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Published: Thursday, 31 July 2014

BBC Trust's hunt for new chairman 'undermined by political meddling' Political meddling in the hunt for the next BBC Trust chairman is serving to undermine the corporation ahead of critical royal charter renewal negotiations, according to former culture secretaries...


Matthew Freud buys £4m stake in PR company Huntsworth Matthew Freud has bought a £4m stake in the company that owns a string of PR firms including Citigate, Grayling and Red.


Jon Snow Gaza video backed by Channel 4 Channel 4 has backed Jon Snows unusually direct and emotional online video about the Gaza conflict and revealed that it prompted one child to write to the UK defence secretary.


Local World posts adjusted profits of £38.9m David Montgomerys Local World made adjusted profits of £38.9m last year, providing shareholders Daily Mail & General Trust and Trinity Mirror with a healthy payout of more than £22m to...


Two Palestinian journalists were killed in Gaza yesterday, taking the journalistic toll to eight since the Israeli bombardment began a month ago.


The Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) has appointed Matt Tee, a former civil servant, as its chief executive.


The Wire creator David Simon announces new drama, Show Me a Hero With his New Orleans-set drama Treme having come to a close earlier this year, David Simon who also created The Wire has announced his new HBO TV series, Show Me a Hero.


Following my posting last week, "London Live's experience proves that local TV is a dead duck", I ended up in a debate yesterday with a local TV enthusiast on Radio 4's Media Show.


Is the economics editors guest stint on Newsnight the prelude to him taking on another role at the corporation?


Channel Seven presenter tells Women in Media conference that being televisually appealing still counts


UK startup has also bagged deal to stream shows including Thomas and Friends, Bob the Builder and Pingu


BT's TV customer growth slows but broadband market share grows BT has outperformed City forecasts thanks to strong demand for fibre broadband lines, but growth in its pay television business has slowed.


News Corp is working on an app-based news service to blend original reporting with repurposed content from its many outlets, reports the Financial Times, which cites people familiar with the...


Today's media stories from the papers Our roundup of the day's media stories, including Greg Dyke slams interference in BBC role and record Chris Evans audience If you are viewing this on the web and would like to get our email every...


KSI: what I learned from one of YouTubes biggest stars At the start of the year Comedy Central asked me to take charge of all the content on a new website they were planning. It sounded fun.


BBC Radio 2s Chris Evans hits new audience high Radio 2 breakfast host Chris Evans has hit another audience high, with a new record number of listeners to his show.

Published: Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Rumoured deal would allow BBC Worldwide to retain control of the channel but get access to AMCs distribution network


Greg Dyke criticises political intervention in BBC Trust appointment It is not surprising that ministers are struggling to appoint a new BBC Trust chairman, two former leaders at the broadcaster said, because of political intervention and a lack of clarity about the...


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Australian court's gagging order condemned as 'abuse of legal process' A sweeping gagging order issued by an Australian court to block reporting of bribery allegations involving several international political leaders has been attacked by journalists and lawyers as "...


YouTube star Dapper Laughs lands his own ITV2 dating show They are some of the biggest celebrities you've never heard of a community of people with a million-strong fanbase and global followings.


Italian newspaper stops publication as shareholders dispute business strategy Ninety years and five months after it was founded by Antonio Gramsci, the leftwing Italian newspaper L'Unità is to suspend publication perhaps indefinitely this week after shareholders...


BBC unions to hold fresh strike ballot over job losses The BBC is facing a fresh threat of strikes in its row with journalists and technical staff over job losses.


Twitters quarterly results were unexpectedly positive, but its plans point to ditching replies and moving to a Facebook-style curated feed


Thirteen people have been freed from police bail in the first major repercussion from the collapse of the Tulisa Contostavlos trial.


Dapper Laughs, one of the new generation of entertainment acts building a career via YouTube, has landed his own dating show on ITV2.


The Spectator magazine has apologised to Irish businessman Paddy McKillen because its columnist, Taki, wrongly referred to him as "front man" for the Qataris over his investment in Claridges hotel.


Phone hacking: NoWs Neil Wallis and Jules Stenson to be charged Neil Wallis and Jules Stenson, the former deputy editor and features editor of the News of the World, are to be charged with an alleged conspiracy to hack phones.


The Sun has a new stylebook, reports James Anslow, a hackademic who still subs for the paper on a casual basis (for those unfamiliar with the term, it doesn't mean he is laid back when doing the job).


ITV Studios boss Kevin Lygo writes BBC drama under a pseudonym ITV Studios boss Kevin Lygo has emerged as the author of forthcoming BBC1 police drama Walter, which stars Line of Duty actor Adrian Dunbar. Continue reading...


What is it like for journalists who go to war? What do they take with them? What are they thinking?


Comic Relief stars face arrowing ordeal | Media Monkey Darts, the sport of bling, is set to become part of Comic Relief as BBC2 lines up a show that pitches celebrities against some of the sports biggest names.


Today's media stories from the papers Our roundup of the day's media stories, including Osborne adviser in line for BBC Trust job and ITV profits rise 40% If you are viewing this on the web and would like to get our email every morning...


The album is dead, long live playlists | Harriet Walker The rise of digital music and streaming has many crimes to answer for.


BSkyBs Sky Deutschland bid rejected Hedge fund manager Crispin Odey, the biggest minority investor in Sky Deutschland, has rejected BSkyBs offer to buy out his stake, saying it undervalues the business.


ITV pre-tax profits rise 40% to £250m ITV has reported a 40% rise in pre-tax profits to £250m in the first half, fuelled by the World Cup in Brazil that resulted in a TV ad revenue surge of 13% in the second quarter.


Australian Communications and Media Authority criticised inaccuracy and misleading promotion


The New York Times company suffered a reverse in the second quarter this year with revenue down by 54% and profit slipping by 21%.


Obituary: Award-winning photographer kills himself, haunted by the horrors he witnessed during his short and brilliant career


ASA cracks down on payday lender advertising that 'trivialises borrowing' Three payday loan companies have had advertisements banned after Citizens Advice complained they were irresponsible and misleading.


WikiLeaks reveals Australian gagging order over political bribery allegations A sweeping gagging order issued in Australia to block reporting of any bribery allegations involving several international political leaders in the region has been exposed by WikiLeaks.


Right to be forgotten is unworkable, say peers A "right to be forgotten" enforcing the removal of online material is wrong in principle and unworkable in practice, a parliamentary committee has said.

Published: Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Sport broadcaster disciplines commentator for a week over remarks made about NFL player who assaulted his fiancee


City grandee Nick Prettejohn emerges as leading contender to head BBC A City grandee who helped advise the chancellor, George Osborne, on the restructuring of banking regulation has emerged as a leading contender to head the BBC after the favourite, Lord Coe,...


Max Mosley sues Google over News of the World photos Max Mosley, the former head of Formula One, has launched a legal action against Google in the UK demanding that the search engine remove images of a him at a sex party.


My posting yesterday about the Irish Daily Mail paying damages to Irish senator Fidelma Healy Eames prompted the paper's editor to append a comment.


Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes signs for BT The former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has signed a four-year deal to become a leading pundit on BT Sport.


Traditional mainstream publishers in Spain believe they have found a way to extract payment for the appropriation of their online content.


The Sun hit by criticism after 'Satan boy' article The Sun is facing a barrage of criticism after featuring a half-naked four-year-old boy with a "mark of the devil" on his chest on its front page.


Lord Coes withdrawal from BBC Trust race leaves field wide open Lord Coe, the Conservatives preferred candidate to replace Lord Patten as BBC Trust chair, has withdrawn from the recruitment process just days before interviews are due to begin.