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 media.
Click here to go the a recording of the 30 minute discussion which include Hugh åTomlinson QC, Martin Moore (Media Standards Trust), Neil Wallis (ex News of the World), Dr Damian Tambini (LSE), Charlie Beckett (Polis, LSE), and Lara Fielden (RISJ)
Damion Tambini: the role of Ofcom is to check that the system is working properly, the report suggests it can be a regulator of the regulator leaving open the option of introducing another agent for this role.
Charlie Beckett: the continental style media with a lot of statutory control is not desirable.
Hugh Tomlinson: the report suggests that the news system will allow to bring up a complaint a costless way through an independent body.
Lara Fielden: Leveson hasn’t mention any size threshold for media organisations to join the news regulatory system, which leaves it platform-neutral.
Charlie Becket: the internet will change the nature of this debate over time. the challenge for the press will be to show it can maintain the quality brand against the background of the online permissiveness.