Online offers smart media owners potential for growth. Fact.

Head of digital for the Guardian Media Group Simon Waldman hits back with both barrels today at John Duncan and his assertion in a previous issue of Press Gazette that online teams have ‘conned’ unsuspecting newspaper boards into making investments in online publishing. Here are some key quotes from his piece in today’s Press Gazette: “The current forecasts for growth in the UK market indicate that, on average, digital spending

Guardian wins Webby

The Guardian has won its third Webby, for the best newspaper on the web, beating off competition from the New York Times and the Wall St Journal, among others. It was the only UK newspaper publisher to be nominated for any Webby, and it was also nominated outside the newspaper category for best political blog (Comment is free) and best podcasts.

IAB says it doesn’t push the ‘big’ publishers

Guy Phillpson of the Internet Advertising Bureau spoke at The Media Guardian's Changing Media Summit. He said the IAB doesn't push any one publisher when talking about online advertising. The IAB has large and smaller members, he said. "We're format agnostic about it. We talk more in terms of disciplines like rich media advertising, not about platforms." "If there's something [and advertising format] that's proprietorial then a publisher might get