Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

#NOTW scandal: Don’t confuse the ethics of tabloid journalism with its legality

The News of the World phone hacking scandal won’t go away, so let’s add some verbiage to it. Specifically – what’s the difference between scum-sucking, immoral, intrusive, vile tabloid (or other) journalism and illegal practices? Fleet Street Blues posted an excellent dissection of the nuances of journalistic morality last week (I wish I’d written it). […]

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Afghanistan journo death highlights tabloid rivalry

A week late, but still interesting, here’s the difference in stance of the two big red-tops over the death of war correspondent Rupert Hamer by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. For those of you who missed it, The Sun‘s coverage is in that teeny column in the bottom left. Because he was a Mirror man, […]