Phone Hacking Trial: Jury retire to consider their verdicts – Martin Hickman

11 06 2014

Old-Bailey1080Day 119: After eight months sitting silently in a court at the Old Bailey the jury at the phone hacking trial retired this afternoon to consider their verdicts. Read the rest of this entry »





Book Review: The News Gap – When the Information Preferences of the Media and the Public Diverge – Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde

11 06 2014

The-news-gap-202x300For the better part of the last century, the media landscape was governed by a basic information asymmetry and the journalistic logic of control over content. As a result, mainstream news organizations were in a leading market position to decide which news reached the audience. While the public has always displayed differing levels of interest in stories the media provide, the classic and linear twentieth century format of news delivery exposed the public to more content than what it preferred. Read the rest of this entry »