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.
Today’s Downing Street statement about Dominic Cummings and his lockdown travel highlights, again, the danger with anonymous sources. … Read the full post »
Rather than a normal episode of Never Mind The Bar Charts, this time I’m running an episode of the excellent Not Enough Champagne podcast, including an improbable comparison between me and Terry Pratchett. … Read the full post »
Even if you followed the news only lightly in 2011, the chances are you can across the story of how a cat received a jury summons in the US. … Read the full post »
The story of how Fox News approached coronavirus is not a happy story, as Trevor Noah and the Daily Show recount. … Read the full post »
From The Guardian’s rolling liveblog on coronavirus comes this unfortunate error. … Read the full post »
Listen to find out how you can make sense of the news all around us, why I look back on my daily commute in years past with amazement and how I came to write Bad News. … Read the full post »
William Thomas Stead was not only Britain’s first investigative journalist, he also epitomised the profession’s strengths and dark side within his own career. … Read the full post »
My reaction on first seeing copies of Rolf Dobelli’s Stop Reading The News was a mix of fear and excitement. … Read the full post »
Following the Boris Johnson – Jeremy Corbyn TV election debate, YouGov carried out a super-quick poll of people who watched the debate to judge the winner. … Read the full post »