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Kelvin MacKenzie embroiled in £200,000 libel case

The Telegraph has dropped Kelvin MacKenzie after discovering a column he penned for the Daily Mail is the subject of a £200,000 libel case. Read the full story

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Police: No Hillsborough apology for MacKenzie

South Yorkshire Police has refused to give Kelvin MacKenzie the “apology and recompense” he demanded on Wednesday, telling him to accept responsibility for his coverage of the Hillsborough disaster. Read the full story

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Kelvin MacKenzie wants Hillsborough police apology

Did you really think you’d heard the last of Kelvin MacKenzie? The former Sun editor – whose reputation looks to have been irreparably damaged following the recent report into the Hillsborough disaster – has instructed lawyers to write to South Yorkshire police seeking an apology for being misled by its officers in 1989. Read the full story

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Video: MacKenzie in C4 doorstepping confrontation

In an old-fashioned act of doorstepping, Channel 4 News reporter Alex Thomson visits the home of Kelvin MacKenzie to question the former Sun editor over his scandalous reportage of the Hillsborough disaster. (See the footage below.) Read the full story

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Leveson: Former Sun editor hits out at the Guardian

Despite the Christmas break, the Leveson inquiry has lost none of its drama as former Sun editor Kelvin Mackenzie took to the stand. Mackenzie’s presence immediately reignited the inquiry, with the appearance of a heckler one of the less controversial moments of his 50 minutes of evidence. Read the full story

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Daily Digest: MacKenzie ‘sorry’, Telegraph praise, hack suspect cleared

Former Sun editor nearly apologises to Hilsbrough families

Former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie has said he “probably” feels regret for his paper’s frontpage story that presented as fact scandalously false accusations against Liverpool fans following the Hillsborough tragedy in 1989. Appearing on the BBC’s Daily Politics show, he said: “If I could revisit Hillsborough, certainly, I would do it in a different way. I would do it in the way the other newspapers did it. They basically ran the story and said ‘big fury over…’ and I wish I had done that, yes.” No word though on whether he regretted the notoriety he had achieved as a result. (Source: Press Gazette)

Telegraph wins journalism a rare pat on the back

With the press under the sternest of examinations right now, the Daily Telegraph‘s expose on the secrets behind making GSCE and A-level tests easier has provided some respite. Education secretary Michael Gove, a former Times journalist, said: “I congratulate the Telegraph on their investigative reporting which is in the finest traditions of public interest journalism.” (Source: Press Gazette)

Arrested journalist cleared of phone hacking

And another slither of positive news for the reputation of browbeaten journalists. Police have said that Bethany Usher, the former News of the World journalist arrested on 30 November, will face no further action. After her arrest Usher, now a university lecturer, released a statement saying she had quit journalism because she became “disillusioned” with newspapers which “saw human suffering simply as fodder to fill pages”. Best keep those proper bits of journalism coming boys and girls, a la today’s Telegraph. (Source: MediaGuardian)

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Superinjunction footballer ‘blackmailed’ by model

Imogen Thomas, the model fighting to name the married footballer with whom she had an affair, may have attempted to blackmail him a judge has revealed. Read the full story

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Sun columnist sparks Guardian future debate

One of the Sun‘s erudite columnists has sparked a debate over the life expectancy of the Guardian, claiming that the newspaper of the year award winner will not survive the next ten years. 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.

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