from MediaFile:

The future of journalism in the UK

By Mark Thompson
September 26, 2011

By Mark Thompson
The opinions discussed are his own.

In the UK we are going through an unprecedented crisis in journalism, a crisis with the boundaries and techniques of investigative journalism at its heart.

from FaithWorld:

Irish Catholic Church may tap parishes to pay for sexual abuse claims

By Reuters Staff
September 22, 2011

(Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin speaks at a news conference in Dublin, Ireland November 26, 2009/Cathal McNaughton)

from Breakingviews:

Foster’s gets full measure from SABMiller

September 21, 2011

By Quentin Webb
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Man U investors can always vote with their feet

September 20, 2011

By John Foley
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from MediaFile:

Murdoch in good times and bad

By Harold Evans
September 19, 2011

By Sir Harold Evans
The views expressed are his own.

There is a clear connecting thread between the events I describe in "Good Times, Bad Times" and the dramas that led so many years later to Rupert Murdoch’s “most humble day of my life.” I was seated within a few feet of him in London on July 19, 2011, during his testimony to a select committee of MPs with his son James at his side. Not many more than a score of observers were allowed into the small room at Parliament’s Portcullis House, across the road from the House of Commons and Big Ben. A portcullis is a defensive latticed iron grating hung over the entrance to a fortified castle, the perfect metaphor for News International, which perpetually sees itself as beset by enemies.

from Felix Salmon:

When investment banks hire risk-takers

By Felix Salmon
September 15, 2011

Matt Taibbi is quite right about the $2 billion of rogue-trading losses at UBS. Basically, investment banks hire for risk-takers; they shouldn't be surprised when this kind of thing happens.

from Breakingviews:

UK will get QE2 – but may need fiscal help too

September 15, 2011

The odds are moving rapidly towards a launch of QE2 in the UK. A second bout of quantitative easing - printing money - would be controversial. But a fragile economy needs extreme treatment - monetarily, and probably fiscally, too.

from Left field:

“You just can’t speak to umpires like that” – Rusedski on Serena

September 12, 2011

Week two of the U.S. Open had many stories. Would the weather destroy the momentum of the event? How would the courts hold up? Will the U.S. Open finally make plans to build a roof? Who would be the men's and woman's U.S. Open champions?

from Felix Salmon:

Dimon vs Vickers

By Felix Salmon
September 12, 2011

It's beyond ironic -- closer to moronic, really -- that Jamie Dimon would give an interview to London's very own Financial Times, complaining that international bank-regulation standards are “anti-American,” on the very day that the Vickers Report -- Robert Peston calls it "the most radical reform of British banks in a generation, and possibly ever" -- is released.

from FaithWorld:

Anglican spiritual head Archbishop Rowan Williams to resign next year – report

September 11, 2011

Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams leads the Easter Day Eucharist service at Canterbury Cathedral in in Canterbury in south east England April 4, 2010/Toby Melville