Martin Moore
Martin Moore is director of the Media Standards Trust and author of The Origins of Modern Spin

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George Orwell, The Daily Mail and Who Really Hates England

(1) Comments | Posted 3 October 2013 | (22:45)

Who else might the Daily Mail accuse of hating England? Who else has criticised aspects of England and Englishness yet still has significant influence over British politics and journalism?

One such author and journalist, writing at the same time as a young Ralph Miliband, was highly critical of aspects of...

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The Murdochs' Annus Horribilis

(3) Comments | Posted 22 December 2011 | (23:00)

How different the world looked for the Murdochs last Christmas. The BSkyB decision had just been withdrawn from Vince Cable. It now looked as though their bid would go through on the nod. Once approved this would allow the Murdoch dynasty to straddle Britain's media like a gloating colossus, dwarfing...

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The Story Most Papers Missed: Dacre Calls for Statutory Backstop

(3) Comments | Posted 14 October 2011 | (00:00)

Talk about missing the story. The Sun, the Daily Mail, the Telegraph, The Guardian, even Newsnight all failed to lead with the genuinely newsworthy aspect of Wednesday's Leveson Inquiry seminars.

The Sun highlighted Paul Dacre and

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The Sun's Right to Know

(4) Comments | Posted 10 October 2011 | (00:00)

The irony appeared to be lost on many of those in the room. As editor after editor at the Leveson Inquiry seminar lined up to say that the dark arts practiced at the News of the World would never happen in their newsroom, Sky News was reporting allegations...

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Why We Need A Public Inquiry Into Phone Hacking

(0) Comments | Posted 13 July 2011 | (00:53)

This is what is alleged:

The News of the World hacked into the phone of Milly Dowler after she was kidnapped and deleted messages that gave her family false hope. The phones of the parents of the 10-year-old Soham girls were hacked after their disappearance. Party leaders and senior political...

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