Never assume you can safely name a sexual offence victim - even if you believe the law is on your sideBy Cleland Thom 29 July 9:50
Most journalists understand sexual offences anonymity laws well. But many forget that the PCC code applies to reports sexual offences, as well – and can be stricter. This was illustrated last week, when the Northern Echo was ordered to pay costs and damages of around £10,000 after naming a rape victim.
Eddie Mair pleased after Newsnight's Evan Davis appointment brings end to 'months of tedious speculation'By Press Gazette 29 July 9:39
Radio 4's Today programme presenter Davis was unveiled as Jeremy Paxman's replacement on the BBC2 programme earlier this month - on the same day the BBC annual report was released.
BBC remains tight-lipped over recruitment process for 23 high-profile journalists - citing data protection in FOI rejectionBy William Turvill 29 July 9:07
The corporation came under fire last month when Press Gazette asked the corporation whether ITV News’s Lucy Manning and ITN’s Ed Campbell has been taken on after competitive interviews. The appointments came shortly before head of BBC News James Harding announced 415 jobs were to be lost across the division.
By Press Association 29 July 8:18
The London 2012 supremo, who is chairman of the British Olympic Association, was reportedly the Government's preferred candidate for the role but told the Daily Mail he did not have the "capacity" for the job.
Impress appoints International Federation of Journalists general secretary as chair of appointments panelBy PA Media Lawyer 28 July 14:50
Aidan White, who is director of the Ethical Journalism Network, has previously worked as a journalist for national and regional newspapers including The Guardian and the Birmingham Post and Mail.
Mirror chief exec Simon Fox stands by no-paywall approach as publisher experiments with further offshootsBy William Turvill 28 July 13:10
The Mirror is launching a dating website, Mirror Matches, this week, to join a number of other offshoot websites, such as usvsth3m.com, ampp3d.mirror.co.uk and the recently relaunched Mirror Bingo site.
By William Turvill 28 July 10:37
The publisher is facing 17 civil claims over phone-hacking and the company’s half-year financial report confirmed it is continuing to co-operate with the police’s operations Elveden, into payments to public officials, and Golding, into phone-hacking at Mirror titles.
Government rejects calls to tighten up youth crime reporting restrictions following death of school teacher Ann MaguireBy Cleland Thom 28 July 9:54
The Government has rejected calls to tighten up youth crime reporting restrictions following the death of Leeds school teacher Ann Maguire.
By William Turvill 28 July 9:17
Last week it emerged that the Evgeny Lebedev-owned channel had applied to Ofcom to reduce the number of hours of peak-time local programming to one from three and a half.
Convicted in absentia, sentenced to ten years in Egypt prison: British Al Jazeera journalist tells of 'burning sense of injustice'By William Turvill 28 July 8:20
Dominic Kane, 41, who worked at the BBC for 11 years prior to joining Al Jazeera in 2012, was sentenced to ten years in jail last month along with British colleague Sue Turton and Dutch journalist Rena Netjes.
By Press Gazette 25 July 13:36
Reggie Nunkoo, 40, of Lynmouth Road, Walthamstow, entered guilty pleas on two counts of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office while working as a customs officer.
Mira Bar-Hillel says fellow UK-based Jewish journalists won't speak out against Israel 'for fear of retribution'By William Turvill 25 July 13:05
Mira Bar-Hillel, a freelance who has worked primarily for the Evening Standard over 30 years, has been accused of being an “anti-Semite” by former MP and Sun columnist Louise Mensch and others.
FT half-year results: Digital now makes up two-thirds of readership after 33 per cent rise to 455k subscribersBy William Turvill 25 July 12:00
The newspaper today claimed a record total circulation – up 13 per cent in a year – with 677,000 readers across print and online.
By PA Media Lawyer 25 July 10:37
Newsquest North East pleaded guilty, having indicated a "not guilty" plea at an earlier hearing.
The redefining of 'public interest' journalism has had a devastating effect on our free press - and it's going to get far worseBy Cleland Thom 25 July 9:31
Editors used to work on the basis that public interest applied to every story they published … if it didn’t, they wouldn’t be publishing it.
By Alex Marunchak 25 July 9:04
The Sun proudly trumpeted (p2 The Sun 23 July 2014) "Wapping Sun sets" as it printed its final "historic edition" from Fortress Wapping - in the shadow of the less imposing, but infinitely more historic, Tower of London.
Al Jazeera journalist to appeal Egypt conviction: 'This isn't just about those wrongly convicted in our case. This is about press freedom'By Press Gazette 25 July 8:19
Peter Greste (pictured, Reuters), Egyptian-Canadian acting bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed, were arrested in December as part of a crackdown on Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Their sentencing last month on charges stemming from an interview with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood sparked international outrage.
Four security guards accused of helping to destroy Rebekah Brooks evidence have case against them droppedBy PA Mediapoint 24 July 14:57
Four security guards accused of helping to hide or destroy evidence around the time of Rebekah Brooks's arrest will not face trial, a court was told today.
By William Turvill 24 July 10:42
Mark Dinning, who has been the 25-year-old magazine’s longest serving editor, is going to edit Time Out Dubai.
Express journalists condemn Richard Desmond as 'Britain's greediest billionaire' and pledge fight against 200 job cutsBy William Turvill 24 July 10:20
Express Newspapers journalists have condemned owner Richard Desmond as “Britain’s greediest billionaire” after they were told the company is seeking 200 job cuts.