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Wayne Rooney sues Daily Mirror over sex stories

Wayne Rooney is suing the Daily Mirror, over new stories on his extra-marital sex life, for invasion of privacy and breach of the data protection act. Continue Reading

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Facebook attack hackers

Facebook has announced it is stepping up efforts to detect when profiles are hacked. Continue Reading

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Price isn’t right for Asda

Asda is refusing to sell the Sunday Times due to a dispute over the margin it receives for selling the title, reports MediaWeek. Continue Reading

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People moving – press & media 22/09/10

The high-street retailer Bathstore has appointed Manning Gottlieb OMD to its £5m media planning and buying account (Source: brand republic)

Rob Horler is no longer managing director of Carat, but neither is is deputy managing director Steve Hobbs, instead at the start of the month, catapults long-time consultant Tracy de Groose into Carat’s hot seat, while Hobbs becomes director of media operations for Aegis Media. (Source: Brand Republic)

Sally Eyden, magazine editor, moves from Fabulous to IPC’s Now (Source: Media Guardian)

Telegraph Media Group (TMG) has appointed David Greene, the former marketing and circulation director at The Independent, as newspaper sales director. (Source: Brand Republic)

Absolute’s Giles Darby joins Global Radio. (Source: Brand Republic)

YouView, the newly named internet-connected TV consortium developed as Project Canvas, has announced its project director Richard Halton as its first chief executive. (Source: Media Week)

David Jowett, the managing director of MediaCom, is set to join Aegis Media in a new senior global client role. (Source: Brand Republic)

Future’s UK chief operating officer Simon Wear has stepped down from his role with immediate effect. (Source: Brand Republic)

Yahoo! has appointed James Wildman as managing director and vice-president of sales for Yahoo! UK & Ireland, replacing Mark Rabe who leaves at the end of the year. Wildman is currently managing director Ids, Virgin Media’s sales house and will join Yahoo! in January. (Source: Media Week)

News International has appointed Richard Gale, Playboy’s European marketer, to the newly created role of brand director for The Sun. (Source: Brand Republic)

BBC Trust chairman Sir Michael Lyons has announced that he is to step down after four years in the role. (Source: Media Week)

Paul Rowlinson, Mindshare’s head of audio visual, has been promoted to head Exchange, the agency’s trading function, taking the position from Andy Zonfrillo. (Source: Brand Republic)

Scottish Sun editor David Dinsmore has been promoted to general manager for Scotland of News International. (Source: Press Gazette)

Hachette Filipacchi has appointed Lisa Helmanis to edit the online version of Red magazine. (Source: Press Gazette)

Hearst has hired Avi Zimak, currently ad manager at Town&Country, to the role that will see him look after the mobile and tablet versions of Hearst’s brands on Apple’s iPad and iPhone. (Source: Media Week)

Gwyneth Williams takes charge of BBC Radio 4 today. (Source: Guardian Media)

University of Ulster appoints Colm Murphy head of media school. (Source:

Deanne Blaylock, current editor of the Brentwood Gazette, will take up a new role as editor of the Surrey Mirror series of newspapers with the Gazette’s news editor Neville Wilson promoted as her replacement. (Source: Press Gazette)

Croydon Advertiser editor, Andy Wordon, will takeover as editor of the Crawley News and East Grinstead Courier & Observer, swapping jobs with current editor Glenn Ebrey. (Source: Press Gazette)

Former Birmingham City University lecturer and leading commentator on online journalism Paul Bradshaw will join City University London’s journalism school. (Source:

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People Moving – Press Relations 22/09/10

Former Downing Street comms head, Simon Lewis, has joined AFME. (Source: PR Week)

Weber Shandwick has recruited former Cohn & Wolfe CEO Fiona Noble (Source: Brand Republic)

Audit Commission comms man David Walker has stepped down with no job to go to. (Source: PR Week)

Sony Ericsson UK & Ireland has brought in Brando’s Matt Beavis as head of PR & sponsorships. (Source: Brand Republic)

Steve Carroll moves aside, as Athena Medical Communications hires experienced healthcare PR operator Nicky Cardoe as its new MD. (Source: PR Week)

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People Moving – Advertising 22/09/10

Sarah Miles has been appointed general manager of Diageo GB’s reserve brands with immediate effect. (Source: Brand Republic)

Absolute Radio has appointed Paul Carolan, the former Microsoft Advertising head of agency and client sales, as its new advertising director. (Source: Brand Republic)

Lida has promoted Mel Cruickshank to chief executive and has restructured its creative department, following the exit of creative director, Shaun Moran. The agency has also promoted Nicky Bullard and Tim Styles to joint creative directors. (Source: Brand Republic)

Gatwick-based Astraeus Airlines has appointed Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden’s front man, as its new marketing director. (Source: Brand Republic)

Paul Rowlinson, Mindshare’s head of audio visual, has been promoted to head Exchange, the agency’s trading function, taking the position from Andy Zonfrillo. (Source: Brand Republic)

Dell has promoted Karen Quintos to chief marketing officer, after Erin Mulligan Nelson left to join software company Bazaarvoice. (Source: Brand Republic)

Airport outdoor media owner Eye has appointed Nicole Guerretta, former managing director of Aegis specialist agency Source Out-of-Home, to the role of business and commercial manager. (Source: Brand Republic)

Terry Grote, the former managing director of The Independent, has taken a non-executive director role at UCAS Media, the advertising and marketing arm of the university admissions service. (Source: Brand Republic)

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American satirist calls rally for sanity

TV satirist Jon Stewart has announced his plans to run a “rally to restore sanity” in Washington next month to combat the rise of the “Tea Party extremism” that has set the news agenda in America over recent years. Continue Reading

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“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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