Mistakes happen, even in great news organisations like the BBC. If they are bad enough, heads will probably have to roll. But what matters much more than the bloodletting is that lessons should be learnt from what went wrong, so that the error is not repeated. In the case of the most recent Newsnight affair, there are three main conclusions to be drawn. Read more
And OECD data shows they do indeed work the longest hours in Europe
Greeks claim they are the hardest-working European nation, despite their ‘bad kebab’ economy.
In a poll of residents of eight of Europe’s leading nations, seven agreed that Germany is the hardest working country on the continent.
The exception was Greece, whose citizens claim they are Europe’s hardest workers.
Europe’s ‘hardest workers’… on strike: Protesters carrying the Greek flag try to storm [...]
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the second biggest shareholder in Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corporation, has revealed his frustration with the fallout from the News of the World phone-hacking scandal and admitted that it is harming the reputation of the company overall, not just its publishing interests.
Alwaleed is a nephew of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, and, according to Forbes magazine, is the 29th wealthiest person in the world, with a fortune of $18bn (£11bn). [...]
# newsnight chartporn Baltic Dry Index of world shipping trade dropped 50% last month. But look at 5 yr picture.
* Alwaleed says BkyB deal “not dead”
* Says Murdoch could make new offer in six months
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LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) – A major News Corp shareholder said on Thursday that News International Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks should quit because of a telephone hacking scandal that has engulfed the company.
“For sure she has to go, you bet she has to go,” Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal told the [...]