Remainer-luvvie Emma Thompson, who in February won a lot of self-publicity by moving to Venice with her husband in the wake of Brexit, has fled back to Scotland after northern Italy became a no-go zone due to Coronavirus. You can’t outrun a global pandemic, Emma… A local co-conspirator has informed Guido they spotted Thompson last […]
There’s big churn over at the Daily Mail following Jack Doyle’s appointment as No. 10’s new press secretary. Earlier this week it emerged the News Editor Ben Taylor is also leaving, being poached by the Sunday Times as deputy editor. Guido hears word that Caroline Wheeler, Deputy Political Editor of The Sunday Times, is the […]
Daily Mail editor Geordie Greig will deliver this year’s Satchwell Lecture, hosted by the Society of Editors. Greig took over at the daily newspaper in September 2018 from Paul Dacre, having edited the Mail on Sunday since 2012. Over a 40-year career in journalism he has also edited the Evening Standard and Tatler magazine. Greig … Continue reading “Daily Mail editor Geordie Greig to deliver annual Satchwell Lecture in May”
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The ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah has lost complaints about coverage of his son’s death in the Sun, Mail and Metro newspapers, having deemed the timing of their articles to be “insensitive”. Prince Khalid Al Qasimi, founder and creative director of fashion brand Qasimi, died aged 39 at his London penthouse on 1 July … Continue reading “Sheikh loses complaints against three UK newspapers over coverage of son’s death”
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Nothing I have written should be taken as a suggestion that we drop our guard or stop taking precautions. But, assuming we do that, there is no reason to panic. Cheer up.
The trust factor is simply less relevant, because fewer people are accessing the Corporation’s output in the first place.
A Daily Mail executive editor has said fewer than one in ten editorial staff at the title are from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background. Ben Taylor has said the newsroom is “not as diverse as we’d like it to be” but is improving amid an industry push for greater representation. The Mail runs … Continue reading “Senior editor at Daily Mail admits ‘we need to do more’ to improve newsroom diversity”
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Guido understands from a Daily Mail source that Peter Oborne‘s services as a columnist are no longer required. Oborne has been rampaging around broadcast studios for the last few days railing at the corruption of the Lobby and their “Downing Street sources”. His targets of attack included the political journalists of the Daily Mail and […]
Fleet Street’s reaction will please Downing Street.