Mainstream media companies have opened the door for digital upstarts because their obsession with ratings led them to fail their audiences by colluding with controversial politicians, according to the billionaire journalist behind the Vice website.
Sir Martin Sorrell's WPP has reported a healthy boost in revenues and profits in the second quarter but saw revenue growth slow in the UK as advertisers held back spending over concerns about the Brexit vote. WPP has reported headline profits up by 10% to £769m and global revenues of £6.5bn in the first six months.
Michael Grade, the former BBC chairman and Tory peer, has defended the corporation's expanded role for James Purnell, the former Labour cabinet minister who is tipped to be appointed the next radio chief.
David Dimbleby has signed a new contract to present BBC1's Question Time, starting with a Labour leadership special debate between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith. Dimbleby, whose current deal with the BBC was due to run out this summer, had initially been rumoured to be stepping down from Question Time when his contract ran out.
Rupert Murdoch's Fox News broke UK broadcasting rules by airing pro-Brexit views on the day of the EU referendum, including accusing the BBC of being like a "running ad for Remain", Ofcom has said. Under UK rules broadcasters are not allowed to discuss and analyse election and referendum issues from the point polling starts until they close at 10pm on voting day.
Ofcom has rejected complaints that it was inappropriate for Channel 4 News to allow a Muslim journalist to present coverage of the Nice truck attack. It has emerged that Kelvin MacKenzie, who attacked the decision by Channel 4 News in his Sun column and called on readers to complain to the media regulator, did not in fact end up lodging a complaint himself.
TalkSport's owner shrugged off an ad decline around Brexit thanks to a boost from Euro 2016, but profits fell due to losses on the launch of three new digital radio stations. Wireless Group, which also owns a dozen local stations in Great Britain, a number in Ireland and free weekly magazine Sport, is in the process of being acquired by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp for £220m.
The BBC saw a drop of almost 20% in younger viewers to its TV channels in the months after shutting the youth-focused BBC3, according to commercial rivals. TV marketing body Thinkbox, which has shareholders including ITV, Sky, Channel 4 and UKTV, conducted an analysis of total viewing in the period from March to May.
The BBC has sold the rights to theme tunes and music from hit shows including Idris Elba's Luther, Doctor Who and Wolf Hall. BMG, the music company with artists including David Bowie, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, Keith Richard and Mick Jagger and Iron Maiden, has snapped up the potentially highly lucrative rights to more than 1,000 copyrights to theme tunes, background music in shows and music cues in BBC shows.
Trinity Mirror's former group legal director Paul Vickers, responsible for leading the publisher's response to the phone-hacking scandal, has joined the parent company of the Telegraph. Vickers was an architect of the Independent Press Standards Organisation and stepped down as chairman of watchdog's funding body last year.
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