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News | 4 August 15 : 10.52
The Scottish Social Attitudes survey found that in 2014 41 per cent of Scots "regularly read one or more daily morning newspapers". This is down from 76 per cent in 1999.
Nationals | 3 August 15 : 12.56
The total cost to the Crown Prosecution Service of pursuing phone-hacking cases against journalists now totals more than £1.2m.
Media business | 3 August 15 : 09.32
Trinity Mirror's adjusted operating profit fell by £2.4m in the first half of 2015, despite the group delivering cost savings of £7m.
Nationals | 3 August 15 : 11.52
The newspaper revealed yesterday that a whistleblower had provided it - along with German broadcaster ARD/WDR - with data from the "biggest leak of blood-test data in sporting history".
Regulation | 31 July 15 : 15.56
The chief executive of News UK Mike Darcey has asked the Press Recognition Panel not to consider applications from potential press regulators with no members.
Broadcast | 31 July 15 : 13.04
Meirion Jones, Newsnight's former head of investigations, told Press Gazette in an interview - published this week - that he felt "everyone involved on the right side of the Savile argument has been forced out of the BBC".
Nationals | 31 July 15 : 09.14
George Osborne has been challenged to reveal if he met or contacted Rupert Murdoch during a period which saw BBC funding cuts.
Consumer | 31 July 15 : 10.16
The mother, Leanne Owens, complained to the Independent Press Standards Organisation that the title had breached clauses one (accuracy), two (opportunity to reply) and five (intrusion into grief or shock) of the Editors' Code of Practice.
Media business | 30 July 15 : 09.47
Guardian News and Media, publisher of The Guardian, Observer and, reduced its underlying losses from £19.4m to £19.1m in the 2014/15 financial year, according to its results.
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.

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Charity pledging to raise funds for Leveson-compliant press regulator established
A new charity promising funding for a Leveson-compliant press regulator has launched. The Independent Press Regulation Trust (IPRT) has said it will fund a regulator recognised by the Press Recognition Panel (PRP). The majority of regional and national newspaper publishers are currently regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO).