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By Dominic Ponsford 23 April 17:03
The National Union of Journalists has voted to abolish the post of deputy general secretary following the resignation last year of Barry Fitzpatrick two years into his five-year-term.
Hugh Grant (Reuters)
By Dominic Ponsford 23 April 16:05
Some 20 individuals who describe themselves as ‘victims’ of the News of the World or The Sun have issued a direct appeal to those papers’ proprietor Rupert Murdoch
By Dominic Ponsford 23 April 9:17
A poll by YouGov has suggested that more members of the public think the Guardian was right to report on the materials given to it by Edward Snowden than think it was wrong.
Mark Wray
By Sam Corney 22 April 15:55
The BBC has appointed Mark Wray as the permanent head of the BBC College of Journalism. He has been acting head since May 2013. Mark’s predecessor Jonathan Baker now works in news management.
By Dominic Ponsford 22 April 10:19
The Australian media has been accused of invading the privacy of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge photographing them on private property during their day off.
TeamRock chief executive Billy Anderson
By Michael Ogunleye 17 April 9:53
Music magazine publisher TeamRock has announced plans for expansion a year after it was founded.
By David Thompson 16 April 16:30
For famous last words, the great political and social cartoonist Keith Waite's dry wit has matched that of Oscar Wilde and Spike Milligan. Keith, who has died aged 87, was an experienced and enthusiastic sailor based on the Orwell river, near Ipswich, in Suffolk. He instructed that his ashes were to be scattered on the river and on an ebb tide "because I do not want to spend eternity in Ipswich".
By Press Gazette 11 April 13:47
The shortlist has been published for this year's Regional Press Awards, organised by the Society of Editors, which will take place on London on Friday 16 May.
By Press Gazette 11 April 9:29
The Guardian is set to find out next week whether its revelations of government surveillance, based on leaked material from the whistleblower Edward Snowden, has earnt the title a coveted Pulitzer prize - while senior ministers in the UK have been warned that the leaks have caused severe damage to national security.
By Dominic Ponsford 10 April 17:38
Telegraph photographer Lewis Whyld demonstrated one of his drones at the Shift conference in London this afternoon.
By Dominic Ponsford 09 April 11:52
News UK is moving into the online retail business after buying gifts website Handpicked.
By Press Gazette 08 April 11:22
A former London bureau chief for Reuters has been appointed the new chief executive of Index on Censorship.
By Press Gazette 08 April 10:10
Sky News says it has reached the 10-million download milestone for its mobile applications - across iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows and Blackberry.
By Dominic Ponsford 07 April 11:47
Full marks to Bristol Post editor Mike Norton who put a picture of two men kissing on his front page and was the baffled to find it cost him thousands of sales.
By Press Gazette 07 April 8:56
Channel 4 dominates the shortlist for this year's Bafta television awards - with a record 27 nominations including all four positions in the current affairs category.
By Press Gazette 04 April 16:53

It’s not Sochi but Champéry for Team GB in the Ski Club of International Journalists championships in the Swiss Alps.

By Press Gazette 04 April 12:06
The Guardian has won yet another award for its revelations of widespread government surveillance, based on documents leaked by the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
By Press Gazette 04 April 8:47
The Telegraph is organising a live phone-in discussion with Nigel Farage today - "Phone Farage" - just days after the UKIP leader's rival in the EU debate, Nick Clegg, received two Radio Academy award nominations for his own phone-in: "Call Clegg".
By Press Gazette 03 April 11:13
The immigration minister has praised the Sunday Mirror for an investigation which exposed a gang selling fake identity cards to immigrants in Britain.
By Michael Leidig 02 April 13:10
German officials have banned a local journalist from naming his son "Wikileaks" after the online platform the dad is a fan of. Iraqi-born journalist, Haja Hamalaw, 28, said he had already chosen the name when he learned his wife was pregnant and when his son was born he announced that he wanted to have the unusual name for the child.