Palestinian and pro-Palestinian demonstrators assemble outside the BBC TV Centre in central London to protest against its reporting of the conflict in Gaza.

The making of Glenn Mulcaire: A strong character and an excellent organiser who commanded respect and was convicted of phone hacking

He grew up in a God-fearing home. He was popular with his teachers. He even spent his spare time as a boy working with children more underprivileged than he himself was. So how did Glenn Mulcaire, the man convicted twice of phone hacking, become one of the most reviled men in Britain? James Hanning tells the backstory in this exclusive extract from The News Machine, his new book based on unprecedented access to the investigator

South Sudan humanitarian crisis: The poor media coverage highlights the flaws in news gathering

The media is agog at the prospect of George Clooney’s imminent marriage to British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin but less struck with a matter that is also close to his heart, the unfolding humanitarian disaster in South Sudan.

Restoring trust: Ed Miliband

'I don't read much British news': Ed Miliband’s stock falls on Fleet Street

In the week that the new press regulator IPSO announces its board, Ed Miliband gives an interview to Buzzfeed in which he says: "It's always a good idea not to read the newspapers… I don't read much British news."

Nike has made a series of football films called ‘England Matters’, to coincide with the World Cup

Crisis in funding British documentaries threatens the quality of the content

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With Farage on the loose, broadcasters and newspapers must realise they are no longer king-makers

The Media Column: Ukip injected drama into an otherwise dull narrative

With its new studios in Paris, Dailymotion has reinforced its position as Europe’s most-visited website

Is Google’s YouTube unfairly dominant? European rival Dailymotion certainly thinks so

The Media Column: The US is ruling the digital world and Europe should react

The Only Way is Ethics: Colourful reporting from the Pistorius trial, but don’t expect to see similar here

It has become common to hear people say of British newspapers (the tabloid ones, anyway) that they more or less do as they please, unconstrained by legal or regulatory obligations. This is not necessarily accurate, but as it is reflective of the type of hyperbole tabloid papers themselves indulge in, perhaps they only have themselves to blame.

The growing reputation of BuzzFeed’s reporting teams has helped it to hire top investigative talent

BuzzFeed: Cute cats and hard news? There’s room for both as site seeks to refresh itself

The Media Column: People want to work for BuzzFeed. They see the way it’s growing

Maria Miller quit the Cabinet to prevent her situation in “any way detracting from the achievements of the Government”

Maria Miller brought down by post-Leveson witch hunt? No, that doesn't add up

Culture Secretary Maria Miller was brought down by a media “witch hunt” because of her involvement in Lord Justice Leveson’s reforms of the press, according to a warped theory adopted by her few political supporters.

Nik Wallenda speaks after crossing the Grand Canyon on a tightrope live on Discovery

Ian Burrell: If the Discovery Channel buys Channel 5, it could transform the British television market

In an orange party dress and with not a hair out of place, Oprah Winfrey came clapping and jumping on to the stage at the Jazz at Lincoln Centre auditorium in New York on Thursday as the final act of a television industry event which rivalled the shows on nearby Broadway.

London Live presenters, from the left, Louise Scodie, Gavin Ramjaun, Claudia- Liza Armah, and Marc Edwards

Ian Burrell: Launching today, London Live could change the face of broadcasting in this country

Launching a television channel is a big deal. When Channel 5 did it in 1997 they booked the Spice Girls to sing a Manfred Mann classic in reverse: “1-2-3-4-5”. Fifteen years earlier, Channel 4 had launched with a different form of Countdown – the quiz of that name, then hosted by Richard Whiteley and Carol Vorderman, which is still on air 32 years later.

Andrew Mitchell MP during ‘Plebgate’

The age of outrage: From Russell Brand's Sachsgate to Plebgate, taking offence has become ubiquitous in modern life

The taking of offence has become ubiquitous in modern life but, argues Richard King, it is democracy that suffers when sensitivity is allowed to gain the upper hand

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