Ian Burrell

Ian Burrell is Assistant Editor and Media Editor of The Independent.

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Before taking up his present role, former judge Sir Alan Moses was a Lord Justice of Appeal

New press regulator Sir Alan Moses warns of ‘hopeless’ budget on his first day at Ipso

Sir Alan believes the new regulator will 'cost substantially more' than the £2.5m-a-year spent by its predecessor, the Press Complaints Commission

Newsnight editor Ian Katz: Jeremy Paxman-style political interviews are old hat

New host Evan Davis has a less hostile approach to interviewing

Nigel Farage and Rupert Murdoch met last week while the Ukip leader was in the US

Nigel Farage earns the Rupert Murdoch seal of approval in impromptu Manhattan meeting

Rupert Murdoch’s long history of calculated meddling in British politics has taken a new turn with the media baron calling a snap meeting with Nigel Farage in Manhattan.

One for the boys: Loaded aims to hark back to the Nineties, but also appeal to a younger readership

Loaded has ditched the raunchy covers - but is it time for the men's magazine to just let go?

The leading men's magazine of the Nineties has rebranded as a glossy lifestyle title, with an agony aunt column from Julie Burchill, a nostalgia piece on "analogue porn" and an article on "the 90's worst cocaine casualties" all featuring in the latest edition
Olivia Colman topped the list of the 30 most influential females in broadcasting

Olivia Colman and Mary Berry top Radio Times' female power list

Powerlist shows 'revolution' in TV gender roles

The BBC Trust may have found its saviour

News that Rona Fairhead is the Government’s preferred candidate as next chair of the BBC Trust has generally been well-received.

Hot off the press: A newspaper vendor in Fleet Street in 1955

The dizzying decline of Britain’s local newspapers: do you want the bad news, or the good news?

Twitter keeps historic brands relevant  to young readers

Julian Assange delivering a statement on the balcony at the Ecuador Embassy in 2012

When Google Met Wikileaks by Julian Assange, book review

Among the pioneers of the dark net was a character named “Proff”, who became an outspoken member of the cypherpunk mailing list around 1993. Proff was “a gifted young Australian called Julian Assange”, no less. In When Google Met Wikileaks, Assange makes a case for the dark net by suggesting that the open web site we all know best has sinister intentions. “Nobody wants to acknowledge that Google has grown big and bad. But it has,” he says.

The Dark Net:Inside the Digital Underworld by Jamie Bartlett, book review

The Dark Net, a fascinating and disturbing journey through the furthest recesses of the Internet, opens with a story of a young girl who seeks to build her self-esteem by parading naked online via webcam.

Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon in ‘The Front Page’, using an old tech typewriter

The Times' newsroom set to ring with the sounds of typewriters once more

Almost as if the digital revolution never happened, the newsroom of The Times once again resounds to the clatter of the old-fashioned typewriter.

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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam