Here are my posts about the state of journalism and how it is carried out, mainly focusing on the UK but with the occasional piece about other countries too.
In all the debate over how to implement the Leveson report, there are an awful lot of duff arguments rolled out. … Read the full post »
In amongst all the talk about Royal Charters, statutory underpinning and the like, there’s been an awful lot of talk about how a press regulator should be structured and almost nothing about what rules the regulator should enforce. … Read the full post »
Oh dear. This is what happens when you break an embargo. … Read the full post »
Spotted today at the foot of a story about how suicides peak in May… … Read the full post »
Never let it be said that the worlds of politics and media are overly self-referential… but Joe Otten has spotted the wonderful story of the Labour press officer with the job of issuing a press release calling on himself to change a decision that he had made.
From the latest ruling of the Press Complaints Commission (with my emphasis): The Press Complaints Commission has upheld a complaint against the Alloa and Hillfoots Wee County News under Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors’ Code of Practice, after it published a front-page article about a local housing association which it said was involved in … Read the full post »
Britain’s first female national newspaper editor, Rachel Beer, is a surprisingly little known person, but this book puts that right. … Read the full post »
There’s a fascinating piece over on The Media Briefing about how Computer Weekly went from print to digital: Ending the printed magazine was, admittedly, something of a milestone, given that Computer Weekly had been around since 1966, the world’s first weekly technology magazine… We’re pretty proud of what we’ve delivered – but that success has … Read the full post »
It’s from Nick Clegg’s statement to Parliament after the publication of the Leveson report: Let us not forget that of the five Press Complaints Commission chairs, three were serving parliamentarians who took a party whip. Curious that a newspaper industry so busy telling us how politicians must not be let anywhere near their regulation is … Read the full post »