Express and Star editor Keith Harrison to step down and leave Midlands publisher after 25 years

Express and Star editor Keith Harrison is stepping down and leaving publisher the Midlands News Association after 25 years. Harrison has spent the last five years editing England’s best-selling regional daily newspaper. He first joined the media group as a senior reporter in 1993. Harrison said in a statement that he had spent “almost half … Continue reading “Express and Star editor Keith Harrison to step down and leave Midlands publisher after 25 years”

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‘Deep fake’ videos could benefit newsbrands as trust moves from medium to brand, panel audience hears

So-called “deep fake” technology will be producing audio and video clips that are indistinguishable from authentic ones as soon as one year from now, a media panel audience heard today. “We are about to get to a world where the fact we have seen something on a video is no longer a statement that it … Continue reading “‘Deep fake’ videos could benefit newsbrands as trust moves from medium to brand, panel audience hears”

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The Sun to give one penny from every paper sold on Monday in aid of Movember

The Sun will give one penny from every copy of the newspaper sold on Monday next week in aid of Movember, which encourages people to grow moustaches in raising money for men’s health issues The move is part of a cross-platform deal between Sun owner News UK and the Movember Foundation to raise awareness of … Continue reading “The Sun to give one penny from every paper sold on Monday in aid of Movember”

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg turns down invitation to appear before international grand committee on ‘fake news’

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has turned down invitation to attend an international grand committee on so-called “fake news” made up of MPs from five national parliaments, saying he is “not able” to attend. The social network’s founder and chief executive has repeatedly rejected an invitation to appear before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select … Continue reading “Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg turns down invitation to appear before international grand committee on ‘fake news'”

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Esquire to go bi-monthly with £6 cover price as publisher Hearst looks to ‘enhance’ men’s mag’s ‘luxury positioning’

Men’s lifestyle magazine Esquire will move from a monthly to publishing six issues a year under new plans from owner Hearst UK, with each new issue costing £6 – a cover price hike of 38 per cent. The change to a bi-monthly publishing frequency will come into effect from February 2019, when the first issue … Continue reading “Esquire to go bi-monthly with £6 cover price as publisher Hearst looks to ‘enhance’ men’s mag’s ‘luxury positioning'”

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BBC’s Andrew Neil deletes early-morning tweet calling Observer’s Carole Cadwalladr ‘mad cat woman’

Top BBC political journalist Andrew Neil has deleted a tweet calling The Observer’s Carole Cadwalldr a “mad cat woman”, which was published in the early hours of this morning. Neil, who presents Politics Live and This Week, was criticised by a number of other journalists for the 3.15am tweet, in which he punned that Cadwalladr … Continue reading “BBC’s Andrew Neil deletes early-morning tweet calling Observer’s Carole Cadwalladr ‘mad cat woman'”

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BBC’s Andrew Neil deletes early-morning tweet calling Observer’s Carole Cadwalladr ‘mad cat woman’

Top BBC political journalist Andrew Neil has deleted a tweet calling The Observer’s Carole Cadwalldr a “mad cat woman”, which was published in the early hours of this morning. Neil, who presents Politics Live and This Week, was criticised by a number of other journalists for the 3.15am tweet, in which he punned that Cadwalladr … Continue reading “BBC’s Andrew Neil deletes early-morning tweet calling Observer’s Carole Cadwalladr ‘mad cat woman'”

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Observer’s Carole Cadwalladr warns of daily ‘war on truth’ on social media platforms as she collects press freedom prize

Carole Cadwalladr has warned that there is “a war on truth” happening every day on social media platforms, which she said are “impossible to hold to account”, as she collected a press freedom award last night. The Observer journalist also said it was a “disgrace” the Government had not backed a call to bring Facebook … Continue reading “Observer’s Carole Cadwalladr warns of daily ‘war on truth’ on social media platforms as she collects press freedom prize”

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CNN rejects claims White House correspondent Jim Acosta put his hands on intern as a ‘lie’ and gives him ‘full support’

CNN has rejected as a lie a claim that its chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, placed his hands on an intern as she tried to take a microphone away from him during a testing exchange with President Donald Trump. Acosta has had his White House pass suspended – and the card taken off him … Continue reading “CNN rejects claims White House correspondent Jim Acosta put his hands on intern as a ‘lie’ and gives him ‘full support'”

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Alan Rusbridger says Daily Mail under Geordie Greig ‘more reasonable, less fulminating’ as he hits back at ‘myopic’ Paul Dacre attack

Ex-Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has said Fleet Street titan Paul Dacre’s verbal attack on him at the Society of Editors’ conference was “terribly myopic” and that “some of it felt a bit Steve Bannon”. Dacre dedicated much of his speech opening this year’s Society of Editors’ conference on Sunday to dismantling Rusbridger’s Guardian and his … Continue reading “Alan Rusbridger says Daily Mail under Geordie Greig ‘more reasonable, less fulminating’ as he hits back at ‘myopic’ Paul Dacre attack”

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