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Fake news – coming up trumps

American British Speech Bubble

It has been hard to overlook the latest surfacing of so called ‘fake news’ stories on our newsfeeds. Very recently the 2016 US presidential election campaign brought this to light. A recent study by Stanford University suggested that during the election campaign, up to 62% of US adult citizens received their news through social media… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Sexuality in the Media

The government has called for sexual imagery in the media to be significantly reduced, and possibly even for legislation to be drafted to deal with this problem. David Cameron is supporting the Mothers’ Union chaired by Reg Bailey, who have called for Ofcom to review the current broadcasting code to prevent “raunchy” performances being aired… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Two fingers up to Mr Murdoch and the FAPL

Although the European Court of Justice, based in Luxembourg, is yet to provide a final ruling on this issue, European Commission advocate genera Juliette Kokott has given a good indication of what that ruling might be. A landlady, Karen Murphy from Portsmouth, was prosecuted by Football Association Premier League Limited (FAPL) and convicted for using… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Local TV Stations, a Media Owner’s View

“Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to invite companies to run local TV stations and make the proposed new services a reality.” As Managing Director of a local radio station, Juice 107.2FM, based in Brighton & Hove, I welcome this news. For too long listeners and viewers alike have seen local content fall away considerably from their media outlets. Yes,… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Localism, Coming to a TV Screen Near You?

Yes, and soon if Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s vision materialises.   Mr Hunt’s department has set out its wishes in the Local Media Action Plan.   The Big Society on TV would see more local, as opposed to regional, programming.   But how will that aim, generally accepted by the media industry as a laudable one, be achieved… Read the rest of this post (1 Comment)