By Dominic Ponsford 24 April 16:46
Just over a year after the Telegraph became the first mainstream UK national newspaper website to go behind a metered paywall insiders say they are “encouraged” by the way it has gone. But they are still declining to reveal details of the number of paywall subscribers but Press Gazette has been told that take-up for full-price £9.99 a month digital subscriptions has increased by 50 per cent.
The announcement comes a day before the last Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle is due to be published for the last time.
By PA Mediapoint 24 April 13:00
Andy Coulson also told the hacking trial that he regretted reporting the news that former home secretary David Blunkett was having an affair with Spectator publisher Kimberly Fortier in 2004.
By Dominic Ponsford 24 April 10:46
The directors have been named for a body which will hold the purse strings and help decide appointments to new press regulator the Independent Press Standards Organisation.
Daily Mirror joins The Sun in defending Tulisa 'homewrecker' story as footballer Danny Simpson seeks libel damagesBy William Turvill 24 April 9:14
Press Gazette revealed last week that The Sun was fighting the defamation claims against Contostavlos over a front-page story in the High Court.
By Press Association 24 April 8:24
During Andy Coulson's cross-examination, Clive Goodman's lawyer, David Spens QC, said the editorial staff member, who cannot be named, was "a thoroughly aggressive individual".
By Dominic Ponsford 23 April 17:03
The National Union of Journalists has voted to abolish the post of deputy general secretary following the resignation last year of Barry Fitzpatrick two years into his five-year-term.
Coulson says that before Goodman arrest in 2006 'nobody had any idea voicemail interception was illegal'By PA Mediapoint 23 April 14:45
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has described his shock at the arrest of one of his reporters for phone-hacking, and denied suggestions that he was involved in a cover-up.
By Dominic Ponsford 23 April 13:37
Former Sun South West England reporter John Coles has been cleared after spending some 19 months on police bail following his arrest as part of the Operation Elveden investigation.
By Sam Corney 23 April 12:15
The Mail on Sunday has responded to the social media backlash over its undercover foodbanks investigation by saying: “It is a sad day for journalism when investigations into the use of money given by the public are condemned”.
By Dominic Ponsford 23 April 8:35
A British news agency based in Austria is facing legal action from a convicted blackmailer for using his full name in a news report.
Andy Coulson okayed £1k payment despite Goodman's warning they both could 'end up on criminal charges'By Dominic Ponsford 22 April 16:47
Former tabloid editor Andy Coulson "rubber-stamped" a payment to a royal source for a story, despite being warned by a colleague that being caught could end up with both parties in court, he told the phone-hacking trial.
By PA Mediapoint 22 April 13:07
Former tabloid editor Andy Coulson has denied ever being played a voicemail message left on James Bond actor Daniel Craig's phone by secret lover Sienna Miller. Coulson, a former Number 10 spin doctor, denied allegations from his former News of the World colleague, journalist Dan Evans, that he editor was present when the reporter played the message.
By Dominic Ponsford 22 April 9:02
The police have paid damages to a man wrongly identified as a rapist by both the Oxford Mail and the BBC website.
High Court judge says litigation document is public as he grants Guardian access to Serco internal reportBy William Turvill and Press Association 21 April 8:37
The ruling, by Mr Justice Bean, has been made in proceedings being reported by The Guardian in which a woman is suing services company Serco.
Times editorial criticises political bloggers after MP accuses them of being 'aggressive' towards womenBy William Turvill 20 April 10:04
The newspaper carried an interview with Conservative MP Sarah Woolaston yesterday in which she described the Guido Fawkes blog, Daily Telegraph columnist Dan Hodges and LBC's Iain Dale as unnecessarily “aggressive”.
By William Turvill 19 April 9:46
Press Gazette revealed in January that the comedian had launched legal action after The Sun on Sunday carried a front page story saying Brand had cheated on girlfriend Jemima Khan with a glamour model.
By Press Association and Press Gazette 17 April 16:15
The Communities and Local Government Secretary has given the five Labour-run boroughs a fortnight to defend their actions and explain why legal proceedings should not be taken against their "propaganda on the rates".
By Dominic Ponsford 17 April 15:47
Mail Online remained by far the most popular UK newspaper website in March, with nearly double the daily global traffic of the next most popular site, The Guardian.
By Press Gazette 17 April 13:24
The Financial Times will not be joining new press regulator IPSO - the Independent Press Standards Organisation - editor Lionel Barber announced today.