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

YouTubers Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg set pre-order DVD sales records

theguardian.com — The big screen debut of British YouTubers Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg has set pre-order sales records on Amazon UK and iTunes. The duo, who have over 10 million YouTube subscribers and have notched up more than 1bn video views, are set to star in a DVD called Joe and Caspar Hit the Road.
Sep 02, 2015

The DVD debut of @joe_sugg and @Caspar_Lee has set pre-order records at @AmazonUK and hit number 1 on iTunes theguardian.com/media/2015/sep…

Sep 02, 2015

YouTubers Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg set pre-order DVD sales records gu.com/p/4c3ek

Rebekah Brooks confronted by furious News of the World staff

theguardian.com — Rebekah Brooks was confronted by angry News of the World staff on Friday when she updated them on the decision to close the title and said that advertisers thought it was a "toxic" brand.

Rebekah Brooks' return confirmed as Tony Gallagher is named Sun editor

theguardian.com — News Corp has confirmed Rebekah Brooks as chief executive of News UK, the publisher of the Times, Sunday Times and the Sun, a year after she was cleared of all charges related to the phone-hacking scandal. Brooks, who received a payoff of more than £16m after resigning from News Corp in 2011, replaces Mike Darcey, who is to leave after three years.
Sep 02, 2015

RT @mediaguardian: Rebekah Brooks' return confirmed as Tony Gallagher is named Sun editor gu.com/p/4c385/stw pic.twitter.com/aJHLVEOvBO

Sep 02, 2015

RT @davidcochrane: Rebekah Brooks confirmed back as head of Murdoch's UK papers, former Telegraph editor Tony Gallagher named Sun editor gu.com/p/4c385/stw

Sep 02, 2015

Rebekah Brooks' return confirmed; Tony Gallagher is named Sun editor gu.com/p/4c385/stw

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Helena Bonham Carter to star in Nick Hornby drama on BBC1

theguardian.com — Helena Bonham Carter is to star in writer Nick Hornby's first TV drama - Love, Nina - based on the memoirs of a nanny who worked for some of the leading lights of literary London. The mini-series, which will go out over five half-hour episodes on BBC1, is based on Nina Stibbe's award-winning book of the same name.

Fake BBC news article used to lure players to games site

theguardian.com — The UK advertising watchdog has reprimanded a games website for using a fake BBC news article to try and attract players. RockyFroggy, a site where users can play games to win prizes, ran an advertorial using a web domain similar to that of the BBC and a style that mimicked the corporation's news stories.

BBC digital news operation must be curbed, say newspaper publishers

theguardian.com — UK national and regional newspaper publishers have called for the BBC's digital news operation to be curbed to allow commercial players to flourish at home and abroad. The News Media Association, the trade body for the UK newspaper industry, "fundamentally disagrees" with the corporation's ambition to grow its online news services, according to its submission to the government green paper on the BBC charter review.
Sep 02, 2015

BBC digital news operation must be curbed, say newspaper publishers < so sad to see where I worked attacked like this theguardian.com/media/2015/sep…

Sep 01, 2015

BBC digital news operation must be curbed, say newspaper publishers gu.com/p/4c24g

Sep 02, 2015

RT @journochat: BBC digital news operation must be curbed, say newspaper publishers flip.it/7bF0n

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BBC head of TV current affairs commissioning steps down from role

theguardian.com — Clive Edwards, the BBC's head of TV current affairs commissioning, is to step down, bringing an end to a 22-year career as a frontline journalist. Edwards, who has also worked at Panorama and edited the Money Programme, will work with the BBC Academy for the next year leading a new factual storytelling initiative.
Sep 02, 2015

RT @MarcSigsworth: Clive Edwards, BBC head of TV current affairs commissioning, steps down from role gu.com/p/4c29v/stw

Sep 02, 2015

BBC head of TV current affairs commissioning steps down from role gu.com/p/4c29v/stw

Sep 01, 2015

BBC head of TV current affairs commissioning steps down from role gu.com/p/4c29v

Global Radio censured for running ads mimicking news on 46 stations

theguardian.com — Global Radio has been rapped by the broadcasting regulator for running an ad campaign that mimicked news bulletins on 46 stations across networks including Capital, Heart and Xfm. Global Radio ran a sponsorship with mobile operator 3, called The Good News, with 30 different "stories" that aped the format of a news bulletin across 46 of its stations across the UK.
Sep 01, 2015

Global Radio censured for running ads mimicking news on 46 stations gu.com/p/4c22q

Simon Cowell’s X Factor revamp hits flat note with viewers

theguardian.com — Simon Cowell's overhaul of the X Factor failed to impress viewers with its return on Saturday night attracting the lowest audience for a launch show in a decade. The new-look show, which featured new judges Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora, attracted an average audience of just 7.1 million viewers on Saturday night.
Sep 01, 2015

Simon Cowell’s X Factor revamp hits flat note with viewers gu.com/p/4cxpe

Sep 01, 2015

Well I watched but seems as though few others did. Simon Cowell’s #XFactor revamp hits flat note with viewers gu.com/p/4cxpe/stw

National newspaper rivals launch £3m campaign to fight ad slump

theguardian.com — An unlikely alliance of national newspapers, from the Sun and Mirror to the Mail, Telegraph and Guardian, is to launch a multimillion-pound ad campaign promoting the power of news brands. The UK's six national newspaper groups have come together to run a £3m ad campaign across their 18 titles which will run for eight weeks from Wednesday.
Aug 30, 2015

@mediaguardian: UK National newspaper rivals launch £3m campaign to fight ad slump d.gu.com/C1837G

Aug 30, 2015

National newspaper rivals launch £3m campaign to fight ad slump gu.com/p/4cv9q

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Sep 02, 2015

YouTubers Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg set pre-order DVD sales records gu.com/p/4c3ek

Sep 02, 2015

The DVD debut of @joe_sugg and @Caspar_Lee has set pre-order records at @AmazonUK and hit number 1 on iTunes theguardian.com/media/2015/sep…

Sep 02, 2015

Rebekah Brooks' return confirmed as Tony Gallagher is named Sun editor gu.com/p/4c385

Sep 02, 2015

News UK confirms Rebekah Brooks as UK CEO, Tony Gallagher move from Mail to edit Sun. newscorp.com/2015/09/02/new…

Sep 01, 2015

BBC digital news operation must be curbed, say newspaper publishers gu.com/p/4c24g

Sep 01, 2015

BBC head of TV current affairs commissioning steps down from role gu.com/p/4c29v


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