Daily Express: what a difference a new owner has made (especially if you are a migrant) – Paul Broster

13 05 2018

File 20180502 153895 1v7m5y.png?ixlib=rb 1.1Downright offensive and Islamophobic: these words were used to describe the Daily Express – not from the usual left-leaning critic but directly from the mouth of the newspaper’s latest editor. Gary Jones pulled no punches when quizzed by MPs over the editorial stance of the right wing mid-market tabloid. Read the rest of this entry »

Diagnosing UK journalism, the sickness that never was – Marek Bekerman

6 05 2018

File 20180502 153891 1f1vjqs.png?ixlib=rb 1.1Every year as May 3 approaches, newspaper headlines remind us of World Press Freedom Day with accompanying stories justifying the newsworthiness of the occasion.  Read the rest of this entry »

Fake news has always existed, but quality journalism has a history of survival – Jackie Harrison

3 05 2018

File 20180502 153873 1tjph0p.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1Donald Trump’s insistence that any challenges to the actions and utterances of the president are “fake news” is particularly chilling because it resembles a tactic used by authoritarian regimes seeking ways to silence independent reporting. Read the rest of this entry »

IPSO upholds complaint against The Times in the Muslim Foster Carer Case – Transparency Project

1 05 2018

Last year The Times ran a number of leading articles criticising the arrangements for the care of a young girl placed in foster care by Tower Hamlets council, with a focus on the religious background and practices of the foster carer and their ability to speak English. Read the rest of this entry »

Journalism, Judges and Justice: a crisis in court reporting? – Paul Magrath

27 04 2018

A report on Open Justice from the Chartered Institute of Journalists warns of “an unprecedented, and sustained, attack on the journalism profession, which has taken a toll on our ability to cover courts, and report on their function”. Its author is Tim Crook, Vice President of the CIOJ and Professor of Media Law at Goldsmiths. Read the rest of this entry »