Insight and analysis from Press Gazette editor Dominic Ponsford

By Dominic Ponsford 30 January 14:45
Since the revelation in September last year that the Met Police had secretly viewed the phone records of law-abiding journalists at The Sun I have not met anyone who thinks this is a good thing.
By Dominic Ponsford 22 January 16:27
Three years after the initial arrests, after three months of hearings and 49 hours of jury deliberations there have been no convictions in the Sun six trial.
By Dominic Ponsford 22 January 9:20
On Tuesday Press Gazette followed up a story in The Times about The Sun dropping its Page Three topless photos.
By Dominic Ponsford 16 January 13:42
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has ruled on a complaint brought by the journalist Dennis Rice against Press Gazette.
By Dominic Ponsford 14 January 11:51
After the outrage caused by the revelation that UK police have spied on the phone records of law-abiding journalists late last year action was promised Home Secretary Theresa May.
By Dominic Ponsford 09 January 10:37
It takes something for journalists who exist on a daily diet of murder and mayhem to be moved to make the public displays of solidarity we saw throughout the UK yesterday.
By Dominic Ponsford 12 December 10:16
Another day at the Old Bailey watching the slow-motion car crash of a journalist's life being destroyed.
By Dominic Ponsford 09 December 17:15
Let's draw a comparison between the actions of the Met Police and The Sun's Nick Parker (pictured, Press Association).
By Dominic Ponsford 28 November 11:41
The Sun’s Plebgate libel victory kills once and for all the theory that there was a conspiracy by the police to topple Andrew Mitchell.
By Dominic Ponsford 26 November 19:48
The criminal charge of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office used against journalists paying for stories is a new one for UK courts.
By Dominic Ponsford 24 November 10:52
Lack of independence from the newspaper industry is the key reason Guardian Media Group has given for refusing to sign up to the Independent Press Standards Organisation.
By Dominic Ponsford 21 November 8:48
In a country where questionable criminal actions against journalists have become commonplace the conviction and fine for Newcastle Journal editor Brian Aitken remains shocking.
By Dominic Ponsford 13 November 10:11
"There are two big myths in journalism at the moment. The first is that journalism is dying and the second is that journalism is very, very hard to get into and they both aren't true."
By Dominic Ponsford 06 November 10:32
Journalists across Europe held events yesterday to mark European Federation of Journalists' Stand Up For Journalism day. So it seemed like a particularly apt moment to deliver the Save Our Sources petition to the Interception of Communications Commissioner's Office.
By Dominic Ponsford 28 October 17:48

The Met Police released the 51-page Operation Alice closing report to show that no stone was left unturned when it came to investigating allegations police officers conspired to bring down former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell.

By Dominic Ponsford 23 October 15:39
If you didn't make it to News on the Move last week you missed a treat.
By Dominic Ponsford 20 October 12:50
The risks to police officers who have unauthorised contact with journalists has been highlighted by Stephen Wright in a blog for the Daily Mail.
By Dominic Ponsford 10 October 12:01
The election is currently underway to appoint one of the safest jobs in journalism (for the next five years anyway) – the editorship of NUJ house magazine The Journalist.
By Dominic Ponsford 09 October 14:25
Press Gazette’s carpet-bombing of UK police forces with Freedom of Information requests has so far failed to get a single further admission of using RIPA against journalists.
By Dominic Ponsford 07 October 10:03
The RIPA issue is part of a much wider problem whereby the police are seeking to criminalise unauthorised contact between journalists and officers. Press Gazette will continue this campaign on this issue until clear protection is in place to protect any sources who make disclosures which are in the public interest.

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