Putting a value on journalism

The Cairncross review into the sustainability of print journalism has painted a bleak picture of a newspaper industry in terminal decline with local papers particularly vulnerable. When I started in journalism in the mid-70s, the local newspaper entry route was the way that the vast majority of young reporters got their first career break. I  …

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IGTV: How Instagram’s new app can help litigation and crisis communication specialists

Instagram has previously had no qualms about encroaching on to the territory of other social media apps, as demonstrated when the company launched Instagram ‘Stories’ in 2016, directly competing with Snapchat. Now, the firm, which is owned by Facebook, has got YouTube in its sights. The announcement last week that Instagram would be launching a  …

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Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2018

Last week, the Reuters Institute for the study of Journalism published their latest Digital News Report. The research revealed new insights about digital news consumption based on a survey of over 74,000 online news consumers in 37 countries. The headline findings included that a growing number of consumers are losing trust and confidence in  …

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A warm GLO? The communication perils of Group Litigation

What is a Group Litigation Order? Group Litigation Orders (‘GLOs’) were added to the Civil Procedure Rules in May 2000 and allow a number of claims which give rise to common or related issues of fact or law to be managed collectively by the High Court. Examples of recent GLOs include the VW emissions scandal,  …

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Minding The Gap

By 4th April 2018 all UK companies with more than 250 employees will be required to disclose their gender pay gap figures on their website in an accessible manner and provide the government with the data for official publication on the Gov.uk website.   What is the gender pay gap? Gender Pay Gap reporting is  …

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