State control may not be the answer
Posted: 09 Nov 2012 @ 03:02
In press regulation, the many may be penalised for the sins of
the few, says Trevor Barnes
YOU do not have to be a professor of mass communication andmedia studies to know the difference in newspaper terms betweenwhat is in the public interest, and what interests the public.Probably most of us have flicked surreptitiously through to pagefive of, let us say, the Daily Mail, to get more detailson that celebrity story trailed tantalisingly in 36-point bold typeon its front page. Editors know this. And we (or most of us) fallfor it every time.