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The Crisis in British Journalism

Byline Times investigates media monopolies, their proximity to politicians, and how the punditocracy doesn't hold power to account

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EXCLUSIVE Government Refuses to Release Correspondence Sent to The Times Over Axed Carrie Johnson Story

, 21 September 2022
Under pressure from Downing Street, the newspaper withdrew a story about Carrie Johnson being offered a lucrative role by her future husband when he was Foreign Secretary

EXCLUSIVE Dorries’ Dinner with Lord Evgeny Lebedev

, 15 July 2022
The Culture Secretary enjoyed the hospitality of the British-Russian newspaper proprietor weeks before Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

EXCLUSIVE Lord Evgeny Lebedev Joins Enterprise Run by Saudi Ruler Accused of Approving Killing of Journalist Khashoggi

, 1 July 2022
The owner of the Evening Standard and Independent has reinforced his ties to the authoritarian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, reveals Sam Bright

Cummings Exposes More Details of Boris Johnson’s Pact With Right-Wing Press Proprietors

, 18 May 2022
As the Prime Minister’s former chief aide reveals the direct line between Johnson and billionaire media moguls, Sam Bright explores how they may have shaped Government COVID policies

Britain’s Foreign Media Oligarchy

, 14 April 2022
Sir David Barclay (left) and his twin brother Sir Frederick after receiving their knighthoods from the Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2000. Photo: Michael Stephens/PA Wire/PA Images

Parts of the Media Are Waging Psychological Warfare Against the Public

, 13 April 2022
Sections of the newspaper industry, aided by broadcasters, are engaged in a 'hyperdistortion' effort to conceal the crimes of those in power, says Sam Bright

EXCLUSIVE GB News Lost £3 Million Before Launch

, 1 April 2022
Sam Bright tracks the financial fortunes of the right-wing broadcaster

EXCLUSIVE Boris Johnson’s Co-Dependent Relationship with Right-Wing Press Further Exposed

, 31 January 2022
Official records confirm that the Prime Minister is happy to spend time schmoozing sympathetic media outlets, reports Sam Bright

Politics For All and the Changing Face of News Media

, 5 January 2022
Sam Bright investigates the suspension of the controversial Twitter account and speaks to insiders about the evolution of the platform. With additional reporting by Katherine Denkinson

EXCLUSIVE 81% of Downing Street Media Meetings Held with Right-Wing Newspapers

, 14 December 2021
Sam Bright reveals more details about the intimate relationship between Boris Johnson’s administration and members of the establishment media

EXCLUSIVE Qatari Officials, Tabloid Supremos and Conservative Donors: Ministers’ Meetings Revealed

, 23 July 2021
Sam Bright delves into the new records showing who has had the ear of Government ministers

When Truth Matters More: The Case for Scrutinising GB News

, 14 June 2021
We cannot simply ignore the new network, contends Sam Bright

EXCLUSIVE GB News Part-Owned by Two Conservative Lords

, 4 June 2021
The controversial new platform has been backed by two Tory grandees, reports Sam Bright

EXCLUSIVE GB News Founder Says Platform Could Campaign Against Anti-Brexit MPs, Lords and Officials

, 25 May 2021
The new network looks set for a showdown with Ofcom, reports Sam Bright

‘Gold Standard of Broadcasting Impartiality’? New BBC Board Member Sir Robbie Gibb Recently Championed Boris Johnson

, 30 April 2021
The latest appointment to the BBC’s executive team said the Prime Minister has ‘all too often been misunderstood and maligned’ only four months ago, reports Sam Bright

EXCLUSIVE Sunak Schmoozes Rebekah Brooks

, 2 December 2020

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