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Now that’s a class headline, courtesy of French politics

10 April 2013 , ,
Not something you read every day: You can read the full story about the camel here.
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How computers are muscling in on writing news stories

4 April 2013
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, […]

What does the PCC think of The Telegraph’s failure to update stories following its ruling?

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

30 March 2013 ,
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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 [...]
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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 […]
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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 […]