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Journalism Is Not a Profession

(1) Comments | Posted 17 May 2013 | (15:53)

JOURNALISM is not a profession. It is an activity.

It is not, cannot and should not, be placed in a parallel category to law and medicine.

It is not, except in the most extreme circumstances, societally desirable for one to do "a bit of law" or "a bit of medicine".

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Why Leveson Doesn't 'Get' Journalism and Cannot See the Wood for Dead Trees

(5) Comments | Posted 3 December 2012 | (09:34)

In many ways the Leveson report is an impressive piece of work; it is a detailed, political and expedient response to an absurdly amorphous and poorly considered brief.

But at its heart are two showstopping misjudgements: two ignored elephants in the newsroom.

The first involves the internet which...

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