Is it time to rethink media regulation? #oscarpistorious
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Is it time to rethink media regulation? #oscarpistorious

Unsurprisingly, the news that South African sporting hero, Oscar Pistorious (a.k.a. the ‘Blade Runner’) allegedly shot dead his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, broke first on Twitter in the early hours of February 14th. In the tirade of tweets and social media posts that ensued, the details of the incident started to emerge, leading to conflicting … Continue reading

It’s just not going away: will the sun set?
English / Journalism

It’s just not going away: will the sun set?

Met probes claims that Sun paid some public officials more than £10k a year Source familiar with News Corp internal inquiry says it has found ‘serious suspected criminality over a sustained period’ Lisa O’Carroll, guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 15 February 2012 The Scotland Yard investigation into alleged illegal payments by Sun journalists to police and other public … Continue reading

English / Journalism / Research

The depressing tale of Johann Hari

The Economist     Sep 15th 2011 Bagehot’s Notebook The depressing tale of Johann Hari READERS of the Independent were in for a surprise this morning: a lengthy apology from that newspaper’s star columnist Johann Hari, admitting to plagiarism and the online harrassment of rival journalists (via pseudonymous assaults on their Wikipedia entries), and announcing that he … Continue reading