UK Journalism

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 ...

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 ...

CV or Not CV - That Is the Question

David Spencer | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK
David Spencer

A recent conversation with a colleague, who is Managing Director of a publishing company led to a fascinating revelation. He told me that he never looks at the CV of applicants for jobs in his company...

Politics is Broken, Not Jeremy Corbyn: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It..

Karl Davis | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Not that long ago, I walked away from Labour for the second time. I was in despair at their brazen rejection of the ideals and values that spurned the...

Inside News UK's News Academy

Theo Davies-Lewis | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Theo Davies-Lewis

News UK has big plans for young people. They have shown their investment in the future of journalism through establishing the News Academy - the mechanism in which any young aspiring journalist in any part of the UK should aspire to get involved with.

Mick Wall - A Life in Rock

Chris Saunders | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

Anyone with a vested interest in rock music or journalism, or even, God forbid, the product of a sordid union between the two, will know who Mick Wall is. He made his name on Sounds magazine in the late 70's, wrote for Kerrang! throughout the 80's heyday of heavy metal, and was a founding editor of Classic Rock in the 90s.

Meet The Leader Of The UK's New Feminist Political Party

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Politics

Sophie Walker, the leader of the new Women’s Equality Party, says she wants to change the perception of politics as "white men in suits, scoring poi...

The UK Has Condemned Egypt's Al Jazeera Journalist's Sentencings - But Not Loudly Enough

Toby Gould | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Toby Gould

The UK government's response to the outrageous three year sentences handed down to three journalists in Egypt has been similar to the response of the ...

Why I Declined to Pose as an Isis Recruit for a Conservative Magazine

Hani Richter | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Hani Richter

As soon as I revealed that I was a Muslim, I was asked to pose as a terrorist, and was badly convinced that doing so would be good journalism. Well, I don't think this. In fact I think the complete opposite.

'We Are Family' - Journalists Tweet Tributes To The Virginia Shooting Victims

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

Journalists from around the world are offering touching tributes to two US broadcasters shot dead by a disgruntled former employee on Wednesday. C...