New Statesman
Why Labour politicans hate each other and I loved reading Melanie Phillips
By Peter Wilby - 03 October 15:37

Tory tensions, "cowardly" killers, and Cameron's bunny ears.

It's time for all politicians to unite against the likes of the Daily Mail
By Emma Burnell - 01 October 9:40

Ed Miliband is challenging the way we do politics, and quite right too. When will other politicians step up and join him?

Ed Miliband opens fire on the Daily Mail
By Media Mole - 30 September 10:42

The Labour leader expresses his anger at the paper's "denigration" of his father's life and work.

New Statesman
Journalese is like a poker player’s tell: it shows when a story is flimsy
By Robert Hutton - 26 September 11:14

As George Orwell knew, the words we use shape the way we think. Perhaps all reporters should take a compilation of 'journalese' words more seriously.

New Statesman
Why J K Rowling needs to buy her own national newspaper
By Jonn Elledge - 24 September 11:49

If the Potter series author owned her own news outlet, she could change the mood music of British politics.

Ed Miliband's Old Etonian fightback
By Media Mole - 18 September 12:28

The <em>Sunday Telegraph</em>'s Political Editor Patrick Hennessy is to join Ed Miliband's team as Deputy Director of Communications.

Telegraph Men.
Telegraph Men: Isn’t that just the Telegraph?
By Media Mole - 12 September 13:14

Does the Telegraph's new section A) aim to expand the boundaries of masculinity, or B) feature the same group of blokes whining about the same old rubbish?

New Statesman
Chelsea Manning, pronouns and the press
By Juliet Jacques - 05 September 12:40

It's been a fraught year for relations between trans people and the British press, from Richard Littlejohn singling out transsexual teacher Lucy Meadows, to the reaction to Chelsea Manning's announcement.

New Statesman
Did About Time fake its Twitter reviews?
By Media Mole - 04 September 17:07

Sometimes it's really important to check for typos.

New Statesman
The MediaGuardian 100 list goes all 2006 on us
By Media Mole - 02 September 8:48

The paper's annual media power ranking puts "you" at the top of the list. Sound familiar?

And the Malcolm Tucker Award goes to...
By Media Mole - 29 August 9:11

...a Government source quoted in today's <em>Times</em>.

How news is made
By Media Mole - 28 August 10:45

Samantha Brick and Shona Sibary show us how it's done.

We need to change the very language we use to talk about immigrants
By Chitra Nagarajan - 15 August 14:07

An immigrant can no more be "illegal" than a teacher or a politician. To pretend otherwise dehumanises them, writes Chitra Nagarajan.

Newspapers.
The six most pointless summer "news" stories
By Bithia Large and Joe Collin - 09 August 15:00

It's August. There is no news to report, so our newspapers are filling their pages with this guff instead.

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.

Telegraph, London.
The London newspaper bias: half of "national" news is about the south east
By Joe Collin - 09 August 10:25

After surveying the regional bias of eight national newspapers over the course of two weeks, we found that 49.1 per cent of supposedly regionally-based news is focused on London and the south east.

A newspaper on the printing press.
Parasite journalism: is aggregation as bad as plagiarism?
By Willard Foxton - 29 July 16:26

When a writer lifts thoughts - or even paragraphs - from an existing work, we call it plagiarism. But news organisations do the same, and call it aggregation.

Page 3 models.
It’s page three, not online porn, that is the real threat to young women’s health and happiness
By Laurie Penny - 27 July 10:45

David Cameron is wrong to try and ban pornography online when the casual objectification of women continues as a decoy for vicious xenophobia and social conservatism in the mainstream media.

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.

Murdoch renames News International as News UK
By George Eaton - 26 June 10:02

The News Corporation head tries to detoxify his brand.

The final Page 3 News in Briefs.
Good riddance to News in Briefs, the nastiest part of Page 3
By Sarah Ditum - 26 June 9:48

The Sun has ditched its "joke" that attractive, topless women can't possibly have opinions on politics.

Dominic Mohan is replaced as Sun editor by David Dinsmore
By Press Gazette - 21 June 16:26

Mohan will take up a role advising News Corp chief executive Robert Thomson as the paper's former Scottish editor takes the helm.

Are there ethical lapses in the Times' story on William's "Indian ancestry"?
By Alex Hern - 14 June 11:02

Turning a front page story into an advert for Times+ is concerning.

New Statesman
The irony of the press criticising Michael Gove's dodgy surveys
By Michael Marshall - 14 May 12:28

Most PR-commissioned surveys are bunk – but it's not just Michael Gove who cites them.

Australian Daily Telegraph.
Hold the front page! We need free media not an Order of Mates
By John Pilger - 08 May 12:17

In Australia, hard-won rights are being buried beneath corporate might.

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