Ian Burrell

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

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Alan Rusbridger is to let a ‘younger pair of hands take over the reins’

What next for The Guardian?

Under Alan Rusbridger, the loss-making paper spent fortunes on the web and won a Pulitzer. After 20 years, he is stepping down

Alan Rusbridger to quit as 'Guardian' editor-in-chief after 20 years in role next summer

The Independent has learned that Rusbridger has discussed his intentions to move with fellow members of the Scott Trust

Emma and Steve in the Don't Tell the Bride Christmas special

BBC Three to cut Don't Tell the Bride and other reality TV shows when channel moves online

The BBC has announced plans to make more long form shows and documentaries for the youth-focussed channel when it goes digital

Alan Yentob has spent his entire career at the BBC

Yentob leads the BBC fightback: we're being smeared for exposing Fake Sheikh

BBC’s creative director defends organisation against accusations of political correctness

A customer holds his new iPhone

How magazine websites for young women are filling a gap in the market

A new generation is emerging with a fresh tone and attitude

Mark Thomas claims he and others were spied on by a little-known Scotland Yard unit

Comedian Mark Thomas to sue Met Police over ‘snooping’

The Metropolitan Police is being sued by the television presenter Mark Thomas and five other journalists who claim they were unlawfully snooped on by a little-known Scotland Yard unit dedicated to “domestic extremism”.

The site bucks the industry trend

Independent website traffic tops 1 million unique users a day

Independent.co.uk bucks industry trends to post record figures

Increased internet speeds will mean a smoother viewing experience for smartphone streamers

Mobile internet speed boost as Ofcom opens up the digital spectrum

700 Mhz frequency will now carry mobile data

Nick Parker, senior reporter at The Sun

The Sun’s reporters called readers ‘plebs’, court told

Use of the word is damaging to the newspaper, which is currently fighting the 'Plebgate' libel action

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness