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Response to BBC decision not to appeal Sir Cliff ruling

The News Media Association has expressed surprise at the BBC’s decision not to appeal the judgment in the Sir Cliff Richard case.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 16 August 2018 07:13

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FT chief exec's offer to return pay increase fails to meet staff demands

An offer by the Financial Times chief executive, to return part of his 2017 pay remuneration, following criticism from staff, does not go far enough to addresses their concerns, says the NUJ.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 16 August 2018 07:03

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Newsquest announces cuts to sports staff in Bradford

A third of Newsquest’s sports department in Bradford - serving the daily Telegraph & Argus and four weeklies - will be axed under new company plans, says the NUJ.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 16 August 2018 06:56

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Stationers’ Company welcomes new Master

On 3 July, David Allan, Chairman of the Ian Allan Group, was elected Master of the Stationers’ Company.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 05 July 2018 08:47

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Chief Executive of NewstrAid to retire in October

Alex van Straubenzee has decided to retire from his position as Chief Executive Officer of the news and magazine industry charity, NewstrAid, with effect from the end of October 2018.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 20 June 2018 07:00

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NFRN applauds Sun on Sunday

News of a 10p cover price rise on the Sun on Sunday which is accompanied by a pro rata increase in retail margins has been warmly welcomed by the NFRN.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 15 June 2018 07:07

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World’s Press calls on Facebook to rethink new ad policy

WAN-IFRA with six media organisations have come together to express concern over Facebook’s new advertising policy that labels quality news as political advocacy and includes such content in its political ad archive.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 13 June 2018 07:44

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Lisa MacLeod elected Vice President of WAN-IFRA

During the 70th WAN-IFRA’s annual congress in Estoril, Portugal, Lisa MacLeod, Head of Digital at Tiso Blackstar Group, South Africa, was elected Vice-President of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 12 June 2018 07:45

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PPA responds to VAT Inquiry call for evidence

Responding to the Treasury Select Committee’s inquiry into VAT, the PPA has outlined the case for correcting a longstanding anomaly in the tax system, through platform neutral application of the zero-rate afforded to magazines and journals.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 05 June 2018 07:10

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Lionel Barber named as The Printing Charity’s 2018 President

The Printing Charity has announced that Lionel Barber, Editor of the Financial Times, has accepted its invitation to be the charity’s 2018 President.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 13 April 2018 07:04

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NFRN calls on CMA to examine the news supply chain

Senior officials from the NFRN, led by National President Linda Sood, have today (Wednesday April 11) called on the Competition and Markets Authority to investigate newspaper and magazine distribution in the UK.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 11 April 2018 14:10

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NUJ: Women at the FT earn nearly a quarter less than men

The FT has published figures showing a median pay gap of nearly 20 per cent between men and women. This is bigger, says the NUJ, than at many of its competitors and the company has revealed that its average pay gap is almost a quarter.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 28 March 2018 07:32

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New Chairwoman for Media Freedom Board

Karin Pettersson, Director of Public Policy at the Schibsted Media Group, has been elected Chairwoman of the WAN-IFRA Media Freedom Board.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 16 March 2018 07:20

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IAB UK Refreshes Brand and Launches New Website

IAB UK yesterday launched a refreshed brand identity as well as a new website featuring a range of functions designed to improve access to key information, making it easier for users to find what they want, more quickly.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 13 March 2018 06:53

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NUJ campaign to save Burton Mail website gains momentum

Journalists on the Burton Mail have written an open letter to management and readers saying that Trinity Mirror’s plans to close its website and merge it with the new Derbyshire Live website will be huge mistake.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 12 March 2018 06:05

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NFRN dismay at Menzies carriage charge rise

Menzies Distribution has, says the NFRN, landed a body blow to its members by announcing an average increase to carriage charges of 2.7 per cent and rises of 1.5 per cent for Northern Ireland and 1.9 per cent for the Republic of Ireland.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 27 February 2018 06:53

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NUJ condemns Newsquest cost cutting scheme

Newsquest, the regional newspaper publisher, has given prizes to centres which have used the most unpaid-for copy and photographs, with its £4000 winner announced as Weymouth, which publishes the Dorset Echo and Bridport and Lyme Regis News, says the NUJ.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 22 February 2018 08:12

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Independent Retailers Take Concerns to Parliament

Today, independent retailers from all over the UK and Ireland will be enlisting the support of MPs and ministers to champion the importance of their sector.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 20 February 2018 07:12

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News UK joins AOP to help raise industry standards

The Association for Online Publishing (AOP) yesterday announced that News UK has officially joined its board.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 25 January 2018 06:47

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World Media Group Welcomes Three New Associate Members

Ad tech firms Rezonence and Smartology, along with science and technology institute and media owner, The Smithsonian, are to become the first associate members of the World Media Group as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 18 January 2018 07:04

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James Wildman is new chairman of Magnetic

Magnetic, the marketing body for consumer magazines, yesterday announced that Hearst UK President and CEO, James Wildman will replace Marcus Rich as chairman as of 1st January 2018.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 10 January 2018 08:17

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The Stationers’ Company opens its new Archive facility

The official opening of the Stationers’ Company’s new archive and reading room took place on 10th November 2017.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 13 November 2017 07:44

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IFJ launches ‘end impunity’ campaign

The International Federation of Journalists' 2017 campaign to end impunity kicked off on 2 November - the UN Day against impunity for crimes targeting journalists.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 03 November 2017 06:42

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AOP to drive digital media clean up with Ad Quality Charter

The Association for Online Publishing (AOP) has today issued a call to arms for the industry to collaborate in raising digital media standards by signing a new Ad Quality Charter.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 02 November 2017 07:02

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Ian Murray appointed Executive Director of Society of Editors

Ian, who undertook the role of Deputy Executive Director in April of this year, takes over from Bob Satchwell who is standing down due to ill health and who has held the role since the Society’s foundation in 1999.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 24 October 2017 06:00

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NUJ: Murder of Maltese journalist must be investigated

The NUJ joined The European and International Federations of Journalists in condemning the murder of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed by a car bomb on 16 October in the town of Bidnija, near her family home.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 19 October 2017 08:09

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IAB launches “Gold Standard” to clean up online advertising

In an effort to raise the standards in digital advertising and address the key issues facing the industry, the IAB UK is launching the “IAB Gold Standard” initiative, comprising three primary actions that media owners can take.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 19 October 2017 07:34

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Ralph Büchi elected as new FIPP Chairman

Ralph Büchi, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Ringier Group and CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Switzerland, has been elected as the new Chairman of FIPP – the network for global media.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 16 October 2017 06:33

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Newsquest told to safeguard quality in its latest buy-up of 13 titles

Newsquest must invest in its new acquisitions in Wales and north west England and not, as its record shows, pursue a round of cost cutting without a care for the quality of journalism and the service to local readers, says the NUJ.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 03 October 2017 07:17

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SoE Condemns Threats of Violence

The Society of Editors yesterday spoke out to condemn the reported threats of violence towards the BBC’s political editor at the Labour Party Conference.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 26 September 2017 07:32

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Angry newsagents say Enough’s Enough

In an expression of their anger and frustration at continued increases in carriage charges and persistent poor service, says the NFRN, 30 retailers from across the country yesterday protested outside of the head office of news wholesaler Smiths News in Swindon.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 19 September 2017 06:40

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Drastic job cuts announced for the Birmingham Mail – NUJ

Journalists working at the Birmingham Mail have reacted with shock and anger at Trinity Mirror’s plans to slash up to 10 jobs at the title, says the NUJ.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 18 September 2017 06:35

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Media diversity and jobs under threat in Australia

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in strongly criticizing proposed legislation that will change media ownership rules in Australia.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 14 September 2017 07:30

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NUJ alarmed by Trinity Mirror cuts & restructuring

The NUJ has reacted with alarm to news that Trinity Mirror is cutting up to 40 jobs in daily and weekly local newspapers. Journalists working at the affected titles were told of the plans this week.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 14 September 2017 06:39

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Applications Open for BBC Funded Local Democracy Reporters

The BBC’s Local News Partnership has passed a milestone this week with the opening of the applications for regional news outlets to apply for BBC funded Local Democracy Reporter contracts.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 13 September 2017 07:19

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AOP announces agenda for Inside Out Digital Publishing Convention

The Association for Online Publishing (AOP) has announced the agenda for its second annual two-day convention aimed, it says, at keeping digital publishers informed and inspired to take action and secure the future of online publishing.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 07 September 2017 07:44

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UK News Media Journalism Powers Social Networks

Nearly half of all engagements on UK content on social media are powered by commercial news brands, demonstrating that the news media industry’s investment in agenda-setting journalism adds a highly significant amount of value to social networks, new data from NewsWhip has shown, says the NMA.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 07 September 2017 07:07

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Freedom of expression targeted with internet crackdown in China

The International Federation of Journalists criticises the latest guidelines from the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) on comment sections of media outlets that were released on August 25, 2017.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 30 August 2017 07:53

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London mayor must act to save the capital's press

The National Union of Journalists has welcomed a report by the London's Assembly's economic committee which calls on the Mayor of London to show real leadership in standing up for local news as local newspapers become "an endangered species".

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 24 August 2017 06:30

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Unrelenting crackdown on critical voices in China

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is deeply concerned about the pressure applied by Chinese authorities which forced a prestigious University publication to block online access to more than 300 articles on its website.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 23 August 2017 07:31

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NUJ demands IPSO inquiry on press racism

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) last week called on the press watchdog, IPSO, to carry out an immediate investigation into the prevalence of Islamophobia, racism and hatred espoused in the British press.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 22 August 2017 06:21

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The Printing Charity becomes a funding partner of the Journalism Diversity Fund

The Printing Charity has become one of the funding partners of the Journalism Diversity Fund administered by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 15 August 2017 08:00

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NUJ: Newsquest profits & can afford to pay staff more

The latest results from company accounts show Gannett UK made a profit after tax of £44.81 million in 2016. This compares with the company's paper loss of £178 million in 2015.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 14 August 2017 08:00

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FT statement on #equal pay

The following statement was passed unanimously at a well-attended meeting at the FT. Journalists at the FT Group are increasingly concerned that the gender pay gap at the Financial Times is worsening and that senior managers are not taking this seriously.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 09 August 2017 08:00

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IPSO launches Global Digital Content Consultation

IPSO has launched a public consultation on the way in which it regulates global news websites as part of its ongoing review of how IPSO’s regulations apply to global digital content.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 26 July 2017 07:28

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NUJ statement on Johnston Press Scottish titles

NUJ officials and Johnston Press Mother/Father of the Chapels have opened formal talks with Johnston Press management over proposals which could mean the loss of 25 editorial posts across Scottish titles.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 26 July 2017 07:05

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WAN-IFRA joins Audience Measurement Coalition

WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, joins forces with a group of leading associations representing the audience measurement ecosystem to support the European Union in its efforts to reform the ePrivacy Directive.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 14 July 2017 08:20

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James Hewes appointed new FIPP CEO

FIPP - the network for global media, announced in early July that James Hewes has been appointed president and CEO. He will succeed Chris Llewellyn, who is stepping down to pursue his own interests, after a short handover period in September 2017.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 14 July 2017 08:11

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IPSO Chairman reappointed

The IPSO Appointments Panel announced yesterday that it has reappointed Sir Alan Moses as Chairman of IPSO for a second term.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 13 July 2017 06:43

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Whittingdale’s comments on Section 40 reflect ‘concerns of newspaper industry’

Warnings by John Whittingdale that it is unlikely that the government will be able to fulfil its manifesto commitment to repealing Section 40 reflect the serious concerns of the newspaper industry, the Society of Editors has said.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 12 July 2017 07:56

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