UK Journalism

Peshawar Killers Must Be Brought to Justice

Kamran Hussain | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK
Kamran Hussain

The massacre of 142 people of which 132 were Pakistani children is absolutely inhumane. Many more are critically injured and we can expect to see the death toll rise. The devastation caused by the Taliban in Peshawar to the families of the victims is unimaginable.

18 Things You Learn As A City University MA Journalism Student

The Huffington Post UK | Kate Samuelson | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

From eight hours a week at undergraduate level to eight hours a day at City University, the transition from BA to MA can be a bit of a shock. Yet ...

Is PR the Master of the Media, or Are We All?

Adam Stones | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK
Adam Stones

'The internet and social media have empowered the PR trade and freed it from subservience to the news media.' This was the provocative starting point for an RSA debate recently, which also asked what this premise meant for the future of journalism and, more importantly, the future of public interest.

Why We Need More Schemes Like London360

Usman Butt | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK
Usman Butt

I think I will always divide my life into two parts, before London360, and after London360. Before seeing the advert for volunteer positions at London360, I was like many young graduates, unemployed and down on my luck.

The Age of Panderism

Adam Seldon | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Seldon

Britain's politics is in a sorry state. I'm not talking about political issues, no. It's the mediocre level of the political conversation, amongst both politicians and journalists, which saps the spirit. This matters, for if you don't have a standard of discourse that facilitates honesty, nuance and fair-mindedness, then all areas of politics suffer.

England Stars Visit Middlesex University London

Tala Sweiss | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tala Sweiss

I had the privilege of interviewing England women's international highest goal scorer Kelly Smith and goalkeeper Siohban Chamberlain. The prospect of doing so was nerve-wrecking however, I was lucky enough to be part of a reassuring TV production crew..

Authentic and Classy - Why Journalism Is the New Vinyl

Grant Feller | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Tech
Grant Feller

A vinyl collection, according to Nick Hornby in his brilliant novel High Fidelity, is a metaphor for relationships. Filled with precious moments and a fair few forgettable ones too, to be obsessed over and treasured for their authenticity.

Legendary Washington Post Editor Who Led Watergate Coverage Dies

The Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK

Ben Bradlee, the legendary The Washington Post editor, infamous for his role in toppling Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal has died aged 93. T...

How Is The Media Covering #GamerGate?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech

By definition, the controversy known as #GamerGate - an essentially formless entity, which encompasses issues ranging from sexism and misogyny in game...

Harvard Nieman Foundation: Visiting Fellowship 2015

Jack Riley | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Jack Riley

Apple, Samsung, Motorola and the other wearable manufacturers have been squaring up, tweaking their products and getting ready for a multi-year assault on the consumer market... I'm excited to start my project at Harvard in February, where I'm researching and writing a report on how the relationship between smartwatches and content companies is going to develop.

Jon Stewart Just Appeared On Andrew Marr And The Universe Imploded A Bit

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK

Jon Stewart has been dubbed 'America's most trusted newsman' while Andrew Marr is a British national treasure and former political editor of the BBC. ...

I Finally Got a Full Time Job and Now I'm Going to Do Mindfulness

Georgie Bradley | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgie Bradley

During the miserly search for a journo job I held down a nannying job as well as poking my way through different freelance gigs. I didn't get it. I was freelancing, actively applying my training and doing it but I didn't manage to get an actual in-house job. Freelance is a schizophrenic lifestyle, symptomatic of a range of highs and gutter lows.

Met Police Give You Another Reason Not To Watch Islamic State Beheading Video

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

The Metropolitan Police have issued an extraordinary warning today that anyone viewing or sharing a graphic video of the beheading of a US journalist ...

'Once You Step Over The Border, It Doesn't Matter Who You Are'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

James Foley, the US journalist who was beheaded by ISIS jihadists, was one of the region's most experienced correspondents in reporting from hostile e...

This Is The Way We Should Remember James Foley..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by ISIS militants, was an exceptionally brave reporter who went into a conflict zone that has less than ...

Drones, 'War Porn' and Manipulation

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech
Oggy Boytchev

The reality is that the footage we, war journalists, capture in the field isn't always 'striking' or insightful. In many cases we are forced to stand a good way from the frontline for our own safety, or if we are on the frontline, we can't stay there for long... unmanned remote control drones fitted with high definition gyroscopic cameras will change the role of the war reporter.

Seventeen Times Raisin Cookies Were Life Changing

Lloyd Mallison | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK
Lloyd Mallison

As journalists are finding, fewer and fewer people interested anymore in real journalism. Nowadays, it's damn near impossible to get hits on a print article from the millennial generation unless you call it something along the lines of "12 Schools in the Gaza Strip that Needed a Makeover Anyway."

Real Israel vs 'Nasty Israel'

Toby Greene | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

Take a list of straw man arguments then knock them down with cut and paste using any paragraph from the web which might support the alternative view. This is journalism? This is political commentary? Well sadly it often is when we are talking about Israel...

The Persecution Of Usain Bolt (or How D**kheads Ruin Sports Reporting)

David Fearnhead | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Sport
David Fearnhead

After Bolt's experience in Glasgow he might well decide it's just not worth risking a casual chat with a journalist, or even making a joke for fear it be twisted. If that were to happen he will become what every sports journalist loathes: someone who trots out the same, safe, coached clichés which offer neither insight nor entertainment.

Journalist or Terrorist? How 'Free' Is the British Press?

Dilly Hussain | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

During the Arab Spring, the ongoing Syrian revolution and now the war in Gaza, I find myself to be more of a political activist than an "impartial" journalist because I do not see how I can "sit on the fence" when injustices are taking place right before my eyes. Am I at risk of being criminalised for mixing my political views and how I report news?

Watching Graduation Is a Bizarre Experience

Danielle Lowe | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

For graduands and graduates it's a mixture of excitement but the terror of uncertainty and an air of sadness seems to fill a lot of faces... To those starting university, don't let what you have fall away from you, it's the most disappointing feeling in the world (trust me, I know).

What It Feels Like to Be the Target of Anonymous Trolls

Grant Feller | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK
Grant Feller

My family, it appears, are a 'bunch of ugly, sad losers'. My wife is so 'desperate' to leave me that she will '**** the next man she has a drink with'. My beautiful children are, variously, 'pathetic... spoilt... probably adopted' because I am 'unable to get it up... a waste of space... a miserable, untalented tosser'. Worst of all though, my kitchen is 'hideous'. So this is what being trolled feels like... The other week I wrote what I felt was a thought-provoking, if slightly tongue-in-cheek, confessional about my enforced 12-month sabbatical as a stay-at-home dad trying to set up a new business after sudden redundancy.

How PR Ruined My Life, and Yours Too, Probably

Katie Beswick | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

Everything's a marketing opportunity. Our existence is only a chance to prove how brilliant we are, and to congratulate our mates for their brilliance too... The fact is, the more we PR our lives online, the more isolated we become. With every 'Ibiza. Done' status update we move further and further away from meaningful relationships with our families, friends and lovers.

The Language of a Journalist: Top Five Lines

Stephen Hamilton | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Stephen Hamilton

I fell backwards into journalism. I planned on embarking on another path, well off track, as I had two choices: (1) to study psychology or (2) to study psychiatry. As you can guess I chose neither as I couldn't make my mind up.

Inside the Mind of a Cutter: How Self-Harm Monopolised My Every Thought

Nadia Mendoza | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nadia Mendoza

For 20 years I spoke through my skin because I couldn't find the right words. Instead of a best friend to play with, I had a pair of scissors. And instead of a voice, I got stuck on a merry-go-round of bottling things in and bleeding them out. The question I often get asked is 'why'; what could make me feel so low that I would want to drag a blade across my own flesh. Having had nearly two decades to gnaw over an answer, I'm still not really sure, other than - being brutally honest - I think I liked it. It wasn't about the injury I inflicted though, cutting never deviated towards sadomasochism, it was about searching for contentment.