Josh White / 19 Feb 2024

News Corp Uber Alles

Rupert Murdoch’s Legacy, Part III

Walking down Fleet Street today, it’s easy to forget that this was once the beating heart of British journalism. Over 100,000 people worked for newspapers based in the neighbourhood.(...)

Josh White / 09 Oct 2023

Media Monster

Rupert Murdoch’s Legacy, Part I

It’s the biggest story to hit the media business in years. Rupert Murdoch’s resignation is the end of an era.(...)

Josh White / 07 Nov 2022

Still a Tory Tabloid

The Daily Star Gets Veg

It’s not every night that a national tabloid beams a picture of a lettuce onto Parliament. This image may be more memorable than Liz Truss’s actual policies.(...)

Natalie Sarkic-Todd / 01 Aug 2022

Life Under Thatcher

Working for the Iron Lady

It’s remarkable how candidates in the Tory leadership race have channelled Margaret Thatcher. Especially as they're barely old enough to have experienced her policies.(...)

Josh White / 04 Jul 2022

Enemies Within

The Press vs. the Workers

Not everyone can handle TV appearances, least of all on live TV shows. No one expected RMT leader Mick Lynch to do so well in televised clashes with broadcast journalists.(...)

Josh White / 20 Jun 2022

Triumph of the Press

Carole Cadwalladr Beats Arron Banks

British media is less free than it says. Not because it’s dependent on sponsors for funding. But because UK libel law allows the rich to sue the press for criticising them.(...)

Josh White / 21 Jun 2021

Death of a Tabloid

The Sun Burns Out

The Sun might finally be about to burn out. I don’t mean the star that sustains life on this planet. I mean the notoriously smutty, yet influential right-wing UK newspaper.(...)

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