Journalisted weekly, week ending 2 December 2012: Leveson report, Mark Carney and Whooping cough

5 12 2012

JournalistedJournalisted is an independent, not-for-profit website built to make it easier for the public, to find out more about journalists and what they write about. It is run by the Media Standards Trust. It collects information automatically from the websites of British news outlets. Articles are indexed by journalist, based on the byline to the article. Keywords and statistics are automatically generated, and the site searches for any blogs or social bookmarking sites linking to each article. Read the rest of this entry »

Opinion: “Who’s independent?” – Brian Cathcart

5 12 2012

The national papers are desperately scratching around for the names of people who might be regarded as sufficiently independent to serve on their new regulator. Let’s give them some help.

First, editors and proprietors are anything but independent. They are not only wholly partisan, but most of them are tainted by their longtime advocacy of the discredited Press Complaints Commission and by their record of, as the Leveson report puts it, ‘wreaking havoc in the lives of ordinary people’. So the less they have to do with setting up an independent regulatory body that is supposed to put the interests of the public before those of the industry, the better. Read the rest of this entry »

Media Lawyers and Leveson – A Petition in support of the Recommendations – Dominic Crossley

5 12 2012


I have been heartened that lawyers with experience in this area of law are beginning to voice their objection to how Leveson’s proposals are being mischaracterised by the national press. Sir Edward Garnier QC, the former Conservative solicitor general, and media barrister from One Brick Court, said the following in Parliament: “We are not talking about the statutory control of the press. Can we try and move away from the hyperbole and exaggeration which seems to suggest Lord Justice Leveson is demanding some Stalinistic control of the press?” Read the rest of this entry »

The Leveson report – (ab)use of process? – Tim Press

5 12 2012

globe-arbitrationThe wait is over, we now know Lord Justice Leveson has steered close to, but avoided a compulsory scheme of press regulation.  The incentives to join the voluntary scheme proposed are therefore crucial. Read the rest of this entry »