UK Newspapers

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 11.10.2016 | 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 24.08.2016 | 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 17.08.2016 | 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...

These Are The British Newspapers Backing Brexit

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK

The Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror are the latest newspapers to announce their stance on the EU Referendum and Brexit. Our list below reveals the sta...

EU Referendum Result Won't Matter To Rupert Murdoch As He'll Be Winning Either Way

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK

Rupert Murdoch can claim “victory” no matter which side wins the EU referendum on Thursday, according to the former editor of a national newspaper...

Why Trust in the Media Matters

Ed Williams | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK
Ed Williams

In Britain, it's a mixed story of trust in media. The Edelman Trust Barometer - an annual survey of how much we believe the major institutions which govern our lives will "do the right thing"- suggests a large number of us simply don't.

New Day Editor Snipes At Critics With Euthanasia Gag In Paper's Final Issue

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK

The editor of a national newspaper that was forced to close just nine weeks after opening has hit back at her critics, saying they are entitled to the...

If You Don't Like Media Sexism, Stand Up And Change It, Says Sara Pascoe

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.04.2016 | UK

Counting 56 pictures of women in their underwear on a single escalator at Oxford Circus station is one of the reasons Sara Pascoe felt she had to writ...

Why The Press Is 'Desperate' To Report Celebrity Threesome But Not Interested In Minister's Escort

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK

Privacy campaigners are asking why newspapers are so eager to reveal the identities of a celebrity couple involved in an extramarital threesome, yet r...

Ex-Tabloid Editor Turns Tables On BBC In Extraordinary Today Show Clash

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK

A former tabloid editor has accused the BBC of a "conspiracy" against newspapers in an explosive live interview with Nick Robinson on the Today progra...

The Final Issue Of The Independent On Sunday Is Making A Lot Of Journalists Very Sad

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.03.2016 | UK

Journalists including Robert Peston have lamented the "tragedy" of The Independent On Sunday's closure, as the title closes its print version and move...

The Difficulties Young People Face as a Result of Osborne's Cuts

Greg Bennett | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Greg Bennett

The first Budget of 2016 was announced in parliament yesterday amidst the uproar that one can expect every time George Osborne makes a public appearance. - Although it doesn't cease when he's hidden behind the big shiny door of number 11 either.