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Quote of the Week

“I am disappointed with the current state of the web… …We have lost the feeling of individual empowerment and to a certain extent also I think the optimism has cracked.”

Tim-Berners Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, commenting on the potential need to break up the tech giants of today.

Weekly High

Another boon to the north of England’s media industry— Channel 4 has confirmed that it will open its new national HQ in Leeds, sending around 800 jobs to the Yorkshire city. Further good news for the regions in general came in the form of the broadcaster’s proposed creative hubs for Glasgow and Bristol.

Weekly Low 


We’re not sure what William Sitwell was thinking when he fired off an email response to a journalist pitching an idea to Waitrose Food magazine he edited until the rather shocking reply— which joked about killing vegans— was made public this week.

Need To Know

Data from the US-based Pew Research Centre suggests The Guardian is now the UK’s most trusted newspaper.

Instagram has introduced a new option to share IGTV content within Stories, and has started testing a new ‘Promoted Stories’ function.

Amazon has begun distancing itself from the Washington Post after criticism from President Donald Trump, with both newspaper and online retailer now owned by Jeff Bezos.

 

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