The Times columnist's self-serving critique of one of the greats of English literature says more about his ignorance than anything else.
Information is valuable and can be risky.
At last! A day without interviews!
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I didn’t hear the news today. Oh boy.
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.
The former Chancellor is by no means the first to walk the line between media and political elite.
Is the news media using data journalism properly?
Journalists with the skills to dig into social media can discover connections between key players in complex, often global stories.
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From a social media post that cracked open a decades-old abuse scandal in the UK and Australia, through to tracking asylum seekers, social media can be vital in breaking investigative news stories.
Miners engaged in rescue work in Aberfan in 1966.
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Press, television and radio can shape our memories of events - but is this a good thing?
Community journalists are putting local news back on the agenda.
Volunteers are picking up where local media has abandoned UK towns.
Local papers highlight important community issues.
The continuing crisis in local newspapers – you'll miss them when they are gone.
Same news, different medium?
Social networking, smartphones, ad blockers, oh my. A global survey of 50,000 news consumers assessed the ways we get our news in 2016.
Newspaper stand in London.
Researching how news has changed from the 17th century to the present makes two scholars sanguine about its future.
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Always an underdog, the newspaper showed what imagination and rigour could bring to journalism.
Press freedom in peril.
Two incidents have stressed the fragility of free speech in Britain in the face of police use of anti-terror legislation to seize materials from journalists and academics. The Independent has reported…
Why Twitter went wild for stories from David Cameron's university days.
Journalists follow young refugees at the Hungarian border.
Objectivity and balance aren't enough when it comes to teaching journalists about ethics.
In the know.
Diversity of media is critical for a functioning democracy; but it's not guaranteed by any means.
Jonah Peretti of Buzzfeed at the TechCrunch conference Disrupt NY 2013.
The 2015 Reuters institute digital news report has just been published. It contains, according to Matthew Ingram in Fortune magazine, mostly bad news for traditional, mainstream media – confirming what…
Take a look at the scoreboard.
The UK news giant's 'Newsroom 3.1' strategy has been called the 'death spiral of journalism'.
The Sun goes separate ways in England and Scotland, but does it matter?