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It’s six years since Nick Davies came up with the term “churnalism” and denounced the cosy relationship of the news media and the public relations industry in his book Flat Earth News.

Ian Burrell: Snake oil or precious insight? As the year gets ready to turn, what does one of America’s most celebrated trend spotters see ahead?

This is the time of the year when the media’s so-called “futurologists” emerge to tell us how we will be behaving over the next 12 months. Most of them work for the big advertising agencies and their prophecies are sold to clients as high-grade intelligence that can give competitive edge in shifting product. Much of this insight – some of it data-driven, some merely based on a trend-spotter’s instincts – relates to the public’s use of media.

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The wise knew the demise would be slow. Bill Gates gave newspapers another 50 years

Ian Burrell: Despite The Sun’s big paywall success, it’s still early days when it comes to charging for news on the internet

‘The Sun’s’ statistics will contribute to “resetting the mindset of the marketplace”

Eleanor Mills: ‘Where are the female bylines in the 'deep ends' of newspapers?’

Ian Burrell: The women of Fleet Street are on the march to claim their place at journalism’s top table. It’s about time, too

The women of the press are about to get more vocal – and if the newspaper industry is serious about wanting to improve itself from within then it would do well to listen.

Ian Burrell: The multi-tasking Jefferson Hack reveals how he keeps ‘Dazed & Confused’ relevant in a fast-moving sector

Jefferson Hack is not your average media owner. Instead of sitting down to talk, he announces “I want to show you this space”, before conducting a guided tour that incorporates an east London housing estate, a chichi coffee bar and the former glue factory which houses the Dazed & Confused media operation.

How long will it be before we’re looking back to the golden days of the Press Complaints Commission?

Ipso must avoid any show trial, where it seeks to make an example of its first target

Media Studies: Not listening to the latest fad keeps this Mojo working

There’s probably only one media brand in the world that could get the famously private Kate Bush to fetch down her sketching equipment and produce a hand-drawn illustration in its honour. And that’s Mojo.

Media Studies: News companies put faith in tablets. But it’s yet to be rewarded

There were high fives in the offices of Rupert Murdoch’s News UK stable when the Apple iPad launched in 2010, just weeks ahead of the publisher’s introduction of a risky new pay wall around the digital content of The Times.

Ian Burrell: Paul Dacre holds out an olive branch but the scuffles on Fleet Street are in full flow

Media Studies: The issue of press regulation was a primary cause of Dacre being drawn into his error of judgement over Ralph Miliband

Ian Burrell: ‘For the sake of British newspapers, editors must step into the limelight’

Media Studies: It takes an unusual person to become a national newspaper editor. Most are confident, personable and exceptionally well-informed about contemporary life.

Lloyd Embley wants us all to know why the Daily Mirror is not like the others. Seriously

If readers of the Daily Mirror spluttered over their maize-based breakfast cereals as they turned to page three this morning, then the editor-in-chief Lloyd Embley will have done his job.

Margaret Hodge's comment about 'broken BBC Trust' and her call for 'no more lies' said it all

BBC exposed for embarrassing levels of incompetence over pay-offs

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