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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 10:43 UK time, Tuesday, 8 June 2010

I'm the BBC's media correspondent and this is my brief selection of what's going on.

Apple's Steve Jobs claims the iPhone 4 is the "biggest leap since the original iPhone" reports the BBC. The Guardian says it will contain an e-book reader, threatening Amazon's Kindle.

More than 800 training places are to be created in UK heritage projects under a £17m National Lottery scheme the BBC reports.

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Does the film industry really contribute £1.9m to British tourism, as a report for the UK Film Council claims? The BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz expresses doubts.

The Guardian reports that the British Comedy Awards are moving to Channel 4 after 20 years at ITV.

The BBC's newspaper review says newspapers assess David Cameron's comment that public sector cuts would affect "our whole way of life".

Links in full
BBC | Apple shows off redesigned iPhone
Charles Arthur | Guardian | Apple WWDC liveblog: new iPhones and software
BBC | £17m boost for heritage skills training
Will Gompertz | BBC | Local Heroes: Is UK film saving the economy?
Tara Conlan | Guardian | British Comedy awards moves to Channel 4
BBC | Newspaper review


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