Ian Burrell

Ian Burrell is Assistant Editor and Media Editor of The Independent.

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The Mirror was criticised after it was revealed that the photo it used for the front page was of an American girl called Anne

The Mirror's photo of a crying child isn't what it seems, but that doesn't make it a hoax

The paper used the tears of an American girl to sell its story on child hunger - so what?

The front page of the Mirror was criticised after it was revealed the photo used was of an American girl called Anne

The Mirror's photo of a crying child isn't what it seems, but this is no hoax

The paper used the tears of an American girl to sell its story on child hunger in the UK - so what?

The growing reputation of BuzzFeed’s reporting teams has helped it to hire top investigative talent

BuzzFeed: Cute cats and hard news? There’s room for both as site seeks to refresh itself

The Media Column: People want to work for BuzzFeed. They see the way it’s growing

The Director General promised action after he was advised that 15 out of the 18 publicity images in the lobby of the BBC’s £1 billion New Broadcasting House headquarters featured men

BBC chief Lord Hall promises to do more to celebrate women

Director General promises action after he was advised that 15 out of the 18 publicity images in the lobby of the BBC’s £1bn headquarters featured men

Beeb announces Kim Shillinglaw as new controller of BBC 2

The BBC has confirmed that Kim Shillinglaw, its head of science and natural history commissioning, is to be the new controller of BBC2.

Maria Miller quit the Cabinet to prevent her situation in “any way detracting from the achievements of the Government”

Maria Miller brought down by post-Leveson witch hunt? No, that doesn't add up

Culture Secretary Maria Miller was brought down by a media “witch hunt” because of her involvement in Lord Justice Leveson’s reforms of the press, according to a warped theory adopted by her few political supporters.

Doreen Lawrence, murdered teenager Stephen's mother

More pressure on Scotland Yard as Theresa May celebrates Doreen Lawrence 'game changer of the year'

The Home Secretary Theresa May has put new pressure on the top brass at Scotland Yard by paying a glowing tribute to the “strength” and “persistence” of Baroness Lawrence, the campaigning mother of murdered student Stephen and an outspoken critic of the Metropolitan Police.

An Instagram image from Peaches Geldof showing herself with her mother Paula Yates

Peaches Geldof dead: A woman who barely had a moment to live away from the public gaze

Just before she died Peaches Geldof posted on the Internet an Instagram shot of herself as a small child being held by her mother Paula Yates, the pair of them with their hair tied up with colourful bows.

The PM of St.Vincent and The Grenadines presents Felix Dennis with a gift of a painting by artist Calvert

The millionaire and the island nation: Eccentric mogul Felix Dennis to buy one laptop for every child in St Vincent and the Grenadines

It is a good thing for the world’s 193rd most populous country, St Vincent and the Grenadines, that it has an Honorary Consul in Warwickshire.

Richard Desmond bought Channel 5 for £103.5m

Channel 5: From Richard Desmond to Discovery, the race for the channel hots up

American channel’s owner covets Desmond’s station as a vehicle for English football

Day In a Page

Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail. If you think it's awful, then just don't watch it'

Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail'

As the second series of his divisive sitcom 'Derek' hits screens, the comedian tells James Rampton why he'll never bow to the critics who habitually circle his work
Mad Men series 7, TV review: The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge

Mad Men returns for a final fling

The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge
Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground as there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit

Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground

Technology giant’s scientists say there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit
Westminster is awash with tales of young men being sexually harassed - but it's far from being just a problem in politics

Is sexual harassment a fact of gay life?

Westminster is awash with tales of young men being sexually harassed - but it's far from being just a problem in politics
Moshi Monster creator Michael Acton Smith: The man behind a British success story

Moshi Monster creator Michael Acton Smith

Acton Smith launched a world of virtual creatures who took the real world by storm
Kim Jong-un's haircut: The Independent heads to Ealing to try out the dictator's do

Our journalist tries out Kim Jong-un's haircut

The North Korean embassy in London complained when M&M Hair Academy used Kim Jong-un's image in the window. Curious, Guy Pewsey heads to the hair salon and surrenders to the clippers
A History of the First World War in 100 moments: A forgotten naval victory in which even Nature played a part

A History of the First World War in 100 moments

A forgotten naval victory in which even Nature played a part
Vespa rides on with launch of Primavera: Iconic Italian scooter still revving up millions of sales

Vespa rides on with launch of the Primavera

The Vespa has been a style icon since the 1950s and the release this month of its latest model confirms it has lost little of its lustre
Record Store Day: Independent music shops can offer a tempting alternative to downloads

Record Store Day celebrates independent music shops

This Saturday sees a host of events around the country to champion the sellers of well-grooved wax
Taunton's policy of putting philosophy at heart of its curriculum is one of secrets of its success

Education: Secret of Taunton's success

Taunton School, in Somerset, is one of the country's leading independent schools, says Richard Garner
10 best smartphones

10 best smartphones

With a number of new smartphones on the market, we round up the best around, including some more established models
Mickey Arthur: Aussie tells ECB to stick with Ashley Giles

Mickey Arthur: Aussie tells ECB to stick with Ashley Giles

The former Australia coach on why England must keep to Plan A, about his shock at their collapse Down Under, why he sent players home from India and the agonies of losing his job
Homelessness: Why is the supported lodgings lifeline under threat?

Why is the supported lodgings lifeline under threat?

Zubairi Sentongo swapped poverty in Uganda for homelessness in Britain. But a YMCA scheme connected him with a couple offering warmth and shelter
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: When the world’s biggest shed took over Regent’s Park

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

When the world’s biggest shed took over Regent’s Park
The pain of IVF

The pain of IVF

As an Italian woman vows to keep the babies from someone else’s eggs, Julian Baggini ponders how the reality of childbirth is often messier than the natural ideal