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Published: Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Madonna’s Thatcher gaffe is a warning – quote at your peril | Dorian Lynskey Anyone worried that pop stars have become too cautious, overprotected and media-trained to say anything interesting should be cheered up by the way that Madonna has entered social media like a...


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As Ed Miliband admits not knowing what yolo means, here is a handy guide to young voters for politicians tempted to approach them on the campaign trail


Tories and rightwing press resort to sexist Sturgeon jibes As the popularity, and threat, of the SNP leader grows so do the inevitable insults from top MPs and the tabloids


The prime-time drama was axed by the BBC during its second series.


Comcast prepares to argue its case with Department of Justice on Wednesday for controversial $45.2bn deal that would give it two-thirds of US broadband market


‘Not sleeping well?’ social networking firm asks Airbnb employees – before suggesting they apply for a job


Media regulator rules that broadcaster ‘appropriately limited’ footage of Ahmed Merabet’s death during attack on satirical magazine in January


Mary McNamara of the LA Times took the top honour, over film critics Stephanie Zacharek of the Village Voice and Manohla Dargis of the New York Times


Our roundup of the day’s media stories, including fewer than one in five politicians featured in election coverage are female, plus latest on Poldark


Daily Mail calls Scottish National Party leader the ‘most dangerous woman in Britain’, with the Times and Telegraph featuring speech by ex-PM John Major


Conservatives pledge to freeze TV licence fee until next BBC charter renewal, Labour targets media empires, with Lib Dems looking to protect press freedom


Cable broadcaster records best third-quarter customer growth in 11 years, reporting 41% year-on-year increase


Analysis of election coverage in TV and national newspapers shows that just 14% features female politicians, despite three parties being led by women


In trying to emulate Churchill, present-day party leaders reduce the rhythmic power of repetition to an irritating tic The consequences of overestimating our own abilities can be grave.


When North Vietnamese troops marched into the capital on 30 April 1975, it marked the most crushing defeat in US military history.


The Hobbit actor says he does not read any press about shows following viewer excitement over shirtless appearances


Scotland’s first minister says she has rewatched the Danish political drama, which depicts a female PM running a coalition government against the odds

Published: Monday, 20 April 2015

Canadian government to issue passport to Al-Jazeera journalist The Canadian government has said it will issue a passport to the Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy who remains in Egypt on bail while awaiting trial on terror charges, reversing an...


Game of Thrones fans in New York City will have to seek out another location to communally watch Jon Snow, after HBO sent a cease and desist to a beloved Brooklyn bar that was bringing the...


2015 Pulitzer prizes: the full list of winners Post and Courier in South Carolina wins public service award for its domestic violence series, while Seattle Times wins breaking news reporting award


Post and Courier based in Charleston wins public service award, while New York Times wins three for investigative, international reporting and photography


The media could make us care more about migrants | Letters Perhaps one reason why we apparently don’t care about the plight of the burgeoning number of migrants from Africa to Italy (Analysis: It is our not caring that is the real killer, 20 April) is...


Health has become fetishised on social media by ‘fitspiration’ devotees posting pictures of ‘clean’ food and gym-tight abs.


Charges against Washington Post reporter made public nearly nine months after his arrest, and include ‘propaganda against the establishment’


Netflix’s marvel looked to build Daredevil’s backstory this week and uncovered some stereotypical ethnic bad guys, skewed morals and Rosario Dawson


Clinton Cash: controversial book promises fresh criticism for Hillary Clinton Exposé published by Murdoch-owned HarperCollins claims state department gave favourable treatment to those who donated to her family foundation


Norway’s last FM transmitters will be switched off in 2017, making it the first country to go fully digital, but slow uptake means the changeover will not be without a struggle


Journalists make clean sweep in annual football and netball contest against flaks


The conference covered everything from deprivation of liberty safeguards to the media view of adult social care


Family of Washington Post journalist jailed in Iran to lodge complaint against ‘hardline’ newspapers they say are building a media case against him


BBC2 motoring show subject of complaints to media regulator over use of the words ‘arse’ and ‘bastard’


There was a thirst for knowledge on Poldark, an easy ride for the MasterChefs, Simon Cowell found a new low and Gogglebox discovered Game of Thrones


Party’s manifesto also says the licence fee should be retained and ‘responsibility for broadcasting’ should be devolved


Controversial columnist faces backlash as people call for her to be fired over article comparing migrants to cockroaches


Sky1 four-part series of Raymond Briggs creation to also feature Keeley Hawes, Andy Serkis and Marc Warren


Politico plans to double its reporting staff to about 500 Policy and politics news outlet reveals strategy to grow beyond US and European operation, which launched this week


This Morning's 'Fifty Shades' sex-toy slot cleared despite 120 complaints Viewers claimed segment on ‘bondage for beginners’ was unsuitable for children, but watchdog says it was ‘appropriately limited in terms of detail’


Comcast's towering ambition collides with Philadelphia's street-level reality The cable giant is planning a new skyscraper alongside its headquarters but Philadelphians want the company to give more back to the city it calls home


Simon Cowell’s ITV show doubles channel’s Saturday night slot average with 46.6% share of the audience from 8pm


Proprietor who donated £1m to Nigel Farage imposes his own face on the paper’s masthead knight


Ex-Newsnight host and comedian to co-present broadcaster’s coverage of general election, which includes special edition of Gogglebox


World Service show featured ‘student’ Godfrey Elfwick denounce claiming Darth Vader is a ‘really bad racial stereotype’ and the films feature a ‘horny space slug’


I’m off on holiday to the United States just as the campaign hots up


How to embrace loneliness: a modern guide | Nell Frizzell Loneliness can creep through your bones like a disease, wash over you unexpectedly as if a stranger’s vomit, or sit in the pit of your stomach for weeks like undigested chewing gum.


SNP's Nicola Sturgeon emerges as the Tory press election demon ELECTION MEDIA WATCH: ‘Megalomaniac... arrogant... brimming with tartan ideological fervour’


Our roundup of the day’s media stories, including more than half of people think Ed Miliband is treated negatively by the press


YouGov poll also finds nearly two-thirds of the public do not think newspapers’ behaviour has improved since the Leveson inquiry


'Tiny hearts' and 'balls of steel'. This is what the world thinks of Australia | Julian Burnside Katie Hopkins has held Australia up to the world as some kind of racist role model for our violent treatment of asylum seekers. And why wouldn’t she?