Edward Jenner, who pioneered vaccination, and two colleagues (right) seeing off three anti-vaccination opponents, with the dead lying at their feet (1808).
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Some people have objected to childhood vaccination since it was introduced in the late 1700s. And their reasons sound remarkably familiar to those of anti-vaxxers today.
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Journalism is the first casualty as two UK newspapers with competing world views go to war.
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The demise of the UK's tabloids has been exaggerated in the aftermath of the recent election.
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If you are looking for an in-depth analysis of how the pre-election media campaign went for the two main parties, here is the data.
The 2017 general election has defied what used to be thought of as conventional wisdom.
Labour's against-the-odds performance has defied conventional wisdom.
The late Gordon Burn's prophetic writing predicted our obsession with celebrity and the media.
How the UK press covered the election announcement.
Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Daily Express
Fleet Street's reaction to Theresa May's election announcement was just as expected: aggressive and partisan.
Kelvin MacKenzie in 2012.
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Kelvin MacKenzie's controversial article on footballer Ross Barkley was notable for a lack of basic checks. This tells us more about power dynamics in newsrooms than the competencies of sub-editors.
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The billionaire digital tycoon has a vision for a bright future. His bright future, mainly.
A new book forecasts a challenging future for UK newspapers and mounts a strong argument for investment in quality.
The big guns of Fleet Street are pressing for the government to abandon the Leveson reform process. But there are other voices out there.
Regulation for the nation.
The press needs a solution that works for everyone.
Research shows the vastly different ways the two newspapers approach this important issue.
The British press is under pressure on regulation.
News media publishers could face punitive sanctions from state approved regulation.
You won't believe how falling revenues are leading to news companies trashing journalistic standards.
England’s football manager, Sam Allardyce, won’t have enjoyed seeing himself in the Daily Telegraph.
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The Daily Telegraph used hidden cameras to capture the England manager in an apparent impropriety ... and it cost him his job.
The joke’s on LIttlejohn.
Satire should be a way of keeping the powerful in check, not sneering at the powerless.
Anjem Choudary: a man the press love to hate.
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The press is giving audiences the wrong idea about Britain's Muslims when it courts with extremists.
Local papers highlight important community issues.
The continuing crisis in local newspapers – you'll miss them when they are gone.
Tony Blair making his now-infamous speech to the nation about going to war in Iraq, March 2003.
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When blame is allocated for going to war in 2003, save some for the UK press.