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By Dominic Ponsford 22 May 10:49
Trinity Mirror has said it is likely to appeal privacy damages payouts of up to £260,000 for victims of its phone-hacking activities after contrasting them to personal injury payouts. Mr Justice Mann justified the unprecedented awards in an excoriating 200-page judgment which lays out in detail the intensive nature of illegal invasions of privacy by journalists working for the Mirror titles over a period of several years.
By William Turvill 22 May 9:47
The Metropolitan Police has now spent £37.4m on investigations into journalism, with the figure rising by £4m in the last eight months. Newly-released figures show the total cost of Operation Weeting, investigating phone-hacking, is now £21m. The figures excludes legal costs.
By William Turvill 22 May 9:18
Home Secretary Theresa May proposed that broadcast regulator Ofcom be given the power “censor” transmissions involving “extremist content”, according to a leaked letter in which the former culture secretary condemned the plans.
By Dominic Ponsford 21 May 14:10
Campaign group Hacked Off has predicted that Trinity Mirror will face hundreds more phone-hacking claims.
By William Turvill 21 May 14:04
The BBC claims to reach a record 308m people a week across the world after changing the way it counts its audience.
By PA Media Lawyer 21 May 13:24
Harry Potter author J K Rowling has been "fully vindicated and her reputation restored" following a newspaper's apology over allegations that she wrote a "sob story" containing false claims about her time as a single mother, the High Court was told today.
By PA Mediapoint 21 May 13:18
A former News of the World journalist has told a perjury trial that editor Andy Coulson suggested he would keep his job at the paper if he pleaded guilty to phone-hacking.
By William Turvill 21 May 12:42
Trinity Mirror's websites recorded a 60.5 per cent year-on-year increase in average daily unique users last month.
By William Turvill 21 May 9:52

Daily Mail publisher DMG Media has reported an operating profit of £57m, up 13 per cent, for the first half of 2015.

This was achieved despite revenue falling by 6 per cent from £399m in the first half of 2014 to £374m.

By PA Mediapoint 21 May 9:11
More than £1 million in damages has been awarded to celebrities including Paul Gascoigne and Sadie Frost over phone-hacking by Mirror Group Newspapers.
By PA Mediapoint 20 May 18:52
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson knew phone-hacking was happening at the newspaper while he was editor, one of its former journalists has told a court.
By PA Mediapoint 20 May 12:12
A Kent-based officer at a top-security prison became the "paid mole" of a reporter working at the Daily Mirror and News of the World over the course of five years, a court heard.
By Dominic Ponsford 20 May 12:08
Sun crime reporter Anthony France has revealed that he suspected a paid tipster for the paper was a police officer.
By Axegrinder 20 May 11:43
There has been much debate since the election about how much of an impact newspapers had on the result.
By William Turvill 20 May 11:40
The University of Westminster has "concluded" an investigation into the source of a leaked picture of Islamic State fighter Mohammed Emwazi.
By Dominic Ponsford 20 May 10:48
New press regulator IMPRESS has revealed that it is applying for official recognition under the Parliament-backed Royal Charter process.
By William Turvill 20 May 10:38
Former Spectator editor Matthew d’Ancona has been appointed political editor of GQ.
By Dominic Ponsford 20 May 9:12
Police have praised the Daily Mail for the “invaluable” help the paper gave the investigation into a nurse who poisoned more than 20 patients at a Stockport hospital.
By William Turvill 20 May 8:02
Jeremy Paxman has said he asks everybody if they are “okay” after his interviews - and not just Ed Miliband. (Picture: Reuters)
By Dominic Ponsford 19 May 9:31
A front-page story in the Daily Mirror revealing that Moors Murderer Ian Brady has dementia was named exclusive of the year at the National Association of Press Agencies Awards.

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