Journalism

Polish embassy complaint over 'antisemitism' claims in Giles Coren's column

By Jennifer Lipman, February 5, 2013

The Polish ambassador to the UK has expressed outrage over a column in The Times by Giles Coren poking fun at the country's attitude toward Jews.

Mr Coren, who is known for courting controversy in his columns, wrote the piece in Saturday's paper, ostensibly in response to the census findings that Polish is now England's second language.

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Jewish editor of The Times resigns

By Sarah Pilchick, December 12, 2012

In a shock move, the editor of The Times has resigned at the request of News Corporation bosses.

James Harding, 43, the first Jewish editor of the Rupert Murdoch-owned paper, stepped down on Wednesday afternoon.

Sources at the paper say that the timing was surprising. Mr Harding was apparently expected to leave his post in the near future, but not so soon.

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David Aaronovitch wins Comment award

By Jennifer Lipman, October 18, 2012

David Aaronovitch has been named Commentariat of the Year at the annual Editorial Intelligence awards.

The Times columnist, who won the Orwell Prize for political journalism in 2001, was awatrded the prize at a ceremony on Wednesday evening.

He was shortlisted alongside his fellow Jewish Chronicle columnist Jonathan Freedland, who tweeted his congratulations.

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Jewish magazine exposes New Yorker journalist's fake Dylan quotes

By Jennifer Lipman, July 31, 2012

An acclaimed journalist for the New Yorker magazine has resigned in disgrace after a Jewish magazine exposed how he fabricated quotes from musician Bob Dylan.

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Jerusalem Report editor quits over budget demands

By Jennifer Lipman, July 26, 2012

The British-born editor of the well-respected Jerusalem Report magazine has resigned and blamed unreasonable budget demands and from the publication's management.

Matthew Kalman, who was appointed editor of the bi-weekly magazine in January, said that he had refused to implement a 10 per cent budget cut demanded by the management.

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Journalist Giles Coren faces Press Complaints Commission over restaurant column

By Marcus Dysch, June 14, 2012

Journalist Giles Coren has been reported to the Press Complaints Commission by a Holocaust survivor who was offended by a column about a restaurant popular with Jewish pensioners.

Mr Coren’s colourful attack on the Oslo Court restaurant in St John’s Wood, north west London, featured in his Times column last month.

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Over to basketball correspondent Gilad Shalit

By Jennifer Lipman, June 13, 2012

It is any basketball fan's dream – to write a column about the sport's winners and losers for a national newspaper.

But for Gilad Shalit, it will also mark his first professional role after nearly six years as a prisoner of Hamas terrorists.

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Heroic acts of a favourite villain

By Stephen Pollard, April 26, 2012

There are certain sentences which just can't be uttered. You know the sort of thing. If a politician said that most voters are idiots, he'd quickly be an ex-politician; and a rabbi who said that his shul board should stick to selling shmutters would soon be looking for a new congregation.

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Journalists 'linked with IDF'

By Jessica Elgot, March 8, 2012

Claims by Libyan militia linking two captive British journalists to the Israeli Defence Forces is "media manipulation", say human rights experts.

Faraj Swehli, commander of the Libyan militia, said the two Press TV journalists detained in Misrata were being held for "possible espionage" after IDF equipment was apparently found in the men's belonging.

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English Heritage turns down plaque honouring 19th century Jewish woman editor

By Jennifer Lipman, March 8, 2012

English Heritage has rejected a request to put up a blue plaque outside the Mayfair address of a Jewish woman who edited two major British newspapers in the 1890s.

Rachel Beer's contribution to British journalism as editor of both the Observer and the Sunday Times was largely overlooked, until last year when Israeli writers Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev published a book telling the story of The

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