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Yesterday’s news?

Published 5 February 2014

BLOG: 25 years of Sky News

The improbable coming true

Published 11 July 2011

Never has a week seemed like such a long time in news. Go back a month and if anyone had said that the News of the World would soon be no more and that News International would be fighting for its reputation and survival, you’d think they were mad and would be preparing to get the doctors with the straight jackets.

Buying time

Published 6 July 2011

Can News Corporation still achieve its dream of taking over BSkyB despite what now appears to be difficult if not insurmountable obstacles that have been placed in its path? Up…

Sold for Sky

Published 3 March 2011

Admit it to yourself, this isn’t a surprise even if you initially thought it was. It seemed obvious that Sky News was going to be the sacrificial lamb in a…

A pragmatic stance?

Published 25 January 2011

There will no doubt be a lot of people looking at Jeremy Hunt today and drawing a lot of negative conclusions.

Sky low

Published 25 January 2011

I’m no particular fan of this present government. I’m hardly unique in this, but I’m still finding it hard to accept that we appear to have got both the furthest-to-the-right…

Biased opinion

Published 18 December 2010

Major news provision costs money. Of all people, Mark Thompson ought to know a thing or two when it comes to such matters, as well as the roles and responsibilities…

Jackson mania

Published 26 June 2009

Once every so often, a news story breaks of great enough importance that gets the media into such a tizz it makes everything else take a back seat for a…


Published 27 January 2009

How the call for aid to Gaza left the BBC in the thick of battle As the controversy surrounding the BBC’s stubborn refusal to air the DEC Gaza appeal rumbles…

Head in the Sky

Published 26 January 2009

Sky Won’t Screen Gaza Aid Appeal So Sky News has joined the BBC in deciding not to screen the Gaza appeal. Given that ITV, Channel 4 and Five, which have…

BSkyB vs Virgin: The Wider Implications

Published 1 April 2007

What will be the outcome of the BSkyB – Virgin Media bun-fight?

“Fox News is not fair and balanced”, says Ofcom

Published 24 March 2005

A few weeks ago I was flicking through channels on my Sky “freesat” (the quotes are because “Freesat” is actually, believe it or not, a BBC trademark) system upstairs to…

Mr. Murdoch comes to Ireland

Published 10 May 2004

Tonight, Sky News launched a new twice-nightly news bulletin for Ireland, called Sky News Ireland. For 30 minutes at 7pm and 10pm each weeknight, the Murdoch empire takes its first…

News makes news

Published 1 January 2002

Sky vs BBC

Press Red

Published 1 January 2002

Interactive services put to the test

Channel Guide: Sky News

Published 1 January 2002

The third or so force in television news