Political Journalism

Total 4 Posts

Why the press is right to be suspicious of the UK government’s new lobby arrangements.

4 min read
The government’s decision to televise daily briefings from Downing Street may not be as much of a commitment to transparency as it is claimed to be.

People trust TV journalists and want them to scrutinise government coronavirus policy.

5 min read
Calls for journalists to rally round the UK government’s efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic are out of touch with public opinion, an in-depth study of news audiences has found.

The ‘empty chair’ treatment.

4 min read
Yes, holding the powerful to account sometimes means showing an empty chair to a TV audience to challenge them. But a publicity stunt does nothing to help voters trust political journalism.

Journalists must not allow themselves to be used by unscrupulous politicians.

7 min read
Political journalists must use anonymous sources with more care and not just parrot their briefings.
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