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New Statesman | The “return” of Page 3: the Sun revels in the chance to make women with opinions look stupid

January 22, 2015 by


Shameful, disrepectful… No, wait, actually it’s just a mistake

November 13, 2009 by

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And so to bed for The Sun’s Brown-baiting, as it turns out that it’s quite easy to make a spelling mistake – even when you’re using a keyboard and have a newsroom full of eyes. Any suggestion that, by mis-spelling Ms Janes’ name, The Sun has displayed shocking insensitivity to a grieving mother and a […]

Intrusion, part two

November 12, 2009 by


The Janes family weren’t the only ones to be exposed by The Sun’s attacks on the PM. Gordon Brown was the unwilling subject of an especially unpleasant kind of scrutiny – including having his phone call recorded and republished by The Sun. At the Currybet blog, Martin Belam thinks this is a likely contravention of clause […]

Getting the ok to intrude

November 10, 2009 by


The PCC code warns that “In cases involving personal grief or shock, enquiries and approaches must be made with sympathy and discretion and publication handled sensitively.” But in some cases, the distressed and bereaved will have reasons for actively welcoming publicity – and Jacqui Janes appears to be one such case. The mother of a […]

“The sheer thrill of disclosure”

July 9, 2009 by


When Rebekah Wade gave her Cudlipp lecture this January, her description of the journalistic process was breathless excitement with a few throwaway suggestions of democratic principle: Our ancient craft is to tell many people what few people know. The sheer thrill of disclosure motivates the best journalists. And as an industry, we should use our […]

New post on Liberal Conspiracy: How Judge Eady went from press villain to hero

June 26, 2009 by

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I’ve got a new post up at Liberal Conspiracy, where I ramble speculatively about the way Mr Justice Eady’s decisions on media law seem to be acting in combination against scrutiny at all levels of reporting: the sex scandal, science coverage, and anonymous whistle-blowing: It’s not unusual for public figures to experience severe reversals of […]


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