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Sep 12, 2016

The Guardian | UK | Media | Media Guardian Briefing - September 12, 2016: Facebook Row, Resident Advisor, The Archers

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The closure of leading London nightclub Fabric made its mark on the national press – but for the depth those embedded in the dance scene wanted, electronic music site Resident Advisor was the place to go.

As the founders tell the Guardian in this week’s Media interview, it would be difficult to build what started out as a hobby into a serious and authoritative media business in the modern era of VC-funded digital publishing startups.
Yet with a serious ticketing business built around serious coverage of a large niche, Resident Advisor has done something many magazines with backgrounds in print have tried and failed to do. Whether or not it’s possible, many will hope to emulate their success.

MediaGuardian’s top stories

Facebook’s run-in over its deletion of a famed photo from the Vietnam war has led to calls for it to admit its editorial responsibility.
Facebook’s run-in over its deletion of a famed photo from the Vietnam war has led to calls for it to admit its editorial responsibility. Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images
‘Facebook needs an editor’: media experts urge change after photo dispute
Helen Titchener trial verdict in The Archers lights up social media
Charlie Webster leaves hospital after malaria treatment
Record number of Paralympics TV staff are disabled, says Channel 4
Daily Mirror TV critic Ian Hyland’s weekly column to go daily

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Robbie Coltrane has criticised the BBC’s filming of a raid on Cliff Richard’s house.
Robbie Coltrane has criticised the BBC’s filming of a raid on Cliff Richard’s house. Photograph: Joss Barratt/Channel 4
Robbie Coltrane, currently appearing in National Treasure, has criticised the BBC’s decision to film a police raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s home, says the Mirror
Old media is hoping the EU’s interventionist approach to copyright will give it a helping hand, according to the FT (£)
Johnston Press is facing pressure from an activist investor, reports the Telegraph
Making a Murder’s Brendan Dassey is facing an appeal from the state of Wisconsin against his overturned conviction, says Variety

And finally...

It really had looked like silly season was coming to an end, but going by the Sun’s tinfoil hat moment on Sunday ...
— Joe Public (@jpublik)September 10, 2016
The Sun has now deleted this tweet pic.twitter.com/gw5FKrXo9Y
... and the Telegraph’s Saturday splash on the threat to Christmas are anything to go by, it may still have a little while to run yet.
— Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse) September 10, 2016
Gosh these warnings about political correctness ruining Christmas seem to come earlier and earlier each year pic.twitter.com/i4YcwDLkj7