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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
You might wonder about how a Parliamentary by-election without any public opinion polls can be a good one for pollsters. But bear with me… … Read the full post »
A headline in The Observer claims, “Success of vaccine rollout pushes Tories ahead of Labour in the polls”. … Read the full post »
The Daily Telegraph has had to publish a correction after the press regulator IPSO ruled that it had published a piece from Toby Young containing false claims about coronavirus. … Read the full post »
I recently guested on Michael Bossetta’s Social Media and Politics show, talking about… social media and politics. In particular, how the media coverage of election campaigns… … Read the full post »
A big hit at the time, the story of a journalist investigating the story of a woman who insists her son was wrongly jailed for the murder of a policeman, has aged remarkably well, helped by that basic plot still being sadly contemporary. … Read the full post »
At first glance, this BBC story seems straightforward enough, but dig into the research and you find a very different story. … Read the full post »