media

  • 19 Jul 2011

    As the MPs' questioning of the Murdochs came to an end this afternoon (19 July 2011), there was a clear reminder that some politicians' have not overcome their fear of Rupert Murdoch. Louise Mensch (formerly Louise Bagshawe) threw the Murdochs a lifeline by suggesting that hacking was common at British tabloid newspapers. She admittedly threw in some soundbites about Rupert Murdoch resigning, before telling him she admired his "immense courage" for carrying on with the hearing after being hit by some sort of custard pie.

  • 19 Jul 2011

    The News Corp hacking scandal highlights key issues for business ethics and corporate responsibility, says a church-based research group.

  • 15 Jul 2011

    The Murdoch media ownership debate shows that the BBC licence deal should be examined again, says the National Union of Journalists.

  • 15 Jul 2011

    Thousands of BBC journalists have begun a 24-hour strike against compulsory redundancies, leaving flagship programmes like Radio 4's 'Today' off-air.

  • 13 Jul 2011

    Andreas Whittam Smith, First Church Estates Commissioner, has warned the C of E against a "premature" pull-out from the Murdoch media empire.

  • 13 Jul 2011

    The Church of England's Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG) is considering selling its £3.8 million investment in News Corp.

  • 31 May 2011

    The media this morning (31 May) are very excited about a survey showing that nearly two-thirds of people aged 20 to 45 in the UK expect never to own their own home. Most of the coverage did not even mention that the survey also revealed that nearly a quarter don’t want to.

  • 28 May 2011

    Climate change in Asia is falling hardest on poor and indigenous communities and Christian communicators are making "climate justice" a key priority.

  • 20 May 2011

    All too often 'peace' becomes merely the absence of war, an aspiration beyond present circumstances, a limited discourse controlled by assumptions about the normality of conflict, or a moral choice alongside 'just war'. All these lazy or restrictive assumptions need challenging - and they are being, at the first global churches' and faith-conveyed peace gathering of its kind.

  • 16 May 2011

    Given the nature of both the topic and the media, if religion is covered as news, the bad stuff will predominate; if it appears as features, the good side gets a chance to show, says Martin E. Marty. He illustrates his point with reference to Southern Baptists in the USA.