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By Dominic Ponsford 17 April 17:41
Sun reporter Neil Millard says his life has been a “bad dream” ever since eight officers from Operation Elveden launched a dawn raid on his family home in the summer 2012.
By Dominic Ponsford 17 April 16:48
The Crown Prosecution Service appears to be scrapping most of the planned trials involving journalists accused of payments to public officials. The move follows three more tabloid journalists being found not guilty by a jury today.
By Matthew Gilley 17 April 16:12
The Daily Record emerged from the Scottish Press Awards last night with five gongs to its name, including newspaper of the year.
By Matthew Gilley 17 April 13:05
The Argus today unveiled a redesign under new editor Mike Gilson.
By Dominic Ponsford 17 April 13:04
Two Sun journalists and a former Mirror reporter today walked free from court after being cleared of conspiracy to misconduct in a public office. Sun journalists Brandon Malinsky, 50, Neil Millard, 33, and former Daily Mirror journalist Graham Brough were today cleared of all charges after the jury spent some 42 hours deliberating.
By Matthew Gilley 17 April 12:06
The Liberal Democrats have complained about their exclusion from last night’s BBC debate, saying they were “not invited”.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 17 April 9:27
A veteran Chinese journalist was jailed for seven years for leaking a document detailing the Communist Party's resolve to target civil press freedom as a threat to its monopoly on power.
By William Turvill and Press Association 17 April 8:35
The Daily Express owner Richard Desmond is donating another £1m to UKIP's election fighting fund.
By Dominic Ponsford 16 April 17:03
The BBC is to begin allowing paid product placement in programmes on its BBC World News international TV channel.
By William Turvill 16 April 10:19
A sub-editor who worked for the Daily Mail for 39 years has published the style guide she wrote for the newspaper group – and told of her former editor’s “fear” of the back bench.
By Dominic Ponsford 15 April 16:35
Staffordshire Police is declining to answer questions from journalists about the Mid Staffs NHS scandal apparently until after the general election.
By Matthew Gilley 15 April 13:27
US-based news service Politico has added former Times and Reuters reporters to its new European team, bringing the total number of journalists hired for the venture to 36.
By Dominic Ponsford 15 April 13:26
Investigative website Exaro is reporting that Rebekah Brooks is set to return to The Sun as head of its digital operation.
By William Turvill 15 April 13:14
The Liberal Democrat election manifesto calls for action from Parliament if the press continues to refuse to sign up to a regulator which complies with the Leveson report.
By Matthew Gilley 15 April 12:22
Media reform campaigners have welcomed Labour’s manifesto promise to tackle media plurality.
By William Turvill 15 April 11:06
I was a bit of a novice, and I loved it. And I didn’t really want to be a PR. I wanted to be a journalist. This was all sort of an accident, really.
By Dominic Ponsford 15 April 9:52
A new law to protect journalists from unnecessary prosecutions is set to be included in the Liberal Democrat manifesto.
By William Turvill 15 April 6:43
The Daily Mail has become the BBC's newspaper of choice, with the corporation cutting down on copies of The Guardian, new figures show.
By PA Media Lawyer 14 April 16:38
Victims of female genital mutilation will be entitled to lifelong anonymity in the media under new provisions which will come into force next month.
By William Turvill 14 April 13:28
The Conservative Party has pledged to offer journalists “explicit protection” under the British Bill of Rights, which it wants to replace the Human Rights Act, in its 2015 election manifesto.

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