Debate around the web

In links on June 10, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Gordon Brown has said that “we should do more to spread the culture and practice of freedom of information” and instructed the Justice Secretary to set out further plans for “broadening the application of freedom of information to include additional bodies which also need to be subject to greater transparency and accountability”.  The Economist has suggested that the Press Complaints Commission is an “intriguing anomaly” given its exemption from FOI legislation.

Stephen Glover has suggested that the Scott Trust “should question whether the (Guardian) newspaper in general, and Polly Toynbee in particular, were acting in accordance with best journalistic practice in deserting their seats in the arena, and becoming part of the action on the pitch.” – via @arusbridger. Roy Greenslade has also added his thoughts on the row with an interesting contribution from Paul Linford.

Martin Belam suggests editorial confusion at the Daily Mail regarding the newspaper’s stance on energy saving lightbulbs. But does it matter if newspapers are inconsistent? Or should it be praised for its about-turn?

Peter Kirwan believes that more newspaper editors should live on streets like his because it would keep them more in touch with real life.


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