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Leveson: Karen Bradley gets it wrong five times - Brian Cathcart

The Media Secretary, Karen Bradley, told the Commons Media Select Committee this week that she will announce the long-overdue outcome of her consultation on Section 40 and Leveson Part Two ‘shortly’ – hinting it would be in the next few weeks. 1,205 more words

Media Regulation

Murdoch paper makes the case for Leveson Part 2 - Brian Cathcart

Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday Times has got itself into a revealing tangle about Part Two of the Leveson Inquiry, accidentally demonstrating why the case for it is so strong even though company policy is to oppose it. 763 more words

Leveson Inquiry

Why journalists must report other journalists failures - Brian Cathcart

Helen Lewis has published a piece mocking those who complain when events they consider important are not reported. She lists trivial mishaps – milk stolen from the fridge / the air conditioning isn’t working / a stubbed toe – and feigns outrage that the Murdoch press or the publicly-funded BBC refused to report them.  544 more words


Mainstream news media have earned the distrust they complain of - Brian Cathcart

‘Can you trust the mainstream media?’ asks the very mainstream Observer in a 5,000-word analysis by Andrew Harrison, and then it supplies the answer, pretty resoundingly: ‘Yes, you can!’ 1,310 more words

Media Regulation

Newspapers how near is the end? - Brian Cathcart

Print newspapers are doomed and we all know it. The future is digital – online, on-mobile, on-whatever-comes-along – and the morning paper that has been a feature of British life for more than two centuries is heading for oblivion. 1,676 more words


The Tories hand the press their get-out-of-jail-free card - Brian Cathcart

The Conservative election manifesto  reveals with absolute clarity the depth of Theresa May’s subservience to the billionaire-owned, Brexit-backing corporate national press. 462 more words

Media Regulation

Three questions about the media that politicians must be asked - Brian Cathcart

There is near-silence about the future of the media in this election, yet the winners must take momentous decisions about broadcasting and the press. 487 more words