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

Whereas in America, the study of journalism is almost as old as journalism itself. I'm rather hoping that those two quotes that Ian gave us from Kelvin MacKenzie and Tomalin now perhaps wouldn't be quite so current thinking in the British journalism workplace.

I think the whole problem really, and I think this came up a little bit this morning as something Angela Phillips said, is we do really have -- even just talking about the national press, there do seem to be two completely different journalistic cultures. You have the cultures of papers like the Independent, the Guardian, the Times and the Financial Times, and then you have the journalistic cultures of the red top tabloids and the mid-market tabloids, and they really are two completely different things, and I think that perhaps it's about time that the editors of the ethically minded papers stopped making common cause with the editors of the papers which have actually brought this Inquiry into being.

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