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Amol Rajan appointed Independent editor

New Independent editor Amol Rajan has made Fleet Street history by becoming the first non-white person to run a UK national newspaper. Read the full story

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Press industry reacts to statute-backed regulation

Large swathes of the press industry have responded with dismay at the statute-backed regulation passed by the House of Commons on Monday night. Read the full story

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Editors agree to 40 of 47 Leveson measures

Fleet Street’s editors have agreed in unison to implement independent regulation of the press with a compromise aiming to prevent Lord Leveson’s recommendations for statutory intervention. Read the full story

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Fleet street given Thursday deadline to implement Leveson proposals

In a meeting described by one national newspaper editor as “like the summoning of the five families” from The Godfather, prime minister David Cameron gave the industry until Thursday to prove it is making progress in implementing the recommendations of the Leveson report. Read the full story

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‘Editors ruled by commercial pressures’

Former Sunday Times Magazine editor Robin Morgan believes most of today’s national newspaper editors would struggle to run controversial stories involving major advertisers. Read the full story

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Comedy goldmine

I know what you’re thinking about the Olympics ­– that all these tedious feats of excellence have left you pining for the good old days of the Leveson inquiry. Read the full story

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Wedding gives newspapers a right royal boost

To many, possibly even the happy couple themselves, it was a fairytale day. But to newspaper editors across Fleet Street, it was probably equal to a shower storm in the middle of a long drought, as the royal wedding gave some UK newspapers a boost in circulation of up to 25 per cent on Saturday, compared to the previous week. Read the full story

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FT editor warns press of political ‘retribution’

Financial Times editor Lionel Barber has warned Britain’s newspapers that they face political “retribution” in the form of statutory regulation following the News of the World phone-hacking scandal. 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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