Wires and Agencies

By Dominic Ponsford 27 April 13:01
Reporters at the UK's largest independent news agency have been asked to "weigh up whether running a story is worth the potential fall-out to the PR side of the business".
By John Reynolds 19 April 14:58
Associated Press (AP) has won the Pulitzer Prize for public Ssrvice journalism for its international investigation into the fishing industry in Southeast Asia which was credited with helping to free 2,000 slaves.
By John Reynolds 12 April 16:56
A photo agency owner claims that Fleet Street newspapers have tried to “rip off” thousands of pounds worth of images from him.
By John Reynolds 01 April 8:31
A press agency boss has dubbed some journalism courses “Del Boy degrees” as they don’t make 100 minutes minute shorthand compulsory.
By Dominic Ponsford 30 March 16:24
News agency SWNS has been awarded a six-figure grant by Google to develop a new content syndication platform.
By John Reynolds 21 March 10:31
This year will be “as much about print as digital launches” at Archant, according to the chief executive of the regional media publisher which has revealed operating profits up 20 per cent between 2014 and 2015.
By Dominic Ponsford 16 March 10:28
A picture agency boss has claimed that the Independent Press Standards Organisation is being “use as a tool by celebrities” to scare publications off using legitimate photographs.
By John Reynolds 10 March 16:56
The director of Court News UK has questioned the role of local newspapers in light of what he says is the dwindling number of court cases covered by regional titles.
By Dominic Ponsford 02 March 17:24
Founder of US showbiz news and pictures agency Splash Kevin Smith is launching a new global photographic agency.
By Dominic Ponsford 27 January 9:51
Splash News and Pictures news director David Leigh is the latest in a number of senior staff to leave the agency.
By Dominic Ponsford 27 January 8:47
The 9,000-word article alleged Michael Leidig’s Vienna-based agency Central European News is "one of the Western media’s primary sources of tantalising and attention-grabbing stories". And it said that these stories are "often inaccurate or downright false".
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 04 January 11:26

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has used a loophole in the Freedom of Information Act to suppress reports detailing the scale of alcohol problems at Parliament.

By PA Media Lawyer 30 December 10:58

News that a family court judge has ruled on how rock star Liam Gallagher and ex-wife Nicole Appleton should split assets of £11m emerged following a three-month legal fight by The Sun.

By William Turvill 05 November 12:10
The company, formerly known as South West News Service, now covers London following the acquisition of National News.
By Dominic Ponsford 13 October 9:26
News website Exaro has stood behind its reporting of the "Westminster paedophile network" as Labour deputy leader Tom Watson yesterday refused to apologise to the family of Leon Brittan.
By William Turvill 08 October 9:56
Exaro editor Mark Watts has suggested the BBC’s Panorama programme on the Metropolitan Police’s VIP paedophile investigation was in “contravention” of guidance issued by the Attorney General’s Office.
By William Turvill 07 October 15:18
News agency journalists have complained of "unethical door knocks", "unreasonable hours" and "unacceptable" pay in an anonymous survey.
By PA Media Lawyer 06 October 9:20
Farmer pointed out to Mr Justice MacDonald that an anonymised judgment he had published, in a case in which he ordered that a man could no longer exercise parental responsibility in respect of his children, or even see their school reports, contained enough information to allow the family involved to be identified.
By Dominic Ponsford 29 September 13:37
A UK-based news agency has raised more than £13,000 in a matter of days to pay for a serious ill child in India to have a potentially life-saving operation.
By William Turvill 01 September 14:59
The move comes after Edwards was cleared of wrongdoing earlier this year following his arrest under the Metropolitan Police's Operation Elveden.