UK Journalism

Shock, Horror: BBC Staff Have Political Opinions!

Paul Blanchard | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

Recently, there have been some elections. I say this just in case you've been living under a rock or have - like those people who hate their own birthdays - been on a long holiday to a closed monastery. These elections have made some people very upset. And that includes staff at the BBC.

Jeremy Paxman: 'Lion of Journalism'... Or Git?

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

When, in June, Paxman finally hangs up those weary eyebrows and quits Newsnight, he will cap a glittering career. For 25 years, Paxman's main talent has been the ability to ask questions of the foremost inconsequence in the manner of a courtroom drama auditionee.

Millennials and New Media: Open For Comment

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Millennials are changing forever the way we consume media and nowhere is this change more apparent than in the domain of user generated content (UGC) and online user engagement.

Vice Reporter 'Kidnapped' In Ukraine

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

A Vice filmmaker has been taken captive in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, according to city's self-declared "People's Mayor", the day US vic...

Great Britain Is Diverse, the Journalism Industry Is Not

Tala Sweiss | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK
Tala Sweiss

Former BBC journalist Kurt Barling wouldn't think twice before agreeing that the industry faces diversity set-backs, after having been made redundant recently after 25 years at the organisation in a bid to make £700m in savings. The issue however isn't your classic redundancy situation..

Cameron's Christian Britain and the Joys of 'Journalism'

Sonia Hendy-Isaac | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics
Sonia Hendy-Isaac

I do hope this piece of right wing vitriol sits squarely with the delightful Christian values of Cameron's Christ-like aspirations. Oh, and Happy Easter... One suspects that we should all be grateful that the benevolent Government and right-wing press have had a day off from victimising the poor... Oh, wait...

The Real Reason I Can't Wait for This Season's FA Cup Final

Jake Humphrey | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Sport
Jake Humphrey

This season's FA Cup has been fascinating viewing and a return to the good old days when giant-killings and Cup shocks seemed to happen every year. With many Barclay's Premier League sides being drawn against each other in early rounds it has also provided a chance for less-fancied teams and those outside the top flight...

The 17 Golden Rules of Blogging

Grant Feller | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK
Grant Feller

The other week I was asked to speak to a selected group of PR executives as to how I approach writing a blog and it was the first time I had attempted to put down in words, or rules, what until then had sort of come naturally...

Veteran Journalist Shot Dead By Afghan Police Officer

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

Two Associated Press journalists have been shot by a police commander in Afghanistan, leaving one dead and the other seriously injured. German phot...

The Modern Documentary

Esther Hayden | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Esther Hayden

Reality TV in documentary style is now endemic over every station and picking up frequency, Sex, Singing And Not Spending Money could be the title used for nearly every one of these.

Journalist? Psychopath? Same Difference

Justin Cash | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK
Justin Cash

The world would be a poorer place if all journalists were nice guys. We're meant to be keeping the powerful in check, not being friendly with them. If the purpose of the free press really is to be the objective eyes and ears of the public, then we shouldn't be afraid to get our hands dirty. After all, someone needs to keep tabs on people who are even more psychopathic than we are.

The Changing World of Journalism

Tala Sweiss | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tala Sweiss

Journalism as we know it is regularly changing. A journalist is no longer somebody that just reports, write articles or searches for a journalist. We are all so much more than that, we contribute to the everyday process of finding, sharing, confirming news whether it is minor or major. It is vital to be able to multi-task, to carry out whatever task is needed to complete your story instead of the traditional journalist who would normally just write...

Another Propaganda Exercise - How the World's Top Editors Have Colluded in a British Press Deceit

Professor Steven Barnett | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK
Professor Steven Barnett

It is a great shame that this apparently experienced international delegation fell wholesale for the self-serving corporate blather of UK publishers. Of course there are differences of opinion and passionately held views on a difficult issue. But there was no excuse for systematically ignoring those of us who gave up significant time to explain some basic, underlying facts about Britain's press history and political constitution.

Sold Its Soul? Journalism Has Found Its Calling!

Grant Feller | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK
Grant Feller

Instead of bleating about journalism selling its soul to the dark forces of PR et al, let's instead celebrate how journalists can help increase the profits at the companies that pay their salaries and supplement hard-hitting investigations - by doing what they're doing already. Just without getting sand in their shoes.

The Syrian Civil War - Made in Britain and the USA

Justin Huggler | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

We started this. That's what I can't help thinking every time I hear about the latest death and suffering in Syria. When the US and Britain invaded Iraq in 2003, we set off a chain of events that led inexorably to the killing fields of Damascus and Aleppo.

London Protesters Demand Release Of Al Jazeera Journalist

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK

Protesters with taped mouths gathered outside the Egyptian embassy in London on Wednesday, calling for the immediate release of detained journalists a...

You Know You're a Journalism Student When...

Tala Sweiss | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tala Sweiss

Okay so let's face it, being a journalism & media student isn't just a straight forward process. Particularly nowadays where the industry is more competitive than ever. The media plays a vital role in our lives, whether we are aware of it or not. And as argued by the Guardian's student blogger Enya Quin-Jarvis, it definitely isn't a so-called "mickey mouse" degree.

Journalists Start Viral Campaign To Free Al Jazeera Reporters In Egypt

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

Journalists have been tweeting their solidarity over the imprisonment of Al Jazeera journalists, as dozens protested against the incarceration outside...

The Research Industry and the Media: A Match Made in Heaven

Jack R. Miles | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK
Jack R. Miles

The Telegraph's article highlights the similarities between the research industry and the mainstream press - and shows that they can work well together, clearly suggesting that the two disciplines can collaborate in the future for joint betterment...

Companies Need to Put Data at the Heart of All Communications Strategies

Sara Benwell | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK
Sara Benwell

Data has always been important in communications, but it has never been more critical than it is now. In today's world, newspapers are facing increasing pressure to cut costs and produce more news in less time.

Chinese Police Wrestle CNN And BBC Reporters Outside Trial Of Activist

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

CNN has been blocked in China after cameras captured police "kicking, punching and pushing" a reporter who was covering the trial of a human rights ac...

Daily Mail Duped By Fake Paul Flowers Account

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A man, perhaps most aptly described as a professional Twitter troll, has fooled several national newsdesks into thinking he is "Crystal Methodist" Rev...

How Best to Use Flood Water? Dunk the Model

Angharad Cloney | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Angharad Cloney

And the photographers, their cameras, and, now that I think about it, the morons who came up with the idea in the first place. That would certainly be one of the most satisfying, and constructive, uses of the flood waters that have deluged the country in the past weeks.

'Boris, You're The Father Of My Children'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson received a nasty surprise on the streets of Islington, after a woman recognised him as the father of "one of her children. In a speec...

The 'Enemy Within': A Gay Russian Writer Talks about Homophobia and Libel under Putin

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

In times of crisis, Russia hunts for the enemy within; that's what Sergey Khazov tells me when I ask him why there is so much anti-gay sentiment in his country.