UK Newspapers

The Unspoken - And Unthinking - Sexism In The Media Business

Grant Feller | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK
Grant Feller

Good writing is good writing regardless of gender. And yes that is true. Except one can't help wondering why all the brilliant female writers working on the Sunday Times are in the Style and Magazine sections (which are both edited by women). Is that where they're 'meant' to be?

We Need A Museum Of Homophobia

Sam Burt | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK
Sam Burt

A gay museum for London with a dedicated exhibition of cultural homophobia would help to fill the gaps. Unlike recent curations, this would track expressions of homophobia in the mass media - the media that are most relevant to ordinary LGBT people's daily lives.

How Can The UK Media Win Back Consumer Trust?

Jon Cornwell | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK
Jon Cornwell

It won't be solved by sweeping statements, or by picking a fight with political leaders. Instead it will be solved one step at a time and the first step has to be involving the public - asking where their frustrations are and what they'd like to see more of in reporting.

'Brexit Day' Front Pages Are Provoking A Whole Range Of Human Emotions

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK

It has finally arrived - the day many on Fleet Street have been waiting for. Brexit day, the point the formal process of leaving the EU begins, has b...

Paul Dacre's Wikipedia Hijacked After Outrage Over Mail's 'Legs-It!' Front Page

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK

Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre today had his Wikipedia entry hacked in an apparent response to the paper’s controversial ‘Legs-it!’ front page. Da...

Co-op ‘Challenges’ Sun And Mail Amid Advertising Pressure Over Immigration Coverage

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK

The Co-operative Group has held talks with bosses of The Sun and The Daily Mail amid concerns about the papers’ coverage of immigration issues, the ...

9 Pro-Brexit Stories Published Before Vote Since Proved Utterly Inaccurate

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 26.03.2017 | UK

A slew of rulings by the press watchdog Ipso reveal the extent of inaccuracy and misleading coverage of EU issues in the run-up to last year’s Brexi...

Editor Osborne - A Victory For Politics Over Journalism

David Vigar | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics
David Vigar

What matters more: that an MP has five jobs outside Parliament or that an MP is editing London's top newspaper? George Osborne's appointment as Editor of the Evening Standard has led to an outcry on the first issue - but what about the second? Is that not a problem?

Metro Comes Of Age As It Outstrips Daily Mail's Circulation

Tim Jotischky | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK
Tim Jotischky

When I was asked by Paul Dacre to become editor of Metro back in 2000, he told me with a mischievous glint in his eye: 'Make it good...but don't make it too good'.

Voters Back Tougher Press Regulation - So Will Theresa May Back The People?

Professor Steven Barnett | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics
Professor Steven Barnett

Why would the government launch a public consultation on legislation that Parliament has already passed by an overwhelming majority? Might they be worried that voters are suddenly enraged or alarmed by some terrible injustice? Are they beset by fears of some kind of popular uprising?

Plymouth University's Students' Union Were Wrong To Ban The Sun, The Express, And The Mail - Here's Why

Danny Angove | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danny Angove

No matter how much you despise them, the fact remains that the Daily Mail and The Sun are the most widely-circulated newspapers in the country. By banning them from being sold in the campus shop, the Students' Union have shielded their students from the views of a large chunk of this country's population, and have shied away from encouraging the sort of open and well-informed debate that should be at the heart of any university.

You Are Responsible For The Hatred In Britain's Tabloids And Here's Why

Leigh Clark | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Leigh Clark

The British tabloids have turned increasingly hateful of late and it's got absolutely nothing to do with their subject matter. Like a jilted lover the...

The Truth About OCD

Richard Taylor | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Taylor

For many people, the stereotype of OCD in mainstream media is so damaging because it makes them feel isolated, strange, different and abnormal when in reality, they should be made to feel accepted, loved and cared for. Just because you can't see their illness and it's in their head doesn't mean it's not real or should be treated any differently to a physical injury.

Newspapers Were Nasty And Inflammatory In Lead Up To Brexit Vote - Press Regulator Boss

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Politics

The head of Britain’s largest press regulator has criticised newspapers for their “nasty” coverage of race and immigration in the lead up to the...

Why Newspapers Are Wrong To Get Rid Of Photographers

Maz Deo | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK
Maz Deo

It was a fairly easy job for the chief photographer of the Peterborough Evening Telegraph. Rowland Hobson was standing in the city centre, taking a pi...

Why Is A Western Life Worth More Column Inches Than A Syrian One?, Asks John Simpson

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK

If you live in the United States, you’re 55 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than you are by a terrorist. Or, as veteran foreign c...

We Fact Checked The Daily Express Claim 12,000 Asylum Seekers Are 'On The Run'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK

A Daily Express front page has been branded “wholly incorrect” by the Home Office and “dangerous” by a charity, after it claimed 12,000 asylum...

Google Is About To Make Surfing The Web A Lot Less Irritating

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Tech

Google will penalise sites that serve pop-up ads on mobile in its latest attempt to declutter the web. The firm revealed that pages with intrusive ads...

Shocking -Syria And The Dehumanisation Of Misery?

Simon Sapper | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK
Simon Sapper

he images and story of the "boy in the ambulance" surely pushed buttons in most of us, highlighting graphically the desperate siege of Aleppo and its residents, screaming "look at this, you must look at this" in an anaesthetised or uncaring world. But here's a thing: Would all the people (including me) who are upset by this photo give a thought about his life/welfare/education/family/prospects if he hadn't just been pulled out of a pile of rubble?

Daily Mail Accused Of 'Casual Homophobia' Because Of These Two Headlines

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK

A Daily Mail front page showing two Olympians kissing has been called out for what critics called the paper’s “casual homophobia”. The third edi...

14 #BossMoves To Deal With An Influential/Celebrity Troll, When You're Influential Too...

Marsha Wright | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marsha Wright

Sometimes it's hard to understand why they're attacking you, and it's bad enough when the keyboard warriors come for you in their scores... but what if a fandom comes for you? What if it's a celebrity you respect? What if someone says something that could really affect your brand? What if they try to destroy you, your business, your puppy, and the horse you rode in on?

70,000 People Want Sun And Daily Mail Advertisers To Stop 'Funding Hate'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK

An online campaign trying to stop advertisers from “funding hate” in three British newspapers has gained 70,000 likes on Facebook in just seven da...

Daily Mail Calls HIV Prevention A 'Lifestyle Drug', MP Calls Their Story 'Dangerous Shit'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK

The Daily Mail has been accused of “outright homophobia” after describing a revolutionary pill that could eradicate HIV as a “lifestyle drug”....

If You Voted 'Remain' There's A New Newspaper Coming Out Just For You

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK

A new weekly newspaper is launching on Friday to give a voice to “dismayed” EU Referendum ‘Remain’ voters. The New European is aimed at the 48...

German Newspaper Promises To Acknowledge 1966 World Cup Goal If Britain Votes Remain

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK

German tabloid Bild has promised to acknowledge England's controversial goal in the 1966 World Cup if Britain votes to stay in the EU, as UK newspaper...