Journalist ethics

Profiting From The Web: The Ethics Of The New Media Environment

These are my notes from a talk given to the Web Science Conference, ‘Profiting From the New Web’ on Monday May 23rd, 2011 at the Royal Society. You can see the slides here. I want to start by saying that yes, everybody and every Company is now a media company. We all create and consume media. Media is now environmental.[1]

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Scandal! An 18th century drama of micro-blogging and super injunctions

Is there nothing that can stop the spread of scandal in the digital age? Whether false or true, gossip has always been a fact of human social life in all its destructive and revelatory forms. The supposed hey-dey of Habermas’ public sphere  was in the coffee shops of Georgian London. But if we believe the great dramatist of that age, […]

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May 21st, 2011|Journalism|0 Comments|

The messy reality of law, privacy and media freedom

It’s an interesting time for journalism law experts.  Here here’s my quick take on today’s significant three decisions/issues:   Max Mosley is an intelligent and determined critic of media abuses. I thought he was right to sue the News of the World, but I was worried that one bad case might encourage wider limits on the media’s right to expose aspects […]

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May 10th, 2011|Journalism|0 Comments|

Should They Publish the Osama Bin Laden Photos? (Survey)

It appears Obama has decided not to publish the photos of the dead Osama Bin Laden – do yu think he is right? Please complete our very short, deliberative survey:

https://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/lsewebsite/binladenphoto

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‘Like ticket touts at Stamford Bridge’ LSE’s Howard Davies on Journalists

Technically, Howard Davies was my boss at the LSE until he resigned over the donation from Libya. Along with that he can also be accused of having created POLIS, the journalism think-tank that I run. Therefore, I have more than a passing interest in his views on media coverage of the story that forced his departure. I liked Howard a […]

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