The NUJ and the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom are already organising a demonstration for the day when Jeremy Hunt makes an announcement about News Corporation's proposal to take full control of BSkyB.
The union says on its website: "We expect the announcement will be any day now. There are rumours that News Corporation is close to an agreement with the government and regulators over its £13.2bn bid for satellite broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting.
"This is the latest development in the campaign to defend plurality in the British media. The NUJ is opposed to Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take total control of satellite broadcaster BSkyB and we are encouraging supporters to come and demonstrate outside the DCMS building in London at 5.30pm on the day of the announcement."
- The Daily Telegraph says Sky News could be hived off into an independent trust so that News Corporation can take full control of BSkyB.
- Robert Peston on his BBC blog says: "News Corporation has offered to sell Sky News and also subsidise the channel for years, to allay concerns about News Corp's planned takeover of all of British Sky Broadcasting. As a result News Corp is likely to get the green light for the takeover from Jeremy Hunt, the Culture Secretary, possibly as soon as tomorrow (March 3)."