UK Journalism

An Aesop's Fable Unmasks 'Fake News' Media

Maria Karvouni | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK
Maria Karvouni

There are a lot of discussions going on about fake news and whether they exist even in the considered as reliable media as Donald Trump constantly dec...

In The Media, Trust Will Prevail - Or Have the Rules Really Changed?

Tom Maddocks | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Tom Maddocks

One of the most extraordinary of many memorable events of the first few days of President Trump has been the escalation, rather than the diminution, of his battle with the media. These confrontations may be taking place in Washington and may appear so ludicrous that it is tempting to ignore them. But there are key implications for anyone who is contact with the press and TV in the UK, as well as on the other side of the Atlantic.

Is Donald Trump Trying To Change Journalism?

Maria Karvouni | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Politics
Maria Karvouni

It is better to not believe a truth than to believe a lie, because this defines yourself too. If you believe a lie that has negative effects, it shows you may have malicious intentions. But if you don't believe a truth that has negative effects, then you may be well-disposed. The choice is yours. Above all, be smart and see in depth.

Touched By A Celebrity Death

David Spencer | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
David Spencer

I am not claiming to have been more upset than anyone else; but George Michael's sudden death affected me because he played a part in my life in a way that David Bowie, Prince or George Martin did not. So the next time the Grim Reaper comes calling for a celebrity, I will have sympathy for those that surprise me with their emotions rather than snigger and sneer.

What Is A Hate Crime And How Can I Report It?

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

What counts as a hate crime? Citizens Advice say hate incidents are where the victim or anyone else believe crimes were motivated by hostility or pre...

Potential Closure Of Diversity Charity Creative Access Spells Crisis In The Media

Iram Sarwar | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK
Iram Sarwar

For people getting into the industry like me the potential loss of a charity like Creative Access feels like a step backwards. I shouldn't have had to go through CA in the first place - but they have addressed a problem that in an ideal world shouldn't exist. The sad fact is that someone from a BAME background is less likely to be hired and if we continue on this path then we are in danger of having a media for the masses that is run only by the elite.

Reflections

Karl Knights | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Karl Knights

'Change or die'. When 2016 began this was the only thought passing through my foggy mind. I was at a friend's New Year's party, and all I can recall o...

There's Still So Much Hope On The Horizon For Dementia

Jeremy Hughes | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Jeremy Hughes

It has arguably been a bleak few weeks when it comes to news about dementia. First, we heard that dementia has overtaken heart disease as England's b...

Why The Haitian Hurricane Barely Graced Your Newsfeeds: Bad Timing Or Do We Simply Not Care?

Virginia Stuart-Taylor | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK
Virginia Stuart-Taylor

This remains a recurrent problem for Europe. We'll undoubtedly see this combination of bad timing, aid fatigue and an empathy gap rear its ugly head the next time disaster strikes in the developing world. The age-old blame game between journalists and readers cannot continue in this vein and Europeans must proactively step outside of the bubble. If not, we risk losing our sense of humanity altogether.

Students At Top Journalism School Have Voted To Ban The Mail, Sun And Express From Campus

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Students and graduates from City University London, which has one of the UK’s top journalism schools, have reacted with outrage after its student un...

'Much Read, Little Admired' - Can Football Journalism Be Serious?

Henry Cooke | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Sport
Henry Cooke

Like celebrity tittle-tattle, sports news is generally regarded as a 'lower form' of journalism. In the first of a series of articles taking a closer...

Unpaid Internships... It's Still Not What You Know

Sally Holt | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sally Holt

As far as I can see, your ability to write, articulate, heal or lead is not inherently linked to your parents' wealth. It is our society which makes it so.

You're a Journalist? Relax! Shorthand's Just Not Needed

Jimmy Smallwood | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK
Jimmy Smallwood

The point is not that shorthand is pointless. If you want to learn it that's wonderful; broaden your skillset. But I can think of half a dozen skills I reckon you'd be better off acquiring to help you kick on in this journalistic rat race.

The Truth About OCD

Richard Taylor | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Taylor

For many people, the stereotype of OCD in mainstream media is so damaging because it makes them feel isolated, strange, different and abnormal when in reality, they should be made to feel accepted, loved and cared for. Just because you can't see their illness and it's in their head doesn't mean it's not real or should be treated any differently to a physical injury.

Journalists Who Say They Don't Need Shorthand Don't Get How Skills Work

Jack Sommers | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK
Jack Sommers

On Tuesday morning, I felt like journalism was having its own 'the country has had enough of experts' moment. A Twitter debate began about whether journalists should learn shorthand. People who really should know better were suggesting they should not.

The New Age Of Digital News

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Tech
Mohadesa Najumi

There is no doubt that we live in a digitally connected society. Almost any information we need can be found at the touch of a button, and communication can be facilitated between individuals instantly regardless of where they are in the world.

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.