LOL – now he knows what it means – must have been David Cameron’s reaction after reading Lord Leveson’s report on the culture, practice and ethics of the UK press. First came an audible sigh of relief over the vindication ...Read More »
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It’s been a long time since adland had a representative in the UK cabinet (although the ubiquitous Lord Mandelson was a non-exec director and minor shareholder in Clenmow Hornby Inge in its early days) but former Grey Advertising exec Maria ...Read More »
The UK’s Leveson Inquiry into media ethics, set up by PM David Cameron to take the heat off politicians for their cosy relationships with law-breaking newspaper groups, has well and truly backfired. For Cameron and co obviously, because their cringe-making ...Read More »
What a busy week: Facebook IPO fiasco, Adam & Eve goes for mind-boggling £60m, Jeremy Hunt on way out and why aren’t we on Google News?
OK, let’s take it from the top: Facebook’s IPO was a fiasco as there was clearly information available about the company’s struggle to reach ad revenue targets that were made available to some investors (the big boys) and not the ...Read More »
That’s what we all want to find out from the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics tomorrow (Friday) when former News of the World and Sun editor, and latterly CEO of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper operation News International, Rebekah Brooks takes ...Read More »
UK culture secretary Jeremy Hunt is clinging to his job, will Rupert Murdoch puts the skids under PM David Cameron?
Former News International boss James Murdoch was up before the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics today and, while James escaped pretty well unscathed (in part due to his professed reluctance to read evening emails revealing phone hacking on a grand ...Read More »
It’s very rare to see a real live media magnate skewered in public but that’s what happened yesterday to Express Newspapers (and Channel 5) owner Richard Desmond yesterday at the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics in the UK. Desmond even ...Read More »
The Financial Times seems to think so, judging by an apparently well-sourced report that describes shareholder unrest at the UK national and regional newspaper company. UK newspapers, even posh ones that write about business such as the FT, don’t usually ...Read More »
Some might say the former News of the World and Daily Mirror editor is mired in it already of course but former News of the World features executive Paul McMullan, placed much of the blame for the now-defunct Sunday tabloid’s ...Read More »