Friday, June 20, 2014

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Ed’s Guardian Problem

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Labour spin-doctors have always feared the “Tory press”, they should take a look at the headlines in their own hinterland, the above are from Yesterday’s Guardian. They dwell on the Ed Problem. If the core Labour luvvie vote is lost what hope is their for Ed as the polls narrow. The UK Polling Report rolling average has Labour now on 35% and the Tories on 32% with the trend showing Labour declining. 45 weeks to go…

WATCH: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown v Rod Liddle

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Rod Liddle had to be “torn apart” on the way out of the studio at the end of this interview on Channel 4 News last night:

Feel the love.

UPDATE: Those who make it their business to be outraged are outraged about Micky Fabricant’s tweet on the subject:

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They seem to miss the “I could never” preface to his point.  Predictable…

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Labour Policy Announcement Achieves Widespread Coverage

On the day Ed Miliband made his big new policy announcement on welfare, the BBC is talking about their broken promise on owls:

Ross Hawk-ins’ finest hour…

Telegraph Lifestyle to go 100% Digital

Dan Hickey, the Utahn Head of Lifesytle at the Telegraph, who previously ran a walking magazine, has told hacks at the bruised paper that they are planning to take all lifestyle content “100 percent digital”, including magazines and supplements. Needless to say this has gone down like a (designer) mug of cold sick.

Daily Mail Offer Cummings £5,000 For Gove Tell-All

Guido understands that Andrew Pierce has let it be known that the Mail is offering Dominic Cummings £5,000 for a tell-all op-ed for the Saturday paper.

They want 2,000 words from Gove’s former SpAd, who the PM last night attacked as a “career psychopath”.

Could the Daily Mail be attempting to make mischief at the expense of their leading columnist’s husband?

Ben Brogone

The Brogan email was lacking its usual pithy intro and headline name, this morning.

Brutal.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

EXCLUSIVE:  Brogan Out at Telegraph – Mass Sacking Morning

Telegraph sources suggest a bloodbath at the Buckingham Place Road. Rumours of mass sacking including Ben Brogan. He isn’t answering his phone. Telegraph sources are adamant he is out.

SACKED: 

  • Telegraph film critic and Sunday Telegraph columnist Jenny McCartney fired.
  • Business editor Tim Jotischky sacked.
  • Cole Moreton lead interviewer and feature writer for the Sunday Telegraph out.
  • Understand news reporter and writer Lucy Kinder out.
  • Telegraph sources say features writer Neil Tweedie is out, along with head of commercial video James Weeks.

Telegraph Announce 40 New E-Jobs

Apparently it’s only good news at the Telegraph, if the press release is anything to go by:

TELEGRAPH CREATES 40 NEW JOBS
WITH SIGNIFICANT NEW INVESTMENT IN QUALITY JOURNALISM

Forty editorial jobs across the Telegraph Media Group (TMG) – many advertised today on the Telegraph jobs site and on Gorkana – are being created as the business makes a significant new investment in quality journalism.

  • Dan Adcock, currently head of SEO at ITV, joining as Head of Technical SEO;

  • Mark Molloy, a journalist who helped drive record page views at Metro, joining the expanding Social Media team;

  • Kerry McQueeney, formerly of Metro, MSN and Mail Online, joining the Homepage team along with Michael Wilkinson, a digital-focused reporter who, as Public Affairs Correspondent for the Gloucester Citizen, pioneered video journalism for his company’s websites;

  • Adam Sills, who during the past year as the Acting Head of Sport has driven significant growth in digital audience while also launching digital innovations, such as Project Babb, is promoted to the position permanently;

  • in Lifestyle, Jon Stock, currently managing the online Books channel, becoming Executive Head of Life and Weekend, leading three new content hubs:  Gardening (led by Joanna Fortnam), Property/Interiors (led by Stuart Penney) and Food (joined by Elfreda Pownall and Amy Bryant from Stella magazine);

  • Steve Huntingford, who led content creation for the newly launched Telegraph Cars site, becoming the new Head of Motoring. Before joining The Telegraph, Steve worked atWhatCar?, the UK’s biggest car buyers’ guide; and

  • three new appointments in the business team made by Allister HeathBen Wright, the former Editor of Financial News and now City correspondent for the Wall Street Journal in London, joins as Senior City Editor; Lauren Davidson, who works for Quartz in New York, joins as a business reporter; and James Quinn, who has been acting Executive Business Editor, is confirmed in the role permanently. 

Big names scrapped for the digital farm.

UPDATE: Bill Gardner, a 27 year-old reporter at South West News Service, would like the world to know he is joining as a news reporter.

Telegraph Brain Drain: Damian Thompson Out

The Telegraph’s combative blogs editor Damian Thompson has announced he is leaving Buckingham Palace Road “in an entirely amicable parting of the ways”. Where next for the proven talent spotter of young male writers? MediaGuido feels he would be a perfect fit for the new kids on the ranty-scene. Will Thompson join his former superstar blogger James Delingpole and beef up the stretched operation at Breitbart London? “Watch this space,” he says…

UPDATE:


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