If a journalist was secretly filmed suggesting they would take money to use their influence to get stories in the paper they would get drummed out of the profession.
If journalists were caught behaving like Straw and Rifkind they would be drummed out of the professionBy Dominic Ponsford 18 September 10:05
Leveson rides again: News that his Recognition Panel is open for business could have a major impact on journalismBy Dominic Ponsford 11 September 10:09
Following the minutiae of the debate around press regulation sometimes bores even me. But bear with me because news that the Press Recognition Panel (PRP) is today open for business is a development which could have major repercussions for all journalists.
Rival opinion polls show that press regulator IPSO has strong public support/little public confidenceBy Dominic Ponsford 08 September 16:27
Loaded opinion polls were used today to claim that press regulator IPSO is failing, or has been given a clear bill of health – depending on your view point.
IPSO's first year report card: It has been a tougher complaints handler than the PCC, but is failing as a regulatorBy Dominic Ponsford 07 September 15:04
A year on from the launch of the Independent Press Standards Organisation I would give it full marks of its job as a complaints handler.
Whatever the short-term PR hit, Murdoch is betting on Brooks to make The Sun shine online after paywall failureBy Dominic Ponsford 03 September 10:09
The return of Rebekah Brooks to her old job appears to nullify much of the work News Corp has done to distance itself from the hacking scandal in the UK.
The survival of UK regional dailies and their digital growth is the great escape story of the media downturnBy Dominic Ponsford 27 August 13:25
When Guardian Media Group sold its regional newspaper titles for just over £7m in 2010 it clearly did not believe they had much of a future.
By Dominic Ponsford 28 July 15:05
The shameful way News UK, and more recently Trinity Mirror, have thrown sources to the wolves under Operation Elveden casts a shadow over the reputation of British journalism.
By Dominic Ponsford 24 July 11:17
Japanese publishing giant Nikkei has bet the farm on using the Financial Times to make it become a global business media player.
£844m FT purchase price is vote of confidence in British journalism which could become a millstone for staffBy Dominic Ponsford 23 July 17:15
A purchase price of 35 times annual profits looks generous for the Financial Times Group.
Regional newspaper journalists find there's life after editing: 'It’s a little bit like having a strait-jacket taken off'By Dominic Ponsford 23 July 8:27
Is it me or are ex-editors getting younger these days?
The careless way Plebgate police helped themselves to journalists' call records was a Stasi-style nightmareBy Dominic Ponsford 22 July 12:27
Few would dispute that the police ability to access telecoms data with relative ease is an effective and necessary crime-fighting tool.
How BBC, ITV and ITN placed their journalism at risk by abandoning Freddie Starr source to face libel ordeal aloneBy Dominic Ponsford 14 July 16:52
The BBC’s standard contributor forms assure sources that they will not “stand alone” if they are sued for libel over comments made to reporters.
By Dominic Ponsford 08 July 9:50
The last time Press Gazette did a count the BBC listed more than 200 communications contacts, but none were prepared to answer a simple question on Monday – what was the net impact of the Government raid on the BBC licence fee?
By Dominic Ponsford 07 July 10:23
We were wrong about the internet.
Phone-hacking at the News of the World: From one 'rogue reporter' to seven more criminal convictionsBy Dominic Ponsford 06 July 14:08
Six years after The Guardian fired the starting gun on the hacking scandal, the last News of the World journalist convicted of conspiracy to intercept voicemail messages - Jules Stenson - was today sentenced.
By Dominic Ponsford 10 June 12:18
It is based on a survey of 100,000 UK adults conducted between 6 and 18 May and so (given the size of the sample) has to be seen as credible.
By Dominic Ponsford 01 June 11:12
UK news outlets including Mail Online, the Daily Express and the Daily Star were among news organisations around the world foxed into reporting bogus claims that chocolate encourages weight loss.
One reporter faces carrying the can for payments to public officials at The Sun: If that's justice, then I'm a bananaBy Dominic Ponsford 26 May 16:46
It is now clear that hundreds of thousands of pounds has been paid by Sun journalists to a variety of public officials, including policemen, in recent years.
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".
Why the Labour party can't blame biased coverage from Sun, Mail and Telegraph for its general election downfallBy Dominic Ponsford 13 May 8:46
Common sense would suggest that the right-wing press helped swing the general election for the Conservatives.