Fourth estate follies

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‘Is this a hack-ney carriage?’ ‘As your lawyer I advise you to say nothing at all Andy’. EPA/Sean Dempsey

Coulson acquittal – beginning of the end game of Leveson?

The acquittal of former News of the World editor and Cameron spin doctor-in-chief Andy Coulson on perjury charges at the high court in Edinburgh appears to have hinged largely on a phrase uttered by the…
All the news that’s fit to click. EPA/Peter DaSilva

Is Facebook’s Instant Articles the end of the paywall?

Ubiquitous social media giant Facebook has launched a mobile service called Instant Articles. It allows news stories provided by a number of partners to be read in their entirety from the Facebook iOS…
Morning after: how the nationals covered the election. Paperboy

Election coverage: sweet victory or a new low for UK press?

So that’s that, then. The pollsters got it wildly wrong and the UK did not wake up on Friday to endless debates about coalitions, minority governments and who would deal with whom. Instead a startled “national…
Just a regular Labour millionaire. Fat Les (bellaphon) Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wik

Can a plug from Martin Freeman make up for Ant and Dec fleeing the Labour fold?

Labour’s latest election broadcast is a direct-to-audience address by the actor Martin Freeman, who you might know from The Hobbit, Sherlock and The Office. It’s a curious affair – as Freeman stands alone…