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London Press Club awards: Evening Standard wins Newspaper of the Year

The London Evening Standard has been named Newspaper of the Year at the London Press Club awards.

Danger zone: rebel fighters run past a journalist in Aleppo, where being captured is the nightmare of all those reporting on the war

65 journalists have been killed in Syria since the war began - so how do reporters stop themselves from becoming the story?

There's never been a more dangerous time to be a reporter; and there's never been a more dangerous place to report from than Syria

New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson announced she will leave the paper yesterday

Jill Abramson dismissed by the New York Times: Did the first woman editor of the newspaper commission her own downfall?

Covering her new British boss’s role in the Savile scandal and questioning why she was not paid as much as her male predecessor may have been to blame for her dismissal this week

Natalie Nougayrède was unhappy about staff attempts to reduce her power
Natalie Nougayrède (left) and Jill Abramson both had relatively short tenures in charge

Female editors of Le Monde and the New York times spiked in a single day

Newspapers make changes within hours  of each other

Simon Read spearheaded The Independent’s campaign to curb the excesses of payday lenders
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Scottish independence: The Sunday Herald newspaper pledges support for 'Yes' vote

Newspaper with 1.6m monthly online readers is first to back pro-independence campaigners ahead of September's referendum

Sir Alan Moses presided over the Soham murders trial
David Dinsmore is ‘happy’ to discuss News UK’s problems

Sun editor David Dinsmore sent back to school to inspire youngsters in post-hacking charm offensive

The editor of The Sun is to return to his old school this week as part of a charm offensive by the tabloid’s publisher, News UK, emphasising its long-term commitment to journalism in the wake of the damaging phone-hacking scandal.

Liam Fox was set to speak at a conference for the right-wing American Enterprise Institute in Washington

Edward Snowden is a ‘self-publicising narcissist’ who committed treason, claims former defence secretary Liam Fox

Former defence secretary says Snowden files ‘helped Russia to annex Crimea’

Wikileaks backs Ukip over list against journalists at Times (or ‘Tories Inventing More Erroneous Sh*te’)

Nigel Farage claims to be victim of a smear campaign

Among the journalism categories, the Boston Globe was given a prize by the Columbia University-based panel for breaking news coverage

Pulitzer Prize 2014: The Guardian and Washington Post share acclaim for NSA spying revelations

There had been some suggestion winners would be passed over as their reporting was based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden

Busted flush? The era of the lads’ mags, pictured here in 2008, may be on the wane

The demise of the lads' mag: The news that 'Nuts' may fold and the rise of more thoughtful reading show that young men have increased respect for themselves

One magazine has five large-breasted women on the cover and proudly declares that it offers "BUXOM NEW PICS!" of "ULTRA CURVY CUTIES!", imploring that we "Give those bras a pay rise!" Sophie Reade, whose picture dominates the layout, is halfway through taking her bra off; her mouth is half open in an expression intended to signify her absolute up-for-it-ness. The other magazine features Richard Ayoade, an actor and director probably still best known for playing the world's geekiest man in The IT Crowd; his new film is a riff on Dostoevsky, and he is presented off-centre, with his hands covering half his face.

The front page of the most recent edition of the Independent on Sunday

Independent on Sunday wins 2014 Weekend Newspaper of the Year

The Independent on Sunday has won Weekend Newspaper of the Year at the 2014 Newspaper Awards.

Nuts magazine has been criticised for its “sexist” portrayal of women

Lads’ mag ‘Nuts’ looking for a buyer as it faces closure after 10 years

The weekly “lads” magazine Nuts, notorious for its explicit front covers, is facing closure after 10 years, following a sales slump.

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The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
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From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

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Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
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The man who hunts giants

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The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
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From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

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A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

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Amir Khan attacks the Taliban

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