Media outlets

Whoever controls the media, controls the mind

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Media | “the means of mass communication (collectively)”


To be frank, I’m an Anglophile through and through so you’ll see here that I focus on British media for the most part. However, I’ve added some American enterprises too. Don’t get me wrong, I’m an internationalist but I’m just posting here what I like (or think fellow Anglophiles should know about). The online entities that I mention are (almost) all American and I’ve added a few YouTube channels which, strictly speaking, may not be media outlets at all but I myself consider them as such.

NEWSPAPERS
The Guardian
The Independent
The Financial Times
The Times
The Telegraph
Daily Mail & Daily Express
The Mirror, The Sun & The Daily Star

Magazines
New Statesman
The Spectator
New Scientist
Nature
The Economist
The New Yorker
Time
Scientific American
National Geographic

Online only
The Intercept_
Vice
Vox
BigThink
Intelligence2
Stated Clearly
TED ed


The BBC

The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is a public service broadcaster (government-owned). It is the world’s oldest national broadcasting organisation and the largest broadcaster in the world (by employees) and is headquartered in London. It has ten radio stations serving the whole of the UK, a further six stations in the “national regions” (Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland), and 40 other local stations. You can listen live to BBC Radio stations from across the UK and also, the (international) World Service: BBC iPlayer Radio App

Established: 1922
Perspective: UK government-owned, mainstream, but trustworthy.
bbc.co.uk/news


The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper. The paper’s readership is generally on the mainstream left of British political opinion and, coupled with the paper’s reputation as a platform for liberal and left-wing opinion, the term “Guardian reader” is sometimes used in an often (but not always) pejorative way to describe such left-leaning political sentiments. On Sundays, The Guardian is published as The Observer and has a different editorial board.

Established: 1821
Perspective: left-wing, liberal.
theguardian.co.uk


The Independent

The Independent is a British newspaper that was established in 1986 to be a politically independent. The paper took a strong editorial position against the 2003 Invasion of Iraq, the Iraq War, and aspects of US and UK foreign policy related to the War on Terrorism following the 11 September attacks. It has also taken strong positions on environmental issues, campaigned against the introduction of compulsory ID cards, and campaigned against the restriction of mass immigration to the UK. The Independent has a sister paper called The i.

Established: 1986
Perspective: liberal, independent.
independent.co.uk


The Financial Times

The Financial Times (FT) is an English-language international daily newspaper (now owned by Nikkei Inc, a Japanese company), headquartered in London. It focuses on business and economic news and has been doing so since 1888. The FT advocates free markets and is in favour of globalisation, as well as globalist policies. The FT’s editorials support the European Union (including Britain’s membership of it) and was firmly opposed to the 2003 Iraq War.

Established: 1888
Perspective: pro-globalisation, pro-markets, liberal.
ft.com/ft-view


The Times

The Times is a British daily national newspaper based in London. The Times and its sister paper The Sunday Times (founded in 1821) are published by Times Newspapers, since 1981 a subsidiary of News UK, itself wholly owned by News Corp. The Times and The Sunday Times do not share editorial staff. In 1959, the historian of journalism Allan Nevins analysed the importance of The Times arguing that, it was, “an integral and important part of the political structure of Great Britain. Its news and its editorial comment have in general been carefully coordinated… while the paper has admitted some trivia to its columns, its whole emphasis has been on important public affairs treated with an eye to the best interests of Britain.” To guide this treatment, the editors have for long periods been in close touch with 10 Downing Street.

Established: 1821
Perspective: conservative, pro-British establishment.
thetimes.co.uk/


The Daily Telegraph


The Daily Telegraph is regarded by some as the “newspaper of record” in the UK (as is The Times) and has an international reputation for quality journalism.

Established: 1855
Perspective: conservative and right-wing.
telegraph.co.uk


Daily Mail & Daily Express


The Daily Mail is a British newspaper published in London in a tabloid format. Founded in 1896, it is the United Kingdom’s second-biggest-selling daily newspaper after The Sun.

Established: 1896
Perspective: right-wing, populist, conservative and Eurosceptic.
dailymail.co.uk


The Daily Express is a daily national tabloid newspaper published in the United Kingdom. The paper’s editorial stances have often been seen as aligned to t Euroscepticism and other right-wing factions including the right-wing of the UK’s Conservative Party.

Established: 1921
Perspective: right-wing, populist and very Eurosceptic.
express.co.uk


The Daily Mirror, The Sun & The Daily Star


The Daily Mirror is a British national daily tabloid newspaper founded in 1903. It was originally aimed to the middle-class reader, but was converted into a working-class newspaper after 1934 (it did this to try and get a wider readership).

Established: 1903
Perspective: left-wing, supports the UK’s Labour party
mirror.co.uk


The Sun is a tabloid newspaper published in the United Kingdom since 1964. The Sun has the largest circulation of any British daily paid for newspaper.

Established: 1964
Perspective: right-wing, supports the UK’s Conservative party
thesun.co.uk


The Daily Star is a daily tabloid newspaper published that’s been published in the United Kingdom since 1978. This newspaper predominantly focuses on stories revolving around celebrities, sport, and gossip about popular television programmes, such as soap operas and reality TV shows.

Established: 1978
Perspective: none!
dailystar.co.uk


New Statesman


The New Statesman, first published in 1913, is a weekly British magazine on politics, culture, and current affairs. Founded as a weekly review of politics and literature, it was connected then with members of the socialist Fabian Society. It describes its current political standpoint as liberal, and sceptical.

Established: 1913
Perspective: left-wing, supports the UK’s Labour party
newstatesman.co.uk


The Spectator

The Spectator, first published in 1828, is a weekly British magazine on politics, culture, and current affairs. It is owned by David and Frederick Barclay who also own The Daily Telegraph newspaper. The magazine is generally supportive of the UK Conservative Party; thus right-wing.

Established: 1828
Perspective: conservative, right-wing
spectator.co.uk


New Scientist


New Scientist is a British weekly magazine that covers all aspects of science and technology. It has been in print since 1956. It is considered to be the world’s most popular weekly science and technology magazine. It considers the biggest-picture questions about life, the universe and what it means to be human. It states that it is for, “all those interested in scientific discovery and its social consequences.”

Established: 1956
Perspective: open-minded, progressive
newscientist.com


Nature


UK-based Nature is a British multidisciplinary scientific journal, first published in 1869. Today it is in magazine format and is one of the most recognisable scientific journals in the world. It is one of the few remaining academic journals that publishes original research across a wide range of scientific fields.

Established: 1869
Perspective: Scientifically based, open-minded
nature.com


The Economist


The Economist is a weekly magazine-format newspaper that’s been published weekly from London since 1843. Politically, the magazine advocates classical and economic liberalism that supports free trade, globalisation, free immigration and cultural liberalism (e.g., supporting legal recognition for same-sex marriage and the leganlisation of prostitution and various non-harmful narcotics).

Established: 1843
Perspective: pro-free markets, liberal
economist.com


The New Yorker


The New Yorker is an American magazine which has been published weekly since 1925. It is well known for its illustrated and often topical covers, its commentaries on popular culture and eccentric Americana, its attention to modern fiction by the inclusion of short stories and literary reviews, its rigorous fact checking and copy editing.

Established: 1925
Perspective: liberal, somewhat left of center.
newyorker.com


Time


Time is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City and has the world’s largest circulation for a weekly news magazine.

Established: 1923
Perspective: left-leaning, decidedly anti-Trump
time.com


Scientific American


Scientific American is an American popular science magazine. It is the oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the United States and Many famous scientists, including Albert Einstein, have contributed articles to it.

Established: 1845
Perspective: scientific in nature
scientificamerican.com


National Geographic


National Geographic is the official magazine of the USA’s National Geographic Society. It primarily contains articles about science, geography, history, and world culture. The magazine is famous for its extensive use of dramatic photographs

Established: 1888
Perspective: believes Global Warming to be true
nationalgeographic.com


The Intercept_


The Intercept is dedicated to what it calls “adversarial journalism”. The Intercept publishes two podcasts: Intercepted hosted by investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill and Deconstructed hosted by by the British political journalist and broadcaster Mehdi Hasan.

Established: 2014
Perspective: left-wing.
theintercept.com/


Vice News


Vice News is Vice Media, Inc.’s current affairs channel, producing daily documentary essays and video. It promotes itself on its coverage of “under-reported stories.”
Established: 2013
Perspective: seeks to be an alternative to the mainstream media.
Vice @ YouTube


Vox


Vox is an American news and opinion website owned by Vox Media. The website was founded in 2014 and is noted for its concept of explanatory journalism

Established: 2014
Perspective: seems to be liberal, progressive and left of centre.
vox.com/


BigThink


Big Think is a multimedia site which provides a collection of interviews, presentations, and discussions with experts from a wide range of fields.

Established: 2007
Perspective: open-minded, debates give varying viewpoints.
BigThink @ YouTube


Intelligence2


Intelligence Squared is a media company that organizes live debates and other cultural events around the world. It was founded in 2002 in London, where its head office is based. The debates are held in the traditional Oxford style, with as many as 2,500 people attending some events. It produces video and podcast versions of them on a regular basis on YouTube and other platforms.

Established: 2002
Perspective: open-minded, debates give varying viewpoints.
Intelligence2 @ YouTube


Stated Clearly


This series of videos promotes the art of critical thinking by exposing the simple beauty of science. It states that, “the basic principles of biology should be freely accessible to all.”

Established: 2015
Perspective: open-minded, not theocratic.
Stated Clearly @ YouTube


TED ed


TED is a media organisation that, since 1984, posts talks online for free distribution under the slogan “ideas worth spreading.” TED used to focus on technology but has since broadened and now includes talks on many scientific, cultural, political, and academic topics.

Established: 1984
Perspective: open-minded, not theocratic.
ed.ted.com