Media - News
- 1 Political Bias
- 2 Another Angry Voice
- 3 BBC
- 4 Bloomberg
- 5 Breitbart
- 6 Brexit Central
- 7 ByLine
- 8 Bytes Media
- 9 Canary
- 10 CapX
- 11 City AM
- 12 ConservativeHome
- 13 The Conversation
- 14 CounterPunch
- 15 Daily Mail
- 16 Declassified
- 17 Evolve Politics
- 18 Express
- 19 Ferret
- 20 Financial Times
- 21 Freesteel Blog
- 22 Global Research
- 23 Guardian
- 24 Guido Fawkes
- 25 Huffpost
- 26 Independent
- 27 InfoWars
- 28 Jewish Chronicle
- 29 LabourList
- 30 London Evening Standard
- 31 Metro
- 32 Mint Press News
- 33 Mirror
- 34 Morning Star
- 35 Mother Jones
- 36 New European
- 37 New Statesman
- 38 News of the World
- 39 News Thump
- 40 Ottocr.at
- 41 PinPrick
- 42 Press Gazette
- 43 Prison Planet
- 44 Private Eye
- 45 Reaction
- 46 Red Brick
- 47 The Register
- 48 Renegade Inc
- 49 Reuters
- 50 Russia Today
- 51 Signs of the Times (SOTT)
- 52 SkwawkBox
- 53 Spectator
- 54 Spiegel Online
- 55 Spiked
- 56 Sputnik
- 57 Sun
- 58 Sunday Times
- 59 Tabloid Corrections
- 60 Tax Research UK
- 61 Telegraph
- 62 Third Sector
- 63 Times
- 64 True Publica
- 65 UnHerd
- 66 Vice News UK
- 67 Westmonster
- 68 Wired UK
- 69 Zelo Street
Note: this page is intended purely for brief notes on eg. political leanings + links to columnists who write for the paper + link to Wikipedia. The important bit is to have an "owner's page", with a map + timeline, connections, etc.
"Digital" knows no territorial boundaries, and so it is extremely difficult to categorise news media as "British" or "Irish"...
Another Angry Voice
British Broadcasting Corporation
Pro-Brexit lobby group. "BrexitCentral is here to provide an online home for all wanting to follow the twists and turns of our departure from the EU and hold the government to carrying out the instructions of the British public." ref
The Team: Matthew Elliott, Jonathan Isaby, Hugh Bennett, David Scullion, Georgiana Bristol
News media is broken. The time has come for something different. This is why we created Byline, a one-stop crowdfunding and media outlet platform where journalists and quality bloggers reach readers directly.
- no w'pedia entry
Operates the following sites:
- Bytes Media delivers stories and analysis about issues where law and technology interact, with partial focus on UK law but also law overseas, for example copyright and patent law in the United States. The main focus, however, is free/libre software.
- Bytes Media: http://bytesmedia.co.uk/
- TechBytes: http://techrights.org/wiki/index.php/TechBytes
- TechBytes Video >> Bytes Media
- OpenBytes: https://openbytes.wordpress.com/
- TechRights: http://techrights.org/home/
- Tux Machines (no entry in side panel)
- Techrights Legal >> TechRights
- Byte.me >> OpenBytes
Most interesting is TechRights Wiki: The European Patent Office (EPO) has been granting software patents in Europe despite the law (as per the EPC) explicitly forbidding it. The profit motive ultimately compromised patent quality. There are even more mischievous practices going on, especially after the EPO's former head, Alison Brimelow, got replaced by a megalomaniac called Benoît Battistelli, who gradually drove away anything or anyone who threatens his undemocratic ambition of total power. Techrights wrote about the EPO in the following posts, organised chronologically, with addition of the following colour coding for improved organisation...
- Steve Topple, journalist
Editor: Oliver Wiseman; Director/Editor-in-Chief: Robert Colville, who is also Director at the Centre for Policy Studies. Deputy Editor: John Ashmore.ref CapX CapX is the pro-capitalist think tank that houses "screaming heads and professional trolls" rejected by other pro-capitalist think-tanks. DuckSoap, Dec.20.2015.
Denoted a "capitalist rag" by Guy Debord's Cat
The site supported a Leave vote in the 2016 EU referendum.
- 2011: Ashcroft sold PoliticsHome to Dods Group plc, retaining ConservativeHome.
- Sept.2009: Lord Michael Ashcroft, tax exile, deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, and owner of Lord Ashcroft Polls, acquired a controlling stake of 57.5% in PoliticsHome, ConservativeHome's parent company.
Founded in Mar.2011 as a not-for-profit resource by a coalition of 19 Universities, The Conversation has grown into a network spanning the UK, the USA, Africa, france, Canada, Indonesia and Spain.
CounterPunch has been described as left-wing. Its editors have described its coverage as "muckraking with a radical attitude".
- Brexit: Leave WhosInWhosOut
The Daily Express is a daily, national tabloid newspaper, founded in 1900. It aims to offer entertainment as well as cover important news items.
The Express has consistently supported the Conservative Party at every general election since GE-1939 to GE-2010, except for GE-2001.ref In GE-2015, they supported UKIP;ref but reverted to supporting the Conservatives in GE-2017.ref
- Peter Geoghegan
- These guys keeps snapshots of FT articles: https://archive.is/, https://archive.is/PAkgd
The Guardian is a daily newspaper, part of the Guardian Media Group plc along with its sister papers The Observer and The Guardian Weekly. Profits are reinvested in journalism rather than distributed to owners or shareholders.ref
The Guardian is the only British national daily to conduct an annual social, ethical and environmental audit in which it examines its own behaviour as a company, under the scrutiny of an independent external auditor.ref It is also the only British national daily newspaper to employ an internal ombudsman to handle complaints and corrections.
The Independent, established as a politically-independent national newspaper in 1986, has been online-only newspaper since Mar.2016. It tends to take a classical liberal, pro-market stance on economic issues.
An American right-wing news website, radio broadcast, and media platform. Run by Alex Jones, same dude as #Prison Planet. www.infowars.com
- Peter Edwards was editor of LabourList: I edited a Labour website but am fascinated by the Tories
London Evening Standard
- See main article London Evening Standard
Mint Press News
The Daily Mirror is a national daily tabloid newspaper founded in 1903. Originally pitched to the middle-class reader, it was converted into a working-class newspaper after 1934, in order to reach a larger audience. The Mirror has supported the Labour Party since GE-1945.ref
News of the World
- See also Rupert Murdoch
- 2018.01.18: Phone-hacking cases against Murdoch papers settled at last minute. Confidential settlement of cases against Sun and News of the World raises difficult issues for future hacking cases - Mr Justice Mann complained that issues important to another 47 hacking cases in the pipeline had not been determined in a case that would have heard allegations of wrongdoing by James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks. The Guardian, Dan Sabbagh
NewsThump is a satirical and spoof news website, taking a daily swipe at current affairs from the UK and around the world. It is published and owned by Thump Publishing Ltd. We aim to be equal opportunity piss-takers and have no particular affiliation or political preference. It is our stated aim to mock absolutely everyone, eventually. We are not afraid to skip a few steps like checking facts or corroborating sources, and we never let the truth ruin a funny story (it’s much easier just to make everything up). So, for clarification – If you read a story on here, then you are NOT supposed to believe it. It has been completely made up purely for entertainment purposes. It’s also worth noting that we regularly use rude words and stuff, so you need to be 18 to be reading this. ref
In the brash, bumptious, bullshit of our brave new world The Pin Prick seeks simply to serve, to entertain and to annoy. No minute by minute updates. No breaking news. No quarter given. None taken. Otto English. ref
The PMLiVE website and its associated monthly print magazine Pharmaceutical Market Europe (PME) and twice-yearly print titles Communiqué and The Directory are published by PMGroup. They offer the latest pharma news, analysis, jobs and events, including the annual Pharmaceutical Market Excellence Awards (PMEAs) and Communiqué Awards. ref Website
Politico is an American-owned media company, which covers international politics and policy, and distributes content via its website, TV, radio, and newspapers.
Politico Europe was launched in Sept.2014 as a joint venture with German publisher Axel Springer SE,ref and has made several European acquisitions since then.ref It claims to be non-partisan, an assertion which has been disputed by some.ref Website, Politico
Holy crap - see a listing of their websites here, https://www.compelo.com/privacy-policy/. Some serious consolidation going on here. See https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/06339167/, https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/search/officers?q=%22Michael+Thomas+Danson%22. Not sure how it fits in with Compelo yet. Good Compelo pic here, https://www.compelo.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Compelo-logo-1.png. Good Press Gazette pic here, https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/wp-content/themes/overcast/img/press-gazette-logo.png
- Run by Alex Jones, same dude as #InfoWars. Paul Joseph Watson is also involved.
Prison Planet / Paul Joseph Watson has regularly been involved in known Russian narratives post-terror attacks and has regularly attacked Sweden with confirmed Russian disinformation. He was barred from tweeting in Sweden in 2017, along with Arron Banks' Westmonster. Watson has also vocally opposed YouTube's measures to demonetise fake news and extremist content. Byline
Private Eye is the UK's number one best-selling news and current affairs magazine, edited by Ian Hislop. It offers a unique blend of humour, social and political observations and investigative journalism. Published fortnightly, the magazine is read by over 700,000 readers and costs just £2.00 an issue.
Their (free) Special Reports are well worth reading. ref Private Eye
Reaction is produced by a team based in London and is edited by its founder Iain Martin, political commentator and author. Ian Martin has surfaced in The Times, and in CapX. Team: Robert Salisbury, Iain Martin, Maggie Pagano, Alastair Benn, Mark Fox. Advisory Board: Viscount Ridley, Sian Hansen, Lord Hill (Jonathan Hill, Baron Hill of Oareford), Nicole Gray Conchai, James Olley. https://reaction.life/about/.
- A known arm of the Russian state, who openly admit to operating as part of Putin's war apparatus.
- Dec.20.2018: RT guilty of breaching broadcasting code in Salisbury aftermath. Ofcom says Russian-backed channel broke impartiality rules seven times in six weeks. RT responded by saying they broadcast into a tiny echo chamber, so it doesn't matter. Jim Waterson, The Guardian.
- Apr.20.2018: RT’s propaganda deserves mockery but not a ban. Have no doubt: RT, the television channel formerly known as Russia Today, is a malign force. Its presentation, graphics and reports contrive to convince viewers that it is a serious channel offering genuine news coverage, but it exists to push a stream of conspiracy theories and rumours, mixed with subtle promotion of Moscow’s line on world events. ... OfCom has opened 7 investigations into whether the channel had breached impartiality rules since the Salisbury nerve agent attack. Ofcom’s inquiries could lead to RT losing its broadcasting licence. But while it is clearly a mouthpiece for Moscow, we should not ban RT. Such a move would backfire, with retaliatory action to expel our journalists in Russia that would hamper both understanding of events there and the free flow of news for opposition forces. Ian Birrell, The Times.
Signs of the Times (SOTT)
- a research project of the non-profit Quantum Future Group (QFG).
- Why I post articles from SOTT.net, Bernhard Guenther, May.04.2011
- Regulated by IMPRESS
- Run by 52-year-old Steve Walker as a sideline to his job as boss of a mailing company, has grown in profile and popularity since the rise of Mr Corbyn and his unexpected success in the snap General Election.
- DDG search
- Jan.01.2018: Fresh Attacks on SkawkBox on Year's Day - What They're Not Telling You. The attacks are fake because (a) they cherry-pick parts of the decision and (b) fails to mention IPSO's funding and management in order to treat the organisation – which is not Leveson-compliant – as an independent and official arbiter. SkawkBox, '
- Nov.17.2017: Attacks on SkawkBox Intensifying and Desperate. Wonder Why... A week ago, we reported on the Murdoch Times using a decision by IPSO on a complaint made about smears in the Mail and Sun to attack this blog's credibility. That attack has now been repeated and intensified across the right-wing press including, yesterday, Murdoch’s Sun. The SkawkBox, '
- Nov.16.2017: Labour's Fake News. Labour MPs give support to left-wing conspiracy blog which has been officially declared "fake news" by press watchdog. SkwawkBox has spread conspiracy theories about a cover-up of the Grenfell Tower disaster. Other conspiracies reported by Skwawkbox include the unfounded claim that the BBC deliberately manipulated footage of Theresa May’s disastrous Tory conference speech to spare her embarrassment. At least eight MPs allied to Jeremy Corbyn have formed links with the website, giving it interviews and in some cases encouraging the public to donate money to it. Chris Williamson, Barry Gardiner, Ian Lavery, Laura Pidcock, Dennis Skinner, Emma Dent Coad, Centrist Labour MPs have ... accusing the blog of spreading "alternative facts". Slamming Skwawkbox’s coverage of the Westminster sex scandal, Stella Creasy tweeted this week: "It has no place in a fair process, and no place in progressive politics." Wes Streeting said "I don’t think that Skwawkbox is anything other than a propaganda machine pumping out a series of opinion pieces masquerading as news. Labour MPs certainly shouldn’t lend credibility to the idea that Skwawkbox is a provider of news rather than opinion." The Sun, Hugo Gye
- Nov.09.2017: New Establishment Attack on The SkwawkBox. Some months ago, the SkawkBox lodged a complaint against the Daily Mail and The Sun about their "fake news" allegations against this blog. IPSO took an inordinate amount of time to reject the complaint and support the two newspapers. The social media attempts to smear this blog based on IPSO's decisions have already started to appear, with even the Tory "joke-Momentum" Activate claiming IPSO has "confirmed" that the SkawkBox is "fake news". The Establishment really doesn't like + fears + will attempt to intimidate the New Left Media. The SkawkBox, '
- Oct.01.2017: SkawkBox Receives Impress Trust Mark. The SKWAWKBOX was invited by independent press regulator IMPRESS to register with the organisation and receive the IMPRESS Trust Mark for Trust in Journalism. The SkawkBox, '
- Jun.19.2017: Skwawkbox — an embarrassment to the Left. Bob Pitt, Medium.
- The Spectator, Website
- Brexit: Leave WhosInWhosOut
The Spectator, first published in Jul.1828, is a weekly magazine on politics, culture, and current affairs. The magazine also contains arts pages on books, music, opera, and film and TV reviews.
The Spectator is generally supportive of the Conservative Party, although regular contributors include some outside that fold.
spiked is an online magazine, whose stated aim is to be a "metaphorical missile against misanthropy".ref It claims to support free speech — but only if you "freely speak" in favour of their pet ideologies. It is sneakily funded by the Koch brothers, via their Charles Koch Foundation.
A known arm of the Russian state, who openly admit to operating as part of Putin's war apparatus.
See main article News UK
See main article News UK
Tax Research UK
- Richard Murphy
- David and Frederick Barclay acquired the group in July 2004
- Third Sector (magazine)
- Third Sector is the UK's leading publication for everyone who needs to know what’s going on in the voluntary and not-for-profit sector.
- The printed magazine is the UK’s only bi-monthly magazine for decision-makers in charities, the voluntary and community sector.
- Owned by the Haymarket Group Ltd.
- See main article News UK
The Times is a national daily newspaper based in London. The Times and its sister paper The Sunday Times are published by Times Newspapers, a subsidiary of News UK, itself a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corporation Inc. The Times and The Sunday Times were founded independently, do not share editorial staff, and have only had common ownership since 1967, when the Astor family sold The Times to Canadian-owned Thomson Newspapers Ltd, who already owned The Sunday Times.
- Editor: Tim Montgomerie
Vice News UK
Owned by US company Vice Media Inc., Vice News covers emerging current affairs world-wide, especially those not given much coverage by the mainstream media. Some more traditional journalists are less than impressed with its "edgy, hip" approach. Others consider it to be "brilliantly edited and often utterly compelling". Owned by US company Vice Media Inc, it has offices in 35 countries.
- Arron Banks § Westmonster, Michael Heaver. See also UKIP.
The website was launched one day prior to Trump's inauguration as President by Arron Banks and Michael Heaver, former press adviser to Nigel Farage. Westmonster is modelled along the same lines as Breitbart News and the Drudge Report. IOW, they cherry-pick articles from the media that support their views, and re-title them with something eye-catching. The site is supplemented with "opinion" pieces. Website
Wired UK, launched in Apr.2009, is a bi-monthly magazine reporting on science and technology, business and lifestyle. It covers a broad range of topics including design, architecture, culture, the economy, politics and philosophy.
Both in 2011 and in 2014, Wired UK was named as the magazine of the year by the Digital Magazine Awards.ref
Owned by American mass media company Condé Nast Inc, Wired is a UK offshoot of the original US version Wired.
- ^ Tory activists may get blog spot. Bloggers could have their own area at the Conservatives' annual conference in a sign of a growing influence of Tory internet networks. BBC News, Jun.08.2006.
- ^ Battle of the conference blogs. Everywhere you look at political party conferences you see people hunched over lap top computers or speaking in staccato sentences into mobile phones. BBC News, Sept.15.2006.
- ^ If you want to Leave, vote with your heart today. Paul Goodman, ConservativeHome, Jun.23.2016.
- ^ Ashcroft Shuffles Pack: Loss Making PoliticsHome sold for £0.00. Merges with loss-making political publisher Dods' ePolitix. Guido Fawkes, Jul.01.2011.
- ^ What the Cabinet Office letters on Lord Ashcroft show. Evidence released today shows that Ashcroft's peerage was awarded on the basis that he would become a full UK taxpayer. Polly Curtis, The Guardian, Mar.18.2010.
- ^ Anger over Ashcroft peerage. BBC News, Mar.31.2010.
- ^ Lord Ashcroft buys into Tory site. BBC News, Sept.22.2009.
- ^ Founding Partners. The Conversation. Accessed Sept.20.2020.
- ^ Republishing guidelines. The Conversation. Accessed Sept.20.2020.
- ^ The Devil You Know. Franklin Foer, The New Republic, Apr.15.2002.
- ^ "We've got all the right enemies." CounterPunch. Original archived on Apr.25.2011.