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Industry regulators to take stand at Leveson Inquiry

Industry regulators are set to take centre stage at next week’s session of the Leveson Inquiry with representatives of the Press Complaints Commission and Ofcom among those giving evidence. Stepehen Abell, the current director of the PCC, will give evidence

Gazette wins exclusive with Tory press supremo

Former Press Complaints Commission director Guy Black has been on the receiving end of media interest this week. The Brentwood Gazette securing the first interview with him since he became the Conservative party’s head of communications. When PCC director he

Editors gather to share ideas

More than 70 regional press editors were today due to gather in Birmingham for the annual Newsquest Editorial Conference. The two-day event, at the Copthorne Hotel Birmingham, will give staff from the newspaper group the opportunity to step back from

News in brief

Johnston Press has welcomed two new directors to the boardroom.Martina King, regional marketing director of Internet firm Yahoo!, and Simon Waugh, the British Gas deputy managing director, have both joined as non-executive directors, while independent director Sir Harry Roche has

Call for a media fighting fund

Page 1 of 2 Editor of the Western Mail, and outgoing president of the Society of Editors, Neil Fowler has called on editors and publishers throughout the country to establish a fighting fund to ensure human rights case law favours

Here is the news- Editors' topical agenda

The BBC’s decision to move its main news to 10pm is likely to come up for discussion this month at the Society of Editors annual conference. Top name speakers from the media, politics and other organisationsare lined up for the

Editors to debate naming and shaming of paedophiles

Editors will debate the naming and shaming ofpaedophiles during their three-day annual conference in Cardiff next month. Paul Nicholas, assistant editor of the News of the World – the paper that embarked on a campaign to publish pictures and details

Chris Smith to lecture on the future of news

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Chris Smith, will deliverthe first Society of Editors Lecture at the society’s annual conference inCardiff between October 15 and 17. The conference theme, “The Future of News”, will be summed up by

Law expert calls for contempt review

A newspaper law expert has called for a review of the Contempt of Court Act, and suggested a study into the actual impact on jurors of pre-trial publicity surrounding a case. Express Newspapers’ legal advisor Justin Walford said the fault

Seminar on 'publicity and children' in legal cases

The law surrounding publicity and children involved in legal proceedings is to be examined at a legal seminar later this month. Coram Chambers is organising the event, which will host a critical examination of the law relating to children involved