Debate around the web

In links on June 9, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Danny Finkelstein publishes an open letter to Roger Alton criticising The Independent’s use of polling data.

Gordon Brown’s brother has won a case against Scotland on Sunday for inaccurate claims concerning the handling of costs for the PM’s cleaner.

Roy Greenslade asks if the future of journalism is journalists as individual brands – which would presumably require a fundamental shift in regulation from the newspaper to the individual (more like the GMC?)

The Centre for Social Cohesion has asked whether some research from Cambridge University has been compromised by the university’s relationship with its funders.

Jon Slattery reports back on last night’s debate at the Frontline Club on journalism and MPs expenses. There appears to have been some controversy over the Telegraph’s payment for the data although overwhelming support for it being in the public interest.

This article suggests that newspaper reports about recovery in the housing market may not be all they seem.


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