Posts Tagged “journalism”

Liberal Hero of the Week #77: Press Gazette’s “Save Our Sources” campaign

by Stephen Tall on October 24, 2014

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Press Gazette’s “Save Our Sources” campaign British media trade magazine Reason: for campaigning to stop public authorities spying on journalists’ phone records Earlier this month, I spoke for the first time from […]

Popbitch on Paddick… The way to a journalist’s heart is through their liver

by Stephen Tall on May 10, 2012

The last time I mentioned celeb-gossip site Popbitch here, it was because they’d drawn attention to academic research on the link between the social mobility agenda and cricket. This time, though, it’s the inside track on how — allegedly — (…)

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100 days of the Coalition: how the news media has turned out to be the biggest, sorest loser of them all

by Stephen Tall on August 18, 2010

One hundred days. How the media loves a yardstick. We have US President FD Roosevelt to thank for the obsession with the first 15 weeks of a new government’s activity: in a race against time to save the US economy from its Depression slump, he signed into law over a dozen recovery programmes. Some worked, […]

How the Westminster Village media is still struggling with concept of coalition

by Stephen Tall on July 21, 2010

It can be surprisingly easy to excite some journalists. Today is a case in point. Nick Clegg stood in for David Cameron at Prime Minister’s Questions. During his exchanges with Jack Straw (who was standing in for Labour’s Harriet Harman), the Deputy Prime Minister referred to the invasion of Iraq as “illegal”. To most people […]

BBC’s Jon Sopel’s homage to The Day Today

by Stephen Tall on July 9, 2010

If you’ve caught even a minute of the BBC News Channel’s tawdry tabloid coverage of the police’s hunt for Raoul Moat, you may have noticed the striking resemblance to The Day Today – broadcast an astonishing 16 years ago, and (…)

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What has the Telegraph done for the reputation of journalism?

by Stephen Tall on May 16, 2009

If there’s an advantage that comes from not being either a current MP, nor an aspirant MP, it is at least that I can ask a question like this without being lynched by the baying mob. And I’m not going (…)

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