Dan Sabbagh

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Full name: Dan Sabbagh

Area of interest: The Media

Journals/Organisation: The Guardian | The Times

Email: dan.sabbagh@guardian.co.uk

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Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/dan-sabbagh

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Networks: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/daniel-sabbagh/5/b67/8b1 | http://twitter.com/#!/dansabbagh

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About: Dan Sabbagh writes about the media industry. He currently works at the Guardian, as Head of Media and Technology. He was a co-founder of the media news and entertainment website Beehive City, along with two former Times colleagues Adam Sherwin and Timothy Glanfield. He was media editor at The Times between 2004 and 2009 and was a contributor to the Guardian before joining full-time.

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Career: Computing (magazine): senior reporter; Daily Telegraph: City reporter; The Times: Telecoms correspondent, media editor 2004/2009

Current position/role: Head of media and technology at The Guardian

  • also writes/written for: until November 2010 wrote a column for Beehive City (the meeting of popular culture, technology, politics, sport, and the media business), archive here

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Other activities: Was a Labour councillor in the London Borough of Lambeth, August 1999/May 2006; media advisor to Oona King on her bid to become the London Labour Mayoral candidate

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Viewpoints/Insight: 'The door is open: Guardian's Dan Sabbagh on a new approach to partnerships online' - New head of media and technology at the newspaper tells Journalism.co.uk about forging new relationships and why the newspaper needs to be 'a bit scrappier' online - Journalism.co.uk, November 2010

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Controversy/Criticism: Served with a criminal libel summons - Telegraph owners use French courts in libel case - in April 2005 (with Times editor Robert Thomson) by the Barclay Brothers. Summons later dropped following a brief Times' statement in February 2007. See also - why Barclays were wrong to sue by Roy Greenslade

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Email: dan.sabbagh@guardian.co.uk

Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/dan-sabbagh

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Column name: column ended November 2009

Remit/Info: Media analysis

Section: Business

Role: Media editor of Times Online

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Email: dan.sabbagh@thetimes.co.uk

Website: Business Columnists

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Day published: Friday

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  • A farewell to the Times's Dan Sabbagh - Media editor leaving News International title - meaning rival reporters no longer have to live in fear of being 'Sabbaghed' - The Guardian, 27th November, 2009

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