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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 […]

If nothing else, Leveson should herald a new approach to coalition government

28 November 2012 , , ,
A very sensible twist on the long-running differentiation debate.
Philip Schofield

So, where are the ITV resignations?

11 November 2012 ,
George Entwistle has, rightly, resigned for the combination of the Newsnight blunders and his own failure to show good leadership in public. (His final Radio 4 Today program interview will, I’m sure, feature in many future training sessions on how not to handle a crisis and indeed how not to ignore social media.) But of […]

Media regulation: can you spot the fake quote?

10 November 2012
A leader in one of today’s newspapers, a comment from an MP. One real, one fake. Can you spot which is which? The newspaper: Politicians like to claim they are thick-skinned; but given the chance, they will legislate to keep nosey journalists out of their business. It is self-serving – or downright naïve – to […]