The Sun's MadonnaÂ scoop yesterdayÂ led conference into a discussion about change pages, when newspapers rush to change their editions printed later in the evening after they've been outscooped by a rival's first edition.
Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was killed two years ago this month, and today the trial of the three men accused of her murder begins in a Moscow military court. I was fortunate enough toÂ interview this fearless, understated woman for Press Gazette a couple of years before she died (you can read it here). She recountedÂ "stories so horrific that oneâ€™s hand refused to jot them downâ€ of the appalling treatment that she witnessed of civilians in Chechnya by the Russian military - treatment of which she had first hand experience.
We are witnessing a tipping point in American journalism in which the balance of power is tilting decisively towards new media, Financial Times editor Lionel Barber writes today.Â In particular the 2008 presidential debate - already dubbed the YouTube election - hasÂ "revolutionised the terms of political engagement", he says, as the mainstream media's imperial status has been shaken.
Not everyone is an enthusiast of journalists delivering their contentÂ to multiple mediaÂ platforms. Â One of Britain's most respected print editors and journalists, Sir Max Hastings, likened the multiskilling reporterÂ to a chefÂ taking the order, cooking the meal and waiting on tables, reports former Press Gazette deputy editor Jon Slattery in his new journalism blog.