UK Journalism

This Revelation Will Change the Way You Live Your Life, Forever

Dave Berry | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dave Berry

I am of course falling prey to 'clickbait' and also happen to be just one of the many b*stards on the planet who use the dark art as part of their vocation - it is a tool in the armoury of many industries.

The Irresistible Rise of Nige

Bex Felton | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Politics
Bex Felton

So welcome back Nigel Farage: the face of acceptable bigotry and daytime drinking. It looks like we missed you.

My Week at Heat Magazine

Chloe Cox | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Chloe Cox

It was the best work experience I've ever had, and if there's anything I've learnt it is to talk to as many people as possible, be confident, kind, and invest in a packet of biscuits. I felt so privileged to have been offered such a rare insight to working life and each day I left the office happy, driven and ready for more!

Snooper's Charter Step One in Silencing a Free Press

David Mooney | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Politics
David Mooney

Something's gone wrong when a Bill is so comfortably passed because it's not in any of the members' interests to see it rejected. 281 MPs want to know who's saying what and what you're up to. And the opposition stood and watched while democracy died a little on the inside.

8 Things You Wouldn't Have Known Without Freedom Of Information

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK

A decision not to charge for Freedom of Information (FoI) requests has been hailed as a "victory for journalism". The government revealed on Tuesda...

Will Britain's New National Newspaper Survive?

Tim Jotischky | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK
Tim Jotischky

According to Fox, it will be targeting "women and men". Teased by John Humphrys about this, he said his words were deliberately chosen to indicate an emphasis on targeting female readers. There's another paper already doing that. It's called the Daily Mail. It doesn't believe in a good news agenda. It loves being bitchy. It's also doing rather well. Let battle commence.

'Justice and Judgement Lie Often a World Apart'

Polly Bartlett | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Polly Bartlett

Over 100 years ago, the liberal and forward thinking city of Manchester became the birthplace of the Suffragette Movement. From a small house in the t...

Newspapers Might Be Dying but It Doesn't Have to Be Quick

Alan Grant | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK
Alan Grant

As much some who live in the post-Leveson era are unkind to the newspapers and pour scorn upon them for bias, sensationalism and selective reporting - they are still worth defending. There is something relaxing about a newspaper in the way that it requires our undivided attention to use properly because when devouring news online we can become distracted by texts, tweets, pop-ups and other modern day nuisances.

I Am Determined to Go Into Journalism - Despite Having a Disability

Sophie Dishman | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Dishman

I want you to give this some thought. Should I or anyone else be stopped from doing what they want to do because they have a disability? The answer should always be no. Alas, with mental health problems like mine, I'm battling my mind constantly. What if? Did this happen? Will I?

Women in Business: Soledad O'Brien

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK
Laura Dunn

Soledad O'Brien is an award winning journalist, author, documentarian, news anchor, and producer. She has been at the forefront of the biggest news st...

Resuming my blogging journey - and bringing back some bad habits

Jamie Lewis | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK
Jamie Lewis

I used this blog a long time ago to write about mental health, covering everything from OCD to Schizophrenia. The response I got was unbelievable and ...

Top Marks For BBC Journalist Wriggling Through Hatton Garden Heist Hole

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK

As it was announced that three men have been found guilty over the Hatton Garden raids, one news reporter couldn't resist trying his hand at recreatin...

Telegraph Bosses Withdraw Motion Sensors To Monitor Journalists At Their Desks

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK

Telegraph bosses have caved to pressure from staff to withdraw controversial motion sensors that were installed under their desks without notice on Mo...

Pope Francis Says Journalists Must Lead The Way In Fighting Misery

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK

Pope Francis has urged the media to focus on more positive news stories to overcome the "torrent of misery, injustice and violence" in 2015. In his...

Want to Improve Oxbridge State School Admissions? Stop Patronising State-School Students

David Browne | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

In order to actually tackle these issues, we surely need to first tackle the patronising and politicising of state school admissions in the first place, and realise that the problems of social mobility today go far deeper than Oxbridge.

Why I Deleted Internships From My Graduate Job Search: 2016 Graduate Advice

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Tracy

Within the creative industry there is a perception that graduates are desperate. Certain professions like those within medical industries wouldn't dr...

BBC Journalists Left Utterly Bemused Over False Evacuation 'Bomb Scare'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK

Hundreds of BBC journalists were left bemused after a rival news outlets reported they were being evacuated from Broadcasting House. Staff at the ...

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.

How the Fearmongering 'Sun' Distorts Its Polls

Professor Steven Barnett | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Professor Steven Barnett

Today's front page headline in the Sun covers almost the entire page. Accompanied by a chilling photo of a knife-wielding "Jihadi John" in black balaclava, it proclaims "1 IN 5 BRIT MUSLIMS' SYMPATHY FOR JIHADIS". It is a lie. Even worse, it is a shameful distortion of its own polling data, consciously designed to fuel terror and distrust of Muslims.

Want to Start a Petition? Here's How to Get It Noticed by the Media

Nadia Gilani | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
Nadia Gilani

Starting a petition is the first step on a campaign's journey. The next is to build an army of supporters to help you take action, create momentum and make the change you want to see happen...

The Choice to Mislead: Thoughts on the Media's Coverage of Corbyn's Bow

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

The folks at the right-wing tabloids saw the same video that I saw. They saw a small, but acceptable bow. They saw a clear show of respect from Jeremy...

Attacked for Protecting Horses at Million Mask March - How a Tweet Made Me Viral

Daisy Greenaway | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Greenaway

As a final year journalism student I'm well aware of the implications of social media and how to use it responsibly. It wasn't until a tweet of mine went viral that it actually hit home however. I'd never imagined that a misspelt tweet would end up with my photo on every news site, a video of me broadcast on ITV, and people across the country sending me messages. What was this tweet? Simply declaring that rioters were trying to hurt police horses and when I intervened one of them turned on me...

We Need More Working Class Journalists

James Cropper | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Cropper

We all know journalism does a lot of reporting but it is about time that the industry addresses this problem, which ironically exists under its very nose. If it does, a more diverse range of voices will have a platform to be expressed which can only lead to a more democratic industry.

Making the Most of Your Media Opportunities

David Spencer | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK
David Spencer

Two weeks ago, the first radio station I worked at was turned off with little fuss and little attention...

We Must Reject the Demand to Try Charlie Hebdo, and the Narrative That Spawned It

David Browne | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

Last week, Charlie Hebdo magazine contained cartoons featuring Aylan Kurdi's death. The cartoons mocked the atmosphere which had preceded, and indeed ...