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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 09:59 UK time, Tuesday, 18 January 2011

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

Justin Webb has revealed in the Radio Times that his father was the newsreader Peter Woods, who became a household name in the 1960s. The Telegraph says after the death of both his parents, Mr Webb decided to reveal the truth when his own children began asking "why didn't daddy have a father".

The King's Speech leads the Bafta film nominations, announced this morning. The BBC reports Tom Hooper's film about King George VI is named in 14 categories, including best film and director. Colin Firth is up for best actor. The Black Swan has 12 nominations.

The Guardian claims News Corporation's defence that phone hacking at the News of the World was the work of a single "rogue reporter" is "on the verge of collapse". It says new evidence has emerged from Glenn Mulcaire, the private detective at the centre of the case.

David Cameron has defended his communications chief Andy Coulson, after the revelations about phone hacking by News of the World journalists while he was editor of the paper. On the Today programme, Mr Cameron said Mr Coulson had resigned as editor when he found out about the "bad things" that had happened, and he did not think he should be punished twice.

Apple boss Steve Jobs has announced that he is to take "medical leave" from the company. He said he would continue as chief executive and be involved in any major decisions. The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones says Apple's many fans will feel deep sympathy for Mr Jobs when he pleads for privacy - but investors will be demanding more detail when it unveils its latest results on Tuesday.

Ricky Gervais has insisted he was not banned from the Golden Globes "after subjecting a room full of speechless American stars to lewd jibes at last night's ceremony". The Daily Mail says he vanished from the stage in the middle of the awards show, leading to speculation that he had been carpeted. Quentin Letts applauds his "risque attack on self-loving Tinseltown".

The Sun says ITV is set to spark controversy with a new drama about House of Horrors serial killer Fred West. Bosses have hired Dominic West, the British star of cult US cop show The Wire, to play the mass murderer.

Did the BBC Trust really suggest that the digital channels BBC3 and BBC4 may be cut? In my blog for the BBC College of Journalism, I analyse the misreporting of the latest BBC cuts announcements.

The BBC's newspaper review says the government's plans to reform the health service are analysed and dissected by the papers. The FT says only the Chinese army and Indian Railways employ more people than the NHS and the plans are "so big they can be seen from space".

Links in full

Telegraph | BBC's Justin Webb reveals his real father was newsreader Peter Woods
BBC | The King's Speech leads Bafta field
Guardian | NoW phone-hacking scandal: News Corp's 'rogue reporter' defence unravels
BBC | David Cameron says Andy Coulson's doing very good job
BBC | Apple boss Steve Jobs takes 'medical leave'
Daily Mail | Ricky Gervais insists he was NOT gagged at Golden Globes
Sun | Fred West - the movie - starring Dom West
BBC | How the papers over-egged BBC cuts reports
BBC | Newspaper review

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