IPSO's 'informal' investigation of Sunday Mirror Brooks Newmark sting shows regulator's 'impotence' says Hacked OffBy Dominic Ponsford 27 March 11:55
The Independent Press Standard’s Organisation’s investigation into The Sunday Mirror’s Brooks Newmark sting has been condemned for exposing the regulator’s weaknesses.
By Dominic Ponsford 27 March 9:51
A lecturer and his wife have been sacked by a university after being accused of speaking to journalists. The move comes amid a widespread public sector crackdown on unauthorised contact with the media.
By Dominic Ponsford and William Turvill 26 March 17:05
The Telegraph's top sports writer Henry Winter is understood to be leaving the paper after more than 20 years to join The Times.
Sunday Times takes two out of three Press Club scoop nominations with 'Fifa files' and 'Trojan Horse'By Dominic Ponsford 26 March 11:55
Two Sunday Times stories are in the running for scoop of the year at the London Press Club Awards.
Supreme Court quashes Government veto on release of Charles letters after 10-year Guardian FoI fightBy Dominic Ponsford 26 March 10:30
The Guardian has won a 10-year legal battle which could force the Government to release letters sent from Prince Charles to ministers. The Supreme Court has upheld a decision made by the Court of Appeal last year which said former Attorney General Dominic Grieve had “no good reason” for using his ministerial veto to block the release of the letters.
IPSO says reporter OK to pose as 'PR girl' and exchange explicit pictures with minister Brooks NewmarkBy William Turvill 26 March 10:21
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has ruled that the Guido Fawkes/Sunday Mirror investigation into Conservative MP Brooks Newmark was justified.
By John Reynolds 26 March 9:32
Trinity Mirror is understood to be in negotiations to buy David Montgomery’s regional newspaper group Local World, according to industry sources.
Daily Star 'win a date with page 3 model' ad banned for being 'sexist, offensive and socially irresponsible'By PA Medialawyer and Press Gazette 25 March 10:38
An advertisement which gave Daily Star readers the chance to win a date with a page three model has been banned for being sexist, offensive and socially irresponsible.
By Dominic Ponsford 24 March 17:04
It says something something about the lack of diversity at the top of British journalism that much has been made of the fact The Guardian’s new editor went to state school and is a woman.
By Dominic Ponsford 24 March 9:55
The Times and Sunday Times now claim to have more than 400,000 paid-for subscribers (or "members" as they are being called).
By William Turvill 24 March 8:04
When Sun executive editor Fergus Shanahan was arrested more than three years ago, he says he was made to feel like “one of the most dangerous men in the country” by the four cars full of police officers who descended on his family home in Felsted, Essex, shortly after 6am.
By PA Media Lawyer 23 March 15:19
Brandon Malinsky, 50, is on trial at the Old Bailey charged with conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office between September 2010 and March 2011.
Geoff Webster's solicitors twice asked CPS to review case against Sun deputy editor over 'lunatic' offenceBy Dominic Ponsford 23 March 15:09
Lawyers for Sun deputy editor Geoff Webster have revealed that they twice asked the Crown Prosecution Service to reconsider its case against their client.
Why Sun four acquittals are a watershed in the struggle between journalists and the UK criminal justice systemBy Dominic Ponsford 23 March 12:54
The acquittal of four Sun journalists on Friday feels like a watershed in the battle between UK journalism and the criminal justice system.
By Dominic Ponsford 23 March 9:52
There have been widespread calls for the Crown Prosecution Service to review its policy on prosecuting journalists after the acquittal of four Sun journalists on Friday.
Sun chief reporter's 'number one military contact' sentenced to 12 months in prison over £100k leaksBy PA Media Lawyer 23 March 9:10
Bettina Jordan-Barber, 42, was cultivated by Sun chief reporter John Kay as his "number one military contact", providing him with exclusive details of army disciplinary investigations, sex scandals and casualties in Afghanistan.
By PA Mediapoint 23 March 8:33
A former News of the World royal reporter from east London has been convicted of using a soldier in Prince Harry's regiment as a paid tipster, it can now be reported.
By William Turvill 20 March 16:46
The current US editor-in-chief is to replace Alan Rusbridger when he stands down this summer.
By PA Mediapoint 20 March 12:03
Four senior Sun journalists have been cleared of paying public officials for scoops, including titbits on the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
Civil service ban on contact with journalists without ministerial approval 'nail in coffin of open government'By William Turvill 20 March 11:52
The Government has been widely criticised for introducing new rules banning civil servants from speaking to the media without permission from a minister.