MYTH 5. The CPS is engaged in a witch-hunt against journalists. The facts. Normal procedures were followed and those procedures are designed to protect defendants from unfair prosecution. The CPS, an independent body, followed published guidelines in deciding that the evidence was sufficient to put before a jury.
The easier option for any journalist or editor is to run the predictable, safe, less offensive story. It's then, though, that the dictators, tyrants, war criminals and dodgy business people get their way. If it were not for journalists investigating and exposing what these toerags are up to, how would the public know what's going on?
The worlds largest arts festival, The Edinburgh Fringe, is kicking off tomorrow and Benny, Lee and I are back for our sixth year with a show called Viva La Vida Loca Las Vegas. In the weeks leading up to the festival we've been interviewed by a number of publications and I've found that some of the questions we've been asked are a little stale.
Okay so let's face it, being a journalism & media student isn't just a straight forward process. Particularly nowadays where the industry is more competitive than ever. The media plays a vital role in our lives, whether we are aware of it or not. And as argued by the Guardian's student blogger Enya Quin-Jarvis, it definitely isn't a so-called "mickey mouse" degree.
Tina Weaver, the former editor of the Sunday Mirror and member of the Press Complaints Commission, is believed to be one of four high-profile arrests ...