Summer (and Early Autumn) Reading from The Media Policy Project – Damian Tambini

1 09 2014

Damian_Tambini_4489-cropped-150x150Press Reform in the UK is stalled. With referendum and election shimmering on a distant, sunlit horizon, and the new Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) strolling around in the Long Grass, this summer holiday is a time for some longer term reflection. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media, Summary Summer Round Up – 25 August 2014

25 08 2014

summerThis is the second of our Summary Summer Round Ups (the first was published on 11 August 2014) to draw the attention of readers to interesting news stories, events and cases over the past fortnight. Read the rest of this entry »





IBC Media Law Summer School – 27 to 29 August 2014, 50% for discount for Inforrm Readers

20 08 2014

Downing_College,_Cambridge_-_Chapel_(1)IBC Legal has organised the inaugural Media Law Summer School at Downing College, Cambridge.  This is a three day residential school, with separately bookable days, providing a thorough review of the key legal issues relevant to the media industry, with practical sessions, workshops, case studies and lectures to be presented by industry leaders.  There is a special discount of 50% available to Inforrm readers, details of which are set out below. Read the rest of this entry »





The Police Tip-Off and Cliff Richard – Dominic Crossley

15 08 2014

Sir-Cliff-Richard-investi-008Did you, as I did, succumb to the temptation of searching Cliff Richard’s name on Twitter following the news that his Berkshire home had been “raided” by the police?   If you did, you will have seen that many appear to be in no doubt as to his guilt.  Read the rest of this entry »





Robin Williams’ coverage shows editors won’t listen and won’t learn – Brian Cathcart

14 08 2014

williamsThe coverage of Robin Williams’s death in some national newspapers shows not only that editors treat the PCC Code of Practice with contempt – there is nothing new about that – but also that they seem unable to learn from their mistakes, no matter what is at stake. Read the rest of this entry »





Long Grass Grows Quicker in the Summer: A Response to the Government’s Response to its Media Ownership Consultation – Des Freedman

14 08 2014

DCMSThose HR people in the Culture Department are a hard-nosed bunch. Instead of letting civil servants working on the media ownership brief have a well-deserved rest in Tuscany, they keep them at their desks in the hottest months of the year publishing policy statements when the sun is shining. Read the rest of this entry »





“Hello, my name is The Daily Mail, and I twist your words” – Tom Rowland

12 08 2014

dr-kate-granger-620873092Read the excesses of parts of the British Press for long enough and one gets quite hardened to distortions, misreporting and twisting of the truth. Read the rest of this entry »








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