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A survey from Telecom Express showed that people think newspapers are considered far more trustworthy than websites and blogs.
The research named national TV as the most accurate, true and unbiased, at 66 per cent, with national, regional and local newspapers seen as trustworthy by 63 per cent of the 1,000 respondents. Radio was seen as less accurate (55 per cent), with just 36 per cent rating websites and 24 per cent rating blogs.

The new online video news bulletins at the Hull Daily Mail are being fronted by a reporter who grew up without a television in the house.
John Collingridge, one of six presenters, said: “This has been a steep learning curve.”

Matt Panter is the new sports editor at the Tamworth Herald, taking over from Rob Tanner, who has been appointed deputy group news editor of the Herald’s parent company, Central Independent Newspapers.

The Manchester Evening News has secured a chance for readers to put Tony Blair on the spot.
The Prime Minister has agreed to meet an audience of MEN readers on the opening day of the Labour Party Conference next month, and answer questions on “any subject”.

The UK Association of Online Publishers has appointed Simon Waldman, group director of digital strategy and development for Guardian Media Group, as its new chairman.
He takes over from Bill Murray, managing director of group business information strategy for Haymarket Publishing, who has chaired AOP since its creation in July 2002.