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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 09:03 UK time, Wednesday, 11 August 2010

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

According to the Guardian and the Financial Times, Channel 5 is set to announce the departure of its chairman and chief executive Dawn Airey, following the takeover by Richard Desmond. Staff have been called to a meeting this morning to hear restructuring plans.

A police advertisement encouraging the public to report suspected terrorists has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority because it could cause "serious offence" to law-abiding citizens, reports the BBC.

Neil Midgley in the Telegraph says the BBC cuts announced by Mark Thompson still don't go far enough.

The new Apple Store in Covent Garden is "designed to offer... the most beautiful retail experience in the world" writes Damian Thompson in the Telegraph. He analyses the iPad maker's influence.

Samsung is challenging Apple's dominance of the tablet computer market, and others will follow, says Richard Wray in the Guardian.

The impact of the recession and the squeeze on government finances is a common theme on many front pages, according to the BBC newspapers review.

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