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
Trolls, Sock Puppets and Useful Idiots: An Anatomy of an Election Disinformation Campaign
Peter Jukes dissects how 'No 10 sources', mainstream broadcast journalists and an army of hired online activists tried to save Boris Johnson from himself.
The Lopsided Centre: Why is the Media's Unbalanced Scrutiny Giving the Tories a Free Ride?
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.
The Future of Journalism is at the Heart of this General Election
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.
John Sweeney: 'BBC hasn't Told Truth to Power and Tony Hall Should Resign'
Veteran investigative journalist joins a growing chorus of criticism of the public service broadcaster.
Yes, there is a Crisis in British Journalism and Journalists are in Denial
The editor-in-chief of Press Gazette, Dominic Ponsford, insists all is well with British journalism. Here, Brian Cathcart, Professor of Journalism at Kingston University, responds.
Where has the BBC's Quest to Inform through Uncovering Truth Gone?
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?
Fighting Division and Disinformation – from Outside the Westminster Media Bubble
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.
Rod Liddle and Fraser Nelson Pervert Press Freedom to Publish Vile Racism
The stones thrown by the likes of the Spectator hit people and freedom of expression cannot be used to justify this
EXCLUSIVE Meghan Markle Claims Mail Suppressed Key Parts of her Letter to her Father About his 'Exploitation by UK Tabloid Media'
New details have emerged of the Duchess of Sussex's legal action against the Sunday tabloid, which published a private letter she sent to her reportedly estranged father.
EXCLUSIVE Major James Hewitt Sues Piers Morgan’s Daily Mirror for Phone Hacking
Major James Hewitt is suing the Mirror Group Newspapers for phone hacking, Byline Investigates can reveal
EXCLUSIVE MURDOCH KOMPROMAT: Cheryl Tweedy Joins New Queue of Stars Suing The Sun Over Hacking
Cheryl Tweedy has joined the latest wave of people to sue Rupert Murdoch’s UK tabloids for phone hacking.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Standing Up to the British Media Protects Us All from Press Abuse
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Ben Stokes and Gareth Thomas are fighting for us all when they speak out against the appalling behaviour of our tabloid media.
David Cameron was in Bed with the Press – Why is he Airbrushing Out his History as a Media Puppet?
Brian Cathcart reviews former prime minister David Cameron's autobiography and the crucial omissions about phone hacking and the Leveson Inquiry.
EXCLUSIVE George Clooney Scrapped Phone Hacking Movie over Hollywood's Fear of Upsetting Rupert Murdoch
Plans for Hack Attack, based on journalist Nick Davies book on the phone hacking scandal, never got off the ground due to the tycoon's great "passive power".
A Duty to Inform or Channel for Disinformation? BBC Defends Bannon's 'Build the Wall' Interview
The public service broadcaster still refuses to explain how it agreed to stage Jon Sopel's interview at the under investigation 'WeBuildtheWall' fundraising event near El Paso.