4. A trend develops for floundering local newspapers to be bought out by local entrepreneurs, returning control and vested interest to their communities.
5. The Leveson inquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the UK press concludes nothing needs to be done about unethical and/or illegal media practices, as they are redundant because everyone is publicly revealing everything about themselves on social media sites like Facebook anyway.
6. Journalists are officially declared to be bloggers, thereby ending a perennial (and very tedious) debate.
7. The Guardian launches a paywall.
Thanks to Matt Buck for permission to use his excellent cartoon.Tags: julian assange, Mazher Mahmood, News of the World, Nick Davies, Press Complaints Commission, Richard Desmond, Rupert Murdoch, The Daily Mail, The Guardian, Wikileaks
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