I write for the Daily Mail. AMA.
Mailista · 12/07/2018 20:31
Specifically, Femail. AMA.
ReHorsing · 12/07/2018 20:32
What's your relationship with PRs like? Any favourite agencies?
Mailista · 12/07/2018 20:33
No. However, I tend to avoid any PRs who start emails with "Hi Mailista, I hope you're well." No you don't. You don't know me.
Believeitornot · 12/07/2018 20:33
Why are you so down on other women as a newspaper? Celebrity women = you bitch about them all the time. It’s ridiculous
nipersvest · 12/07/2018 20:34
Do you actually 'write' for the DM or just copy and paste threads from mumsnet?
MurryFinge · 12/07/2018 20:35
How do you sleep at night knowing you’ve harassed and victimized those people you feature?
NeverTooOldForAnything · 12/07/2018 20:35
Are you actively encouraged to get, erm, "creative" with facts?
Mailista · 12/07/2018 20:35
Because we aim to garner online comments/death threats (I have had several, and some have been aimed at my DC). This brings in advertising revenue. We in fact are women and love women. But there's no money in that.
HeyDolly · 12/07/2018 20:36
Are you freelance? If so, how much do they pay you per article?
Mailista · 12/07/2018 20:38
Nipers, that made me laugh. Sadly, I have only ever used MN legitimately, and have paid for the privilege.
Smelly, have voted Tory all my life, and will continue to do so, just about, despite Teresa May and Brexit.
Murry, that's a good one. I did once refuse to take payment because they butchered a piece so much that I couldn't take responsibility for it.
Spectacular, I am afraid I have never met her, even via the internet.
Never, not really. However, the 'facts' can be taken out of context and made to look very different from how they appear in the newspaper.
I need to feed my DC now, but will be back!
Believeitornot · 12/07/2018 20:39
More comments = more advertising revenue?
It’s terrible. Puts me off reading it.
Mailista · 12/07/2018 20:40
Just seen the last two, pre-feeding.
Hey: £700 for a page, and £1000 plus for a spread.
danger: I voted Remain. Slightly reluctantly, but I thought it was on balance a better bet. Plus my family are manufacturers, and needed me to vote Remain.
Coco2891 · 12/07/2018 20:42
What is it with women being body shamed on daily mail ? Too big too small
And then on another note when a celeb is written about -all the gushing over them ? Ie 'her soft blonde tresses fell gently over her sculpted cheek bones 🙄
Smellyjo · 12/07/2018 20:46
Thanks for the answer. Does everyone who works there vote Tory then? Do you need to be supportive of stereotypical Tory ideologies like immigrants are all out to get us and welfare claimants just need to give themselves a shake?
DownHereInTheHorridHouse · 12/07/2018 20:46
I used to as well - do they still buy up serialisation rights for pretty much everything, even though they don't intend to run stuff, just so other papers can't cover it?
Also, do they still pay huge kill fees? I used to get more on those than I did on published stuff at other papers/magazines!
Believeitornot · 12/07/2018 20:46
Why does the daily mail think it’s acceptable to steal material from MN?
Calmingvibrations · 12/07/2018 20:47
Do the other journalists who write inflammatory (and inaccurate) pieces really believe what they’ve written or is it a bit of a game just to cause a reaction. (Appreciate that there will likely be individual differences, but generally speaking).
AndInShortIWasAfraid · 12/07/2018 20:56
Are you instructed to write openly racist stories or does the DM just attract people who think this way? Would love to know.
Bowlofbabelfish · 12/07/2018 21:02
I’m actually going to say something positive
There has been a change in tone recently over articles dealing with proposed changes to the GRA and equality act, which would reduce women’s sex based protections. Your organ has gone from using phrasing like ‘damn feminists have..,’ to ‘women are concerned over..’ this normalises the issues to include all women rather than painting feminists in a negative light.
So I’d like to say thanks :) the DM has a huge circulation and it’s vital stuff like the manfriday protests get balanced reporting.
Anyway, my questions:
How much are you plugged into/aware of those sorts of decisions on editorial tone?
If you are, are you at liberty to say more about this (how/why it’s happened.)?
ThinkingCat · 12/07/2018 21:03
Why do they have a "leer" column on the website and constantly report what famous women are "showing off" or "displaying" when in fact they are doing the leering.... "actress wears bikini on the beach" etc?
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