UK Newspapers

The Dark Art of Public Relations Goes Legit

Alan Edwards | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK
Alan Edwards

When I began working in the PR industry - although there were so few of us then you could hardly call it an industry - I never dreamt that the masses ...

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

Professor Brian Cathcart | Posted 23.04.2015 | 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.

Your Repulsion Funds Katie Hopkins

Yianni Agisilaou | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK
Yianni Agisilaou

'I am a conduit for the truth' - Katie Hopkins In a particularly bizarre Season 18 Episode of South Park, Lorde (who we find out is actually Stan's ...

This New Twitter Account Is Mercilessly Mocking The Daily Mail's Hysterical Front Pages

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Comedy

It's the run-up to the general election, so the Daily Mail is becoming even more hysterical than usual. The timing couldn't be more perfect, theref...

The Press Itself Is a Vital Election Issue

Professor Brian Cathcart | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Politics
Professor Brian Cathcart

It is no exaggeration to say that one of the most important choices we face on 7 May is between a freer, better press, fit for a modern democracy, and one that continues to be dragged down by corruption and dishonesty.

Would We Be 'Blaming' Cancer for the Deaths of Those People Who Perished in the Alps?

Alastair Campbell | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Alastair Campbell

The long and the short is... We don't know. The papers didn't know. But they chose to decide the truth without knowledge. Now it may be that it turns out he was a depressive and those same papers will say 'ah, we told you so, we were right to run the headlines we ran.' To which the answer is 'no you weren't.' If he had just been told he had cancer, and a note to that effect had been found, would we be 'blaming' cancer for the deaths of those poor people who perished in the Alps? This is reporting that belongs in the dark ages along with witchcraft.

What Does Katharine Viner's Appointment Mean for the 'Guardian'

Paul Blanchard | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Paul Blanchard

While the mainstream media in the UK is dismissing Katharine Viner as someone who will ensure nothing changes at the Guardian, I suspect there are very big changes on the way. Not least the inevitable move to stop printing papers and become online only, and using non-journalists to write, first, comment pieces and regular columns - and then? Who knows.

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.

Why Should Advertisers Care About Great Journalism?

Abba Newbery | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK
Abba Newbery

A listicle is for laughs but a newspaper is for life. We know from our research that people have a much deeper and more trusting relationship with their preferred newspaper brand and that relationship reflects on the advertisers that live within it.

Back to the Future with Print

Raconteur Media | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK
Raconteur Media

Print delivers scale and reach. It delivers a medium for education, for knowledge - it delivers on trust, integrity and UX. It's the right medium for senior purchase decision makers and business people.

Are Traditional Media Bosses Too Old to Compete in a Digital World?

Colin Morrison | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Colin Morrison

Sky News recently revealed that only 18% of 16-24-year-olds in the UK trusted mainstream media to provide them with relevant information. It's a media generation gap which is threatening to swallow up decades of newspapers, magazines and broadcast channels.

The Sun Has Dropped Page 3 Topless Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK

UPDATE: 'More Fun Than The Sun!' Daily Star Gleefully Hijacks 'Page 3' Jodie Marsh Leads Page 3 Backlash: 'Telling Girls Not To Do It Is Not Being ...

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.

NOTW Editor Found Guilty Of Phone Hacking

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK

A former news editor was warned he could face jail after he became the eighth person to be convicted of the phone hacking plot at the News of the Worl...

Newspaper Defends Columnist Who Said Accepting Gay People Could Destroy Civilisation

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK

The editor of a Devon newspaper says he stands by a column which described homosexuality as "an aberration" and claimed social acceptance of gays sign...

Can Newspapers Convince the Public IPSO Is Not a 'Sham'?

Martin Moore | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK
Martin Moore

As IPSO - the press' response to Leveson - opened for business this week, newspapers may be wondering whether they will be able to convince the public that it is not just a replica of its discredited predecessor, the Press Complaints Commission. No doubt IPSO will receive praise from newspapers themselves - at least initially. But will this be enough to paper over its shortcomings? Based on the public's response to the coverage of the Leveson Report and its implementation by the national press, the answer is no. It is highly unlikely that positive newspaper coverage will ever convince the public that IPSO is independent or effective.

What Caused The Daily Telegraph To Change This Front Page Headline

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK

The Daily Telegraph was forced to quickly change its main front page headline between editions last night after an unfortunate picture and story combi...

The Internationalisation of Press

Barry Whyte | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK
Barry Whyte

Only in the past couple of years have the rise of digital networks really facilitated the internationalisation of press... Not only are consumers reading online newspapers in growing numbers, but interestingly, their primary online newspaper is increasingly likely to be based in a country other than their own.

A Range of Voices in the Press Is Not Enough, We Need a Range of Pictures, Too

Clare Finney | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Clare Finney

Like many journalists, I revel in the cacophony of voices our papers present - but that is not enough. Humans see as well as listen. To ensure balance - of news, comment or of features - we need a range of photos too.

Britain's Grammatical Meltdown

Alexander Bowden | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK
Alexander Bowden

It is fair enough when one needs to write quickly in a personal message but this attitude needn't find its way into our press, our literature or our own writing. Call me the grammar police but whatever you do, just make sure your comment on this post makes sense.

The Language of a Journalist: Top Five Lines

Stephen Hamilton | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Stephen Hamilton

I fell backwards into journalism. I planned on embarking on another path, well off track, as I had two choices: (1) to study psychology or (2) to study psychiatry. As you can guess I chose neither as I couldn't make my mind up.

The War On Truth: Journalists Vs PRs

Paul Blanchard | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK
Paul Blanchard

he press will always be vitally important in PR, but they're just not as important as the public. And today, if PR clients want to reach the public they don't necessarily need to go through a journalist to do it.

The 15 Most Daily Mail Headlines Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Comedy

Even by the Daily Mail's usual standards, it's been quite a week for appalling headlines from the tabloid. First, there was the important matter of...

Miliband's Snap With the Sun May Be the Epitome of Shallow, Lazy Politics

Jack Butler | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Butler

Taking a picture with that newspaper was one of two things: either an act of stupidity by a busy, badly-advised man who wasn't thinking straight, or, much more worryingly, a cynical act of hypocrisy, shamelessly courting voters, in contrast to his own previous pronouncements on the values of the group which runs this particular newspaper.

Absence of Women in Top Media Jobs Must Be Addressed

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Two of the greatest newspapers in the world, the New York Times and Le Monde, have lost their female editors within 24 hours of each other this week. Coincidence, of course. But also a salutary reminder of how few women are at the top of important media.