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
Laurie Penny on the real outsiders in New Media: not the white guys who look like the old guard, just younger
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.

Laurie Penny on Lena Dunham's Girls: it can't represent every woman, but 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 experiences at all

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.

Tony Gallagher.
The sacked editor, the art of failing better and the Lib Dems’ portly “groping peer”
By Peter Wilby - 22 January 11:04

The old yardsticks of success no longer apply in a digital age: profitability, circulation, scoops. And with the Guardian's sale of its stake in Auto Trader, the newspaper world is taking huge risks.

Daily Telegraph editor Tony Gallagher leaves the paper
By Media Mole - 21 January 12:42

Chris Evans will become acting editor for the weekday paper. Is a total restructure in the offing?

John Nimmo and Isabella Sorley: A tale of two "trolls"
By Helen Lewis - 08 January 13:15

Yesterday, two people - a man and a woman - were convicted of sending threatening tweets to Caroline Criado-Perez. What do their stories tell us about the causes of internet abuse, and how to tackle it?

Paul Dacre by Ralph Steadman.
Paul Dacre of the Daily Mail: The man who hates liberal Britain
By Peter Wilby - 02 January 10:30

He's the most successful and most feared newspaperman of his generation. But after a bad year in which he was forced to defend his methods, how much longer can Dacre survive as editor-in-chief of the Daily Mail?

New Statesman
Laurie Penny: The 20 best online pieces of 2013
By Laurie Penny - 27 December 10:28

Laurie Penny selects her favourite online writing from the last 12 months

New Statesman.
Editor's picks: Jason Cowley on the best pieces from 2013
By Jason Cowley - 23 December 12:52

The New Statesman editor selects some of his favourite reviews, essays and comment published in the magazine in 2013 - from John Gray on Edmund Burke to Will Self's tribute to pessimism.

Marching barefoot for Mandela, rebel cricket tours and children’s Gothic imagination
By Peter Wilby - 19 December 13:23

Mandela was above all a politician, but also became like Jesus in that his name was invoked to support all sorts of improbable causes.

Taking Jeremy Clarkson seriously, a second honeymoon and the death of an elephant
By Amol Rajan - 12 December 14:53

Amol Rajan, editor of the Independent, writes the diary.

Hacking trial: Piers Morgan told Rebekah he knew her splash after “listening” to her messages
By Press Gazette - 11 December 17:32

Morgan was attending a dinner party for Andy Coulson’s birthday at a steak restaurant in Balham, south London when the comments were made.

New Statesman
Mole’s favourite response to the New Statesman North issue
By Media Mole - 06 December 10:57

Mole has been doing some digging around the New Statesman mailbag this week, and would like to offer a hat–tip to Sean Dooley of Cheshire:

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