UK Journalism

Google News Now Labels Fact Check Articles

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Tech

Google News has launched a fact check tag to help people find stories which separate fact from fiction as the US presidential election enters its fina...

Why Do We Hold Some People To Higher Standards Than Others?

Kylie Barton | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

The discussions in the media this week as to whether journalist stings are ethical has raised an even more pressing question - why do we hold officials in any form of public office to higher standards than others?

Sold Out! The Media Race To The Bottom

Damien Clarkson | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK
Damien Clarkson

Like most people my mornings are unremarkable, I wake up and have a brief struggle to pull myself out of bed. Then like millions of others around the world I go into a digital loop. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, emails, looping over and over throughout the day.

Kelvin MacKenzie - The Hijab Doesn't Offend Me, But You Do

Clare O'Neill | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK
Clare O'Neill

Kelvin MacKenzie, the man who brought us Topless Darts, is concerned about female oppression. Kelvin MacKenzie, a man who defamed the victims after Hillsborough, inventing stories so repugnant they could only be true in the imagination of the depraved, is concerned about journalistic sensitivity.

Why Theresa May Be Set for a Spectacular Fall-out With the Telegraph

Tim Jotischky | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Politics
Tim Jotischky

So, what sort of relationship will Britain's new Prime Minister have with the press? She has enjoyed the giddiest of honeymoon periods, depicted as 'a serious woman for serious times'. Her rapid elevation to No 10 Downing Street was received with near-universal acclaim by the nation's leader writers.

#RefugeesWelcome in Birmingham

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

The 20th-26th June marked Refugee Week. Many events took place over the course of the week to celebrate refugees in Birmingham, such as the Celebratin...

Neo-Nazi Stickers Distress Cardiff Residents

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I, personally, am the descendant of Jewish Polish immigrants who escaped the Nazis in the Second World War. To see Neo-Nazi propaganda in my hometown of Cardiff is devastating.

What Makes a Skin Expert?

Dr Anjali Mahto | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Anjali Mahto

In the past week alone, I have already lost count how many times I have seen "expert" comments in the popular press by self-proclaimed skin specialists.

How Our Mainstream Media Failed Democracy

Professor Steven Barnett | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Politics
Professor Steven Barnett

Our mainstream media failed spectacularly. Led, inevitably, by the viscerally anti-EU Mail, Sun, Express and Telegraph papers, most of our national press indulged in little more than a catalogue of distortions, half-truths and outright lies: a ferocious propaganda campaign in which facts and sober analysis were sacrificed to the ideologically driven objectives of editors and their proprietors.

Stepping Out of the 9 to 5: Three Stressful Careers That You Can Turn Around

Tayana Simons | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

Reaching breaking point in your current role doesn't necessarily mean you have to break away from your career completely, a side step might be just the thing you need to refresh your interest in your profession whilst freeing up more time to the other things that you enjoy. Life is about balance, stretching yourself to within an inch of your sanity is not going to do the best for you...

EU Referendum - Both Sides Are Confused About Human Rights

Dr Michael Arnheim | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Dr Michael Arnheim

Leading voices in both camps in the EU referendum recognise that Human Rights law has been affected by "mission creep" in the interests of sometimes very dubious claims of individual human rights and against national security. "Brexiteers" blame the EU for this, while "Remainers" point the finger at the European Human Rights Court in Strasbourg. Both are wrong.

Seven Ways Tech Is Changing Journalism and News Consumption

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

According to research from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, social media is used each week by more than half (51%) of online news consumers to find, discuss and share, news content.

Aleppo - The Day Syria Broke My Heart... Again

Anais Mutumba | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK
Anais Mutumba

Maybe I should retreat to my journalist bubble but feeling is better than ignoring. Remembering the one and praying for them is better than hiding behind my keyboard. I think that Kleenex will make a lot of money out of me though.

Children Have Things to Say; A Children's Newsletter

Bob Morgan | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK
Bob Morgan

We asked six, seven and eight year old, children to write a Newsletter for other children their age. Not having done this before we didn't know if it ...

Party Politics Puts Me Off the NUS

Jack Harvey | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Harvey

In case you hadn't heard, the National Union of Students (NUS) is in hot water. After accusations of undemocratic behaviour, anti-Semitism from the President and otherwise astonishing politics from a bunch of secretive radical cliques, it faces mutiny from numerous universities, asking their students to vote on whether the individual unions should remain a part of the national body...

New Bold Feminine Perspective on the World

Georgina Gray | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Gray

A lot of titles are still following the same formula that the women's magazine should be strictly for women about issues that concern women only - as if such things exist. This is divisive. But if change is to come about, dialogue between everyone is necessary.

BBC Journalist Detained In North Korea Over 'Inappropriate Description' Of Kim Jong-Un

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK

A BBC reporter, a producer and a cameraman have been detained in North Korea and are being expelled from the country, the BBC has said. Rupert Wingfie...

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.