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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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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.
The stones thrown by the likes of the Spectator hit people and freedom of expression cannot be used to justify this
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.
Brian Cathcart reviews former prime minister David Cameron's autobiography and the crucial omissions about phone hacking and the Leveson Inquiry.
Evidence against executives and editors is piling up in the civil courts, but newspapers are just buying their way out of trouble. The right place for this is the criminal courts, which means the Met must act
Calls for change from within the press are welcome but will make no lasting difference – the only workable remedy is effective, independent regulation that takes racism seriously, says Brian Cathcart
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