Fred Skulthorp

Fred Skulthorp is an occasional writer. He tweets at @skulthorp

TikTok reveals a broader existential crisis facing the media and our consumption of the news

The case for dramatising every national scandal 

We must resist the siren songs of Bake Off and Boaty McBoatface

Fictional nightmares can provide childish escapism rather than harsh truths

James O’Brien has become a part of what he loathes

We have too many of them and they are not doing any good

The fear of disinformation can lead to an intellectual and political quagmire

In defence of the British state school pupil

Declining audiences is a big problem for journalism

The rise of religiosity and mysticism among those fighting on both sides of the conflict in Ukraine