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The Cairncross Report: first impressions

These decent proposals for helping public service journalism are worryingly vulnerable, says professor Brian Cathcart

Posted by Brian Cathcart on 12/02/19

Discover Leveson helps journalists examine their profession

Kingston University released a cutting-edge archive of the landmark public inquiry

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 07/12/18

Rebekah Brooks says charges are 'expensive sideshow'

Former News International chief executive's husband, who was also charged, says he is being used as a scapegoat

Posted by Paul McNally on 16/05/12

Rebekah Brooks charged by Crown Prosecution Service

Charges relate to alleged attempts to 'conceal material' from police investigating phone hacking, Crown Prosecution Service announces

Posted by Paul McNally on 15/05/12

Brooks: 12-a-day Cameron texts claim 'preposterous'

Text messages happened 'on average once a week', Brooks tells the Leveson inquiry

Posted by Paul McNally on 11/05/12

Neville Thurlbeck calls for 'revolutionary' press reform

In an address to the Cambridge Union last night, Thurlbeck also strongly criticised the select committee's phone-hacking report

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 10/05/12

News Corp profits surge despite $167m hacking legal bill

Publishing profits lag behind rest of group, down 19%, due to advertising revenue declines and the ongoing impact of the News of the World closure

Posted by Paul McNally on 10/05/12

Dowler voicemail conclusion 'may never be possible'

Metropolitan police say 'no further clarity is likely to be provided' on whether the girl's voicemail messages were deliberately deleted

Posted by Paul McNally on 09/05/12

Supreme Court begins hearing into Glenn Mulcaire evidence

Private investigator seeks to protect his 'legitimate legal interests' and overturn an order forcing him to reveal who told him to hack phones

Posted by Paul McNally on 09/05/12

Andy Coulson permitted to appeal legal costs ruling

Coulson's claim for any potential criminal proceeding legal costs to be covered by former News of the World publisher NGN was refused in the High Court in December last year

Posted by Rachel McAthy on 08/05/12

News Corp: Rupert Murdoch has board's 'full confidence'

News Corporation issues statement that board of directors has confidence in Murdoch's 'fitness and support for his continuing to lead News Corporation'

Posted by Rachel McAthy on 03/05/12

Louise Mensch: Phone-hacking report 'essentially worthless'

On BBC Newsnight Louise Mensch MP said the claim that Rupert Murdoch 'is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company' was 'hijacked' into the CMS select committee's phone-hacking report

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 03/05/12

News Corporation: Phone-hacking report is 'highly partisan'

Rupert Murdoch tells staff that management and standards committee investigation into the group's other UK newspapers has finished and found no evidence of illegal activity

Posted by Paul McNally on 02/05/12

Tom Crone: Claims I misled parliament 'lack foundation'

Former legal manager for News International Tom Crone issues a statement to say he does not accept the findings of a Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee report that he misled parliament

Posted by Rachel McAthy on 01/05/12

Phone-hacking report: 'News International misled committee'

Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee report into phone hacking also accuses Tom Crone, Les Hinton and former News of the World editor Colin Myler of misleading the committee

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 01/05/12

Phone-hacking report: Myler stands by 'accurate and consistent' evidence

According to reports Les Hinton has also issued a response denying he misled parliament, after accusations were levelled at Hinton, Myler and Tom Crone by the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 01/05/12

Phone-hacking report: MPs clash on Rupert Murdoch statement

Tom Watson MP defends Murdoch 'not a fit person [to run] a major international company' conclusion labelled as 'ludicrous' by Philip Davies and 'stuck in' by Louise Mensch

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 01/05/12

Hacked Off campaign responds to phone-hacking report

Campaign says reports findings 'are devastating to the reputation of the parent company and the family that runs it'

Posted by Rachel McAthy on 01/05/12

MPs set to publish phone-hacking report

Long-awaited report from the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee expected to criticise James Murdoch, but will reportedly fall short of accusing him of misleading parliament

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 01/05/12

Ex-NotW legal manager denies cover-up involvement

Tom Crone, former legal manager of the News of the World, says he was not involved in what Rupert Murdoch alleged was a phone-hacking cover up at the paper

Posted by Tom Rouse on 27/04/12

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Riots and phone hacking coverage shortlisted for RTS awards

Al Jazeera English, the BBC News Channel and Sky News will do battle for the title of news channel of the year at this year's RTS journalism awards later this month.

Posted by Paul McNally on 8 February 2012

Met to apologise for failing to warn phone-hack victims

The Metropolitan police is to apologise to some of the victims of phone hacking for failing to inform them, during its initial investigation in 2006 and 2007.

Posted by Paul McNally on 7 February 2012

Financial Times: Sunday version of the Sun on hold due to arrests

The FT reports that News International's plans for a Sunday newspaper to replace the News of the World have been put on hold due to weekend arrests

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 31 January 2012

Press Gazette: Neville Thurlbeck tells his part in 'Jacobean revenge drama' of hacking

Neville Thurlbeck, the former chief reporter at the News of the World, has penned a first person account for Press Gazette of his part in the phone-hacking saga

Posted by Joel Gunter on 16 November 2011

#soe11: Editors of the Mirror and Times on phone-hacking coverage

'We didn't think our readers were interested in phone-hacking coverage - and frankly they weren't' Mirror editor tells Society of Editors conference

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 14 November 2011

Guardian: Number of possible phone hacking victims close to 5,800, say police

The number of possible phone hacking victims is now close to 5,800, the Met police have confirmed. This is 2,000 more than previously stated by the force. A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: It is not possible to give a precise figure about the number of people whose phones have actually been hacked but we [...]

Posted by Joel Gunter on 4 November 2011

#aopsummit catch-up: Journalism ethics and the BBC's Olympics coverage

We were not able to make it along to the AOP’s digital publishing summit earlier this month, but the Association has helpfully uploaded some coverage from the event. This includes a video published today from a session that looked at a range of topical issues at the moment: “hack gate, public interest, privacy vs openness, [...]

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 25 October 2011

Phone hacking: Follow Les Hinton's evidence to MPs

Former News International and Dow Jones chief executive Les Hinton is giving evidence to MPs on the House of Commons culture, media and sport select committee this afternoon. You can follow his appearance, which he is making via video link from New York, here on Parliament TV.

Posted by Joel Gunter on 24 October 2011

#wef11: 'News industry is in the vortex of a fast changing world'

WAN-IFRA's new president calls for self regulation of the press to maintained in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 13 October 2011

Leveson inquiry: Seminar dates announced as publishers express concern over panel

The Guardian reports one concerns raised by newspaper groups, including Associated Newspapers, Trinity Mirror, the Newspaper Publishers' Association and Guardian News & Media

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 28 September 2011

Financial Times: James Murdoch's spokesperson resigned amid phone-hacking scandal

The Financial Times has reported that “one of James Murdoch’s closest advisers” has resigned. Alice Macandrew was Murdoch’s spokesperson but reportedly handed her notice in back in July. She becomes one of the first senior executives to quit News Corp voluntarily over disagreements with the company’s approach, which saw the publisher contest phone-hacking lawsuits brought [...]

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 27 September 2011

Metropolitan Police statement on dropped action against Guardian

The full statement from the Metropolitan Police service after its decision not to pursue its application for a court order against the Guardian and one of its reporters

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 21 September 2011

Milly Dowler phone hacking settlement reaches more than £1m, say reports

News outlets report that the family of Milly Dowler has been offered a multi-million pound settlement by News International

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 19 September 2011

Leveson inquiry: full list of core particpants

The full list of those designated as core participants in the first part of the Leveson inquiry into the press

Posted by Joel Gunter on 14 September 2011

Independent: News International 'on course to pay any damages against Glenn Mulcaire'

According to the Independent it has obtained a previously protected High Court document which shows that News International "has not cut its financial ties" with Glenn Mulcaire, despite an announcement by the media company that it would stop paying his legal fees

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 13 September 2011

MediaGuardian: Les Hinton stands by past phone hacking evidence

MediaGuardian reports former executive of News International is standing by past phone hacking evidence

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 9 September 2011

Telegraph: James and Rupert Murdoch to be questioned under oath

The Telegraph reports that James and Rupert Murdoch are to be questioned under oath in the High Court as part of the Lord Leveson inquiry into phone hacking According to the paper's report Lord Leveson is also "keen" for the inquiry to be broadcast live

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 30 August 2011

'I knew they'd never get the lid back on': Tom Watson talks to the Guardian about phone hacking

Labour MP Tom Watson has spoken to the Guardian's John Harris about his role in uncovering the phone-hacking scandal, the mountains of paperwork and lack of sleep that followed the news that Milly Dowler's phone had been hacked

Posted by Sarah Booker on 3 August 2011

Daily Mirror publisher faces 'three to four' phone-hacking cases, says lawyer

Allegations are mounting concerning the Mirror and phone hacking, says lawyer Mark Lewis

Posted by Joel Gunter on 1 August 2011

Greenslade: Phone hacking book deals already signed

Guardian journalist Nick Davies has signed book deal on phone hacking, according to Roy Greenslade

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 26 July 2011

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