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Published: Monday, 20 October 2014

MPs urged to decide whether to act over phone-hacking evidence Culture select committee requests action over three News International executives who gave it misleading evidence Continue reading...

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BBC appoints Fran Unsworth as World Service Group director News executive will be first female director in services 82-year history, as Peter Horrocks steps down as global news head Continue reading...

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RIP RIP: we need to be more creative with mourning in the digital age The news that Lynda Bellingham has died is deeply sad. She deserves more of a tribute than just an RIP hashtag, as do all those we mourn Continue reading...

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Get Mike Reads Ukip calypso tune to number one, urges Nigel Farage Leaders committed a cardinal sin, opened the borders let them all come in, sings former Radio 1 DJ in faux-Caribbean accent

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Radio 4 executive behind Little Britain to leave BBC after more than 30 years Caroline Raphael leaves position as commissioning editor after cost-saving restructure reduces post to three days a week role Continue reading...

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Dowler family horrified if Sun body story came from police tipoff, trial hears Police told family that body near river was not Millys day before publication, says statement by father read out in court Continue reading...

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Male escort tried to sell Shrien Dewani story to Sun for £30,000, court told Leopold Leisser contacted tabloid days after Anni Dewanis November 2010 murder, Western Cape high court hears Continue reading...

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BBC Radio 1 in swearing clampdown after Lily Allen F-word gaffe Station to put up warning signs in singers dressing rooms after it is told off for broadcasting bad language live at teatime Continue reading...

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Charlie Brooks: champing at the bit to settle scores? Rebekah Brookss husband uses Telegraph column to criticise prosecution and judge after his acquittal in phone-hacking trial Continue reading...

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Change.org's Ben Rattray: We're making democracies more democratic - video Change.org chief executive Ben Rattray speaks to the Guardian's Jane Martinson about the immense popularity of his social activism website, and his vision of a fairer society.

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BBC3 rapped for airing Ludacris Move Bitch in Mr T show Channel told off for airing hip-hop track, which contained 25 instances of swearing in two minutes, in teatime programme Continue reading...

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BBC: airing Lily Allen F-words was a mistake Big Weekend live performance breached broadcasting regulations, says Ofcom, after singer swore six times in 11 songs Continue reading...

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But thats because its a 20-second trailer for horror film Ouija, as company admits we need to make money

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Streaming service will offer half-price premium plans for up to four family members as it seeks to boost users

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Mail Online editor-at-large wades in as comedian and US Apprentice mogul trade insults on Twitter

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Promises new crackdown on some of the most notorious sites in effort to win over music and movie rightsholders

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Today's media stories from the papers Our roundup of the day's media stories, including Ipso to pursue Brooks Newmark inquiry and Karen Blackett interview If you are viewing this on the web and would like to get our email every morning...

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Lynda Bellingham, actor and presenter, dies aged 66 Actor who played mother in long-running Oxo advertisements died in her husbands arms after suffering from cancer Continue reading...

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Latest attempt to make coding fun for kids involves rescuing a Dalek and exploring the unscreened world of Sontar

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Published: Sunday, 19 October 2014

Watchdog to pursue inquiry into sex sting against MP Brooks Newmark Investigation of the Sunday Mirror will be the first time Ipso has continued action in the absence of a complainant Continue reading...

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The aim is to look at journalistic forms such as analysis and comment, and indicate these by a different colour

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The non-disclosure agreement: arch enemy of the arts critic Whether its reviewing a film or an album, or spending time with a star, journalists are being asked to sign NDAs with increasingly hefty fines attached Continue reading...

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MediaComs Karen Blackett: Industry needs to do all it can to get talent Chief executive on breaking away from the old boys network and beating Idris Elba in the Black Powerlist Continue reading...

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Why Cameron cant be allowed to scupper televised election debates PM has most to lose if broadcasters format for party leaders general election shows go ahead Continue reading...

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Battle of the broadcasters as TV prepares for the leaders debates Political parties may yet to agree but BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky are ready for the showdown

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The press created Nigel Farage. Now they dont know what to do with him Ukips election of its first MP was a political earthquake. So how come the Westminster media elite had so little to say about it? Continue reading...

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Actor James Nesbitt says his role as a father grieving after his child disappears enabled him to face his own anxieties Continue reading...

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Bay Guardian staff told: youre great, were so proud, but now clear out The almost 50-year-old San Francisco weekly the Bay Guardian disappeared suddenly last week in a puff of cynical sanctimony Continue reading...

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Published: Saturday, 18 October 2014

The Australians media editor, Sharri Markson, has outed herself as the person who lodged a raft of FOI requests with the ABC

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Published: Friday, 17 October 2014
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BBC confirms Ceri Thomas, ex-head of programmes, as Panorama editor Former editor of Today takes over the current affairs show as it prepares to scale back its investigations Continue reading...

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Think you can Whisper privately? Think again Secret-sharing apps trade off privacy and anonymity yet use their customers as products. Thats the prevailing Silicon Valley business model Continue reading...

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Sun journalists prepared to break law in pursuit of a good story, trial hears Jury told six staff employed calculated and deliberate policy of paying public officials at Broadmoor, Sandhurst and elsewhere Continue reading...

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Ever wondered what was on TV on the day you were born? The BBC Genome Project, an online catalogue of broadcasts dating back to 1923, is a televisual Tardis to thrill nostalgists Continue reading...

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BBC weather presenter Helen Willetts in double trouble Forecaster appears to have a twin after technical gaffe Continue reading...

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How should we deal with death in the social media age? Public displays of grief on Facebook and Twitter and through texts are increasingly common and, perhaps, normal Continue reading...

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BBCs Getting On creators take lead with new series Puppy Love Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine turn to more upbeat subject-matter with their new comedy set in a dog training class Continue reading...

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Executives from the anonymous social media app have dismissed as a pack of lies the Guardians revelation that they track users. But the evidence is clear

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John Simpson signs BBC deal allowing him to work as long as he likes World affairs editor, 70, made headlines when he reportedly said the corporation was grotesquely managed Continue reading...

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Vice Media expands YouTube news channel to seven new countries New York-based digital media company to launch local-language editions in countries including Germany, Brazil and Australia Continue reading...

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