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By Dominic Ponsford 02 September 16:40
Sun publisher News UK is to ask a Government watchdog how many times police have spied on journalists’ phone records and what guidance he intends to give. The move comes after the Met Police revealed yesterday that it tracked down two Sun sources on the ‘Plebgate’ story by seizing journalists' telecoms data without the permission of a judge and without giving publishers the opportunity to make representations.
By Dominic Ponsford 02 September 11:20
A police report yesterday detailed how journalists’ telephone records were seized in order to track down the whistleblowers who revealed former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell’s altercation with officers outside 10 Downing Street.
By William Turvill 01 September 10:17
On 18 August, the newspaper published the research by the High Pay Centre on page 17, under the headline: “Pay gap widens at biggest UK companies”.
By William Turvill 01 September 9:01
Spencer, a two-time British Press Awards critic of the year, joined the paper as a sub-editor on the arts pages in 1988. After a couple of years as deputy theatre critic he was appointed chief theatre critic in 1991.
By William Turvill 29 August 15:34
Current 3am editor, Clemmie Moodie, is moving to become features editor across the Mirror titles. She will be replaced by Ashleigh Rainbird as editor.
By William Turvill 28 August 15:10
Current head of business James Ashton, meanwhile, has been made executive editor across The Independent, i, Independent on Sunday and Evening Standard.
By William Turvill 28 August 10:23
A study by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission also found that 54 per cent of the nation's "top 100 media professionals" attended independent schools.
By William Turvill 28 August 8:22
A former soldier who sold information to a newspaper has been conditionally cautioned, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.
By Axegrinder 27 August 10:58
Last summer, Axegrinder was surprised to see terms such as ‘Fleet Street’, ‘press conference’ and ‘spokesperson’ banned in the BBC style guide.
By Dominic Ponsford 27 August 10:12
An independent report prompted by the journalism of The Times yesterday revealed that at least 1,400 children were abused the hands of mainly men of Pakistani origin over a 15-year period in Rotherham.
By Dominic Ponsford 26 August 16:28
News UK has settled a legal claim brought by a woman working in PR who sued for breach for privacy after her stolen mobile phone was handed in to The Sun.
By Press Gazette 22 August 13:06
A former police community support officer (PCSO) with the Metropolitan Police is facing a prison sentence after admitting he contacted The Sun to say a supermodel was attending a police station accused of assault.
By Press Gazette 21 August 12:04
Four journalists appeared in court this morning accused of involvement in phone-hacking and making illegal payments at The Sun and the News of the World The Sun's crime reporter, Anthony France, 41, from Watford, Hertfordshire, appeared in the dock at Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office.
By Peter Jukes 20 August 9:51
“Can we hack their voicemail? Oh, there they are… let’s go along with a photographer. That’s kind of how tabloid journalism worked in those days – that was life.” Former News of the World reporter Dan Evans said management referred to phone-hacking during conferences as “special checks,” and unlike the Mirror group, News International wanted everything on email.
By PA Mediapoint 20 August 8:46
A video showing an Islamic State (IS) extremist with a British accent beheading an American journalist appears to be genuine and is an "appalling example of the brutality of this organisation", Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said.
By Press Gazette 19 August 12:15
Twenty aspiring journalists from around the UK are to take part in a week-long summer school next hosted by News UK.
By Dominic Ponsford 19 August 10:37
From former News of the World news editor Ian Edmondson in April 2011 to former reporter for the same paper Ryan Sabey last week – at least 63 UK journalists have been arrested and/or charged by the Met police.
By Press Gazette 19 August 8:43
Times chief business commentator David Wighton is joining the WSJ's London team as City editor.
By Dominic Ponsford 18 August 16:16

The Sunday People looks set to lose both its editor and and deputy editor as its editorial team is merged with the Sunday Mirror.

By Dominic Ponsford 18 August 10:01
Former young journalist of the year Ryan Sabey has been charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office together a soldier.

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