Three-D Issue 22: Media plurality

Jonathan Hardy University of East London     Calls for the break up of large media groups have met with little success in the UK. Official policy has instead relaxed rules on media ownership. The widespread belief among policy makers that any remaining problems were diminishing in an expanding digital universe bolstered long-standing calls for …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 22: After the sentence…..

Bethany Usher Teesside University     In mitigation before today’s sentencing, Andy Coulson, former Chief Reporter Neville Thurlbeck and their colleagues James Weatherup and Greg Miskew publicly admitted phone hacking for the first time. They said they did it simply because they thought it was allowed. This was understandable because it was in The Press …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 22: So They Think It’s All Over?

Julian Petley Brunel University   Utterly predictably, the June verdicts in the hacking trial were taken by most British papers as confirmation that the entire three-year process from the Leveson Inquiry to Scotland Yard’s Operation Weeting to the trial itself had been both a colossal waste of public funds and a draconian threat to press …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 22: Some change, but battles far from over

Einar Thorsen Bournemouth University We kick off this issue of Three-D with a series of articles by Julian Petley, Bethany Usher, Jonathan Hardy and Lee Salter discussing media reform from different angles. The conclusion of the phone hacking trial has inevitably provided a lively backdrop, with headlines obsessing over the guilty verdict of Andy Coulson …Continue Reading

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