Author Archives: Charlie Beckett

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

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 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

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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Nov 26 2012

International regulatory comparisons

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Lara Fielden of the Reuters Institute looks at key issues and different models of press self and co- regulation from other countries. Channel 4 News reports on the Irish regulatory system which includes a statutory element LSE Media Policy Project … Continue reading

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Nov 26 2012

Arguments for statutory underpinning of regulation

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Channel 4 News reports on the Irish regulatory system which includes a statutory element Former Channel 5 News editor and ex-City University Prof Adrian Monck reaches back into the archive for this piece he wrote in 2004 that compares broadcast and … 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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