Government may 'welcome' fact publishers have signed up to IPSO regulator but the law it backed will penalise membersBy Dominic Ponsford 06 December 7:49
The Government is acting like a drunken dad who beats his kids and then buys them presents when it comes to the press at the moment.
By Dominic Ponsford 29 November 10:16
In this week's Press Gazette - Journalism Weekly video I talk about Lord Stevens and the need for greater openness between police and press, Plebgate and my hunch that The Sun is looking to cover-up Page Three.
Monty's memo reaction round-up: Regional press needs visionaries, but it is insulting to describe local journalism as a 'medium grade craft'By Dominic Ponsford 22 November 12:13
When veteran newspaper executive David Montgomery led a consorrtium which merged the Northcliffe and Iliffe local newsapers groups at the end of last year he promised to 'resuscitate' the regional newspaper business in the UK.
Journalism Weekly video news round-up: Crowdfunding comes of age, the rise and rise of Mail Online and Monty's memoBy Dominic Ponsford 22 November 11:14
Here's Press Gazette's latest Journalism Weekly video news round-up.
Independent Press Standards Organisation is not independent, but it may be the 'best worst' solution we haveBy Dominic Ponsford 15 November 14:55
It seems almost certain now that most major news publishers will end up being regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation.
Government appears content to let publishers ignore Royal Charter and run the risk of punitive libel and privacy case costsBy Dominic Ponsford 04 November 9:51
Culture Secretary Maria Miller's apparent admission that the controversial Royal Charter on press regulation will be 'redundant' if the industry's Independent Press Standards Organisation works has been widely interpreted as a breakthrough in the ongoing hostility between publishers and the Government.
From journalistic hell (allegedly) to journalism heaven at the judging of the 2013 British Journalism Awards (video)By Dominic Ponsford 01 November 16:47
As an (alleged) vision of journalistic hell was presented to jurors at the Old Bailey yesterday, I was privileged to immerse myself in journalism heaven as I convened the judging for this year's British Journalism Awards.
Cameron's counter-productive threats against The Guardian show apparent ignorance about the DA Notice systemBy Dominic Ponsford 29 October 10:04
Prime Minister David Cameron appeared to show a lack of understanding when he threatened The Guardian with a 'D Notice' yesterday over its continuing revelations about the US and UK security services.
By Dominic Ponsford 21 October 10:56
It sometimes seems that here are lies, damn lies and surveys about press regulation.
Journalism Weekly video: 'It's not every week that the Leader of the Opposition declares war on the UK's second most read daily paper'By Dominic Ponsford 04 October 11:57
Here's our latest weekly video round-up of the top stories on Press Gazette this week.
By Dominic Ponsford 04 October 10:35
Most people seem to disagree with Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre’s opinion that Marxist intellectual Ralph Miliband was ‘the man who hated Britain’.
Miliband/Mail furore may have fatally weakened Fleet Street's hand on press regulation at a crucial junctureBy Dominic Ponsford 03 October 15:44
The furore surrounding the Mail's coverage of Ralph Miliband and now the Mail on Sunday's doorstepping of a Miliband family memorial service may have fatally weakened Fleet Street's hand on the future of press regulation at a crucial juncture.
By Dominic Ponsford 27 September 13:18
Welcome to the first of a new series of weekly video news bulletins from Press Gazette.
By Dominic Ponsford 23 September 11:25
The Daily and Sunday Mirror unveiled new looks this weekend as, for the first time in at least a decade, they appear to have the wind in their sails and making a real race of it with The Sun. The new look for the Mirror emphasises a plan to position the title as the "intelligent tabloid".
By Dominic Ponsford 18 September 11:22
The top executives of the UK’s leading local newspaper companies sometimes resemble the vengeful Gods on Mount Olympus in the arbitrary way they toy with the lives of their hard-working staff.
An auto-tuned remix of Bill Deedes? What Telegraph journalists can expect from their new editor-in-chiefBy Dominic Ponsford 11 September 12:55
The website manager of a US TV network best known for children’s programmes like Sesame Street is at first glance a surprising choice as new editor-in-chief of Britain’s best-selling broadsheet newspaper.
By Dominic Ponsford 05 September 12:33
One of the unexpected consequences of the the News of the World phone-hacking scandal was the exposure of what the Met Police described as a “suspected conspiracy involving the gathering of data from stolen mobile phones” at The Sun.
Price rises, relaunches and number fiddling - the story behind the slump in print circulation for regional dailiesBy Dominic Ponsford 02 September 15:59
Looking at the ABC circulation figures for UK regional daily newspapers released last week there is little doubt that the pace of circulation decline is quickening.
Press Gazette - Journalism Weekly: Interviews with Ashley Highfield and Sarah Sands, secrets of the mag ABC winnersBy Dominic Ponsford 30 August 12:29
|It is getting harder and harder to find any magazines or newspapers increasing prints sales these days in the UK.|
Met Police and News Corp's MSC both have a case to answer over treatment of Sun reporter Rhodri PhillipsBy Dominic Ponsford 22 August 16:22
From time to time MPs and other government officials carelessly leave sensitive documents or laptops in public places. Sometimes they get handed in to news organisations and this makes a story. In 2008 a civil servant left top-secret documents "containing the latest intelligence on al-Qaeda" on a train. The envelope was handed in to the BBC, which opened it - wrote a 'security breach' story and handed the envelope into police.