U.K. Press

The Fourth Estate Needs To Step Up To Prevent Governments Spreading Fake News

Natalie Bennett | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

This isn't good enough. The Fourth Estate is crucial in a democracy. We need one that works. It could start by refusing the return to sources that have demonstrably provided fake news. Although that might create a problem in finding government sources.

Millennials Aren't All London Luvvies, Let's Broaden The Discussion

Sophie Bauer | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bauer

My interest in the piece quickly dwindled, however, and subsequently deflated like a punctured '30 today' balloon as I read the words 'avo on toast'. All of the women interviewed as source material were lean, mean, white, middle-class, London-dwelling machines. Not a single non-yuppie or 'regional' voice to be heard.

Don't Underestimate The Power Of Britain's Right-Wing Press

Professor Steven Barnett | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK
Professor Steven Barnett

Election day 2017 saw a predictable barrage of propaganda headlines from Britain's predominantly right-wing press, pleading with readers to give queen Theresa the mandate she was demanding and administer a bloody good kicking to the socialist terrorist-hugging Corbyn.

Amidst Post Tragedy Criticism Of Open Gates And Daffodils: "All We Are Saying Is Give Police A Chance."

Chris Hobbs | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK
Chris Hobbs

Less than a week after tragic events on Westminster Bridge and within the Palace of Westminster the story of a police officer mildly rebuking the pare...

Editor Osborne - A Victory For Politics Over Journalism

David Vigar | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics
David Vigar

What matters more: that an MP has five jobs outside Parliament or that an MP is editing London's top newspaper? George Osborne's appointment as Editor of the Evening Standard has led to an outcry on the first issue - but what about the second? Is that not a problem?

The End Of Elites? How Technology Is Killing The Man

Quentin Bargate | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Tech
Quentin Bargate

The defining characteristics of Elites have traditionally been threefold. The first is their institutionalised access to information. The second, their exercise of influence. Thirdly, they controlled opinion and expertise in the public sphere.

How Language Is Harming Sportswomen

Stuart Fagg | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Stuart Fagg

I study language. July 2015 was a month of women's sporting achievement with England reaching a World Cup Semi final and Heather Watson taking Serena ...

The Press Will Face a Day of Reckoning for Their Descent Into Madness

Jonathan Guy | Posted 13.08.2017 | UK
Jonathan Guy

I couldn't believe my ears. Driving along listening to BBC Radio 5 live late at night and Stephen Nolan was attacking Nigel Evans, just 48 hours after...

Whittingdale Saga Proves Nothing About Press Self-regulation

Simon Sapper | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Politics
Simon Sapper

We are a long way from perfection, or even satisfaction on press standards and press regulation. What distinguishes the non-appearance of the Whittingdale story is that many feel it is the exception and not the rule. That is the challenge for IPSO and the industry. Whether the current Secretary of State will be around to pass judgement on them is another matter.

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.

'Tri-Citizen' Johanna Konta Makes The Perfect Hollywood Hitman Comparison

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Sport

Becoming the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since Jo Durie at the 1983 US Open is quite the super-human effort, so perhaps it sho...

48 Hours in France: Rules, Railways and Tombstone Technology

Karl Davis | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK
Karl Davis

In the wake of the last few days, the thoughts of the world are undoubtedly with those suffering the effects of a seminal moment in the history of the...

Politics is Broken, Not Jeremy Corbyn: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It..

Karl Davis | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Not that long ago, I walked away from Labour for the second time. I was in despair at their brazen rejection of the ideals and values that spurned the...

A Note From the Owner of the BBC

Steve Doran | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK
Steve Doran

Without the license fee, the BBC wouldn't have been able to establish the web services leaving other broadcasters in the shade - my service users would consider that a reason for keeping the fee, not abolishing it, and like any business owner I should put them first, surely?

Hiding Anti-Muslim Bigotry Behind 'Free Speech' Won't Work

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Why is it that there's outrage when newspapers are racist or anti-Semitic or homophobic, but not when they're Islamophobic? Why the double standard?

The Internationalisation of Press

Barry Whyte | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK
Barry Whyte

Only in the past couple of years have the rise of digital networks really facilitated the internationalisation of press... Not only are consumers reading online newspapers in growing numbers, but interestingly, their primary online newspaper is increasingly likely to be based in a country other than their own.

Bias at the BBC

Sara Sheridan | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Politics
Sara Sheridan

If you think this is only a Scottish issue, you'd be wrong. On 21st of June 50000 anti-austerity marchers hit the streets of London and the BBC didn't produce a single word about it. By contrast in 2011 a pro-Austerity march by the Tax Payers Alliance which totalled 350 people was covered in detail. It's not only our BBC that is at fault here - it's your BBC too.

Newspapers Lose Bid To Have Rival Press Regulation Charter

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK

Newspapers and magazines have lost their bid to continue a legal battle over the rejection of their version of a Royal Charter to govern the regulatio...

Award Winning Student Newspaper in Funding Crisis

Leo Garbutt | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Leo Garbutt

Leeds Student is valued by students and is an asset to the reputation of both Leeds University Union and the University. Going forward, this must be recognised by the Union.

Mr. Cameron, It's End Violence Against Women Day

Stephanie Davies-Arai | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Politics
Stephanie Davies-Arai

David Cameron understands the power of images over words in government policy such as the introduction of pictures of disease on cigarette packets, he knows how advertising works and he cannot feign ignorance of the daily conditioning impact of Page 3 and other similar sexualised images of women in the U.K. tabloids.

Constitutional Ransacking of British Journalism

The Conversation UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

British journalism has been battered by an unrelenting power grab on the part of the country's political classes. The move to foist an "all-party agreed" infrastructure of regulation by Royal Charter underpinned by punitive statutory sanction is part of a pattern of attack.

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.

Was Anti-Semitism Lurking Behind the 'Daily Mail's Attack on Ralph Miliband?

Jonathan Romain | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK
Jonathan Romain

The Daily Mail's attack on Ralph Miliband is so preposterous that there must be a hidden motive behind it. But what? One is that it is based on anti-semitism. That would put the Mail in the same category as Hitler who defined a Jew as anyone with one Jewish grandparent - nothing to do with faith and purely according to their birth.

I Shouldn't Be Judged By My Father's Teenage Diaries, Says Son Of Adrian Mole

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Comedy

The son of Adrian Mole has hit back at a newspaper after it printed extracts from his diaries which they claim prove he 'hated Britain'. The newspa...

There Is No Impasse - There Is a Process

Professor Brian Cathcart | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Brian Cathcart

Editors, we hear, are filing one by one through the door of Downing Street, bending the prime minister's ear about royal charters and press regulators. You must do something, they warn him, or there will be an impasse, a stalemate. They are wrong. There is no impasse; there is a process. Lord Justice Leveson foresaw that some editors and proprietors would stubbornly resist change and he made provision for this.