Category - media

  • 30 Jan 2014

    The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), a government department which appears to be increasingly and inappropriately fashioned by the the ideological welfare-cutting politics of secretary of state Iain Duncan Smith, displays some interesting communications priorities.

  • 30 Jan 2014

    The City of Edinburgh Methodist Church now has a communications coordinator to raise the profile of the church in Scotland's capital.

  • 23 Jan 2014

    Asylum Aid has published a new report entitled Dividing Lines: Asylum, the media and some reasons for (cautious) optimism.

  • 13 Jan 2014

    A new book from Christian Fuchs, 'Social Media: A Critical Introduction', discusses the relationship between social media and power structures in contemporary society. Simon Barrow examines the issues.

  • 7 Jan 2014

    Prior to Channel Four’s ‘Benefits Street’ being aired last night (6 January 2014), the tabloid press had primed its readers, with plenty of articles such as this one from the Daily Express, laden with Iain Duncan Smith-style rhetoric: ‘broken Britain, scroungers, workshy, burden on society’, etcetera.

  • 1 Jan 2014

    After a thoroughly enjoyable New Year's Eve in Edinburgh (a ceilidh at St James' Leith, and then a view of the city's fine fireworks celebrations), connecting with the broadcast, digital and print media this morning was a thoroughly depressing experience.

  • 17 Nov 2013

    As pressure mounts on the Sri Lankan government to investigate war crimes, its response, along with that of its supporters at home and abroad, has been to try to discredit all critics.

  • 1 Nov 2013

    It has now been confirmed that Ecumenical News International (ENInews) will not outlive the drastic financial reductions imposed by its two main sponsors, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), writes Michel Kocher, a journalist, director of Médias-pro in Lausanne, a member of the World Association of Christian Communication (WACC), and former president of ENInews.

  • 12 Oct 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.

  • 12 Oct 2013

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