On Time next week: a true story we all need to read

Time magazine has pre-released its cover for next week’s issue: the picture of an 18-year-old Afghan girl, Aisha, whose nose and ears were cut off by the Taliban. Why? Because Aisha ran away from her abusive in-laws. Continue Reading

Make up your mind, DMGT

It’s been a dizzying week for Daily Mail and General Trust. Despite figures suggesting that its national operations are beginning to make a recovery (advertising revenues are up 13 per cent in the past three months), its regional arm is still struggling to find a way out of the fiscal doldrums. Continue Reading

ITV look to the horizon with new hiring

ITV is expanding its digital horizons by hiring Paul Dale in the role of chief technology officer. Continue Reading

DMGT worried about outlook for regional division

Daily Mail & General Trust admits it was too optimistic when it predicted earlier this year that its regional division, Northcliffe Media, would return to profit. Continue Reading

Virgin Media enters online video fray

Virgin Media has announced the beta launch of its first online and mobile TV player, the imaginatively named Virgin Media Player. Continue Reading

Sunday Times political editor leaves

The Sunday Times has lost its senior political editor Jonathan Oliver, who leaves the newspaper after two and a half years. Continue Reading

Mail remains top UK newspaper site

Mail Online remains the most visited national newspaper website for the sixth month in a row. Continue Reading

BSkyB snatches HBO shows amidst strong profits [UPDATE]

BSkyB has captured the complete HBO catalogue, including hit shows The Wire, True Blood and The Sopranos, after tying up a £150 million deal. Continue Reading


“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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