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Review: Inventing Anna

Inventing Anna, loosely based on the true story of Anna Delvey, is a Netflix series created and written by big names like Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. Unfortunately, it manages to make an intriguing mastermind con-artist bland and facile, despite trying hard to do the opposite. New York journalist Vivian Kent (Anna Chlumsky) desperately tries to […]

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Culture Film

The French Dispatch: A Love Letter to the New Yorker

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Journalists work backstage – we love to talk about other people in the spotlight, but no one ever talks about us. But in Wes Anderson’s fantastical tale about The French Dispatch, based in the small French town Ennui-sur-Blasé (literally boredom on blasé), the tables have turned. The story is about editor Arthur Howitzer […]

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The Cummings interview: an intro to bullshit

The Cumming’s interview was going to be like the next marvel superhero blockbuster but for boring people. Think less ‘Captain America beating up nazis’ and more ‘sad creepy old man whines for an hour’. Much like any highly anticipated release it turned out to be significantly underwhelming. It was simply Cummings giving us a clearly […]

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Features

Defamation: why is the law changing in Scotland?

In early March 2021, all eyes were on the Scottish Parliament as Nicola Sturgeon was scrutinised for the handling of sexual harassment complaints. Amidst the headlines, it was easy to miss the unanimous passing of the Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Bill. This landmark piece of legislation aims to modernise and simplify the law of […]

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A plea for student journalism

This is a plea, from an outgoing Deputy EiC, to support student journalism. Now, more than perhaps any other time in recent years, the university needs to be held accountable. In the past year the university has failed to support student mental health, charged us full price for severely limited online learning, profited off student […]

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Love him or hate him, Britain needs Piers Morgan

I strongly disagree with him on most issues, but we need journalists like Piers Morgan doing what they do. Before we embark on this unique defence of Piers Morgan, let me state clearly: this is not about some widespread conspiracy against ‘free speech’. It is purely a defence of Piers Morgan, solely regarding the events […]

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Technology

In Australia vs. Google, independent journalism loses

The Australian government is taking on Google. At least, that is how most British outlets have been covering the tech giant’s opposition of the recent controversial legislation, which would see companies like Google and Facebook negotiating deals with news media companies before they can use their content. If negotiation grew stale, then a government-approved independent […]

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Piers Morgan should not be applauded simply for doing his job

In the past few years, it is unquestionable that Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan has caused countless controversies and scandals, whether that has been Papoose Gate, degrading the challenges facing transgender people, or making sexist comments about his colleagues live on air. However, within the last few months, people who I have previously seen […]