Tabloid Journalism

Let's Not Forget, Fake News Has Been With Us For Decades

Nick Shepley | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK
Nick Shepley

Alarming though the prospects for democracy and civil society are under the threat of online fake news disseminated through Google and Facebook, it is important to take a historical long view of the problem. In the past month since the election of Donald Trump, the influence of fake news disseminated by right wing media outlets in America, assisted it would appear by Russia, have caused alarm at the highest level.

Lifting The Veil On Hollywood Journalism

A.L. Gaylin | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
A.L. Gaylin

In truth, there were lines we weren't allowed to cross, not so much because The Star had any particular moral compass or even because the powers-that-be were afraid of getting sued. It was more a matter of sales: there were certain stories people simply didn't want to read.

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...

How Are Anti-Asylum Arguments Justified?

Simon Goodman | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Goodman

Arguments against asylum seekers are designed to present their users as caring about others, fair and non-prejudiced, while at the same time supporting policies which seem to be quite the opposite.

Tabloids Snap Back Into Shape Just Three Months After Kate Gives Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Comedy

British tabloid newspapers have snapped back into shape after just three months of ignoring the Duchess of Cambridge’s figure. The tabloids have ...

22 Journalist Expressions No One Ever Says In Real Life

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Have you ever bedded a blonde? And when it didn't work out between you, did you cause a stir and show them what they were missing by flaunting your cu...

Kate's Royal Pregnancy: The Media are the Real Winners Here

Olivia Rudgard | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Rudgard

Kate was already the perfect princess. In becoming pregnant, she has completed the picture.

Have British Tabloids Lost Their Teeth?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK

Are the naked pictures of Prince Harry the first test for a post-Levenson era? Or are the tabloids too scared of the Royals? No major British newsp...

The Pseudo Scientist Who Cried Wolf

Ross Jones-Morris | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ross Jones-Morris

Yesterday the BBC website published an article in which Lucy Wallis takes a perfectly reasonable look at the reasons certain centenarians (and a related expert) give for living past the age of 100. A diverting read but tomorrow I'll change nothing about my life.

Tabloid Journalism: The Press We Demand

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK
Mark Fletcher-Brown

The tabloid diet sells. The UK loves stories involving celebrities, sex, drugs and rock and roll. We love to see people in high places fall from grace. And we love to watch nobodies live the dream - provided we can watch their fall in full Technicolor afterwards.

Tabloid Roundup: Noddy Holder, Morris Dancers and Two Big Macs

Sam Judah | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK
Sam Judah

With the eurozone safe for another week, why not relax as we dish out the awards for the week's most entertaining stories, from chubby children to Noddy and the Nazis.

Tabloid Roundup

Sam Judah | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK
Sam Judah

If those FT headlines are getting you down and the Times has left you feeling a bit hopeless, why not lower your brow and enjoy our awards for the very best of all the rest?

The Return of Jodie Marsh

Martel Maxwell | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Martel Maxwell

There are more wannabes than ever - spewed from the money-making mouths of TOWIE (which, incidentally Jodie is rumoured to be joining), Made In Chelsea, Big Brother, Geordie Shores and so on.But of them all, Jodie Marsh is Queen. And I for one am glad she's back.

Asylum Seekers Deserve Help not Hindrance From the Media

Christopher Beanland | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK
Christopher Beanland

Why do asylum seekers get such a rough ride in the media? There seems to be a fundamental misunderstanding at the heart of the debate which is exploited by certain papers and politicians to trick the British public into thinking things which aren't true.

Harry Potter and the Curse of Being Unlucky in Love

Andrea Mann | Posted 07.10.2011 | UK Entertainment
Andrea Mann

There are some words that only exist in tabloid-speak. 'Blonde' as a noun. 'Bed' as a verb - and it's normally 'a blonde' who is 'bedded', of course. And 'unlucky in love', which is the tabloids' adjective for 'single'. But only if you're a woman.

Baby Boom is the Real Story, Not Teenage Mums

Cathy Warwick | Posted 03.10.2011 | UK
Cathy Warwick

If the tabloids are looking for the real story here, it is not about teenage mums or even twentysomething grandparents, it is the baby boom, and the extreme pressure that is now placing on midwives and the care they provide.

Piers Morgan: I Make No Pretence About The Stuff Tabloid Newspapers Used To Do

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK

Piers Morgan has come under pressure after a recording emerged of him apparently admitting to knowledge of phone hacking during his time editing the D...

The Layman's Guide to the Last Ever News of the World

Nik Darlington | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK
Nik Darlington

After 168 years in the business, the terminal edition of the News of the World is weighed down by more than the gravity of the present situation. It is steeped in history, humour, hurt, hubris and boundless self-congratulation.

Why the Sun on Sunday will be a Success

Gordon MacMillan | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK
Gordon MacMillan

With the New of the World final issue now printed, going out with a bang with sales of 4 million, attention turns to an expected launch of the Sun on Sunday, which is expected to replace its axed sister tabloid sometime in the near future.

Apocalypse NOTW

Adam Lee-Potter | Posted 09.09.2011 | UK Politics
Adam Lee-Potter

How this scandal develops and how many other scalps it claims, the truth is this: we will always need journalism and we will always need journalists.