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.

Floella Benjamin is one of the stars who has given the issue more prominence of late. Photo: Getty
Making a permanent change to the representation of ethnicity on our screens
By Stuart Murphy - 21 August 11:29

Sky’s Stuart Murphy explains why the broadcaster has introduced targets to combat the absence of real change in BAME representation.

James Foley photographed in Aleppo in 2012. Photo by Mano Brabo
ISIS video appears to show killing of US Journalist James Foley
By Sophie McBain - 20 August 8:06

Late last night, the militant jihadist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS) released a video purporting to show the beheading of James Foley, a US journalist who went missing in Syria in 2012. Foley was a fearless, generous and committed reporter, who had also been detained while reporting in Libya. 

Kellie Maloney being interviewed on ITV's Good Morning Britain, 13 August
Kellie Maloney, Newsnight and the debate the transgender community refused to have
By Miranda Yardley - 18 August 10:19

On 11 August, I was asked to appear on the BBC’s Newsnight with two other transgender journalists. Hours later, they pulled out - amid a welter of accusations that I was a "violent transphobe" who does not believe in trans people's "right to exist". As a trans woman myself, is what I have to say really so unsayable?

“Is Your Landlord Actually Incredible?”: should the government be allowed on BuzzFeed?
By Media Mole - 15 August 10:08

The Department for Communities and Local Government has attempted a BuzzFeed listicle. Prepare to cringe.

Lisa Hammond, who has just been cast in Eastenders. Photo: BBC
The BBC’s plans to show more disabled people on TV are good – but they should be better
By Scott Jordan Harris - 13 August 16:33

The UK is ready to see far more people on TV who do not conform to the able-bodied ideal of what people on TV should look like.

Boxing world’s support for Kellie Maloney – formerly Frank – shows how far we've come
By Media Mole - 11 August 12:41

Sports stars have offered their support to Kellie Maloney, who guided Lennox Lewis to the heavyweight title in 1993 when she was known as Frank.  

Times of Israel pulls “permissible genocide” blog
By Media Mole - 01 August 17:45

Not inflammatory at all. 

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.

Jon Snow on the children of Gaza.
Jon Snow on the children of Gaza: “We share some responsibility for those deaths”
By Media Mole - 27 July 20:14

The Channel 4 presenter has recorded an emotional speech to camera following his reporting trip to Gaza, which has been under heavy bombardment from Israel. 

Tulisa drug trial collapses because of Fake Sheikh's testimony
By New Statesman - 21 July 14:05

The singer Tulisa's drug trial has collapsed because of "strong grounds to believe" the Sun's Mazher Mahmood "lied" at the pre-trial hearing.

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.

Female MPs photographed outside Parliament in May to campaign for the return of the Chibok schoolgirls in Nigeria.
Female MPs in the press: slated or ignored
By Lucy Fisher - 10 July 15:36

A new study hints at sexism in the press.

MailOnline is “the benchmark of anonymous bullying, abuse and grammatically incorrect barbs”.
“Your family are losers and your children are adopted”: what it’s like to write for MailOnline
By Grant Feller - 09 July 11:17

Grant Feller thought he knew what he was getting into when he wrote about his new life as a stay-at-home dad for MailOnline – but the vileness of the response surpassed his wildest expectations.

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.

Stuff magazine is dropping the scantily-clad cover stars. Photo:  Joe Loong on Flickr, via CC
Lads’ mags are starting to drop the scantily-clad cover stars – sexism is over now, right?
By Frances Ryan - 03 July 10:39

Loaded magazine has relaunched without topless cover stars, while gadget mag Stuff has dropped the scantily-clad girls, too. Is the “buy a magazine, get some misogyny for free” idea finally dead?

Victoria Derbyshire is among those leaving Radio 5 live for “new ventures”. Photo: BBC
New Radio 5 live line-up will have only an hour a week fronted by a woman
By Media Mole - 01 July 13:39

High profile presenters Victoria Derbyshire and Shelagh Fogarty are departing, to be replaced by the likes of Adrian Chiles, Peter Allen, and Tony Livesey.

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.

Andy Coulson is driven away from the Old Bailey after being found guilty of conspiracy to hack phones. Photo: Getty
Andy Coulson is guilty of hacking – but Murdoch once again comes out on top
By Peter Wilby - 26 June 11:05

As for hoping that newspapers will repent of their sins and now accept the royal charter that followed the Leveson inquiry, forget it.

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.

 A woman looks at Piet Mondrian's 1927 piece Composition with Red, Blue and Grey, on display ahead of sale at Sotheby's June 18. Photo: Getty
Cheering on Italy, dressing as a Mondrian and Dave’s date at Chiltern Firehouse
By Joy Lo Dico - 26 June 10:00

The PM sat down for supper with his wife and two friends. With EU negotiations at fever pitch, Iraq crumbling and snappers outside, a politician with taste might have cried off that night.

Scandi rouge: Norway's Got Talent
Imperial gogglebox: TV is one of Britain’s most successful exports
By James Medd - 26 June 10:00

China is obsessed with Sherlock, Iran loves Top Gear and Azerbaijan has its own Anne Robinson. But these shows are worth much more than money, writes James Medd.

Ed Miliband. Photo: Getty
Ed Miliband says the PM “owes the country an explanation” after Andy Coulson guilty verdict
By New Statesman - 24 June 14:53

The Labour leader says the PM’s decision to employ the former News of the World editor “taints David Cameron’s government”.

David Cameron apologises.
David Cameron’s “full and frank apology” for hiring Andy Coulson
By New Statesman - 24 June 13:50

The prime minister makes his long-promised apology after his former communications director was found guilty of phone hacking.

Andy Coulson arrives at the Old Bailey. Photo: Getty
Andy Coulson found guilty of phone hacking; Rebekah Brooks cleared of all charges
By New Statesman - 24 June 12:07

The outcome of the phone hacking trial at the Old Bailey.

Felix Dennis.
“Is there anything you consider indecent”? Felix Dennis at the OZ trial from the NS archive
By Jonathan Dimbleby - 24 June 10:31

Jonathan Dimbleby reports from the OZ trial, where the late Felix Dennis (1947-2014) and his co-editors Richard Neville and Jim Anderson stood trial for "conspiracy to corrupt public morals".

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?

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