Monthly Archives: July 2011

It’s all a question of trust

Can we trust police officers to behave professionally and even-handedly if they get too close to people (whoever they are) who break the law? More to the point here, how can people trust journalists to tell them the truth and … Continue reading

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The Tyrant’s Foe, the People’s Friend

The News of the World was in the business of holding others to account … Our business was founded on the idea that a free and open press should be a positive force in society. (Rupert Murdoch ‘We are sorry’ … Continue reading

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A different sort of tabloid news on Sunday?

The News of the World dominated the Sunday paper market for decades. We now see clearly the dark side of that success. Was there ever a real alternative – a popular, tabloid, Sunday journalism which could challenge the sleazy side … Continue reading

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News of the World – Goodbye to all that?

“Thank you & goodbye” said the front page headline of the last ever edition of the News of the World . But it really isn’t that simple, is it? As a former newspaper journalist, I have been completely enthralled by … Continue reading

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Reporting the Arab Spring – Wyre Davies ‘hits the ground running’

How does a foreign correspondent become a world authority within days on a country he has never visited? Speaking in Cardiff, BBC Middle East correspondent Wyre Davies described the challenge posed by the first revolution of the ‘Arab Spring’, in … Continue reading

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