Death By Clickbait

Online news’ thirst for traffic has sidelined polemics and transformed journalists into thieves and liars

Protestant Power Games

Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, superbly adapted for television, is brilliant because it defies easy definition

Don’t Let Police Take Liberties

The Leveson Inquiry’s carelessness with basic democratic principles has undermined journalistic freeedom

Who’s in Charge of BBC News?

The Corporation's reporting and investigations are still essential-but now they are threatened from within 

Right-on self-righteousness

Arguments made by the feminist   critics of Gone Girl demonstrate the problem the Left has with language

Pride and Prejudice

A new movie about the miners’ strike ignores the fact that it left Britain with nothing to feel good about

Revolt of the TV Eunuchs

Celebrity presenters such as Jon Snow reject impartiality. But the news must not be twisted

Propaganda Shouldn’t Pay

Press officers and PRs are corrupting public life. Journalists must lead a revolt against this pestilential trade

You Can’t Read all About It Anymore

The web has ushered in a new era of journalism-but left a gaping hole in the coverage of vital local news

Deluge of Green Sentimentality

In Darren Aronofsky's Noah God punishes humanity for its crimes against the environment

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"