HERE’S your round-up of coverage I’ve spotted today.
After a quiet day, unanimity breaks out with everyone going for the line about David Blunkett and transcripts of intimate voicemails.
Press Association (here on MSN)
That’s it for now. As ever, drop me a line if your copy is missing from here and you would like a mention, or if you’ve spotted something you think worthy of inclusion.
AFTER near unanimity on the best ‘lines’ from the first few days of the trial, today seemed to mark the first day when papers chose different angles.
Always interesting when the press do this on any story as it gives you a little insight into how they think editorially and what they think will push their readers’ buttons.
Many of them spend a large amount of money and time finding out exactly what their readers think, do and consume and if a paper is well-targeted you can tell a lot about its readership from the angles it takes on stories and the stories it chooses for page leads, and the others it drops completely.
Anyway, here’s the coverage from today, enjoy.
Press Association (here on MSN)
Peter Jukes has been doing a great job livetweeting the trial and is now crowdsourcing funds to help him keep at it until Christmas – a very worthy cause.
That’s it for now. As ever, if you spot something superlative, give me a shout.
Week Two of the trial and stories are still coming thick and fast.
It’s still the opening of the trial, which the judge has decided can be livetweeted and @PeterJukes is doing a particularly fine, comprehensive job. The line about codewords from the film ‘Where Eagles Dare’ proved irresistible in the early copy today.
Guardian and the “Where Eagles Dare” line.
Broadsword calling Danny Boy – signing off until I see some later takes this evening.
EARLY take on the coverage up so far on the phonehacking trial. As usual if more emerges later I will update.
The coverage has been pretty comprehensive this week, both online, in print, livetweeting and blogging. I think some predictions that the trial might be downplayed proved to be ill-founded.
It has been interesting for me watching site stats to see which links have been most clicked, and at this time of night, The Guardian outstrips the rest quite easily, even after I started handicapping it a bit by dropping it down the list. However, later on, in the small hours of the morning, sites like The Daily Beast, The Drum and Hacked Off come back strongly with a lot of visitors heading their way from here.
Anyway, coverage is as follows:
Press Association (on MSN here, also available on BT and on homepages of Newsquest, Johnston Press and Trinity Mirror)
It will be interesting to see what, if anything, the Sundays do with this given that they don’t normally go for trial coverage as it will have been gone over thoroughly in the Saturday papers. I will round them up here if they do anything significant with it.
That’s it for now, an interesting week and more to come. Have a good weekend.
Eastern Daily Press with a local line
THE livetweeting of today’s proceedings conveyed the drama of events at the Old Bailey as three of the defendants all entered guilty pleas.
You can Guardian coverage here.
Daily Mail here.
The Independent here.
The Daily Mirror here.
Daily Telegraph here.
Hacked Off’s take on it here.
That’s it for now, update later tonight if any more copy catches my eye, feel free to tip me off to anything you think particularly well done. If Times or Sun staff want to lob me a link over their paywall, I’ll be happy to include it here.
Link to coverage by The Drum’s James Doleman here.
EARLY post, so not all the papers are carrying their coverage yet. I will update later if they file tonight.
Day 2 was slow again and dominated by jury selection it seems, but the Mr Justice Saunders got things under way before the end of the afternoon and it was events outside court, or rather a Private Eye cover that was centre of attention.
Reported in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Drum, and at Hacked Off.
All went for the judge’s extensive warning to the jury not to be swayed by outside coverage. not to go Googling or looking on Twitter or Facebook for items about the trial or its background.
The Attorney General’s office announced in the afternoon it would not be pursuing Private Eye for contempt. No real surprise, it was miles away from being in contempt and the judge’s remarks were a relatively mild admonition to ignore it. If he had been gravely concerned by it, Ian Hislop would have been ordered to court tomorrow to explain himself, which many a judge has done in the past to errant editors.
Still, it livened up Day 2. Prosecution opening tomorrow, which we’re told can be live tweeted.
Update, here’s coverage from The Independent, The Mirror and the Daily Express
It particularly love the line by Mr Justice Saunders warning jurors away from blogs written by politicians and actors on subjects ‘they know very little about.’ Who can he mean?