Monthly Archives: April 2013

Community resolution and anonymity for suspects: a dangerous combination

The Labour party’s criticism of the use of so-called community resolution to deal with serious crime adds weight to doubts raised last month about giving anonymity to people arrested by the police. The combination of the two will fuel fears … Continue reading

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The day of the digital specialist is over

I spent a few minutes looking at a newspaper jobs website recently, and barely recognised some of the roles advertised. What, exactly, does a story editor, digital journalist or multimedia images journalist do? The old, familiar newsroom job titles – … Continue reading

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Pocket will change the way you read online

Like many other people, I am reading more and more stuff online. I discover the things that interest me mainly through my Twitter feed, email notifications and those websites that I visit regularly. Mostly, headlines and links flash before my … Continue reading

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Ding dong! It’s hypocrisy calling!

Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead failed to make the number one spot in the music charts on Sunday, taking the sting ever so slightly from the censorship row surrounding it. The BBC, caught not for the first time in … Continue reading

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Attack the Daily Mail’s opinion, but not its right to hold it

Today’s Daily Mail provoked outrage in some quarters with its front page suggesting the welfare state moulded the appalling Mick Philpott into a self-centred sponger who killed six children. There is no doubt it was a powerful splash that was … Continue reading

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