Brian Cathcart

Brian Cathcart


Brian Cathcart is professor of journalism at Kingston University London and was a founder of the Hacked Off campaign. He served as specialist adviser to the commons media select committee in 2008-10. Irish by background, he was a journalist at Reuters, the Independent papers and the New Statesman, and has written books about the murders of Stephen Lawrence and Jill Dando, as well as on the history of nuclear science.

Brian’s book, Everybody’s Hacked Off: Why We Don’t Have the Press We Deserve and What to Do About It, with an introduction by Hugh Grant, was published as a Penguin Special in September 2012. His latest book, The News From Waterloo, was published by Faber in Spring 2015.

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This brilliant article by @MLiebreich starts as a correction to the (mis)reporting of EV car emissions & turns into a thrilling exposé of car lobby deception & anti-Net Zero bias in conservative UK media. 10/10 journalism, 10/10 ☕️break read #Astongate

Let's be clear about where transphobia is in the UK. Transgender Day of Remembrance remembers trans people murdered in acts of transphobic violence. And @WeAreFairCop chose that day to tweet "#SayYesToHate".

I love this newspaper, and if you want to keep the billionaires control out of the news you should subscribe too.

The Esso Hibernia under construction, Wallsend shipyard, 1970.
Picture courtesy of Newcastle City Library Photographic Collection #TransportArtWeekend @GrimArtGroup

@MichaelRosenYes I suffer with recall issues, sometimes my brain comes up with a close-but-no-cigar alternative. I don't realise that my daughter in law's new top isn't 'stir fried' its tie-dyed, and the cat definitely didn't have baby chickens until after I've already declared it out loud 🤦‍♀️

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There are media outlets in this completely normal country losing their mind over The Crown more than the consequences of Brexit

8 years since Leveson released the results of his inquiry and yet

As revolt grows over lockdown, important to remember that 4500 people have died with COVID-19 over the past seven days. 16,000 people are in hospital with COVID-19.

TOMORROW: Minister tells Netflix: Warn viewers The Crown is they have previously been fooled by a bus.

We've reached 140 pledges and are nearly 40% of the way to our target! A huge thanks to everyone who's backed our campaign so far! ==>

Weekend digital front page - ABUSE OF TRUTH - headlines by @jonlis1 @davidhencke @StephenColegra1 @WritesBright @BrianCathcart @River_Advntures @tommywalkerco @cjwerleman @shaws85


COVID coverage in @MailOnline was so packed with distortions that even the Govt @DHSCgovuk called them out... only to back down later after press pressure. No sign of action from @IPSONews & article remains accessible. Public deserves better.

Why this is not being shouted from the rafters, I don’t know 👇

Deeply irresponsible COVID coverage from the @MailOnline. No sign of action from @IpsoNews

Credit to @FullFact who also published great factcheck on some of this

Somehow, with every new day, Johnson manages to reveal himself as little more than an unoriginal Trump impersonator. Everything is optics.

Everyone stop working for a moment and read this thread

I wonder how many 'mainstream' journalists have seen this, or interviewed Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi. @NUJofficial @NUJ_LFB @NUJLeft @BBCJournalism @BBCNewsnight @Channel4News @SkyNews

This exquisite photograph of Liverpool docks with the cathedral in the background – amazingly like a painting – appeared on a British Travel and Holidays Association poster in 1955. It was uncredited. Can anyone identify the photographer?