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Richard Sambrook


Westminster attack: journalists need to beware the fog of breaking news

Channel 4 News has learned a hard lesson in the wake of the Westminster terror attack. It had to apologise – and pull a repeat of its news programme – after wrongly naming a man still in prison as the terrorist. It wasn’t alone –...

Why the media got it so wrong on Brexit and Trump

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election, the US media has embarked on a flurry of self-recrimination. Much of what they discuss applies equally to the UK media and the problems with news coverage of the EU referendum. There is no doubt the two big...

What is happening to television news?

Traditional television viewing is falling, and the rapid rise of online video viewing continues. If television news providers fail to respond to these profound shifts in how people use media, they risk eventually becoming irrelevant, a new report from the Reuters Institute for the Study...

Panama Papers: the nuts and bolts of a massive international investigation

The reporting of the Panama Papers – which has been based on a massive global analysis of documents leaked from law firm, Mossack Fonseca, outlining how the world’s elite use tax havens, is a remarkable feat of collaboration which builds on several trends in investigative...