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Three years ago this month, something big happened in the Isle of Wight

30 March 2013 ,
British newspapers

Duff arguments to ignore over Leveson (UPDATED)

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 [...]
British newspapers

The other story about press regulation: the consultation on the current rules

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 […]
Removed because of broken embargo - The Guardian

Ooops, not a good day at The Guardian

Oh dear. This is what happens when you break an embargo.
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I see The Guardian is moving upmarket

21 January 2013 ,
Spotted today at the foot of a story about how suicides peak in May...

How to get the job of issuing a press release calling on yourself to change your own decision

20 January 2013 , ,
Never let it be said that the worlds of politics and media are overly self-referential… but Joe Otten has spotted the wonderful story of the Labour press officer with the job of issuing a press release calling on himself to change a decision that he had made.

Ouch, that’s some newspaper error

From the latest ruling of the Press Complaints Commission (with my emphasis): The Press Complaints Commission has upheld a complaint against the Alloa and Hillfoots Wee County News under Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors’ Code of Practice, after it published a front-page article about a local housing association which it said was involved in […]
First Lady of Fleet Street - Rachel Beer

The First Lady of Fleet Street: The Life, Fortune and Tragedy of Rachel Beer by Eilat Negev & Yehuda Koren

Britain’s first female national newspaper editor, Rachel Beer, is a surprisingly little known person, all the more so given her lively and interesting family history and that she edited not only one but two newspapers, both of which are still very much with us – The Observer and The Sunday Times. (The first Sunday newspaper […]
Computer Weekly cover

How a print publication prospered by switching to online – and not chasing traffic

20 December 2012 ,
There’s a fascinating piece over on The Media Briefing about how Computer Weekly went from print to digital: Ending the printed magazine was, admittedly, something of a milestone, given that Computer Weekly had been around since 1966, the world’s first weekly technology magazine… We’re pretty proud of what we’ve delivered – but that success has […]
Nick Clegg on BBC

The most interesting sentence I’ve read about the Leveson report

It’s from Nick Clegg’s statement to Parliament after the publication of the Leveson report: Let us not forget that of the five Press Complaints Commission chairs, three were serving parliamentarians who took a party whip. Curious that a newspaper industry so busy telling us how politicians must not be let anywhere near their regulation is […]