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Brooks Newmark set to leave an important legacy

If IPSO turns out to be a soft touch for the press, especially in a case involving Conservative MPs (who are more sceptical about press regulation than other parties), then IPSO's first high profile case could also be its death knell.
Sunday Telegraph frontpage - Reckless and Newmark

Very odd decision by the Sunday Telegraph today

28 September 2014 , , ,
It sounds like a case of a media outlet setting out to attempt to entrap a range of MPs.
Child watching TV

Vince Cable blocks privatisation of Channel 4

14 September 2014 ,
Proposals to privatise Channel 4 were drawn up by the Government earlier this year but the idea was blocked by Vince Cable and the Liberal Democrats.
Trust Me I'm Lying - book cover

Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a media manipulator

27 August 2014 , , ,
You certainly shouldn't take as an instruction manual Ryan Holiday's accounts of how he regularly manipulated, bamboozled and fooled bloggers and the media into running false, exaggerated and self-serving stories.
Power Trip - A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin by Damian McBride

Power Trip: A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin by Damian McBride

21 August 2014 , , , ,
The newly updated paperback version of Damian McBride's book adds but a little to the original hardback edition.
Chiswich Herald headline - via https://twitter.com/TheMediaTweets/status/499649515016978432

Vacuum cleaners are more newsworthy than you might think

15 August 2014
Chiswick woman removes vacuum cleaner head with ease.
Lincolnshire ebola tests

It’s clearly a busy news week in Lincolnshire

13 August 2014
Ebola outbreak: Nobody tested in Lincolnshire for deadly virus
Holy Grail. Photo courtesy of Lairich Rig http://www.geograph.org.uk/reuse.php?id=3203827 - some rights reserved

Pub raided by police hunting for an ancient Holy Grail relic, only for them to discover it was just an old salad bowl

10 August 2014
A village pub was raided by police hunting for an ancient Holy Grail relic, only for them to discover it was just an old salad bowl.
Julie Smith

Cllr Julie Smith’s services to journalism

8 August 2014 ,
I think the newly enobled Julie Smith (congratulations!) should become Baroness Smith of Churnalism: the typo in the press release about her appointment (giving the council she serves on as the fictional Newnham, not Cambridge) has nicely exposed who just copies and pastes press releases without checking the information or giving the source as a […]
Ed Vaizey. Photo courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Vaizey#mediaviewer/File:Ed_Vaizey_Official.jpg - some rights reserved

The ministry of data

22 July 2014
Unusually for a reshuffle move, Ed Vaizey’s new job is one for which he has plenty of relevant experience in government.