Author: Sam Forsdick

Magazine subscription service Stack still ‘all about print’ as it marks ten years of sending out random independent titles to members

Magazine subscription service Stack has sent out a different independent title to its members each month for the past ten years, giving founder Steve Watson a unique insight into the state of the publishing industry. “It says a lot that I can’t remember the last time I saw a brand new magazine launched by one … Continue reading “Magazine subscription service Stack still ‘all about print’ as it marks ten years of sending out random independent titles to members”

Stylist launches competition to find new female film critics in bid to address industry’s gender ‘disparity’

Stylist Magazine has launched a competition to find three new freelance writers for their new Under Her Eye section, dedicated to film reviews written by women. The free weekly magazine, which is part of Shortlist Media, says it is looking for female film critics in order to address under-representation in the industry. A 2017 study … Continue reading “Stylist launches competition to find new female film critics in bid to address industry’s gender ‘disparity'”

‘Killer’ heatwave headlines in UK press not yet backed by official statistics warns ONS healthcare expert

A healthcare expert at the Office for National Statistics has warned that provisional death figures published by the authority do not support claims of a “killer heatwave” as covered in the UK national press. Dailies the Daily Express, the Mirror, and the Sun have referenced the ONS statistics in articles which claim a “killer” heatwave has caused … Continue reading “‘Killer’ heatwave headlines in UK press not yet backed by official statistics warns ONS healthcare expert”

Manchester independent media project The Meteor to introduce co-op model with aim of becoming sustainable and expanding into print

Manchester online media outlet The Meteor will introduce a co-operative model with the aim of creating a sustainable model enabling it to eventually expand into print. After holding a public meeting on its future, the not-for-profit local news website plans to follow in the steps of co-operative media websites The Ferret in Scotland and the … Continue reading “Manchester independent media project The Meteor to introduce co-op model with aim of becoming sustainable and expanding into print”

Jewish News foreign editor takes leave after criticising paper’s coverage of Labour anti-Semitism row in Canary interview

The foreign editor at the Jewish News is understood to have taken personal leave from the newspaper after describing its coverage of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party as “repulsive” in an interview. The Jewish News, together with Jewish Chronicle and Jewish Telegraph, warned last month that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn represented an “existential threat to … Continue reading “Jewish News foreign editor takes leave after criticising paper’s coverage of Labour anti-Semitism row in Canary interview”

BBC most trusted TV newsbrand in US with Fox News in second place, new analysis reveals

The BBC has been ranked the most trusted TV newsbrand among American viewers, beating CNN and Fox News, according to new analysis. The data is based on a 2018 customer loyalty and engagement index and shows 90 per cent of more than 4,000 American viewers rated the BBC their most trusted newsbrand. Fox News was … Continue reading “BBC most trusted TV newsbrand in US with Fox News in second place, new analysis reveals”

Alex Salmond hits out at BBC after pro-Scottish independence videos taken off Youtube over use of news excerpts

Former SNP leader Alex Salmond has accused the BBC of bias after the corporation took action against a pro-Scottish independence website after claiming its use of BBC News excerpts in videos was a breach of copyright. The BBC approached Youtube after it found 13 videos on the official channel of Scottish political blog Wings Over … Continue reading “Alex Salmond hits out at BBC after pro-Scottish independence videos taken off Youtube over use of news excerpts”

North Wales Leader goes six days a week with launch of first ever Saturday edition

North Wales daily The Leader is launching a Saturday print edition for first time in newspaper’s 44-year publishing history. The new sixth edition of the Newsquest-owned title, which is based in Mold and covers Wrexham and Flintshire, launches on 4 August. The 96-page paper will include a seven day TV guide, fashion section, local walks, … Continue reading “North Wales Leader goes six days a week with launch of first ever Saturday edition”

County Border News editor who covered local issues but ‘never did sensational journalism’ leaves paper after 32 years

Kevin Black, who edited Tindle Newspaper’s County Border News for 32 years, is retiring from journalism after 50 years in the industry. “I started when I was 17 in Scotland,” Black told Press Gazette. “So I think it’s time to take a bit of a back-seat after all that time.” During his career Black has … Continue reading “County Border News editor who covered local issues but ‘never did sensational journalism’ leaves paper after 32 years”

Three Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic while making documentary about Russian mercenary group

Three Russian journalists were killed in the Central African Republic while investigating a Russian mercenary group, the owner of the investigative journalism outfit that hired them has confirmed. Orkhan Dzhemal, Kirill Radchenko and Alexander Rastorguev had been filming a documentary for Russian website Investigation Control Centre (TSUR) when they were ambushed by armed men, according … Continue reading “Three Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic while making documentary about Russian mercenary group”