Ofcom has got it wrong in saying the BBC expansion will not affect local media

As we embark on 2023, it is somewhat depressing to see the BBC about to be at loggerheads with the commercial news publishers all over again — this time because their controversial plans to expand their online news service has been approved by Ofcom. There has been much hand-wringing, if not outright anger, at the…

Digesting the World News Media Congress at Zaragoza with WAN-IFRA

In many countries around the world, journalists are labelled tax evaders, money launderers, traders in fake information – to discredit them – leading to further intimidation and aggressive trolling. So how can journalists around the world unite to stand with their sisters and brothers against this? We shouldn’t turn a blind eye to this in…

What have we learned about leadership?

Wouldn’t it be a fitting tribute to the late Queen if we could perhaps continue to live the way we have been doing in the past 10 days for a little longer. Let’s talk about politics – we have seen a suspension of the traditional yah boo politics across the benches in the Commons with…

What are we going to do with the problem of news avoidance?

News fatigue is becoming as familiar a phrase as fake news is to beat the news industry around the head with. Even journalists, it seems, are finding themselves becoming fatigued about the news narrative. Alan Hunter (ex-Times and co-founder of HMB Advisory) this week recirculated a post from Washington Post columnist Amanda Ripley, who confessed…

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