Holly is accused of losing her professional integrity when she mishandles a source. Leona finds an opportunity to impress her colleagues. Peter and Amina clear the way to make a big announcement about the future of The Herald. Ed's pride in his soaring professional achievements is marred by the arrival of a surprise new colleague.
Two rival fictional British newspapers and their staff navigate the changing nature of journalism in the digital age and the 24-hour news cycle. The Herald, a left-leaning broadsheet newspaper shares a building with The Post, a tabloid. The journalists at the Herald attempt to balance hard-hitting serious news delivered with integrity with selling stories. The staff at the Post however often put aside their moral and ethical standards in order to get the scoop. Both publications report on the same story from different angles and perspectives while the staff try to find a personal and professional balance in an industry that never sleeps.