By William Turvill 20 May 10:58
The BBC website is more likely to show up in a Google search than any other UK news site, according to new figures.
By William Turvill 20 May 10:20
National newspaper have refused to retract claims that one of David Cameron’s “closest allies” described Conservative activists as “mad, swivel-eyed loons”. The Times and Daily Telegraph both had front-page leads quoting the source anonymously on Saturday and the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror also used the quotes. The comments are reported to have been made to four journalists in the Blue Boar Smokehouse, Westminster, on Wednesday night.
By Dominic Ponsford 20 May 9:26
Times foreign editor Richard Beeston has died of cancer aged 50.
By Gavriel Hollander 17 May 16:44
Newsquest is set to cut sub-editors in Wales and Gloucestershire as it introduces a single copy editing hub.
Former Elle Macpherson advisor drops hacking case against News Int and faces 'very substantial' costsBy PA Mediapoint 17 May 16:09
A former adviser to model Elle Macpherson has discontinued her phone-hacking damages action.
The Financial Times has become the latest news organisation to be hacked by a group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army.
By Press Gazette 17 May 13:35
Nine years after leaving the UK, former Sunday Herald editor Andrew Jaspan has returned with an ambitious scheme to turn 10,000 academics into an army of specialist contributors. The Conversation launched in Australia two years ago and already claims to be the number one independent news website Down Under. “We are a source of free content for websites to use. In Australia it is used everywhere – it’s like a Reuters or a PA service. It’s also become an ideas-portal for journalists and a source of new ideas and talent.”
By William Turvill 17 May 12:49
The Liverpool Echo won four awards at the 2012 Regional Press Awards, garnering particular praise for its successful Hillsborough campaign.
By Gavriel Hollander 17 May 12:46
The Sun has removed a story from its website claiming that Chris Huhne had been bullied whilst in prison following a complaint to the Press Complaints Commission.
By Gavriel Hollander 17 May 11:47
The BBC has been forced to apologise and pay damages to a Tunisian politician over a story published on its website last November, claiming false links with extremist groups.
Axegrinder: £50 for a story and pic in the print edition of The Times...Twitter UK boss ducks libel questions...Daily Mail sees no bullying at BBCBy Axegrinder 17 May 9:21
£50 for Times contribution? ‘I would be ashamed’
By William Turvill 17 May 9:11
A football business advisor involved in bringing Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez to the Premier League is suing the Daily Mail and columnist Martin Samuel for unlimited libel damages. Kia Joorabchian took issue with a February article questioning why football club chairmen have continued to employ him despite his alleged role in bringing Tevez and fellow Argentinian midfielder Javier Mascherano to West Ham United from Brazilian club Corinthians. Commenting on Tevez’s “illegal” 2006 move, Samuel highlighted the “advisory role” in a deal that “ended up costing £23m in fines and compensation alone”.
Derbyshire Times editor: Parliament's press Charter will stifle us with red tape and leave readers vulnerableBy Press Gazette 17 May 8:57
A local newspaper editor has warned that the Parliament-backed press regulation Royal Charter would leave mean that titles like his will “struggle to hold local authority to account”.
By Dominic Ponsford 16 May 17:51
The reporter involved has hit back at BBC claims that a Newsnight report broadcast on 9 August about the charity Help for Heroes was “misleading and unfair”.
By Press Gazette 16 May 13:16
Newsnight is tonight set to broadcast an on-air apology after mistakenly accusing the charity Help for Heroes of misspending cash.
By PA Media Lawyer 16 May 13:09
A tweet by Commons Speaker's wife Sally Bercow pointed "the finger of blame" at Tory peer Lord McAlpine during a media frenzy over allegations of child sex abuse, a judge has was told today.
By Dominic Ponsford 16 May 11:59
Guardian deputy editor and head of news Ian Katz has been recruited by the BBC as the new editor of Newsnight.
By Gavriel Hollander 16 May 10:31
Trinity Mirror's revenue for the first four months of the year fell by 10 per cent compared to the same period in 2013.
By PA Mediapoint 16 May 9:27
Criminal suspects who have been arrested should not normally be named until they are charged, the Home Secretary has said.
By Dominic Ponsford 16 May 9:09
A news website has launched today which has eight editors – but hopes to draw on the expertise of 10,000 specialist contributors.