By Shruti Sheth 06 July 16:09
More women than ever are training to be journalists.
By Gareth Corfield 24 June 9:33
Croydon Advertiser reporter Gareth Davies did absolutely nothing wrong when he followed up a local fraudster's conviction with fresh stories about her criminal conduct.
Why Trinity Mirror has done industry a favour with plan to judge journalists on personal online audienceBy Alan Geere 17 June 17:39
I had a fun time in Afghanistan working with people who called themselves journalists but were from artistic backgrounds like painting, sculpture and poetry and don't even get me started on American journalists and their 'liberal arts' background.
By Dr Anthony Seldon 11 June 17:45
The last 12 months have been the richest for news in Britain for many years. Where does one start?
By David Spens QC and Tom Coke-Smyth 09 June 10:19
Despite an apparent climbdown from Operation Elveden, the risk of a criminal prosecution for paying public officials for stories, even when the story is clearly in the public interest, is now higher than ever for journalists.
By Andrew Hughes 04 June 11:37
In his blog earlier this week David Benigson of Signal suggested newspapers and NLA media access were missing a trick by not adopting a Spotify-style model – low cost, high volume - for news aggregators. A challenge is always welcome, and new ideas ditto, but I’m afraid David is not on a winner here.
By Brian Cathcart 04 June 8:50
The Daily Mail has been reassuring its readers that the delay in the repeal of the Human Rights Act (HRA) will not be indefinite and is just a matter of getting the detail right. "This is going to happen," it quoted a government source as saying. "We will deliver it – but we are not going to be rushed."
By David Benigson 01 June 12:28
Like most big tech firms, Google doesn’t do “sorry”, but the announcement of its Digital News Initiative is a tacit acknowledgment that they've been profiting from online news links for years without giving anything back. Yet this doesn’t resolve the issue that Google - along with companies like mine - aren’t paying for the news content on which their revenue depends.
Elveden defence lawyer: A 'more cautious press' unable to uncover public sector wrongdoing would be a 'real tragedy'By Mark Abbott 27 May 11:14
Mark Abbott, a criminal defence lawyer and partner at Blaser Mills law firm, acted as former Sun managing editor Graham Dudman's solicitor after he was arrested and charged under Operation Elveden.
Supreme Court ruling allowing pianist to recount childhood abuse is a boost for right to publish the truthBy Nigel Tait 27 May 11:11
The case of Rhodes v OPO scotches an attempted application of an ancient law that could have had dramatic consequences for the media.
New legal protections for media sources may be illusory: Why journalists and lawyers should unite to fight for confidentialityBy Nicholas Griffin QC and Robert O’Sullivan QC 20 May 16:23
Two QCs specialising in surveillance and privacy warn that new government protections for journalists' sources may prove to be "illusory" and they urge the industry to keep up the Save Our Sources battle
Public interest stories are going unreported after launch of Met's own news website and 'good news' PR teamsBy Gareth Davies 06 May 15:20
From TV drama Babylon: “The Metwork - our own news division. We keep our content, we turn it into news and we put it out there ourselves. We shut out the press and go directly to the public.”
By Cameron Doley 21 April 16:32
Last year has been identified as the second worst on record regarding the imprisonment of journalists worldwide. With no fewer than 221 journalists put behind bars last year, an understanding of their legal rights and protections is more important than ever.
By Matthew Gilley 16 April 14:15
Much-copied website Buzzfeed may well be the future of journalism (or at least one future).
By Cormac Smith 14 April 12:22
Last week Press Gazette’s William Turvill wrote about local councils employing at least 3,400 communications staff – more than double the total for central government.
'I was expecting someone more important' - Journalistic encounters with world leaders which did not always go to planBy Paul Martin 09 April 17:49
The death of a longtime international leader, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew (the country's prime minister from 1959 to 1990) prompted foreign correspondent and film-maker Paul Martin, to reflect on journalistic encounters with world leaders which did not always go to plan
By Simon Spanswick and Neal Romanek 09 April 17:19
Broadcasters and news outlets are beginning to awaken to an unpleasant fact – that what we are witnessing is not just a case of a unlucky reporters caught in the crossfire, but an attack on the press on an unprecedented scale – a global war on journalism.
South West News Service has won significant political support in its campaign to ensure the BBC commit to a quota system in a bid to reinvigorate and expand the quality and reach of local news coverage .
UK Picture Editors' Guild backs campaign against use of 'head clutcher' pictures for mental health storiesBy Danny Buckland 31 March 12:53
Danny Buckland is a freelance journalist who has worked for the Daily Mail, Sun and Daily Mirror. He writes regularly about mental health issues and general health across national titles and websites and has become increasingly concerned about the use of ‘head clutcher’ images in print, on TV and on the web. He is part of a campaigning group that includes mental health charities, service users and other journalists who want to find a better way to illustrate stories about mental health. Here, he gives an update on the progress of the campaign:
Since 2009, more than 100 local titles have closed. Many more have survived only by merging, which makes them more distant from their readers.