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Dominic Ponsford is editor of Press Gazette
Unregulated social media has fuelled a culture of conspiracy theories and harassment.
The privacy campaigner, who has died at the age of 81, succeeded in changing the media landscape.
Julie Burchill’s harassment of Ash Sarkar was enabled by an effective multi-billion dollar a year subsidy handed by nation states to Facebook and Twitter.
Faced with a cultural divide over the royal family, publishers are doubling down on their stances.
Clegg fails to acknowledge the debt Facbook owes to professional journalism, or the competitive advantage it enjoys over news providers.
Residents of 23 local authorities in the UK have no local news provision, creating a democratic deficit with real-world consequences.
The power of private owners has long been debated in British society, and – even after a decade of digital disruption – remains controversial.
After four years of Donald Trump, just one in ten Republicans says they trust the media.
The rioting in Washington is partly the fault of media businesses, in the UK as well as in the US, that have monetised Trump’s lies.
Despite a slowdown in advertising, media companies demonstrated the value of quality information in 2020.