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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.

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

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

Nicholas Coleridge's pay jumps to £1.3m as Condé Nast UK's profits double

theguardian.com — Condé Nast chief Nicholas Coleridge received a 40% jump in pay last year to £1.3m as the Vogue publisher as profits almost doubled at its UK operation. Condé Nast, the publisher of high-end magazine titles including Tatler, Vanity Fair and GQ, saw reported pre-tax profits jump from £8.78m to £16.55m last year.
Aug 28, 2015

Nicholas Coleridge's pay jumps to £1.3m as Condé Nast UK's profits double gu.com/p/4cv82/stw

Aug 28, 2015

Nicholas Coleridge's pay jumps to £1.3m as Condé Nast UK's profits double gu.com/p/4cv82

BBC contract was never about the money, insists Met Office

theguardian.com — The Met Office has delivered a frosty response to accusations that its services had become too expensive for the BBC, saying that its contract was "never about the money". The BBC has put out a tender for its weather forecasting contract in a move that marks the end of the meteorological service's 93-year contract with the corporation.

Chris Bryant says passing cost of free licences to BBC is ‘spiteful’ attack

theguardian.com — Labour's Chris Bryant has challenged the culture secretary's claim that passing the cost of TV licences for over-75s to the BBC was purely driven by the need to reduce the national deficit, arguing that the government has pledged to clear it before the corporation even takes on the full £750m burden.
Aug 28, 2015

Chris Bryant says passing cost of free licences to BBC is ‘spiteful’ attack gu.com/p/4cvxk

Chris Moyles to take on BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw at rebranded Xfm

theguardian.com — Xfm is to be rebranded and expand nationally with a host of big names including Chris Moyles who will go head-to-head with his BBC Radio 1 replacement Nick Grimshaw with a new breakfast show. Xfm is to be axed after 20 years in favour of a new brand, Radio X, which will be introduced as part of a strategy to go national digitally.
Aug 28, 2015

Chris Moyles reported to be returning to radio as breakfast show host of rebranded Xfm (Radio X) - theguardian.com/media/2015/aug…

Aug 28, 2015

Chris Moyles to take on BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw at rebranded Xfm gu.com/p/4bqqj/stw

Aug 28, 2015

Chris Moyles to take on BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw at rebranded Xfm gu.com/p/4bqqj

Aug 28, 2015

Slightly sad about Xfm rebrand. Tom Binns and Helen Chamberlain breakfast show was highlight of my indie adolescence theguardian.com/media/2015/aug…

UTV's profits fall 90% as new TV channel costs mount

theguardian.com — UTV Media has reported a 90% fall in pre-tax profits as costs at its new channel, UTV Ireland, climbed over £12m and dragged the Northern Ireland-based company down in the first half.
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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

Sep 01, 2015

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

Sep 01, 2015

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

Aug 30, 2015

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

Aug 28, 2015

RT @THR: Twitter Sends James Woods a Scathing Letter Over Attempt to Unmask Anonymous User thr.cm/22ewro pic.twitter.com/9uBuZTkF1s

Aug 28, 2015

RT @mediaguardian: Will Tony Gallagher replace David Dinsmore in the Sun editor's seat? d.gu.com/C0DYkp

Aug 28, 2015

Nicholas Coleridge's pay jumps to £1.3m as Condé Nast UK's profits double gu.com/p/4cv82

Aug 28, 2015

BBC contract was never about the money, insists Met Office gu.com/p/4cv59

Aug 28, 2015

Nicholas Coleridge's pay jumps to £1.3m as Condé Nast UK's profits double gu.com/p/4cv82/stw


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