Tag: leveson inquiry

by Tristan Stewart-Robertson

“People will not assume that what they read on the Internet is trustworthy or that it carries any particular assurance or accuracy; it need be no more than one person’s view.” After that quote from The Leveson Inquiry report, released Nov. 29, was read to John Perry Barlow, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, on […] more »

by Mark Glaser

If you consider the level of ethical breaches, law-breaking, cozying with politicians and police, the British press comes off as a chaotic mess in the phone-hacking scandal. Something must be done! After nine months of investigating and studying the matter, Lord Justice Leveson delivered a nearly 2,000 page report, saying the U.K. needs more stringent […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Drones: The latest ‘must-have’ toys for your newsroom (RTDNA) 2. Leveson’s distinction between web and print news ‘will undermine regulation’ (Guardian) 3. The science behind those Obama campaign e-mails (Business Week) 4. Why the NYT is wrong to put a social-media muzzle on […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 64th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. We’re back from the Turkey Day break and there’s more news than ever: Jeff Zucker takes the reins at CNN; Marissa Mayer is leading a renaissance at Yahoo; and Facebook is shifting its privacy rules — again. But […] more »

by Mark Glaser

It has been a difficult time for the British press, caught up in the phone-hacking scandal that has meant the death of the News of the World paper, along with arrests of News Corp. personnel, suspensions at Scotland Yard, and never-ending investigations. But from those ashes has risen one idealistic effort to promote free press […] more »