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

Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of The Guardian, is to stand down from his current role at Guardian Media Group in the summer.

News Alan Yentob has spent his entire career at the BBC

Alan Yentob has accused The Sun newspaper of running a negative campaign against spendthrift BBC bosses as a calculated “swipe back” at Panorama’s recent expose of Mazher “Fake Sheikh” Mahmood, The Sun on Sunday investigative reporter.

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

BBC Three is to axe reality TV shows such as Don’t Tell the Bride and Snog, Marry, Avoid in favour of “harder-hitting” programmes when the channel moves online.

BT has launched a TV operation – BT Sport – which has exclusive Premier League football

Do Britain’s telecom companies need to reinvent themselves as media companies? It is not such a strange suggestion given how fast things are suddenly changing in the mobile and broadband industry.

Mazher Mahmood’s face was revealed by BBC ‘Panorama’

A former Attorney General has called for a review of all convictions involving evidence from the “Fake Sheikh” Mazher Mahmood, as the BBC broadcast rare images of the undercover reporter's face. Meanwhile, the fall-out from the undercover journalist’s reporting has been described as “far more serious” than the phone-hacking scandal.

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Tony Jordan, award-winning writer

Production plans for the epic series Dickensian - one of the most ambitious drama projects ever commissioned by the BBC - are in disarray because nowhere can be found in the UK to make it.

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Dapper Laughs found success through the video app Vine

ITV has severed its links with a sexist internet star who has been described as “the new Jim Davidson”.

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BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat bulletin has been rapped for breaching broadcasting rules after airing an interview with Isis fighter Kabir Ahmed, in which he boasted that waging war in the Middle East was 'fun' and better than playing the violent video game Call Of Duty

Newsbeat, BBC Radio’s youth-orientated news service, has committed a “serious breach” of editorial guidelines by broadcasting an interview with a British jihadi who compared fighting for the terrorist group Islamic State to playing a computer game.


The BBC has warned that China poses a “direct threat” to its global reach by paying incentives to local broadcast companies to prioritise its state-funded CCTV service over other international networks.

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Taylor Swift is dominating album and singles charts worldwide

BBC Radio 1 will take on MTV and YouTube tomorrow by taking up a permanent presence as a video channel on iPlayer.

Innovative sources of funding are helping small businesses to raise cash as an alternative to traditional banks

When Peter Horrocks, the soon-to-depart head of the World Service, visited Hyderabad in India a few years ago, he was serenaded by a brass band and showered with petals by an adoring crowd holding “Welcome Mr Peter” banners.

Sir Alan Moses said the power to levy £1m fines was ‘a big bazooka’ that Ipso was unwilling to use

The new press watchdog has criticised the Government for having “promised the Earth” to victims of media intrusion and acknowledged the “despair and anger, the misery and rage” that ensued “when that promise was not delivered”.

A drugs trial involving Tulisa Contostavlos collapsed in July as a judge questioned Mazher Mahmood’s credibility

The undercover journalist known as the “Fake Sheikh”, Mazher Mahmood, is to be unmasked after his lawyers failed to obtain a High Court injunction preventing a BBC Panorama documentary from revealing his appearance.

Camilla Mankabady was the programme editor of ‘BBC News at Ten’

The BBC’s attempts to promote senior female journalists have suffered another blow after a senior programme editor of the BBC News at Ten bulletin resigned to join rival ITV.


On the bus to work this morning I had a call from Tesco saying their Christmas advert was ready and they wanted me to write about it.

The journalist was found guilty of making illegal payments to a prison officer in return for stories about a convicted child-killer Jon Venables

A former News of the World journalist has been found guilty of making illegal payments to a prison officer in return for stories about a convicted child-killer.

Al Jazeera's offices in central London

The head of the broadcasting network Al Jazeera has distanced it from its Qatari owners and said its coverage of Islamic State (IS) and other contentious stories was “wholeheartedly independent” of the Gulf State.

Graham Johnson leaving court in London yesterday

A former journalist at the Sunday Mirror who was investigating a soap star’s alleged relationship with a gangland boss, has pleaded guilty to phone hacking.

The BBC said Ms Marshall was departing 'on health grounds'

The BBC Education Editor Penny Marshall has quit the broadcaster before even going on air and has returned to her “journalistic home” at ITV.

YouView’s users will now have access to Netflix content, including hit US crime dramas, such as ‘Breaking Bad’, which was being promoted as the deal was announced at a public tent on the South Bank in London

The YouView internet TV service has had a chequered history to say the least, with numerous false starts since its inception in 2007.

Henry Blodget

The first thing Henry Blodget demands of his journalists is “fairness” - because when he was banned from Wall Street the media, he claims, didn’t give him an even break.


Saatchi & Saatchi owner Publicis Groupe has splashed out  $3.7 billion (£2.3 billion) on digital advertising agency SapientNitro as the ad industry battles for greater scale against Facebook and Google.

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