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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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Year: 2020
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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

EXCLUSIVE Sunak Schmoozes Rebekah Brooks

, 2 December 2020
The Chancellor held a private meeting with the Murdoch media bigwig, reports Sam Bright

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

EXCLUSIVE Murdoch: ‘Thug and Bully is Terminal Trouble for Democracies’, Says Former Australian Prime Minister

, 12 November 2020
Speaking exclusively to the Byline Times Podcast, Kevin Rudd discusses his campaign to establish a Royal Commission into the need for media diversity in Australia

Daniel Morgan Independent Panel: ‘A Jigsaw with a Million Pieces’

, 9 October 2020
As the public inquiry draws to a close, Duncan Campbell reports on the testimony of former Detective Chief Superintendent Dave Cook who has been silenced for nearly nine years

Owner of Andrew Neil’s GB News in Awkward Conflict of Interest

, 28 September 2020
While the new television channel has pitched itself as a rival to the media establishment, one of its co-founders maintains ties to one of Britain’s big broadcasters

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

Former Lib Dem Deputy Leader Simon Hughes was Phone Hacked for the Mail on Sunday

, 23 July 2020
Phone hacking was used to probe Hughes' sexual orientation after he’d been blackmailed by The Sun with illegally-obtained information, reports Byline Investigates Editor Graham Johnson

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

EXCLUSIVE Why is the Guardian Accepting a Dodgy Subsidy from this Dodgy Government?

, 5 June 2020
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

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.

The Cummings Scandal Shows Us Just How Dependent the Billionaire Press is on Boris Johnson

, 28 May 2020
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.

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