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Why Every School Should Be Doing the BBC's School Report

Katrina Calvert | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katrina Calvert

Throughout the academic year there are various moments that punctuate the calendar: exams, coursework deadlines, sports day, and those glorious end of term days. But there has been another event which keeps returning to the calendars of hundreds of schools across the UK for the past decade: BBC News School Report.

Victoria Derbyshire Shares Joy After Finishing Chemo Treatment

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Entertainment

Victoria Derbyshire has shared her delight at completing her chemotherapy treatment, in an emotional new video. The BBC news presenter, who was di...

'What Now' for News?

Giselle Green | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK
Giselle Green

Evidence shows that the public are turned off by negative news as it leaves them feeling anxious, passive and helpless, in despair rather than informed. According to research projects into negative bias in the news, not only do audiences prefer positive news stories but exposure to a typical news story results in a drop in mood in most people.

Why the Media Must be Impartial in the Run Up to the EU Referendum

Charlie Proctor | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Politics
Charlie Proctor

The date is set and the arguments have begun. On June 23rd the people of the United Kingdom will get the chance to vote over their membership of the E...

Do Young People Care About Public Service Broadcasting?

Luke Hyams | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Luke Hyams

Generation Z are growing up in a time when these ever present social media platforms are free, unfiltered and enable anyone with a smartphone to become a broadcaster. The voices and opinions that they interact with on these services are devoid of perceived journalistic bias...

The Vagaries of the News Lexicon

David Spencer | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
David Spencer

It is all too easy in a busy newsroom to slip into cliche and start dipping into regular news language but sometimes it pays to take a step back and have a think about what you are writing. That is the true test of being a good journalist.

The Best News Tonight Is Who's Presenting The News

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

And finally... in some very good news, George Alagiah will be making his welcome return to screen tonight, sitting down to present his first news bull...

Peston's Mistake: Don't Fall For Your Own Hype

Grant Feller | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

Robert Peston is a Number Two. A quite brilliant Number Two, one of the best in the business. The sort of Number Two everyone wants by their side because he makes their job easier and them look better. But he's still a Number Two. Which is why his much-anticipated transfer to ITV will be a disaster.

Who Killed Elsie Frost?

Jon Manel | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
Jon Manel

It was shortly after lunch when Elsie Frost said goodbye to her father, Arthur. She was 14 and was on her way to a lake not far from her home. It was to be a special occasion. She had been asked to help teach a group of younger children how to sail...

'Newstainment' - A Danger to Democracy?

Michael Abberton | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

There is a strange thing happening to broadcast news, particularly and strangely obvious in the case of UK's public broadcaster, the BBC. It's 'newsta...

Is Periscope for Live News Too Farfetched?

Mina Zaher | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech
Mina Zaher

When news of Tony Hall's vision for the BBC started to spread across the various digital channels on Monday, I couldn't help but feel there was one specific platform that needed mentioning: Periscope.

Today's Virginia Shooting Front Pages Were Too Graphic To Even Be Shown On TV

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

[WARNING - some readers may find some images in this article disturbing] Newspapers have been accused of overstepping the mark in using graphic pho...

BBC Presenter Reveals She Has Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

BBC news presenter Victoria Derbyshire has revealed she has breast cancer, breaking the news by Twitter in the last few minutes. The presenter of ...

BBC Cuts Are So Severe, The News Presenters Have To Style Their Own Hair

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Comedy

BBC News veteran Carole Walker was caught brushing her hair live on air Tuesday morning, and only just managed to get her brush back into her handbag ...

Fiona Bruce's Reason For Turning Down ‘Strictly' Will Surprise You

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

BBC Newsreaders aren’t exactly famed for being footloose and fancy free, but Fiona Bruce has revealed she has turned down the chance to star on ‘S...

'Imperial' BBC Website In George Osborne's Spending Cuts Sights

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne today branded the BBC’s website as “imperial” as he called on the broadcaster to make a “contribution” to austerity. The C...

The 5th Open City Documentary Festival Launches 16 June

Michael Stewart | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Michael Stewart

We are incredibly privileged to be running a festival of this sort in London and we try and give something back to the community that supports us - not just seed funding for one film project a year but through a whole panoply of workshops, meet-ups and networking events.

11 People Who Could Replace Jeremy Clarkson As The Host Of 'Top Gear'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell and Tahira Mirza | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Dear BBC, We know you're probably struggling to fill Jeremy Clarkson's shoes on Top Gear after fracas-gate, so we thought we'd help out. Here's ...

Life on the Red Carpet for a Reporter Covering the Oscars

Colin Paterson | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Colin Paterson

They are simply the only award show that really matters. It is the first date A-listers put in their diary, the one awards where everyone turns up. Jack Nicholson will wear sunglasses and sit in the front row just to be the butt of the jokes.

Jeremy Vine Is In Hot Water Over 'Five-Figure' Speech To Arms Dealers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Politics

Radio 2 host Jeremy Vine has been accused of tarnishing the reputation of the BBC for speaking at a £246-per-head dinner for arms dealers. Vine, ...

BBC Reporter Deals With Live TV Snowballing Like A Pro

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK

In another indication of how lame our snow can be, a BBC reporter was today hit by the world's worst snowball during a live broadcast. In fact, it ...

Erm, We Don't Think BBC News Meant To Show Us This...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Good ol' Martine Croxall. The BBC News presenter was about to begin the channel's 9pm broadcast when it became clear she was in front of the wrong ...

Just 100 People Carry Out Almost All The World's Internet Crime

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech

The head of Europol's Cybercrime Centre has told the BBC that the large majority of all cybercrime is carried out by just 100 highly-trained individua...

Independence Referendum Shows We Should Break Up BBC News

Sam Fowles | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

The danger BBC news presents isn't in it's actual bias but it's perceived objectivity. As a society we accept and adjust for the editorial standpoints of other news sources but the myth persists that the BBC is to be treated differently...

Caroline Frost

BBC Chief Defends Cliff Richard Raid Coverage: 'Why Wouldn't We?' | Caroline Frost | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

One of the BBC's most senior figures has defended the Corporation's actions in reporting a police raid on the house of Cliff Richard, during an invest...