Dominic Ponsford

June 26, 2017

NRS national press readership data: Telegraph overtakes Guardian as most-read ‘quality’ title in print/online

The Daily Telegraph has overtaken the The Guardian to become the most-read ‘quality’ newspaper brand in the UK, according to new data released by the […]
June 23, 2017

Chief exec of US online publishers group backs Press Gazette Google/Facebook Duopoly campaign and says EU could tame them

Imagine if a company could track the online movements of nearly every human on the planet. So they knew not just the basic stuff like […]
June 22, 2017

Government says it is committed to scrapping Section 40 and Leveson 2 – but no mention of either in Queen's Speech

The Government has said it is committed to repealing Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act and scrapping part two of the Leveson Inquiry. […]
June 19, 2017

1,500 complain to IPSO over Mail Online story naming Grenfell Tower resident 'whose fridge exploded'

Press regulator IPSO has received more than 1,500 complaints over a Mail Online story which names and pictures a Grenfell Tower resident whose fridge is […]
June 12, 2017

The Sun says sorry after breaking promise to judge not to name Ian Brady animal charities

The Sun has apologised after it breached an undertaking given to a judge not to name the animal charities said to be beneficiaries of the […]
June 9, 2017

Theresa May's general election flop puts tougher press regulation back on the table

Whether or not to enact Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act is probably not at the top of Theresa May’s mind today. But […]
June 2, 2017

Journalists claim Scottish government is flouting Freedom of Information law and screening their requests

A group of Scottish journalists has claimed that Freedom of Information requests north of the border are being “screened for political damage by special advisers”. […]
May 31, 2017

BBC ordered by judge to reveal more details about Cliff Richard sexual assault investigation source

A judge has ordered the BBC to provide lawyers for Sir Cliff Richard with more information about the police source which tipped the broadcaster off […]
May 26, 2017

Terror attack survivor 'DrEm_79' warns of the long-term harm which can be done by intrusive journalism

A woman at the centre of media attention following a terrorist attack has spoken of the long-term pain it has caused her and warned journalists […]
May 25, 2017

Government loses FoI appeal against disclosing ministerial diary to Reuters journalist

The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour or a Reuters journalist forcing the Government to release details of a ministerial diary. The ruling comes […]
May 24, 2017

Why 'death knocks' are a difficult but essential part of the job for journalists

It was suggested to me yesterday on Twitter that journalists should refrain from contacting the families of those killed in the Manchester terror attack out […]
May 22, 2017

Manchester Evening News apologises after mouse in protein shake story prompts warning of legal action

The Manchester Evening News has apologised after reporting claims that a dead mouse was found in a packet of protein shake. The manufacturer of the […]
May 19, 2017

Media freedom campaigners welcome Tory plan to repeal Section 40 but Hacked Off condemns 'betrayal' of press victims

Tory plans to repeal Section 40 and scrap Leveson part two have been welcomed by press freedom campaigners but condemned as a “betrayal” by campaign […]