Four tips David Cameron can learn from world leaders on how to use Twitter
By Sophie McBain - 26 June 12:24

What tips can David Cameron learn from the annual Twiplomacy report, which studies how world leaders use Twitter? He needs a little help – not only because he's regularly insulted online, but because Barack Obama won't follow him back. 

They who shout loudest: an onlooker with a megaphone at the Tour de France, 2013. Photo: Getty
Social media is important for journos but let’s keep things in proportion
By Ed Smith - 19 June 16:30

A tiny online minority has a disproportionately loud voice. It is important to remember the weak correlation between the things we know some readers think and what readers, in totality, really think. 

Rebekah Brooks arrives for the first day of the trial at the Old Bailey. Photo: Getty
Why and how Peter Jukes live-tweeted the entire phonehacking trial
By Anoosh Chakelian - 12 June 11:04

450,000 words, over 2.5m keystrokes, 12,000 followers and about seven months of coverage later, first-time trial live-tweeter Peter Jukes can finally give his fingers a rest.

Ezra Klein, of new venture Vox. Photo: Getty
Laurie Penny on the real outsiders in New Media: not the white guys who look like the old guard, just younger
By Laurie Penny - 04 April 15:41

From Vox to 538, white guys get feted as the future of journalism while everyone else gets attacked and dismissed.

Numbers can't be treated like words, and we need to stop thinking they can. Photo: Getty
On Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight: is it possible for a data-driven journalist to tell a good story?
By Elizabeth Minkel - 25 March 12:30

The launch of Nate Silver's new FiveThirtyEight site for data-driven reporting has attracted a lot of criticism from big name journalists and pundits. Should numbers rule reporting?

Laurie Penny on Lena Dunham's Girls: it can't represent every woman, but shouldn't have to
By Laurie Penny - 04 February 17:51

In mainstream culture, white, straight, middle-class women don’t get to speak about their experience without having it universalised and made meaningless in the process - but black women, poor women and queer women usually don’t get to speak about their experiences at all

John Nimmo and Isabella Sorley: A tale of two "trolls"
By Helen Lewis - 08 January 13:15

Yesterday, two people - a man and a woman - were convicted of sending threatening tweets to Caroline Criado-Perez. What do their stories tell us about the causes of internet abuse, and how to tackle it?

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Laurie Penny: The 20 best online pieces of 2013
By Laurie Penny - 27 December 10:28

Laurie Penny selects her favourite online writing from the last 12 months

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The Maryville rape case: social media hurt Daisy Coleman - now it is helping her
By Holly Baxter - 19 October 10:06

Daisy Coleman is the latest in a series of girls to report that they were sexually assaulted and cyberbullied on social media. But we can't blame Twitter and Facebook for the existence of rape culture - and with #justice4daisy, they might have helped end

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Out of Print by George Brock: An unfinished and chaotic story
By Emily Bell - 20 September 12:15

Brock convincingly disabuses readers of the notion of a “golden age” of journalism in the postwar period. But he often doesn't go far enough.

How are rape jokes different from murder jokes? Let me count the ways
By Sophia McDougall - 06 September 12:58

If murder was so common that in any medium-sized mixed group I could be pretty sure someone there had been directly affected by murder, you are damn right I wouldn’t make any jokes about murder, writes Sophia McDougall.

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Yahoo! tilts its logo for added whimsy. But how much is too much?
By Alex Hern - 06 September 10:20

Groundbreaking studies in exclamation mark sciences.

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The Israeli embassy comes to Buzzfeed
By Media Mole - 28 August 11:31

"Threats Facing Israel, Explained In One (sort Of Terrifying) Map".

How many teenagers are using Ask.fm to self-harm?
By Hazel Robinson - 14 August 11:25

Some of the young people experiencing online abuse will be sending it to themselves, writes Hazel Robinson. That doesn't make their pain any less real - but it should inform how we approach the subject.

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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.

Bebo to relaunch with fewer pics of crudely-drawn penises
By Alex Hern - 08 August 15:54

Did AOL balls it up for good?

Would the Daily Mail website fall foul of the online porn filters it has championed?
By Alex Hern - 22 July 11:20

Ban this sick filth. No, not THIS sick filth, obviously.

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Urban novelties: How Bristol itself became a short story
By Sarah Ditum - 08 May 10:09

<em>These Pages Fall Like Ash</em> turned a city into a fantasy novel, making Sarah Ditum see her home with new eyes.

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"Instagram act" under fire for treatment of copyrighted works
By Alex Hern - 29 April 14:43

Is the Government handing your photos to media giants?

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Announcing the New Statesman Centenary Issue
By Charlotte Simmonds - 05 April 12:04

We celebrate 100 years with the largest single issue of the magazine in its history.

Feminists: beware ‘the decoy effect’
By Dalia Ben-Galim - 31 March 11:55

The success of a few outlying women does not mean that the struggle is over.

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Generation X-rated owns the net: can politicians stop children watching porn?
By Rafael Behr - 21 March 8:30

Never has it been so easy for young children to watch violent pornography. Can politicians who grew up in the analogue age do anything about it?

The big question that the generation raised on porn must answer
By Rhiannon and Holly - 11 March 11:50

Porn often shows a submissive woman, stripped of all of her body hair, undergoing ritual humiliation in the name of sexuality, and twentysomethings must ask whether that has wider implications about how our peers view us socially, politically and professi

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So what’s the deal with this Gizoogle shizzle?
By Aisha Gani - 07 March 14:10

I learnt that coffee can be translated as “fruity ass malt liquor”, for one thing.

Arianna Huffington heads to court over allegations that she stole the idea for the HuffPo
By Alex Hern - 15 February 14:47

Huffington Post: "there is no merit to these allegations"

Mark Kermode: The next generation of film critics will come from the internet
By Bim Adewunmi - 14 February 15:13

We sent Bim to Cuddle her Favourite Critic.

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