Timing. Brilliant musicians have it. Amazing dancers have it. Stunning actors have it. And sometimes great journalists display it too. … Read the full post »
Here are my posts about the state of journalism and how it is carried out, mainly focusing on the UK but with the occasional piece about other countries too.
For more on the topic, see my book Bad News: what the headlines don’t tell us.
It is necessary to pick through the reports carefully to determine what actually happened, as opposed to what was hearsay, speculation or blatant invention to increase circulation. … Read the full post »
In an interview reported by East Anglia Bylines, former Liberal Democrat leadership candidate Norman Lamb talked of the government’s failures on Europe. … Read the full post »
Comments from three senior Liberal Democrats on the Gary Lineker affair. … Read the full post »
The Liberal Democrats have written to Dominic Raab, calling on him to “urgently” bring in a new law to stop journalists and campaigners being silenced through legal threats. … Read the full post »
Since this site started in 2009, I’ve been tracking each year which was the most popular blog post. Let’s take a trip down memory lane. … Read the full post »
The headlines tell us the government had a court win this week. But that’s not the full story by any means. … Read the full post »
The way journalists venerate the pursuit of a story can bring brilliant investigative scoops. However, it also comes with a high risk. … Read the full post »
We’ve had six national voting intention polls come out with fieldwork at least in part in the past week. Six firms, six methodologies. … Read the full post »
Bad News is a popular guide that helps you make sense of the news wherever it appears – print, broadcast or online. Peppered with examples from around the world, the book turns a serious subject into an enjoyable read. … Read the full post »