Harold Evans and Media Reform

On 22 October I went to hear the Lord Communications Committee take evidence on media plurality from Sir Harold Evans, former editor of the Times and Sunday Times. He was followed by representatives from the Media Reform Coalition and the internet campaigning...

Journalists trusted as little as bankers

Journalists and bankers are trusted by just 21 per cent of people in the UK. That’s according to an Ipsos MORI poll published in yesterday’s Evening Standard1. However, the place at the bottom of the poll with only 18 per cent of people trusting them – is taken by...

Leveson Inquiry – McMullan tells it all!

This afternoon the Leveson Inquiry really heard how it was, when Paul McMullan News of the World’s deputy features editor between 1994 and 2001 took the stand. He followed the Guardian’s Nick Davies, author of ‘Flat Earth News’ who has done much to expose the phone...

NEC updates

Last weekend’s NEC had a heavy agenda and was the last for the outgoing council with elections now underway in some regions. However, the old NEC will continue to operate until the end of the year with meetings of the Policy, Development and Finance Committees being...

A Wapping victory

On 26 July I spoke at a meeting on Murdoch organised by NUJ members and supported by the Defend the Right to Protest (DtRtP), at Conway Hall, London. Main speakers included Tony Benn, Michelle Stanistreet (NUJ general secretary) and Matt Foot, campaigning lawyer and...