Quote of the Week – 29/4/11

“Grandad advised me the perfect best man speech is just like one of Chelsy’s mini skirts; short enough to keep him interested but long enough to cover the essentials.” Continue Reading

Superinjunction celebs exposed on Wikipedia

Superinjunctions may have stopped the press from delving into the private lives of those who can afford them, but muzzling the internet is proving more difficult after four of the hitherto anonymous celebrities were allegedly exposed on Wikipedia. Continue Reading

Beware the tangled web

Has the whole ‘digital marketing is the answer to everything’ premise been overblown? Unless I have misunderstood what I have been told over the past weeks, the best way to advertise products to a specialist business audience is still via the trade press. Continue Reading

Wayne Rooney may sue NoW over phone hacking

Manchester United and England footballer Wayne Rooney is the latest high-profile figure to consider taking legal action against the News of the World for phone hacking, according to MediaGuardian. Continue Reading

Police to contact ‘up to 4,000’ phone hacking victims

The Metopolitan police reportedly contacted just 36 potential phone hacking victims during its first investigation but that figure is now set to be closer to 4,000 now that it is revisiting the scandal. Continue Reading

BBC not responsible for affect on World Cup bid, says Trust

The BBC Trust has ruled that the Corporation was right to air Panorama’s ‘Fifa’s Dirty Tricks’ documentary, dismissing a complaint that it damaged England’s World Cup bid. Continue Reading

News Corp will be UK’s biggest advertiser with Sky merger

News Corporation will become the biggest advertising spender in the UK if its proposed merger with BSkyB goes through, reports Media Week. Continue Reading

WikiLeaks chief Assange ‘double-crossed’ Guardian

The Guardian published the leaked Guantanamo Bay files despite being “double-crossed” by WikiLeaks, according to the paper’s investigations editor David Leigh. 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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