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Press Regulation: To Free or Not to Free?

Over the last few years, the landscape of journalism in this country has undergone some significant changes. The Leveson Inquiry into press standards succeeded in highlighting the failures of the UK press to effectively self-regulate themselves. 1,090 more words


Dear John,

I’m writing with regard to Monday’s vote on the Crime and Courts Bill.

As you may remember, I gave evidence in person to the Leveson Inquiry on 8 February last year.  1,260 more words

Press And Media

Review: Richard Peppiatt, One Rogue Reporter - Athalie Matthews

When Richard Peppiatt resigned from the Daily Star in March 2011 he decried its racist and prurient agenda in a brilliantly written resignation letter to Richard Desmond who was reliably informed of the… 1,326 more words


Communications Review 14

Richard Peppiatt became a hack because it was easier  than the ‘hard labour’ he was doing out in LA on the road to becoming a serious writer. 249 more words

On privacy, the internet and being a dumbass

A couple of weeks ago, I went to a talk about hackgate, where the various nefarious means used by the media to stalk, intimidate and ruin members of the general public and celebrities were discussed. 467 more words


What should the Leveson inquiry recommend to improve the ‘culture, practices, and ethics’ of the British press?

The Phone hacking scandal has unearthed some terrible practices and unethical behaviour in the UK press. Here I ask: why did such bad behaviour take place? 2,557 more words


Talking technology - an interview with Richard Peppiatt

Richard Peppiatt remains to be the most inspiring journalist I’ve been lucky enough to meet. Therefore, contacting him to find out his personal views on the relationship between journalism and technology seemed like an obvious choice, and i wasn’t let down by what he had to say. 373 more words