Regulation

Nick Davies and journalism’s bullying culture

Polis Intern Alex Forbess reports on the latest Polis Media Agenda Talk featuring The Guardian’s Nick Davies.

It seems simple:  if you see a child picking on one of his classmates, a parent, teacher, or even a police officer, would intervene and tell him to stop. But investigative journalist Nick Davies says there was no such protective reaction to the raw, […]

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

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 false representations of the issues by the UK media or simple ignorance of the facts. But there is no doubt […]

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What principles should guide regulation in the Internet age?

Only 3% of internet users have internet speeds slower than 2 mpbs and are without access to good broadband connections, which means that the internet has become not only increasingly pervasive but also far more accessible than it was before. For David Mahoney, director of Policy Development at Ofcom, this means we have to think how we regulate this digital […]

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From fee to mutual? What kind of BBC do you want to emerge from Charter Renewal?

If the BBC is such great value then why do we have to take 180,000 people to court every year to make them pay for it? In answering that question we soon get into a discussion about how public service broadcasting should be financed and what role it has in relation to the increasingly convergent media industries. That is a […]

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

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 an attractive style, but underperformance in the premier league of UK print sales. This would make James Harding Jose Mourinho: […]

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December 13th, 2012|Journalism|0 Comments|

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

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 Leveson inquiry is an historic curiosity. The judge keeps sidling up to the issue of newspaper decline and the rise […]

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What do we want of Leveson report?

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 before the Leveson report is published, a number of selected witnesses and stakeholders make their final speech to the case and voice […]

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November 28th, 2012|Leveson|1 Comment|

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

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 have on the relationship between the media and celebrities.  Hugh Grant, J.K. Rowling and Charlotte Church have been vocal proponents […]

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Arguments in favour of self regulation

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 James Harding argues for what he calls ‘judicial’ not statutory underpinning of tougher newspaper regulation 86 Tory MPs write to […]

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November 26th, 2012|Leveson|0 Comments|

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

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 with links and commentary on the best articles and research about the Leveson Report.

This blog was set up by Polis, the […]

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November 23rd, 2012|Leveson|0 Comments|