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Published: Friday, 18 April 2014

Teazle Fredenburgh obituary My mother, Teazle Fredenburgh, who has died aged 104, was passionately interested in people and their cultures, and in the world events that affected and involved them.


British TV is learning to love the arts but it can love them too much | Mark Lawson TV's new passion for the arts should be good news for culture enthusiasts. But are critical voices being drowned out by applause?


Fraser Nelson, Spectator editor: 'I'd put £1,000 on Ed Miliband to win the election' He was named political journalist of the year last month, and counts the cabinet among his readers.

Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014

Eric Pickles: I'll shut council freesheets that publish 'propaganda on the rates' Communities secretary targets five Labour-led London boroughs, where he says free press is being put out of business Eric Pickles has threatened to shut free newspapers given out by five Labour-run...


This is one of those crazy things that can happen to undercover journalists engaging in a spot of subterfuge.


Channel 4 cooks up an advertiser-funded food show with Michel Roux Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose on Saturday mornings will also feature John Torode, Raymond Blanc and Heston Blumenthal Channel 4 has snapped up former MasterChef: The Professionals star Michel Roux...


ITN reports pre-tax profit of £6.6m News at Ten producer posts fourth successive year of operating profit growth, allowing it to pay off more of pension deficit ITN's pre-tax profits rose £5m to £6.6m in 2013, in what chief...


Two journalists charged with defaming Thai navy Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathien charged for using excerpts from Reuters' Pulitzer prize-winning reports on people trafficking The Thai authorities charged two journalists on Thursday with...


Ad Break: Adidas, Smirnoff, Telenor, Ikea - video In this week's compilation, five of Chelsea's biggest stars are captured in sculpture in Adidas's film promoting its new kit; Adam Scott and Alison Brie are bamboozled by a strange barman mixing...


Ad Break: Adidas Chelsea 'Forever Blue' viral, Ikea, Smirnoff Watch the sports brand celebrate stars including Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres and the retailer revolutionise the kitchen Continue reading...


BBC's George Alagiah to receive treatment for bowel cancer Six O'Clock News presenter, who also hosts GMT on BBC World News, to be off air 'for a while', according to the corporation BBC news presenter George Alagiah is to receive treatment for bowel...


Guardian website tops 100 million monthly users for the first time Missing Malaysia Airways plane stories help boost traffic for most UK national newspaper sites in March The Guardian website topped 100 million monthly users for the first time in March, when...


Communities minister Eric Pickles is demanding that five London councils stop publishing newspapers. He has given them a two-week ultimatum to explain why they should not face legal action.


The Guardian's road to 100 million - video As reaches 100 million monthly unique browsers, we take a look back at the history of the website since our New Media Lab was established in 1995.


The Financial Times has decided to regulate itself. The paper will not be joining the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso).


Discovery withdraws bid for Channel 5 MTV owner Viacom is one of the few remaining potential buyers after fall of offer, which is thought to have involved BSkyB Discovery Communications has withdrawn its bid for Richard Desmond's...


The opening clause in the editors' code of practice , about accuracy, states: "A significant inaccuracy, misleading statement or distortion once recognised must be corrected, promptly and with due...


Jonah from Tonga will come out on ABC iView before traditional TV All six episodes of Chris Lilley's comedy will go on the catch-up service days before TV broadcast in an online first Chris Lilleys new comedy series, Jonah from Tonga, will be made available on...


Benedict Cumberbatch: no Star Wars or Doctor Who, but a licence to thrill? | Media Monkey Sherlock star denies he'll appear in JJ Abrams film or play Time Lord, but is reported to have been offered role as Ian Fleming Another day, another Benedict Cumberbatch casting rumour.


Mirror's weeping child picture is a lie and smacks of lazy journalism at best Paper's use of stock shot of American child to illustrate splash about food banks in UK is betrayal of its photographic heritage The Daily Mirror's weeping child picture was basically a lie, and we...


Today's media stories from the papers Our roundup of the day's media stories, including Benefits Street producers struggle to cast series and UK marketing spend rises If you are viewing this on the web and would like to get our email...


Three members of a Lebanese television news crew were shot dead in the Syrian town of Al-Maaloula, 60 km south of Damascus, on Monday (14 April).


Only the third western country with broadcasting rights in China after the UK and the US, but with greater reach than them Four months after Rupert Murdochs 21st Century Fox gave up on broadcasting...


The ABC has won the right to distribute its Australia Network content in China in partnership with domestic media companies The Bananas in Pyjamas are set to infiltrate Chinese households for the...


Surge in British companies' marketing spend points to economic recovery Spending on advertising, sponsorship, public relations and other promotional items increases for sixth consecutive quarter British businesses are on a marketing blitz, with an influential industry...

Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Rupert Murdoch believed to be involved in leading bid for Channel 5 Media tycoon's BSkyB is thought to have made joint offer for free-to-air channel with Discovery Communications It once achieved notoriety for its gameshow Naked Jungle, in which presenter Keith...


Google is building up a digital superstate, says German media boss Mathias Döpfner, head of Europe's largest newspaper publisher, says internet search engine is abusing market dominance The chief executive of Europe's largest newspaper publisher has accused...


Channel 4 Benefits Street producers struggle to cast second series Stockton residents oppose filming by Love Productions, whose James Turner Street documentary won audiences of 5 million The notoriety of Channel 4's documentary Benefits Street has left the show's...


Media Talk podcast: Kim Shillinglaw to run BBC2 John Plunkett talks to Media Talk regular Emily Bell about the future of BBC2. Plus, Stuart Dredge reveals some of the worst format ideas from MIPTV Continue reading...


Andy Coulson: 'do his phone' email was not order to hack Ex-NoW editor says showbiz columnist was suspected of leaking stories to Calum Best and he wanted his phone bill checked Andy Coulson has denied that an email he sent at the News of the World...


Daily Mirror's 'crying girl' picture lands the paper in an ethical row The Daily Mirror is in hot water over today's poster-style front page image showing a little girl crying to illustrate a campaign about poverty in Britain. But the girl is not British.


Tony Gallagher appointed Daily Mail joint deputy editor Former Daily Telegraph editor to rejoin the paper he left eight years ago and will share role with John Steafel Tony Gallagher is returning to the Daily Mail as joint deputy editor.


The targeted murders of journalists in Syria means that the war-torn country has entered the annual "impunity index" produced by the Committee to Protect Journalists' (CPJ).


The Impunity Index 2014 published by the Committee to Protect Journalists has named Iraq as the 'worst offender' and included Syria for the first time.


Two Sunday Times journalists have won permission to appeal against a high court judge's finding that they defamed Conservative party co-treasurer Peter Cruddas.


Singer Paul Weller has been awarded £10,000 in damages because Mail Online published unpixellated pictures of three of his children.


BBC's The Big Allotment Challenge rakes in 2.5 million viewers | TV ratings - 15 April BBC2 show gets off to blossoming start, attracting more viewers than ITV's Midsomer Murders but fewer than BBC1's Holby City New BBC2 show The Big Allotment Challenge came up smelling of roses on...


Paul Weller wins privacy damages over children's photos on Mail Online Associated Newspapers pays £10,000 over seven pictures on teenage daughter and twins on Mail Online in 2012 Singer Paul Weller has won £10,000 privacy damages for three of his children whose...


The estimated population of the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is somewhere north of 180,000.


Andy Coulson tells phone-hacking trial he heard David Blunkett voicemails Ex-NoW editor tells jury Neville Thurlbeck played him recordings of former home secretary declaring love for a married woman Andy Coulson has revealed he heard voicemails of the former home...


Alan Titchmarsh looks to bury the hatchet with Paul O'Grady | Media Monkey Alan Titchmarsh claims he has no problem with Paul O'Grady after the presenter said that Alan's show pinched its format from his.


Today's media stories from the papers Our roundup of the day's media stories, including Ukip goes to war with the Times and Channel 4 to 'supercharge' arts output If you are viewing this on the web and would like to get our email every...


Found in translation ... when misquoting someone is the best way to be fair and accurate | Mind your language If a non-English speaker feels like a 'donkey out of water', it's right to change their words to help them get their point across clearly "I want to take physical exercise with the guitar" this...


Why banning the Sun on university campuses is wrong Policy at many students' unions has been hijacked by a vocal minority in what can look like action at the cost of democracy Just before Christmas my students' union removed from sale the national...


Channel 4 to 'supercharge' arts output Broadcaster announces new programme dedicated to young artists and £3m partnership with the Arts Council of England Channel 4 is "supercharging" its arts coverage with a half-hour weekly show,...


The BBC has never seemed more under attack. But what provokes such passion?

BBC, BBC1 (Brand), Jeremy Paxman (Person), Jimmy Savile (Person), Media
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Social media used to recruit new wave of British jihadis in Syria Messages and photos posted on sites such as Twitter and Facebook provide inside track on motives and activities In a basement beneath the Strand in London, just metres from the cafes of Somerset...

Computers, facebook (Brand), London (City), Men, Twitter (Brand)

Wally Olins One of the world's most successful corporate identity and branding gurus From the 1960s onwards, Wally Olins, who has died aged 83, was Britain's most articulate and effective proselytiser for the...


Ukip goes to war with Times over Farage expenses claims Party publishes list of journalists including ones unconnected to Farage story claiming many have links to Conservatives Ukip has gone to war with the Times over a story about Nigel Farage's use of...