How to Report the News

Charlie Brooker surgically dissects the routine conventions of mainstream media news reportage.

Brooker’s savage show about the news media returns to BBC this month, about which he had this to say: “The return of Newswipe is both exciting and daunting, because it nearly killed me last time. Maybe this time it’ll finish the job. It’s hard to say precisely what we’ll be featuring, because I can’t predict the future, but hopefully we won’t be picking apart coverage of either an intercontinental nuclear war or a global ebola outbreak. Whatever happens, we’ll be staring at it with amusement and horror.”

Newswipe: S1E2 (Complete)

A look at how the news is using the public more in their reports.

The “Week In Bullshit” and Peter Oborne speaks about the true intentions of politicians.

How the media, and the public, dealt with Jade Goody’s death.

Newswipe S1E1P2

Danielle Ward looks on the bright side of the credit crunch with a money making idea, Charlie looks at the Week in Bullshit, Nick Davies talks about how PR spin can change the media’s view and Dermot Murnaghan rides round on a bike in search of tales of economic woe.

Newswipe S1E1P1

Absent any serious interest on my part in what laughably passes for “politics” in this damn country, I thought it might be fun instead to feature some of Charlie Brooker’s acerbic musings on the inner workings of the news media. So here we go… Enjoy!