Column / Investigation
The Crisis in British Journalism
Byline Times investigates media monopolies, their proximity to politicians, and how the punditocracy doesn't hold power to account
Free Speech or Hate Speech? The Billionaire Corporate Press Given a New Licence to Monster Minorities
Brian Cathcart on the press regulator IPSO’s decision to use the cover of press freedom to undermine the freedom of people whose gender, race, religion or sexual orientation the newspapers despise
Brian Cathcart looks at the latest example of anti-Muslim bias at Britain’s newspaper of record
Selective Terrorism: By Refusing to Call White Supremacist Killers ‘Terrorists’, the Media Furthers its Aim of Demonising Muslims
A new report shows there can be no excuses for journalists, says Brian Cathcart: if Al Qaeda was ‘terror’, then so were the Christchurch killings and the murder of Jo Cox
One article smearing Muslims reveals the depths to which journalists and editors have sunk, writes Brian Cathcart
Brian Cathcart reveals how the paper that exposed phone hacking has joined the cosy newspaper cartel that publishes Government advertorial in return for a bung from Michael Gove
Brian Cathcart explains why Britain's right-wing newspapers will try their best to support the Government in its attempts to 'move on' from the scandal of the Prime Minister's chief advisor.
By failing to be transparent about themselves, it is difficult to trust most of the mainstream newspapers when it comes to the truth about others.
With Boris Johnson handing out millions of pounds of public money to subsidise a cheerleading press, Brian Cathcart says that the corruption is so brazen it takes your breath away.
The stench of corruption could hardly be stronger, says Brian Cathcart, on the bung Boris Johnson's Government is giving to his employers in the British press.
Brian Cathcart explains why the press asking for public money to help them through the Coronavirus pandemic must follow the same reasoning they applied to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Brian Cathcart argues that, while journalism is in crisis because of COVID-19, subsidies to untrustworthy newspaper proprietors are not the answer.
Brian Cathcart on how the Sunday tabloid admitted that it published a false defamatory story about a member of the public, but still dragged her through court.
Why the Conservative MP's return to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is a bad sign for decent journalism in this country.
It is as if the football club is playing an away fixture, uphill, under rules written by the opposing side – which also happens to employ the referee, argues Brian Cathcart.
Brian Cathcart asks when an institution involved in wholesale lawbreaking will begin to take some responsibility.