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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

November 23rd, 2012|Leveson|0 Comments|

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

[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 explosion of phone-hacking, plummeting sales, vapourised advertising revenue,  a variety of police investigations leading to multiple arrests, and the most […]

November 22nd, 2012|Journalism|2 Comments|

British culture versus corrupt companies: the battle for media plurality (guest blog)

The major threat to the quality of media today isn’t the economy or trust – it’s plurality. That’s the view of top analyst Claire Enders, given in her Polis Media Agenda Talk. Polis intern Gideon Reid reports. Claire Enders began by describing the huge changes in media consumption. Over the last 15 years. Television audiences are down 15%, Radio has […]