Bizcommunity.com reported yesterday that South African Sunday tabloid Scoop! is set to close down after being launched just four months ago. The website also announces that Cape Argus, another South African paper, is being reduced in size from broadsheet to compact.
Journalists at the FT, who have voted in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay, have told the company's chief executive that disagreement could be "extremely damaging to the FT brand and to relations in the newsroom." FT management has called the vote in favour of industrial action "unwarranted and unreasonable," writes Press Gazette.
The Guardian announces that its reporter Nick Davies has been named as the winner of the Paul Foot award for investigative journalism for his work in uncovering phone hacking at the News of the World.