Keep up to date on key trends and developments in the media industry - including newspapers and magazines, plus broadcast, online and social media – with updates and recommended links from the esPResso team.
 
Beeb’s Review Show cut back as it moves to BBC4

Beeb’s Review Show cut back as it moves to BBC4

27 February 2013

The BBC’s main cultural review programme, ‘The Review Show’, is being cut back from weekly to monthly and will be shifted to BBC4, which...

Forum involved in Beard-abuse shuts

Forum involved in Beard-abuse shuts

24 January 2013

NEWS-BITE | Media | Forums: Don't Start Me Off, a website set up so members of the public could vent anonymously against public figures ...

PRCA responds to Leveson

PRCA responds to Leveson

11 December 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Regulation: The PR Consultants Association yesterday published its response to last month's Leveson Report, recommendations from which are currently being ...

Will ‘tablet Christmas’ deliver a digital subs surge?

Will 'tablet Christmas' deliver a digital subs surge?

23 November 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Tablet Magazines: An increasing number of newspaper and magazine publishers are hoping that the silver lining to the big black ...

Anti Page 3 campaigners turn attention to brands

Anti Page 3 campaigners turn attention to brands

5 November 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Protests: A group lobbying The Sun to axe its infamous Page 3 slot has turned its attention to some of ...

Forrester predicts growth in paid content revenues

Forrester predicts growth in paid content revenues

1 November 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Online Content: Good news for newspaper and magazine publishers, which doesn’t come along much these days. Forrester Research reckons that th...

Newsweek going online-only, Guardian not

Newsweek going online-only, Guardian not

18 October 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Newspapers: While the future is definitely digital, the media is still waiting for a big traditional player to make...

Ken Clarke backs statutory regulation for press

Ken Clarke backs statutory regulation for press

17 October 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Regulation: Ken Clarke, now minister without portfolio in the UK government, has said he is not opposed to some...

BBC’s slow response to Savile scandal will damage reputation

BBC's slow response to Savile scandal will damage reputation

12 October 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Reputation: PR leaders reckon that the BBC's handling of the Jimmy Savile scandal will damage the Corporation's reputation. In a survey ...

Save a newspaper by buying the company?

Save a newspaper by buying the company?

3 October 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | Media | Newspapers: Alternative ways of funding newspapers have been a topic of debate in recent weeks, mainly since Investigations Editor ...

Tech types lead in Guardian’s Media 100

Tech types lead in Guardian's Media 100

17 September 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Media 100: The Guardian has published it's annual list of the 100 most important and influential people in the British ...

Could the 2012 media be so misled?

Could the 2012 media be so misled?

13 September 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | Media | Misinformation: With the publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panel report dominating the British news agenda this week, and the ...

Editors say UGC makes news better

Editors say UGC makes news better

10 September 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Newspapers: 85% of newspaper editors reckon that incorporating user-generated content into their output adds value to news reporting, according to ...

Dandy comic to close

Dandy comic to close

16 August 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media| Magazines: Not that it was ever really on the radar of any PR people, even those working on youth brands, but ...

Would FT ever go online-only?

Would FT ever go online-only?

6 August 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | Media | Newspapers: We've pondered before as to if and when one of the big newspapers might turn off the printing ...

Time Out goes free

Time Out goes free

2 August 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Magazines: So, a media development of particular interest for those in arts or entertainment PR now, with the news that ...

Sun refines website

Sun refines website

25 July 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Newspapers: The Sun has overhauled its website a bit, making the online version of the UK's biggest newspaper a little ...

Enders paints gloomy picture of news industry

Enders paints gloomy picture of news industry

17 July 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | Media | Newspapers: Can you believe the Leveson Inquiry is still ongoing? Brian's final report better be brilliant, otherwise everyone will ...

Times may open paywall again

Times may open paywall again

6 June 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Newspapers: The Times is likely to drop the paywall of its website on key days during this summer’s Olympics a...

Mirror to merge titles as editors axed

Mirror to merge titles as editors axed

30 May 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Newspapers: The Mirror has followed The Sun's lead and announced it will merge its daily and Sunday titles. And while the ...

More clarity on privacy law from Trimingham case

More clarity on privacy law from Trimingham case

28 May 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Media Law: And so we have another clarification in the UK’s ever evolving privacy laws, following the victory last week of...

How long left for print newspapers?

How long left for print newspapers?

21 May 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Newspapers: So, just how long will newspaper companies continue to publish content via the trusty platform that is paper and ...

An end to print?

An end to print?

16 March 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | Media | Newspapers: As print circulations continue to decline, and with publishers desperately trying to work out how to make their ...

PCC to close – reactions

PCC to close - reactions

16 March 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Newspapers: So, the Press Complaints Commission finally fell on its sword last week, after months of intense criticism over its ...

Press Award noms out

Press Award noms out

17 February 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Newspapers: The nominations are out for this year's Society Of Editors Press Awards, and after a tricky year for News ...

Copyright tribunal considers links licence

Copyright tribunal considers links licence

15 February 2012

NEWS-BITE | PR | Legal: The UK's Copyright Tribunal considered the previously reported links licence issue yesterday, reaffirming last year's appeals court ruling that ...

i circulation continues to rise

i circulation continues to rise

13 February 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Newspapers: The Independent's streamlined sister title i - sort of a cross between the Indy and Metro - saw its ...

Twitter dilemmas for news channels

Twitter dilemmas for news channels

9 February 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Broadcast: To tweet or not to tweet? Tweet now or tweet later? Oh, those modern dilemmas. The Twitter policies of ...

Mirror site almost relaunches

Mirror site almost relaunches

8 February 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | Media | Newspapers: The Daily Mirror relaunched its website this morning. Then it crashed, and they quickly put the old site ...

Broadcasters unite on court broadcasts

Broadcasters unite on court broadcasts

7 February 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Broadcast: The UK's three main news broadcasters - the BBC, ITN and Sky - united yesterday to urge the government ...

Is NI’s iPad venture over?

Is NI's iPad venture over?

6 February 2012

NEWS-BITE | Digital | iMags: Project 222 is off, or at least so reports The Independent. As previously reported, Project 222 was a secret ...

Press Gazette ethics manifesto

Press Gazette ethics manifesto

3 February 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | Media | Ethic: Press ethics have been in the spotlight like never before following last year's phone-hacking scandal, centring in the ...

Celebrity PRs on press laws

Celebrity PRs on press laws

1 February 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Ethics: While interested parties galore continue to take to the stand in the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics at London's ...

Muppets respond to Fox critics

Muppets respond to Fox critics

1 February 2012

RECOMMENDED LINK | PR | Celebrity: So, it seems no questions were off limits at the most recent of several Muppet press calls to ...

Sun mag launches Facebook app

Sun mag launches Facebook app

30 January 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Newspapers: News International has launched a new Facebook app around its weekend magazine Fabulous which will offer users unique content ...

Daily Mail is biggest online newspaper

Daily Mail is biggest online newspaper

25 January 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Newspapers: It has happened. If you believe web traffic tracking service comScore, and most people do, the Daily Mail is ...

Reuters launch YouTube channel

Reuters launch YouTube channel

17 January 2012

NEWS-BITE | Media | Online: Reuters recently stepped up its online presence by launching a new channel on YouTube called Reuters TV which airs ...

News-Bite: Shine buy Channel Flip

News-Bite: Shine buy Channel Flip

6 January 2012

Elisabeth Murdoch’s Shine Group has bought ChannelFlip, an independent programme maker that specialises in short-form video-based shows designed for online viewing, usually working d...

Recommended Link: Who controls the news audience?

Recommended Link: Who controls the news audience?

6 January 2012

News media owners in the UK - from the newspapers to the news channels to the radio station owners - have this week...

News-Bite: News International planning iMag

News-Bite: News International planning iMag

5 January 2012

It’s thought News International is planning on launching a new tablet-only publication, presumably similar in style to the US-based The Daily which the n...

News-Bite: Murdoch now tweets, though his wife does not

News-Bite: Murdoch now tweets, though his wife does not

3 January 2012

So, after possibly the trickiest year of his professional career, Rupert Murdoch has signed up to Twitter, a move which presumably resulted from...

News-Bite: Mail Online breaks another traffic record

News-Bite: Mail Online breaks another traffic record

22 December 2011

The Daily Mail's celebrity gossip heavy website ends the year on yet another high, with November web traffic figures from the Audit Bureau...

News-Bite: CRAPP winners announced

News-Bite: CRAPP winners announced

16 December 2011

The winners have been announced for this year's CRAPPS - that's the The Communicative Relations Awards From PR Professionals obviously - an informal...

News-Bite: Glasgow Herald puts up a pay-wall

News-Bite: Glasgow Herald puts up a pay-wall

7 December 2011

Scottish daily newspaper The Herald has added a paywall to its website, opting for an FT.com style system where readers can access up...

Recommended Link: Economist chief leans back optimistically

Recommended Link: Economist chief leans back optimistically

29 November 2011

How about another success story from the world of magazine publishing? They do exist you know! The Economist saw its circulation rise by...

News-Bite: Newspapers score record online audiences

News-Bite: Newspapers score record online audiences

25 November 2011

Two very different deaths, those of Steve Jobs and Muammar Gaddafi, both helped the websites of British newspapers score record traffic in October,...

News-Bite: Music PR awards presented

News-Bite: Music PR awards presented

24 November 2011

So the great and the good of music journalism and music PR amassed in Shoreditch last night for the annual The Record Of...

News-Bite: US magazine’s digital income exceeds print

News-Bite: US magazine's digital income exceeds print

23 November 2011

An American magazine called The Atlantic last week passed an important landmark, its digital ad revenues for the month exceeded its print ad...

News-Bite: Metro launches property magazine

News-Bite: Metro launches property magazine

18 November 2011

Metro has been distributing a new free property magazine to "urbanite home-owners and would be home-owners" this month, with half the 300,000 print...

Recommended Link: Would Scottish paper go online-only?

Recommended Link: Would Scottish paper go online-only?

16 November 2011

Print circulations are slumping across the board in the newspaper industry, but would any title ever dare go online only, and put all...