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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Thursday 04 July 2013
Mandela’s daughter said there is a racist element to the way her father’s health is being covered - so at the very least people should listen
Monday 01 July 2013
The winners of the Press Photographer’s Year 2013 awards have been announced. But besides, brilliant photography, there were also multimedia entries. Watch the award-winning ones below:
Sunday 16 June 2013
Dr Karen Shalev-Greene, director of the Centre for the Study of Missing Persons, is currently studying the ways different cases are treated in the media.
Friday 31 May 2013
When bile such as this is sent unchecked into the atmosphere, it poisons the air
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Captain says focus is on Champions Trophy campaign rather than biggest event of summer
Wednesday 22 May 2013
A majority of MPs on the House of Commons specialist media committee have written to the Privy Council to protest over the press industry's proposals for its future regulation.
Friday 17 May 2013
New research from mental health charity Mind and Moneysupermarket suggests that 16 million people find finances the most stressful aspect of their lives.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
Joyce Brothers, who died on 13 May at the age of 85, was a psychologist who pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s and enjoyed a prolific career as a syndicated columnist, author and television and film personality. She first gained fame on a game show and went on to publish 15 books and make cameo appearances on shows like Happy Days and The Simpsons. She was on Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show nearly 100 times.
Monday 13 May 2013
In a country still recovering from war, reporting is as dangerous as ever
Saturday 20 April 2013
It's no surprise that the tasting of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti's latest release at Corney & Barrow's Tower of London offices took place in hushed tones. Yes, there's the reverence accorded to what the wine exchange Liv-ex calls 'the new darling of the fine wine trade', recently awarded number-one spot in its Top 10 global fine wine brands.
Saturday 13 April 2013
Peter Fleming was the eldest of four brothers, one of whom became the creator of James Bond. Born into a world of privilege, he went to Eton and Oxford and decided to be an adventurer – not a career category open to many. During the Second World War he served with the Grenadier Guards and was awarded the OBE, before returning to squiredom in Oxfordshire. He also married the actress Celia Johnson, and must have had to put up with a lot of "Brief Encounter" jokes. But we're concerned with the period before the war, when he began travel writing.
Tuesday 02 April 2013
Henrique Capriles has hit out at the overwhelming bias of the Venezuelan state media, claiming that the VTV channel alone has given 46 hours and 43 minutes of coverage to Nicolas Maduro since the former bus driver became acting President after the death of Hugo Chavez on 8 March. Over the same period, Mr Capriles claimed he received just one minute and 18 seconds of airtime.
Second tragedy for French version of Survivor reality show as staff doctor kills himself following death of contestant
Tuesday 02 April 2013
A doctor working for France's version of the television reality show Survivor committed suicide yesterday, leaving a note saying he had been unfairly criticised over the death of a contestant, the programme's broadcaster said.
Monday 25 March 2013
The best news photography from across the UK
Saturday 09 March 2013
Local media agree to avoid speculation in bid to avoid repeat of 2007 post-election violence
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Crystal meth addict 'gouged out his eyes and ate them' while high on drug, Australian MP claims
- 2 As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
- 3 The ten most unequal developed countries in the world
- 4 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 5 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama