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Leveson Inquiry: Could this be the end for The Sun?, Eagle Eye

Leveson Inquiry: Could this be the end for The Sun?

It’s hard to imagine Britain without its red top press but week by week such a prospect becomes increasingly realistic.

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 14 November 2011 at 11:25 am

Is the public bored of Af-Pak coverage?, Notebook

Is the public bored of Af-Pak coverage?

When I was speaking to the award-winning Sky News correspondent Alex Crawford for an interview published today in the i newspaper, she told me she would miss covering Afghanistan and Pakistan when she redeploys to Africa in the summer.
She admitted she was “disappointed” to be leaving behind a subject that she has covered so extensively, [...]

By | Notebook | Monday, 7 March 2011 at 11:49 am

Bravo Danny Boyle!, Arts

Bravo Danny Boyle!

Lancastrian director Danny Boyle was in London last night giving a Q&A session at a preview screening of 127 Hours, which deserves to bring him further Oscar glory following the success of Slumdog Millionaire two years ago.

By | Arts | Wednesday, 22 December 2010 at 11:28 am

Will it be the BBC wot lost it?, Notebook

Will it be the BBC wot lost it?

For older generations of football fans, the BBC will always be inextricably linked to the 1966 World Cup final thanks to its commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme and his famous phrase: “They think it’s all over, it is now.”

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 16 November 2010 at 3:10 pm

Investigations thriving on the web, Eagle Eye

Investigations thriving on the web

Congratulations to Clare Sambrook of the openDemocracy website, who last night scooped the Bevins Prize for Outstanding Investigative Journalism to add to the Paul Foot prize which she won last week.
The judges for both awards were impressed by Sambrook’s relentless reporting into the harm being caused to children being housed in detention centres by UK immigration [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 10 November 2010 at 10:05 am

The power of news brands and the challenge for PR

I enjoyed this blog by Martin Loat of Propeller on Reputation Online website, detailing just why established news organisations , such as The Independent, the Daily Telegraph and The Guardian, will remain important to consumer brands for years to come. When a brand is trying to maximise search optimisation there’s nothing quite like an appearance in the [...]

By | | Tuesday, 9 November 2010 at 6:06 pm

Banksy wins award for documentary, Notebook

Banksy wins award for documentary

Cloaked in a black hoodie in his graffiti furnished den, Banksy appeared more like a Grim Reaper look-a-like left over from Halloween than the grateful recipient of one of the most prestigious prizes in British film-making.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 2 November 2010 at 9:31 pm

The Times Paywall: The Verdict?, Notebook

The Times Paywall: The Verdict?

The verdict, according to industry feedback I’m receiving this morning, is a thumbs down. News International has revealed today that 105,000 people have paid up for access to the Times website since it went behind a paywall with its newly-established Sunday Times sister site.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 2 November 2010 at 1:53 pm

Murdoch’s war with the BBC escalates, Notebook

Murdoch’s war with the BBC escalates

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation empire this morning introduced an unprecedented level of vitriol into its long-standing war of words with the BBC. In a leader article, The Sun has accused the corporation’s journalists of outright bias, claiming “the Beeb is today the pompous voice of defeated socialism.

By | Notebook | Monday, 1 November 2010 at 11:00 am

I’m sick of this mob advertising, Notebook

I’m sick of this mob advertising

Maybe I’m just a curmudgeon. But the last thing I’d want when coming into Heathrow after a flight and an hour of circling would be the sight and sound of 500 luvvies breaking out into a chorus of George Michael.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 28 October 2010 at 11:02 am

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