Category - press

  • September 20, 2015

    As many of us feared, Jeremy Corbyn’s election as leader has resulted in an onslaught of negative stories in the press, with even the liberal Guardian joining in.

  • November 17, 2014

    There are now just under two weeks to go for entrants for the first Jan Fairley Award, sponsored by the the National Union of Journalists and supported by The Scotsman newspaper. The deadline is midnight on Sunday 30th November 2014.

  • October 12, 2013

    The National Union of Journalists has called on the government and industry to agree a conscience clause for journalists in the final version of the Royal Charter.

  • October 12, 2013

    Hacked Off, the campaign against abuses by the press, has welcomed the advent of an independent structure of regulation.

  • August 12, 2013

    Religion and the News is the title of a book published at the end of last year (2012), co-edited by Professor Jolyon Mitchell, who is taking part in tonight's 'Faith and the Media' conversation at St John's Church, Edinburgh, 6-7.30pm, as part of Just Festival.

  • March 18, 2013

    Tonight, as the Lords vote on Leveson amendments, I have been taking part in a lively discussion, with expert input, hosted jointly by the two National Union of Journalists branches in Edinburgh.

  • March 18, 2013

    The disagreement about Leveson purports to be a debate about 'press freedom'. In those terms, it is monstrously distorted. Powerful interests are disingenuously trying to portray as lingering 'state control' a reasonable attempt to give an arms-length independent regulatory framework legal underpinning as a matter of last resort.

  • March 18, 2013

    The pressure group Hacked Off, which wants to see the full implementation of key elements of the Leveson inquiry into the operation and ethics of the press in Britain, has denounced last last week's press industry statement on the matter as "deeply misleading".

  • March 18, 2013

    As the three large Westminster parties seek a deal to handle the Leveson enquiry proposals on the press, details of a 'dab of statute' compromise are emerging.

  • March 17, 2013

    Sensational new twists in the story that got the whole controversy started are being overshadowed, says campaign group Hacked Off.