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Media Business Correspondent at the Guardian. From New Zealand, in London since 1999.

Facebook pays no UK corporation tax for a second year

theguardian.com — Facebook paid no UK corporation tax for the second year in a row in 2013, while employees received shares in the company worth tens of millions of pounds. The world's largest social media company reported a pre-tax loss of £11.6m in the UK last year, despite its US parent company reporting a net profit of $1.5bn (£900m).

Media jobs website Gorkana sold to Cision in £200m deal

theguardian.com — Gorkana, the digital PR jobs and media industry information company, has been sold to rival Cision in a deal thought to be worth as much as £200m. Cision, which is owned by US private equity firm GTCR, recently closed a $447m (£278m) deal to buy Vocus, creating a giant in the software for the PR sector.

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The Guardian overtakes New York Times in comScore traffic figures

theguardian.com — The Guardian has passed the New York Times to become the world's second most popular English-language newspaper website, according to the latest monthly traffic figures from comScore. Last month theguardian.com website network recorded 42.6 million worldwide unique visitors, a 12.3% month-on-month increase, according to the latest comScore report on desktop web usage.

BBC licence fee: top barrister to look into decriminalisation of evasion

theguardian.com — The government has appointed a leading criminal law barrister who has worked on high-profile cases including the prosecution of Abu Hamza to lead its independent review of whether non-payment of the BBC licence fee should be decriminalised. Sajid Javid, the culture secretary, has appointed David Perry QC to lead the review, with a report due by June next year.

BBC’s Mishal Husain calls for social media campaign to combat Isis

theguardian.com — BBC presenter Mishal Husain has called on British Muslim scholars to use social media to combat extremism The Today programme co-host is one of the most high-profile female Muslim broadcasters in Britain.

Express titles may cut number of pages by up to a quarter

theguardian.com — Richard Desmond's Express Newspapers is understood to be planning to cut pagination for its four titles by up to 25%, as part of a cost -cutting drive that has already led to about 80 staff taking voluntary redundancy.

BBC appoints Fran Unsworth as World Service Group director

theguardian.com — BBC director of news Fran Unsworth has been appointed director of the BBC World Service Group. Unsworth is the first female director in the 82-year history of the World Service. She replaces Peter Horrocks, who last month said he was to step down from running the BBC's global news operations - the World Service, BBC World News TV channel, BBC.com/news website and BBC Monitoring - to "find a new challenge".

Vice Media expands YouTube news channel to seven new countries

theguardian.com — Vice Media is to expand its YouTube news channel to seven new countries including Germany, Brazil and Australia. The New York-based digital media company is to launch local-language editions and newsrooms in each of the new countries, which include France, Spain and Mexico, in a rapid rollout since launching in the US and UK in March.

The Great Fire debuts on ITV with 4.9 million viewers

theguardian.com — ITV drama The Great Fire debuted with almost 5 million viewers on Thursday evening; the broadcaster's biggest audience at 9pm since the World Cup. The four-part series, written by ITV News political editor Tom Bradby, premiered with an average of 4.9 million viewers and a 23.4% share from 9pm.
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Oct 22, 2014

IPG reports decent Q3 with org revs up 6.3% (US 7.9%), follows Omnicom saying will beat FY expectations

Oct 21, 2014

The Guardian overtakes New York Times in comScore traffic figures gu.com/p/42jfq

Oct 21, 2014

Rona Fairhead and Sajid Javid appear before Commons committee – live gu.com/p/42tqy

Oct 21, 2014

BBC licence fee: top barrister to look into decriminalisation of evasion gu.com/p/42j6d

Oct 21, 2014

Telegraph chief sends letter to staff outlining editorial job cuts in wake of "digital-first" transition. Initial assessment in a week.

Oct 21, 2014

Fairhead accused of perhaps becoming BBC fanboy. "No, I don't think I've gone native, I will never go native".

Oct 21, 2014

Rona Fairhead: "There is no company or organisation in the world which cannot improve".

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