Jack Walker says a farewell to articles about Donald Trump, after explaining the impact that the media had in helping Trump get elected. “The Trump administration should serve as a future reminder to the media of the power of our reporting – our words matter, what we write matters.”
Author: Jack Walker
Jack is a masters journalism student who lives in Leeds. He studied history and politics at undergraduate level. He also works part-time in a bar in Leeds, so do say hello if you see him! His main interests include the environment, American politics and local news.
Jack Walker highlights the importance of impeaching President Trump and what it will mean for Joe Biden during his ‘honeymoon’ with Congress.
The world is collectively, silently, holding its breath that the incoming Biden administration can return a sense of normality and decency, both to the United States and to the globe. Jack Walker assesses what Donald Trump’s presidency has meant for peace in the Middle East, and what the challenge this presents Joe Biden.
By refusing to concede, Donald Trump is playing dangerous games with the future of the United States
Jack Walker looks at the dangerous precedent Donald Trump is setting by refusing to concede the election result to Joe Biden … and what the reasons might be for his actions.
With just a week to go until Election Day, things don’t look good for President Trump. His approval rating has still never topped 50 percent (the first president since polling began to have a continually negative approval rating) and he looks set for an historic loss against his Democratic rival Joe Biden. But this narrative […]
Tuesday 3 November will see incumbent President Donald Trump of the Republican Party square off against former Vice-President Joe Biden of the Democratic Party in the 2020 presidential election. There are a number of differences between elections in the United States and those in the United Kingdom, so read on for everything you need to […]
The government has recently announced new powers for local councils to protect cyclists and target drivers who misuse cycle lanes. The announcement comes as more people have taken to cycling as an alternative method of transport during lockdown. Cycling minister Chris Heaton-Harris has given local authorities the power to use CCTV cameras to issue fines […]
Three prominent buildings in the centre of Leeds were lit purple last night as a tribute to George Floyd, the African-American man whose death at the hands of police has sparked international protests. The Civic Hall, Town Hall and Leeds City Museum were all bathed in purple light, the colour of anti-racism protests worldwide. In […]
Today, 1 June 2020, is a bittersweet day for teachers. It is the day that many Reception, Year One and Year Six pupils return to school and so too will they. Of course, some teachers have remained in schools throughout the pandemic for the children of key workers, but now they will be joined by […]
Across the globe, society is beginning to wonder what the world might look like when Covid-19 is under control. One of the key questions is how to kick-start the economy once we come out of lockdown. Many companies are already looking at how to get thousands of people back into work; many people are also […]
British Airways has announced it will terminate all of its flights between Leeds Bradford airport and Heathrow. The announcement deals a blow to the controversial expansion plans, recently submitted by Leeds Bradford airport’s owners, AMP Capital. A spokesperson for British Airways said, “We are sorry to suspend our flights to Leeds Bradford after many years. […]
Global carbon dioxide emissions fell by 17 per cent thanks to coronavirus lockdown measures, according to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Yorkshire Bylines can now report that air quality across the county has also improved. The World Air Quality Index project (AQICN) has installed sensors across the world – in Yorkshire, […]
While scrolling through the Twittersphere recently I came across this tweet from Benjamin Wittes, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute. Ok, let's do a fun experiment using the new @BotSentinel bulk blocker/analysis tool. Here is a tweet from the President, retweeting a tweet from @MZHemingway—both of whom attract a lot of people who rank […]
I saw a headline on Twitter this morning from a national newspaper claiming that it would do our “spoiled young” good to stay in Britain during lockdown rather than travelling over summer (can you guess which newspaper it was yet?) and it got me thinking. Why are generations before mine so desperate to tarnish us […]