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DWP comms chief attacks Guardian ‘inaccuracy’

The DWP’s new Director of Communications has attacked the Guardian for “demonising” public servants with “innacurate” coverage of welfare reform. Read the full story

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Guardian editor asks government to give the press a chance

Alan Rusbridger, the editor of the Guardian, has called upon the government to give the press industry a year to prove itself and its own regulatory body. Read the full story

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Guardian editor denies plans to kill off print edition

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has called claims that the newspaper is thinking of ending its print edition “simply untrue”. Read the full story

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Guardian plans cuts after losses deepen to £44m

Between 70 and 100 editorial jobs have been slated for redundancy at Guardian News & Media following the announcement of a record £44.2m loss in its past financial year. Read the full story

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Guardian ‘sexed up’ hacking coverage, claims Sun man

The managing editor of the Sun has accused the Guardian of  “sexing up” its coverage of the phone hacking scandal and its editor Alan Rusbridger of having an “agenda” against the tabloid press, reports Press Gazette. Read the full story

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Daily Digest: EMI, Call of Duty: Modern Hotcakes, PCC

Britain’s last major record label has surrendered itself to the French. Well, it’s not quite that dramatic. EMI, home of the Beatles, Coldplay and someone who can’t spell the words tiny and temper, has been sold off to Universal Music, itself owned by French media company Vivendi. Universal splurged £1.2bn for EMI’s recorded music division. (Source: MediaGuardian)

Any parents out there growing concerned at the sounds of Armageddon escaping from the sealed rooms of their adolescent offspring’s bedrooms, do not fret. They’re probably playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which absolutely smashed sales records within its first 24 hours of its launch. 6.5m copies is the latest figure in the UK alone, raising $400m in sales for publisher Activision Blizzard. It makes cinema’s biggest grosser this year, Harry Potter, look pathetic. That only made a measly $80m. (Source: MediaGuardian)

Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian, has climbed on his high horse to trumpet the suggestion of a new Press Complaints Commission. He used his Orwell lecture to suggest a panel of “qualified and neutral” mediators should preside over the new “one-stop shop” for any press and media disputes. (Source: journalism.co.uk)

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Guardian launches iPad app

The Guardian has entered the iPad market, launching its new app on the tablet with a free trial. Read the full story

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Guardian struggling to find the golden goose

Guardian Media Group, the publisher of the Guardian newspaper, has revealed the pay of its top executives from last year in its yearly financial report. Read the full story

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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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