Asda brokers NI deal

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Lady owner attacks ‘sex mad’ editor

The co-owner of The Lady magazine has accused its editor Rachel Johnson of being obsessed with sex, calling her hiring a mistake. Continue Reading

C4 launches fresh news website

Ed Fraser, the Channel 4 News site’s senior editor, said his team of 15 would leave daily headlines to C4’s TV output and aim to provide “depth around core areas” rather than trying to compete with breaking news websites. Continue Reading

ITV begins culling debts

ITV has sold half of its stake in cinema advertising company Screenvision to cut debt. Continue Reading

DMGT buoyed by profits

Daily Mail publisher DMGT has announced that it expects a big improvement in year-on-year profits when it announces them on 3 October. Continue Reading

Iraq coverage ‘balanced’ in the UK, says study

The UK benefitted from an “admirably wide range of coverage” during the invasion of Iraq, according to a study from the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. Continue Reading

Book attacks corporate media ‘failure’

A new book accuses the corporate media of acting as propagandists for capitalist states. Continue Reading

Microsoft gives in to WordPress

Windows Live Spaces, Microsoft’s answer to services such as MySpace, will be integrated with WordPress.com within the next six months, in a deal that suggests the company has given up competing in the tough world of blogging. 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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