George Zimmerman, the man cleared last month of second-degree murder and manslaughter over the killing of the unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, will ask the state of Florida to pay up to $300,000 (£193,000) of his legal expenses, his lawyer said today.
Dads in modern media are misunderstood and forced to endure near constant ridicule, according to a Netmums survey
The Independent’s journalism has been recognised with 11 nominations for this year’s British Press Awards, with sister titles i, The Independent on Sunday and the London Evening Standard also well represented on the shortlists.
Out, proud and excellent at her job: Clare Balding's brilliance may just be enough to overcome the tradition of the Great British backlash
i has launched a marketing campaign aimed at getting students to engage with the paper, and I have been lucky enough to be chosen to represent the paper at the University of Kent. The task of promoting a paper to students is a difficult one, for all sorts of reasons.
Another twist to the naked royals story; William Foxton, writing for The Telegraph, discusses how photos of Kate Middleton have boosted the fortunes of online porn sites - and reveals that pictures of Prince William naked are also apparently being offered to publishers.
Addressing a libertarian think tank in Perth last July, the British climate change sceptic Christopher Monckton urged Australians to create a home-grown version of Rupert Murdoch's Fox News. Lord Monckton's visit was part-funded by one of his biggest Australian fans, Gina Rinehart, the multi-billionaire iron ore magnate. A year on, Ms Rinehart – the country's wealthiest individual – is on the verge of becoming its newest media mogul, a prospect sending a chill through newsrooms, boardrooms and the corridors of government.
Murdoch titles are not the only wrong-doers, veteran broadcaster tells Leveson Inquiry
Antonio Tabucchi was a leading Italian novelist, intellectual, academic and columnist, widely known to his countryman as a ferocious critic of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. He regularly accused Mr Berlusconi of using his political power to further his own interests. He was also an internationally-renowned expert and professor of the literature of Portugal, which he considered his second home and where he died of cancer aged 68.
When James Murdoch took charge at News International's Wapping plant in 2007 he was just 34 and determined to preside over a modern media organisation and a clean one. He drove an environmentally friendly Toyota Prius, which he parked prominently at the front of the main offices. He introduced hanging plants, banned the use of hand towels and ordered wall posters that urged staff to save energy and help NI become a carbon-neutral company.
PCC chairman heralds industry consensus for new body and tougher regulations
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