News: Leveson Inquiry – press application to expand the panel, future seminars

28 09 2011

Lord Justice Leveson today heard an application by Associated Newspapers Limited, the publishers of the “Daily Mail”, concerning the composition of his advisory panel.  Concerns were expressed that these individuals lacked tabloid or regional newspaper experience.  The application was supported by Trinity Mirror Limited, the Newspaper Publishers’ Association, and Guardian News and Media Limited. Read the rest of this entry »





Hacked off at the Labour Conference and why a professional registry of journalists is a bad idea – Martin Moore

28 09 2011

Politicians are a strange breed. One minute they are nodding and agreeing with you, and the next they say something which goes so against what you just said you wonder if they were listening at all. Ivan Lewis, shadow culture secretary, in his Labour Conference speech yesterday suggested that the news industry ought to consider registering journalists such that they could be ‘struck off’ if they committed a serious offence. Read the rest of this entry »