UK Newspapers

Proposals For Royal Charter On Press Regulation Criticised By Newspaper Industry

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK

The revamped proposals for the Royal Charter to regulate the press have been criticised by members of the newspaper industry, with opponents saying th...

Monsters in the Media: Mental Health Patients Are Often the Hunted, not the Hunters

Rachel Egan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Rachel Egan

The Sun newspaper showed no signs of changing its relentless ignorance this week as it stormed straight into the spotlight just a few days before Worl...

British Public Refuses to Urinate on Burning Daily Mail Offices

Will Porter | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Will Porter

If he was right and you could judge a man by the generation before them that would surely mean writing for the Daily Mail made him a Hitler loving anti-Semite. At this point he defecated in his own pants and started flinging his faeces around the newsroom.

Why Do These People Hate the Daily Express?

Michael Allen | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Allen

Chris Coltrane, 31, a stand-up comedian and UK Uncut member, told me why he came to the protest. "The Daily Express is entitled to its own opinions but the Daily Express is not entitled to its own facts," he said.

Spike the Gloom - Journalism Has a Bright Future

The Conversation UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK
The Conversation UK

Whenever more than two journalists gather together to discuss the future of their business, the dialogue is usually depressing. This prevailing pessimism must change: we need a new conversation about what's happening to news. What's happening is better than many journalists think.

Paper Shortage Shuts Down Venezuelan Newspapers

ITN | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK

More than half of Venezuela's local newspapers are apparently just weeks from going out of business due to a dwindling newsprint supply....

REVIEW: Here's The World According To The Sunday Newspapers

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

This weekend's newspapers are packed with stories from new details on the dramatic burglary attempt at Buckingham Palace to the sex life Arsenal's lat...

REVIEW: Here's The World According To The Sunday Newspapers

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

This weekend's newspapers are packed with stories from new details on the dramatic burglary attempt at Buckingham Palace to the sex life Arsenal's lat...

Why Kevin Spacey Should Become a Newspaper Editor

Grant Feller | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

Kevin Spacey, alias fiendish Keyser Soze from The Usual Suspects, will no doubt always be remembered for one of the great lines of cinema: 'The greate...

Narrative by Numbers: The Production Line of Storytelling

Mark Borkowski | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK
Mark Borkowski

I've been preaching about the power of stories for years, but it was only around the turn of this decade that it became generally a faddish topic. I was happy when it did - for too long, clients of mine had been unable to see beyond their next ad deadline.

Even After the Irish Edition Drops Topless Page 3, The Sun Et Al Still Don't Get Responsible Journalism

Justin Cash | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK
Justin Cash

What concerns me far more is that this amounts to little more than drop in the ocean when placed next to the mind-numbing, anti-intellectual, fact deficient bloviating peddled by most redtops.

The Amazon Way to Transform the Media

Grant Feller | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Tech
Grant Feller

One of the reasons the Amazon website and business model works so well is that it understands what the customer wants. It even predicts what we want before we even know it. It's an extension of ourselves, perhaps even a reflection whose principle purposes are to befriend and make money.

Are All Immigrants 'Illegal'?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

An overwhelmingly negative image of immigrants is portrayed by Britain's newspapers, according to a major new study. Researchers found the word "il...

Has Anyone Noticed How Everything Is Being Turned Into a List?

Nick Jones | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK
Nick Jones

This repetitive use of the same format is the product of a wider problem facing the media in the internet age. There's simply too much space to fill these days, and journalists are being forced to turn around content much faster than ever before

Unto the World a Delivery Is Made

Nick Abbot | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK
Nick Abbot

This was the week that the country finally went completely insane. I mean, babblingly, frothingly, totally berserk. This was the week of The Baby. For what seems like a lifetime, the press have been trying to whip up a frenzy about the perfectly ordinary occasion of a woman giving birth.

Harvard Professor Shows Traditional Media How to Cope With the Future

Colin Morrison | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK
Colin Morrison

A Harvard professor lectures on how whole industries have found it impossible to reinvent themselves in the face of technological revolution. He tells newspaper groups they will have to change almost everything in order to survive. Along comes his church (yes) and asks him to save their own 160-year-old daily paper. In a few short years, the professor becomes a media industry hero.

Why the World of PR Is Changing

Alastair Campbell | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics
Alastair Campbell

There has always been comms. There has always been public affairs. There has always been PR. There has always been spin. Read the bible for heaven's sake. What is new is not spin but the reality of a globalized media age, an information economy, a world where technology is accelerating the pace of change on an exponential basis.

Ned Simons

Rupert Murdoch Should Own Fewer Newspapers, Says Harriet Harman | Ned Simons | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Politics

Harriet Harman will use a speech on Thursday to suggest limiting the share of the newspaper market one person is allowed to own to below the "damaging...

Where Are Pay Walls and Content Going?

Yvonne Chien | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK
Yvonne Chien

In such a competitive online landscape, brands and publishers alike need to look at innovative ways to engage with consumers and it is truer now than ever before - content is king. The other pressure that businesses and especially publishers face online is monetising their content...

The Day I Was Told to Ignore The EDL Fascists

Grant Feller | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

The BBC and Channel 4 should invite the EDL on to debate racism and then be done with them. At least it would cancel out the foolish decision to invite on Anjem Choudary, a Muslim cleric so incendiary that he's been banned by many countries.

How to Report on an Act of Terror

Rachel Tan | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK
Rachel Tan

I cannot support is the editorial decision taken by some papers to splash the terrorists' message across their front pages, in effect fulfilling the terrorists' ultimate aim. An act of terror, however violent and horrific, is seldom the end goal of the perpetrators, but simply the means.

Journalism Is Not a Profession

James Alan Anslow | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK
James Alan Anslow

As an activity, journalism cannot and should not be licensed by the state or any professional body, any more than art or political protest should.

An Arrogant 'Concession'

Professor Brian Cathcart | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Brian Cathcart

We have a Royal Charter that has been approved by every single party in Parliament. It is backed by the mass of public opinion. And it is based on the recommendations of a year-long, judge-led public inquiry of remarkable thoroughness. And now the people who run some of our big newspaper corporations - an industry condemned by that inquiry for 'wreaking havoc in the lives of innocent people' - say they have made a concession towards it.

18th-Century Crowd-Funding

Adrian Teal | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Adrian Teal

The 18th century was a Golden Age for newspapers. The Georgian press delighted in cataloguing the vices of the age, and playwrights, politicians, actors, and courtesans were all afforded celebrity status by magazines and popular prints of the period. The parallels with today's media are startlingly obvious.

Branding: Understanding The Importance of Trust

Hugh Salmon | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK
Hugh Salmon

In this sense, within the space of my career, marketing has gone from nothing to everything. That's some journey.