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

Your comment there throws out a slightly different point that is very focused on what I'm thinking about, namely what are the differences between the newspaper industry and what I've called the elephant in the room, the Internet, on the basis that the Internet just contains -- I say just -- it contains facts, information, undigested, unfiltered material. Whereas the press can sell itself as providing mediated fact, assured facts -- this is what you were talking about at the beginning of your evidence -- and responsible comment. And whether there is anywhere bridging that. The problem that is generated by the Internet, so as to maintain a healthy, vibrant press.

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