UK Newspapers

Today's Virginia Shooting Front Pages Were Too Graphic To Even Be Shown On TV

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

[WARNING - some readers may find some images in this article disturbing] Newspapers have been accused of overstepping the mark in using graphic pho...

A Day In The Life Of A 'Daily Mail' Victim

Martyn Hett | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK
Martyn Hett

I woke the following morning to find the story had been covered by the Metro, the Mirror and, most terrifyingly, the Daily Mail. Initially, I found it hilarious, before realising that I would soon become the target of the brutal and relentless weirdos who leave comments on the site.

Are the Royals Right to Ask the Paparazzi to Leave Their Children Alone?

Jenny Afia | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK
Jenny Afia

It's argued that people whose career depends on being in the public eye have no right to object to photos taken of them without permission. In other words, the entitled are not entitled to complain. But this Faustian pact argument has numerous problems.

If Labour Attacked the Tories Like They Attack Corbyn, They'd Be in Office Now: Instead, They're in Turmoil..

Karl Davis | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

I always believed that Labour had lost it's fight because it had lost sight of it's purpose. I was wrong. The party machines remains acutely aware of that purposes, it just chooses to ignore it. The three mainstream candidates have united to show only too clearly that their fight is still within them, it is still bristling.

News UK Opens Doors for Young People, While the Guardian Shuts It With Whopping £599 Price Tag for Summer School

Theo Davies-Lewis | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Politics
Theo Davies-Lewis

The Guardian will be deeply embarrassed by the Press Gazette's headline, and the possible bad press that will follow

My Newsquest Journey

Danielle Lowe | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Somebody should also remind Newsquest that newspapers have not been money making machines on the whole for years and that they simply buy the owner power both socially and politically and if the management board are in this for the profit then they are the ones that should be dismissed for being in the wrong industry.

How Do the Tabloids Tick?

Mark Oaten | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Mark Oaten

When Neville Thurlbeck turned up on my doorstep to shatter my world, I would never have imagined that ten years later I would agree to review his book Tabloid Secrets. But time moves on and I was fascinated to get an insight into what makes a tabloid tick.

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 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.

Your Repulsion Funds Katie Hopkins

Yianni Agisilaou | Posted 19.06.2015 | 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 02.06.2015 | 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.