Insight and analysis from Press Gazette editor Dominic Ponsford

By Dominic Ponsford 18 July 11:32
It used to be the case that journalists would proudly go to prison rather than give up a source.
By Dominic Ponsford 15 July 17:59
First came the internet, then came broadband and now the latest threat and challenge to the news industry is near universal use of smartphones.
By Dominic Ponsford 09 July 15:42
It is easy to be wise after the event, but looking at Mail Online’s story about George Clooney’s future mother-in-law it beggars belief that it did not ring alarm bells earlier on.
Andrew Caldecott QC addressing Press Gazette's Defamation 2014 conference
By Dominic Ponsford 07 July 15:12
Press Gazette’s Defamation 2014 conference last month provided a great primer on what the new Defamation Act means for journalists.
By Dominic Ponsford 04 July 13:09
So now we know. News of the World chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck instructed the paper’s full-time phone-hacker Glenn Mulcaire to investigate the disappearance of Milly Dowler in 2002. Mulcaire listened to her voicemail messages and found a lead which suggested she might be alive.
By Dominic Ponsford 30 June 10:52
Was the hacking scandal actually the best thing that ever happened to Rupert Murdoch?
By Dominic Ponsford 25 June 11:23
'Great day for red tops' was The Sun's playful front-page interpretation of the hacking trial verdicts today.
By Dominic Ponsford 23 June 16:14
Press Gazette has published a guide to journalism training working in association with the National Council for the Training of Journalists.
By Dominic Ponsford 17 June 17:22
Next month the waiting will be over and we will finally know the winner of one of the most hotly anticipated contests of the year.
By Dominic Ponsford 13 June 14:20
Eagle-eyed Press Gazette readers will note that the phrase "I'm delighted" almost never appears on this site.
By Dominic Ponsford 06 June 11:32
Richard Ingrams goes rogue at The Oldie and Michael Wolff bites the hand that used to feed him at The Guardian.
By Dominic Ponsford 02 June 16:30
Watchers of the Leveson Inquiry will recall that one of the major problems raised about voluntary press regulation was the 'Desmond problem'.
By Dominic Ponsford 21 May 11:40
In my latest video blog I cast a critical eye over the world of native advertising.
By Dominic Ponsford 13 May 13:44
The case of Freddie Starr graphically illustrates the toll an extended period on police bail can take on the suspect of a crime.
By Dominic Ponsford 07 May 17:45
Native advertising is the current ‘big idea’ sweeping through the commercial side of the journalism business.
By Dominic Ponsford 06 May 12:52
As associate editor of the Daily Telegraph Simon Heffer was guardian of the paper’s style and given to lambasting colleagues via email when standards were felt to be slipping.
By Dominic Ponsford 01 May 11:00
The departure of Jeremy Paxman from Newsnight is the latest in the wake of the biggest mistake in the programme’s history – its refusal in December 2011 to air testimony from alleged victims that the late DJ Jimmy Savile had sexually abused them.
By Dominic Ponsford 29 April 12:48
The FT has already bailed out of UK press self regulation. The appointment of distinguished judge Sir Alan Moses today as the first chairman of the new industry-backed press regulator the Independent Press Standards Organisation could well be enough to persuade the Lebedev titles and Guardian Media Group to sign up to the new regulator. They have previously voiced concerns about IPSO lacking independence from the industry.
By Dominic Ponsford 24 April 18:03
They aren’t exactly doing hand-stands at the Telegraph over the performance of their metered paywall one year on.
By Dominic Ponsford 22 April 12:28
The Financial Times “supports efforts to create a more robust system of independent regulation for the industry in the wake of the Leveson inquiry”.

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