Guardian to launch new platform to streamline access to web content

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Theguardian.com will provide one destination for UK, mobile, US and Australian sites as monthly digital browsers hits 80m

Number 10 hands out Twitter exclusives to favoured journalists

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A discussion topic in episode 701 of the FIR podcast, published today, looks at a question asked in the Metro newspaper last week: should British politicians take notes from Barack Obama’s campaign team? The Metro’s excellent report looked at the key role social media played  – especially Twitter – in both of the US president’s […]

Facebook riot calls earn men four-year jail terms amid sentencing outcry

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Sentences handed out in Chester as lawyers and civil rights groups express alarm about ‘disproportionate’ punishments

Campaign launched to help labels affected by Sony warehouse fire

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LabelLove raising money for indie labels who lost stock in London riots blaze that destroyed Pias distribution centre

PCC seeks to regulate press Twitter feeds

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Watchdog to consult on how tweets can be brought under its remit, asking each newspaper to draw up a ‘Twitter policy’

Another magazine stops printing to go online

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Last print issue of Accountancy Age next week – after that it will be a web-only publication

Are the Olympics a waste of money, asks Economist ad campaign

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Negative posters to appear in underground stations across London, with others arguing in favour of the Games

Al-Jazeera’s coverage of Egypt protests may hasten revolution in world news

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Al-Jazeera English is enjoying new-found global popularity in the wake of the chaos in Egypt

Ted – the ultimate forum for blue-sky thinking

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