We need to set the bar a bit higher. A new ethical code would help to define the profession of journalism. This has become ever more important as media platforms converge and more and more new entrants arrive to challenge traditional news suppliers.
Fellow of the Carnegie UK Trust and Visiting Professor in Journalism at Strathclyde University
Blair Jenkins OBE has been Director of Broadcasting at Scottish Television (STV), and Head of News and Current Affairs at both STV and BBC Scotland. He chaired the Scottish Broadcasting Commission in 2007-8 and more recently the Scottish Digital Network Panel. In 2010 he was made an OBE for services to broadcasting.
Journalism is a profession based on trust. The quality of our national debate and discourse is directly related to the integrity and reliability of our news media. Vigilant journalism helps to prevent the erosion of civil liberties and provides significant benefits for wider society.
06/02/2012 09:25 GMT
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