The Observer has published a debate between journalist Yvonne Roberts and yours truly about the quality of journalism today – especially when it comes to reporting disasters like the Germanwings incident. Read it here or click on the picture. I defend the work of the journalists…
The Italian general elections held in February resulted in parliamentary deadlock, and debates of who were the winners and losers still continue. Partito Democratico (PD), the centre-left coalition led by Pierluigi Bersani, and the Popolo della Libertà (PDL) party of Silvio Berlosconi nearly tied with just over 29% each. However, commentators tend to agree that the real winner was Beppe […]
The fact that George Entwistle has resigned is good news for the BBC – although a personally devastating decision for one honourable individual.* The real problem at the BBC right now is not trust, it’s confidence. In the long-term trust in the BBC will resume its normally high levels and it deserves that. There is much excellent output from the […]
You can view video of this debate here
You can listen to an audio podcast here
The furore around the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World has raised wider issues such as regulation and standards of British newspaper journalism. So we held a debate about it.
“Phone-hacking: is it time to get tough on the press?”
Chair: Charlie Beckett (Polis) David Aaronovitch (Times), […]