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Mirror closes in on Desmond’s Express titles

Trinity Mirror CEO Simon Fox is a brave man. Now he’s on the brink of buying Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell publishing empire, publisher of the Express newspapers and OK! magazine, for a top price of £135m. Desmond bought the ...

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What’s next for Richard Desmond as long-time sidekick Stan Myerson calls it a day?

I see that Stan Myerson, Richard Desmond’s number two and “brother-in-arms” is retiring. The British newspaper industry had never seen anything quite like Desmond and Myerson (below, centre, with BT’s Gavin Patterson and Ian Livingston) when they descended on the ...

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Swashbuckling publisher Jocelyn Stevens dies

Sir Jocelyn Stevens, who died on Sunday aged 82, could have been a character in an Evelyn Waugh novel. He was the nephew of Sir Edward Hulton who owned the famous British magazine Picture Post in the 1930s, which no ...

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GroupM airtime row with Channel 4 shines a light on media agency deals

The ongoing Channel 4/GroupM stand-off is rather worrying for advertisers for number of reasons. Campaign reports that GroupM’s refusal to accept a renewal of the same terms it was offered in its last two year deal -hardly an unreasonable offer ...

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Murdoch opens his DIY Sunday newspaper kit

The ‘will it happen, won’t it happen’ debate over Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun on Sunday has been abruptly ended by the great man – it’s going to arrive this Sunday February 26th and he’s going to be in charge. Rupert ...

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Richard Desmond offloads loss-making US OK to National Enquirer owner AMI

Richard Desmond, owner of the Express newspaper titles and now Channel 5 in the UK, has sold the loss-making American version of his OK celebrity magazine to National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. (AMI) for a reported $10-15m. AMI, which ...

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