Former News of the World lawyer faces professional misconduct charges

The Guardian :: Bar Standards Board hears evidence against Tom Crone, one-time legal affairs manager for the newspaper’s publisher, News International.

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Times reporter Tony Barrett, who apologised for paper not running Hillsborough verdict on front page, has resigned

Press Gazette :: Times journalist Tony Barrett, who apologised to readers on Twitter after the paper didn’t include the Hillsborough inquest verdict on its front page of the day, has resigned. Barrett, who was born in Liverpool and previously worked for the Liverpool Echo, was the paper’s Merseyside football writer.

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Dozen of New York Times reporters accept buyout offer

The Wrap :: Nearly 50 New York Times journalists have accepted a buyout offer and will exit the paper in the coming months.

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Facebook Live? The role of the news industry to provide breaking news has changed, irrevocably

WAN-IFRA :: News increasingly "breaks" on social media platforms - before publishers and broadcasters have even had a chance to get to the story. With Facebook Live enabling audiences to live stream, the role of the news industry to provide breaking news has changed, irrevocably.

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How The Guardian is telling mobile stories through web notifications

Medium :: The Guardian has recently started experimenting with Chrome alerts to tell stories right on users' lock screens.

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Turner leads new round of funding for Refinery29

Recode :: The female-focused digital publisher raised $50 million last year at a $300 million valuation.

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Journalist Michael West launches independent news site, vows to pursue ‘the public interest’

mUmBRELLA :: Veteran business journalist Michael West has officially launched his new independent news website with an article about how major accounting firms are helping major companies avoid paying billions in tax. 

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