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?

The BBC drops Jeremy Clarkson as Top Gear host
By New Statesman - 25 March 14:13

The Top Gear presenter's contract will not be renewed, following an incident with a producer.

How far can you trust citizen journalism on the internet?
By Vicky Baker - 25 March 10:55

As the BBC reports that it can receive up to 10,000 pieces of user-generated content on a single day, Vicky Baker looks at the increasing need for verification and how propaganda and hoaxes have become more prevalent.

#AllWhiteFrontPages has been a key campaign for Media Diversified.
Why the UK media needs more writers of colour
By Musa Okwonga - 24 March 15:36

The launch of the Media Diversified directory aims to address the lack of diversity in the mainstream media.

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.

A protest over police practices in Ferguson, Missouri. Photo: Getty
The digital ducking stool
By Helen Lewis - 11 March 12:57

As Jon Ronson's new book shows, public shaming is cruel, random and effective - and it flourishes when we have lost trust in the system.

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.

"That will spelt out in our manifesto". Photo: Getty
Natalie Bennett's incredibly awkward interview with LBC
By Media Mole - 24 February 10:50

“Right, what – what we’re looking at, in terms of the figures here um – what we need to do is actually [silence] er… we’re looking at a total spend of 2. 7 [pause] billion…”

Broadcasters announce timings for TV debates - with Cameron and Miliband to do battle just a week before Polling Day
By Stephen Bush - 23 February 11:39

The broadcasters have announced their plans for the television debates, after an FA Cup style draw.

Nun too wise: Tristram missed a chance. Photo: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Colour-blind abuse, how to teach children about snow and what Tristram Hunt should have said
By Peter Wilby - 19 February 11:01

Snow blindness, the Guardian hustings - plus left- and back-footedness on Question Time.

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.

Senator Joe McCarthy. Photo: Getty
Are you now or have you ever been a TERF?
By Terry MacDonald - 16 February 16:39

The term TERF - "trans exclusionary radical feminist" has become internet shorthand for "transphobic bigot". The odd thing is that most people hold beliefs which could see them labelled a "TERF". 

 Cathy Newman attends The UK Film Premiere of Shadow Dancer at Cineworld Haymarket on August 13, 2012 in London, England. Photo: Getty Images
Cathy Newman makes half-hearted apology over “inappropriate” mosque claims
By Media Mole - 12 February 11:18

Apologises for tweets sent “in haste” about being “ushered” out of mosque, contrary to CCTV footage.

Grayson Perry's cover art for his guest-edited issue of the NS.
The BBC uses Grayson Perry's New Statesman guest edit to advertise the Today Programme
By Media Mole - 06 February 13:06

The Great White Male rears his head again.

Soon Alan Rusbridger will be looking through this window from the other side. Photo: Muir Vidler/New Statesman
Staff ballot for next editor is causing untold angst at the Guardian
By Media Mole - 06 February 10:11

The staff at the Guardian get a chance to vote on who they think the next editor should be. But how can they do that when they don't know who all the candidates are?

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.

Have we met before? The mutable Oscar Isaac.
Welcome to Oscar season — Oscar Isaac season, that is
By Ryan Gilbey - 22 January 12:52

Oscar Isaac exploits his unique charisma and mutable appearance in two of the biggest films released this awards season.

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.

Britain and Ireland from above. Photo: NASA
Why speaking proper still counts as having an accent
By Stephanie Boland - 21 January 9:11

BBC English is still so dominant that it can be easy to forget it's a dialect. But calling its speakers "accentless" only heightens its power.

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.

There are different rules for women and men, both in front of and behind the camera. Photo: Getty
House of Lords wakes up to sexism in the newsroom
By Karen Ross - 19 January 12:07

Yet this report stops short of recognising the endemic sexism that means only one in every four expert contributors to flagship news programmes are women.

Marilyn Monroe, photographed on 3 December 1961, when she was 35. Photo: Archive/AFP/Getty Images
From Marilyn Monroe to Audrey Hepburn: why dead women make the ideal brand ambassadors
By Karen Yossman - 12 January 12:35

The trend for using long-dead actresses to front campaigns aimed at female consumers is at best tasteless and at worst insidious.

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.

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