Tuesday September 29, 2009 at the Labour Party conference – was this the day the wheels came off the News Corporation chariot?

The scene was Brighton, England and embattled UK prime minister Gordon Brown had just tried (and mostly failed) to rally his battered troops. Leading Labour politicos at the party conference were no doubt looking forward to a few sustaining snifters ...

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Lowe Bogota and Droga5 share 4A’s Jay Chiat strategic excellence award

It’s nice that there’s an American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) award for clever thinking in memory of the late Jay Chiat and, for the first time, it’s been shared. Lowe SSP3 in Bogota, Columbia, wins for its celebrated ‘Operation ...

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Met Police in humiliating U-turn over Guardian and phone hacking leak affair

New Metropolitan Police commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe (why do double-barrelled names sometimes sound so untrustworthy?) has only been in the job for a week or so but he’s already overseen a humiliating climbdown for the force in its efforts to force ...

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