A man surrounded by journalists and video cameras. Photo: Getty
Do we trust journalism less if it’s on the internet – and does that matter?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 24 July 9:58

Core values of news journalism are changing, and online outlets are leading the charge.

“Posh ladies came in to dust the bust of Lenin in the basement.” Photo: Getty
When I worked at Marxism Today, my desire to earn a living proved to be somewhat déclassé
By Suzanne Moore - 23 July 13:24

The left has a strange relationship with its workers. Love, not money, counts.

The BBC needs more executives like the author of this book. Photo: Getty
Auntie under attack: life inside the BBC
By Robin Lustig - 23 July 11:34

This book paints a wonderfully accurate picture – sometimes painfully so – of the inner workings of the BBC: its high hopes and petty jealousies, its triumphs and disasters.

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The echo chamber of social media is luring the left into cosy delusion and dangerous insularity
By Helen Lewis - 22 July 13:04

News on Facebook travels through “Likes” and shares, and people won’t Like a crackdown on benefits, even if they secretly support it.

This guy tries to find a date by walking around, asking women out. Photo: Still from "Offline Dating", by Samuel Abrahams
Whether it's online or offline dating, why is it such a taboo for women to say "No"?
By Sarah Ditum - 15 July 15:07

A video showing a man trying to bag a good, old-fashioned "offline date" by marching up to women in the street to ask them out has gone viral, but it's more disturbing than heartwarming.

Clockwise from top right: Jonathan Portes (photo: Twitter), The Times' frontpage correction (photo: screengrab), The Telegraph's online Corrections page (photo: screengrab), David Cameron (photo: Getty).
The People’s Pedant: Jonathan Portes vs British journalism
By Anoosh Chakelian - 15 July 12:49

Jonathan Portes is the head of a modest, independent thinktank – and the scourge of inaccurate journalists everywhere. Can he make British journalism more numerate, one Ipso complaint at a time?

New Broadcasting House. The BBC is a fine institution, but needs to get its house in order. Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images
Leader: Blind faith in the BBC
By New Statesman - 09 July 12:41

The BBC is the best broadcaster in the world - but it needs to get its house in order.

Popular politician Denis Healey with former Prime Minister Tony Blair. Photo: Bruno Vincent/Getty Images
Does everyone hate politicians - or can they be popular?
By Edward Pearce - 09 July 9:59

New Statesman parliamentary sketchwriter explains what politicians can do to make themselves liked.

Life of a salesman: Richard Desmond in June. Photo: Graeme Robertson/The Guardian
Richard Desmond's autobiography is just a supersized OK! feature
By Helen Lewis - 09 July 9:35

Newspaper proprietors find it relatively easy to opt out of public life but Desmond is a salesman to the core.

Rihanna's BBHMM shows sexualised violence against women. Photo: BBHMM screenshot
Let's talk about Rihanna's video
By Helen Lewis - 03 July 11:18

Spoiler alert: the sexualised torture of a rich white woman is still sexualised violence against women.

The Guardian offices. Journalists were sent home as the servers went into meltdown. Photo: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images
Guardian server meltdown liveblog – as it happened
By Media Mole - 02 July 10:34

On the hottest day of the year, the Guardian servers went into meltdown. Follow our timeline of key events below.

A vote for Kendall, I can tell myself, is still a vote for Corbyn. Photo: Getty
My Corbyn-Kendall conundrum, Gove’s grammar, Woodhead’s legacy and Ofsted’s expulsions
By Peter Wilby - 02 July 8:47

Peter Wilby on Jeremy Corbyn’s appeal, Michael Gove’s grammar and schools inspectors.

Australia Celebrates Baby Boom: A pregnant woman holds her stomach June 7, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. Image: Getty Images.
What's wrong with older mothers? Nothing. Time to dispel the "fertility cliff" myth
By Tosin Thompson - 29 June 17:16

We read between the lines of newspapers' scare stories about infertility and "late" pregnancy to find the science doesn't back them up at all.

Yo Zushi, fact-checking the New Statesman. Photo: New Statesman
Please check your facts: a New Statesman sub-editor speaks out
By Yo Zushi - 25 June 15:36

False or misleading reporting is nothing new, but in the digital age, errors spread fast - and are harder to debunk.

“A once-in-a-lifetime kind of woman”: in Tahrir Square, February 2011. Photo: Ivor Prickett/Panos
Marie Colvin: her Yale sweetheart remembers
By Philip Maughan - 04 June 14:32

“There was a story on the Guardian, 11 minutes old, saying she had been killed. I drank for five straight days.”

Anti-Conservative protesters. Photo: Rob Stothard/Getty
What's wrong with political correctness?
By Laurie Penny - 01 June 15:07

It’s easy to criticise call-out culture. It’s harder to look into your own heart and ask if you can do better.

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We know we won't be fertile forever – we don't need misinformed media dropping "fertility timebombs" to keep reminding us
By Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett - 01 June 13:45

A message to those constantly deploying the "tick tock" body clock narrative: we already know we can't "have it all", so stop reminding us.

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona reacts on the pitch after being tackled. Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images
"I had a constant toothache in my back": learning the language of pain
By Antonia Quirke - 12 May 13:14

BBC Radio 4's The Language of Pain explores how we talk about pain - and why it helps.

The "challengers" TV debate. Photo: Ken McKay/ITV via Getty Images
Broadcasters must be more robust to tackle multiparty Britain
By Roger Mosey - 07 May 12:02

This was the campaign that saw the network media recognition of smaller parties - and they weren't quite prepared.

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Even as a political obsessive, I have reached for the remote control during the television news
By Roger Mosey - 04 May 12:06

The main parties are running campaigns so safe that the media coverage has gone from "shiny" to "dull".

The audience arrive for a debate at Salford's MediaCity. Photo: Dave Thompson/Getty Images
Playing it safe: the election coverage has failed to capture the depth and range of voter's feelings
By Roger Mosey - 30 April 12:29

If the electorate is mature enough to choose a government, it can be a vigorous and wise part of the campaign, too.

Ed Miliband has a newfound inner confidence. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images News
The problem with polls, my secret affection for Ed, and why I didn’t run naked down Whitehall
By Iain Dale - 30 April 12:20

When Ed returned to LBC to spend half an hour in our glitzy new studios, he had grown a new inner confidence.

The front pages of the Sun and Scottish Sun.
The Sun says: Stop the SNP! The Scottish Sun says: Back the SNP!
By Media Mole - 29 April 22:26

Are the Scottish nationalists "saboteurs" or Scotland's best hope? It depends which edition of the Sun you buy.

A crowd of supporters hold up “Je Suis Charlie” signs. Photo: Franck Pennant/AFP/Getty Images
If you don’t speak French, how can you judge if Charlie Hebdo is racist?
By Robert McLiam Wilson - 29 April 9:16

Prominent writers have chosen to boycott a PEN gala in honour of Charlie Hebdo. But are they in any position to pass judgement?

If ifs and buts were candies and nuts, who would win the 2015 general election?
By Media Mole - 24 April 13:15

According to the Telegraph, Ukip are reportedly winning "the Google election". But what other fictional elections could produce a landslide result?

Media City UK, Salford. Photo: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images News
Westminster goes local: interviews outside London too often offer politicians a soft touch
By Roger Mosey - 23 April 14:29

It is incumbent on the serious interviewers to use their time wisely when they have a politician in their studio.

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The Tories’ nutty tax promises, how Fallon weaponised Trident, and a minor cricketing drama
By Peter Wilby - 23 April 13:59

Wrong-to-buy, socialist Monopoly - and a rather strange cricketing romance.

The show must go on: Hugh Bonneville (left) in W1A
Sharpening the pen: media satire W1A is back, and its aim is as sharp as ever
By Rachel Cooke - 23 April 12:32

The mockumentary's second season opens with an hour long special - but some of it hits a bit too close to home.

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