UK Journalists

The Vagaries of the News Lexicon

David Spencer | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
David Spencer

It is all too easy in a busy newsroom to slip into cliche and start dipping into regular news language but sometimes it pays to take a step back and have a think about what you are writing. That is the true test of being a good journalist.

48 Hours in France: Rules, Railways and Tombstone Technology

Karl Davis | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Karl Davis

In the wake of the last few days, the thoughts of the world are undoubtedly with those suffering the effects of a seminal moment in the history of the...

Why Corbynistas Are Idiots and Hate EVERYTHING!

Ed O'Meara | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Comedy
Ed O'Meara

In spite of the unprecedented hourly drubbing that the media corps have dealt out on poor old Jeremy Corbyn, the man somehow survives and leads in pol...

British Journalists Charged With 'Helping ISIS' In Turkey

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK

A court in Turkey charged a pair of British journalists with "engaging in terror activity" for the Islamic State group on Monday. Jake Hanrahan and Ph...

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.

Ten Instant Myths Created by the Press About 'The Sun' and Corruption

Professor Brian Cathcart | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Professor Brian Cathcart

MYTH 5. The CPS is engaged in a witch-hunt against journalists. The facts. Normal procedures were followed and those procedures are designed to protect defendants from unfair prosecution. The CPS, an independent body, followed published guidelines in deciding that the evidence was sufficient to put before a jury.

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.

Why I'm Not Charlie Hebdo

Madeleine Fry | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK
Madeleine Fry

Yet it's probably fair to say that half the people outside of France writing 'Je Suis Charlie' on their twitter feeds had not heard of the magazine before last Wednesday, and I was certainly one of them.

I Am Not Charlie Hebdo

Fila Magnus | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Fila Magnus

With all the never ending rants of how Islam doesn't allow free speech, and the West simply being built upon it, things have gotten ugly - fast. With absolute hatred bubbling, the state of things have become immensely worrying.

Journalists: 'No Longer on the Frontline, We Are the Frontline'

Eulette Ewart | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK
Eulette Ewart

The easier option for any journalist or editor is to run the predictable, safe, less offensive story. It's then, though, that the dictators, tyrants, war criminals and dodgy business people get their way. If it were not for journalists investigating and exposing what these toerags are up to, how would the public know what's going on?

Financial Copywriter Wanted - Experience Preferred

Mike Beeson | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK
Mike Beeson

Copywriters are called upon to write about many things. For the most part, their political and socio-economic views are of no consequence. Products ...

Seventeen Times Raisin Cookies Were Life Changing

Lloyd Mallison | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK
Lloyd Mallison

As journalists are finding, fewer and fewer people interested anymore in real journalism. Nowadays, it's damn near impossible to get hits on a print article from the millennial generation unless you call it something along the lines of "12 Schools in the Gaza Strip that Needed a Makeover Anyway."

Why Don't Journalists Ask Comedians Really Cool Questions?

Axis of Awesome | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Axis of Awesome

The worlds largest arts festival, The Edinburgh Fringe, is kicking off tomorrow and Benny, Lee and I are back for our sixth year with a show called Viva La Vida Loca Las Vegas. In the weeks leading up to the festival we've been interviewed by a number of publications and I've found that some of the questions we've been asked are a little stale.

World Cup Reporters Send Most Self-Congratulatory And Smug Tweets Imaginable

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK

There's only one thing worse than a journalist. That's a smug journalist. Yet despite the high level of self-regard that is commonplace within the ind...

Major News Organisations Sign Open Letter Demanding Release Of Al Jazeera Journalists

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

Some of the globe’s biggest news organisations have signed an open letter lambasting the Egyptian regime for the continued imprisonment of a group o...

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.

WATCH: Journalists Beaten Up By Ukrainian Police

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK

Brutal footage and pictures have emerged of journalists being attacked by Ukrainian police in Kiev. A Euronews cameraman was pushed to the ground a...

Volunteer Stories: India NGO Journalism Internship

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Coming to India? Bring your moustache. Yep, the 'mo' is a rite of passage here, with the mo'less representing a clear minority. The moustache brigade is waiting for me everywhere I turn. If you've ever felt the need to stretch your furry whisker potential, now is the time.

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...

Press Regulation is the Greatest Threat to Purveyors of Poison

Will Black | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

As we await the Privy Council's announcement on press regulation, one might expect tabloid editors and proprietors to keep a low profile and try to keep wraps on their more extremist views.

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.

Police Probe Twitter Bomb Threats

PA/HuffintonPost | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

Police are investigating bomb threats made on Twitter against female journalists. Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, Independent columnist Grace De...

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

Of Differentiated Journalism and Journalists

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Media owners have always been interested in following the audience to make journalism a viable business, for which they want news, political, economic...