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Telegraph figures show ‘no downside’ to metered paywall

The first website figures for the Telegraph since it went behind a metered paywall suggest there is “no downside” to their approach.

This is the view of media analyst Douglas McCabe of Enders Analysis who suggested other publishers could now follow suit.

3 Clegg, 4. Cam, 12. Boris, trip to Italy

Nick Clegg recorded four meetings with the press between October and December 2012, compared with David Cameron’s 12.

4 Sun and ITN defend airing of Woolwich terror videos

News organisations have defended their decisions to broadcast controversial video footage shot in the immediate aftermath of the Woolwich terror attack.

The Sun and ITN both obtained videos from members of the public on Wednesday showing one of the attackers brandishing what appears to be a meat cleaver and delivering a politically-charged diatribe moments after he murdered a soldier.

6 BBC Savile scoop duo: Vast majority of corporation’s journalists on our side

Two former Newsnight staffers were vindicated by their peers this week for a story that nearly never saw the light of day.

Liz MacKean and Meirion Jones were named joint winners of the London Press Club scoop of the year prize this week despite the fact that their story revealing Jimmy Savile was a serial sex attacker was shelved.

8 Government under pressure to drop new FoI proposals

More freedom of information requests are likely to be refused as vexatious under new guidance, the Campaign for Freedom of Information has warned.

The group has said the guidelines remove the Government’s case for introducing new restrictions and has called for new proposals to be dropped.

9 Chairman suing Sun over football bribery claims

The president of Olympiakos Football Club is suing The Sun for more than £300,000 over claims he was facing criminal charges for bribery and match fixing.

10 Alex Thomson: My Kelvin MacKenzie doorstep gave viewers ‘feel-good factor’

According to some, one of the first rules of journalism is to never become the story. Clearly no one ever told Channel 4 News chief correspondent Alex Thomson that.

He first joined C4 News 25 years ago after getting into trouble with the BBC over “a naughty film about the IRA in Gibraltar”.

More recently, he claims to have been physically threatened by fellow journalists after criticising the standard of football reporting in Glasgow. (He still contends there is a “case to answer”.)

12 Report revealing reach of BBC News may alarm regionals

The BBC Trust could be heading on a collision course with the regional press after demanding that BBC Online shapes up its act when it comes to local and regional coverage.

14 Montgomery’s vision may be scary – but at least it’s a vision

Listening to newspaper veterans trying to use digispeak can be as toe-curling as hearing grandad rap with a 15-year-old. The words don’t sit easily on their tongues. But listen we must because they are trying to get their heads round the future. And that is bloody hard.

16 How a ‘confused’ email led to a Regional Press Awards scoop of the year

This year’s Regional Press Award scoop of the year originated from a “jumbled and quite frantic” email from a woman talking about the rights of children.

At the end of the “confused” email, a woman left her phone number. Many journalists would have ignored it, but Southern Daily Echo health reporter Melanie Adams chose not to.

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