"Mediatel" features an interesting article looking at how television has reacted to the COVID-19 outbreak. The general gist is that there is a lot more flexibility over deadlines and late booking fees appear to have been dropped. There are also new, shorter ad units being sold to accompany streaming services.
Ofcom has cleared "Good Morning Britain" host Piers Morgan after complaints that his interviewing style with ministers discussing COVID-19 was too "combative."
A "Campaign" survey shows that while 28% of adland execs are expecting growth to return to the UK advertising market in the fourth quarter, the majority suspect it won't being to happen until 2021.
The "Financial Times" has dismissed a journalist after he was accused of listening in to sensitive Zoom calls held by the "Evening Standard" and "The Independent". According to "The Guardian" the journalist broke stories about how the papers would seek to cut costs to battle the COVID-19 outbreak, prompting complaints from the papers involved.
Julian Assange's extradition hearing could be put off for another six months, according to "Press Gazette." The Wikileaks founder is fighting a case against being deported to the US and his legal team are calling for a delay because they have not been able to speak to their client due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
The NHS is rejecting the model set out by Apple and Google for COVID-19 tracing apps -- and so instead of phones talking to phones, users of the app will have their information stored on a central database, "BBC News" reports.
British technology firms have joined up with online safety organisations, such as the Internet Watch Foundation and NSPCC, to launch the Online Safety Tech Industry Association (OSTIA). The group will raise awareness of potential online harms as seek to influence government policy, "City A.M." reports.
"Wired" has an interesting story on how Germany is worried that GDPR could collapse because Ireland -- where the tech giants tend to set up shop -- has been so slow to come to decisions in massive cases, against the likes of Google. The story suggests there is serious concern that Ireland is either being too soft on the tech giants or simply dragging its heels in enforcing the Regulation.
Research by "Marketing Week" and "Econsultancy" shows that half of marketers are reducing budgets and just over a quarter -- at 29% -- are keeping budgets where they are. After those who are not sure what they will do are factored in, at 14%, that leaves just 7% who are what the title believes to be "seizing the opportunity" to spend more during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Gambling firms have vowed to halt advertising during the COVID-19 lockdown. "ITV News" reveals that the move follows a call from the Government to explain how the industry is protecting vulnerable gamblers during lockdown.