Tim Crook

Posts Tagged ‘National Union of Journalists’

The Statutory Dilemma, Leveson Inquiry and Media Law and Ethics Reform

In Opinion on November 17, 2012 at 6:40 pm

The Leveson Inquiry Report- much anticipated and controversial history

The NUJ’s policy for ‘statutory underpinning’ of print regulation is one of the more troubling issues in my near 38 year career in journalism. It has been hard enough being in a University Department (Media & Communications, Goldsmiths) surrounded by colleagues who are at the very centre of the Hacked Off and Coordinating Committee for Media Reform that advocates the surrendering to Parliament of a vitally important constitutional independence.

My colleagues also back statutory ‘right of reply.’ In my opinion these are authoritarian measures of reform.

They will do nothing to improve media reporting and publication standards. They are antithetical to my professional existence as a journalist. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hackgate and its Implications

In conferences and events on October 31, 2011 at 6:37 pm
Last front page of the News of the World

Edition number 8,674 July 10th 2011 of the News of the World

The Institute of Communications Ethics held its annual conference on Friday October 28th in London and explored Hackgate and its implications. The papers presented at the Foreign Press Association in the Commonwealth Club reflected the consternation and divided opinions that the scandal has generated within British journalism and the academy. Read the rest of this entry »