Insight and analysis from Press Gazette editor Dominic Ponsford

By Dominic Ponsford 21 May 16:54
The Daily Mirror built its circulation to more than 4.5m in the years after the Second World War with a mantra which Hugh Cudlipp described as "publish and be damned".
By Dominic Ponsford 13 May 8:46
Common sense would suggest that the right-wing press helped swing the general election for the Conservatives.
By Dominic Ponsford 11 May 13:01
George Osborne has the opportunity this Parliament to do for the local news industry what Gordon Brown did for brewing.
By Dominic Ponsford 27 April 17:24
Journalists forced to keep silent for years because of the Contempt of Court Act have grasped the opportunity to speak out about their Operation Elveden ordeals.
By Dominic Ponsford 22 April 17:47
In 43 years at The Wall Street Journalist (from 1970) Barry Newman was never an editor or a reporter. As he writes in his book, News to me: “I’m a machine operator. I bang keys to make words.”
By Dominic Ponsford 20 April 17:06
It is difficult to over estimate the damage done by Operation Elveden since it began in June 2011.
By Dominic Ponsford 16 April 16:38
The outcome of the general election could have dramatic consequences for the future of journalism in the UK.
By Dominic Ponsford 14 April 13:49
Press Gazette’s report revealing there are at least 3,400 PR and marketing staff working in local Government has been wrongly interpreted as an attack on the PR industry (by the CI
By Dominic Ponsford 13 April 14:30
The Labour Party's pledge to tackle "concentrations of unaccountable power" in the media looks like it is targeted at News UK owner Rupert Murdoch.
By Dominic Ponsford 13 April 11:29
There was more evidence the extent to which journalists feel fozen out of a stage-managed election campaign as David Cameron snubbed the Huddersfield Daily Examiner on a trip to a factory in Meltham.
By Dominic Ponsford 09 April 11:01
When Telegraph journalists said goodbye to owner Conrad Black in 2004 many cheered the departure of a bumptious lord (who turned out to be something of a crook).
By Dominic Ponsford 25 March 9:42
The BBC yesterday became the latest news organisation to redesign its website for mobile.
By Dominic Ponsford 24 March 17:04
It says something something about the lack of diversity at the top of British journalism that much has been made of the fact The Guardian’s new editor went to state school and is a woman.
By Dominic Ponsford 23 March 12:54
The acquittal of four Sun journalists on Friday feels like a watershed in the battle between UK journalism and the criminal justice system.
By Dominic Ponsford 19 March 17:06
Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger is among those taking part in a debate at City University later this month looking at the police, surveillance and journalists.
By Dominic Ponsford 19 March 10:13
The UK’s top national newspaper editors have shared their tips on what makes a good journalist for press marketing body Newsbrands.
By Dominic Ponsford 17 March 13:56
The Sunday Times filmed Tory co-Treasurer Peter Cruddas admitting that a foreign company could gain access to David Cameron and influence Government policy if it paid the party £250,000 a year.
By Dominic Ponsford 02 March 10:07
One consequence of the Peter Oborne/HSBC row is that Chris Evans has emerged as de factor editor-in-chief of the Telegraph titles.
By Dominic Ponsford 23 February 16:52
News that the Government is rush through legal curbs on police viewing journalists’ call records without judicial oversight is a victory for the whole journalism industry.

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