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Sun newspaper to close?

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Just heard on Five Live that the Sun may close after five top staff arrested. Not just reporters but managers.

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BBC website says different: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16999659

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We can dream!

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The Sun - the chav's choice.

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Five Live is pretty much the BBC's equivalent of the Sun, isn't it?
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I don't know - I agree it as some quite gossipy content, but its coverage of sports like Formula One has been excellent in recent years. Whenever I've watched the BBC's coverage of Friday practice sessions ahead of the Grand Prix weekend, David Croft and Anthony Davidson have been great to listen to, both are interesting and have good chemistry, probably better than that between Martin Brundle and Jonathan Legard on the television commentary.

Both Croft and Davidson are going to Sky this year for their F1 coverage, although they have a decent replacement lined up in former ITV commentator James Allen. He received a lot of criticism for his commentary, much of it unfair, but he has a great knowledge of the sport as anyone who reads his superb F1 blog will know.

As for the Sun - it can go if it wants. I think the intrusion into ordinary peoples' lives must stop, it leaves a very unpleasant taste, although I am somewhat wary of controlling the press too much. Unethical behaviour is not on, but I don't think we can tell the newspapers what to write or we will end up on the slippery slope which leads governments to prevent the papers from reporting things they don't want us to know about.
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The breakfast show with Nicky Campbell is excellent as is the Danny Baker show on Saturday mornings.

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Apparently the entire staff of News International were said to be in a state of utter shock yesterday when Rupert Murdoch flew in to unveil his vision of the new, improved Sun!

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lol, the namesake comic from before the newspaper launched. Nice joke.

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http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/media/news/ ... -body.html
The Sun staff 'ready human rights challenge to News Corp body'

Some senior journalists at The Sun are considering a legal challenge to the News Corporation body set up to clean up the mess after the phone hacking scandal, it has been reported.

According to The Guardian, journalists at the News International paper are ready to take the action after the arrest of various current and former The Sun employees.

Around a dozen journalists are understood to have contacted the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) with the idea of asking Geoffrey Robertson, the UK's leading human rights lawyer, to question the legal basis of actions by News Corp's Management and Standards Committee (MSC).

The Sun employees are also thought to be concerned over the protection of their sources in the wake of the hacking affair at the News of the World.

This latest development comes as News Corp chief executive Rupert Murdoch is due to fly to London to deal with the growing crisis at The Sun.

Robertson said in a column in The Sun's News International broadsheet sister, The Times, today that journalists should use the Human Rights Act to protect their sources.

He said that News Corp's MSC should "be required to learn by heart" a passage in the act that covers the importance of the protection of journalistic sources.

NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet is due to meet with lawyers today to discuss a potential challenge to the MSC.

In a strongly worded statement issued on Monday, she condemned the "heavy-handed" action of police, including dawn raids on the homes of journalists.

Discussing the arrest of five The Sun journalists at the weekend, Stanistreet added: "Journalists are reeling after seeing five more of their colleagues thrown to the wolves.

"There is a real sense of a witch-hunt being carried out right now. Journalists at the title are furious at what they see as a monumental betrayal on the part of News International.

"As my evidence to the Leveson Inquiry showed, journalists are often bullied by management to get stories at any cost. Now they are finding they are being shopped by the management that gave them their orders.

"The reputation of these journalists - and let's remember they have not been convicted of anything - will inevitably be damaged."

The term "witch-hunt" was also used in an editorial in The Sun on Monday by the paper's associate editor Trevor Kavanagh, who said that journalists were being treated like a "criminal gang".
Interesting that this story came from The Guardian, considering they're the ones who brought down the News of the World by exposing the phone-hacking.

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Tony Livesey will be discussing this topic shortly on Five Live as Murdoch is now in town.

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It was also top story on BBC2's Newsnight - check it out on iPlayer if you want.

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Far from closing down, the opposite is happening. The Sun on Sunday has been officially announced!

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/media/news/ ... -soon.html

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The Sun on Sunday launches next Sunday 26th February. The day after my birthday.

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It's the front page story on The Sun - nothing like a bit of self-promotion, eh, but this is like the Beano's front cover saying "Buy BeanoMAX" on it. Too blatant. Should've been a small notice like on Saturday's paper with the main article on page 3, and either proper news or a celeb story on the cover like they usually do.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne ... unday.html

Comment from the Sun's website:
theblackwidow wrote:I LOL at the fact it has to be called 'The Sun on Sunday' because the 'Sunday Sun' already exists.....looking forward to seeing it though!!!
Not the first paper to have that problem. The Mail on Sunday had the same problem when it launched, as there's another paper called the Sunday Mail. They should've prepared for this eventuality years ago.

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