UK Journalism

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...

Sharing Your Experience - The Power of Mentoring

David Spencer | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK
David Spencer

But the 'tricks' that made that difference were only possible to understand by having experience. They might seem obvious to a 46 year old, but not to a 22 year old. I find it hugely rewarding to use this experience in the industry to help others start or improve their media career

Maajid Nawaz, Identity Politics, and the Dangerous Search for the "Community Representative"

David Browne | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

The treatment of Maajid Nawaz by the Guardian (in contrast to its recently-published interview with the leader of Hizb-ut-Tahrir in Britain) reveals a worrying trend in the British Left today, namely its fascination with the search for a Community Representative and the compartmentalising of identity.

Are We Helping ISIS By Broadcasting Their Atrocities?

Nadeem Shad | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nadeem Shad

A few weeks ago ISIS or at least ISIS inspired individuals reached a new stage in their development as an extreme radical Islamist group. They have cr...

From the Budget to Sir Tim Hunt: Facts Must Prevail Over Narrative

David Browne | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

In an age of social media, where stories can go viral in much shorter spaces of time than before, one would think that it would become ever more important from an ethical point of view for stories to be contextualised and reported accurately.

Free NME - Madness or a Smart Move?

Paul Blanchard | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Blanchard

They're not a daily newspaper but a niche weekly magazine assumed by all to appeal only to a young demographic? Many of the commentariat think not. And there is certainly an argument that NME's readership is teenagers who, unlike Evening Standard fans, are not going to pick up a free copy to read on their commute to work.

News UK Opens Doors for Young People, While the Guardian Shuts It With Whopping £599 Price Tag for Summer School

Theo Davies-Lewis | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Politics
Theo Davies-Lewis

The Guardian will be deeply embarrassed by the Press Gazette's headline, and the possible bad press that will follow

Jack Sommers

The Ex-Guardian Journalist Who Accidentally Fuelled 7/7 Conspiracy Theories

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.07.2015 | UK

To mark the 10 year anniversary of the London 7/7 terrorist attacks, HuffPost UK is running Beyond The Bombings, a special series of interviews, blogs...

Writers Block

Miriam Brown | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Miriam Brown

Authors get writers block. They hit a wall, a creative blockage whereby they simply cannot write, no matter how hard they try. Journalists don't get writers block. How can they? Stories move too quickly, new things happen every day. Journalists have it lucky. There is too much to write about. Right?

My Newsquest Journey

Danielle Lowe | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Somebody should also remind Newsquest that newspapers have not been money making machines on the whole for years and that they simply buy the owner power both socially and politically and if the management board are in this for the profit then they are the ones that should be dismissed for being in the wrong industry.

Journalism Is Becoming the Preserve of the Elite

Harrison Jones | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Harrison Jones

In Tory Britain, the fact that I missed out on a scholarship - and consequently the chance to take a postgraduate degree in newspaper journalism - will hardly be tragedy of the decade. Yet it does illustrate a very troubling point: journalism is increasingly becoming the preserve of the elite.

Why I'll Probably Never Work in a Newsroom Again

Catherine Ball | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Catherine Ball

So here I am. A print journalist who still loves newspapers but will probably never work for one again. It isn't that I wouldn't want to, just that it wouldn't ever be the same. Can we put the online genie back in the bottle? Of course not and we wouldn't want to. But can we find a way to move with the times and save our newspapers for future generations? I really hope so.

The Rise of Mobile and Social News - And What It Means for Journalism

Emily Bell | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Emily Bell

Social platforms which felt they could maintain their status as 'just a platform' and avoid the implications of bearing publishing responsibility are also realising that this is untenable. What follows will reshape journalism more profoundly than we once could have imagined. This might be good news for consumers, but in terms of civic and democratic health, the jury is still out.

Lots Of People Think Kay Burley Is Only Getting Slammed Because She's A Woman

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Kay Burley Has Been Cleared By Ofcom Over THAT Alton Towers Interview As thousands of people sign a petition urging Sky News to sack Kay Bu...

When Tweets Hit the Fan

Saad Zuberi | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
Saad Zuberi

Ahmen's only offense is that she acted a bit carelessly in the quest to build her brand. The unforgiving coverage and backlash she's received since, I believe, has taken away from the real cause for concern here, which is news distributors and reporters believing that picking up tweets from journalists somehow absolves them from their own duty to double-check facts before running a story.

In Praise of Journalists

Robin Lustig | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

I don't often get the chance to say this, so I'll seize the opportunity when it presents itself: I am proud to call myself a journalist. Why this week of all weeks? Because if it hadn't been for journalists - and one journalist in particular, of whom more later - the vast, stinking edifice that is Fifa would still be intact...

Why I'm Fundraising for My Student Newspaper

Amy Wong | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Amy Wong

I wouldn't be the person who I am today without Nouse and I suspect a lot of people who were a part of it in the past wouldn't be where they are now without it either. I'm indebted to Nouse and extremely grateful for the opportunities it's given me. That's why I'm so keen for our fundraising to be a success.

BBC Film Crew Arrested - A World Cup 'D'OH!' in Doha!

Gordon Bryan | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

The World Cup in Qatar had another public relations hit recently, when a press relations exercise went badly wrong - a real 'D'OH!' moment in Doha... ...

Mirror Phone Hacking Payouts To These Celebrities Are The Biggest Yet

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

A number of high-profile figures have been awarded payouts totalling £1.2million from Mirror Group Newspapers over the phone-hacking scandal. Trou...

A Letter to Journalists

Claire Greaves | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Greaves

Dear journalists... I understand that you want an interesting story and that you want to grip your readers and keep them reading on. I get that okay but when it comes to reporting on mental health please realise how important it is to report responsibly.

Scents and Dark Confessions: The Rise of the Magazine

Peter McGuire | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK
Peter McGuire

Magazines are closing down, newspapers are struggling, and you're reading this online. Print is dying, right? Two young Irish writers beg to differ. They're proving that there's a growing market for high-quality, aesthetically attractive, content-driven niche publications.

Reason and Emotion: The Importance of Responsible Health Journalism

Adam Staten | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK
Adam Staten

People are influenced by what the papers say and the decisions they make based on the information they are given are important. Swinging wildly for or against any particular treatment or intervention in order to sell more papers is quite damaging and quite reckless.

Katie Hopkins: What Can We Do - Now That "Just Ignore Her" Is No Longer an Option?

Rob Atkinson | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rob Atkinson

So what can we do about Katie? Katie the failed "Apprentice", Katie the Met Office drop-out, Katie the shameless 'media-tart' - loathe her or hate her, you cannot deny that she is an assiduous placer of irons in her own particular fire.

Google Is Getting Really Sassy In Its Responses To Journalists...

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK

Google is trying out a new way of getting back to journalists who contact it for comment: sending snooty GIFs. When The Daily Dot writer Richard Le...