Holy trinity: English triplet babies are held by their grandmother, vicar and mother following their christening, 1942. Photo: Getty
The World’s Toughest Job may or may not be being a mother
By Amy Hawkins - 23 April 11:04

Being a mother is hard – but we don’t need a greetings card company to tell us that.

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?

Footballer Ched Evans is reported to be rejoining Sheffield United after his release from prison in the autumn. Photo: Getty
The Ched Evans case shows that the “ruined life” narrative is just another way to blame the victim
By Glosswitch - 18 April 11:34

A disproportionate focus on the way men’s lives are affected by rape accusations has an important role to play in rape culture. Suddenly it is no longer the alleged crime, but its reporting that is the act of violence.

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.

Jeremy Kyle with his wife Carla Jermaine
When will Jeremy Kyle's day be done?
By Amy Hawkins - 16 April 10:03

The Jeremy Kyle Show has been given a slap on the wrist by Ofcom, but will this signal the show's demise? One can dream.

Iain Duncan Smith
IDS spends more on his unwatched YouTube channel than most people earn in a year
By Media Mole - 15 April 11:11

In the mood for watching some videos on benefits system reform? The DWP's got you covered.

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?

Peaches Geldof in May 2012. Photo: Getty
Peaches Geldof and the new, hyper-experience of mortality
By Rosemary Overell - 08 April 9:34

Peaches Geldof’s death reveals a kind of post-mortem celebrity that is fuelled by social media.

Ezra Klein, of new venture Vox. Photo: Getty
Where are the real outsiders in New Media?
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.

Your move, Modi. Photo: Getty
The Mumbai Mirror makes the most sarcastic newspaper "correction" of all time
By Media Mole - 03 April 11:50

Offers "sincere and unconditional hypocrisy".

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow in January 2014. Photo: Getty
If you’re going to gossip about the failure of a celebrity marriage, at least make it original
By Rhiannon and Holly - 27 March 11:44

Now that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have split up, brace yourself for weeks of repetitive jibes at her “craziness” and his “reticence”.

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?

The panel on Monday's Newsnight. L-R: Dr Peiris, Dr Aderin-Pocock, Jeremy Paxman, Associate Professor Pryke. (Image: Screengrab)
UCL calls out Daily Mail for complaining that women of colour can’t be scientists
By Ian Steadman - 21 March 10:14

BBC's Newsnight relied on two British experts to help explain this week's momentous discovery of primordial gravitational waves – but the Mail thinks they could only have been chosen for “diversity” reasons.

L'Wren Scott and Mick Jagger at her show at New York Fashion Week in 2012. Photo: Getty
Mick Jagger on the front pages: so much for the post-Leveson chill
By Media Mole - 18 March 10:16

Four papers carried photos of the star at the moment he was told of his girlfriend's death. The chilling, censoring effect of the Leveson Inquiry that everyone was so worried about seems not to have kicked in yet. . .

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?

Page 3 vs breast cancer: whose side are YOU on?
By Sarah Ditum - 04 March 14:29

The Sun's Page 3 is a malignant growth of sexism on our press, and trying to use it to raise awareness of breast cancer only perpetuates the kind of single-organ fetishism that makes it all the harder for women with the disease.

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?

Hold the front page: rail travellers in 1850
Newspapers: still the most important medium for understanding the world
By Peter Wilby - 12 February 9:26

Once new media themselves, newspapers have gone on to outlast cinema and television – but for how long?

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.

Why Lena Dunham's Girls can't represent every woman - and why it 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 e

Daily Mail annoyed at Bob Crow for booking his “luxury holiday” through the Daily Mail
By Media Mole - 04 February 15:02

The only thing worse than a union boss on a luxury holiday is a union boss getting a discount on his luxury holiday thanks to a voucher offer.

At last, there's a list of rich white men in GQ
By Media Mole - 03 February 12:37

"Most Connected Men 2014" comes across more as "Men We Know Who Are Likely To Share This Article On Twitter 2014".

The politics of black hair
By Emma Dabiri - 29 January 14:48

Mainstream conversations about feminism usually proceed from the standpoint of middle-class white women - but they need to know their experiences aren't universal, including when it comes to hair.

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