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National News Editor — The Guardian
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James Murdoch: I didn't read crucial phone-hacking email

theguardian.com — Fresh questions about the extent of James Murdoch's knowledge of the phone-hacking scandal were raised on Tuesday when it emerged he received an email that included a briefing indicating that the activity had not been confined to a single "rogue reporter".

David Bowie among UK stars who turned down Olympic closing show

theguardian.com — David Bowie turned down the offer to sign off Sunday night's Olympic Games closing ceremony with a performance of Heroes, one of several high-profile acts who passed up the chance to perform in front of a global TV audience of hundreds of millions at the finale of London 2012.

Trinity Mirror journalists may be victims of NoW phone hacking - police

theguardian.com — A handful of journalists working for Trinity Mirror's Sunday titles have been told that they may have been victims of phone hacking by News of the World, in an apparent sign that the Murdoch title sought to eavesdrop on to news being gathered by its principal competitors.
Jul 15, 2015

RT @jpublik: Arrested Mirror Group journalist Lee Harpin told by police in 2012 his details appeared in Glenn Mulcaire's notepads theguardian.com/media/2012/mar…

How the Tories won the general election air war

theguardian.com — There was a point in the election campaign - can you remember it? - when the Conservatives were struggling. Their solution was to come to the Guardian: offering at 5pm that Friday evening an authored piece by George Osborne.
May 11, 2015

RT @paul__johnson: How the Tories won the election air war: view from the news editor's chair by @dansabbagh theguardian.com/media/2015/may…

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News Corp to close iPad newspaper The Daily

theguardian.com — Rupert Murdoch is to shut iPad newspaper The Daily from 15 December, admitting that it has failed to win enough subscribers to make the online subscription venture viable in its 21 months of life.

Rebekah Brooks took £10.8m compensation from News Corp

theguardian.com — Rebekah Brooks walked away with £10.8m from Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation as compensation after she resigned from her position as chief executive of News International at the height of the phone-hacking scandal, UK accounts published by News Corp show.
Nov 07, 2013

Reminder: "clawback" in Brooks severance package. theguardian.com/uk/2012/dec/12… "money would have to be paid back if court returned guilty verdict"

Leveson inquiry puts paparazzi in the frame

theguardian.com — Click, chase, click: it was the recurring theme of the Leveson inquiry's first week - and neither Hollywood stars, nor the victims of tragic circumstances, were exempt.
Oct 20, 2013

@bjpaddy @PrivateEyeNews many other cases, theguardian.com/media/2011/nov…, and a complacent or corrupt police simply didn't enforce the law.

Guardian and Observer report losses of £44.2m

theguardian.com — The Guardian and the Observer lost £44.2m last year as investment in digital publishing - including iPad, Facebook and Android apps - contributed to a deepening of losses at the national newspapers that could not be offset by double-digit growth in digital revenues.

After the Woolwich attack the media must continue to aim for openness

guardian.co.uk — It started - alarmingly enough - as a major incident in Woolwich. That was 4pm. Three hours later during which time the news ratchet went up through beheading, pictures of bodies in the street, terror, a Cobra committee (so they really meant terror), and finally, the most extraordinary film that left even seasoned newsroom hands somewhat excited.
Jun 04, 2013

.@guardian news editor @dansabbagh says spooks more helpful to media than Scotland Yard during the Woolwich atrocity guardian.co.uk/media/media-bl…

Jun 04, 2013

.@dansabbagh interesting on Woolwich on the video & on spooks being more helpful to media than Scotland Yard guardian.co.uk/media/media-bl…

James Murdoch was key force behind Sky team's Tour de France victory

guardian.co.uk — James Murdoch, Rupert's youngest son, was among those on the Champs Elysées on Sunday afternoon, cheering home the first British winner of the Tour de France. That was fitting, because while his successor as BSkyB's chief executive, Jeremy Darroch, was in Team Sky's backup car, caught on ITV punching the vehicle's roof in delight, it was Murdoch, a keen cyclist, who was critical to sustaining the media group's £10m-a-year sponsorship commitment.
Jun 03, 2013

With James Murdoch's support, BSkyB backed Bradley Wiggins to Tour de France success. #bikemenace m.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jul…

Feb 08, 2016

If the preacher outside brixton station was offering solutions to the congestion he might get more followers from the hundreds waiting here

Feb 04, 2016

Tax credit data exposes limit of Cameron 'emergency brake'. Would affect 84,000 families if in full operation theguardian.com/politics/2016/…

Feb 03, 2016

Cameron on Corbyn: "The cogs have to turn a little bit faster".

Feb 03, 2016

Seeing as we are talking about the cancer drugs fund...more here theguardian.com/society/2014/a…

Feb 03, 2016

Cameron may trumpet the cancer drugs fund, but it is a sop to the drugs companies, an overspill fund largely for the benefit of Roche.

Feb 03, 2016

There's the debate on Europe. And then there's the press. Well the right wing press: gu.com/p/4gc8x/stw @greenslader

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