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By Dominic Ponsford 02 September 17:51
The BBC put South Yorkshire Police in "a very difficult position" over a planned search of Sir Cliff Richard's home in connection with a historical sexual offence allegation, chief constable David Crompton told MPs today.
By Dominic Ponsford 02 September 16:40
Sun publisher News UK is to ask a Government watchdog how many times police have spied on journalists’ phone records and what guidance he intends to give. The move comes after the Met Police revealed yesterday that it tracked down two Sun sources on the ‘Plebgate’ story by seizing journalists' telecoms data without the permission of a judge and without giving publishers the opportunity to make representations.
By Press Gazette 02 September 13:04
The third annual British Journalism Awards are now open for entries.
By Dominic Ponsford 02 September 11:20
A police report yesterday detailed how journalists’ telephone records were seized in order to track down the whistleblowers who revealed former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell’s altercation with officers outside 10 Downing Street.
By William Turvill 02 September 9:39
According to the Evening Standard, law firm Taylor Wessing was paid £81,924, and PR Champollion £41,000.
By Press Gazette 02 September 8:36
Force head David Crompton and Lord Tony Hall will face the Home Affairs Select Committee following a row sparked when the BBC broke news of the search of the pop star's Berkshire penthouse.
By William Turvill 01 September 16:30
Head of BBC News James Harding announced in July that 415 jobs would be cut from his division, affecting 500 people.
By William Turvill 01 September 11:15
Horrocks (pictured, Reuters), who has worked at the BBC for 33 years, has announced he will be leaving the corporation in the new year.
By William Turvill 01 September 10:17
On 18 August, the newspaper published the research by the High Pay Centre on page 17, under the headline: “Pay gap widens at biggest UK companies”.
By William Turvill 01 September 9:01
Spencer, a two-time British Press Awards critic of the year, joined the paper as a sub-editor on the arts pages in 1988. After a couple of years as deputy theatre critic he was appointed chief theatre critic in 1991.
By William Turvill 01 September 8:51
The BBC’s senior compliance officer has backed his team’s decision not to disclose details about the recruitment of 23 high-profile journalists.
By PA Mediapoint 01 September 8:16
The BBC reported on its website that Rona Fairhead had been appointed to the role, and in doing so would become the first woman to chair the BBC Trust.
By William Turvill 29 August 15:34
Current 3am editor, Clemmie Moodie, is moving to become features editor across the Mirror titles. She will be replaced by Ashleigh Rainbird as editor.
By William Turvill 29 August 9:28
The title, aimed at eight- to 12-year-olds, focuses on multiplatform gaming and entertainment.
By Dominic Ponsford 29 August 8:59
Rival press regulator today IMPRESS today announced the members of the appointments panel which will pick its board.
By William Turvill 28 August 15:10
Current head of business James Ashton, meanwhile, has been made executive editor across The Independent, i, Independent on Sunday and Evening Standard.
By William Turvill 28 August 14:21
According to the Newspaper Society, IPSO chairman Sir Alan Moses has written to publisher to confirm the launch date.
By William Turvill 28 August 10:23
A study by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission also found that 54 per cent of the nation's "top 100 media professionals" attended independent schools.
By Dominic Ponsford 28 August 9:33
Journalist Andrew Norfolk reveals in The Times today that when he first came across allegations that groups "Asian" men were targeting schoolgirls in Keighley, West Yorkshire, "I didn't want the story to be true because it made me deeply uncomfortable".
By William Turvill 28 August 8:22
A former soldier who sold information to a newspaper has been conditionally cautioned, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

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