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

Except I come back to television, which is equally competitive. I did some research ten years ago amongst journalists working for different TV channels and they all complained about the intense pressure, the move towards tabloidisation, having to look for lighter stories, and they complained about the direction of audience research, but none of them talked about being under pressure to break ethical codes, and none of them said that the burden of having to make themselves accountable was too great.

So I'm afraid I have less sympathy with that objection.

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