Specialist Reporting

October 22, 2014 by  

Journalism covers the European Union well – for the elite. Global newspapers, wire services, specialist magazines, websites and think tanks, as well as the information published by the EU institutions themselves, are well informed and often critical. But according to a new report, the general public is less well served. Reporting the EU, by John Lloyd and Cristina Marconi, found that news desks... read more

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Media and Politics

October 10, 2014 by  

European law protecting the right of journalists to have confidential sources is being undermined by police in Britain, according to the UK’s National Union of Journalists (NUJ).  The NUJ has accused police of spying on reporters by invoking anti-terror laws to access their private phone records. The union said recent police use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) against journalists represented a threat to press freedom and civil liberties. Lord Falconer, a former Lord... read more

October 1, 2014 by  

News outlets no longer want to just write for their readers; they want to communicate with their users. Yet, once they open their digital doors they quickly realise that users might leave their manners at the doorstep. Some insult, some rant, some bully. Mockery and malice rule. Sexism and xenophobia often turn up as ugly guests. So what can be... read more

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