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Ian Burrell

As well as writing The Media Column for the i each Monday, Ian Burrell writes The News Business column for The Drum on Thursdays and is a Media Consultant. He is a former Assistant Editor of The Independent and previously worked for the Sunday Times and ITV. Personal website: www.ianburrellmedia.com

Article thumbnail: Undated LBC handout photo of Jacob Rees-Mogg in the LBC studio, London. The Tory Brexiteer has been given his own weekly radio show in the run-up to Brexit. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday January 18, 2019. He will host an hour-long programme on talk station LBC, starting from 6pm on Friday, with the radio station saying it would be "packed with callers, opinion and debate". See PA story POLITICS Brexit ReesMogg. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/LBC/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Ofcom: effective media regulator or a place for politicians to hide their awkward stuff?

Critics say Ofcom has been ‘too stand back’ in regulating the BBC; and ‘wholly ineffective’ in its oversight of local radio

How local TV shrank into a supporting player in Murdoch's culture wars

How the rise of AI chatbots and new TV stations could hugely affect next election

Article thumbnail: FILE - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pauses as he makes a statement to media gathered outside the High Court in London, on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. The British government on Friday, June 17, 2022 ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face spying charges. He is likely to appeal. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Sale of Telegraph titles will create a bidding war, but who are the suitors?

For all Piers Morgan’s bombast about Prince Harry’s claims, he won’t be sleeping easily