So, what to make of the government’s Digital Britain report published yesterday, and in particular its recommendations about whether the current newspaper merger regime should be relaxed? Well, at first glance, the government appears to have managed the considerable
HoldtheFrontPage currently publishes three fortnightly blogs – Dyson at Large, Training Matters and the Law Column.
Former regional daily editor Steve Dyson’s fortnightly Dyson at Large blog reviewing regional and local newspapers is exclusive to HoldtheFrontPage and has established itself as a must-read throughout the local press industry. Don’t miss his updates which are published on the site on the penultimate Wednesday of every month.
The Law Column is written by media law specialists Foot Anstey and is designed to encourage debate on all aspects of the law as it affects working journalists, while our training blog ‘Training Matters’ is written by staff of the National Council for the Training of Journalists and other guest contributors and is designed to encourage debate on all aspects of journalism training. The Law Column and Training Matters appear on alternate Tuesdays.
Media analyst Claire Enders made a bit of splash at today’s culture, media and sport committee hearing in the Commons by predicting that half the UK’s 1,300 local papers would close over the next five years. Ms Enders claimed that
The twice-yearly honours lists published on the Queen’s birthday and New Year’s Eve can usually be relied upon to yield a good story for HTFP, with regional press figures regularly featuring among the recipients. In the New Year’s Honours List
Northern Echo editor Peter Barron announces on his blog the arrival of new columnist Martin Lewis , who has recently made a name for himself dispensing money-saving tips on GMTV. I have to confess I initially thought he meant Martyn
One of the most enduring frustrations during my time as a regional lobby journalist was the way in which the New Labour spin machine systematically cut the regional press out of the loop when it came to the dissemination of
Welcome to The Journalism Hub…and what better subject to kick-off with than the good old print vs online debate. It is fair to say opinion within the industry on the question of whether newspapers should "give away" their content online