How new media recycles the mainstream press – Sean Dodson

16 11 2018

File 20181023 169831 1otz2tz.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1What are we to make of the hashtag #BoycottTheGuardian which was recently trending on Twitter? Whether we agree with the sentiment or not, the intention behind it is pretty clear. Read the rest of this entry »





Attention economy: Facebook delivers traffic but no money for news media – Merja Myllylahti

3 11 2018

File 20181031 76387 1asvvtp.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1Facebook and quality journalism are uneasy companions. Recent headlines suggest the platform’s “lies” about video metrics “smashed” journalism and the platform “crashed and burned” news companies’ referral traffic after it changed its algorithm in January. Read the rest of this entry »





Guidance issued to court staff on supporting media access – Paul Magrath

1 11 2018

Last week the Ministry of Justice issued Guidance to staff on supporting media access to courts and tribunals as “part of a wider effort to build stronger working relationships between courts and the press and maintain the principle of open justice as we increasingly digitise court services.” Read the rest of this entry »






South African journalism’s problems are bigger than ethics: they’re about ethos – Anthea Garman

21 10 2018

File 20181019 105751 apog7i.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1When the editor of the Sunday Times in South Africa, Bongani Siqoko, published an apology in the newspaper earlier this month he surely set a new precedent in the country’s journalism. Read the rest of this entry »





How the right-wing press has weaponised the ability to speak English – David Wright and Gavin Brookes

6 10 2018

File 20180830 195307 urw331.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1Being able to speak English is considered by many to be an integral part of “being British”. Officially, it is a requirement for those applying for British citizenship. Yet the link between English and belonging is also clear in more everyday contexts, including, unfortunately, instances in which people are discriminated against – and even assaulted – for not speaking English in public. Read the rest of this entry »





Is high quality journalism sustainable? Transparency Project evidence to the Cairncross Review

26 09 2018

The Cairncross review was set up by the government in March 2018 to investigate “how to sustain the production and distribution of high-quality journalism in a changing market”. Read the rest of this entry »