UK Journalism

It All Comes Down to Money in the End

William Davie | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

The world wide web is supposed to be free. That's why Tim Berners-Lee never patented it. He didn't want to put it beyond the use of anyone. But that spirit of altruism makes it difficult for people who are hoping to make money from it.

Lucy Sherriff

Would You Pay? | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education

On Wednesday, the Daily Telegraph announced its intention to launch a paywall while The Sun's chief executive hinted the tabloid could also start maki...

Boris Johnson Wants to Be Prime Minister - And So Does Everyone Else

Bobby Friedman | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Politics
Bobby Friedman

However many classical or sporting analogies he cites, whatever his chances of being reincarnated as an olive really are, we all know that Boris would kill to be prime minister. But then, the same is true of almost every single minister and the vast majority of MPs.

Paywall Comes Down On Daily Telegraph

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK

The Daily Telegraph is to launch a paywall, the third broadsheet after the Times and the Financial Times to charge for access, but the paper will allo...

UK: My Day Of Unemployment

Charlie Lemay | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Lemay

2013-03-25-EN_blog_international_spotlight_02.pngFrom the moment I open my eyes and wipe away the sleep I know what's in store. A lot of emailing, a lot of research, a lot of looking through job search engines and a lot of procrastination. I'm mentally preparing myself; it's me against the stats.

You Must Be Kidding? How We're All Turning Back Into Children

Christopher Beanland | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Christopher Beanland

We're reading books for children, eating food for children and wishing we still were children. To understand why, look at this list. Kids love lists.

The Royal Charter Won't Regulate the Internet - And That Is a Good Thing

Huw L. Hopkins | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Politics
Huw L. Hopkins

A 21st century newspaper is little more than a press office for a wealthy business owner with political interests.

Press Regulation: Bloggers Still Don't Know Where They Stand

Luke Massey | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK
Luke Massey

The Leveson Inquiry provided a fascinating, if voyeuristic, catharsis for all those appalled by the excesses of media intrusion into people's lives - most notably the phone-hacking scandals of celebrities and other members of the public. But the resulting press regulation has thrown up a lot of questions - and confusion - over who exactly is to be regulated.

Press Regulation: The Missing Link Is Concentrated Ownership

Des Freedman | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Politics
Des Freedman

Hypocrisy and hysteria has marked the reactions of whole sections of the press when faced with a challenge to their own power. But remember that it was precisely the abuse of this power that led to the phone hacking scandal, that was uncovered during the Leveson Inquiry, that was mobilised in attacking Leveson's conclusions and that, most recently, has resulted in cross-party agreement for a Royal Charter.

'Tweets Is Watchin'

Yassin Alsalman | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Tech
Yassin Alsalman

Facebook and twitter came at a pivotal time in history. The chicken or the egg theory can be applied here in asking: Did twitter and facebook help revolutions grow, or did they help track people involved in uprisings? (In both the case of the Arab uprisings and the Occupy movement.) I would say both.

'Gibraltar', a New Play: a Look at 'Death On The Rock' 25 Years On

Jason Holmes | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Gibraltar is a play concerned with the military operation conducted on 6 March 1988 on Gibraltar

Goldsmiths Student Awarded Distinction In 'Jurnalism' From Framing Company

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student who had spent a year writing, editing and proofreading as part of a masters degree in journalism was shocked when a plaque of her degree cer...

WATCH: TV News Was Terrified Of Computer Viruses In 1988

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Tech

Computer viruses are increasingly terrifying, with the capacity to destabilise entire nation states. But for some reason, they seemed much more ter...

Jessica Elgot

Why Syria Is Still No Go For Foreign Reporters, One Year Since Marie Colvin's Death | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK

When Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin and photojournalist Remi Ochlik were killed in Homs, Syria, the bloody conflict had regularly been the front p...

It is Tough to Be a New Age Journalist

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

In the global village the rules of conventional journalism have become redundant. The grammar of what passes for journalism has been completely re-written.

Mantel-gate Isn't About Kate Middleton

Philippa Warr | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Philippa Warr

If you stop and think for a moment, this whole thing isn't really about Kate Middleton. Sure, she's the focus of this round, but you're noticing it because she's ubiquitous enough that everyone feels they can give an opinion and because it involves talking about women's bodies and women's representations in the media.

Financial TImes Expands Digital Staff, Readies New Functionality as Part of "Digital First"

Andy Plesser | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK
Andy Plesser

As as part of the Financial Times  recently announced "digital first," the London-based, global paper is expanding its digital staff, introdu...

'Murder' With a Side of Sexism

William Davie | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

Reeva Steenkamp was not just a body and a pair of breasts. She was a human being with her own dreams, her own opinions. Yes, she may have been beautiful, and she may have been a model. But that was not all that she was.

Stopping the Press

Francesca Mitchell | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Francesca Mitchell

The idea of the free press is a product of modern democratic systems, and one that such systems purportedly support and aspire to. According to Reporters Without Borders, a French-founded organisation campaigning for freedom of expression and information worldwide, almost half of the world's population is denied this liberty.

Is an End to Media Sexism in Sight? Meeting the Future of Journalism

Jacqui Hunt | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqui Hunt

The work of our coalition has resonated keenly with many professional journalists too. Kira Cochrane in The Guardian suggested that "it's sobering to think that the most prominent image of a woman in our papers each day is of a teenager or twentysomething in her pants".

Clive James: A Tribute

Paddy Duffy | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paddy Duffy

A decade and a half after I first came into contact with Clive James his influence has become all the more pertinent. When people ask me what I'd like to do with my career, the phrase "a bit like Clive James" is invariably my opening salvo.

The Future of the Media - In Jon We Trust

Marcus Middleton | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Marcus Middleton

In a world where the 'old media' (TV, Radio & Newspapers) are in decline, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' is clearly the format for the future. Shows like this one will save television.

Mexico: Where is the Justice for Regina Martínez?

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK
Cathal Sheerin

Journalist Regina Martínez was murdered in Mexico's most corrupt state in April 2012; there is widespread suspicion that the official investigation ...

Dining With Assange and Spies

Arjen Kamphuis | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Tech
Arjen Kamphuis

Talking with a group of former spies and Julian Assange about all the different ways to be eavesdropped on is a sure-fire way to lose any and all illusions about privacy. Fortunately for now, such aggressive surveillance need only be of concern to people who visibly and effectively speak truth to power.

News Editors Are Suddenly Embracing the Mali Conflict; But Mali's Gentle, Modest People Will Find This New Violence Horrifying

Jane Labous | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Politics
Jane Labous

Journalists love a war and have been quick to travel to cover the conflict, but most seem at best only vaguely informed about its political, geographical and humanitarian context.