Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks on legitimate Sun Stories and turning down MPs’ Expenses – Martin Hickman

28 02 2014

sun-getcccctyDay 60: Stories for which the Sun paid a civil servant thousands of pounds could have come from a variety of legitimate sources rather than a public official, the paper’s former editor Rebekah Brooks said today. Read the rest of this entry »





Plurality Begins at Home: Policies for Invigorating Local Media – Steve Barnett

28 02 2014

Mock-up-of-a-local-paper-002While much of the headline debate on plurality tends to revolve around undue concentration at the national level – how to define it, how to measure it, how to prevent it – a growing local problem risks being ignored. Read the rest of this entry »





Social Media Sites and Cyberabuse, Part 2 – Clare Brown

28 02 2014

social-media-logosIn the second of this two part post Clare Brown, Library & Information Manager at Collyer Bristow examines developments and potential risks of a range of social media websites.  Part 1 was published on 27 February 2014. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks approved payments to public officials for stories, court hears – Martin Hickman

27 02 2014

Rebekah and Charlie BrooksDay 59: One of Rupert Murdoch’s most senior executives told a court today that she authorised payments to public officials in return for information for stories in his British newspapers. Read the rest of this entry »





Hearing no evil: the IPSO panel covers its ears – Brian Cathcart

27 02 2014

Sir Hayden PhillipsHaving refused to meet Hacked Off, Sir Hayden Phillips, the man in charge of appointments to the big press groups’ planned son-of-PCC, now wants to opt out of email correspondence with Hacked Off and victims of press abuses. Read the rest of this entry »





Social Media Sites and Cyberabuse, Part 1 – Clare Brown

26 02 2014

Facebook-TwitterIn this two part article Clare Brown, Library & Information Manager at Collyer Bristow examines recent developments and potential risks of various social media websites. She opens with the most popular sites Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks offered Goodman a job to stop further NOTW hacking allegations – Martin Hickman

26 02 2014

Clive GoodmanDay 58, Part 2: Rebekah Brooks offered a phone hacker a job after he came out of prison to stop him alleging widespread hacking at the News of the World, she told the phone hacking trial today. Read the rest of this entry »