'What an odd trial it's been': Sun six jury sent away until New Year after being told reporter didn't write story he's accused overBy Court News UK 19 December 16:28
William Clegg QC, for reporter John Troup, said the prosecution was "misconceived" in alleging the journalist conspired to bribe a public official. He said prosecutors had mistakenly accused Troup of being part of a culture of corruption at The Sun when even the judge had noted there was no evidence to support that wide-ranging claim. "The prosecution case as opened to you was misconceived and it was wrong," he said.
By William Turvill 19 December 16:04
Released earlier this month by the Home Office, the draft has been widely criticised for saying that police should continue to be allowed to access journalists’ phone records without any outside approval.
Dudman defence: 'Massive public interest' in arrest of two Soham murder inquiry detectives on child pornography allegationsBy Court News UK 19 December 15:32
Oliver Blunt QC is defending managing editor Graham Dudman, who is accused of paying a City of London police officer for tips on the hunt for schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.
Journalists to vote on Guardian editorship, but Scott Trust 'retains right to choose candidate irrespective of result'By William Turvill 19 December 12:41
The title today reports that the process will include an “indicative ballot which would guarantee the winner a place on the shortlist for the job”.
Sun six trial told that jury were misled over role of editors Mohan and Brooks in signing off cash paymentsBy Court News UK 19 December 12:19
Hundreds of payment request forms signed by Brooks and her successor, Dominic Mohan, have failed to materialise at the trial at Kingston Crown Court, it is said.
Popstar Cheryl's publicity-shy husband wins privacy damages from second celebrity magazine since July marriageBy William Turvill 19 December 11:50
The publicity-shy husband of popstar Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (pictured, Reuters) has won damages from Heat, the second magazine he has sued in recent months.
By William Turvill 19 December 10:39
The free Burton Advertiser, a sister title to the Burton Mail, published its last edition this week.
We have until 20 January to Save Our Sources and stop the police licence to view journalists' phone recordsBy Dominic Ponsford 19 December 10:17
When Press Gazette first highlighted the fact the Met Police accessed the phone records of The Sun in order to find and punish three internal leakers the reaction was pretty much universal condemnation.
By William Turvill 19 December 9:03
Belfast Telegraph editor Mike Gilson has moved to take over the Argus newspaper in Brighton.
By Emily Shackleton 19 December 6:16
Healthy Magazine is set to launch nationwide on newsstands in the UK and Republic of Ireland after 15 years of the health retail chain Holland & Barrett as the exclusive distributor.
By William Turvill 18 December 15:27
Costing £3.99, the title was last audited by ABC in the year to June 2012, when its circulation was 9,287.
Campaign prompted by treatment of journalists prompts Government action over 'scandal' of police bailBy Dominic Ponsford 18 December 13:53
A media campaign prompted by the treatment of journalists has led to strict new proposed time limits on police bail.
By Dominic Ponsford 18 December 12:10
Mail Online hit a new traffic record of averaging 12.5 million "unique browsers" per day in November according to ABC.
By Press Gazette 18 December 11:55
Manchester-based news agency Cavendish Press has won an apology from the HM Courts and Tribunal Service after one of its journalists was ordered by security staff to delete pictures she took of a defendant as she stood on a pavement outside a courthouse.
Times failure to remove police corruption story from site for two years costs it £60k damages plus costs, Appeal Court rulesBy Press Gazette 18 December 10:52
The Court of Appeal has rejected a bid by The Times to overturn an award of £60,000 in damages given to a police officer it said was investigated over corruption.
By William Turvill 18 December 8:11
Last month, Graham Johnson, 46, pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates' Court to intercepting communications in the course of transmission without lawful authority.
Judge 'extremely surprised' at police reluctance to let media name and shame men who sexually exploited girlBy PA Media Lawyer 17 December 16:19
The judge who decided that men being made subject to injunctions banning them from having contact with a girl they were alleged to have exploited sexually could be identified in the media has said he was "extremely surprised" at the stance taken by West Midlands Police.
News Corp records operating loss of £3.5m - down from £51m profit - as company spends £100m on legal fees and hacking falloutBy William Turvill 17 December 11:51
News Corp made an operating loss of £3.5m, down year on year from a £51m profit, in the year to June as it spent more than £100m on legal costs and financing the Management and Standards Committee.
By PA Mediapoint 17 December 8:45
Simon Harris was found guilty at Birmingham Crown Court today of a host of sex offences against vulnerable young Kenyan street boys.
Sun six trial told 'closing down' of leaks from Broadmoor could lead to repeat of Savile abuse scandal at hospitalBy Court News UK 16 December 17:03
The public has a right to know about notorious Broadmoor inmates like the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe and M25 rapist Tony Imiela because of the heinous crimes they committed, the Sun six trial was told.