Alain de Botton is probably anticipating sceptical reviews of his new book. It is unfortunate that, as a philosophical analysis of the news media, it is bound to be assessed by the very outlets, often resistant to change, that it seeks to correct.
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Friday 13 September 2013
Former showbiz reporter Victoria Newton has been appointed editor of The Sun On Sunday.
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Even crusty journalists have displayed a heart which I have never before witnessed
Sunday 08 September 2013
Some activists see Blairite diehards trying to ‘break the link’ – but this is at best paranoid
Thursday 05 September 2013
A former senior Sun journalist, an ex-Daily Mirror journalist, a police officer and a prison officer have appeared in court charged in relation to the investigation into corrupt payments to police and public officials.
Wednesday 04 September 2013
FA chairman has lofty ambitions for the national team - and sets out how they are achievable
Thursday 29 August 2013
Clare Swift, who died from cancer on 23 August aged 47 after a brief illness, was PA to four consecutive editors of The Independent on Sunday, of whom I was the second. I was so impressed by her reliability, efficiency and independence of mind that I later persuaded her to join me in a similar role when I became editor of the New Statesman.
Saturday 03 August 2013
Fictitious restaurant fools TripAdvisor
The moral of the story is: only read the negative reviews. If they are fake, the resort or venue will take action to have them removed from TripAdvisor. But if a positive review is faked, no-one (other than a bored or conscientious journalist) will check it.
Wednesday 31 July 2013
One of those tree-hugger people?
Monday 22 July 2013
A run around the Olympic Stadium offers hope for the future
Saturday 20 July 2013
I arrived in Detroit ready to roll, ready to rock. At last I was in Henry Ford's Motor City, where he conceived the Model T, the vehicle that made modern America. Finally, I was in the place where Motown was born, where Berry Gordy built a musical dynasty: Diana Ross and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson, the Jackson 5. For me, Detroit was iconic, a symbol of America in its mid-20th-century pomp.
Friday 12 July 2013
The former newspaper tycoon Eddy Shah was found not guilty torday of raping an underage schoolgirl at a string of London hotels.
Tuesday 09 July 2013
Lee Hang-kook and co-pilot did not say a word to one another until shortly before plane's tail section clipped the seawall at the end of the runway
Friday 05 July 2013
Conservative lawmakers voted for the bill to pass but later realised that a change in the language could allow gay marriage.
Friday 21 June 2013
Former editor of The Scottish Sun had defended the publication of nude pictures of Prince Harry
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Lord Grade, the former chairman of both the BBC and ITV, has been suggested as a potential "mediator" who could help broker the current impasse over future press regulation.
Someone cruising Lincoln MP Karl McCartney's Twitter favourites (as you do) this morning, discovered among tweets about positive goings-on in his constituency, an image of a woman tied to a bed wearing crotchless underwear.
Detective novelist who wrote Death comes to Pemberley passed away peacefully at her home, aged 94
Sites using the popular Gigya comment platform were attacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA)
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Bollywood actress Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy after appearing in mock TV wedding scene
- 1 'Kidnapped boy may have been abused and murdered by VIP paedophile ring,' say police
- 3 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 4 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football