News picks: Regional papers, PSB, Wired, Telegraph


Telegraph: WPP chief expects consolidation in regional press
Regional newspapers are at risk of closure if regulation governing media ownership is not relaxed, according to Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of advertising giant WPP, and the chief executives of Britain’s leading regional newspaper owners.

Wales Online: Dyke sees public fund as way to save ITV Wales
Greg Dyke believes a £300m public service fund could help secure the future of Channel 4 and also support regional broadcasting.

NMA: Conde Nast hires creative agency for Wired UK launch
Conde Nast has hired Hurrell Moseley Dawson & Grimmer (HMDG) as the creative agency for the UK launch of technology magazine Wired.

Marketing Week: Telegraph signs up to Google Android
Telegraph Media Group has signed up as the first UK publisher to launch an application on Google Android, the internet company’s new operating system for mobile phones.

Reuters: Huffington Post top indy political blog for traffic
HuffingtonPost.com  – founded by commentator Arianna Huffington – led among stand-alone political blogs and news sites with 4.5 million visitors in September, comScore said.

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