27 February 15 : 16.20
The Metropolitan Police has said it is "disappointing" that journalists continue to make Freedom of Information requests on the use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act against news organisations.
Regionals | 27 February 15 : 14.00
Trinity Mirror's regional websites more than doubled their collective traffic year on year in the second half of 2014, the latest set of ABC results show.