Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg “is still only a kid”, says Alan Rusbridger. “How could he possibly understand what it is that he’s launched?” Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Governments should avoid heavy-handed regulation of Facebook, Google and other social-media giants as a response to recent scandals about how their pl(...)

Alan Rusbridger: in Galway on Sunday for an encounter with the Irish pianist Finghin Collins

Sunday, April 29th Play It Again Town Hall Theatre, Galway; 8pm; €18, €20/€6; 091-705962, tht.ie Five years ago, when he was editor of the Guardian, (...)

Sebastian Barry and Paul Lynch will take part at the Cúirt festival in Galway. Photograph: The Irish Times

A slew of award-winning writers and poets will take part in Galway’s Cúirt International Literature Festival which begins on Monday and runs until Su(...)

In a cost-cutting move, the Guardian Media Group has ditched the distinctive Berliner size after just over 12 years and gone tabloid. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

When the Guardian posted an image of its first tabloid front page on Twitter on Sunday night, one of the pithier verdicts/jokes was “es ist kein Berli(...)

 Peter Preston: his  management style  often  left underlings  wondering what precisely he had meant.   Photograph: PA Wire

Peter Preston, who has died aged 79, was an outstanding editor of the Guardian newspaper. He was at the helm for 20 years, from 1975 to 1995, during w(...)

A file image from earlier this year of Edward Snowden speaking  via remote at a research conference at the MIT Media Lab in the US.  Photograph: The New York Times

The US whistleblower Edward Snowden has attacked his Russian protectors by criticising the Kremlin’s human rights record and suggesting its officials(...)

The Guardian newspaper offices in London. Its critics say the media group is not just underwhelming at business, it is reluctant to consider itself a business at all. Photograph: Bethany Clarke/Getty

The Guardian will report a record pre-tax loss of £173 million and a higher-than-expected £69 million operating loss on Wednesday, not that anyone has(...)

Controversy over  losses at Guardian Media Group led to Alan Rusbridger, its former editor-in-chief, stepping down as incoming chair of the Scott Trust.  Photograph: Getty Images

Guardian Media Group will this week reveal a higher than expected full-year operating loss of £69 million as the owner of the Guardian newspaper battl(...)

Alan Rusbridger: “We all currently do our journalism in the teeth of a force 12 digital hurricane,” Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Alan Rusbridger has resigned from the trust that owns the Guardian after other directors raised concerns about his continuing influence at the lossma(...)

Some believe Alan Rusbridger has been scapegoated. Photograph: Getty Images

In the end, Alan Rusbridger had little choice but to resile from becoming chair of the Scott Trust. Having been appointed in late 2014 to occupy one o(...)

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