Did those stable lads who ran into the road to gawp at the arrival of the internal combustion engine have any inkling that their world was about to change? After the wonder (it moves on its own!), the laughter (it’s broken down!) and the complacency (it’ll never...
Editorial We’ve created a monster
ChatGPT editorial for press freedom
ChatGPT editorial against press freedom
Tom Leonard watches real life drama
Mark Damazer rallies behind the BBC
Bill Hagerty watches journalists on TV
Steven Barnett and Julian Petley Ofcom is useless
Julia Langdon What Grenfell tells us
Michael Cole Cats look at a king
Roy Greenslade Readers, not principles
Martin Moore Official sources in Ulster
and Colm Murphy
Donald Macintyre The Bernard Ingham legacy
Jamie Wiseman Hungary hobbles the media
Mark Bryant Drawing the line
Alan Moses urges wider reading
Roger Boyes analyses Ukraine and Russia
Stewart Purvis explains Jon Snow
Catherine Pepinster forgives Ed Stourton
Stryker McGuire explores selective memory
Liz Vercoe adores magazines
Bill Hagerty glimpses another world
Robert Fox knows his war reporting
Mihir Bose separates fact and fiction
Quotes of the quarter
The way we were
At times over the past three decades, viewers of Channel Four News probably made informed guesses about the personal views of the main presenter. Now, with Jon Snow retired from news presenting duties and unburdened by the legal requirement to observe “due...
How rare but welcome it is to be urged to feel sympathy for the press. The central theme of Geoffrey Robertson’s important polemic is the media’s plight in the face of intimidation from the rich and powerful, intent on preventing exposure of how they became rich or...
A Saturday afternoon in Brisbane in August 1988. We’re on an (unusually) less than news-packed trip with Margaret Thatcher to Australia and East Asia, my discomfort magnified by the fact that the Sunday Express and the Mail on Sunday were represented by their sister...
Initial British media reaction to the government’s “solution” to the Northern Ireland protocol in February was nothing short of ecstatic. It was hailed by newspapers and by news broadcasters as an unparalleled triumph. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was congratulated for...
The UK newspaper industry has been subject to numerous scandals over the years, with phone hacking and other unethical behaviour being just the tip of the iceberg. The lack of regulation in the industry has allowed newspapers to engage in illegal and unethical...
The debate surrounding press regulation in the UK is a contentious one, with many arguing that greater regulation is necessary to hold journalists and media organizations accountable for their actions. However, the reality is that freedom of the press is a fundamental...