Denys Prykhodov/Shutterstock.com Tom Felle, City, University of London Fake news has become an important focus for news foundations, democratic interest groups and various journalism academics and researchers, following claims that […]
The following is an article I wrote for The Conversation about newsonomics and the future of payment models for digital news. See the original article here Journalism is in an […]
My colleagues at City University Professor Heather Brooke, Jonathan Hewett and I made a submission to the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information, the Whitehall body currently reviewing the FoI […]
Anyone wondering what Justice Secretary Michael Gove’s plans are for the UK Freedom of Information Act should look across the Irish Sea to see what’s in store. Ireland introduced its […]
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After a decade of legal battles, the content of the infamous ‘Black Spider Memos’ – letters sent by Prince Charles to former government ministers – turned out to be a damp squib rather than the smoking gun we had hoped for.
But even if Charles seems preoccupied with fish, badgers and herbal remedies in his missives, the fact that these letters have been made public is extremely significant. The release of the 27 documents by the UK government – 14 letters from the Prince of Wales written in 2004 and 2005, ten replies, and three exchanges of correspondence between private secretaries – shows just how powerful the Freedom of Information Act has become.
On the eve of the UK’s 2015 general election, I spoke with Reuters about the highly partisan and bizarre media coverage of Britain’s 2015 Westminster campaign. you can watch it […]
There was a time when the first reviews of a play in a newspaper made or broke a touring company; when the exclusive first pictures were only available to newspapers and magazines; and when political coverage by the news media shaped public opinion. Or at least, we think it did. But did newspapers ever really influence elections?
Here’s an article I’ve written for the London School of Economics ‘Democratic Audit’ blog on data and engagement. The link to the original is below. Many have welcomed the increased […]