Wires and Agencies

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.
By William Turvill 11 August 12:00
Showbiz news agency WENN has announced the acquisition of Cover Media and the launch of a new business bringing connecting brands with celebrities.
By Dominic Ponsford 12 June 12:37
A British-owned news agency accused by Buzzfeed of faking news stories has published a 126-page response denying the claims.
By Dominic Ponsford 19 May 9:31
A front-page story in the Daily Mirror revealing that Moors Murderer Ian Brady has dementia was named exclusive of the year at the National Association of Press Agencies Awards.
By William Turvill and Press Association 30 April 10:17
"If getting called an ostrich by Nigel Pearson is not a career highlight i don't know what is."
By Dominic Ponsford 24 April 15:00
An as-yet unpublished investigation by Buzzfeed has harmed the business of a news agency which sees itself as the 'main competitor' for the website in the UK.
By Dominic Ponsford 15 April 16:35
Staffordshire Police is declining to answer questions from journalists about the Mid Staffs NHS scandal apparently until after the general election.
By Danny Buckland 31 March 12:53
Danny Buckland is a freelance journalist who has worked for the Daily Mail, Sun and Daily Mirror. He writes regularly about mental health issues and general health across national titles and websites and has become increasingly concerned about the use of ‘head clutcher’ images in print, on TV and on the web. He is part of a campaigning group that includes mental health charities, service users and other journalists who want to find a better way to illustrate stories about mental health. Here, he gives an update on the progress of the campaign:
By William Turvill 29 January 12:36
Paul McNamara (right) and Guy Basnett (left) formerly worked as defence editor and deputy features editor respectively of the News of the World before it closed down in the summer of 2011.
By William Turvill 21 January 11:04
The union said the figure - which is made up of 16 TV content roles, eight TV pages roles and three weather and finance positions - represents a third of editorial staff in this area of the agency.

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