Category: News

News diary 24-30 September: Bill Cosby returns to court for sentencing and biggest strike in Ryanair history expected

Foresight News provides a look-ahead to the key events that need to be in your news diary for next week…  After a disastrous summit with EU leaders in Salzburg, Theresa May’s planned pre-conference Cabinet meeting on immigration on Monday will likely instead be focused on Donald Tusk’s frank conclusion that the Chequers plan “will not … Continue reading “News diary 24-30 September: Bill Cosby returns to court for sentencing and biggest strike in Ryanair history expected”

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”

Sister Newsquest titles blame IPSO breach on sub-editor ‘not reading the story properly’ before writing headline

Two Newsquest titles which have been rapped by the Independent Press Standards Organisation have blamed an inaccuracy on a sub-editor “not reading the story properly” before writing the headline. An online headline published on the Oxford Mail on 22 February read: “Controversial Carterton mayor Lynn Little forced to hand over chains.” The story said the mayor was … Continue reading “Sister Newsquest titles blame IPSO breach on sub-editor ‘not reading the story properly’ before writing headline”

Ex Local World group digital editor who set up website for Brit expats in Kenya ‘as a hobby’ sees unexpected success

A former Local World group digital editor has found unexpected success with a news website for Brit and Irish expats in Kenya he set up as a hobby, doubling it in size each year despite having no advertising budget. Andrew Watt set up Brits in Kenya in 2015 as a way of learning more about … Continue reading “Ex Local World group digital editor who set up website for Brit expats in Kenya ‘as a hobby’ sees unexpected success”

‘True gentleman’ Jim Kinnaird who spent 45 years with Press & Journal dies aged 89

A well-liked and respected Scottish journalist who spent 45 years on the staff of the Press & Journal has died from prostate cancer aged 89. Jim Kinnaird was born in Peterhead and his family was dealt a tragic blow in 1935 when his father Henry, a plumber, was killed falling from the roof of a … Continue reading “‘True gentleman’ Jim Kinnaird who spent 45 years with Press & Journal dies aged 89”

DC Thomson expands with buyout of specialist magazine publisher Aceville Publications

DC Thomson Media has bought a publisher of almost 40 magazine titles as part of its plan to transform into “multimedia content creators and distributors”. The publisher today announced its acquisiton of Aceville Publications, a Colchester-based magazine company which currently publishes 35 consumer and B2B magazines and 36 different websites. These include specialist craft, gardening, health … Continue reading “DC Thomson expands with buyout of specialist magazine publisher Aceville Publications”

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’”

Newsquest closes Epsom Guardian to relaunch as new edition in ‘iconic and historic’ Surrey Comet series

The final edition of the Epsom Guardian in Surrey was published today as Newsquest announced plans to relaunch the weekly title as part of its “iconic and historic” Surrey Comet series. The Epsom Comet will launch on 27 September as the Epsom Guardian website will also become part of the Surrey Comet online. Newsquest will … Continue reading “Newsquest closes Epsom Guardian to relaunch as new edition in ‘iconic and historic’ Surrey Comet series”

Press Association to rebrand as PA Media to coincide with move to new London headquarters next year

The Press Association plans to rebrand to reflect its evolution into a “modern, dynamic” business alongside its move into new London headquarters next year. The news agency will become PA Media by next May, while parent PA Group will become PA Media Group. PA staff were also told this week the company has secured new London … Continue reading “Press Association to rebrand as PA Media to coincide with move to new London headquarters next year”