Gavin Miller QC says journalist trials 'make no sense to jurors' who are asking 'what on earth is the criminality?'By Dominic Ponsford 23 January 10:17
The Sun has questioned why four journalists accused of paying public officials for stories should face a retrial when hundreds of returning jihadi fighters are not being prosecuted. And the paper notes today that the trial judge praised Sun head of news Chris Pharo, 45, ex-deputy news editor Ben O’Driscoll, 38, reporter Jamie Pyatt, 51, and former managing editor Graham Dudman, 51 for acting with “great dignity throughout” the trial. It estimates that the trial has cost the taxpaper £3m, with a further £2m in defence costs.
Bullying, management and recruitment processes flagged up as areas of 'real concern' in BBC staff surveyBy William Turvill 23 January 10:11
Bullying, poor management and unfair recruitment processes have been highlighted as areas of "real concern" at the BBC following a staff survey.
By William Turvill 23 January 9:35
Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne is suing Express Newspapers again after winning damages from publisher less than a year ago.
Economist appoints first female editor as Zanny Minton Beddoes is promoted to replace John MicklethwaitBy William Turvill 23 January 8:41
Zanny Minton Beddoes, who is currently business affairs editor and was previously economics editor, will be promoted into the role, the magazine has announced.
Broadcasters seek to revive general election TV debates with 7-7-2 formula which includes Greens and nationalistsBy PA Mediapoint 23 January 7:53
The chances of televised political debates taking place during the general election campaign appear no more certain after proposals for a revised format sparked fresh complaints from excluded parties.
By Dominic Ponsford 22 January 16:27
Three years after the initial arrests, after three months of hearings and 49 hours of jury deliberations there have been no convictions in the Sun six trial.
By William Turvill 22 January 14:00
The Kent and Sussex Courier will not be able to cover the Tonbridge Angels’ Kent Cup match on Monday because they are playing away at Gillingham Football Club.
Cilla Black and others win Mirror phone-hacking payouts as court hears of 'widespread and habitual practice'By PA Mediapoint 22 January 13:40
A judge in London was told that EastEnders star Jessie Wallace, singer and TV personality Peter Andre and actor and singer Darren Day have also settled actions against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN).
By PA Mediapoint 22 January 13:26
Head of news Chris Pharo, ex-deputy news editor Ben O'Driscoll, reporter Jamie Pyatt and former managing editor Graham Dudman had been accused - along with two colleagues - of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office.
By William Turvill 22 January 12:39
All national newspaper websites saw their unique daily browser count go up year on year in December, according to ABC.
By Dominic Ponsford 22 January 11:49
Sun insiders have questioned the independence of the decision-making process around the Met Police accessing the newspaper’s phone records. The force used the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to access the phone records of The Sun newsdesk and political editor Tom Newton Dunn as part of the Operation Alice investigation into Plebgate leaks.
By PA Mediapoint 22 January 11:48
Head of news Chris Pharo, ex-deputy news editor Ben O'Driscoll, reporter Jamie Pyatt and former managing editor Graham Dudman are on trial at Kingston Crown Court in south west London, accused of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office.
By PA Media Lawyer 22 January 11:36
Coulson, 46, and former News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman, 57, are jointly charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office in relation to payments to police officers for the books containing Palace contacts.
JK Rowling lawyer accuses Daily Mail of 'nit picking' in dispute over wording of statement in open courtBy PA Media Lawyer 22 January 9:47
Associated Newspapers does not dispute that Rowling is entitled to such a move - where the claimant alone makes a statement - but objects to a number of terms in the proposed draft.
By Dominic Ponsford and William Turvill 22 January 8:53
The Times reported on Tuesday that its sister paper “will no longer feature topless models on page 3 after quietly dropping one”.
By William Turvill 21 January 12:34
Yesterday, a letter written by Press Gazette and the Society of Editors, and signed by all national newspaper editors, was sent to the Prime Minister condemning the draft code, which puts journalists’ sources at risk. Today, the Daily Mail accused police of using the “tactics of the Stasi” to find sources, citing the cases in which Sun and Mail on Sunday journalists had their phone records grabbed by forces.
Judge in Sun six trial tells jury he will accept majority verdicts on Pyatt, Pharo, Dudman and O'DriscollBy PA Mediapoint 21 January 11:17
Head of news Chris Pharo, ex-deputy news editor Ben O'Driscoll, reporter Jamie Pyatt and former managing editor Graham Dudman are on trial at Kingston Crown Court in south west London accused of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office.
By William Turvill 21 January 11:04
The union said the figure - which is made up of 16 TV content roles, eight TV pages roles and three weather and finance positions - represents a third of editorial staff in this area of the agency.
Sir Alan Moses urges publishers to scrap IPSO rules which allow them to 'obfuscate and resist' investigationsBy Press Gazette 21 January 10:03
Chairman of press regulator IPSO Sir Alan Moses has told press owners to scrap rules which allow them to “obfuscate and resist” an investigation.Moses was giving evidence yesterday to the House of Lords Communications Committee.
By Press Gazette 21 January 9:31
Government ministers have welcomed reports that the Sun has dropped Page 3 girls - with one branding the controversial feature "old-fashioned sexism".