Buzzfeed’s LGBT editor worried by transgender media coverage as Times columnist Janice Turner urges free debate on issue

Buzzfeed’s Patrick Strudwick said he worries about the effect the media has on transgender people as he collected the prize for Specialist Journalism at last night’s British Journalism Awards. Strudwick, LGBT editor at Buzzfeed UK, said it was the first time that an LGBT specialist had been awarded in this way, adding: “And I know … Continue reading “Buzzfeed’s LGBT editor worried by transgender media coverage as Times columnist Janice Turner urges free debate on issue”

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Google head of news warns of ‘unintended consequences’ of EU ‘link tax’ copyright reforms

Google’s head of news has warned that proposed changes to European copyright law will hit smaller news publishers hardest and “limit innovation in journalism”. Richard Gingras urged EU policymakers to “fix” what Google perceives to be the “unintended consequences” of Article 11 of the European Union copyright directive, which is in the final stages of … Continue reading “Google head of news warns of ‘unintended consequences’ of EU ‘link tax’ copyright reforms”

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Google head of news warns of ‘unintended consequences’ of EU ‘link tax’ copyright reforms

Google’s head of news has warned that proposed changes to European copyright law will hit smaller news publishers hardest and “limit innovation in journalism”. Richard Gingras urged EU policymakers to “fix” what Google perceives to be the “unintended consequences” of Article 11 of the European Union copyright directive, which is in the final stages of … Continue reading “Google head of news warns of ‘unintended consequences’ of EU ‘link tax’ copyright reforms”

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Reach to launch new London-wide news website to meet demand for ‘trusted’ local brand ‘with personality’

Mirror publisher Reach is set to launch a new London-wide news website, targeted at readers who live in the capital. The publisher (formerly Trinity Mirror) is merging its Get West London and Croydon Advertiser websites to create Mylondon.news, moving into north, east and south London territory for the first time. Press Gazette understands the website … Continue reading “Reach to launch new London-wide news website to meet demand for ‘trusted’ local brand ‘with personality'”

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Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales says his crowd-sourced news platform will hire journalists again in future despite cutting staff

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has said there will be journalists working on his crowd-sourced news website Wikitribune again in the future, despite firing his entire editorial staff last month. “I very firmly think that citizen journalism can only go so far and there is a need for staff journalists and that a hybrid model is … Continue reading “Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales says his crowd-sourced news platform will hire journalists again in future despite cutting staff”

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Skwawkbox rapped by Impress for giving Labour MP four hours to respond to 9pm request for comment

Press regulator Impress has rapped Skwawkbox for publishing a contentious story just four hours after sending a 9pm request for comment to a Labour MP. The independent left-wing news website published an article about Ilford North MP Wes Streeting headlined “Streeting ‘shouts in Abbott’s face’, arranges march against ‘Windrush child’” on 20 April. The article … Continue reading “Skwawkbox rapped by Impress for giving Labour MP four hours to respond to 9pm request for comment”

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Just two per cent of Brits put ‘great deal’ of trust in journalists to tell truth, new research finds

Just two per cent of British adults put a “great deal” of trust in journalists to tell the truth, according to research by Yougov and Cambridge University. A total of 16 per cent of the more than 2,000 British adults (18+) surveyed said they had a “fair amount” of trust in journalists to tell the … Continue reading “Just two per cent of Brits put ‘great deal’ of trust in journalists to tell truth, new research finds”

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Reach to launch new county-wide news website for Lancashire creating five jobs

Manchester Evening News publisher Reach is preparing to launch a new county-wide website for Lancashire, creating five jobs. Lancashire Live will compete with Newsquest’s Lancashire Telegraph and JPI Media’s Lancashire Evening Post for online coverage of the area, which includes Preston, Lancaster, Blackpool (pictured), Blackburn and Burnley. Job adverts for a publisher, an advanced content … Continue reading “Reach to launch new county-wide news website for Lancashire creating five jobs”

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Buzzfeed boss open to merging with rival online news publishers to negotiate better deal with Duopoly

Buzzfeed chief executive Jonah Peretti has said he is open to the idea of merging with other online media companies to be able to negotiate better terms with Facebook and Google over advertising revenue. Peretti told the New York Times that merging with five or six other internet publishers could be a solution to the … Continue reading “Buzzfeed boss open to merging with rival online news publishers to negotiate better deal with Duopoly”

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Dutch news website launches membership drive for English language version with pay-what-you-can subscriber model

The team behind a Dutch reader-funded news website has launched a campaign aiming to raise $2.5m for a new global English language site. De Correspondent, which launched in 2013 after a crowdfunding campaign that raised $1.7m from 19,000 founding members, will become The Correspondent in the UK. Its founding editor, Rob Wjinberg, says the news … Continue reading “Dutch news website launches membership drive for English language version with pay-what-you-can subscriber model”

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