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#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling
#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling

Internationally renowned food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson has amassed a loyal following of food lovers charmed by her no-fuss approach to cooking...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Sep 2017

GLOBAL

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Thomson Reuters, Oxford Business Group sign distribution agreement

Users of Thomson Reuters financial platform, Eikon, can now access Oxford Business Group's full range of research on emerging economies...

28 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Pearson plunges on profit warning and Penguin sale
Pearson plunges on profit warning and Penguin sale

Shares in UK publisher Pearson plunged up to 28 percent on Wednesday after it issued a profit warning and said it would sell holdings in Penguin Random House, a joint venture with German media company Bertelsmann...

19 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

New talent to the fore in Man Booker Prize shortlist
New talent to the fore in Man Booker Prize shortlist

Judges for top British literary award the Man Booker Prize spurned big-name novelists in favour of experimental new talent as they announced their shortlist in London...

14 Sep 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

Pearson sells Financial Times to Japan's Nikkei
Pearson sells Financial Times to Japan's Nikkei

LONDON, UK: British publisher Pearson on Thursday said it had agreed to sell its salmon-pink flagship business newspaper the Financial Times to Japanese digital media group Nikkei.

24 Jul 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

The Gunn Report honours the very best of advertising 2014 with book and showreel
The Gunn Report honours the very best of advertising 2014 with book and showreel

LONDON, UK: The Gunn Report, the global index for creative excellence in advertising, has published its 2014 Book and Showreel, a round-up and showcase of the world's best advertising performance...

18 Mar 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Publisher prohibits pork talk
Publisher prohibits pork talk

LONDON, UK: A UK publisher has been mocked over a ban (described as 'absolute utter nonsense') on pigs and sausages being mentioned in its children's books...

19 Jan 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Controversial book makes new claim about 'married' Jesus
Controversial book makes new claim about 'married' Jesus

LONDON, UK: A book launched in London on Wednesday claims to have fresh evidence that Jesus married and had children with Mary Magdalene, but it drew derision from some quarters...

14 Nov 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Neville Brody selects new blood graduate to design 2013 D&AD Annual
Neville Brody selects new blood graduate to design 2013 D&AD Annual

LONDON, UK: The 51st edition celebrates global diversity of D&AD with data visualisations of 196 nations. Users are invited to create personalised visualisations through the digital microsite.

5 Dec 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

It's time to get your D&AD annual
It's time to get your D&AD annual

LONDON, UK: Here comes the 2013 edition of the much sought-after annual from D&AD featuring the year's best creative work.

3 Dec 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

British police probe phone-hacking at Sunday Mirror publisher

LONDON, UK: The publisher of Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper said on Thursday that it is being investigated for alleged phone-hacking by former staff.

13 Sep 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

JK Rowling is Robert Galbraith
JK Rowling is Robert Galbraith

LONDON UK: Harry Potter author JK Rowling on Wednesday (31 July) accepted a "substantial" donation to charity from the law firm which leaked the fact she had written a crime novel under a pseudonym.

2 Aug 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Penguin, Random House unite
Penguin, Random House unite

LONDON, UK: British publisher Pearson and Germany's Bertelsmann have completed a deal to create a publishing firm, Penguin Random House, the parent groups announced on Monday (1 July).

2 Jul 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations
D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Pearson to close UK adult training division

LONDON, UK: British publisher Pearson, owner of the Financial Times newspaper, has announced that it will close its adult training unit, in the first announcement made under new group chief executive John Fallon.

16 Jan 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Ilse du Plessis
Copyright and the world of online news

LONDON, UK / BERLIN, GERMANY / PARIS, FRANCE / BRASILIA, BRAZIL: The way in which we keep up with the news has changed greatly over the past decade. How many of us still buy a daily newspaper? Many of us opt to get our news from a variety of online sources.

By Ilse du Plessis 16 Jan 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Excellence in visual thinking, Taschen releases D&AD50
Excellence in visual thinking, Taschen releases D&AD50

LONDON, UK: Taschen and D&AD are launching a new book that gives a special insight into the last 50 years of design and advertising, and offers a rich visual history of the society the creative industry helped to shape.

14 Jan 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

New global digital publisher created
New global digital publisher created

UK: By merging their respective book publishing interests held in Random House and Penguin Books, Bertelsmann and Pearson will create the world's first global consumer publishing company. It will lead - by a long way - in terms of size, geographic diversity and its range of authors and titles.

By Marjorie Scardino 16 Nov 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Novelist Mantel makes history with second Booker Prize

LONDON: British novelist Hilary Mantel on Tuesday, 16 October 2012, made literary history by becoming the first woman and the first British author to become a two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize for fiction.

17 Oct 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

British phone-hacking trial set for September 2013
British phone-hacking trial set for September 2013

LONDON, UK: Ex-News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson heard yesterday they will go on trial for phone-hacking in September 2013, leaving the scandal hanging over premier David Cameron for another year. A British judge set the date for the first trial in the scandal, which led to the closure of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch's tabloid in July 2011, after several defendants appeared at London's famed Old Bailey court.

27 Sep 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Elisabeth Murdoch calls for morality in media

LONDON, UK: Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of Australian-born tycoon Rupert, urged the media to concentrate on morals as well as profit during a speech to television executives in Scotland on Thursday.

27 Aug 2012

FRANCE

Fresh organisational thinking required - and delivered
Fresh organisational thinking required - and delivered

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY /KIEV, UKRAINE: Seattle Times executive editor David Boardman has joined the programme of the World Editors Forum, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine, from 2 to 5 September next, to discuss the paper's radically restructured news operation in a much anticipated session dedicated to innovations in newsroom organisation.

26 Jul 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Calling all innovators
Calling all innovators

LONDON, UK: As the magazine industry forges into the digital age, are you successfully innovating in some aspect of your business, from mobile and tablets to video, e-commerce, social media, mobile, paywalls, covers and more (see the list below)?

26 Jun 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Two special rapporteurs call for accountability in crimes against journalists

LONDON, UK: ARTICLE 19 welcomes the unusual event of two reports concentrating on the same issue being presented at the twentieth session of the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday 19 June 2012.

21 Jun 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Blair admits being too close to Murdoch
Blair admits being too close to Murdoch

LONDON, UK: Former British prime minister Tony Blair told a press ethics inquiry Monday that he got too close to Rupert Murdoch's media empire, in evidence disrupted by a protester calling him a "war criminal".

29 May 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Digital Media Europe: Extending brands digitally
Digital Media Europe: Extending brands digitally

LONDON, UK: As newspaper publishers launch digital initiatives and experiment with various business models, they should not underestimate the power of their brands, the importance of creating value from their customers, and they should make the audience's user experience top priority. Those were some of the key takeaways for the nearly 300 media executives from 50 countries who attended Digital Media Europe 2012 in London last week.

23 Apr 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

New edition of FIPP World Magazine Trends launched
New edition of FIPP World Magazine Trends launched

LONDON, UK: If you need to know everything there is to know about the global magazine media market, then FIPP reckons you will need to know that the new edition of FIPP World Magazine Trends 2011/12 is now available!

19 Mar 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

FIPP offers Innovations in Magazine Media World Report
FIPP offers Innovations in Magazine Media World Report

LONDON, UK: From scratch and sniff to 'sapplets and the magazine as a handbag, FIPP's new Innovations in Magazine Media World Report has it covered... In its section on magazines making a buzz, among other publications around the world it looks at South Africa's Hip2B².

13 Mar 2012

UNITED STATES

French version of Huffington Post goes online
French version of Huffington Post goes online

PARIS, FRANCE: The French version of US millionaire Arianna Huffington's news website, the Huffington Post, has gone online and is edited by the journalist wife of shamed former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

30 Jan 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Europe's internet users strong newspaper site visitors
Europe's internet users strong newspaper site visitors

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing that 379.4 million Europeans went online in November 2011 for an average of 27.8 hours per person.

25 Jan 2012

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