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
Peter Jukes dissects how 'No 10 sources', mainstream broadcast journalists and an army of hired online activists tried to save Boris Johnson from himself.
Musa Okwonga examines why the myth of the Conservative Party's competence persists and how those meant to be holding Boris Johnson to account are complicit in its belief.
Brian Cathcart, Professor of Journalism at Kingston University, argues that the cosy relationship between Boris Johnson and most of the press means there will be no check on his power if he is elected with a majority.
Veteran investigative journalist joins a growing chorus of criticism of the public service broadcaster.
In the weeks before the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, the BBC’s news team went out of its way to show the world the factual reality of East Germans protesting for a better life. Does it have the same desire now?
After 18 years, and with an important role in Parliament's landmark fake news inquiry, a veteran Labour MP diagnoses the real echo chamber in politics.
The stones thrown by the likes of the Spectator hit people and freedom of expression cannot be used to justify this
Brian Cathcart reviews former prime minister David Cameron's autobiography and the crucial omissions about phone hacking and the Leveson Inquiry.
Weaponising News: With a Disgraced Journalist in Number 10, the Fourth Estate is now the Fifth Battlespace
Peter Jukes looks back over three years of information warfare around the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum and asks: how do we distinguish real journalism from disinformation?
Peter Jukes argues that the public broadcaster is easily gamed by bad actors and vested interests who can break the rules with impunity - just like so many other key British institutions.