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By Press Gazette 04 March 17:04
The chairman of the Regulatory Funding Company (RFC), which funds the Independent Press Standards Organisation, has stepped down from the post, it was announced today.
By Press Gazette 04 March 16:34
Broadcasters Sky News and Channel 4 have attempted to break the logjam over televised leaders' debates in the run-up to the general election by offering to host a head-to-head clash between David Cameron and Ed Miliband on a date of the politicians' choosing.
By PA Mediapoint 04 March 15:50
BBC Trust boss Rona Fairhead has proposed setting up an external regulator with "strong powers" to oversee the corporation.
By PA Mediapoint 04 March 11:53
The police officer at the centre of the notorious Downing Street "Plebgate" incident has accepted £80,000 damages in settlement of his libel action against former chief whip Andrew Mitchell.
By William Turvill 04 March 10:21
Gail Walker has replaced Mike Gilson, who left to take charge of the Brighton Argus in January, as editor of the daily.
By William Turvill 04 March 10:11
The title, a sister to the Herald, Sunday Herald and the Evening Times in Scotland, was launched following a successful pilot week in November last year.
By William Turvill 04 March 9:22
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has ruled that the Derby Telegraph breached three clauses of the Editors’ Code for a photograph used in a story headlined: “Girl involved in incident outside Derbyshire secondary school”.
By Dominic Ponsford 04 March 8:35
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has upheld a complaint against Mail Online but rejected it against The Mail on Sunday over the same article. The Mail on Sunday asked that the complaints, over a Liz Jones article from 19 October 2014 headlined "The disabled make good staff - unlike baldies with beer bellies", be handled separately. It pointed out the two titles are under separate editorial control.
By William Turvill 03 March 17:40
The head of the Crown Prosecution Service faced criticism in Parliament this afternoon for the conviction rate of journalists and was challenged over allegations of a "witch hunt" against the industry.
By PA Mediapoint 03 March 13:44
Phone-hacking was "rife" at all three of Mirror Group Newspaper's (MGN) national titles by mid-1999 at the latest, the High Court has heard.
By Press Gazette 03 March 12:44
The killing of journalists is a “global tragedy” which needs to be urgently addressed, according to WAN-IFRA.
By William Turvill 03 March 12:26
The Metropolitan Police has admitted to using Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to secretly obtain the phone records of three Sun journalists and the paper's newsdesk as part of its Plebgate investigation.
By PA Mediapoint 03 March 10:17
The media has irresponsibly turned "Jihadi John" into a modern day Jesse James by repeatedly publishing his name and picture, a Conservative MP has claimed.
By William Turvill 02 March 17:05
As the Tablet approaches its 175th birthday, a former editor has told how the Catholic weekly challenged the Pope's controversial ban on artifiicial birth control in 1968.
By William Turvill 02 March 11:24
Johnston Press has denied that six of its South Midlands editor roles are to be axed as part of a "newsroom of the future" shake-up.
By Press Gazette 02 March 10:50
Three had a half years after her resignation as chief executive of News International, Rebekah Brooks is back on the News Corp payroll, according to the Mail on Sunday.
By William Turvill 02 March 10:42
The publisher set aside £12m for legal costs associated “historic legal issues”, including phone-hacking, last year, and it said today there is “present uncertainty” about how much this could cost in the future.
By Press Gazette 02 March 8:46
A hearing to decide the amount of compensation to be awarded in civil phone-hacking claims brought against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) is due to start at the High Court today. Eight representative cases, none of which have settled, will be considered by Mr Justice Mann in London. They concern TV executive Alan Yentob, actress Sadie Frost, ex-footballer Paul Gascoigne, soap stars Lucy Taggart, Shane Richie and Shobna Gulati, flight attendant Lauren Alcorn and TV producer Robert Ashworth.
By PA Mediapoint 02 March 8:36
The 51-year-old journalist, who has led the corporation's Westminster coverage since 2005, needs an operation to remove a bronchial carcinoid tumour from his lung.
By Cleland Thom 01 March 19:55
Journalists will be able to cover some court cases without leaving their desks if a new recommendations are implemented by the government.

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