An astonishing lack of self awareness is demonstrated in a promotional campaign from Newsworks, a marketing body owned by the main national newspapers. Under the strapline “A light in the darkness” are listed supposed examples of outstanding journalism including the Hillsborough disaster and phone hacking — events which are held as, errr, exemplars of untruthfulness and criminality on the […]

The BBC’s north of England correspondent Judith Moritz has been tweeting some details of the Hilsborough Panel Report, revealing collusion between The Sun newspaper and the establishment to smear victims of the disaster: The sources of the notorious and discredited front page splash were the Sheffield-based news agency “Whites” and a local Tory MP Sir […]