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Published: Monday, 1 September 2014

Rona Fairhead, government's choice to chair BBC Trust, to be grilled by MPs Rough ride likely for former FT chief executive when she appears before Commons culture, media and sport committee Continue reading...

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BBC News staff vote to strike NUJ and Bectu members back industrial action over plans to cut more than 400 posts as part of savings initiative Continue reading...

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Top Gear to launch France edition BBC Worldwide France to make version of programme locally for RMC Decouverte with filming to start in next few months Continue reading...

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The social media news giant is getting into games development but expect interactive quizzes over Grand Theft Auto epics

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Pop star says Googling yourself, Instagram and Facebook hurts your brain as because of abusive comments

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Simon Cowell lifts The X Factor ratings as Doctor Who slips back ITV shows launch episode attracts more viewers than in the past two years, as BBC series sheds 1.6 million on last week Continue reading...

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The polices response to the Ashya King case is deeply troubling Why did the police in effect act as enforcers for the state, against citizens who did nothing illegal in taking their child out of hospital? Continue reading...

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Paul Ross to take BBC break after admitting drug use BBC London 94.9 radio breakfast presenter tells newspaper he has been suffering from an addiction to mephedrone Continue reading...

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Pyongyang appeals to Downing Street to scrap the forthcoming TV thriller about the Norths nuclear programme

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BBC World Service chief to step down Peter Horrocks to leave position as executive of global news operations in the new year to find a new challenge Continue reading...

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BBC presenter in stubble trouble as he faces ridicule on Twitter over his Des Lynam, Jimmy Hill tribute

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Media companies say much of what the newspaper wrote about Julian Disney and the council was untrue

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Its biggest star PewDiePies gaming videos were watched 439m times in July 2014 alone

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Today's media stories from the papers Our roundup of the day's media stories, including Rona Fairhead confirmed as BBC Trust chair and Channel 4 sex education push If you are viewing this on the web and would like to get our email...

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Pakistani protesters force state TV station off air Thousands of supporters of Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri enter Islamabad compound containing government ministries Continue reading...

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Published: Sunday, 31 August 2014

Skys loiterers turn glorified trolley dash into unbridled frenzy Transfer deadline day has become seared on the public consciousness by the excitable people at Sky Sports Continue reading...

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Rona Fairhead becomes surprise BBC Trust chair choice The former Financial Times chief unveiled as government's choice to replace Lord Patten Continue reading...

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Rona Fairhead offers relief but no respite for BBC Former FT Group boss ideally suited for post of BBC Trust chair given circumstance under which corporation finds itself Continue reading...

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The Guardian view on the BBC Trusts new chair Rona Fairhead: challenging times Ms Fairhead has the corporations future in her hands, and no one yet knows what she thinks it should be Continue reading...

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The readers editor on a painful lesson for the High Pay Centre and the Guardian When data about pay ratios between CEOs and average employees in FTSE 100 companies turned out to be unreliable, the article on which it was based had to be deleted Continue reading...

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Liam Humphreys: Sex in Class is going to be the most marvellous culture clash Channel 4s head of factual entertainment on breaking Steve Redgrave and being kept awake by The Undateables Continue reading...

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Sherlock, Downton Abbey: what the US can learn from our TV exports As Benedict Cumberbatchs detective scoops seven Emmys, what is the secret of successful UK drama? Continue reading...

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Channel 4 hires former Miss Belgium to shake up sex education in schools Goedele Liekens, who is also a therapist, will star in show campaigning to change the way subject is taught to UK children Continue reading...

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We cant let tech giants, like Facebook and Twitter, control our news values Accountability must become part of Silicon Valleys culture and we cant leave editorial processes down to algorithms Continue reading...

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On abortion, the media needs to reflect what is happening in the real world Attitudes around the right to choose have changed, but television, films and news outlets seem intent on pushing an anti-abortion agenda Continue reading...

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Rona Fairhead: chairmanship of BBC Trust part of venerable ascent to the top Former FT Group boss has had a formidable career across manufacturing, banking and media and has a pilot's licence too Continue reading...

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Rona Fairhead confirmed by culture secretary as chair of BBC Trust Sajid Javid said former FT chief and non-executive director of HSBC will be first woman in charge of overeseeing corporation Continue reading...

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City high-flyer Rona Fairhead appointed as new chair of BBC Trust Government's preferred candidate will appear before culture, media and sport select committee on 9 September Continue reading...

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The BBC gets its woman, but where does its future lie? Businesswoman Rona Fairhead has been announced as the new chair of the BBC Trust. She'll need all her commercial acumen to address the corporation's problems Continue reading...

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It's vital to get young voters into the polling booth Surveys suggest only one in person in eight under 25 is certain to vote next May. It's time to take action Continue reading...

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The readers' editor on sharp-eyed readers It may be August, but our readers remain alert to errors, and offer some clever, wise and sometimes funny observations Continue reading...

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Will James Harding be allowed to edit fearlessly at the BBC? The ex-newspaperman needs to be as brave at Broadcasting House as he was about the Rotherham abuse story at the Times Continue reading...

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Great British Bake Off row: here's one the BBC prepared earlier The baked Alaska 'bin-cident' is scandalising the nation: but the whole affair was done and dusted several months ago Continue reading...

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Scottish referendum: after the debate, it's time to set better rules Political TV showdowns are notoriously hard to stage, but we could probably learn from America's example Continue reading...

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Published: Saturday, 30 August 2014
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The X Factor lowers its age limit to 14 despite Dermot O'Leary's reservations Presenter said the decision did not make sense to him 'on paper' but that he has been silenced by maturity of some children Continue reading...

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Published: Friday, 29 August 2014

Deal, that could have handed Vice control of Time Warners cable channel HLN, collapses over dispute about Vices value

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A sound idea: can ambient noise make us work harder? The Times has installed typewriter noise in its newsroom, just the latest attempt to use sound to affect us functionally Continue reading...

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Ex-soldier given conditional caution for press leak was paid £500 for story CPS policy criticised as it charged an ex-Sun journalist last year over an alleged one-off payment of less than that amount Continue reading...

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Great British Bake Off: Ofcom rules out investigation despite complaints More than 800 viewers complained to the BBC over contestant Diana Beards alleged sabotage of Iain Watters baked alaska Continue reading...

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The Sun reunion quintet recall an era of MacKenzie, madness and Margaret Roy Greenslade on his ambivalence while attending the Radio 4 get-together of colleagues from the 1980s Continue reading...

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Ad break: Jean-Claude Van Damme shows his cool, and more Watch the Muscles from Brussels in a new take on the ice bucket challenge in our review of new advertising worldwide Continue reading...

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Ad Break: Coors Light, Mr Kipling, CIBC Run for the Cure, Uncle Ben's - video Jean-Claude Van Damme has a different take on the ice bucket challenge in this week's round-up of new advertising as he constructs an ice bar with his bare hands.

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Great British Bake Off: watchdog may investigate as more than 800 complain Ofcom considers inquiry as BBC faces storm of protest over Diana Beards alleged sabotage of Iain Watters baked alaska Continue reading...

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