I'm not one to exaggerate, I take no real pleasure in relaying to you my experiences during Tuesday 10th January 2017, but as cock ups go, you set a whole new level when it comes to a politician's failed attempt to reinvent themselves and offer up clarity of policies to the public at large.
As we start the new year it strikes me that most publishers are stuck on a treadmill, running as fast as they can towards an ill-defined digital nirvana that is consistently beyond their reach, whilst at the same time scrambling to make good on their six or seven figure author advances for new titles
Barack Obama has reached out to the American family in his final speech as President of the United States. From the outset, he echoed the words, ideas, and values of his wife Michelle... Above all as they say goodbye, despite some malaise, the Obamas leave behind the echo of one word that sums up everything they have stood for - HOPE.
This magazine, in common with other publications like the Daily Mail, The Sun, The Sunday Times, the Telegraph, the Express and the Daily Star and many local newspapers (mostly owned by multi-million pound parent companies, who lobby alongside us) knowingly misreported the law known as 'Section 40' currently subject to a new consultation by our good friends the Tory government...
Having recently displayed a sign in their flagship store that read: "I'm a psychotic mess but at least my eyebrows look good" they've been called out by just about everyone. Not just by the media, but by members of the public and mental health charities too. Ouch.
Way back when in 2012, before Brexit, before Trump, and before Honey G, a politics conference in Westminster Hall hosted 800 young, plucky eyed, enthu...
You read something that will make you healthier and pledge to do this from now on. You start as planned and one day as you happily browse...you see a contradictory piece on the very thing you have been doing to improve your health!! So frustrating isn't it?
This has been a year where misogyny has quite literally trumped empathy. In the United States, the presidential election was won by what Badger simply describes as an "Objectifier in Chief"; leaked audio of Donald Trump casually talking about assaulting women didn't end up hurting his presidential campaign one bit.
The stereotypical traits of the millennial are often derisive. Yet, there is a resilience to this generation that bodes well for the future. The Pew research centre found that 9 out of 10 American millennials were optimistic about both their current and future financial aims, and the most likely to identify as liberal and supportive of social agenda.
For people getting into the industry like me the potential loss of a charity like Creative Access feels like a step backwards. I shouldn't have had to go through CA in the first place - but they have addressed a problem that in an ideal world shouldn't exist. The sad fact is that someone from a BAME background is less likely to be hired and if we continue on this path then we are in danger of having a media for the masses that is run only by the elite.
But bigger changes are on the horizon. No matter what device you're using, there's a good chance that you're consuming some type of media content. Soon, that content will respond dynamically to your attention and engagement levels.
Last Christmas a group of local Muslim ladies sang the carol 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' to the white English staff at their local community centr...
We have been labelled and tarnished as a family purely because we are Muslim. It was open season to attack and vilify us without a jot in the world. I am an adherent to my faith, and for that parts of society deem it necessary to label and traduce my family.
Suicide is preventable. I am hopeful that Ministers will take up the cause of suicide prevention with the urgency and vigour it so desperately requires. Now must be the time for real change to stop this unnecessary and deplorable loss of life. Our report should provide some useful recommendations to inform this task.
The football community is often united by tragedy. We share so much that we often want to express that commonality to people in the community who are hurting, and so we come together to show our respects.
Having invested in Creative Access for three years, the Government now risks damaging its own efforts to get more disadvantaged young people into the creative industries. We're determined not to give up. We're already looking at a new business model that builds on our strengths: providing recruitment services for media companies and training and support services for BAME interns.