Spotlight on citizen journalism site Shropshire Live

A Shropshire media start-up launched in 2009 offering local news, features and entertainment has become a county favourite after hitting 47,000 unique users and serving up 140,000 page views. Read more »

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Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks to be charged over phone hacking

Rebekah Brooks, former chief executive of News international and Andy Coulson, ex-editor of the News of the World and former aide to David Cameron face 19 charges related to phone hacking Read more »

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Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch addresses a session of the World Economic Forum in Davos

Murdoch’s resignation: more than just an act of ‘house-keeping’

Ian Burrell discusses Rupert Murdoch’s resignation as the director of News International, which he says will lead to News Corporation’s British newspapers being swept away Read more »

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Alan Rusbridger gives evidence to the Leveson Inquiry

Media monitor, July 24: Alan Rusbridger has made his final submissions to the Leveson inquiry, suggesting that the new press regulator should deal with libel and privacy claims through an arbitral system
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The Times Hub

The challenges of covering the Olympics in 2012

The Olympic Games are just over a week away and publications across the UK are getting ready with new services which aim to provide the best, most engaging and up-to-date coverage available. The Times Olympics editor talks about his plans Read more »

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Media reform has been slow in Tunisia since the 2010 revolution (photo: Rais67 via Wikimedia)

The real story behind the resignation of Tunisia’s media reform head

The Tunisian media reform commission (INRIC) resigned last week, citing government censorship. The decision has generated fierce debate over the government’s plans for media reform Read more »

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With every technological development comes an opportunity, says Cory Haik

News organisations should be ‘always in beta’, says Cory Haik

Cory Haik, digital journalist at The Washington Post was the keynote speaker at news:rewired last week. Here, she answers our questions and discusses digital innovation in the newsroom Read more »

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Raju Narisetti, managing editor, The Wall Street Journal (photo:

WSJ digital chief on how to hold onto your online audience

Speaking at the news:rewired conference last week Raju Narisetti, the Wall Street Journal Digital Network managing editor said, “If in 2012, if you’re still talking about integrating print and digital, you’re in deep, deep trouble.” Read more »

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The Washington Post's Cory Haik delivers the keynote address at news:rewired (photo:

Ten key facts and figures from news:rewired

On Friday, the news:rewired – full stream ahead conference took place at MSN headquarters in Victoria, London. We have assembled ten key facts and figures from the conference Read more »

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A fragment of the painting 'Truth' by Jules Joseph Lefebvre

How to uncover truth in the age of social media

Harvard University’s journalism magazine has dedicated its third-quarter edition to investigations around ‘truth in the age of social media’. We select some highlights and must-reads Read more »

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