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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

David Cameron had an unfortunate encounter with some ink during a press conference

Six of the silliest stories of the August silly season

Despite the horror of much of August's news stories, a few daft tales squeaked in to lighten things up a bit
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.

The media have been quick to use the stereotype of the sad clown in discussing Robin Williams' death

Still a demand for the obituary: Robin Williams in the press

Poignant obituaries for the actor and comedian Robin Williams were not hard to find last week. But could the obit itself – a feature best suited to print media – be on its way out?

Youth network Vice News joins the top table

Just over three years ago, David Carr, media columnist of The New York Times, bearded the online youth network Vice News by deriding its coverage of a filthy beach in war-torn Liberia.

Stephen Pollard editor of The Jewish Chronicle

Jewish Chronicle apologises for Gaza appeal as Tricycle Theatre backs down on Jewish Film Festival boycott

The Jewish Chronicle has apologised to readers who complained after the paper published an advert for the Gaza Disasters Emergency Appeal – but the paper’s editor said that many of those described as “civilian casualties” during the conflict were actually terrorists.

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox group has withdrawn its bid for Time Warner

21st Century Fox’s $80bn (£48bn) proposal to buy Time Warner -has Murdoch lost his Midas touch?

Once the ultimate dealmaker, Rupert Murdoch is licking his wounds after the rebuttal of 21st Century Fox’s $80bn (£48bn) proposal to buy Time Warner.

The best of the silly season: Welcome to August, when only the most ludicrous stories will do

What’s a newspaper to do during the long news-dearth days of summer? Why, run reports of crack-addicted squirrels and afterlife feuds, of course...
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Israel-Gaza conflict: Journalist quits Australian newspaper after suspension over 'offensive' response to Gaza column complaints

Mike Carlton left the Sydney Morning Herald  after telling readers to 'f*** off'

The Good Housekeeping Institute in London has been designed as a symbol of modern living

You’ve read the magazine, now learn to cook at the Good Housekeeping Institute in Soho

After Vogue and Monocle, Good Housekeeping becomes the latest title to jump from the page to bricks and mortar

The Sun's 'mark of the devil' front page: What is the need for such a 'silly season' story while the world watches the horror in Gaza?

Aside from questions over the news value of such a story, there are child protection issues to consider

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Richard Norris: Man who had whole face transplant after being shot becomes GQ star

He accidentally shot himself in the face aged 22 in 1997, blowing off his nose, cheekbones, lips, teeth and jaw

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Tulisa Contostavlos trial thrown out: What is journalistic subterfuge and can it remain a useful tool?

Judge's damning conclusion about 'Fake Sheikh' Mazher Mahmood's evidence puts the practice in spotlight

The 'Fake Sheikh' Mazher Mahmood’s extraordinary career

He will be hoping that he doesn’t have to swap his “rags”, as he calls them, for the type of prison clothing worn by those put behind bars

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Alexander Fury: The designer names to look for at fashion week this season

The big names to look for this fashion week

This week, designers begin to show their spring 2015 collections in New York
Will Self: 'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

Will Self takes aim at Orwell's rules for writing plain English
Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

Toy guns proving a popular diversion in a country flooded with the real thing
Al Pacino wows Venice

Al Pacino wows Venice

Ham among the brilliance as actor premieres two films at festival
Neil Lawson Baker interview: ‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.

Neil Lawson Baker interview

‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.
The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

Wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding her husband
The model of a gadget launch: Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed

The model for a gadget launch

Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed
Alice Roberts: She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
Get well soon, Joan Rivers - an inspiration, whether she likes it or not

Get well soon, Joan Rivers

She is awful. But she's also wonderful, not in spite of but because of the fact she's forever saying appalling things, argues Ellen E Jones
Doctor Who Into the Dalek review: A classic sci-fi adventure with all the spectacle of a blockbuster

A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

As the collections start, fashion editor Alexander Fury finds video and the internet are proving more attractive
Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy

Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall...

... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy
Weekend at the Asylum: Europe's biggest steampunk convention heads to Lincoln

Europe's biggest steampunk convention

Jake Wallis Simons discovers how Victorian ray guns and the martial art of biscuit dunking are precisely what the 21st century needs
Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Lying is dangerous and unnecessary. A new book explains the strategies needed to avoid it. John Rentoul on the art of 'uncommunication'
Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough? Was the beloved thespian the last of the cross-generation stars?

Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough?

The atomisation of culture means that few of those we regard as stars are universally loved any more, says DJ Taylor