Here are some highlights from the latest edition of Press Gazette – Journalism Weekly. To read the magazine in full click here. And to sign up to receive it by email (as well as a free daily newsletter) simply fill in your email address here.
Writ reveals PR plot vs Katie Price to ’bury the bitch’
A High Court claim made by Katie Price against her former PR firm has made allegations about a conspiracy to discredit her in the press.
Mail sued for libel over foreign doctor column
A Spanish doctor based in Hastings is suing the Daily Mail for unlimited damages over a “vicious accusation” made by former columnist Kelvin MacKenzie.
Nearly £20m so far spent on Met’s journalism probes
Former News of the World executive editor Neil Wallis has blasted the Metropolitan Police after it was revealed that it has spent an “incredible” £19.5m on operations Weeting, Elveden and Tuleta.
10 years on, how to make the most out of WordPress
WordPress is 10 years old in May and the parallels with Facebook, which was set up in 2004, are compelling, it’s like a tale of two brothers where one took to the world of dog-eat-dog capitalism with a devouring relish while the other became a missionary spreading the good word of open source.
John Junor: ‘A bigot and blatant hypocrite who lost 2.5m sales over 32 years’
Former Sunday Express journalist Graham Lord writes about his experience of working under legendary editor John Junor after joining the title straight out of university in the early 1960s.
Journalism needs rough diamonds and smooth talkers
Our trade has taken to calling itself a profession and as such, it has room only for graduates – and graduates with a bit of money behind them. We have turned into a world inhabited by the white middle classes.