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Will Sturgeon
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Like many people I was struck yesterday by the power of The Mirror's front page which tells a heartbreaking tale of starving children in Britain. It's a story that needs to be told and they told it with unmissable impact.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Media Blog
For a newspaper that prides itself on shaming the work-shy the Daily Mail is no stranger to lifting copy from other publications without credit. And a tweet from independent community blog @BrixtonBlog this morning suggested they had been at it... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Media Blog
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Loans company Wonga has ordered Twitter to remove an image posted by a user, citing copyright infringement. The company took issue with a picture which displayed the face of a character called Earl, who appears in the company's advertising, superimposed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at The Media Blog
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Tory MP Michael Fabricant has been sacked as vice-chairman of the Conservative Party after he took to Twitter on Wednesday to express his relief at culture secretary Maria Miller's long-overdue resignation: Within a few hours Fabricant announced he had been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at The Media Blog
It took a while, but Maria Miller has finally gone leaving her party counting the cost of a public relations disaster which will long serve as an example of how not to handle a crisis. The biggest mistake wasn't the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at The Media Blog
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The Express has taken its reputation for dodgy forecasts to new levels with an article today warning we may be about to witness the "End of Days": The Express explains: "Mars, Earth, and the Sun will all align tonight, a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at The Media Blog
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Under fire culture secretary Maria Miller has written a column for a newspaper in her constituency, the Basingstoke Gazette, apologising for letting her constituents down over her expenses. The Gazette has responded with a poll which at first glance doesn't... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at The Media Blog
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The Daily Mail today apparently launched a spot the difference competition on its sports pages, using the same picture as some of its tabloid rivals but making a minor change. See if you can spot it... The Daily Mail (bottom)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at The Media Blog
Under fire culture secretary Maria Miller is so far clinging on to her job in the face of mounting pressure to resign over her expenses and a huge profit made on the sale of a controversial second home. More than... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at The Media Blog
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The Telegraph has launched a trademark attack on the BBC, claiming the organisation has been wasting money on luxury accommodation: The Telegraph reports: "The BBC has been accused of extravagance after it hired luxury accommodation for a 65 strong team... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at The Media Blog
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As users of Facebook or anybody with friends who have reproduced will know, if you've seen one baby photo then you've pretty much seen them all. Perhaps that was how they were feeling at The Telegraph on Sunday night when... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at The Media Blog
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IPC's 'lads mag' Nuts is set to close. The news marks the end of a decade of boom and bust for Nuts. From a high of around 300,000 sales during the first three years of its 10-year existence, Nuts fell... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at The Media Blog
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If you're one of those people who like garbled intros and live television that's so live it's like totally quirky and a little bit rubbish and stuff, then based on a patchy opening night, London Live may be just the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at The Media Blog
The Daily Mail has published an all-to-predictable rant by Amanda Platell, timed to coincide with the first same-sex couples saying their marriage vows. In her article, Platell offers an "I wish them every happiness for the future" nicety before stating... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at The Media Blog
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When the Daily Star isn't helping out their boss with some promotion for Big Brother or the Health Lottery, it seems it likes nothing more than a tall tale of terrifying animals 'invading' the UK. Today the Star leads with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at The Media Blog
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The Sun newspaper has followed the example of TV shows putting a Twitter hashtag up on screen to steer online discussion by adding hashtags to some of its print stories in the daily newspaper. The Sun's editor David Dinsmore said... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at The Media Blog
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Politicians clearly believe the public are too stupid to risk any degree of subtlety creeping into their PR strategy and in the world of politics it seems no PR stunt is too crass. When Conservative party chairman Grant Shapps Tweeted... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at The Media Blog
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More than 35,000 people recently signed a petition imploring the Daily Mail to stop its sexualisation of young girls. But it seems the Mail is not for turning and has even dispensed with some of the usual "all grown up"... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at The Media Blog
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Thursday's edition of The Sun praised 'a budget for Sun readers', celebrating the now infamous easing of tax on beer and bingo. The Sun was convinced this was good news all round. So there must have been a few raised... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at The Media Blog
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From David Cameron showing us he can use a telephone while doing his 'serious' face, to George Osborne showing his followers that he eats burgers (of all things!) just like us plebs, watching some MPs wrestle unsuccessfully with social media... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at The Media Blog
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With mystery surrounding the disappearance of Malaysian flight MH370 the media are filling white space and air time with conspiracy theories, misinformation, baseless speculation and self-appointed experts offering up some quotable guesswork as to what could have happened, give or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at The Media Blog
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Over the weekend a number of news outlets got rather excited about claims a Great White Shark, called Lydia, was 'due to arrive' off the coast of Cornwall as early as Sunday, despite Lydia being around 1,000 miles away at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at The Media Blog
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The great white shark stories, normally reserved for the summer silly season, are starting very early this year and the papers are in no doubt we are set to welcome 'Jaws' into UK waters. According to the Express: "A DEADLY... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2014 at The Media Blog
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Getty Images has announced that it is letting website owners, bloggers and social media users make use of its extensive bank of photography and stock images free of charge for non-commercial, editorial-only purposes. So if a blogger ever needs a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at The Media Blog
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It appears The Sun's response to mounting criticism of Page 3 has been an attempt today to position its daily serving of topless models as a force for good, campaigning for women's health. The paper has partnered with breast cancer... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at The Media Blog