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NMA’s David Newell to retire in summer 2021

David Newell, chief executive of the News Media Association, has announced that he will be retiring from the NMA next summer. He said: “Earlier this year, I announced to the NMA Board that I planned to step down as NMA CEO and retire from the NMA in June 2021. This will enable plans to begin [...]

By |2020-09-10T16:16:56+01:00September 10th, 2020|News|Comments Off on NMA’s David Newell to retire in summer 2021

Quality under control at Harmsworth Quays

WENDY THATCHER, product manager ay Harmsworth Quays Printing Thurrock, gives PJ an insight into her work looking after the print quality for dmg media newspaper titles. Read her 10pt Talking Point in this month’s PJ magazine.

By |2020-08-07T16:36:22+01:00August 7th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Quality under control at Harmsworth Quays

UK news media industry has tech giants in sights

THE EDITOR’S CHAIR: The ‘snail’s pace’ of action to restore balance to the digital ecosystem is a massive threat to publishers, warns Gary Cullum WE have been talking for far too long about the need to call the big tech giants to account. The online giants have prospered hugely at the expense of all other [...]

By |2020-08-07T16:30:00+01:00August 7th, 2020|News|Comments Off on UK news media industry has tech giants in sights

Charlotte Dewar named IPSO chief executive

The Independent Press Standards Organisation has announced Charlotte Dewar (pictured) as its new chief executive. Dewar was previously the director of operations at IPSO for five years and has been acting chief executive since Matt Tee’s departure in February. She said: “I’m delighted to be appointed as chief executive. Well-regulated, accountable journalism is more important than [...]

By |2020-08-07T16:20:20+01:00August 7th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Charlotte Dewar named IPSO chief executive

Ofcom CEO: Newspaper Industry ‘a bulwark against discrimination’

In a DCMS Select Committee evidence session, the chief executive of Ofcom, Dame Melanie Dawes spoke about the importance of quality journalism and its funding in an era marked by disinformation. She said: "Freedom of speech is important, and these boundaries between misinformation and disinformation are not always easy to strike. What our research shows [...]

By |2020-08-07T16:13:57+01:00August 7th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Ofcom CEO: Newspaper Industry ‘a bulwark against discrimination’

Stratford Herald saved out of administration by Edward Iliffe, Peter and Rory Fowler

The future of the historic Stratford Herald has been secured after it was bought out of administration by a new company headed by press owners Edward Iliffe and Peter and Rory Fowler. The 160-year-old title was placed into administration in early May. It has now been purchased by a new joint venture company, Stratford News [...]

By |2020-07-20T16:35:15+01:00July 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Stratford Herald saved out of administration by Edward Iliffe, Peter and Rory Fowler

Historic Stratford Herald saved out of administration by Edward Iliffe and Peter Fowler

The future of the historic Stratford Herald has been secured after it was bought out of administration by a new company headed by press owners Edward Iliffe and Peter and Rory Fowler. The 160-year-old title was placed into administration in early May. It has now been purchased by a new joint venture company, Stratford News [...]

By |2020-07-20T16:35:15+01:00July 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Historic Stratford Herald saved out of administration by Edward Iliffe and Peter Fowler

Lords call for ‘rebalancing of power’ to sustain local news

An influential committee has called on the Government to support the local news media sector as the tech platforms leach advertising revenues away from the creators of public interest journalism. In its Digital Technology and the Resurrection of Trust report, the Democracy and Digital Technology Committee said there was a need for a “fundamental rebalancing [...]

By |2020-07-08T00:31:27+01:00July 8th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Lords call for ‘rebalancing of power’ to sustain local news

France gives tax credits to news subscribers

French MPs have voted to grant a tax credit to anyone taking out a new subscription to a current affairs newspaper or magazine after the Government argued that the sector was “suffering enormously” from the coronavirus crisis. Deputies voted to allow a one-off deduction of up to €50 (£45) to households subscribing for the first [...]

By |2020-07-08T00:10:43+01:00July 8th, 2020|News|Comments Off on France gives tax credits to news subscribers

Reach unveils plans to transform the business – 550 jobs lost

Reach has today unveiled its plans to accelerate its customer value strategy - the plans will result in 550 lost jobs Here’s the announcement in full:  Reach plc, one of the UK's leading commercial national and regional news publishers, today provides a trading update and announces plans to transform the business to enable an accelerated [...]

By |2020-07-07T23:07:51+01:00July 7th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Reach unveils plans to transform the business – 550 jobs lost
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