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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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Britain’s Unaccountable Press Could Learn a Good Few Lessons from New York’s Journalism Scandal

, 23 December 2020
The scrutiny applied to the work of a New York Times journalist by others in the profession is not to be found in Britain’s warped press culture, says Brian Cathcart

Home Office Study Trashes The Times’ ‘Muslim Grooming Gangs’ Narrative

, 17 December 2020
The journalistic credibility of Andrew Norfolk, the award-winning Times journalist with the anti-Muslim agenda, continues to crumble away

Free Speech or Hate Speech? The Billionaire Corporate Press Given a New Licence to Monster Minorities

, 10 December 2020
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

The Times of Islamophobia: How the Demonisation Works

, 10 December 2020
Moazzam Begg explains why Rupert Murdoch’s flagship newspaper had to make an apology to him and the advocacy organisation CAGE and argues that deeper questions about Islamophobia still stand

The Truth of the Matter: How the BBC Can Save Itself

, 4 December 2020
Patrick Howse reviews a new book about the forces raging against the BBC, and offers some solutions to the broadcaster’s current predicament

Hatred, Hypocrisy and Plain Bad Journalism at The Times

, 23 November 2020
Brian Cathcart looks at the latest example of anti-Muslim bias at Britain’s newspaper of record

I’m Boycotting Murdoch Until Climate Truth is Front Page News

, 21 September 2020
Following his arrest at a recent Extinction Rebellion protest, Rupert Read sets out his new ‘David versus Goliath’ campaign for change by example

Stop Press: Why I Had to Take a Stand Against my Former Employers on Climate Change

, 16 September 2020
Steve Tooze, a former newspaper journalist, explains why he took part in Extinction Rebellion's recent blockade of newspaper print works

The Treachery of the Scribes

, 2 September 2020
Peter Jukes explains how a warped form of journalism has taken control in the UK and talks to ITV News Political Editor Robert Peston about the limitations of the lobby system

Selective Terrorism: By Refusing to Call White Supremacist Killers ‘Terrorists’, the Media Furthers its Aim of Demonising Muslims

, 24 August 2020
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

Deadly Consumption: Anti-Lockdown Propaganda Papers Need a Health Warning

, 5 August 2020
A poor diet of news, like a poor diet of food, puts people at greater risk of suffering from COVID-19, argues Sam Bright

Another Anti-Muslim Piece in Murdoch's Flagship Paper Ends in a Libel Settlement

, 23 July 2020
With articles by its chief reporter Andrew Norfork continuing to land The Times in trouble, Brian Cathcart asks how long can this go on?

BBC's Great ‘Balancing’ Act Favours Noise Over Truth

, 13 July 2020
Former BBC reporter and producer Patrick Howse explores what Any Questions’ decision to invite former Brexit MEP Claire Fox onto the show reveals about the corporation’s wider problems

Rashford and Racism: Not Just A Political Football

, 22 June 2020
Daniel Harris explains why the star footballer's fight to right injustices provides an example for us all of how to delve into pain and confront the truth

In this Age of Untruth BBC Journalists Are Being Taken for a Ride

, 28 May 2020
Former BBC producer Patrick Howse considers the different approaches of Laura Kuenssberg and Emily Maitlis and what this tells us about the state of the public service broadcaster.

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