Category: National Newspapers

Journalists ‘should have mental health appraisals in performance reviews’ to combat ‘macho culture’ of newsrooms, Guardian head of special projects says

The Guardian’s head of special projects has said mental health should be better supported in newsrooms as they can be “very insecure places to work”. Mark Rice-Oxley (pictured, far left) told the NCTJ’s Diversity in Journalism seminar yesterday that as well as race, class and gender, conversations around diversity should cover mental health. It is … Continue reading “Journalists ‘should have mental health appraisals in performance reviews’ to combat ‘macho culture’ of newsrooms, Guardian head of special projects says”

Elton John accepts ‘significant’ libel damages over Sun on Sunday dog attack story

Sir Elton John and David Furnish have accepted “significant” libel damages over a newspaper claim that their dog inflicted “Freddy Krueger-like injuries” on a child at a play date. The couple brought proceedings against News Group Newspapers over a front page story in The Sun on Sunday in February. Their solicitor, Jenny Afia, told Mr Justice Nicklin … Continue reading “Elton John accepts ‘significant’ libel damages over Sun on Sunday dog attack story”

Anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller believes Daily Mail change of tone under Geordie Greig ‘isn’t going to happen anytime soon’

Gina Miller has said a change of tone in the Daily Mail’s Brexit coverage “isn’t going to happen anytime soon” despite Geordie Greig taking over as editor. Investment manager Miller is best known for issuing a legal challenge against the Government to give Parliament a vote on whether the Prime Minister could trigger Article 50 … Continue reading “Anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller believes Daily Mail change of tone under Geordie Greig ‘isn’t going to happen anytime soon’”

Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday readers agree on second Brexit referendum despite disparity in editorial stance, Yougov poll shows

Almost the same proportion of Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday readers would vote Leave in a second referendum despite the papers’ differing and outspoken editorial stances on Brexit, according to a new Yougov poll. Paul Dacre, who edited the Daily Mail until last month, was a staunch Brexiteer in contrast with Remain-supporting Geordie Greig, who … Continue reading “Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday readers agree on second Brexit referendum despite disparity in editorial stance, Yougov poll shows”

Red Box political newsletter goes behind paywall as Times says ‘quality journalism should be paid for’

The Times’s popular Red Box political newsletter has been put behind the website’s paywall for the first time, as the title repeats its doctrine that “quality journalism should be paid for”. The Red Box morning newsletter was launched in August and was available for anyone who signed up via email. It now has more than … Continue reading “Red Box political newsletter goes behind paywall as Times says ‘quality journalism should be paid for'”

Telegraph introduces ‘significant’ equal parental pay policy as it continues towards target of zero gender pay gap by 2025

The Telegraph has become one of the first companies in the UK to introduce an equal parental pay policy for employees to care for their children “without hindering their career”. The policy entitles both new mothers and fathers at the news organisation 26 weeks of full pay for parental leave. Gnosoulla Tsioupra-Lewis, chief people officer … Continue reading “Telegraph introduces ‘significant’ equal parental pay policy as it continues towards target of zero gender pay gap by 2025”

Football journalist Ralph Ellis described as ‘trouper among Fleet Street sports writers’ after death aged 62

Former colleagues have paid tribute to football writer Ralph Ellis who died on Saturday after a battle with prostate cancer, saying “journalism has lost a powerhouse”. Ellis spent more than 40 years in journalism, starting out on the Western Daily Press before moving to the Birmingham Evening Mail and then the Daily Star as chief … Continue reading “Football journalist Ralph Ellis described as ‘trouper among Fleet Street sports writers’ after death aged 62”

Guardian stringer covering notorious Honduras murder trial shares safety fears amid online smear campaign

A Guardian stringer in Honduras to cover a notorious murder trial has told Press Gazette she is very concerned after being targeted in an online smear campaign which she believes could be led by a military intelligence group. However Nina Lakhani is keen to stay in the country “as long as it’s safe for me … Continue reading “Guardian stringer covering notorious Honduras murder trial shares safety fears amid online smear campaign”

Financial Times apologises to former WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell over article about ‘disgraced’ chief executives

The Financial Times has apologised to former WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell after including him in an article about “disgraced” chief executives accused of serious wrongdoing. Sir Martin stepped down as chief executive of WPP, the world’s largest advertising agency in April, after allegations of personal misconduct through the misuse of company assets. Sir Martin, who … Continue reading “Financial Times apologises to former WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell over article about ‘disgraced’ chief executives”

Sun remains most-read UK newsbrand as new Pamco data shows Guardian and Observer most trusted

The Sun remains the most read newsbrand in the UK as new data shows the Guardian and Observer are the most trusted national newspapers by their readers. The Sun, the UK’s best-selling newspaper, has the highest “total brand reach” at 31.4m monthly readers (including the Sun on Sunday), although this represents a drop from its … Continue reading “Sun remains most-read UK newsbrand as new Pamco data shows Guardian and Observer most trusted”