Tag Archives: Leveson

Jun 24 2014

What does the Brooks Coulson phone-hacking verdict tell us about editors’ responsibility for their newsrooms?

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The verdict in the phone-hacking trial raises an interesting question: how much do editors know about what happens in their newsrooms? I think the problem at the News of the World was symptomatic of a certain period in tabloid journalism. … Continue reading

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Jan 17 2014

The world’s hacks now think that UK press is less free – they may be right

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One fact that can unite all sides in the post-Leveson press regulation debate is that the world now thinks that British journalists are less free and less likely to be free in the future. This perception may be caused by … Continue reading

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Dec 13 2012

As James Harding Gets The Mourinho Treatment, Is it Game over for Team Delaunay? (Guest blog)

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This post by LSE’s Dr Damian Tambini vwas first posted on the Media Policy Project blog: If Paul Dacre is the unchallengeable and dominant Alex Ferguson of British Newspaper Editors, Alan Rusbridger is probably Arsene Wenger:  flashes of brilliance and … Continue reading

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Nov 30 2012

After Leveson: watch a recording of our debate hosted by Channel 4 News

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Channel 4 News and the London School of Economics Media Policy Project  teamed up in an online Google+ HangoutHangout with LSE MPP & Channel 4 News  to get reaction and analysis on what this means for the future of the British media. … Continue reading

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Nov 29 2012

Why Leveson Matters (and it’s not really the report)

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So here it comes. 2000 pages of evidence on how British newspapers behave and why that must change. Maybe some suggestions for how to make it happen through new regulation. Does this matter? I’ve argued in the past the the … Continue reading

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Nov 28 2012

What do we want of Leveson report?

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FT  brings up the personal side of Sir Brian – “a private man” he is no more. Right now BBC is recapping interview evidence given during the inquiry in the run up to Lord Leveson’s statement. With hour to go … Continue reading

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Nov 28 2012

International perspectives on Leveson – what the non-UK media says

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Canada’s Globe and Mail claims the British press and its foes are ‘terrified’ over the outcome of Lord Leveson’s Report. The New Zealand Herald documents the ‘judgment day’ that awaits the British press. The Hollywood Reporter focuses on the implications the Leveson Report will … Continue reading

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Nov 26 2012

Arguments in favour of self regulation

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Justin Schlosberg of Birkbeck, University of London draws a thick line between freedom of the press and freedom of media owners, and warns that protecting the latter can have dire consequences for free speech rights in the UK. Times’ Editor … Continue reading

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Nov 23 2012

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! – What Is This Blog For?

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Lord Leveson will present his report on newspaper regulation this Thursday at 1:30pm You can get it direct from The Leveson Inquiry Website. We’ll be live on the day with some deep background coverage – we will aim to provide you … Continue reading

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Nov 22 2012

Revenge of the Evil Empire and why I’m backing Darth Vader: my case against statutory newspaper regulation #Leveson

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[we have set up an 'objective LSE Leveson blog with lots of links to articles and research on the Inquiry, the politics and the regulatory policy - references welcome] It seems that like cockroaches, British newspapers can survive the nuclear … Continue reading

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