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News in briefly

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This week’s row about abuse on Twitter emphasised just how swiftly stuff comes and goes on transient media. Read the full story

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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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Ofcom investigates broadcast of Woolwich murder footage

The decision by broadcasters to show graphic footage of the scene where soldier Lee Rigby was murdered is being investigated by Ofcom, following over 700 complaints. Read the full story

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Tablets opening newspapers to a younger audience

The popularity of tablet computers is likely to increase the number of young people reading newspapers. Read the full story

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Blame game

Jeremy O’Grady, editor-in-chief of The Week is one of my favourite modern writers and thinkers. His pithy comments in said organ always strike me as containing more common sense per syllable than most commentators on current issues can manage between them. Read the full story

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Read it and weep

I hope I’m not the only one startled by reports that the Tesco customer magazine is more widely read than the Sun. Read the full story

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ITV and C5 broadcasting licences set to be renewed

Culture secretary Maria Miller has confirmed the ITV and Channel 5 are likely to have their broadcasting licences renewed for another 10 years. 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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“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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