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For charities’ sake we must have more good news

October 16, 2018

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New research has highlighted the lack of positive news sources available to the public and just a fifth of the population have heard positive news about charities

£117,800 to be the PM’s mouthpiece

January 18, 2016

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The PM needs a new (deputy) spokesperson. And the salary is almost five times the UK's average salary

Sympathy: A difficult word

November 23, 2015

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People have rushed to condemn the Sun for today's headline that British Muslims feel sympathy for ISIS. The problem is not the Sun, but how survey respondents interpreted the word "sympathy."

How Better Together almost lost the Union

September 21, 2014

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How did the 'No' campaign go from a massive lead in the polls to coming perilously close to losing the Scottish Referendum?

The unwelcome political return of Mr Megabus

September 4, 2014

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The No campaign in the Scottish Referendum may have issues with its sexist and patronising adverts, but Sir Brian Souter’s appearance on the BBC last night serves as a reminder that the Yes campaign has its fair share of undesirable views. Let’s go back to 1999/2000 and what the Scottish Daily Mail editorial called: Labour’s […]

The media are still committing (sexy) A-Levels crimes

August 15, 2014

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Political Scrapbook’s round up of A-Level results coverage highlights how news editors believe that results day means they have a free-pass in rampant sexism and sexualisation of teenagers. And just as the “sexy A-Levels” phenomenon is still going strong, it is still not the only results day crime committed by the media. The Telegraph report that “more than […]

#MH17 shows the good and bad sides of journalism

July 22, 2014

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The #MH17 tragedy shows the good and bad sides of journalism.