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By Press Gazette 23 October 11:19
The London Press Club Ball at the Royal Courts of Justice on 9 October raised some £40,000 for The Journalists' Charity.
By Dominic Ponsford 22 October 9:19
KM Media Group-owned Whitstable Gazette parodied the classic Jaws film poster this week changing the headline to Claws after reports of a 50ft crab being spotted in the harbour of the popular Kentish coastal town.
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.
By 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.
By William Turvill 17 October 11:22
The BBC World Service has launched a "lifeline" Ebola service on Whatsapp for the people of West Africa.
By William Turvill 14 October 17:16
The award, now in its tenth year, was set up by Private Eye and The Guardian in memory of investigative journalist Paul Foot.
By Cleland Thom 14 October 0:15
The Home Office's announcement that it will introduce measures to stop the police using RIPA to access journalists' phone records appears to be a rare victory for press freedom.
By William Turvill 13 October 11:54
There have been a number of photographer job losses across JP over the last year, including in Scotland, the Midlands and the North West. Overall, the publisher axed 1,600 jobs over 2012 and 2013.
By Press Gazette 13 October 10:12

A cycling journalist has had his Twitter account suspended after he urged fellow users of the social networking site to kill a Telegraph journalist.

By Dominic Ponsford 13 October 9:23

A journalist has been reportedly shot dead while investigating illegal logging in Cambodia.

By William Turvill 10 October 11:11
Archant has put its East London headquarters, where around 100 employees are based, up for sale.
By William Turvill 09 October 10:37
An email from associate editor Wayne Ankers told them there would be no shifts available from next week. He later revised this statement, after being told it was the paper’s policy to give one month’s notice to freelances.
By Dominic Ponsford 09 October 9:13

The National Union of Journalists has organised a timely conference next week about how journalists can protect themselves in “the age of surveillance”.

By William Turvill 09 October 8:34
The proposal could lead to 29 van driver redundancies, and editorial staff will also be consulted in the coming weeks “about changes in work patterns required”.
By William Turvill 08 October 13:07
The Greater London Authority announced that RIPA was to be on the agenda for the meeting, which will be held at City Hall from 2pm.
By William Turvill 07 October 9:44
The corporation has announced it is extending coverage Down Under by “launching a dedicated Australian news service on” from this month. It has also announced a number of new programmes “specially curated for an Australian audience”.
By Jim Cassidy 06 October 17:19
The words of contemporary American writer Bobbi Romans could have been written for Bernard Vickers (pictured above, Daily Record) one of Scotland’s most successful post war newspaper editors who died in August.
By Press Gazette 06 October 15:12
ITN is looking for eight school-leavers to join the news broadcaster via a new 18-month paid apprenticeship programme.
By William Turvill 06 October 10:05
Piers Morgan has denied a Private Eye story saying he was editor-in-chief of the Sunday Mirror at the time of alleged phone-hacking.
By Dr Evan Harris 06 October 8:37
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