The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

I think implicit in your question is a really important issue, which is: are we in danger of kind of saying broadsheet journalism is wonderful but tabloid journalism is a problem? I don't think any of us would actually subscribe to that at all. There are elements of the way in which some red top newspapers in this country have behaved which are clearly undesirable and needs to be somehow prevented, but there is an art and a skill to good tabloid journalism that all of us, I think, would recognise, and which many students both feel they want to practice and we would encourage them to practice.

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