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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".
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 TheGuardian.com, 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.
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.

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Labour puts pressure on George Osborne to reveal contact with Rupert Murdoch around time of BBC cuts announcement
George Osborne has been challenged to reveal if he met or contacted Rupert Murdoch during a period which saw BBC funding cuts. A deal was announced earlier this month to transfer the £650m-a-year bill for providing free television licences for the over 75s from the Exchequer to the BBC. The Independent reported that sources have claimed a meeting took place between the Chancellor and News Corp boss Murdoch before the plan was revealed to BBC director general Lord Hall.