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.
Marvel has released the first teaser trailer a week early after it leaked online
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
- 1 Nokia no more: Microsoft drops once-ubiquitous mobile name – in favour of its Lumia brand
- 2 Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery: 'I'm living a fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
- 3 Banksy not arrested: Internet duped by fake report claiming artist's identity revealed
- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis