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Aug 8, 2016

The Guardian | UK | Media | Media Briefing - August 8, 2016: Today's Media Stories From The Papers

YouTube star Zoella’s manager: ‘I knew my business had to be in social media’
Dom Smales, who also represents Tanya Burr, on spotting talent, marketing pressures – and his social media ‘epiphany moment’

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An unpopular press is all too easy to censor: and not just by Erdoğan
Peter Preston: A depressing survey finds that 51% of respondents couldn’t name one benefit of press freedom. If so, how many would care if it disappeared?

Today’s headlines

The Guardian
Statue of Lucille Ball unveiled in actor’s hometown. P13
YouTube star Zoella’s manager: ‘I knew my business had to be in social media’. P28
Obituary: Ken Barrie, voice of Postman Pat. P29
Daily Telegraph
Twitter row over BBC swimming presenter’s ‘skimpy’ dress. P2
First picture of BBC’s Are You You Being Served? remake. P9
Why Archers fans can expect more gritty plots. P9
Craig Revel Horwood interview. P22
Ofcom ends probe into Premier League rights sale. P27
Financial Times
NBC pursues Olympics slam dunk in Rio. P18
Alphabet revolution is not as simple as ABC. P19
Apple knocked off thje top of the tree among fickle Chinese buyers, P20
The Times
Chris Packham accused of breaching BBC impartiality rules. P5
Jacob Zuma shocked by TV ‘rape’ protest. P31
Sir Martin Sorrell remains top of the pile as chief executive pay rise by 10%. P34
We have scope to raise prices for football, says BT. P39
iComplaints about Helen Skelton’s dress come up short. P19
Christopher Biggins sorry for Holocaust joke. P21
Gentle banter the inspiration behind Generation Y’s digital revolution. P41
Wall Street Journal
NBC Universal bets big on Harry Potter. B4
Daily MailTwitter rows over BBC’s Rebecca Adlington and swimming presenter’s ‘skimpy’ dress. P5
BBC admits it will monitor iPlayer users – but won’t say how. P9
First picture of BBC’s Are You You Being Served? remake. P25
Enter the Young Journalist of the Year award. P31
BBC Sport producing five Facebook Live items a day – but they attract few viewers. P81
Daily ExpressNew helping of Are You Being Served? P3
Olympic presenter Helen Skelton’s little blue dress send Twitter into meltdown. P7
The SunHelen Skelton’s skimpy outfit sends Twitter into meltdown. P6
Celebrity Big Brother coverage. P13
First picture of Are You Being Served reboot cast. P!4
Natalie Portman to make HBO mini-series. P33
Daily MirrorAlex Salmond vetoes I’m A Celebrity, but thinks David Cameron should do it. P3
Are you Being Served? returns. P3
Helen Skelton’s skirt creates a splash on Twitter. P7
Daily StarCelebrity Big Brother coverage. P1,4-5
Fans not happy that pundit Gary Neville has been given his job back. P3
Countdown’s Rachel Riley signed up by Sky Sports. P3
Doctor Who star John Barrowman spends thousand of pounds for his own Dalek. P17
Are You Being Served? returns. P29

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