Tag : press

Democracy, Demagoguery and Despotism: The Death of the Free Press

3 months ago / 0 comments

The attack on the press is nothing new for telling the truth to power is, and always has been a perilous act. Journalism has long been considered one of the world’s most dangerous professions. While navigating the perils of warzones and uncovering the corruption of the powerful, journalists often have … Read More

Beware the Populist Who Attacks the Free Press

3 months ago / 0 comments

“A FREE PRESS HAS FAR TOO OFTEN MEANT THE FREEDOM TO SPREAD LIES AND HALF-TRUTHS” Upon reading the above quote you could be forgiven for thinking it had escaped from the lips of the belligerent and capricious right-wing populist who currently resides in the White House. However, this disparaging of … Read More

Heteronormativity, Sexism and Disrespect: The Mirror’s Attack on Women Must Not Be Ignored

1 year ago / 0 comments

The power of the tabloid press in the contemporary world is an undeniable truth. Though the outcome of the General Election in June signified the failure of tabloids, such as The Sun and The Daily Mail, to influence the vote as strongly as in past years, the monopoly they hold … Read More

If you want to win the youth vote, you’ve got to speak their language

2 years ago / 0 comments

“Children are to be seen and not heard”, so goes the idiom. And so goes the Tory party’s strategy towards young voters as well, according to their 2017 election campaign. If the Tories want to know why they so categorically failed to gain their predicted landslide, then the party needs … Read More

A conflict of interest: politics or print?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Former Chancellor and oft-derided Conservative MP George Osbourne has recently been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of the London Evening Standard. Osbourne was appointed for the role at London’s famously conservative daily newspaper by its owner Evgeny Lebedev, who also owns publications such as the Independent. Whether Osbourne will be … Read More

Debate | Taking Liberties – Should the Press be Regulated?

5 years ago / 0 comments

Historically, journalism has been cited as a force for good. It is often suggested that the watchful eye of the press force our politicians, public figures and other organisations to behave in a conduct that is ethically acceptable and morally right. However, in recent years, journalistic practice itself has been … Read More