UK Journalism

A Letter to Journalists

Claire Greaves | Posted 08.05.2016 | 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...

WE Hold YOU to Account: Why the Broadcasters Need to Send a Clear Message to David Cameron

David Mooney | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

The situation surrounding Prime Minister David Cameron and the will-he-won't-he with the TV election debates is fairly amusing from the outside, but it provides a huge insight into how politicians actually view the press.

Truth in Journalism - The Forgotten Art?

Dragana Brown | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Dragana Brown

The entire press industry seems to be founded and carried out upon a contaminated money making, ego drilling field where journalists who do see better get ensnared in the pressure to oblige their editors and proprietors.

Amazing Moment Female TV Host Owns Scholar Who Said She's 'Beneath Him'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK

A TV host cut off an Islamist scholar live on air after he told her to "shut up" so he could talk, and said it was "beneath him" to be interviewed by ...

On the Importance of Independent Student Media

James Beeson | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Beeson

The view that the role of student media is to be a mouthpiece for the University and its Student Guild could not be more misplaced. The idea that the function of an independent media outlet reporting on affairs that are in the interests of the student body, is to simply spout university propaganda is sickening and wrong.

A Newspaper Is Actually Charging Students £120 To Write For Them

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A newspaper group is giving hopeful young journalists the "exciting" experience of working on its publications - but instead of paying them, is chargi...

How To Make It As A Journalist (According To Twitter)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Today's job market is tough and journalism is no exception - take it from us. Just getting a foot in the door somewhere can be a struggle, the comp...

No Return To Fleet Street For Disgraced Hari

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- Johann Hari said he would not return to journalism in the UK when questioned on Monday about resuming a role on Fleet Street. The disgrace...

Journalists and Railways - Sceptical Harrumphing, and a Duty to Maintain Ignorance

Karl Davis | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK
Karl Davis

Today heralded more hysterical headlines from the Daily Mail and others regarding overrunning engineering works in London...

HuffPost UK's Student Journalist Stories Of The Year

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Protests, politics and perhaps the beginning of the end of lad culture - it's been a busy year for students. The Scottish Referendum saw young peop...

Peshawar Killers Must Be Brought to Justice

Kamran Hussain | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Kamran Hussain

The massacre of 142 people of which 132 were Pakistani children is absolutely inhumane. Many more are critically injured and we can expect to see the death toll rise. The devastation caused by the Taliban in Peshawar to the families of the victims is unimaginable.

18 Things You Learn As A City University MA Journalism Student

The Huffington Post UK | Kate Samuelson | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

From eight hours a week at undergraduate level to eight hours a day at City University, the transition from BA to MA can be a bit of a shock. Yet ...

Is PR the Master of the Media, or Are We All?

Adam Stones | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Adam Stones

'The internet and social media have empowered the PR trade and freed it from subservience to the news media.' This was the provocative starting point for an RSA debate recently, which also asked what this premise meant for the future of journalism and, more importantly, the future of public interest.

Why We Need More Schemes Like London360

Usman Butt | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK
Usman Butt

I think I will always divide my life into two parts, before London360, and after London360. Before seeing the advert for volunteer positions at London360, I was like many young graduates, unemployed and down on my luck.

The Age of Panderism

Adam Seldon | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Seldon

Britain's politics is in a sorry state. I'm not talking about political issues, no. It's the mediocre level of the political conversation, amongst both politicians and journalists, which saps the spirit. This matters, for if you don't have a standard of discourse that facilitates honesty, nuance and fair-mindedness, then all areas of politics suffer.

England Stars Visit Middlesex University London

Tala Sweiss | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tala Sweiss

I had the privilege of interviewing England women's international highest goal scorer Kelly Smith and goalkeeper Siohban Chamberlain. The prospect of doing so was nerve-wrecking however, I was lucky enough to be part of a reassuring TV production crew..

Authentic and Classy - Why Journalism Is the New Vinyl

Grant Feller | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Tech
Grant Feller

A vinyl collection, according to Nick Hornby in his brilliant novel High Fidelity, is a metaphor for relationships. Filled with precious moments and a fair few forgettable ones too, to be obsessed over and treasured for their authenticity.

Legendary Washington Post Editor Who Led Watergate Coverage Dies

The Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK

Ben Bradlee, the legendary The Washington Post editor, infamous for his role in toppling Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal has died aged 93. T...

How Is The Media Covering #GamerGate?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech

By definition, the controversy known as #GamerGate - an essentially formless entity, which encompasses issues ranging from sexism and misogyny in game...

Harvard Nieman Foundation: Visiting Fellowship 2015

Jack Riley | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Jack Riley

Apple, Samsung, Motorola and the other wearable manufacturers have been squaring up, tweaking their products and getting ready for a multi-year assault on the consumer market... I'm excited to start my project at Harvard in February, where I'm researching and writing a report on how the relationship between smartwatches and content companies is going to develop.

Jon Stewart Just Appeared On Andrew Marr And The Universe Imploded A Bit

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK

Jon Stewart has been dubbed 'America's most trusted newsman' while Andrew Marr is a British national treasure and former political editor of the BBC. ...