UK Newspapers

Why Trust in the Media Matters

Ed Williams | Posted 16.06.2017 | 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 18.03.2017 | 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.

No More Page 3 Is Back With A Hilarious Takedown Of Newspaper Sexism

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK

The campaigners who claimed victory after the Sun newspaper dropped its Page 3 topless models are back. No More Page 3, which called for an end to ...

5 Things We Can Learn From New Day

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK

The first issue of New Day is hot off the press and being given out free for the first day. Many people have already praised the new paper for its ...

Bye Bye Indie

John Watson | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
John Watson

The numbers are striking enough. Circulation down from 428,000 at its peak to a current 28,000. No wonder that the broadsheet version of the Independent is being withdrawn. Figures at other newspapers tell much the same story.

Newspapers Might Be Dying but It Doesn't Have to Be Quick

Alan Grant | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK
Alan Grant

As much some who live in the post-Leveson era are unkind to the newspapers and pour scorn upon them for bias, sensationalism and selective reporting - they are still worth defending. There is something relaxing about a newspaper in the way that it requires our undivided attention to use properly because when devouring news online we can become distracted by texts, tweets, pop-ups and other modern day nuisances.

Today's Newspapers Say It All On Terry Wogan's Death

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK

Britain's newspapers have honoured the late Terry Wogan with a series of front pages thanking the broadcaster for "being our friend". Wogan, who di...

Congratulations to the Media and Politicians for Helping Demonise Muslims!

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Politics
Ajmal Masroor

The consequence of this portrayal was written on the wall in bold and brightly coloured letters: Muslims will become victims of terrible crimes motivated by racism and Islamophobia if this media onslaught continues. The media did not pay heed to those warnings, and that has happened, exactly as it was predicted.

Phone Hacking Investigation - £50million Spent for What?

Neil Wallis | Posted 11.12.2016 | UK
Neil Wallis

Almost £50million of taxpayers money, hundreds of police tied up for years, many journalists' lives and careers ruined... all for one (and a bit) guilty verdicts. Let's get one thing clear - phone-hacking was utterly wrong, morally appalling, and the criminals who did it deserved to be properly punished.

Why Do the Media Ignore Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse?

Tom Leavesley | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK
Tom Leavesley

We need more male survivors of childhood sexual abuse to come forward and we need the media to report their stories. Boys and young men need role models too, so it is time to ask the question, why do the media ignore male survivors?

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 01.10.2016 | 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 20.09.2016 | 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 14.09.2016 | 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...