National newspaper + online ABCs: Metro sees lowest circulation drop as industry-wide decline continues

The Metro is the slowest declining national newspaper in another month of industry-wide slowdown, the latest ABC figures reveal. The free title saw a 1 per cent year-on-year drop to a circulation of 1.45m in October, keeping it ahead of the Sun, which fell by 7 per cent to 1.4m. The Mail, Telegraph and Mirror … Continue reading “National newspaper + online ABCs: Metro sees lowest circulation drop as industry-wide decline continues”

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Mirror photographer who captured iconic image in aftermath of 1952 train disaster dies aged 84

Former Daily Mirror photographer George Phillips, who captured the aftermath of one of the UK’s worst train disasters, has died aged 84. Phillips’ most iconic image was that of Reverend John Richards stood among the wreckage of the triple train crash at London’s Harrow and Wealdstone Station in 1952 that claimed 122 lives. He won the … Continue reading “Mirror photographer who captured iconic image in aftermath of 1952 train disaster dies aged 84”

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Daily Express deputy editor says he feels ‘slightly responsible’ for current political chaos due to paper’s Brexit stance

The Daily Express’s deputy editor has said he feels “slightly responsible” for the current political climate as four cabinet ministers quit in protest at Theresa May’s Brexit deal today. Michael Booker, who also edits the Sunday Express, said: “I feel slightly responsible, being from the Daily Express.” Speaking at Mindshare’s Huddle event in London today, … Continue reading “Daily Express deputy editor says he feels ‘slightly responsible’ for current political chaos due to paper’s Brexit stance”

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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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‘We’re in the Brexs*it’: Pro-Brexit papers divided over Theresa May deal

Brexit supporting newspapers are split over the withdrawal agreement secured by Prime Minister Theresa May that has prompted cabinet resignations this morning. The 585-page agreement covering all areas of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, which was backed by the cabinet after a five-hour meeting yesterday, has angered some Brexiteer MPs. Pro-Brexit papers have split … Continue reading “‘We’re in the Brexs*it’: Pro-Brexit papers divided over Theresa May deal”

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Financial Times headquarters sold ahead of title’s move back to former home in mid-2019

The headquarters of the Financial Times has been sold for £115m ahead of the newspaper’s move back to its former home next year. Former FT owner Pearson has agreed the sale of the One Southwark Bridge building in London with M&G Real Estate. The exchange of contracts has taken place with a target completion date of … Continue reading “Financial Times headquarters sold ahead of title’s move back to former home in mid-2019”

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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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Lindsey Hilsum ‘anxious’ of adding to ‘myth’ of killed Sunday Times war reporter Marie Colvin through new book on her life

Channel 4 News international editor Lindsey Hilsum has said she is “anxious” about contributing to the “myth” of her friend and murdered war reporter Marie Colvin in having written a book about her life. Sunday Times correspondent Colvin was killed in Homs, Syria, on 22 February 2012 after artillery fire hit the media centre building … Continue reading “Lindsey Hilsum ‘anxious’ of adding to ‘myth’ of killed Sunday Times war reporter Marie Colvin through new book on her life”

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Daily Mail owner in bid to buy i newspaper from Johnston Press, reports say

The owner of the Daily Mail is planning to make an offer to buy the i newspaper from Johnston Press, which put itself up for sale last month, according to reports. The Daily Mail and General Trust is set to make its bid for the title before a deadline set by Johnston Press’ advisers at Rothschild … Continue reading “Daily Mail owner in bid to buy i newspaper from Johnston Press, reports say”

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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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