New data-driven analysis of how the UK media covered the EU Referendum campaign

13 05 2017

A new study from the Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power, based at the Policy Institute at King’s College London, analyses UK media coverage of last year’s Brexit campaign. Read the rest of this entry »





Here’s why the Murdochs’ bid for control of Sky must be referred to Ofcom – Martin Moore

3 03 2017

Almost seven years on from the Murdoch’s first attempt to take over the remainder of Sky, Rupert, James and Lachlan are trying again. This time they are confident of pulling it off. Read the rest of this entry »





The Risks of Abandoning Leveson – Martin Moore

6 01 2017

Lord Justice LevesonHow will Theresa May’s government decide whether to implement Leveson after the current consultation closes? It appears to be inclined to dilute or abandon the court costs incentives and Leveson Part Two – otherwise why launch the consultation in the first place? Read the rest of this entry »





The Pilling Review of IPSO: An exercise in futility – Martin Moore

12 10 2016

pilling-reportIf the Pilling Review [pdf] was the industry’s attempt to give IPSO some legitimacy then it has backfired.

The review was set up by IPSO, paid for by IPSO, and had terms of reference agreed with IPSO, in order to assess the independence and effectiveness of IPSO. In that sense its purpose was compromised before it had even begun. Read the rest of this entry »





Imagine if Google or Facebook took a line on the EU referendum – Martin Moore

7 06 2016

EU ReferendumImagine if on June 23 this year British citizens looking at google.co.uk found the words #VoteIn towards the bottom of the search page. Perhaps they would ignore it and go about their business, or perhaps it would remind them that they had not yet voted and ought to before it was too late. Whatever their views on the EU referendum, such an expression of partisanship may surprise them. Read the rest of this entry »





New Report: UK Election 2015, Setting the Agenda – Martin Moore and Gordon Ramsay

20 10 2015

Election UnspunThe battle to set the agenda during the UK General Election 2015 was fought by all sides through social media and mainstream news outlets. The way that battle played out and the influence of each media source on pulling public attention towards a particular issue is the basis of a new report, “UK Election 2015: Setting the Agenda” [pdf] by Martin Moore and Gordon Ramsay”. Read the rest of this entry »





IPSO: New appointments further increase dependence on powerful industry figures – Martin Moore and Gordon Ramsay

4 11 2014

IPSOIn the last few weeks there have been significant developments in press regulation that have gone entirely unreported, despite the fact that they involve the most senior figures in the news industry, and despite that fact that they increase the dependence of the industry’s new self-regulatory body, IPSO, on the major publishers. Read the rest of this entry »