Alan Partridge takes on media giant in film

The Media Digest team are big fans of Armando Iannucci, the genius behind The Thick of It, Time Trumpet and, of course, Alan Partridge. Continue Reading

Maybe she’s born with it… Nah, it’s probably Photoshop

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or so they used to say. These days, beauty is more in the fingers of the team behind your favourite glossy magazine, a point made expertly with this spoof make-up advertisement for the expensive-sounding Fotoshop by Adobé. Continue Reading

ITV caught using video game footage in IRA film

The team behind ITV’s new investigative journalism programme, Exposure, has been left red-faced after it admitted footage of the IRA supposedly shooting down a helicopter with weapons supplied by Muammar Gaddafi was taken from a video game. Continue Reading

Video: Indy owner in TV punch-up

Independent and London Evening Standard owner Alexander Lebedev said he had “neutralised” a threat to his own safety after punching a fellow billionaire during a live TV debate in Russia. Continue Reading

Piers Morgan accuses Louise Mensch of lying

While questioning Rupert Murdoch and son at yesterday’s Culture, Media and Sport committee hearing, Conservative MP Louise Mensch claimed that former News of the World editor Piers Morgan had “boasted” in his book The Insider about using phone hacking to “win scoop of the year”. Continue Reading

A Taiwanese take on the NoW scandal [Video]

NMA, which has carved out a niche with its…’unique’ take on reporting the big stories, has been no slouch in covering the News of the World crisis. Continue Reading

Ex-BBC man hits out at the rise of the correspondent

Former BBC reporter Michael Cole has hit out at the corporation’s reliance on “gratuitous and usually utterly redundant” pieces to camera in its news coverage. Continue Reading

Google missed ‘the friends thing’, boss admits

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has admitted that the search company missed out on “the friends thing”, and is now playing catch-up to the social networking revolution inspired by the likes of Facebook and Twitter. 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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