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Daily Mail boss tops GQ’s list of Most Influential Media Men in Britain

While Boris Johnson, riding on the tails of London’s Olympic glory, has taken the top spot in GQ’s 100 Most Influential Men in Britain in its February issue the media figures include bloggers, newspaper owners and columnists. The top media figure is Daily Mail owner Johnathan Harmsworth with indications that he is taking a more hands on approach to the business following the appointment of Geordie Greig at the Mail on Sunday last year.

The Mail scores very well in the list with Harmsworth joined by Mail Online editor, Martin Clarke, and Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre.

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The Sun Publishes ‘Hands Off’ Falkland Islands ad in Argentine newspaper

The Sun has responded to the move by Argentina yesterday to run an ad about the Falklands in British newspapers with an ad of its own.

On Thursday Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner called on Prime Minister David Cameron to relinquish control of the Falklands in an ad in the Guardian and Independent. She called the UK a “colonial power” for its continued ownership of the Falkland Islands. Read more on The Sun Publishes ‘Hands Off’ Falkland Islands ad in Argentine newspaper…

Live blog – Murdoch at the Leveson inquiry, day two

We’re back with more live coverage of News Corporation chief executive Rupert Murdoch at the Leveson inquiry.

Today he’s covered the period relating to the phone hacking scandal and the closure of the News of the World and admitted personally failure. Read more on Live blog – Murdoch at the Leveson inquiry, day two…

Live blog – Rupert Murdoch at the Leveson inquiry

Highlights so far -

Says Downing Street “don’t want me to be photographed going in the front [door of No 10]“.

- Check out our Storify of some of the top #Leveson tweets today

- Murdoch says he was surprised when Cameron hired Andy Coulson.

- Murdoch talks about Gordon Brown recounts how the former PM said no alternative to make war on your company.”

- Jeremy Hunt makes is statement to the house of commons

- Murdoch talks about his relationship with Tony Blair and New Labour

- Hunt’s adviser Adam Smith resigns.

- Hacking and private investigators are a lazy way of journalists doing his job

- Sadly says he never interfered with the News of the World

- Says The Sun has never been a better newspaper than it is now

- “If you want to judge my thinking look at The Sun.”

- Has never pushed commercial interests in his papers.

- Murdoch wants to put certain myths to bed

- Says “Don’t take my tweets too seriously … “

 

14:48 – That’s it we’re done for the day and back tomorrow.

14:34 – Jay brings up how Murdoch’s relation with Alex Salmond improved after 2007 after no contact for seven years. From 30 October 2007 there was frequent contact. Rupert Murdoch is a fan of the First minister and SNP leader.

Murdoch says he has a warm relationship with Salmond who he has been in contact with about his Scottish heritage and a “rough, tough” play in New York.

He says that the idea of Scottish independence is “nice” but that he’s “not convinced”. Read more on Live blog – Rupert Murdoch at the Leveson inquiry…

Police arrest three more in hacking investigation

The police have confirmed that three more people have been arrested in the on going phone hacking investigation, including the Sun’s royal editor.

This morning people at private addresses in Kent and Lancashire, following a parliamentary investigation into allegations of inappropriate payments to police and public officials. Read more on Police arrest three more in hacking investigation…

Sun on Sunday circulation settles at 2.6 million

The Sun is thought to have sold arouynd 2.6m copies of the second edition of its Sunday edition yesterday, according to early industry estimates quoted by the Guardian.

Last week Rupert Murdoch offered “unofficial estimate” of 3.26m sales for Sunday Sun debut suggesting it dropped more than 500,000 in its second week.

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Murdoch drama ignites fresh talk of papers sale

The Evening Standard is reporting that with the news that James Murdoch is stepping down from News International, which broke yesterday afternoon, has sparked fresh speculation that News Corporation could sell its newspaper business, which includes The Sun and The Times.

Offloading the newspaper business is even something that News Corp admits it has considered — at least at some point. Although some might think it less likely with Rupert Murdoch personally overseeing the launch of the Sunday edition of The Sun. Read more on Murdoch drama ignites fresh talk of papers sale…

The Sun’s defence editor, latest journalist arrested

Virginia Wheeler, defence editor of The Sun, has become the latest journalist to be arrested by police investigating corrupt payments to public officials as part of Operation Elveden.

The Sun’s defence editor, who is also one of the youngest to be taken into custody, is the 23-person to be arrested at News International. Read more on The Sun’s defence editor, latest journalist arrested…

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