The Telegraph’s Brexit poll is bogus, but broadcasters seem not to have noticed – Steve Barnett

15 08 2019

Opinion polls exude an aura of scientific truth. Those numbers and percentages are so reassuringly solid, especially when generated by one of the well-known names of the polling world, that for many people they represent hard evidence of the state of British public opinion. Read the rest of this entry »





Sam Allardyce, the Telegraph and another IPSO Failure – Brian Cathcart

3 09 2018

Read the press and you’d think the sting had been vindicated. Cut through IPSO’s tangled prose, however, and you find the truth is otherwise. Read the rest of this entry »





Achievement unlocked: Our experience of the IPSO process – Transparency Project

3 08 2017

The Independent Press Standards Organisation have recently published the “Resolution Statement” in respect of our complaint about an article by The Telegraph’s Christopher Booker regarding Court of Protection proceedings concerning the now deceased brother of Teresa Kirk, Manuel Martins. Read the rest of this entry »





The Telegraph and Daily Mail seem to just copy The Sun’s family law reporting mistakes – Family Court Reporting Watch

24 11 2016

papers_1523485c“LEGAL AID FURY Woman fed boy, 3, poison while plotting to take him to see ISIS jihadi father in Syria but was given public cash in battle to keep any alleged terror connections secret: Taxpayer-funded legal aid went on lawyers representing her as she tried to stop Scotland Yard gaining access to her files”  lead the Sun on Sunday headline. Read the rest of this entry »





10 ways in which the Telegraph’s Fraser Nelson gets it wrong about Allardyce, Leveson and the Press – Brian Cathcart

1 10 2016

allardyce2Isn’t the Daily Telegraph great? That, in essence, is the question Fraser Nelson asks in his article (in the Telegraph) entitled ‘The value of our threatened free press is the real Sam Allardyce exposé’. But in his eagerness Nelson is in danger of prompting the opposite answer to the one he is hoping for. Read the rest of this entry »





When journalists ignore source material it is public debate which pays the price – Lucy Reed

25 06 2015

PAY-Rebecca-MinnockChristopher Booker wrote about the case of Ethan Williams in The Telegraph on 20 June 2105, in an article entitled: “When judges defy instinct, it is children who pay the price – We were presented with two flatly opposing views of the story of Rebecca Minnock, who went on the run with her son“.  Read the rest of this entry »





Lessons from Oborne: clickbait, commerce and newsroom culture – Angela Phillips

26 02 2015

Peter-OborneWhen Peter Oborne resigned from the Telegraph last week, his parting outpouring of rage at the paper’s ‘fraud upon its readers’ for failing to properly report the HSBC scandal was wrong in only one discernable respect: the rot had set in before 2010 when he arrived as chief political commentator and long before the advent of Jason Seiken as editor-in-chief in 2013. Indeed it set in shortly after the newspaper was taken over by the Barclay brothers in 2004. Read the rest of this entry »





How decent self-regulation could help prevent the kind of problems that forced Peter Oborne out of the Telegraph – Brian Cathcart

21 02 2015

Moses-image-3When newspapers hide the truth from their readers to avoid displeasing advertisers, as Peter Oborne alleges the Telegraph has done, they are not breaching the Editors’ Code of Practice. Read the rest of this entry »





The wider significance of Peter Oborne’s resignation – Des Freedman

19 02 2015

ObornePeter Oborne’s resignation statement as chief political commentator of the Telegraph has touched a nerve for a whole number of reasons.

First, simply because of its rarity. Very few journalists are confident enough to speak out against their employers or to refuse to write stories that they don’t agree with. Richard Peppiatt’s resignation from the Daily Star on the basis of its sexist and anti-Muslim coverage was an extremely unusual case of a journalist publicly outing his bosses. Read the rest of this entry »





Was Peter Oborne right about the Telegraph’s coverage of the HSBC scandal? – Gordon Ramsay

18 02 2015

imageOn Tuesday 17 February 2015 Peter Oborne resigned as chief political commentator at the Telegraph, with an article published on OpenDemocracy claiming, among other things, that Read the rest of this entry »