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THE CLOSEST Piers Morgan has come to standing in the dock was in 2000.

He was editor of the Daily Mirror.

The government launched an investigation after he made huge profits from shares tipped by the paper. 4,984 more words

Press Gang

JOURNALISM: Non-definitive list of good books about journalism

I was asked by an aspiring hack this week if I could recommend a couple of books about journalism – so I had a rummage through my book shelves, and here they are. 466 more words

Media Society-Sandford St Martin Trust religion panel - Groucho Club: “Damned if you don’t? Why journalists can’t afford to ignore religion”

This article by the Guardian’s Roy Greenslade is a write up of the event mentioned above: “Damned if you don’t? Why journalists can’t afford to ignore religion” 830 more words


Why print power still survives in the twitter era

I was struck by an article in last week’s Guardian that got me thinking.

As an ex-journalist, I am constantly amazed by the pace of evolution in the industry. 305 more words

BBC vs Local Papers - the re-match

Sometimes it’s difficult to underestimate the sheer nerve of people – where I come from in Yorkshire it’s known as having a brass neck.

The award for sheer brass neck must go to the local newspaper publishers who’ve reacted strongly to a recent suggestion by the BBC’s Director of News, James Harding, that the BBC should fill the information vacuum in the regions caused by the retreat of commercially-owned newspapers, in a report called  474 more words


Honeyball's Weekly Round-up

Last week we were told that the out dated, sexist, objectification of women- in the form of The Sun’s Page 3 ‘girls’-was to cease. There was excitement across feminist circles, women commentators and campaigners who couldn’t hide their delight at this surprising victory, following a sudden apparent change of heart among the chiefs at The Sun. 361 more words

Labour Party

Gemma O'Doherty settles defamation case

Last June, the good folks at Rabble published an article I put together on the dismissal of Gemma O’Doherty from the Irish Independent.

While an employee getting dismissed from their job is nothing new, Gemma was the only journalist in 28 redundancies at Independent News and Media (INM). 490 more words