UK Newspapers

A Dash of Fiction Flash

David Hynes | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK
David Hynes

Flash Fiction, ordinarily seen as self-contained pieces under 100 words, provides the ultimate source of escapism for minds weary of a flash-paced society with its hurling commuter runs through our towns and cities.

Undiscovered Capital Cities...Oh Wait

Kitiara Pascoe | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Kitiara Pascoe

It's naive to think that much of what you read is particularly truthful, unbiased, based on legitimacy or even marginally informative but The Independent definitely used to be a place you could go to for actual news, well thought-out opinions and a sense of pride in reporting.

Peaches Geldof: Press Assumptions Are a Dangerous Game

Sarah Moyes | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Moyes

If you are one of the many people who hadn't heard of SuicideGirls until a couple of days ago, then let me clear things up for you. Despite the name and some of the press reports that it makes death look good; it's not some sort of Pro-ana website for suicide. It's simply a community of people who challenge the ideals of beauty and also celebrates alternative cultures.

Intruding On Celebrity Grief - Do We Need to See It?

Penny Fordham | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Penny Fordham

Just 10-days ago came the sad news that the beautiful L'Wren Scott had passed away. I, like many other people, was shocked and read the 'breaking news' stories as they appeared online, wondering what had happened - it's human nature, I believe, to look for answers.

The Death of Multiculturalism?

Iram Sarwar | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK
Iram Sarwar

Multiculturalism is dead in the UK. Or, that seems to be the message delivered by some of the highest figures in British politics...

The Daily Mail Just Got A LOT Bigger

Posted 06.03.2014 | UK

It is famed for its sidebar of shame - and now the Mail Online is set to boost its traffic overnight by almost 30m. Staff at Metro.co.uk, the digit...

The Research Industry and the Media: A Match Made in Heaven

Jack R. Miles | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK
Jack R. Miles

The Telegraph's article highlights the similarities between the research industry and the mainstream press - and shows that they can work well together, clearly suggesting that the two disciplines can collaborate in the future for joint betterment...

Last Night I Learnt: I Can Have Wrinkles or Diabetes

Danielle Lowe | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Last night, as I was following the hashtag #Tomorrowsnewspaperstoday on twitter around 10:30pm, I spotted two very interesting front pages that combined make a rather amusing story. ... The Daily Mail and Daily Express, both mentioned sugar and the effects that it can have on your body. I'm not sure which I should believe, if frankly, I should believe either (especially when leading TV and online sources haven't mentioned either story and their related research).

Beeb's Head Of News Says Corporation Not Damaging Regional Newspapers

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

BBC director of news James Harding has criticised the "mistaken view" that the corporation's local news service damages regional papers. Harding, form...

Is the Concept of Free Speech in Crisis?

Simon Stevens | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I believe 'free speech' is not just the act of allowing someone to say what they believe, so long as it is in a manner that is not personally abusive, but also the way to have the active respected and challenged in a manner that is not abusive.

The Royal Charter in 2014, and the Prime Minister's Thoughts

Professor Brian Cathcart | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Politics
Professor Brian Cathcart

This country is now very close to settling a problem that has plagued it for generations. The problem was this: how to protect ordinary citizens from lying, bullying and unjustified intrusion carried out in the name of journalism, while at the same time ensuring that journalists were free to do the job they need to do to sustain our democracy. The solution is the Royal Charter on press self-regulation.

2014 - The Year of the (New) Journalist

Grant Feller | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Grant Feller

Mums and dads of wannabe writers, encourage your darlings to sharpen their pens, read newspapers, blog, tweet and watch late-night showings of All The President's Men, The Front Page and Five-Star Final (hunt it down, it's brilliantly nasty). They may not end up changing the world but I'm fairly confident that journalism will soon be more lucrative than it is now. And it'll save them from investment banking.

Who Reads The Papers?

Ben Mirza | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

Social and political leanings dictate who reads what, and here's a rundown of which newspapers appeal to which people.

Student Tabloid Journalism

Hesham Mashhour | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Hesham Mashhour

"By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community". So said Oscar Wilde and, thanks to the efforts of The Tab, these words sadly now seem to ring true.

Weird and Wonderful Headlines Highlight the Diversity of a Consumer-Driven Sector

Mark Braund | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Mark Braund

Working within a technology focused area; it is vital to keep up to speed on the latest news and developments in global technology. This can cover a very broad spectrum of information sources and inevitably each week there are tech stories that literally defy belief.

The Dangers of Fast Fingers - Why We Must All Learn the Basics of Media Law

Sam Blackledge | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK
Sam Blackledge

The freedom and sense of community that comes with social networking is a wonderful thing, perhaps the most wonderful thing of the online age. But it comes with responsibility. If you intend to write about current affairs, publishing your unmoderated comments to however many pairs of eyes around the world, you must have an understanding of what you can and cannot say. It is no longer good enough to simply say "I didn't realise."

David Cameron Will Not Back Ban On Page 3 Despite Campaign Against Online Porn

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK

The Prime Minister, who has been vocal in his support of a campaign to ban online pornography, has reiterated his stance on opposing a ban on Page 3, ...

Monday's Top Stories

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK

GOOGLE TO BLOCK ABUSE WEB SEARCHES Internet searches for child abuse images are to be blocked for the first time by Microsoft and Google after months...

Alastair Campbell Attacks Dacre And Murdoch

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK

The era in which British newspapers are dominated by barons such as Paul Dacre and Rupert Murdoch is coming to an end, according to former Downing Str...

Niche Websites, Blogs and Magazines Should Come Together to Create Journalism That Can Make a Difference

Jon Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Vale

The medley of today's media is unprecedented. While Britain's biggest publishers find themselves in similarly unparalleled levels of turmoil - shrinking revenue, the threat of state regulation, and a growing tendency to aim their guns at each other - the range of outlets beneath them is fragmenting like light through a prism.

Read All About It...(While You Still Can)

Emily Stacey | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Emily Stacey

The fact is that many journalists see regulation, whether self or statuary, as 'crossing the Rubicon' and an invasion into the historic traditions of the British free press. Statuary regulation conjured up by the government in the interests of the politicians? Not under our watch.

Queen Signs Royal Charter On Press Regulation

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

A Royal Charter governing the regulation of Britain's press has been signed by The Queen despite a late attempt to stop the motion via a legal injunct...

Court Rejects Newspapers' 'Weak' Argument Against Press Regulation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

Furious newspaper publishers are considering an urgent appeal after the High Court rejected their bid to block a new cross-party royal charter to regu...

Here Is The Mundane News: Splendidly Unremarkable NIBs & Headlines

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK

Facebook was on Thursday awash with the revelation that Llwchwr Town Council is considering purchasing a colour photocopier. The news-in-brief ite...

PICTURES: UK Picture Editors' Guild Awards 2013 Finalists Announced

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards have announced the finalist in this year's competition. Over 400 press photographers across the country, submitt...