Oscar Pistorius in court. Photo: Getty
After Pistorius, South African media won't be the same again
By Anton Harber - 17 April 11:15

With cameras in court, new 24/7 news channels and no-holds-barred commentary on social media, the trial of Oscar Pistorius has shaken up the South African media.

Ukip election broadcast warns of alien invasion of Bradford
By Media Mole - 13 March 11:02

Alien holograms from the EU are coming to get your money, apparently.

Little Britain, starring David Walliams and Matt Lucas, got its start on BBC3.
Should it really be BBC3 that gets the chop?
By Caroline Crampton - 05 March 15:12

If approved by the BBC Trust, the decision would see BBC3 lose its on-air slot and become online-only. Does it deserve the axe?

In the hot seat: Bazalgette's focus is now on persuading business to invest
Peter Bazalgette: “Subsidy? It’s a wet, tedious , passive word. I don’t use it”
By Michael Prodger - 13 February 7:22

A year ago, Peter Bazalgette, the TV entrepreneur responsible for <em>Big Brother</em>, was put in charge of the £400m-a-year Arts Council England. Is he spending the funds wisely?

The plight of Thailand’s save fishermen on the BBC World Service
By Antonia Quirke - 06 February 8:36

As part of the World Service's Freedom 2014 series they are communicating in that pragmatic, low-temperature World Service way the call of workers' rights abuses in Thailand.

Acts of Union and Disunion: everybody needs good neighbours
By Antonia Quirke - 30 January 11:02

Linda Colley’s brilliantly perplexing essay on British politics and Ireland.

Why Channel 4's Gogglebox is the best thing on television
By Jenny Landreth - 29 November 15:42

It reminds me that TV executives can get things right, which is bloody annoying.

Borgen stars Sidse Babett Knudsen (far left) as Birgitte Nyborg
Borgen was supposed to be a failure — so why did it succeed?
By Caroline Crampton - 28 November 14:22

"I didn’t want to tell a political story where all the politicians were shits, just devious bastards who were self-sufficient and only wanted power for the sake of power. I couldn’t write even ten episodes of that, because it would just be ... evil."

New Statesman
Peaches Geldof comes out on top against 'rent-a-gob' Katie Hopkins on This Morning
By Media Mole - 12 November 13:11

‘If you want an example of someone who didn’t grow up with attachment parenting, look no further than the person on my left.'

John Cole
John Cole dies aged 85
By New Statesman - 08 November 15:52

The former BBC political editor has died after a long illness.

New Statesman
Watch: Immigration minister Mark Harper tells Iraqi asylum seeker to leave the UK
By New Statesman - 14 October 16:09

Confronting Esam Amin on the <em>Sunday Politics West</em>, Harper said that his claim to stay in Britain was "ridiculous".

Shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Rachel Reeves.
Newsnight editor Ian Katz brands Rachel Reeves "boring snoring" in Twitter fail
By Media Mole - 10 September 8:01

The programme's new editor insults the Labour shadow cabinet minister and refers to his former trade as "snooooozepapers".

David Frost dies aged 74
By New Statesman - 01 September 11:30

The broadcaster suffered a suspected heart attack, his family announced.

Men walk past a bank of television screens displaying BBC channels
Hard Evidence: How biased is the BBC?
By Mike Berry - 23 August 9:01

Does the BBC really have a left-wing, anti-business agenda as certain elements of the press like to claim? Or is there more to it than that? Cardiff University Lecturer Mike Berry crunches the numbers to see where Auntie's leanings really lie.

New Statesman
Women write just a quarter of accredited stories in our national newspapers
By Bithia Large - 09 August 10:44

Bithia Large studied the number of women writing for eight different newspapers in 2013 and found some depressing results.

Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart.
An Atheist in the Foxhole by Joe Muto: A lot of fun at Fox News, but somewhat light on revelation
By Nicky Woolf - 11 July 8:59

Joe Muto, a self-described liberal and Obama supporter, joined Fox News in 2004. Nicky Woolf finds his insider exposé insightful, if a little underwhelming.

Are women still getting short-changed on Question Time?
By James Evans - 10 July 14:34

A bit of number-crunching reveals on average in 2013, only two of the five panellists on <em>Question Time</em> were women. It's time for the BBC to be bold.

Why I can't stand Clare Balding
By Will Self - 14 June 10:16

Will Self's "Madness of Crowds" column.

New Statesman
WATCH: John Oliver hosts the Daily Show for the first time
By Alex Hern - 12 June 15:33

As first days go, it could have been quieter…

President Dmitry Medvedev pays a visit in 2011.
Inside Russia Today: counterweight to the mainstream media, or Putin's mouthpiece?
By Oliver Bullough - 10 May 14:56

Up to 2.5m Britons watch the Kremlin-funded TV channel, which is so strongly critical of Western governments it's known as the "anti Fox News". But does it have a blind spot when it comes to Russia's own failings?

This is not the "persecution of old men". This is the prosecution of rapists, and we should applaud it
By Laurie Penny - 10 May 10:52

It’s not just about Jimmy Savile, or Stuart Hall, or the BBC, or the Socialist Workers’ Party, or two American high-schoolers crying in court, or three young women chained in a basement in Ohio, or one dead girl in a hospital in Delhi. After too long, pe

What can be done about the BBC’s raw deal for migrants?
By Martin Plaut - 07 March 14:11

Welsh and Scottish Gaelic have their own language broadcasts as well as the English output, but communities like British Somalis receive nothing, despite paying the same license fee.

Jon Stewart: "At least God isn’t hurling rocks and loose horsemeat at us."
By Alex Hern - 20 February 12:46

The Daily Show tackles horse meat.

DC comics faces boycott over Superman writer who linked gay men and paedophilia
By Alex Hern - 11 February 16:54

Adventures of Superman writer Orson Scott Card's history of homophobia sparks protest.

New Statesman
Pun-soaked platitudes? You just got muted
By Jon Bernstein - 29 January 7:20

Why is the general standard of commentary so underwhelming?

The gates to BBC Television Centre
Savile: Denialism and the "grooming the nation" delusion
By Martin Robbins - 14 January 14:32

The myth that Savile "groomed the nation" is pure denialism - pretending that the problem isn’t about us but some other group.

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