Monthly Archives: November 2012

Nov 30 2012

After Leveson: watch 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 … Continue reading

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Nov 29 2012

Post Publication Reaction

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The Leveson report is now out and has backed statutory underpinning for an independent regulator. It has rejected the newspaper industry’s own proposals. So now the political process begins. The Daily Express steps in with a “declaration of independence” on … 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

A look back to 19th Century thoughts on British Free Press & The Law.

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Between 1801 and 1894 a little newspaper in the North of England ran this motto underneath it’s title. A Free Press, Without Licentiousness, Is The Best Palladium Of British Liberty  (The Lancaster Gazette 1801-1894) Strong sentiment from a regional newspaper … 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 28 2012

Talk about burying the lede…

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Can’t wait for Thursday’s release of the full report? Take a trip to your local video store…for a reminder that the problems of journalistic corruption have been with us for many many years, here’s an excellently staged parable of the … Continue reading

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Nov 27 2012

Some deeper background articles on regulation

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A lengthy report by Nigel Smith from the IPPR about the need for platform-neutral regulations for press outlets in light of new media trends. Paul Jones, from the University of New South Wales writes in the October 2012 issue of Pacific … Continue reading

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Nov 27 2012

Policy briefs from the LSE Media Policy Project.

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LSE MPP announces its plan to monitor the first 48 hours of Leveson coverage in the UK press. Damion Tambini asks: “Will they report Leveson fairly, or will they will use their power to turn public opinion against the report or … Continue reading

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Nov 27 2012

Other background articles – law, economics etc

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A handbook on Council of Europe standards on media’s contribution to social cohesion, intercultural dialogue, understanding, tolerance and democratic participation. An article by Ivor Gaber, City University, in May 2012 issue of Media Culture Society  on Murdoch and issues of ownership and press … Continue reading

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Nov 26 2012

The Politics of Leveson

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What does the public think? YouGov pollster and political analyst Peter Kellner dissects the latest figures that appear to show a complex picture in terms of regulation and public opinion Channel 4 News’ Political Editor Gary Gibbon argues that the … Continue reading

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