Debate around the web

In links on September 4, 2009 at 8:10 am

Mark Pack has found that The Sun’s claims over the significance of its August poll are a little over exaggerated.

SNP Tactical Voting reports “a fascinating discussion this evening titled “Is this the end of newspapers?”, organised by the Association for Scottish Public Affairs.”

Roy Greenslade reports of British newspapers’ attempts to buy interviews with Jaycee Dugard.

The Guardian reports the latest hearing of the culture media and sport select committee inquiries into tapping and hacking.

Hadley Freeman asks when a slavering press brands kidnap victims such as Jaycee Lee Dugard ‘sex slaves’, it shames them. Why don’t abducted and abused girls get the same anonymity as other rape victims?

Letters from a Tory welcomes the Advertising Standards Authority’s decision to ban a provocative ad from American Apparel and sees distinct benefits in self-regulation.

Michael Massing, writing for New York Review of Books, finds a ‘new horizon’ for news.


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