UK Newspapers

Louise Ridley

Britain's Newspapers 'Systematically Undermined' Jeremy Corbyn From The Start, Research Claims | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK

The British press "systematically undermined" Jeremy Corbyn with an onslaught of negative media coverage in his first week as Labour leader, new resea...

Jeremy Corbyn Has Given The Press Something To Be Very Thankful For

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has had an awkward relationship with the media, but it seems that some newspapers should be very grateful for his surprise rise to power...

Why Digital Will Be The Saviour Of Publishing

Marie Carter | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Tech
Marie Carter

The evolution of mobile tech and faster connections (viable 4G in many areas) alongside greater digital 'savviness' are all creating a new publishing revolution. As devices get smarter and mobile connectivity starts to match Wi-Fi speed, digital magazines and newspapers can really take flight.

Why Facebook Users May Prefer to Hate Than Like

Grant Feller | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Grant Feller

Hate, dislike, sadness, vociferous difference of opinion - these are the ties that bind. And within a media environment in which people don't actually meet or talk to each other in person, where anonymity, or at least a physical distance, is a powerful tool, they may well become surprisingly robust ties.

The Anti-Corbyn Headline Generator

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Hey, you there! Do you work for The Sun? Struggling for a front page today? Or maybe you're on work experience at The Telegraph and need a few ideas -...

11 Simple Tips for Jeremy Corbyn to Endear Himself to the Right Wing Press

Louise Ridley | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK
Louise Ridley

He may be "a threat to our national security" but it turns out he has some other seriously negative qualities. By looking in the newspapers I've learned that not only is he a vegetarian (like Gandhi, but, unfortunately, also like Hitler) he also sometimes forgets to wear suits, he likes to sing, he wears a hat and shorts with high socks.

8 New Story Suggestions For The Sun After Their Latest Corbyn Scoop

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Keen Sun readers will have seen the paper's front page this morning, breaking an important story surrounding Jeremy Corbyn's apparent intention to abo...

The Daily Express Have REALLY Screwed Up With This Headline

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Comedy

The Daily Express' sub-editors seemed to have popped out for a long lunch on Sunday, when a story slipped through with two whopping great typos in the...

Newspapers Are Trolling Labour Leadership Hopefuls With A Bacon Sandwich

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

A group representing leading British newspapers has sent a chilling message to the Labour leadership hopefuls by resurrecting the spectre of Ed Miliba...

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.