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Year Of The Expert continues.

In Chapter 3 we begin to get your insights. Academics from the University of Westminster give their reasons why engaging with the media matters.

Morning all – it’s Monday 22nd January 2024.

Monday: The Lords are scheduled to debate the proposed UK-Rwanda treaty

Tuesday: Oscar nominations

New Hampshire Primaries

Wednesday: Parole hearing for Gary Glitter 

Thursday:  Humza Yousaf and Alister Jack at Covid-19 inquiry 

Friday: Ofcom/CMA deadline for report on Telegraph acquisition 

Saturday: Australian Open women’s final

Sunday: Annual Bloody Sunday commemoration march

“She has ensured the Mirror remains the powerful voice it is for the decent, compassionate people of Britain because she herself is decent and compassionate.”

A source quoted in the Guardian following the news that Mirror Editor Alison Phillips is to take voluntary redundancy.

Job and budget cuts at Reach, the tabloid’s parent company are savage.

The source continues:

“…While there are some great journalists left at the Mirror, many fear that without Alison at the helm, it’s the end for the UK’s only left-leaning tabloid.”


The UK saw the biggest drop in trust in the media and was the least-trusted out of 28 countries surveyed for the latest Edelman Trust Barometer.


(I’ll warn you in advance that it makes for pretty depressing reading.)


Tens of thousands of public sector workers took part in a day of action – the biggest mass stoppage since 1926 – in support of a claim for more pay on this day in 1979.

Highs today of 11 degrees in Canterbury and 10 in Prestatyn.

Time for the obligatory dog photo and our special guest star series continues. Monday Media Briefing reader Laura writes:

May I present Martha’s (the working cocker) brood, which arrived just before Christmas. Four boys and one girl, who we’re keeping. She’s named Malin, after the Shipping Forecast, and like her brothers is starting to act a bit cyclonic, occasionally variable, veering good. 

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