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Nationals | 22 October 14 : 15.40
The journalist made a number of expense claims for a "Surrey police contact" who handed over photographs and scoops, the court heard.
Nationals | 22 October 14 : 15.55
Scott Chapman, 42, was allegedly paid £40,000 for a string of stories about the child killer's time behind bars after he was jailed for child porn offences in 2010.
Nationals | 22 October 14 : 09.03
Scott Chapman is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of accepting £40,000 in exchange for tips about Venables while he was in jail for child porn offences in 2010.
Regionals | 22 October 14 : 08.44
Local World has announced plans to launch a new weekly newspaper to rival Johnston Press in Grantham, Lincolnshire.
Media business | 21 October 14 : 12.30
Telegraph Media group editor in chief Jason Seiken has written to all journalists warning them of plans to reduce the overall number of editorial positions.
Criminal law | 21 October 14 : 13.41
The Liberal Democrats last night tabled amendments to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill to provide public interest defences to journalists and others accused of computer hacking and bribery.
Nationals | 21 October 14 : 17.47
Detectives and staff at Broadmoor Hospital leaked details of spree killer Daniel Gonzalez and Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe to the tabloid press, a court heard today.
Defamation and libel | 21 October 14 : 12.58
American showbiz couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel (pictured: Reuters) have settled a lawsuit against celeb weekly Heat after suing...
Criminal law | 21 October 14 : 10.22
Senior detectives who investigated the Soham murders of schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman were unaware of any leaks to The Sun from inside the massive police operation, a court heard yesterday.
Wires and Agencies | 21 October 14 : 08.38
The story, from 29 July, was brought to the attention of the new press regulator by Conservative MP Dr Sarah Wollaston.
Criminal law | 21 October 14 : 10.14
Johnson told the London Press Club Ball on 9 October that “we are going to have to insist in future the police will not be able to see a journalist’s phone records without some kind of prior judicial approval”.
News | 20 October 14 : 16.47
This year’s British Journalism Awards have attracted a record number of entries representing every major UK news publisher and broadcaster.
Criminal law | 20 October 14 : 13.21
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said today that the police shold be banned from accessing journalists' call records without the permission of a judge.
Appointments | 20 October 14 : 16.07
Unsworth will retain her previous title as she takes charge of the World Service, World News and bbc.com/news. She will also lead BBC Monitoring and will chair the BBC’s international development charity, BBC Media Action.
Consumer | 20 October 14 : 12.22
Businessman Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini, who married the 31-year-old singer - better known as Cheryl Cole - in July, had sued Reveal publisher the National Magazine Company for invasion of privacy and breach of the Data Protection Act 1998.
Nationals | 20 October 14 : 13.06
Three weeks ago, the Sunday Mirror’s front page revealed that the Conservative MP had exchanged lewd online messages with a journalist - Alex Wickham of the Guido Fawkes blog - posing as a “twenty something Tory PR girl”.
| 20 October 14 : 10.23
The employment tribunal also found that Mark Shenton had not been discriminated against because of his sexual orientation.

Media law

ACPO media chief Colette Paul: Some police are afraid of talking to journalists - and there's been no illegal use of RIPA
Chief constable of Bedfordshire Police Colette Paul begins her stint as Association of Chief Police Officers media lead at a time when relations between journalists and police officers are at something of a low ebb. Over the last decade Press Gazette has regularly reported on complaints from journalists around the country who say that the increase in police media departments has led to officers themselves being less open with journalists. Since the publication of the Leveson Report at the end of 2012 those complaints have undoubtedly become louder.