By Dominic Ponsford 11 February 16:05
The Independent has always pioneered: from poster front pages, to going tabloid to launching its cut-price sister title i.
By Dominic Ponsford 11 February 12:05
A story about the local council that has spent £222k gagging its staff from speaking to the press is among my six of the best from the regional press this week.
By Dominic Ponsford 05 February 8:00
So if a journalist illegally listens to the voicemails of a celebrity they can expect dawn raids, years on bail, an Old Bailey trial and a stretch in Belmarsh.
By Dominic Ponsford 04 February 15:36

Here is my latest six of the best round-up from the regional press.

By Dominic Ponsford 26 January 14:24
Last year (then) Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger described The Times paywall as a 19th century business model saying The Guardian’s “open” online system was "light years" better.
By Dominic Ponsford 22 January 13:24
While large towns and cities can still be well served by some excellent daily and weekly newspapers and associated websites around the UK. For smaller towns and villages around the country coverage can be patchy.
By Dominic Ponsford 21 January 14:54
Here's my latest weekly blog celebrating some of the best stories I've seen in the regional press this week.
By Dominic Ponsford 12 January 16:27
Local newspapers are where news begins. Without their thousands of newsgatherers finding stories our industry would rapidly find it was built on sand.
By Dominic Ponsford 18 December 13:17
The Times today urged the Government to strengthen protection of journalists' sources after the Investigatory Powers Tribunal yesterday said the current law was inadequate.
By Dominic Ponsford 15 December 17:25
If you weren't there for the fourth British Journalism Awards at Stationers' Hall on 1 December you can get an inspiring glimpse of the evening from this highlights video.
By Dominic Ponsford 14 December 12:58
Since the launch of Operation Weeting five years ago at least 67 UK journalists have been arrested and/or charged.
By Dominic Ponsford 11 December 13:27
Around five years after the Met Police first re-opened its investigation into historic allegations of phone-hacking at newspapers the Crown Prosecution Service has finally signaled that the case is closed.
By Dominic Ponsford 10 December 12:02
There are times as editor of Press Gazette when I feel like ‘Chicken Licken’, the children’s story character who always felt like the sky was falling in.
By Dominic Ponsford 03 December 10:42
Paul Dacre’s Editors’ Code Committee appears to have taken the view that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
By Dominic Ponsford 25 November 15:04
Mr Justice Warby today demolished the libel case brought by former MP Tim Yeo and sided pretty much 100 per cent behind The Sunday Times.
By Dominic Ponsford 23 November 16:09

On 22 November 1965 UK Press Gazette published its first edition.

Launched by publisher Colin Valdar, and first editor David North, it proclaimed proudly on that first front page:

By Dominic Ponsford 19 November 16:45
Press Gazette has submitted this letter, as well as the 41,000 signatures gathered so far to our petition and 400 pages detailing the reasons peoplee have given for backing the campaign. We will be keeping the petition, which is addressed to minister Matthew Hancock, open until the issue has been resolved.
By Dominic Ponsford 17 November 15:11
The planned closure of FHM and Zoo magazines ends an era of journalism which began in 1994 with the launch of Loaded.
By Dominic Ponsford 13 November 12:00
Are News Corp lawyers inadvertently to blame for the deaths of 224 Russians in the Egyptian air crash?
By Dominic Ponsford 11 November 10:39
The cruel arrest and failed prosecution of former detective chief superintendent Dave Cook shows the extent to which those in power will go to ensure that Britain has secret police.

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