Nick Clegg says journalists tried for paying public officials should have clearer public interest defence in lawBy Dominic Ponsford 30 March 13:04
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said the law needs to be changed to give journalists accused of corrupting public officials by paying for stories a clear public interest defence.
Met Police officers investigating Mirror titles 'sitting on dozens of unopened bin-bags of material', reports The TimesBy William Turvill 30 March 11:15
The Metropolitan Police is reportedly “sitting on dozens of unopened bin-bags of material” gathered by officers investigating Trinity Mirror national newspapers. According to The Times, the “sacks” have been gathered by officers from Operation Golding - which is investigating phone-hacking across the Mirror titles. Operation Elveden officers are also investigating allegations of payments to public officials at the newspaper group.
By PA Medialawyer and Press Gazette 30 March 11:01
A Premier League footballer who obtained an anonymity order against a woman selling a kiss-and-tell story to The Sun should be named, a High Court judge has decided.
By Robert Griffiths 30 March 10:45
Former head of complaints at the Press Complaints Commission Scott Langham is joining Mail Online as deputy managing editor.
Andrew Marr: Questioning from 'tortured, angry' Jeremy Paxman no replacement for Cameron-Miliband debateBy William Turvill 30 March 9:12
BBC presenter Andrew Marr believes Jeremy Paxman interviewing David Cameron and Ed Miliband in last week’s election programme was “not a good replacement” for a head-to-head debate.
MP reports Sun columnist Katie Hopkins to police over tweets about Rochdale and Pakistan which 'incited hatred'By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 30 March 8:41
Sun columnist Katie Hopkins has been reported to police over claims she may have incited racial hatred in Rochdale by suggesting Pakistani men in the area were sex abusers.
BBC editor reveals record news traffic of 23m yesterday - citing One Direction and Germanwings storiesBy William Turvill 27 March 15:53
Speaking at the London School Economics’ Polis Journalism Conference, Jamie Angus revealed that 23m people across the UK and beyond visited the BBC News site on 26 March.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 27 March 15:20
The first journalist to be found guilty of paying a public official in the wake of the high-profile Operation Elveden probe has had the conviction quashed on appeal, it can now be reported.
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 William Turvill 27 March 11:22
Last week, Prime Minister David Cameron told the corporation’s James Landale that he would not serve a third term in power, leading to numerous front page newspaper stories.
Save Our Sources law comes into force: Police now banned from viewing journalists' call records without OK of judgeBy Dominic Ponsford 27 March 11:01
Police officers are now banned from secretly obtaining the call records of journalists without getting outside approval from a judge.
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.
By William Turvill 26 March 11:45
City AM has today launched a new monthly magazine called Money.
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.
Johnston launches online-led mag for Belfast covering 'trending news, viral content feeds and street life'By William Turvill 25 March 16:13
Johnston Press today launched its first digitally-led title, BelfastVibe, targeting 18- to 35-year-olds in the Northern Ireland capital.
By Dominic Ponsford 25 March 13:49
Former editor of the Telegraph’s Mandrake diary column Tim Walker has been recruited by the Daily Mirror to beef up its general election coverage.
JP operating profit rises to £55.5m - Ashley Highfield on why printing newspapers still 'good business model'By William Turvill 25 March 12:29
Johnston Press reported operating profit up 2.8 per cent to £55.5m on as chief executive Ashley Highfield said the regional press giant is on a “much more stable and secure footing as a company”.