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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

Working with the new normal

The Editor’s Chair: Pandemic throws up fresh challenges for an industry experienced in change, writes Gary Cullum I’M back working in my office just off the village High Street, less than a stone’s throw from home. I can hear the increase in traffic as life slowly returns to the ‘new normal’. The majority of news [...]

By |2020-07-01T08:44:16+01:00July 1st, 2020|News|Comments Off on Working with the new normal

The million ad file man

The Adfast advertising artwork delivery system reached its landmark 20 year milestone this summer. The News Media’ Association’s Rob Fogwill, the man behind the ground-breaking internet-based scheme, is the subject of this month’s 10pt Talking Point. For a subscription to printed PJ, click here

By |2020-07-01T08:33:43+01:00July 1st, 2020|News|Comments Off on The million ad file man

The newsawards winners that beat virus lockdown

The judging of the majority of newsawards 2020 categories failed to beat the Covid-19 lockdown in March, but a number of digital and business categories made the cut, as did the two Printer of the Year categories, all of which were judged remotely. And here are the winners... See story in June/July printed PJ, the [...]

By |2020-07-01T02:41:15+01:00July 1st, 2020|News|Comments Off on The newsawards winners that beat virus lockdown

Piers Morgan backs NCTJ virtual summer school

The NCTJ has launched an online summer school, designed to provide an introduction to journalism for beginners. Over the next two months, it will release a video masterclass each week via its YouTube channel, on topics such as newsgathering, interviewing skills and broadcasting. NCTJ alumnus Piers Morgan has welcomed the launch of the project in [...]

By |2020-07-01T02:34:08+01:00July 1st, 2020|News|Comments Off on Piers Morgan backs NCTJ virtual summer school

The newsawards that beat the virus lockdown

ST CLEMENTS PRESS, the printing arm of the FT, and Newsquest Oxford have won the prestigious Printer of the Year categories at newsawards 2020, run in association with Fujifilm and PJ. The annual newsawards gala dinner and presentation evening at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, was one of the many casualties of Covid-19. Although judging [...]

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And in other news…

Harry, Meghan and Egypt’s assault on journalists continue to make headlines, despite the long shadow cast across the globe by Covid-19. PJ’s ALAN GEERE has been keeping tabs on the other events that have been happening worldwide, and the impact they are having on journalism and publishing. PJ is available in the PJ archive at [...]

By |2020-06-25T13:05:10+01:00June 25th, 2020|News|Comments Off on And in other news…

News veteran who’s ‘perfect for the job’

In this month’s 10pt Talking Point, Society of Editors executive director Ian Murray - a news industry veteran of 40 years and avid amateur historian – gives PJ readers an insight into his world, which includes having a soft spot for Cairo and Caligula During the Covid-19 pandemic can read PJ online at www.pjnews.co.uk. You [...]

By |2020-06-25T12:41:57+01:00June 25th, 2020|News|Comments Off on News veteran who’s ‘perfect for the job’