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Why free speech would be the victim of Stop Funding Hate’s righteous march

THE hypocrisy of some supporters of the Stop Funding Hate campaign is startling. Do they not see that the biliousness of their own attacks on tabloid newspapers undermine their claims to be champions of a fairer society? Are they not … Continue reading

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Why the closure of The Independent hurts journalists so much

IT is not just the fact that a national newspaper is closing that hurts so much (though that is bad enough, not least for the 150 full-time staff who face losing their jobs). The pain is particularly acute because it is … Continue reading

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We’re a big lottery winner too!

AND so, at last, we have our £33 million a winner – a real winner. Camelot, operator of the National Lottery, has confirmed that it has verified the winning ticket bought earlier this month in Worcester. Its owner is remaining anonymous, … Continue reading

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Something in the wind; a new phase of newspapers’ digital evolution unfolds

Is there something in the wind? Trinity Mirror announced this week that it is  restructuring all of its regional news operations with a renewed focus on digital content and a “specialist print publishing unit” at each base responsible for turning … Continue reading

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Why attacking the BBC is not the answer to the newspaper industry’s challenges

Calls for the BBC to pay local newspapers when they use their stories sound like the cries of a worried  industry lashing out at what it sees as a threat. And indeed it faces many threats. Structural change, primarily the … Continue reading

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Are newspapers losing their common touch?

This week my football team, Sunderland (currently second-bottom of the Premier League), beat the once-mighty Manchester United to secure a place in the League Cup final. After a gripping evening watching the match on TV, I picked up the iPad … Continue reading

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Suicide attempts and the public’s right to know

REPORTING on suicides and attempted suicides is fraught with difficulties for newspapers. Guidance from the PCC Editors’ Code is limited. It says only that reports should avoid excessive detail about the method used. Media guidelines from the Samaritans are more … Continue reading

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