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“Truly independent”?: The Guardian and advertising

“Truly independent”?: The Guardian and advertising
by Ian Sinclair
Morning Star
3 March 2015

The Guardian’s public profile is shrouded in the journalism equivalent of American Exceptionalism. 1,097 more words


Crowds at Lahore Lit Fest ignore bomb risks and raise hopes for Pakistan’s future

The hope that one day Pakistan will escape from the clutches of jihadist terrorism, corrupt politicians and an over-bearing army came alive last weekend at the Lahore Literary Festival, where mostly young audiences averaging 25,000 people a day applauded criticisms and wider worries about the functioning of the country as well as enjoying other sessions on literature and the arts. 1,093 more words


Lessons from Oborne: clickbait, commerce and newsroom culture - Angela Phillips

When Peter Oborne resigned from the Telegraph last week, his parting outpouring of rage at the paper’s ‘fraud upon its readers’ for failing to properly report the HSBC scandal was wrong in only one discernable respect: the rot had set in… 873 more words


What We Learned Last Week (16/02 - 22/02)

1) HSBC offers full page apology only for the least of their crimes

“They don’t mention all the tens of thousands of beheaded people in Mexico and Columbia.

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Editors, the great beasts of the newsroom face extinction as the desire for money replaces ethical journalism

Editors. Those great beasts of the newsroom. So often they have been misunderstood by those who work with them.

They are made out to be characters to fear, as if they are some peculiar villain from a Hammer House of Horror film. 986 more words



A respected British journalist has resigned from his national newspaper in spectacular fashion, triggering old media’s very own version of GamerGate. Peter Oborne quit the Daily Telegraph and alleged that the broadsheet’s coverage of the HSBC Swiss tax avoidance scandal was “skewed” because of the right-wing publication’s commercial relationship with the world’s second largest bank.  93 more words


Peter Oborne was half right

It was with great interest that I and many around the world read the resignation letter of Peter Oborne formerly of the Telegraph newspaper. The former chief political correspondent of the “conservative leaning” newspaper in the UK left the paper with a damming critique of its present and future direction. 1,893 more words