UK Journalism

Can Greenwald Save Lost Generation of Independent Journalists?

Mischa Wilmers | Posted 19.12.2013 | UK
Mischa Wilmers

I am often bemused when I hear discussions about the future of quality mainstream journalism. Most newspaper journalists accept their industry is in d...

You Know You're A Student Journalist When..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

You know you're a student journalist when... Stay tuned for our next dollop of "you know you're a student when.." ...

British Public Refuses to Urinate on Burning Daily Mail Offices

Will Porter | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Will Porter

If he was right and you could judge a man by the generation before them that would surely mean writing for the Daily Mail made him a Hitler loving anti-Semite. At this point he defecated in his own pants and started flinging his faeces around the newsroom.

Daily Mail Attack on Miliband's Father Is Hardly a New Low

The Conversation UK | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

It's hardly news when a right wing newspaper attacks a Labour leader. It's all part of the game. Imagine if Neil Kinnock took umbrage every time he was denigrated by the Mail - it would have taken up all his time to defend himself. But Miliband is different...

The Clock Ticks On: The US Shutdown, A Southern View

James Mahon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
James Mahon

Political suicide or protecting your own corner. This is what the American shutdown boils down to for many here in the southern states, including British and Irish workers from textiles to finance.

In Defence of the Critic

Marianka Swain | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK
Marianka Swain

Conversely, whether in print or online, critics with experience, expertise and a sense of responsibility should be championed. Those guiding voices make an essential contribution, with respected critical approbation translating into financial backing for many institutions and projects, and new voices handed a megaphone.

Kimmel's Twerk Video Hoax: An Epic Fail for Journalism

Planet Ivy | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK
Planet Ivy

Journalists everywhere should despair at how a commitment to storytelling with integrity was treated with such abandon. Frustratingly, the internet is full of readily accessible 'fail' videos, making it easy for journalists to go to YouTube, take down a copy of the video and run it.

Trigger Warnings Are Not Used Enough

Danielle Lowe | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Tech
Danielle Lowe

This contains content that some viewers could find distressing. It is a phrase we hear often enough on our TV news when they are about to show a clip of something distressing. However, those same organisations often do not do the same on their online media sources.

Art Journalism Builds the Bridge Between the Creator and His Viewer

Ana Tzarev | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ana Tzarev

As artists, we are mirrors of the reality that we perceive. The process of creation and reflection takes a fascinating turn when it is joined by analysis, placing art in broader context. For this reason, I feel that the role of the art journalist must be given due praise.

Spike the Gloom - Journalism Has a Bright Future

The Conversation UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK
The Conversation UK

Whenever more than two journalists gather together to discuss the future of their business, the dialogue is usually depressing. This prevailing pessimism must change: we need a new conversation about what's happening to news. What's happening is better than many journalists think.

Is Covering Conflict a Journalistic Necessity?

Sarah Aston | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics
Sarah Aston

Much has been said in recent years about the decline of the media profession as social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook circulate news before journalists even get a chance to put the nib of their pen to paper so to speak. So if the risks of conflict reporting are steadily getting higher yet the return or the presumed relevance of such reporting is rapidly declining in the face of around the clock tweeting and uploading - will we see a dearth of conflict reporters risking their lives to get the story?

Frost, Nixon and Me: The Day I Met David Frost

Simon Thompson | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

I'll never forget the time I interviewed Sir David Frost. As far as beacons of world class journalism go, America had Walter Cronkite and we had Sir David. And then they had Sir David too.

Breaking Into the Media

David Spencer | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
David Spencer

Everyone is unique in what they need to work on and develop but practical training and experience cannot be beaten. Whether you dream of being a radio newsreader or a radio presenter, you will need to gain confidence in your 'sound'...

Why Kevin Spacey Should Become a Newspaper Editor

Grant Feller | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

Kevin Spacey, alias fiendish Keyser Soze from The Usual Suspects, will no doubt always be remembered for one of the great lines of cinema: 'The greate...

Decoding the New Security System

Agnes Callamard | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics
Agnes Callamard

Harassment of journalists is a clear violation of the right to freedom of expression, which is protected by the UK's domestic law and international law. Extending such harassment to members of a journalist's family is utterly appalling.

Sickness, Travel and Work

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I've been pretty ill with possibly a mild version of dengue fever, which is caused by mosquitoes, last week, so I missed a fair bit of work and slept practically all day, every day!

A 21st Century Dilemma: Print Vs Pixel

Jason A Murdock | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Tech
Jason A Murdock

If you believe the hype, the Internet is pure unadulterated evil. It is single handedly assassinating every major industry, every business and everything enjoyable in the world. This cold blooded creature sneaks up and attacks when the backs are turned...

22 Journalist Expressions No One Ever Says In Real Life

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Have you ever bedded a blonde? And when it didn't work out between you, did you cause a stir and show them what they were missing by flaunting your cu...

Is The Sun Paywall a Triumph for Marketing Over Journalism?

Jonathan Weinberg | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK
Jonathan Weinberg

With a digital-first generation growing up with no real interest in newspapers, their heritage or traditional brand allegiances, a paywall that is designed to stave off losses from a growing print decline could well eventually consign the journalism in both its offline and online arms to just a historic footnote on Wikipedia.

Did WikiLeaks Let Bradley Manning down?

Victoria Sadler | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics
Victoria Sadler

WikiLeaks are advocating their secrecy as a source of pride, as a discharge of their responsibilities, but in this case it was not enough. In this instance, the need for secrecy left Manning adrift at the very point when he needed firm guidance. 'Nathaniel', it seems, was not concerned enough in protecting Manning once they had got the secrets from him.

Has Anyone Noticed How Everything Is Being Turned Into a List?

Nick Jones | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK
Nick Jones

This repetitive use of the same format is the product of a wider problem facing the media in the internet age. There's simply too much space to fill these days, and journalists are being forced to turn around content much faster than ever before

Here's to the Journalist from a Blogger

John Sargeant | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK
John Sargeant

In some ways us bloggers are parasites feeding off the labours of others then giving our spin on it to suit either our opinions and those that may follow us - in under 800 words. How we do this is not governed by any particular media code of ethics.

Freedom of Speech Is Not Freedom to Spin

The Conversation UK | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

Free speech does not imply the freedom to mislead. We want our media to be free, but also honest and reliable.

The Student Tabloid and the Trolls

Ben Dalton | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Dalton

The anonymity of the internet at large brings with it the exciting positives of more discussion, more openness and, maybe most importantly, more honesty. The audience, hiding comfortably behind their online avatars, have no reason to feel mitigated or restrained. Increasingly, this leads to internet comment sections being used as a depositary for public anger and frustration.

How Far Would You Go for a Career in Journalism?

Mark Hillary | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hillary

That's the problem facing Michael Lee Johnson from Manchester. His dream is to become a travel writer, but as a web designer with around 20 years experience his challenge is finding a new employer that would be interested in letting him make that career leap.