Media Diary: Adam v Ali (Round two)

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Boulton & Co

Sky's Adam Boulton's daily show starts today, but the excitement surrounds Thursday's edition with rival Ali Campbell. Adam came close to self-combustion during their election clash and Campbell's new volume of diaries will include references to Blair aide Anji Hunter (Mrs Boulton).

The Murdochs defy convention

Media wars

"All the top names in the UK media" is the billing for Wednesday's Oxford Media Convention. Not if you believe Rupert Murdoch's News Corp is the dominant force in the sector. There's no Rupert and no James, no Rebekah Brooks and no Jeremy Darroch. But there are plenty of Murdoch rivals, from Trinity Mirror's Sly Bailey to the BBC's Mark Thompson.

What happens in Vegas...

Piers Morgan on CNN

Ahead of his much-hyped CNN show (which starts tonight), Piers Morgan travelled to Las Vegas for a promotional event intended to highlight his unique charm. The new Larry King was introduced to the audience with the words, "Piers, you are known as a man of integrity..." Let's hope Morgan's own show does more detailed research.