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Watchout for Pridewash season

June 24, 2019

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Like polluting brands that "greenwash" their reputation by embarking on meaningless environmental corporate social responsibility, so we are starting to see Pridewash. These brands have a dodgy track record on LGBT rights, but are now celebrating Pride.

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."

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 […]

1.2m or 3.7m – what is success for Sun on Sunday?

February 21, 2012

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It’s no surprise that the Sun on Sunday will finally launch this weekend. But how will News International measure success? The latest ABC circulation figures show that over 1.2 million readers were added to other Sunday tabloids (including the loss of readers experienced by the Mail on Sunday) since the closure of the News of […]

Who really influences Britain? The Sun or Twitter?

November 11, 2009

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For those of us with a statto-like obsession with the UK media, some very interesting figures have been released by pollsters YouGovStone. Ostensibly undertaken to find out who is more influential, Google or Murdoch, the raw data paints an interesting picture of UK media consumption and influence: – 91% of the general public watch BBC […]