Edvard Munch's The Scream - a handy pose for your Mail reaction moments. Photo: Sotheby's
Shock news: contra to the headlines, people with depression have jobs
By Stephanie Boland - 27 March 10:16

With 1 in 4 people in Britain suffering a mental illness in any given year, it's obvious many of them hold down jobs and responsibilities. So why are the headlines today so insensitive and unhelpful?

Kath Viner is the first woman to become editor of the Guardian
By New Statesman - 20 March 17:12

The editor-in-chief of Guardian US has been appointed editor of the paper.

The martyrdom of Tania Clarence: when will the press stop conveying disability as worse than death?
By Frances Ryan - 09 March 14:48

Ignoring the history of mental illness of the mother who smothered her three disabled children to death feeds the wider cultural claim that disability is a nightmarish circumstance.

Outside the Telegraph offices in Fleet Street, 1989. Photo: Johnny Eggit/AFP/Getty Images
Peter Oborne on Lahore, Bill Deedes – and the days when the Telegraph had editors
By Peter Oborne - 26 February 10:12

I've been called "brave" and even "heroic" for my resignation at the Daily Telegraph. But British journalism doesn't ask us to be heroes - we just have to behave honourably.

Peter Oborne appearing on BBC News to discuss the HSBC tax story.
Peter Oborne blows the whistle on the Telegraph
By Peter Wilby - 18 February 14:37

The former chief political commentator says the paper increasingly commits “a form of fraud on its readers” by suppressing or downplaying stories, such as the HSBC tax avoidance scandal.

No longer.
Peter Oborne resigns from Telegraph over HSBC coverage
By Media Mole - 17 February 17:48

The paper’s chief political commentator has departed.

The "return" of Page 3 this week. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Challenging Page 3 has never been about breasts – it's about what decides the worth of women
By Stella Creasy - 24 January 12:01

The idea that there are "right" and "wrong" things to campaign about is not only controlling, it hampers the fight against all inequality.

Campaigners protesting against Page 3 in 2012. Photo: Getty
The “return” of Page 3: the Sun revels in the chance to make women with opinions look stupid
By Sarah Ditum - 22 January 11:20

For one riotous day, women got to live in a world where in a small but symbolic way our bodies weren’t put on display as consumables.

Newspapers for sale in London. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Republish and be damned – what should our newspapers do with the Charlie Hebdo cartoons?
By Peter Wilby - 22 January 10:39

Calls to reprint the images leave editors with a difficult choice.

Turn Your Back On Page 3 campaigner
The Sun finally ditches tradition of topless models on Page 3
By Ashley Cowburn - 20 January 9:43

The legion of critics, who have campaigned for the scrapping of Page 3, have greeted the landmark moment in the history of Fleet Street.

Rupert Murdoch had a thought about "Moslems" following Charlie Hebdo shooting
By Media Mole - 10 January 9:31

The media mogul says the world's 1.4 billion Muslims are "responsible" for the massacre of Charlie Hebdo's staff because they have not rooted out the "jihadist cancer".

Alan Rusbridger. Photo: Getty
The Guardian’s future, the Ukip bubble and your choice of death by snow or poisonous chicken
By Peter Wilby - 22 December 14:54

With Islamist terrorists, ebola and poisonous chickens threatening to overwhelm us, you would think the British have enough to worry about.

Alan Rusbridger. Photo: Getty
What does Alan Rusbridger’s departure mean for his beloved “digital-first” model?
By Peter Wilby - 11 December 11:21

The Guardian editor-in-chief, who has pioneered the paper’s online growth by making all content available on the internet for free, has announced that he is stepping down. What now?

Who will replace Alan Rusbridger at the Guardian?
By Harry Lambert - 10 December 18:40

We break down the runners and riders to be the next Guardian editor, as Alan Rusbridger announces his resignation after 20 years.

Defender of Nick's faith: Davies targes Coulson and Murdoch but finds Rusbridger's paper flawless. Montage: Dan Murrell
The righteous mind: when reporting on phone-hacking turned into campaigning
By Stephen Glover - 11 September 10:00

The Guardian’s Nick Davies was courageous and correct to expose the practice – but he has crossed the line from reporter to campaigner.

Crash and burn: Colin Myler, last editor of the News of the World, closes the paper in 2011. Photo: Tom Stoddart/Getty
Other people’s voicemail: how phone-hacking became the news
By Peter Jukes - 26 August 12:29

The author and screenwriter Peter Jukes reviews two new exposés on the News of the World scandal. 

The Sun on the newsstand. Photo: Getty
The Sun is offering a date with a Page 3 girl as a prize – women and men deserve better than this
By Glosswitch - 21 August 12:16

It’s the logical outcome of countless messages regarding what a woman is supposed to be: beautiful, available, smiling, bending to the will of men and existing only to reflect men’s glory.

A look back: Andy Coulson arrives at the Old Bailey ahead of his sentencing, 4 July. Photo: Getty
Hacks in the dock: Duncan Campbell on the history of jailed journalists
By Duncan Campbell - 31 July 11:25

What means, legal or illegal, are justified by what ends? And how has the law treated the British journalist over the years?

Why the Sun’s “boy with the devil mark” front page should make you uneasy
By Media Mole - 29 July 10:39

A child with a peculiarly-shaped mark on his body has been given national exposure by the Sun.

Cartoon by Ralph Steadman
Rupert’s red top: the rise and fall of Rebekah Brooks
By Peter Jukes - 17 July 10:00

Peter Jukes watched the former tabloid editor’s extraordinary composure in court on every day of the hacking trial. Her story tells you everything you need to know about the way power works.

Andy Coulson arriving at the Old Bailey for sentencing. Photo: Getty
Andy Coulson jailed for 18 months for conspiracy to hack phones
By New Statesman - 04 July 10:36

Former No 10 communications director and News of the World editor is sentenced.

An audience member uses a smartphone during a political event. Photo: Getty
My year as Benedict Brogan’s “little slave”
By Tim Wigmore - 26 June 12:01

Now that Benedict Brogan has departed the Telegraph, Tim Wigmore – who used to help write his Morning Briefing email – remembers how it used to come together.

Dame Angelina: Jolie delivers her speech at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, London 13 June. Photo: Getty
Naughty parents, supermarket schooling and Angelina Jolie's campaigning
By Peter Wilby - 26 June 10:00

Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column.

Why would a grieving family want to hear from a not-quite England footballer, Ian Wright?
By Media Mole - 24 June 10:17

The Sun columnist says football players shirking international duty should have to call the parents of someone killed in Afghanistan and explain themselves. What?

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. 

Josie Cunningham. Photo: @JosieCOnline
Josie Cunningham and the Big Brother abortion: why do some women volunteer for a witch-burning?
By Sarah Ditum - 23 April 10:47

Josie Cunningham became famous for revealing she had her breasts enlarged on the NHS. Now she says she wants an abortion to go on Big Brother. In her determination to incite outrage, Cunningham is basically Abu Hamza with a double-D cup. Why do it?

Commuters travelling by train at Waterloo Railway Station, London, c1939.
Is the age of a newspaper’s “imperial editor” over? Or just beginning?
By Ian Leslie - 14 April 9:55

Now that we have infinite space on the internet and huge volumes of data about what people read, is there a role for the powerful individual who shapes a publication according to personal taste?

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