media & PR archive
The Sun's Tom Newton Dunn accuses the Daily Mail of stealing photos, again.
Turns out I’ve been guilty of 6 crimes in 55 countries. How do I know? Courtesy of the very smart Trial by Timeline site from Amnesty International New Zealand. You have to give it permission to check through your Facebook content, and it then spots what things you’ve done that would be against the law […]
Not something you read every day: You can read the full story about the camel here.
From Wired: Every 30 seconds or so, the algorithmic bull pen of Narrative Science, a 30-person company occupying a large room on the fringes of the Chicago Loop, extrudes a story whose very byline is a question of philosophical inquiry. The computer-written product could be a pennant-waving second-half update of a Big Ten basketball contest, […]
You might have thought that with all the fuss about the moment over whether the newspaper industry can really be trusted to regulate its own affairs in a meaningful manner, not to mention all the embarrassing issues highlighted by the Leveson Report, that the newspaper industry would at least be being rather careful about its […]
Here is a safe prediction: whatever the Leveson report recommends for British journalism, there will be an awful lot of duff arguments rolled out. Despite much of the debate being couched in how important it is for the press to tell the truth and how many difficult judgements there are to make, we’ll hear plenty [...]
In amongst all the talk about Royal Charters, statutory underpinning and the like, there’s been an awful lot of talk about how a press regulator should be structured and almost nothing about what rules the regulator should enforce. Yet almost completely unnoticed, at the same time as all that debate, a public consultation is being […]
It’s the classic three steps to bad press work: Step 1: Bad news A bad news story about Haringey Council hits the media: A man left brain damaged when he tripped in a pothole has won an estimated £1 million in damages… Homes for Haringey, a subsidiary of Haringey council, initially denied responsibility for the […]
Oh dear. This is what happens when you break an embargo.