American showbiz couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel (pictured: Reuters) have settled a lawsuit against celeb weekly Heat after suing the title in Dublin over a story which alleged the singer had "got flirty" with another woman in a nightclu
'Is it important that Jon Venables likes Harry Potter?' Prosecution accuses prison officer of leaking 'drivel'By PA Mediapoint 22 October 15:55
Scott Chapman, 42, was allegedly paid £40,000 for a string of stories about the child killer's time behind bars after he was jailed for child porn offences in 2010.
Reporter's email said: 'Can I bung £250 to the policeman and £250 to the soldier?', Sun six trial toldBy Court News UK 22 October 15:40
Reporter Jamie Pyatt, 51, is also accused of buying details from Surrey Police PC Simon Quinn for years, making him into an important source of confidential information. The journalist made a number of expense claims for a "Surrey police contact" who handed over photographs and scoops, the court heard.
'I phoned paper because everything that was happening was wrong' - prison officer defends Jon Venables leaksBy PA Mediapoint 22 October 9:03
Scott Chapman is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of accepting £40,000 in exchange for tips about Venables while he was in jail for child porn offences in 2010.
By William Turvill 22 October 8:44
Local World has announced plans to launch a new weekly newspaper to rival Johnston Press in Grantham, Lincolnshire.
Sun six trial told how Peter Sutcliffe and spree killer Daniel Gonzalez stories leaked from BroadmoorBy Court News UK 21 October 17:47
Detectives and staff at Broadmoor Hospital leaked details of spree killer Daniel Gonzalez and Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe to the tabloid press, a court heard today.
By William Turvill 21 October 15:11
According to the NUJ, deputy team leader Clare Hoppett and listings producer Kath Haigh reached an agreement with the company, PM81, shortly before a full employment tribunal was due to begin.
Justice minister admits it is 'matter of concern' that journalists have no public interest defence against bribery or hackingBy Dominic Ponsford 21 October 13:41
The Liberal Democrats last night tabled amendments to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill to provide public interest defences to journalists and others accused of computer hacking and bribery.
Heat agrees libel settlement with Timberlake and Biel after Irish legal action over 'flirty photos' storyBy PA Media Lawyer 21 October 12:58
By Dominic Ponsford 21 October 12:30
Telegraph Media group editor in chief Jason Seiken has written to all journalists warning them of plans to reduce the overall number of editorial positions.
By William Turvill 21 October 10:35
In four of the last five months of ABC circulation figures, The Times has been the best performing title in terms of year-on-year performance.
Sun six trial: Journalist accused of paying for information about police downloading indecent imagesBy Court News UK 21 October 10:22
Senior detectives who investigated the Soham murders of schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman were unaware of any leaks to The Sun from inside the massive police operation, a court heard yesterday.
Boris Johnson asked by London Assembly to make police seek 'judicial approval' to view journalist call recordsBy William Turvill 21 October 10:14
Johnson told the London Press Club Ball on 9 October that “we are going to have to insist in future the police will not be able to see a journalist’s phone records without some kind of prior judicial approval”.
Sun reporter appears in South African court as Dewani trial told of £25,000 stories deal with male escortBy William Turvill 21 October 9:33
Dewani’s wife, Anni, was shot dead after a taxi she was sharing with her husband was hijacked in Cape Town on 13 November 2010 where they were on their honeymoon.
'We didn't get it right': Sun to give 'especial consideration' to child front pages after 'devil boy' IPSO complaintBy William Turvill and Press Association 21 October 8:38
The story, from 29 July, was brought to the attention of the new press regulator by Conservative MP Dr Sarah Wollaston.
James Bulger killer 'pissed off' about stories leaked to press, trial of Star and NoW journalists hearsBy PA Mediapoint 20 October 16:49
Jon Venables told his mother in a phone call he was "pissed off" about stories on his time behind bars for child porn offences.
By Press Gazette 20 October 16:47
This year’s British Journalism Awards have attracted a record number of entries representing every major UK news publisher and broadcaster.
By William Turvill 20 October 16:07
Unsworth will retain her previous title as she takes charge of the World Service, World News and bbc.com/news. She will also lead BBC Monitoring and will chair the BBC’s international development charity, BBC Media Action.
Nick Clegg: Police should be banned from viewing journalists' call records without judicial approvalBy Dominic Ponsford 20 October 13:21
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said today that the police shold be banned from accessing journalists' call records without the permission of a judge.
By William Turvill 20 October 13:06
Three weeks ago, the Sunday Mirror’s front page revealed that the Conservative MP had exchanged lewd online messages with a journalist - Alex Wickham of the Guido Fawkes blog - posing as a “twenty something Tory PR girl”.
By PA Media Lawyer 20 October 12:22
Businessman Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini, who married the 31-year-old singer - better known as Cheryl Cole - in July, had sued Reveal publisher the National Magazine Company for invasion of privacy and breach of the Data Protection Act 1998.