Category: News

Finnish daily puts up 300 billboard posters along Trump and Putin route to Helsinki summit to remind them of ‘importance of free press’

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin were greeted with almost 300 billboards and posters that bring attention to their “turbulent relations with the press” on their way to meeting in Finland today. Helsingin Sanomat, Finland’s largest daily newspaper, have taken out the billboards along the route that the presidents of America and Russia will take from … Continue reading “Finnish daily puts up 300 billboard posters along Trump and Putin route to Helsinki summit to remind them of ‘importance of free press’”

TI Media (formerly Time Inc UK) reveals new structure for homes magazine portfolio with net loss of 11 editorial roles

A group of homes magazines owned by TI Media have appointed a new senior editorial team after the newsroom moved to a centralised hubbing system with a net loss of 11 jobs. TI Media, formerly Time Inc UK, announced in April that seven of its magazine brands would be moving to a “shared content creation … Continue reading “TI Media (formerly Time Inc UK) reveals new structure for homes magazine portfolio with net loss of 11 editorial roles”

News consumers are pursuing ‘quantity over depth’ as they are ‘overwhelmed’ by 24-hour news cycle, Ofcom research shows

People who are “overwhelmed” by the 24-hour news cycle are prioritising “quantity over depth in their news intake”, according to new research by broadcast regulator Ofcom. Ofcom’s research followed 22 individuals in the UK aged 16 to 67, who were asked to fill out a media diary over the course of a week before being … Continue reading “News consumers are pursuing ‘quantity over depth’ as they are ‘overwhelmed’ by 24-hour news cycle, Ofcom research shows”

Nursing Standard names new editor as it moves to ‘online-first’ approach

Nursing Standard, which claims to be the biggest-selling title in the nursing profession, has announced Lynn Eaton as its new editor. Health journalist Eaton joins the now monthly trade magazine from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, where she edited Frontline magazine. She said: “Nursing Standard is the flagship title for the nursing profession. “Our readers go … Continue reading “Nursing Standard names new editor as it moves to ‘online-first’ approach”

Deaths of Slovak and Maltese journalists have cast ‘dark shadow’ over press freedom in Europe, EU parliamentary hearing told

The deaths of two journalists in European Union member states in the past year has created a “stifling affect” on journalists in Europe, according to a hearing into press freedom at the European Parliament. Members of the EP Civil Liberties Committee met with journalists on Tuesday to discuss the current situation in Europe, in particular … Continue reading “Deaths of Slovak and Maltese journalists have cast ‘dark shadow’ over press freedom in Europe, EU parliamentary hearing told”

Ofcom chief calls for regulation of social media sites in fight against spread of ‘fake news’ and harmful content online

Ofcom chief executive Sharon White has called for independent regulation of tech giants that publish news, such as Facebook and Google, in the battle against ‘fake news’. In a comment piece for the Times, White (pictured) said: “The argument for independent regulatory oversight of their activities has never been stronger.” She added: “Education on how to … Continue reading “Ofcom chief calls for regulation of social media sites in fight against spread of ‘fake news’ and harmful content online”

News diary 16-22 July: Tommy Robinson to appeal contempt jail sentence and ONS to publish annual crime statistics for England and Wales

Foresight News provides a look-ahead to the key events that need to be in your news diary for next week… On Monday, US President Donald Trump meets with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, where as well as the traditional bilateral the two leaders will hold a one-on-one meeting. Trump’s critics have voiced concern that the closed … Continue reading “News diary 16-22 July: Tommy Robinson to appeal contempt jail sentence and ONS to publish annual crime statistics for England and Wales”

May tells Trump ‘don’t worry it’s only the press’ as he cries ‘fake news’ over claim he criticised her in exclusive Sun interview

Donald Trump said it was “fake news” that he had nothing nice to say about Prime Minister Theresa May in an exclusive interview with The Sun, published on the newspaper’s front page today. Trump, who is in the UK on an official visit, spoke out at a joint press conference with May at Chequers this … Continue reading “May tells Trump ‘don’t worry it’s only the press’ as he cries ‘fake news’ over claim he criticised her in exclusive Sun interview”

Daily Star ‘blast radius’ calculation for nuclear missile hit on London was ‘significantly inaccurate’, IPSO rules

The Daily Star website made a “significant inaccuracy” when it reported that the blast radius of a nuclear missile hitting London would be 239 miles when in fact it was 6.9 miles, according to the UK’s largest press regulator. The error in the article, headlined: “Russia nuclear strike on Britain would kill 8 MILLION and … Continue reading “Daily Star ‘blast radius’ calculation for nuclear missile hit on London was ‘significantly inaccurate’, IPSO rules”

Chinese embassy issues statement attacking Swedish journalist after interview about his ban from country ‘over articles on kidnapping’

China has accused a Swedish journalist of attempting to “maliciously smear” it after he was interviewed for an article that said the country was “actively working to punish journalists trying to review the regime”. The Chinese embassy in Sweden accused freelancer Jojje Olsson of “deceptive and shameful behaviour” and said he was not an “honest … Continue reading “Chinese embassy issues statement attacking Swedish journalist after interview about his ban from country ‘over articles on kidnapping'”