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“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.
Channel 4’s Chief Executive, Alex Mahon and the Channel 4 Board have today confirmed that Leeds will be the location of its new National HQ and Bristol and Glasgow will be the locations of its two new Creative Hubs. #4AlltheUK pic.twitter.com/Sb937NwBNh
— Channel 4 Press (@C4Press) October 31, 2018
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.
New: The editor of Waitrose Food magazine proposed a series about “killing vegans” and force-feeding them meat after a vegan freelance journalist sent him a pitch https://t.co/qxQ0EG9U3S pic.twitter.com/PV43Oi7TH9
— Mark Di Stefano ?? (@MarkDiStef) October 29, 2018
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.
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