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All’s blithe in Blighty

untitledWhat a glorious, frabjous couple of days. Quite took one’s mind off the heat. I was there, the day that the Cambridge Royal baby was born. By there I don’t mean ‘there’. That would have been intrusive. I mean anxiously awaiting The News along with the rest of Her Majesty’s Press. Read the full story

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Leveson: Three papers accept need for legislation

Three national newspaper editors have published an  joint open letter stating that their newspapers are now supporting a new system of press regulation underpinned by statute. Read the full story

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Cathy Newman describes ‘glaring sexism’ at newspapers

Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman has said that she experienced “glaring instances of sexism” during her time working for newspapers. Read the full story

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Auntie needs to lose excess fat

In the hurly-burly scrum of a hysterical commentariat, gathered around the BBC in an orgy of hate-filled destruction, the most sane, sensible and relevant comment about the Corporation’s future came from Janan Ganesh writing in the FT. He made the strong point that the Beeb should commit its resources to the production of news and current affairs programmes and little else. Read the full story

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Pearson pooh-poohs FT sale report

Financial Times owner Pearson has taken the unusual step of issuing a public denial after Bloomberg claimed it planned to sell the newspaper. Read the full story

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Journalists strike pay deal at FT

Further industrial action by NUJ journalists at the Financial Times has been avoided after management agreed to increase its pay offer. Read the full story

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Not on the money

Not unlike many, I have been watching the train crash that is the world economy with increasing personal interest. Media Digest is part of a business and as such is neither isolated or protected against economic, financial and fiscal decisions taken (or not taken) by others elsewhere. In common with everyone who works for reward, we are vulnerable to the vicissitudes presently appearing in their latest performance upon the world’s financial stage. 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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