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Ofcom on Audience Attitudes to Broadcast Media

Ofcom, the UK broadcast regulator, carries out an awful lot of research, most of which it publishes on its website. But people are lazy,...

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News by Email

On the one hand we keep hearing that email is dying. The young don’t use it, and anyway, we have an app for that. On the other hand...

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Protesters in the West End

It’s all been a bit lively in the West End of London today, with protesters occupying a nearby building in Beak Street, before being...

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National Newspapers on Friday

I’ve had a couple of days to think about this, but here’s the response I wrote to a piece Andrew Collins published on his blog...

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It’s Not Rioting – It’s Looting

I’ve been a bit disappointed in the coverage we’ve had so far about the events of Sunday evening. What became very clear from...

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Phone-Hacking Media Talk

Last night I spent a fascinating hour at a “live” recording of The Guardian’s Media Talk podcast, presented by Matt...

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The News of the World

I’ve been following this week’s events with dropped jaw horror, as finally, after two years of solid reporting from Nick Davies...

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New BBC News Blogs – A Retrograde Update

BBC News is seemingly completing its movement of correspondents’ blogs across to the a new system. And frankly, they’ve made...

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The Independent & i

I could start this talking about how I bought the first edition of The Independent in 1986, and how for years I read it pretty religiously...

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Photographers Not Terrorists

Last night I was out trying to take photos of the Geminid meteor shower. It was a bit cloudy as you can see from the above photo which...