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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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SoE: International pressure needed to guarantee safety of journalists worldwide

More international pressure needs to be put on individual countries to guarantee the safety and rights of journalists to report in the public interest, the Society of Editors has said.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 07 July 2017 08:51

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Nick Steidl elected Master of The Stationers’ Company

Nick Steidl has been elected Master of the Stationers’ Company and his focus will be on creating a strong future for the Livery.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 06 July 2017 07:15

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NUJ: Kensington council must lift ban on media reporting

Following reports that journalists have been barred from the first meeting of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council’s cabinet since the Grenfell Tower fire, the NUJ condemned the decision to stop media access and called on the council to change its approach.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 30 June 2017 07:44

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Vice Chairman of NYT elected President of WAN-IFRA

During the 69th WAN-IFRA’s annual congress in Durban, South Africa, Michael Golden, Vice Chairman of the Board of New York Times, was elected President of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 12 June 2017 07:46

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WAN-IFRA announces launch of the Media Management Accelerator

WAN-IFRA has launched an online learning platform designed to promote the development of new business models, train top talent in media companies, and pragmatically accelerate digital transformation in today’s ever-changing news ecosystem.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 30 May 2017 07:31

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AOP Announces New Appointment and Launches Ad Quality Workshop

The Association for Online Publishing (AOP) on Friday announced the appointment of Steve Chester – former Director of Data and Industry Programmes for the IAB – as consultant and advisor, supporting member actions around UK standards including viewability, brand safety, and ad fraud.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 22 May 2017 08:27

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NUJ: Newsquest's disastrous production policy ends with closure of Weymouth subbing hub

After closing its subbing hub in Newport, Newsquest is stopping production in Weymouth ending what the NUJ has called a monumentally-mistaken policy.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 11 May 2017 06:21

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NUJ voices concern as political adverts blur editorial line

The National Union of Journalists has expressed concern at the blurring of lines between journalism and advertising following the acceptance of wraparound advertisements by British regional newspaper groups during the run-up to the local and general elections and the European referendum.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 10 May 2017 06:02

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Local Press Launches Fighting Fake News Campaign

In the run up to this year’s Local Newspaper Week, local press publishers are coming together to launch the first ever print and digital campaign against fake news and highlight the high levels of trust that readers place in local newspapers.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 28 April 2017 06:36

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CMA announces new MD

The Content Marketing Association (CMA), the industry body for the content marketing industry, this week announced the appointment of Catherine Maskell as its new Managing Director.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 28 April 2017 06:25

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SoE calls on media companies to tackle fake news ahead of Election

The Society of Editors has called on UK technology and media companies to commit more resources to tackling fake news after the announcement yesterday of another plan to combat the phenomenon by Wikipedia's founder.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 26 April 2017 06:58

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NUJ criticises Newsquest free content scheme

Newsquest is to give £9,000 in prizes to its centres which publish the largest amount of free copy and photographs taken by readers.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 25 April 2017 06:32

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Newsworks appoints client services & strategy director

Niki West, managing partner at Havas Media, is joining Newsworks as client services and strategy director.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 25 April 2017 06:23

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NUJ calls on council to call off media ban threat

The National Union of Journalists has written to the leader of a council which has been accused of trying to act as a press regulator.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 18 April 2017 08:35

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Holding the front or back page does not mean extra sales, newsagents warn

According to a recent NFRN poll, holding the front page for late-breaking news or the sports section for a report from a major sports fixture does not equate to extra sales and should be outlawed, 9 out of 10 independent retailers say.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 17 March 2017 11:20

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IAB appoints James Chandler as new CMO and sets structure for new vision

The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) UK has appointed James Chandler in the newly created role of Chief Marketing Officer.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 15 March 2017 07:18

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CMA urged to act as Mirror raises cover price but cuts retailer terms

The NFRN is accelerating its calls for the Competition Markets Authority (CMA) to investigate fairness in the news supply chain after publisher Trinity Mirror announced a price rise for the Daily Mirror accompanied by a cut in the margin that retailers receive for handling the newspaper.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 10 March 2017 07:20

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TAG and JICWEBS partner to clean up digital advertising supply chain

Two cross-industry standards bodies in the US and UK yesterday announced they will work together to tackle some of the biggest issues facing digital advertising including brand safety, buying transparency, fraud and criminal activity.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 10 March 2017 06:42

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NMA Calls for Investigation into Digital Advertising Supply Chain

A free and fearless press is society’s single best defence against fake news but action is needed to ensure the news media sector’s quality, agenda-setting journalism can survive and thrive in the digital environment, the News Media Association (NMA) said today.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 09 March 2017 06:49

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NUJ: Closure of Newport subbing hub "a disaster"

The closure of Newsquest's subbing hub in Newport, with the loss of 14 jobs, has been described as a disaster by the National Union of Journalists.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 08 March 2017 06:45

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Society of Editors: 'Fake News' presents a threat to professional media

The Society of Editors has warned that ‘fake news’ presents a worrying threat to the traditional and professional media.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 03 March 2017 06:50

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NUJ: Johnston Press staff hit by six-month pay freeze

Journalists at regional publisher Johnston Press have been hit with a six-month pay freeze.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 03 March 2017 06:40

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BPA to launch B2B private digital advertising marketplace

BPA Worldwide yesterday announced it is launching a private digital ad marketplace (PMP) for its B2B members in the second quarter of 2017.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 08 February 2017 07:25

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IAB UK appoints Roisin Donnelly

The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) yesterday announced the appointment of Roisin Donnelly to spearhead its advertiser engagement work.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 08 February 2017 07:10

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Marcus Rich appointed Deputy Chairman of PPA

Marcus Rich, CEO of Time Inc UK, has been officially confirmed as the new Deputy Chairman of the Professional Publishers Association (PPA).

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 01 February 2017 07:09

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