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By William Turvill 18 June 16:40
The short questionnaire (below) is intended to give journalists the opportunity to vent their frustrations and sing the praises of their place of work.
By William Turvill 04 August 15:00
Buzzfeed has announced the recruitment of another high-profile Guardian journalist, head of news Stuart Millar.
By William Turvill 04 August 14:39
Police Scotland is facing accusations that it is one of two police forces to have unlawfully accessed phone records to find journalistic sources since March. Last month it emerged that two UK forces have used the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act without judicial approval to find sources since the Save Our Sources stopgap law preventing this practice was passed. The Interception of Communications Commissioner’s Office (IOCCO), which regulates the use of RIPA, revealed the incidents but did not name the forces or individuals involved.
By PA Media Lawyer 04 August 13:23
Over and over again the popular press had "peddled false stories, gleefully and irresponsibly then taken up by politicians," Michael Zander, Emeritus Professor at the London School of Economics, said in an article in the New Law Journal.
By William Turvill 04 August 12:36
Yentob, who is also editor and presenter of BBC programme Imagine, is reported to have phoned Newsnight staff hours before its broadcast on the Kids Company.
By William Turvill 04 August 10:52
The Scottish Social Attitudes survey found that in 2014 41 per cent of Scots "regularly read one or more daily morning newspapers". This is down from 76 per cent in 1999.
By William Turvill 04 August 9:19
A new charity promising funding for a Leveson-compliant press regulator has launched.
By Christopher Hutchings 04 August 8:41

The dramatic rise in issued claims for defamation, in particular litigation concerning online publications, might – on the face of the statistics – suggest that the eagerly-anticipated Defamation Act 2013 has already failed in its objective of pro

By William Turvill 03 August 12:56
The total cost to the Crown Prosecution Service of pursuing phone-hacking cases against journalists now totals more than £1.2m.
By William Turvill 03 August 11:52
The newspaper revealed yesterday that a whistleblower had provided it - along with German broadcaster ARD/WDR - with data from the "biggest leak of blood-test data in sporting history".
By Tony Harcup 03 August 11:12
That was the stark warning delivered by Bill Cotton, then in charge of BBC television, after thousands of journalists, technicians and other staff walked out in protest at the banning of a TV documentary about Northern Ireland.
By William Turvill 03 August 10:34

The Lancashire Telegraph has launched a new weekly edition aimed at the Asian community.

Some 2,000 free copies of the new edition were delivered through letterboxes in Blackburn for the first time last Friday morning.

By William Turvill 03 August 9:32
Trinity Mirror's adjusted operating profit fell by £2.4m in the first half of 2015, despite the group delivering cost savings of £7m.
By William Turvill 31 July 15:56
The chief executive of News UK Mike Darcey has asked the Press Recognition Panel not to consider applications from potential press regulators with no members.
By William Turvill 31 July 13:04
Meirion Jones, Newsnight's former head of investigations, told Press Gazette in an interview - published this week - that he felt "everyone involved on the right side of the Savile argument has been forced out of the BBC".
By William Turvill 31 July 12:20
Former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger will be among the names delivering speeches at this year's Society of Editors' annual conference.
By William Turvill 31 July 10:16
The mother, Leanne Owens, complained to the Independent Press Standards Organisation that the title had breached clauses one (accuracy), two (opportunity to reply) and five (intrusion into grief or shock) of the Editors' Code of Practice.
By William Turvill 31 July 9:54
Staff were told yesterday of Stuart Millar's departure in an email sent by new editor-in-chief Katharine Viner.
By William Turvill and Press Association 31 July 9:14
George Osborne has been challenged to reveal if he met or contacted Rupert Murdoch during a period which saw BBC funding cuts.
By Axegrinder 30 July 13:29

Axegrinder would like to issue an apology on behalf of Press Gazette to The Spectator staff whose lie-ins have been ruined.

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